13 Westchester Restaurants Open for New Year’s Eve Dining

Ring in the new year with a sumptuous dinner — and plenty of champagne — from one of Westchester’s favorite restaurants.

If you’re planning on going out this New Year’s Eve instead of cozying up with loved ones at home, then celebrate the arrival of a fresh new year with some of the best food in Westchester. These county mainstays highlight their culinary talents with a series of specialty menus, tastings, and more that you won’t want to miss.

While you can only pick one, sadly, you can always look forward to next year.

Apropos

900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill; 914.739.3546

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At this contemporary restaurant overlooking the Hudson, New Year’s Eve will be filled with local and seasonal products and ingredients from the Hudson Valley. Dinner runs from 5 to 9 p.m., with the last seating at 8:45 p.m.

Augustine’s Salumeria 

213 Halstead Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.315.6541

Augustine’s is now accepting reservations for its New Year’s Eve celebration. The Sound Shore hotspot will serve up its regular menu alongside specials you won’t want to miss, featuring luxury ingredients like foie gras and caviar. At midnight, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast.

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Dolphin Restaurant • Bar • Lounge

1 Van Der Donck St, Yonkers; 914.751.8170

The Yonkers riverfront restaurant and lounge offers a four-course dinner ($130 pp, $70 if under 21), including open bar for four hours. Choose from starters like spicy salmon rice cakes, stuffed portobello mushrooms, or fried calamari and then move onto a choice of salad, soup, or risotto. Entrees include a NY strip steak, frutti di mare, filet of branzino, and eggplant parm. Top your meal off with a chef’s tasting of chocolate cake, éclair, and coffee cake.

 

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Dubrovnik

721 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.637-3777

Westchester’s favorite Croatian restaurant is planning both a special-menu dinner and a prix-fixe menu party showcasing a wide array of choices. Both menus have innovative starters ranging from grilled jumbo shrimp and octopus and cuttlefish risotto to ‘Punjene Paprike’ and chicken soup. For the main, offerings include a filet of red snapper, seafood pasta, and filet mignon. For dessert, enjoy chocolate lava cake, panna cotta, or palacinke. The a la carte dinner event begins at 4 p.m., while the prix-fixe, $95 dinner party begins at 9 p.m. (Drinks not included).

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Goosefeather

49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown; 914.829.5454

Goosefeather at Tarrytown House Estate hosts a New Year’s Eve bash with a four-course, chef-curated, prix-fixe menu. The restaurant will have a bumping DJ, midnight prosecco toast, and party favors. For those 21 and up, be sure to come dressed to impress and ring in the new year! Tickets are $225, with reservations beginning at 9:30 p.m.

 

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Greca

189 Main Street, White Plains; 914.448.8800

Usher in 2024 with a delicious meal from this upscale Greek restaurant which offers up its best alongside a trio of Greek spreads. The White Plains restaurant will serve a la carte selections from its full menu from 5-7 p.m. Afterward, two ball-drop seatings with a four-course prix fixe menu will commence at 8 and 9 p.m. Guests can groove to DJ Don as he spins us into the new year.

Ibiza Kitchen

78 King St, Chappaqua; 914.458.5044

Owner Ignacio Bianco has prepared a scaled-down version of the restaurant’s regular menu with fresh market ingredients. Be sure to try the grilled Dublin Bay prawns, wood-roasted piquillo peppers with organic chicken shrimp, and grass-fed beef tenderloin with potatoes and goat cheese topped with a juniper berry sauce. Ibiza Kitchen offers three veggie options as well as several fish and shellfish dishes.

 

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La Casa

7 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.222.9016

Ring in the new year at La Casa, which is known for its elevated Mexican cuisine, and its New Year’s Eve menu won’t be any different. The five-course, prix-fixe menu features the restaurant’s fan favorites such as guacamole and chips, flautas, and tuna tartare. Two dishes are not on the regular menu and are available only on New Year’s Eve: Chile en Nogada as a special entrée and decadent Duvalin as a special dessert. The dinner is $65 pp, and reservations can be made for 5 to 10 p.m.

OKO

29 Purchase St, Rye; 914.481.8660

OKO, the traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi restaurant led by Chef Brian Lewis, will be open on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to closing. The eatery will serve its a la carte menu with standout dishes including the marinated king salmon with smoked sou, white miso aioli, arugula, and nori; hand-rolled spicy Hamachi, and scallion rolls. After a delightful meal, diners can wrap up the evening with a handful of tasty desserts.

 

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The Inn at Pound Ridge

258 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge; 914.764.1400

Chef Jean-Georges prepares a three-course evening from 5-7 p.m. ($248 pp) for ushering in the new year with taste and style, and an additional four-course menu starting at 8 p.m. Appetizer choices of yellowfin tuna truffle tartare or winter chicory salad will be followed by a second course of mozzarella ravioli with black truffles or seared scallops with brown butter and passion fruit. Next, choose either salmon with Brussels sprouts and a truffle vinaigrette or seared beef tenderloin with black truffles, potato hashbrown, and caramelized onion jus. Finally, indulge in one of the two desserts: passionfruit and coconut baked Alaska or dark chocolate mousse sorbet.

 

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Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

One of Armonk’s favorite holiday dining destinations, Moderne Barn has arranged two seatings of an intimate, three-course, prix-fixe dinner for New Year’s Eve. Appetizers run the gamut and include butternut squash soup, mesclun greens salad, tuna tartare, fried popcorn rock shrimp, and Nonna’s meatballs. For the main course, choose between tasty favorites such as filet mignon, roasted “free bird” chicken, and pan-seared duck breast, to name a few. To top it all off, think eggnog cheesecake, s’mores crème brulee, cast iron chocolate brownie, and more. The whole shebang is priced at $98 pp for the first seating at 5 p.m. and $135 pp for the second seating at 8:30 p.m. with a more extensive menu.

Sonora

179 Rectory St, Port Chester; 914.933.0200

At this modern Latin restaurant, Chef Rafael Palomino serves a prix-fixe New Year’s Eve meal ($78 pp; $50 for kids) that begins with appetizers like octopus and shrimp ceviche, braised short ribs empanadas, or lobster butternut squash bisque, followed by entrée choices like seafood paella, seared halibut with asparagus gnocchi in charred tomato sauce, or seared ribeye with chimichurri and roasted herbed fingerling potatoes. Choose between a flourless chocolate cake or dulce de leche cheesecake with sorbet for a sweet finish to the meal.

 

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X2O

71 Water Grant St, Yonkers; 914.965.1111

Enjoy a special three-course meal from X2O this New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will be open from 6 to 10 p.m., and the meal runs $125 pp. If one of the decadent appetizers doesn’t fill you up, entrée options include the wild king salmon with miso glaze and braised short ribs of beef among the six choices. The restaurant serves a classic warm chocolate yule log for dessert alongside red velvet cake and more.

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