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Buttermilk biscuits with pure cane sugar at Junebaby, which is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a fried chicken dinner.
Buttermilk biscuits with pure cane sugar at Junebaby, which is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a fried chicken dinner.
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Where to Eat on New Year's Eve 2017 in Seattle

From fried chicken dinners to decadent caviar and Champagne toasts

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Buttermilk biscuits with pure cane sugar at Junebaby, which is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a fried chicken dinner.
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There's a lot of pressure to do New Year's Eve "right," which is as hard to pull off as those pesky New Year's resolutions are to keep. This guide should help determine which experiences will actually live up to expectations. A coursed-out meal, perhaps? Curated wine lists? An unobstructed view of fireworks? Champagne and caviar? Cocktails and fried chicken? Maybe just a big slice of New York-style pizza and "The Champagne of Beers"?

Here are the places to have a blast and a delicious meal in Seattle as the world kicks into 2018.

Note: Map points are listed geographically and are not ranked by preference. Where do you plan to ring in the new year? Show your favorite spot some love in the comments or send us an email.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hitchcock

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133 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 201-3789
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Celebrating island-style (PNW island-style, of course), this muted, elegant restaurant’s locally focused eight-course menu includes heirloom chicories, Weathervane scallops, Mangalitsa pork loin, and oysters. It's $120 per person with an optional $60 wine pairing, with plenty of options available for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Late diners can expect a Champagne toast at midnight.

The bar and dining room at Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island.
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2. E. Smith Mercantile

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208 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 641-7250
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For New Year’s Eve, Pioneer Square’s “retail mullet” (business in the front, party in the back bar) is continuing its Guest Chef Dinner Series with husband-and-wife chef duo Neil and Zarah Duncanson. They’re presenting an "oysters & pearls" menu featuring indulgences like scallop, brioche, and caviar, as well as duck confit crepes with mushrooms and pickled persimmons. The event starts at 8 p.m. and costs $90 per person.

3. No Anchor

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2505 2nd Ave #105
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2610
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Belltown’s expert-level modern beer bar is teaming “dope natural bubbles” with unusual beers and eats for its high-brow, low-stress party. Six courses for $150 includes hot smoked sturgeon with dill cream, rye crumb, and caviar, as well as snacks like a barley cannoli with sour cream and parmesan.

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Pouring a beer at No Anchor.
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4. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

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2200 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 624-4422
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This warm, wood-fired pizzeria is hosting its 7th annual New Year’s Eve party in South Lake Union, the ideal location to take in a view of the fireworks. For $30 per person, each group gets a private table for Neapolitan food all night long, with a complimentary toast at midnight.

5. Big Mario's Pizza

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1009 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 922-3875
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This low-key pizzeria with big New York-style slices is feeling festive with tunes, $2 High Life all night (yes, it’s the self-proclaimed “Champagne of Beers”), and a Champagne toast at midnight at all of its locations. Anyone who can’t get enough can return for a similar experience plus football and brunch pies on New Year’s Day.

Big Mario’s is a low-key pizzeria with big New York-style pies and slices.
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6. Lark

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952 E Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5275
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Lark is a relaxed, gorgeous oasis in the sea of mayhem that is Capitol Hill on New Year’s Eve. A four-course meal of luxe treats like oysters, paddlefish caviar, Salish Sea uni, and Snake River Ranch zabuton steak costs $125 a person.

7. L'Oursin

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(206) 485-7173
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This French-inspired, seafood-focused Central District sweetheart’s celebration features a seven-course prix fixe menu with pairings of spirits, cocktails, and, of course, the eclectic natural wine that dominates the drinks menu. Pink scallops, pink Champagne, foie gras, uni, and more ostentatious items grace the table.

L’Oursin is a seafood-focused, natural wine-obsessed French bistro in the Central District.
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8. Bottlehouse

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1416 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 708-7164
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The sweetest little house in all Seattle, Madrona’s safe haven for all non-snobby lovers of wine, rings in the new year with its food and drink menu available all night as well as a $15 combo of holiday cocktail, baby Champagne cupcake, and a Hershey’s kiss at midnight.

9. Volunteer Park Cafe

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1501 17th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 328-3155
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Lovely Volunteer Park Cafe is saying goodbye to 2017 with a 7 p.m. feast featuring prawns, sole, duck breast, filet of beef, and molten chocolate cake for dessert. It’s $95/person, or $130 with wine pairings.

Volunteer Park Cafe is saying goodbye to 2017 with a feast.
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10. Eden Hill

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2209 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 708-6836
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Queen Anne’s elegant yet playful Eden Hill is serving up a five-course New Year’s Eve extravaganza for $105 per person. The tasting menu features everything from foie gras and sous vide lobster to venison tartare and wagyu ribeye, and for a little extra the sommelier is pairing absurdly hard-to-come-by wines.

11. How To Cook A Wolf

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2208 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 838-8090
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Celebrate Ethan Stowell-style at any of the chef’s popular restaurants this New Year’s Eve, including this upscale Queen Anne classic. A four-course dinner is $85 per person and includes a primo view of the fireworks. The meal kicks off with a medley of dishes including foie gras mousse bruschetta and ahi crudo, and continues with options like Dungeness crab and uni, braised short rib, and seared black cod. To make it rain white truffles costs an additional $15 per gram, while Kusshi oysters with Prosecco ice are $3.50 each.

Bruschetta at Ethan Stowell’s How to Cook a Wolf.
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12. Eve

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704 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 900-7186
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One of Fremont’s hidden gems, this fashionable restaurant is offering one of the lower-priced tasting menu options around town with its $65 four-course affair. Limited a la carte favorites from the standard selection of organic veggie-centric, locally sourced, seasonally driven fare will also be on hand.

13. Kamonegi

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1054 N 39th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-0185
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Soba savant Mutsuko Soma, Eater’s Chef of the Year, is marking the passing of the year Japanese-style with traditional toshikoshi soba, eaten for longevity and prosperity. For diners who prefer an early start, these buckwheat noodles are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as in two-person-sized take-home containers with a side of dipping sauce for $20. At dinner, from 4-10 p.m., Soma will also debut a few dishes as a result of her research into 19th-century Edo period.

Chef-owner Mutsuko Soma at Kamonegi, where she’ll celebrate New Year’s Eve with a traditional Japanese meal of toshikoshi soba.
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14. Tarsan i Jane

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4012 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 557-7059
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This prix fixe-fixated wood-fired Valencian restaurant is throwing a decadent New Year’s affair. It’s $155 for the first seating or $175 for the second, ensuring impeccably and creatively prepared high-end ingredients like lobster and sea urchin. Luxurious add-ons like beverage pairings, flowers for the table, sturgeon caviar, jamón ibérico de bellota, and carabinero prawns are also available.

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Prawns are always a hit at Valencian restaurant Tarsan i Jane.
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15. Junebaby

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2122 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 257-4470
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Eater’s pick for Restaurant of the Year, this revolutionary Southern restaurant will throw down at New Year’s Eve with a four-course fried chicken dinner. For $95 a person, Edouardo Jordan’s unbeatable food is paired with beverages likely to lean heavily on the bar’s moonshine selection. For diners seeking a more upscale menu blending Jordan’s Southern heritage with influences like French and Italian, sibling restaurant Salare will be hosting a seven-course meal a block away.

Buttermilk biscuits with pure cane sugar at Junebaby, which is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a fried chicken dinner.
Buttermilk biscuits with pure cane sugar at Junebaby.
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16. Cafe Juanita

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9702 NE 120th Pl
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 823-1505
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This Eastside institution is offering its usual class, charm, and excellence during a New Year’s Eve tasting menu. A $175-per-person splurge leads to copious Northern Italian treats and Pacific Northwest ingredients, like butcher's ravioli sweetbreads with Oregon pork, 30-month Parmigiano Reggiano, and Madeira.

1. Hitchcock

133 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The bar and dining room at Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island.
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Celebrating island-style (PNW island-style, of course), this muted, elegant restaurant’s locally focused eight-course menu includes heirloom chicories, Weathervane scallops, Mangalitsa pork loin, and oysters. It's $120 per person with an optional $60 wine pairing, with plenty of options available for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Late diners can expect a Champagne toast at midnight.

133 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

2. E. Smith Mercantile

208 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

For New Year’s Eve, Pioneer Square’s “retail mullet” (business in the front, party in the back bar) is continuing its Guest Chef Dinner Series with husband-and-wife chef duo Neil and Zarah Duncanson. They’re presenting an "oysters & pearls" menu featuring indulgences like scallop, brioche, and caviar, as well as duck confit crepes with mushrooms and pickled persimmons. The event starts at 8 p.m. and costs $90 per person.

208 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

3. No Anchor

2505 2nd Ave #105, Seattle, WA 98121
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Pouring a beer at No Anchor.
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Belltown’s expert-level modern beer bar is teaming “dope natural bubbles” with unusual beers and eats for its high-brow, low-stress party. Six courses for $150 includes hot smoked sturgeon with dill cream, rye crumb, and caviar, as well as snacks like a barley cannoli with sour cream and parmesan.

2505 2nd Ave #105
Seattle, WA 98121

4. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

2200 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

This warm, wood-fired pizzeria is hosting its 7th annual New Year’s Eve party in South Lake Union, the ideal location to take in a view of the fireworks. For $30 per person, each group gets a private table for Neapolitan food all night long, with a complimentary toast at midnight.

2200 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

5. Big Mario's Pizza

1009 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Big Mario’s is a low-key pizzeria with big New York-style pies and slices.
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This low-key pizzeria with big New York-style slices is feeling festive with tunes, $2 High Life all night (yes, it’s the self-proclaimed “Champagne of Beers”), and a Champagne toast at midnight at all of its locations. Anyone who can’t get enough can return for a similar experience plus football and brunch pies on New Year’s Day.

1009 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

6. Lark

952 E Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98122

Lark is a relaxed, gorgeous oasis in the sea of mayhem that is Capitol Hill on New Year’s Eve. A four-course meal of luxe treats like oysters, paddlefish caviar, Salish Sea uni, and Snake River Ranch zabuton steak costs $125 a person.

952 E Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98122

7. L'Oursin

Seattle, WA 98122
L’Oursin is a seafood-focused, natural wine-obsessed French bistro in the Central District.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

This French-inspired, seafood-focused Central District sweetheart’s celebration features a seven-course prix fixe menu with pairings of spirits, cocktails, and, of course, the eclectic natural wine that dominates the drinks menu. Pink scallops, pink Champagne, foie gras, uni, and more ostentatious items grace the table.

8. Bottlehouse

1416 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

The sweetest little house in all Seattle, Madrona’s safe haven for all non-snobby lovers of wine, rings in the new year with its food and drink menu available all night as well as a $15 combo of holiday cocktail, baby Champagne cupcake, and a Hershey’s kiss at midnight.

1416 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Volunteer Park Cafe

1501 17th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Volunteer Park Cafe is saying goodbye to 2017 with a feast.
Volunteer Park Cafe/FB

Lovely Volunteer Park Cafe is saying goodbye to 2017 with a 7 p.m. feast featuring prawns, sole, duck breast, filet of beef, and molten chocolate cake for dessert. It’s $95/person, or $130 with wine pairings.

1501 17th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

10. Eden Hill

2209 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Queen Anne’s elegant yet playful Eden Hill is serving up a five-course New Year’s Eve extravaganza for $105 per person. The tasting menu features everything from foie gras and sous vide lobster to venison tartare and wagyu ribeye, and for a little extra the sommelier is pairing absurdly hard-to-come-by wines.

2209 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

11. How To Cook A Wolf

2208 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Bruschetta at Ethan Stowell’s How to Cook a Wolf.
How to Cook a Wolf/Official

Celebrate Ethan Stowell-style at any of the chef’s popular restaurants this New Year’s Eve, including this upscale Queen Anne classic. A four-course dinner is $85 per person and includes a primo view of the fireworks. The meal kicks off with a medley of dishes including foie gras mousse bruschetta and ahi crudo, and continues with options like Dungeness crab and uni, braised short rib, and seared black cod. To make it rain white truffles costs an additional $15 per gram, while Kusshi oysters with Prosecco ice are $3.50 each.

2208 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

12. Eve

704 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103

One of Fremont’s hidden gems, this fashionable restaurant is offering one of the lower-priced tasting menu options around town with its $65 four-course affair. Limited a la carte favorites from the standard selection of organic veggie-centric, locally sourced, seasonally driven fare will also be on hand.

704 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

13. Kamonegi

1054 N 39th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Chef-owner Mutsuko Soma at Kamonegi, where she’ll celebrate New Year’s Eve with a traditional Japanese meal of toshikoshi soba.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

Soba savant Mutsuko Soma, Eater’s Chef of the Year, is marking the passing of the year Japanese-style with traditional toshikoshi soba, eaten for longevity and prosperity. For diners who prefer an early start, these buckwheat noodles are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as in two-person-sized take-home containers with a side of dipping sauce for $20. At dinner, from 4-10 p.m., Soma will also debut a few dishes as a result of her research into 19th-century Edo period.

1054 N 39th St
Seattle, WA 98103

14. Tarsan i Jane

4012 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107
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Prawns are always a hit at Valencian restaurant Tarsan i Jane.
Adam H. Callaghan/Eater

This prix fixe-fixated wood-fired Valencian restaurant is throwing a decadent New Year’s affair. It’s $155 for the first seating or $175 for the second, ensuring impeccably and creatively prepared high-end ingredients like lobster and sea urchin. Luxurious add-ons like beverage pairings, flowers for the table, sturgeon caviar, jamón ibérico de bellota, and carabinero prawns are also available.

4012 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

15. Junebaby

2122 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Buttermilk biscuits with pure cane sugar at Junebaby, which is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a fried chicken dinner.
Buttermilk biscuits with pure cane sugar at Junebaby.
Bill Addison/Eater

Eater’s pick for Restaurant of the Year, this revolutionary Southern restaurant will throw down at New Year’s Eve with a four-course fried chicken dinner. For $95 a person, Edouardo Jordan’s unbeatable food is paired with beverages likely to lean heavily on the bar’s moonshine selection. For diners seeking a more upscale menu blending Jordan’s Southern heritage with influences like French and Italian, sibling restaurant Salare will be hosting a seven-course meal a block away.

2122 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115

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16. Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034

This Eastside institution is offering its usual class, charm, and excellence during a New Year’s Eve tasting menu. A $175-per-person splurge leads to copious Northern Italian treats and Pacific Northwest ingredients, like butcher's ravioli sweetbreads with Oregon pork, 30-month Parmigiano Reggiano, and Madeira.

9702 NE 120th Pl
Kirkland, WA 98034

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