10 Amazing DC-Area Restaurants For New Year’s Eve

As 2018 draws to a close, start making plans now for one last amazing dinner this New Year’s Eve.

As always, the most sought-after spots in the DC area are serving up the very best they have to offer.

Are you in the mood for an elegant multi-course experience full of scallop crudo with trout roe? Or maybe you want the best of your home-cooked favorites like fried chicken?

Whatever fine dining looks like for you, we’ve got you covered. Keep on reading, then go make your reservations!


1. Maydan

1346 Florida Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

(202) 370-3696

Located in the Manhattan Laundry building complex, this relative newcomer to the DC restaurant scene is offering a multi-course dinner for $65 per person (one glass of champagne included), with any three dishes from the North African/Middle Eastern-inspired menu – and dessert, of course.

Seatings are available in two-hour blocks.

2. Hazel

808 V St NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 847-4980

How does a five-course tasting menu featuring roast turbot with toasted basmati rice, grilled rib-eye, smoked banana, and more sound? Amazing? We thought so!

At $85 per person; $130 with beer pairings; $150 with wine pairings, seatings are available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

3. Iron Gate

1734 N St NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 737-1371

If you’d like to dine out earlier in the evening, first seating runs from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., while the second seating is at 8 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.

The five-course tasting menu ($115 per person) includes a scallop crudo with trout roe, grilled rib-eye with charred onion, and more. The seven-course tasting menu option ($165 per person) features bison carpaccio with beets, roast lobster with potato tortellini, and more.

4. Succotash

915 F St NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

(202) 849-6933

This Southern-style hot spot is rolling out some very special menu items just for New Year’s Eve: seafood platters with lobster tails and other shellfish, trays filled with caviar, Johnny cakes, and sour cream.

Seatings available from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m .to 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (free champagne toast included!).

5. Dbgb

931 H St NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 695-7660

Dig into this four-course prix fixe menu ($95 per person) featuring halibut with caviar beurre blanc, baked Alaska, and more. Seatings are available from 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

6. Flight

777 6th St NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 864-6445

Check out this Chinatown wine bar’s a la carte dinner options: braised octopus with root vegetable ragout, fried chicken with celery root remoulade, and more.

If you’re a fan of bubbly, you’ll love their NYE special: 20 percent off any bottle of champagne or sip a special sparkler from French producer Jules Lassalle ($18 per glass).

7. Central

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

(202) 626-0015

The area’s best lobster agnolotti. Decadent gourmet chocolate bars served with your meal. Gourmet fried chicken. Cote de boeuf. Are you in? Dig into the five-course tasting menu ($105 per person; $163 with wine pairings) with special shareable plates designed for two. A la carte options are available as well.

8. Beuchert’s Saloon

623 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

(202) 733-1384

Oysters on the half shell and spiced pork belly with black-eyed peas are two standouts on the five-course tasting menu ($75 per person; $110 with wine pairings). Seatings are available from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

9. Joselito

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

(202) 930-6955

Another earlier dining option for the evening (the first seating is at 5 pm), this Capitol Hill restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu ($50 per person; $80 with wine pairings) including poached salt cod with cauliflower cream, hazelnut sponge cake with honey-lavender ice cream, and more.

A later (9 pm) six-course tasting menu ($120 per person; $170 with wine pairings) serves up lobster-avocado salad, grilled venison with pureed sweet potatoes, and more. You’ll love the champagne toast, balloon drop, and the dozen grapes for good luck.

10. Chiko

423 8th St SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

(202) 558-9934

This tasting menu, normally limited to the exclusive chef’s counter, is open to every seat in the house on New Year’s Eve. At $65 per person; includes a champagne toast, seatings are available at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. This menu is so popular that parties of two will be seated with other couples – make your reservation now!



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