This time of year, my inbox is flooded with news of cool events and fantastic holiday dinners. Here, a rundown of where you should be dining on the 31st (though make your reservations a.s.a.p.):
Ivar’s Salmon House
Dinner buffet, party favors, view of the fireworks, complimentary champagne toast at midnight - $85.
Call 206.632.0767 to book
Shareable apps for the table, choice of entree, choice of dessert - $70.
Call 206.397.3775 to book
Shareable apps for the table, choice of entree, choice of dessert - $75.
Call 206.466.2533 to book
Snacks, midnight toast, dance party in the Hotel Max lobby - $75 (discounted to $50 if you dine at Miller’s Guild that night).
Call 206.443.3663 to book
Ten-course tasting menu - $100.
Call 206.708.6836 to book
Early seating tasting menu - $95; late seating tasting menu - $125.
Call 206.456.7474 to book
Four-course prix fixe - $80, wine pairings $50 additional.
Call 206.633.0801 to book
Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Marine Hardware, Bramling Cross, Bar Cotto, Anchovies & Olives, How to Cook a Wolf, Mkt., Red Cow, Rione XIII, Staple & Fancy, Goldfinch Tavern and both Tavolatas have special menus.
Young American Ale House
Happy hour 4 to 10:30 p.m., with dishes starting at $4.
Four-course dinner - $69 from 3 to 5 p.m., $89 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Call 206.494.4442 to book.
Four-course meal of fancy treats - $120.
Call 206.323.5275 to book.
Porkchop and Co.
Five-course menu - $75, wine pairings additional $30.
Call 206.257.5761 to book.
Bookstore Bar & Café
Six-course menu in the Library Bistro dining space - $175, $85 beverage pairing.
Call 206.340.6676 to book.
Gatsby-themed night with pecial menu - $100, additional $50 for beverage pairings.
Call 206.486.6428 to book.
That’s not it, surely… but it’ll give you a good place to start.