New Year’s Eve Guide: Dining Out
It’s the Big Kahuna, people…the turn of the decade. A bunch of joints are doing multi-course, prix-fixe dinners to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Some of the best of ’em:
Anchovies & Olives, with a $75, 5-course menu to include squid ink spaghetti and Stellar Bay oysters with green apple ice and fennel pollen. Three seatings; reservations taken.
Barking Frog, with a $125, 5-course menu with paired wines and champagnes. Caviar, oysters, and sous vide tenderloin are on the card.
Canlis, with 5-course ($125) and 7-course ($185) menus available, each starring beef tenderloin.
Crush, with a 5-course early seating ($125.10) with paired wines for $55 extra; and a later dinner party complete with countdown ($155.10 with wine extra). Caviar or fois gras, $25 extra.
Fresh Bistro, with early and late seatings of four-course dinners ($60, including a glass of Prosecco, with $20 more for paired wines) featuring pan-roasted duck or beef Wellington.
The Herbfarm, with a $325, 9-course feast to include all the usual resplendence along with Krug Grande Cuvee champagne, an 1834 Madeira, and opera legend Dame Jane Eaglen belting Auld Lang Syne.
How to Cook a Wolf, with a $75, 5-course menu to include mussels with fregola pasta and braised pork cheeks with chanterelles. Three seatings; reservations taken.
Joule, with 5pm and 10pm seatings of a $65 5-course dinner, wine pairings extra.
Matt’s in the Market, for a $100 5-course dinner to include Osetra caviar, sea scallops, ribeye steak, and Meyer lemon-shiso sorbet.
Melting Pot, for an $88 dinner beginning with Champagne-Swiss cheese fondue and ending with dark chocolate Chambord fondue—with two other courses in the middle.
O/8 Seafood Grill, for $75 and $105 dinner options between 4pm and 9:30pm, along with an invitation to the throwdown in the Twisted Cork Lounge next door.
Olivar, with a $60, 5-course menu to include a manchego cheese eclair, oysters and caviar, and venison.
Pomegranate Bistro, with a 5-course, $65 feast ($100 with wines) to include Maine lobster in Sauterne, stuffed quail, and braised lamb shank.
Taste Restaurant, where 3 courses will include a chevre tart and Coho salmon will be available for $49.
Tilth Restaurant, with a $90, 4-course menu (wine pairings $55 extra) which will offer razor clam chowder, braised baby octopus, and Bouche de Noel.
Union, with a 7-course menu ($95 per person) to highlight parsnip soup, seared sea scallops with sweetbreads, and chocolate terrine with bourbon ice cream.