Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Dining Out for New Year's Eve
NEW YORK

k

Besides attending one of the world's 2014 Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in New York to ring in the New Year.

New York Restaurant Search New York Restaurant News
New York Culinary Events New York Wine Dinners

View the Top 10 New Year's Eve Restaurants in New York

Chelsea
East Village
Financial District
Flatiron District
Gramercy Park
Greenwich Village

Harlem
Lower East Side

Meatpacking District
Midtown East

Midtown West
Murray Hill
NoHo
NoMad
SoHo
Theater District
TriBeCa

Union Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side

West Village
Brooklyn


CHELSEA

Morimoto Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at Morimoto, New York, NY 88 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Japanese fare takes on some Iron Chef flair. More...

EAST VILLAGE

DBGB Kitchen & Bar Burgers
13/20
Dining Room at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, New York, NY 299 Bowery St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Daniel Boulud's East Village ode to the hamburger. More...



FINANCIAL DISTRICT

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog Lounge
13/20
Dining Room at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York, NY 30 Water St.
New York, NY 10004

A nineteenth century-themed drinking spot with hearty food to match. More...

FLATIRON DISTRICT

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, New York, NY Ace Hotel New York
16 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
Menu | Photo
Meat-centric, gastropub-like temple of coolness in the Ace Hotel New York. More...

SD26 Italian
15/20
Dining Room at SD26, New York, NY 19 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
Menu
The rebirth of San Domenico is no less opulent. More...

GRAMERCY PARK

A Voce Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at A Voce, New York, NY 41 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Menu
A rustic and refined haunt on Madison Square Park. More...

Maialino Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Maialino, New York, NY Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Menu
Danny Meyer does it again---this time Roman-style. More...

GREENWICH VILLAGE

Blue Hill Contemporary
16/20
Dining Room at Blue Hill, New York, NY 75 Washington Pl.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Casually cool Greenwich Village eatery with an extremely seasonal menu. More...

HARLEM

MoBay Caribbean
13/20
17 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
Menu
Some say this Caribbean-infused soul food by way of St. Louis in Harlem is addictive. See for yourself. More...

LOWER EAST SIDE

wd-50 Contemporary
16/20
Dining Room at wd-50, New York, NY 50 Clinton St.
New York, NY 10002
Menu | Photo
Wylie Dufresne choreographs an alchemy of form and flavor. More...

MEATPACKING DISTRICT

Del Posto Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Del Posto, New York, NY 85 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Molto Mario meets Meatpacking. More...

Scarpetta Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Scarpetta, New York, NY 355 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu | Photo | Video
Scott Conant takes on the Meatpacking District with his brand of avant-garde Italian. More...

MIDTOWN EAST

Aquavit Scandinavian
No Rating
Dining Room at Aquavit, New York, NY 65 E. 55th St.
New York, NY 10022
Menu | Photo
This Midtown restaurant takes its inspiration from Sweden and creates a smorgasbord of Scandinavian specialties. More...

BLT Steak Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at BLT Steak, New York, NY 106 E. 57th St.
New York, NY 10022

Midtown steakhouse offers French flair, exceptional meats, and an extensive wine list. More...

MIDTOWN WEST

Abboccato Italian Kitchen Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Abboccato Italian Kitchen, New York, NY 136 W. 55th St.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
Rustic and charming atmosphere brings the true feel of Italy to Midtown Manhattan. More...

Asiate French
15/20
Dining Room at Asiate, New York, NY Time Warner Center, 35th Floor
Mandarin Oriental New York
80 Columbus Cir.
New York, NY 10023
Menu
The scene is so gorgeous that hardcore foodies fear it may distract the attention from the content of their plates. More...

Brasserie 8 1/2 French
14/20
Dining Room at Brasserie 8 1/2, New York, NY 9 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
A welcome respite on busy 57th Street presenting both brasserie and bistro favorites. More...

China Grill Pan-Asian
13/20
CBS Building
60 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
Innovative Asian-fusion cuisine in a chic setting. More...

Per Se Contemporary
19/20
Dining Room at Per Se, New York, NY Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Cir.
New York, NY 10019
Menu | Photo | Video
The ethos of The French Laundry is here, but Per Se prevails as its own other-worldly archetype. More...

MURRAY HILL

The Water Club American
14/20
Dining Room at The Water Club, New York, NY East River at 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
Menu
Memorable classic American cuisine with incomparable river views from every table. More...

NOHO

Indochine French
13/20
Dining Room at Indochine, New York, NY 430 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Exotically designed setting which compliments the French-Vietnamese fusion menu that after many years is still fresh and well-done. More...

NOMAD

The NoMad Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at The NoMad, New York, NY The NoMad Hotel
1170 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
Menu | Photo
Humm and Guidara team up again --- this time to oversee the dining experience at The NoMad Hotel. More...

SOHO

Burger & Barrel Burgers
13/20
Dining Room at Burger & Barrel, New York, NY 25 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu | Photo
Burgers and wine in a dimly lit SoHo spot. More...

Delicatessen American
13/20
Dining Room at Delicatessen, New York, NY 54 Prince St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Inverted classic New York cuisine with a twist in SoHo from the people who brought you Cafeteria. More...

THEATER DISTRICT

db bistro moderne French
16/20
Dining Room at db bistro moderne, New York, NY City Club Hotel
55 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
Menu
Chef Daniel Boulud's exquisite fare at a more modest price. More...

Molyvos Greek
15/20
Dining Room at Molyvos, New York, NY Wellington Hotel
871 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
Moussaka that is truly Zeus-inspired---the Livanos family adds a light touch to the bold flavor of the Hellenes. More...

Petrossian Caviar
15/20
Dining Room at Petrossian, New York, NY 182 W. 58th St.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
Caviar and Champagne served in a gilded Lalique interior --- the next best thing to dining at the Czarist court. More...

TRIBECA

Blaue Gans Austrian
12/20
139 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
Casual Austro-German cooking for the not-so-common man. More...

Bouley French
17/20
Dining Room at Bouley, New York, NY 163 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu | Photo
Contemporary French cuisine from David Bouley at his namesake TriBeCa establishment. More...

Brushstroke Japanese
16/20
Dining Room at Brushstroke, New York, NY 30 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu | Photo
Kaiseki small-plate artistry by David Bouley in TriBeCa. More...

Scalini Fedeli Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Scalini Fedeli, New York, NY 165 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
Chef Michael Cetrulo's lobster tail with Champagne and pancetta sauce alone is reason to celebrate life. More...

Tribeca Grill Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Tribeca Grill, New York, NY 375 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
Urban chic meets Art Deco where the emphasis remains on the grilled specialties and excellent wine list. More...

UNION SQUARE

Union Square Cafe American
15/20
Dining Room at Union Square Cafe, New York, NY 21 E. 16th St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Sleek Union Square Café cooks up American cuisine with Italian accents. More...

UPPER EAST SIDE

Bistro Chat Noir French
14/20
Dining Room at Bistro Chat Noir, New York, NY 22 E. 66th St.
New York, NY 10065
Menu
An upscale French bistro meows for attention in a Madison Avenue townhouse. More...

Daniel French
19/20
Dining Room at Daniel, New York, NY 60 E. 65th St.
New York, NY 10065
Menu | Photo | Video
Daniel Boulud’s French contemporary cuisine floats like a butterfly. More...

Hospoda New American
14/20
Dining Room at Hospoda, New York, NY Bohemian National Hall
321 E. 73rd St.
New York, NY 10021
Menu
New American cuisine with an Austrian twist on the Upper East Side. More...

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges American
15/20
Dining Room at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, New York, NY The Mark New York
25 E. 77th St.
New York, NY 10075
Menu
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s relaxed Upper East Side eatery brings comfort dining to The Mark New York. More...

UPPER WEST SIDE

Bar Boulud French
14/20
Dining Room at Bar Boulud, New York, NY 1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Menu
Daniel Boulud moves over to the West Side with this chic wine bar. More...

Boulud Sud Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Boulud Sud, New York, NY 20 W. 64th St.
New York, NY 10023
Menu
Mediterranean fare from Daniel Boulud in a sedate Upper West Side setting. More...

'Cesca Italian
14/20
164 W. 75th St.
New York, NY 10023
Menu
Rustic Italian on the Upper West Side. More...

FishTag Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at FishTag, New York, NY 222 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
Menu
A seafood-heavy gastropub from chef Michael Psilakis. More...

Kefi Greek
14/20
Dining Room at Kefi, New York, NY 505 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
Menu
Value-oriented Greek cuisine expands Upper West Side base without missing a beat. More...

Telepan American
14/20
Dining Room at Telepan, New York, NY 72 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023
Menu
With an emphasis on quality ingredients, Telepan shines on the Upper West Side. More...

WEST VILLAGE

Commerce Modern American
13/20
50 Commerce St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Old New York meets modern American fare. More...

Gotham Bar & Grill Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Gotham Bar & Grill, New York, NY 12 E. 12th St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Equally stunning flavors and presentations at this American classic. More...

Morandi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Morandi, New York, NY 211 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Keith McNally and chef Tony Liu team up to create a hip West Village outpost of authentic Italian cuisine. More...

Ofrenda Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Ofrenda, New York, NY 113 Seventh Ave. S.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
A casual setting for rustic, inventive Mexican cooking in the West Village. More...

Recette New American
14/20
Dining Room at Recette, New York, NY 328 W. 12th St.
New York, NY 10014

Fun French-influenced American fare in the West Village. More...

Spasso Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Spasso, New York, NY 551 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
This Italian eatery in the West Village aims to fulfill the promise of its name (“amusement”). More...

SUSHISAMBA 7 Brazilian
13/20
87 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Festive ambience and Brazilian-Japanese fusion flavors. More...

Wallsé Austrian
15/20
Dining Room at Wallsé, New York, NY 344 W. 11th St.
New York, NY 10014

Experience Austrian gemütlichkeit with the elegant tastes and textures of Viennese cuisine. Guten Appetit! More...


BROOKLYN

Roberta's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Roberta 261 Moore St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Menu | Photo
Pizza-centric and seasonal fare in a gritty Brooklyn neighborhood. More...

Whiskey Soda Lounge NY Thai
13/20
115 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Menu
Thai "drinking" cuisine and Thai-themed cocktails at this lounge and eatery. More...

<< Back to New Year's Eve Dining Main Page

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.

Learn about sustainable seafood with GAYOT's guideThere's a lot of fish in the sea, but not all should end up on your plate! Learn which kinds of seafood were caught using sustainable practices.