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Restaurants Open New Years Eve

New Years Eve is going to be quite a spectacle this year. Whether you are going to one of the big events downtown, or just sitting at home watching the ball drop on TV, you should definitely try to get out to one of these restaurants for a wonderful meal. Happy New Year everyone!

Cafe Atlantico
I've actually never been to Cafe Atlantico. Shame. However, I think you'll agree after looking at their New Years Eve menu that it's not something you'll want to miss. Call 202.393.0812 for reservations.

As you all know, I named my dog after this place, so obviously I like it. On New Years Eve this year, they are offering a three course prix fixe menu for $30 to $60 per person depending on your entree selection. For more information see my previous post on Ceiba or call 202.393.3983.

David Greggory
On New Years Eve, David Greggory will have a buffet at 9:30 PM. Their regular menu will be available from 5:30 pm to 7:30. $78 per person. Call 202.872.8700 for reservations.

Even though I've had a couple bad experiences at Equinox, the good still far outway the bad. For New Years, Chef Todd Gray will be having 4 and 6 course dinners at $90 and $120 respectively. Dinners with wine pairings are available for $125 and $170. The full menu and details can be found here. Call 202.331.8118.

The Ritz-Carlton's restaurant will be having a three course meal with dessert with two seatings. The first seating will be from 5:30pm to 7pm and is $75 a person. The second seatings start from 8pm to 11 pm and include a champaigne toast and live entertainment for $120. For the menu, go to their web site or call 202.912.4110 for more information. 

If you can afford it, you don't want to miss Roberto Donna's fine Italian cuisine. The first seating will be from 5:30 - 8:00pm and will only include his usual a la carte menu. From 8:30pm on he will be featuring a prix fixe, 6-course dinner with dessert for $145.00 per person. I don't know if it includes a wine pairing or not. Call 202.293.7191 for reservations.

If you would rather eat dinner at your place, Galileo also offers a to go menu.

Passage To India
Passage to India will be having three separate three-course dinners on New Years Eve - seafood, lamb/chicken and vegetarian. They all will feature dishes off of Chef Sudhir Seth's new menu which contains dishes from each region of India. Prices rance from $45 to $55. For more info in Passage to India, see my previous post about the restaurant, or call 301.656.3373. Their full New Years Eve menu can be found here as well.

Last but not least, my favorite Italian restaurant is having their wonderful a la carte menu from 5:30 to 8pm on New Years Eve. From 9:15 on, Enzo will be having a special "prezzo fisso", 5-course dinner for $75.00 per person. The meal will include
dancing, a live DJ, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Sounds like a lot of fun to me. For more information on Spezie, see my last post on them.

At OpenTable, you can find other restaurants open on New Years Eve that I did not include in this post .  Feel free to leave a comment if there is a restaurant you don't think I should've left out.

For it having only been open for a couple weeks when I went, I was pretty impressed with what I saw at Talula. If it weren't for the fact that I live all the way over in NW, I might be there on New Years Eve myself.
Melissa says, "Tallula's going outside the box a bit...for $55 you get a massive cocktail party, champagne toast at midnight and drink specials. Check out the site for menu items and reservation info". Sounds like a good time to me.

Also, see this article at the Post.



Palena!!! I know you're not a big fan, but for those many foodies that are, I know its open for New Years Eve. They have a special menu, of which I'm not sure of the details, but if you call i'm sure they'll tell you.


Tallula's going outside the box a bit...for $55 you get a massive cocktail party, champagne toast at midnight and drink specials. Check out the site for menu items and reservation info (


Yes, Palena! But hurry, they're filling up quickly. Five course menu, including dessert and cheese for $95. Reservation requires a credit card and there's a $75 dollar cancellation policy. I believe the Cafe may be open for limited seating. If I wasn't going to NYC to visit friends, I'd join my friends for their 9pm reservation!


This is a bit off topic, but since you are so terribly knowledgable about the DC restaurant scene these days (I haven't lived there in six years), I thought I would ask. I'm having a bachelorette party for my girlfriend in DC for about ten girls...most of us, including the bride, are foodies. Any suggestions on a fun place to go?


Let's see, you probably want to go to either Adams Morgan or Dupont Circle right? If so, just look at the restaurants that I've reviewed in that area. Most of the restaurants I've been to around there are worthy of a bachelorette party. Off the top of my head I can recommend Komi, Spezie, Galileo, Ceiba, etc.


Thanks Ben and James for posting other alternative. Really, I have nothing against Palena. I've had many good meals there, it's just that my last few haven't been the best.


I love your website. I am a mom with a son living in DC. My husband and I visited 3 times this past year and your site has been fun. I ordered my son a gift certificate for Spezie because of your recomendation! Thanks


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