Elevate your holiday party with a charcuterie plate from Di Bruno Bros.
Whether you live for over-the-top bashes or prefer an intimate evening with friends, New Year’s Eve is always a night to celebrate. While the Mummers Parade the following morning is an obvious highlight unique to Philadelphia, each year the city becomes an even more exciting place to be when the clock strikes midnight. We caught up with a few local notables to hear about the restaurants that play a part in their annual New Year’s Eve festivities.
Cecily Tynan Meteorologist, 6ABC
“My New Year’s Eves changed dramatically when I had children. Now we pick up sushi at Yuki Sushi and some pizzas for the kids. We take it all to the home of friends of ours. The kids play tag, and the adults have a Ping-Pong tournament.” 212 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, 610-359-8418
Harvey Rovinsky Co-owner, Bernie Robbins Jewelers
“I have a very special New Year’s Eve tradition that includes traveling to Jamaica with my entire family. But on Christmas Eve we gather in the city for dinner in a private room at The Prime Rib—a tradition that we have been following for the past 20 years.” 1701 Locust St., 215-772-1701
The elegant dining room at The Prime Rib is ideal for a stylish soirée.
Larry Sutow Director of retail, Capital Wine & Spirits
“Our all-time favorite New Year’s Eve celebration included an overnight stay at The Ritz-Carlton and a spectacular meal at The Capital Grille—it was electric that night. We had a room-service breakfast early in the morning and walked over to the Mummers Parade.” 1338-46 Chestnut St., 215-545-9588
Nicole Cashman Proprietor, president, and CEO, Cashman & Associates
“I have worked almost every New Year’s Eve since I was 21, so I’ve always celebrated on New Year’s Day. I love the Mummers Parade, especially watching it from The Union League. Then I meet up with my college and high school friends at McGillin’sOlde Ale House and really start celebrating.” 1310 Drury St., 215-735-5562
Peter Breslow Founder and CEO, Peter Breslow Consulting & Public Relations
“For the past decade, our New Year’s Eve tradition has included buying an incredible selection of cheeses, charcuterie, olives, and crusty breads from Di Bruno Bros. and pairing everything with Saint-HilaireBlanquette de Limoux.” 1730 Chestnut St., 215-665-9220