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NEW YEARS 2019-Get Ready to Dine and Party at These Spots

NEW YEARS 2019-Get Ready to Dine and Party at These Spots

It's time to celebrate. As we ring out the old and ring in the new, there are a lot of great places in the area to enjoy great food and drink and an atmosphere that suits your style. Whether it's a special dinner or an all-out party, check out some of our suggestions that are offered at a variety of price points. We have included some of our very favorites for revelers to enjoy!

Monarch Rooftop (Herald Square) On New Year's Eve, from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am, Monarch will feature delicious passed hors d'oeurves and a premium bar for 5 hours. This 5,000 foot, 18th floor, enclosed and heated penthouse venue has a unparalleled view of the Empire State building with lots of stylish and comfortable seating options. Tickets are available on their web site. Visit:

Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener (5 NYC Locations) All of the restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner New Year's Eve and offering their regular menu along with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, noisemakers and hats. They will show the New Year's Eve Ball Drop from Times Square. Guests can enjoy any one of Wolfgang's USDA Prime steaks dry aged in the restaurant's own aging box. Choices include Porter House for Two or More, Prime NY Sirloin Steak, Rib Eye Steak, and Filet Mignon. The restaurants also offer a variety of seafood dishes such as Grilled Salmon and Jumbo Lobster, and a variety of classic steakhouse sides, appetizers, soups and salads. A full bar offers classic cocktails and specialties such as "Winter Is Coming." All restaurants are also open on New Year's Day. Reservations are required. Visit:

Farm to Burger (Times Square) This New Year's Eve, Farm to Burger is throwing an open bar bash featuring slider-sized versions of all signature burgers. Champagne will of course be included. Located on the ground floor of the new Aliz Hotel Times Square, this farm-to-table inspired ode to the American patty from Yves Jadot Restaurant Group (Dear Irving, The Raines Law Room) features pasture raised beef and Bien Cuit buns. Burger highlights include the All American - A 6 oz. Piedmontese beef burger topped with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon-tomato jam, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles, and the Great Jones - A splurge-worthy 10 oz. peppercorn-crusted Kobe beef burger with green olive salsa verde, horseradish cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Tickets are $155, and the celebration will run from 9:30pm-2:30am. The restaurant is located at 310 W. 40th Street. Visit:

The Polynesian (Times Square) On NYE the city's ultimate Tiki bar, is offering an escape to Paradise in Times Square, with a Luau-themed bash from 9 pm to 1 am. The Polynesian's New Year's Eve Luau comes complete with a mouth-watering buffet featuring a Pig Roast, hip-swinging hula dancing and festive Hawaiian leis. Tickets are available for $125++ per person. Visit:

Mekki (Greenwich Village) The restaurant is doing New Year's Eve Moroccan style! Highlights of the four-course New Year's Eve menu includes traditional Moroccan salads and appetizers, Tangine dishes like Fish Agadir (red snapper, tomato Chermoula, curcum and lemon verbena) and for dessert, there's Layla Pastylla, a flaky puffed filo, showered with Crème Anglaise, and sprinkled with roasted pistachios and Moroccan cookies. The four-course menu includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Visit:

Analogue (West Village) They will have three options. The General Admission for $95 per person has an open bar, passed hor d'oeuvres and a champagne toast. For $145 per person and a two-ticket minimum, tables can be reserved with an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, a meat & cheese platter and a champagne toast. The Louis XIII plan is $245 per person with a two-ticket minimum. There is an open bar, Louis XIII Cognac tasting, passed hor d'oeuvres, meat & cheese platter, champagne toast and a Prosecco bottle. Visit:

CATCH NYC (Meatpacking District) On New Years Eve, they will kick off celebrations with Great Gatsby themed décor and decadent dinner specials. Offerings will include Scallops on the Half Shell, Whole Roast Duck for Two, and Flambé White Chocolate Dome. The full a la carte menu will also be available. There will be two seating times with the early seating taking place from 5:30-9:00PM. The late seating will begin at 9:00PM and will have a $200/person minimum (++) that will include automatic entrance to CATCH Roof after midnight. On New Year's Day, CATCH NYC will be open for brunch from 11:00AM-4:00PM and for dinner from 5:30-11:00PM. In addition to the a la carte menu, special New Year's Day menu items will be available including Scallops on the Half Shell, Whole Roast Duck for Two, and Flambé White Chocolate Dome. Visit:

CATCH Roof (Meatpacking District) The Roof will host a "CATCH Gatsby" New Year's Eve soiree that will feature burlesque dancers, 20's themed props and live music from a violinist performer and DJ. Guests are invited to dress in 1920's cocktail attire and celebrate the New Year surrounded by Gatsby glamour including over 1,500 balloons. Tickets start at $125 (++) and include entrance, passed food and open bar from 9:00PM-midnight. Table service is also available. Visit:

The Leopard at des Artistes (Upper West Side) Between 5pm - 8pm, a special New Year's Eve menu is offered, including their a la carte menu, which will feature "Capelacci" Ravioli filled with braised pheasant and porcini, in marjoram sauce; and "Lombata di Vitello," Pan seared veal loin and more. During The Leopard's last seating (10 pm - 11:30 pm), guests will enjoy a special pre-fixe selection of Italian New Year's recipes such as Punterelle in Salsa di Alici, wild Italian chicory salad, Risotto with braised winter radicchio and Traditional Cotechino con Lenticchie di Capodanno, large pork sausage with Castelluccio lentils. Following dessert, countdown celebrations ensue, and guests are guided to the park to watch the fireworks. ($185 per guest). They will be open between 5 pm and 10 pm on New Year's Day with an a la carte menu and specials. Visit:

The Pandering Pig (Hudson Heights in NYC) The restaurant is nestled in the quiet, quaint neighborhood of Hudson Heights and provides the perfect setting for those wishing to escape the city's New Year's Eve madness. Just a train ride on the A or the 1 will get you to this cozy spot. A carefully curated, Three-Course Prix Fixe menu By Chef/Owner Nicole O'Brien will be served. The menu is thoughtfully-sourced inventive renditions of classic French dishes with a distinctively Northern California mix, coined by Chef Nicole as "FreNoCal. The New Year's Eve menu will be served: 6pm - 1am. Visit:

DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar (Astoria) This charming restaurant will have a NYE celebration that features a special a la carte menu, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, noise makers, hats and tiaras, and the New Year's Eve Ball Drop from Times Square will be shown on a large screen. Included in the evening's menu offerings are Wild Mediterranean Shrimp with Roman polenta, roasted cocktail tomatoes, Persian lemon and herbs, Roasted Baby Beets with breakfast radishes, orange segments, toasted pistachio, Vermont Creamery goat feta, Truffle Mac-N-Cheese with Gruyere béchamel, wild mushrooms and garlic herb crumbs, Cabernet-Braised Beef Short Ribs with butter steamed new potatoes, baby carrots and rainbow micro greens, and Pan Roasted Sea Scallops with oxtail marmalade, barley risotto and veal demi-glace ribbon, along with many other popular DiWine dishes. A full bar will feature classic and seasonal cocktails. Wine priced at $38 per bottle($8/glass) is also available. No cover charge or minimum spend. Reservations are recommended. The restaurant will be closed on New Year's Day. Visit:

The Osprey at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn) On New Year's Eve, enjoy a prix fixe menu. The experience will start with Nantucket Bay Scallop Crudo. For the first course, choose from Grilled Baby Octopus, Venison Tartare or Squid Ink Spaghetti. The second course offers a choice of Duck Breast, Lobster Pot Pie or Pasture Raised Beef. Finish the meal with a Lemon Ginger Souffle or Raspberry Baked Alaska. Children under 12 have the option to order from a special kid's menu that includes Butternut Squash Bisque, Mini Wedge Salad, Lobster Mac n' Cheese, Pomegranate Soda Mocktails and Confetti Milkshakes. First Seating will be from 5:30-7:00PM, $85/adult, $45/child (age 12 and under). Champagne toast for adults and sparkling cider toast for kids included. Second Seating will be from 9:00PM-midnight. Visit:

Brooklyn Heights Social Club. (Brooklyn) Located on the 10th floor at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, BHSC will offer a three-hour open bar and live music from DJ Junior Sanchez. Ticket options include general admission and a variety of packages for larger groups. Celebrations will be from 9:00PM-2:00AM, pricing starts at $200/person. Visit:

Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue (Midtown) This NYE, the acclaimed Italian fine dining destination by Giorgio Armani, offers an exclusive prix-fixe menu ($350 per person) complete with caviar and truffle-accented courses as well as dishes that traditionally bring good luck for the New Year. Guests will enjoy dish highlights like Raviolo - mushrooms, robiola cheese ravioli, buffalo burrata, and white truffle; Storione - pan-seared sturgeon with thyme, artichokes foam and osietra caviar; Manzo - black Angus tenderloin with seared foie gras and black truffle reduction; and Nocciola e Pera - dulcey chocolate, hazelnut crunch, pear sorbet, toffee, and bergamot; to the soothing sounds of a live jazz band. Visit:

Il Gattopardo (Midtown) The restaurant will also be celebrating New Year's Eve with a special New Year's Eve menu (the a la carte menu will also be available). Dinner starts with antipasti such as Tortellini in Brodo before moving on to Risotto with clams and gray mullet bottarga and Branzino with winter caponata. Nougat and Buffalo Ricotta Parfait in a chocolate sauce ends your 2018 on a sweet note. Visit:

Rainbow Room (Midtown) The New Year's Eve Black Tie Bash offers a modern twist on old-world charm. The night will start with a cocktail hour boasting magnificent views, a premium open bar and passed canapes in The Gallery. Guests will then enter the famed Rainbow Room for an elegant four-course tasting menu, open bar, live entertainment, dancing on Rainbow Room's historic rotating dance floor. At midnight, guests can toast with Louis XIII. Hank Lane's Kevin Osbourne and his sensational ten-piece band will perform a wide variety of musical styles; from Sinatra and the Classic Rock sounds of the 1950's & 1960's, to Motown, Disco, 1980's, Hip Hop, right up to today's contemporary hits. Tickets are $725++ per person and the evening's attire is black-tie. Visit:

Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room (Midtown) Rainbow Room's adjacent cocktail lounge, is an upscale hidden gem framed by awe-inspiring cityscapes. Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room will offer three different ticket options; Premium Ticket (General Admission), Elite VIP Tables for up to six guests and the luxurious Platinum Lounge for up to 20 guests. The Platinum Lounge, only available for one lucky party, grants exclusive access to the ultimate New Year's Eve. This ticket option for 20 guests offers a VIP private suite, personal wait staff, private dining and a prime view of the ball drop. Visit:

Zuma New York (Midtown) Ring in the New Year with an A-list studded New Year's Eve Soiree. Complete with a flashy red carpet, NYE-themed photobooth and celebrity DJ, guests can dance the night away while watching the ball drop on the big screen in the restaurant's second-floor lounge. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight with drinking packages starting at $150 and table service starting at $300. Visit:

Del Frisco's Grille Rockefeller Center (Midtown) This New Year's Eve, they will serve up a prix fixe menu, starting at 3:00 p.m., boasting signature items including the Filet Duo, one served Oskar Style and the other drizzled with housemade Gorgonzola Butter, Broiled Lobster Tails with Warm Miso Butter, Truffled Mac and Cheese and Caramel Pot de Crème. The offering will also include a complimentary glass of Prosecco for toasting to the New Year. Celebrate the next morning with a special New Year's Day Brunch and enjoy innovative brunch classics like Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Crabcake Benedict and Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles. Visit:

Hortus NYC (NoMad) The restaurant is offering a special prix fixe menu this New Year's Eve, available from 5:30pm - 1:00am. The menu is priced at $95 for two people, with a $25 per person wine pairing available. All guests will also receive a complementary glass of champagne. Visit:

LDV Hospitality's Scarpetta (Nomad) On December 31st, the restaurant will celebrate their first New Year's Eve at their new flagship location, with three separate seatings. The first seating is at 5:00 pm with an À la carte menu, followed by a 7:00 pm seating with a prix fixe menu, which includes favorites such as their Creamy Polenta with Fricassée of Truffled Mushrooms, Spaghetti Tomato & Basil and Halibut with Leeks, Bluefoot Mushrooms, Asparagus and Artichoke, for $125 per person. The last seating at 9:30 pm includes live music, champagne toast at midnight and a five-course prix fixe menu for $195 per person. Menu selections for the 9:30 pm seating include Raw Yellowtail & Tuna Susci, Short Rib & Bone Marrow Agnolotti with Garlic Chip & Horseradish, and Akaushi Wagyu Strip with Truffled Spinach, Marble Potatoes, and Beef Jus, among many other dishes, and finishes off with the pastry chef's selection of desserts. Additionally, beginning mid-November, Scarpetta is offering daily truffle specials and truffle supplements on the restaurant's signature menu items. Visit:

LDV Hospitality's The Seville (NoMad) This New Year's Eve, the restaurant will be starting the festivities early with live music and DJ all night, beginning at 6:00pm on December 31st. Share large format cocktails in a disco ball or enjoy a selection of appetizers from their new food menu. Select tables will be available with luxe food and beverage packages for the evening. Visit:

Zeppelin Hall (Jersey City, NJ) Just across the river, there's a come as you are party. The grand biergarten's New Year's Eve bash has absolutely no cover. They will be providing free hats and noise makers for all who attend. Watch the iconic ball drop on one of their many hi-definition screens while you dance the night away to a live DJ and ring in the New Year. Visit:

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