Have you made your New Year’s Eve plans yet? If not, don’t fret—there are plenty of places where you can ring in the new year with a tasty meal and a glass of bubbly. That said, they all require reservations, so make that call today. Here’s some of the places that will be open and serving a special NYE dinner on the big night.
M’tucci’s Moderno Italian Restaurant
M’tucci’s Moderno Italian Restaurant (1908 Wellspring Ave. SE) is having a free NYE party starting at 9pm with live music by Leah Leyba, a set from DJ Demonic, giveaways from local vendors, and late night food and drink specials. If you want to start the evening off early with dinner at Moderno, call 891-2432 to make your reservation. Stick around for the stroke of midnight for a special New Year’s champagne toast.
Of course, there are other New Year’s Eve dinners to be had in the Duke City. Pueblo Harvest Café at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW) will be hosting their own special event from 5pm to 1am (dinner service ends at 10pm), with a special prix-fixe four-course dinner with optional wine pairings. The four entrées to choose from are beef Wellington, manoomin (wild rice) and salmon, roasted chicken and Pueblo’s award-winning squash casserole. Dinner is $50 per person, and wine pairings are an additional $15 per person. Call 724-3510 to make reservations.
St. Clair Winery and Bistro
St. Clair Winery and Bistro (901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW) will also be serving a four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve, from 4 to 10pm. Some of the indulgent menu options on offer are crab cakes with lobster sauce and lemon basil aioli, lacquered chicken with sweet potato puree and roasted heirloom baby carrots, and ancho chile chocolate brownie served with caramel and berry sauce, topped with sea salt. Go ahead, indulge one last time before you start that new diet on Jan. 1. Dinner is $50 per person with drinks not included (except for a champagne toast). Call 243-9916 to make your reservations.
Slate Street Cafe
For its fourth year in a row, Slate Street Cafe will be offering a New Year’s Eve dinner, starting at 7pm. The dinner includes five courses paired with five wines and costs $79 per person. This special dinner is almost sold out, so call 243-2210 to make your reservations now. There will also be regular menu service downstairs (which you should make reservations for as well).