A reader told us recently that she’d rather usher in 2011 over a fancy restaurant meal than face the drunken masses in bars. Well, Amy Yakuboff, your wish is served. Here’s a running list of restaurants offering special New Year’s Eve dinners. Call ahead for reservations; some of these restaurants may be booked already.
Prime Meats, 465 Court St., 718-254-0327
On the Menu: Four courses including desert. Four choices for the main include Duck Cassoulet, Dry Aged Ribeye, Roasted Cod, and Winter Vegetable “Maultaschen” (dumplings)
Champagne Toast: No
Frankies Spuntino, 457 Court St., 718-403-0033
On the Menu: Four courses including desert. Three choices for the main include Roast Suckling Pig, Braised Short Ribs, and Farrotto (farro cooked like risotto) with Artichokes
Champagne Toast: No
Vinegar Hill House, 72 Hudson Ave,. 718-522-1018
Cost: $55/pp 6-9pm for prix-fixe menus or a la carte, $80/pp 9:30-on
On the Menu: A la Carte and prix fixe menu for first seating; five-course pre-fixe menu during second seating. (see below)
Champagne Toast: Including in second seating.
Special Treat: The theme of the night is Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, so expect 80s jams, and 80s-inspired food like Chinese-Style Duck and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Costumes encouraged too!
Beer Table, 427 7th Ave #B, 718-965-1196
Cost: $55/pp at 8pm, $65/pp at 10pm
On the Menu: Five-course menu with beer pairings: Bagna Cauda with Vegetables, Bitter Green Salad, Cassoulet, Duck Confit, Chocolate Cake
Champagne Toast: No, but a special secret large format beer toast is promised!
Dressler, 149 Broadway, 718-384-6343
Cost: $115/pp between 5pm-8pm and $175/pp between 9-10:30pm
On the Menu: Four courses including dessert. Main options include Long Island Duck & Foie Gras Crepinette and Prime Strip Loin & Braised Veal Cheek.
Champagne Toast: Included in the second seating
Special Treat: Second seating includes admittance to 11:30pm cabaret featuring Harvest Moon along with special guests Peekaboo Pointe, Melody Sweets and The Candy Shop Boys.
DuMont, 432 Union Ave., 718-486-7717
Cost: $75/pp any time between 6 and 11:15pm
On the Menu: An amuse bouche plus three courses including dessert. Main course options include Seafood Risotto, Roasted Wild Striped Bass, Filet Mignon, Duck Breast and Lamb Shank.
Champagne Toast: Yes.