Boston restaurants have an array of festivities planned to ring in the new year - from elaborate multi-course meals and parties that go on until the wee hours. Scroll down to see some of you options and to pick one that suits your mood for New Year's Eve.
51 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands, MA 02461 617-965-3100
Glamor is the name of the game at Abby Lane this New Year's Eve. The upstairs lounge is open to the public until 7:00pm but turns admission-only for a Gatsby-inspired Champagne & Stars party with live music by Louie Bello. Downstairs dining will be open to the public from 5:00-10:00pm with special holiday menu additions.
Is there anything better than champagne and oysters? B&G thinks not. This New Year's Eve, the cozy south end oyster bar is ringing in the new year with a selection of over 12 different west and east coast oysters, as well as other local seafood paired with champagne.
Availability: First Seating: 5:008:30pm; Second Seating: 9:30-10:00pm
Price: First Seating: four-course prix-fixe $85 per person; Second Seating: five-course prix-fixe $150 per person (also includes midnight champagne toast & soiree with music, dancing, and open raw bar)
Celebrate the end of 2014 at Beacon Hill Bistro's four-course prix fixe holiday dinner with optional wine pairings and course supplements. Sit down to your meal early so you can revel in the night hours or count down to the new year at a later seating.
Price: $79 per person, plus $35 for wine pairings
13 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-499-0001
The Beat Hotel is taking you to the 70's for a night of disco, go go dancing, burlesque and great food and drink of course. Chef Ignacio Lopez will be supplying the buffet all night with hors d'oeuvres and desserts.There are two tiers of tickets but both include all entertainment and access to the cash bar all night.
Price: $135.00 with food buffet, $80.00 without food buffet
284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-524-6060
Bella Luna is inviting movie buffs, Tarantino fans and foodies alike to their "Jack Rabbit Slims" party this New Year's Eve. Servers will be dressed like Hollywood stars and the four course, prixe-fixe menu is modeled after memorable "Pulp Fiction" characters and moments. No word yet on whether there will be a dance competition.
New Year's Eve gets Provencal flavor at Bistro du Midi. From 5:30-6:30pm enjoy a four-course dinner with the optional addition of chef Robert Sisca's white truffle gnocchi or come later at 8:30-9:30pm for a seven-course meal complete with an oyster and caviar amuse and champagne, of course. Diners in the Cafe can enjoy the prix fixe menus as well special a la carte items before the Cafe's late-night party (seven-course diners are invited).
Availability: Dining Room: 4-course 5:30-6:30pm; 7-course 8:30-9:30pm; Cafe: Dinner 5:30-7:30pm; NYE Party 10:00pm-2:00am
Price: 4-course: $95 per person plus $65 for wine pairings; 7-course: $165 per person plus $105 for wine pairings
Party your way into 2015 with Blue Dragon's all-night activities, beginning with an off-menu tasting event of East-West fusion and 12 different ways to eat lamb. A ticket to dinner gains you access to the Late Night Tiki Party, featuring music, Pu Pu bites and Tiki drinks, of course.
Availability: Tasting 6:00-9:00pm; Tiki Party 10:00pm-2:00am
Price: Tasting: $65 per person; Tiki Party: $25 per person
583 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482 781-283-5790
Blue Ginger welcomes 2015 with a special prix fixe four-course tasting menu in addition to their a la carte dinner and lounge menus. The optional wine pairing adds a bit of bubbly to the night so bottoms up!
Bokx 109 has all the accommodations you need for New Year's Eve, with a special six-course prix fixe menu in addition to their a la carte dinner service, champagne toast and live entertainment-- not to mention free parking and hotel rooms at Hotel Indigo for the after-dinner crash.
Availability: Dinner 5:00-11:00pm; Bar 4:00pm-12:30am
Chef de cuisine Brendan Joy rings in the new year with a special eight course tasting menu at Bondir Cambridge. Call the restaurant directly for a table as their Open Table availability might be misleading.
Price: $120 per person; $170 per person with wine pairings
Reserve a table at Bondir Concord to sit down to a four-course prix fixe or keep it low key and enjoy a special menu at the bar. There’ll be wine pairings, sparkling punch and a toast at midnight for guests who stay into the wee hours.
Price: $85 per person; $125 with wine pairings
1375 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118 617-227-5011
Get a taste of the creative on New Year's Eve with chef Patrick Campbell's four-course prix fixe menu. The French- and American-inspired cuisine goes exceptionally well with the optional wine pairing, and it is a holiday, after all.
Availability: 5:00-10:00pm (Bar until 2:00am)
Price: $95 per person, plus $65 for wine pairing
300 Technology Square Cambridge, MA 02139 617-576-3000
Treat yourself to a Mediterranean-inspired New Year's Eve meal from Chiara Bistro's chef Steven LaCount. The prix fixe menu includes cast iron-seared filet mignon and a gingered Maine crab bisque. What better way to say goodbye to 2014?
It's time to celebrate with Coppa! Head to the South End enoteca on New Year's Eve for a prix fixe three-course tasting menu from chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer. Supplement your meal with cheese or salumi (or both) and add on wine pairings for a full end-of-year feast.
dante goes all night with their five-course annual New Year's Eve Wine Dinner. Guests can boogie down on the dance floor with DJ Adilson starting at 11:00pm but we suggest they pause for the champagne toast at midnight.
Availability: 7:30pm-2:00am; 21+ general admission after 11:30pm
Price: $100 per person, plus $25 for wine pairings
Davio’s – Chestnut Hill
55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-738-4810
Chef Jose Bessa rings in the new year at Grafton Street with some a la carte specials in addition to the full dining menu at the Harvard Square mainstay. Their late-night menu will be available until midnight, too just in case you need a snack as the ball's about to drop.
Availability: Full menu and specials 5:00-11:00pm; Late-night menu 11:00pm-12:00am; Bar until 1:00am
Price: A la carte
44 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-868-2255
Join the folks at Journeyman for an evening revelry and merry making (their first ever!) at either the early seating where they’ll be offering an abbreviated seven-course menu (if you’d like to watch the ball drop elsewhere) or a late late seating (if you’d like to end the night in Somerville with a champagne toast).
Availability: Seatings at 6:00 and 9:30pm
Price: Early Seating: seven-course menu, $115 per person; Late Seating: nine-course meal + champagne toast, $150 per person
Chef Barbara Lynch, Scott Jones and the team at Menton invite you to celebrate jazz, Matisse and the art of improvisation this New Year's Eve. Every dish, as well as the dining room, will be inspired by the work of Henri Matisse and his use of color and whimsy when creative art.
Availability: Early seating: 5:00-7:00pm; Late seating: 8:00pm-9:45pm
Price: Early seating: Five-course Tasting Menu $215 per person; $340 with wine pairing; Late seating: Nine-course Tasting Menu with Champagne toast at midnight $285 per person; $450 per person with wine pairing
Party on at Park with New Year's Eve appetizer and entree specials fit to be paired with one of the restaurant's signature craft cocktails or celebrate with a dish from the full dining menu. Stick around until the clock strikes midnight for a complimentary champagne toast.
Availability: Full menu and specials 5:00pm-12:00am; Bar until 1:00am
Pastoral has planned a fabulous Masquerade Party for Fort Point revelers. The festivities, which get under way after dinner, include complimentary food, cocktails a DJ, and, for gusts who'd like to get all dolled up, masks.
Price: $45 per person ($25 if you have dinner at the restaurant beforehand)
Pier 6 is offering guests a special three course, prix-fixe menu in addition to their a la carte menu for New Year's Eve dinner-goers. For party goers, the restaurant will be hosting a "Finale New Year's Eve Party" with DJ Matty D and h'ors d'oeuvres. Those who stay past midnight will be rewarded with a complementary champagne toast and a spectacular view of the fireworks over Boston Harbor.
Availability: Dinner 5:00-10:00pm; New Year's Eve Party 9:00pm-1:00am
Price: A la carte; $55 per person for dinner; $50 per person for party ticket
Chef Eric Brennan and the team at Post 390 are offering two dining options for party goers: a three-course, prix fixe available from 5:00-8:00pm and a four-course, prix fixe available from 8:00-11:00pm.
Availability: 3 course menu available 5:00-8:00pm; 4 course menu available 8:00-11:00pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Stockbridge at the Red Lion Inn. The restaurant is hosting their annual gala featuring a five course, prix-fixe dinner, live music, champagne and complimentary party favors to help you bring in 2015 right.
If you need an education in celebration, head to Study on New Year's Eve for two prix fixe menu options and libations to wash them down. Early-diners can take a seat from 5:30-6:30pm and enjoy a five-course meal, while late-diners have the choice of five- or nine-courses. Opt for drink pairings or order your tipples a la carte.
Availability: Early seating 5:30-6:30pm; Late seating 8:30-9:30pm
Price: Five-course $90 per person; Nine-course $130 per person (late seating only)
T. W. Food
377 Walden Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-864-4745
Celebrate the approaching new year with Tavern Road and a whole, roasted pig. Party-goers who join the contemporary American restaurant for the evening will get roasted pork, plenty of sides, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast.
Price: $69.57 per person
1688 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 617-547-5055
Come to Cambridge this New Year's Eve for Temple Bar's three-course prix fixe holiday dinner of seasonal flavors, craft beer and great wine, or dine off their a la carte dinner and late-night menus to ring in the new year.
Availability: Prix Fixe 5:00-11:00pm; Late night menu 5:00pm-12:00am; Bar until 1:00am
Price: $49 per person, plus $19 for wine pairings; $10 discount for reservations from 5:00-6:00pm
597 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-524-8810
The Beehive helps you ring in the new year in style with their "Funkadelic Burlesque New Year's Eve" party complete with burlesque performers, live music, a complimentary champagne toast and small bites from Chef Marc Orfaly.
Price: $145.00 per person with access to buffett; $90.00 per person without buffet
1205 Chestnut Street Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 617-527-2550
Cast your vote at the Biltmore this New Year's Eve; in addition to festive dinner specials the restaurant will be hosting a "mini" tap takeover and asking diners for their vote on which one should be included on their new beer menu. The Nonplussed will also be in the house, playing live music.
Celebrate Hogmanay (that's New Year's Eve to the non-Scots) at The Haven... on Scottish time! The family-friendly seating at 6:00pm includes a live broadcast of BBC Scotland's New Year's countdown and two prix fixe menus--one for adults and one for the wee kiddies. At the 9:00pm seating, revelers can enjoy the adult dinner menu to the stylings of the Haven's house piper.
Availability: Seatings at 6:00pm and 9:00pm
Price: Early seating: $65 per adult; $30 per child up to age 14; Later seating: $75 per adult
Take in the last hours of 2014 with Tico. New Year's Eve a la carte additions to their dinner menu include saffron gnocchi with lobster and grilled venison. Don't forget to leave room for the champagne toast at midnight.
Price: A la carte
154 Turnpike Road Southborough, MA 01772 508-481-8484