Where to Get Your Grub on in Philly NYE!
One thing you don’t want to do this New Year’s Eve is go out drinking on an empty stomach. We don’t have to go into details why, we’re sure you’ve been in enough drunk Snapchats and IG stories to understand the importance of busting a grub before hitting an open bar. So for those looking for hardy meal options, we came across a few local eateries that are going all out this New Year’s Eve. From upscale dining to fast casual spots and everything in-between we got it covered. Check it out and start making your reservations today!
Center City gem Fine Palate is offering up an amazing 4 course meal this New Year’s Eve. Starting off with complimentary champagne, guests will enjoy the first course of artichoke soup with black truffles. The second course will consist of 3 options including caviar or a seared foie gras. The third course will be an option of either tagliagelle pasta san marzano or white or black truffle risotto. The forth and final course will consist of either buffalo filet mignon or live king crab! And what 4 course meal would be complete without a desert? You’ll have your pick from an assortment of tasty treats!
We know what you’re thinking… FONDUE? Aren’t you a German restaurant?? However, in Germany it’s very popular to undertake shared activities with friends and family on New Year’s Eve. Including a special meal $115 ticket including tax and gratuity also includes a 3 Course Family Style Fondue Dinner of Käsefondue – Emmenthaler & Gruyere cheese with sour dough bread, pretzel bites, smoked sausage bites, broccoli, baby carrots and cauliflower. Rinderbrühe – Red wine fresh herbs and roasted garlic beef broth with filet tips, chicken breast, shrimp, fingerling potatoes and roasted mushrooms. Dipping sauces – herbed pesto, horseradish sour cream, remoulade and garlic-maggi. Schokoladenfondue – Dark chocolate with strawberries, pretzel bites, lebkuchen cookies and pound cake.
-Charcuterie Board- mushroom bacon pate, duck rillette, cherry
mostarda, pickled beets
-Cheese Board- valley shepherd chevre and old wick, hot honey, pear
-Pemaquid Oysters- cider mignonette
Kale Caesar- roasted garlic dressing, grana padano, boquerones,
Champagne Apple Soup- saffron, chervil, creme fraiche
Saison Mussels- coconut curry, lemongrass, cilantro
Wood Fired Salmon- asparagus, sweet potato puree, gribiche
Pappardelle- sun dried tomato pesto, cream, fire roasted vegetables
Pan-Roasted Hanger Steak- haricot vert, baked yukon gold, raspberry
Apple Pie Panna Cotta
Mocha Stout Mousse
**Third dessert TBD
Cider – four 4.5oz pours, $15
Sour Beer – four 4.5oz pours, $20
Wine – four 2.5oz pours, $25
$35 per person – 5 courses
Complimentary Champagne Toast (during meal)
Additional add-on of 4 cocktails Add $35
A couple of Champagne-inspired, Asian flare cocktails
Runs from 5pm – Midnight
First Course (select 1)
1. Shanghai Soup Dumplings
2. Crystal Shrimp Dumplings
3. Scallion Pancakes
Second Course (select 1)
1. Vegetable Dumplings
2. Chicken Dumplings
3. Pork leek Dumplings
Third Course (select 1)
1. Pork Siu Mai
2. Shrimp Siu Mai
3. Shanghai Sticky Rice Siu Mai
Fourth Course (select 1)
1. Sichuan String Beans
2. Garlic Sauce Chicken
3. Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry
Fifth Course (select 1)
1. Dan Dan Noodles
2. Veggie Fried Rice
3. Chicken Lo Mein
Champagne, sparkling wine, cider, sours, crafts – no matter what kind of bubbles you want to ring in 2018 Hawthorne’s Beer Cafe has you covered! Hawthorne’s Beer Cafe in South Philly is the perfect warm and cozy spot for a no-frills New Year’s Eve – with full menu and specials available, plus order from dozens and dozens of selections of drafts (including champagne), bottles and cans from the bottle shop and bar.
Specials: Iron Hill is preparing an impressive New Year’s Eve menu, including Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, Honey Brined Chicken, and Black Mission Fig Ice Cream. And of course their beer list never disappoints!
1st course: Amuse bouche
Jerusalem artichoke soup
Fried sunchoke…pear and sunchoke bread pudding
2nd course: Beet salad
Charred persimmon vinaigrette,
Celery, & pomegranate seed
3rd course: Pappardelle
truffle mushroom ragu
4th course: choice of NY strip on lava rock with choice of side
Or stuffed Cornish Hens: collard greens and corn bread
Or Salmon on lava rock with choice of sides
Goat cheese cake berries
Or Coffee creme eclairs
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Marokko! It’s a masquerade party and authentic Moroccan culinary experience all in one. Enjoy the traditional belly dancing and wear your best costume! Come dressed in your best mask or costume and win prizes like a dinner for two to Marokko or a restaurant gift certificate.
Treat yourself to an exotic meal, all handcrafted by Chef Saida using fresh, organic and Halal ingredients. Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are always available. Marokko is BYOB- bring your best bottle of wine and celebrate!
Reservations are required. Call 610-658-6246 to reserve your table. Reservations accepted for two dinner sets: 6:30pm to 8:30pm and 9:00pm to Midnight.
Nick’s Bar and Grille is one of the top family spots to celebrate a casual New Year’s Eve with the whole family and your friends. Bring the kids after the countdown at Franklin Square in Historic Philly or come before the main fireworks on the waterfront. The full menu and some specials will be served. This is the perfect spot for a casual, warm and fun New Year’s Eve without the reservations and without the fuss.
The Little Lion breaks out the bubbly for the final toast of the year with a prix fixe champagne cocktail dinner that includes speciality champagne cocktails paired with four courses from the kitchen. First course pairs a Lemon Fizz with Lobster Consume. Second course includes a Ginger Blueberry Hibiscus with choice of Tri Color Beet Salad, Potato Fondue, Roasted Tomato Soup or Kale Caesar Salad. Third course includes a Elderflower Collins with choice of Grilled Ribeye, Whole Bronzino, Sweet Potato Gnocchi or Pork Tenderloin. End the night with a Blood Orange Crush and choice of preserved lemon cheesecake, chocolate mud jar or espresso creme brulee (made with beans from local roaster Peddler Coffee). The Little Lion’s regular menu will also be available during New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve is $75 per person.
Hours — The Little Lion will open at 10:00am for weekend brunch and bar service from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Dinner and evening bar service will begin at 5:00pm.
Last call for Philadelphia’s Christmas Pop-up Bar! Tinsel celebrates its final night with one last dose of Christmas cheer and speciality drinks, seasonal beers on tap and one final appearance from the Krampus. No reservations, no tickets, no fixed price, just a good old fashioned holiday party – perfect before or after dinner in Midtown Village or on your way to the fireworks.