Celebrate in style as you welcome 2016 at these top New Year's Eve spots.
Ring in the new year with cocktails and dinner at Red Owl Tavern.
Blackfish Bring your favorite bottle of Champagne to this BYOB in Conshohocken and enjoy a menu focusing on the tastes of the season. Seafood is the main ingredient in many of chef Chip Roman’s dishes, and guests can expect American twists on crudo, oysters, and snails. For carnivores, lamb and Lancaster County chicken are frequent stars of the daily menu. 119 Fayette St., Conshohocken, 610- 397-0888
Lacroix If you prefer a quieter evening of haute cuisine and cocktails, head to this restaurant at The Rittenhouse, offering two dining options: a four-course meal of your choice or, for the adventurous, an eight-course meal in which the chef selects each course for you. If you plan to party through the night on New Year’s Eve and need a gourmet breakfast, head here on the first day of the year for a traditional brunch buffet. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-790-2533
Moshulu One of the city’s most beloved restaurants, Moshulu is a perfect vantage point when the fireworks begin. A special New Year’s Eve menu will be available, along with the full wine list and cocktails. Order a celebratory bottle of Champagne, or opt for a cocktail like The Ultimate, mixed with Belvedere vodka, house-made spicy pickle brine, and blue cheese olives. 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215-923-2500
Red Owl Tavern Get here early for open seating and an à la carte menu until 8 pm, when the celebration becomes more formal, with reserved seating, prix-fixe menus, a band, and cocktails served at the bar until 2 am. A special bonus: Guests who dine at Red Owl will receive special access to the party happening above at Stratus Lounge. 433 Chestnut St., 215-923-2267
Restaurant Alba This chic Malvern eatery offers a warm setting for an intimate New Year’s Eve meal. A four-course prix-fixe menu will be available, starting with seafood antipasti, followed by a second course such as lobster bisque or truffled risotto, entrées including sautéed branzino and grilled duck breast, and finishing, of course, with dessert. 7 W. King St., 610- 644-4009
Square 1682 On New Year’s Eve, chef Caitlin Mateo will serve a prix-fixe dinner until 10 pm, when the restaurant will be transformed into a party space, complete with a DJ and dancing until 2 am. Lead bartender Daniel Kulisek will take the reins, mixing spirited cocktails and serving Champagne specials alongside party favors and an Instagram-worthy display of balloons. 121 S. 17th St., 215- 563-5008
Tinto Get cozy in this intimate Rittenhouse hideaway while enjoying the flavors of Spain and France. Order Spanish wines by the glass or cocktails like the Iraty (made with Evan Williams bourbon, muddled lemon, and Campari) or the classic Tinto Sangria (red wine, applejack, lemon, and guindilla). Whatever you choose, you’ll be happily sipping your way into the new year. 114 S. 20th St., 215-665-9150
Twenty Manning Grill For late-night diners, Twenty Manning will offer seatings through midnight and complimentary Champagne for a toast as the ball drops. A special four-course menu will feature some of the best meat and seafood the restaurant has to offer. After dinner, enjoy a leisurely stroll two blocks over to Rittenhouse Square to ring in the new year. 261 S. 20th St., 215-731-0900