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Ten Top Places to Eat in Denver on New Year's Eve 2015, From Fine to Fancy to Fun

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5) 1515 Restaurant 
1515 Market Street

Shoot for the stars on New Year's Eve: 1515 Restaurant will be cooking up a stellar cosmos-themed, seven-course meal. Diners can explore dishes like "A Space Odyssey" (multi-spectral cotton candy), "Comet" (champagne with strawberry caviar), and more. The dinner is $90 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Call 1515 at 303-571-0011 to make your reservations, and check out the entire intergalactic menu at 1515restaurant.com.      

4) S.O.U.L.
2127 Larimer Street


Many of us will be making New Year's resolutions to be a better version of ourselves next year, so why get an early start on that goal and kick off the New Year with a charitable soiree? Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.) will be throwing its sixth annual New Year's Eve event at the private venue of 2127 Larimer St. And because even the charitable like to indulge, the party will feature plenty of gourmet food—provided by chef Matt Selby— as well as cocktails, live music, dancing, a silent auction and more. Tickets to the event, which runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., are $145, and can be purchased at universe.com. All proceeds will benefit S.O.U.L.'s programs in education, women's empowerment, food security and maternal health in Uganda.   

3) Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge
1512 Curtis Street

Dining and music create an amazing symphony for the senses, and Baur's has the two down to a science. The multi-concept restaurant and music venue will be open for regular dinner service from 5 to 7:30 p.m., when diners can order off the restaurant's standard menu or indulge in a special, five-course tasting menu prepared just for New Year's Eve. After the regular dinner service, things get a little more interesting. At 8 p.m. Baur's will be holding a NYE masquerade ball, complete with live music from the Terri Jo Jenkins Quartet, and a complimentary champagne toast. Your $75 ticket includes the special five-course tasting menu, live music, toast, a mask and all the dancing you can handle. For those who want to skip dinner and just enjoy the music, there is a $20 cover. For reservations, call Baur's at 303-615-4000, and check out the menu for the evening at baursrestaurant.com.

2) Rebel Restaurant  
3763 Wynkoop Street


Rebel Restaurant, which received a killer review from Gretchen Kurtz last month, will showcase some of the skills the restaurant has in the kitchen with a special four-course dinner for New Year's Eve. The adventurous menu will feature dishes like grilled hamachi collar, pan-fried Rocky Mountain oysters, French onion and bone marrow soup, foie-stuffed quail and much more. The New Year's Eve menu is $85 per person and includes dinner, drinks and a New Year's toast; make your reservations by calling the restaurant at 303-297-3902. Check out the whole menu on Rebel's Facebook page.  

1) Adelitas Cocina y Cantina 
1294 South Broadway

Put a little spice in your New Year's Eve celebration by ringing in 2016 at Adelitas, a comfortable neighborhood cantina that's become a destination for Denverites. The restaurant will be serving a steak and lobster dinner, including a salad and house margarita, for $34.95 per person. After that, guests can hang out and celebrate the ball drop with a Cimmaron Tequila and champagne toast at midnight. If you plan on attending, you must RSVP by calling the restaurant at 303-778-1294.  

What are you doing on New Year's Eve? Tell us in the comments below. And for more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to [email protected]
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Ben Landreth