Whether you plan to usher in the New Year with a celebratory dinner, stick to tradition in Times Square, party all night (like its 2013, naturally), or get off the island all together, we’ve got you covered with some of the best events of the evening – all in luxe style, of course.
Ma Peche at the Chambers Hotel
Grab some friends (seating only for parties of 4-12) and celebrate Momofuku style with a special NYE four-course prix fixe meal and midnight champagne toast. The decadent menu includes oysters, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, the restaurant’s signature large format Chicken + Rice, and a sweet ending with chocolate. One seating at 10 pm. $95 per person.
Usher in 2013 in the most extravagant way with an eight-course dinner starting with caviar and followed with Diver Scallops on Warm Truffle Toast, Grilled Foie Gras Wontons, Ricotta Ravioli, Roasted Maine Lobster, and Colorado Lamb along with a few other surprise offerings. The feast starts at 8:30. $698 per person.
Reminisce on past New Year’s at wd-50’s special 8-course tasting menu comprised of the best-loved dishes from their previous New Year’s celebrations. The dishes of the night are still a surprise, but this celebrated molecular gastronomy restaurant rarely disappoints. Reserve during normal dinner hours: $185 per person.
This New York institution offers a sumptuous four-course feast prepared by Chef John Greely, live music, dancing, and midnight champagne toast. The Countdown to Midnight Party starts at 9 pm. The restaurant also offers a 6:30 pm seating for a three-course prix fixe menu at “Upstairs at 21” or a full a la carte menu at the Bar Room. The 9 pm seating is $200 per person. The 6:30 prix fixe is $75 per person.
R Lounge at the Renaissance Times Square
With an almost 360 degree panoramic of Times Square, R Lounge offers some of the best seats in the city for unprecedented views of the ball drop. Guests can enjoy the evening and embrace the timeless New Year’s tradition without the cold and the crowds as they wine and dine on Blue Ribbon menu classics. Tables start at $7,500.
Marriott Marquis at Times Square
Celebrate New Year’s at the Crossroads of the World in extravagant style, at the Marriott Marquis featuring panoramic views from eight stories above Times Square. The celebration includes live entertainment, delicious cuisine, and a fully staffed premium open bar. The party starts at 8 pm and goes on until 2 am. Communal Seating starts at $1000 per person and a Direct Ball Drop view runs $3,200 per person.
Rendezvous at one of the city’s most exclusive clubs in the heart of the Meatpacking District. New Year’s Eve 2013 at RdV opens its doors from 8 pm to 4 am and features a 5 hour premium open bar, beginning at 9 pm. A general ticket also includes complimentary admission to the Greenhouse Afterparty. For an extra $55, guests can also have access to Artichoke Basille’s Pizza starting at 8 pm, ensuring that you’ll be happy and well fed throughout the night.
Cipriani 42nd St
If a white glove extravaganza is more your style, head to the majestic Cipriani 42nd St to ring in the New Year with classic European elegance and sophistication. A world renowned DJ will spin sets of hip hop, dance, 80’s rock, and Top 40 during the six hour premium open bar starting at 9 pm. Remember to dress to impress! Tickets start at $165 per person.
Celebrate in the tradition of Truman Capote at The Grand Hotels’ Black and White Masquerade Ball featuring musical performances and a 4 hour premium Open Bar from 10 pm until 2 am. Black tie attire and masks required. Tickets start at $175 per person.
World Yacht Harbor Cruise
Enjoy the most magical night of the year with a fireworks cruise around the New York Harbor. The four hour cruise chartered by World Yacht will feature spectacular views of the city skyline, front row views of the midnight fireworks display in from the of the Statue of Liberty, a five-course sit down dinner, premium open bar, live entertaining, dancing, and champagne toast. The party then continues dockside until 1:30 am. Tickets are $350 per person.
Step aboard this elegant 1920's yacht in your finest evening wear to enjoy an intimate cruise around the New York Harbor. The evening starts with a one-hour Champagne tasting class at boarding and includes passed hor d’oeuvres, open beer and wine bar, live jazz music and an open view of the midnight Fireworks. $350 per person.
Carolyn Hsu is the New York Correspondent for JustLuxe and has been beauty, fashion, and travel editor at The Daily Obsession and a freelance writer since 2006. Her writing has been featured in Health.com, Refinery29.com, Q by Equinox, and Vivid Magazine among others. She also maintains a personal fashion blog at The Hsu Closet. A child of the digital age, Carolyn also works on social marketi...(Read More)