Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Options

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“I refuse to think about NYE until after Christmas — the denial tactic,” a friend told Grub Street last night. For those skirting plans, we’ve compiled a list of dining options to fit a range of budgets and alcohol preferences. Even this late, there are still open bars, tasting menus for less than $100, and à la carte options for all. So don’t hold out for an invite when you too could be walking the streets late at night, watching dark cabs pass by you in droves. What are your plans? Let us know in the comments.

DOWNTOWN
10 Downing
6 p.m.–8 p.m.: Three courses, $75
9 p.m.–11 p.m.: Three courses and Champagne toast, $95

Bar Blanc Bistro
6:30 or 7:30 p.m.: Three courses, $85
9:30 or 10:30 p.m.: Four courses and a Champagne toast, $115

Blaue Gans
9:30 p.m.–3 a.m.: À la carte plus D.J.

Bondi Road
9 p.m.–midnight: Buffet and three hours of open bar, $25
Midnight–2 a.m.: Two-hour open bar, $20

Cabrito
5 p.m.–8:45 p.m.: Three courses, $25 with purchase of $60 open bar
10 p.m.–2 a.m.: Open bar, $60 ($80 premium)

Capsouto Frères
6 p.m.–7 p.m.: Three courses, $65
8:45 p.m. or 9.45 p.m.: Three courses with D.J. and dancing, $95

Commerce
5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.: À la carte
9:30 p.m.–midnight: Four courses with midnight Champagne toast, $130

Duane Park
6 p.m.–8 p.m.: À la carte
9 p.m.–midnight: Three courses, the Brian Newman Jazz Trio, plus burlesque dancers, $75

Fatty Crab
5 p.m.–2 a.m.: À la carte dishes previewed from Fatty Cue: clams with coriander, bacon, and Dragon Bakery Pullman bread, smoked-crab soup, and the fatty smoked black-pepper brisket with sweet cilantro sauce, plus a D.J. (reservations accepted)

Giano
5:30 p.m.: Three courses, $59
9 p.m.: Three courses and midnight Prosecco toast, $79

Emporio
5 p.m.–2 a.m.: Four courses, $85

EN Japanese Brasserie

5:30 p.m.–1 a.m.: À la carte; special eight-course kaiseki, $95 ($150 with sake pairing), includes annual mochi-tsuki event, "a Japanese tradition in which guests pound fresh mochi with a giant hammer and then break open a giant cask of sake at midnight"

Travertine
6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: À la carte
10 p.m.–2 a.m.: Garden of Eden NYE Party includes passed appetizers, open bar, and a D.J., $175

UPTOWN
Aureole
5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: Three courses, $95
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.: Five courses with wine pairing, Champagne toast, and D.J., $500

Bar Boulud
4 p.m.–7 p.m.: À la carte or three courses, $65
8:45 p.m.–10 p.m.: Four courses, Champagne toast, and live music, $175

Boqueria
7 p.m.: Nine courses with a Cava toast, $65
9 p.m.: Nine courses with a Cava toast, plus unlimited sangria, red and white wine, $95

Fatty Crab UWS
5 p.m.–2 a.m.: À la carte dishes previewed from Fatty Cue, plus broadcast of the ball drop

Fishtail
5 p.m.–12:30 a.m.: À la carte or four courses, $65 (Additional wine pairing for $40 or $90)

Havana Central
5 p.m.–8 p.m.: Five courses and premium open bar, $75 (Children under 12, $15)
10 p.m.–2 a.m.: Latin hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and monitors showing the Times Square countdown, $50
Midnight–2 a.m.: Cash bar and $10 cover

SD26
5:30 p.m.: Three courses, $55
9:30 p.m.: Five courses with a Champagne toast, D.J., and dancing, $165

BROOKLYN
Bark Hot Dogs
6 p.m.–9 p.m.: "Pre-Game Party": all-you-can-eat hot dogs, french fries, and onion rings, plus a half bottle of Gruet Blanc de Noir sparkling wine, $30 per person

Prime Meats
5 p.m.–2 a.m.: Four courses, $100

The Vanderbilt
5 p.m.–11 p.m: Four courses, $68 (wine pairing $40); bar open to walk-ins

Related: The Bashes-to-Brunches New Year’s Guide