New Years Eve in Wallingford

Have you made your plans yet for New Years Eve?  We’ve got the lowdown on what’s open throughout the day, and which restaurants will offer special New Years Eve menus and seatings.  Please make sure to call ahead for reservations.  Times for the quick, casual places are subject to change so you may want to double-check before heading out.

Closing Early

Varsity Inn: 7am-3pm

Essential Baking: 6am-6pm

Closing Before Midnight

Julia’s: 7am-10pm

Jhanjay: 11am-10pm

Bizarro: 5pm-10pm

Chutneys: Lunch 11am-2:30pm, Dinner 4:30pm-10pm

Tutta Bella: 11am-11pm

Kabul: 5pm-10pm

Djan’s: 11am-3pm, 4:30-1opm

Open Past Midnight

Blue Star: 7am-1am

Wendy Morales tells us:  “We have some fun winter warmers, like candy cane martini, our own Hot Buttered Rum, and several more, along with wonderful winter beers! As for food…we’re running prime rib, and I believe glazed ham and turkey dinner.”

Iron Bull: 6pm-2am (serves food too)

Murphy’s Irish Pub: 12pm-2am, Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a LIVE Band and a Free Champagne Toast at Midnight.

Mays: Lunch 11:30am-3pm, Dinner 3pm-10:00pm, Bar 5pm-2am (Serves food until 1am)

Elemental: Cocktails 5pm, Dinner 6pm-12am

Babalu:  Champagne Ball 2011, 8pm-3am.  Singles $20, Couples $30.  Live music, dance, party favors… hosted by DJ Fly Rich.  Proceeds help provide an enrichment opportunity to under- privileged youth.

Seamonster: PK& What Army jazzes up the new year at Seamonster’s New Year’s Eve party!  10pm.  No cover.

New Years Eve Special Menus

Eva: 5pm-10pm-4 Course Special Menu for $55, in addition to their regular menu.

Joule: 5pm-11pm, New Year’s Eve Indulgence at Joule, featuring a 5-Course Special Menu. $65 per person.  Additional 3 Wine Pairing $25 per person. Please call for reservations.

Sutra: Two dinner seatings: 5:30pm-7:30pm or 8:30pm-10:30pm, Poetry Toast-Bubbly for Everyone, 5 Courses and 5 Wine Pairings $68 per person, 5 Courses and 5 Non-Alcoholic Pairings $52 per person.  Please call for reservations.

Cantinetta: Special Menu 4 courses $90 per person. Please call for reservations of any size.

Tilth: Special 4 Course Menu $85 per person with an optional wine pairing for $50. Please call for reservations.

Ivar’s Salmon House:  (from Ivar’s website) Ring in the New Year at Ivar’s Salmon House, where Space Needle fireworks are in view and a special New Year’s Eve menu is featured. Start with a special fresh sheet selection prepared by Chef Jason Bray. No need to wait for midnight as as you can toast the whole evening with $2 a glass Champagne. And why rush? The Salmon House stays open till 1 a.m., however, call in advance regarding reservations and space. Reservations accepted for fireworks after 8:30pm.

The morning after, you’re in good hands with Ivar’s with an easy-going New Year’s Day Brunch ($27.50) plus Mimosas ($2), Champagne Magnolia ($3) Bloody Marys ($4) and more. Brunch will be available 10 am to 2 pm.

Happy New Year from Wallyhood!

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