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The Last Meal

Here's where to welcome 2014 by eating well, plus options for recovery brunches the morning after.

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Buttermilk Channel
524 Court St., nr. Huntington St., Carroll Gardens; 718-852-8490
The homey American restaurant will serve a three-course dinner for $95, with options including crispy sweetbreads, lobster hollandaise, smoked ricotta ravioli, duck meatloaf, and fried chicken with Cheddar waffles.

Catch
21 Ninth Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-392-5978
Ring in the New Year at this meatpacking district hotspot, offering a substantial prix fixe menu for $195. The menu includes assorted sushi, crispy shrimp, Dover sole, Cantonese lobster, broccoli rabe, and more.

The Dutch
131 Sullivan St., nr. Prince St.; 212-677-6200
Chef Andrew Carmellini will host a four-course dinner (featuring Peconic Bay scallops, homemade gnocchi, Maine lobster, and chocolate-chestnut tartelette, and more) with a Champagne toast at midnight for $125. They'll also be open on New Year's Day for brunch and dinner.

EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson St., at Leroy St.; 212-647-9196
EN is planning a New Year's experience you're unlikely to find many other places on this side of the Atlantic: a traditional New Year's Mochitsuki (the pounding of mochi rice cakes with a giant wooden hammer). Chef Abe Hiroki will supervise, but any diner that wants to give a swing will be welcome. A keg of sake will be tapped at the stroke of midnight, and two prix fixe options will be available for ($115 and $165), in addition to a vegan menu.

Freemans
End of Freeman Alley, nr. Rivington St.; 212-420-0012
From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Freemans is pulling out all the stops for its New Year's Eve party, featuring D.J.'s, hors d'oeuvres, hot food stations, an open bar, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $190 and guests are asked to dress in their swanky-delight best.

Hecho en Dumbo
354 Bowery, nr. E. 4th St.; 212-937-4245
Hecho en Dumbo will be celebrating with an evening of unlimited antojitos (their updated takes on Mexican street food), plus a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight for $75. They will also offer an all-night premium open bar option for $100 and D.J. sets from Heroes of the Galleon Trade will get going at 10 p.m.

Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar
Mondrian Soho, 9 Crosby St., nr. Grand St.; 212-389-0000
Isola Trattoria will host a cocktail party starting at 9 p.m., featuring live music by jazz musician Brian Newman, who recently performed with Lady Gaga on SNL, and his wife, Angie Potani. Tickets are $125. Table packages are also available and include platters of assorted dishes from 9 to 11 p.m.

Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-576-2232
The upscale club will play host to Henry Butler with Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9 starting at 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $195 and include a three-course dinner at Blue Smoke upstairs and a Champagne toast.

Lexington Brass
517 Lexington Ave., nr. 48th St.; 212-392-5976
Get a group of friends and family together for dinner this year at Lexington Brass. Tickets are $90 for two or $175 for four, and include an appetizer and an entrée per person, plus a bottle of Seguras Viudas Cava and dessert for the table.

Má Pêche
Chambers Hotel, 15 W. 56th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-757-5878
Ring in 2014 with a four-course prix fixe menu, featuring fried chicken or short rib, for $95 at 10 p.m. An all-sparkling beverage pairing is also available for $85. The restaurant will offer a 9 p.m. seating for its $200 multicourse set menu by chef Paul Carmichael at Kappo.

Momofuku Ssäm Bar
207 Second Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-254-3500
This year's dinner includes a special six-course prix fixe menu by chef Matt Rudofker for $115. Parties of two will receive his tasting menu, and parties of four or more will receive a whole rotisserie duck or bo ssäm. A sparkling beverage pairing is also available for $85.

North End Grill
104 North End Ave., nr. Vesey St.; 646-747-1600
Celebrate the New Year with a five-course tasting menu for $125, with an optional wine pairing for $65 per person. Various seatings are available from 5:30–11 p.m.

Northern Spy Food Co.
511 E. 12th St., nr. Ave. A; 212-228-5100
New Year’s Eve will be Northern Spy's biggest throw-down of the year, including four courses of celebratory delights plus a few surprises for $75. All three seatings (6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m.) include wine pairings for $30. E-mail newyearseve@northernspyfoodco.com for reservations.

Parm
248 Mulberry St., nr. Prince St.; 212-993-7189
Ring in 2014 at Parm with a four-course menu including assorted antipasti, pasta, an entree of veal Parm or zuppa di pesce, and ice-cream cake. The first two seatings (5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.) are $60, and the last seating (10:30 p.m.) is $75.

Reynard
80 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St.; 718-460-8004
Reynard will be offering a six-course prix fixe dinner for $95, excluding beverages. The menu includes a shellfish raw bar, caviar, diver scallops, Maine lobster, chocolate layer cake, and more. Call for reservations.

Riverview
2-01 50th Ave., nr. 2nd St., Queens; 718-392-5000
Stop by Riverview for its annual New Year's Eve party from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tickets are $150 for an open bar, a buffet featuring regular menu items, and free valet parking.

Tocqueville
1 E. 15th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-647-1515
The upscale Union Square restaurant will offer a three-course holiday menu at two seatings (5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.) for $95.


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