We Love Food: New Year’s Eve!

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Closer – NYE 2005, courtesy of mattyp_

Yes, yes. A bit early? Maybe. But now’s the time to start thinking of NYE planning before the rest of the holiday season overwhelms you and suddenly find yourself lacking a place to enjoy and celebrate ringing in the New Year. So here’s a very non-comprehensive list of restaurants for you to consider. We’ll post more as we find out about them!


Article One at Hyatt Regency Washington, on Capitol Hill. Call a reservationist at 202.719.8436
A la carte from 1:00 – 8:00pm.
Menu Highlights: Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Spinach ($12); Peppercorn Crusted Filet of Beef with Butter Poached Rock Lobster Tail ($42); Crème Brulee Sampler ($7).

Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton Washington, in the West End. For reservations call 202.974.4900
Prix-fixe menu: 6:00-6:30pm and 9:00-9:30pm seatings; $150 per person.
Menu Highlights: Terrine of Foie Gras, Cranberry Sauce, Duck Croquant and Dried White Figs; Shrimp & Grits; Bourbon & Maple Glazed Pork Loin, Collard Greens, Hoppin John and Pork Jus. Includes five-course menu, complimentary champagne toast at midnight and special party favor.
Menu by Chef de Cuisine Joe Palma.


fyve Restaurant Lounge, located in the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Call 703.412.2760 for reservations.
Four-course prix-fixe menu from 7:00pm – 9:30pm; $224/pp.
Menu Highlights: Tower of “Peekietoe” Crab Meat; Homemade Taglierini Pasta with Quail Rosemary Ragu; Veal Filet wrapped in Pancetta. Live entertainment and a champagne toast included.
Menus by Chef Amy Brandwein.

Indigo Landing, located on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Call 703.548.0001 for reservations.
Prix-fixe menu: 5:00 – 7:00pm, $95 per couple; 8:30 – 10:00pm, $120 per couple.
Menu Highlights: Grilled Shrimp in Rum butter sauce; Filet and Lobster; Pistachio Crusted Halibut; Homemade Chocolate Ganache Cake.

Le Gaulois Café, in Old Town Alexandria. Call 703.739.9494 for reservations.
Prix-fixe menu: 5:00 – 6:00pm $55 per person; 7:00 – 10:00pm $65 per person.
Menu Highlights: Smoked Salmon Wrapped Asparagus Topped with Caviar; Veal Shank over Barley Risotto; and Black Cod served over Maple Glazed Fall Vegetables.
Menu by Chef Tom Meyer.


Addie’s, in MoCo. To personalize your holiday feast call 301.881.0081.
Three- course prix-fixe menu: $85/pp.
Menu Highlights: Open Flame Roasted Chestnut Bisque; Highbourne Farms Venison Osso Bucco; Candied Black Walnut Crusted Pheasant; Fleur de Sel Chocolate Caramel Trio. Includes a complimentary glass of champagne.
Menu by Chef Arra Lawson.

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Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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