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Keep it easy and stay local this new year’s eve. Here is a quick roundup of New Year’s Eve festivities and special menus in the Flatiron and Madison Square Park neighborhood. (Let us know if we are missing one!)

  • ABC Kitchen (35 East 18th St): Offering the regular a la carte dinner menu with a few additional holiday specials along with a sparkling toast at midnight.
  • Ace Hotel (20 West 29th Street): DJ Huggy Bear sets the mood, followed by Andy Rourke of the Smiths and East Village Radio’s Jetlag. Groups of 8 to 30 friends can reserve a table in the Ace Hotel Lobby bar. Reservations are based on a minimum spend on food & beverage of $50 plus tax and service per person, as well as a table reservation fee ranging from $250-$500. The Lobby will feature a special Champagne Menu for each table, and specialty cocktails, along with their a la carte Lobby Menu until 4am.  At midnight, they will be screening the ball drop from Times Square and there will be a celebratory toast.
  • Almond Restaurant  (12 East 22nd Street): Four course prefix for $85 starting at 9:00 which includes a champagne toast at midnight.  We are also encouraging people to join us for “recovery” on New Years Day with a complimentary Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Bellini. Call 212-228-7557 for more info.
  • Asellina (420 Park Ave South inside the new Gansevoort Park Hotel): Special three-course New Year’s Eve menu (6pm-8pm for $95/person; 9-11pm for $135/person with champagne toast, strawberries with dessert, and party favors). See full menu at http://www.madparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Asellina_NYE_2011-REV.jpg). Music and balloons at midnight. Call 212-317-2908 for more info.
  • Beecher’s (900 Broadway): Open bar of seasonal artisanal cocktails and wine, passed hors d’oeuvres and a selection of mac and cheese, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. $125/person. Call 212.466.3340 to reserve.
  • Ben & Jack’s Steak House (255 Fifth Avenue): Special prix-fixe menu for $109.95 per person excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Glass of Champagne included after dinner. See the menu at http://www.benandjackssteakhouse.com/newyears.html.
  • Birch Coffee (5 East 27th Street): At 9 am on January 1st, they are starting a two day Arrested Development Marathon. It will run from 9 am to 8 pm Sunday and then kick back up on Monday the 2nd at 9 am. Stay for an episode, stay for ten, or stay for all 53. It is going to be hilarious.
  • Black Duck (122 East 28th Street): 4 course menu for $125 per person with a bottle of Piper Sonoma sparkling for every two people. See the menu at http://www.blackduckny.com/pdf-menus/NewYearsEveMenu.pdf.
  • Boqueria Flatiron ­ (53 West 19th Street): Special menu of tapas and open bar. 1st Seating at 6pm for $75 per person and  2nd Seating at 9pm for $125 per person. Tapas selection of Four Per Person plus one dessert per person. More at http://www.boquerianyc.com/new.html.
  • The Breslin (20 West 29th Street): Reservations for groups of 8-12 people for New Years Eve, with four prix-fixe options (Rib of Beef for $95, Suckling Pig for $75, Lamb for $95, Duck for $65). See all of what you get on each menu at http://www.madparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Breslin-NYE-2011.pdf. Wine pairings also available. Groups booking dinner are invited to continue their night at The Ace in the Lobby Bar, and will receive a 50% discount on a table reservation fee. Contact katherineb @thebreslin.com for more info.
  • The Cannibal (113 E 29th St): A butcher’s cocktail party from 9:00pm – 1:00am for $125 per person Includes Beer, Wine & digestives Midnight 9 liters of Beer & Champagne poured, as well as a lot of food. See the menu at http://www.madparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/New-Years-The-Cannibal-2011.docx
  • Cibar (56 Irving Place): Open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres from 10pm-2am. Music by DJ Tommy. $125/person. Contact Gina 212-460-5656 or events@cibarlounge.com for more info.
  • Deweys: TBD
  • Duo Restaurant (72 Madison Avenue): 4-course pre-fix menu, premium open bar 9pm-1am, DJ, special guest performance and more! Seats are limited. 917-701-8925 for more info.
  • Eataly: See La Birreria
  • Flatiron Lounge: Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. $20 cover/cash bar Phone 212 727 7741 or email info@flatironlounge.com to reserve space.
  • Flute Gramercy (40 East 20th Street): All-inclusive package for $120.53 includes a three hour open bar with premium liquor, wine, beer and champagne and unlimited passed hors d’oeuvres  Live DJ spinning all night. Details at http://flutenye2011.eventbrite.com/
  • Gstaad (43 West 26th Street): Limited number of tickets sold for $50 which gets you Open Bar from 9-2am, champagne toast at midnight, the ball drop on the big screen, and music.  They keep it not too crowded so that everyone has a good time. More at http://gstaadnyc.com/.
  • Haru Gramercy Park (220 Park Avenue South): Will be offering the a prix fixe on NYE in addition to the regular menu. See the special menu at http://www.madparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/haru.pdf.
  • Hill Country (30 West 26th Street): All you can eat from 5pm-11pm for $35. Open bar featuring Signature Cocktails, Mixed Drinks, Beer, Wine & Champagne from 5pm-2am for $85 (or 3 hours for $60). Live performance by Alan Merrill & the Arrows at 9:30pm and champagne toast at midnight. Normal menu also available. 212-255-4544 for reservations.
  • Hurricane Club (Park Avenue at 26th Street): Four course Luau Menu with Champagne Toast, and tropical music for $125 per person. Call 212.951.7111 for more info.
  • ilili (236 5th Avenue): 3 seatings with a prix fixe. First seating from 5:30pm-7:15pm for $65 – here’s the menu; Second seating from 7:30-9:15 for $75 – here’s the menu; Third Seating from 9:30pm on for $130 – here’s the menu. Third seating includes Champagne toast, party favors, belly dancers, and a dj. More at http://www.ililinyc.com/NYE2012.html
  • John Dory Oyster Bar (1196 Broadway): The John Dory Oyster Bar is taking reservations for New Years Eve with the option of a $65 prix-fixe menu (+$30 for wine pairings), and will feature specials on Bubbles and Oysters. Special Chef’s table also available. Call for more info at 212-792-9000.
  • Junoon (27 West 24th Street): A special tasting menu ($110) or vegetarian tasting menu ($90). See menus at http://junoonnyc.com/pdfs/NYEMenu2011.pdf.
  • La Birreria (200 5th Avenue): One ticket to New Year’s Eve Under the Stars at Eataly’s Birreria from 10 PM – 2 AM includes: Communal seating with dinner buffet from all six restaurants; Three specialty drink stations and full bar; Dessert with digestivi and caffè; Prosecco toast at midnight. Tickets sold for $225 through GiltCity.com.
  • Pranna (Madison Avenue): Premium top shelf open bar from 8:30pm-2am, plus an eclectic menu of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Champagne toast at midnight with Times Square countdown on the big screen. DJ. www.PrannaTickets.com for more info.
  • Resto (111 E 29th Street): Whole Cow Large Format 5-course Feast at Resto. First seating from 6pm-8pm for $85. Second seating at 9pm for $150 per person including Wine, Beer & Cocktails and Beer & Champagne poured at midnight. Tickets are $125. See the full menu at http://www.madparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/New-Years-Resto-2011.docx
  • Sagaponack (4 West 22nd Street): Two dinner seatings (6pm and 9:30pm) with a special prix-fixe menu with a glass of wine/champagne for $69 (See menu at www.sagaponacknyc.com/pdf/NewYears-eve-2011.pdf). Or a Bar-menu for $35 which includes Hors D’oeuvres (3 items) Small Dish, Two glasses of champagne or wine or beer (house select) and Soft Drinks. Call 212-229-2226 for more info.
  • Sala One Nine (35 West 19th street): First celebrate the New Year as it turns midnight in Madrid with a $10 toast of Cava and 12 grapes. Then at 9:30 there will be a 5 course prix fixe with 3 hours of open bar and a midnight toast for $100. See the prix-fixe menu at http://www.salaonenine.com/pdfs/newyearseve.pdf.
  • San Rocco (39 West 24th Street): 5-course prix fixe, a glass of prosecco, and live music for $90/person. See the menu at http://www.madparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SRNY_CAPODANNO.pdf
  • Slate (54 West 21st St): 5 hours open bar (9pm-2am) plus dj and champagne toast ($95/person or with reserved seating $155/person or with bottle service $165/person). $2 admission after 12:30am. Details at http://slatenyetickets.com/
  • SUSHISAMBA (245 Park Avenue South): SUSHISAMBA park will host a vibrant, Carnaval-inspired party with a DJ spinning all night, samba dancers and drummers, a live broadcast of the countdown and a festive menu to ring in the New Year.  SUSHISAMBA’s annual celebration is inspired by New Year’s Eve in Brazil. At Révellion, thousands flock to the beaches in Copacabana, where they toss white flowers into an ocean lit by lights in hope that the Goddess of the Sea, Imeneja, will grant their wishes for the coming year. Guests are requested to dress in white in order to emulate this tradition.  Premier seating from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (no minimum charge) and celebration seating from 10 p.m. to close (guests will incur a $30 surcharge per person). Here is the special menu: http://sushisamba.com/templates/sushiSamba/UserFiles/File/Park_NYE_2012_Menu.pdf . More info at  http://sushisamba.com/index.cfm/id/19/Id2/59/pageNumber/1/specialEventId/420.html
  • 230 Fifth (230 5th Avenue): 7 New Years Eve options from $150 (open bar and hors d’oeuvres/food platters) to $225/person (reserved tables with bottle of champagne, open bar and hors d’oeuvres/food platters) to $20 (after 1am entry). Partially heated rooftop and dj all night. See all options at http://www.230-fifth.com/newyears12. 9pm-4am.
  • Zio (17 West 19th Street): Special NYE prix fixe menu for $89 featuring a specialty cocktail, Lobster Terrine in a Mango Sauce topped with Domestic Caviar, Foie Gras Ravioli with Caramelized Figs in a Port Sauce, Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass served in a Shell Fish Ragu, Roasted Filet Mignon served with a Black Truffle Sauce (see the full menu at www.zio-nyc.com/main/page/menu/127). Plus entertainment by singer Jenn Cuneta.

(Updated!) New Year’s Eve roundup in the Flatiron and Madison Square Park neighborhood, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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