2020 is almost over (thank goodness,) and it’s safe to say we’re all ready for the New Year. Here’s a roundup of the NYC spots that will still be celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to ring in a much brighter 2021!
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New Year’s Eve
Haven Rooftop atop The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street) will host a New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner beginning at $125 per person, which includes a bottle of Prosecco per two guests. A VIP package is also available for $215 per person, which includes a bottle of champagne per two guests and an open bar. There will be seatings at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by visiting http://www.havenrooftop.com.
Nuhma NYC boasts a New Year’s Eve menu for $75 per person. The caterer’s first course includes a choice of an Apple Salad or Mushroom Risotto. Main course includes Chicken Roulade with celery puree and cranberry madeira jus or Poached Steelhead Salmon with hakurei turnip, en-cocotte and umami crumble. Cap off your meal with a Poached Pear Chocolate Carte or Apple Cranberry Pie. Caterer Nuhma Tuazon also has a specialty menu for $105 per person which starts with a choice of Red Endive Salad or Burrata with truffle-apple jam and grilled sourdough. For your main, choose between Maine Lobster Ravioli or Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb with braised swiss chard, bordelaise and rutabaga puree. Dessert includes Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Torte or Saffron Poached Pears with Crème anglaise, pistachio and kataifi pastry. A la carte options with everything from caviar, to a towering seafood platter are also available.
Brooklyn Chop House (150 Nassau St.) in FiDi will offer a NYE feast for $145 per person for dining at one of their restaurant’s three expansive, covered and temperature controlled tents. Appetizers include Rock Shrimp Tempura, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Satays with their famous peanut sauce, Pac Man Steamed Seafood Dumplings and more. Entrees include Dry Aged Prime 48ox Porterhouse Steak, Salt & Pepper 4lb Lobster, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Drunken Bronzino and a 7lb Peking Duck. Sides include Lobster Fried Rice, Soft Shell Crab Fried Rice, French Fries & Onion Rings, Crispy Seaweed and Bok Choy in addition to a Chef’s selection of desserts and ice creams. Their a la carte menu will also be offered for takeout and delivery.
American Brass (2-01 50th Avenue, at the Corner of Center Blvd. & 49th Ave.) in Long Island City is offering a New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu for $95, which includes a choice of Endive Salad, Koignut Squash Soup or Tuna Crudo with avocado mousse, mango, lime and crispy quinoa. For the entree diners can enjoy a choice of Truffle Tagliatelle with parmesan cream and mushroom duxelles, Atlantic Salmon with wild mushrooms, romanesco cauliflower and lemon-basil cream, Scallops with blood orange sabayon, salsify and crispy leeks or a NY Strip with rutabaga fondant, crispy maitake mushroom, and black truffle-red jus. Sides can be added for $10 and include crispy fingerlings, roasted brussels sprouts and wild mushrooms. For dessert indulge in a choice of Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake, Gingerbread Pudding or Black Forest Cake with Devil’s food, luxardo liqueur, vanilla chantilly and sour cherry compote. And the meal will start or finish, your choice, with a glass of champagne to toast this year coming to a close.
Fornino in Greenpoint at 849 Manhattan Avenue will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for deliveries. Indulge in Chef & Owner Michael Ayoub’s wood-fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches and alcoholic beverages. This 15-year old beloved brand has a wide selection of gourmet first second and third generation pizzas to indulge in since calories don’t count in 2020. For anyone who requests it, Fornino will deliver heart-shaped pizzas on New Year’s Day beginning at noon since we all love 2020 being behind us.
Nerai (55 E. 54th St.) will be open normal hours for outdoor dining at one of the nicest heated setups in the city where you’ll feel the heat no matter where you sit. Pick up and delivery will be available as well. Reservations are requested to secure your spot by visiting https://nerainyc.com/.
Ten Hope Winter Garden in Williamsburg (10 Hope St.) will be open on New Year’s Eve with over a dozen heaters to provide every single outdoor table with heat to keep diners warm and comfortable while they enjoy an appetizer and choice of a main entree in addition to 100 minutes of an open bar for $100. Executive Chef Travis McGinty’s new winter menu includes options like Squid Ink Gnocchi, Arroser Scallops or a Kofta Burger along with a Hot Toddy for good measure.
Reserve a private heated pod at e’s BAR (511 Amsterdam) for a NYE pre-game like no other. Diners will receive party hats and noisemakers prior to the 9:45pm curfew countdown and a champagne toast. More information can be found by visiting, https://e-barnyc.com.
Brunch on New Year’s Day
Haven Rooftop atop The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street) will host a trio of Hangover Brunches to kick off 2021. Indulge in brunch on Friday, January 1st from 12pm-3pm (or over the weekend from 11am-3pm) with reservations strongly encouraged. Indulge in omelettes, avocado toast, huevos rancheros, blueberry French toast, brunch pizza with a sunnyside up egg on top or a crab benedict to start your year right.
Ainslie (76 Ainslie St.) in Williamsburg will be open to celebrate the new year with brunch from 12pm – 4pm. They’ll also have weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11am with ample heated outdoor seating on their expansive sidewalk patio and rooftop. Feast on Breakfast Pizza, French Toast, Pancakes, a variety of Omelettes or Eggs in Purgatory and feel free to add on bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Spiked Ice Tea or Mimosa for an hour and a half for $28.
Loulou (176 8th Ave) in the heart of Chelsea will offer a New Year’s Eve tasting menu and brunch on New Year’s Day from 11am to 5pm in addition to dinner service. With a heat lamp above every table, you’ll be protected no matter what Mother Nature has in store. You can go for a decadent Croissant French Toast or Gruyère Omelette or start the year on the healthy side with a Mandarin Parfait or Healthy Grain Bowl. That can be complemented with a pitcher of mimosa or a healthy smoothie like their Green Giant or Beets varieties.
Clinton Hall (90 Washington Street) in FiDi will be open New Year’s Eve till 10pm and New Year’s Day for brunch on Friday beginning at 12pm. Crispy Chicken & Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros and a Classic Bacon Egg & Cheese are on the menu with a selection of Supercraft beers, wine and brunch drinks.
American Brass (2-01 50th Avenue) in Long Island City will be open for New Year’s Day brunch beginning at 12pm. Start with their Sticky Buns and then enjoy dishes like their Wild Mushroom Hash, Smoked Salmon Benedict, a Vegetarian Omelette or Avocado Toast. Added options include East Coast oysters, Truffle Fries and Duck Fat Hash Browns.
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