Stay Classy (or Not) and Walk (or Crawl) Home on NYE + Farewell Greenpoint Heights!!

Ready to ring in 2016 in style? Or are you more into a low-key, no frills, one last hurrah before committing to your 2016 resolution? From fancy and fine to lowbrow and fun, we’ve put together a list of the enormous options we have right here in Greenpoint.

These local fine food establishments have put together special NYE menus to ring in 2016 with culinary finesse:

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Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave, $55) – 5 course prix fixe menu (Traditional Italian), party hats & noise makers, midnight prosecco toast, music by DJ Ronny Moo, 1/2 priced bottled wines. Full Menu here.

Cozinha Latina (37 Greenpoint Ave, $50-$60) – A festive feast of hearty small plates (Brazilian/Latin American inspired). Every table is finished with white chocolate dipped grapes, in keeping with the South American tradition of eating 12 grapes. 9:30PM seating includes champagne toast, party favors & live viewing of the Ball drop.

NYE_Cassette_2016_261pxCassette (113 Franklin St, $75/$45 wine pairing/$20 for kids) – 5 course prix fixe (French Catalonian) including Scallop Crudo with Satsuma Mandarins and Roasted Squab with Black Trumpet Mushroom. Full menu here. Midnight bubbly toast!

Esme (999 Manhattan Ave, $80/$40 wine pairing) – 4 course dinner (New American) including Foie Gras Torchon and Ribeye Steak with Eggplant & Potatoes. Full menu here.

The Bounty (131 Greenpoint Ave, $85) – 3 courses (New American). Options include Seared Scallops & Truffle, Rabbit, and Spanish Mackerel. Full menu here.

Glasserie ($95 Commercial St, $92) – 4 course dinner (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern). Options include House Halloumi, Labneh Parfait, Carved Lamb. Full menu here.

There are a lot of things to love about the jazz age and the swing era and these two neighborhood favorites are bringing a bit of old-timey into the mix:

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Milk & Roses Bistro

Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave, $68) – 3 courses (simple, rustic Italian). Options include Cream of Black Trumpet Mushroom Soup and Kobocha Squash Gnocchi. Full menu here. Live jazz with Jason Benjamin’s Lime Juice.

Milk and Roses Bistro (1110 Manhattan Ave, $75-$90) – 4 courses (Italian) plus a glass of prosecco. Options include Baked Polenta, Squid Ink Fettuccine, and Beef Shortrib. Full menu here. Swingin’ 1920’s themed night with live jazz by Luther Wong & His Trio.

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MOFAD Pig Roast

A bit on the pricier side but the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) (62 Bayard St) is offering the whole shebang for $175 – Pig roast, open bar, buffet-style global feast, private viewing of current exhibition, live flamenco music, dance music by DJ Malik Work, midnight champagne toast, ice cream cart.

If you just want to cut to the chase and just party, Dirck the Norseman (7 North 15th) is welcoming 2016 with a cork-poppin’, rock-n-rollin’, champagne-toastin’, kick off to the new year. $75 includes 3 hours of an open bar full of beer, wine, and well spirits. RSVP.

For those of you who don’t want to make plans ahead of time, here is the No Cover, Commitment-Free (and Judgement-Free) zone:

TheDiamond_NYE2016_275The Diamond (43 Franklin St) is hosting it’s 3rd New Year’s Karaoke night with Will “Dick” Clark. Sing your way into 2016 and grab a free midnight champagne toast!

No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) will have Fried Chicken and Champagne. Specials all night including Jello shots and EggNog plus some fancy options.

The Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave) for champagne toast!

The Richardson (45 Graham Ave) – Featuring guest DJ Michael “The Professor” Poole to play sounds of The Richardson. Option to reserve a table for 4 for $100 (includes a bottle of Joseph Ellner Champagne, a platter of artisial cheeses, salamis and other snacks to nibble on.) RSVP

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Let your hair down and DANCE:

Achilles Heel (180 West St) is firing up their grill with slow-roasted dry aged New York strip and has a mouthwatering line up of food including oysters and trout roe, winter crudite, game-bird charcuterie plate, wild mushroom toast, and more. On drinks, there will be special sparkling selection in Magnums and Jeroboams, midnight champagne towers, and layered shot specials. Josh Wiles disco boogie DJ set for dancing the night away until 4AM!

NightofJoy_2016_274pxNight of Joy (667 Lorimer St) has two 30 minute Open Bar sessions at 11PM and at 4PM with Reyka Vodka. Featuring DJs Dee Dee (DUM DUM GIRLS) and Brandon (CROCODILES/FLOWERS OF EVIL)

Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) – An hour of FREE Beer starting at 9PM. Multiple party rooms, featuring Goldwhistle DJs, streaming Times Square ball drop, complimentary champagne toast. RSVP

Good Room (98 Meserole) – Ringing in the New Year with Tiki Disco and some tropical vibes. $100 includes open bar, champagne toast, party favors, early morning food buffet. Buy Tix and RSVP.

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So many great memories at Greenpoint Heights

One last special shout out to Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Ave)!! Word on the street is that this beloved neighborhood bar is closing but will be open for one last hurrah on NYE. Free food at 9PM, dance party at 11PM, midnight champagne toast!

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