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It's time to ring in the new year by dressing in your finest and heading out for a night on the town in Boulder! To help with your outing decision, Eater has put together the 15 best special dinners being hosted in Boulder for New Year's Eve. Whether you're looking for a dance party, a romantic prix fixe dinner or an entirely vegetarian dinner, we've got you covered. Without further ado, here are 15 New Year's Eve dinners to choose from, to ring in 2014.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. SALT the Bistro

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1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7258
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Salt is hosting a four-course prix fixe dinner alongside 1920’s swing music, live from Hot Club of Pearl Street Band. Courses include the likes of oak fired pork belly, braised pheasant, buffalo strip steak, and Hawaiian snapper. Early Bird seating from 5-8 p.m. is $75 per person and for the night owls (which includes champagne and live music) it’s $125 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Reservations can be made on their website or by calling 303.444.SALT.

2. OAK at fourteenth

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1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3622
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Oak at Fourteenth is hosting a New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner for $75 per person between 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. They kick off the evening right with caviar, a small plate, large plate and dessert. You’ll find the likes of foie gras, scallops, short ribs, panna cotta and more in this evening’s special dinner. Late night, DJ Janis will be providing live entertainment, unlimited champagne, caviar and oysters. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $75 per person. You can make reservations online or through calling 303.444.3622.

3. L'Atelier

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1739 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-7233
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Offering two seating's starting at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., L’atelier’s New Years Eve dinner includes a start of sweet shrimp with a glass of bubbles, a choice of appetizer, soup or salad, entree, dessert and a French brie with poached pear and toast "finale". The prix fixe meal is $89 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made online or by calling 303.442.7233.

4. Cafe Aion

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1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 993-8131
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Cafe Aion is hosting a lobster and chorizo paella night, perfect for sharing on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the paella, there will be special tapas to enjoy. If you’re feeling up for it, they’re also hosting a New Years Day brunch that includes live music the next morning. Reservations can be made online or at 303-993-8131.

5. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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Frasca will be hosting a one night only New Year’s Eve menu which includes a four course special menu and a midnight champagne toast. It’s $110 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations can be made st 303.442.6966.

6. Aji Restaurant

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1601 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3464
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Perhaps with the best deal of the evening, Aji is hosting a four course prix fixe dinner for $39 per person, which also include a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Reservations can be made online or at 303.442.3464.

7. Volta Mediterranean Restaurant

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2480 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 938-8800
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New to Boulder, Volta is hosting a four course, prix fixe dinner for $65 with optional paired wines. This price includes a complimentary toast. Reservations begin at 5:30 p.m. Early in the evening you can enjoy jazz and folk guitarist Laurie Dameron and starting at 9:30 p.m., Bonnie Lowdermilk and Bass Player Rob Dando will entertain in the late evening with enchanting blues, jazz, and swing from 9:30 p.m. until just after midnight. Reservations recommended.

8. Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

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2027 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 449-0120
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Shine is co-hosting a New Years Eve bash with Communikey, a local production company that hosts national and international live and DJ electronica music. Next door neighbors, Bohemian Biergarten will join in on the dance party festivities, as well. Shine will also be offering their regular winter menu, with additional specials and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations strongly recommended.

9. Arugula Bar e Ristorante

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2785 Iris Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 443-5100
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Arugula will be hosting a four course prix fixe meal for $69 per person. For each course there are multiple options to choose from including vegetarian options. This also includes a complimentary prosecco drink for a toast. Don't overlook the chocolate egg nog yule log with spiced bing cherry sauce for dessert. Reservations recommended.

10. BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats

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5290 Arapahoe Unit I
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 638-5193
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BRU is hosting a special three-course dinner paired with its handbuilt ales for $35 per person, which also includes a complimentary champagne toast. The evening will start with an amuse, offer first and second courses and desserts - all of which will have a beer pairings. Reservations recommended.

11. Pasta Vino

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1043 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 955-8791
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Pasta Vino will be serving a four course dinner for $60 per person, with optional wine pairing for each course that are an additional $40. At midnight, they will be handing out party favors and a complimentary glass of Prosecco to toast to 2014. Open seating starts at 5:00 p.m. Reservations recommended.

12. Mateo

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1837 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-7766
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Mateo is hosting a three course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings that includes a champagne toast to start, for $75 per person. You can find the likes of pan seared Colorado striped bass, Colorado beef tenderloin, and chocolate mousse on the menu. There will be three seatings available and dancing is included after eating! Reservations recommended.

13. Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

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2010 16th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-1485
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If you're looking for a New Year's Eve meal that's vegetarian, Leaf has you covered with their entirely plant-based menu. They're hosting a four course prix fixe dinner for $40 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Reservations can be made at 303.442.1485.

14. Jax Fish House Boulder

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928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(928) 732-7578
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If you're looking for an evening of seafood, Jax Fish House in downtown Boulder is for you. Jax is hosting a five course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, with optional wine pairings for $40 per person additional. They're also hosting happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and a late night happy hour from 11 p.m. to midnight. Reservations recommended.

15. Pizzeria Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Pizzeria Basta is celebrating their 4th anniversary on New Year's Eve with a special Fruition Farms four-course lamb dinner. The evening begins with oysters and caviar, and ends with a visit from the cheese trolley. Craig Lewis will be pouring wine from Stelvio Selections. The cost is $65 per person between 5-10 p.m. Dietary restrictions and vegetarians are welcome. Reservations are essential and can be made by calling (303) 997-8775.

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1. SALT the Bistro

1047 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Salt is hosting a four-course prix fixe dinner alongside 1920’s swing music, live from Hot Club of Pearl Street Band. Courses include the likes of oak fired pork belly, braised pheasant, buffalo strip steak, and Hawaiian snapper. Early Bird seating from 5-8 p.m. is $75 per person and for the night owls (which includes champagne and live music) it’s $125 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Reservations can be made on their website or by calling 303.444.SALT.
1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. OAK at fourteenth

1400 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Oak at Fourteenth is hosting a New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner for $75 per person between 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. They kick off the evening right with caviar, a small plate, large plate and dessert. You’ll find the likes of foie gras, scallops, short ribs, panna cotta and more in this evening’s special dinner. Late night, DJ Janis will be providing live entertainment, unlimited champagne, caviar and oysters. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $75 per person. You can make reservations online or through calling 303.444.3622.
1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. L'Atelier

1739 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Offering two seating's starting at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., L’atelier’s New Years Eve dinner includes a start of sweet shrimp with a glass of bubbles, a choice of appetizer, soup or salad, entree, dessert and a French brie with poached pear and toast "finale". The prix fixe meal is $89 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made online or by calling 303.442.7233.
1739 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

4. Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Cafe Aion is hosting a lobster and chorizo paella night, perfect for sharing on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the paella, there will be special tapas to enjoy. If you’re feeling up for it, they’re also hosting a New Years Day brunch that includes live music the next morning. Reservations can be made online or at 303-993-8131.
1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

5. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Frasca will be hosting a one night only New Year’s Eve menu which includes a four course special menu and a midnight champagne toast. It’s $110 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations can be made st 303.442.6966.
1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

6. Aji Restaurant

1601 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Perhaps with the best deal of the evening, Aji is hosting a four course prix fixe dinner for $39 per person, which also include a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Reservations can be made online or at 303.442.3464.
1601 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

7. Volta Mediterranean Restaurant

2480 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
New to Boulder, Volta is hosting a four course, prix fixe dinner for $65 with optional paired wines. This price includes a complimentary toast. Reservations begin at 5:30 p.m. Early in the evening you can enjoy jazz and folk guitarist Laurie Dameron and starting at 9:30 p.m., Bonnie Lowdermilk and Bass Player Rob Dando will entertain in the late evening with enchanting blues, jazz, and swing from 9:30 p.m. until just after midnight. Reservations recommended.
2480 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO 80302

8. Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Shine is co-hosting a New Years Eve bash with Communikey, a local production company that hosts national and international live and DJ electronica music. Next door neighbors, Bohemian Biergarten will join in on the dance party festivities, as well. Shine will also be offering their regular winter menu, with additional specials and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations strongly recommended.
2027 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

9. Arugula Bar e Ristorante

2785 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Arugula will be hosting a four course prix fixe meal for $69 per person. For each course there are multiple options to choose from including vegetarian options. This also includes a complimentary prosecco drink for a toast. Don't overlook the chocolate egg nog yule log with spiced bing cherry sauce for dessert. Reservations recommended.
2785 Iris Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

10. BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats

5290 Arapahoe Unit I, Boulder, CO 80303
BRU is hosting a special three-course dinner paired with its handbuilt ales for $35 per person, which also includes a complimentary champagne toast. The evening will start with an amuse, offer first and second courses and desserts - all of which will have a beer pairings. Reservations recommended.
5290 Arapahoe Unit I
Boulder, CO 80303

11. Pasta Vino

1043 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Pasta Vino will be serving a four course dinner for $60 per person, with optional wine pairing for each course that are an additional $40. At midnight, they will be handing out party favors and a complimentary glass of Prosecco to toast to 2014. Open seating starts at 5:00 p.m. Reservations recommended.
1043 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

12. Mateo

1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Mateo is hosting a three course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings that includes a champagne toast to start, for $75 per person. You can find the likes of pan seared Colorado striped bass, Colorado beef tenderloin, and chocolate mousse on the menu. There will be three seatings available and dancing is included after eating! Reservations recommended.
1837 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

13. Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

2010 16th St, Boulder, CO 80302
If you're looking for a New Year's Eve meal that's vegetarian, Leaf has you covered with their entirely plant-based menu. They're hosting a four course prix fixe dinner for $40 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Reservations can be made at 303.442.1485.
2010 16th St
Boulder, CO 80302

14. Jax Fish House Boulder

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
If you're looking for an evening of seafood, Jax Fish House in downtown Boulder is for you. Jax is hosting a five course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, with optional wine pairings for $40 per person additional. They're also hosting happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and a late night happy hour from 11 p.m. to midnight. Reservations recommended.
928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

15. Pizzeria Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Pizzeria Basta is celebrating their 4th anniversary on New Year's Eve with a special Fruition Farms four-course lamb dinner. The evening begins with oysters and caviar, and ends with a visit from the cheese trolley. Craig Lewis will be pouring wine from Stelvio Selections. The cost is $65 per person between 5-10 p.m. Dietary restrictions and vegetarians are welcome. Reservations are essential and can be made by calling (303) 997-8775.
3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

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