December 30, 2014
Editor’s Choice: Where to Go for New Year’s Eve in NoMad
Every year the inevitable question comes up: What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Fortunately here in NoMad, you don’t have to stray too far to find something to do. Almost every year we have an outstanding list of attractions, but this year might take the cake. We’ve listed our top picks below:
230 Fifth – Ring in 2015 at one of NoMad’s best rooftop lounges. The event, which runs from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m., features an open bar, two live DJs, a champagne toast at midnight and of course dancing ($180/person). Parties can reserve tables with bottle service at an additional cost. All guests must be older than 21 and are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire. Reservations can be made online or by calling (212) 725-4300.
Ace Hotel – The popular hotel will host “Higher Ground: NYE 2015,” an evening of music from some of the city’s hottest DJs. The line-up includes W. Jeremy, JD Samson, Christy Love and Lauren Flax. Tickets cost $25 per person and include an open bar from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets are available online through pre-sale only. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Asellina – If you’re in the mood for lighter fare and a cosy atmosphere, you can head over to Asellina. Their beautiful space is offering a 5 hour premium bar, live DJ, and champagne toast to take you to midnight and beyond. More information about Asellina’s New Year’s Eve party can be found on their website.
Bar Bordeaux – The bar and restaurant at The Carlton Hotel will host a New Years Eve extravaganza. The evening includes an open bar serving premium spirits from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. The night will also feature a live countdown, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and music from DJ Kaos, DJ Spynfo and DJ Scoota. Bar Bordeaux is offering a range of ticket packages. Individuals can attend for $98 per person. Tables, which come with passed hors’ d’oeuvres and party favors, run between $720 and $1340 depending on number of guests and bottle service. To learn more, or make your reservation, click here.
Belgian Beer Cafe NoMad – While BBC NoMad is not offering an open bar special, the restaurant will be serving their popular standard menu of Belgian-inspired entrees and foreign draft beers throughout the night. BBC NoMad will provide small party favors to guests and display the Times Square ball drop via projectors cast onto the wall. Reservations can be made online.
La Birreria – Greet 2015 at Eataly’s rooftop party “Buone Feste Quindici per 2015.” The event features 15 dishes inspired by Eataly’s locations around the world. The range of dishes includes sample plates like “Tokyo,” a selection of Italian-style sashimi and “Milano,” fried rice balls with saffron and parmigiano reggiano. The main dishes feature heartier recipes – entrees like the “NYC: World Trade Center,” a NY strip steak with bone marrow marmellata and potatoes with rosemary. The evening also includes desserts and an open bar. The party runs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. and costs $225 to attend. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (212) 539-0205.
Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room – Celebrate New Years in the Big Easy fashion. New Orleans-inspired restaurant and bar Bo’s will host a 5-course prix fixe menu with two rounds of seatings. The first round of seatings (6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.) costs $75 to attend. The second round of seatings (8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.), which includes a champagne toast and music by Los Hermanos Cintron of the Gipsy Kings, costs $110 to attend. A premium open bar package is available for an additional $65 per guest. Reservations can be made online.
Bread & Tulips – Bread & Tulips is serving a prix fixe dinner featuring four courses of their delicious and rustic Italian fare. They have seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and the later seating includes an open bar. Call (212) 532-9100 for reservations.
Dos Caminos – Spice up the New Year at Mexican restaurant Dos Caminos. The New York-based franchise will offer an a la carte menu from 5 p.m to 8:45 p.m., followed by a special New Years Eve menu from 9 p.m. on. A $89 per person minimum is required for guests present after 9 p.m. The menu includes entrees like the Maine lobster enchilada and the carne asada and brussels sprouts with bacon, grapes, roasted garlic and baja red wine butter. The evening includes live DJs and a complimentary champagne or tequila toast at midnight. Reservations can be made online or by calling (212) 294-1000.
The Flatiron Room – Tommy Tardie’s Flatiron Room has become known as one of the neighborhood’s finest restaurants and for having one of the city’s best whiskey selections. The Flatiron Room will look to uphold this reputation in their New Year’s Eve celebrations. The restaurant will offer a 4-course menu, available with two different levels of whiskey pairings, live music, a champagne toast and party favors. Tickets for the evening come at three price levels: the 4-course meal for $165 per person (no drinks included), the meal paired with premium whiskies for $215 or the meal paired with luxury whiskies for $290 per person. The evening begins at 10 p.m. Reservations can be made online.
ilili – Mediterranean restaurant ilili will offer three seatings for their special New Year’s Eve menu. The first seating costs $55 per person and offers a 4-course meal. The second seating costs $75 per person and offers a 5-course meal. The third, and final seating at midnight, costs $135 per person and includes a feast of appetizers, cold and hot mezzo courses, a fish course, a meat course, a dessert course and a midnight champagne toast. The full menu is viewable online. Reservations can be made online or by calling (212) 683-2929.
L&W Oyster Co. – With a 4-course prix fixe menu of Montauk Pearls, duck confit, lamb bacon, truffled cauliflower gratin, lobster bisque, snow crab ravioli and more. The meal, available for $85 per person, will be accompanied by live music, toasts and bottomless champagne after midnight. A raw bar and limited bar menu will be available for those who wish to attend, but choose not to partake in the prix fixe menu. Vegetarian options are available upon request. For reservations, visit L&W online or call (212) 203-7772.
Maysville – Celebrate the holiday with a special menu from Chef Kyle Knall. Available in two seatings, the menu offers clean, healthy American cuisine. Enjoy entrees like the slow-roasted arctic char, the hay-roasted guinea hen or the St. Canut pork loin and belly. The first seating runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and costs $70. The second seating at 8:30 costs $80 per person and includes a Cava toast at midnight. The bar will be open, serving menu items a la carte, as well as bar snacks. Reservations can be made online or by calling (646) 490-8240.
The NoMad – The NoMad is offering a couple of ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve this year. This first way is by partaking in their special a la carte dinner in The NoMad Restaurant between 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. The menu is sure to tempt any foodie, with the likes of Alaskan king crab salad with celery and black truffles ($26) and dry-aged tenderloin with seared foie gras ($42). Reservations are still available by phone at (347) 472-5660.
The other way to ring in the New Year is in the NoMad Bar ($195/person) and this runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. including an open bar, DJ, and passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the night.
Park Autumn Winter – Perfect for those looking for something refined but casual, seasonal restaurant Park Autumn Winter will be in operation with their normal hours and menu. Enjoy locally-sourced entrees in an elegant atmosphere. Guests will be given a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
The PIT – For a truly unique experience, catch the improv comedy theater’s Macrame & Paul Williams’ New Year’s Eve Key Party. The party is hosted by “two hip, 1970s swingers” and features entertainment from the couple’s favorite musicians and comedian friends. The show begins in The PIT’s Underground theater at 8 p.m. and runs into the early morning. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door.
SD26 – Italian restaurant SD26 will offer a special menu of marinated foie gras terrine, squid ink tagliolini, poached dover sole, braised beef cheeks, dark chocolate soufflé and petits fours. The meal costs $250 and comes with wine, music from DJ Felix Cutillo, a midnight toast with cotechino and lentils, dancing and party favors. Champagne and Spumante Brut will be available at an additional cost. The evening also includes a second celebratory meal at 2 a.m. of spaghetti, olive oil, garlic and peperoncino with co-owners Tony and Marisa May.
Windsor – The Windsor will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a party on top of The Gansevoort Hotel. The evening runs from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. and includes a premium open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and live musical entertainment. Tickets start at $169 per person, but VIP packages (available at additional costs) grant guests access to the roof-deck pool and red room lounge. More information and tickets are available online.
If you know of a party or event we haven’t listed be sure to contact us at editor [at] experiencenomad.com or Tweet @experiencenomad to tell us what hotspot you’ll be at this Wednesday!