New York City is the ideal place to welcome in the new year. However, finding the right place to celebrate can be difficult. You can expect fireworks, a ball drop, and plenty of champagne and caviar. Here’s where you can eat, drink, and party if you aren’t staying in Times Square. While you’re there, make sure to plan for New Year’s Day in New York City.
Balaboosta will welcome the new year with a Drag Extravaganza. The She Show will feature a live band, special guests, and a four-course meal prepared by Einat Admony. Vegetarian substitutions are available on request. A platter of hummus and whipped feta, olives, tuna tartare, chili, and malawach, as well as braised short rib with red velvet gnocchi, lentil crust, and grilled endive, will be available. Seating’s at 7:30 or 8pm, $240 per ticket (includes show, dinner, & beverages a la carte), Reservations via Resy
Tatiana By Kwame Onwuachi
The newly opened Tatiana by Kwame onwuachi, located in Lincoln Center’s legendary David Geffen Hall, offers a wide range of Afro-Caribbean food. To toast the new year, enjoy McBride Sisters’ sparkling wine or rose. Tatiana is participating in this initiative to support underrepresented winemakers. Highlights include wagyu short-rib pastrami suya with aged ribeye truffle chopped cheddar, hamachi.escovitch and jerk BBQ scallop pinchos with rainbow cookie pannacotta. Reserve via Resy
Zaytinya will host two special seatings to welcome the new year. The first seating ($150 per person) will take place at 5pm, while the second seating ($225/person), will take place at 9pm. Each seating includes a glass of champagne and party favors. Caviar Prassopita is a one-bit potato and leek pie topped with whipped Greek Yogurt and Caviar, Smoked Beet Salad with Citrus, Feta and pomegranate, Crispy Brussels Afelia with coriander seed and barberries, Bone Marrow Kibbeh with beef and bulgur wheat fritters with almonds, pine nuts and currants, and Mini Galaktoboureko with lemon curd and preserved lemon sorbet meringuet meringuet meringue, and lemon curd Zaytinya will be serving brunch all day on New Year’s Day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Zaytinya will offer brunch menu and Mimosas, as well as Bloody Marys Mediterranean-style.
The 1970-inspired Ethyl’s is open for guests as we enter 2023 at midnight. This vintage spot features inventive cocktails and eats as well live entertainment and their famous go-go girl. Gerard Renny, Brooklyn-born Charlie Sub created the funky dance bar/performance space. It pays homage to Studio 54 and Max’s Kansas City. The event will open at 8pm and charge $15. It will include music by DJ Tommy James and dance with the Ethyl’s go-go girls, FiDolla’ Burgers all night, hats and other party favors.
A lively Spanish tapas restaurant and bar with multiple locations throughout the city will welcome 2023 with a selection of tapas favorites, unlimited beverages including wine, cava, and sangria. Pan con tomatey jamon (toasted bread rubbed in tomato, garlic and olive oil), datiles Con Beicon (bacon-wrapped dates stuffed stuffed with almonds & Valdeon Blue cheese), + patatas Bravas (crispy potatoes), salsa brava (pimenton, salsa, garlic aioli), and remolachas Con Pomelo (roasted babybeets), pintxos Morunos (seared Lamb skew, pickled shallots, sala verde, and salsa verde), and churros) with three sauces.