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Where to Eat on New Year's Eve in Philly

It's all in here: from elegant Champagne toasts to rowdy countdowns to midnight.

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Whether you're looking for a special event or just a regular restaurant meal, here's what's open on New Year's Eve for food, drinks, dancing, and more in and around Philly as we say hello to 2016. This map will be updated throughout December; email philly@eater.com with any suggested additions. Items are listed alphabetically.

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Three seatings- 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm. 5:00 pm seating is $65, 7:00 pm seating is $75, 9:30 pm seating is $85. Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal have joined the Helm team for the night, designing a local spirits cocktail menu to pair with each course. Dinner includes punch, beer, booze, bubbles and egg nog, and the entire event is sponsored by Bluebird Distilling, Rowhouse Distiliing, Liberty Distilling, Philadelphia Distilling, and Dad's Hat Rye. Call or email (helmphilly@gmail.com) for reservations.
$75 Five-course menu. Early and late seatings available.
Choose between the San Sebastian menu ($75, with a $35/$50 beverage pairing) and the Barcelona menu ($90, with a $35/$50 beverage pairing).

Marigold Kitchen

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18-course prix fixe menu. $110 per person and includes a complimentary sparkling cocktail. Open seating is offered from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00pm. Sit for as long as you like – the table is yours for the evening.

Monk's Cafe

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New Year's Eve Black Truffle Dinner: Two seatings, 6:30 p.m.: four-course menu with beer pairings by Orval, Brasserie Dupont, DeDolle and Lindemans. 9:00 p.m. six course menu, with special vintage beer pairings by Cantillon, Orval and Chimay, including a Malheur Brut (Champenoise golden ale) midnight toast. Call to make your reservation.

Palladino's

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Five course prix fixe menu for $95.00 Seatings available from 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. The day after (New Year's Day), there will be happy hour specials from noon to 5:00 p.m. 3-$4 Peroni Draft, Yards, Victory and Dogfish, $5 house wines by the glass, and $7 specialty cocktails. After 5:00pm, guests in the dining room will receive their first glass of prosecco in the new year on the house.
Seatings: 5-10:45 p.m., Reservations available through OpenTable, Reserve, and by phone. Entertainment: Live jazz from The Vim Trio. Menu: Sbraga's usual 4-course pre-fixe menu for $55, six-course tasting menu for $75 (with the options to sit at the Chef's Counter), optional wine pairings for $40, and special NYE supplements such as Oysters with smoked creme fraiche and caviar; Lobster Spaghetti with lobster sauce; and steak with mushrooms and sauce rouennaise.

The Fat Ham

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Seatings: 5 - 10:45 p.m. Reservations taken strictly through Reserve. Menu: Regular menu will be offered, alongside specials like Surf & Turf with smoked steak, country fried lobster, celery root, green tomato piri piri and Crispy Brussel Sprouts with bacon and apple cider. Beverages: NYE Drink Special - Chatham Artillery Punch, a classic southern champagne punch, originally made by Georgia's oldest military unit, mixed in horse buckets and served at huge celebrations like the presidential visit from James Monroe in 1819.

The Franklin Bar

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New Year's Eve 7 Course Cocktail Tasting: "Dutch Country Memories". The menu is inspired by the Pennsylvania dutch cuisine of head bartender Sara Justice's childhood. The event will start at 9:30pm, and tickets will include snacks throughout the evening and a champagne toast at midnight. Purchase tickets here.

The Good King Tavern

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St. Sylvestre Prix Fixe and "No Corks Eve" Party. Three seatings: 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. Four course prix fixe menu by David Ansill with an extensive list of sparkling wines by glass and champagne cocktails. The menu will be a la carte at the bar and community table, first come, first serve. After the final seating, the tavern will turn into an open-house party without a cover. There will be a complimentary champagne pour at midnight, noise-makers and celebratory goodies.

The Twisted Tail

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Four NYE Options: The Lindy Hop: The Juke Joint (above The Twisted Tail) will be jumping from 9 p.m. with music by swing band Dean Shot & The Solid Senders along with burlesque dancers and a midnight champagne toast. $15 per person. The Charleston: The premier package includes VIP seating in the Juke Joint and a midnight champagne toast. Seating is limited. $100 per person minimum. The Jive: A four-course prix fixe dinner begins at 7 p.m. and includes complimentary admission to the Juke Joint and a midnight champagne toast. $75 per person. The Jitterbug: A three-course, prix fixe dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. $42 per person. All menus found here.
Black-tie masquerade party from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Five hours of open bar, live music and DJ, and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $85 general admission and $129 for VIP, including table service, upgraded beverages and other perks.

Restaurant Neuf

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$80 prix fixe menu. Early and late seatings available.

Barbuzzo

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Four courses for $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call the restuarant or email barbuzzorestaurant@yahoo.com for reservations.

Bud & Marilyn's

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Their regular menu will be available until midnight.

Jamonera

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Four courses for $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through their website.

Little Nonna's

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Four courses for $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through their website.
First seating is at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m with three courses for $55 per person. Second and third seatings are from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for five courses at $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through Open Table.

Lo Spiedo

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Serving a family-friendly NYE dinner for $45 per adult and $25 per child. Food stations featuring their spit-roasted meats and veg, $4 beers all night, as well as a kids' mocktail station. There's a ball drop and prosecco and sparkling cider toast at 8:00 p.m. Call to reserve your seat.

Bar Ferdinand

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Five courses for $75 per person. Wine and cocktail pairings are available for an additional charge. Serving parsnip and pear soup, Manchego fritos, seared scallops with blood orange and saffron butter, cured beef carpaccio, Zarazuela with tomato saffron broth, beef tenderloin, roasted lamb chops, chocolate cremeux and much more. Check out the full menu here. There will be a Cava toast at midnight and flamenco performances. Call for reservations for a 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., or 9:30 p.m. seating, or make them through their website.

El Camino Real

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Five courses for $50 per person. Serving a baby mix spring salad, an empanada trio, tuna tartar with tequila lime sauce, pozole verde soup, surf and turf, dessert tacos and much more. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through their website.

Bistro Romano

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Offering a five course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, with copious amounts of candlelight and rose petals. There will also be a live piano performance with a champagne toast and party favors at the 10:30 p.m. seating. Check out the fireworks at Penn’s Landing at 6:00 p.m. and midnight. Contact the restaurant or Opentable to make reservations.

Brauhaus Schmitz

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For $95 per person, there's an open bar from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and an appetizer buffet. Party favors will be on hand, a champagne toast at midnight, and fireworks from the deck. Space is limited so purchase your ticket in advance.

Reef Caribbean Restaurant And Lounge

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It's $20 to buy a ticket to their masquerade ball, but admission is free if your meal exceeds $30. Call to reserve a seat for their holiday dinner between 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Tattooed Mom

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No cover, free buffet, half-priced drafts between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Creative champagne cocktails will be offered, including their special Sleigher cocktail.

The Victoria Freehouse

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Serving their regular menu plus specials such as $12.00 shrimp cocktails, $30.00 Beef Wellington, and $27.00 Scottish salmon. Reservations will be accepted with late night food served until 1:00 a.m.

Water Works Restaurant & Lounge

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Dinner, drinks, and dancing with an old Hollywood theme. The party will feature themed rooms with live entertainment, open bars and food stations. All tickets include open bar access all night, passed hors d’ouevres, live entertainment, dancing, Complimentary midnight champagne toast, valet and coat check are included too. Tickets are $190 and can be purchased here.

Volvér

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In the main dining room, there's a select early dinner at $65 per person from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. And for the later crowd, there's an exclusive twelve-course tasting chef's menu. Seating is limited and it's $200 per person. You can make reservations on their website. And at Bar Volver, live jazz, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a premium open bar for $150 per person starting at 9:00 p.m. Call for reservations.

El Poquito

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Hosting a family-friendly evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Adults will receive one complimentary house/frozen margarita or glass of Cava. Special menu items will be served as well. Then from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., there will be an open bar with tacos and guacamole for $35 per person. It comes iwth a shot of Cabo Wabo Blanco tequila at midnight to ring in the new year.

The Farm And Fisherman BYOB

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Serving a five course dinner for $85 per person. Seatings are available at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Call for reservations.

Brick & Mortar

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Serving a four-course tasting menu for $75 per person, $110 with a drink pairing (wine, beer or cocktails). Tax not included and a 20% gratuity will be added to all parties. Call for reservations.

Cantina Dos Segundos

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Serving a three-course dinner for $70 (tax and gratuity included) and a two-hour open bar featuring margaritas, mixed drinks, sangria, and draft beers. The a la carte menu will be available and a "drinks only" open bar package will be also offered to guests for $40, but is restricted to the bar area. Reservations are encouraged.
Four courses for $75, $30 for additional wine pairing. Six courses for $100, $45 for additional wine pairing. See the full menu here.

Kanella

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Serving a ticketed dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with deejays, a $60 per person champagne package, views of the fireworks, and party favors. Space is limited so call or stop by the restaurant to buy a ticket.
Serving an early seating with five courses for $65 per person between 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a later six-course seating with a bubbly toast at midnight for $85 per person starting at 9:30 p.m. Wine pairings will also be available. Dishes for both menus include: a butternut squash custard with caviar, lamb carpaccio with sumac and Aldine’s yogurt, a house-made saffron pasta with lobster, fennel and pine nuts, and a grilled ribeye with sunchokes, sauce bordelaise and marrow butter. Dessert will be a white chocolate custard with pomegranate and hazelnuts for dessert. The 9:30 p.m. seating includes an additional course of seared fish over oyster stew with cauliflower and tarragon. Some additions will be available as well. Chef Sabatino is serving a foie gras torchon served on chicken fat grilled brioche with parsnips and sour cherries as well as soft scrambled eggs with winter truffles and potato chips. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant, through the website, or on Reserve.
Serving a four-course Cuban-inspired menu for $55 per person. Call for reservations; credit card info required to hold reservation. Live Latin jazz music from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by Ensemble Novo with Tom Moon, and 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. by De Tierra Caliente.

Vintage Wine Bar

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Offering $5 bubbly all night and a $20 sparkling wine flight.

Distrito

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$70 per person including tax and gratuity gets you food, drinks, and music from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Buy tickets here.
Serving a six-course dinner for $30 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, with complimentary Prosecco.

Kensington Quarters - Restaurant & Butcher

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Serving a four-course dinner for $75 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing.
Serving a five course dinner for $90 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Helm

Three seatings- 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm. 5:00 pm seating is $65, 7:00 pm seating is $75, 9:30 pm seating is $85. Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal have joined the Helm team for the night, designing a local spirits cocktail menu to pair with each course. Dinner includes punch, beer, booze, bubbles and egg nog, and the entire event is sponsored by Bluebird Distilling, Rowhouse Distiliing, Liberty Distilling, Philadelphia Distilling, and Dad's Hat Rye. Call or email (helmphilly@gmail.com) for reservations.

Noord

$75 Five-course menu. Early and late seatings available.

Amada

Choose between the San Sebastian menu ($75, with a $35/$50 beverage pairing) and the Barcelona menu ($90, with a $35/$50 beverage pairing).

Marigold Kitchen

18-course prix fixe menu. $110 per person and includes a complimentary sparkling cocktail. Open seating is offered from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00pm. Sit for as long as you like – the table is yours for the evening.

Monk's Cafe

New Year's Eve Black Truffle Dinner: Two seatings, 6:30 p.m.: four-course menu with beer pairings by Orval, Brasserie Dupont, DeDolle and Lindemans. 9:00 p.m. six course menu, with special vintage beer pairings by Cantillon, Orval and Chimay, including a Malheur Brut (Champenoise golden ale) midnight toast. Call to make your reservation.

Palladino's

Five course prix fixe menu for $95.00 Seatings available from 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. The day after (New Year's Day), there will be happy hour specials from noon to 5:00 p.m. 3-$4 Peroni Draft, Yards, Victory and Dogfish, $5 house wines by the glass, and $7 specialty cocktails. After 5:00pm, guests in the dining room will receive their first glass of prosecco in the new year on the house.

SBRAGA

Seatings: 5-10:45 p.m., Reservations available through OpenTable, Reserve, and by phone. Entertainment: Live jazz from The Vim Trio. Menu: Sbraga's usual 4-course pre-fixe menu for $55, six-course tasting menu for $75 (with the options to sit at the Chef's Counter), optional wine pairings for $40, and special NYE supplements such as Oysters with smoked creme fraiche and caviar; Lobster Spaghetti with lobster sauce; and steak with mushrooms and sauce rouennaise.

The Fat Ham

Seatings: 5 - 10:45 p.m. Reservations taken strictly through Reserve. Menu: Regular menu will be offered, alongside specials like Surf & Turf with smoked steak, country fried lobster, celery root, green tomato piri piri and Crispy Brussel Sprouts with bacon and apple cider. Beverages: NYE Drink Special - Chatham Artillery Punch, a classic southern champagne punch, originally made by Georgia's oldest military unit, mixed in horse buckets and served at huge celebrations like the presidential visit from James Monroe in 1819.

The Franklin Bar

New Year's Eve 7 Course Cocktail Tasting: "Dutch Country Memories". The menu is inspired by the Pennsylvania dutch cuisine of head bartender Sara Justice's childhood. The event will start at 9:30pm, and tickets will include snacks throughout the evening and a champagne toast at midnight. Purchase tickets here.

The Good King Tavern

St. Sylvestre Prix Fixe and "No Corks Eve" Party. Three seatings: 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. Four course prix fixe menu by David Ansill with an extensive list of sparkling wines by glass and champagne cocktails. The menu will be a la carte at the bar and community table, first come, first serve. After the final seating, the tavern will turn into an open-house party without a cover. There will be a complimentary champagne pour at midnight, noise-makers and celebratory goodies.

The Twisted Tail

Four NYE Options: The Lindy Hop: The Juke Joint (above The Twisted Tail) will be jumping from 9 p.m. with music by swing band Dean Shot & The Solid Senders along with burlesque dancers and a midnight champagne toast. $15 per person. The Charleston: The premier package includes VIP seating in the Juke Joint and a midnight champagne toast. Seating is limited. $100 per person minimum. The Jive: A four-course prix fixe dinner begins at 7 p.m. and includes complimentary admission to the Juke Joint and a midnight champagne toast. $75 per person. The Jitterbug: A three-course, prix fixe dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. $42 per person. All menus found here.

U-Bahn

Black-tie masquerade party from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Five hours of open bar, live music and DJ, and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $85 general admission and $129 for VIP, including table service, upgraded beverages and other perks.

Restaurant Neuf

$80 prix fixe menu. Early and late seatings available.

Barbuzzo

Four courses for $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call the restuarant or email barbuzzorestaurant@yahoo.com for reservations.

Bud & Marilyn's

Their regular menu will be available until midnight.

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Jamonera

Four courses for $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through their website.

Little Nonna's

Four courses for $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through their website.

Lolita

First seating is at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m with three courses for $55 per person. Second and third seatings are from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for five courses at $75 per person. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through Open Table.

Lo Spiedo

Serving a family-friendly NYE dinner for $45 per adult and $25 per child. Food stations featuring their spit-roasted meats and veg, $4 beers all night, as well as a kids' mocktail station. There's a ball drop and prosecco and sparkling cider toast at 8:00 p.m. Call to reserve your seat.

Bar Ferdinand

Five courses for $75 per person. Wine and cocktail pairings are available for an additional charge. Serving parsnip and pear soup, Manchego fritos, seared scallops with blood orange and saffron butter, cured beef carpaccio, Zarazuela with tomato saffron broth, beef tenderloin, roasted lamb chops, chocolate cremeux and much more. Check out the full menu here. There will be a Cava toast at midnight and flamenco performances. Call for reservations for a 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., or 9:30 p.m. seating, or make them through their website.

El Camino Real

Five courses for $50 per person. Serving a baby mix spring salad, an empanada trio, tuna tartar with tequila lime sauce, pozole verde soup, surf and turf, dessert tacos and much more. Check out the full menu here. Call for reservations or make them through their website.

Bistro Romano

Offering a five course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, with copious amounts of candlelight and rose petals. There will also be a live piano performance with a champagne toast and party favors at the 10:30 p.m. seating. Check out the fireworks at Penn’s Landing at 6:00 p.m. and midnight. Contact the restaurant or Opentable to make reservations.

Brauhaus Schmitz

For $95 per person, there's an open bar from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and an appetizer buffet. Party favors will be on hand, a champagne toast at midnight, and fireworks from the deck. Space is limited so purchase your ticket in advance.

Reef Caribbean Restaurant And Lounge

It's $20 to buy a ticket to their masquerade ball, but admission is free if your meal exceeds $30. Call to reserve a seat for their holiday dinner between 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Tattooed Mom

No cover, free buffet, half-priced drafts between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Creative champagne cocktails will be offered, including their special Sleigher cocktail.

The Victoria Freehouse

Serving their regular menu plus specials such as $12.00 shrimp cocktails, $30.00 Beef Wellington, and $27.00 Scottish salmon. Reservations will be accepted with late night food served until 1:00 a.m.

Water Works Restaurant & Lounge

Dinner, drinks, and dancing with an old Hollywood theme. The party will feature themed rooms with live entertainment, open bars and food stations. All tickets include open bar access all night, passed hors d’ouevres, live entertainment, dancing, Complimentary midnight champagne toast, valet and coat check are included too. Tickets are $190 and can be purchased here.

Volvér

In the main dining room, there's a select early dinner at $65 per person from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. And for the later crowd, there's an exclusive twelve-course tasting chef's menu. Seating is limited and it's $200 per person. You can make reservations on their website. And at Bar Volver, live jazz, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a premium open bar for $150 per person starting at 9:00 p.m. Call for reservations.

El Poquito

Hosting a family-friendly evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Adults will receive one complimentary house/frozen margarita or glass of Cava. Special menu items will be served as well. Then from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., there will be an open bar with tacos and guacamole for $35 per person. It comes iwth a shot of Cabo Wabo Blanco tequila at midnight to ring in the new year.

The Farm And Fisherman BYOB

Serving a five course dinner for $85 per person. Seatings are available at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Call for reservations.

Brick & Mortar

Serving a four-course tasting menu for $75 per person, $110 with a drink pairing (wine, beer or cocktails). Tax not included and a 20% gratuity will be added to all parties. Call for reservations.

Cantina Dos Segundos

Serving a three-course dinner for $70 (tax and gratuity included) and a two-hour open bar featuring margaritas, mixed drinks, sangria, and draft beers. The a la carte menu will be available and a "drinks only" open bar package will be also offered to guests for $40, but is restricted to the bar area. Reservations are encouraged.

Ela

Four courses for $75, $30 for additional wine pairing. Six courses for $100, $45 for additional wine pairing. See the full menu here.

Kanella

Serving a ticketed dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with deejays, a $60 per person champagne package, views of the fireworks, and party favors. Space is limited so call or stop by the restaurant to buy a ticket.

Aldine

Serving an early seating with five courses for $65 per person between 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a later six-course seating with a bubbly toast at midnight for $85 per person starting at 9:30 p.m. Wine pairings will also be available. Dishes for both menus include: a butternut squash custard with caviar, lamb carpaccio with sumac and Aldine’s yogurt, a house-made saffron pasta with lobster, fennel and pine nuts, and a grilled ribeye with sunchokes, sauce bordelaise and marrow butter. Dessert will be a white chocolate custard with pomegranate and hazelnuts for dessert. The 9:30 p.m. seating includes an additional course of seared fish over oyster stew with cauliflower and tarragon. Some additions will be available as well. Chef Sabatino is serving a foie gras torchon served on chicken fat grilled brioche with parsnips and sour cherries as well as soft scrambled eggs with winter truffles and potato chips. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant, through the website, or on Reserve.

Time

Serving a four-course Cuban-inspired menu for $55 per person. Call for reservations; credit card info required to hold reservation. Live Latin jazz music from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by Ensemble Novo with Tom Moon, and 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. by De Tierra Caliente.

Vintage Wine Bar

Offering $5 bubbly all night and a $20 sparkling wine flight.

Distrito

$70 per person including tax and gratuity gets you food, drinks, and music from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Buy tickets here.

Bufad

Serving a six-course dinner for $30 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, with complimentary Prosecco.

Kensington Quarters - Restaurant & Butcher

Serving a four-course dinner for $75 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing.

Russet

Serving a five course dinner for $90 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

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