How Much Times Square’s Restaurants Charge on New Year’s Eve

For a view of the ball drop, Times Square's restaurants don't hold back on charging patrons for a priceless experience. See the six most expensive restaurants below:

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Times Square on New Year's Day in 2017.
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Applebee's in Times Square offers a variety of pricing for its New Year's Eve party package:n
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nVIP tickets: $450n
nRegular admission adult tickets: $375n
nChild under 12 years old: $250
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.'s New Year's Eve party audience is chosen through a lottery system as early as September and have sold out. The restaurant doesn't disclose its prices, but Slate reported tickets were $799 per guest in 2015.
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Like many of the other restaurants hosting events in the Crossroads of the World on New Year's Eve, Olive Garden's package includes unlimited breadsticks, a DJ, an open bar and buffet:n
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nGeneral Admission: $400
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Planet Hollywood's New Year's Eve celebration will feature an open bar and appetizers for all partygoers. Packages are as follows:

General admission at 9 p.m.: $259
VIP tickets range from $399 to $469
VIP Table for 2 on the main floor: $899
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Ruby Tuesday's offerings are slightly cheaper than Applebee's, but couples shell out for exclusive VIP tables:n
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nGeneral admission: $209n
nPlatinum VIP: $309n
nElite VIP: $319n
nCouple’s VIP Table: $999
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TGI Fridays offers an array of options for its New Year's Eve diners:n

nGeneral Admission: $189n
Various VIP packages from $239 to $279n
nA VIP Champagne Package for 2: $599
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