Celebrate New Year’s Eve at These 8 Main Line Area Restaurants
From BYOs to five-course menus, these restaurants offer the perfect backdrop to welcome 2019.
Let chefs and co-owners Alex Hardy and Tara Buzan whisk you into the New Year with their exquisite five-course menu with choice of A5 wagyu steak, venison tenderloin or halibut cheeks. The warm and cozy space creates the perfect BYO atmosphere to celebrate with someone special or an entire entourage. Diners that stay after 9 p.m. will receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly to take home.
11 Louella Court, Wayne, (610) 964-9700.
An urban feel in a suburban setting makes this Euro-chic restaurant a mellow choice to end one year and kick off another. Except the usual menu, plus a few surprise additions (think smooth limoncello cheesecake with fresh berry compote) and killer craft cocktails. Avenue Kitchen will be open until 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve
509 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, (484) 800-8070.
Bar Avalon owner/chef John Brandt-Lee is serving a five-course dinner with several seatings starting before 7 p.m. for the holiday. The menu will highlight the approachable bistro fare that this spot is known for. Check out the new expanded bar and get your groove on after 10 p.m. with a DJ dance party and a toast at midnight.
116 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 436-4100.
Indulge in a five-course dinner with complimentary bourbon punch and sparkling wine from hosts Ben and Elena Thomas. The holiday menu includes choices of dry-aged beef tartare, wild mushroom veloute, house-made campanelle, roasted duck breast and finishes up with profiteroles for dessert. Don’t forget to bring your own bottle.
1011 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-4400.
If you’re looking to be in the throngs of celebration revelry, then head to this ticketed dinner, which gets you a front row seat to the annual midnight Mushroom Drop. Enjoy a prix fixe menu including an appetizer, entree, dessert and a glass of champagne. Tickets also include VIP bar access all night. There are four seatings at 6, 7:30, 9, and 10:30 p.m. DJ Shadylady will perform starting at 10 p.m.
108 W. State St., Kennett Square, (484) 886-4154.
Bid adieu to 2018 at this exceptional BYOB, which is serving a special four-course menu by award-winning chef Andrew Deery. His creativity with seasonal ingredients is sure to wow your party. There are seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Bring your favorite champagne (no corkage fee) to toast the coming year.
258 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 917-0962.
Chef Ron Silverberg has designed a six-course prix fixe menu worth welcoming any new year with a choice of roasted salmon or dry-aged New York strip steak. Other palatable players in this feast include truffled goat cheese crisps, cured striped bass, scallops and figs, all capped off with a seasonal candied apple, cider reduction cornbread crumble for dessert. Tote along your favorite bubbly to this BYO.
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7646.
Relax by the fire at this historic inn with classic cocktails wines to pair with a select three-course menu of escargots de Bourgogne, lobster bisque, filet of sole with crab and filet mignon béarnaise. Don’t miss dessert: A warm apple tarte and Madagascar vanilla ice cream or decadent creme brulee. Vickers will offer three seatings begin at 5 p.m.
192 E. Welsh Pool Road, Exton, (610) 363-7998.