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Welcome 2019 in Lincoln Square Style

Dec 12, 2018
Welcome 2019 in Lincoln Square Style
This December 31, the Lincoln Square neighborhood is a fantastic spot to welcome 2019! Many of our local businesses and organizations are hosting special gatherings, live performances, and delicious dinner menus for a memorable goodbye to 2018. 
Located at the top of the Empire Hotel, The Empire Rooftop is offering guests a chance to celebrate the New Year "above it all". From 9:00pm to 1:00am, party-goers can enjoy live music, a DJ, an open bar, a champagne toast, and more with great views of Lincoln Square. General admission tickets start at $150. Click here for details
You can also celebrate at Ascent Lounge, located on the 4th floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle overlooking Central Park. This luxury lounge's New Year's Eve event will feature an unlimited Premium Open Bar and gourmet hors d'oeuvres along with live music, a DJ, and a live streaming of the Times Square Ball Drop! Click here for more information. Tickets begin at $150. 
Enjoy New Year's Eve with Renée Fleming at the New York Philharmonic on December 31 at 8:00pm. The concert will feature American soprano Renée Fleming, the New York Philharmonic, and Music Director Jaap van Zweden. Audiences can sing and dance into 2019 with Broadway and film hits, Viennese waltzes, and operetta gems! Tickets begin at $105.
Hosted at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in Time Warner Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center is celebrating New Year's Eve with Carlos Henriquez, the JALC Orchestra's bassist. With sets at both 7:30pm and 11:00pm, the price includes a three-course dinner menu and admission (plus a champagne toast for the 11:00pm set). Tickets are $220 for the 7:30pm set and $350 for the 11:00pm set. Click here for more details.  
Make a reservation at Rosa Mexicano at 61 Columbus Avenue at 62nd Street to enjoy a special New Year's Eve dinner with friends and family. The menu will offer 4-courses for $49 per person and there will be a special cocktail on the menu for the celebration. Contact Rosa Mexicano for reservations and more details. Feliz Año Nuevo! 
The Smith at 1900 Broadway has a special New Year's Eve menu available from 10:00pm to 1:00am. For $140 per person, you can dine a 3-course menu while enjoying a full open bar with wine, specialty cocktails, and beer. Click here to see the menu and book a table today.

Bluebird London (10 Columbus Circle, third floor) is hosting two dinner options to celebrate New Year's Eve overlooking Columbus Circle. The night kicks off with the first seating at 5:00pm featuring a 3-course meal at $125 per person. The second seating begins at 8:00pm with a 4-course meal along with a live jazz band and DJ. Tickets are $175 per person. Contact (347) 682-2100 to book your table.
Boulud Sud at 20 West 64th Street will offer a special New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and a New Year's Eve Pre-Theater Dinner to ring in the New Year. For the Pre-Theater Dinner, enjoy a three-course Prix Fixe dinner from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for $115 per person. Or, make reservations for the Gala dinner, which offers a three-course tasting menu for $225 per person from 8:30pm to 10:00pm and features live music and a champagne toast. Contact Boulud Sud for reservations today. 
Bar Boulud at 1900 Broadway is also offering both a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and a New Year's Eve Pre-Theater Dinner on December 31. From 4:00pm to 7:00pm, enjoy the three-course, Prix Fixe Pre-Theater Dinner menu for $75 per person. Or, from 9:00pm to 10:30pm, reserve your spot for the Gala Dinner's four-course tasting menu for $115 per person. Make your reservation today.

At the Mandarin Oriental, New York (80 Columbus Circle on 60th Street), make a reservation at The Office NYC, a speakeasy inspired bar, for its Office New Year's Eve Vintage Party from 9:00pm to 1:00am. This vintage themed party will feature live music and an open bar of house cocktails with passed and stationed food. Plus, enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $395 per person.
Also at the Mandarin Oriental, book a reservation for a New Year's Eve Pre-Party at The Aviary NYC, a special cocktail bar with panoramic views. At $295 per person, enjoy a 4-course dinner from 5:30pm to 7:00pm with cocktail pairings throughout the meal. Book your reservation here.
Of course, you can also enjoy dinner and drinks at other restaurants in the area on New Year's Eve. Check out our Neighborhood Guide for more options. Lincoln Square is a great destination for celebrating the end of 2018.  

(If we inadvertently left out any of our other Lincoln Square restaurant specials or cultural events, please submit the information to our events calendar or send us an email and let us know!) 

Photo credit: Bluebird London