When it comes to lavish holiday celebrations, it’s easy to go all out for New Year’s Eve. Between the elegant partywear, champagne, caviar and all-night festivities, ringing in the New Year can be a fantastic excuse to dress-to-the-nines and celebrate until dawn. But New Year’s Eve festivities don’t have to follow the same rubric year after year. If you’re in the mood for a more intimate celebration this time around, we’ll help you plan the perfect evening out before watching the ball drop from the comfort of your own room.
First, be sure to book a New Year's Eve Ball Drop View Room with WestHouse. With a limited availability of rooms, you’ll want to ensure you and your guests have the perfect view of the iconic ball drop at midnight. With the room squared away and booked, you can plan to start your evening with a glass of bubbly at The Den. Toast to new beginnings before heading off to a celebratory dinner. If you’re looking for a feast, try making a reservation at The Pool, whose New Year’s Eve menu last year included Siberian caviar and prime rib. Or, if a slightly less extravagant is more your speed, try Quality Eats’ four-course NYE menu, whose inclusive price last year was under $50. Or, if you prefer to nibble on tasty hors d'oeuvres while continuing to toast with a glass or three of bubbly, make a reservation for Flûte Midtown’s Champagne Speakeasy, which includes access to their open bar, a live DJ and hearty hors d'oeuvres.
Regardless of your dinner plans, be sure to make it back to WestHouse before midnight, so you can be ready and prepared to watch the ball drop from your private room. If time allows, grab a dessert to-go from nearby Lady M Confections or William Greenberg Desserts and savor the sweetness as you watch the ball drop and the new year begin.