Pheasant strudel with Brussels sprouts, baby carrots, and foie gras sauce at Wallsé.

The Americano
What makes The Americano a must on New Year’s? The crowd. They’re “international, sexy, and engaging,” says executive chef Joseph Buenconsejo. The masquerade ball will feature an elegant dinner menu with items like caviar and entrecôte, live music and performances, a deejayed afterparty, and magnums of Champagne. 518 W. 27th St., 212-525-0000

Angolo Soho
By offering an à la carte menu with items such as sushi del chianti (steak tartare), Angolo Soho “offers our diners the opportunity to enjoy a festive evening here or to simply stop in for a meal on the way to the party,” says executive chef Michael Berardino. 331 W. Broadway, 212-203-1722

Daniel
The six-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu ($625) with suggested wine pairings ($250) will let revelers devour their way through the night as a jazz trio performs live. A DJ will keep the party going with after-dinner dancing and a finale Champagne toast. “New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday at Daniel,” says chef Daniel Boulud. 60 E. 65th St., 212-288-0033

Fig & Olive
Fig & Olive will serve from a special menu inspired by the Riviera and coastal regions of the South of France, Italy, and Spain. 420 W. 13th St., 212-924-1200

La Mar Cebichería Peruana
Nikei, Japanese for “second generation,” has become a big part of Peruvian fare, and that trend is reflected in La Mar’s New Year’s Eve menu. Ring in 2013 by sampling this unique fusion in dishes such as aguadito, which is comprised of abalone with quinoa, baby scallops, sea urchin, tofu, shiitake, potato, and quail egg. 11 Madison Ave., 212-612-3388

Lotus Blue
Lotus Blue’s 10-course banquet features traditional Yunnan and modern Chinese dishes such as dill pancake with caviar and steamed lamb soup. The hot spot is a place for “merrymakers to transport themselves to the Far East and enjoy exotic Yunnan food while escaping the raucous crowds,” says Kian Lam Kho, executive chef. 110 Reade St., 212-267-3777

The Modern
Options abound at The Modern with two room choices, the Bar Room and the Dining Room, and menu selections ranging from an à la carte menu to four-, five-, and seven-course prix-fixe menus. The Chris Bergson Band will be performing in the lounge. 9 W. 53rd St., 212-333-1220

Recette
For chef and owner Jesse Schenker, Recette is the perfect place for New Year’s Eve because the restaurant is small and intimate; dining there feels almost like being at a private dinner party. In addition to canapés, four to five courses, and dessert, “diners truly love the decadence of caviar, truffles, and Champagne,” says Schenker. 328 W. 12th St., 212-414-3000

Rouge Tomate
Rouge Tomate’s food philosophy is to use seasonally inspired cuisine, and this will shine through in its extended, luxury, five-course menu with optional wine or nonalcoholic beverage pairings. After dinner, guests can enjoy music from a live DJ, canapés, and Champagne when the ball drops in Times Square. 10 E. 60th St., 646-237-8977

Wallsé
The brainchild of renowned chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, Wallsé will have two seatings with special menus of four and six courses featuring modern interpretations of classical Viennese cuisine. If last year’s fare is any indication (foie gras with quail, Maine lobster, sturgeon caviar), it’s not to be missed. 344 W. 11th St., 212-352-2300

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