The Most Extravagant Ways To Ring In The New Year In Boston

New Year’s Eve is one of the best excuses to head out for a special night on the town. If you don’t have plans just yet, there is still time to plan an unforgettable evening. Here’s a look at some of Boston’s best places to ring in the New Year.

Over in South Boston, Capo is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration in the Supper Club where you can enjoy some dancing and live entertainment from DJ Silent Partner and Legends of Summer. Hors d’ouevres will be passed from 7 to 10 p.m. and private lounge seating is also available. Tickets are $100/person. The main dining room will also be open and the upstairs back dining room will convert to a dance floor with live music at 10 p.m. If you can’t make it out for the late night party, Capo is continuing the celebration with a New Year’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. complete with live music.

Capo RestaurantPhoto Credit: Capo Restaurant

Benedetto is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in its inaugural year in Harvard Square with a night of Italian indulgences complete with music by gypsy swing quartet Manouche Urbain  Chef Michael Pagliarini will be hosting the  four-course dinner with wine pairings, desserts by award-winning pastry chef Renae Connolly. The menu for the night includes everything from ricotta crostini, chicken liver bruschetta and burrata and prosciutto di parma to tagliatelle alla Bolognese, seafood stew and braised beef short rib. Be sure to save some room for the trio of chocolates or blood orange creamsicle that sound amazing. Dinner is $95 per person with the option to include wine pairings for an additional $50 (premium wine pairings can priced by request). Reservations are required.

BenedettoPhoto Credit: Benedetto

Chef Mary Dumont’s haute spot Cultivar tucked inside the Ames Hotel will be serving a prix fixe menu with two seatings. The first early seating is from 5 to 8 p.m. features a five-course dinner ($105 per person plus $50 wine pairing) while the late seating is being held from 8 to 11 p.m. and features seven courses ($145 per person plus $75 wine pairings). Complimentary champagne and party favors will be handed out at midnight. Expect to find dishes like Siberian caviar, roulade of cornish game hen, dry-aged ribeye with celery root risotto and black forest sphere with white chocolate peppermint rocks to finish the night off right.

Even our movie theaters are doing New Year’s up in style. Showcase SuperLux will be showing Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Pitch Perfect 3, while you sit back, relax and enjoy a champagne toast and dessert reception while watching the ball drop live on the big screen. Other locations (including Legacy Place, Patriot Place, Lowell, Randolph and Woburn) will be hosting New Year’s Eve events featuring showings of JumanjiMolly’s Game and Downsizing.

Why not make a staycation out of the New Year’s weekend?  One of the most fun hotels to open is the hip YOTEL Boston and they are doing the weekend up in style. Whether you stay for the night or are just looking for a night out on the town, head up to their rooftop Sky Lounge where you can gamble at the ‘Casino Royale’ roulette and black jack tables, dance to tunes by DJ Hectik, enjoy a menu of Shaken not Stirred martinis and cocktails, sample some passed hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a midnight champagne toast.

Over at the Loews Boston, ring in the New Year at Precinct Kitchen + Bar with a three-course prix fixe menu that includes everything from smoked salmon tartar and lobster risotto to center cut halibut and a strip loin with peppercorn sauce. Finish it all off with a profiterole cream puff or peanut butter caramel chocolate tart. Dinners are $65 and reservations are recommended.

Precinct Kitchen & BarPhoto Credit: Precinct Kitchen & Bar

If you want to dance the night away in haute style, head south to Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills where they will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Soirée to ring in 2018. Start off with a three-course dinner in Henri-Marie prepared by Chef Jeremy Martin. The holiday dinner includes seasonal dishes paired with a selection of wines by Sommelier, Errol Joseph. After dinner, there will be dancing and a celebratory balloon drop. Reservations are required. The reception starts at 7:30 p.m. with dinner followed at 8:15 p.m. The dinner is $135 per person plus tax and gratuity. The following day, they will also be hosting a New Year’s Day buffet-style brunch with jazz by The Steve Mazzetta Trio from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are also required. Adults are $55 per person plus tax/gratuity and children are $20 (plus tax/gratuity).

The Godfrey Hotel Boston is hosting  “A Fuss Free New Year’s Eve” at their on-site restaurant, RUKA.  When booking a stay here from December 29, 2017- January 1, 2018, the entirely-in-house experience starts off with a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival delivered to your guestroom to start the celebration, a reservation for dinner for two at RUKA and an invitation to ring in the New Year at the hotel’s own bar.

For the day after, nothing cures a hangover quite like the hair of the dog! On New Year’s Day, head over to the waterfront to either ReelHouse or Pier 6 for a New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch. Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can build your own Bloody Mary topped off with garnishes like stuffed jalapenos, fried oysters, shrimp skewers and even charcuterie. Snack on brunch dishes like crab cake Benedict with hollandaise, duck confit hash or grilled fish tacos.