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30 Celebratory NYC Restaurants Open for Takeout and Delivery on New Year’s Eve

The best options for your last meal of 2020

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The New Year’s Eve “starter kit” from Boqueria
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During the pandemic, New Yorkers are spared from the pricey cover charges, Uber surges, and last-minute bar hops that can come with a traditional New Year’s Eve. For those looking to splurge safely, consider ordering a zhuzhed up holiday dinner from one of the following restaurants, or bundling for a late-night outdoor meal under a space heater. Below, Eater maps out the best takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining options for ringing in 2021 on a full stomach.

NYC restaurants are currently limited to outdoor dining, along with takeout and delivery. The type of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Red Rooster

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This acclaimed American comfort food spot from chef Marcus Samuelsson is offering limited outdoor seating from 3 to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Takeout and reservations are available via the restaurant’s website.

Bar Boulud

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Chef Daniel Boulud’s acclaimed Upper West Side restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu with poached lobster and vanilla crème brûlée for outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve ($95 per person). For those looking to dine at home, the restaurant has a holiday takeout dinner for four to six that includes porchetta, a brussels sprout Caesar salad, baguette, and choux à la crème for dessert ($250).

Boqueria

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Boqueria is bringing its popular tapas to New York households with a meal kit for two that includes sparkling wine, meats, cheeses, and chocolate cake for dessert ($125). The mini-chain of tapas restaurants will also offer a prix fixe outdoor dining menu with unlimited drinks, along with its regular menu, at its restaurants in Soho, Flatiron, and Midtown ($85 per person).

Haidilao Hotpot

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Flushing hot pot legend Hai Di Lao will serve its fiery beef tallow broths, flaky fish filet, and cuts of marbled beef for takeout and delivery on New Year’s Eve. Those looking to dine outdoors can join a waitlist by scanning a QR code at the restaurant. No reservations.

A stuffed tomato character with a red hat sits opposite me at a booth, with a hot pot meal spread before us Robert Sietsema/Eater

Lil’ Sweet Chick

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Sweet Chick’s popular fried chicken sandwiches are available on New Year’s Eve from the restaurant’s quick-service sibling Lil’ Sweet Chick. In addition to this Long Island City location, the restaurant will be open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining from its Williamsburg, Lower East Side, and Prospect Heights outposts.

The Smith

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The Smith is doing a New Year’s Eve box that’s available for pickup and delivery on December 30 and 31 in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The dishes — which are meant to be reheated at home — include chicken wontons, braised short ribs, lobster risotto, and hazelnut layer cake, among others. The packages are available for two ($130) or four people ($260).

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Bajeko Sekuwa

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Bajeko Sekuwa — “grandfather’s barbecue” in Nepali — opened in Sunnyside in 2018, the restaurant chain’s first location outside of Nepal and its 14th outpost internationally. The restaurant has tentative plans to offer its a la carte menu for outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve, but it will be available for delivery or takeout regardless.

Los Tacos No. 1

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Chargrilled meat champion Los Tacos No. 1 is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. If an order of hungover adobada tacos is to be desired, the restaurant will stay open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at all of its locations on January 1.

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This Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse is ringing in the new year with a luxe $225 prix fixe menu that includes filet mignon “steak and eggs,” noodles, consommé, and soft serve. The restaurant’s acclaimed cuts of meat are also available for local takeout and delivery, as well as nationwide shipping, in a meaty dinner kit that comes with a 10-pound rack of roasted prime rib.

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Isabelle's Osteria

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Hearty pasta dishes rank among the foods that hold up best for takeout and delivery, and newly opened Italian restaurant Isabelle’s Osteria has a selection of sturdy mains like lasagna, pork ragu, and braised rooster pappardelle on deck. The Flatiron District restaurant also delivers desserts, including a seasonal persimmon cake on New Year’s Eve ($15).

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GupShup

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This delightful Gramercy Indian restaurant will be available for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve. In addition to seasonal specials, the restaurant offers a family dinner for three to four, available with butter chicken and chicken tikka or vegetarian entrees like tandoori cauliflower and saag paneer ($69).

The Dolar Shop

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Luxe international hotpot chain the Dolar Shop recently opened a second New York City location in the East Village and now the restaurant’s popular one-person hotpot can be enjoyed at home. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant offers a two-person set for takeout and delivery ($129.99), which includes short rib, boneless beef, two broths, and other ingredients for at-home cooking.

A hot pot spread at the Dolar Shop. A pair of chopsticks can be seen picking up some meat. The Dolar Shop

MáLà Project

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Amelie Kang’s always-packed Sichuan restaurant MáLà Project is serving its regular menu for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy fiery build-your-own dry pot from the restaurant’s original location in the East Village, or from its Midtown offshoot at 41 West 46th St, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Outdoor dining reservations for both locations are available through Resy.

An ovehead photograph of several dishes, including spinach, pickled onion, and bowls of meat in dark red broth Nick Solares/Eater

Rosella

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If takeout sushi is in the cards, consider Rosella, a newly opened East Village restaurant where sustainability and local sourcing are top of mind. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer shareable, two-person sushi sets for takeout, which include small rolls, nigiri, a jar of housemade XO sauce, and cotton cheesecake for dessert ($150).

Ruffian

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Ruffian, one of the borough’s most beloved neighborhood wine bars, is offering a two-person dinner for takeout and delivery on New Year’s Eve. The holiday meal is completely vegetarian and includes dishes like pickled cauliflower and mushroom empanadas, basmati cabbage rolls, and citrus cashew cake for dessert ($75). From December 28 to December 31, Ruffian will reopen its doors as a neighborhood wine shop, offering bottles for takeout and delivery.

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Houseman

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Chef Ned Baldwin’s neighborhood American restaurant Houseman is offering a takeout meal kit designed for holiday snacking. The box of snacks includes cheddar cheese, venison meatballs, spiced candied nuts, Christmas cookies, and other trappings found on a holiday party’s snack table. The restaurant also offers a solid selection of pét-nat wines for takeout.

The Musket Room

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Chef Mary Attea’s Michelin-starred restaurant the Musket Room is offering dinner and a show this New Year’s Eve. Tickets to the restaurant’s at-home holiday party come with a multi-course meal of rillettes, sourdough bread, housemade butter, and foie gras — available for takeout or delivery ahead of New Years — along with a Zoom link where customers can watch a show put on by magician Mark Clearview ($195). Seatings are available at 8 and 10 p.m. on December 31.

The Tyger

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From the team behind Chinese Tuxedo comes the Tyger, a newly opened Soho restaurant where elaborate cocktails and pan-Asian small plates shine. Alongside hit menu items like chile crab fried rice and rich, housemade egg noodles, the restaurant will offer a selection of bottled cocktails for takeout and delivery on New Year’s Eve.

A wooden table filled with three restaurant dishes, including the steak tartare and crab crackers on a white plate, the Pakistani roasted eggplant curry, and the pan-roasted skate wing topped with sambal belacan and green cilantro leaves plus a lime wedge on the side. Wrapped silverware sits on the side of the table with the restaurant’s logo on the outer package.

XO Taste

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A lengthy selection of Chinese and Thai dishes separates XO Taste from its peers on Elizabeth Street. From now until January 2, the casual Chinatown restaurant is offering a holiday dinner for two with a half Peking duck, pan-fried dumplings, orange beef, and fried rice ($69.95). A more elaborate feast for four includes a whole Peking duck, shrimp spring rolls, and walnut shrimp ($139.95). Orders must be placed at least an hour ahead of time, preferably the day before.

North Dumpling

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This late-night Essex Street hangout is open for takeout from 9 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Those looking to sink their teeth into one of the restaurant’s cult-favorite pork and chive dumplings can also pick up a bag of frozen dumplings to pan fry at home.

Vegetarian Dim Sum House

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The aptly named Vegetarian Dim Sum House in Chinatown offers up reliable dim sum made from bean curd, tofu, and other meat stand-ins. For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will serve a holiday dinner for two with spring rolls, vegetarian pork stir fry, braised tofu, and more ($40), while a larger dinner for four also comes with Sichuan vegetarian chicken ($60). Cash only.

Hop Lee Restaurant

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Across the street from Chinatown’s well-known Wo Hop is Hop Lee, a neighborhood source American-Chinese dishes and Cantonese-style seafood. The restaurant’s holiday takeout menu — available through January 2 — includes General Tso’s chicken, Singapore noodles, and stir-fried baby bok choy, which can be portioned for two or four ($20 to $40). Cash only.

Golden Diner

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This standout Lower East Side diner from Momofuku alum Samuel Yoo is accepting outdoor reservations for lunch and dinner on New Year’s Eve.

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Peter Luger Steak House

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Williamsburg’s iconic 133-year-old steakhouse Peter Luger is staying open for outdoor dining this New Year’s Eve. There are still a few reservations left for December 31 on the restaurant’s website, or opt to order a porterhouse steak and Luger Burger for delivery.

Peter Luger’s hamburger with fries, on a white plate with blue markings. Nick Solares/Eater

Speedy Romeo

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Ordering takeout from a neighborhood pizzeria is the best bet for an apartment with roommates, but those ringing in the New Year alone might consider one of Speedy Romeo’s light and airy sourdough pies. The restaurant offers a half-dozen of its pizzas for delivery on New Year’s Eve, each of which can be taken on solo.

An aerial photograph of a pizza topped with lox, pickled onions, and cheese Nick Solares/Eater

On a stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue ripe with restaurants and bars, neighborhood natural wine bar LaLou continues to stand out more than a year after opening. The restaurant from acclaimed restaurateurs Joe Campanale and Jay Wolman is serving a New Year’s Eve menu of oysters, roast monkfish, steak, and more in its heated backyard garden from 5 to 10 p.m. Takeout and delivery available through Doordash and Caviar.

Cozy Prospect Heights restaurant James is hosting a cocktail hour with sparkles from 4 to 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, with limited outdoor dining from 6 to 8 p.m. (Retro ski suit costumes are apparently encouraged, per a spokesperson for the restaurant.) Those dining at home can order one of the restaurant’s meal kits for takeout and delivery from its website, which include cocktails, dinner, and dessert.

Red Hook Tavern

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Reservations for New Year’s Eve are all booked up at Red Hook Tavern, the second restaurant from chef Billy Durney of Hometown Barbecue. Several of the restaurant’s classic dishes will be available for delivery, however, including its dry-aged burger and wedge salad.

Olmsted

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Chef Greg Baxtrom’s beloved neighborhood restaurant Olmsted will be open on New Year’s Eve with plans to serve a seasonal menu with takes on shepherd’s pie, lobster mac and cheese, and s’mores. Outdoor dining is available in the restaurant’s heated backyard garden, but if you didn’t snag a reservation, consider pre-ordering takeout or delivery.

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The duck duchesse at Olmsted
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Hunky Dory

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This beloved neighborhood restaurant is ringing in 2021 with finger foods, slices of cake, and a solid selection of takeout cocktails before closing for the winter on Sunday, January 3. Pre-order through the restaurant’s website for pick-up between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on December 31.

Red Rooster

This acclaimed American comfort food spot from chef Marcus Samuelsson is offering limited outdoor seating from 3 to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Takeout and reservations are available via the restaurant’s website.

Bar Boulud

Chef Daniel Boulud’s acclaimed Upper West Side restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu with poached lobster and vanilla crème brûlée for outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve ($95 per person). For those looking to dine at home, the restaurant has a holiday takeout dinner for four to six that includes porchetta, a brussels sprout Caesar salad, baguette, and choux à la crème for dessert ($250).

Boqueria

Boqueria is bringing its popular tapas to New York households with a meal kit for two that includes sparkling wine, meats, cheeses, and chocolate cake for dessert ($125). The mini-chain of tapas restaurants will also offer a prix fixe outdoor dining menu with unlimited drinks, along with its regular menu, at its restaurants in Soho, Flatiron, and Midtown ($85 per person).

Haidilao Hotpot

A stuffed tomato character with a red hat sits opposite me at a booth, with a hot pot meal spread before us Robert Sietsema/Eater

Flushing hot pot legend Hai Di Lao will serve its fiery beef tallow broths, flaky fish filet, and cuts of marbled beef for takeout and delivery on New Year’s Eve. Those looking to dine outdoors can join a waitlist by scanning a QR code at the restaurant. No reservations.

A stuffed tomato character with a red hat sits opposite me at a booth, with a hot pot meal spread before us Robert Sietsema/Eater

Lil’ Sweet Chick

Sweet Chick’s popular fried chicken sandwiches are available on New Year’s Eve from the restaurant’s quick-service sibling Lil’ Sweet Chick. In addition to this Long Island City location, the restaurant will be open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining from its Williamsburg, Lower East Side, and Prospect Heights outposts.

The Smith

A spread of dishes from the smith The Smith [Official]

The Smith is doing a New Year’s Eve box that’s available for pickup and delivery on December 30 and 31 in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The dishes — which are meant to be reheated at home — include chicken wontons, braised short ribs, lobster risotto, and hazelnut layer cake, among others. The packages are available for two ($130) or four people ($260).

A spread of dishes from the smith The Smith [Official]

Bajeko Sekuwa

Bajeko Sekuwa — “grandfather’s barbecue” in Nepali — opened in Sunnyside in 2018, the restaurant chain’s first location outside of Nepal and its 14th outpost internationally. The restaurant has tentative plans to offer its a la carte menu for outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve, but it will be available for delivery or takeout regardless.

Los Tacos No. 1

Chargrilled meat champion Los Tacos No. 1 is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. If an order of hungover adobada tacos is to be desired, the restaurant will stay open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at all of its locations on January 1.

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An overhead photograph of plates of banchan surrounding a Korean barbecue grill Gary He/Eater

This Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse is ringing in the new year with a luxe $225 prix fixe menu that includes filet mignon “steak and eggs,” noodles, consommé, and soft serve. The restaurant’s acclaimed cuts of meat are also available for local takeout and delivery, as well as nationwide shipping, in a meaty dinner kit that comes with a 10-pound rack of roasted prime rib.

An overhead photograph of plates of banchan surrounding a Korean barbecue grill Gary He/Eater

Isabelle's Osteria

An overhead photograph of a bowl of spaghetti in red sauce on a white plate. A few sprigs of basil adorn the dish. Isabelle’s Osteria [Official]

Hearty pasta dishes rank among the foods that hold up best for takeout and delivery, and newly opened Italian restaurant Isabelle’s Osteria has a selection of sturdy mains like lasagna, pork ragu, and braised rooster pappardelle on deck. The Flatiron District restaurant also delivers desserts, including a seasonal persimmon cake on New Year’s Eve ($15).

An overhead photograph of a bowl of spaghetti in red sauce on a white plate. A few sprigs of basil adorn the dish. Isabelle’s Osteria [Official]

GupShup

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This delightful Gramercy Indian restaurant will be available for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve. In addition to seasonal specials, the restaurant offers a family dinner for three to four, available with butter chicken and chicken tikka or vegetarian entrees like tandoori cauliflower and saag paneer ($69).

The Dolar Shop

A hot pot spread at the Dolar Shop. A pair of chopsticks can be seen picking up some meat. The Dolar Shop

Luxe international hotpot chain the Dolar Shop recently opened a second New York City location in the East Village and now the restaurant’s popular one-person hotpot can be enjoyed at home. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant offers a two-person set for takeout and delivery ($129.99), which includes short rib, boneless beef, two broths, and other ingredients for at-home cooking.

A hot pot spread at the Dolar Shop. A pair of chopsticks can be seen picking up some meat. The Dolar Shop

MáLà Project

An ovehead photograph of several dishes, including spinach, pickled onion, and bowls of meat in dark red broth Nick Solares/Eater

Amelie Kang’s always-packed Sichuan restaurant MáLà Project is serving its regular menu for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy fiery build-your-own dry pot from the restaurant’s original location in the East Village, or from its Midtown offshoot at 41 West 46th St, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Outdoor dining reservations for both locations are available through Resy.

An ovehead photograph of several dishes, including spinach, pickled onion, and bowls of meat in dark red broth Nick Solares/Eater

Rosella

If takeout sushi is in the cards, consider Rosella, a newly opened East Village restaurant where sustainability and local sourcing are top of mind. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer shareable, two-person sushi sets for takeout, which include small rolls, nigiri, a jar of housemade XO sauce, and cotton cheesecake for dessert ($150).

Ruffian

A table is set with several bowls, which contain empanadas, grilled cabbage, and an orange soup Ruffian [Official]

Ruffian, one of the borough’s most beloved neighborhood wine bars, is offering a two-person dinner for takeout and delivery on New Year’s Eve. The holiday meal is completely vegetarian and includes dishes like pickled cauliflower and mushroom empanadas, basmati cabbage rolls, and citrus cashew cake for dessert ($75). From December 28 to December 31, Ruffian will reopen its doors as a neighborhood wine shop, offering bottles for takeout and delivery.

A table is set with several bowls, which contain empanadas, grilled cabbage, and an orange soup Ruffian [Official]

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Houseman

Chef Ned Baldwin’s neighborhood American restaurant Houseman is offering a takeout meal kit designed for holiday snacking. The box of snacks includes cheddar cheese, venison meatballs, spiced candied nuts, Christmas cookies, and other trappings found on a holiday party’s snack table. The restaurant also offers a solid selection of pét-nat wines for takeout.

The Musket Room

Chef Mary Attea’s Michelin-starred restaurant the Musket Room is offering dinner and a show this New Year’s Eve. Tickets to the restaurant’s at-home holiday party come with a multi-course meal of rillettes, sourdough bread, housemade butter, and foie gras — available for takeout or delivery ahead of New Years — along with a Zoom link where customers can watch a show put on by magician Mark Clearview ($195). Seatings are available at 8 and 10 p.m. on December 31.

The Tyger

A wooden table filled with three restaurant dishes, including the steak tartare and crab crackers on a white plate, the Pakistani roasted eggplant curry, and the pan-roasted skate wing topped with sambal belacan and green cilantro leaves plus a lime wedge on the side. Wrapped silverware sits on the side of the table with the restaurant’s logo on the outer package.

From the team behind Chinese Tuxedo comes the Tyger, a newly opened Soho restaurant where elaborate cocktails and pan-Asian small plates shine. Alongside hit menu items like chile crab fried rice and rich, housemade egg noodles, the restaurant will offer a selection of bottled cocktails for takeout and delivery on New Year’s Eve.

A wooden table filled with three restaurant dishes, including the steak tartare and crab crackers on a white plate, the Pakistani roasted eggplant curry, and the pan-roasted skate wing topped with sambal belacan and green cilantro leaves plus a lime wedge on the side. Wrapped silverware sits on the side of the table with the restaurant’s logo on the outer package.

XO Taste

A lengthy selection of Chinese and Thai dishes separates XO Taste from its peers on Elizabeth Street. From now until January 2, the casual Chinatown restaurant is offering a holiday dinner for two with a half Peking duck, pan-fried dumplings, orange beef, and fried rice ($69.95). A more elaborate feast for four includes a whole Peking duck, shrimp spring rolls, and walnut shrimp ($139.95). Orders must be placed at least an hour ahead of time, preferably the day before.

North Dumpling

This late-night Essex Street hangout is open for takeout from 9 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Those looking to sink their teeth into one of the restaurant’s cult-favorite pork and chive dumplings can also pick up a bag of frozen dumplings to pan fry at home.

Vegetarian Dim Sum House

The aptly named Vegetarian Dim Sum House in Chinatown offers up reliable dim sum made from bean curd, tofu, and other meat stand-ins. For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will serve a holiday dinner for two with spring rolls, vegetarian pork stir fry, braised tofu, and more ($40), while a larger dinner for four also comes with Sichuan vegetarian chicken ($60). Cash only.

Hop Lee Restaurant

Across the street from Chinatown’s well-known Wo Hop is Hop Lee, a neighborhood source American-Chinese dishes and Cantonese-style seafood. The restaurant’s holiday takeout menu — available through January 2 — includes General Tso’s chicken, Singapore noodles, and stir-fried baby bok choy, which can be portioned for two or four ($20 to $40). Cash only.