I'm looking for recommendations on a restaurant for New Year's Eve. Planning to arrive around 930 pm or so and stay until midnight. Don't want to do an overpriced prix fixe so looking for a place that offers their regular menu. We do want to dress up though so it would be nice if it had great ambiance - somewhere where you can wear a jacket for men and nice dress for women, and not feel overdressed.
I've been doing tons of research and so far the few places I can find are: Locanda Verde (all booked already), Delmonico's in Financial District (not sure if there would be anyone there), Keen's, Strip House (in GV but only 1115 pm left), Porter House. Seems like mostly steakhouses so far though. We would prefer to stay away from Midtown and ball drop area. Oh, and it would just be for 2 people.