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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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
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!
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!