By Susannah Black
Keep your champagne glass and your New Year’s resolutions (or try to), but change up your typical New Year’s Eve soiree with one of these local celebrations.
For $95, guests can enjoy a three-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner. Seating times will be from 5-10:30 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 703-270-1500. / 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church.
This Warrenton hotel and conference center will hosts a five-course New Year’s Eve dinner complete with wine samples from Marterella Winery. The dinner will commence at 8 p.m. and is $155 per person before tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 540-341-3299. / 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton.
America Eats Tavern
Experience a southern-inspired New Year’s Eve dinner from 4:30-10 p.m. at this Ritz-Carlton located restaurant. Hush puppies with roe, grilled trout with crispy bBrusselssprouts and pecans and creole sauce meuniere will be included in Chef José Andrés‘ menu. Additional information available online. / 1700 Tysons Blvd., Mclean.
BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier
BRABO of Old Town will offer two New Year’s Eve dining options. The first, at an earlier seating, will be a five-course dinner for $95; the second will feature a seven-course menu for $135. For reservations, call 703-894-3440. / 1600 King St., Alexandria.
Capitol City Brewing Company
From 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Capitol City will throw a New Year’s Eve party complete with food and drink specials, a DJ and a complimentary champagne toast. The event is free to attend. Additional information available online. / 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington.
Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas is offering New Year’s Eve a la carte dinner on New Year’s Eve from 4:30-10 p.m. Menu prices vary. Reservations may be made online. / 9108 Center St., Manassas.
Columbia Firehouse hosts its annual New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Expect two cash bars and large screen on which to watch the Times Square Ball Drop. An earlier three-course tasting menu will be available earlier in the evening for $55. Tickets are $65 and must be purchased in advance. / 109 S. St. Asaph St., Alexandria.
For $60, enjoy a prix fixe, four-course New Year’s Eve Dinner complete with a complimentary glass of champagne. Menu items include braised short ribs, bison meatballs, pecan crusted trout filet, brown ale butter chicken and truffled mac and cheese. Reservations may be made online. / 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington.
The Curious Grape
The Curious Grape will only offer a prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve with two seating times: the first at 5 p.m. for $75 and the second at 8 p.m. for $85 (not including tax and gratuity). For $30, guests can opt for a wine pairing: wines are specifically selected based on each dish by wine educator Suzanne McGrath. Reservations may be made online or by calling 703-671-8700. / 2900 S. Quincy St., Arlington.
Dogfish Head Alehouse
At the Fairfax location, Dogfish Head will throw a New Year’s Eve Celebration. For $95, attendants can experience live music, small bites, a champagne toast and three-course food and beer pairing. / 13041 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax.
fyve Restaurant Lounge
This lounge located in The Ritz-Carlton will offer an a la carte dinner menu from 6-11 p.m. The meal will be $85 per person, $115 with the optional wine pairing. For reservations, call 703-412-2762. / 1250 S Hayes St, Arlington.
Arlington’s Il Forno will host a New Year’s Eve dinner with an Italian flare. The first seating will be at 5 p.m, the second at 8 p.m. For reservations, call 703-807-2050. / 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington.
Try up to 14 different pig dishes, handcrafted moonshine cocktails and live music at Jackson 20 on New Year’s Eve. Each pig dish will be $13 and includes (but not limited to) house cured prosciutto with black mission figs, crispy fried bologna with house made Wonder Bread and a banana pepper aioli, frosted hog with corn flakes and fried bacon ice cream. / 480 King St., Alexandria.
Mad Fox Brewing Company
This Falls Church brewpub will host a New Year’s Eve celebration with tickets available for $80 per person. Guests can expect live music, a chef-inspired menu, a dessert buffet and a midnight toast. Tickets may be bought exclusively here. / 444 W. Broad St., Falls Church.
Experience authentic Italian cuisine at Osteria’s New Year’s Eve dinner. Expect DJ entertainment and an exclusive a la carte menu. Reservations are required: 703-313-9700. / 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria.
Salamander Resort & Spa
This Middleburg resort will host a Toast to the New Year Celebration from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. Join the festive occasion for $45; reservations can be made at 866-938-7370. / 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg.
TRIO Grill hosts a five-course New Year’s Eve menu for $95. Expect dishes like jumpo prawn, lobster bisque and duck wellington. Reservations can be made online. / 8100 Lee Highway, Falls Church.
Trummers on Main
This Clifton restaurant will throw a Moulin Rouge-themed New Year’s Eve dinner. Beginning with an absinthe bar, Trummer’s will provide two separate seating times—the first at 5:30 for $84 (three courses), the second at 8:30 for $145 (six courses). Additional information available online. / 7134 Main St., Clifton.
Water & Wall
Chef Tim Ma will provide a four-course dinner menu on New Year’s Eve for $65. Between 5-11:00 p.m., guests can enjoy menu items like wild mushroom soup, seared diver scallops and saffron tagliatelle. Reservations can be made online. / 3811 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington.
The Wine House
With two seatings (6:30 and 8 p.m.) The Wine House will host a New Year’s Eve dinner for $89 per person. Expect dishes with foie gras, oysters, beef tenderloin and wild mushroom risotto. Reservations can be made by calling 703-352-2211. / 3950 University Drive, Fairfax.