I'm looking for some recommendations for the both before and after midnight in the city this coming New Year's. I'm not looking for anything high end (i.e. >$85/person) or prix fixe type meals. We are both foodies with really diverse tastes (we blog, cook, and look for all kinds of unique eateries). As a general point of reference, two years ago we tried Ramen Setagaya on NYE and had a really good time with that. So any Manhattan favorites that would be open past 10 PM would be welcome suggestions.
After the fireworks, I'd like to go to a nice lounge/bar that serves good desserts and cocktails. I don't know if anything like this exists on new years to be honest.