Ring in the New Year Right: Restaurants Celebrating New Year's Eve

Categories: Holidays

Bedlam Champagne Punchbowl - Burritt Room + Tavern
No more Christmas shopping, stocking stuffing, or tree decorating -- but the holiday season isn't over yet. With the New Year just around the corner, there is still plenty to celebrate, and plenty to eat. We've rounded up S.F. restaurants hosting NYE dinner. What says 'fresh start' better than a champagne toast and a great bite?

Burritt Room + Tavern, Mystic Hotel
Where: 417 Stockton, 400-0561; Union Square
Cuisine: American
The Rundown: Chef Luke Knox's four-course menu includes the house smoked salmon and American caviar, a Cabernet braised beef cheek and crispy fried beef tongue with fine herb pesto, and for dessert, a blood orange and juniper tarte tatin with ginger caramel and coconut sorbet.
The Damage: $65 per person and $105 with wine pairings.

Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Where:1 Nob Hill, 616-6916; Nob Hill
Cuisine: American
The Rundown: From 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a bottle of champagne, dancing and live music and a six-course dinner. Dishes include lobster with citrus-pernod and beurre mont and prime angus filet of beef with Santa Barbara spot prawn, parsnip puree, spinach, chestnuts, and winter spaetzle.
The Damage: $375 per person or $425 per person with window seating.

El Regalo, Gitane

Where: 6 Claude Lane, 788-6686; Union Square
Cuisine: Spanish
The Rundown: Highlights from the menu includes Dungeness crab salad, roasted ribeye with marrow, patatas bravas and black pepper jus, and monkfish with prawns, chorizo, crispy rice and saffron aioli.
The Damage: $85 per person for three courses and $155 for four.

A16 San Francisco
Where: 2355 Chestnut, 771-2216; Cow Hollow
Cuisine: Italian
The Rundown: A16's six-course holiday menu includes pork belly with baby chicories, pomegranate, wild fennel, colatura and calabrian chili vinaigrette; baked ricotta with pan de zucchero, persimmons, and bread crumbs; and a lobster diavolo with scialatielli, tomato, chili flake, and wild oregano. Reservations extend from 5 to 11 p.m.
The Damage: The a la carte menu is priced at $95 per person with an optional $75 wine pairing.

Where: 1123 Folsom, 525-3676; SoMa
Cuisine: American
The Rundown: Chef Wittek will prepare a four-course tasting menu with a sparkling toast to the New Year. Dishes include Liberty Farms duck breast with turnips, hazelnuts, morcilla puree and watercress, and Schmitz Ranch shoulder roast of beef served with brown butter roasted crescent potatoes, garlic creamed spinach and BĂ©arnaise. Seasonal dessert includes a pear dessert served with caramelized yogurt and granola.
The Damage: The 4-course tasting menu will be offered at $80 per person and $65 per person for parties seated before 7 p.m.

Chaya Brasserie
Where: 132 The Embarcadero, 777-8688; Embarcadero
Cuisine: Asian-Fusion
The Rundown: From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Executive Chef Yuko Kajino will create a menu with dishes including shio koji cured salmon & suzuki sashimi millfeuille and angus prime filet mignon. Entertainment will include live music and reservations are recommended.
The Damage: $85 per person for the three-course Chef's Menu, and $120 for the Sushi Omakase Experience.

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Or the cheap way, Eat at IN 'N OUT on Jefferson St and trolley to Ferry Bldg for Fireworks.

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