Restaurants in Times Square are going to ring in the new year with huge crowds paying big money for food and drinks including a $400/person buffet at the Olive Garden that doesn’t even come with bread sticks!
The New York Post says the $400 meal is not even the priciest plate in Times Square. Bubba Gump Shrimp is asking $799 per personj. A Ruby Tuesday’s package starts at $349 a person.
Of course, you’re not just paying for the food. Most of these packages come with an open bar and some other extras along with the most valuable thing — a guaranteed place to eat, drink and hang out right where the ball-drop takes place in Times Square.
That said, most of the restaurants around Times Square don’t actually have a great view of the ball drop, so even if you spend hundreds of dollars for dinner, you still have to fight the crowds outside to see the actual ball drop.