New Year's Eve party packages on LI
New Year's Eve is always a top night to cut loose -- and being that it's also the last night of the year, it's the final chance to have some fun before 2012 is done. If you're looking to make reservations for an NYE event where a good meal is to be paired with good times, here are some spots with special menus and festivities that will party right into 2013. --Ian J. Stark
Almond $$$ | Bistros - Brasseries, French, Karaoke and Open jams 1 Ocean Rd. Bridgehampton DINNER four-course prix fixe starting at 9 p.m.: $85
ENTERTAINMENT party favors, midnight champagne toast
Cafe Formaggio $$$ | Italian-American, Italian 307 Old Country Rd. Carle Place DINNER four-course prix fixe from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.: $99 ($50 deposit required)
ENTERTAINMENT midnight champagne toast, live music
EXTRA OPTIONS an early menu will be served from noon-7 p.m.: $36-$41
Crest Hollow Country Club 8325 Jericho Tpke. Woodbury DINNER a selection of Seven Gourmet Entrees: $130
ENTERTAINMENT passed hot hors d’oeuvres, all-night open bar, DJ, dessert and coffee
$item.instanceof Four Food Studio DINNER Five-course tasting dinner, open bar from 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.: $150
EXTRA OPTIONS Four-course dinner (from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.) with open bar until 2 a.m.: $125; Four-course dinner plus open bar from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. only: $85; open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: $75; VIP lounge package (starts at 9 p.m.); $150.
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Honu Kitchen & Cocktails $$$ | American, Eclectic 363 New York Ave. Huntington DINNER a selection from three appetizers, two entrees (filet mignon: $38; twin lobster tails scampi style: $42), chocolate-covered strawberries: $10
ENTERTAINMENT midnight champagne toast, DJ
EXTRA OPTIONS reserve early (seating from 5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.) for “Surf & Turf” dinner (with 6 oz. filet mignon, 6 oz. lobster tail): $24.95; reserve for after 9:30 p.m. to keep table all night.
$item.instanceof Huntington Social DINNER four-course prix fixe at 9 p.m.: $75, $100 with wine pairing (midnight sparkling wine toast included)
EXTRA OPTIONS open bar from 10 p.m.-12 a.m.: $50; three-course menu available from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.: $45Critic rating
The Living Room at c/o The Maidstone $$$ | New American 207 Main St. East Hampton DINNER four-course prix fixe (including a glass of champagne) starting at 9 p.m.: $125
EXTRA OPTIONS a la carte dinner from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
$item.instanceof Mirabelle DINNER three-course prix fixe from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.: $115