Have a New Year’s toast with Champagne Paul Goerg at Bistro La Promenade

Aureole New York
Aureole transitions easily from two pre-fixe dinner seatings to an after party with passed hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a midnight champagne toast. “Our focus is on limited production, boutique, and rare [sips],” says executive director of wine Justin Lorenz of the eatery’s array of celebration-worthy wines. 135 W. 42nd St., 212-319-1660; charliepalmer.com

Beaumarchais
Known for its enlivened brunches, the St-Tropez–inspired haunt also produces a highly anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration, this year in Roaring Twenties style. The evening’s signature cocktail, the Rose Framboise, features raspberry purée, raspberry eau de vie, grenadine, peach liquor, and Chambord, topped with Moët & Chandon Champagne. 409 W. 13th St., 212-675-2400; brasseriebeaumarchais.com

Bistro La Promenade
The highlight of New Year’s Eve comes as guests of its five-course prix-fixe share a toast of Champagne Paul Goerg. “We have a young, fun staff, so we expect Bistro La Promenade to be a ball of energy that night,” explains chef and owner Alain Allegretti. 461 W. 23rd St., 212-255-7400; lapromenadenyc.com

Catch Roof
“The beverage program at Catch Roof is very friendly to Champagne drinkers,” says Colin Maxwell, EMM Group mixologist. The wine list comprises around 100 bottles of sparkling wine, and the restaurant always carries Krug Grande Cuvée for special occasions. 21 Ninth Ave., 212-392-5978

The Flatiron Room
This newly opened spirit house is home to an array of more than 500 whiskeys. For a special New Year’s Eve imbibe, principal bartender Miguel Aranda recommends his twist on a Manhattan, the 1920s cocktail with absinthe, vermouth, rye, and bitters. 37 W. 26th St.; theflatironroom.com

Mandarin Oriental New York
The Glorious New York “uses local artisanal products [for a] perfectly refreshing libation to ring in 2013 in true New York City style,” says wine director Annie Turso of the cocktail comprised of Breuckelen Distilling Company Glorious gin, house-made lavender syrup, lemon juice, and Peconic Bay Winery True Believer sparkling hard apple cider. 80 Columbus Circle, 212-805- 8800; mandarinoriental.com

Raines Law Room
Ring the doorbell at this hidden haunt and be transported back in time with jazz, Victorian décor, and classic cocktails. “There are no reminders of the outside world, just music and cocktails to celebrate,” says head bartender Meaghan Dorman. Try the Andean Dusk, a combination of rosé Champagne, pisco, muddled grapes, and lemon juice. 48 W. 17th St.; raineslawroom.com

Sanctuary Hotel
New Year’s Eve guests “feel a part of the excitement of Times Square, without all the chaos,” explains Brandon Freid, co-owner of the Midtown hotel whose signature cocktail, the Champagne Revolution, combines Prosecco, elderflower liqueur, muddled raspberries, and mint. 132 W. 47th St., 212-234-7000; sanctuaryhotelnyc.com

STK
“Veuve is the quintessential Champagne for toasts,” says STK Downtown general manager Sherwin Lewis, who recommends a glass of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin yellow label to start 2013 off right. This year promises a spectacular DJ set, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a lively midnight toast. 26 Little W. 12th St., 646-624-2444

Toy
Aerialists and other live performers amplify Toy’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Co-owner Derek Koch recommends Dom Pérignon Luminous 2002 for its “bright and mineral nose and hints of liquorice root and camphor,” he explains. 18 Ninth Ave., 212-660-6766

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