A New Year’s Guide to NYC 2023: Bringing You a Rundown of the Most Exclusive Restaurants and Member’s Clubs Across Manhattan
We highlighted the membership clubs and eateries to see and be seen this December 31st as you toast to 2023 with champagne glass in hand. Several of the below selections are still offering ticket access, hotel packages and reservations, so if you are staying local this NYE, grab a seat while still available, book that staycation package, reserve that VIP table, and secure your member’s spot.
From mouthwatering cuisine to exciting themed parties and beautiful backdrops, here are our top picks for a dazzling New York City experience for New Year’s Eve 2023.
The Ned NoMad
The Ned NoMad membership club and hotel and House of Yes present Le Freak: A Disco Gala, for New Year’s Eve 2023. The night will feature an evening of Disco elegance including live performances, dancing and music from the beloved Studio 54 era. Members and their guests will enjoy welcome cocktails, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, and a midnight champagne toast. The evening’s festivities will feature a ton of exciting elements and live entertainment for guests. Hotel guests are also invited to attend, with special New Year’s packages being offered.
Hotel guests can book either the New Year’s Stay & Play or Boogie & Breakfast offers to receive two complimentary tickets to The Ned NoMad’s Le Freak Disco Gala New Year’s party. The Stay & Play package includes two nights or more at The Ned NoMad over NYE weekend, and they’ll include two tickets to their New Year’s Eve Disco Party, plus a bottle of Champagne upon arrival. The Boogie & Breakfast NYE Stay Package includes a hotel room for New Year’s Eve for one night to ring in 2023, with two complimentary tickets to their disco theme party plus a Bloody Mary Breakfast at Cecconi’s the following morning for two.
House of Yes is the famed Bushwick performance fueled night club and creative venue programmed with eclectic events and fabulous dance parties. Their immersive and artistic energy will take over The Ned NoMad for a one-night only epic and exclusive disco bash.
The Ned NoMad helmed by Richie Akiva is a sophisticated Beaux-Arts style hotel and members’ club located in the heart of New York’s historic North Madison district of Manhattan. The Ned NoMad, part of Membership Collective Group, opened its doors in June 2022 in The Johnston Building, with its member’s club featuring a 1920s glamor aesthetic throughout. The UK concept is under the Soho House umbrella. thenednomad.com
Le Pavillon, which recently opened by internationally renowned and award-winning chef Daniel Boulud, will play host to a New Year’s Eve unique dining experience to “Toast To The New Year” offering their Pre-Gala Three-Course Menu at $295 a person, or their Gala Evening Six-Course Tasting Menu at $695 a person.
Located at One Vanderbilt, opposite Grand Central Station, the lavish and exclusive dining establishment is situated in Manhattan’s state-of-the-art skyscraper and offers a unique setting, with both a relaxed and elevated inviting atmosphere of refined elegance, set levels above street level for a beautiful city view. Bar Vandy within La Pavillon features a majestic, hand-blown glass chandelier and a mile-high window that frames a view of the Chrysler Building. lepavillonnyc.com/experiences
For NYE 2023, TAO Downtown is offering A La Carte seatings 5pm – 9pm, with a lavish dinner party kicking off at 9pm officially for $250pp for cuisine only. This will feature a special menu, dancers, performers and live countdown along with a midnight champagne toast.
TAO Downtown by TAO Group Hospitality, founded by Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss, offers a decadent multi-level subterranean restaurant in the heart of Chelsea as if you are transported to China, with mouthwatering cuisine and a design by Rockwell Group. The over-the-top signature desserts will have you opening your fortune for a fabulous 2023. Perfect for large groups, dinner is never dull at this eatery, which also features a large bar and adjoining nightclub. Located at 92 9th Avenue in Meatpacking, reservations at taodowntown.com. The nightclub next door will host a separate party from 9pm -1am, featuring a 4-hour open bar and a champagne toast at midnight, for a reserved ticket fee or table reservations.
Perhaps the most exclusive Italian eatery in New York, Carbone by Chef Mario Carbone and Major Food Group, will offer two seatings at his original location at 180 Thompson in Greenwich Village for this New Year’s Eve. To ring in the New Year, Carbone is offering a four-course menu of classics, including the Veal Parm and Spicy Rigatoni for their first seating, as well as mouthwatering specials like Truffled Beef Carpaccio and Truffle Tortellini, followed by a flight of signature desserts. First seating is 6pm for $295pp and a second seating to follow at 9pm at $395pp, not including beverages, which is currently sold out. carbonenewyork.com
The original New York members club of notoriety, with locations now spanning across Brooklyn and Manhattan inclusive of the Lower East Side and Meatpacking, will feature a few themed parties at each of their houses. An established go-to locale for its members and international members, their incredible mixology, exciting and sophisticated ambiance, and creative members set, Soho is always a great option if you can coordinate admittance.
Dumbo House will feature “The ultimate House Party – old school style,” featuring dancing, specialty cocktails, food and a Moet & Chandon midnight toast. Soho House in Meatpacking will host Glass House Mansion, “A Night On The Town,” a reimagination of the infamous and swanky Glass House Mansion parties curated by Frank Sinatra. Members and guests are invited to travel back in time and kick it with the Rat Pack, to ring in 2023. They will highlight the night with a New Year’s Eve feast of cuisine, DJ sets and performances with surprise elements all evening and a toast at midnight by Moët & Chandon Champagne. The Meatpacking location is also a hotel, with 44 bedrooms. A hotel stay grants access to their New Year’s party, as hotel bookings can be made by non-members. sohohouse.com
The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club reopened its dining experience under the culinary leadership of Michelin Chef Michael White, who joined longtime operator David Rabin & new partner Grand Tour Hospitality (American Bar, Saint Theo’s) in the reimagining/ The Lambs Club features a menu of Contemporary American Cuisine at its long standing Midtown location at 132 W 44th, The Chatwal Hotel.
The newly reopened supper club will be hosting two seatings, a Three-Course at 5pm for $175pp and a Five-Course at 8pm for $375pp with white wine pairings, champagne and a dance party until 1am. An elevated pairing option is also available at the later dinner seating at $500 per person. The party on its own is also a ticketed event, at $175 if not attending the second seating coursed dinner, and includes a premium open bar and passed appetizers, champagne and entertainment. thelambsclub.com
Zero Bond presents 𝘽𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙤 to celebrate the 2023 New Year, a casino-themed bash at the downtown members club. Black Tie attire requested for members with the bash starting at 8pm. Casino prizes as well for attendees are being promoted. Located at 0 Bond Street in NoHo.
Zero Bond is a multi-level private membership club in the heart of Noho by Scott Sartiano. They offer a variety of bars and dining rooms, comfortable workspaces and conference rooms that are focused on productivity, and curated exclusive private event spaces. zerobondny.com.
This newly opened hotspot, Starchild, is an upscale lounge experience with incredible views of the New York skyline from the West Side of Manhattan, located atop the 27-story Civilian Hotel. The venue features two terraces offering views of the city and Hudson River, by Sean Christie’s Carver Road Hospitality.
For NYE, they will offer a 3-Floor Vip Experience, with Starchild set to open doors at 10:30pm until 2am, for bottle service with live DJ, gourmet pizza and cuisine offerings, and a midnight champagne toast. Their Rosevale Cocktail Room and Rosevale Kitchen will open at 7pm and 9pm respectively, for prix fixe dinner menus and cocktail table reservations. Located at 304 W 48th, visit starchildrooftop.com for information on all of the offerings.
Casa Cipriani invites members and hotel guests to “Ring in the New Year, Casa Cipriani style with a black-tie soiree reminiscent of a time of elegance and glamor.” Their dinner service will begin at 7pm in the Casa Restaurant and Jazz Café, where guests will have the option to dine on a select menu of Cipriani classics or a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, kicking off at 7pm. Featuring musical performances by DJ Alexandra Richards and the Cuban Salsa Band, Los Habaneros, for a lively NYE celebration overlooking the water and Seaport. Hotel guests will have access to attend the NYE party, with room packages available upon inquiry. Casa Cipriani Club South Street 10 South Street, downtown New York by the South Street Seaport.
Having opened in 2021, Casa Cipriani Hotel and Members Club New York is a true private members club in the modern sense, located in the spectacular landmark Battery Maritime building, a historic setting that is dripping with elite elegance upon arrival at its lavish entrance and private driveway. The Cipriani name is known for old fashioned dedication to service, and sophisticated accommodations, all which is offered here paired with top level Cipriani cuisine and a state-of-the-art wellness and fitness spa club offering. The hotel rooms are beyond luxurious, and a beautiful escape from bustling New York, fit for royalty.
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