A Wait-Free Dinner at The Bristol this New Year’s Eve

Photo: Neil Burger

Just about the only thing that can deter us from chef Chris Pandel’s near-miraculous meat presentations at The Bristol is swinging by on a going-out-for-dinner night and finding the wait for a table a dozen parties deep. Manager John Ross has assured us many a time that he’ll never give in and take reservations (and we see where he’s coming from, really we do, it’d undermine a lot of the casual charm of the place), but they’re making one, lone, singular exception on New Years Eve for some pre-midnight revelry, taking reservations for seatings ranging from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m, with a prix fixe menu. Read on for the options.

First Course:

• Pork Rillette, Sauce Ravigote, Toast

• Roast Beets, House Made Goats Milk Ricotta, Walnut Bread

• Tuna Conserva, Beluga Lentils, Frisee, Saba

Second Course: Choice of…
• Pistachio Sausage Stuffed Veal Breast, Roman Gnocchi, Natural Juices
• Roast Cod, Blood Orange, Gaeta Olive, Swiss Chard
• Celery Root Agnolotti, Pear, Parmesan, Balsamic

• Andrew’s Fudge
• House Made Pastries and Cookies

The Bristol’s New Year’s Eve menu is $49, not including beverages, tax, and gratuity. Call for reservations: (773) 862-5555

A Wait-Free Dinner at The Bristol this New Year’s Eve