Best Restaurants to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 in New York City

Welcoming the New Year is a special affair in the city that never sleeps. New York’s dining scene offers a variety of great options for New Year’s Eve dining, from elegant fine dining restaurants to hot restaurants following up dinner with a dance party. We have rounded up the 15 best restaurants to dine on New Year’s Eve.

ABC Kitchen
The chic ABC Kitchen by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be welcoming the new year by serving a four-course prix fixe menu. The dinner will be $188 per person and will also include party favors, midnight champagne toast, music, and dancing. Reservations are available from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the dance floor and bar will be open until 2 a.m. For those looking for an early night, the restaurant will serve the regular a la carte menu from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Head over to this intimate, Michelin-starred Scandinavian restaurant in Brooklyn for a special New Year’s Eve tasting menu. Aska will be offering a fourteen-course tasting menu for $595 per person. The price includes service charge and beverage pairings from wines to cocktails and vintage champagne. Groups between 5 and 11 people may also book the private dining room with a twelve-course tasting menu for $695 per person. Tickets to the New Year’s Eve dinner can be purchased here.

BAITA at Eataly
BAITA, the Italian Alps pop-up rooftop restaurant on the 14th floor of Eataly in Flatiron, is ringing in the new year with an all-you-can-eat spread of traditional Alpine fare, open bar, and dancing. There will be roast pork and white truffle arancini, 10 different types of prosecco, dancing and photo booth, followed by a midnight toast and a cutting of their 22-pound panettone. Tickets to Baita on New Year’s Eve runs between $140 to $170 depending on how early you purchase.

Charlie Palmer at The Knick
Dinner at Charlie Palmer at The Knick comes with views of Times Square, making the restaurant a great destination for New Year’s Eve dining for those diners who want to check out the celebrating crowd while enjoying a relaxed and indulgent dinner. The five-course tasting menu for the special evening is $375 per person with dishes such as caviar topped deviled eggs, Hudson Valley foie gras, homemade farfalle pasta topped with white Alba truffles, and wagyu beef with black truffles.

Chef’s Club by Food & Wine
Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Chef JJ Johnson’s last night of residency at Chef’s Club in Nolita.  The up-and-coming chef (formerly of Cecil in Harlem) will be preparing an Afro-Asian feast complete with champagne and a live DJ. Guests can opt for the 3-course “99 Problems” menu for $99 or run the gamut by getting everything on the “I Got 5 On It” menu for $555, which can be shared by all guests in the party (recommended for seven people or more).

Chef Daniel Boulud’s flagship restaurant will be serving a decadent tasting menu for New Year’s Eve. There is a three course prix-fixe menu available for a pre-gala dinner from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. for $268 per person. A six-course tasting menu will be served for the gala dinner from 8:30 p.m. for $668 per person with courses such as Kusshi oyster with Ossetra caviar, Scottish langoustine, chestnut celery mousseline with Alba white truffle, and grilled wild partridge with winter black truffles.

Del Posto
Celebrate the Italian way at Mario Batali and the Bastianich’s opulent Del Posto. The restaurant will serve two options during the early seating, a five-course menu for $195 and an eight-course menu for $245. For the late seating there will be an eight-course gala tasting menu for $450 per person, which includes truffles and caviar. A live band will be playing throughout the evening.

Eleven Madison Park
Daniel Humm’s newly renovated and revamped art deco culinary palace offers the perfect celebration for food lovers. For the earlier seating on New Year’s Eve at 5:30 p.m., a seven-course tasting menu will be served for $350 per person. The 9 p.m. late seating offers a nine-course tasting menu with a champagne toast at midnight for $675 per person. Dinner must be prepaid via Tock.

L’Atelier and Le Bar de Joël Robuchon
The last day of the year is just the right time to check out the return of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in New York. The restaurant as well as Le Bar will be offering holiday specials in addition to the entire regular menu. There will be a DJ at Le Bar followed by a midnight champagne toast with a live stream of the ball drop.

Le Coucou
Lovers of French food and fine French wines should head to Le Coucou for a special wine-paired dinner on New Year’s Eve. One of last year’s best restaurant openings continue to wow with chef Daniel Rose’s classic French cuisine, and the restaurant will be offering a six-course tasting menu paired with rare French wines. The high-end wine dinner runs $895 per person and there will only be one seating at 7pm.

Per Se
Thomas Keller’s Per Se will be offering three tasting menu experiences on New Year’s Eve, starting with a seven-course lunch accompanied by a live jazz band. The first dinner seating will be an eight-course tasting menu for $650 and the restaurant will send guests off with a special bottle of champagne and party favors. The second dinner seating starts at 8:00 p.m. with an extravagant ten-course tasting menu, champagne, and dancing. The late seating menu runs $950 per person.

Situated on the top floor of the Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle, dining at Robert on New Year’s Eve means you will get a view of the Central Park fireworks. There will be a three course dinner with live music for $110 per person during the early seating. A four course dinner will be served for the late seating for $365 per person which also includes a midnight champagne toast, party hats and noise makers, live music and dancing, along with that fireworks view.

The Grill + The Pool
Celebrate at one of the two beautiful restaurants in the architectural landmark space of the former Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram building. Both The Grill and The Pool will be offering prix-fixe menus with two seatings. Dinner for the 7 p.m. seating will run $295 per person and the late seating at 9:30 p.m. will be $395 per person. Special wine pairings and a list of vintage champagnes will also be available.

The NoMad
For early seatings, the menu will be a four-course menu for $175 per person which includes a seafood platter and course choices that include foie gras torchon, poached lobster, and The NoMad’s famous roasted chicken with foie gras and black truffle. For late seatings from 8 p.m. onwards, there will be a five course menu for $250 per person – the additional course comes in the form of a white truffle risotto. Those looking for a more casual option can also head to The NoMad Bar for prix fixe dining.

Temple Court at The Beekman Hotel
Tom Colicchio’s Temple Court will be serving a multi-course dinner tableside on Gueridons during New Year’s Eve. There will be seatings available from 8pm to 1am for $225 per person, including a champagne toast at midnight and dancing to live music throughout the night. Combine dinner with VIP access to The Bar Room for $375 per person, which also includes beverages, and enjoy a balloon drop at midnight in the spectacular nine-story atrium of The Bar Room.