New Year’s Eve is just a few days away and if you’re one of those people who hasn’t planned anything yet, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up a few places where you can book a last minute dinner to ring in 2017 with a full belly. Here are six delicious spots to eat this Saturday in north Jersey.
Why not start the new year off in style? This mainstay eatery has been a fine dining destination for 25 years. Cozy up with a loved one in their wood library or grab a cocktail by the fireplace near the bar. But, you’re here for the food right? Executive chef Thomas Donahoe created a special $135 three-course New Year’s Eve prix fixe meal that will include pan-seared Viking Village sea scallops and Hudson Valley foie gras, Thai basil-grilled Key West pink shrimp, lobster profiteroles and braised veal sweetbreads. And we haven’t even gotten to the main course. Risotto with shaved white truffles, a sautéed filet of dover sole, butter-poached lobster, filet mignon and rack of lamb are the entrée choices. And no fancy New Year’s Eve meal would be complete with out a little dessert and champagne.
Kick off 2017 with a little spice. This sexy restaurant known for its Asian fusion fare is preparing a special meal on New Years offering two seatings throughout the evening. If you have a party to get to after dinner then opt for the first one from 5 to 7pm where you’ll get a three-course meal for $79. Or, do the countdown with the second seating at 8 p.m. where for $138 per person, you’ll get a four-course menu, including dishes such as yellowfin tuna tartare, house-cured duck breast, kabocha and butternut squash soup with yuzu, chili-cinnamon-glazed Chilean sea bass or stuffed Maine lobster “Provençal” and a peanut dacquoise or passion fruit mousse with pineapple chutney for dessert. Champagne, party favors and DJ are included as well.
If you’d rather toast with a beer than a glass of champagne, then this is the place for you. You’ll get traditional craft beers and good ol’ pub grub on New Year’s Eve, but they’re kicking it up a notch for the celebratory night. While details of the menu have yet to be released, you can expect Prosecco on draft, steak and their popular poutine.
Just because you can’t go to the islands for New Years doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tropical themed night. At this island grill you’ll pay $75 for an open bar, passed appetizers, live music and giveaways. The party starts at 10pm and doesn’t end until the party is over. Bonus: you can toast at midnight from a pineapple cocktail.
Why not have a fiesta to celebrate the new year? For $85 you get a full Mexican buffet, top shelf open bar, and a midnight champagne toast. They’ve even got you covered for a wild late night as they are also serving a breakfast buffet as you approach sunrise. Ole!
Most places charge you an arm and a leg to ring in the new year, but the folks at this eatery did the exact opposite. There is no admission to get in, free party favors, complimentary pizza all night and free breakfast buffet with French toast and an omelet station from 2am-5am. They will also be serving booze until 5am and karaoke will be jamming until 2am. What other reasons do you need to go?