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This New Year’s Eve, don’t just hop from bar to bar or wait until the last minute to make a dinner reservation. These restaurants and bars have planned elaborate meals and super-cheap drinks to make 2011 (or at least the start of it) memorable.

This New Year’s Eve, don’t just hop from bar to bar or wait until the last minute to make a dinner reservation. These restaurants and bars have planned elaborate meals and super-cheap drinks to make 2011 (or at least the start of it) memorable.

A sexy New Year

Macao Trading Co.’s “Last Night of Burlesque in 2010”
Enjoy a decadent Macanese feast (as well as a signature cocktail and champagne toast for the countdown) while performer Calamity Chang and her sultry guest performers showcase their stuff throughout the night. Then, on the next two days, enjoy a special hangover menu created by chef Josh Blakely that includes smoked paprika chicken-fried steak with smothered onions or a country pate meat-loaf sandwich ($7-$16, 5 p.m. to midnight).
311 Church St., $100, 212-431-8642, e-mail: info@macaonyc.com

Be in the center of it all

Bond 45
Instead of fighting the crowds in Times Square, embrace them! At Bond 45, an Italian steak and seafood house, the special New Year’s Eve menu includes a champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres, antipasti for the table, pasta and a selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts. The feast tops off with chocolate strawberries and petits fours — as well as great people-watching.
154 W. 45th St.
$275
212-869-4545

www.bond45.com

Have a crabby 2011

Fatty Crab/Fatty Cue
At Fatty Crab (643 Hudson St., 212-352-3592; 2170 Broadway, 212-496-2722), enjoy unlimited Dungeness crab with chili sauce and toast for $75 (there is a one-hour time limit, however). Or, over at Fatty Cue in Williamsburg (91 S. Sixth St.,718-599-3090), dinner seatings are at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. for a special prix fixe dinner ($75) with a menu featuring such delicacies as smoked brandt beef prime rib and she crab bisque. Pay $50 extra and gain entrance to the open-bar party, starting at 11 p.m.

Italiano NYE

SD26
Celebrate with DJs, dancing, and a five-course meal prepared by executive chef Matteo Bergamini — which includes ravioli of potato and porri with butter and sage, rack of roasted lamb, wine and a champagne toast. For luck, owner Tony May will serve up Cotechino with lentil after midnight. 19 E. 26th St., $250, 212-265-5959
www.sd26ny.com


 
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