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Where to Eat on New Year’s Eve Around D.C.

Ring in 2018 with lots of bubbly and festive tasting menus

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Bid 2017 farewell by stepping out for one last feast this New Year's Eve. Area restaurants are pulling out all the stops for their final service of the year, composing elaborate multi-course menus seeded with gourmet offerings (foie gras, lobster risotto) as well as cherished comfort foods (fried chicken, chocolate cake).

Many of the featured restaurants are focusing on prix fixe formats, but others are keeping options open with a la carte selections; one is putting everything on the table via an unlimited tastings package.


Looking for a more spirited evening? Check out Eater's guide to all-inclusive New Year's Eve parties.

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Jaleo (Multiple locations)

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This homegrown chain is offering special a la carte tapas plates at its various locations. But diners at the Bethesda outpost can also elect to eat unlimited tapas ($95 per person) all night long. There will also be live music from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., a complimentary glass of cava at midnight, as well the dozen grapes Spaniards eat for good luck each time the calendar flips.

Jaled MD bar The bar at Jaleo in Bethesda, Md. Photo: Jaleo

This newcomer to the Manhattan Laundry building complex is offering a multi-course dinner ($65 per person; one glass of champagne is included) composed of any three dishes from the North African/Middle Eastern-inspired menu, as well as dessert. Seatings available in two-hour blocks; reservations are required.

Maydan DC tables The upstairs dining room at Maydan. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

This Shaw restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($85 per person; $130 with beer pairings; $150 with wine pairings) featuring roast turbot with toasted basmati rice, grilled rib-eye with smoked banana, and more. Seatings available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; reservations recommended.

Hazel DC table A table at Hazel. Photo: Hazel

Iron Gate

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This Dupont Circle restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($115 per person) earlier in the evening featuring scallop crudo with trout roe, grilled rib-eye with charred onion, and more. A subsequent seven-course tasting menu ($165 per person) is projected to feature bison carpaccio with beets, roast lobster with potato tortellini, and more. The first seating runs from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., while the second seating extends from 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; reservations recommended.

Iron Gate DC table A table at Iron Gate. Photo: Iron Gate

This restaurant at Citycenterdc is offering a four-course prix fixe menu ($95 per person) featuring halibut with caviar beurre blanc, baked Alaska, and more. Seatings available from 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m; reservations are required.

DBGB DC tables One of the dining rooms at Dbgb. Photo: Dbgb

This Chinatown wine bar is offering a la carte dinner selections including braised octopus with root vegetable ragout, fried chicken with celery root remoulade, and more. Bubbly fans will also be able to take 20 percent off any bottle of champagne or sip a special sparkler from French producer Jules Lassalle ($18 per glass).

Flight DC bar The main bar at Flight. Photo: Flight

Succotash (Multiple locations)

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The Penn Quarter branch of this Southern-style restaurant is offering special menu items including seafood platters stocked with lobster tails and other shellfish, as well as trays filled with caviar, Johnny cakes, and sour cream, and more. Seatings available from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m .to 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (which includes a free champagne toast). Reservations are required.

The dining room at Succotash The main dining room at Succotash in Penn Quarter. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Central

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This downtown restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($105 per person; $163 with wine pairings) featuring lobster agnolotti, gourmet chocolate bars, and more. There will also be special shareable plates (think: gourmet fried chicken, cote de boeuf) designed for two, as well as other a la carte options.

Central DC kitchen The open kitchen at Central. Photo: Central

Beuchert's Saloon

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This Capitol Hill restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($75 per person; $110 with wine pairings) featuring oysters on the half shell, spiced pork belly with black-eyed peas, and more. Seatings available from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; reservations are required.

Beuchert's DC bar The bar at Beuchert’s. Photo: Beuchert’s

Joselito

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This Capitol Hill restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu ($50 per person; $80 with wine pairings) earlier in the evening featuring poached salt cod with cauliflower cream, hazelnut sponge cake with honey-lavender ice cream, and more. A subsequent six-course tasting menu ($120 per person; $170 with wine pairings) is projected to feature lobster-avocado salad, grilled venison with pureed sweet potatoes, and more. The first seating runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while the second seating extends from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and includes a champagne toast, balloon drop, and dozen grapes for good luck. Reservations required.

Joselito DC tables The main dining room at Joselito. Photo: Joselito

This Barracks Row newcomer is opening up the comprehensive tasting menu ($65 per person; includes a champagne toast) typically reserved for the tiny chef’s counter to every seat in the house. Seatings avaialble at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. for parties of two to four people (parties of two will be seated with other couples to maximize space). Reservations are required.

Chiko DC tables The dining room at Chiko. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

District Winery

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D.C.’s inaugural winery is offering a four-course tasting menu ($85 per person; $140 with wine pairings) featuring crab salad with avocado mousse, a beef duo with bone marrow vinaigrette, and more. Sparkling wine will be provided by sibling establishment, Brooklyn Winery. Reservations are recommended.

District Winery DC tables The dining room at District Winery. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Salt Line

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This Navy Yard newcomer is offering a four-course prix fixe menu ($85 per person) featuring rock shrimp with saffron risotto, confit chicken with beluga lentils, and more. Additional raw bar items and drink pairings will also be available. Reservations are recommended.

Salt Line DC bar The main bar at Salt Line. Photo by Greg Powers for Salt Line

This award-winning Falls Church restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve ($110 per adult; $25 for children; a 20 percent service charge will automatically be included on every bill) featuring peekytoe crab salad, filet mignon with wild mushrooms, and more. Seatings available from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; reservations are required.

2941 VA dining room The main dining room at 2941. Photo: 2941

This Old Town Alexandria restaurant is offering a five-course prix fixe menu ($95 per person; includes a champagne toast at midnight) featuring lobster risotto with fried leeks, roast duck breast with turnips, and more. Seatings available from 5 p.m. to midnight; reservations are required.

Brabo VA bar The main bar at Bravo. Photo: Brabo

Trummer's on Main

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This Clifton restaurant is offering two prix fixe menus inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The three-course meal ($98 per person) available earlier in the evening features rabbit with dried cherries, tea-smoked quail with Chinese duck sausage, and more. The subsequent seven-course menu ($170 per person; $255 with beverage pairings) is projected to feature scallops with caviar, venison with black truffle, and more. The first seating runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., while the second seating extends from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Reservations required.

Trummer's VA dining room The main dining room at Trummer’s. Photo: Trummer’s on Main

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Jaleo (Multiple locations)

Jaled MD bar The bar at Jaleo in Bethesda, Md. Photo: Jaleo

This homegrown chain is offering special a la carte tapas plates at its various locations. But diners at the Bethesda outpost can also elect to eat unlimited tapas ($95 per person) all night long. There will also be live music from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., a complimentary glass of cava at midnight, as well the dozen grapes Spaniards eat for good luck each time the calendar flips.

Jaled MD bar The bar at Jaleo in Bethesda, Md. Photo: Jaleo

Maydan

Maydan DC tables The upstairs dining room at Maydan. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

This newcomer to the Manhattan Laundry building complex is offering a multi-course dinner ($65 per person; one glass of champagne is included) composed of any three dishes from the North African/Middle Eastern-inspired menu, as well as dessert. Seatings available in two-hour blocks; reservations are required.

Maydan DC tables The upstairs dining room at Maydan. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Hazel

Hazel DC table A table at Hazel. Photo: Hazel

This Shaw restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($85 per person; $130 with beer pairings; $150 with wine pairings) featuring roast turbot with toasted basmati rice, grilled rib-eye with smoked banana, and more. Seatings available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; reservations recommended.

Hazel DC table A table at Hazel. Photo: Hazel

Iron Gate

Iron Gate DC table A table at Iron Gate. Photo: Iron Gate

This Dupont Circle restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($115 per person) earlier in the evening featuring scallop crudo with trout roe, grilled rib-eye with charred onion, and more. A subsequent seven-course tasting menu ($165 per person) is projected to feature bison carpaccio with beets, roast lobster with potato tortellini, and more. The first seating runs from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., while the second seating extends from 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; reservations recommended.

Iron Gate DC table A table at Iron Gate. Photo: Iron Gate

Dbgb

DBGB DC tables One of the dining rooms at Dbgb. Photo: Dbgb

This restaurant at Citycenterdc is offering a four-course prix fixe menu ($95 per person) featuring halibut with caviar beurre blanc, baked Alaska, and more. Seatings available from 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m; reservations are required.

DBGB DC tables One of the dining rooms at Dbgb. Photo: Dbgb

Flight

Flight DC bar The main bar at Flight. Photo: Flight

This Chinatown wine bar is offering a la carte dinner selections including braised octopus with root vegetable ragout, fried chicken with celery root remoulade, and more. Bubbly fans will also be able to take 20 percent off any bottle of champagne or sip a special sparkler from French producer Jules Lassalle ($18 per glass).

Flight DC bar The main bar at Flight. Photo: Flight

Succotash (Multiple locations)

The dining room at Succotash The main dining room at Succotash in Penn Quarter. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

The Penn Quarter branch of this Southern-style restaurant is offering special menu items including seafood platters stocked with lobster tails and other shellfish, as well as trays filled with caviar, Johnny cakes, and sour cream, and more. Seatings available from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m .to 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (which includes a free champagne toast). Reservations are required.

The dining room at Succotash The main dining room at Succotash in Penn Quarter. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Central

Central DC kitchen The open kitchen at Central. Photo: Central

This downtown restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($105 per person; $163 with wine pairings) featuring lobster agnolotti, gourmet chocolate bars, and more. There will also be special shareable plates (think: gourmet fried chicken, cote de boeuf) designed for two, as well as other a la carte options.

Central DC kitchen The open kitchen at Central. Photo: Central

Beuchert's Saloon

Beuchert's DC bar The bar at Beuchert’s. Photo: Beuchert’s

This Capitol Hill restaurant is offering a five-course tasting menu ($75 per person; $110 with wine pairings) featuring oysters on the half shell, spiced pork belly with black-eyed peas, and more. Seatings available from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; reservations are required.

Beuchert's DC bar The bar at Beuchert’s. Photo: Beuchert’s

Joselito

Joselito DC tables The main dining room at Joselito. Photo: Joselito

This Capitol Hill restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu ($50 per person; $80 with wine pairings) earlier in the evening featuring poached salt cod with cauliflower cream, hazelnut sponge cake with honey-lavender ice cream, and more. A subsequent six-course tasting menu ($120 per person; $170 with wine pairings) is projected to feature lobster-avocado salad, grilled venison with pureed sweet potatoes, and more. The first seating runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while the second seating extends from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and includes a champagne toast, balloon drop, and dozen grapes for good luck. Reservations required.

Joselito DC tables The main dining room at Joselito. Photo: Joselito

Chiko

Chiko DC tables The dining room at Chiko. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

This Barracks Row newcomer is opening up the comprehensive tasting menu ($65 per person; includes a champagne toast) typically reserved for the tiny chef’s counter to every seat in the house. Seatings avaialble at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. for parties of two to four people (parties of two will be seated with other couples to maximize space). Reservations are required.

Chiko DC tables The dining room at Chiko. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

District Winery

District Winery DC tables The dining room at District Winery. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

D.C.’s inaugural winery is offering a four-course tasting menu ($85 per person; $140 with wine pairings) featuring crab salad with avocado mousse, a beef duo with bone marrow vinaigrette, and more. Sparkling wine will be provided by sibling establishment, Brooklyn Winery. Reservations are recommended.

District Winery DC tables The dining room at District Winery. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Salt Line

Salt Line DC bar The main bar at Salt Line. Photo by Greg Powers for Salt Line

This Navy Yard newcomer is offering a four-course prix fixe menu ($85 per person) featuring rock shrimp with saffron risotto, confit chicken with beluga lentils, and more. Additional raw bar items and drink pairings will also be available. Reservations are recommended.

Salt Line DC bar The main bar at Salt Line. Photo by Greg Powers for Salt Line

2941

2941 VA dining room The main dining room at 2941. Photo: 2941

This award-winning Falls Church restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve ($110 per adult; $25 for children; a 20 percent service charge will automatically be included on every bill) featuring peekytoe crab salad, filet mignon with wild mushrooms, and more. Seatings available from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; reservations are required.

2941 VA dining room The main dining room at 2941. Photo: 2941

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