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Where to ring in the new year

This article is from 2022 and does not reflect current information. 

Champagne being poured into flutes
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Unless otherwise stated, these menus are only available on December 31, 2022. We’ll continue to update this article as we receive information!

Beach Plum Farm New Year’s Eve Farm to Table Dinner

🗓️ December 31st, gates open at 5:30pm, dinner from 6-9pm

Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at Beach Plum Farm, with a multi-course menu featuring the farm’s own meat and produce. Communal dining at elegant, long farm tables in the farm’s hoop house. BYOB.

Price: $225 per person.

Reservations: Buy tickets online

Carney’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade for the Kids!

🗓️ December 31st – 5-7pm

Are the kids feeling left out because all of the NYE parties are for adults? Carney’s has you covered with a two-hour masquerade specifically for them. To get a seat for this masquerade, make sure you do two things: buy a ticket for each kid in your party AND reserve a table at the restaurant for your entire group.

Price: The $15 kid ticket covers their meal and crafts. Adults don’t need a ticket; you’ll just order from the regular menu.

Reservations: Buy tickets online and make your reservation

Carney’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

🗓️ December 31st – from 8pm

Once the kids are in bed, head back over to Carney’s and prepare to ring in the new year with an open bar, live music, and a DJ. They’re offering two ticket levels: drinks and hors d’oeuvres, or drinks and a sit-down dinner.

Price: $100 per person for open bar and butlered hors d’oeuvres; $150 per person for open bar and a sit-down dinner (reservations required).

Reservations: Buy tickets online and make your reservation (if you’re doing the sit-down dinner)

Elaine’s New Year’s Eve Gala & Comedy Show

🗓️ December 31st, seating begins at 7pm, show begins at 8pm

Sit down for some stand up! Elaine’s is hosting their annual NYE Gala & Comedy show in the ballroom. Your reserved table is yours for the evening. Seating begins at 7pm. The bar will be concocting seasonal drinks, and the restaurant will have a special NYE menu available. The 90-minute comedy show starts at 8pm.

Price: Comedy show tickets are $50 per person; drinks and food are a la carte.

Reservations: Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Call 609-884-1199.

Ferry Park Kids’ New Years Eve Party

🗓️ December 31st from 2pm – 7pm

Ferry Park is also throwing a party for the kids! They’ll have a photo station, face painting, dange party, and an early ball drop—at 6pm, so they can celebrate and still make scheduled bedtimes.

Price: Tickets are $15 per kid, which includes the buffet and a signature kids’ drink.

Reservations: Make reservations

Grana BYOB

🗓️ December 31st

Chef Carl Messick has put together a five-course tasting menu to celebrate the end of the year. Start with an amuse bouche of peekytoe crab toast and a first course of prime steak tartare with haricots verts and a quail egg. For the second course, enjoy butter poached jumbo prawns or upgrade to pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras. The third and fourth courses are pan-roasted black sea bass and domestic wagyu strip steak. And to round out the menu is a chocolate panna cotta.

Price: $135 per person, not including beverages and gratuity.

Reservations: See the menu and make reservations

The Pier House

🗓️ December 31st, seatings from 5pm – 9pm

The Pier House will be offering a four-course prix-fixe menu to celebrate the end of the year. Begin with burrata or a Cape May scallop, then tuck into a bowl of lobster bisque or a pear champagne salad. For the main course, choose a filet, branzino, or veal medallions. And for dessert, molten chocolate, cheesecake brulee, or amarena cherries.

Price: $99 per person includes a glass of Prosecco. A $50 deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Reservations: See the menu and contact the concierge for reservations.

Union Park

🗓️ December 31st

Bid 2022 farewell with this four-course menu from Union Park, available on New Year’s Eve. Start off the meal with shellfish chowder or beet salad. There are four options for the second course: tuna, foie gras, ricotta gnocchi, or blackened diver scallops. For the main course, choose from duck breast, filet mignon, lobster tails, or sea bass. If you still have room, end with chocolate ganache, creme brulee, or a basque burnt cheesecake.

Price: $160 per person, not including beverages and gratuity.

Reservations: See the menu and make reservations

Other parties

The Grand Hotel is hosting a NYE celebration for hotel guests. More information