9 New Year’s Eve Dinners to Enjoy on the Main Line
From Bryn Mawr to Berwyn.
Toast to a year of delicious food by celebrating your New Year’s Eve at one of the Main Line’s best restaurants. With a plethora of must-try prix fixe menus and festive options up for grabs, here are nine restaurants where you will want to secure a seat.
30 Main: This Berwyn-based hotspot is offering a special chef’s menu to ring in the New Year. Be sure to take the party upstairs, too, post-dinner. A NYE party is slated to unfold on The Second Floor with live music, hors d’oeuvres and a three-hour open bar. 660 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn; phone: (610) 220-2367.
Avenue Kitchen: Ring in the New Year by enjoying specialty holiday menu additions and a midnight champagne toast at this chic Villanova restaurant. From decadent lobster chowder with fennel, corn and red pepper, to veal osso buco with saffron risotto, roasted Atlantic skate wing with braised cabbage and smoked ham hock and baby potatoes, chef Greg Smith’s year-ending specials will make your New Year’s Eve one to remember. New Year’s Day brunch specials are also available. 789 East Lancaster Avenue, Villanova; phone: (610) 525-3950.
Blackfish: Culinary pacesetter chef Chip Roman completes 2014 with an unforgettable four-course feast (available for $80 per person). Kick off your prix fixe with a choice of starters like Kabocha squash soup cozy with gingerbread gougeres or foie gras ganache with brioche, and then delight your senses over second and third courses like onion preserve-accented roasted octopus and Scottish salmon with roasted quince. Of course, it wouldn’t be a meal to remember without Blackfish’s sweet endings. Options include dark chocolate ganache with maple and banana cremeux and goat cheese custard with black pepper streusel. Reminder: It’s a BYO—plan accordingly. 119 Fayette Street, Conshohocken; phone: (610) 397-0888.
Glenmorgan Bar & Grill: The Radnor Hotel restaurant is gearing up to host New Year’s Eve specials for you to celebrate in style. Three-course prix fixe meals are available for $65 per person (tax/gratuity not included). This tasting includes a glass of champagne, with its culinary offerings ranging from snapper turtle soup, chicken a la Maryland and a Charlotte Russe dessert. 593 East Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids; phone: (610) 341-3188.
Chef Andrew Derry of Majolica
Majolica: Celebrate the last dinner of the year with award-winning chef Andrew Deery. The downtown Phoenixville-based BYO hosts a high-caliber event, featuring a cocktail hour to start (with complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres), followed by a sensuous prix fixe dinner. Reservations available for tables of 4 only. Cost is $125 per person. 258 Bridge Street, Phoenixville; phone: (610) 917-0962.
The Silverspoon: Executive chef Tim Courtney will delight with a not-to-miss, six-course tasting available for $65 per person. Menu to include mushroom crepe, Elysian Fields lamb, cream of parsnip soup, apple golden raisin bread pudding and so much more. 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne; phone: (610) 688-7646.
Sola: Chef Colin Mason preps to present diners with an enticing choice of a three- to four-course feast for New Year’s Eve. Selections range from oysters accented with champagne mignonette and seared foie gras with cranberry-thyme sauce, to lobster risotto and rack of lamb with smoked cannellini ragout. Open seating available from 5:30–10:30 p.m. 614 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr; phone: (610) 526-0123.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Celebrate the New Year in style at Sullivan’s King of Prussia location. Open 5 p.m.–12 a.m., Sullivan’s debuts a wow-worthy $79 prix fixe menu including roasted butternut squash soup, filet mignon with delicious sides (three-cheese mac and the renowned horseradish mashed potatoes), and New York-style cheesecake. 700 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia; phone: (610) 878-9025.
Vickers Restaurant: Need a swanky spot to ring in 2015? The area’s epiphany of fine dining, Vickers in Exton, is offering a three-course prix fixe feast. From escargots de bourgogne and lobster bisque, to roasted rack of lamb and wild mushroom ravioli, and even chocolate mousse cake and profiteroles, your choices are endless—and impeccably prepared. A New Year’s Eve dinner and dance package is also available. Seatings available at 5:30, 7 and 9 p.m. 192 East Welsh Pool Rd., Exton; phone: (610) 363-7998.