With an ongoing pandemic squashing plans for large-scale soirees, glitzy galas, and late-night toasts at restaurants and bars, this New Year’s Eve is shaping up to be an abnormally boring night in D.C.
But that’s not stopping restaurants from rolling out the red carpet with top-notch takeout designed to properly bid adieu to an epic fail of a year. From lavish caviar or truffle add-ons to superb bottles of bubbly and wine, diners are encouraged to dress to the nines in their quarantined confines while ringing in 2021 over a decadent to-go dinner.
D.C.’s last call remains at 10 p.m., which eliminates the option of being out and about when the clock strikes midnight. Dining inside also won’t be an option for New Year’s Eve; D.C. plans to temporarily eliminate indoor dining starting Wednesday, December 23.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More