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Here’s Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Hudson Valley

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As the Hudson Valley celebrates the arrival of 2022, New Year’s Eve festivities abound at local restaurants, hotels, breweries, and more.

It’s been quite the year, Hudson Valley. No matter what 2021 looked like for you, there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of 2022 than with delicious food, good music, and plenty of local libations. Whether you’re seeking fine dining with waterfront views or parties that last well into the night, there are so many ways to celebrate the new year in this region.

Dinner

Goosefeather

New Year’s Eve, seatings at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
Four-course pre-fixe dinner starting at $175 per person
Tarrytown

A must for foodies in the Hudson Valley, Goosefeather’s dinner is a multi-course affair filled with decadent bites from Chef Dale Talde. First-course fare includes duck and truffle wontons and char sui royal trumpet mushroom, while pasta options feature a minced lamb pappardelle and caviar noodle. For mains, Talde serves up wok-charred lobster, filet of beef, and “Buddha’s Feast,” a melange of coconut truffle grits, braised daikon, chili bamboo, and a golden egg. The 7 and 9 p.m. seatings cost $202.20 per person, both signaling the new year as well as adding champagne to dinner.

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The Grandview

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cocktail reception, dinner, and open bar, $150 per guest
Poughkeepsie

The Grandview’s New Year’s Gala is a must for Hudson Valley party-goers. Six hours of top-shelf open bar is certainly a draw, but the sheer variety of cuisine truly takes the cake. Try your hardest not to completely fill up on food during the 90-minute cocktail reception. Oyster shooters, almond-crusted goat cheese medallions, Cubanos, angus sliders, mussels possilippo, and many other succulent snacks are served early in the evening. Next, dig into mains like filet mignon and pesto chicken breast, all served with a beet-burata starter salad. Finally, just minutes to midnight, The Grandview rolls out one final snack cart. Bill Beale DJs this elegant event.

Hudson House River Inn

New Year’s Eve
Three-course dinner, starting at $75 per person
Cold Spring

The holidays are a tradition at Cold Spring’s Hudson House River Inn, a local institution since 1832. Try the famous lobster bisque, dijon-dusted New Zealand rack of lamb, or the surf and turf. For an extra fee, book the second seating to be serenaded with live jazz music. Desserts like blueberry tartines, tartufo, and New York-style cheesecakes are the perfect way to leave 2021 in the dust. An overnight party package includes a full breakfast and late check-out the next morning, along with chocolates and champagne for late-night merriment.

 

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Il Figlio Enoteca

New Year’s Eve, 4-10 p.m.
Three-course dinner, pricing TBA
Fishkill

Scott Rosenberg of Il Barilotto fame continues to leave his mark on Dutchess County’s culinary scene. His follow-up to the beloved Fishkill institution, appropriately named Il Figlio Enoteca (il figlio means “the son”), hosts a classy New Year’s Eve feast. Crispy eggplant Napoleon and bresaola carpaccio give way to seafood tagliatelle fra diavolo, porcini lamb loin, and truffled mushroom risotto. If you’re a fan of fine dining-style Italian fare, you’ll have to give the Best of Hudson Valley award-winning restaurant a chance this holiday season.

Mountainville Manor

New Year’s Eve, 7:30 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Four-course dinner, $145 per person
Mountainville

Who’s been missing live music? Enjoy a cocktail hour followed by a four-course dinner at Mountainville Manor, an elegant Victorian venue tucked into a hamlet of Cornwall. Lively music from Hudson Valley band The Differents fuels this party. Some of the Hudson Valley spot’s top-tier culinary offerings include handmade bucatini with lobster, Barolo-braised short ribs over polenta, and a domori chocolate tart. Each round of dishes from executive chef Craig Shelton arrives with a corresponding wine. Add-ons like a champagne toast or cheese plate make this event even more special.

 

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Millstream Tavern

New Year’s Eve, 5 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Four-course dinner
Woodstock

There’s plenty of atmosphere at Millstream Tavern this New Year’s Eve. From the minds behind The Dutch Ale House, this Woodstock Golf Course restaurant sets the scene with candles, champagne, and live music. Chef Vinnie Brisotti designs a four-course tasting menu, which starts with an amuse bouche like Pink Moon oysters. Firsts feature octopus toast and winter radicchio salads, while seconds include beef Wellington and fettucine cacio e pepe. Plus, Brisotti sourced Golden Osetra Caviar and white truffles just for the occasion. Add them onto any dish for a surcharge. Then, indulge in one of two elegant desserts before the ball drops.

 

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The Roundhouse

New Year’s Eve
Four-course dinner,
$135 per person
Beacon

For a picture-perfect New Year’s Eve in the Hudson Valley, reserve a place at The Roundhouse’s evening dinner. A glass of bubbly kicks off the evening, followed by an amuse bouche and a beautiful four-course dinner.  Not only is the food divine, but the fireplace setting and the waterfall views add to the intimate, romantic atmosphere. Delicious dishes include Kumamoto oysters,, Moroccan langoustine, 30-day dry-aged steak, and Hudson Valley duck breast. A $50 deposit is required to make reservations, which are booking up fast.

Terrapin

New Year’s Eve, 5-9 p.m.
Three-course dinner,
$99 per person
Rhinebeck

Terrapin brings the bells and whistles for its prix fixe three-course dinner celebration. The eatery forgoes its regular menu in favor of a curated one that favors indulgent treats. Terrapin’s creative chef Josh Kroner includes a fully stocked tapas platter as a part of this feast. Sample Hudson Valley foie gras, goat cheese wontons, barbecue duck quesadillas topped with mango-avocado salsa, and delicious scallop blinis. Main specials range from the holiday goose with juniper to a truffled veggie risotto. If this dinner party is calling your name, don’t wait to make a reservation. With a prime location in the heart of Rhinebeck, Terrapin is a hotspot for year-end festivities.

Events

Albany Distilling Co.’s New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Live DJs, $175 per person
Albany

Find a dress and a corsage, because prom is back! Albany Distilling Co.’s New Year’s Eve party celebrates with a ’90s prom theme this year. DJ Ayo and Intell Hayesfield provide the beats, while Defazios supplies a hearty dinner. Tickets come with four hours of open bar, plus a midnight toast.

New Year’s Eve TOGETHER at Bearsville

New Year’s Eve, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Live DJs, $20 per person
Woodstock

Woodstock’s historic revived Bearsville Theater hosts one heck of a New Year’s Eve bash, Catch heart-pounding DJ sets before a fun balloon drop at midnight. Musicians, dancers, and other live performers join the DJs on stage for an eclectic multi-media concert. DJ Lady Verse, Shaman Vybez, Jungle Punk B2B Skillaton, and more keep the energy up all night.

New Year’s Eve Dance Party at The Colony

New Year’s Eve, 8 p.m.
Live DJs, $20 per person
Woodstock

Speaking of Ulster County music venues, The Colony is essential for Hudson Valleyites seeking top-tier performances. A battalion of disc jockeys spin alternative, ’90s jams, old-school hip hop, old soul, trap classics, and everything in between. Flashing lights and mesmerizing video accompany the performers on stage. Dance the night away in this atmospheric Hudson Valley hangout.

Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York Farm

New Year’s Eve, 12-6 p.m.
Claverack

Hoping for something a little more relaxed during the holiday weekend? Head to Columbia County’s craft distillery, Cooper’s Daughter, for creative cocktails, guided tastings, and live music. Hierba Buena food truck provides nourishment at the scenic cocktail garden. This event is free and first come, first served.

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party at Diamond Mills

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. to midnight
Cocktail party with open bar, $150 per person
Saugerties

Diamond Mills hosts some of the most memorable holiday experiences in the Hudson Valley. Don your classiest attire and head to Saugerties for New Year’s Eve for an unforgettable cocktail party. Fill up on delicious offerings from themed stations, like orecchiette from the pasta station or roasted ribeye at the carving station. Live music from Trio Two sets the scene, while a five-hour open bar keeps the party going. Plus, a special late-night station featuring grilled cheeses and warm tomato bisque cures any leftover appetites. For tickets, call The Tavern at 845.247.0700.

 

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The Vinyl Room

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Beacon

Of course, if we’re running down the best DJ sets for New Year’s Eve, we have to include The Vinyl Room. This record-themed bar in Beacon sets up four turntables for some truly epic performances. DJ Rob Swift and Mista Sinista from X-Ecutioners headline. Contact The Vinyl Room in advance for open bar options and to reserve tables.

 

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New Year’s Day Drag Brunch at Mama Roux

New Year’s Day, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. seatings
Brunch with live music, $20 entry per person (comes with mimosa)
Newburgh

Still hungry to celebrate the arrival of 2022? Head to Mama Roux for a fun-filled brunch, with drag entertainment provided by Victoria Bohmore, Trista Storm & Cheyenne Storm. Expect specialty cocktails and new culinary creations from the fabulous Mama Roux team. Proceeds benefit the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center.


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