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New Year's Eve restaurants in NYC: Dinner reservations to make now

Ring in 2019 on a full stomach with a special New Year’s Eve dinner.

Whether you're looking to eat an early bird meal off an a la carte menu as a pregame to other festivities, or you want to hunker down for the evening in one spot serving a prix-fixe menu and a midnight Champagne toast, there's a restaurant in this city that will meet your needs.

So pick out your finest party threads, select your favorite menu and get ready to party foodie style.

The Pandering Pig

Located in Hudson Heights, The Pandering Pig is
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Located in Hudson Heights, The Pandering Pig is offering a quieter New Year's Eve dinner with a three-course, Northern California prix-fixe menu by chef/owner Nicole O'Brien. For $75, enjoy dishes like tapenade trio amuse, roasted Yukon potato rounds with duck rillet, grilled lamb chops, roasted Cornish hen and chocolate mousse. (209 Pinehurst Ave., 212-781-3124, thepanderingpig.com)

Cecconi’s Dumbo

Wear your best flapper dress or seersucker for
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Wear your best flapper dress or seersucker for this "Great Gatsby"-esque New Year's Eve dinner. There will be two seatings, the first at 6 p.m. for $125 per person, and the second at 9 p.m. for $175. Each seating includes a five-course pre-fixe dinner that includes baby artichoke, cioppino Toscano, mushroom risotto, medaglioni Rossini, panettone and coffee. The later seating includes a Champagne toast at midnight. The party will have a live jazz band, 1920s themed décor and a Le Grand Fizz cocktail. (55 Water St., 718-650-3900, cecconisdumbo.com)

Nur

This modern Middle Eastern restaurant is offering a
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This modern Middle Eastern restaurant is offering a special menu for $125 per person, which includes a Champagne greeting, a menu of favorites like kubaneh (pictured), a foie gras parfait with citrus and rose water gelee, fennel blossom garnish and challah toast, and a trio of Middle Eastern-inspired desserts. There will be something to take home to enjoy the morning after, too. (34 E. 20th St., 212-505-3420, nurnyc.com)

The Wilson

The Wilson is offering a laid-back, four-course meal
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The Wilson is offering a laid-back, four-course meal for $125 per person from Culinary Director chef Jeff Haskell that includes live scallop crudo, Maine lobster chowder, blue crab carbonara, veal chop Milanese, smashed Black Forest cake in a jar and more. There will be live music and drinks from cocktail curator Will Benedetto. Dinner begins at 9 p.m. (132 W. 27th St., 212-529-2671, ingoodcompany.com)

Parker & Quinn

Parker & Quinn, which is located in the
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Parker & Quinn, which is located in the Refinery Hotel, is offering a three-course meal by Culinary Director chef Jeff Haskell with a glass of sparkling wine for $50 per person, which includes access to the party at Refinery Rooftop. Reservations can be made for 7 or 7.30 p.m. for up to five people. (64 W. 39th St., 212-729-0277, ingoodcompany.com)

Mifune

Enjoy a seven-course Japanese feast at Mifune for
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Enjoy a seven-course Japanese feast at Mifune for $95 (with an optional wine pairing for an additional $60). The menu includes porcini flan, six kinds of amuse-bouche, Alaskan king crab ceviche, fruits de mer bouillabaisse, organic chicken winter truffle foie gras ballotine, winter truffle "toshikoshi" soba and Okinawa kibito caramel ice cream -- with two seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. (245 E. 44th St., 212-986-2800, mifune-restaurant.com)

The Osprey

With two seatings, the first from 5:30 to
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With two seatings, the first from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for $85, and the second from 9 p.m. to midnight for $185, The Osprey is ready for the New Year. Both seatings will have a Champagne toast and lower prices and menus for children. The menu will include Nantucket bay scallop crudo to start, grilled baby octopus, venison tartare or squid ink spaghetti for the main, duck breast, lobster pot pie or pasture-raised beef for the second course; and lemon ginger souffle or raspberry baked Alaska for dessert. (60 Furman St., Brooklyn, 347-696-2505, theospreybk.com)

Atrium Dumbo

This New American restaurant with a French twist
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This New American restaurant with a French twist is hosting two seatings on New Year's Eve. The first, from 6 to 8 p.m., features a four-course pre-fixe menu for $85 (with an optional wine pairing for an additional $55). The second, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., is a five-course pre-fixe menu at $125 (with an optional wine pairing for an extra $65). Both menus include Maine lobster and dishes like Montauk diver scallops, carnaroli risotto, Champagne poached turbot, organic Pennsylvania veal and more. There will be a DJ spinning tunes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a Champagne toast at midnight. (15 Main St., Brooklyn, 718-858-1095, atriumdumbo.com)

Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue

Giorgio Armani's Italian restaurant is offering a black
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Giorgio Armani's Italian restaurant is offering a black tie, pre-fixe menu for $350, which includes caviar and truffle-accented dishes like raviolo with mushrooms, robiola cheese ravioli, buffalo burrata, and white truffle; Storione pan-seared sturgeon with thyme, artichokes foam and Osetra caviar; Black Angus tenderloin with seared foie gras and black truffle reduction; and for dessert, Nocciola e Pera, a chocolaty hazelnut crunch, pear sorbet, toffee, and bergamot. There will be a live jazz band to accompany the feast. (717 Fifth Ave., 212-207-1902, armani.com)

The Polynesian

This Times Square tiki bar is hosting a
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This Times Square tiki bar is hosting a luau with a buffet that includes a four-hour open bar, a pig roast, coconut shrimp, crab Rangoon and more for $125 per person. Once you're done feasting, you can take part in hula dancing and a Champagne toast at midnight. Everyone is encouraged to wear luau attire and will receive a Hawaiian lei upon arrival. (400 W. 42nd St., exploretock.com

Flora Bar

Head to the Met Breuer for a New
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Head to the Met Breuer for a New Year's Eve dinner at Flora Bar. With two seatings, the pre-fixe dinner will have urchin, black truffles, caviar and roast duck. The first seating, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., includes six courses for $175 per person; the second seating, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., includes seven courses for $275 per person. New York based guitarist, Thor Jenson, and an accompanying band will provide live music, too. (945 Madison Ave., 646-558-5383, florabarnyc.com)

The Polo Bar

Ralph Lauren's midtown restaurant is offering a four-course
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Ralph Lauren's midtown restaurant is offering a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $300, which includes live music, dessert and a Champagne toast at midnight. Choose from dishes like Kumamoto oysters, seared foie gras, Nantucket Bay Scallops, Dover Sole and Montaigne Burger with black truffles & boisserie ecole brie. (1 E. 55th St., 212-207-8562, ralphlauren.com)

La Pecora Bianca

We have no bones about dessert before dinner
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We have no bones about dessert before dinner -- La Pecora Bianca is serving a decadent Nutella tart for dessert in its New Year's Eve three-course dinner. For $95, you'll get a Champagne toast at midnight, East Coast oysters for the table, and a choice of dishes such as grilled octopus, the Holiday Special black truffle tagliatelle, a rib-eye steak with garlic mashed potatoes and charred onions, roasted chicken with black truffle farro risotto and, if Nutella is not your favorite, there's also ricotta cheesecake or a spiced olive oil cake. (950 Second Ave. in midtown, 212-899-9996, and 1133 Broadway in NoMad, 212-498-9696, lapecorabianca.com)

Toriko NY

Japanese restaurant Toriko is offering a $90 dinner
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Japanese restaurant Toriko is offering a $90 dinner course, which includes a glass of sparkling wine. To start, there will be five kinds of amuse-bouche (chicken bone soup, house-made chicken liver mouse, chicken in spicy saice, marinated tomato with burrata cheese or sushi with Ikura and Yuzu) and other starters, a choice of yakitori, a mixed green salad, Toshikoshi soba and to finish, matcha monaka, which is a sort of dessert sandwich. (76 Carmine St., 646-596-8198, toriko-ny.com)

Maison Premiere

This New Orleans-style bar and restaurant is offering
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This New Orleans-style bar and restaurant is offering a pop-up Champagne bar open to walk-ins from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. with oysters available until 1 a.m.. Otherwise, the eatery is offering two prix-fixe menus and seatings: The first is at 6 p.m. for $125 per person and the second at 9 p.m. for $165 per person. The menus include dishes like scallop crudo with winter citrus, wild spot prawn agnolotti with shellfish and saffron emulsion, butter poached lobster with steamed clams and coconut panna cotta, among others. The second seating guests get a glass of French Champagne. (298 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 347-335-0446, ext. 201,  maisonpremiere.com)

Trattoria Dell'Arte

For $200 per person, Trattoria Dell'Arte is offering
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For $200 per person, Trattoria Dell'Arte is offering a seven-course meal with a view of the ball drop. Guests will start with appetizers and a lobster seafood risotto for everyone at the table; a choice of a main course including baked red snapper, balsamic glazed yellowfin tuna steak, Madagascar grilled prawns, Dover sole, a veal chop or a porterhouse steak; and desserts like cannoli, vanilla meringue cake or chocolate mousse; plus a Champagne toast at midnight. Police will barricade an area in front of the restaurant for guests to watch the ball drop. (900 7th Ave., 212-245-9800,  trattoriadellarte.com)

Shuko

Shuko, the traditional Japanese kitchen and sushi bar,
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Shuko, the traditional Japanese kitchen and sushi bar, is doing two seatings this New Year's Eve. The first, at 6 and 6:30 p.m., will offer Omakase and Kaiseki menus, while the second seating at 9 and 9:30 p.m. will only have the special Kaiseki menu. The menus both feature rare fish and seafood and ingredients like wagyu, white truffles, lobster and oysters. Both seatings include beverage pairings. ($350 for Omakase and $450 for Kaiseki, 47 E. 12th St., 212-228-8806,  shukonyc.com)

Dinner with a view at Brooklyn Diner

Brooklyn Diner's Times Square location is offering comfort
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Brooklyn Diner's Times Square location is offering comfort food in the heart of the New Year's Eve ball drop celebration. For $400 per person, diners get a five-course meal with Perrier Jouet champagne toast and party favors. Hor d'oeuvres include crab cakes, meatballs, pigs in a blanket and chorizo and olive flatbread. Choose your appetizer, main course and dessert, with choices that include a baked lobster mac 'n cheese, surf and turf, diver scallops and chocolate blackout cake. (155 W. 43rd St., 212-265-5400, www.BrooklynDiner.com)

Bond 45

This Italian kitchen and bar is serving up
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This Italian kitchen and bar is serving up a seven-course dinner to ring in the New Year. From appetizers like fried calamari and vinegar peppers to dinner dishes like halibut, branzino, veal chop Parmigiana (pictured) and steak, you'll have to save room for dessert (tiramisu, chocolate mousse or chocolate blackout cake). Each table gets a bottle of Prosecco to toast the New Year. There are two seatings at different prices: The Gold Package ($200 per person) seats guests at 8 p.m. nearby a live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop; the Platinum Package ($500 per person) seats guests at 7 p.m. and gives them access to a live band, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to toast with and a private escort to see the ball drop live in person. (221 W. 46th St., 212-869-4545, bond45ny.com

Great Gatsby-themed party at CATCH

CATCH NYC will channel the Roaring Twenties with
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CATCH NYC will channel the Roaring Twenties with decor inspired by "The Great Gatsby." The full menu will be available but specials include whole roast duck for two, scallops on the half shell and flambe white chocolate dome. There will be two seatings, at 5:30 and 9 p.m., and the late seating carries a $200 minimum per person that includes entrance to CATCH Roof at midnight. (21 9th Ave., 212-392-5978, www.CatchRestaurants.com)

Acme

This American bistro is focusing on European flavors
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This American bistro is focusing on European flavors this New Year's Eve with two prix-fixe dinners. From 6 to 8 p.m., guests can enjoy a four-course meal for $85 per person (with a wine pairing add-on for $45) and a glass of Champagne; and those who sit for the second round from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. will have a five-course meal for $155 per person (with a wine pairing for $45), party favors, a midnight toast and guaranteed access to the venue's lounge, where there will be a party from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., which would otherwise cost $40 to get into. (9 Great Jones St., 212-203-2121,  www.acmenyc.com)

Tijuana Picnic

This Lower East Side Mexican eatery is offering
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This Lower East Side Mexican eatery is offering two prix-fixe dinners and a fiesta in its downstairs lounge. The first seating from 6 to 8 p.m. ($50) includes drinks (with the option of open bar for an hour and a half for $25 more) and dinner. The second seating for $95 is from 9 to 11 p.m. and includes a half-limited open bar with party favors, a midnight toast and access to the party lounge. The menu includes popular menu items like the skirt steak tacos (pictured) and more. (151 Essex St., 212-219-2000, tijuana-picnic.com)

A la carte at Cosme

Cosme, which fuses local ingredients with traditional Mexican
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Cosme, which fuses local ingredients with traditional Mexican cuisine, is offering an a la carte menu with mezcal and champagne pairings, plus an expanded cocktail menu. Seating are at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., and a DJ and mariachis will ring in the new year at midnight. Walk-ins are available at the bar but reservations are required for the dining room. (35 E. 21st St., 212-913-9659, CosmeNYC.com)

The Eddy

The Eddy is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu
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The Eddy is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu with hors d'oeuvres and dishes such as caviar pie, crab legs, venison carpaccio, prime rib roast and pan-roasted lobster and desserts like bananas Foster -- all for $125 per person. (342 E. Sixth St., 646-895-9884,  theeddynyc.com)

'Inauthentic Italian' at Massoni

Massoni at the Arlo Nomad Hotel offers a
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Massoni at the Arlo Nomad Hotel offers a four-course prix-fixe menu of "inauthentic Italian" food on New Year's Eve. Diners pay $150 for dinner and open bar from 6 to 8 p.m. or $275 for dinner, open bar, a dance party and a midnight toast if they're seated between 8 and 10 p.m. (11 E. 31st, 212-951-1141, MassoniNYC.com)

Fried chicken & champagne at Bubby's

Bubby's is hosting its first-ever fried chicken and
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Bubby's is hosting its first-ever fried chicken and champagne dinner at both its High Line and Tribeca locations, with buttermilk biscuits with homemade jam, coleslaw and a choice of pie alongside the buckets of chicken. Champagne is unlimited for 1.5 hours. Reservations are encouraged, and the dinner is $65 per person. (120 Hudson St., 73 Gansevoort St., 212-219-0666, www.Bubbys.com)

Nishi

Chef Nick Tamburo of Nishi, an Italian eatery
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Chef Nick Tamburo of Nishi, an Italian eatery in Chelsea, is offering a four-course tasting menu for $98 per person with choices like Montauk scallops, persimmon and chicken wing piccata to start; bucatini, risotto, tortellini or raviolo as the first course; Long Island duck, Spanish turbot or acorn squash as a second; and for dessert, chess pie, almond sorbet or vanilla ice cream with white truffle, aged balsamic and more. (232 Eighth Ave., 646-518-1919,  nishi.momofuku.com)

Little Tong

Whether you like to dine early or later
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Whether you like to dine early or later in the evening, Little Tong Noodle Shop has you covered. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Chinese eatery has a seven-course tasting menu for $88 (or $136 with a beverage pairing), which includes the flavors of Yunnan with a New York twist (pictured, Little Tong's milk tea creme brulee) designed by Chef Simone Tong. For the late eaters, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., you can feast on Yunnan-inspired favorites with bites inspired by traditional Chinese celebration dishes -- for $108. There will be music, beer, wine, sake and specialty cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight as part of this package. (177 First Ave., 929-367-8664, littletong.com)  

Italian favorites at Cafe Altro Paradiso

Cafe Altro Paradiso offers a four-course prix-fixe menu
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Cafe Altro Paradiso offers a four-course prix-fixe menu on New Year's Eve for $105 per person, including piatto di mare, tagliolini al tartufo and veal agnolotti in brodo. The restaurant remains open for brunch and dinner on New Year's Day, serving from its regular menu. (234 Spring St., 646-952-0828, AltroParadiso.com)

Boqueria

Celebrate New Year's Eve Spanish style at Boqueria,
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Celebrate New Year's Eve Spanish style at Boqueria, which will serve family-style tapas, including huevos estrellados con foie gras (pictured) and suquet de Mariscos (lobster monkfish, clams, shrimp and squid), all night with the first seating from 6 to 9 p.m. for $85 and another at 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for $125 per person. (Five locations across New York City: Flatiron, SoHo, Upper East Side, boqueriarestaurant.com)

At its West 40th Street location, Boqueria will have an a la carte seating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a cocktail party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with pricing starting at $195.

Four courses at Legacy Records

Legacy Records at Hudson Yards offers a four-course
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Legacy Records at Hudson Yards offers a four-course prix-fixe menu at $125 a person, drinks not included. Diners have their choice of bay scallop crudo (pictured) or wood-roasted pigeon for a first course; second course is a pick between quadrelle with caramelized parsnip and black winter truffle or cavatelli with a lobster ragu. Choose a ribeye or black sea bass for the third serving, and merinata with winter citrus and passion fruit will be served for dessert. (571 W. 38th St., LegacyRecordsRestaurant.com)

Ferris

MADE Hotel in NoMad restaurant, Ferris, a new-American
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MADE Hotel in NoMad restaurant, Ferris, a new-American eatery from chef Greg Proechel, is hosting a five-course menu with bread service, truffles and a wine pairing with three different seatings/packages. The dinner will include a choice of 60-day dry aged carpaccio with uni or scallop with oroblanco, sake-cured trout roe; greens, shaved vegetable, and fruit; a choice of wagyu, rutabaga and dates or grilled lobster tail, tomalley butter, lobster salad, kohlrabi; and a choice of yuzu frozen yogurt, wakamomo peaches or chocolate mousse (pictured) or mint tea meringue. The first seating is 5:30 p.m. at $75; the second after 6:30 p.m. at $90; and the wine pairing (aperitif, three glasses and after dinner cordial) is $60. (44 W. 29th St., 212-213-4420,  ferrisnyc.com)

Empellón

For New Year's Eve only, this Mexican-inspired eatery
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For New Year's Eve only, this Mexican-inspired eatery by chef Alex Stupak is offering an a-la-carte menu from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a prix fixe menu from 8:30 to 10 p.m. for $125 per person. Those who indulge in the prix fixe offerings will get a welcome margarita and a midnight toast. The table will get goat's milk labneh and amuse-bouche; sticky rice Tamal with red chile duck, scallop ceviche with waygu beef lardo, nasturtium seared panella cheese with date caramel, or white truffles to start; sweet potato cappelletti with matsutake mushrooms, skirt steak with Persian onion salad or monkfish pibil with lobster for the main; and avocado with lime, olive oil, and eucalyptus yogurt, chocolate mousse with chicory cold brew and goat's milk raspado or banana ice cream with jasmine cajeta. (510 Madison Ave., 212-858-9365,  empellon.com/empellon)

Legasea

From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Legasea at
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From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Legasea at Moxy Times Square is doing an a la carte menu featuring spicy crab beignet, cauliflower carbonara and Alaskan king crab boil that you can enjoy as you watch a live broadcast of the ball drop and tunes from a DJ. (485 Seventh Ave., legaseatsnyres@taogroup.com, taogroup.com)

David Burke Tavern

David Burke Tavern is hosting two seatings, one
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David Burke Tavern is hosting two seatings, one for early diners and another for those who want to toast at midnight. The first seating at $95 offers a four-course prix fixe menu and the second, starting at 8:30 p.m., is a five-course prix fixe with a champagne toast for $135. Both menus include branzino, ditalini mac & cheese, creme brulee (pictured) and more. (135 E. 62nd St., 212-988-9021, davidburketavern.com)

Baar Baar

Join this Indian gastro bar early at 6:30
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Join this Indian gastro bar early at 6:30 p.m. for a three-course, prix fixe dinner and drinks menu for $75 per person or later for a sit-down dinner and party, starting at 9 p.m., which includes an open bar, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight for $175. Both menus include fresh oysters (pictured), monkfish and a seafood alleppey curry and a tutti frutti cassata cake. (13 E. First St., 212-228-1200,  baarbaarnyc.com)

Dante

For $85, guests to this Italian-Australian-inspired bar and
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For $85, guests to this Italian-Australian-inspired bar and restaurant will receive a crimson cocktail (pictured), Kumomoto oysters, Jamon iberico or other appetizers to start; halibut arrabiata, chicken parm, fillet steak or roasted lamb rack; and for dessert, a dark chocolate pudding, a sticky pumpkin pudding or a classic tiramisu. (79-81 Macdougal St., 212-982-5275, dante-nyc.com)

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