Celebrate The Holidays at Star Chef Restaurants and Iconic Locales

Iconic restaurants and eateries helmed by star chefs are treats any time of the year, but here are a few of such notable spots going all out for the holidays

Glam Options at Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club 132 West 44th Street

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The Lambs Club dining room and fireplace, decorated for the holidays.

It’s hard not to get into the spirt if you go to a Holiday Carolers Brunch at The Lambs Club, the next ones scheduled for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enjoy a sophisticated brunch menu (prix fixe) with a back-drop of carolers singing classic holiday songs. Brunch items include stuffed French toast with mascarpone, cranberry and pear compote; and Duck confit latke, among many other scrumptious goodies.  A must-try: The hot chocolate (milk, dark or white) bar complete with house-made toppings. The brunches run from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM; $68 for adults and $35 for children under 12. For more information: The Lambs Club.com.

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Boozy hot chocolate at The Lambs Club

On New Year’s Eve  The Lambs Club is offering two New Year’s Eve events – one in the main dining room, the other in the mezzanine bar. The main dining room option, for $425 per person, includes a five-course dinner, wine parings, Champagne and a DJ and dancing after midnight. The mezzanine bar choice, for $300 per person, includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, savory stations with signature Zakarian dishes, and desserts after midnight. Both events include an open bar and handcrafted cocktails until 2:00 AM. With the restaurant’s location less than a block from Times Square, guests will be offered a midnight toast on the street under the ticker tape of the famous Ball Drop. For more information, go to thelambsclub.com/nye-dinner-dancing  and thelambsclub.com/nye-hors-doeuvres-and-savory-stations.

New Year’s Eve at Marc Murphy’s New Holiday Pop-Up, Hallmarc, 10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor

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The Columbus Circle view from HallMarc

Ring in the New Year at Marc Murphy’s new happening pop-up,HallMarc. In addition to Murphy’s much lauded cooking, the space offers gorgeous views of Columbus Circle and Central Park. During the celebration there will be passed hors d’oeuvres and small bites from an open bar, live music from DJ Rosé, a photo booth to commemorate the last night of 2016, a live projection of the NYE Times Square Ball Drop, and a Champagne toast at midnight. More surprises are promised! Tickets: $195 per person (group tickets at $1,350 includes admission for up to six guests plus a reserved table). 

The Plaza, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South

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A Champagne toast at The Palm Court. Photo: The Plaza

The Palm Court’s New Year’s Eve Soiree includes a high-style dinner buffet, fine wines, Champagne and dancing in one of the hotel’s most iconic spaces, The Palm Court. Ring in the New Year with Jazz Age-era hits from Glenn Cryster’s New Yorkers Orchestra and global beats from DJ JAQ. Black Tie attire required. Price: $750 per person, inclusive of tax and services. For more information, go to theplazany.com/calendar/new-years-eve-black-tie-fete/

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An interior view of The Rose Club through an intricate balcony grille. Photo: The Plaza

New Year’s Eve at The Rose Club offers dancing, a full bar featuring crafted cocktails and a selection of fine wines, along with hors d’oeuvres. Music by electric violinist Gigi and DJ Luther Calvin Riggs. From 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM.; $250 per person, inclusive of tax and services. For more information, go to: www.theplazany.com/calendar/new-years-eve-at-the-rose-club/