The Hippo


Jan 25, 2020








Dine out New Year’s Eve
Ring in the new year with a special dinner

By Allie Ginwala

 From buffets and dancing to Champagne toasts and special menus, celebrate the new year at a local restaurant. Check out the Nite section for other restaurants and bars open with comedy, nightlife, live music and more.

Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, is taking reservations for its New Year’s Eve Gala buffet from 4 to 10 p.m. featuring fresh smoked salmon, chicken picatta, tortellini alfredo, prime rib, desserts and more (or choose from the special New Year’s Eve menu). Call for details about live music from DJ Tom McFall and a Champagne toast.
Bartlett’s at Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks St., Henniker, 428-3281, is offering a three-course dinner as part of its New Year’s Eve getaway package, which also includes lodging, in-room champagne and truffles, breakfast and afternoon coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies. Packages start at $499 per couple. Call 428-3281 for reservations.
Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, will serve a four course prix fixe menu featuring seven entree selections (like grilled filet mignon and bouillabaisse) and four dessert selections (like creme fraiche cheesecake and triple chocolate mousse cake). Cost is $75. A limited a la carte menu will be available in the Tavern and Corks.
Campo Enoteca (969 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0256, will serve dinner specials lobster ravioli, Little Brook Farm strip steak and tuxedo pasta scampi along with the regular menu. Reservations start from 5 p.m.
Cask & Vine (1½ East Broadway, Derry, 965-3454, will celebrate its third anniversary on New Year’s Eve with food, beer and wine. Tap list includes White Birch Phoenix Ale, Dogfish Head Higher Math and Founders Harvest Ale. Reservations recommended.
Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, will serve a New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner menu in lieu of the regular menu starting at 4 p.m. (last reservations at 9 p.m.; restaurant closes at 11 p.m.). Menu includes a selection for first course (crispy coconut shrimp, herbed ricotta gnocchi), second course (fish chowder, spinach salad), entree (wood fired haddock, roasted rack of lamb) and grand finale (croquembouche for two, turtle cheesecake, winter fruit crumble). Options for two-course ($69), three-course ($79) and four-course meals ($89). Enjoy live music by The Kim Riley Duo from 4 to 7 p.m. Call or go online for reservations.
Cotton (75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488, will serve a special three-course menu with choice of four starters, six entrees and three desserts. Cost ranges from $36 to $56 per person. Reservations required.
• Epoch Restaurant & Bar at The Exeter Inn (90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, with serve New Year’s Eve specials along with the regular dinner menu from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.
Firefly American Bistro & Bar (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, will serve the full dinner menu along with high end chef’s specials. Taking reservations from 4 p.m. until the kitchen closes around 11 p.m.
Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022,, will host a New Year’s Eve celebration in the Amoskeag Ballroom from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with dancing, music from Joey Dion of Main Event, passed hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet and chef stations, a dessert station and cash bar. Champagne toast and festive party favors at midnight. Cost is $69.95 per person, reservations required (attire excludes jeans).
Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar (524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939, will hold a New Year’s Eve Bash serving from its winter menu with creative specials, party favors and a Champagne toast after 10 p.m. There will be a DJ from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Reservations recommended. 
Granite Restaurant & Bar (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9000, will have a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a four-course menu for $65. 
Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, is taking reservations for a four course prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu from 5 to 9 p.m. $185 per couple.
The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-2022, will serve from a special menu until 10 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Hooked Seafood & Ignite Bar & Grille (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189; 100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, is accepting reservations at Hooked from 4 to 10 p.m. and at Ignite until 11 p.m. Dinner specials will be served along with the regular menu and there will be three Champagne toasts.
Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-5221, will serve a prix fixe menu from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring appetizers like crispy pork belly and deviled eggs, entrees NY sirloin and chicken roulade, and desserts cherries jubilee and eggnog mousse. Options for three courses ($45) or four courses ($55) per person.
Mile Away Restaurant (52 Federal Hill Road, Milford, 673-3904, is taking reservations for New Year’s Eve dinner, which includes choice of appetizer (like shrimp bisques, Swedish meatballs), salad, entree (like duck grand marnier, seafood sophia, chicken marsala, rack of lamb) and dessert (like chocolate mousse cake, bourbon bread pudding, sorbet). 
Mint Bistro (1105 Elm St., Manchester, 625-6468, will offer select tapas and favorite entrees from the menu with seatings from 4:30 to 5 p.m., 7 to 7:30 p.m., and 9 to 9:30 p.m. straight through to when the ball drops. Reservations required.
O Steaks and Seafood (11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925, will serve a special five-course prix fixe menu and drink specials from 5 to 11 p.m. with a champagne toast at mignight. Reservations encouraged.
The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, will serve New Year’s Eve specials along with its regular menu until 8 p.m.
Row 34 (5 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, 319-5011, will offer Ossetra caviar and NV Krug Grand Cuvee Champagne ($129 per bottle) pairings in addition to regular dinner service. Ossetra caviar (one ounce with classic garnish; served with Smoked and Cured board; served with potato latke and smoked salmon; and served with soft scrambled eggs and house-made brioche) available a la carte.
Sunny’s Table (11 Depot St., Concord, 225-8181, is taking reservations for a special New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu. 
Surf (207 Main St., Nashua, 595-9293, will serve specials alongside the regular menu from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended (taking reservations for parties of any size).
Tandy’s Pub (1 Eagle Square, Concord, 856-7614, will host First Night, serving the grand buffet with a Caribbean twist from 5 to 9 p.m. Menu features curried coconut shrimp, sweet chili pork on basmati rice, Caribbean jerk skewers, bacon-wrapped scallops and more. Cost is $16.99 per person (dinner only, reservations strongly suggested) or $23.99 per person (includes Black & White Party). The Black & White Party is held from 9 p.m. to close; dress attire required. Cost is $10 per person, $20 after 11 p.m.
Restaurant Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, will serve a six-course menu for $75 per person. Reservations required.
Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, is taking reservations for a New Year’s Eve special menu starting at 4 p.m. The menu features a fresh-shucked Wellfleet oyster bar, jumbo shrimp cocktail, baked stuffed lobster, pan roasted veal chop and semifreddo.
UnWine’d Key West Cafe & Grill (865 Second St., Manchester, 625-9463, will serve a special three-course dinner (surf and turf, with scallops and slow-cooked, braised beef short ribs) alongside the regular dinner menu. Taking reservations for regular hours (5 to 10 p.m.)
The Windham Restaurant (59 Range Road, Windham, 870-9270, will serve a special menu along with the regular menu. Full menu will be served until 10 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.
The Yard (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, offers a New Year’s Eve package for $70 per person, which includes a holiday buffet dinner plus carving station (doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner buffet from 7 to 8:30 p.m.), comedy show, live DJ music and a Champagne toast at midnight.
Zampa (8 Exeter Road, Epping, 679-8772, will serve its four-course New Year’s Eve dinner with one seating at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $65. Space is limited; make reservations early. 

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