UPDATED: If you’d like to ring out 2012 in style, many area restaurants are throwing a party, complete with multi-course meals, wine pairings, and a toast at midnight. Early dinner options are available, too. They all suggest making reservations ahead of time. Here’s what you’ll find around town.
The restaurant is hosting an event it’s calling “The Last Stop,” with an a la carte menu, cocktail and beer pairings, a DJ at 9 p.m., and a champagne toast at midnight.
Where: 2 N. Charles St., 443-692-6172.
Time: Starting at 5 p.m.
Cost: No set price.
A five-course meal is offered at the cozy Black Olive or at The Olive Room on the rooftop of the Inn at The Black Olive, with its front-row seat to the fireworks. A more casual evening will be available at the Inn’s Agora Market with light fare and sparkling wine at midnight.
Where: The Black Olive, 814 S. Bond St., 410-276-7141; The Olive Room (rooftop) and Agora Market (first floor), 803 S. Caroline St., 443-681-6316.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.; 8-10 p.m.; at Agora Market, 10 p.m.
Cost: $80 (tax and tip not included); $25, Agora Market.
At its gala celebration, guests will enjoy a multi-course, prix-fixe menu, “endless” champagne, premium open bar, party favors, and a view of the fireworks at midnight. A prix-fixe menu is available at the early-dinner seatings.
Where: 1000 Lancaster St., 410-332-7373.
Time: Gala seating, 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.; early dinner, 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Gala, $299 a person inclusive; early dinner, $139 a person or $199 with paired wines.
Celebrate Felice Anno Nuovo with a four-course, modern Italian menu, party hats, favors, and a Prosecco toast.
Where: 822 Lancaster St., 410-547-8282.
Time: Reservations begin at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $89 a person or $129 with paired wines.
The restaurant offers dinner and a show with live music at two seatings and a "ball-drop" celebration, including a breakfast buffet, to ring in the New Year.
Where: 518 N. Charles St., 443-869-3381.
Time: Dinner and show, 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.; "ball-drop" party, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: Dinner and show, $60 a person (surf-and-turf option at market price); party, $75.
The newest Bagby Restaurant Group restaurant will serve a four-course menu with optional wine pairings and a complimentary toast at midnight. Two seatings are available.
Where: 1012 Fleet St., 410-244-5830.
Time: Early seating, 5-7 p.m.; second seating, 8-10 p.m.
Cost: $99; additional $49 for wine pairings.
This Baltimore County offshoot of Kooper’s in Fells Point is serving a three-course menu with optional wine in addition to the restaurant’s full à la carte menu.
Where: 12240 Tullamore Rd., Roundwood Shopping Center, Lutherville, 410-853-7324.
Time: Starting at 4 p.m.
Cost: $34.99 a person (tax and gratuity excluded).
Chef/co-owner Neal Langermann created a four-course dinner that pays homage to Julia Child, featuring several of her recipes. A midnight champagne toast is included.
Where: 2400 Boston St., Can Company, 410-534-3287; valet parking.
Time: Open reservations, 4 p.m.-midnight.
Cost: $50 a person; $75 with wine pairings.
Ring in 2013 with Mezze Madness, an unlimited service of more than 20 small plates, dessert, champagne toast, belly-dancing shows, party favors, and more. The restaurant will also serve an a la carte menu for early diners.
Where: 719 S. President St., 410-244-5533.
Time: Starting at 9 p.m.; early seating, 5-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Mezza Madness, $75 a person plus tax and service charge.
The casino celebrates New Year’s Eve around the world with themed entertainment and prize drawings, culminating in party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Its restaurants The Prime Rib and Live! Buffet will offer special dinners; Rams Head Center Stage will host an open-bar party with music.
Where: Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover.
Time: Casino celebration starts at 4 p.m.
Cost: The Prime Rib, prix-fixe menu, $125 and up; Live! Buffet, all-you-can-eat steak and seafood, $34.99; Rams Head Center Stage, $75 a person, $60 before Dec. 20.
The restaurant at the American Visionary Art Museum will have two seatings, with live jazz offered after 9 p.m. The late seating includes a midnight toast and a view of the harbor fireworks.
Where: 800 Key Hwy., 443-524-7379.
Time: Early seating, 6-8 p.m.; late seating, 9-10:30 p.m.
Cost: Early seating, three courses, $40; additional $25 with wine pairings; late seating, five courses, $65; additional $40 with wine pairings.
The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore restaurant says goodbye to 2012 with an “all-you-can-taste” selection of Japanese New Year’s foods from various regions of the country. The party also includes a DJ, a welcome cocktail, and a toast of bubbly at midnight.
Where: 725 Aliceanna St.; reservations, 410-223-1464.
Time: Dinner, from 7-11 p.m.
Cost: $65 a person, not including tax and gratuity.
Get into a party mood with a DJ, modern salsa music, a Cava toast at midnight, and party favors. The restaurant’s traditional Spanish menu will be available throughout the evening at a cost additional to the ticket price. Early dinner is also available. Bar and lounge guests will enjoy party favors and a Cava toast at midnight.
Where: 1425 Aliceanna St., 410-534-7296.
Time: Party, 9 p.m.-midnight; bar and lounge, 5 p.m.-close; early dinner, 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Party, $45 a person; bar and lounge walk-ins, $25 a person; no cover for early dinner.
The Roland Park restaurant rolls out a multi-course menu with wine pairings, if desired, and hats and favors.
Where: 4800 Roland Ave., 410-366-9393.
Time: Opens at 4 p.m.; last reservation at 9 p.m.
Cost: $72 a person; $109 with accompanying wines.
The restaurant offers New Year’s themed food and drink specials.
Where: 1390 Lancaster St., 410-522-3200.
Time: 7 p.m. to close
Cost: No cover charge; prices vary.
The Scupper’s annual party includes a four-course, Chesapeake-inspired meal, live music, dancing, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and party favors.
Where: 402 Key Hwy., 410-727-3678.
Time: 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Cost: Before Dec. 25, $109.99 per person for general seating, $119.99 for premiere window seating; after Dec. 25, $119.99 for all reservations (must be prepaid when made; price does not include tax and gratuity).
In addition to a three-course, prix-fix menu, the meal includes a trio of sparkling splits at the Federal Hill restaurant.
Where: 36 E. Cross St., 410-539-2093.
Time: 5-10 p.m. (last seating at 9 p.m.).
Cost: $39 a person.
The Inner Harbor restaurant will be featuring a four-course, prix-fixe menu.
Where: 1 E. Pratt St., 410-962-5503.
Time: Early seating, 3-5 p.m.; second seating: 5:15 p.m.
Cost: Early, $69; second, $79, (alcohol, tax, and gratuity not included).
The restaurant is offering a four-course menu with optional wine pairings and a complimentary toast at midnight. Two seatings are available.
Where: 1010 Fleet St., 410-244-6867.
Time: Early seating, 5-7 p.m.; second seating, 8-10 p.m.
Cost: $69; additional $35 for wine pairings.
The Canton restaurant celebrates with a Neopolitan-themed dinner that includes a bottle of wine or Prosecco per couple.
Where: 641 S. Montford Ave., 410-522-1000; valet parking.
Time: Reservations starting at 5 p.m.
Cost: $49.95 a person (tax and tip not included); children under 12, free before 9 p.m.
Chef Jesse Sandlin is back in the kitchen and will be preparing a four-course, prix-fixe menu. The bar will feature all-you-can-drink sparkling, white, and red selections.
Where: 507 S. Exeter St., 410-528-8600.
Time: Dining room, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
Cost: Menu, $55; $85 with wine pairings; all-you-can-drink selections at the bar, $65; $15 cover charge after 9 p.m. includes a champagne toast at midnight.
Get a front-row seat to the harbor fireworks at the restaurant’s late-dinner seating. It includes a four-course menu, with or without wine pairings, a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, and a champagne toast at midnight. Or start the evening early with all of the above except the midnight bubbly.
Where: 1417 Thames St., reservations, 443-681-5310.
Time: First seating, 6:30 p.m.; late seating, 9:30 p.m.
Cost: First seating, $115; $165 with wine pairings; late seating, $150; $200 with wine.
The Locust Point restaurant promises a delicious night with a four-course meal and more.
Where: 921 E. Fort Ave., 410-244-6166.
Time: 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.
Cost: $59 a person; wine pairings available for an additional $25.
Stop by the restaurant for an early three-course dinner before heading out for a night on the town or arrive later for a five-course menu, live jazz entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight. Don’t forget to enjoy the panoramic views of the harbor.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, 200 International Dr.
Time: First seating, 5-6:30 p.m.; second seating, 8-9 p.m.
Cost: First seating, $80 a person; second seating, $150 a person.
Photo of New Year’s Eve fireworks at the harbor/credit: Leslie Furlong.