If you still don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve, don’t sweat it! A variety of parties and dinner specials await you below. Happy New Year’s to you and yours!
In the District
Fusion, Petworth – Enjoy unlimited sparkling wine at this upscale Indian restuarant in the Petworth neighborhood. Its four-course meal (with unlimited sparkling wine included) is $45/person. Have kids in tow? They’ll eat for $5! For reservations, call (202) 726-2210 or visit CityEats.com.
Marcel’s, Downtown – In addition to its four-course dinner, Marcel’s will also feature live music during both seatings, as well as complimentary driving service to the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Kennedy Center. First seating is $125/person; second seating is $195/person. For reservations, call (202) 296-1166.
The Melting Pot, DC and Arlington – Priced at $68/person, this fondue dinner includes choices of lobster, beef and chicken, as well as a champagne toast and dessert fondue. Vegetarian and children’s menus are available. For reservations, call (202) 857-0777 (DC) or (703) 243-4490 (Arlington). You may also make reservations online: DC or Arlington.
Roof Terrace Restaurant, Downtown – Welcome 2012 on the rooftop of the Kennedy Center! A four-course dinner, complimentary glass of sparkling wine and jazz music is $95/person. Each diner will receive one ticket to the Kennedy Center’s New Year’s Eve celebration in the Grand Foyer. For reservations, call (202) 416-8555 or visit OpenTable.com.
Bastille, Old Town – A great option for a couple or small groups, this contemporary French bistro is offering a five-course tasting menu priced at $165/person with wine pairings or $115/person without wine pairings. Highlights from the menu include foie gras, Maine lobster and veal. For reservations, call (703) 519-3776 or visit OpenTable.com.
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro, Arlington – This upscale, wine-centric restaurant is offering dinner specials, as well as hosting a New Year’s Eve party. A four-course menu is available for $59/person during regular dining hours. Beginning at 10 p.m., diners can enjoy an open bar and a variety of tapas for $40/person. To attend the Ball Drop Champagne Party only, tickets are $69/person. For details or reservations, call (703) 243-7900. Reservations may also be made through CityEats.com or OpenTable.com.
After-Hours Food and Drink Specials:
Asia Nine, Downtown – In addition to dinner specials, if you’re still wanting to celebrate 2012 well into the night/early morning, swing by between 3-7 a.m. for drink specials. You may just want to hang around for its “Morning After” brunch featuring $1 mimosas, Bloody Marys and discount movie tickets. For reservations or more information, call (202) 629-4355.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon, North Dupont Circle – Several options prevail at this DC saloon! There will be two, four-course dinner seatings (with and without beverage pairings) at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. On its rooftop, an all-you-can-eat pig roast will take place from 6-9 p.m. ($35/person). To celebrate 2012, there will be a New Year’s Eve party from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. with an open bar, dancing and DJ ($75/person). All events require tickets. Buy them here.
Just the Two of You:
i Ricchi, Downtown – For an intimate evening, head over to i Ricchi for its “Candlelit Tuscan Dinner.” An a la cart menu is available, as well as a prix-fixe menu for $89/person. Another perk – free valet parking. For details, visit i Ricchi’s event page. For reservations, call (202) 835-0459 or visit CityEats.com.