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Denver's Best Restaurant Events for New Year's Eve

There are great NYE dining options for every mood, from top hat to baseball cap.
There are great NYE dining options for every mood, from top hat to baseball cap. Danielle Lirette

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click to enlarge Vegan and meat eaters will both enjoy 1515. - WESTWORD
Vegan and meat eaters will both enjoy 1515.
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New Year’s Eve at 1515: Omnivores will drool over the four-course menu boasting escargot and surf and turf ($80), but their vegan friends aren’t being left out: A plant-based prix fixe menu ($50) is also available. 5-10 p.m., 1515, 1515 Market Street, 303-571-0011, 1515restaurant.com.

New Year’s Eve at Adelitas: Both locations of the Mexican joint are eschewing their usual fare for a fancy dinner of bistec y langosta (that’s steak and lobster to you); includes a house margarita and midnight tequila and champagne toast. 5 p.m.-1 a.m., $46.95, Adelitas Cocina y Cantina, 1294 South Broadway, and 2609 West Main Street in Littleton, 303-778-1294, adelitasco.com.

New Year’s Eve at Arcana: Offering a four-course prix fixe menu from outgoing chef Kyle Mendenhall, $75 per person, optional beverage pairings available. Arcana, 909 Walnut Street, Boulder, 303-444-3885, arcanarestaurant.com.

New Year’s Eve at Atelier by Radex: Indulge in inspired French(ish) fare that will send you into the upcoming year with a full belly and a happy heart; call to reserve your table for the special four-course prix fixe menu. 4-11 p.m., $125, Atelier by Radex, 2011 East 17th Avenue, 720-379-5556, atelierbyradex.com.

New Year’s Eve at Avelina: Offering a special menu from executive chef Josh Oakley, $75 per person, wine pairing available for $35 more, complimentary glass of champagne. Avelina, 1550 17th Street, 720-904-6711,

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Danielle Lirette
New Year’s Eve at Beckon: “December’s Cold Moon” tasting menu inspired by Scandinavia and other European regions, plus champagne. Beckon, 2845 Larimer Street, 303-954-0230, beckon-call.com.

New Year’s Eve at Carboy Winery: Guests get a special five-course wine dinner, as well as samples from the tanks and a bottle to take home and drink on the couch while waiting for the witching hour. 6:30-10 p.m., $150, Carboy Winery, 6885 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 720-531-5252, eventbrite.com.

New Year’s Eve at Coohills: Celebrate with a five-course prix fixe menu and 50 percent off premium bubbly all night. 5 p.m., $75-$115, Coohills, 1500 Wewatta Street, 303-623-5700, coohills.com.

New Year’s Eve at Corinne: The kitchen is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner with a vegetarian option and optional beverage pairings. 4:30-11 p.m., $65-$90, Corinne, 1455 California Street, 720-996-1555, corinnerestaurant.com.

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Danielle Lirette
New Year’s Eve at Corrida: Put on your fancy pants and leave your cell phones at home for this celebration offering bubbly, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $200, Corrida, 1023 Walnut Street, Boulder, 303-444-1333, eventbrite.com.

New Year’s Eve at Crú: A Wine Bar: The bar’s three-course prix fixe menu boasts all the classics: oysters Rockefeller, shrimp scampi, rack of lamb, filet mignon and chocolate lava cake; the 10:30 p.m. seating includes bubbly at midnight. 5-10:30 p.m., $55, Crú: A Wine Bar, 1442 Larimer Street, 303-893-9463, cruawinebar.com.

New Year’s Eve at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse: Go luxe with a decadent four-course menu that includes fourteen-day dry-aged lamb and 45-day dry-aged strip steak. $150-$195, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 8100 Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, 303-976-0100, delfriscos.com.

New Year’s Eve at Del Frisco’s Grille: Go early or go late; either way, you’ll get the same great three-course prix fixe menu with bites like artichoke beignets and short rib stronganoff. Call for reservations. 3-10 p.m., $48, Del Frisco’s Grille, 100 St. Paul Street, 303-320-8529, delfriscosgrille.com.

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Danielle Lirette
New Year’s Eve at Den Corner Restaurants: Celebrate with the Kizaki brothers at Sushi Den (omakase special), 1487 South Pearl Street, 303-777-0826, sushiden.net; and Izakaya Den, 1487-A South Pearl Street, 303-777-0691, izakayaden.net.

New Year’s Eve at The Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery: Forget champagne — Denver’s a beer town! Enjoy this five-course meal paired with five delicious ales. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $90, Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton, 303-803-1380, breckbrew.com.

New Year’s Eve at Hilton Denver Inverness: The Fireside Grill will serve a special four-course dinner, with a complimentary glass of champagne, party favors, and live entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required at 303-799-5800. Hilton Denver Inverness, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, www3.hilton.com.

New Year’s Eve at The Kitchen: The Kitchen Denver and the Kitchen Boulder will both offer special menus for New Year’s Eve; the Boulder dinner includes optional wine pairings. Kitchen Denver, 1560 Wazee Street, 303, 623-3127; Kitchen Boulder, 1039 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-544-5973, thekitchenbistros.com.

New Year’s Eve at Lola Coastal Mexican: Take a beach vacay for New Year’s Eve at Lola, with a four-course prix fixe dinner downstairs for just $65 (including wine and tequila!) and mezcal and tequila flights and a champagne toast upstairs. Call for prix fixe reservations (required). 7 p.m., $65, Lola Coastal Mexican, 1575 Boulder Street, 720-570-8686, loladenver.com.

click to enlarge Marcella's is dishing up Italian favorites. - COURTESY OF MARCELLA'S
Marcella's is dishing up Italian favorites.
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New Year’s Eve at Marcella’s: Celebrate with food and drink specials and complimentary champagne toast with hats and noisemakers at midnight. Reservations requested by phone or online; Marcella’s Restaurant, 1801 Central Street, 720-484-5484, marcellasrestaurant.com.

New Year’s Eve at Nocturne: Reserve a table at one of Denver’s most accessible jazz clubs and enjoy a delectable four-course meal from the underrated kitchen while listening to a set from the Peter Sommer Quintet. 6 and 9 p.m., $135-$185, Nocturne, 1330 27th Street, 303-295-3333, nocturnejazz.com.

New Year’s Eve at Ocean Prime: Enjoy unique New Year’s Eve menu specials at both Ocean Prime locations. Larimer Square: 1465 Larimer Square, 303-825-3663. DTC: 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village, 303-552-3000, ocean-prime.com.

click to enlarge Pita bread fresh from the oven at Safta. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Pita bread fresh from the oven at Safta.
Danielle Lirette
New Year’s Eve at Safta: The Israeli restaurant will be turning out a prix fixe family-style feast with cocktail and wine pairings. 5-11 p.m., Safta, 3300 Brighton Boulevard, 720-408-2444, eatwithsafta.com.

New Year’s Eve at STK: The nightclub masquerading as a steakhouse is in its element on New Year’s Eve, when it will offer a premium open bar with Chandon and passed bites from 9 p.m. to 1:30 for $99. Sit down for dinner starting at 4 p.m. and get early access to the bubbly for a discount; NYE dinner specials available. DJ countdown, balloon drop and more at midnight. STK, 1550 Market Street, 720-597-8010, eventbrite.com.

New Year’s Eve at Tavernetta: Dinner is a four-course tasting menu (drink pairings optional) with seatings starting at 4:30 p.m.; the restaurant’s inaugural NYE bash kicks off at 9 p.m. and includes live music and dancing, food stations, champage and cocktails. $150 for dinner, $250 for party, Tavernetta, 1889 16th Street, 720-605-1889, tavernettadenver.com.

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Danielle Lirette
New Year’s Eve at Uchi: The culinary team at Uchi has created a special New Year’s Eve menu, including Ora King salmon, foie gras dumplings, soy-glazed Wagyu beef and much more. The dinner is $170 per couple; call 303-444-1922 for reservations. Uchi, 2500 Lawrence Street, uchidenver.com.

New Year’s Eve at Urban Farmer: Soirée in the Parlor: Celebrate in style and sophistication with a seven-course meal that includes shellfish bisque, dry-aged Wagyu beef, croquembouche and drink pairings. 8 p.m.-midnight, $150, Urban Farmer, 1659 Wazee Street, 303-262-6070, eventbrite.com.

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Courtesy of Vesta
New Year’s Eve at Vesta: Indulge in a delicious and classy meal at the Denver institution; the NYE menu includes housemade squid-ink linguine in lobster sauce and Colorado lamb with chimichurri and beurre monte. 5-10 p.m., Vesta, 1822 Blake Street, 303-296-1970, vestadenver.com.

New Year’s Eve at The Wolf’s Tailor: Choose an early or late seating for a family-style menu fusing Italian and Asian tastes. Enjoy a s’mores bar and some bubbly by the bonfire. The Wolf’s Tailor, 4058 Tejon Street, 303-456-6705, thewolfstailor.com.

Winter Wonderland and Midnight Brunch at Edge: Don your winter-white apparel and get white-out drunk at this party that offers bottomless champagne, mimosas and brunch bites from midnight to 2 a.m.; the ticket prices includes your first drink, and DJ Manos will be spinning all night. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., $113, Edge Restaurant and Bar, 1111 14th Street, 303-389-3050, edgerestaurantdenver.com.
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