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Where To Party and Dine Like It's 2014

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The New Year's Eve question: Stay in and go to bed early? Throw a house party with friends? Or go all out and make it a night to semi-remember? For those seeking the last option, there are plenty of places to bust out the sequins, loosen up the feet, and hopefully not pull a muscle in the process. Plus with all these food-friendly options, diners will want to loosen the belts as well. Here's Eater's guide to some of the more interesting-looking options around town. And because New Year's Eve is fast approaching, make plans now since reservations and tickets go quickly.

· The Supper Club Option at Range: Chef Bryan Voltaggio's New Year's Eve Supper Club with live music from Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. General admission is $175. And those that hit up Range can get Embassy Suites Chevy Chase rooms for $99. For reservations.

· The Throwback Option at Old Ebbitt Grill: For those nostalgic of the TV showThe Love Boat, here's the flashback you've been waiting for. For $125 and music from Yacht Rock Schooner, the nautical party runs from 9pm-1am. For tickets.

· The Schmantzy Option at minibar: Ring in the new year with a Jose Andres experience for $350 per person for the 9pm seating. Or go super high-end with the $3,000 chef's table seating 6. For reservations, email: Barmini has its own party as well for $275 a head.

· The Straightforward Option at Osteria Marzano: The Alexandria Italian restaurant will have its a la carte menu available with a complimentary glass of champagne for dessert. To score a table, email:

· The Multi-Course Option at Rogue 24: The restaurant's second seating is at 9pm and is an "all-access pass to the restaurant" which includes champagne toast and a cocktail and canapé reception with Chef Cooper and the rest of the team. For reservations for the $265 per person event, email or or call (202) 408-9724.

· The Tapas Party at Jaleo: From 830-1130, Jose Andres' restaurant will be dishing out unlimited tapas for $90 in the downtown location and $85 for the Crystal City and Bethesda spots. There will be a DJ or band depending on the location and the party doesn't stop until 2am. For downtown, call (202) 628-7949, Bethesda (301) 913-0003, and Crystal City (703) 413-8181 for reservations.

· The Other Tapas Option at Zaytinya: For more of a Greek celebration, the second seating from 845-10pm will offer two different prix-fixe menus for either $65 or $85. Both comes with complimentary sparkling wine to ring in 2014. Dial (202) 638-0800 for reservations.

· The Frenchified Option at Bearnaise: With three seatings -- 530pm ($65 per person), 730pm ($75 per person), and 10pm ($85 per person) -- and cocktails representing French thinkers and influencers, enjoy the night with a Francophile meal.

· The Warm-Belly Option at Toki Underground: Get your noodle fix on New Year's Eve; Toki will be open as usual. Cap off the night with a tour of H Street bars.

· The Ovechkin-Friendly Option at Mari Vanna: Seeking a Russian experience, the restaurant's special runs $150 per person and includes a small bottle of champagne. The resident accordionist will be there and a DJ will pump out the beats at midnight.

· The No-Cover Option at The Hamilton: No cover to dance the night away. The party starts at 10pm. And the beats will be dropping as will balloons at midnight.

· The Classy Option at 701 Restaurant: Located between the seats on power on Pennsylvania Avenue, there is a 5pm a la carte seating and beginning at 8pm, a prix-fixe seating ($100 per person). Live jazz music will be serenading diners as the clock strikes midnight. For a reservation, call (202) 393-0701.

· The Meat-Eater's Option at Charlie Palmer Steak: The five-course menu at the Capitol Hill restaurant runs $100 and for an additional $55 includes wine pairings. Seatings run 530-1030pm.

· The Soulful Option at Eatonville: The 9:30pm seating includes beats from a DJ, four courses, a glass of champagne, and "party gear" to ring in the new year. The party costs $59, and tickets are here.

· The Formal Option at 1789: Five courses at the Georgetown institution will run $175 per person. The restaurant will be seating from 5-11pm on New Year's Eve. Complimentary valet parking is provided. To reserve your spot, call (202) 965-1789.

· The Neighborhood Option at Boundary Road: To score a reservation to the three-course dinner for $45 (plus $25 if opting for the wine pairing), call (202) 450-3265.

· The Recovery Option at Granville Moore's: For this H Street spot, it will be "business as usual", but there will be a New Year's Hangover Brunch the following day to recover from the night before. Brunch starts at 11am.

· The Kimchee Route at Mandu: For a Korean kick, for $75, diners get an unlimited Korean buffet and open bar. And yes, that includes tax and tip. Tickets must be bought at the K St location (453 K St).

· The Toast-Worthy Option at Proof: The four-course menu is running $125 per person with wine pairings for an additional $50 or $100 depending on how high-end you roll. Bar and lounge guests will get 25% off champagne.

· The Dumpling Route at The Source: Wolfgang Puck's restaurant will have a DJ on hand to keep the tempo up. Diners can choose five courses for $125 or seven courses for $150 (not including wine pairings) and whether to be seated at 6pm or 830pm. Call (202) 637-6100 to lock down a reservation.

· The Buzz-Worthy Choice at Rose's Luxury: One of the city's newest restaurants, it's celebrating its first New Year's Eve. The four course dinner is $75 per person. Email info@rosesluxury or call (202) 580-8889 to enjoy the evening at Rose's.


480 7th Street Northwest, , DC 20004 (202) 628-7949 Visit Website


453 K Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 289-6899 Visit Website

Mari Vanna

116 Knightsbridge, , England SW1X 7PJ 020 7225 3122 Visit Website


2121 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 202 332 9672 Visit Website

Charlie Palmer Steak

101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 547-8100 Visit Website

The Hamilton

600 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 787-1000 Visit Website

Boundary Road Restaurant

414 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4336 202-450-3265 Visit Website

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 347-4800 Visit Website


1 Lincoln Road, , FL 33139 (786) 761-1700 Visit Website

Granville Moore's

1238 H Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 399-2546 Visit Website


1119 West Webster Avenue, , IL 60614 (773) 549-5747 Visit Website


300 12th Avenue South, , TN 37203


1226 36th Street Northwest, , DC 20007 (202) 965-1789 Visit Website

Toki Underground

2731 Greenmount Avenue, , MD 21218 (443) 449-5392 Visit Website

Rogue 24

922 N Street NW , Washington DC, DC 20001 Visit Website

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, , DC 20565 (202) 637-6100 Visit Website


313 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003