From private igloos to champagne tower kits, Denver restaurants are serving up a special New Year's Eve.
We might be missing the giant celebrations and parties this year, but that doesn't mean tonight has to be boring. Whether you're celebrating at home or going out for a socially-distanced date, you can find plenty of food and drink specials to indulge in around the Denver metro. Treat yourself! It's been a rough year.
Here's our list of 10 Denver restaurants offering up New Year's Eve specials to help you say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021:
1. Citizen Rail
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Enjoy a delectable three-course prix fixe NYE menu that includes dishes like Rosemary and Orange Roasted Swordfish for $85 per person. You have the option of booking a table on the heated patio or in your very own igloo. Reservations are filling up quickly, so book yours before it's too late!
2. La Sandia
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The deadline may have passed to order La Sandia's take-home meal, but you can still reserve a table tonight. With amazing dishes like Salmon Adobado and Coconut Flan, their three-course NYE menu is just $35 per person. Add in a margarita (or two), and you've got yourself a perfect night out!
3. Ace Eat Serve
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This Asian Fusion restaurant is serving up the ultimate "King Crab Experience" for us this New Year's. For $125, you get a Thai-inspired seafood feast that serves two. Pre-orders are already sold out, but you can still reserve a table on the heated patio.
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For $65 per person, you can enjoy a three-course meal on Tamayo's heated and covered rooftop terrace. Toast to the new year with complimentary champagne, or splurge for one of their delicious margaritas. Reserve your table before they fill up!
5. Bar Dough
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If you're looking for an Italian feast, Bar Dough has you covered with NYE in the Greenhouses. Book your unique Tavolina Della Nonna (Grandmother's Table) experience, which consists of multiple courses, for $95 per person. Hurry, because they're just about booked up!
6. Noble Riot
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Master the art of sabrage (whacking open a bottle of champagne with a sharp object) with Noble Riot's NYE virtual saber class. Their kit includes one bottle of sparkling wine (per participant) and an approved "weapon." Starting at $59 per person, you can also add on other items like lobster mac and cheese. Schedule a pickup time for your kit, and then tune into class at 9:30!
7. Restaurant Olivia
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This three-course, build-your-own-luck tasting menu plays off global NYE traditions for good luck and starts at $75 per person. Pick what items you'd like and add on caviar and champagne service if you're going all out. You can even add on a mimosa or bloody mary kit for brunch the next day!
8. Poka Lola Social Club
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Have you ever wanted to build a champagne tower like you see in the movies? If so, you're in luck because Poka Lola Social Club has put together a champagne tower kit that includes a bottle of Nicholas Feuillatte Brut Champagne, coupe glasses, and other NYE party favors for just $50. Scan the QR code for a private tutorial video hosted by lead bartender Ryan Williams and build the champagne tower of your dreams!
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Go all out with a four-course experience at Crú for only $65 per guest. Their special NYE menu includes Osetra caviar, lobster bisque, roasted rack of lamb, and tiramisu — just to name a few of the scrumptious dishes. Give them a call at (303) 893-9463 to make a patio or carryout reservation.
10. Washington Park Grille
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Not only can you enjoy a special NYE menu at Washington Park Grille with mouthwatering dishes (I'll have the Delmonico Rib Eye Steak), but there'll even be live music from 4-7 pm. If you decide to order takeout, you can get a bottle of Pascua Prosecco or Casteller Cava for just $14. Cheers to that!
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If you do go out, please celebrate responsibly—which includes wearing a mask and social distancing this year, in addition to having a designated driver. While AAA and RTD aren't offering free rides this year to encourage people to stay home, you do have other options. The Sawaya Law Firm has a Free Cab Ride Program that's available to Denver and Colorado Springs residents on many holidays throughout the year. They'll reimburse one-way rides home, up to $35, for anyone over 21 — just send them the receipt!
Happy New Year! How do you plan on ringing in 2021? Tell us in the comments below.