2017 brought us some of our favorite moments, events and memories to cherish, and while we're sad to see it go, we can't help but excite over the arrival of 2018. Apparently, neither can our hotels and restaurants. This year's line up of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day dinners, parties, brunches and bashes is top notch. Just see for yourself.
BRICK ALLEY PUB
New Years Eve: Join Brick Alley Pub for their annual New Year's Eve Wine Dinner featuring their famous appetizer buffet at 7:00 PM including spiced fried cauliflower, cheese and charcuterie, Ralph's cheesy crab dip, ahi tuna sliders and more. Appetizer buffet is followed by five more courses including dessert. Late night snacks served from 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM. Conclude the evening with a Prosecco toast at midnight.
Hours: 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Cost: $89 per person
BRIX AT NEWPORT VINEYARDS
New Year's Eve: Cozy up fireside with small plates, large plates and a selection of sweets alongside suggested wine pairings at Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards. Menu includes offerings of short rib croquette, scallop and cider-braised pork belly, heirloom pumpkin mousse and more.
Hours: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
CASTLE HILL INN
New Year's Eve: Enjoy a five-course tasting menu at Castle Hill Inn including divine selections of Perigord truffles with lobster and wild shrimp, porchetta, sweet offerings of red wine poached pairs and much more.
First seating: 5:45 - 6:45 PM, $105 per person
Second seating: 7:45 - 9:45pm, $145 per person. Includes champagne toast and dancing at midnight.
New Year's Day: Your New Year's Day Brunch at Castle Hill includes first course options of smoked salmon toast, marinated melon salad, raw bar and New England clam chowder. The main course brings offerings of crab cake benedict, lobster hash, shrimp risotto, steak & eggs, tiramisu french toast or braised lamb-stuffed socca. End your meal with marinated fruit salad, mixed berry trifle, chocolate coffee cremeux or pound cake for tomorrow (take it to go if it's a little too early for dessert.)
Hours: Reservations 10:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $47 per person
New Year's Eve: Join Eli's Kitchen for a special four-course dinner to ring in 2018. Gluten free and vegan options available.
Hours: Seatings 5:00 - 5:30, 7:00 - 7:30, 9:00 - 9:30; Reservation only
Cost: $60 per person
FORTY 1 NORTH
New Year's Eve: Dine at The Grill at Forty 1 North before the ball drops in New York’s Times Square as they offer their regular dinner menu and flexible reservation times beginning at 5:00 PM. Enjoy Russian and Pacific sturgeon caviar, Veuve Cliquot champagne and their entire selection of sparkling wines alongside a carefully prepared selection of canapés at the Oval Bar and Lounge throughout the evening.
Oval Bar and Lounge Menu includes:
- Caviar Service
- Charcuterie Plate
- Hors d’oeuvre Plate
- Champagne & Caviar
THE GRACE VANDERBILT
New Year's Eve: Kick off 2018 in style with Grace Vanderbilt’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy access to the Champagne Lounge, participate in the New Year’s Eve countdown, a Champagne toast at midnight, delicious canapés all while partying the night away with The Dick Lupino Band.
Hours: 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Cost: $55 per person
New Year's Eve: Celebrate New Year's Eve at Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina with a five-course dinner at Scarpetta with special holiday dishes including a Crudo Duo, Marscapone Cappellacci and a chef's selection of dessert. Afterwards, enjoy an open bar celebration at The Regent Lounge with music by Nicole Leone and passed hors d'oeuvres.
Hours: Seatings at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Reservations required. Regent Lounge: 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM.
Cost: $105 for 5:00 seating, $145 for 8:00 seating
New Year's Eve: Welcome 2017 at One Bellevue at Hotel Viking with a four-course New Year's Eve dinner including appetizers of butternut squash ravioli and lobster cream soup, salad offerings, entree options of grilled filet mignon, baked stuffed lobster and cider glazed chicken. End a sweet note with a chocolate trio of chocolate Chambord mousse, espresso truffle and chocolate cheesecake with cookie crumble. Enjoy live entertainment in the lounge from Naticks from 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM, plus a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and live coverage from Times Square.
Hours: Seatings begin at 7:00 PM
Cost: $115 per person
NEWPORT BLUES CAFE
Enjoy a performance from Take It To The Bridge at the Newport Blue's Cafe's third annual New Year's Eve celebration.
Hours: 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
NEWPORT HARBOR HOTEL
New Year's Eve: Celebrate 2018 at Saltwater Restaurant at Newport Harbor Hotel with a menu full of signature shareable items including 1 14 lb. lobster, New England steamers, little necks and more. Complimentary glass of champagne included.
New Year's Eve: Same menu from New Year's Eve available New Year's Day.
Hours: Breakfast, 7:00 - 11:00 AM, dinner menu 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Bar open until 1:00 AM
Hours: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Cost: $75 per person
Ring in 2018 at One Pelham in downtown Newport with a performance by PartyGirl.
Hours: 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM
New Year's Eve: Cozy up at Sardella's Italian Restaurant with their regular dining menu.
New Year's Day: Start the new year at Sardella's.
Hours: 5:00 - 10:00 PM.
New Year's Eve: Celebrate the New Year at Bristol's Statesman Tavern with an amuse bouche and champagne greeting, first course options of roasted parsnip bisque, scallop and monkfish ceviche, frisee and citrus salad and bacon and Vermont cheddar farrotto; second course options include prime top sirloin, brown butter potato gnocchi, brick roasted chicken and RI saffron bouillabaisse. Indulge your sweet tooth with a variety of dessert options.
Hours: Dinner begins at 5:00 PM
Cost: $60 per person. Shaken or stirred cocktail pairings additional $15
NEW YEAR'S EVE MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE
New Year's Eve: Spice up New Year’s Eve at the Skiff Bar at Newport Marriott masquerade, complete with masks, beads, music and a Cajun-inspired menu. Sip on a Hurricane or Zombie, the drink specials of the night, and dance to music by a live DJ. At midnight, toast to the new year with complimentary champagne. MainSail Newport will be serving a Cajun-inspired prix fixe menu, and all diners receive free entry to the party. This event is strictly 21+. Details.
Hours: 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Cost: $20 per person, $30 for couples, includes a raffle ticket for the night's prizes. Hotel guests, free.
LAUGH IN THE NEW YEAR
New Year's Eve: Join The Bit Players for their annual New Year's Eve night of award-wining comedy with live broadcast of the ball dropping at midnight in NYC at Firehouse Theater. BYOB. Details.
Hours: Shows at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM.