It’s Not Too Late to Ring in 2015 With Panache and Fun

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Still not sure where to go or what to do for New Year’s Eve? Or even what to wear?

Before you step out for the evening, why not check out Rent the Runway’s promotion for New Year’s Eve in its new store at 3336 M St., NW? For $50, rent a dress and an accessory for an order placed in-store only (some restrictions apply). Hurry.

All right, now it’s time to decide. Herewith is an extended list of places in and around town to ring in MMXV a/k/a A.D. 2015 on Dec. 31:

Malmaison (3401 K St., NW) at the Georgetown waterfront, will host a New Year’s Eve Supper Club prepared by Michelin two-starred chef Gerard Pangaud. NYE dinner includes a three- ($69) or four- ($89) course dinner menu with optional open bar pairing; seating limited to two hours. Also available: all-you-want drinks and dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m; call 202-817–3340 for more details.

Peacock Caféat 3251 Prospect St., NW, will offer two seatings with a special prix fixe menu. The first seating ($57) runs from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. The second seating ($69) begins at 8 p.m. and includes a glass of Champagne at midnight. For details, call 202-965-8990 ext 127.

Enjoy an all-inclusive five-course prix fixe menu with a midnight toast at Café Milano (3251 Prospect St., NW). Guests can also dance to music performed by Manolito the Gypsy and other surprise entertainers. Early seating is from 4 to 7 p.m., with the regular a la carte dinner menu available.

If you’ve “got a crush on wine” like the folks at Eno Wine Bar, you’ve met your match. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., at 2810 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, next to the Four Seasons Hotel, $55 (advanced purchase on Eventbrite) or $66 (at the door) gets you passed hors d’oeuvres and wine and bubbly by the glass at $9 (20 percent off bottles of Champagne); deejay and just before midnight a glass of bubbly and a chocolate treat. For details, email Sabrina@EnoDC.com.

The Capella Hotel at 1050 31st St., NW, will offer its New Year’s Eve Celebration Package at $350 per person: Taittinger Champagne drinks accompanied by canapés in the Rye Bar, a four-course dinner in the Grill Room, live music and dancing in the heated Taittinger Rooftop Lounge and a midnight toast (special room rate is available for those staying the night).

Chez Billy Sud at 1039 31st St., NW, will offer a four-course tasting menu at $90 with optional wine pairing. For details, call 202-965-2606.

For making the scene and dressing to impress, check out River Bash 2015 at Washington Harbour, put on by Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place (3000 K St., NW) and Nick’s Riverside Grill (3050 K St., NW), starting at 9 p.m.; $110 per person (group of ten, $100 per person). It includes eight bars, two heavy appetizer buffets, heated party tents, Josh Burgess Band (DJ Myra at Nick’s and DJ Dermont aka “Blac Pearl” at Tony and Joe’s). Call 202-342-3764 and ask for Brett.

Fiola Mare (3050 K St. NW, Suite 101) will offer a New Year’s Eve Chef’s Tasting Menu of five courses for $175; a la carte menu options available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; live music past midnight. For details, call 202-268-0065.

Cozy up to the big, roaring fire at La Chaumiere (2813 M St., NW) and delight in fine French dining in Georgetown. The chef has prepared a special New Year’s Eve menu with everything from baked onion soup and escargots to sautéed sea scallops, beef tenderloin medallions and veal piccata.

Cafe Bonaparte at 1522 Wisconsin Ave., NW, will offer an NYE menu at $65 that includes risotto of wild mushrooms and arugula or boudin of shellfish with tarragon lobster sauce and sauteed spinach as well as beef tenderloin or organic salmon. For reservations, call 202-333-8830.

Bistrot Lepic at 1736 Wisconsin Ave., NW, has organized a jazzy New Year’s Eve celebration with a three-course menu at $65 and loads of live jazz performed by Natalie Jean. For details, call 202-333-0111.

Martin’s Tavern in the heart of Georgetown at 1264 Wisconsin Ave., NW, adds sparkle to its annual soiree with festive holiday garlands and dazzling décor. The full dinner menu starts at 4 p.m., and the chef will feature four “Farewell 2014” dinner specials, hats, noisemakers included.

If you’re looking for a classic D.C. institution to ring in 2015, look no further than 1789. The historic restaurant at 1226 36th St., NW, near Georgetown University will offer a prix fixe menu ($125) and a prix fixe menu with wine pairing ($175) in addition to its popular a la carte menu; 202-965-1789.

Soak in one of the best views of Washington on New Year’s Eve at the W Hotel’s POV rooftop lounge0 at 515 15th St., NW. Amidst a stunning D.C. backdrop, some of the city’s most sought-after deejays will be spinning tunes throughout the night as the Champagne flows. Limited seating is available for bottle service. Contact POVEvents@Whotels.com for pricing.

Treat yourself and indulge in caviar, oysters and lobster at Plume in the Jefferson Hotel at 1200 16th St., NW. New executive chef Ralf Schlegel has organized a decadent seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner. The first seating ($165) is between 5 and 6 p.m. The second seating ($225), between 9 and 9:45 p.m., includes a glass of premium Champagne.

The swanky Blue Duck Tavern in the West End at 1201 24th St., NW, has two events on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will serve a special four-course menu ($120), including a Champagne toast, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. In the lounge, a New Year’s Eve party ($185) will run from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The party will feature a premium open bar, small plates, a dessert table and live music by Karla Chisholm.

Wherever you decide to go on New Years’ Eve, the Georgetowner wishes you the best as you celebrate bringing in 2015!

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