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Top Restaurants to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Philly

Ready to say goodbye to 2023? Here are the best New Year’s Eve dinners in Philly where you can celebrate the arrival of 2024

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Let’s admit it: 2023 was a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Maybe it wasn’t as rough as the previous years, and maybe it didn’t feel quite as relentless, but with the continued presence of the pandemic (with cases rising up again, no less), you’d not be blamed for wanting to bid good riddance to 2023 in style. To our good fortune, a number of Philly’s best restaurants are throwing New Year’s Eve parties with classy appetizers, delicious dinners, and sparkling drinks — fancy dress optional. Don’t feel like making elaborate plans to ring in 2024? Let these Philly restaurants and bars do the planning for you.

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Blondie

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This new restaurant is kicking off the new year right with a 3 course prix-fixe dinner menu that features their most popular dishes. For $85 per person, diners can choose from several appetizers, entrées, and deserts (such as lobster bisque, sea bass, chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, and more). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Middle Child Clubhouse

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Middle Child Clubhouse, the second location of the Washington Square West sandwich shop and the new kid on the block in Fishtown, is unsurprisingly throwing a giant fun party in its giant fun space on N. Front Street. This year, there’s no fuss — just fun. Translation: There’s no prix fixe menu, just their great signature menu, champagne, and some dinner specials. Book on Resy soon, as seats are bound to sell out.

South Jazz Kitchen on N. Broad Street is — as the name implies — is both a restaurant and a jazz venue, and there is hardly a better place to enjoy live music alongside a deluxe soul food-inspired dinner. South will host jazz musician V. Shayne Frederick on New Year’s Eve, tickets are available online now.

Jean-Georges Philadelphia

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One of the most luxurious New Year’s Eve dining experiences in the city, Jean-Georges at the Four Seasons is a complete showstopper. For $750 per person, diners from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. will get to enjoy an array of their finest cocktails, wines, bubbly, and spirits while eating from various gourmet food stations as a massive ice sculpture raw bar is available for them taste as well. Fancy, no doubt. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Aqimero

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Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton is hosting a grand four-course New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a seafood tower, succulent rack of lamb, branzino, and more. among other culinary delights. Following the dinner, diner will be able to access their open bar lobby party. All of this is $295 per person and reservations are now available on OpenTable.

Dolce Italian

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For those wanting to ring in the New Year with extravagance, Dolce Italian at the W Hotel has a celebratory 4-course menu ($85 per person at the first seating, $110 during the second season with a midnight toast) that includes their signature dishes and holiday favorites, featuring signature Dolce dishes and holiday classics. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Serbian Kiss at Restaurant Aleksandar

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One of Rittenhouse’s best restaurants is now rolling out a grand five-course menu for $120 per person that give diners options (such as foie gras or Norwegian crab, Alaskan salmon or prime NY strip, and tiramisu or citrus tart). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

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New Year’s Eve menu at Restaurant Aleksandar.
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Square 1682

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For those looking for a relaxed and casual New Year’s Eve dining experience, Square 1682 in Center City has an à la carte holiday menu that includes affordable entrées (such as their seared farro island salmon for $30, red curry and roots for $22, half jerk chicken for $32 and 16oz Ribeye for $52). Starting at 9 pm, diners can enjoy a DJ, specialty cocktails at the bar, champagne, and more chill festive vibes. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

This Jose Garces owned restaurant is serving up a four-course Spanish tasting menu for New Year’s Eve. For $95 per person, diners will have lamb ribs, Manchego cheese, and all of Amada’s signature tapas (with additional wine pairings). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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Cuba Libra wants diners to ring in 2024 with a festive tasting of their Cuban cuisine. For $125 a person, dines can experience a five-course dinner, late-night admission inside the bar, a champagne toast, DJ, dancing, party favors, and a non-alcoholic beverages open bar. Reservations are now available to be made at SevenRooms.

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New Year’s Eve at this James Beard award-winning restaurant is a culinary journey in maximalism. For $495 per person, diners get to enjoy a six-course prix fixe menu in collaboration with Kathleen Poyser of Champagne Laurent Perrier. Expect the finest caviar, truffles, lobster, and bubbles. For Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Forsythia

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Is there anything more New Year’s Eve than a French feast? Survey says: no. At Forsythia in Old City, a five-course menu priced at $120 per person includes artichoke and black truffle soup, escargot aux champignons, duck fat roasted scallop, Rohan duck breast a L’Orange with caramelized endive, satsuma, and pistachio, and more. Reservations are now open on Resy.

Haymaker at Enswell

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Enswell is throwing a free-flowing French New Year’s Eve party that’s all thrills without the fuss. Enjoy specials such as their grilled oysters with caviar, celery root casoncelli with escargot and foie gras sauce, surf and turf, and shortbread with gold pearls. Entrées can be purchased a la carte, no reservations.

The Olde Bar

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Another Jose Garces classic is celebrating the new year with a four-course menu of their favorites. For $90 per person, diners can enjoy oysters and bubbles, baby gem caesar salad, lobster risotto, the choice between a 5oz lump crab cake or a pork chop, and a sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Positano Coast

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This Old City mainstay has a New Year’s Eve that include special entrées (such as surf and turf, Salmon Limoncello, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Oxtail Ragu, Casarecce and more). There’s no prix-fixe menu price, simply a la carte. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Vetri Cucina

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The legendary Vetri Cucina is ringing in 2024 with a Quattro Piatti menu that includes special supplements such as white truffles, caviar, champagne, and more with sommeliers on site to help pair the perfect bottle of your choice. This experience is $225 per person (additional $95 for optional wine pairing) with reservations now available to be made at Tock.

The brand new Kiddo in Midtown Village is already joining in on the New Year’s Eve dining festivities. For $75 per person, diners will get to experience their vegetable-forward cuisine that will be a five-course prix fixe experience. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Mabu Kitchen

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This charming BYOB is serving a French/southern four-course prix fixe menu. For $75 per person, diners can choose between various dishes (such as cauliflower bisque, drunken sea scallops, coq au vin, pear tart, mud pie, and more). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Rex at the Royal

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Rex at the Royal — an essential South Street destination for Lowcountry cooking — will be hosting a 3-course prix fixe dinner on New Year’s Eve ($95 per person) with an optional wine pairing to match (additional $50 per person). Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

The Twisted Tail

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Burlesque, bands, bites, and bourbon can all be found on New Year’s Eve at the Twisted Tail. Depending on how festive one wants to be, they’re offering two worthy packages to choice from — “The Jive” (a 4-course prix fixe dinner and admission to their Juke Joint party with a champagne toast for $85 per person) and “The Charleston” (which includes everything in the Jive package, plus reserved VIP seating and a 3-hour premium open bar for $150 per person). Reservations are now available to be made at Eventbrite.

The new Alice in South Philly is offering a four course tasting for New Year’s Eve. For $115 per person, diners will get to try brand new dishes with some of their longtime favorites from their extensive New American cuisine recipes — with the option of a special wine pairing (4 glasses). Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Mish Mish

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This unconventional restaurant in East Passyunk is cutting the New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu altogether and encouraging diners to go full a la carte. Expect truffles, ribeye steaks, champagne, magnums of wine, and martinis. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Irwin's

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Irwin’s is ringing in the new year hot with a disco party and dining experience that’s one for the books. For $80 per person, diners will have access to a raw bar, caviar, champagne specials, and guaranteed entry to “Italo Disco,” among other surprises. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Nunzio by Chef Michael DeLone

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South Jersey is in for a fabulous time at Nunzio with a 4-course prix fixe menu that’s $95 per person that includes potato croquettes, tuna crudo, and snow crab toast. Remember, they’re a BYOB — so don’t forget to bring a bottle or two to pop. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Le Cavalier

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What do you know? Another French option for those dedicated Francophiles out there. Think lamb tangine, lobster tails swimming in champagne Beurre Blanc, and a dining room that will make New Year’s Eve feel appropriately classy. Depending on the hour, seatings increase slightly in price, and reservations can be made on Resy.

Blondie

This new restaurant is kicking off the new year right with a 3 course prix-fixe dinner menu that features their most popular dishes. For $85 per person, diners can choose from several appetizers, entrées, and deserts (such as lobster bisque, sea bass, chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, and more). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Middle Child Clubhouse

Middle Child Clubhouse, the second location of the Washington Square West sandwich shop and the new kid on the block in Fishtown, is unsurprisingly throwing a giant fun party in its giant fun space on N. Front Street. This year, there’s no fuss — just fun. Translation: There’s no prix fixe menu, just their great signature menu, champagne, and some dinner specials. Book on Resy soon, as seats are bound to sell out.

South

South Jazz Kitchen on N. Broad Street is — as the name implies — is both a restaurant and a jazz venue, and there is hardly a better place to enjoy live music alongside a deluxe soul food-inspired dinner. South will host jazz musician V. Shayne Frederick on New Year’s Eve, tickets are available online now.

Jean-Georges Philadelphia

One of the most luxurious New Year’s Eve dining experiences in the city, Jean-Georges at the Four Seasons is a complete showstopper. For $750 per person, diners from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. will get to enjoy an array of their finest cocktails, wines, bubbly, and spirits while eating from various gourmet food stations as a massive ice sculpture raw bar is available for them taste as well. Fancy, no doubt. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Aqimero

Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton is hosting a grand four-course New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a seafood tower, succulent rack of lamb, branzino, and more. among other culinary delights. Following the dinner, diner will be able to access their open bar lobby party. All of this is $295 per person and reservations are now available on OpenTable.

Dolce Italian

For those wanting to ring in the New Year with extravagance, Dolce Italian at the W Hotel has a celebratory 4-course menu ($85 per person at the first seating, $110 during the second season with a midnight toast) that includes their signature dishes and holiday favorites, featuring signature Dolce dishes and holiday classics. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Serbian Kiss at Restaurant Aleksandar

One of Rittenhouse’s best restaurants is now rolling out a grand five-course menu for $120 per person that give diners options (such as foie gras or Norwegian crab, Alaskan salmon or prime NY strip, and tiramisu or citrus tart). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Menu with details of dishes.
New Year’s Eve menu at Restaurant Aleksandar.
Restaurant Aleksandar

Square 1682

For those looking for a relaxed and casual New Year’s Eve dining experience, Square 1682 in Center City has an à la carte holiday menu that includes affordable entrées (such as their seared farro island salmon for $30, red curry and roots for $22, half jerk chicken for $32 and 16oz Ribeye for $52). Starting at 9 pm, diners can enjoy a DJ, specialty cocktails at the bar, champagne, and more chill festive vibes. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Amada

This Jose Garces owned restaurant is serving up a four-course Spanish tasting menu for New Year’s Eve. For $95 per person, diners will have lamb ribs, Manchego cheese, and all of Amada’s signature tapas (with additional wine pairings). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Cuba Libra wants diners to ring in 2024 with a festive tasting of their Cuban cuisine. For $125 a person, dines can experience a five-course dinner, late-night admission inside the bar, a champagne toast, DJ, dancing, party favors, and a non-alcoholic beverages open bar. Reservations are now available to be made at SevenRooms.

Friday Saturday Sunday

New Year’s Eve at this James Beard award-winning restaurant is a culinary journey in maximalism. For $495 per person, diners get to enjoy a six-course prix fixe menu in collaboration with Kathleen Poyser of Champagne Laurent Perrier. Expect the finest caviar, truffles, lobster, and bubbles. For Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Forsythia

Is there anything more New Year’s Eve than a French feast? Survey says: no. At Forsythia in Old City, a five-course menu priced at $120 per person includes artichoke and black truffle soup, escargot aux champignons, duck fat roasted scallop, Rohan duck breast a L’Orange with caramelized endive, satsuma, and pistachio, and more. Reservations are now open on Resy.

Haymaker at Enswell

Enswell is throwing a free-flowing French New Year’s Eve party that’s all thrills without the fuss. Enjoy specials such as their grilled oysters with caviar, celery root casoncelli with escargot and foie gras sauce, surf and turf, and shortbread with gold pearls. Entrées can be purchased a la carte, no reservations.

The Olde Bar

Another Jose Garces classic is celebrating the new year with a four-course menu of their favorites. For $90 per person, diners can enjoy oysters and bubbles, baby gem caesar salad, lobster risotto, the choice between a 5oz lump crab cake or a pork chop, and a sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Positano Coast

This Old City mainstay has a New Year’s Eve that include special entrées (such as surf and turf, Salmon Limoncello, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Oxtail Ragu, Casarecce and more). There’s no prix-fixe menu price, simply a la carte. Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

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Vetri Cucina

The legendary Vetri Cucina is ringing in 2024 with a Quattro Piatti menu that includes special supplements such as white truffles, caviar, champagne, and more with sommeliers on site to help pair the perfect bottle of your choice. This experience is $225 per person (additional $95 for optional wine pairing) with reservations now available to be made at Tock.

Kiddo

The brand new Kiddo in Midtown Village is already joining in on the New Year’s Eve dining festivities. For $75 per person, diners will get to experience their vegetable-forward cuisine that will be a five-course prix fixe experience. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Mabu Kitchen

This charming BYOB is serving a French/southern four-course prix fixe menu. For $75 per person, diners can choose between various dishes (such as cauliflower bisque, drunken sea scallops, coq au vin, pear tart, mud pie, and more). Reservations are now available to be made at OpenTable.

Rex at the Royal

Rex at the Royal — an essential South Street destination for Lowcountry cooking — will be hosting a 3-course prix fixe dinner on New Year’s Eve ($95 per person) with an optional wine pairing to match (additional $50 per person). Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

The Twisted Tail

Burlesque, bands, bites, and bourbon can all be found on New Year’s Eve at the Twisted Tail. Depending on how festive one wants to be, they’re offering two worthy packages to choice from — “The Jive” (a 4-course prix fixe dinner and admission to their Juke Joint party with a champagne toast for $85 per person) and “The Charleston” (which includes everything in the Jive package, plus reserved VIP seating and a 3-hour premium open bar for $150 per person). Reservations are now available to be made at Eventbrite.

Alice

The new Alice in South Philly is offering a four course tasting for New Year’s Eve. For $115 per person, diners will get to try brand new dishes with some of their longtime favorites from their extensive New American cuisine recipes — with the option of a special wine pairing (4 glasses). Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Mish Mish

This unconventional restaurant in East Passyunk is cutting the New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu altogether and encouraging diners to go full a la carte. Expect truffles, ribeye steaks, champagne, magnums of wine, and martinis. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Irwin's

Irwin’s is ringing in the new year hot with a disco party and dining experience that’s one for the books. For $80 per person, diners will have access to a raw bar, caviar, champagne specials, and guaranteed entry to “Italo Disco,” among other surprises. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Nunzio by Chef Michael DeLone

South Jersey is in for a fabulous time at Nunzio with a 4-course prix fixe menu that’s $95 per person that includes potato croquettes, tuna crudo, and snow crab toast. Remember, they’re a BYOB — so don’t forget to bring a bottle or two to pop. Reservations are now available to be made at Resy.

Le Cavalier

What do you know? Another French option for those dedicated Francophiles out there. Think lamb tangine, lobster tails swimming in champagne Beurre Blanc, and a dining room that will make New Year’s Eve feel appropriately classy. Depending on the hour, seatings increase slightly in price, and reservations can be made on Resy.

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