Need dinner plans this New Year’s Eve in Philly? We’ve got you covered.
End 2019 on a delicious note at these top Philly spots
Both Cube Libre locations in Philadelphia and Atlantic City will be throwing down for New Year’s in a highly spirited way. Guests can choose between three seating times (9, 9:30 or 10 pm) for an elaborate five-course prix fixe menu, featuring a canapé, appetizer, salad, entree and dessert (vegetarian options are also available). After dinner, guests can then dance the night away with music from a live DJ and purchase open bar packages (dancing/dining or dancing only packages are also available). If you’re celebrating a little early both locations will be offering an a la carte dinner and drinks experience (Philly from 3 pm – 8 pm and AC from 4 pm – 8 pm) where diners will also receive a $25 gift card for future use at Cuba Libre.
10 S 2nd St., Philadelphia and 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, cubalibrerestaurant.com
Chris’ Jazz Cafe
Philadelphians can head to the popular Center City hotspot on NYE to indulge in a special a la carte menu featuring some of their most requested dishes from the past 30 years, and also listen to the live high-energy jazz stylings of vocalist Chelsea Reed. Dinner dishes include lobster bisque, raw Cape May salt oysters, blood orange salad, dijon herb encrusted rack of lamb, smoked salmon terrine and much more. Reservations are available and tickets to the show are $35.
1421 Sansom St., chrisjazzcafe.com
Res Ispa will be serving up dinner for all Philadelphians to enjoy on the last night of 2019 for three select seatings. Parties of 2, 4 or 6 will enjoy the Chef’s Southern Italian tasting menu at either $60 for family-style starters, pastas, entrees and desserts (scaled up based on the party size) or $80 if they opt for the same tasting with luxury finishes (such as caviar and truffles) — seating times include 5 pm and 7:30 pm. For the final seating at 10 pm, guests can expect the same luxury tasting menu with an intimate champagne toast for $110.
2218 Walnut St., resipsaphilly.com
Old City’s newest French eatery from renowned Chef Christopher Kearse is offering a five-course prix-fixe dinner for $100 per person this New Year’s Eve. Delicious dinner options include ora king salmon crudo (with Rose crème, winter radish and grapefruit), broiled monkfish (with cauliflower, lemon, Kaluga caviar and smoked beurre blanc), dry-aged prime new york strip au poivre (with black truffle, cheddar, spinach soubise and au poivre) and much more. Guests can also upgrade their meals to include a French wine pairing for $50 more.
233 Chestnut St., forsythiaphilly.com
The Twisted Tail
Philadelphians can head to Headhouse Square hotspot The Twisted Tail to check out their Burlesque & Blues NYE Party this year with live music from the Mikey Junior Band starting at 9 pm and burlesque performances throughout the evening. Tickets for the show are $25, or there is also a $125 VIP package option available as well (which includes admission to the party, a champagne toast at midnight, table service, food and beverages and reserved seating for the entire party). Guests can also opt for a sit-down dinner and show option for $75 with The Twisted Tail’s deluxe NYE menu.
509 S 2nd St., thetwistedtail.com
On the last night of the year, Center City hotspot Oyster House will be offering Philadelphians a four-course prix fixe menu with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight for $70 per person. As a special treat, guests can also enhance their dining experience with a special order of six oysters topped with caviar for $24. In addition to the prix fixe menu, Oyster House’s Buck-a-Shuck happy hour will also be available at the bar from 5 pm to 7 pm along with their a la carte menu, served throughout the evening.
1516 Sansom St., oysterhousephilly.com
The Good King Tavern
Philadelphians can dine at The Good King Tavern this NYE and enjoy a four-course prix-fixe feast for just $80 per person. Suggested wine pairings will also be offered to complement the menu and a build-your-own Manhattan bar experience (with your choice of spirit, vermouth, a glass and garnish) will also be available. The Queens Village hotspot is also offering tableside caviar service featuring a slice of brioche topped with butter and caviar, served with a chilled shot of vodka for only $20. Guests can also head up to Le Caveau located on top of TGKT to pop bottles from their celebratory champagne list and indulge in delectable “Frenchie” snacks. Reservations are available for both establishments.
614 S 7th St., thegoodkingtavern.com
Panorama wine bar in Old City is offering two dinner seatings for the last night of 2019. Diners can choose between 4 pm or 6:30 seatings to indulge in a three-course feast ($65 per person) or a three-course children’s menu ($30 per child). Dishes include shrimp cocktail, tortellini (with roasted duck leg filled pasta and porcini brodo), pan-roasted king salmon, filet mignon, olive oil cake and for the kiddos, chicken tenders, cheese ravioli, ice cream and more.
14 N Front St., panoramawinebar.com
Townsend will be serving up a delicious feast at two different seatings on New Year’s Eve this year. Philadelphians can choose between a five-course prix-fixe dinner for the first seating ($95 per person) or a seven-course prix-fixe dinner for the second seating ($125/person). Menu options include broiled oyster aux poireaux, seared halibut vallee d’auge, burgundy truffle risotto and more, while the second seatings additional dishes will include a crab gougère with caviar and herb dust and a second sweet option (the star of both meals is reportedly Townsend’s Les Treize dessert). The dinner can be accompanied by a $65 wine pairing for the five-course menu and an $85 wine pairing for the seven-course menu.
2121 Walnut St., townsendphl.com
Philadelphians can head to Tuna Bar on NYE this year to enjoy a seven-course dinner and a festive champagne toast for only $95 per person. Mouthwatering options include miso soup, tuna crudo, creamy rock shrimp, an assortment of sushi rolls, Korean fried chicken, a vegetable maki sampler and much more.
205 Race St., tunabar.com