Over 16 Places to Ring in 2016

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Del Campo‘s Chef Victor Albisu has prepared a specialty New Year’s Eve Asado menu for $88 Per Person, $100 with Champagne, or $128 with Wine Pairing (available for the entire table)
  • Del Campo will also be serving an a la carte menu
  • Reservations available online or via phone 202-289-7377
Rosa Mexicano Tequila Cider & Blood Orange Margarita

Image via Rosa Mexicano (Tequila Cider & Blood Orange Margarita)

Chef Rob Weland will serve a 5-course menu on New Year’s Eve with highlights and new additions from his menu at Garrison on Barracks Row.  The full New Year’s Eve menu can be found here.  The menu is $85 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity and there will be an early seating with reservations beginning at 5:00 p.m., and a second seating with reservations starting at 8:00 p.m. All reservations can be made through the restaurant’s website or by calling 202-506-2445.

Blackwall Hitch, on the Potomac riverfront in Old Town, Alexandria, will offer a four-course menu in three seatings on Thursday, December 31. The menu includes a soup and salad course, an entrée and a dessert offering.  Seatings will be at 5, 7 and 9:30 pm. At  9:30 pm, local soul and blues band, Vintage #18,  will  perform on the Blackwall  Hitch stage. At midnight, guests from the last dinner seating will enjoy party favors & complimentary champagne to toast in the New Year.

Rosa Mexicano will be serving a 4-course prix fixe dinner for $35 a person.  For menus and additional info visit www.rosamexicano.com.

Central celebrates the last night of the year with Executive Chef David’s second annual New Year’s Eve “Citronelle-At-Central” celebration from 7 to 11pm (Five-course Menu $125; Wine pairing  $75).

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bar Dupont’s annual party on Thursday, December 31, from 9 pm to close. Guests will ring in the New Year by throwing it back to the 1960s Mad Men-style with specialty handcrafted cocktails, a Belvedere Ice Bar, cigar rollers, and DJs spinning late into the evening. Light bites will also be served. Bar Dupont’s seat in the center of Washington’s lively Dupont Circle neighborhood and floor-to-ceiling windows make it the best destination in town to see and be seen on New Year’s Eve.

Sit down to a four-course prix fixe dinner at Bastille in Alexandria on Thursday, December 31 for $79 per person. 0a757c09-87cc-4c93-b775-f5bd7e9cc866Visit OpenTable or call 703-519-3776 for reservations.

The Gibson hosts the DADA on New Years Eve.  The DADA art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century rejected moral, social, political and aesthetic values and guests can expect all of that at this party.   For $130 ticket, enjoy open bar all night (9pm-2am), small bites, a midnight champagne toast and performances by famous drag queen Salvadora Dali and burlesque superstar Reverend Valentine.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is offering a limited menu studded priced at $79. Guests can feast on appetizers including crab cakes with Cajun lobster sauce and shrimp cocktail as well as classic salads and sides like shaved Brussel sprouts and potatoes au gratin. Visit OpenTable or call 202-289-0201 for reservations.

ENO will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party from 9pm to 12:30 am. Tickets are priced at $65 per person including tax and gratuity before December 30 or $70 on New Year’s Eve Day. To purchase pre-sale tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-enormous-new-year-at-eno-wine-bar-tickets-19893790864?aff=es2.  ENO Wine Bar will also offer Champagne bottles for 20% off for the evening and the selection of ENO bites are half priced.

At Blue Duck Tavern’s Lounge, guests can ring in the New Year with a sophisticated celebration.  Priced at $195 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the party will include a premium open bar with specialty cocktails from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., along with live music by Karla Chisholm until 1 a.m., small plates, a Champagne toast at Midnight, and chocolate desserts.  For additional information, please call +1 202 419 6755 or email blueduck.tavern@hyatt.com.  To purchase tickets to the lounge please visit https://www.giftrocker.com/ParkHyattNYE.  Advance reservations are required.

L’Hommage Bistro Francais, located at 450 K Street, NW, 20001, will offer guests a five-course tasting menu on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to Close.  Priced at $95 per person (not including tax and gratuity,) guests can feast on classic French dishes prepared by Executive Chef Josh Laban Perkins that incorporate traditional cooking techniques to pay tribute to the true flavors of French cuisine.

Secret Chopsticks, the 120-seat restaurant located in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia at 1850 Fort Myer Drive, 22209, will celebrate New Years Eve with two special tasting menus from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st.  Prepared by Executive Chef Robin Li, both menus highlight the best of regional Mainland China.  Guests can select the six-course tasting menu priced at $79.99 per person, or opt for the nine-course tasting menu priced at $129.99 per person, which includes a Champagne toast (tax and gratuity not included).

DC Harvest will host a NYE dinner priced at $59/person with wine and/or cocktail pairings available for an additional charge, guests will enjoy a three course meal.

Project NYE DC’s “Night at the Newseum”  will host an ALL-INCLUSIVE, New Year’s Eve gala.  Event includes:
  • Access to Project NYE DC’s All-Inclusive event –  “Night at the Newseum”
  • 4 or 5-hour premium OPEN BAR
  • Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • 7-levels of party space, bars, lounges, & Newseum exhibits
  • HUGE midnight countdown with champagne toast
  • Balcony view with stunning backdrops of national monuments
  • Elaborate light displays & party favors
  • Massive dance floors and live DJ performances
Event Website: http://newseumnye.com/
(Must purchase a ticket to attend for entry)
gatsby nyeTHE GATSBY TRILOGY at Sequoia is an ALL-INCLUSIVE New Year’s Eve extravaganza that includes:
  • Access to Project NYE DC’s Gatsby Trilogy
  • Eight stationed bar areas (no waiting in lines)
  • Delicious dinner buffet (9:30PM-11:30PM)
  • Multiple party zones
  • Spectacular views of the Potomac River
  • Heated/tented patio with open bar
  • Massive midnight celebration
  • Amazing DJ lineup
  • Dazzling light displays
  • Live feeds of Time Square ball drop
  • Grand champagne toast
  • Elaborate decorations & party favors
(Must purchase a ticket to attend for entry)
The Brixton Pub presents: A SPACE ODDITY NEW YEARS EVE Think:  partying like it’s 1969, bringing back some life on Mars and keeping things really, really weird as we ring in 2016.  Three floors of David Bowie’s universe of black-lit debauchery, replete with EDM performances by a troupe of physical masterminds from Philly’s own ELECTROCUTE DJ Eskimo in the Lodge, body paint, glitter, a photo booth, and a proper champagne toast at midnight.  Early Bird tickets are $15 or buy them for $25 General Admission or at the door the night of.  Doors at 9PM, OPEN BAR from 9PM-10PM. A smorgasbord of bar snacks will be included.  Please note that all tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  All guests must be 21 and over to enter.  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-space-oddity-new-years-eve-party-like-its-1969-tickets-19847287772
Barrel presents its 2nd Annual Low Country New Year’s Eve party featuring an All You Can Eat Porchetta Dinner, including rabbit sausage-stuffed porchetta, roast chickens, fried duck confit, dirty rice, oyster dressing, truffle cream corn, pecorino and black pepper biscuits and more.  Ticket also includes an open bar with 16 drafts of craft beer, red and white wines, hand-crafted cocktails, select bourbons (Maker’s Mark, Bakers, Bookers, Basil Hayden’s, Jim Beam, and Jim Beam Signature Series), premium spirits, bourbon tasting stations, and a champagne toast at midnight.  Tickets are $100 per person in advance via Eventbrite:

STK DC’s all-inclusive NYE Cocktail Party kicks off at 10:00PM until 4:00AM.

  • General admission guests will be treated to an open bar from 10:00PM to 11:00PM and live DJ performances from EQ Mafia and DJ K-Meta.
  • For VIP Table Guests, STK D.C. is offering special NYE packages to fit your NYE celebration team.  The VIP Couples Package (2 Guest Admission) includes 1 Bottle Veuve Clicquot.
  • The 6 Guest VIP Package where guests may choose between three bottles selections from Belvedere, Ciroc, Jack Daniels and Dewars 12, or two bottles selections from Belvedere, Ciroc, Jack Daniels and Dewars 12 and two Veuve Clicquot.  The 8 Guest VIP Package that includes two liquor bottles selections from Belvedere, Ciroc, Jack Daniels & Dewars 12 and three Veuve Clicquot.
  • There will also be VIP Table Package options for 10 Guests.  The first 10 Guest VIP Table Package option is three liquor bottles selections from Belvedere, Ciroc, Jack Daniels & Dewars 12 and 4 Veuve Clicquot. The second option for 10 Guest VIP Package is 1 Bottle Ace of Spades + 3 Liquor Bottles selections from Belvedere, Ciroc, Jack Daniels & Dewars 12.

Seating is limited, for reservation requests and more details about New Years’ VIP Table Packages, please call 202.296.1880.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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