LLNYC’s guide to ringing in the new year

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner now, and if you’ve yet to decide how to ring in the New Year, don’t despair — we have some perfect and ever-so luxurious options for you:

Bagatelle NYC

Bagatelle is known for going all out, and no surprise their New Year’s Eve dinner will not disappoint. The prix-fixe dinner includes Sturia Caviar Prestige, Filet Mignon with black Trumpet mushrooms, seared scallops with black truffle and chicken Ballotine. Top it off with some top-shelf champagne or one of the restaurant’s signature Bailey’s cocktails. The dinner costs $240, and reservations can be made for 9 pm, 9:30 pm and 10 pm.


Shanghai Mermaid

Going out on actually NYE in NYC can be a nightmare, so why not go out the on New Year’s Eve eve instead?

The spooky, creative and decidedly retro folks behind Shanghai Mermaid are putting together an extravagant soirée set in a glamorous, clandestine club, deep in Marrakech, circa 1930.

“Join us as we ring in the new year, moroccan style. step back with us into a lush evening in marrakech . . . as if in a dream, you’ll walk down a path to what looks like a church. you’ll push open two heavy wooden doors into an evening aglow with candlelight and golden lanterns, palm trees, belly dancers, fortune tellers, and champagne. dance to moroccan music and hot jazz as we celebrate a new year. Put on your top hats and gowns and join us.”

Show up as a moroccan prince or princess, a sheik, a berber horseman, mata hari, a french dignitary, a spanish soldier, a hollywood movie star. Tickets are $65-$125.


The French dining experience at Battery Park City’s Le District restaurant, recently earned its first Michelin Star. And to celebrate the New Year they’re serving up a tasting menu which includes oysters, fois gras, and venison. It’ll set you back $235.

Pier A Harbor House

If you want a front-and-centre seat to watch the Statue of Liberty fireworks then perhaps Pier A Harbor House’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball is the event for you. Fireworks aside, the night will also feature The George Gee Orchestra, dance lessons, fortunes, magic, henna tattoos, all-night champagne and a midnight toast to ring in 2017. Tickets are $195 per person, plus tax.


West Chelsea’s Porchlight bar will be hosting the summer camp night of our dreams. Dubbed “Camp Porchlight” the evenung will have camp-inspired drinks and food, live bluegrass music, camp games and more. The evening’s unique camp-themed cocktails, created by Head Bartender Nicholas Bennett, include the wittily titled Bug Juice, Bee Sting, Poison Ivy, and Adults-Only Hot Chocolate. Tickets for Camp Porchlight are $170 per person, inclusive of all food, beverage, service and tax.


The Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in the Flatiron District, is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a multi-course vegetarian menu. Course will include Gymkhana Chaat, Junoon’s version of the traditional Indian street snack, and Mushroom Curry accompanied by lentils, bread, and pulao. Two desserts cap off the meal. Dinner is $95 for the first seating and $115 for the second seating, with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Southampton Inn

But if you fancy an escape from the city, head to the Hamptons’ Southampton Inn for their 19th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala. Their package includes a candle light tour of the historic Rogers Mansion, prosecco and cheese in Inn Library, a four course dinner catered by Brent Newsom, an open bar, champagne toast, a ball drop feed, and breakfast the next morning. $495 for a couples package, $325 for a singles package — includes an overnight room.

Cipriani 42nd St

Midtown’s favorite gala spot is having a party of it’s own with a heavy dose of la dolce vita. Cipriani is throwing an enchanted and magical, black-tie New Year’s Eve affair. There’s a DJ, open bar, white-glove service and even party favors. Price: $150-$270.

Dances of Vice: Parisian Follies

“Indulge yourself with an upscale bash as Dances of Vice takes over Grand Prospect Hall for an evening of Parisian delight,” the invitation says. “With heavenly performances from cabaret performers, an intimate version of Le Chat Noir and the choice to opt in for a splendid French feast, this party offers you a chance to end your year with a bang that could be heard all the way from France. C’est magnifique!” Prices: $75-$200.

The Roxy Hotel


The Roxy Hotel is putting on a their 2nd annual surrealist ball worthy of Dali himself. They are transforming their lobby into whirlwind of melting clocks and it will only cost you $149-$260. come dressed in your Rothschild party-inspired garb.