If you can’t get in the door at Starr’s Dandelion on New Year’s Eve — provided it does indeed open according to the latest plan — the prolific restaurateur's zillion other spots around town are all ringing in 2011 with a host of dinners and celebrations. Morimoto will offer two Omakase menus for $100 and $120, a truffle tasting menu for $150 and its regular a la carte menu. El Vez is serving its usual menu, but will host an 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. happy hour and a tequila toast at midnight. Buddakan, Barclay Prime, Butcher & Singer, et al. will serve a la carte menus with specials and midnight champagne toasts, but Stella closes at 10 p.m. Click through for more places to eat and drink on New Year’s Eve.
If Starr’s universe isn’t where you want to wind down your year, Iron Chef Jose Garces is offering multiple seatings and $65, $75 and $95 tasting menus at Amada, Tinto and JG Domestic. At Chifa, there are $55, $65 and $75 tasting menus available. Distrito and Garces Trading Co. have $45, $55 and $65 menus.
Supper will offer two menu options: four courses for $74 per person, or five courses for $85. Both menus come with a trio of classic Supper hors d’oeuvres, like their signature black truffled deviled egg, mini-Maine Lobser Roll and housemade lamb pastrami with apricot mostarda.
MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room is doing a roadhouse pig roast — complete with a pool table and vintage jukebox — with fire roasted peanuts, buckets of shrimp and mussels, pig roast and $3 cans of beer for $65 per person.
Tweed is offering a decadent four-course dinner with caviar, foie gras, truffle risotto, rack of lamb and more, plus a champagne toast at midnight for $75.
Yakitori Boy’s NYE includes karaoke, an open bar until midnight and champagne for $65 per person.
At Rum Bar there’s a Caribbean dinner buffet, four-hour open bar, champagne and party favors, all for $75 per person.
The Khyber Pass Pub is offering $3 draughts all night, including special beers from Ommegang and a complimentary Duvel toast at midnight.
Crocodile Bar’s New Years Eve will feature a $55 open bar from 8pm-12am with complementary paninis, pizzas, and hors d’oeuvres.