If you're planning on making a New Year's resolution to eat healthier, make sure your last meal of 2015 is delicious. Many Seattle restaurants are serving decadent meals for New Year's Eve, and you can find a complete list of them on our New Year's Eve calendar. To give you a taste, here are Angela Garbes' 13 recommendations—just make sure to make your reservations now.
1. Anchovies & Olives New Year's Eve Dinner
Anchovies & Olives presents a four-course New Year's Eve dinner, featuring dishes like king crab salad with fennel and Cara Cara orange, black cod with apple and Tokyo turnips, and a juniper panna cotta for dessert. (For seventeen bucks more, you can can make it a five-course dinner and start off with three oysters and a glass of prosecco. You're worth it.)
2. Brimmer & Heeltap New Year's Eve Dinner
For New Year's Eve, chef Mike Whisenhunt is offering a decadent and creative eight-course menu featuring rich ingredients and Asian flavors. Dishes include caviar and egg-yolk custard with garlic chives, duck-liver pâte, pork dumplings with black trumpet mushrooms, smoked black cod, grilled short rib with marrow butter, tonkatsu broth, and persimmon soufflé.
3. Cafe Juanita New Year's Eve Dinner
This New Year's Eve tasting menu at Kirkland's Cafe Juanita features dishes from northern Italy.
4. Joule New Year's Eve Dinner
Ring in the New Year at Joule with their prix fixe meal, featuring exotic-sounding dishes like steelhead gravlax, oxtail cappelletti, and Wagyu tri tip.
5. Lark New Year's Eve Dinner
Lark (known for its locally sourced, small-plate dishes) presents a luxurious four-course meal for New Year's Eve, including oysters, foie gras, hanger steak, and Theo dark chocolate panna cotta.
6. Marjorie New Year's Eve Dinner
The eclectic, ambitious, and extremely atmospheric Marjorie is hosting a four-course New Year's Eve dinner party featuring dishes by Chef Zephyr Paquette and Sous Chef Kevin Jones.
7. Palace Kitchen New Year's Eve Dinner
This festive New Year's Eve dinner includes chilled king crab, seared lamb belly, gnocchi, albacore, and much more.
8. Poppy New Year's Eve Dinner
At Poppy, former Herbfarm maestro Jerry Traunfeld fuses the Indian culinary tradition of the thali—a platter featuring a variety of small dishes—with his long-standing love of local/seasonal ingredients, ambitious Northwest cuisine, and an array of spices and herbs. Celebrate New Year's Eve at Poppy with their "prix fixe feast!"
9. Restaurant Marron New Year's Eve Dinner
This New Year's Eve (and New Year's Eve Eve!) meal features caviar, foie gras, and optional wine pairings.
10. Salare New Year's Eve Dinner
For New Year's Eve, Salare chef Edouardo Jordan, known for his excellent nose-to-tail cooking, house-made pasta and charcuterie, and fresh local seafood, presents this nine-course meal. When you're finished with your meal, consider joining Salare in making a donation to YouthCare on your bill.
11. Salted Sea New Year's Eve Dinner
Chef Allyss Taylor presents a four-course New Year's Eve menu at the seafood and raw bar, alongside wine, bubbles, and cocktail pairings.
12. Seven Beef New Year's Eve Dinner
Seven Beef, a modern steakhouse from the owners of Monsoon and Ba Bar, specializes in grass-fed, Northwest-raised beef that’s butchered in-house. For New Year's Eve, the restaurant is offering a festive five-course dinner featuring oysters and prime rib, and a live Brazilian jazz band. The last seating also includes a sparkling wine toast when the clock strikes twelve.
13. Vendemmia New Year's Eve Dinner
Don't miss this four-course New Year's Eve dinner! Vendemmia is known for doing a $50 four-course menu that rotates daily, and on New Year's Eve they promise a dining experience that's even more celebratory and decadent than their usual.