Four-hundred dollars could likely feed a party of 40 at Olive Garden—except for on New Year’s Eve. According to the New York Post, on December 31, 400 bones is the price each person has to pay to attend the chain’s party at its multi-story location in NYC’s Times Square. The price is steep, but stuffing your face with 2016 breadsticks doesn’t seem like the worst way to ring in the new year. Only problem: The ticket doesn’t include Olive Garden’s basket of buttery carbs.
Instead, the ticket covers a buffet meal (which likely includes vats of fettucine alfredo), a DJ, and an open bar so that attendees can get hammered on Italian Margaritas. While the restaurant is located in Times Square, don’t expect a view of the ball drop. “It’s a limited view,” says restaurant manager Michael Garver.
Still, $400 is a steal compared to the price point of other chain restaurant celebrations this year. Below, some of the spendiest NYE parties at chains in NYC:
Cost: $1,699 for 2 people
For a little under $2,000, you can get access to the chain’s Couple’s VIP Table at its Times Square location. While it comes with bottle service and appetizers, like Olive Garden, you won’t be able to see the ball drop from inside the restaurant.
Cost: $449 per person
The general admission ticket gets attendees access to five hour open bar plus sliders, fries, and fried pickles.
Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar
Cost: $699 per couple
The VIP package means bottle service and additional food platters in addition to the hors d’oeuvres buffet. This means access to all the vegetarian California egg roles, Motley Que BBQ Ribs, and stomach aches you want. The price is a steal compared to the cost of last year’s tickets.
Cost: $899 per couple
The Champagne VIP Package means couples get hummus, salsa, and bags of chips in addition to passed snacks like beef empanadas and the chain’s famed potato skins. Friday’s also promises a “plethora of festive cocktails” as part of the open bar.