Say goodbye to 2019 with a New Year’s Eve-worthy dinner and bubbly midnight toast to start off 2020 right. We’ve included a handful of our favorite East End eateries, plus a festive brunch option to keep the party going on New Year’s Day.
Coche Comedor, 74A Montauk Highway, Amagansett
631-267-5709 | cochecomedor.com
On Tuesday, December 31, the regular dinner menu will be served until 10 p.m. — the witching hour for the full raw bar and ceviche menu, served alongside Caldo de Mariscos with lobster, Dungeness crab, shrimp and shellfish in a lobster chile broth, and tostadas for $36. Don’t miss out on a tap margarita toast at midnight to welcome the new year.
Nick & Toni’s, 136 North Main Street, East Hampton
Start off New Year’s Eve with a range of a la carte specials, served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., including antipasti — Wood Oven Littleneck Clams, Foie Gras Torchon and Nick & Toni’s Zucchini Fritto, to name a few — and over a dozen entrées and desserts. Highlights are Wagyu New York Strip Panella, Rack of Lamb, Lobster Risotto and Halibut from the Wood Oven, followed by Coconut Profiterole or Nick & Toni’s Tartufo Caramel Truffle.
Beginning at 8 p.m., diners can enjoy a four-course chef’s tasting prix fixe menu for $125, with wine pairings available.
Antipasti include La Quercia Wood Run Prosciutto with winter citrus and fennel salad; Burrata Roasted Squash with baby arugula and pomegranate vinaigrette; and Foie Gras Torchon with a housemade English muffin and Milk Pail apple butter.
Lobster Risotto with roasted Long Island cheese pumpkin follows as the first course, or Hand Cut Tagliatelle for a $25 supplement, before heading into the second course: a choice between Short Rib & Prawns Provencal, Wood Oven Roasted Halibut, Rack of Lamb and Cornish Game Hen.
And for dessert, pick from either the Coconut Profiterole, Flourless Chocolate Trifle, or Hazelnut Torta.
Lulu Kitchen and Bar, 126 Main Street, Sag Harbor
631-725-0900 | lulusagharbor.com
A special chef’s tasting menu will be offered starting at 8 p.m., including a four-course dinner and a champagne toast at midnight for $125. To start, choose either the Lobster & Prosciutto Salad or the Black Truffles an Burrata, followed by Smoked Salmon & Caviar Pizza or NYE King Crab.
Choice of entrée includes a Mediterranean Spiced Rack of Lamb or Braised Short Ribs & Truffle Ravioli, before a shared dessert: a half-baked cookie with crème fraiche ice cream and petit fours.
For a more casual option, head over to the Lulu Louge for a family-style four-course meal and music by DJ Jeph starting at 9 p.m. Cost is $85.
Almond, 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton
631-537-5665 | almondrestaurant.com
For this New Year’s Eve, it’s all about locally sourced fare for a four-course prix fixe menu served after 9 p.m., for $115 per person. After a Chicken Fat Madeleines with dill and smoked trout roe amuse-bouche, choose from a range of appetizers, including Jonah Crab Cake, Happy Valley Steak Tartare and American Caviar and Smoked Tuna Belly.
The middle course — Carmen’s Tamales with red wine shallots, Jonny’s mushrooms, Art’s queso and truffles — will be followed by a choice of entrée, among them Seared Striped Bass, Smoked Duck Breast and Jamey’s Venison Roast, and dessert, Gladys’ Guava and Chocolate Empanadas with passion fruit curd.
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn, 143 Main Street, East Hampton
631-324-1770 | 1770house.com
For the end of 2019, Executive Chef Michael Rozzi and Wine Director Michael Cohen are preparing an experience — serving up a lavish four-course tasting menu that starts with small bites and lighter flavors before it builds into big full flavors and multi-layer dishes, available for $110 with optional wine pairings.
From 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., the first course selection will include Montauk Sea Scallop Crudo, Seared Kobe Beef Tartare and Roasted Beets with Crisp Goat Cheese, followed by a choice in second course: Chitarra Pasta with Smoked Trout Roe, Carolina Quail with Bacon Jam, and Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras.
For the main course, choose between Lobster Chowder, Yogurt Rubbed Rack of Lamb, and a Veal Filet, before trusting Chef Rozzi with his own selection of desserts.
Rowdy Hall, 10 Main Street in the Parrish Mews, East Hampton
Before the festivities really commence, grab lunch off a special a la carte New Year’s Eve menu, which includes Creamy Potato Leek Soup, Steak Sandwich with French onions, melted Gruyere and hand-cut French fries, a Crab Omelet, and a Salted Caramel Tart.
The soup and dessert also make an appearance on the dinner menu, alongside a Shrimp and Clam Cocktail and Prime Rib with crispy potato cake, creamed spinach and natural jus.
For those who need a little hangover help the next day, stop in for Hair of the Dog Soup with cheddar cheese and Montauk Driftwood Ale, or perhaps a Classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, poached eggs, herb hollandaise sauce and field green salad.
The Baker House 1650 Unveils Cozy Winter Igloo
Experiencing the outdoors this frosty winter season doesn’t mean it can’t be cozy.
The Baker House 1650 has unveiled a trendy winter igloo, complete with a fire pit, seating with pashminas, velvet pillows and blankets blankets provided by Pretty Rugged Gear.
“The igloo seats six and offers a special Igloo Bubbles & Bites menu featuring wine, champagne, cocktails, soft beverages and a crudités plate, and a meat and cheese board,” according to a press release.
The Baker House Igloo is available for two-hour time slots by reservation only, for a fee of $25 per person, which is donated to Veterinarians International, an organization that provides veterinary care and training to underserved communities globally.
For more information, call 631-324-4081 or visit bakerhouse1650.com.