15 Manhattan Restaurants To Order From On Caviar For New Year’s Eve
Our New Years’ resolution? Ordering one of these NYE meals to eat at home and finishing the book we started in January.
This New Year’s Eve might not be exactly what you were planning a few weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate. Get out some candles and your fanciest plates and bring the party in with some excellent food by ordering from some of our favorite spots on Caviar. And if you’re in Brooklyn, check out these 14 spots on Caviar.
Getting a table at Kiki’s on a regular weeknight is already a struggle, so throw in New Year’s Eve and your chances of getting in before 2022 are slim. So order in from this Greek spot instead. The uncomplicated, enjoyable dishes range from lighter options, like smoked eggplant dip or grilled octopus, to heavier ones like melted cheese wrapped in phyllo dough and topped with honey. No matter what else you have on your table, make sure to get the lamb chops.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Dumplings travel well, and the ones from Nom Wah are no exception. Go in on cozy couchside soup dumplings, rice rolls, fried sesame balls, and shrimp siu mai.
Cafe Mogador opened in the East Village in 1983 serving Moroccan staples. Rely on their comforting food—like mezze dips, tabouli salads, and lamb kefta skewers—to put together a spread for your NYE hang.
Deciding whether or not to go to Via Carota usually requires some cost-benefit analysis. On the one hand, waits tend to be as long as a transatlantic flight on a Concorde, but on the other hand, all of the food—from ’nduja-stuffed arancini and various salads, to arguably the best cacio e pepe in the city—is absolutely phenomenal. But they also offer delivery, so now the analysis is simpler: you should order from here for New Year’s Eve.
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This last year had some highs and more than a few lows, but if you want to end things with a win, order from L’Artusi. This Italian spot in the West Village serves excellent Italian food and objectively perfect pasta, plus a burger they launched last year that’s one of the best in the city. For New Year’s Eve, check out their special pre-fixe dinners with cacio e pepe, tagliatelle, branzino, and choice of olive oil or chocolate cake.
Blue Ribbon Sushi
You’re in the mood for sushi, but your date is insisting on fried chicken. It’s New Year’s Eve, so no one should have to compromise—order from Blue Ribbon’s Midtown location. Order a mix of things from the menu, or try their NYE deluxe sashimi and sushi platter and oxtail bone marrow fried rice.
All of the vegetable curries and kebabs here taste like they came straight from the Garden of Eden, before Adam and Eve ruined everything over a piece of fruit. Order a few, plus the Hyderabadi-style biryani with peanut curry, and be sure to get some extra naan too because you can never have too much naan.
You can’t order the BBQ from this Korean spot on Union Square West for delivery, but that’s fine because we prefer the rest of the menu here anyway. Try a few of the shared plates, plus bibimbap.
2nd Ave Deli
At this classic midtown deli, you’re going to want a massive pastrami sandwich on challah, and a bowl of matzo ball soup with a softball-sized sphere of fall-apart matzo sitting in the middle. In the event that you want to save some room for chocolate rugelach, order the half-sandwich combo. And in the event that you want to do the opposite of save room, get a triple-decker sandwich, like the one that comes with turkey, brisket, chicken fat, and a whole lot of delicious house Russian dressing.
Our favorite dish at this NoHo Thai spot is the creamy, slightly spicy coconut crab curry, but the zabb wings and coconut fried rice are also great choices. In case you need some vegetables, get the vegan green curry.
If you’re catering for a crowd, or just want to make sure you have enough food to get you through the weekend, get one of the combos or family platters from Dinosaur in Harlem. Regardless of how much BBQ you plan to eat, make sure to get the crunchy, cheesy fried green tomatoes.
Lots of people head to Scarr’s for the scene, but we like it here because the pizza is undeniably excellent. Guarantee everyone at your New Year’s party leaves happy by ordering a stack of pies and scattering them on every surface in your apartment. The vegan options are fantastic, but you also shouldn’t skip the pepperoni.
Your apartment might not look or feel like a steakhouse, but neither does Quality Eats. So skip the meat thermometer and smoking out your kitchen, and order your beef-heavy New Year’s dinner from here instead.
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Tonchin is the NYC location of a Japanese ramen chain that specializes in tonkotsu ramen. But they also have a nice mix of options including cucumber salad, various buns, spicy chicken wings, and vegan ramen.
Overloading your coffee table with nigiri and spicy tuna on crispy rice instead of Solo cups for guests you didn’t want to invite is always a good New Year’s Eve plan. Momoya in Chelsea is a reliable spot for sushi plus Japanese small plates like nasu shigiyaki and goma-ae spinach with sesame sauce.