JAZZ IT UP
A brand-spanking new restaurant, a classic supper club and a private one opening up its arms to guests, these festive options will provide party-goers a jazzy and swinging New Year Eve's experience.
Blues Alley Jazz and Supper Club
This classic institution will be grooving its way to the new decade with the Monty Alexander Trio and Michael Bowie Band. Two shows are in store for New Year's Eve: 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Both will have dinner (an entree choice of filet mignon, crab cakes, jambalaya, shrimp and artichoke hearts or pesto pasta) and non-alcoholic beverages (except bottled water). Other alcoholic drinks are separately priced.
The early portion (doors will open at 5:30 p.m.) is $100 per person. The later show (doors will open at 9:30 p.m.) will include unlimited champagne by the glass, hats and noise makers at $150 per person. Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.bluesalley.com/.
Along the eastern edge of Georgetown, one of D.C.'s newest restaurants will welcome 2011 with its grand opening--Louisiana-style. Bayou, 2519 Pennsylvania Ave., will bring in New Orleans-based musician Glen David Andrews to perform all night.
The fete will offer two ticket options. The first is the dinner and drink option, which will include a four-course dinner (seating from 7 - 9 p.m.), open premium bar and champagne toast ($140). The second option, which starts at 10:30 p.m., is just the open premium bar and champagne toast ($80). Tickets are sold at http://bayoudc.eventbrite.com/.
City Tavern Club
This private club will celebrate New Year's Eve with open arms to both members and non-member in a black tie event. From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., the celebration will comprise a gourmet food station (sushi, raw bar and dessert station), premium open bar, champagne "flowing throughout the evening" and two dance floors where you'll be shaking your tail feathers to the Motown and soul groove of The Blue Tips Rhythm Revue.
Tickets are $125 for members (and members' spouses) at City Tavern Club, 3206 M St. N.W. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be charged to your account. Non-member tickets are $150 and can be purchased online at http://ctcnye2010.eventbrite.com.
FELICE ANNO NUOVO!
Are you in the mood for some amore this New Year's Eve? Then check out these restaurants offering Italian feasts that will go well with your bubbly.
Swoon over to Ristorante Piccolo, 1068 31st Street, for a romantic alternative to the New Year's Eve bashes in town. A strolling violinist, toasty fireplaces and candlelit four-course Italian dinner will all be included in this $69 package. Seating will start at 7 p.m. and includes party favors and champagne toast. To RSVP, visit http://www.piccolodc.com/promotions.php.
Another Italian feast in Georgetown will be at Il Canale, 1063 31st St. The restaurant will offer a five-course prix-fix menu for the evening. Prosecco and Italian sausage with lentils will be served for the midnight toast. This package coasts $75 per person (excluding tax and tip). The restaurant will be open on New Year's Day with its regular menu. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.ilcanaledc.com or call (202) 337-4444.
This famed Italian venue in Georgetown will be whipping up both an a la carte and a special holiday menu on New Year's Eve. Filomena, 1063 Wisconsin Ave., will have four rounds of seatings: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. There will also be complimentary champagne to toast at midnight. For more information or to make reservations, visit http://www.filomenadc.com or call (202) 338-8800.
NEW YEAR'S EVE-ONLY MENU
Several of Georgetown's dining hot spots are presenting a set menu just for New Year's Eve. Maryland crab cakes, roasted lamp strip loin, grilled prime rib and many more are in store at these fine establishments.
Farmers & Fishers
This family farm-friendly venue along the Georgetown waterfront is welcoming guests and their friends and family to celebrate in one of its private rooms. The specials are nothing short of its wholesome surf and turf offerings.
The evening will have two dining options: special menu ($50 per person) and signature ($75 per person). Both comprise a three-course meal (Maryland crab cakes, crispy duck breast, harvested mussels, ribeye chop are just a few of the offerings), a specialty cocktail and a glass of wine or sparkling wine. The signature menu will have an additional sparkling wine toast. For reservations, contact Lila Dougly at email@example.com or 202.298.8102.
Housed inside the Four Seasons Hotel, Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., will offer two different sets of menu and live entertainment in the lounge from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The first seating is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $85. The second half is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. and priced at $175, which includes an extra sweet dish and a champagne toast. A vegetarian menu is also available for $85. Non-RSVP guests who enter the bar after 8 p.m. will be charged $25, but hotel guests and spa members enter for free. For more information and reservations, visit http://www.bourbonsteakdc.com.
Fahrenheit at the Ritz-Carlton
You won't need a baby-sitter for this New Year's Eve dining celebration. The dining fare at Fahrenheit, 3100 South St., is family friendly. The three course holiday menu is offered in three rounds: 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Each adult is $75 ($95 with wine pairing), while each child 12 years old and under is $40. A four-course menu option is also available later in the evening from 8 p.m. to midnight ($145 per adult, $175 with wine pairing). Live entertainment is will be in the lobby from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information or reserve a table, call (202) 912-4100.
This chic crêperie will offer a four-course menu for $65 that consists of lobster ravioli, lamb strip loin, chocolate mousse and many more options. The $35 champagne pairing is optional. There will be two seatings (6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.) and a midnight champagne toast. Café Bonaparte is located at 1522 Wisconsin Ave. For more information on the menu, or to make reservations visit http://www.cafebonaparte.com.
If you've ever wanted to get a dose of Paris for New Year's Eve, try Bistro Français at 3124-3128 M St. This fine venue will offer a three-course pre-fixe menu for $55. To ring in the New Year, guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and party favors. For more information and reservations, visit http:// www.bistrofrancaisdc.com or call (202) 338-3830.
Looking to dine, dance and toast under one roof this New Year's Eve? These Georgetown establishments will guarantee you a grand time without having to step outside into the cold.
Mie N Yu
Mie N Yu, 3125 M St., has lots in store for New Year's Eve. The dining options consist of a three- or four-course pre-fix menu ($65 and $85 respectively, plus tax + 20% gratuity). These specials include admission to the countdown at the Hong Kong bar where the resident deejay will spin 70s, 80s and 90s club classics. Walk-ins to the celebration at the bar will be charged $10, which includes party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Belly dancer performances will be part of the entertainment, as well as a photo booth to snap your New Year's Eve memories. For reservations and information, contact (202) 333-6122.
New Year's Eve guests at Café Milano's, 3251 Prospect St., can select from an a la carte menu or a six-course prix-fixe set. Truffled taglioni, venison loin, seared pancetta wrapped sea scallops are just a few delicious items offered in the $125 set, which includes a glass of sparkling champagne. Afterward, dance the night away to the DJ's tunes. Contact (202) 333-6183 for more information and reservations.
This Georgetown newbie will also be providing food and live entertainment. A four-course meal, with wine and champagne toast, will be served in two seatings at Morso, 3277 M St. The first one will be at 6 p.m. ($65) and the second at 8 p.m. ($80). The Jose Sacin and Pablo Henrich Duo will perform from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJ Frankie Fingers will then take over and spin the night away. Reservations can be made by calling (202) 333-1031.
Neyla – A Mediterranean Grill
Neyla, 3206 N St., will be offering a five-course dinner menu, complimentary champagne, DJ, party favors a belly dancing performance. The celebration will start at 8:30 p.m. Get this deal for $100. For reservations, contact (202) 333-6353.