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New Year’s eats
Where to go for New Year’s dinner and brunch

12/22/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 Celebrate the new year at one of these local restaurant serving food and drink specials, prix fixe menus, buffets and Champagne toasts on New Year’s Eve. Some are doing a New Year’s Day brunch, too. Check out the Nite section for other restaurants and bars hosting comedy, nightlife, live music and more on New Year’s Eve.

 
New Year’s Eve dinners 
1oak on Elm (1087 Elm St., Manchester, 206-5599, facebook.com/1oakonelm) will host a celebration with a buffet, complimentary Champagne toast and entertainment. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for general admission before Dec. 25, $15 after Dec. 25 and $15 for general admission including the buffet. There will also be an early prime rib dinner for $25. Call for details.  
Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, alansofboscawen.com) will serve a buffet from 4 to 10 p.m., featuring assorted cheeses, shrimp, smoked salmon, chicken picatta, tortellini alfredo, baked ham, prime rib, desserts and more, plus a Champagne toast. Call for reservations. 
Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, alpinegrove.com) will serve a dinner with appetizers including onion soup, winter squash salad and charcuterie; entrees including crispy chicken ala orange, steamship round of beef with peppercorn demi-glaze, and roasted maple soy salmon; dessert and a midnight Champagne toast and snack buffet. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $50. Call to reserve by noon Dec. 23. 
Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com) will serve toasting beverages and a four-course prix fixe menu featuring appetizers like lobster bisque, steak tartare and crab-stuffed mushrooms; entrees like filet mignon, salmon filet and butternut squash risotto; and desserts like tuxedo cheesecake and Champagne and pomegranate sorbet. The cost is $75. Seatings are 5 to 9:30 p.m. in the dining room and Corks wine bar. Reservations are required. 
Buckley’s Great Steaks (438 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 424-0995, buckleysgreatsteaks.com) will serve its regular menu and specials, with reservations from 5 to 10 p.m. 
Campo Enoteca (969 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0256, campoenoteca.com) will serve its regular menu and specials from 4 to 10 p.m. 
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 special dinner with reservations until 10 p.m. 
Cask & Vine (1½ East Broadway, Derry, 965-3454, caskandvine.com) will celebrate its fourth anniversary on New Year’s Eve with food, beer and wine. Call for reservations. 
Cava (10 Commercial Alley, Portsmouth, 319-1575, cavatapasandwinebar.com) will serve a prix fixe menu for $125 featuring Nantucket Bay scallops, Alaskan halibut and foie gras, bison loin and more, with frozen raspberries and almond torta for dessert. Seatings are at 5:30 and 9 p.m. Reservations are required.  
Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks St., Henniker, 428-3281, colbyhillinn.com) will serve a special dinner with soups and salads, appetizers like oysters on the half shell and truffled rabbit terrine; entrees like pan-roasted pheasant, lobster shepherd’s pie and mushroom tartlet; and dessert. Seatings are at 6, 7, 9 and 9:30 p.m. The cost is $85 for adults and $35 for kids under age 12. 
Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, copperdoorrestaurant.com) will serve a special prix fixe menu with two-course ($69), three-course ($79) and four-course ($89) options, and reservations until 9 p.m. The menu features soups and salads; appetizers like crab salad cocktail and creamy artichoke and potato gratin; entrees like grilled filet with lobster, braised lamb shank and osso bucco ravioli; and desserts including fruit crumble, white chocolate Champagne fondue and chocolate cheesecake.
Cotton (75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488, cottonfood.com) will serve a special three-course menu from 5 to 10 p.m., featuring four appetizers, six entrees and three desserts. The cost ranges from $40 to $60.
CR’s The Restaurant (287 Exeter Road, Hampton, 929-7972, crstherestaurant.com) will serve a four-course prix fixe menu and Champagne toast from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., for $90. Call for reservations.
Epoch Restaurant (The Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, epochrestaurant.com) will serve a special menu with optional wine pairings from 5 to 10 p.m. 
Firefly American Bistro (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, fireflynh.com) will serve its regular menu and specials until 11 p.m. 
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 10 p.m.
Granite Restaurant (The Centennial Hotel, 96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9000, graniterestaurant.com) will serve a special four-course dinner for $65.  
Hooked Seafood Restaurant (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189, hookedonignite.com) will serve its regular menu, specials and a Champagne toast until 11 p.m. 
• Ignite Bar & Grille (100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, hookedonignite.com) will serve its regular menu, specials and a Champagne toast from 4 to 10 p.m.
Louie’s (86 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, 294-0989, louiesportsmouth.com) will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for $75, featuring salad, burgundy snails, pork terrine and veal sweetbreads to start, followed by tortelloni, ravioli and risotto; entrees including veal loin, duck breast and halibut; and polenta pudding and chocolate tart for dessert. Call for reservations.
Martingale Wharf (99 Bow St., Portsmouth, 431-0901, martingalewharf.com) will host a New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring hors d’oeuvres and martini stations, a Champagne bar and midnight Champagne toast, plus entertainment. Tickets cost $125 per person or $215 per couple. 
Mint Bistro (1105 Elm St., Manchester, 625-6468, mintbistronh.com) will serve a special entree menu with eight selections and its regular sushi and small plates menu. Seatings are at 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30 and 10 p.m. Call for reservations. 
MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, mtslocal.com) will serve its regular menu and specials from 4 to 10 p.m. 
O Steaks and Seafood (11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925, magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/osteaks) will serve a special dinner with reservations until 10 p.m. 
• The Old Salt (490 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 926-8322, oldsaltnh.com) will serve a special menu featuring baked lobster pie, grilled swordfish, prime rib beef au jus, salmon Wellington en croute and more. Entrees range from $21.99 to $34.99. 
• The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will serve food and drink specials and its regular menu, excluding sandwiches and pub fare, with reservations until 8 p.m.
• Restaurant Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, restaurantteknique.com) will serve a six-course prix fixe menu from 4 to 10 p.m., for $75. Reservations are required.
• Roundabout Diner (580 Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, 431-1440, roundaboutdiner.com) will host a New Year’s Eve Sock Hop featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet with a prime rib and turkey carving station, barbecue meatballs, bacon-wrapped chicken, baked stuffed haddock, salads, pastries and more. The cost is $39.99 and includes a Champagne toast and entertainment. Doors open at 8 p.m.   
• Row 34 (5 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, 319-5011, row34nh.com) will offer Champagne and Ossetra caviar pairings along with its regular menu and specials featuring caviar, such as caviar-stuffed fingerling potatoes, duck egg salad with caviar on toast, and potato latke and smoked salmon with Ossetra caviar.
• Tandy’s Pub (1 Eagle Square, Concord, 856-7614, tandyspub.com) will host a New Year’s Eve party with a VIP candlelight dinner package for $75 per couple, which includes a dinner menu with several selections, a dessert and a bottle of Champagne for each table. The dinner is held from 7 to 9 p.m., and reservations and dress attire are required. VIP admission including complimentary cocktails and excluding dinner costs $25 per person. Doors open for general admission at 8 p.m., with a $10 cover charge, and the countdown party begins at 9 p.m.
• The Shaskeen (909 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0246, theshaskeenpub.com) will host its Epic New Year’s Eve Bash (21+) from 8 to 11 p.m., with a buffet, midnight Champagne toast, open bar and entertainment. Tickets cost $60.
• Stages at One Washington (1 Washington St., Dover, 842-4077, stages-dining.com) will host “Dining with Gatsby,” an eight-course ’20s-themed dinner featuring Prohibition-era inspired dishes. The cost is $100, with wine pairings for an additional $55. Reserve online. 
• Tino’s Greek Kitchen (325 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 926-5489, tinosgreek.com) will serve a prix fixe menu featuring appetizers like crispy pita and lavash and dolmades with crispy lamb confit; salad and roasted kabocha squash soup; entrees including grilled sea bass, retsina-soaked stuffed quail and Greek beef Wellington; and desserts including Greek cheesecake and chocolate Napoleon. The cost is $110 and includes a Champagne toast and entertainment. Doors open at 5 p.m. 
• Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230, villagetrestle.com) will host a New Year’s Eve Bash starting at 8 p.m., with food and drink specials, a Champagne toast, free midnight buffet and entertainment. 
• Wentworth by the Sea (588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, 422-7322, wentworth.com) will serve a special dinner in SALT Kitchen and Bar from 5 to 10 p.m., featuring a three-course menu with veal tenderloin, tuna tonnato, grilled filet mignon and more. The cost is $59.99 for adults and $24.95 for kids under age 12. In the Grand Ballroom from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., there will be a Casino Royale black tie ball with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner, open bar and midnight Champagne toast, plus entertainment. Tickets cost $179.95. 
• Windham Restaurant (59 Range Road, Windham, 870-9270, windhamrestaurant.com) will serve its regular menu and specials from 4:30 to 10 p.m. 
• The Yard (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, theyardrestaurant.com) will serve a holiday buffet dinner for $75, featuring appetizers, salad, a carving station with roast turkey and baked ham, beef tenderloin, seafood Newburg, chicken piccata, desserts and more. There will also be a midnight Champagne toast and entertainment. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call for reservations.
 
New Year’s Day brunches
• 250 Market (250 Market St., Portsmouth, 559-2626, 250market.com) will serve New Year’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a parfait bar, cinnamon French toast, omelet and Belgian waffle stations, glazed ham, cavatappi pasta and more. The cost is $29 for adults, $11 for kids ages 5 through 12 and free for kids under age 5. 
• Applecrest Farm Bistro (133 Exeter Road, Hampton Falls, 926-0006, farmbistro.com) will serve New Year’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Dover Brickhouse (2 Orchard St., Dover, 749-3838, doverbrickhouse.com) will serve New Year’s Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a special menu and cocktails. 
• Epoch Restaurant (The Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, epochrestaurant.com) will serve a special brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
• Firefly American Bistro (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, fireflynh.com) will serve a New Year’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Martingale Wharf (99 Bow St., Portsmouth, 431-0901, martingalewharf.com) will host “Bubbles, Bloodies & Brunch” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring brunch, Champagne and bloody mary bars. 
• New England Tap House Grille (1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 782-5137, taphousenh.com) will serve a special brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
• Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230, villagetrestle.com) will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a make-your-own bloody mary bar and hangover lunch buffet featuring a mashed potato bar, meatloaf, spiral ham, macaroni and cheese and more for $12.95. 
• Wentworth by the Sea (588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, 422-7322, wentworth.com) will serve New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom for $54.95. Call or see website for reservations. 





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