The New Year is two days away. Do you know where you’ll be when 2011 passes into 2012?Take a look at the list of restaurants and lounges in the Grand Central Partnership neighborhood, below, who will be offering a special dinner menu or hosting parties at which you can celebrate 2012′s arrival. There’s also some ideas for provisions from local purveyors for your private New Year’s Eve party, should you be hosting one!
We’ll be continually updating the list until December 31 so – until your plans are set – keep checking back for additional possibilities!
RESTAURANTS IN THE GCP NEIGHBORHOOD SERVING NEW YEAR’S EVE AND/OR NEW YEAR’S DAY DINNER:
Brasserie (100 East 53rd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues – 212-751-4840) will serve a $65 per person three course prix-fixe menu on New Year’s Eve, plus amuse bouche. See the full menu here.
Also, click here for menus for all East Coast Patina Group restaurants open for the holidays.
Benjamin Steakhouse (52 East 41st Street, between Park and Madison Avenues – 212-297-9177) is offering a delicious four-course New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu ($295 per person) with a full open bar from 9 pm to 2 am and seatings for dinner beginning at 9:30 pm. A champagne toast at Midnight, party favors and a DJ spinning over the dance floor round out the evenings offerings! Take a look at the delicious menu here.
* – Credit card authorization required with your reservation.
Café Centro (In the MetLife Building at 200 Park Ave, on 45th Street – 212-818-1222) is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu (plus amuse bouche) on New Year’s Eve for $59 a person, with entrees to choose from including Nova Scotia Lobster, Nantucket Scallops, Wild Branzino, Filet of beef Chateaubriand (to share), or Roasted Long Island Duck (also to share). Click here to see the full menu.
Charlie Palmer’s Aureole (135 West 42nd Street, corner of 42nd and Avenue of the Americas – 212-319-1660) is hosting a three-part New Year’s Eve celebration, beginning with a three-course prix-fixe early seating (5 pm to 6:30 pm) menu priced at $95 for seating in at the bar or in the Halo Room, $125 for seating in the Dining Room.
Then there’s a chef’s five-course tasting menu for the late seating (8 pm to 9:30 pm) priced at $395 with optional wine pairing for $150.
Finally, there’s an after party from 10:30 pm to 1 am during which you’ll enjoy open bar, a DJ, dancing and passed hors d’oeuvres just steps from the ball drop, all for $225 per person.
Note: Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Late Seating menu price includes admission to the after party.
La Fonda Del Sol (East 44th Street & Vanderbilt Avenue, in the MetLife Building – 212-867-6767) is serving a five-course prix-fixe $69 per person menu for New Year’s Eve with an option of wine pairings for an additional $25. Cava for each guest is complimentary, while tax and gratuity are not included. Click here for the complete menu.
Madison & Vine (at the Library Hotel, 299 Madison Avenue and 41st Street – 212-867-5535) is offering a five-course prix-fixe dinner menu with two seatings for New Year’s Eve. Click here for full details.
Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. (Grand Central Terminal, West Balcony – 212-655-2300) invites you to ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve with their A La Carte Dinner menu from 5 pm to midnight, when party favors and a champagne toast will be available, or on New Year’s Day from 11:30 am to 9 pm. Celebratory additions to the regular menu include Grille dScallops, Lamb Wellington, Roast Chilean Sea Bass and more. Click here for more information and to make reservations.
The Monkey Bar (60 East 54 Street between Park and Madison Avenues – 212-288-1010) – fresh off a terrific review from the New York Times – will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a celebratory four-course tasting menu with two seatings (5:30 pm to 7 pm – $135 a person; 8 pm to 10 pm – $165 a person). Guests have choices including butter-poached oysters with celery root and Champagne sabayon, a roasted turbot with chestnut, pumpkin and razor clams, a cervena venison, with parsnip gratin and confit of lady apple and a bourbon baked Alaska for dessert. The second seating includes Champagne poured from nine liter Salmanzar bottles. Tax and gratuity are not included in prices.
New York Central (In the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal – 646-213-6865) will open for dinner Christmas Eve, and will be serving a three-course, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu on Christmas Day, December 25. To see the menus and to reserve your table, click here.
The Palm and The Palm Too (The Palm – 837 Second Avenue – 212-687-2953, and The Palm Too – 840 Second Avenue – 212-697-5198, both between 44th and 45th Streets) are serving a la carte dining so you can kick off 2012 with your favorite Palm dishes & hand-crafted cocktails.
To make a New Year’s Eve reservation, click here.
Pera Mediterranean Brasserie (303 Madison Avenue at 41st Street – 212-878-6301) is serving a special New Year’s Eve four-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $140 per person, including a choice of items for the table, a choice of appetizers, a choice of prelude to the main course, a choice of Poached Halibut, Duck Breast Roulade or Urfa Biber Rubbed Prime Rib for the main course and a choice from three delicious dessert options, as well as a midnight champagne toast and party favors, all accompanied by the beautiful sounds of Lapis Luna’s Jazz band. To take a look at the menu, click here. For more information and to make your reservation, click here.
Pera is also hosting an early dinner seating New Year’s Eve. The menu for that seating can be found here.
Public House (140 East 41st Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues – 212-682-3710) teams up with Joonbug to host a five hour premium open bar (9 pm to 2 am) New Year’s Eve. Click here to learn more and to buy tickets (starting at $150).
silverleaf tavern (In 70 Park Avenue Hotel, 43 East 38th Street at Park Avenue – 212-973-2550) is hosting the pre-party to your New Year’s Eve party. There’s no cover and they are pairing with POP Champagne to give you a multitude of bubbly options for the night. Email Pamela for complete information and to make a reservation or confirm availability.
For additional Midtown East/Grand Central neighborhood restaurants taking reservations for New Year’s Eve now, click here.
BARS AND LOUNGES IN THE GCP NEIGHBORHOOD HOSTING SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES:
Mark Grossich’s Hospitality Holdings is going all out for New Year’s Eve! Click the individual Hospitality Holdings establishment’s name for all the details of their NYE plans: The Campbell Apartment (15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Grand Central Terminal – 212-953-0409), Bookmarks (299 Madison at 41st Street, atop The Library Hotel – 212-204-5498) or The Carnegie Club.
…AND GET PROVISIONS FOR YOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY HERE
Additionally, Grande Harvest Wines (Grand Central Terminal, Graybar Passage – 212-682-5855) and Sussex Wine & Spirits (300 East 42nd Street at Second Avenue – 212-867-5838) have all the wines and liquors needed for your New Year’s Eve party. Stop in either today and stock up!
Murray’s Cheese (Grand Central Market, 43rd Street & Lexington Avenue – 212-922-1540) is offering a number of amazingly delicious charcuterie platters to delight your party attendees. To learn more, click here.
The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant (Grand Central Terminal, Mezzanine Levelof ramp to Dining Concourse – 212-490-6650) is the perfect source for a delicious Raw Bar for your New Year’s Eve event. For a spectacular holiday party presentation, “Shrimp Cocktail, Florida Stone Crab Claws and Lobster are three favorites of shellfish lovers, and cooked to perfection, are a must for the classic ‘Raw Bar’ presentation,” says Sandy Ingber, executive chef. Stop in at the Oyster Bar today and stock up for a truly memorable New Year’s Eve party for your guests.