New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah of the holiday season, the last blow-out before the credit card statements and cumulative hangovers push through the happy, cinnamon-scented haze. That means, very often, the dinner you have on Dec. 31 is the last opulent meal you have for a while.
New Year’s Eve comes after a marathon of rich eating, the final float in a parade of honey-baked hams, sugar cookies, eggnog, and hot toddies. At this point, the weaker of us may be feeling sort of fatigued from all the richness. This list of the best dinners to enjoy on the last day of the year is not for those people.
At these places, New Year's Eve dining is elevated to an artform well worthy of the extra hot yoga class you'll feel compelled take the following week. Embrace it.