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Adam Larkey

Boulder's Hottest New Year's Eve Dinners

These restaurant will ring 2016 in style.

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Oak at Fourteenth
| Adam Larkey

We've compiled 20 of the very best of Boulder's New Years Eve dinner gatherings from a roaring twenties party, to a five course vegetarian feast, to a Brazilian Churrasco Blowout, there is sure to be something for everyone to help ring in 2016.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jax Fish House Boulder

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928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-1811
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Jax in Boulder is hosting a five course dinner for $75 per person with a $35 optional wine pairing on New Year's Eve. The special menu will feature seafood and Colorado grown produce. Doors open at 4 p.m. which also includes happy hour until 6 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required at 303-444-1811.

2. Dushanbe Teahouse

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1770 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4993
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Dushanbe is hosting a New Year's Eve three course prix-fixe dinner for $39 per guest which includes a glass of sparkling wine or pot of tea. Menu items will be available a la cart, and a limited version of their regular menu will also be available. You will find the likes of pho braised pork cheeks, seared shrimp, and English sticky toffee pudding on the special menu.

3. Aji Restaurant

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1601 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3464
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Aji is hosting a New Year's Eve Brazilian Churrasco Blowout with a three course prix-fixe dinner for $42 per person. Whether it's vatapa shrimp stew with black-eyed pea fritters, or picanha steak or a chocolate pave, guests can choose which dish they prefer in the three courses.

4. Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

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2010 16th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-1485
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Leaf is hosting a "Worldly Affair" New Year's Eve with a five course vegetarian dinner for $42 per person. As one of the only vegetarian only restaurants in Boulder, this spot still found a way to include an eclectic mix in their menu. Reservations are highly recommended.

5. Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Basta turns six years old on New Year's Eve and the restaurant will be celebrating by offering a special supplemental menu with delicacies such as white truffles, caviar, and bottarga that can be added to items from the Basta menu, a la carte. Reservations are recommended.

6. Black Cat

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1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-9110
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Black Cat is hosting two seatings for New Year's Eve; the first is between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and that is a four course prix-fixe for $79 per person. The second seating is from 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. which offers an elevated six course prix-fixe menu for $99 per person. Both will have optional wine pairings that match the price of the prix fixe menu. Reservations are recommended.

7. Jill's Restaurant & Bistro

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900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 406-7399
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Jill's is hosting a five course meal starting at 5 p.m. on new Year's Eve, as well as a seven course meal at 7:30 p.m. The five course dinner is $59.95 per adult, which includes an amuse-bouche; chestnut velouté; trout normand with lemongrass black pepper sorbet; choice of appetizer, main course and dessert. For $74.95 per adult, the seven-course dinner will also include a mid-course wild shrimp etouffée, as well as an artisan cheese plate. As an added bonus, the St. Julien Hotel and Spa is hosting a dance party featuring Hazel Miller Band and for $150 per person where guests can enjoy reserved seating, light fare, a balloon drop at midnight and a champagne toast. Black, gold and silver attire is encouraged, and a full bar with an ice luge will be present. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the event runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the hotel.

8. Kachina

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10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
(303) 410-5813
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Starting at 5 p.m. Kachina is offering a limited regular menu, in addition to house specials and a three course dinner that includes the likes of braised rabbit cavatelli, roasted rack of Colorado lamb, Lomo de Puerco, and more. The dinner is $55 per person, and includes a Champagne toast. After dinner, from 10 p.m. to close, a DJ will be onsite playing music while the fires are lit outside on the patio.

9. The Kitchen Boulder

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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The Kitchen is hosting a four course, prix-fixe menu for $80 per person, with a $40 additional wine pairing. Dishes like diver scallops with gold cauliflower puree, beef short rib with braised cabbage and pistachio-foie gras, or champagne gelato with gold sugar grace the special New Year's Eve only menu, ensuring options for everyone. Reservations are required.

10. The Kitchen Upstairs

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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The Kitchen Upstairs has a special evening inspired by "Sixteen Candles" to ring in 2016 that include special cocktails and small plates. A limited late night menu will also be available from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. alongside their regular menu available from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

11. The Kitchen Next Door

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1035 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 542-8159
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The Kitchen Next door is offering food and drink specials all day on New Years Eve. At midnight, they're offering a midnight toast that's paired with live music by DJ Cymatic Kicks who will be playing until 10 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

12. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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Frasca is hosting a special New Year's Eve dinner with seatings from 5 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. and guests can stay through the midnight ball drop. Frasca is offering a four-course menu for $110 per person (exclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverages). Jazz pianist, Paul Shinn, will also play from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

13. West End Tavern

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926 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3535
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The West End Tavern is hosting a Roaring Twenties party that includes music, Champagne, bourbon specials, and a toast at midnight. As they say, "gangsters and flappers welcome."

14. Colterra

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210 Franklin St.
Niwot, CO 80544
(303) 652-0777
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Colterra is hosting a special four course New Year's Eve dinner for $75 per person with options to choose from the first, second, third, and dessert course such as organic butternut squash crepes, lobster risotto, pastured local filet mignon, or a eggnon creme brulee. Reservations are requested.

15. Zeal - Food for Enthusiasts

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1710 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 708-6309
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This health-conscious spot is offering a four course special for $35 per person featuring dishes like seared mahi mahi, sweet roasted kabocha squash soup, and raw vegan peach cheesecake alongside a complimentary glass of bubbles.The special menu is also available on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.

16. Mateo

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1837 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-7766
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Mateo is hosting a four course prix-fie dinner for $75 per person. Dinner service begins at 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. then happy hour opens up from 10 p.m. to midnight. From baked Delaware oysters, to seared beef tenderloin, to vanilla panna cotta on the menu, they will also have bottle offers from the wine cellar along with sommelier wine pairings.

17. Wild Standard

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1043 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
New to Boulder, Wild Standard, is hosting a six course New Year's Eve dinner off the tray and cart service for $70 per person, from 6 p.m. until close. From Champagne oyster shooters to the raw bar, lobster ravioli, and smoked salmon, the dim-sum style evening looks to be a special way to ring in 2016.

18. Cafe Aion

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1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 993-8131
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The restaurant, located on the hill, is offering a special menu. There will be lobster paella, braised lamb shank and chicken with preserved lemons along with festive cocktails specials and a selection of bubbles. Signature tapas and platters to share will still be available.

19. Blackbelly Market

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1606 Conestoga St
Boulder, CO 80301
Blackbelly is hosting a five-course menu for $75 per person, with an optional beverage pairing for $35 per person. The menu starts with an amuse bouche of foie gras bon bon, includes a second, third, and fourth course, while rounding out the dessert with a chocolate torte, sea salt caramel and huckleberries. Reservations are recommended: 303-247-1000.

20. OAK at fourteenth

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1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3622
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A prix-fixe menu that includes oysters, foie gras, and king crab risotto is offered, among others for $90 per person.

1. Jax Fish House Boulder

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jax in Boulder is hosting a five course dinner for $75 per person with a $35 optional wine pairing on New Year's Eve. The special menu will feature seafood and Colorado grown produce. Doors open at 4 p.m. which also includes happy hour until 6 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required at 303-444-1811.
928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Dushanbe Teahouse

1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Dushanbe is hosting a New Year's Eve three course prix-fixe dinner for $39 per guest which includes a glass of sparkling wine or pot of tea. Menu items will be available a la cart, and a limited version of their regular menu will also be available. You will find the likes of pho braised pork cheeks, seared shrimp, and English sticky toffee pudding on the special menu.
1770 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. Aji Restaurant

1601 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Aji is hosting a New Year's Eve Brazilian Churrasco Blowout with a three course prix-fixe dinner for $42 per person. Whether it's vatapa shrimp stew with black-eyed pea fritters, or picanha steak or a chocolate pave, guests can choose which dish they prefer in the three courses.
1601 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

4. Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

2010 16th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Leaf is hosting a "Worldly Affair" New Year's Eve with a five course vegetarian dinner for $42 per person. As one of the only vegetarian only restaurants in Boulder, this spot still found a way to include an eclectic mix in their menu. Reservations are highly recommended.
2010 16th St
Boulder, CO 80302

5. Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Basta turns six years old on New Year's Eve and the restaurant will be celebrating by offering a special supplemental menu with delicacies such as white truffles, caviar, and bottarga that can be added to items from the Basta menu, a la carte. Reservations are recommended.
3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

6. Black Cat

1964 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Black Cat is hosting two seatings for New Year's Eve; the first is between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and that is a four course prix-fixe for $79 per person. The second seating is from 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. which offers an elevated six course prix-fixe menu for $99 per person. Both will have optional wine pairings that match the price of the prix fixe menu. Reservations are recommended.
1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

7. Jill's Restaurant & Bistro

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jill's is hosting a five course meal starting at 5 p.m. on new Year's Eve, as well as a seven course meal at 7:30 p.m. The five course dinner is $59.95 per adult, which includes an amuse-bouche; chestnut velouté; trout normand with lemongrass black pepper sorbet; choice of appetizer, main course and dessert. For $74.95 per adult, the seven-course dinner will also include a mid-course wild shrimp etouffée, as well as an artisan cheese plate. As an added bonus, the St. Julien Hotel and Spa is hosting a dance party featuring Hazel Miller Band and for $150 per person where guests can enjoy reserved seating, light fare, a balloon drop at midnight and a champagne toast. Black, gold and silver attire is encouraged, and a full bar with an ice luge will be present. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the event runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the hotel.
900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

8. Kachina

10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020
Starting at 5 p.m. Kachina is offering a limited regular menu, in addition to house specials and a three course dinner that includes the likes of braised rabbit cavatelli, roasted rack of Colorado lamb, Lomo de Puerco, and more. The dinner is $55 per person, and includes a Champagne toast. After dinner, from 10 p.m. to close, a DJ will be onsite playing music while the fires are lit outside on the patio.
10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020

9. The Kitchen Boulder

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Kitchen is hosting a four course, prix-fixe menu for $80 per person, with a $40 additional wine pairing. Dishes like diver scallops with gold cauliflower puree, beef short rib with braised cabbage and pistachio-foie gras, or champagne gelato with gold sugar grace the special New Year's Eve only menu, ensuring options for everyone. Reservations are required.
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

10. The Kitchen Upstairs

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Kitchen Upstairs has a special evening inspired by "Sixteen Candles" to ring in 2016 that include special cocktails and small plates. A limited late night menu will also be available from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. alongside their regular menu available from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

11. The Kitchen Next Door

1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Kitchen Next door is offering food and drink specials all day on New Years Eve. At midnight, they're offering a midnight toast that's paired with live music by DJ Cymatic Kicks who will be playing until 10 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.
1035 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

12. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Frasca is hosting a special New Year's Eve dinner with seatings from 5 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. and guests can stay through the midnight ball drop. Frasca is offering a four-course menu for $110 per person (exclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverages). Jazz pianist, Paul Shinn, will also play from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

13. West End Tavern

926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The West End Tavern is hosting a Roaring Twenties party that includes music, Champagne, bourbon specials, and a toast at midnight. As they say, "gangsters and flappers welcome."
926 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

14. Colterra

210 Franklin St., Niwot, CO 80544
Colterra is hosting a special four course New Year's Eve dinner for $75 per person with options to choose from the first, second, third, and dessert course such as organic butternut squash crepes, lobster risotto, pastured local filet mignon, or a eggnon creme brulee. Reservations are requested.
210 Franklin St.
Niwot, CO 80544

15. Zeal - Food for Enthusiasts

1710 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
This health-conscious spot is offering a four course special for $35 per person featuring dishes like seared mahi mahi, sweet roasted kabocha squash soup, and raw vegan peach cheesecake alongside a complimentary glass of bubbles.The special menu is also available on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
1710 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

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16. Mateo

1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Mateo is hosting a four course prix-fie dinner for $75 per person. Dinner service begins at 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. then happy hour opens up from 10 p.m. to midnight. From baked Delaware oysters, to seared beef tenderloin, to vanilla panna cotta on the menu, they will also have bottle offers from the wine cellar along with sommelier wine pairings.
1837 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

17. Wild Standard

1043 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
New to Boulder, Wild Standard, is hosting a six course New Year's Eve dinner off the tray and cart service for $70 per person, from 6 p.m. until close. From Champagne oyster shooters to the raw bar, lobster ravioli, and smoked salmon, the dim-sum style evening looks to be a special way to ring in 2016.
1043 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

18. Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
The restaurant, located on the hill, is offering a special menu. There will be lobster paella, braised lamb shank and chicken with preserved lemons along with festive cocktails specials and a selection of bubbles. Signature tapas and platters to share will still be available.
1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

19. Blackbelly Market

1606 Conestoga St, Boulder, CO 80301
Blackbelly is hosting a five-course menu for $75 per person, with an optional beverage pairing for $35 per person. The menu starts with an amuse bouche of foie gras bon bon, includes a second, third, and fourth course, while rounding out the dessert with a chocolate torte, sea salt caramel and huckleberries. Reservations are recommended: 303-247-1000.
1606 Conestoga St
Boulder, CO 80301

20. OAK at fourteenth

1400 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
A prix-fixe menu that includes oysters, foie gras, and king crab risotto is offered, among others for $90 per person.
1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

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