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New Year’s Eve Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants for 2017/2018

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

Philadelphia’s restaurants will welcome 2018 in true Philly style with sumptuous meals, festive live entertainment and champagne, champagne, champagne.

Whether it’s a dinner on the river with a fireworks view, a cozy meal at a BYOB or a night of hors d’oeuvres and a spin on the dance floor, there are lots of fantastic options for the last night of the year.

Plan early and make a reservation, because tables fill up fast. The following is a list of surefire bets for delicious New Year’s Eve fun.

Waterfront Dining

La Peg Brasserie

dining room at la peg in philadelphia

Diners have two fun options for New Year’s Eve at La Peg Brasserie, including a meal with access to the venue’s New Year’s Funkin’ Eve party. (Photo courtesy La Peg Brasserie)

The industrial-chic restaurant in the FringeArts building serves a three-course meal (foie gras terrine, celery root ravioli, chocolate bread pudding) on New Year’s Eve for $65 until 8 p.m. Tables reserved after can enjoy the same prix-fixe menu, along with access to the FringeArts New Year’s Funkin’ Eve party, for $95.

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Fireworks aboard the Moshulu

Climb aboard the Moshulu for an elegant dining experience and front-row views of the fireworks. (Photo courtesy the Moshulu)

Get a front-row seat for the waterfront fireworks aboard the Moshulu, which is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu, live music and a DJ for $125 per person from 3:30-6:45 p.m.; $175 per person from 7-10:30 p.m.; $35 for children.

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner on the Spirit of Philadelphia

Come aboard a fireworks cruise for a dinner buffet on the Spirit of Philadelphia. An earlier version at 4 p.m. features a DJ (from $119.90 per person; all ages welcome), while the later cruise includes open bar, champagne toast, dancing and DJ (from $189.90 per person).

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Old City


A meal at Amada

Close out 2017 by dining on small plates and flavorful dishes at Amada in Old City. (M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

Two prix-fixe tasting menus ($75 or $90 per person) at Jose Garces’ legendary Spanish eatery set the year off right. An optional wine pairing is also available for an additional $50 per person.

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Una Noche en Havana at Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre celebrates the New Year with Latin and reggaeton music all night. (S. Goldenberg for Visit Philadelphia)

Cuba Libre is creating a “night in Havana” for its New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring a five-course, prix-fixe dinner. Dancing will also unfold all night long as well as a champagne toast once the clock strikes twelve. The restaurant runs out of seating every year, so make a reservation soon if you wish to attend!

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Pasta at Fork restaurant

Feast on four courses this New Year’s Eve for under $100 per person at Fork. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Spend the last night of the year over four courses at Fork for $99. On the menu are spiced parsnip soup, squid ink rigatoni, rohan duck with sweet potato and persimmon and apple sesame tart.

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The Little Lion

The Little Lion restaurant

Treat yourself to a cocktail-fueled meal at The Little Lion. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Visit the Old City restau-bar for a four-course New Year’s Eve menu for $45 per person, with an optional cocktail tasting menu available for $30 per person.

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The fun begins at 3:30 p.m. at this Old City wine bar, which has a view of the two fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. The restaurant offers three seatings this year: a three-course menu starting at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for $65 and a four-course menu with a champagne toast starting at 9 p.m. for $95.

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Rittenhouse Square/Center City West

Bank and Bourbon

The three-course celebration at the Loews Hotel‘s Bank and Bourbon welcomes a new cycle with fluke crudo, filet mignon with salsify and spinach puree, and frozen cherry souffle for $65 per person (with a complimentary champagne toast.)

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Del Frisco’s

How does Del Frisco’s celebrate New Year’s Eve? As one would expect — with meaty cuts of steak and a champagne toast. The restaurant’s four-course prix fixe menu features eight-ounce filets with options to upgrade to a hand-cut steak from Del Frisco’s Dry Aged Collection.

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Go Greek with four courses of traditional fare, complimentary champagne, party favors and live DJ and dancing for $125 at Estia.

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The dining room at Lacroix in the Rittenhouse Hotel.

Enjoy a special menu at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse this New Year’s Eve. (Photo courtesy Lacroix at the Rittenhouse)

Luxuriate at Lacroix in The Rittenhouse, where the kitchen will dish five courses for $135 on New Year’s Eve. Also available: a brunch buffet on New Year’s Eve day ($105).

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Mission Taqueria

Mission Taqueria’s New Year’s Eve shindig includes a drag show as well as food and drink(J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Center City’s mod taqueria hosts a drag show with Iris Spectre and DJ Chris Urban while also offering food and drinks. Tickets required.

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Oyster House

The rich and elegant four-course menu at Center City staple Oyster House starts at 5 p.m. and includes roasted oyster with crème fraiche and caviar, shellfish and lemongrass bisque with crab croquettes, grilled lobster, and pistachio and kumquat frangipane tart. The meal runs $65 per person, and reservations are recommended.

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Pumpkin BYOB

South Street’s mainstay BYOB promises four courses of inspired cooking for $75 per person this New Year’s Eve.

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Dinner at R2L

Reserve your table at R2L and celebrate the New Year 37 floors above the city. (Photo courtesy R2L)

Take in the glamour of R2L’s skyline dining with two different seatings (5-7 p.m., three courses for $75; 7:30-10 p.m., four courses with champagne, party favors, live music and dancing for $150).

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The local-focused prix-fixe menu (five courses for $95) at this popular Spruce Street restaurant includes a complimentary champagne toast.

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Square 1682

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Hotel Palomar’s restaurant goes old-school Vegas to welcome 2018. (Photo courtesy Square 1682)

Celebrate an old-school Vegas-style New Year’s Eve at this sleek eatery in the Hotel Palomar for $65 per person.

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Known for its excellent selection of beer and wine, Tria offers New Years’ Eve diners the option to sit down to a three-course meal and have each course paired with a different brew or vino. The dinner is $35 per person; the wine pairing is $25 and the beer pairing costs $20.

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XIX Nineteen

Enjoy a four-course meal at XIX Nineteen featuring a duet of braised short ribs and NY strip steak. The prix fixe menu is priced $80 per person with an optional wine pairing for $65.

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Society Hill/Queen Village

Brauhaus Schmitz

It’s firkins and fondue at the South Street’s German bierhall this New Year’s Eve. The open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. includes a buffet of firkins and three-course family style feast as well as a chance to spot fireworks from the private rooftop deck. The whole runs $115 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

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The Good King Tavern

The regular French menu at The Good King Tavern will be enhanced with fancier chalkboard offerings such as foie gras, seafood plateaux and caviar as well as hand-selected magnums of champagne. Reservations recommended.

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Masquerade NYE Party at The Twisted Tail

Revelers will don costumes at The Twisted Tail’s Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party, featuring live music, burlesque dancers and a champagne toast for $20-$125. Diners who reserve early can take advantage of a three-course menu for $85 that includes a show ticket.

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Center City East, Midtown Village and Washington Square West

Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton

lobby of ritz carlton in philadelphia

Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton goes all out for its New Year’s Eve celebration this year. (Photo courtesy Aqimero)

In addition to the modern Latin cuisine in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s restaurant, New Year’s Eve at Aqimero brings a midnight balloon drop, an electric violinist, ice sculptures and holiday swag.

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Butcher Bar

Butcher Bar’s three-course New Year’s Eve menu invites you to spend the final moments of 2017 savoring grill filet, pan seared halibut or homemade boursin ravioli. Take your pick and pair it with soup or salad and one of three delicious dessert options. The dinner is $65 per person with an option to add on an open bar package for an additional $65.

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Destination Dogs

In a fun twist on New Year’s merriment, this Center City hot dog emporium offers complementary champagne toasts and an international hot dog for every hour. The event starts at 5 p.m. with the Le-Bun-On (Lebanon) with lamb sausage, and ends with the Rocky II (wild boar sausage, pepperoni, beef, cheese curds, marinara).

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Visit early (from 5-6 p.m.) on New Year’s Eve for the best value at this Italian BYOB, which offers a three-course dinner for $60. From 7-8 p.m., the menu includes a fourth course for $75, and from 9-10 p.m., it’s five courses for $85.

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Talula’s Daily

Talula's Daily

Talula’s Daily offers up a great tasting menu for New Year’s Eve. (Photo courtesy Talula’s Daily)

This Washington Square resto serves up a prix-fixe meal for $75 per person with an optional $50 wine pairing.

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Valanni Social

Visit this social club on New Year’s Eve for a four-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $65 and an open bar/hors d’oeuvres/DJ package, also for $65.

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East Passyunk

Bing Bing Dim Sum

East Passyunk‘s Bing Bing Dim Sum is serving up a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner with delicious options like French onion soup dumplings, steamed buns with chicken and kimchi and warm apple cake with ginger ice cream and sesame streusel. The prix-fixe menu costs $40.99 per person and includes a celebratory glass of champagne.

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The $95 five-course prix-fixe menu at Fond includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and an optional $35 wine pairing.

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Fairmount and Spring Garden

SOUTH Kitchen and Jazz Bar

A jazz performance at SOUTH Kitchen and Jazz Bar

Enjoy live jazz along with your dinner at SOUTH this New Year’s Eve. (A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia)

Bring on the new year with special prix-fixe menus (ranging from $45 to $65) with live jazz accompaniment at SOUTH Kitchen and Jazz Bar. Reservations recommended.

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Vetri Family New Year’s Eve Bash at Alla Spina

The annual Vetri Family New Year’s Eve at Alla Spina has something for everyone, offering dishes from all Vetri family restaurants, a top-shelf open bar, a DJ, dancing and a photo lounge for $125-$145.

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Fishtown/Northern Liberties/Kensington

Cheu Noodle Bar

Cheu Noodle Bar’s new Fishtown outpost is offering up food and drink specials all night long. Look forward to savory eats like steamed lobster dumplings, Korean-style braised pork shank and a brownie sundae with miso butterscotch and Kahlua.

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Kensington Quarters

Meat-centric Kensington Quarters proffers a four-course NYE menu ($75, with optional additional wine pairing for $30). Diners can expect charcuterie, oysters, parsnip ravioli, duck breast and dark chocolate pudding with sea salt and olive oil.

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Mad Rex

crowd at mad rex in philadelphia

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the post-apocalypse at Fishtown’s new spot Mad Rex. (Photo courtesy Mad Rex)

Even if it’s not the end of the world, diners can party like it is at Fishtown’s post-apocalypse-themed entertainment complex. A prix-fixe dinner and open bar package can be purchased individually or together.

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University City

Walnut Street Cafe

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The buzzy Walnut Street Cafe welcomes diners for a three-course dinner this New Year’s Eve. (Photo courtesy Walnut Street Cafe)

At University City’s Walnut Street Cafe, diners can enjoy a three-course dinner with delicacies such as seared king crab with pickled kohlrabi and cauliflower, black bass or spiced honey panna cotta with poached quince and oat crumble.

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Philadelphia’s Countryside

Gypsy Blu

Ambler’s Gypsy Blue will offer a special a la carte menu for the holiday.

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Suburban Beer Garden

interior of suburban beer garden

At Suburban Beer Garden, diners can choose between a more formal and a more casual New Year’s Eve celebration. (Photo courtesy Suburban Beer Garden)

Diners at the Suburban Beer Garden can choose either a three-course prix fixe menu (lobster bisque; chicken roulade; white chocolate and cranberry bread pudding) with complimentary champagne toast in the Farmer’s Room for $75 per person, or local cocktails, beer and wine on tap, “heavy” hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast in the Beer Garden for for $75 per person.

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