Local places to enjoy fine dining, drinks, dancing and festivity on New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2017 in style!
Laurel & Sage (33 Walnut Street, Montclair) will host a special seasonal 4 and 5 course tasting menus to ring in the New Year. There are two seatings: 5:45 pm (4-courses, $85) and 8:45 pm (5-courses, $110). Reservations 973-733-6142 or by email.
Pig & Prince (1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair) will host a New Year’s Eve 1920s Masquerade on Saturday, December 31 from 8 pm to 1:30 am. Tickets include: Full Open Bar. Including Featured Spirits, Champagne, and Beer. Specially crafted cocktails; Champagne toast at Midnight; Insane Spread of Food. Raw Bar, Hors d’Oeuvres, Carving Station, Sushi Station, Caviar, Sweets; Live Music all evening by Father Thyme and His Royal Swine, NJ’s premiere swing outfit.Formal Attire strongly encouraged. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online here.
Newly opened Sátis Bistro (289 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield) will host a New Year’s Eve party with two seating times on December 31. Reservations 973.743.1097.
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant (6 Depot Square, Montclair) will celebrate on Saturday, December 31 from 8 pm to 1 am, with Ty Stephens and Soul Jaazz. Enjoy fine dining, a cash bar, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. The 4 course meal, welcome drink, champagne toast, party favors, and show costs $125 (plus 7% tax and 18% gratuity). Reservations 973.744.2600.
Plum on Park (14 Park Street, Montclair) will offer a special New year’s Eve dinner on December 31 from 6 pm – 9 pm, featuring Lobster Bisque, Fried Oysters with Jalapeño Horseradish and Duck, Duck, Goose (seared duck breast, duck leg confit + goose liver paté w/smoked pear gastrique) Reservations 973.744.7100
Ariane Kitchen & Bar (706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) will ring in 2017 with the friends, food and cocktails on December 31 from 9 pm – 2 am. The deluxe all-inclusive party features an open bar, passed hors d’oevres, food stations, and a live band. $150pp advanced reservation required. Call 973.744.0533 to get on the list.
The Orange Squirrel (412 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield) will offer a three course dinner with delicious options for $65 includes a glass of bubbly. Call now to reserve at 973-337-6421. Early seatings 5-6:30 and late seatings 8:30-10 available. Reservations 973. 337.6421.
Fresco Da Franco (15 Church Street, Montclair) is throwing a New Year’s Eve party with two seatings at 6:30 pm (a la carte menu) and 9 pm ($79.95 per person for 4-course dinner) Enjoy live music, celebrity hosts, and more.
Celebrate at Fascino (331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) Early Seating 3 Course Menu 5:30-7 pm is $80 per person. Late Seating 5 Course Menu 8-9:30 pm is $120 per person. Reservations at 973.233.0350.
Diners will enjoy decadent specials from Executive Chef Cenobio Canalizo at Strip House (550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston) with seatings from 5 pm – 11 pm. The Bar will be open until 1 am. Dinner includes Oysters Rockefeller, cream spinach Parmesan cheese; Herb Crusted Lamb Chops,
Palazzo (11 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair) will offer a 3 course dinner with a variety of choices on New Year’s Eve. Reservations at 973.746.6778
Central Presbyterian Church will host its annual free Alternative New Year’s Eve on December 31 from 8 pm – 10 pm where you can enjoy live music and festivity. Scheduled to appear are the Montclair Community Band, Jessica Goodson, the Foggettes, Bill Perry, June Lockett, Amy’s Case (Renae Baker and Bill Frank), Full Disclosure, Nikkie Constantine, the Foggy Minded Boys and other outstanding area performers. In lieu of an admission fee, donations of nonperishable food for Montclair’s Human Needs Food Pantry would be greatly appreciated. No reservations needed. Stay for part or for all!
McLoone’s Boathouse (9 Cherry Lane, West Orange) is offering a 4-course dinner package with live music by Gonzo’s Funky Family, who will get you dancing with its Old and New School Funk and Soul music. Reservations at 862.252.7108.
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas (70 Kingsland Road, Clifton Commons) will host a New Year’s Eve celebration dinner featuring a carefully crafted “Best of 2016” five-course tasting menu which includes favorite dishes from throughout the year, along with hand-picked wine pairings from Spuntino Wine Bar’s extensive selection of over 150 world class wines. Tasting menu is $65 per person, or $85 including wine pairings. Reservations at 973-661-2435.
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub (98 Kingsland Road, Clifton, NJ) will host its annual New Year’s Eve bash beginning at 9pm with an all-inclusive package including live entertainment, four course prix fixe menu, premium open bar, champagne toast and late night breakfast buffet. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Party, which has limited seating, can be purchased in advance for a cost of $90/person online. Must be 21+ to enter. Valid ID required. Gratuity not included.
Chef Bryan Gregg will be creating a 4-course menu to help ring in the new year at Tastes by Bryan Gregg (235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange)
The dinner menu will feature:
- First Course: Crudo of tuna, apple, soy, jalapeno
- Second Course: Burrata, cured ham, fall squash
- Third Course: Chateaubriand, shaved Brussels, pearl onions, mushroom butter
Shellfish and black truffle grits
- Fourth Course: Vanilla crunch, berry preserve parfait
Wines of all price points will be available by the glass and bottle. Cost: $49.99/person. There will be two seatings: 6 pm and 8:30 pm. Reservations 973.435.7260.