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Boqueria’s New Year’s Eve package for two includes party favors, paella add-ons, Spanish bubbly, and tapas.
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20 Takeout Options to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Around D.C.

Kick 2020 to the curb while devouring these decadent dinners at home

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Boqueria’s New Year’s Eve package for two includes party favors, paella add-ons, Spanish bubbly, and tapas.
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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Eleanor Silver Spring

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931 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 641-4955
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The Silver Spring’s adult arcade encourages good vibes at home with a four-course takeout menu of lobster, steak, or both, plus stuffed clams, baked chocolate mousse, and an optional caviar service add-on, for $68 per person. Order by Sunday, December 27. Discounted bottles of bubbly starts at $25, and large-format cocktails are also available.

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2. Sababa

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3311 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6750
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Cleveland Park’s modern Israeli eatery plans an a la carte menu of tuna crudo with sesame-chive miso dressing, zhug-marinated quail al ha’esh with saffron toun, and grilled skirt steak with harissa marinade for New Year’s Eve. Chef Ryan Moore’s lineup is available for dine-in, pickup, and delivery.

3. Brothers And Sisters

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1770 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-0525
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Brothers and Sisters chef Erik Bruner-Yang packs charcuterie, candied Ora King salmon, duck liver pate, and champagne into “picnic” baskets for two, available for pickup or as an add-on while staying overnight at The Line hotel. Midnight spreads can be jazzed up with sweets, bottles of Veuve Yellow Label Brut Champagne, four bottled cocktails, and more. Tiered packages — “A Good Time”; a “A Great Time”; and “Get Epic” — start at $175. Order here.

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4. Xiquet by Danny Lledó

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2404 Wisconsin Ave B
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 913-4671
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Xiquet’s multi-course tasting menu includes an Iberian cheese and charcuterie plate with house bread, Iberian croquettes, spit-roasted suckling pig Wellington with seasonal mushrooms, and a flourless chocolate cake ($85 per person, $150 for dine-in). A la carte dishes, batched cocktails, fancy wines, caviar service, and Spain’s beloved NYE “Midnight Celebration” — 12 grapes and a bottle of cava — are also available. New Year’s Eve meals are available through the weekend.

5. CHIKO

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2029 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-3040
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The casual Chinese and Korean counter sends out NYE snacks (apple kimchi with shrimp), apps (pork and king crab dumplings), entrees (Korean BBQ salmon), and dessert (winter citrus custard with pomegranate and candied pine nuts) for $60 per person, with a minimum of two. A “Sparkling Set” (bottle of Blanc de Blanc and rosé) is $35 with the meal. Preorder for pickup from Capitol Hill or Dupont Circle locations.

All NYE party packages come with a special video featuring chefs Scott Drewno and Danny Lee prepping dishes.
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6. Nina May

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1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 518-3609
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Shaw’s new American restaurant rings in 2021 with a four-course menu, available both for dine-in and extended hours for takeout. The surf and turf lineup includes oysters, pan seared New Bedford sea scallops with winter citrus salad, tomahawk steak with olive oil potatoes and bone marrow butter, and salted maple and chestnut pie ($150 for two).

7. Boqueria

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1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 558-9545
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The Dupont Circle mainstay’s party starter set for two comes with a bottle of Spanish sparkling wine, tapas, chocolate cake, and the option to go big with seafood paella. The NYE kit, which includes festive hats, streamers, and access to a Spotify list, is available for pickup or delivery ($125).

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8. Reverie

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3201 Cherry Hill Ln
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 808-2952
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Johnny Spero’s contemporary American restaurant in Georgetown offers two-person New Year’s Eve packages filled out by oysters, sliced Edwards ham with burnt miso mustard, Caesar salad, Osetra caviar, and a bone-in prime rib for pickup ($300). Add a bottle of Charles Dufour ‘Bulles de Comptair for $125.

9. Chez Billy Sud

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1039 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-2606
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Georgetown’s Chez Billy Sud and its new Arlington sibling Cafe Colline offer to-go French bistro dinners for two. Chef Brendan L’Etoile’s reheat-and-eat spread features beef bourguignon, sides, dessert, and accoutrements, plus a bottle of bubbly.

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10. RPM Italian

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650 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 204-4480
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The glam Italian eatery offers a trio of NYE dinners for carryout and delivery. Celebratory dishes and drinks include crab bruschetta, Creekstone filet mignon, Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne, truffle garlic bread, and beef tartare ($175-$275 for two). A feast for four to six ($600) comes with scallops and caviar, truffle risotto, grilled giant prawns, and a chocolate torta. Order by Tuesday, December 29. There’s also a la carte dining from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Lobster fra diavolo is part of RPM Italian’s NYE dinner series.
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11. Blend 111

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111 Church St NW Suite 101
Vienna, VA 22180
(571) 363-3613
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Vienna’s Blend 111 has a to-go a la carte menu comprised of Spanish Meatballs, seafood paella, Basque cheesecake, and a bottle of Cava from Spain. On its back patio, a five-course Latin spread ($160 per person) can be augmented with drink pairings for $60 extra.

12. Modena

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1100 New York Avenue NW, Corner of H and, 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 216-9550
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Executive chef John Melfi plans an epic four-course feast to say goodbye to 2020 ($90 for dine-in, carryout, and delivery). Starters like grilled calamari and Italian sausage and foie gras mousse are followed by six pasta options; grilled wagyu sirloin with porcini-chestnut purée; and a flourless chocolate cake, with fancy add-ons like Black River Royale caviar ($100) or Perigord truffles ($35). A trio of takeaway feasts starring Roseda Farms prime rib and whole roasted duck or rack of lamb run $125-$160 per couple (order by Monday, December 28).

13. Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Multiple locations)

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709 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 524-5244
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Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s diverse NYE plans include dinner for two with a caviar service upgrade, a Red Apron charcuterie board, cheese plates, dumplings, stuffed mushroom caps, shrimp cocktail, and more, available for pickup across its portfolio.

14. Bistro Cacao

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316 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-4737
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The Capitol Hill bistro offers a four-course takeout menu that starts with tuna tartare and ends with an apricot custard tart ($90 per person). There’s also a three-course dine-in option for $95 per person.

15. TTT Clarendon

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2900 Wilson Blvd Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 888-1528
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TTT Clarendon and TTT Silver Spring send out DIY taco spreads ($65-$120 for two to four) featuring a protein, organic corn tortillas, salsa verde, crema and pico de gallo, along with dessert, sides, sparkling wine and a large-format margarita. 

16. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

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1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 312-8791
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The award-winning barbecue company brings all the smoked meats for its first New Year’s Eve in Clarendon. Choose from legs of lamb and a whole duck or turkey to go along with smoked baked brie and duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes, plus wine, growlers, and smoked eggnog bread pudding. Preorder the a la carte feast by Sunday, December 28 for pickup on NYE.

17. Fight Club

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623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 733-1384
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Capitol Hill’s Fight Club swaps sandwiches for something a little fancier on NYE: a fried chicken and caviar package ($100). The two-person splurge includes fried half-chicken, buttermilk biscuits, pepper wood hot sauce, an ounce of Hackleback caviar with garnishes, truffle mac, and cheese and banana pudding. Preorder on or before NYE. Another high-brow alternative is a roasted prime rib dinner with Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail, twice-baked potatoes, and more. Champagne half-bottles and wine add-ons are available too.

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18. La Vie

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88 District Square SW 5th floor
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 560-5501
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Head to the waterfront restaurant on the Wharf for a luxurious year-end dinner filled out by king crab, yellowfin tuna tartare, lobster pappardelle, black truffle mac and cheese, and chocolate mousse or banana pudding. The three-course menu is $135 per person for dine-in (5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) and $95 for pickup via Tock starting at 1 p.m.

La Vie’s NYE menu include dry aged bone-in ribeye with carrot puree, charred carrots, and turnips.
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19. Zofia’s Kitchen

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4238 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203

Chef Ed Hardy’s new Polish place in Ballston’s Quarter Market celebrates its first New Year’s Eve with pierogis dressed with caviar, sour cream, shredded yolk and capers ($13.99 for eight) and another variety that pays homage to his Southern roots with braised pork and black-eyed peas ($12.99 for eight). A NYE bundle of both, including Zofia’s New Season, New Year smoked salt, is $40 for pickup or delivery.

Zofia’s Kitchen chef Ed Hardy.
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20. Shilling Canning Company

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360 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 554-7474
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Navy Yard’s mid-Atlantic restaurant teams up with Möet Hennessy USA on a new in-house wine shop for the holidays. Executive chef and owner Reid Shilling and beverage director Jacob Weinstein curate a selection reds, whites, and bubbles that pair well with its seasonal cuisine and multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner (foie gras parfait, lamb loin, and gnudi with lobster) for takeout or dine-in.

Shilling’s shellfish tower returns for New Year’s Eve.
KYLE JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY/Shilling

1. The Eleanor Silver Spring

931 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Eleanor/official photo

The Silver Spring’s adult arcade encourages good vibes at home with a four-course takeout menu of lobster, steak, or both, plus stuffed clams, baked chocolate mousse, and an optional caviar service add-on, for $68 per person. Order by Sunday, December 27. Discounted bottles of bubbly starts at $25, and large-format cocktails are also available.

931 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910

2. Sababa

3311 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Cleveland Park’s modern Israeli eatery plans an a la carte menu of tuna crudo with sesame-chive miso dressing, zhug-marinated quail al ha’esh with saffron toun, and grilled skirt steak with harissa marinade for New Year’s Eve. Chef Ryan Moore’s lineup is available for dine-in, pickup, and delivery.

3311 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

3. Brothers And Sisters

1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Line/official photo

Brothers and Sisters chef Erik Bruner-Yang packs charcuterie, candied Ora King salmon, duck liver pate, and champagne into “picnic” baskets for two, available for pickup or as an add-on while staying overnight at The Line hotel. Midnight spreads can be jazzed up with sweets, bottles of Veuve Yellow Label Brut Champagne, four bottled cocktails, and more. Tiered packages — “A Good Time”; a “A Great Time”; and “Get Epic” — start at $175. Order here.

1770 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Xiquet by Danny Lledó

2404 Wisconsin Ave B, Washington, DC 20007

Xiquet’s multi-course tasting menu includes an Iberian cheese and charcuterie plate with house bread, Iberian croquettes, spit-roasted suckling pig Wellington with seasonal mushrooms, and a flourless chocolate cake ($85 per person, $150 for dine-in). A la carte dishes, batched cocktails, fancy wines, caviar service, and Spain’s beloved NYE “Midnight Celebration” — 12 grapes and a bottle of cava — are also available. New Year’s Eve meals are available through the weekend.

2404 Wisconsin Ave B
Washington, DC 20007

5. CHIKO

2029 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
All NYE party packages come with a special video featuring chefs Scott Drewno and Danny Lee prepping dishes.
John Rorapaugh/LeadingDC

The casual Chinese and Korean counter sends out NYE snacks (apple kimchi with shrimp), apps (pork and king crab dumplings), entrees (Korean BBQ salmon), and dessert (winter citrus custard with pomegranate and candied pine nuts) for $60 per person, with a minimum of two. A “Sparkling Set” (bottle of Blanc de Blanc and rosé) is $35 with the meal. Preorder for pickup from Capitol Hill or Dupont Circle locations.

2029 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

6. Nina May

1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Shaw’s new American restaurant rings in 2021 with a four-course menu, available both for dine-in and extended hours for takeout. The surf and turf lineup includes oysters, pan seared New Bedford sea scallops with winter citrus salad, tomahawk steak with olive oil potatoes and bone marrow butter, and salted maple and chestnut pie ($150 for two).

1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. Boqueria

1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Sveta Damiani/Boqueria

The Dupont Circle mainstay’s party starter set for two comes with a bottle of Spanish sparkling wine, tapas, chocolate cake, and the option to go big with seafood paella. The NYE kit, which includes festive hats, streamers, and access to a Spotify list, is available for pickup or delivery ($125).

1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

8. Reverie

3201 Cherry Hill Ln, Washington, DC 20007

Johnny Spero’s contemporary American restaurant in Georgetown offers two-person New Year’s Eve packages filled out by oysters, sliced Edwards ham with burnt miso mustard, Caesar salad, Osetra caviar, and a bone-in prime rib for pickup ($300). Add a bottle of Charles Dufour ‘Bulles de Comptair for $125.

3201 Cherry Hill Ln
Washington, DC 20007

9. Chez Billy Sud

1039 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cafe Colline/official photo

Georgetown’s Chez Billy Sud and its new Arlington sibling Cafe Colline offer to-go French bistro dinners for two. Chef Brendan L’Etoile’s reheat-and-eat spread features beef bourguignon, sides, dessert, and accoutrements, plus a bottle of bubbly.

1039 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007

10. RPM Italian

650 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Lobster fra diavolo is part of RPM Italian’s NYE dinner series.
John Stoffer/Stoffer Photography

The glam Italian eatery offers a trio of NYE dinners for carryout and delivery. Celebratory dishes and drinks include crab bruschetta, Creekstone filet mignon, Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne, truffle garlic bread, and beef tartare ($175-$275 for two). A feast for four to six ($600) comes with scallops and caviar, truffle risotto, grilled giant prawns, and a chocolate torta. Order by Tuesday, December 29. There’s also a la carte dining from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

650 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001

11. Blend 111

111 Church St NW Suite 101, Vienna, VA 22180

Vienna’s Blend 111 has a to-go a la carte menu comprised of Spanish Meatballs, seafood paella, Basque cheesecake, and a bottle of Cava from Spain. On its back patio, a five-course Latin spread ($160 per person) can be augmented with drink pairings for $60 extra.

111 Church St NW Suite 101
Vienna, VA 22180

12. Modena

1100 New York Avenue NW, Corner of H and, 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Executive chef John Melfi plans an epic four-course feast to say goodbye to 2020 ($90 for dine-in, carryout, and delivery). Starters like grilled calamari and Italian sausage and foie gras mousse are followed by six pasta options; grilled wagyu sirloin with porcini-chestnut purée; and a flourless chocolate cake, with fancy add-ons like Black River Royale caviar ($100) or Perigord truffles ($35). A trio of takeaway feasts starring Roseda Farms prime rib and whole roasted duck or rack of lamb run $125-$160 per couple (order by Monday, December 28).

1100 New York Avenue NW, Corner of H and, 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

13. Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Multiple locations)

709 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s diverse NYE plans include dinner for two with a caviar service upgrade, a Red Apron charcuterie board, cheese plates, dumplings, stuffed mushroom caps, shrimp cocktail, and more, available for pickup across its portfolio.

709 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004

14. Bistro Cacao

316 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

The Capitol Hill bistro offers a four-course takeout menu that starts with tuna tartare and ends with an apricot custard tart ($90 per person). There’s also a three-course dine-in option for $95 per person.

316 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

15. TTT Clarendon

2900 Wilson Blvd Suite 103, Arlington, VA 22201

TTT Clarendon and TTT Silver Spring send out DIY taco spreads ($65-$120 for two to four) featuring a protein, organic corn tortillas, salsa verde, crema and pico de gallo, along with dessert, sides, sparkling wine and a large-format margarita. 

2900 Wilson Blvd Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22201

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16. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

1051 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201

The award-winning barbecue company brings all the smoked meats for its first New Year’s Eve in Clarendon. Choose from legs of lamb and a whole duck or turkey to go along with smoked baked brie and duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes, plus wine, growlers, and smoked eggnog bread pudding. Preorder the a la carte feast by Sunday, December 28 for pickup on NYE.

1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201

17. Fight Club

623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fight Club/official photo

Capitol Hill’s Fight Club swaps sandwiches for something a little fancier on NYE: a fried chicken and caviar package ($100). The two-person splurge includes fried half-chicken, buttermilk biscuits, pepper wood hot sauce, an ounce of Hackleback caviar with garnishes, truffle mac, and cheese and banana pudding. Preorder on or before NYE. Another high-brow alternative is a roasted prime rib dinner with Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail, twice-baked potatoes, and more. Champagne half-bottles and wine add-ons are available too.

623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

18. La Vie

88 District Square SW 5th floor, Washington, DC 20024
La Vie’s NYE menu include dry aged bone-in ribeye with carrot puree, charred carrots, and turnips.
La Vie/official photo

Head to the waterfront restaurant on the Wharf for a luxurious year-end dinner filled out by king crab, yellowfin tuna tartare, lobster pappardelle, black truffle mac and cheese, and chocolate mousse or banana pudding. The three-course menu is $135 per person for dine-in (5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) and $95 for pickup via Tock starting at 1 p.m.

88 District Square SW 5th floor
Washington, DC 20024

19. Zofia’s Kitchen

4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203
Zofia’s Kitchen chef Ed Hardy.
Zofia’s Kitchen/official photo

Chef Ed Hardy’s new Polish place in Ballston’s Quarter Market celebrates its first New Year’s Eve with pierogis dressed with caviar, sour cream, shredded yolk and capers ($13.99 for eight) and another variety that pays homage to his Southern roots with braised pork and black-eyed peas ($12.99 for eight). A NYE bundle of both, including Zofia’s New Season, New Year smoked salt, is $40 for pickup or delivery.

4238 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203

20. Shilling Canning Company

360 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Shilling’s shellfish tower returns for New Year’s Eve.
KYLE JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY/Shilling

Navy Yard’s mid-Atlantic restaurant teams up with Möet Hennessy USA on a new in-house wine shop for the holidays. Executive chef and owner Reid Shilling and beverage director Jacob Weinstein curate a selection reds, whites, and bubbles that pair well with its seasonal cuisine and multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner (foie gras parfait, lamb loin, and gnudi with lobster) for takeout or dine-in.

360 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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