New Year’s Eve
Christmas and New Year’s Eve are busy, happy, festive times in DC and there is never a shortage of fun things to see and do throughout the season. From Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom, there are all sorts of New Year’s Eve parties, tasting dinners, and more. The invitations most sought after always include fantastic food and endless Champagne, so if you still can’t decide where to celebrate, why not follow your heart–or in this case–your palate. Go where the wine will be just as important as the meal and festivities and consider the list we’ve compiled to make your search easier. Find more options for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Brunch at The Daily Meal.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, prices do not include beverages, tax, or gratuity. Please verify the menu and pricing when making your reservation.
If you’re a steak lover and want to finish the year with gusto, Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel will be hosting a two-part New Year’s Eve Dinner Special with two seatings. The first dinner features a gourmet, three-course menu. First seating: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Prix fixe price: $90 per adult, $40 per child ages 6 to 12, $20 per child ages 3 to 6. During the second dinner service, guests are offered live entertainment, a five-course tasting menu, and complimentary favors and Champagne toast. Second seating: 8:30 to 10:45 p.m. Prix fixe price: $195 per adult, $60 per child ages six to 12, $20 per child ages three to six. Optional wine pairings for both dinners are an additional $75.00. Reservations required for both seatings.
ENO Wine Bar
ENO Wine Bar is hosting a party to remember that includes passed hors d’oeuvres, glasses of wine and bubbly available starting at $9, and bottles of Champagne discounted 20 percent. A local DJ livens things up, and when the clock strikes midnight, the crowd will toast 2015 with a glass of bubbly and a chocolate treat. Party time: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Price: $55 per person before December 30, $66 New Year’s Eve Day. Reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase your pre-sale tickets online now or make reservations by calling ENO’s Wine Director, Sabrina Kroeger, at the restaurant, or you can email her.
Flight Wine Bar
If an eclectic, well designed wine list is just as important as the cuisine, then Flight Wine Bar could be your destination for the big night. They are offering a four-course menu that highlights popular dishes and showcases new menu items that reflect their emphasis on simple, fresh food that marries well with their wine list. First seating time: 6:00 p.m; second seating time: 8:30 p.m. Prix fixe price: $65 with an optional wine pairing for $45. Reservations strongly recommended. Reservations strongly recommended, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (202) 864-6445. Second seating time: 8:30 p.m.
Why not ring in 2015 in the lap of luxury and fine dining at Plume at The Jefferson Hotel, DC’s only Forbes Five Star rated restaurant. The chef, Ralph Schlegel, has created two Continental menus that highlight haute-cuisine ingredients such as foie gras, caviar, and Financier cake. First seating times: between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Prix fixe price: $165 per person. Reservations required, call (202) 448-2300 or use OpenTable. Second seating times: between 9:00 and 9:45 p.m. Prix fixe price: $225 per person. Reservations required, call (202) 448-2300 or use OpenTable.
Jardenea Restaurant Melrose Hotel
Jardenea is a D.C. gem whose farm-to-fork menus revolve around regionally sourced ingredients prepared by Nate Lindsay, a creative young chef who produces dishes that reflect the diverse Georgetown culture. This New Year’s Eve they are offering a five-course menu for $90 per person and includes seasonal dishes paired with appropriate wines. Phone the restaurant for more information.
Summer is D.C. City Guide Editor, The Daily Meal
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