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New Year’s Eve Parties and Dining 2021

From an evening of Champagne and caviar to a holiday morning of avocado toast and omelets, these Washington restaurants are bubbling over with deliciousness this New Year’s Eve and Day.

The ultra-luxe New Year’s Eve experience at The Bar at Café Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island includes a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Rosé and one ounce of caviar with brioche, sieved egg, sea beans, shallots and crème fraiche. Reservations are required and cost is $325 per two guests. Reservations are available beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.cafehitchcock.com/nye. No reservations? Stop by and indulge in the revelry on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a Champagne toast at midnight.

Café Hitchcock will host a New Year’s Day Brunch from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will welcome in guests for morning favorites like overnight oats, Shakshuka, huevos rancheros and avocado toast. Also, enjoy a deluxe omelet station and Laurent-Perrier Champagne by the glass.

Haymaker Eastlake and West Seattle offers decadent spreads from 5 to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve for $75 per person. Entrees on the Eastlake menu include flat-iron steak, halibut and risotto while West Seattle guests can enjoy black cod, braised short rib or wild mushroom risotto.

From 5 to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Raccolto in Seattle dishes up a four-course feast for $75 per person. Entree choices include scallops with foie gras, manicotti and pork roulade.

Ba Sa

Sibling chefs of Ba Sa, Trinh and Thai Nguyen, are creating a traditional Vietnamese family-style feast to welcome 2022. Ba Sa will offer seatings at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. Each table will select one dish from each of the four courses to share, plus a trio of desserts for the table and plenty of bubbles. Cost of the family-style feast is $75 per person. Reservations are required.

Celebrate the new year with seafood, caviar and Champagne at Sunset Hill’s Samara. In addition to the Seattle restaurant’s winter menu, guests can dig into an applewood-grilled seafood platter of local oysters, clams, mussels, spot prawns and Dungeness crab served with condiments and crackers, as well as sturgeon caviar and paddle fish caviar with accoutrements to help ring in 2022. Reservations are available from 5 to 10 p.m.

Hound + Bottle, located in the Manette community of east Bremerton, is known for its neighborhood feel and seasonal menus that highlight local ingredients, as well as a stellar cocktail program and a vast selection of bubbles. Special include saffron and truffle risotto, bone-in rib eye steak and a seafood plateau. Hound + Bottle is open from 4 to 9 p.m. on the holiday and offers limited seating indoors, plus a covered deck. To reserve at table, email [email protected] or call 360.377.4223.

El Gaucho locations are open with seatings from 4 to 10: 30 p.m. (Bellevue) and 3 to 10:30 p.m. (Seattle and Tacoma). The menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin Filets.

For $85 per person, Autumn in Seattle offers a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. Choose from squab wild rice, roasted Maitake mushroom or black cod salsify.

On New Year’s Eve from 5 to 11 p.m., Vendemmia, found in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle, dishes up a four-course feast with a shared starter, pasta, main entree and a decadent dessert.

A Magical New Year’s Eve at Semiahmoo Resort features an entertaining lineup of performers including magician Jeff Evans, one-man-band Eric Haines and comedian Chris Larsen. Visitors can also savor award-winning sparkling wines paired with a seasonally inspired menu at the Uncorked: Bubbles event, and gather on the beach, light some sparklers and send up your 2022 wishes written on sky lanterns at Light Up the Nigh, taking place at Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. On Jan. 1 at 10 p.m., brave the cold and Polar Bear Plunge into the Salish Sea to start the new year off right.

Smith Tower
Smith Tower

Come dressed to impress in flapper fashion for the 1920s-themed New Year’s Eve at Smith Tower party in Seattle. Enjoy a five-course plated dinner, two cocktails, bubbly, live entertainment, party favors and more. The event takes place Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., and price ranges from $250 to $2,000.

The Lodge at St. Edward Park hosts several stay packages to get 2022 started right. Book the Room Package, which includes a four-course dinner at Cedar + Elm for two or the Dinner + Party Package, which gets you dinner and entry to the New Year’s Eve party.

Ring in the last dinner of the year with the team at Hearth for its New Year’s Eve Dinner Celebration from 4 to 10 p.m.

Bourbon Steak Seattle hosts a limited, prix-fixe menu with options for each course this New Year’s Eve, from 5 to 10 p.m. Chef Adam Reece is composing both signature Michael Mina menu items as well as unique offerings for this special evening at Bourbon Steak.

Ben Paris in Seattle invites you to experience a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner to close out 2021, and dig into a dry-aged prime rib with steakhouse sides.

Celebrate the New Year at Water’s Table with a New Year’s Eve dinner, bubbles at midnight, and brunch on New Year’s Day overlooking stunning views of Lake Washington. 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with front-row seats to the Ascend Hospitality Group x Amazon Bellevue Fireworks Show and an award-winning, fine-dining experience at Ascent Prime Steak & Sushi. Tickets are on sale for Bubbles and Bow Ties, Ascend’s year-end soiree hosted on Friday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. General admission tickets can be purchased here. During the black-tie event, guests enjoy an all-inclusive dining experience, DJ performances, live band karaoke, burlesque and aerial dancers and more.

Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is the place to be in Downtown Seattle for New Year’s Eve and Day. From 6 to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 3 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 1, enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu for $72 a person. Two seatings are available: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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