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Where to Eat on New Year's Eve

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Whether you're looking forward to a Champagne toast with a six course meal or a keg stand plus some popcorn this New Year's Eve, there's no shortage of venues open for goodbye 2012/hello 2013 festivities on the Cape & Islands. Here's a guide to 21 of the most appetizing prix fixe and special menus we could find over the bridge. (For more Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket eateries, check the links.) We've noted prix fixe menu prices per person, but taxes and gratuities are extra. Many of the restaurants require (or very strongly suggest) reservations, so make sure to let your fingers do the walking before heading out on Monday night. Enjoy!

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1. Aqua Grille Bistro & Bar

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14 Gallo Road
Sandwich, MA 02563

This waterfront restaurant and bar on the Cape Cod Canal is serving dinner from their off-season menu.

2. The Belfry Bistro

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8 Jarves Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

The Belfy Inne is offering a New Years Eve Menu & Lodging package. The prix fixe New Years Eve Celebration Menu has two seatings: 4:30-6:30 p.m. for $59/pp and 7:30-10:00 p.m. (with dancing until 1 a.m.) for $93/pp.

3. The Dan'l Webster Inn

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149 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-3622

The New Year's Eve menu features Cape Cod Lobster Chowder, Cape Bay Scallops Nantucket, Lobster Crusted Haddock, and then some.

4. Red's Restaurant

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350 Quaker Road
North Falmouth, MA 02556

The Seacrest Beach Hotel is offering room packages or dinner/entertainment only options. The prix fixe buffet menu at Red's is $85/pp.

5. The Coonamessett Inn

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311 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

The New Year's menu includes Oysters Rockefeller, Coonamessett Clam Chowder and Lobster Ravioli.

6. Osteria La Civetta

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133 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Web site is under construction so call for reservations.

7. Blue

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Mashpee Neck Road
Mashpee, MA 02649

Regular dining menu from 5-7 p.m. At 9 p.m. there's a special four course menu with a Champagne toast for $80/pp.

8. Misaki Sushi

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379 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

Accepting reservations.

9. The Roadhouse Cafe

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488 South Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

"Make a reservation in one of our 2 intimate fireplaced dining rooms or enjoy our roadhouse jazz band in the bistro room for Christmas Eve or New Years Eve. Yes, we are open!"

10. Chapin's Restaurant

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85 Taunton Avenue
Dennis, MA 02638

The New Year's Eve special menu includes Chapin's made-to-order Lobster Stew (with a quarter pound of lobster!) and Roast dijon-herb crusted rack of lamb.

11. The Colonial House Inn

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277 Main Street
West Dennis, MA 02670

Special New Years' Eve menu with multiple options including Seafood Chowder, Lobster Pie and Veal Oscar.

12. Celestino's Restaurant

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513 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633

Four course prix fixe menu includes Lobster Thermidore, Steak Oscar, Halibut Almondine, and Truffle Risotto.

13. Academy Ocean Grille

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2 Academy Place
Orleans, MA 02653

Four course prix fixe dinner features dishes such as their Vegetable Samosas, Crab Bisque and Academy Swordfish for $68/pp.

14. Bistro at Crowne Pointe

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82 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

There's a five course prix fixe menu at 6 p.m. for $99/pp and 9 p.m. for $109/pp.

15. The Red Inn

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15 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

There are multiple seatings for their prix fixe menu and most are "almost sold out."

16. The Mews Restaurant & Cafe

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429 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Special menu features dozens of options including Chicken Liver Pate Bruschetta, Mongolian Style Grilled Lamb Chops and Almond Crusted Cod with Clementine Citrus Beurre Blanc.

17. Central House at the Crown

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247 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

There's an early three course prix fixe menu from 6-7 p.m. for $50. In addition, there's a later special menu featuring numerous options including Terrine of Foie Gras de Canard and Pancetta Wrapped Filet Mignon.

18. Lattanzi's

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19 Church Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

This traditional Italian cuisine restaurant is offering a special three course dinner for $49.95/pp.

19. Lucky Hank's Restaurant & Cafe

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218 Upper Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

According to the Martha's Vineyard Times: "The New Year's Eve prix fixe menu includes an appetizer choice between Oysters Rockefeller and Duck Rillete. The choice of entrées is between bay scallops with lobster and asparagus risotto and rack of lamb with roasted fingerling potatoes and foraged mushrooms. Deserters will be divided between those who side with the floating islands chocolate meringue with crème anglaise and those who choose the mulled stone fruit over brioche."

20. Dune

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20 Broad Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

"Modern chic meets casual comfort" is open for dinner.

21. Fifty-Six Union

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56 Union Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

"New Year’s Eve is celebrated in style with a four course-tasting menu including a glass of Bubbly. Music and Dancing commences after dinner and The New Year is toasted at Midnight! The festivities continue until closing."

1. Aqua Grille Bistro & Bar

14 Gallo Road, Sandwich, MA 02563

This waterfront restaurant and bar on the Cape Cod Canal is serving dinner from their off-season menu.

14 Gallo Road
Sandwich, MA 02563

2. The Belfry Bistro

8 Jarves Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

The Belfy Inne is offering a New Years Eve Menu & Lodging package. The prix fixe New Years Eve Celebration Menu has two seatings: 4:30-6:30 p.m. for $59/pp and 7:30-10:00 p.m. (with dancing until 1 a.m.) for $93/pp.

8 Jarves Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

3. The Dan'l Webster Inn

149 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

The New Year's Eve menu features Cape Cod Lobster Chowder, Cape Bay Scallops Nantucket, Lobster Crusted Haddock, and then some.

149 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

4. Red's Restaurant

350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA 02556

The Seacrest Beach Hotel is offering room packages or dinner/entertainment only options. The prix fixe buffet menu at Red's is $85/pp.

350 Quaker Road
North Falmouth, MA 02556

5. The Coonamessett Inn

311 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

The New Year's menu includes Oysters Rockefeller, Coonamessett Clam Chowder and Lobster Ravioli.

311 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

6. Osteria La Civetta

133 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

Web site is under construction so call for reservations.

133 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

7. Blue

Mashpee Neck Road, Mashpee, MA 02649

Regular dining menu from 5-7 p.m. At 9 p.m. there's a special four course menu with a Champagne toast for $80/pp.

Mashpee Neck Road
Mashpee, MA 02649

8. Misaki Sushi

379 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

Accepting reservations.

379 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

9. The Roadhouse Cafe

488 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

"Make a reservation in one of our 2 intimate fireplaced dining rooms or enjoy our roadhouse jazz band in the bistro room for Christmas Eve or New Years Eve. Yes, we are open!"

488 South Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

10. Chapin's Restaurant

85 Taunton Avenue, Dennis, MA 02638

The New Year's Eve special menu includes Chapin's made-to-order Lobster Stew (with a quarter pound of lobster!) and Roast dijon-herb crusted rack of lamb.

85 Taunton Avenue
Dennis, MA 02638

11. The Colonial House Inn

277 Main Street, West Dennis, MA 02670

Special New Years' Eve menu with multiple options including Seafood Chowder, Lobster Pie and Veal Oscar.

277 Main Street
West Dennis, MA 02670

12. Celestino's Restaurant

513 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633

Four course prix fixe menu includes Lobster Thermidore, Steak Oscar, Halibut Almondine, and Truffle Risotto.

513 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633

13. Academy Ocean Grille

2 Academy Place, Orleans, MA 02653

Four course prix fixe dinner features dishes such as their Vegetable Samosas, Crab Bisque and Academy Swordfish for $68/pp.

2 Academy Place
Orleans, MA 02653

14. Bistro at Crowne Pointe

82 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

There's a five course prix fixe menu at 6 p.m. for $99/pp and 9 p.m. for $109/pp.

82 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

15. The Red Inn

15 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

There are multiple seatings for their prix fixe menu and most are "almost sold out."

15 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

16. The Mews Restaurant & Cafe

429 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

Special menu features dozens of options including Chicken Liver Pate Bruschetta, Mongolian Style Grilled Lamb Chops and Almond Crusted Cod with Clementine Citrus Beurre Blanc.

429 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

17. Central House at the Crown

247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

There's an early three course prix fixe menu from 6-7 p.m. for $50. In addition, there's a later special menu featuring numerous options including Terrine of Foie Gras de Canard and Pancetta Wrapped Filet Mignon.

247 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

18. Lattanzi's

19 Church Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

This traditional Italian cuisine restaurant is offering a special three course dinner for $49.95/pp.

19 Church Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

19. Lucky Hank's Restaurant & Cafe

218 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539

According to the Martha's Vineyard Times: "The New Year's Eve prix fixe menu includes an appetizer choice between Oysters Rockefeller and Duck Rillete. The choice of entrées is between bay scallops with lobster and asparagus risotto and rack of lamb with roasted fingerling potatoes and foraged mushrooms. Deserters will be divided between those who side with the floating islands chocolate meringue with crème anglaise and those who choose the mulled stone fruit over brioche."

218 Upper Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

20. Dune

20 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

"Modern chic meets casual comfort" is open for dinner.

20 Broad Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

21. Fifty-Six Union

56 Union Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

"New Year’s Eve is celebrated in style with a four course-tasting menu including a glass of Bubbly. Music and Dancing commences after dinner and The New Year is toasted at Midnight! The festivities continue until closing."

56 Union Street
Nantucket, MA 02554