Is It 2018 Yet?

Where to Dine, Party, and Toast This New Year's Eve

Bid farewell to 2017 with champagne toasts and multicourse menus at these Seattle restaurants.

By Diane Stephani December 19, 2017

Heartwood provisions nye dinner du8epx

Bye, Felicia 2017.

You know the drill: reservations are strongly, resolutely recommended.

Pre-countdown dinner consists of seven luxurious courses, including monster lobster tails from Marx Foods and bubbly drinks aplenty ($175).

Four courses including grilled octopus tentacle, tajarin spaghetti with sheep's milk rocotta, quince agrodolce, and Roman honey cake. ($90)

Big Mario's
New York–style pizza, $2 Miller High Life aka the Champagne of Beers, plus an actual bubbly toast at midnight (Prices vary)

Usual menu of lovely bites, cheese, and charcuterie, with a holiday cocktail, baby champagne cupcake, and Hershey's kiss combo for midnight festivities. (Prices vary, $15, respectively)

Oh, just a "bash outfitted in 1950s-era sequins and black tie, a nod to the decade when Canlis was founded." Unlimited food and drink, plus Dick's Drive-In. ($350)

Capitol Cider
A French Creole–themed party hosted by Seattle drag icon Tipsy Rose Lee, complete with live music, magic, and a burlesque show, with a New Orleans–inspired menu upstairs in the dining room. ($45)

Twenties-themed party with music, casino games, a whiskey and dessert bar, amongst a collection of classic cars. ($86–$850)

Dexter Brewhouse
Four-course meal with Mollusk beer pairings. Crispy chicken wings with smoked honey glaze, brussels sprouts with bacon, shepard's pie, and dessert. ($60)

Eden Hill
Five-course tasting menu: foie gras mousse, sous vide lobster, venison tartare with fermented elderberry, Wagyu ribeye and smoked bone marrow. ($105, $75 optional wine pairing, $150 optional baller wine pairing) 

El Gaucho
The Seattle location hosts its annual New Years Eve cabaret show, with three courses available at the 5pm showing and four courses available at the 9pm show. Dishes include filet mignon, giant African tiger prawn, and truffle risotto. ($150–$185)

E. Smith Mercantile
Scallop, brioche, and caviar, plus duck confit crepes with mushrooms and pickled persimmons. ($90)

Four-course menu of organic, vegetable-forward fare, plus some a la carte options ($65; prices vary)

Heartwood Provisions
Five courses with geoduck, spot prawns, scallops, filet mignon, and coconut tapioca. ($95)

An eight-course feast with petit fours, fried beef bone marrow, sweet potato terrine, wood-fired cauliflower, and more, complete with champagne toast at midnight. ($120)

Ivar's Salmon House
A dinner buffet with classic and modern seafood dishes, live entertainment, champagne for a midnight toast, and views of Lake Union and the Space Needle. ($85)

Choice of three-course prix fixe (at the bar and counter) or five-course menu. ($55 and $80, respectively)

Two words: fried chicken. Four-course tasting menu with said crunchy bird ($95 with beverage pairing)

Long noodle, long life: Toshikoshi soba, or New Year soba, is eaten for prosperity and longevity. Dine in or take out. ($20 for two to-go portions; prices vary in restaurant)

Four-course dinner with oysters, risotto nero, striped bass, and venison loin. ($125)

Seven-course prix fixe dinner: pink scallops, foie gras, uni (of course), plus "more ostentatious items." Pair with spirits, cocktails, and a most lively lineup of natural wines. ($110, $175 with pairings)

Oysters on the half shell with champagne mignonette, chestnut, pear, and douglas fir truffle soup, roast lamb with cabernet pressings sauce and Jerusalem artichokes, plus New Year's trifle for dessert. ($100, $40 wine flight)

Dry-aged beef carpaccio, Alaskan spot prawn, black truffle raviolo, halibut, lamb loin and braised lamb shank, plus choose form three dessert options ($85)

Both locations on Capitol Hill and in Bellevue will serve their regular menus with the addition of specials for the evening, such as a hamachi crudo with shrimp and pineapple relish, rau ram, and braised beef shortrib. (Prices vary)

No Anchor
Baller beer and bubbles alongside smoked sturgeon, foie gras, sablefish, Wagyu zabuton, and caramel petit fours. ($150)

Prix fixe menus, specials, and festive cocktails. (Prices vary)

Seven-course tasting menu. We don't have any dishes to note, but it's no mystery: This will be a fine meal to cap off the year. ($125 with wine pairing)

Smith Tower
A Black and White ball with live music, a four-course dinner, and a champagne toast at midnight. ($50–$170)

A six-course meal with lots of options, such as: white truffle pork sausage with risotto, potato gnocchi with caviar, pan-roasted New York steak, foie gras mousse with huckleberries. ($130, $80 wine pairing)

Swedish Club
Channel Scandinavian vibes with Stockholm chef Erik Johansson, who will serve up pickled herring, Swedish style salmon, tjalknol (an overnight baked steak), plenty of potato side dishes, and lingonberry parfait. ($50)

Tarsan i Jane
A seven-course tasting menu with butter poached Maine lobster, Washington razor clams, Dungeness crab xuxo, and chocolate with salted butterscotch and passion fruit granita. ($155–$165)

All-you-can-eat barbecue menu with a complimentary fizzy cocktail. We're told: It's the "last day of the year, it's worth it." ($50)

Tutta Bella
Live music, Neapolitan cuisine, a complimentary prosecco toast at midnight, and a view of the Space Needle's fireworks. ($30)

Three courses with Alaskan King crab salad, cabernet braised short rib, and lemon tart with vanilla mascarpone. ($62)

Volunteer Park Cafe
Your choice of prawns, filet of beef, sole, and duck breast. Finish the meal with molten chocolate cake and orange creme anglaise. ($95)



Editor's Note: This article was updated on December 27 to reflect the accurate pricing for L'Oursin.


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