Even though it feels like it ought to be no later than September, 2007 is almost over. This is generally the point in the year when we realize that we totally forgot to make plans for New Year’s Eve and Day and panic. If you’re in the same boat, never fear! We’ve sought out a variety of great options for both December 31 and January 1. Below, a few of our favorites.
New Year’s Eve
•If you want to keep it chill on the evening of New Year’s Eve or just have a hot party that will preclude dinner, why not check out the New Year’s Eve lunch at Grotto? The $50 three-course meal includes a whole black truffle roasted prime rib. Not too shabby for one of the last meals of the year!
•True to fashion, Sel De La Terre is ringing in the new year with a quietly luxurious dinner. The $95 dinner ($130 with wine pairings) involves no less than six courses, including one of the restaurant’s excellent cheese plates. There’s a separate and equally exciting vegetarian menu for the meatless among your party. Fun for everyone!
•The Cambridge Brewing Co is very excited about its Brew Year’s Eve Extravaganza, and with good reason! Not only will there be a Grand Buffet and not only will there be the maximum number of free drinks allowed by state law, but there will be live music, dancing and a brew drop, all for the (relatively) low price of $100. (In contrast, Beehive is charging $95 without a single free drink.) Reservations may be made online, but hurry, as there are only a few left!
•Sasso will be serving their $75 three-course dinner until 1:30am. We can’t think of a much better start to 2008 than dining on butter-poached lobster after watching the fireworks. Deliciously decadent!
New Year’s Day
•Tremont 647 knows that you have two priorities on New Year’s morning: to get some starch and maybe a hair of the dog into your belly, and to avoid getting dressed. The restaurant generously addresses both needs with their annual Morning After Pajama Brunch. Head to the South End in your PJs and feast on homemade Pop-Tarts and breakfast martinis. What more could you ask for?
•UpStairs on the Square will serve leftovers from the previous night’s festivities alongside smoked salmon blinis. Guaranteed to sooth even the most hungover!