No New Year’s Eve Plans? Here Are Nine Incredible Parties Happening Downtown
You’ve made it through another year, and that’s cause enough for celebration. This New Year’s Eve, we think you can do better than watch the Times Square ball drop from your couch (or, god forbid, actually go to Times Square). Luckily, there are plenty of downtown festivities to mark the occasion, from tasting menus at fine dining restaurants, to champagne-fueled parties at swanky rooftop bars, to kid-friendly dinners that the whole crew can enjoy. Check the list below to see what you’ll be up to in the last moments of 2023.
88 Wall St. | Reservations begin at 5 p.m.
Start the New Year in style at this modern French restaurant, where you and your date can enjoy either a four- or five-course tasting menu alongside optional wine pairings and festive live music. Reservations also include a complimentary glass of champagne. La Marchande offers two seatings for the holiday. The first, the New Year’s Eve Pre-Gala, is available to reserve between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Pre-Gala menu is a four-course menu priced at $145 per person, with the wine pairing available for $108 per person. Your later option is the New Year’s Eve Gala seating, which can be reserved from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy a five-course tasting menu at $185 per person; the optional wine pairing for these reservations is $148 per person.
120 Water St. | 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Ring in the new year at a swanky rooftop lounge located atop the Hotel Indigo. Attendees will enjoy sweeping views of Lower Manhattan alongside four hours of a premium open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres (black truffle mac-n-cheese balls, anyone?) and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. Tickets are currently priced at $149 and can be purchased here, though the fine print notes that tickets are sold on a dynamic basis and the price will increase as ticket availability goes down. In other words, buy yours ASAP to save a little cash.
28 Liberty St. | Reservations begin at 5 p.m.
If you’re looking to splash out for New Year’s Eve, there’s no better place to do so than Manhatta. This year, the 60th-story spot is offering both early and late seatings. The early seating, which will run you $295 per person, features four elegant courses and can be booked between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children 12 and up are welcome to join. The later seating is a six-course feast, plus a champagne toast and afterparty with an open bar. It costs $595 per person and is available from 8 p.m. onward. Both seatings can be booked here.
56 Beaver St. | Reservations begin at 5 p.m.
If you haven’t checked out the newly reopened Delmonico’s, New Year’s Eve is as good a time as any. The iconic restaurant is offering three seatings on New Year’s Eve. For the first two seatings — which run from 5 to 7 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. — guests can order a la carte or from the special four-course menu. For the final seating from 9 p.m. onward, all attendees will enjoy the four-course pre-fixe menu, which includes must-have items like the Eye of Delmonico steak and Baked Alaska. The four-course menu costs $195 per person. Reservations can be made here.
195 Broadway | Reservations begin at 5 p.m.
End the year on a high note at Nobu, where you’ll enjoy a special Omakase menu for the occasion. The NYE Omakase menu is subject to change, but as of writing, it includes lobster crispy paella with caviar, a sashimi tasting, the chef’s sushi selection, Chilean sea bass, Wagyu Sukiyaki and more. It costs $250 per person and can be reserved here.
101 Liberty St. | Various
While most New Year’s Eve fêtes are adults-only, kids are welcome to join in the fun at Eataly’s party. La Pizza & La Pasta is offering a one-night-only chef-curated prix fixe menu with upscale, cozy options the whole crew will enjoy. The event will also feature live music and festive activities, including face painting and a balloon artist. All reservations from 9:30 p.m. on will receive the prix fixe menu, but earlier seatings are available on Resy for the regular menu. The prix fixe menu is $95 per person and can be reserved here.
Mad Hatter’s Ball at Temple Court
5 Beekman St. | 7:30 p.m.
Head down the rabbit hole at this New Year’s Eve event at the Beekman’s Temple Court. The extravagant event invites guests to enjoy aerial performances, pop-up wonderland performances, live jazz, a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop and perhaps best of all, a premium open bar, four-course tasting and luxurious canapés by Tom Colicchio. Tickets are $528 and can be purchased here.
Malibu Farm New York
89 South St. | Reservations begin at 4 p.m.
End the year on a high note at this farm-to-table restaurant. Malibu Farm New York will be ringing in 2024 with an exclusive four-course feast, music and premium beverages. A peek at their NYE menu suggests guests will enjoy cozy dishes like homemade carrot ricotta gnocchi, lobster, grilled flank steak, eggnog cheesecake and more. Reservations for the New Year’s Eve menu are available as early as 4 p.m. with the last seating at 10:30 p.m. and can be made here.
The Fulton by Jean-Georges
89 South St. | Reservations begin at 5 p.m.
The famed seafood restaurant is offering two special New Year’s Eve seatings. The first, which takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., offers guests the a la carte menu and an optional four-course menu. It’ll run you $198 per person. The second seating, from 8 to 10 p.m., is a six-course caviar tasting menu featuring Kaviari. It’s $298 per person and an undeniably elegant way to wrap up the year. Both seatings also come with guaranteed entry to the New Year’s Eve party happening at nearby Pearl Alley. You can book your spot for either seating on Resy.
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