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New Year’s dining
Where to celebrate the new year with dinner, drinks or brunch

12/21/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Ring in 2018 at a local restaurant, brewery, cafe or bar. Several places are offering special multi-course menus for New Year’s Eve only, as well as complimentary midnight Champagne toasts, while others are offering Sunday brunch menus and buffets.

 
900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (50 Dow St., Manchester, 641-0900; 24 Brickyard Square, Epping, 734-2809; 900degrees.com) will be open its regular hours on New Year’s Eve at both locations, until 9 p.m.
Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, alansofboscawen.com) is taking reservations for its New Year’s Eve gala buffet, which will be served from 4 to 10 p.m. The menu will include an assortment of domestic and imported cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit, garden and pasta salad, baked stuffed haddock with crab stuffing, spinach and roasted red pepper fettuccine alfredo, baked ham with raisin sauce, prime rib and more. The cost is $22.99 per person.
Backyard Brewery & Kitchen (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, backyardbrewerynh.com) will be serving its regular food and drink menu, with live music by Nicole Knox Murphy beginning at 8 p.m.
Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com) will be serving a four-course prix fixe menu from 5 to 9:30 p.m., with items that include a variety of appetizers like mushroom bisque, Colorado lamb tartare, prosciutto and wagyu meatballs and grilled Gulf shrimp; salads like romaine and watercress salads; entrees like grilled filet mignon, Scottish salmon fillet and truffled ricotta ravioli; and desserts like pear upside-down cake, vanilla crème brulee and double chocolate cheesecake. The cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. The lobby bar will also be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.
• The Birch on Elm (931 Elm St., Manchester, 782-5365, thebirch.restaurant) will hold its first annual New Year’s Eve Birch Bash at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include Chinese foods, two cocktail tickets and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
Buckley’s Great Steaks (438 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 424-0995, buckleysgreatsteaks.com) will serve its regular menu, with specials, from 4 to 10 p.m.
Campo Enoteca (969 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0256, campoenoteca.com) will be serving its regular menu with specials until 10 p.m. Reservations of any size will also be accepted.
Canoe Restaurant (216 S. River Road, Bedford, 935-8070; 232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, 253-4762; magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/canoe-restaurant-and-tavern) will serve a five-course menu with seatings until 9 p.m. Specials TBA.
Cask & Vine (1½ E. Broadway, Derry, 965-3454, caskandvine.com) will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an ‘80s Prom Night themed party, beginning at 5 p.m. This year’s tap list will include brews from Dogfish Head, White Birch Brewing, Founders Brewing Co. and more. Reservations are recommended.
Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, chezvachon.com) will be open during its regular hours, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cava Tapas & Wine Bar (10 Commercial Alley, Portsmouth, 319-1575, cavatapasandwinebar.com) is taking reservations for its annual eight-course New Year’s Eve dinner, which will have seatings at 5:30  and 8:30 p.m. The cost is $95 per person.
Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks St., Henniker, 428-3281, colbyhillinn.com) is taking reservations for a three-course dinner on New Year’s Eve, with seatings at 5, 6 and 8 p.m. The menu includes your choice of one soup or salad (consomme with duck and porcini dumplings, potato chestnut soup with rum-soaked cherries, winter greens salad or mixed greens salad), one appetizer (seafood cocktails, a trio of local cheeses and cured meats, truffled rabbit rillette or sweet potato and leek pierogies with maple sour cream), one entree (pan-roasted pheasant, lobster and scallop shepard’s pie, pan-seared filet, New Hampshire mushroom tartlet or pan-seared Arctic char), and one dessert (chocolate fondue, apple strudel, and a dessert trio that features a mini maple crème brulee with walnut praline, chocolate truffle and blood orange sorbet). The cost is $85 for adults and $35 for kids under 12.
The Common Man Inn & Restaurant (21 Water St., Claremont, 542-0647, thecman.com) will hold a New Year’s Eve’s celebration in its Grand Ballroom with a DJ, dancing, appetizers, a cash bar, a dessert buffet, beginning at 9 p.m., and a champagne toast and fireworks at midnight. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations are required.
• The Common Man Restaurant (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463, thecman.com) will be open with its regular menu and specials until 9 p.m.
Copper Door Restaurant (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677; 41 S. Broadway, Salem, 458-2033; copperdoorrestaurant.com) will serve a New Year’s Eve menu with options for two-course ($69), three-course ($79) or four-course ($89) meals. The menu includes appetizers like seared scallop, shrimp cocktails and bahn mi rangoon; soups and salads like fish chowder, mushroom bisque and spinach salad; entrees like pecan-crusted short ribs, brick chicken marsala, and roasted vegetable ravioli fra diavolo; and desserts like salted caramel tart, winter fruit crumble and snowman cupcakes.
Cotton (75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488, cottonfood.com) will serve a special prix fixe three-course dinner from 5 to 10 p.m., with your choice of one starter, one entree and one dessert.
CR’s The Restaurant (287 Exeter Road, Hampton, 929-7972, crstherestaurant.com) will be hosting brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner with an a la carte menu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A four-course dinner with a Champagne toast, party favors and live music will also be offered from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $95 per person.
• The Derryfield Restaurant (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, derryfieldrestaurant.com) is holding a New Year’s Eve celebration beginning at 7 p.m., with party favors, live music, a Champagne toast and more. Tickets are $10.
Downtown Cheers Grille & Bar (17 Depot St., No. 1, Concord, 228-0180, cheersnh.com) will be open with its regular menu and specials.
• Epoch Restaurant (The Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, epochrestaurant.com) will be serving its regular menu with specials.
The Everyday Cafe (14 Maple St., Contoocook, 746-6041, theeveryday.cafe) is serving a New Year’s Eve pre-party dinner, with seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The menu features shrimp remoulade, creamy white bean and smoked garlic soup, pickled beet salad, braised short ribs as the entree and pumpkin cheesecake as the dessert. The cost is $35 per person. A cash bar is also included.
Firefly American Bistro (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, fireflynh.com) will serve its regular menu and specials on New Year’s Eve from 3 to 11 p.m.
Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022, fratellos.com) will host its New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event at 7 p.m., which will feature a two-entree buffet dinner with carved prime rib and turkey, games, prizes, a Champagne toast, an espresso bar and Viennese sweets station, dueling pianos, a DJ and more. Semi-formal attire is recommended. The cost is $70 per person and reservations are required.
Giorgio’s Ristorante (524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939; 707 Milford Road, Merrimack, 883-7333; 270 Granite St., Manchester, 232-3323; giorgios.com) will serve its regular menu and specials until 12:30 a.m.
Granite Restaurant & Bar (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9005, graniterestaurant.com) will serve a four-course meal on New Year’s Eve, beginning at 5 p.m. The first course will include cheese and charcuterie for two, truffled deviled eggs, an oyster flight or seared foie gras. For the second course, enjoy roasted apple, brie and walnut salad, Caesar salad or lobster bisque. Options for the third course are grilled tenderloin, panko-crusted roasted cod loin, pan-seared chicken statler or mushroom risotto. Desserts for the final course include pumpkin tarts, Champagne layer cake, flourless chocolate cake, and Tahitian vanilla bean crème brulee. The cost for the dinner is $70 per person and reservations are required.
• Granite Tapas & Cocktail Lounge (1461 Hooksett Road, Suite A6, Hooksett, 232-1421, granitetapas.com) is taking reservations for its first annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The event will include a four-course meal, with items like roasted butternut squash bisque, mixed baby spinach and beet salad, your choice of seared dayboat scallops or steak au poivre, and a New York style cheesecake for dessert with either fresh macerated strawberries or salted caramel, as well as classic crème brulee with real Madagascar vanilla bean. The cost is $95 per person and will also include live music, passed hors d’oeuvres from 10:30 p.m. to midnight and a bottle of Champagne for two people or two glasses of Champagne per person.
Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, hanoverstreetchophouse.com) will be serving a special four-course menu from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $195 per couple.
Heritage Restaurant (91 W. Broadway, Derry, 260-6756, facebook.com/nhheritagerestaurant) will open at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve with a special four-course meal. The cost is $35 per person and includes a caprese and cheese sampler plate and a house salad, your choice of prime rib or baked stuffed scallops as the entree, and your choice of a dessert off of the restaurant’s current menu board. Reservations are required.
Hooked Seafood Restaurant (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189, hookedonignite.com) will serve its regular menu, specials and complimentary Champagne toasts from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations will also be accepted.
• Ignite Bar & Grille (100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, hookedonignite.com) will serve its regular menu, specials and complimentary Champagne toasts until 1 a.m. Reservations will also be accepted.
LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898, labellewinerynh.com) will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
La Caretta Mexican Restaurant (545 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 628-6899; 1875 S. Willow St., Manchester, 623-7705; 139 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, 891-0055; 35 Manchester Road, Derry, 421-0091; 44 Nashua Road, Londonderry, 965-3477; lacarettamex.com) will be open during its regular hours on New Year’s Eve at all locations. The Nashua restaurant is open until 9 p.m. The Derry, Londonderry and both Manchester restaurants are open until 10 p.m.
Madear’s (175 Hanover St., Manchester, 206-5827, madears603.com) will be holding a pajama brunch from noon to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
• Martingale Wharf (99 Bow St., Portsmouth, 431-0901, martingalewharf.com) will be serving a special menu on New Year’s Eve. Live music performed by Rhythm Method will also be from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A $20 cover charge will include music, noisemakers and a full Champagne toast at midnight.
Mile Away Restaurant (52 Federal Hill Road, Milford, 673-3904, mileawayrestaurant.com) is serving a special menu from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve only. The menu includes entrees like choice prime rib, rack of lamb, sliced roast tenderloin of beef, baked eggplant Parmesan, baked stuffed haddock, maple-glazed salmon and more. All entrees include a choice of baked potato, Swiss potato or rice pilaf, and a choice of butternut squash, pickled beets or applesauce. The dessert menu features chocolate mousse cake, flourless chocolate cake, bourbon bread pudding, lemon mascarpone cake, and tiramisu cake, among other items.
Mint Bistro (1105 Elm St., Manchester, 625-6468, mintbistronh.com) will serve a special menu with seatings at 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9 or 9:30 p.m. Call for reservations.
MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, mtslocal.com) will be serving a New Year’s Eve menu with specials from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations will also be accepted.
Murphy’s Taproom (494 Elm St., Manchester, 644-3535, murphystaproom.com) will be serving its regular menu until 1 a.m.
Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House (393 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5975, murphystaproom.com) will be featuring a gourmet buffet and carving station, as well as dancing and a midnight Champagne toast. The menu includes various entrees like honey thyme roasted breast of chicken, miso-marinated cod, lobster white truffle macaroni and cheese and more. The cost is $75 per person, $150 per couple or $750 for a table of 10. Reservations are required.
New England’s Tap House Grille (1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 782-5137, taphousenh.com) will serve a New Year’s Eve brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., which will feature an oyster bar, a made-to-order omelet station, a carving station with prime rib and other meats, a bloody mary bar and more. The cost is $24 for adults and $13 for children and tickets are sold at the door. The restaurant will also be serving its regular menu from noon to 10 p.m. Call-ahead seating is available as well.
Nibblesworth Wood Fire Grill (409 The Hill, Portsmouth, 427-8022, nibblesworth.com) is offering a special five-course meal on New Year’s Eve, with seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The meal includes parmesan consomme (with your choice of tofu and chestnut mushroom or scallop and house chorizo), multiple entrees to choose from like spit roast lamb roulade, surf and turf, chicken forestiere and collard green wraps, and desserts like white chocolate and vanilla bean crème brulee with hazelnut glaze or house made peppermint ice cream. The cost is $75 per person and reservations are recommended. The jazz band Pork Low Mainers will also be performing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
O Steaks & Seafood (11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925, magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/osteaks) will serve a five-course menu with seatings until 9 p.m. Specials TBA.
The Old Salt (490 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 926-8322, oldsaltnh.com) will be serving brunch from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu items TBA. The cost will be $19.99.
• Paradise North Restaurant (583 Daniel Webster Highway, Unit 3, Merrimack, 262-5886, paradisenorthnh.com) will hold its first annual New Year’s Eve celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and include complimentary appetizers and a glass of prosecco from 6 to 7 p.m., your choice of prime rib or baked haddock, with two sides, a salad and dessert choices (dinner will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.), live acoustic entertainment, a DJ, a cash bar, a complimentary Champagne toast and more.
Piccola Italia Ristorante (815 Elm St., Manchester, 606-5100, piccolaitalianh.com) will be open from noon to 10:30 p.m. with its regular menu and food and liquor specials.
Pig Tale Restaurant (449 Amherst St., Nashua, 864-8740, pigtalerestaurant.com) will be serving its regular menu until 8 p.m.
The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will be serving a breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon (cost is $13.99 per person), as well as a lunch menu from noon to 4 p.m. and a dinner menu with specials from 4 to 8 p.m. Reservations and walk-ins are both accepted.
Republic (1069 Elm St., Manchester, 666-3723, republiccafe.com) will serve its regular menu with specials until 10 p.m.
• Restaurant Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, restaurantteknique.com) will serve a special six-course menu from 4 to 9 p.m. for $75 per person, plus wine flight pairings at an additional cost of $30 per person. Reservations are required. Brunch a la carte will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Revival Kitchen & Bar (11 Depot St., Concord, 715-5723, revivalkitchennh.com) will be hosting its first annual New Year’s Eve wine dinner at 7 p.m., a multi-course dinner with each course paired with a different wine. Creative hors d’oeuvres and Champagne will also be served. Tickets are $129.
Roundabout Diner (580 Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, 431-1440, roundaboutdiner.com) will host its annual New Year’s Eve Sock Hop at 7 p.m. This year’s menu includes a buffet with a cheese and cracker platter, barbecue meatballs, smoked chicken wrapped in bacon, clam chowder, baked stuffed haddock, assorted salads and more, as well as prizes, a Champagne toast, a DJ and dancing. The cost is $39.99 per person.
Row 34 (5 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, 319-5011, row34nh.com) will be open until midnight and will be serving Krug Champagne and caviar alongside its regular menu, with specials.
The Shaskeen Pub & Restaurant (909 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0246, theshaskeenpub.com) will host its annual New Year’s Eve Bash at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 and include a buffet from 8 to 10 p.m., a Champagne toast at midnight, music by Chris Bennett and more.
Stark Brewing Co. (500 N. Commercial St., Manchester, 625-4444, starkbrewingcompany.com) is throwing a ‘50s-themed party beginning at 5 p.m., with a photo booth, prizes for best costumes and more.
Surf (207 Main St., Nashua, 595-9293, surfseafood.com/menu/nashua) will be open from 4:30 to 10 p.m., with specials and wine suggestions.
• Tino’s Greek Kitchen (325 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 926-5489, galleyhatch.com) will have a prix fixe menu, with options that include assorted dips and spreads, mixed Greek olives, grilled oyster, grilled Rouget, harira soup, duck confit, pistachio macarons and more. The cost is $110 per person and reservations are required.
The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery (58 Route 27, Raymond, 244-2431, thetuckaway.com) is rolling out its annual “Out with the Old, In with the NEW” themed beer list and matching menu. Chef Bobby Marcotte will introduce 12 previously unreleased kegs for the tavern’s tap lineup and then throw in some aged beef and other specials to pair.
• The Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230, villagetrestle.com) will have dinner specials, party favors, a 10-piece horn band, party favors and more, beginning at 8 p.m., as well as a Champagne toast and a midnight buffet.
• Wild Rover Pub (21 Kosciuszko St., Manchester, 669-7722, wildroverpub.com) will be open until 1 a.m. with its regular menu and specials.
Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa (588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, 373-6566, wentworth.com) will serve a four-course dinner beginning at 7 p.m. and an open bar until midnight. The cost is $179.95 per person.
• The XO on Elm (827 Elm St., Manchester, 560-7998, xoonelm.com) will be open for lunch and dinner with a full menu, plus specials. Reservations for large parties are also being accepted. 





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