Pop some Champagne and celebrate 2023 with an opulent meal at one of these 10 New Year’s Eve dining destinations in Washington.
Offering both an indulgent New Year’s Eve dining experience and a specialty New Year’s Day brunch, celebrating the New Year at Café Hitchcock is simply a must. The restaurant dishes up a festive lineup on Saturday, Dec. 31, offering specialty items like foie gras torchon brûlée and truffled beef carpaccio, as well as a thoughtful selection of bubbles by the glass. The Bar will also stay open late to ring in the New Year with a countdown. Be sure to return for brunch on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy a lineup of deluxe breakfast sandwiches, egg benedict specials, huevos rancheros, overnight oats and more morning-after fare. To learn more about New Year’s dining at Café Hitchcock, visit cafehitchcock.com.
Unlike other New Year’s Eve dining options in Washington, Lark in Seattle not only serves up a luxe dinner but will also give you a take-home goodie box with surprise breakfast staples to enjoy the following day. Lark’s celebratory dinner will feature five courses, offering plates with mains from both land and sea. Some items guests can expect to enjoy include the butter-braised halibut with sunchoke barigoule, Meyer lemon and truffled sunchoke chips; Parmigiano risotto with porcini mushroom confit, smoked mushroom garum and cipollini agrodolce; or Carmen Ranch beef tenderloin prepared with crispy Wagyu fat potatoes, spinach and a corn miso Béarnaise sauce. The New Year’s Eve dinner is $200 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $90 per person. Reservations are required. To learn more about New Year’s at Lark or to make a reservation, visit exploretock.com.
Hi Life Poke
In addition to its staple cuisine, Hi Life Poke in Bainbridge Island has created a specialty lineup that will only be available on the memorable holiday. The menu includes Kasuzuke black cod, Kalbi short ribs, garlic shrimp and more indulgent items throughout the day. If you are looking for some items for your own New Year’s Eve party at home, be sure to pre-order a sashimi platter before the big night for your guests. To learn more about New Year’s at Hi Life Poke, visit hi-life-bainbridge.square.site.
Cedar + Elm
Enjoy a chef-curated, five-course tasting menu at Cedar + Elm, a signature dining destination at The Lodge at St. Edward State Park. The meal will feature the best ingredients of the Pacific Northwest from land and sea, while live piano stylings set the perfect ambiance. The meal is $195 per person, with an additional cost for wine pairings. Reservations are required, with seating times ranging between 5 to 10:45 p.m. To learn more about New Year’s Eve at Cedar + Elm or to make a reservation, visit exploretock.com.
With a chef-driven menu curated by Chef Grant Rico and his seasoned team, Seabird in Bainbridge Island is one of the go-to New Year’s Eve dining spots in Washington. The restaurant, recently named by Esquire as the “Best New Restaurant in America,” will serve an eight-course, deluxe experience with optional wine pairings. For $250 per person, visitors can enjoy mains like the halibut prepared with mirin sabayon, mustard greens and roasted potato; truffle risotto with mushroom puree, Douglas Fir truffle and Parmigiano; or beet tartare with truffle aioli, pickled mustard seeds, egg yolk gel and Parmigiano. Be sure to save room for dessert and indulge in one of the mignardises (a bite-sized treat). Reservations are required. To learn more about New Year’s at Seabird or to reserve your spot, visit exploretock.com.
Sushi by Scratch Restaurants
Ring in the New Year with a 17-course omakase dinner from Sushi by Scratch Restaurants in Seattle. The local favorite, led by celebrated Chef Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee, will be offering a New Year’s Eve experience unlike any other, with courses including opulent bites like caviar, truffles and lobster. The evening will begin with a complimentary welcome cocktail at the whisky bar before venturing into the dining room. Once seated, guests will be attended to by three chefs and a bartender as they embark on a tasting journey, with each item handmade and served as is – no extras, no sidecars of soy sauce or wasabi. The meal is $250 per person and raises in price depending on an optional cocktail, wine or sake pairings. The evening will offer three seating times: 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required. To learn more about New Year’s Eve at Sushi by Scratch Restaurants or to make a reservation, visit exploretock.com.
Enjoy an Italian-style New Year’s Eve at Seattle’s Bar Solea as Chef Brendan McGill takes you on a culinary experience featuring truffled beef carpaccio and foie gras pizza in addition to the stellar array of Neo-Neapolitan pizzas, antipasti, salads, crudo, roasted fish and vegetables. Chef Joseph Walter will also set up an oyster bar for the evening, with guests encouraged to enjoy the seafood with a glass from Bar Solea’s extensive bubbles library. To learn more about New Year’s Eve at Bar Solea, visit barsolea.com.
A hidden gem at Hotel Sorrento in Seattle, STELLA., is offering a special holiday dinner for both hotel guests and locals alike. The evening will feature coastal Italian-inspired cuisine paired with wine and specialty handcrafted cocktails to complement each bite. Be sure to stay after hours for a midnight Champagne toast in the Fireside Room with loved ones. To learn more about New Year’s Eve at STELLA., visit stellaseattle.com.
Clink a glass or two at Seattle’s Bourbon Steak this New Year’s Eve and enjoy an abundant four-course dining lineup featuring luxury items like the Bourbon Steak Reserve caviar, hamachi crudo, whole Maine lobster pot pie, filet mignon and more. The incredible meal will finish with a sweet bite, with a choice of warm apple fritters or Valrhona Chocolate Decadence. The meal is $175 per person, plus $95 for wine pairings. To learn more about New Year’s Eve at Bourbon Steak, visit michaelmina.net.
The Metropolitan Grill
Celebrate 2023 in the comfort of your own home this holiday season with a ready-to-heat-and-serve meal courtesy of Seattle’s The Metropolitan Grill. The chef-curated dinner will include a feast so you can enjoy the time with loved ones and ditch the cooking and clean-up hassles. The meal will consist of your choice of a dinner main, specialty sides, a dessert and optional bottles of wine. The meal kit starts at $195 and feeds up to four people. Each package must be picked up or will be delivered on Dec. 30. To learn more about the New Year’s Eve dinner kit at The Metropolitan Grill, visit themetropolitangrill.com.