New Year’s Eve Restaurant Dining in NYC

The Lambs Club NYC New Year's Eve
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Send off the year in style paired with delicious cuisine in New York City. East End Taste has curated a list of restaurants in NYC open and serving dining specials on New Year’s Eve. Some restaurants are also serving these specials on New Year’s Day and into the New Year. Check with each restaurant for details and make your New Year’s Eve dinner reservations early. We list our top dining picks in alphabetical order.


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CASA TuLuM is a newly opened Mexican restaurant in the South Street Seaport focusing on seafood and coastal fare. On New Year’s Eve, they will be offering an exclusive three-course tasting menu with seatings at 9:30 pm and 10pm ($200/pp).

At midnight, a complimentary glass of champagne will be served along with party favors to ring in the New Year!

CASA TuLuM will also feature a live DJ starting at midnight spinning with a flare of Latin music as well as other genres.

The New Years’ Eve prix fixe menu from chef Rodrigo Abrajan will feature some of the restaurant’s innovative flavors with influences from the coastal regions of Tulum and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Highlights from the menu include Lobster Ceviche, Pate Con Mole, and Pescado Verde.

Cool World

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For New Year’s Eve Restaurant Dining option in NYC, Cool World is offering a festive evening with special menus, music and decor. The first seating (5:30-8pm) offers a 4-course pre-fixe menu ($90/pp), and the second seating (9:30pm onwards) offers a 5-course pre-fixe menu with fondue and a midnight toast ($140/pp).

The menu at Cool World includes Foie Mousse Toasts or Enoki Mushroom Toasts, King Crab & Bouillabaisse Soup or Truffled Vichyssoise Soup, Pan Roasted Lion’s Mane Mushroom with Celery Root Purée & Charred Spigarello, Prosecco-Soaked Layer Cake and more.

Fandi Mata

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On New Year’s Eve, Fandi Mata is partnering with House of Yes to host an extravaganza called the “Garden of Cosmic Delights.” The celestial evening will include a prix fixe feast, cosmic cabaret, live music & vocalists, circus spectacles, surprise celebrations and dance party magic. Party-goers are encouraged to wear getups evoking galactic glamor and stardust styles to complement the intergalactic jungle.

Tickets for dinner and a show include a welcome glass of bubbly, a cocktail, appetizer, entrée & dessert and guaranteed admission to the subsequent party ($200pp). The 3-course prix fixe dinner will include croquetas or spice crusted tuna for appetizers, surf n’ turf (filet mignon, lobster tail, truffle potato purée, haricot vert, and an herb lemon butter) for main, and fig shortbread topped with pistachio gelato and spicy honey for dessert.

General admission for standing room is also available ($40pp). Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Fogo de Chão

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Fogo de Chão is THE place to ring in 2023. The approachable, fine dining experience with nearly 70 locations nationwide, is taking all the stress out of new year’s eve planning by offering two different packages guests can choose from with signature cocktails, mouth-watering dishes, and Brazilian hospitality.

The NYE Dinner Package includes the full churrasco experience with table-side service including the indulgent Wagyu strip and ribeye cuts. The dinner also includes a sampling of Fogo’s seafood offerings with passed shrimp and lobster to enjoy, dessert, and a champagne toast. This dinner also includes a takeaway gift to thank guests for choosing to ring in the new year at Fogo.

For those looking for a less formal dinner and more of a party atmosphere, Fogo is also offering a bar cocktail party with live music complete with heavy appetizers and a carving station featuring Fogo’s signature cuts. There will also be a dessert station (tres leches, brownies, etc.) and champagne toast (party hats included).


Forsythia lower east side NYC
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Celebrate the full Italian experience this New Year’s Eve in NYC. Forsythia on the Lower East Side transports diners to the cobblestone streets of Rome with a holiday tasting me nu on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve seatings will go from 5:30-10:30pm. The holiday menu ($145/pp) is a celebration of the traditions of Italy: black truffle, white truffle, caviar and seafood, chestnuts, tortellini in brodo, cantucci, and more. The dishes express how these winter ingredients are prepared to bring comfort in Italy in the colder months.

This menu will be available from December 27th 2022 – January 7th 2023. It will be the only menu at Forsythia during these 12 days. A vegetarian option is also available. There is an optional wine pairing that features a selection of natural Italian wines for $70/pp.

Jalao NYC

Jalao NYC at Radio Hotel
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Jalao NYC at Radio Hotel will host a New Year’s Eve party with open bar, small bites and a live DJ performance. The Dominican-inspired restaurant, offering traditional Caribbean cuisine with an elevated New York twist.

Jalao NYC will be serving up signature cocktails, including the Mamajuana Manhattan, the Mercado Margarita and the Santo Dominicano, and will be passing hors d’oeuvres of Bombones de Yuca, Chicharron Casabe, Beef Tenderloin Anitchucos, and more. Guests will dance the night away and cheers with a champagne toast at midnight.


Junoon cuisine NYC New Year's
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This New Year’s Eve, Michelin-starred Indian fine dining restaurant, Junoon will offer live music with a dynamic eight-course dinner with an optional wine pairing. The menu features chef Akshay Bhardwaj’s inventive takes on traditional Indian dishes featuring special new dishes such as uni moilee with crispy rice, santa barbara uni, salmon roe and tamarind coconut moilee sauce and lamb pasanda with tandoor roasted lamb chop, cranberry and saffron walnut sauce.

These specials are best enjoyed alongside Junoon’s inventive cocktail program that leans into Indian spices, teas and liquors. Cocktails will include the Mumbai Margarita, Masala Whiskey as well as their brand new “Flight to India,” featuring three transportive mini cocktails on a hand-painted flight boat.

The Lambs Club

The Lambs Club New Year's Eve dining
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the iconic The Lambs Club, located in the heart of all of the Times Square fun! The Lamb’s Club will be hosting two dinner seatings and a party on New Years Eve:

First dinner seating is from 5pm-6pm with a 3-course prix-fixe menu, including one glass of Champagne ($175 pp).

Second dinner seating + DJ Dance Party at The Lambs Bar from 8pm-9pm, 5-course prix-fixe menu with wine pairings ($375 pp), with the option to upgrade to an elevated wine pairing ($500 pp). Wine pairings by Terlato. Admission to DJ Dance Party is included in price of second seating.

Diners who attend the second seating for dinner will have the chance to go upstairs to The Lambs Bar for a DJ Dance Party beginning at 9pm. This party will feature a 4-hour premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year on the mezzanine.

Tickets for the DJ Dance Party at The Lambs Club without dinner are available for $175 + 20% service fee. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

La Mercarie

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La Mercerie offers two seatings on New Year’s Eve, each offering La Mercerie’s Menu de Reveillon featuring inspired variations of French dishes. The second seating will also include champagne, caviar, truffles, and a French style cabaret show for guests to enjoy.

From 10pm-12am, La Mercarie’s “Cabaret in the Forest” cocktail party ($65/pp) will feature passed champagne, oysters and canapes to watch the show and ring in the new year in sparkling style.


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NARO is kicking off the New Year in Manhattan’s iconic Rockefeller Center, offering special tasting menus for guests. Offerings at NARO include Lobster Bibimbap (Namul Rice, Gang Doenjang and Pickled Bamboo), A5 Wagyu (Sunchokes, Perilla Leaf and Kimchi Jjim), and Mont Blanc (Chestnut Mousse, Marron Glace).

Early seatings are available at 6pm with a six-course tasting menu, and late seatings are available at 9pm with an eight-course tasting menu. Menu supplements include caviar, white truffle, and a special bottle list.

The Polo Bar

The Polo Bar New Year's Eve
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Ring in 2023 at The Polo Bar this New Year’s Eve in NYC. Experience this year’s delectable menu accompanied by Krug, Grande Cuvée, 166ème Édition champagne. The multi-course menu offerings include kumamoto oysters and golden osetra caviar, black tie burger with truffle fondue and shaved périgord truffle, warm Maine lobster, roasted foie gras, prime filet mignon and roasted Long Island duck.

To finish, guests can choose a baked Colorado, citrus meringue, or spiced flourless chocolate cake. Seatings will begin at 9pm for the NYE menu. The restaurant will serve its standard a la carte menu from 5-9pm.


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Shuka is celebrating New Year’s Eve with their annual “A Night In Marrakesh Feast.” The feast features a multi-course dinner and exciting entertainment including henna artists and belly dancers at the second seating.

Shuka‘s menu will include special items such as samboska with baharat spiced lamb, pickled sultanas, almonds, fluke piccata and cheesecake baklava to name a few.

For guests seeking an early night, the first seating will be offered at $75pp and for revelers who want to keep the party going. The second seating will be $150pp and will include a midnight champagne toast and entertainment such as belly dancers and henna artists.

The feast will be available in the dining room, as well as in the restaurant’s heated outdoor seating setup on Macdougal.


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This New Year’s Eve, Michelin-starred chef George Mendes is offering special holiday
menu items at his chic, greenhouse-like restaurant Veranda at the ModernHaus Soho Hotel.

Guests can celebrate NYE in style in Veranda’s chic and newly-renovated greenhouse-like dining room or in their brand new heated and winterized yurts.

Chef Mendes is offering special holiday creations including Hamachi Confit, Salted Cod
and Potato Gratin, and Wagyu Beef Brisket Cooked for 48 Hours. At midnight, Veranda will be hosting a countdown with a champagne toast for all guests.

The Wesley

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The Wesley is a new plant-forward restaurant located in the heart of the West Village.

For New Year’s Eve, The Wesley is offering their regular a La Carte menu along with a few specials for an evening themed A Night at the Oscars. The restaurant will be decked out with red carpet and drapery along with surprise accents reminiscent of old-time black and white movies, glitz and glam.

Specialty menu items will include slightly warmed Oysters, Confit Duck Breast and Baked Alaska. They will also be serving a specialty champagne cocktail, Hide Your Diamonds, sparkling wine, elderflower, cassis, lemon and Nixta corn liquor, along with 10% off glasses of champagne all night, with a 12am toast to ring in the new year.