In terms of restaurant rip-off nights, New Year's Eve is only outpaced by the next dining holiday down the pike, Valentine's Day. Given that it's a holiday typified by luxury and copious amounts of bubbly, it can be hard to find a place to dine out without signing up for a pricey prix-fixe. So we've compiled a list of 12 spots where it's possible to enjoy great food on New Year's Eve for under $100 per head with at least one drink (typically a midnight flute of bubbly). From raucous parties with passed bites and open bars to set menus offering delights like aged ribeye steaks and whole roasted Dungeness crab, there's something for everyone. For those playing with a bigger budget, nearly all of the Michelin-starred spots in town will be serving special (and pricey) set menus.
· The 2012 New Year's Eve Dining Guide [~ ESF ~]
· The 2013 Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Dining Guide [~ ESF ~]
· All Eater Maps [~ ESF ~]