Times Square New Year’s Eve reservations at these chain restaurants will cost you a fortune

Times Square New Year's Eve
Times Square New Year's Eve (Wikimedia)

Let’s face it, celebrating New Year’s eve at Times Square in New York City is a blast. And we know that because like most of you, the crew here Chew Boom typically watch the ball drop on our flat panel TV screens.


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But if you really want the first-hand experience, a reservation at a restaurant in Times Square is a great starting point. That is if you can handle the sticker shock. And for the record, we’re not talking about a four-star experience.

According to the NY Post, dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square on New Year’s Eve will set you back a cool $400. That price includes a DJ, open bar and a buffet meal, but you won’t get any of those famous breadsticks.

Tickets at Ruby Tuesday range from $349 a head to a ball dropping $1,699 for the “Couple’s VIP Table.” For that many clams you’d probably expect to see the ball drop from inside the restaurant. You might expect to, but you won’t.

Over at Bubba Gump Shrimp on Broadway, be prepared to cough up $799. That’s $799 a person. But the view is better.

If you’re in the mood for hamburgers, you can take in the celebrations at The Counter hamburger joint for $449, but be aware, that price does not include real hamburgers, just mini burgers and fries.

These are just a few choices available for your dining pleasure in Times Square this New Year’s eve. But if you’re anything like the crew at Chew Boom, you can throw together some leftovers and enjoy the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations as they play out on the flat screen from the comfort of your home.