Haven’t decided yet where to go for New Year’s Eve? It’s not too late to choose from one of the many specials available in Washington, D.C. Here are some options:
La Tomate (1701 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-667-5505) is offering a special menu. It’s all a la carte and will be available all evening until midnight. Some of the dishes are white asparagus and leek soup with lump crabmeat, baked sea bream with fennel, raisins and pine nuts, beef medallions with black truffle sauce, rack of lamb with mustard crust and Italian Christmas cake with Grand Marnier sauce. The restaurant will be open on New Year’s Day for dinner.
Tony & Joe3’s Seafood Place and Nick’s Riverside Grill (3000 K St.NW, 202-944-4545) are once again hosting their annual party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live entertainment featuring the Josh Burgess Band and two local DJs is featured. The ticket price of $109 to $139 includes food and alcoholic beverages.
Poste Moderne Brasserie (555 8th St.NW, 202-783-6060) is planning an evening where cabaret style meets a Parisian speakeasy (if there was such a thing). A swing band, an outdoor winter bar, staff wearing period costumes and Chef Dennis Marron’s five or seven course prix-fixe menus ($75 and $95, respectively) are part of the plan. The new outdoor bar is equipped with heat lamps, blankets and fire pits. A la carte versions of the special menus will be available in the outdoor winter bar. The Potomac Jazz Trio will provide music from 6 p.m. to midnight. A champagne toast will be followed by dance music until 2 a.m.
Urbana (2121 P St.NW, 202-956-6650) is planning a $65 five-course prix-fix menu featuring Northern Italian and Provencal fare. Wine pairings will be available for an additional $35. The a la carte bar menu will be available at the bar and in the lounge area.
Michel Richard’s Le Central (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-626-0015) is creating a six-course menu, priced at $90, with wine pairings for an additional $60. The restaurant’s a la carte options will be available as well. Live New Orleans style jazz, performed by the Laissez Foure All-Stars, will entertain guests from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Blue Duck Tavern (24th and M Sts. NW, 202-419-6755) will have two seatings: one at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m. Both offer three course prix-fixe menus, with the first priced at $75 ($145 with wine), and the second seating priced at $110 ($175 with wine pairings). On January 1st, the a la carte breakfast menu will be offered from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.; a la carte lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Zengo’s (781 7th St.NW, 202-393-2929) Latin-Asian small plates will be available in four courses for $49 from 5 to 7 p.m., and for $79 beginning at 8 p.m. The lounge and bar will be open all evening without a cover charge. Beginning at 10 p.m., a DJ will spin music. On New Year’s Day, a bottomless brunch of 35 small plates and cocktails will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Masa 14 (1825 14th St.NW, 202-328-1414) will also have two seatings: the first from 5 to 9 p.m. will offer a prix fixe menu priced at $50; the second seating, beginning at 9 p.m., will offer a $70 prix-fixe menu. On January 1st, a bottomless prix-fixe brunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., priced at $35.
El Centro (1819 14th St.NW, 202-328-3131) begins the evening with a pre-party seating from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a $35 prix-fixe menu. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the price is $45, while from 9:30 on, the prix-=fixe is priced at $65. A DJ will be spinning music during the late seating.
Happy New Year!