New Year's Eve celebrations: sixteen sweet options

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Still trying to decide what you're doing on New Year's Eve? Restaurants and bars around town are offering celebrations large and small, extravagant and intimate. Keep reading to see just some of the options (and if you know of other worthy end-of-the-year events, share the info in the comments section below):

Denver's Grandest New Year's Eve Party is going down at the Hyatt, 1750 Welton Street. The party includes an open bar, a buffet dinner and performances from the Nacho Men and Denver's Best Dueling Pianos. Tickets are $139; call 303-295-1234 for more information.

1515 Restaurant, 1515 Market Street is toasting the new year with a special three-course menu inspired by the cuisine of famed chef, Auguste Escoffier. The meal costs $60 and reservations are being taken from 5 to 6 p.m.; call the restaurant at 303-571-0011 to do so. The Candlelight Tavern, 383 South Pearl Street, will light up the new year with a free party featuring drink specials all night; call 303-778-9530 for more details.

ChoLon, 1555 Blake Street, is offering a special four-course, family-style menu that includes additional tastes, sides and a glass of champagne. Call 303-353-5223 for reservations.

EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th Street, is offering two prix fixe dinners. One is three-course and costs $75; the second costs $125 and includes a four-course menu, a champagne toast and entrance to Edge's Futuristic Ball. Green Russell, 1422 Larimer Street, is ringing in the new year with live music from the Scott Grove Quartet. Reservations are recommended; call 303-893-6505 for information.Izakaya Den, 1518 South Pearl Street, is offering drink specials, a special a la carte menu and a complimentary champagne toast; call 303-777-0691 for more details. Luca D'Italia, 711 Grant Street, is featuring a seven-course tasting menu. Dinner costs $85, with optional wine pairings for an additional $55; call 303-832-6600 to learn more.Mizuna, 225 East Seventh Avenue, is featuring a six-course prix fixe menu for the holidays; call 303-832-4778 for more details. Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue, is offering special four-course menu as a farewell to 2012. The dinner costs $60; call 303-861-5050 for details.Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer Street, is offering a three-course, prix fixe menu this evening; call 303-534-5855 to RSVP. Sushi Den, 1487 South Pearl Street, is launching its new cocktail program and offering a special a la carte menu; there will also be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Call the restaurant at 303-777-0826 for details. Black Cat Restaurant, 1964 13th Street in Boulder, is offering a four-course "farmhouse" menu for $75, with optional wine pairings available for an extra $42; call 303-444-5500 to learn more. Zengo, 1610 Little Raven Street, is offering a special four-course menu to ring in the new year; dinner costs $65 and includes a champagne toast at midnight. Call the restaurant at 720-904-0965 to grab a seat.The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, 1401 Curtis Street, is hosting live music by the Hot Club of Pearl Street Band and a midnight champagne toast -- 1920s attire is encouraged; dinner service is from 4 to 10 p.m. and costs $30. Call the restaurant at 303-825-6500 for more information.

Central Bistro & Bar, 1691 Central Street, is throwing a '60s themed romp, featuring live jazz and a special dinner service, followed by a midnight celebration. Admission to the festivities runs from $30 to $68; call 303-825-6500 to learn more.

And that's just the start of the New Year's Eve possibilities; check our calendar for the full listing.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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