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Where to Eat on New Year's Eve

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If you plan to eat out on New Year's Eve, there are at least 40 ways to do that. Here's a guide to some of the best restaurants and most New Year's eve exciting offerings from Boulder to Longmont, all over Denver, and all the way to the mountains. The listings are grouped by geographic proximity.

Most of the restaurants and bars included offer special prix fixe menus or themed dishes. Where available, specific links to the new year's eve menus are included in the listing below under the website for each restaurant.


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Frasca Food and Wine

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A New Year’s Eve four-course menu will be offered with several options for each course. The cost is $110 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

OAK at fourteenth

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Oak at Fourteenth offers dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m., serving a prix fixe menu $75 for adults, $25 for children. Call 303.444.3622 for reservations.

Cafe Aion

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A “sharing menu” is offered, designed for two people to share a few tapas, a large platter and sample a couple desserts for $69 per couple. A wine flight as well as special bottles from the restaurant's cellar will also be offered and the full bar and regular drink lists will be available.

The Kitchen Boulder

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Join the Kitchen Boulder for a special four-course prix fixe menu designed to showcase the season. The menu is $85 per person and $120 with wine pairings, non-inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations required.

The Kitchen [NEXT DOOR]

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Boulder's Community Pub transforms into Boulder's hottest dance party with DJ Jahsonic, 9 p.m. to close. No cover charge, no reservations required, party favors included.

Zolo Southwestern Grill

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Chef Brett Smith and Zolo Grill will be serving a variety of special items including tender Buffalo Sirloin and Chef Smith's delicious and decadent Lobster Tamales. Choose from two different prix fixe menus or the traditional Zolo dinner menu.

The Bitter Bar

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Chef Joe Arenas will serve a four course "Menu of Yum," featuring multiple options designed to please discriminating dinners. The cost is $55 per person, with cocktail pairings by James Lee and Burton Daniel, for a $25 supplement.

Comida Cantina

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The big cantina-style Cocktail Party starts at 8 p.m. There will be lots of Margaritas and beer, street snacks, served all night and a totally awesome DJ. Three beverages are included in the $65 price per person, which does not include tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended.

The Populist

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The Populist will be offering a seven course chef's tasting menu for $65 or a ten course chef's tasting menu for $90. Prices are for two people. A complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight. Reservations are not required, but recommended.

Jakes Food & Spirits

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A five-course dinner will be served for $25 per person or $40 per couple and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight will be offered to all in attendance. DJs Schmid-E, Tom Schoppet, and Marcus Schroeder will be playing the old year away.

Trillium

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A special three course menu with a complimentary champagne toast, amuse bouche, & intermezzo course is available for $70 per person excluding tax & gratuity. Optional alcoholic pairings for each course are available for an extra $25. Reservations are required.

The Squeaky Bean

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Dine with STS9, just before the band's show on December 31. Tickets are $100 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Conscious Alliance. As an added bonus, every attendee will receive a copy of STS9's upcoming album upon it's released in February.

The Kitchen Denver

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Join The Kitchen Denver for a special celebratory four-course prix fixe menu designed to showcase the season. $75 per person (non-inclusive of tax + gratuity). Reservations required.

Coohills

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Ring in the new year with a prix fixe menu and live entertainment from Hazel Miller. Early seating reservations are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., featuring five courses for $75 per person. Late seating reservations begin at 8 p.m., featuring seven courses and post-dining entertainment from The Hazel Miller Band for $135 per person. Prices don't include tax and gratuity. The bar is taking reservations as well for $40 per person or $75 per couple and includes the live entertainment. A limited á la carte menu is available in the bar. Complimentary glass of bubbles and party favors included in all reservations.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Chefs Amos Watts & Sheila Lucero will be preparing the Last Supper, a final dinner service before a two week closure and a massive remodel. The 5-course menu costs $75 per person and wine pairings are an additional $25. Reservations recommended.

ChoLon Bistro

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Celebrate New Years Eve with a special four-courses, served family style, plus additional tastes throughout the meal and a complementary glass of bubbly for $77 per person. Suggested wine pairings a la carte for each course are available. Reservations recommended.

TAG Restaurant

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TAG will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 1 a.m., with the last reservation is at 11 p.m. and the bar open until 1 am. A four course menu with a champagne toast is available for $77, with wine and cocktail pairings for an additional $30.

Green Russell

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The Green Russell will host the Scott Grove Quartet to entertain guests as they ring in the new year. The Larimer Square speakeasy is accepting reservations.

Osteria Marco

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To celebrate the new year, chef Burton Koelliker will serve a three course menu for $40, with suggested wine pairings for an additional charge.

The Corner Office Restaurant

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Join the second annual Roaring ‘20s New Years Eve bash, featuring live music from The Hot Club on Pearl St. Band. Reservations are not required, and the night’s $30 cost includes a midnight champagne toast. A dinner menu inspired by the early 1900’s is available. Dinner is served from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and live music begins at 9 p.m. 1920’s fashion is recommended.

Elway's

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The menu at Elway's Downtown will be available a la carte, with breakfast served from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., regular lunch service, and dinner from 5 until 10 p.m. Live music, vocalists and guitar by Dave Estes, will be playing from 7 to 10 p.m. The lounge will be the place to ring in the new year: Starkey Productions DJ will be featured from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Vesta Dipping Grill

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A special menu will be served in addition to Vesta's full, regular menu, which is a la carte. Vesta will serve food from 5p.m. until midnight. A complimentary champagne toast at midnight will be offered at the bar.

The Brown Palace Hotel

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In the Atrium, beginning at 8:30 p.m., enjoy an evening of live jazz music from John Kite and The Majestics. The lobby celebration is open to the public with a la carte cocktails and appetizers available. The Ship Tavern will feature live jazz and blues from Hank Troy and Wendy Harston beginning at 8 p.m. The Tavern’s full menu will be available for guests. Reservations recommended. At Palace Arms, a four-course, prix fixe menu dinner is offered for New Year's Eve.

Colt & Gray

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A special offal-centric menu will be offered and bottles of champagne will be open for a toast at midnight. A full menu is forthcoming.
Chef Drew Hardin will prepare two separate menus for new year's eve. The main dining room will feature a blend of long-time favorites along with new classics, created especially for the evening. The Belola, a private dining room, will feature a five course chef's table dinner for $75 per person.

Central Bistro and Bar

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Central Presents sway back 60, an exciting romp though the height of 1960’s culture, featuring iconic American dishes, mixed cocktails, 1960’s Jazz Band and an all-you-can-drink midnight celebration with sparkling wine, draft beer and premium cocktails from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Al Lado

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The Whole Shebang menu is featured for new years. $240 gets the guests the whole menu plus a magnum of wine - red, white or sparking - perfect for groups of 6 to 8. Reservations are required. The regular tapas menu will be available with festive upgrades to ring in the new year.
Zengo will be offering a four course dinner featuring Latin Asian cuisine and a champagne toast at midnight for $65 per guest. Reservations are now accepted.

Olivéa Restaurant

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A special menu is available to celebrate the new year. A first seating features a three-course menu for $50, while the later seating brings four courses for $60 per person.
Ace is throwing a 70's Disco Party, featuring DJ Drop Logic spinning 70's tunes and videos played in the Pong Hall, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Four whole pigs will be roasted in La Caja Chinas. The pork will be served Peking Style, with all the expected accompaniments that would come with a more traditional Peking Duck. Peking plates can be made for single servings or family style for the table. Drink Specials: $5 Year of the Dragon cocktails, Suntory Times and Pineapple infused Soju shots, and glasses of Prosecco, $3 pints of Ace Ale. Reservations for parties of 6 or more in the dining room, as well as Ping-Pong tables are now accepted.

Steuben's

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Steuben's will serve food until 4 a.m. on New Year's morning. Steuben's signature sandwich , "The Three Little Pigs," made of breaded pork loin topped with bacon, box roasted tender belly pig, two eggs over easy, lettuce, tomato, and three pepper bacon aioli, all served on toasted baguette, will be available starting at 5 p.m. on new year's eve, until supplies last. Complimentary toast at midnight. Reservations for groups of 6 or more are accepted.

Luca D'Italia

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At Luca, chef Hunter Pritchett is offering a seven course prix fixe menu for $85 with sommelier selected wine pairings for an additional $55.
To ring in the new year, chef Stephen McCary will feature a special six course prix fixe menu for $125. Sommelier-selected wine pairings will be available for an additional $85.

Izakaya Den

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Izakaya Den is ringing in 2013 and its last new year at this location with an a la carte New Year’s Eve menu filled with fresh sushi and sashimi along with a special “12 at 10” complimentary champagne toast at 10 p.m. MST in honor of the Times Square ball drop in New York City. An extensive gluten-free menu is available.

Sushi Den

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Sushi Den will offer an a la carte New Year’s Eve menu filled with fresh sushi and sashimi along with a special complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Reservations for parties of 6 or more are accepted.

Second Home Kitchen & Bar

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Dinner specials, DJ music, Veuve Clicquot champagne service and a midnight toast. Menu favorites and dinner specials, including pan seared foie gras, beef wellington and pan seared duck breast, will be served from 5 to 11 p.m.

Devil's Thumb Ranch

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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a special dinner at Heck's or Ranch House Restaurant, then head to the Broad Axe Barn for a champagne toast, dancing and live music from Colorado's own Opie Gone Bad.

The Broadmoor

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The Broadmoor closes out 2012 with the annual New Year’s Eve Dinner and Gala, featuring special jazz performances by The Broadmoor Pops Orchestra, Nelson Rangell and award-winning vocalist Camilla Formica.

Kelly Liken

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The first seating, at 5:30 p.m., will feature a four course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. The second seating, at 8:30 p.m., will begin with a five-course chef's tasting menu and wine pairings. Music from Harry Baxter Band and a champaign toast at midnight will be featured.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort

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At The Restaurant, a family-friendly New Year's will be featured from 5 to 11 p.m. Champagne and party favors for adults and a children's buffet and sundae bar will be available. The price is $85 for adults and $35 for children and reservations are recommended. The Shadow Mountain Lounge will feature live music by BooCoo, festive party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight for $ 75 per adult (21+ age restriction applies).

Frasca Food and Wine

A New Year’s Eve four-course menu will be offered with several options for each course. The cost is $110 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

OAK at fourteenth

Oak at Fourteenth offers dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m., serving a prix fixe menu $75 for adults, $25 for children. Call 303.444.3622 for reservations.

Cafe Aion

A “sharing menu” is offered, designed for two people to share a few tapas, a large platter and sample a couple desserts for $69 per couple. A wine flight as well as special bottles from the restaurant's cellar will also be offered and the full bar and regular drink lists will be available.

The Kitchen Boulder

Join the Kitchen Boulder for a special four-course prix fixe menu designed to showcase the season. The menu is $85 per person and $120 with wine pairings, non-inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations required.

The Kitchen [NEXT DOOR]

Boulder's Community Pub transforms into Boulder's hottest dance party with DJ Jahsonic, 9 p.m. to close. No cover charge, no reservations required, party favors included.

Zolo Southwestern Grill

Chef Brett Smith and Zolo Grill will be serving a variety of special items including tender Buffalo Sirloin and Chef Smith's delicious and decadent Lobster Tamales. Choose from two different prix fixe menus or the traditional Zolo dinner menu.