With 2008 approaching fast, here's a list of restaurants open on New Year's Eve where you may enjoy ringing in the New Year.
Vermilion will be offering a prix fixe menu of 5 courses, for $80 pp. Wine pairing is available at $30 pp. Seatings will be on the half hour starting at 6pm.
Restaurant Eve's Bistro will be offering a 3 course menu for New Year's Eve, for $85 pp. Eve's Tasting Room will be offering a 7 course meal for $165 pp.
Majestic will be offering a 3 course dinner for $65 pp.
Willow will be offering a tasting menu. To reserve, you will need to go to Willow's website and sign up for the "friends of Willow" list. The menu and pricing will be emailed, along with information on when to book your reservation on New Year's Eve.
2941 will have 2 seatings- the first seating will be a 5 course menu for $110 pp. The second seating will be a 7 course menu for $140 pp. Wine pairing is $65.
L'Auberge Chez Francois began taking reservations this week for New Years Eve. From 5-5:30 pm, they will offer their regular menu. The 8:45-9 pm seating will be offered a "Gala Dinner" estimated to cost $150- $160 pp.
Hank's Oyster Bar- see The District
The Carlyle Club's inaugural New Year's Eve will feature a first seating beginning at 5:30. This option will offer a 4 couse meal, a glass of champagne and DJ for dancing for $79pp. The second seating at 7:30 will be black-tie optional and will feature a 5 course dinner, valet parking and The Tommy Dorsey Band. At midnight a champagne toast and party favors will be offered.
Farrah Olivia is offering an 8 course dinner for $100pp.
Dino will be offering a 5 course feast for $75 from 5-6:30pm and a kids menu will be available during this time. After 6:30 the 5 course feast is $95 pp. Wine flights are available for $40 and $81.
Komi will be offering 10-12 courses for $155 pp. Wine pairing is $90.
Citronelle will offer a "reception" dinner, with the reception starting at 7:30 pm and ending at 8:30 pm. Dinner is then served and capped off with a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a DJ for entertainment. The cost is $300 pp, not including wine.
CityZen will offer a 9 course menu for $200 pp, with wine pairing at $105 pp.
Hook will be offering a 5 course menu for $80 pp, and wine pairing for $70 and $130 pp. Seatings are at 5:30 and 8 pm.
Marcel's will have 2 seating- the first is from 5:30-7 pm and the second is 7 pm and later. The first seating will be offered a 3 course meal for $95 pp. The second seating will be offered a 5 course meal for $135, including a glass of champagne.
Palena will be offering a 5 course menu for $110, with several choices for each course.
Central is offering a 5 course menu with 2 seatings. The first seating is from 5:30-7 and is $75 pp. The second seating, including a glass of champagne, is $95 pp.
Equinox is offering a trio of amuses upon arrival. Two dining options are available. A 4 course menu is available for $90 pp, with wine $140 pp. A 6 course menu is also available for $125 pp, with wine $185 pp.
Mendocino Grill will be open however the menu is still being decided.
1789 will be serving
open and serving from their regular menu a five course menu for $95 pp, $135 with wine pairing. Seating is available from 5-11pm. At midnight, diners will ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and party favors.
Vidalia will be open and will likely serve a prix fixe menu which the chef is still working on.
Nage will offer a Seven Deadly Sins Menu with a champagne toast at midnight. The seven course menu is $85 pp and includes a champagne toast at midnight. The a al carte menu will also be available.
D'Acqua will have a $75 pp- 8 course prix fixe menu with traditional "cotecchino y lenticche" which is sausage and lentils symbolizing good luck and wealth. A Prosecco toast will be offered at midnight.
Butterfield 9 will offer Strolling Musicians and Creative Cuisine. The 4 course prix fixe menu is $115 pp and will include dishes such as oxtail canneloni and arctic char with lobster fondue.
Cafe 15 in the Sofitel Lafayette Square will be offering a gastronomic evening for both adults and children. For the adults, a 7 course prix fixe menu will be capped off with a Moet & Chandon toast at midnight. For the children, there will be a 5 course dinner to introduce them to a tasting menu, begining with an amuse bouche and ending with a pastry delight. The children's tasting menu is $50.
Cafe Atlantico will have a 4 course tasting menu from 5:30-6:30 for $50 pp. From 7:45-10pm, Head Chef Katsuya Fukushima will offer an 8 course tasting menu for $95 pp. A DJ and party favors will add a festive air to the evening well into the wee morning hours until "last call" at 2:30am.
Jaleo, all three locations, will offer an a la carte menu from 5-7pm. A second seating will be at 9pm when a holiday menu will be offered at $85 pp. This will include dessert and cava for toasting. 12 good luck grapes will be presented at midnight. Also included are festive hats for guys, and roses for the gals. Wine flights will be available.
Oyamel will feature entertainment including hits from the 80's and 90's as well as Mexican music. The first seating beginning at 5:30 pm will offer an a la carte menu. A second seating, beginning at 9pm ,will offer unlimited small plates, party hats and a champagne toast at midnight.
Zatinya will have 2 seatings and entertainment. The first seating is from 5:30- 7:30 and the second seating is from 9-11pm. For $95, you can get unlimited mezze and a glass of sparkling wine. Wine pairing will be available for $20. Belly dancers will perform at 9 and 11 pm. A DJ will entertain from midnight to 2am.
701 will offer two seatings. The first seating from 5:30- 7:30 will feature a special New Years Eve menu as well as an a la carte menu. The second seating is from 8-11pm and will offer a 4 course celebration menu for $100 pp. Both seating will include a glass of champagne and party favors. A 4 piece band will entertain throughout the evening and valet parking will be complimentary.
Ardeo Restaurant and Bardeo Wine Bar will offer a first seating from 5:30-7:30pm. First seating guests will have an a la carte menu. Second seating guests will be offered a 4 course menu for $65pp. which will be available until 11pm.
Bombay Club will offer a 4 course menu served family style for $55pp. Live piano music and a champagne toast will also be provided. Valet parking is complimentary.
The Oval Room will have 2 seatings. The first seating is from 5:30-7:30. The second seating, from 8-10pm will offer a 4 course menu for $85pp. Also included in the second seating are a glass of champagne, party favors and valet parking.
Hank's Oyster Bar will offer reservations starting at 5:30. Chef Leeds will have the full a la carte menu as well as seafood specials (depending on what's fresh). Walk-ins welcome too. DC and Old Town Alexandria locations.
Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar will offer an a la carte menu in addition to a 5 course tasting menu for $75pp. Wine pairing is $50pp.
Brasserie Beck will have 2 seatings. The first seating will be from 5-7pm and will feature a 4 course menu for $95pp. The second seating, from 8:30- 10:30pm will feature a 5 course menu at $125pp. Valet parking is $7.
Morrison-Clark Inn will offer a 6 course menu, including a champagne toast for $125pp.
Oya will offer a $30 prix fixe menu and full sushi menu from 5-7pm. From 8:30-10pm, Oya will offer a 5 course chef's menu for $125pp. Wine pairing is $30.
New Heights will offer a 3 course dinner for $60pp, and a 4 course dinner for $70pp. Choices include Meyer Ranch Pave of Beef "Rossini" with Salt-Cured Foie Gras and Madeira Sauce and Meyer Lemon Pots du Creme with Poppyseed Shortbread. Both options include a complimentary champagne toast.
Johnny's Half Shell will be offering an a la carte menu and entertainment from the Jimmy Burrell Jazz Quartet. Parking is complimentary.
Indique Heights will have a special buffet for $95 pp. There will be festive Indian food with demonstrations, music, dancing, 2 cocktails party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Ray's The Classics will be open New Year's Eve serving dinner from their regular menu.
David Craig will be offering a prix fixe dinner, estimated to cost between $70-$100 pp, depending on the number of courses the chef decides to make.
Blacks Bar and Kitchen will be offering a tasting menu, which has not been finalized yet. Last year the cost was $99 pp.
Nicaro will have $75 prix fixe menu with 4 to 5 courses and choices for each course. A champagne toast at the end of the night.