Brunch Starts This Weekend at Fatty ’Cue West Village

Bowery: Saxon + Parole has an elegant five-course meal in the works this New Year’s with whole grilled Maine lobster; Brussels sprout leaves with poached egg, toasted hazelnuts and truffle yuzu hollandaise; and foie gras and five-spice torchon, among others. The meal will run $120 a person, and guests who choose have no choice but to sit at the bar will be able to order the prix fixe items à la carte. [Grub Street]
East Village: Austrian boîte Edi & the Wolf will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Austrian-style feast for $95 per person, not including tax or tip. The five-course menu will come with a complimentary glass of Champagne and includes items like boucheron and fig salad, rosemary flatbread with pickled pearl onion and apple, and lamb loin with potato-leek puree and huckleberry sauce. [Grub Street]

Soho: Imperial No. Nine at the Mondrian Soho invites guests to join them in their sparkling glass greenhouse on New Year’s Eve for a decadent meal. It will include a choice of lobster cavatelli with chili flakes, parmesan, and black truffles; or dry-aged rib eye with mushroom fondue and potatoes gratin, as well as chocolates, truffles, and fruits for something sweet. They’ll have two seatings, one before 7:30 p.m. and another from 8:30 p.m. to midnight ($95 per person and $115 per person, respectively). Guests will also receive a complimentary glass of Champagne in the penthouse. [Grub Street]
West Village: In case you still haven’t figured out your plans for New Year’s Eve, Fatty ‘Cue has room for dinner. Once you’ve had your share of pig products and other barbecue treats, stick around for a late-night D.J. party from midnight to 4 a.m. Cash bar only, no cover. [Grub Street]
Zak Pelaccio and Co. sure know the importance of timing, because they’re also launching brunch this weekend. So for major fans of his Asian barbecue, you can join him for dinner to ring in New Year’s and nurse your hangover at brunch, with dishes like brisket hash, bacon and eggs, and tableside Bloody Marys with all the fixins’. [Grub Street]