The following restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve and/or New Year’s Day:
The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner from 6 to 7 PM; $110. A second seating from 9 to 10 PM will feature a four-course prix-fixe dinner; $170 including a glass of champagne and party favors. For reservations call 908-766-0002.
The Brothers Moon, 7 West Broad Street, Hopewell, will offer a five-course New Year’s Eve dinner; $95 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 609-333-1330; BYO. The restaurant is also offering a dinner/theater package in conjunction with the Off-Broad Street Theater. Have dinner at the Brothers Moon, then see a show and have dessert and coffee at the theater. 5 PM; $105 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call the theater at 609-466-2766.
Chimichurri Grill, 7722 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen, will be open on New Year’s Eve, offering music and live tango performances. 8 PM; $100 including a glass of champagne at midnight. For reservations call 201-453-2345.
Christopher’s Restaurant & Bar, Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, will offer a three-course dinner on New Year’s Eve. 5:30 PM; $79. For those guests wishing to extend their celebrating into 2008, The Heldrich has created a New Year’s Eve Celebration Package which includes dinner for two, party favors, a luxurious guestroom, champagne split, taxes, and all gratuities for $399 per couple. For more information and reservations call 732-729-4670.
Church Street Kitchen, 12 Church Street, Montclair, will serve its full dinner menu on New Year’s Eve from 5 to 11:30 PM. A five-course prix-fixe menu will be offered from 7:30 to 10 PM; $70. Midnight brunch will be served after the First Night fireworks; 11:30 PM to 1:30 AM. Live musical entertainment will be featured throughout the evening. For reservations call 973-233-0216; BYO.
Copeland, Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, will offer a seven-course tasting menu on New Year’s Eve. Seatings start at 7:30 PM; $139; wine pairings $95. An à la carte menu will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. For reservations call 973-451-2619.
Crystal Springs Resorts, Vernon, is offering a variety of dinner and overnight packages for New Year’s Eve. For pricing information, availability, and reservations call 973-827-5996 ext 2.
David Burke Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Road, Rumson, will celebrate New Year’s Eve with seatings from 5 to 6 PM and 9 to 9:30 PM. There will be live music at the second seating. On New Year’s Day, brunch will be offered from 11 AM to 3 PM, and dinner will be served from 3:30 to 8 PM. For reservations call 732-842-8088.
Due Terre Enoteca, 107 Morristown Road, Bernardsville, will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a prix-fixe menu. For more information call 908-221-0040 or log on to www.dueterre.com.
Fascino, 331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, will celebrate New Year’s Eve with an early three-course tasting (5:30 to 7 PM; $65) and a later five-course tasting (8 to 10 PM; $105). The late-seating table is yours for the night. For reservations call 973-233-0350; BYO.
15 Fox Place, 15 Fox Place, Jersey City, will have a 5 PM seating on New Year’s Eve. For reservations call 201-413-1614.
The Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick, will offer an early-seating à la carte menu on New Year’s Eve from 5 to 6:30 PM. A four-course prix-fixe menu will be presented from 7 to 11 PM; $99 plus tax, gratuity, and beverages. For reservations call 732-846-3216.
Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone, will be open on New Year’s Eve. For reservations call 908-234-9055.
Harbor Bar & Brasserie, 500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, has a New Year’s Eve package that includes a prix-fixe menu, a live DJ, party favors, and a champagne toast. 9 PM; $99. An à la carte menu will be available from 5 to 7 PM. For reservations call 201-348-4444.
Highlawn Pavilion, Eagle Rock Reservation, Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, will be open for dinner on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For more information and reservations call 973-731-3463.
Hilton Short Hills, 41 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, will offer a four-course prix-fixe gourmet New Year’s Eve menu along with live music. 6 to 9 PM; $140; children $80; plus tax and gratuity. A separate à la carte champagne menu will also be available. On New Year’s Day, a buffet brunch will be served; seatings at 11 AM and 2 PM, with a 12:30 PM seating in the Dining Room; $68; children ages four to twelve $34; children ages three and under free; plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 973-912-4757.
Il Michelangelo Ristorante, 91 Elcock Avenue, Boonton, will serve a five-course dinner on New Year’s Eve, with seatings at 4, 6, and 9 PM; $79.95. For reservations call 973-316-1111.
Le Petit Chateau, 121 Claremont Road, Bernardsville, will serve a four-course dinner with an amuse-bouche on New Year’s Eve; $100. Three wine pairings will be available (prices include the four-course dinner): classic, $175; sommelier, $250; and gourmand, $325. For reservations call 908-766-4544.
Mama Tucci Italian Bistro, 4245 Town Center, Livingston, will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu on New Year’s Eve. For more information and reservations call 973-597-3700.
The Manor, 111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, will be open for dinner on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For more information and reservations call 973-731-2360.
Mirage Ballroom, 1655-150 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will have a New Year’s Eve Ball. 8 PM; $225. For reservations call 732-947-3000.
Moghul, Edison, will cater a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Crowne Plaza Monroe, 390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township. The evening will include a five-hour premium-label open bar, a buffet, entertainment, a champagne toast at midnight, a deluxe room at the Crowne Plaza, and a breakfast buffet on New Year’s Day. $375 per couple; $250 per couple for the New Year’s Eve gala only. For reservations call 609-655-4775 ext. 7108.
Nicholas, 160 Route 35 South, Middletown, will offer a three-course menu on New Year’s Eve. 5:30 to 10:30 PM; $125. For reservations call 732-345-9977.
Oddfellows Restaurant, 80 River Street, Hoboken, will be open on New Year’s Eve with a live DJ and a five-hour open bar. 10 PM to 3 AM; $75. For reservations call 201-656-9009.
Passionne, 77 Walnut Street, Montclair, will have two seatings on New Year’s Eve: a four-course prix-fixe dinner with extras at 6 PM ($65), and a five-course prix-fixe dinner with extras at 9 PM ($85). An alternative vegetarian menu will be available as well. For reservations call 973-233-1006; BYO.
The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, will feature a family-friendly celebration on New Year’s Eve, which will start with a Kids’ Kazoo Parade at 4 PM followed by cookies and hot chocolate. Prizes will be awarded for best party hat and best family group. For more information call 856-869-0111.
Rat’s, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, will offer a four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve; 5:30 to 10 PM; $99; wine pairings will be available. For reservations call 609-584-7800.
Restaurant David Drake, 1449 Irving Street, Rahway, will serve a three-course prix-fixe New Year’s Eve dinner from 5 to 6:30 PM; $65. A second seating will feature a five-course tasting menu along with a wine pairing for each dish; 7 PM or later; $95; wine pairings $45 additional. For reservations call 732-388-6677.
The Restaurant Guys radio show, Stage Left, and Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, New Brunswick, offer many choices for New Year’s Eve. Admission to the Champagne Jazz Concert with Jacqui Naylor at the Crossroads Theater (8 PM; $99) includes tickets and a champagne intermission. Dinner at Stage Left is $129 (ticket holders $99); an early dinner is $99 (ticket holders $69). For reservations call 732-828-4444. Dinner at Catherine Lombardi is $79 (ticket holders $59); an early dinner is $59 (ticket holders $39). For reservations call 732-246-7469. The Golden Circle Package includes premium seating at the concert, dinner at either restaurant, a room at the Heldrich Hotel, and a New Year’s Day private champagne brunch with Jacqui Naylor; $375. For reservations call 866-609-4700.
Restaurant Plan B, 705 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, will offer a five-course dinner, with a champagne toast and live music; $65. For reservations call 732-807-4710; BYO.
Restaurant Serenade, 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, will have two seatings on New Year’s Eve: a four-course twilight dinner at 5:30 PM ($85), and a five-course gala with champagne, music, and dancing at 9 PM ($195). For more information and reservations call 973-701-0303.
Salt Creek Grille, 1 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Princeton, will present several choices on New Year’s Eve. A limited special menu featuring many restaurant favorites will be offered from 4 to 6:30 PM. A dinner-party package with food stations and made-to-order specialties will be offered from 9 PM to 1 AM; $125. An open-bar package will be available from 10 PM to 1 AM; $75. Special room rates at the next-door Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village will also be available. In addition, Salt Creek Grille will be open on New Year’s Day for lunch and dinner. For reservations call 609-419-4200.
Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, will present several options on New Year’s Eve. An early seating from 5 to 6:30 PM will feature the regular à la carte menu. A dinner and dance-party package with a special menu will be offered from 9 PM to 1:30 AM; $125. An open-bar package will be available from 10 PM to 1:30 AM; $75. In addition, Salt Creek Grille will open on New Year’s Day at 5 PM. For reservations call 732-933-9272.
Simply Fondue, Hamilton Commons, 4215 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, will serve dinner on New Year’s Eve. 5 PM to 2 AM; $150 per couple. For more information and reservations call 609-677-1600.
Teak, 64 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, will serve an à la carte menu at 6:15 PM and a four-course prix-fixe menu at 8:15 and 9:15 PM on New Year’s Eve. An optional premium open bar will be available. For reservations call 732-747-5775.
Za Restaurant, 147 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington, will offer a four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve. 6 to 9:30 PM; $79. For reservations call 609-737-4400; BYO.
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