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DC-Area Restaurants Celebrating New Year’s Eve With Festive Feasts and Drink Specials

Restaurants across the DC-area are hailing the new year with special menus and gatherings, so we’ve put together a list of restaurants where you can celebrate the occasion with fine dining and fun.

PLEASE NOTE: The DC area is currently experiencing record-high numbers of new Covid cases due to the Omicron variant.

Sit for a five-course culinary experience with options like kibbeh nayeh, crab falafel, hamachi crudo, and lamb shanks.

Alongside a heated outdoor dance area with live music, tickets include appetizers, a paella buffet, two drinks, and a midnight Champagne toast.

Richard Sandoval’s new wood-fired Mexican spot is featuring a prix-fixe menu with items like grilled wagyu guacamole, crab cake tostadas, carnitas duck confit, and Mezcal tres leches.

Meals open with starters such as scallop crudo or Parisian gnocchi, and continue with courses of Dover sole, steak frites, and dessert Paris-brest.

Chef Pepe Moncayo is sourcing fish and all other ingredients in the marketplace that week, and guests can also choose to pair their meal with sake and wine.

This multi-course menu pairs distinct flavors in entrees like nori gnocchi and wagyu steak as well as dishes including cheese stick churros and foie gras crepes.

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The Michelin-starred Valencian restaurant is taking guests on a 14-course culinary adventure with luxe and/or unusual ingredients like imported red prawns, grilled octopus, phytoplankton, caviar, sea urchin, truffles, and wagyu beef.

Sweets from the tavern’s pastry shop including vanilla brulee and orange blossom meringue close the meal, but those left wanting more can stop by for next-day, a la carte brunch.

Enjoy Latin American fare from chef ​​Enrique Limardo, who will be previewing a number of dishes on the upcoming 2022 menu as part of the dining experience.

During live music, guests can enjoy a premium open bar, appetizer buffet, party favors, and a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

Chef James Wozniuk offers his a la carte menu—think tasty street noodles, curries, and veggie snacks—which can be enjoyed alongside drink specials like $10 cocktails, $8 wines, and $5 beers, and a gratis Champagne toast at midnight.

The New American restaurant is serving a moderately priced prix-fixe—in the grand scheme of expensive NYE dining—with a three-course meal that includes party favors and a gratis glass of Champagne.

Those looking for a more casual way to enter the new year, indoor/outdoor Shaw spot Calico is hosting a game night with classics including Clue, Scattegories, Scrabble, Chess, and much more.

Bring a friend or someone special to enjoy starters including pineapple chow and conch fritters, before diving into entrees like jerk chicken or escovitch snapper.

The following day, an unlimited brunch experience is available for the whole table, with choices like chorizo hash, mushroom scramble, smoked salmon benedict, and bacon and cheese omelet.

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The barbecue spot in Clarendon is throwing a Fire & Ice party with an open bar, passed appetizers, a barbecue buffet, DJ tunes, party favors, and more.

Guests will receive preloaded arcade game cards, complimentary midnight Champagne, a late-night breakfast buffet, and party favors.

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