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Tasty Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve

By Leslie Kelly  |  December 16, 2013

New Year's Eve is for dining, dancing, drinking and wearing silly hats. Here are a few fun and filling parties around Seattle, from the way spendy to the super cheap.

Chihuly Garden and Glass shindig includes a tour of the exhibition, appetizers and desserts from Collections Cafe in the spectacular Glasshouse, pictured here, dancing to The Robert Vickers Band playing a mix of pop, soul and jazz standards, and a Veuve Clicquot toast at midnight while you watch the fireworks from the top of the Space Needle surround you through the glass. Parking is also included in the $200 per person price.

Just steps away, hundreds of revelers pour into the Armory for a free all-ages dance, while vendors in the food court feed the hungry hordes.

It's a very Bawdy New Year's Eve at Pike Brewing Company, an event that includes a three-course meal with beer pairings, including the 2013 Old Bawdy release. The menu includes oysters on the half shell or an organic butter leaf lettuce salad, Alaskan King crab or an Anderson Valley rack of lamb. Dessert choices include a gelato made with the XXXXX Stout and a New York-style cheesecake based on a recipe from the gone-but-not-forgotten Lindy's. The price is $45.

At Rione XIII, chef Savuthy “T” Dy creates a Roman-inspired feast with all sorts of options to ring in the New Year for $75 per person, plus tax and tip. Highlights include a Dungeness crab salad, short rib ravioli, lobster risotto and seared scallops. Vegetarian options also will be available. Rione XIII will offer a selection of special bottles of wine and wine pairings will be available for $45. Reservations: 206-838-2878.

The Salmon-chanted New Year’s Eve Party at Ivar’s Salmon House includes a dinner buffet, two drink tickets, party favors, a glass of sparkling wine and a fantastic view of the midnight fireworks at the Space Needle for $75 each. Reservations: 206-632-0767.

Golden Beetle is featuring a special menu on Dec. 31 including Beet and Satsuma Salad with tahini-cucumber vinaigrette, seared Alaskan Black Cod with labneh and pearl barley or Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Arugula and citrus poached pear. The main course features Anderson Ranch Lamb Tagine and Slow Cooked Rabbit Turnover. The finale gives guests a choice of Black Walnut Baklava, Chocolate Truffle Torte or Pomegranate Sorbet with Puffed Quinoa and orange blossom gastrique. The four-course menu is $50 with an optional $25 wine pairing. Reservations: 206-706-2977.