The best New Year’s Eve dinner in NYC

Looking for New Year’s Eve dinner? NYC restaurants are serving prix fixe and holiday specials to ring in 2017.

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You need serious fuel for New Year’s Eve 2017 in NYC—whether you’re opting to ooh and aah over New Year’s Eve fireworks or dance until dawn at one of the city’s over-the-top New Year’s Eve parties, you’re going to want to fill up pre-party with a festive New Year’s Eve dinner. NYC has plenty of delicious options, from South Asian spreads to New Nordic feasts to holidays meals at some of the best NYC restaurants of 2016. Here’s when you should be eating come December 31st.

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New Year’s Eve dinner in NYC


Tijuana Picnic

The retrofied Mexican spot in the Lower East Side is offering two seatings for New Year’s Eve: a three-course 6pm seating for $50 a person and a four-course 8:30pm seating for $80 per person. Menu options for both include guacamole with charred corn, tostada de mariscos and a slow-braised lamb shank with guajillo chili adobo.


Miss Lily’s Variety

The four-course prix fixe, available after 9pm for $75 a person on New Year’s Eve, includes dishes like hot-pepper shrimp, jerk pork shoulder and sweet-potato pudding with rum raisin ice cream. Beyond dinner, expect party favors, a midnight champagne toast and a live DJ performance.

Greenwich Village

Marlow & Sons

Celebrate with seafood towers at this Andrew Tarlow favorite. Along with a la carte spreads of lobster, uni, little neck clams and more, the menu will also feature luxe items like dry-aged rib eye and lobster tails.The restaurant will offer two rounds of seatings: an early dinner at 6pm and a later option at 9pm.


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Served from 5:30pm to 2am, the New Year’s Eve spread at this West Village restaurant includes a Long Island fluke tartare with caviar and yuzu ($19), veal breast with whipped celery root and shaved black truffles ($29) and a duck for two with charred turnips, dirty rice and liver crostini ($39).

West Village


Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant at the 1 Hotel Central Park is offering dishes like Maine lobster fritters, winter squash gnocchi and a Wagyu strip steak with fried fingerling potatoes as part of its New Year’s menu. The first seating will be at 6:30pm ($125 a person), with the second at 9:30 ($225 a person, with dinner, live DJ entertainment and a champagne toast).

Midtown West


The Williamsburg restaurant isn’t only honoring the New Year—on December 31st, the crew will also be celebrating their 18th anniversary with a la carte specials like scallop crudo, grass-fed rib eye and caviar with brown-butter crepes and crème fraiche.


Red Rooster

Marcus Samuelsson’s flagship will serve not only its regular dinner menu but also a $55 holiday tasting menu, with plates like a classic ham, pickled beets with pecans, and meatballs with cabbage and mashed potatoes.


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