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The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC This Year

ICYMI, 2022 is right around the corner. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there’s still time to make plans for an epic New Year’s Eve celebration—and we’ve got spots for every kind of party-goer. From elegant dinner celebrations featuring fine dining and cocktail attire to more unique offerings like taco towers and burlesque shows, there’s no way you’ll want to stay in when you can ring in the New Year at these incredible parties. Without further ado, here’s our roundup of the best places to celebrate New Year’s in NYC this year.

Editor’s note: For all indoor activities in NYC, proof of full vaccination is required for those ages 12 and up, along with photo ID. And remember to read up on the NY Health Department's recently updated guide for how to celebrate New Year's Eve safely this year.

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Scarpetta

1. Scarpetta

Italian favorite Scarpetta will offer a delicious feast plus dancing and music this NYE. The $365 six-course pre-fixe menu includes the likes of Wagyu strip steak, short rib and bone marrow agnolotti, charred octopus and decadent dessert, plus a Champagne toast at midnight. For your entertainment, jazz guitarist Ben Sher will play Brazilian, Latin and smooth jazz amongst other pieces. Head here for the full menu and to book a reservation.

88 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016; scarpettarestaurants.getbento.com

Jane Kratochvil Photography

2. Chinese Tuxedo

If you’re looking for something totally unique, why not enjoy some burlesque to ring in 2022? Spend NYE at the legendary Chinese Tuxedo’s The Doyer Club, filled with jazz, Champagne, and, of course, dancing. Have a roaring night of curiosities and culinary delights with two floors of world-class entertainment including exciting performances from Calamity Chang, Tittie Spears and Gin Minsky. Music throughout the night will be by Dandy Wellington and DJ Ibe. Reservations available here.

5 Doyers Street, New York, NY 10013; chinesetuxedo.com

Noah Fecks

3. Panorama Room

Come ring in 2022 with the greatest view of Manhattan at the Panorama Room Rooftop from 9 p.m. through midnight. In addition to the spectacular views from Roosevelt Island, there is also an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and a Champagne toast on the Panorama Room Rooftop (with a special guest DJ performance). Wondering what to wear? Cocktail attire, please! There are currently ticket options for groups of two, four, six and 10. Reservations can be made here.

22 N Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044; panoramaroomnyc.com

The Skylark

4. The Skylark

The Skylark offers direct views of the Times Square ball drop, both indoors and outdoors. It recently reopened on the 30th floor in Midtown West, offering revelers unobstructed, panoramic vistas of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River, all from the comfort of its chic interior and outdoor terrace. On New Year’s Eve, there will be a premium open bar, dinner and dessert by the bite, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are available at Resy.

200 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018; theskylarknyc.com

JIMMY

5. Jimmy

JIMMY atop ModernHaus SoHo’s 18th floor is best known for its legendary pool deck. But for New Year’s Eve, visitors can let loose at their Gala Masquerade Celebration, complete with a roaring fireplace in its warm and intimate indoor lounge with jaw-dropping views of Lower Manhattan and Midtown. They are offering a premium open bar, passed canapés and a Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets available on EventBrite.

15 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013; jimmysoho.com

Nikolas Koenig

6. Popular

POPULAR is the Peruvian-themed signature restaurant of Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC hotel led by Chef Diego Muñoz. There will be a special NYE dinner menu with two separate seatings this year offering delights such as tiradito aji amarillo, pork belly, Nikkei glaze, grilled lettuce and a lucuma and chocolate brick, plus a Champagne toast and live band.

215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002; publichotels.com/eat-and-drink/popular

American Cut

7. American Cut

For an old-school New York steakhouse experience with added elegance, you can’t go wrong with this massive Tribeca eatery. This NYE, American Cut is offering hungry diners oysters with Champagne, herb-crusted rack of lamb with pine nuts, halibut en croute, and, of course, their famous dry aged tomahawk chop, amongst other menu items. Pro tip: Top any steak with Jack Daniels onions (you won’t regret it).

363 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013; americancutsteakhouse.com

The Peninsula Hotels

8. Peninsula

Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the Peninsula New York will ring in the new year high above the lights of Fifth Avenue with their black tie New Year’s Eve Disco Rooftop Party. The glamorous event will see Salon de Ning transformed into a Studio54-inspired party on the heated rooftop terrace. Tickets include a raw bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, a specialty open cocktail bar and an evening of 70s-themed disco music by a live DJ. Grab a glass of Champagne and dance the night away 23 stories above the city with a midnight countdown.

Looking for a more intimate experience? Book one or two of the Chalet de Ning igloos, inclusive of bottle service served alongside a variety of canapes for up to eight people starting at $5,000.

700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019; peninsula.com

The Crown

9. The Crown

The Crown atop Hotel 50 Bowery is hosting a NYE party to ring in the new year with style. There are stunning 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan, multiple lounge seating areas and VIP bottle-service available. A live DJ, passed hors d’oeuvres, two free drinks and a complimentary toast at midnight are all included with your ticket to the party.

50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013; thecrownnyc.com

Andre Maier

10. Veranda

Dine at George Mendes and David Rabin’s newly opened SoHo spot Veranda to celebrate New Year’s Eve downtown with a four-course $135 prix-fixe menu featuring dishes such as shrimp a la plancha, duck rice and aged beef tenderloin with the option to add luxurious touches such as Royal Osetra caviar and black truffles. You can even join chef George Mendes himself for a midnight toast. Reservations via Resy for three separate seatings throughout the night.

23 Grand St, New York, NY 10013; verandasoho.com

Mr. Purple

11. Mr. Purple

The LES hotspot on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo is offering six free drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, Champagne toasts and table opportunities all included with your admission ticket. Included in this year’s festivities is the Veuve Clicquot Winter Chalet where guests can lounge in the larger-than-life heated snow globe surrounded by stunning views of Manhattan.

180 Orchard St 15th floor, New York, NY 10002; mrpurplenyc.com

Nitzan Keynan

12. The Musket Room

Spend New Year's Eve at The Musket Room, the Michelin-starred, globally-inspired NoLita restaurant. Executive Chef Mary Attea's decadent NYE tasting menu from $175 is available both vegan and omnivore, so nobody has to miss any of the fun. The omnivore menu includes caviar toast and a silky foie gras with sherry, dates and almonds, while the vegan menu features faux caviar toast with avocado, and a mushroom mousse dish with chestnuts and sage. Plus, a regional wine pairing is also available from Sommelier Ramon Manglano. Reservations can be made via The Musket Room's Resy.

265 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012; musketroom.com

The Campbell

13. The Campbell

The hidden restaurant and lounge in Grand Central Station is hosting a glamorous masquerade ball this New Year’s Eve. Celebrate the roaring twenties like Gatsby by putting on your most festive attire and stepping into the 1920’s with The Campbell’s chic and timeless décor. With a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight and passed hors d’oeuvres, NYE is guaranteed to be a night of glitz and glam.

15 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017; thecampbellnyc.com

Irvington

14. Irvington

Located within the W Union Square, Irvington is hosting a three course $75 pre-fixe dinner, along with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight for New Year’s Eve this year. The menu includes crispy lamb belly, filet mignon with caramelized pearl onions and cauliflower steak romesco with roasted almonds and pomegranate seeds. To top it all off the chef will be serving tiramisu and Champagne sorbet.

201 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003; irvingtonnyc.com

Nearly Ninth

15. Nearly Ninth

Ring in the new year at Nearly Ninth in the Arlo Midtown that will have a DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. this year and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. The sidewalk-level bar and private lounge are the perfect place to celebrate 2022 with friends and family.

351 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018; nearlyninthnyc.com

Westlight

16. Westlight

The 22nd floor rooftop bar from Chef Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group features sweeping views of New York City from atop The William Vale in Williamsburg, making it an excellent spot to check out some fireworks and greet 2022. To ring in the new year, Westlight will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration with an open bar, specialty cocktails, music by The Craig Hill Band and a Champagne toast at midnight. Highlights from the menu include duck liver crostini with caciocavallo and fig, short rib served with wood-roasted broccoli rabe and, to top it off, Amedei chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato for dessert.

111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249; westlightnyc.com

17. The Standard Grill

For dinner, Executive Chef Jean-Paul Lourdes of The Standard Grill is serving an extravagant four-course $225 prix-fixe, featuring big eye tuna with tomato jelly & lemon myrtle, grilled whole lobster with sea urchin butter and 21 layer Valrhona chocolate cake, accompanied by a glass of Moët and caviar tastings throughout the night. Reservations via Resy.

848 Washington St NY, NY 10014; thestandardgrill.com

The Standard

18. The Standard, High Line

For those who want a night of cheeky fun, The Standard Biergarten is hosting Burlesque, Boylesque and Bingo & Bubbles this NYE. And queens Essa Noche, Serena Tea & Luxx Noir London will take over The Plaza (turned-forest-wonderland) for an evening of glam drag shows. Reservations can be made via Resy.

848 Washington St NY, NY 10014; thestandardgrill.com

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19. The Polo Bar

The upstairs of The Polo Bar will be filled with festive decorations this holiday, with live music by a three-piece band playing throughout the evening in the dining room. For dinner, enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu with festive specials such as Kumamoto oysters with golden osetra caviar & citrus sauce, dover sole and more. Dinner will be followed by a Champagne toast to ring in the new year. Reservations via Resy and phone.

1 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022; ralphlauren.com/global-polo-bar

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

20. Summit One Vanderbilt

Those looking to ring in the new year 1,000 feet above Manhattan can also enjoy SUMMIT One Vanderbilt’s breathtaking views along with signature cocktails, a live DJ and a midnight Champagne toast. Leading up to midnight, AIR at Night—SUMMIT One Vanderbilt’s one-of-a-kind sound and light display —will be counting down with a special lightshow. Tickets can be purchased here.

45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017; summitov.com

Bar Blondeau

21. Bar Blondeau

Upstairs at Wythe Hotel, new hot spot Bar Blondeau will turn up the party vibe with Jordan Radaelli (aka Druggy Paul) spinning slick obscure disco tracks.

80 Wythe Ave 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249; barblondeau.com

22. Valerie Nyc

Valerie is hosting an “Imbibe, Dine, Dance” event from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. by reservation only this NYE. Your $200 admission includes a three-course dinner, three hours of bottomless signature cocktails, bubbles, wine and beer, as well as live entertainment from Danny Lipsizt. Purchase tickets here.

45 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036; valerienewyorkcity.com

23. Arlo Soho

Arlo Soho is transforming their entire hotel into a New Year’s Eve multi-floor extravaganza. With different experiences throughout the spaces, including a DJ Set, dancers, top shelf open bar, small bites and other surprises, guests will have full access to the new craft cocktail bar Foxtail, Art SoHo on the Rooftop and The Courtyard at Lindens for an unforgettable night. Tickets are available for $150 on Eventbrite.

231 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013; arlohotels.com/arlo-soho

Front of House

24. Feliz Coctelería At The Garret Cocteleria

Feliz Coctelería—the uber, festive holiday pop-up at The Garret Coctelería—will be hosting a New Year’s Eve fiesta with holiday cocktails and taco towers (serving four to five) with shrimp ceviche, tuna tartar, chips and guacamole, hot sauces and good vibes to toast in the New Year. Reservations are available via Resy. (And yes, each reservation includes a taco tower.)

349 Broome Street; thegarretcocteleria.com/feliz-cocteleria


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