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New Year’s Eve Dinner
at Philadelphia Restaurants

Toast to the New Year with amazing meals at the city’s top restaurants

Philadelphia’s top restaurants will raise a glass of champagne to 2015 with prix-fixe dinner specials, festive celebrations and midnight toasts to celebrate the New Year.

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. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as the city’s top tables will book up fast.

Browse a selection of New Year’s dinners and celebrations at restaurants around the city, below.

Hyatt

Get waterfront views of the New Year’s Eve Fireworks as you ring in 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. (Photo courtesy Hyatt Regency Philadelphia)


Waterfront Dining

Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast | Family-friendly | Fireworks views

The Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is ringing in 2015 with not one, but two fantastic parties. With prime views of both fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight on the Delaware River, the Hyatt is a sought after destination for families and late-night revelers. Celebrate with a family-friendly New Year’s Eve buffet and dessert “explosion” for $65 per person ($35 for children 3-12) before the early fireworks or countdown to midnight during the VIP party in the Columbus Ballroom complete with gourmet buffet, bar and dancing for $110 per person (with cash bar) or $169 per person (with open bar). Details: 201 S. Columbus Boulevard, (215) 928-1234

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La Peg at FringeArts

À la carte | Live music | Fireworks views

One of the newest attractions on the Delaware River Waterfront, FringeArts is saying goodbye to 2014 with a funky celebration featuring live music, a beer garden bonfire, balloons and more. Starting at 11 p.m., enjoy sparking cocktails and ala carte late-night specials at La Peg before watching the midnight fireworks over the Delaware River. After the show, head back inside and dance the night away.

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Moshulu

Prix-fixe | Family-friendly | Fireworks views

Have a sweet celebration aboard the Moshulu as you celebrate the New Year. Below deck, enjoy a special four-course prix fixe dinner with seatings between 3:30-6:45 p.m. ($125 per person) and 7-10:30 p.m. ($175 per person). A three-course children’s menu is available for children 2-12 for just $35. Those looking to watch the fireworks can head to the heated deck for great views of both fireworks shows and a scrumptious dessert buffet for $25 per person and cash bar. Details: 401 S. Columbus Boulevard, (215) 923-2500

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Ristorante La Veranda

Prix-fixe | Fireworks Views

This historic Northern Italian restaurant located on Pier 3 Penn’s Landing is just south of the Ben Franklin Bridge, making it a prime location for watching the fireworks.

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Spirit of Philadelphia

Prix-fixe | Fireworks views

Cruise into the New Year aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. Get up close to the fireworks shows with two festive dinner cruises including delicious food, live entertainment, dancing, toasts and more. Advanced reservations are required.

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Moshulu

Climb aboard the Moshulu on the Delaware River Waterfront for an elegant dining experience and front-row views of the fireworks at 6 p.m. and midnight. (Photo courtesy the Moshulu)


Old City

Amada

Prix-fixe

Amada in Old City welcomes 2015 with two special tasting menus starting at $75 per person. Optional wine pairings are available. Seating begins at 5 p.m.

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Bank and Bourbon

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Reserve a table at Bank & Bourbon at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel and enjoy a comforting, three-course meal from Chef Thomas Harkins that includes fried oysters, filet mignon and a chocolate tasting. Countdown to midnight with a complimentary champagne toast and party favors. Details: 1200 Market Street, (215) 231-7300

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Fork

Prix-fixe

Chef Eli Kulp is creating a special four-course New Year’s menu at Fork on Market Street. For $95 per person, choose from delicious, seasonal fare and enjoy an option open-bar cocktail hour for an additional $50 per person. Seatings begin at 5:30 p.m. Details: 306 Market Street, (215) 625-9425

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High Street on Market

Prix-fixe

Critically acclaimed High Street on Market wants you to “Leave It To Us” on New Year’s Eve with a special tasting menu featuring seasonal ingredients and inventive preparations from their talented team of chefs for $75 per person. Details: 308 Market Street, (215) 625-0988

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The Olde Bar

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast | Live music | Fireworks views

Preview Chef Jose Garces newest restaurant, The Old Bar, located in the historic Bookbinder’s building. From 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. enjoy a full bar, highlights from the menu including a raw bar and slider station, live music and party favors for $195 per person. At midnight, head outside to watch the spectacular fireworks display over the Delaware River Waterfront.

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Amada

Close out 2014 by dining on small plates and flavorful dishes at Amada in Old City. (Photo courtesy N. Sheldon)

Panorama at Penn’s View Hotel

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast | Fireworks views

Located on Front Street, the Penn’s View Hotel features front-row views of the fireworks over the Delaware River. The hotel’s Northern Italy-inspired restaurant Panorama is offering a special, three-course New Year’s Eve menu that includes a champagne toast at midnight for $85 per person. Reservations are required. Details: Front and Market Street, (215) 922-7600

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Petruce et al

Prix-fixe

Petruce et al will be serving a special four-course menu of wood-fired dishes for New Year’s Eve including sockeye salmon and glazed short ribs for $75 per person. An optional beverage pairing is available. Details: 121 Walnut Street, (267) 225-8232

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Red Owl Tavern

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Red Owl Tavern and Stratus at the Hotel Monaco are joining forces for a festive New Year’s celebration on Independence Mall. Dine and dance the night away during A Midwinter Night’s Dream where one ticket gets access to fabulous food and drinks at Red Owl Tavern along with desserts, a champagne bar and a DJ at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge. Tickets start at $150 per person and can be purchased online. Details: 433 Chestnut Street, (215) 923-2267

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Rosa Blanca

Prix-fixe

Chef Jose Garces’ Cuban-inspired diner in Old City is offering two prix-fixe options to celebrate the New Year starting at $50 per person. You’ll surely feel celebratory after a mojito or cocktail made with one of Rosa Blanca’s collection of more than 70 types of rum.

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Red Owl Tavern

Red Owl Tavern and Stratus Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia are teaming up for an amazing New Year’s Eve celebration. (Photo courtesy Red Owl Tavern)


Graduate Hospital

Pub & Kitchen

Prix-fixe

Visit Pub & Kitchen this New Year’s Eve for a dinner made up of the flavors of Italy. The four-course meal is $65. Details: 1946 Lombard Street, 215- 545-0350

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Pumpkin BYOB

Prix-fixe | BYOB

Bring a bottle of champagne to Pumpkin BYOB for a dinner featuring four courses of local eats. Dinner rings in at $75. Details: 1713 South Street, 215-545-4448

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Avenue of the Arts

10 Arts

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast | _Live music|

Get into the festive spirit at 10 Arts Lounge on New Year’s Eve with a special dinner tasting menu ($175 per person), live music from the band Amsterdam and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight ($65 per person). Stay overnight at the Ritz Carlton and get complimentary admission to the festivities. Details: 10 Avenue of the Arts, (215) 523-8000

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Sbraga

Prix-fixe

Top Chef Kevin Sbraga’s eponymous restaurant Sbraga plates a seasonal four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve. A sing-along to Auld Lang Syne rounds out the evening. Details: 440 S. Broad Street, 215-735-1913

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10 Arts

Countdown to a festive balloon drop at the 10 Arts Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton. Bonus: Stay overnight and get free admission to the festivities. (Photo courtesy 10 Arts)

Varalli Restaurant

Prix-fixe

Varalli Restaurant on Broad Street will be serving Northern Italian favorites on New Year’s Eve, including a five-course prix fixe menu starting at 8 p.m. complete with a champagne toast at midnight. Details: 231 S. Broad Street, (215) 546-6800

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Volver

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Chef Jose Garces’ Volver at the Kimmel Center is offering three different ways to celebrate the New Year. Those attending the Philadelphia Orchestra New Year’s performance can partake in the tasting menu from 5-6 p.m. before the show. Starting at 8 p.m., Chef Garces will be preparing a special tasting menu in the dining room then party until 1 a.m. with drinks, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight for $250 per person. Bar Volver will also host an evening soiree with light bites, an open bar, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight for $150 per person. Advance reservations are required. Details: 300 South Broad Street, (215) 670-2303

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Society Hill & Queen Village

Ela

Prix-fixe

Nosh on small plates this New Year’s Eve as Ela serves up a four-course dinner for $75 and a six-course dinner for $100. Menu items include beef tartare, lobster risotto, roasted butternut squash and wagyu beef. Optional wine pairings are available for both dinner options, too. Details: 627 S. 3rd Street, 267- 687-8512

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Positano Coast

Prix-fixe | Fireworks Views

Toast to the New Year at Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti. The special New Year’s Eve menu features Mediterranean favorites including grilled octopus and pan-seared branzino. Stick around for drinks and dancing before the fireworks over the Delaware River at midnight. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. There is a $20 cover for the evening party or an optional $100 per person VIP celebration. Details: 212 Walnut Street, (215) 238-0499

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Serpico

Prix-fixe

Serpico, the acclaimed restaurant by New York’s Peter Serpico (of Momofuku Ku fame), serves up a $100 tasting menu complete with plates like shaved foie gras, clams and rice, white truffle egg custard, pork shoulder, coconut sorbet and more. Details: 604 South Street, 215-925-3001

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Volver

Enjoy a special New Year’s tasting prepared by Chef Jose Garces at Volver at the Kimmel Center followed by a festive dance party. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Society Hill Society

Prix-fixe

Grab your date and make your way to Society Hill Society for a New Year’s Eve dinner package complete with a bottle of wine, a three-course dinner for two and a glass of champagne for $120. Details: 400 S. 2nd Street, 267-273-1434

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The Twisted Tail

Prix-fixe

In addition to a rocking party, The Twisted Tail is set to serve a prix-fixe dinner for $75. Dinner will be discounted to $42 per person for those who dine from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Rittenhouse Square

a.kitchen

Prix-fixe

Enjoy a family-style dinner with grill-centric cuisine from Chef Eli Kulp at a.kitchen in Rittenhouse on New Year’s Eve for $85 per person.

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Audrey Claire

Prix-fixe | BYOB

Bring a bottle of wine and head to Audrey Claire on New Year’s Eve for a $60 five-course feast featuring eats like watercress salad, Montauk pearl oysters and mushroom bread pudding. Details: 276 S. 20th Street, (215) 731-1222

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Bistro St. Tropez

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Dine on oysters, lobster and filet mignon during a special three-course New Year’s Eve dinner at Bistro St. Tropez. Two seatings are available, including an evening seating from 5:30- 7 p.m. ($58 per person) and seating from 8-10 p.m. that includes a champagne toast at midnight for $78 per person.

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Bank and Bourbon

Bank and Bourbon on the ground floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel features a comforting three-course dinner for New Year’s Eve followed by a champagne toast at midnight. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Estia

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Enjoy Greek fare at Estia’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which promises an $85 prix-fixe dinner available at 7 and 9 p.m. Those who dine during the later seating at 9 p.m. will be treated to dancing, a DJ and a complimentary glass of champagne. Details: 1405 Locust Street, (215) 735-7700

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Lacroix

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel is celebrating the New Year with two special tasting menus including a four-course meal for $79 per person and an extravagant eight-course feast for $125 per person. Celebrate at midnight with a champagne toast. Details: 210 W. Rittenhouse

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Oyster House

Prix-fixe

Make your last meal of 2014 a seafood-centric feast at Oyster House’s $65 prix-fixe meal. Enjoy four courses of fare including lobster and oysters. Details: 1516 Sansom Street

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R2L

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Dine 37 floors above street level at R2L’s New Year’s Eve dinner. For those looking for an earlier dinner, a three-course meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. for $75. From 7:30 to 10 p.m., enjoy a four course meal, party favors and a champagne toast for $145 per person. Details: 50 S. 16th Street, (215) 564-5337

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Russet

Prix-fixe

For $75, fill up on five course of delectable eats at Russet’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a variety of plates like oyster and scallop gratin, house cured prosciutto, wild alaskan halibut and more. Details: 1521 Spruce Street, (215) 546-1521

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R2L

Reserve your table at R2L and celebrate the New Year 37 floors above the city. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Tinto

Prix-fixe

Tapas are on the menu at Tinto this New Year’s Eve. Choose from two tasting menus featuring delicious options including pork belly, wagyu beef, short ribs and more starting at $75 per person. An optional Spanish wine pairing is also available starting at $40 per person.

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Vernick

Prix-fixe | À la carte

From 5 p.m. to midnight, Vernick will be offering a four-course dinner featuring impressive (and super tasty!) plates. Seating at the bar will be available for those who do not have a reservation and the a la carte menu will be available. Details: 2031 Walnut Street

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Midtown Village & Washington Square West

Garces Trading Company

Prix-fixe

Enjoy a selection of gourmet European tapas created for New Year’s by Chef Jose Garces for $55 per person. Wash down Garces Trading Company’s delicious house made charcuterie with an optional wine pairing or take the party to-go at the on-site wine boutique.

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Lolita

Prix-fixe

Lolita dishes its modern Mexican cuisine on New Year’s Eve as it provides diners with a special tasting menu. Enjoy menu items like lamb tacos, seared ribeye steak, seared golden tile fish and more. Dinner costs $50 for a three-course meal from 5 to 6 p.m., and $75 for a five-course meal from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Details: 106 S. 13th Street, 215-546-7100

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Pennsylvania 6

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast | Music

Visit Pennsylvania 6 for a $75 prix-fixe dinner with plates like diver sea scallops, lamb chops and vanilla rice pudding. A DJ, party favors and a complimentary midnight champagne toast rounds out the evening. Details: 114 S. 12th Street

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Fork

Fork and neighboring restaurant High Street on Market will be celebrating New Year’s in Old City with two fantastic dining experiences. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Cheu Noodle Bar

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Enjoy free party hats, champagne and party favors at Cheu Noodle Bar’s New Year’s Eve dinner. In addition to the restaurants regular menu, festive food and drink specials will be available, too. Details: 255 S. 10th Street, (267) 639-4136

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Mercato

Prix-fixe |_Champagne Toast_

Take your taste buds on a trip to Italy as Mercato offers a trio of prix-fixe dinner options for New Year’s Eve revelers. For seatings from 5 to 6 p.m., nosh on a three-course dinner for $60. For seatings from 7 to 8 p.m., nosh on a four-course dinner for $75. For seatings from 9 to 10 p.m., nosh on a five-course dinner for $80. Guests of the final seating will also receive complimentary champagne and party favors. Details: 1216 Spruce Street, (215) 985-2962

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Talula’s Daily Secret Supper Club

Prix-fixe

Feast on farm fresh fare at Talula’s Daily New Year’s Eve dinner as the restaurant serves its Secret Supper Club menu, which promises plates like cod and oyster chowder, sunchoke and parmesan dip and sticky toffee pudding.

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Talula’s Garden

À la carte

Treat yourself to a hyper-seasonal meal for the New Year at Talula’s Garden in Washington Square West. Diners can choose from a la carte favorites, the chef’s menu and a selection of special menu additions. Details: 210 West Washington Square, (215) 592-7787

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Valanni

Prix-fixe

From 5 to 11 p.m., Valanni, a Mediterranean eatery, serves up a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $65 per person. And after dinner, the restaurant turns into a full-blown Masquerade Party. Details: 1229 Spruce Street, (215) 790-9494

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La Peg

Enjoy food from La Peg as you dance into 2015 during FringeArts’ funky New Year’s Eve celebration on the Delaware River Waterfront. (Photo courtesy La Peg)

Varga Bar

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Beer fans: Spend your New Year’s Eve at Varga Bar’s beer dinner. At 6 p.m., enjoy three-courses for $50, and at 8 p.m., enjoy five course for $75. Looking to celebrate? Book the three-hour premium open bar package for $50 per person and enjoy party favors, a champagne toast and the return of the 10-foot cheesesteak. Details: 941 Spruce Street, (215) 627-5200

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East Passyunk

Fond

Prix-fixe

East Passyunk favorite Fond will be offering a special five-course prix fixe dinner on December 31 for $95 per person. An optional wine pairing is available for $35 per person or bring your own for a $25 corkage fee. Details: 1537 S. 11th Street, (215) 551-5000

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Le Virtu

Prix-fixe | À la carte

In addition to its regular menu, Le Virtu will serve up seasonal specials on New Year’s Eve, too. Le Virtu diners will also receive free glasses of Prosecco throughout the evening. Details: 1927 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 271-5626

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Noord

Prix-fixe

Enjoy Nordic fare at Noord’s New Year’s Eve dinner. Those who dine during the first seating (from 5 to 5:45 p.m.) will feast on a three-course meal for $60 and those who dine during the second and third seatings (6:45-10:30 p.m.) will enjoy a five-course meal for $75. Details: 1046 Tasker Street, (267) 909-9704

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Palladino’s

À la carte

Visit East Passyunk’s newest restaurant, Palladino’s, for a dinner featuring Italian dishes with a focus on char-grilled steak and seafood. All New Year’s Eve diners will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Details: 1934 E. Passyunk Avenue, (267) 928-4339

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Valanni

Enjoy a stylish, four-course meal at Valanni, then party the night away during their New Year’s Eve celebration. (Courtesy Valanni)

Townsend

Prix-fixe

Fill up on French fare at Townsend’s New Year’s Eve dinner. Choose from either a five-course dinner for $75 at 6 p.m. or a seven-course dinner for $125 at 8:30 p.m. Details: 1623 E. Passyunk Avenue, (267) 639-3203

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Will BYOB

Prix-fixe | BYOB

Pack up some wine and head to Will BYOB for a $85 five-course dinner. Enjoy French plates along the bustling East Passyunk Avenue. Details: 1911 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215)271-7683

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Fairmount

Rose Tattoo Cafe

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

Ring in the New Year with a romantic meal at the Rose Tattoo Cafe. Throughout the night, enjoy dinner specials and a festive atmosphere in the long-standing restaurant’s quaint, plant-filled dining room. Celebrate 2015 with a champagne toast at midnight. Details: 1847 Callowhill Street, (215) 569-8939

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Water Works Restaurant and Lounge

Prix-fixe

Overlook the Schuylkill River this New Year’s Eve as Water Works Restaurant and Lounge serves up a four-course dinner for $75 per person. An optional wine pairing is available for $25. Courses include beef skewers, seafood bisque and roasted duck. Details: 640 Water Works Drive, (215) 236-9000

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Northern Liberties

Bar Ferdinand

Prix-fixe

Dine to a live flamenco performance at Bar Ferdinand’s New Year’s Eve dinner. For $75, enjoy five-courses of Spanish plates. Seatings are available at 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m. An optional wine pairing is available, too. Details: 1030 N. 2nd Street, (215) 923-1313

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Distrito

Cheers to the New Year with tequila instead of champagne at Distrito, Chef Jose Garces Mexico City-inspired restaurant in West Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Distrito)

Bardot

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast

For $65 per person, Bardot will be offering a five-course menu featuring plates like curried crab ravioli, short rib and vegetable soup. Diners will also enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne. Details: 447 Poplar Street, (267) 639-4761

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Cantina Dos Segundos

Prix-fixe

If you fancy Mexican food and drink on New Year’s Eve, look no further than Cantina Dos Segundos, which is offering up a three-course prix-fixe dinner and a two-hour open bar for $65. Margaritas and tacos? Yes. Details: 931 N. 2nd Street, (215) 629-0500

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University City

City Tap House University City

Prix-fixe | Live music

In addition to one of the largest selections of beers on tap, City Tap House in University City will feature live music from the Stooges Brass Band on New Year’s Eve. For $75 per person, enjoy admission to the show and an open bar from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

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Distrito

Prix-fixe

Cheers to the New Year with a margarita and a delicious Mexican tasting menu at Distrito in University City. Instead of champagne, toast to 2015 with one of more than 100 tequilas featured at the Mexico City-inspired restaurant.

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J.G. Domestic

Prix-fixe | Champagne toast | Live music

J.G. Domestic at the Cira Centre is going all out for the New Year with an evening of dining, dancing, live music and more. Guests will enjoy a full bar, party favors and an hors d’oeuvre reception followed by a sumptuous feast featuring dishes inspired by Jose Garces Restaurants. Throughout the night enjoy live music and dancing in the Cira Centre atrium complete with a champagne toast at midnight. Starts at $150 per person with VIP tickets available. Details: 2929 Arch Street, (215) 222-2363

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