New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. It’s a time of celebration, and if you’re not planning to stay home, there are plenty of delicious options available on the Washington restaurant scene. Here are a few of them:
Bombay Club (815 Connecticut Avenue, NW) — where a three-course menu of Indian specialties will be available for $50 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and a five-course meal for $75 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Rasika (633 D Street,NW) and its sister restaurant, Rasika West End (1190 New Hampshire Avenue,NW) — will be serving a three-course Indian menu, priced at $55 for the first seating, and $85 for the second.
Cuba Libre (801A 9th Street,NW) — offers a taste of Old Havana for New Year’s Eve diners, with a choice between the a la carte menu available from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., and the $99 five-course option with seatings between 9 and 9:45 p.m.
Garrison (524 8th Street,SE) — will serve a 5-course menu featuring a variety of choices, including herb crusted hake, radish salad; rutabaga and turnips with calvados and gingerbread cake, as well as sweet potato tortellini. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine will be served to all guests in the restaurant at midnight. The menu is $85 per person with reservations beginning at 5:00 p.m. A second seating starts at 8:00 p.m.
Citronelle-at-Central (1001 Pennsylvania Ave.NW) — celebrates the last night of the year with its second annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Central will be dressed up in white linens, candle lit centerpieces, and served by waiters in dark suits with red ties. For pre-theater or pre-party, a three-course early bird dinner (menu $55, wine $25) is offered from 5-6:30 p.m. The menu features Mediterranean sea bass and sea urchin, Pennsylvania veal loin with black truffles. At the main seating, the five-course prix fixe (menu $125, wine $75) is served from 7 to 11 p.m. At the stroke of midnight guests are treated to noisemakers, party favors, and a champagne toast for a brilliant start to the New Year.
Bar Dupont (1500 New Hampshire Ave NW) — celebrates from 9 p.m. to close with its annual party. Guests will ring in the New Year by going back to the 1960s Mad Men-style with specialty handcrafted cocktails, a Belvedere Ice Bar, cigar rollers, and DJs spinning into the evening.
Bastille (606 N Fayette St. Alexandria) — will offer a four-course prix-fixe dinner ($79 per person) to include a variety of options such as Jerusalem artichoke velouté with black truffle and crème fraiche; crispy pork belly salad with radicchio, apple, and walnuts; and pan-roasted filet of John Dory with brown butter.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (950 Eye Street, NW) — is offering a limited menu led by an 8oz filet and lobster tail special, priced at $79, as well as crab cakes with Cajun lobster sauce, classic salads and sides. Del Frisco’s Grille (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) — is offering prime rib in a 16oz cut for $42 and a 20oz cut for $49.
Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca (1100 New York Ave, NW) — offers a special a la carte menu, available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. During the second seating from 8 to 11 p.m., a four-course pre fixe menu, priced at $85 per person, will be offered which includes a sparkling wine toast at midnight. The menu includes whipped chicken liver mousse; buffalo ricotta dumplings with taleggio fonduta; and whole roasted quail.
Lupo Verde (1401 T Street, NW) — will offer a traditional Italian feast, with two seatings. The first, from 5 to 7 p.m., features a special a la carte menu. Those who dine after 7:30 p.m. get a choice of selecting five items off the regular a la carte menu for $85 per person, or a pre-selected five-course menu for the same price along with a champagne toast at midnight The Oval Room (800 Connecticut Avenue, NW) — will showcase a special holiday menu. The first seating (5:30 to 7 p.m.) features a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $60 per person. At the second seating from 7:30 to 10 p.m., a four-course, prix fixe menu, priced at $85 per person or $125 with wine pairings, will be offered. The menu features oysters and caviar; foie gras terrine with spiced fig condiment; grilled shrimp with charred fennel; truffle pasta with shaved white truffles; and butter poached Maine lobster with lobster ravioli and ginger essence.
nopa Kitchen + Bar (800 F Street, NW) — also offers two seatings, the first from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. featuring a seasonal a la carte menu. A second seating, starting at 8 p.m., offers a four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $75 per person along with a champagne toast at midnight. Beginning at 9 p.m., a DJ will spin lively tunes to help ring in the New Year. Valet parking is available for $10.
L’Hommage Bistro Francais (450 K Street, NW) — will prepare a five-course tasting menu of classic French dishes from 5 p.m. to Close, priced at $95 per person.
Station 4 (1101 4th Street, SW) — will be offering a three-course, prix fixe menu priced at $65 per person, served from 5 to 10 p.m. Anyone wishing to forego dinner, can swing by the restaurant when Station 4 hosts a “Studio Station 4” 1970s themed New Year’s Eve party, which includes an open bar, passed appetizers, a DJ to spin appropriate music and a complimentary champagne toast. Tickets for the late night celebration, which includes dancing, are priced at $100 per person. Guests are encouraged to dress in their ‘70s finest as the restaurant will award a $150 gift card to the individual in the best costume. The late night celebration runs from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Ambar (523 8th Street, SE) — has a special New Year’s Eve menu showcasing the best dishes of the Balkan Peninsula with a modern twist. Ambar’s first seating, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., includes unlimited small plates and unlimited drinks for $69 per person. The second seating, from 9 to 10:30 p.m., is priced at $99 per person in the main dining room, or $79 per person at the bar.
On New Year’s Day, Ambar will offer its fixed price brunch of unlimited small plates and free-flowing cocktails from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., priced at $39 per person.
Et Voila! (5120 MacArthur Blvd, NW) — is offering New Year’s Eve take-out specials, including one pound of salmon gravlax ($45) and a half-pound of foie gras ($70). Orders for New Year’s Eve must be placed by December 24th at 5 p.m.. Specials will be available for pick-up at any time before the 31st. To place an order, please call 202-237-2300.
701 Restaurant (701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW) — The restaurant’s two seatings are from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Diners at the first seating have the option of choosing from the a la carte menu or a three-course prix fixe menu for $55. There will be a four-course menu for the second seating, priced at $110, including a champagne toast at midnight. A four piece jazz band will play music until 1 a.m. to help ring in the New Year. Valet parking is available for $8.
Masa 14 (1825 14th Street, NW) — The first of its two seatings is between 5 and 7:30 p.m., the second after 8. The four-course menus at each seating are priced at $60 and $80, respectively. Both include the restaurant’s special Asian Latin dishes. On New Year’s Day, Masa 14 will serve its prix fixe brunch in the main dining room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $39 per person. This special brunch offer must be ordered for the entire table.
Happy New Year.