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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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Aqua Grille Bistro & Bar

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

The Belfry Bistro

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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.

The Dan'l Webster Inn

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

Red's Restaurant

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

The Coonamessett Inn

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

Osteria La Civetta

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Web site is under construction so call for reservations.

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.

Misaki Sushi

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Accepting reservations.

The Roadhouse Cafe

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"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!"

Chapin's Restaurant

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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.

The Colonial House Inn

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

Celestino's Restaurant

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

Academy Ocean Grille

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

Bistro at Crowne Pointe

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

The Red Inn

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

The Mews Restaurant & Cafe

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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.

Central House at the Crown

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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.

Lattanzi's

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

Lucky Hank's Restaurant & Cafe

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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."

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

Fifty-Six Union

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"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."

Aqua Grille Bistro & Bar

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

The Belfry Bistro

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.

The Dan'l Webster Inn

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

Red's Restaurant

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

The Coonamessett Inn

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

Osteria La Civetta

Web site is under construction so call for reservations.

Blue

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.

Misaki Sushi

Accepting reservations.

The Roadhouse Cafe

"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!"

Chapin's Restaurant

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.

The Colonial House Inn

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

Celestino's Restaurant

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

Academy Ocean Grille

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

Bistro at Crowne Pointe

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

The Red Inn

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

The Mews Restaurant & Cafe

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.

Central House at the Crown

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.

Lattanzi's

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

Lucky Hank's Restaurant & Cafe

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."

Dune

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

Fifty-Six Union

"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."