If your idea of a great New Year’s is a bit less popping bottles and a bit more popping fancy bites in your mouth, you’re in luck–two of our fave restaurants on Van Brunt are doing prix fixe dinners that are great value for money. The Good Fork is offering an opulent four-course meal with lobster from the Red Hook Lobster Pound, oysters, and foie gras, for $75 (the optional wine pairing is just $25 more); there are both early and late seatings. Down the block, Fort Defiance is hosting its third annual “evening with Charles H. Baker, Jr.,” a dinner inspired by the “proto-gonzo” food and drink writer known for Gentleman’s Companion: Around the World with Knife, Fork, and Spoon. The menu includes delicacies like oysters with caviar, deep-fried quail, and calalou. The five-course meal, with paired cocktails and wine, is $95. (For more dining options, we’ve sussed out nine more New Year’s Eve dinners on the blog.) Getting hungry but already have your New Year’s plans sorted? Fort Defiance is also hosting their annual New Year’s Day brunch. The Southern-inspired prix fixe will be served all day, from 9am until 11pm, and features a range of down-home specialties like Coca-Cola ham and fried chicken for only $25. Reservations are accepted for groups of six or more, so corral your hungover friends for a classy start to the new year.