New Year’s Eve Dining In Philadelphia
Raise your glass and celebrate the New Year at Philadelphia restaurants
Raise a glass of champagne to 2014 at Philadelphia’s top restaurants with prix-fixe dinner specials, festive celebrations and midnight toasts to celebrate on Tuesday, December 31.
This year welcomes the return of two (free!) fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront, at 6 p.m. and midnight. Both firework shows leave ample time to feast either after (the 6 p.m.) or before (the midnight) shows.
Join in the decadent celebration, and check out our top picks for where to eat out on New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia. We have a number of picks for dining specials below, categorized by neighborhood — from Chestnut Hill to Rittenhouse Square — for tons of options all around town.
Pick a neighborhood and browse our picks for New Year’s Eve dinners, below.
Old City & Northern Liberties
217-219 Chestnut Street, 215-625-2450
Have your pick of two tasting menus this New Year’s Eve at Amada in Old City. Ringing in at $75 and $90, the four-course feasts will have you feeling full well into 2014. If you fancy, pair your meal with an optional wine pairing for $35 and $50, respectively.
Red Owl Tavern
433 Chestnut Street, 215-923-2267
Red Owl Tavern at the Hotel Monaco dishes out its regular menu along with a number of festive specials to help ring in the New Year. Red Owl Tavern guests, also look forward to a champagne toast at midnight.
306 Market Street, 215-625-9425
Indulge in favorite fare at Fork’s three-course New Year’s Eve dinner along with some flavorful specials. Dinner rings in at $85 per person.
10 S. 2nd Street, 215-627-0666
For $89 per person, celebrate the New Year at Cuba Libre with a five-course dinner at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. featuring classic dishes, non-alcoholic drinks, Latin floorshows, DJs and dancing all night long. Tip: Book your table before December 20 and receive a free bottle of champagne.
401 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard, 215-923-2500
You’ll have a spectacular view of the fireworks as you dine aboard the Moshulu during a special New Year’s Eve celebration with a four-course prix fixe menu from 4 to 7 p.m. or a later seating from 7:15 to 10:30 p.m. The first seating is $100 per person and the second is $150. The menu is available right here.
138 S. 2nd Street, 215-413-1443
City Tavern treats guests to both a four-course prix-fixe menu and an à la carte selection on the last night of 2013. The prix-fixe menu rings in at $74.95 for adults and $34.95 for children 12 and under and is available from 4 to 9 p.m. The à la carte menu will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for those looking for an earlier meal.
Front and Market Streets, 215-922-7600
Ristorante Panorama at the Penn’s View Hotel will be opening at 4 p.m. for dinner prior to the New Year’s fireworks show at 6 p.m. For $85 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., enjoy a special four-course meal and complementary sparkling toast at midnight at Panorama, not to mention a spectacular view of the fireworks on the Delaware Waterfront. Prior to the prix-fixe meal, indulge in selections from the à la carte menu.
1030 N. 2nd Street, 215-923-1313
Live flamenco performances on New Year’s Eve? Count us in! Bar Ferdinand provides diners with a five-course meal for $70 per person. Guests have the option of three seatings, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. The last two seatings treat guests to live flamenco dancing in addition to a tasty meal. The drool-worthy menu includes plates like a seafood cannelloni, roasted pumpkin soup and seared scallops. Click here for the menu.
Details: 50 S. 16th Street 17th Floor, 215-564-5337.
Take in sweeping city views at R2L’s New Year’s Eve dinner. The sky-high restaurant provides diners with two separate seatings, the first from 5 to 7 p.m. for $75 and the second from 8 to 10 p.m. for $125. Indulge in a three-course meal including items like tuna sashimi, smoked beef ribeye and black truffle risotto. The complete menu is available right here. Take note, the later seating includes live music, truffle flatbread for the table, champagne toast and a table to ring in the new year. Dinner prices do not include tax, gratuity or beverages.
Twenty Manning Grill
Details: 261 S. 20th Street, 215-731-0900
A four-course feast fills stomachs all around the tables at Twenty Manning Grill. For $65 per person, enjoy a drool-worthy meal complete with Maryland crab bisque, seared ahi tuna and butternut squash ravioli. Seatings begin after 5:45 p.m. Looking for an earlier dinner? Try the theater special menu which is available at 5 and 5:30 p.m. The complete menus are available here.
Details: 227 S. 18th Street, 215-545-2262.
Rittenhouse Square’s resident French eatery, Parc, serves up its à la carte menu in addition to numerous final-meal-of-2013 worthy specials. When the clock strikes 12 (midnight), look forward to a champagne toast.
Details: 114 S. 20th Street, 215-665-9150
Diners, choose from a $70 prix fixe meal or a $90 prix fixe meal to accompany your last night of 2013. Tinto serves up a basque-inspired meal complete with Spanish menu items and an optional wine pairing for $40 and $55, respectively. The complete New Year’s Eve menu is available here.
Details: 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8273
For $175 per person, camp out at 10 Arts for the evening (and for the midnight balloon drop and champagne toast!) for a six-course dinner at 8 p.m. The six-course meal is $75 for children ages 4 to 12. The à la carte menu will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Details: 124 S. 18th Street, 215-558-2500.
Take your taste buds on a trip across the pond as The Dandelion celebrates its third birthday with regular menu items or the Sunday roast on New Year’s Eve.
Fitler Dining Room
Details: 2201 Spruce Street, 215-732-3331
Nosh on American bistro fare at Fitler Dining Room’s New Year’s Eve dinner featuring two separate seatings, the first, five courses from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for $85, and the second, seven courses from 9 to 9:30 p.m. for $120.
Details: 440 S. Broad Street, 215-735-1913
In addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, Sbraga will be whipping up a number of special plates in celebration of the New Year, and at midnight, a champagne toast takes over the Broad Street space.
Details: Rittenhouse, 121 S. 17th Street, 215-563-5008
Hotel Palomar’s resident restaurant, Square 1682, dishes up a $55 prix-fixe dinner with menu options like seared halibut, cauliflower soup and chocolate raspberry torte. Top the night off with a Studio 54-style dance party after dinner.
Vernick Food & Drink
Details: 2031 Walnut Street, 267-639-6644
Reserve a table at Vernick Food & Drink to celebrate with a fabulous meal of brand-new seasonal dishes created just for the holiday festivities. For $85 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity), sup on a prix-fixe menu featuring set hors d’oeuvres and dessert, with a range of choices for small and large plates in between.
Details: 1713 South Street, 215-545-4448
Pumpkin, a seasonal Rittenhouse BYO, is the perfect place for an intimate New Year’s celebration, with a delectable five-course menu for $75 per person in honor of 2014.
Details: 124 S. 15th Street, 215-563-0163
Center City’s newest steakhouse, Ocean Prime, rings in the New Year with festive menu additions, its a la carte menu, complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Washington Square West
Details: 110 S. 13th Street, 215-546-9300
Raise a glass to 2014 at Barbuzzo’s four-course feast this New Year’s Eve. For $75, indulge in four-courses of tasty goodness including oven roasted feta, smoked pork belly, pan seared rock bass and, of course, the salted-caramel budino. The full menu is available right here.
Details: 105 S. 13th Street, 215-922-6061
Jamonera, 13th Street’s resident Spanish tapas eatery, offers diners a tasty four-course meal on New Year’s Eve for $75 per person. Sample bites like grilled gulf shrimp, grilled lamb chops and churros and chocolate. The complete New Year’s Eve menu is available here.
Details: 1234 Locust Street, 215-546-2100
The latest addition to Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s restaurant empire, Little Nonna’s, greets its first New Year’s Eve with an Italian-style four-course meal — think beet and robiola ravioli, baked mixed-milk ricotta and pistachio-olive oil cannoli — for $75 per person. Click here to view the full menu.
Garces Trading Company
Details: 1111 Locust Street, 215-574-1099
For either $50 per person or $75 per person, depending on the tasting menu you prefer, indulge in European cuisine at Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Garces Trading Company. Both the $50 and $75 menus are available right here.
Details: 210 W. Washington Square, 215-592-7787.
Indulge in a farm fresh New Year’s meal at Talula’s Garden as it is set to whip up a $100 tasting menu with an optional $60 wine pairing for the masses to enjoy. Also nosh on items from the restaurant’s regular menu.
Details: 216 S. 11th Street, 215-873-0404
Whether you’re vegan or a meat loving Philadelphian, Strangelove’s New Year’s Eve beer bash provides city dwellers with hors d’oeuvres a four-course meal (that can be made vegan-friendly), an open beer bar, a table for the whole night and a toast at midnight. Get all of this for $125 per person.
Details: 1216 Spruce Street, 215-985-2961
Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and head to Mercato for one of three New Year’s Eve dinner seatings. The first seating runs from 5 to 6 p.m., is three courses and costs $60 per person. The second seating runs from 7 to 8 p.m., is four courses and costs $75 per person. The final seating runs from 9 to 10 p.m., is five courses and costs $85 per person. Plus, guests of the final seating receive party favors and a complimentary champagne toast.
Cheu Noodle Bar
Details: 255 S. 10th Street, 267-639-4136
Cheu Noodle Bar serves up unique plates this New Year’s Eve. Choose one of four seatings to indulge in plates like a lobster miso soup and beef rib. The complete menu is available right here. Dinner is $75 per person, excluding drinks. But, enjoy free sparkling sake as the night progresses.
The Farm and Fisherman
Details: 1120 Pine Street, 267-687-1555
Whether you fancy a five-course tasting menu or six-course feast, The Farm and Fisherman is your answer. Indulge in a five-course tasting menu for $85 per person, or a six-course meal for $105 per person at the farm-to-table BYOB.
Details: 718 South Street, 267-909-8814
For $125, sip, dine and dance in true German style at Brauhaus Schmitz’s New Year’s dinner and bash. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., enjoy a four-hour open bar (with exclusive German imports!), a buffet featuring traditional German bites and live oompah music.
Details: 824 S. 8th Street, 267-687-1600
Enjoy seasonal American cuisine at The Mildred as it hosts two seatings this New Year’s Eve — at 6 and 9 p.m. For $65 per person, enjoy a four-course meal with an optional wine pairing for $25 per person.
Details: 1911 E. Passyunk Avenue, 215-271-7683
Bring a bottle of wine and make your way to Will BYOB for a number of multi-course meal options this New Year’s Eve. The first seating, from 5 to 5:30, provides guests with a three-course meal for $50, the second seating from 7 to 7:30 p.m., offers guests a five-course meal for $80 and the final seating provides diners with a seven-course meal and champagne toast for $120.
Details: 1046 Tasker Street, 267-909-9704
Dish out $60 for a five-course New Year’s Eve meal at Noord, enjoy bites hailing from the European countries around the North Sea. The complete New Year’s Eve menu is available right here.
Details: 1617 E. Passyunk Avenue, 215-271-8299
The latest addition to East Passyunk Avenue, Laurel BYOB, an eatery specializing in French fare, opens its doors to New Year’s Eve diners for a seven-course meal for all to enjoy. The complete menu is available here.
Bistrot la Minette
Details: 623 S. 6th Street, 215-925-8000
Transport your taste buds to France on the final eve of 2013 at Bistrot la Minette’s New Year’s soiree. Enjoy à la carte menu items or specials to ring in the New Year.
Headhouse Crab and Oyster Co.
Details: 119 South Street, 215-418-0600
New Year’s Eve marks the final day of OysterFest at Headhouse Crab and Oyster Co., so stop by for a raw bar, tons of oyster menu items and even a Bucherie style pig roast. Tickets are $75 per person, $25 of which will be donated to the Ocean Conservancy. Dinner runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Details: 604 South Street, 215-925-3001.
Stop by Stephen Starr’s newest Philadelphia restaurant, Serpico, for a special $100 tasting menu starting at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Serpico’s regular menu will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. At midnight, guests will be treated to a champagne toast.
Details: 627 S. 3rd Street, 267-687-8512
Ela has something for everyone this New Year’s Eve — a four course meal for $75, a seven course meal and a bottle of champagne for $150 and a three course meal for $50. Each menu is available here.
The Twisted Tail
Details: 509 S. 2nd Street, 215-558-2471
In the main dining room, guests of The Twisted Tail can look forward to a four-course dinner for $50 before 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., enjoy dinner and a show for $60.
Details: 2025 Fairmount Avenue, 215-769-2420
Hickory Lane Bistro in Fairmount dishes out three separate New Year’s Eve meals for all to enjoy. Indulge in a five-course meal for $80 at 5:30, 7:30 or 9:30 p.m. Pair dinner with wine for $50 per person.
Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
Details: 640 Water Works Drive, 215-236-9000
Located behind the Art Museum, Water Works Restaurant and Lounge serves up a four-course dinner this New Year’s Eve. For $75 per person plus an optional $25 wine pairing, look forward to oysters, mushroom ricotta ravioli, lobster bisque and more. The complete menu is available here.
Details: 2301 Fairmount Avenue, 215-978-4545
Celebrate the New Year at London Grill as it presents a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner for $40 along with selections from its regular menu. Indulge in bites like foie gras, prime rib and a whole grilled fish.
Details: 2130 Fairmount Avenue, 215-765-7920
At 5 or 7 p.m., sit down for a special New Year’s feast at Jack’s Firehouse. Reservations are required for dinner, but are all welcome to count down to 2014 at the bar.
Details: 3945 Chestnut Street, 215-222-1657
Beginning at 5 p.m., enjoy a taste of Mexico City at Distrito in University City. Indulge in one of three tasting menus, the Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and vegetarians, there’s even a tasting menu specifically made for you. Check out the full menu, right here and the vegetarian menu here.
Details: 3636 Sansom Street, 215-387-1803.
Nosh to a soundtrack, curated by an area DJ, at Pod’s New Year’s Eve dinner. Look forward to sushi, à la carte menu items and a champagne toast at midnight.
White Dog Cafe:
Details: 3420 Sansom Street, 215-386-9224
Feast on locally grown eats at White Dog Cafe’s New Year’s Eve dinner, a four-course meal for $65 per person with an optional wine pairing for $20. Seatings are available from 5 to 10 p.m., and vegetarians, rejoice, special menu items are available for you, too. The complete menu is available here.
Beyond Center City
Details: Chestnut Hill, 8609 Germantown Avenue, 267-335-3912
Chestnut Hill’s well-loved restaurant, Mica, plates three dinner options this New Year’s Eve. Early birds, attend the seating from 4 to 6 p.m. for a three course meal for $50. Later, choose from a four-course meal or seven-course meal after 6 p.m.
Details: Conshohocken, 119 Fayette Street, 610-397-0888
Blackfish in Chestnut Hill will be serving a special four-course meal for $80 per person, with menu items like sweet potato ravioli, scallops and long fin tuna. The complete menu is available here.
Paramour at The Wayne Hotel
Details: Delaware County, 139 East Lancaster Avenue, 610-977-0600
Five decadent courses fill the table at Paramour at The Wayne Hotel. Seatings begin at 5 p.m. for a menu full of items including oysters, filet mignon and foie gras. The complete menu is available here.