All the Best Places to Dine Out in Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2022 with champagne, caviar, tasting menus and dancing.

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If you’re the type of person who likes to go out on New Year’s Eve, then you’re probably also the type of person who likes to go all out for New Year’s Eve. And who can blame you? It’s been a tough year, and we could all do with a healthy dose of optimism as we face the new one. Whether you want an elegant tasting menu with a wine pairing or a party with great food and drinks, we’ve got the NYE activity for you and your crew.

ForsythiaOld City
An ideal New Year’s Eve party is glitzy, elegant and a little over the top, which is why Forsythia’s French disco dance party is a perfect location to ring in the new year. They’ll be serving cocktails, champagne and small plates all night. Tickets are $50 a person and are available on Resy.


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Royal BoucherieOld City
No tickets are required for New Year’s Eve dinner at Royal Boucherie, but you will need a reservation to enjoy their special a la carte menu. In addition to their classic French food, Royal Boucherie will be hosting two local burlesque dancers who will mingle with guests at the bar before their 11 p.m. performance in the upstairs dining room.

Stella of New HopeNew Hope
Stella’s New Year’s Eve party is themed, so Roaring Twenties costumes are suggested. For $145 per person, you’ll get to enjoy live music from Danielle Illario, plus hors d’oeuvres, a French dessert buffet and a cash bar. Tickets here.


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Le Caveau & The Good King TavernQueen Village
New Year’s Eve is all about champagne, and there’s no better place in the city to drink the good stuff than at The Good King Tavern and at their upstairs wine bar, Le Caveau. Make a reservation now to enjoy the prix-fixe menu, a special menu of grower champagnes by the bottle and by the glass, and the option to enjoy their caviar service. There will be some space held for walk-ins, so go early if you miss out on reservations.

River TwiceEast Passyunk
Randy Rucker and his crew really know how to put on a show, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Book tickets for their special NYE menu, and you’ll be treated to all of the elegance of a fancy dinner without any of the pretension. Tickets are $150 per person for the seven-course tasting menu and can be purchased here.

Bing Bing Dim SumEast Passyunk
Bing Bing is offering a special family-style menu in addition to their regular a la carte options on New Year’s Eve. For $55 per person, guests can opt in for soup dumplings, crab rangoon dip, cheesesteak bao and more. (Note that the entire table must participate.) Make a reservation now for a festive group and enjoy their casual vibes and great food.


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Nunu and Cheu, Fishtown
Nunu and Cheu are designed to feel like a casual Japanese bar, which makes their shared space a delicious and fun spot to ring in 2022. For $60 per person, your table will be treated to a menu of sushi, snacks and noodles. Reservations here.

FiorellaItalian Market
Fiorella’s prix-fixe menu is just as over the top as you’d expect. Alongside their three-course menu, they’ll offer a specially selected wine pairing designed by their sommelier. Tickets are $125 per person, with the pairing running $75. Reservations here.


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VernickCenter City
Extravagance is the name of the game at Vernick, especially on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy the special six courses with a wine pairing from wine director Ray Gazdzinski. Tickets are $225 per person and can be purchased here.

Càphê RoastersKensington
If you had the good fortune to try Jacob Trinh’s food during his residency at Kampar Kitchen, you know he has a knack for blending inspiration from cuisines around the world. These days, he’s running the cafe menu at Càphê Roasters up in Kensington, but he’ll be cooking a New Year’s Eve dinner out of the space this year. Tickets will go on sale via Instagram