Eastern Standard
Eastern Standard will be open on New Year's Eve. Photo by Emily Hagen

From prix fixe menus to barbecue buffets, local foodies have a lot of options when it comes to where to eat on New Year's Eve in Boston. Bid farewell to 2017 and ring in the New Year with these area restaurants.

Beat Brasserie

Enjoy live music and great food at Beat Brasserie's New Year's Eve Blues Explosion. The Harvard Square hotspot will kick things off with a special à la carte menu available between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. For $125 per person, guests can munch on foie gras pizza, crab cakes and more from the prix fixe menu, which will be available between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, beatbrasserie.com

Bistro du Midi

 

Located near the Public Garden, this local French restaurant is going all out with its New Year's Eve offerings. Early birds who stop by Bistro du Midi's first seating between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. will get to indulge on a four-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person, featuring items such as wagyu beef tartare, scallop crudo and king ora salmon. The five-course prix fixe menu for the second seating (8:30 p.m.-10 p.m.) will include similar offerings for $125 per person. Take your meal up a notch with the special white truffle course, which can be added on for $30. 272 Boylston St., Boston, bistrodumidi.com

Eastern Standard

This Fenway fine dining spot will be open at its regular hours (7 a.m.-2 p.m.) on Dec. 31. Eastern Standard's full dinner menu will be available until midnight, so feast on items such as seared Maine salmon, bone-in ribeye and more to ring in the New Year. Just make sure to call for a reservation ahead of time. 528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, easternstandardboston.com

Meritage

Chef Daniel Bruce and chef de cuisine Keith Bombaugh have a special menu planned for New Year's Eve. Stop by Meritage for scallop ceviche, lobster, mushroom risotto and other delicious offerings from its prix fixe menu, which will be available for $125 per person at first seating between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and $215 per person at second seating after 7:30 p.m.  Guests are also invited to enjoy live entertainment after their meals at the Boston Harbor Hotel's Magellan Gallery. 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, meritagetherestaurant.com

Oak + Rowan

Oak + Rowan will have a special four course tasting menu available on New Year's Eve. For $90 per person, guests can feast on oysters gratinee, beef tartar, venison osso buco and more. 321 A St., Boston, oakandrowan.com

Row 34

Fill up on seafood at this Seaport hotspot for New Year's Eve. Row 34's chef and owner Jeremy Sewall will once again be offering his annual pairing of Ossetra Caviar and NV Krug Grand Cuvee champagne at cost for one night only. 383 Congress St., Boston, row34.com

SRV

The popular Venetian-style Bacaro and wine bar in the South End will be saying goodbye to 2017 with a special arsenale tasting menu for $75, between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. The fun will continue with a New Year's Eve party for $30, where guests can enjoy passed cicchetti, "bottomless bubbles" and even a few surprises. 569 Columbus Ave., Boston, srvboston.com

The Smoke Shop

Head to chef Andy Husbands' BBQ joint in Kendall Square for a whole lot of food and fun on New Year's Eve. The Smoke Shop is ringing in 2018 with its first ever Sazerac Ball, featuring handcrafted Sazerac cocktail paired with a special buffet of smoked brisket, ribs, hot links and more. Guests will also be able to enjoy a midnight toast of sparkling wine and a fried chicken buffet before heading to the dance floor. 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, thesmokeshopbbqsazeracball.eventbrite.com

Sweet Cheeks Q

Chef Tiffani Faison's popular Fenway restaurant will have a few specials available on New Year's Eve for BBQ fans. Feast on smoked prime rib and wellfleet oysters with smoked shallot mignonette before starting that diet in 2018. 1381 Boylston St., Boston, sweetcheeksq.com

Top of the Hub

Enjoy an amazing view of the city (and the fireworks) with the Top of the Hub on New Year's Eve. This Back Bay favorite will have seared scallops, beef short rib and more delicious offerings available on its prix fixe menus. Each guest will also receive a Moet Chardon champagne toast when they arrive at the Top of the Hub. 800 Boylston St., Boston, topofthehub.net

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