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Restaurants in New York City run the muck when it comes to the kinds of cuisines you enjoy and the holidays that you can celebrate them at.  One of the biggest holidays around is New Year’s Eve and Day, of course, and if you are looking for some great Manhattan restaurants to celebrate at, we have you covered.  From the Upper West Side to Midtown and more, these restaurants want to make sure you start 2017 in style.

Check out the restaurants we think you should make a reservation for ASAP.  Happy Holidays!

Shay & Ivy, Restaurants
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shay&ivy (39 West 24th Street, NYC, (646)

New Year’s Eve: 5pm – 8:30pm

New Year’s Day: 11:30 am -10pm

             January 2nd11:30 am -10pm               

Before heading out to your NYE parties, be sure you stop by shay&ivy, the newest restaurant in the Flatiron District! Enjoy a prix-fixe menu ($75 per person) crafted by Executive Chef Bradley Warner with dishes such as Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Chile Lacquered Halibut and Apple Crisp. And because they know you’ll need it, shay&ivy is offering brunch on New Year’s Day and lunch on January 2nd! Try dishes like the Stuffed French Toast ($14) filled with blackberry preserves, ricotta and apricot honey and the Broken Yolk Breakfast Sandwich ($9) with scrambled farm eggs, bacon, and aged white cheddar inside a potato onion roll. All brunch entrees come with a free glass of Prosecco, Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver or Sangria! Happy 2017!

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Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano (890 Second Avenue, NYC,

New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am – 11am

New Year’s Day: 11:30am – 11am

Ring in the New Year at this old-school Italian restaurant with authentic Sicilian-style cuisine! Enjoy a four-course dinner ($125 per person) for New Year’s Eve featuring dishes such as Carpaccio Di Manzo, Capelini Filleto Di Pomodoro, Pollo di Champagne and an assortment of Sicilian desserts with a complimentary glass of champagne!

Restaurants, Pampano NYC
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Pampano (209 East 49th Street, NYC,

New Year’s Eve Early Seating: 5pm – 8:30pm

New Year’s Eve Late Seating: 9pm – 12am 

Ring in the New Year with the flavors of Mexico’s coastline at Pampano! Whether you’re stopping in for dinner before your New Year’s Eve party or  celebrating the entire night with Pampano, specials from Executive Chef Lucero Martinez will be on the menu! The Early-Seating Tasting Menu ($69 per person) includes dishes such as Ensalada De Betabel and Sopa de Calabaza. If you’re staying to watch the ball drop, the Late-Seating Tasting Menu ($99 per person) includes a live mariachi show, complimentary champagne toast and multi-course menu with dishes such as Callos De Hacha and Churrasco.

Restaurants, Virgil's NYC
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Virgil’s Real Barbecue (152 West 44th Street, NYC,

New Year’s Eve9pm – 1am

New Year‘s Day: 11am-11pm

Times Square is the place to be on New Year‘s Eve, but avoid the cold and crowds by spending the evening at Virgil’s! Known for its Southern hospitality, Virgil’s is offering premier dinner and bar packages with live entertainment from party band, Lucky ChopsThe Dinner Package ($275 per person) includes a three-course feast, four-hour open bar, midnight champagne toast and NYE party favors! But if you’re just interested in drinks, the Bar Package ($199 per person) includes a four-hour open bar, midnight champagne toast and NYE party favors.  Be sure to make your reservations now, as Virgil’s is filling up fast!

Restaurants, Brushstroke NYC
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Brushstroke (30 Hudson Street, NYC,

New Year’s Eve Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm

New Year’s Eve Dinner: first seating 5pm – 6:30pm; second seating 8pm – 11pm

David Bouley’s Japanese kaiseki restaurant will host a six-course lunch and two eight-course dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve with menus prepared by Executive Chef Isao Yamada. The Lunch Tasting Menu ($85 per person) will run from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm and the first Dinner Tasting Menu ($135) will offer seatings from 5 pm until 6:30 pm. The second Dinner Tasting Menu ($175) will take reservations from 8 pm until 11 pm and include live entertainment from Japanese artists. Entertainment will include the sounds of the shamisen, a traditional Japanese string instrument, played alongside a noh dance performance, which is one of the oldest dance forms in Japan. A champagne toast will cap the night a tmidnight to welcome the New Year.

Kingsley, Restaurants
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Kingsley (190 Avenue B, NYC,

New Year’s Eve9pm – 2am

Spend your night at Zagat’s “Best New Restaurant” — Executive Chef Roxanne Spruance’s is celebrating 2017 in style! Beginning at 9 pm, enjoy Chef Roxanne’s Seven-Course Tasting Menu ($125 per person, optional $65 beverage pairing) featuring specialty items such as truffles, caviar, venison and elk and a champagne toast.

Restaurants, Tapestry NYC
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Tapestry (60 Greenwich Avenue, NYC,

New Year’s Eve5:30pm – 11:30pm

Celebrate the New Year with Modern American cuisine from the imagination of Michelin starred Chef Suvir Saran. Chef Suvir takes flavors from all over the world and unites them through his American-style techniques and New-Delhi background. Savor Chef Suvir’s four-course New Year‘sEve menu ($85) with a complementary glass of champagne and optional wine pairings ($30) that alternate between trendy American dishes and courses influenced with Indian flair. Courses include Scallops and Caviar with kabocha puree, clothbound cheddar and blood orange beurre blanc, Paneer, Sultana and Almond Croquettes with frisee, grilled figs and tamarind chutney and a Gentleman’s Surf and Turf with tellicherry peppercorn, parsnip puree, roasted wild mushrooms and duck egg hollandaise.

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Credit: Tempura Matsui

Tempura Matsui (222 East 39th Street, NYC,

New Year‘s Eve: 5pm – 10:30pm (Last Seating 9:30pm)

Tempura Matsui will be hosting their first New Year‘s Eve celebration in traditional Japanese style. Start the new year off with good luck as Chef Chikano offers his fresh, handmade soba noodles as a course included in either Tokusen ($230) or Kaiseki ($180) course menus. Eating soba noodles on New Year‘s Eve promises good luck in the coming year and a long life!

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5 Napkin Burger (Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Union Square,

New Year‘s Eve11:30am – 12am

New Year‘s Eve Family Menu: 4pm – 7pm

New Year‘s Day: 11:30am – 12am

It’s New Year‘s Eve and it’s time to celebrate with your family! From 4 pm to 7 pm, 5 Napkin Burger is ringing in the New Year with a family-friendly New Year‘s Eve menu, sparkling cider & champagne toast, balloons, hats, noisemakers and entertainment! Stay until 7 pm to watch the ball drop in London! The regular menu will be served all night. After all the NYE partying, kick your hangover with brunch on New Year‘s Day and January 2nd! Munch on brunch items like tacos with scrambled eggs, chorizo with adobo sauce, cotija cheese and crispy shallots and 5N Buttermilk Pancakes!

Restaurants, Ootaya
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Ootoya (41 East 11th Street, 212-473-4300, 8 West 18th Street, 212-255-0018, 141 West 41st Street, 212-704-0833,

New Year’s Eve11:30am – 3:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Times Square location closes at  4pm)

New Year’s Day: 11:30am – 3:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:30pm

This homestyle Japanese restaurant will offer signature Holiday cocktails with peach-liqueur jelly, cranberry juice and other seasonal mixers. All of Ootoya’s Manhattan locations will be serving their Japanese-style comfort food, including hearty sobas, a variety of yakitori and a selection of teishoku meals on New YearEve and New Year’s Day.

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Credit: OCEAN PRIME New York


Here is what OCEAN PRIME has planned for their New Year’s Eve menu next week!


Kiss On 52nd – Belvedere Wild Berry Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cranberry Juice, Muddled Fresh Strawberries


Seared Nantucket Bay Scallops – Sunchoke puree, Bone Marrow Gratinee, Shaved Fresh Perigord Truffle

Caviar & Champagne – Chilled Veuve Cliquot Champagne, served alongside Ossetra Caviar with traditional garnishes


Surf & Turf – Oxtail Ravioli, Maine Lobster Ragout, Truffle Jus

Parma Ham Wrapped Tilefish – Manilla Clams, Charred Calamari, Saffron Potatoes, Baby Leeks, Romesco Sauce


Warm Butter Cake, Fresh Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream, Raspberry Sauce