The Hippo


Jul 22, 2019








New Year’s Eve meals
Champagne, prix fixe dinners and specials welcome 2015


 Many restaurants will be open to celebrate the new year, but some are serving up special dinners and culinary treats. Call ahead to make a reservation at one of the following restaurants. Other restaurants and bars will be open with nightlife, dancing, live music and more — for those, check out the Nite section. 

Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, will be offering its New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet from 4 to 10 p.m. (with entertainment from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Buffet includes appetizers, salads, pasta primavera, baked ham, roast turkey, prime rib, baked stuffed haddock and desserts. A New Year’s Eve dinner menu is also available. Reservations required. 
Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, will be serving a prix fixe dinner menu from 5 to 9:30 p.m.. The menu includes appetizers and salads, seven entrees to select from (like blue cheese crusted filet mignon, bronzed sea scallops and bouillabaisse), and ends with desserts like roasted pear and mascarpone crepe, chocolate satin pie and pomegranate and Champagne sorbet. The dinner costs $75 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations required. A limited a la carte menu will be available in the Tavern and Corks. 
bluAqua Restaurant (292 Route 101, Amherst, 673-4321, will serve a four-course dinner with seatings from 4 to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.
Buckley’s Great Steaks (438 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 424-0995, will serve from its regular menu with specials until 10 p.m.
Campo Enoteca (969 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0256, is accepting reservations for dinner, and will be serving a special lobster ravioli. 
Cask & Vine (1½ E. Broadway, Derry, 965-3454, is celebrating New Year’s Eve and its second anniversary of being open all on the same night, from 4 p.m. all through the night. Cask & Vine will serve from a special menu and the draft list will consist of all local specialty beers. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, will be serving a New Year’s Eve dinner from 4 p.m. to close with live music from the Kim Riley duo (from 4 to 7 p.m.). The prix fixe dinner costs $55 per person for a two-course dinner; $65 per person for a three-course dinner; and $75 per person for a four-course dinner. Entrees include pan-seared duck, grilled swordfish, and surf & turf. Reservations recommended.
Cotton (75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488, will be serving a three-course dinner until 10 p.m. with choice of appetizer, entree, and desserts (cost ranges from $38 to $60 depending on choice of entree, tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are required (no parties over six). 
Cucina Toscana (427 Amherst St., Nashua, 821-7356, will be serving dinner with specials during its regular hours.
Epoch Restaurant & Bar at The Exeter Inn (90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762,  will be serving dinner until 10 p.m. from its new dinner menu and New Year’s Eve specials. Reservations required.
Firefly American Bistro & Bar (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, will be serving from its dinner menu with specials on New Year’s Eve. The kitchen will be open until 11 p.m., and the bar will remain open later.
Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022, will be serving a dinner buffet along with DJ, dancing, comedy and Champagne toast from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Amoskeag Ballroom. Tickets cost $69.95 (includes tax and gratuity). Attire excludes jeans. Reservations required.
Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House (62 Lowell St., Manchester, 669-9460, will be serving dinner with dancing and DJ starting at 8 p.m., with a Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets cost $40. Reservations required.
Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar (524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939, will be holding its New Year’s Eve Bash, serving from its winter menu with specials, party favors, Champagne toast after 10 p.m. and DJ from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Reservations recommended.
Giorgio’s Ristorante and Martini Bar (707 Milford Road, Merrimack, 883-7333, is accepting reservations for dinner with specials. Last seating 9:30 p.m.
Granite Restaurant & Bar (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9000, will be offering a four-course prix fixe dinner menu (cost $65). Reservations recommended. 
Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, is serving a four-course prix fixe menu from 5 to 9 p.m. Dinner costs $175 per couple. Reservations required.
The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-2022, will serve from its regular menu with seating on a “first come, first served” basis. The last seating will be 10 p.m.
• Hooked (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189, and Ignite (100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, will be serving dinner specials and free Champagne toasts on New Year’s Eve. Dinner will be served from  4 to 10 p.m. at Hooked and until 11 p.m. at Ignite. The bar will remain open after the kitchen closes. Reservations encouraged.
• Ipswich Clambake (791 Second St., Manchester, 232-5111, will be serving from its regular menu with a special prime rib cutting station. It will also have a New Year’s Eve party, and will close after midnight.
Mile Away Restaurant (52 Federal Hill Road, Milford, 673-3904, will be serving dinner from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dinners include a choice of appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Choices include entree options like rack of lamb, sliced roast tenderloin of beef, duck grand marnier, chicken or veal marsala, wienerschnitzel, lobster pie and maple glazed salmon, among others. Reservations required.
Mint Bistro (1105 Elm St., Manchester, 625-6468, will be serving from its regular menu with specials on New Year’s Eve with three seating times: 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, will be serving dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. from its regular menu.
O Steaks and Seafood (11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925, will be serving a five-course prix fixe dinner with seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended. 
The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, will be serving from its regular dinner menu with New Year’s Eve specials. The last seating will be at 7:30 p.m. Reservations recommended.
• Speaker’s Corner Bistro at Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, 595-4155, will be serving dinner with the Crowne Plaza Hotel New Year’s Eve package, which includes lodging, Champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception, dinner, dessert, dancing with a live band and midnight continental breakfast buffet. A Champagne breakfast buffet is then served the next morning. Package prices range from $319 to $399 per couple. Call 886-1200 for reservations.
Sunny’s Table (11 Depot St., Suite 5, Concord, 225-8181, will be serving a prix fixe dinner (cost ranges from $45 to $70) with an early and a late seating time. Call to make a reservation. 
Surf (207 Main St., Nashua, 595-9293, will be serving from a special dinner menu, with kale salad with apples, radish, goat cheese, walnuts and a warm bacon dressing, oyster stew, and a choice of three entrees (grilled filet mignon, lobster risotto, and grilled scallops). Surf is accepting reservations for any number party with seatings from 4 to 10 p.m. 
Tandy’s Top Shelf (1 Eagle Square, Concord, 856-7614, will be serving its grand buffet with a Caribbean twist from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost $30 per person, or $50 per couple. Also includes entertainment and dancing. Black and white semi-formal attire.
• Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, will be serving six-course prix fixe menu from 4 to 9 p.m. (cost $75, not including tax and gratuity). Tek-Nique will also offer wine flight pairings for an additional $20 per person. Reservations recommended.
Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, is accepting reservations for dinner from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with specials including balsamic braised lamb shank, roasted wild mushroom ravioli, shrimp scampi, tortelli brasato and salsiccia flatbread. Diners who make reservations before 7 p.m. will receive a complimentary cannoli, and diners who make reservations after 9 p.m. will receive free Prosecco.
Unums (47 E. Pearl St., Nashua, 821-6500, will be open until after midnight and serving special dinners and cocktails. Reservations recommended.
Unwine’d (865 Second St., Manchester, 625-9463, will be open from 4:30 p.m. to last call serving from its regular menu with specials.
Villagio Ristorante (677 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 627-2424, will be open and serving from its regular menu with dinner specials from 4 p.m. to midnight. 
XO on Elm (827 Elm St., Manchester, 560-7998, will be open serving from its regular menu. 
The Yard (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, will be offering a dinner-and-dancing package on New Year’s Eve. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner buffet with holiday dishes and carving station from 7 to 8:30 p.m. After dinner entertainment includes a comedy show, DJ and dancing, and Champagne toast at midnight. The full dinner and entertainment package costs $65. 
Zampa (8 Exeter Road, Epping, 679-8772, is serving its traditional four-course New Year’s Eve dinner with one seating time at 6:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. 
As seen in the December 25, 2014 issue of the Hippo.

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