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More Places to Eat (and Drink) on New Year's Eve

Still don't have plans to ring in 2014? Read on.

By Malcolm Griffes December 20, 2013

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It's almost time to pop the cork. Photo via David Singleton's Flickr

Ring in the New Year by having one last great meal in 2013. We gave you some suggestions already, but here's another round of where to go for dinner, and of course a celebration, on New Year's Eve:

Linda Derschang’s newest joint will be open officially on December 26, and celebrating the new year with a champagne toast at midnight. Elsewhere in town, Derschang’s tried and true bar Linda’s will have partiers with TacocaT DJ’ing, and King’s Hardware in Ballard will also be rocking into the 2014. (206) 860-0077, for reservations at Tallulah’s.

Blind Pig Bistro
Skip the hangover and go for a food-coma by celebrating with an eight- to 10-course prix fixe dinner menu. After dinner, take to the roof of the Blind Pig for a view across the lake of the fireworks. (206) 329-2744. $65.

Miyabi 45th
Toshikoshi soba is a traditional Japanese New Year's dish and Miyabi 45th is keeping with traditions. Chef Mutsuko Soma’s Toshikoshi soba and dipping sauce is available for to-go orders December 30, and 31, or stop by on New Year's Eve, Miyabi is staying open till 1am. (206) 632-4545.

The Back Door
Celebrate with dinner and a show in Fremont. Have a four-course dinner with cocktail pairings while “circus arts”(aerobatics, juggling, and suit vests) are performed by Impulse. (206) 632-7322. Dinner, $80, with seatings at 5:30, 6, 6:30. After party, $35. Reservations via website.

New Year's Eve is often about swanky gatherings and extravagant celebrations and RN74 offers both. The first seating is seven-courses that features caviar, lobster, and Painted Hills beef accompanied by marrow. The second is eight courses where foie gras and pheasant make appearances. Both seatings can include bubbles or wine pairings. (206)456-7474. First seating: 5pm-6:45pm, $85. Second seating: 7pm-10:30pm, $130.

W Seattle
The swanky and hip downtown hotel will be throwing a New Year's party. A DJ will be spinning records, while partiers say goodbye to 2013. The W’s Trace restaurant will have appetizers, sushi, and seasonal cocktails for purchase at the bar. (206) 264-6000. $40. Reservations via website.

The farm-to-table Downtown restaurant is ringing in the New Year with a special menu for the eve. A starter of foie gras and heirloom orange marmalade, and entrees like seared duck or a fisherman’s stew, will set the bar high for meals in 2014. Urbane will also be hosting a New Year’s day brunch. (206) 676-4600. Reservations via website.

Restaurant at Alderbrook
For a romantic New Year’s Eve dinner, Alderbrook has tables for two. Entrees like plank-roasted steelhead, half-lobster, and king crab legs are sure to make for a last meal of the year. (360) 898-5500. 5pm-9pm. Reservations via website

Lobster, caviar, truffles, and foie gras fill out the menu at South Lake Union’s foodie favorite. Mistral is holding a five- and eight-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings in the Jewel Box dining room, and an expanded a la carte menu in the larger dinning room. (206) 623-1922. 5pm-11pm, five-course, $70; eight-course, $125.

Von Trapp’s
Bring in the new year the Bavarian way at Capitol Hill’s sausage and beer hall. Bocce ball and a balloon drop are also in store, and a DJ will be spinning for partiers to dance their way into the New Year. (206) 325-5409. $20.


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