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New Year’s Eve Dinners around Seattle

Bid this year farewell over a lot of oysters and champagne. A few spots also serve brunch on New Year's Day.

By Sophia Struna

 

The following restaurants have special menus planned for December 31 (but remember—plenty of other places will be open, serving their usual fare with champagne at the ready). And if you just want to ring in the new year with a party already, Seattle has got those too.


The Corson Building

Georgetown

For $275, book Emily Crawford Dann’s several-course meal on the covered, heated patio outside the restaurant’s classic Italianate home. Wine pairings are available; make dinner reservations between 5:30 and 9:30 on Resy.

Stella

First Hill

If you want more of a vacation than a New Year’s celebration, New Year's dinner and brunch served up at Hotel Sorrento’s Stella restaurant includes wine selection aplenty complimenting the ocean-side Italian-esque menu. Find The Fireside Room open afterward for a special bid farewell to 2022, all before doing it again in 2023 with brunch and (at least a few) cocktails in hand. Book here.

Copperleaf Restaurant and Bar

Sea Tac

A rustic and homey New Years Eve dinner happens at Copperleaf Restaurant and Bar tucked within Cedarbrook Lodge. The regionally inspired dishes on the tasting menu along with local wine pairing and plenty of cocktails go for $135 a person. Grab your NYE plans here.

Ben Paris

Pike Place Market

Finish out the year in the heart of downtown; the restaurant in the State Hotel will stick with regular service hours for the holiday the ususal upscale takes on American classics. Make your reservation on their website.

Bourbon Steak

Downtown

A four-course steak dinner from Michael Mina promises an evening of beef and lavish ingredients. Dishes include bite-sized wagyu wellingtons, filet mignon with a potato cake and foie gras cream, and apple fritters. All for $175; add $95 for a wine pairing. Secure your seat for the night here. 

Metropolitan Grill

Downtown

More into staying home? The downtown steak house will assemble take-home meals including a choice of entree from citrus-glazed ham ($195), prime rib ($250), or filet mignon ($295). Sides and a dessert are included, and you can add a bottle of wine. If you find yourself still into holiday celebrations, The Met will still have dinner service on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Conversation Kitchen and Bar

Downtown

Looking for a jam-packed New Year’s celebration? Start the night with a four-course meal from Chris Ingmire at the Thompson Hotel’s restaurant. Then follow it with a NYE party upstairs at the Nest with music, drinks, small plates, and a winter ski chalet-theme. In the morning, kickstart 2023 with brunch back down at Conversation. Get a reservation for dinner and the party separately or together here.

All Water Seafood and Oyster Bar

Downtown

Spend an elegant New Years' Eve in downtown Seattle, serenaded with live music and sampling from an abundant champagne collection. A six-course $150 dinner will include oysters, steak, and caviar. Make a reservation on Resy.

Kōbo Pizza

Capitol Hill

Shota Nakajima’s new pizzeria will switch gears with a NYE tribute to NYC pizza. The counter in the Redhook Brewlab will set aside its usual menu and serve East Coast–inspired pizzas from December 28 to 31. If you want more, head back for Kobo’s New Year’s Day brunch for a twist on traditional brunch, including banana and miso cinnamon rolls, Japanese pancakes with coconut-infused maple syrup, and pork katsu with eggs and kimchi hollandaise. The Brewlab will also mix up cocktails throughout the meal.

Taku

Capitol Hill

Shota Nakajima’s karaage bar wraps up 2022 with snacks galore, including mac salad, katsu banana and s’mores splits, and fried everything with dipping sauces plenty. Hit the snacks as early as 3:00 or come as late as 10:00 before you venture out into your next New Year’s celebration.

Rasai

Fremont

Head to Fremont for upscale Indian food. Six-course tasting menus are available New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for $140 per person. Dinner includes dishes like potato chaat with tamarind chutney or wagyu sliders. Grab your spot on Tock.

Shiro's Sushi

Belltown

A sushi platter packed full of winter seasonal nigiri and sashimi awaits for your New Year’s celebration. With a limited number of plates available, for $300 and takeout-only, claim yours by calling 206-443-9844.

Ray's Cafe

Ballard

How about an iconic Seattle waterfront view to celebrate the last day of the year? Local, seafood-forward cuisine from Kevin Murray accompanied by plenty of bubbling drinks will have early evening seating options spanning until 8:00. Grab a table at on Ray’s website.

The Lounge at DeLille Cellars

Woodinville

The three-decade-old winery’s will hold a New Year’s Eve prix-fixe meal within its new in-house restaurant. A couple of courses and pairings include a seared ahi tuna with a 2020 Alta Mora and a tajarin con tartufo with two-year-aged parmigiana reggiano and a 2008 Nicolas Feuillatte champagne. Make a reservation here for $195 per person.

Cedar and Elm

Kenmore

A five-course Pacific Northwest-influenced tasting menu chased by in-house live piano happens within The Lodge at St. Edward State Park's restaurant for $195 per person. Afterward, keep the party going at The Lodge’s New Year’s Eve party with a swing orchestra, little bites, and cocktails before a final hoorah at midnight.

Eight Row

Greenlake

Start 2023 the right way—surrounded by deviously delectable breakfast food and lots and lots of champagne. The restaurant’s New Year’s Day family-style brunch involves champagne cocktails paired with your meal for only $60 a seat. If you’re more of a night owl, make a reservation for New Year’s Eve instead and take a spin with their eight-course tasting menu and full bar for $180.

Meet the Moon

Leschi

The neighborhood hangout turned food director Jeremy Flores loose on a six-course fusion dinner menu. Dishes include burrata and figs with balsamic, shiso, and Sichuan chile oil, all united by a sweet and salty combination of persimmon and prosciutto. An umami bomb dessert involves miso bread pudding drizzled with bourbon caramel and accompanied by smoked cinnamon ice cream. The $75 dinner has both ndoor and outdoor seating options.

Eden Hill

Queen Anne

Maximillian Petty’s original restaurant on Queen Anne has plenty of options for dinner, with indoor, outdoor, and bar seating for the $195 five-course meal ($100 deposit required). You can also opt for wine pairings in addition to a la carte drinks, alongside dishes like foie gras torchon or pear and prosecco popsicles.

Kamonegi

Fremont

Mutsuko Soma’s kitchen is preparing Japan’s traditional take-home New Year’s Eve soba kits on both December 30 and 31. The Toshikoshi Soba tradition accompanied by other customary sides comes in two options. Other menu items include veggie tempura sets to black cod and sake kasu take’n’bake sets. Make prepaid orders on Tock.

Le Coin

Fremont

Four courses of French cuisine, you choose your own menu, and all for $105 a head. Sound enticing? Pacific Northwest ingredients center dishes like Dungeness crab bisque with shellfish and smoked steelhead roe, or a course of Washington wagyu and foraged mushrooms. You can make an indoor or outdoor patio reservation here.

Homer

Beacon Hill

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate New Year's Eve without regretting your life decision the next day, Homer will serve up a homemade family-style meal on the earlier side of the evening, between 5:00 and 9:45. Reservations are available for groups of two to 10, but spots are going fast.

Tomo

White Center

Tomo’s celebratory New Years meal happens a bit earlier on the final day of 2022. The six-course lunch tasting menu still has some (covered, heated) patio seating available. Feast on arepas with sour cream and caviar, then umami it up with some sea urchin chawanmushi for $150 a seat.

Carrello

Capitol Hill

Whether or not spending New Years Eve with a David Bowie impersonator was on your 2022 bingo card, just $95 dollars gets you Bowie with bottomless prosecco, caviar, and karaoke. For $125 more, a four-course meal can be yours too. Grab a spot at the party here.

Cook Weaver

Capitol Hill

This underrated spot with a beautiful dining room offers dinner reservations (a $15 deposit required per person) that can be made vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, or gluten-free upon request. Reservations for can be made here.

Cafe Hitchcock

Bainbridge Island

Brendan McGill’s more casual Bainbridge Island location will break out a la carte plates like foie gras brulee and truffled beef carpaccio. But nothing is ever too casual for champagne—of which there will be plenty.

Seabird

Bainbridge Island

Grant Rico helms a $250 eight-course dinner and a midnight toast, with wine pairings available. It’s a guaranteed seafood experience with salmon mousseline, geoduck crudo, or Dungeness crab pasta. Reservations are available on Tock (email [email protected] if your NYE group is larger than four people).

Lark

Capitol Hill

John Sundstrom will prepare a five-course farewell to 2022. Even better, every diner leaves with a to-go box (of monkey bread and a Spanish-style tortilla) for New Year’s Day. Reserve with a $20 deposit.

84 Yesler

Pioneer Square

This quietly luxe destination will serve a five-course tasting menu for $190 per person; get ready for lobster beignets, scallop crudo, and dry-aged rib eye.

Goldfinch Tavern

Downtown

Chef Brian Doherty's $150 four-course dinner embraces the extravagance. Choices include an oyster trio, butternut squash truffle bisque, or a champagne and strawberry-induced dessert. Served before a midnight toast, meal-side wine pairings are available. Make a reservation on OpenTable.

The Lakehouse and Civility and Unrest

Bellevue

Jason Wilson's eight-course tasting menu rings in the new year with the help of the restaurant's in-house speakeasy. Civility and Unrest is open for reservations after the meal. Dinner has two seating options; a reservation and $25 deposit per person are necessary.

Canon

Central District

Wave goodbye to 2022 with a drink in hand during a six-course dinner ($190 per person) that includes specially paired drinks with each plate. Hamachi carpaccio comes with the New Year Reviver (gin, citrus, and bubbles), while a smoked panna cotta is matched with a Japanese single malt whisky. For another $30 you can get one more course—and obviously, one more drink to go with it. Email [email protected] for a reservation.

Bar Solea

Downtown

Back in November, Brendan McGill re-imagined his pizzeria in a historic downtown building. Now it will ring out the year with an a la carte celebration with Italian stylings. Champagne by the glass joins fancy specials like foie gras pizza or truffled beef carpaccio. Chef Joseph Walter will preside over an oyster bar. 

Bar Sabine

Ballard

Wagyu beef with poached lobster and the sweet treat of walnut baklava are just a couple dishes included with the five-course meal ($120) in this hidden-away cocktail den. Included in the meal ticket ($40 if bought separately) is entrance to Bar Sabine's midnight celebration which includes small bites and a unique cocktail lineup. Grab your reservations for the events online.

Surrell

Madison Valley

A lavish tasting menu caters to wine lovers with the likes of caviar, truffles, and foie gras, and the promise of wine pairings from the restaurant's cellar. Reserve your $225 spot right over here.

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