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The Ultimate New Year's Eve Dining Guide to NYC

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1232008_10_hasmaps.jpgHaven't made those New Year's Eve plans yet? Here's an updated map of 25 solid dining options for the big night. Some of these restaurants are offering prix fixes and party packages, but none of them are rip-offs.


— Marguerite Preston

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pork Slope

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247 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-7675
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From 10 p.m. till 1 a.m., Dale Talde's bar will be offering a $60 all-you-can-eat-and-drink special which will include canned beers, tap beers, well liquor, and two signature cocktails. That's a helluva deal. No reservations required.

2. Restaurant Marc Forgione

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134 Reade St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9401
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Restaurant Marc Forgione will do two seatings New Year's Eve. The first, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., is five courses for $95 per person. The second, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. is six courses plus a glass of Champagne for $195 per person. Menu items will include egg drop soup, chili lobster on Texas toast, and a Champagne-glazed torta.

3. Reynard at Wythe Hotel

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80 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 460-8000
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Andrew Tarlow's restaurant in the Wythe Hotel will serve a four-course prix fixe meal for $95 per person. The menu will include a raw bar course, caviar, and a choice of lobster or steak for the entree. The restaurant will be taking reservations in two seatings, one early and one late.

4. EN Japanese Brasserie

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435 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 647-9196
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Chef Abe Hiroki (and anyone else who wants to try their hand) will do the traditional year-end Mochitsuki, pounding mochi rice cakes with a giant wooden hammer and stone pestle. The restaurant will also offer two Kaiseki menus for either $95 or $135 per person. The first will include stone-grilled Black Angus strip and yellowtail shabu shabu, and the second will include filet mignon katsu and Alaskan king crab with soba noodles. From 9:00 p.m. to midnight, only the $135 menu will be available, and at midnight EN will ring in the New Year with Kagami Biraki, the breaking open of a barrel of sake.

5. Parm

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248 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 993-7189
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Torrisi's New Year's menu will include oysters, Peekytoe crab arancini, a choice of zuppa di pesce or veal parm, and ice cream cake for dessert. From 5:30 to 8:00 pm the prix fixe menu will be $60 per person, from 10:30 pm onward the menu will be $75 per person. For reservations email party@parmnyc.com.

6. The Pines

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284 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 596-6560
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At 7:30 p.m. the Pines will serve cocktails and canapes, followed by a dinner seating at 8:00 p.m. for a ten-course tasting menu. For $90 per person, the menu will include sea urchin, Wagyu steak, and tripe.

7. Mas (la Grillade)

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28 7th Ave. S
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-1795
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Chef Galen Zamarra will offer a four-course dinner for $95 per person. The exact menu has yet to be decided, but as usual the dishes will all be cooked over a wood fired grill.

8. Tocqueville Restaurant

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1 E 15th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 647-1515
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Tocqueville will offer a three-course prix fixe menu with options that will include bison tartare, oven-roasted oysters, smoked duck breast, homemade tofu, and spice-crusted venison loin. The first seating, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is $85 per person, while the second seating, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. is $110 per person. Additionally, a five-course tasting menu will be available all night for $125 per person. The tasting menu will include tuna tartare, cod with black truffles, and grilled rack of lamb.

9. Northern Spy Food Co.

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511 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-5100
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Northern Spy will offer four courses plus "a few surprises" for $75 per person. The menu will include Brussels sprout salad, celery root bisque, and halibut or beef sirloin. The restaurant is taking reservations for three seatings that evening, at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.

10. Kin Shop

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469 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-4295
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Kin Shop will be offering a three-course prix fixe (with an amuse) for $85, with options like beef tartare with quail egg and caviar, braised beef short ribs, quail with foie gras, and butter-poached lobster. Check out the full menu here. The bar will be reserved for a la carte dining.

11. Back Forty West

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70 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 388-1990
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The Soho location is selling tickets for parties of two to 12 for its family-style New Year's Celebration. The meal, focussing on foods cooked with smoke and fire, will include a fireplace-roasted antipasto plate, a round of communal salads and appetizers, and a choice of two or three entrees, such as slow roasted lamb shoulder and whole black sea bass, for the table. Tickets must be purchased online. The total cost of each ticket, which includes food, sales tax, a 20 percent gratuity, and a Paypal admin fee is $100.08.

12. Frankies 457

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457 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 403-0033
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Frankies 457 will be offering a four-course menu for $85 per person. Course selections will include raw artichoke salad, uni spaghetti, suckling pig, and veal cheek. The Manhattan location will serve its own four-course dinner in two seatings. The early seating will be $85 per person, with a menu of lobster salad, black ink fusilli, slow roasted lamb loin, and warm kabocha squash torta. The late seating, at $125 per person, will include expanded menu options.

13. No. 7

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7 Greene Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 522-6370
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They're calling themselves "No. 7 Steakhouse" for New Year's, and serving a three-course, family-style meal. The meal will cost $100 per person, and will include wine and beer. Seatings will be at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.

14. Thistle Hill Tavern

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441 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 599-1262
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On New Year's Eve, Thistle Hill Tavern will offering a special four-course prix fixe during two seatings. The menu will include things like chilled lobster, beef tartare, risotto, sweet potato gnocchi, and brandade of cod. The early dinner will cost $50, and the later meal will be priced at $65.

15. The Library at The Public

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425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-8777
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The Library will be offering a three-course menu with a Champagne toast on New Year's Eve for $95 per person. The menu will include gnocchi with roasted mushroom ragu, seafood salad with fennel, oxtail consomme with foie gras, and braised short ribs with polenta. And, from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., The Library will host a cocktail party with a live performance by Julian Velard, an open bar, passed canapes, and a "chef's market table" for $155 per person. Check out the full lineup here.

16. Má Pêche

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15 W 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 757-5878
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The Midtown member of the Momofuku family is taking reservations for one seating at 10 p.m. New Year's Eve. The restaurant will be serving a special four-course prix fixe menu with the large-format chicken and rice. The meal will cost $95 per person, and it will end with a Champagne toast midnight.

17. Perilla

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9 Jones St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-6868
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Perilla is taking reservations for two seatings on New Year's Eve. The restaurant will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu, with courses such as scallop ceviche with foie gras mousse, slow-roasted cod with Lebanese moussaka, and roasted squab with black trumpet mushrooms. The second seating will also include an additional mid course of gnudi and black truffle.

18. Buttermilk Channel

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524 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 852-8490
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Buttermilk Channel will serve a three-course dinner for $95 per person, with menu items such as crispy sweetbreads, Maine lobster tart, ricotta and chestnut ravioli, duck meatloaf, and the classic fried chicken with cheddar waffles. Raw or roasted oysters will also be available for an additional charge.

19. James

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605 Carlton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 942-4255
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The first two seatings, at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. include a three-course prix fixe meal for $75 per person. The final seating, at 10:00 p.m. includes four courses and a champagne toast for $95 per person. Menu choices for all seatings include chestnut soup with pickled chanterelles, rack of lamb with creamy farro, and quince and pear charlotte with caramel soy ice cream.

20. Hecho en Dumbo

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354 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 937-4245
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Hecho en Dumbo will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, with dishes like Veracruz-style lobster soup, battered grilled cactus stuffed with queso Oaxaca, and house-smoked Berkshire pork loin. The meal will also include a free Champagne toast at midnight. Alternatively, you can get an all-night open bar for $100 per person, or buy both the meal and the open bar for $175. There will be a Mariachi band and DJ sets throughout the night.

21. Prime Meats

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465 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 254-0327
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There will be both an early and a late seating on New Year's Eve, the former for $75 per person and the latter for $119 per person. The early, four-course menu will include smoked goose breast, crispy pork belly, New York strip steak, lobster ravioli, and roasted venison loin. The later, five-course menu is mostly the same, but with the choice of foie gras torchon or wild mushroom tart for the additional course.

22. Resto

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111 E.29th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-5585
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Chef Preston Clark is celebrating fish and fowl with a large format feast for New Year's Eve. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. the restaurant will serve an array of snacks, charcuterie, sausages, whole animals, and more, including duck fat & fennel pollen popcorn, smoked trout rilette, King Crab legs, crab and duck fried rice, whole roasted ducks and salt-crusted striped bass. Reservations are $150 per person, and they also include a full open bar. Resto is also accepting reservations from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for a special a la carte menu focused on duck, shellfish, and dry aged steaks. These reservations can be made online, but for the 9:00 seating email louann@restonyc.com to reserve a spot.

23. The Dutch

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131 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-6200
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Andrew Carmellini's The Dutch will be serving a four-course menu with options like seared foie gras with chestnuts, short rib ravioli, roast turbot with caviar and Champagne, and a lemon souffle with blood orange sherbet. The menu will be served at 5 p.m. for $85, and at 9 p.m. for $125. A few slots are still available. Check out the New Year's Eve menu here.

24. Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

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53 Great Jones St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 837-2622
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Il Buco Alimentari will be offering a prix fixe with options like bay scallop crudo, grilled Vermont quail, olive-oil poached black cod, baccala agnolotti, and a NY strip steak for two. A four-course version of the menu will be served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $85, and a five-course version will be offered at 8:30 p.m. for $110 (includes a Champagne toast). The party will feature live Brazilian music

25. Sueños

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311 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-1333
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Sue Torres's excellent Chelsea Mexican restaurant will be offering a regular a la carte menu till 8 p.m. From 9 p.m. till 1 a.m., Suenos will host a party with drinks, passed hors d'oeuvres, music, dancing, and a midnight Mexican brunch. The party is $100 per person, all-inclusive.

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1. Pork Slope

247 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
From 10 p.m. till 1 a.m., Dale Talde's bar will be offering a $60 all-you-can-eat-and-drink special which will include canned beers, tap beers, well liquor, and two signature cocktails. That's a helluva deal. No reservations required.
247 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

2. Restaurant Marc Forgione

134 Reade St., New York, NY 10013
Restaurant Marc Forgione will do two seatings New Year's Eve. The first, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., is five courses for $95 per person. The second, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. is six courses plus a glass of Champagne for $195 per person. Menu items will include egg drop soup, chili lobster on Texas toast, and a Champagne-glazed torta.
134 Reade St.
New York, NY 10013

3. Reynard at Wythe Hotel

80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Andrew Tarlow's restaurant in the Wythe Hotel will serve a four-course prix fixe meal for $95 per person. The menu will include a raw bar course, caviar, and a choice of lobster or steak for the entree. The restaurant will be taking reservations in two seatings, one early and one late.
80 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

4. EN Japanese Brasserie

435 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014
Chef Abe Hiroki (and anyone else who wants to try their hand) will do the traditional year-end Mochitsuki, pounding mochi rice cakes with a giant wooden hammer and stone pestle. The restaurant will also offer two Kaiseki menus for either $95 or $135 per person. The first will include stone-grilled Black Angus strip and yellowtail shabu shabu, and the second will include filet mignon katsu and Alaskan king crab with soba noodles. From 9:00 p.m. to midnight, only the $135 menu will be available, and at midnight EN will ring in the New Year with Kagami Biraki, the breaking open of a barrel of sake.
435 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014

5. Parm

248 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10012
Torrisi's New Year's menu will include oysters, Peekytoe crab arancini, a choice of zuppa di pesce or veal parm, and ice cream cake for dessert. From 5:30 to 8:00 pm the prix fixe menu will be $60 per person, from 10:30 pm onward the menu will be $75 per person. For reservations email party@parmnyc.com.
248 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012

6. The Pines

284 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
At 7:30 p.m. the Pines will serve cocktails and canapes, followed by a dinner seating at 8:00 p.m. for a ten-course tasting menu. For $90 per person, the menu will include sea urchin, Wagyu steak, and tripe.
284 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

7. Mas (la Grillade)

28 7th Ave. S, New York, NY 10014
Chef Galen Zamarra will offer a four-course dinner for $95 per person. The exact menu has yet to be decided, but as usual the dishes will all be cooked over a wood fired grill.
28 7th Ave. S
New York, NY 10014

8. Tocqueville Restaurant

1 E 15th St., New York, NY 10003
Tocqueville will offer a three-course prix fixe menu with options that will include bison tartare, oven-roasted oysters, smoked duck breast, homemade tofu, and spice-crusted venison loin. The first seating, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is $85 per person, while the second seating, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. is $110 per person. Additionally, a five-course tasting menu will be available all night for $125 per person. The tasting menu will include tuna tartare, cod with black truffles, and grilled rack of lamb.
1 E 15th St.
New York, NY 10003

9. Northern Spy Food Co.

511 E 12th St., New York, NY 10009
Northern Spy will offer four courses plus "a few surprises" for $75 per person. The menu will include Brussels sprout salad, celery root bisque, and halibut or beef sirloin. The restaurant is taking reservations for three seatings that evening, at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.
511 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10009

10. Kin Shop

469 6th Ave., New York, NY 10011
Kin Shop will be offering a three-course prix fixe (with an amuse) for $85, with options like beef tartare with quail egg and caviar, braised beef short ribs, quail with foie gras, and butter-poached lobster. Check out the full menu here. The bar will be reserved for a la carte dining.
469 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

11. Back Forty West

70 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
The Soho location is selling tickets for parties of two to 12 for its family-style New Year's Celebration. The meal, focussing on foods cooked with smoke and fire, will include a fireplace-roasted antipasto plate, a round of communal salads and appetizers, and a choice of two or three entrees, such as slow roasted lamb shoulder and whole black sea bass, for the table. Tickets must be purchased online. The total cost of each ticket, which includes food, sales tax, a 20 percent gratuity, and a Paypal admin fee is $100.08.
70 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

12. Frankies 457

457 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Frankies 457 will be offering a four-course menu for $85 per person. Course selections will include raw artichoke salad, uni spaghetti, suckling pig, and veal cheek. The Manhattan location will serve its own four-course dinner in two seatings. The early seating will be $85 per person, with a menu of lobster salad, black ink fusilli, slow roasted lamb loin, and warm kabocha squash torta. The late seating, at $125 per person, will include expanded menu options.
457 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

13. No. 7

7 Greene Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
They're calling themselves "No. 7 Steakhouse" for New Year's, and serving a three-course, family-style meal. The meal will cost $100 per person, and will include wine and beer. Seatings will be at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.
7 Greene Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

14. Thistle Hill Tavern

441 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
On New Year's Eve, Thistle Hill Tavern will offering a special four-course prix fixe during two seatings. The menu will include things like chilled lobster, beef tartare, risotto, sweet potato gnocchi, and brandade of cod. The early dinner will cost $50, and the later meal will be priced at $65.
441 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

15. The Library at The Public

425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
The Library will be offering a three-course menu with a Champagne toast on New Year's Eve for $95 per person. The menu will include gnocchi with roasted mushroom ragu, seafood salad with fennel, oxtail consomme with foie gras, and braised short ribs with polenta. And, from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., The Library will host a cocktail party with a live performance by Julian Velard, an open bar, passed canapes, and a "chef's market table" for $155 per person. Check out the full lineup here.
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

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16. Má Pêche

15 W 56th St., New York, NY 10019
The Midtown member of the Momofuku family is taking reservations for one seating at 10 p.m. New Year's Eve. The restaurant will be serving a special four-course prix fixe menu with the large-format chicken and rice. The meal will cost $95 per person, and it will end with a Champagne toast midnight.
15 W 56th St.
New York, NY 10019

17. Perilla

9 Jones St, New York, NY 10014
Perilla is taking reservations for two seatings on New Year's Eve. The restaurant will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu, with courses such as scallop ceviche with foie gras mousse, slow-roasted cod with Lebanese moussaka, and roasted squab with black trumpet mushrooms. The second seating will also include an additional mid course of gnudi and black truffle.
9 Jones St
New York, NY 10014

18. Buttermilk Channel

524 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Buttermilk Channel will serve a three-course dinner for $95 per person, with menu items such as crispy sweetbreads, Maine lobster tart, ricotta and chestnut ravioli, duck meatloaf, and the classic fried chicken with cheddar waffles. Raw or roasted oysters will also be available for an additional charge.
524 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

19. James

605 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
The first two seatings, at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. include a three-course prix fixe meal for $75 per person. The final seating, at 10:00 p.m. includes four courses and a champagne toast for $95 per person. Menu choices for all seatings include chestnut soup with pickled chanterelles, rack of lamb with creamy farro, and quince and pear charlotte with caramel soy ice cream.
605 Carlton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

20. Hecho en Dumbo

354 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Hecho en Dumbo will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, with dishes like Veracruz-style lobster soup, battered grilled cactus stuffed with queso Oaxaca, and house-smoked Berkshire pork loin. The meal will also include a free Champagne toast at midnight. Alternatively, you can get an all-night open bar for $100 per person, or buy both the meal and the open bar for $175. There will be a Mariachi band and DJ sets throughout the night.
354 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

21. Prime Meats

465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231