NEW YEAR'S EVE DINING
Where to Celebrate in Montgomery County
Make your first resolution for 2016 a commitment to dine in Montgomery County's finest restaurants, sampling a full range culinary artistry. Then, get started right away with a New Year's meal to remember.
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8201 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Go multicultural for New Years and mix a little mariachi with your Mummer's strut. For $35, the party at El Poquito, which runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., has open bar and an endless parade of tacos, guacamole and chips. It's also the last day to enter El Poquito's Create the Next Street Taco contest.
FARMER'S DAUGHTER RESTAURANT
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Celebrate with class and style in the luxurious setting of the Farmer's Daughter Restaurant. The prix fixe four-course dinner, served from 5-10 p.m., can begin with a charcuterie and cheese board and move onto favorites like lobster bisque and a 16-ounce ribeye. An accompanying room reservation adds a dash of romance to the start of 2016.
HISTORIC GENERAL WARREN RESTAURANT
9 Old Lancaster Road
Malvern, PA 19355
The three-course dinner at the Historic General Warren Restaurant begins as early as 5 p.m., an excellent start to an evening of celebration. Entrées include sautéed lump crab cake and New Zealand rack of lamb. The property also includes an eight-room B&B, where the suites reflect 18th Century elegance and charm.
THE MELTING POT
150 Allendale Road, Suite 2100
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Dip into 2016 at The Melting Pot, where dinner opens with a macaroni and five-cheese first course. Salad and entrée follow, of course, but the ooey-gooey desserts - white chocolate crème brûlée, for example - provide a lasting impression. A scaled-down, friendly priced kids' menu is also available, making this a unique family outing for New Year's Eve.
2910 DeKalb Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
Doors at Presidential Caterers open at 8 p.m. on December 31, leading revelers to a dinner and dancing celebration that lasts until the confetti stops falling at 1 a.m. Music is provided by both a live band and a DJ, meaning no breaks in the action. The open bar is premium and the food is gourmet-style.
SHADY MAPLE SMORGASBORD
129 Toddy Drive
East Earl, PA 17519
If you find yourself west of Montgomery County on New Year's Eve, perhaps enjoying Sight & Sound Theater's production of The Miracle of Christmas or the spectacle of Koziar's Christmas Village, swing into the New Year's Eve Celebration at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. This expansive buffet kicks it up a notch to welcome 2016. The spread features filet mignon, prime rib, Cajun catfish, crab cakes, steamed clams and mussels, hot crab dip and cocktail shrimp.
Valley Tavern has a three-course dining experience where Prime Rib stuffed with crab stuffed shrimp is the center attraction.
BLUE BELL INN
601 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
The historic Blue
Bell Inn has seen 272 New Year's celebrations, going back to its founding
in 1743. As one of the oldest - and best - places to welcome January 1, tickets
often sell out, so quick action is advised. The $155 cost covers a cocktail-style event on the heated patio,
champagne toast, dancing and live music, seasonal cuisine, carving stations,
hors d'oeuvres and premium open bar for the duration of the five-hour
640 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Austrians, Swedes, and Germans traditionally
eat pork on New Year's Day as a token of good luck for the coming year. The
proprietors of Brittingham's Pub
take that notion literally, scheduling Go HAM for its December 31 celebration.
This Montgomery County-based dance band exhibits equal skill in the sounds of
50 Cent as it does with Neil Diamond. Midnight brings a pub-wide champagne