New Year’s Eve is always a big deal in New York (as these classic photos show), and last night was no exception. Now that the confetti has settled and you’re gearing up for a New Year’s Day of mainlining coffee and bingeing on new movies on Netflix, let’s take a look at all the crazy stuff we got up to at midnight. Happy New Year, everyone!
White Oak Oyster Bar & Lounge
White Oak Oyster Bar in Hell’s Kitchen is known for its raw bar. The selection of oysters from both coasts changes seasonally, and the bar’s all day happy hour menu always includes $1 Bluepoint oysters. That’s not the only thing on the menu, though. The Maryland crab cakes, buttermilk-battered Asian rock shrimp or house “dirty chips” topped with pulled pork, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese would be perfect for sharing with friends. Want to keep you meal all to yourself? Order the classic burger with cheddar and candied bacon or the flatbread topped with speck, arugula, fig preserves, ricotta and honey. Of course, you’ll need a few drinks to wash all of that down. In addition to a selection of wines and craft beers, White Oak also offers a few signature cocktails, like the Blackberries and Smoke, with pisco, single malt whiskey and pomegranate juice, and the Summer in the Winter, with mezcal, basil, cucumber juice and fresh lemon.
Venue says: “Prix Fixe Lunch, $33 p/p - 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 desert from our prix fixe menu, and a glass of wine, prosecco, Bloody Mary or Mimosa.”