A good New Year’s Eve celebration has the power to set the stage for a fabulous and positive new year. Here are the best East End New Year’s Eve parties to ensure your 2018 ends—and your 2019 begins—on the right foot.
Desmond’s in Wading River has everything you need to celebrate the New Year. From dinner ($44.95 per person plus tax and gratuity) to a gala ($125 per person or $595 overnight, per couple, all inclusive) to a New Years Day breakfast ($22.95 per person; $15.95 10 and under [plus tax and gratuity]), it’s your one-stop-shop for all your New Year’s festivities.
Welcome the New Year with dining, dancing and laughter at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Like most New Years Eve parties, you’ll get to enjoy a variety of music, a champagne toast, a live broadcast and an exquisite cuisine (additional fee). Unlike other New Year’s Eve parties, your ticket (ranging from $45-$59) includes a comedy show featuring national comedians, such as Talia Reese, Steve Lazarus and Rob Falcone.
Ring in the New Year and get excited for summer 2019 at Gurney’s in Montauk. With their Great Hall transformed into a beach club-inspired setting, you’re sure to get excited for the summer of 2019! Featuring a 4-hour open bar or table reservations for bottle service, as well as a soulful DJ setting the soundtrack for the night, it’s sure to be a night to remember.
Sag Harbor and Amagansett
Celebrate the end of 2018—and the start of 2019—at Wölffer Kitchen. For an intimate meal, check out the New Year’s Eve party at their Sag Harbor location; for a livelier evening, opt for Wölffer Kitchen in Amagansett. With three different seating times (6PM and 8PM for $75, 10PM for $100) and 3 and 4-course meal options (with a wine pairing add-on feature), there’s something for everyone at Wölffer Kitchen.
For a swanky New Year’s Eve celebration, the Southampton Social Club has everything you’ll need for a top notch night. Although there are two packages two choose from—Silver for $95, Gold for $150—you’ll get 4 hours of an open, top shelf bar, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, midnight champagne toast, a DJ and live coverage of the Time Square ball drop with both. If you choose to splurge for the Gold Package, you’ll get the additional luxury of enjoying a four-course meal presented by award-winning chef, Scott Kampf.