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Where To Dine On New Year's Eve in LoDo

Here's what's happening in one of Denver's hottest dining neighborhoods.

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| Adam Larkey

It's time to ring in 2015, and the options for New Year's Eve celebrations span across Denver. This edition brings you great options in Denver's Lower Downtown area. Many require or recommend reservations, so make your plans soon.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Coohills

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1400 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-5700
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There are five and seven course seatings of French-inspired fare. The five course prix fixe menu seating is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for $75 per person. The 8:30 seating is seven courses for $135 per person. A more casual option is to make a reservation in the lounge, starting at 8:30, to eat off an a la carte menu for $40 per person or $75 per couple. Everyone gets a free glass of champagne. At 8:30, a ten piece band will entertain the restaurant and lounge.

2. ChoLon Bistro

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1555 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 353-5223
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The regular menu will be available, along with a few dining specials. One of those specials is a foie-gras truffle soup dumpling. There will also be several featured champagnes and sparkling wines at discounted prices. The last seating will be at 10 p.m.

3. Tamayo

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1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 946-1433
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Serving a three-course modern Mexican dinner with a champagne toast for $70. The menu includes selections such as: duck quesadilla, tampiquena, lobster and shrimp, vegan albondigas, empanadas de plantano, pastel de queso.

4. Vesta Dipping Grill

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1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
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Vesta has a special menu featuring a prime beef tartare appetizer, grilled prime NY strip and rilled skuna bay salmon for entrees, and caramel apple macaroons for dessert. As always, there will be a champagne toast at midnight. Pro tip: call soon. Reservations are filling up quickly.

5. Osteria Marco

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1453 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-5855
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The restaurant will offer a supplement menu of New Year's Eve specials, available a la carte. Reservations highly encouraged.

6. Jax Fish House Denver

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1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-5767
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Jax is open for happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. A four-course prix fixe menu is available starting at 4 p.m. for $65, with a $30 wine pairing option available. Menu highlights include steak tartare and beef fat potato crostini, charbroiled-braised octopus, pan-roasted Alamosa striped bass and a 30 layer crepe cake for dessert.

7. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

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1605 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0316
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The restaurant is offering three special dinner entrees for New Year's Eve: an oven-roasted lamb shank, a grilled shrimp risotto, and a bone-in ribeye steak.

8. Crimson Room

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Larimer Square, 1403 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 639-6987
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Look for the red door and red carpet on Larimer Square to get to the Crimson Room. For its first NYE, the new spot will be hosting a Crimson Ball. The lounge's strict dress code is enforced. Guests are encouraged to wear red and men are required to wear a jacket. The event starts at 10 p.m., has no cover charge, and includes a complimentary champagne toast and DJ Fabra Inthemix spinning all night. Table reservations available.

9. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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New Year's Eve celebrations here include champagne, caviar, truffles, dancing, a DJ and bingo. In addition to serving its regular menu, there are four New Year’s Eve specials, one of which is Zampone for two, featuring white truffle cotechino-stuffed pork shank, and beluga lentils for $100. Bingo kicks off at 10:30 p.m. with tons of prizes.

10. Bistro Vendome

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1420 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-3232
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A special four-course prix fixe menu is available for $75. The menu features bellini creme, risotto du champagne, filet de boeuf, and petit fours plateau. Items are also available a la carte and the regular menu will also be available.

11. Stoic & Genuine

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1701 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
Diners can head to Union Station for Stoic & Genuine's full menu, as well as a special New Year's Eve menu featuring bubbles, extra appetizers, and other dining specials.

12. Mercantile Dining & Provision

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3733
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Chef Alex Seidel is offering a 4-course dinner at $95 per person, with optional $50 wine pairing or $100 reserve wine pairing. The menu features two main entrees: a shellfish cassoulet or a roasted veal tenderloin. On top of five courses, it also includes amuse-bouche and a champagne toast.

13. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255
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Euclid Hall is serving a limited special menu for the festive evening. Reservations recommended, especially for larger parties.

14. Rioja

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1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
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Diners looking to spend NYE at Rioja need to call quickly, as spots are nearly full for chef Jen Jasinski's tasting menu, as well as regular menu. Diners can order a la carte off either of the menus.

15. The Polished Tavern

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1501 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-5082
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The club has three different tiers of VIP tickets available for the evening ranging form $42 to $75 per person. The party is complete with cold and hot appetizers, a DJ, and of course, a champagne toast.

16. Denver Union Station

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-1012
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Union Station will throw open its doors tonight for the first-ever Bootlegger’s Ball. Tickets are $150 and include live music and a DJ, access to the Terminal Bar, Great Hall and an underground speakeasy, three drink tickets (a cash bar will also be open) and a free glass of bubbly for a midnight toast. The event starts at 8 p.m.

1. Coohills

1400 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
There are five and seven course seatings of French-inspired fare. The five course prix fixe menu seating is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for $75 per person. The 8:30 seating is seven courses for $135 per person. A more casual option is to make a reservation in the lounge, starting at 8:30, to eat off an a la carte menu for $40 per person or $75 per couple. Everyone gets a free glass of champagne. At 8:30, a ten piece band will entertain the restaurant and lounge.
1400 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202

2. ChoLon Bistro

1555 Blake St., Denver, CO 80202
The regular menu will be available, along with a few dining specials. One of those specials is a foie-gras truffle soup dumpling. There will also be several featured champagnes and sparkling wines at discounted prices. The last seating will be at 10 p.m.
1555 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202

3. Tamayo

1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Serving a three-course modern Mexican dinner with a champagne toast for $70. The menu includes selections such as: duck quesadilla, tampiquena, lobster and shrimp, vegan albondigas, empanadas de plantano, pastel de queso.
1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Vesta Dipping Grill

1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Vesta has a special menu featuring a prime beef tartare appetizer, grilled prime NY strip and rilled skuna bay salmon for entrees, and caramel apple macaroons for dessert. As always, there will be a champagne toast at midnight. Pro tip: call soon. Reservations are filling up quickly.
1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
The restaurant will offer a supplement menu of New Year's Eve specials, available a la carte. Reservations highly encouraged.
1453 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202

6. Jax Fish House Denver

1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Jax is open for happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. A four-course prix fixe menu is available starting at 4 p.m. for $65, with a $30 wine pairing option available. Menu highlights include steak tartare and beef fat potato crostini, charbroiled-braised octopus, pan-roasted Alamosa striped bass and a 30 layer crepe cake for dessert.
1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

1605 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The restaurant is offering three special dinner entrees for New Year's Eve: an oven-roasted lamb shank, a grilled shrimp risotto, and a bone-in ribeye steak.
1605 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Crimson Room

Larimer Square, 1403 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Look for the red door and red carpet on Larimer Square to get to the Crimson Room. For its first NYE, the new spot will be hosting a Crimson Ball. The lounge's strict dress code is enforced. Guests are encouraged to wear red and men are required to wear a jacket. The event starts at 10 p.m., has no cover charge, and includes a complimentary champagne toast and DJ Fabra Inthemix spinning all night. Table reservations available.
Larimer Square, 1403 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

9. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
New Year's Eve celebrations here include champagne, caviar, truffles, dancing, a DJ and bingo. In addition to serving its regular menu, there are four New Year’s Eve specials, one of which is Zampone for two, featuring white truffle cotechino-stuffed pork shank, and beluga lentils for $100. Bingo kicks off at 10:30 p.m. with tons of prizes.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Bistro Vendome

1420 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
A special four-course prix fixe menu is available for $75. The menu features bellini creme, risotto du champagne, filet de boeuf, and petit fours plateau. Items are also available a la carte and the regular menu will also be available.
1420 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202

11. Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
Diners can head to Union Station for Stoic & Genuine's full menu, as well as a special New Year's Eve menu featuring bubbles, extra appetizers, and other dining specials.
1701 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202

12. Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Chef Alex Seidel is offering a 4-course dinner at $95 per person, with optional $50 wine pairing or $100 reserve wine pairing. The menu features two main entrees: a shellfish cassoulet or a roasted veal tenderloin. On top of five courses, it also includes amuse-bouche and a champagne toast.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

13. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Euclid Hall is serving a limited special menu for the festive evening. Reservations recommended, especially for larger parties.
1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

14. Rioja

1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Diners looking to spend NYE at Rioja need to call quickly, as spots are nearly full for chef Jen Jasinski's tasting menu, as well as regular menu. Diners can order a la carte off either of the menus.
1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

15. The Polished Tavern

1501 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202
The club has three different tiers of VIP tickets available for the evening ranging form $42 to $75 per person. The party is complete with cold and hot appetizers, a DJ, and of course, a champagne toast.
1501 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202

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16. Denver Union Station

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Union Station will throw open its doors tonight for the first-ever Bootlegger’s Ball. Tickets are $150 and include live music and a DJ, access to the Terminal Bar, Great Hall and an underground speakeasy, three drink tickets (a cash bar will also be open) and a free glass of bubbly for a midnight toast. The event starts at 8 p.m.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

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