I am a Chowhound from San Francisco but have spent many New Years in NY. This year we are going to the Opera on the 31st and are looking for a dinner place to celebrate afterwards. In the past we have done Tavern on the Green, Vongs, Russian Tea Room, etc. This year we need a place that we can join late, and that has great food and celebration atmosphere. Ethnic would be great! I am counting on Manhattan Hounds for great suggestions!