New Years Eve Guide

Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC

Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC

It’s time to answer that most stressful of questions, “what are you doing for New Years?” We here at Foobooz have been slaving over just that choice the last few days and have compiled quite the list of options for everyone from the gourmet, to the craft beer drinker to the total blow-out diva.

Read on to find out where there’s a Golden Monkey & Mad Elf dance party, who’s serving human sushi and where you can get 6 courses for less than $70.

Champagne Toast Champagne Toast
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opentable Online reservations available

A la carte available A la carte options available
Beer Geek Friendly Beer Geek Compatible
Bring Your Own BYOB
Budget Friendly Budget Friendly
Menu Intrigues Menu Intrigues
Vegetarian Options Vegetarian Options Available
Live Music Live Music
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1601 – Slip into ’09 on the cheap. $2 select drafts, $3 well drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres.
Budget Friendly Champagne Toast Beer Geek Friendly DJ Updated Listing

Alison two – hats, noise makers, streamers and a 4-course menu with optional wine pairings. $75 before 7pm, $85 after.

Alma de Cuba – Three prix fixe options including three courses for $40 at 5pm, four courses for $60 starting at 6:30pm and five courses for $90 starting at 9pm. Al Aguilera’s sals bnd will be providing the soundtrack.
Live Music

Amada – Three levels of tasting menus range from $55 to $95 in addition to the a la carte menu.
A la carte available Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues

Ansill – $75 prix fixe menu and a Midnight toast.
Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues

Bar Ferdinand – Make it a Feliz Anno Nuevo at Bar Ferdinand. Tasting menu seatings at 6:30 and 9pm are available for $65 per person.
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Barclay Prime – Enjoy the a la carte menu as well as specialty items and a toast to the New Year.
A la carte available Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues

Bayou and Cactus – Get a Manayunk passport for $60. Access to the Bayou and Cactus Cantina. Open bar from 9pm to 1am.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Bindi – Three seatings available. $40 at 5:30 and 6pm. $50 at 7:30 and 8. $60 at 9:30 and 10.
Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues Bring Your Own Updated Listing

Bistrot La Minette – Four courses and optional wine pairing.
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Brasserie Perrier – 4-course prix fixe till 7pm for $65. 6-courses from 7:30 to 10pm for $120. Complimentary champagne toast, party favors and dancing.
Champagne Toast DJ

Bridgid’s – 15 American craft and import taps, call drinks, selection of bottled beers and Champagne. Tapas buffet, giveaways. 8pm  to 2am. $80.
Open Bar Champagne Toast Beer Geek Friendly Updated Listing

Buddakan – DJ $mall ¢hange will be setting the mood as guests enjoy Modern Asian specials and favorites.
A la carte available DJ

Butcher and Singer – Check out the new classic steak and chop house with the Geri Mingori band plays old favorites from years gone by.
Live Music

Cantina Los Caballitos – 2 hour open bar for $15. You pick which two hours.
Open Bar Budget Friendly Beer Geek Friendly Updated Listing

Cochon – Six courses for $65.
Bring Your Own Budget Friendly Updated Listing

Continental – Reservations for parties of six or more are available.
A la carte available

Continental Midtown – Say good riddance to this recession-plagued year with one-night cocktails like the Nasdaqtini, Green with Envy, and Dow-Jones Margarita. DJ Duane Harriott spins.
A la carte available DJ

Cuba Libre – Twilight prix fixe of 3 courses for $32 per person. Late dinner is served at 9 and features four courses and midnight countdown for $95 per person. Or stop in after 10pm to dance and enjoy late night mojitos.
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Distrito – $45 and $65 tasting menu are available in addition to the a la carte menu. Also a vegetarian tasting is available for $50.
A la carte available Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues Vegetarian Options

Domaine Hudson – Just dinner as usual and sometimes that’s just what you want.
A la carte available

Dos Segundos – 2 hour open bar for $15. You pick which two hours.
Open Bar Budget Friendly Beer Geek Friendly Updated Listing

El Vez – Signature margaritas and Mexican classics plus a tequila toast at Midnight and the first Happy Hour of the new year.
A la carte available Champagne Toast DJ

Fez – Enjoy a Moroccan New Years with belly dancers, hookah and complimentary glass of champagne. Oh and ladies, be sure to request a male belly dancer. 5:30 seating is $35 for 8 courses. 9pm to close it is 8 courses for $55.
Budget Friendly Champagne Toast

Friday Saturday Sunday – Celebrate with an old friend as 35-year old Friday Saturday Sunday offers $55 and $65 prix fixe menus plus a la carte for diners seated by 6:15pm.
A la carte available Menu Intrigues

G Lounge – Flush with cash, then the Premium and Elite packages available ranging from $125 to $225 might be right for you.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Gayle – Early dinner gives you the option of the a la carte menu or 3-course tasting menu for $55. The later seating is 7-courses for $85.
A la carte available opentable

Grey Lodge – Party includes five hours of food, beverages, hats, noisemakers  and a champagne toast for $55.
Open Bar Beer Geek Friendly Champagne Toast

Gypsy Saloon – A la carte menu plus special items like pretzel crusted pork chop with apple sauce.
A la carte available Live Music

James – 5 courses for $85 or go all out with additions like caviar, foie gras or truffles.
Menu Intrigues Updated Listing

Johnny Brenda’s – Pattern is Movement, The Mural & The Mint, DJs Kyle [M] and Kyle Andrews. Just $5. Downstairs is free with DJ Brian Sokel.
A la carte available Budget Friendly Live Music DJ

Jones – American faves and cocktails by a roaring fire. Champagne at Midnight.
A la carte available Champagne Toast

Kanella – Have a Cypriot New Year’s Eve with a $45 four course menu.
Budget Friendly Bring Your Own

Le Bec-Fin – Classic 6-course menu at 6pm for $155. At 9:30 there is a 10-course tasting for $200 with an available wine flight.
Menu Intrigues opentable

Le Virtu – It’s a an Abruzzese New Year’s feast with four courses with 10 dishes and of course, complimentary Prosecco and limoncello. $60 for the 6pm and $75 for the 9pm seating.
Beer Geek Friendly Champagne Toast

Lolita – Three seatings, 5:30/6pm is $45. 7:30/8pm is $65. 9:30/10pm is $75.
Bring Your Own Champagne Toast Vegetarian Options Updated Listing

London Grill – Regular menu and prix fixe available. $45 per person.
A la carte available opentable

Lucky 13 – $3 drinks all night. Menu till 1am.
A la carte available Budget Friendly

Lucky Strike – $99 for a 4 1/2 hour open bar, free bowling, breakfast buffet.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Maia – Try the new winter menu upstairs or the bistro menu downstairs. Open seating from 5 to 11pm and the bar is open till 2am.
A la carte available Menu Intrigues

Marigold Kitchen – Six courses for just $65 per person sounds even better when you realize it’s BYOB. Also a vegetable tasting as well.
Budget Friendly Bring Your Own Menu Intrigues Vegetarian Options opentable

McGillin’s Olde Ale House – Sing in the New Year with New Year’s Eve karaoke. $5 cover.
Live MusicBudget Friendly

M̩m̩ Р4 courses for $50. $15 supplemental charge for chilled shellfish or go all out with whole lobes of roasted Hudson Valley Foie Gras for $85. Reserve your foie gras when you make your reservations.
Budget Friendly Bring Your Own Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues

Memphis Taproom – No reservations necessary. Enjoy beer-battered caviar, oyster stew, surf and turf and a Cantillon toast at midnight.
Budget Friendly Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues

Mercato – 1st seating between 5 and 6pm, 3 courses for $45. 2nd seating is between 7 and 8pm, 4 courses for $75 and 3rd seating is between 9 and 10pm, 5 courses for $95.
Bring Your Own Menu Intrigues

Mi Lah Vegetarian – Get four courses of vegan fare for $40.
Vegetarian Options Champagne Toast Updated Listing

Moriarty’s – $74.95 per person includes 4 hour open bar, dinner buffet, Continental breakfast andchampagne toast.
Open Bar Champagne Toast Updated Listing

Morimoto – Omakase for $100 and a specialty Truffle tasting menu for $150.
Menu Intrigues

National Mechanics – No cover, noise makers and champagne toast for all. Or get a table and for $75 per guest you get top shelf from 9 to 1 plus a bottle of Moet and Chandon White Star for the table.
Champagne Toast Open Bar

Nectar – Special lobster menu and tapas flights are available in addition to the regular menu.
A la carte available Menu Intrigues

Oceanaire Seafood Room – 3 course prix fixe or a la carte all night.
opentable

Old City Passport – 1 ticket, 2 OLd City Bars (Drinker’s Tavern, Lucy’s Hat Shop), open bar all night for $85.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Palace at the Ben -3 courses for $55 plus lots of naan, raita, mango chutney, basmati rice and more.
Champagne Toast Updated Listing

Parc РBonne ann̩e! Ring in the new year Parisian style. A la carte menu available all night.
A la carte available opentable

Pearl – Tickets start at $165 for body painted geishas, human sushi, champagne raw bar, mini cheesesteaks and black truffle fries.
Open Bar DJ

POD – Serving their a la carte menu and offering semi-private dining for up to 13 in their pods.
A la carte available DJ

Prohibition Taproom – $55 for an 8pm to midnight open bar that culminates in a champagne toast.
Open Bar Champagne Toast Beer Geek Friendly DJ

Pub & Kitchen – Caviar is on the menu. Other than that, it’s just another night at the P&K.
A la carte available Updated Listing

Pumpkin – 4 course dinner, $60 per person.

Rittenhouse Passport – 1 ticket, 4 Rittenhouse bars (Drinker’s Pub, noche, Noir and Loie), open bar all night for $90.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Royal Tavern – 2 hour open bar for $15. You pick which two hours.
Open Bar Budget Friendly Beer Geek Friendly Updated Listing

Rum Bar – Top shelf open bar, Caribbean dinner buffet, champangen toast and dancing for $80 per person.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Salt and Pepper – In addition to a la carte Salt and Pepper is offering lobster surf and turf and Champagne at midnight.
A la carte available Menu Intrigues Champagne Toast Bring Your Own

Savona – Do it up a la carte or settle in for a seven-course chef’s tasting for $98 per person.
A la carte available Menu Intrigues

Silk City – Open bar from 10 to 11pm. Complimentary dessert tray and $5 NYE cocktails all night. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Southwark Restaurant & Bar – Special six course tasting menu for $85 or paired with wine for $120.
Menu Intrigues Beer Geek Friendly

Standard Tap – It’s a Mad Elf, Golden Monkey dance party!
DJ Beer Geek Friendly

Supper – Celebrate with a 5-course dinner at Supper.
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Tangerine – A la carte from 5 to 7 then prix fixe menu starting at 9pm for $125 per person. DJ Monk One and belly dancers will provide the soundtrack.
A la carte available DJ

Tattooed Mom’s – Ring in the New Year without breaking the bank. Free buffet, $3 PBR pounders, $4 Yards drafts and $25 Champagne bottles.
Budget Friendly Updated Listing

Tinto – Three special menus from $55 to $95 offered in addition to Tinto’s regular menu.
A la carte available Champagne Toast Menu Intrigues

Tria Cafe – Nothing special at Tria. Just the same old sparkling wines, luscious cheeses and celebratory beers as well as their regular menu.
A la carte available Beer Geek Friendly Budget Friendly Updated Listing

Valanni – Three seatings. 5pm, 3 courses for $45. 7pm, 3 courses for $75. 9:30, 4 courses for $75 or $125 with 3-hour premium open bar. Open bar is also available from 10pm to 1am for $65.
Open Bar Champagne Toast DJ

Nineteen (XIX) – The Cafe is offering three-courses for $68 per person. The Restaurant is offering two four course menus including an all-vegetararian option. The meal is $98. Included in both offerings is a glass of champagne and entry to XIX’s Rose Garden Dance Party.
Champagne Toast DJMenu Intrigues Vegetarian Options

White Dog Cafe – $60 per person for three courses. A la carte available before 7:45.
Live Music

Xochitl – $50 per person, $70 with a cocktail paired with each of the four courses of Chef Dionicio Jimenez’s Mexican cuisine.
Menu Intrigues

Zahav – It’ll be the Mesibah Gedolah menu or “Big Party” menu on New Years Eve. In addition to the a la carte menu you’ll find suckling lamb and pastilla of chicken, foie gras and almonds.
A la carte available Menu Intrigues opentable

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  • http://www.newyearsaffair.com/ Paul

    Palace at the ben is having an indian themed party with food.
    http://www.newyearsaffair.com/

  • http://mrthursday.com TC

    Now, the question is: will you posting a similar list for New Year’s Day brunches?

  • curious

    where is the guide? can’t see it…

  • Kelly

    Does anyone have any updates on what is still available. I called a few places, and they are fully booked. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!

  • Bridgid’s

    we’re still open to more people…..Have a Happy New Year!