Ring in 2015 at One of These Local New Year’s Eve Parties (Updated)


New Year's Eve

Want to enjoy fine dining, drinks, dancing and festivity on New Year’s Eve?

Here are some ways to ring in 2015:

new year's evePut on your best Rockabilly outfit and go ring in the New Year at Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastrolounge’s  “Rockabilly” Sock-Hop! You’ll enjoy live entertainment featuring ”Rhymin Bobby Diamond & the Rock Hards,” games, cigar rollers, a lavish spread of 50′s dinner inspired cuisine, an Ice Bar, Malted Milkshakes, raffles, dancing and more!

Pig & Prince New Year’s Eve Party
Wednesday December 31
1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$160 per person ($150 per person in groups of 6 or more)
Reservations at (973)-233-1006 or email.

New Year's Eve Yellow Plum in Bloomfield goes back another decade with its 1940’s Hollywood New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy a 6 course menu, champagne, live music, red carpet, swing dancing and more!

Yellow Plum 1940s Hollywood New Year’s Eve Party
Wednesday December 31
1099 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Call for more information at 973.893.3681.

New Year's Eve
Chef Bryan Gregg will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a 3-course dinner at Escape Montclair. Bring your own wine and champagne and enjoy this delicious menu.

New Year’s Eve at Escape Montclair
Wednesday, December 31
345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Cost is $68 per person
Reservations 973.744.0712

new year's eveFresco Montclair throws a black tie party for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy live music, a DJ, celebrity host, and a three course pre fixe menu.

Fresco New Year’s Eve Party
Wednesday, December 31 – 7 pm and 9 pm seatings
15 Church street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$50 pp at 7 pm seating / $75 pp at 9 p seating
Reservations 973.337.5100

strip houseDiners will enjoy Chef Bill Zucosky’s signature steak house fare (the famed 24-layer chocolate cake!) at Strip House in Livingston with luxurious New year’s Eve specials, such as Double Smoked Pastrami Cured Salmon with Johnny Cakes, Filet Rossini with Sautéed Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Black Truffle Sauce, and Crepes with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce. Plus complimentary champagne toast, noise makers and hats!

New Year’s Eve at Strip House
Wednesday, December 31
550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ
Specials in addition to the a la carte menu
Reservations 973.548.0050

Jockey Hollow Bar & KitchenAt Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown, guests may choose from a variety of tasting menus in the downstairs Oyster Bar and just-opened upstairs Dining Room, accompanied by live music from Montclair’s Grammy Award winning jazz virtuoso Christian McBride. Reservations available for two seatings and the varied menus feature Chef Kevin Sippel’s inimitable Modern Italian fare of seafood, salumi, meats and sweets. During the 5 – 8 pm seating, parents may bring their children (ages 5+ only) to play games and enjoy a buffet in the Rathskeller. The Oyster Bar Tasting menu will be available in the Vail Bar at a discounted price during the 9 pm – 1 am seating. During the late seating, the Rathskeller will offer music from a DJ (associated with Mr. McBride) and dancing as well as an open bar of wine and beer and a selection of oysters and antipasti.

New Year’s Eve at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
Wednesday, December 31
110 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Call the restaurant for complete menus and details.
Reservations 973.644.3180

rp_champagne2.jpgMcLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange has two New Year’s Eve seatings, and a midnight champagne toast. Live music by Gonzo’s Funky Family, who will get you dancing with its Old and New School Funk and Soul music.

New Year’s Eve at McLoone’s Boathouse
Wednesday, December 31
9 Cherry Lane (corner of Northfield Avenue), West Orange, NJ
Reservations 862.252.7108

trumpetsTrumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant in Montclair will throw a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza Putting on the Ritz with international singer/dancer/actor, Ty Stephens and the phenomenal Soul Jaazz. Enjoy fine dining, a cash bar, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve at Trumpets
Wednesday, December 31
6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$45 pp / 4-course dinner $60-$90
Reservations 973.744.2600

The Nerds

First Night Maplewood South Orange returns to SOMA after a two year hiatus with the biggest, the best, and only Essex County community tFirst night celebration. Headlining the event will be the Jersey Shore’s greatest rock and roll party band, The Nerds who will be joined by a wide variety of entertainers and artists who will be performing throughout the evening; with activities and fun for all ages, like a circus show, magician, a hoop wizard and much more.

First Night SOMA
December 31 from 5 pm – 10 pm
Columbia High School, 525 Academy St. Maplewood, NJ
$15 before December 24 and then $20

New Year's Eve

Ariane Kitchen & Bar, Chef Ariane Duarte’s new restaurant in Verona, will offer a special New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe menu with delciiosu offerings such as Smoked salmon napoleon, Ricotta cavatelli, Crabmeat stuffed baked sole, and Champagne granita. The abr will be serving upp great cocktails too!

New Year’s Eve at Ariane Kitchen & Bar
Wednesday, December 31
706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona NJ, 07042
$70 pp plus tax and gratuity
Reservations 973.744.0533

New Year’s EveThe Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield is offering 3 seatings on New Year’s Eve (5:30 pm, 7:30 pm or 9:30 pm). Each seating offers 3, 4 and 5 course prix fixe menus with a complimentary glass of bubbly and the late seating gets Champagne toast at midnight. ‎Vegetarian substitutions are available too!

New Year’s Eve at The Orange Squirrel
Wednesday, December 31
The Orange Squirrel, 412 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
$65 – $85 pp plus tax and gratuity
Reservations 973.337.6421

BluRestaurant Blu has added a prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu with choices like Shrimp with fennel, almonds and hibiscus; Risotto with cauliflower and Pecorino Romano; Duck breast with braised red cabbage , roasted turnip , fig -red wine emulsion; and delicious dessert.

New Year’s Eve at Blu
Wednesday, December 31
554 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
$95 pp plus tax nd gratuity
Reservations 973.509.2202

New Year's Eve

Halcyon Brasserie will offer seatings at 5 pm , 7 pm and 9 pm. And a special NYE Tower group package for 4-6 people, which includes a bottle of Paul Goerg Brut NV Reims, Champagne, American Sturgeon Caviar, oysters, little neck clams, King Crab Legs, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Gazpacho Oyster Shooters, Tuna Tartare, Salmon Tartare, and more! Upstairs in the Lounge, there will be Open Bar and passed hors d’ oeuvres from 9 – pm until closing for $120 per person with DJ Nicky.

New Year’s Eve at Halycon Brasserie
Wednesday, December 31
114 Walnut Street, Montclair, Nj, 0742
NYE Tower Group specil (call for prices) Lounge party $120 pp
Reservations 973.744.4450

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