A new year is on its way, and while it feels like 2020 just wrapped, we’re well into the decade defined by a pandemic. Yay? Omicron is currently raging through New York City, but many restaurants are making the best of a tough situation by creating cautious, safety-focused meals and celebrations for vaccinated and negative testing guests. Here’s where to ring in 2022 in the city:

Atlantic Grill

Lincoln Square’s Atlantic Grill recently reopened under new management and continues to offer the freshest seafood and highest quality meats, now with a touch of Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Salvatore’s Mediterranean influence while also pulling inspiration from the food and cuisines near global bodies of water. For New Year’s Eve, Atlantic Grill will offer its a la carte menu from 5pm – 7pm. Then, from 7:15pm – 10:45pm, the restaurant will offer a prix-fixe NYE Gala menu for $245 per person that features old-school classics including: fresh oysters; Salpicon de Octopus with fresh peppers, mojo potatoes, spices; handcrafted Pasta Tartufata with black truffles, corn, and crispy onion; Salmon Béarnaise with green beans, cherry tomatoes, dill, and Béarnaise sauce; New York Strip Steak with black truffles, whole grain mustard, and potatoes; Lobster Thermidor; and Lamb Chops, among other dishes. Royal Osetra Caviar service may be added for $55. Dessert is included too. Reservations may be made via OpenTable.

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