Top 5 Restaurants to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Some of the area’s top restaurants are offering perfect pairings to ring in 2016.

Vickers apple tartin//Photo by Nina Lea Photography.

When the clock strikes midnight, where will you be toasting 2016? For those still in search of plans, here’s a look at what area restaurants are offering to sumptuously usher in the new year.

From left: White Dog pasta and wine, White Dog Haverford//Photos courtesy of White Dog. 

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White Dog Cafe

On Thursday, Dec. 31, ring in the New Year with dinner served from 4:30–10:30 p.m., including seasonal specialties and plenty of bubbly to toast the end of 2015.

Then, on Friday, Jan. 1, from 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., join White Dog for its first annual pajama brunch. The person with the best PJs will win a $100 gift certificate to the Hope Chest in Haverford Square.

Reservations for both celebrations can be made online.

379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-4556,

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Photo courtesy of Paramour.


Wayne’s Paramour is offering a special five-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner ($85 per person) to celebrate the arrival of 2016. Start off your evening with a complimentary champagne toast, then enjoy the chef’s contemporary spin on sumptuous classics. You can also opt for wine pairings (an additional $45 per person) expertly chosen by Paramour’s sommelier to highlight each course. Dinner seatings begin at 5 p.m. Spy the full menu and make your reservation online or by calling (610) 977-0600.

Extend your stay and sleepover at the Wayne Hotel. Discounted deluxe accommodations are available for Paramour dinner guests only, subject to availability. Call the Wayne Hotel at (610) 687-5000 to book your New Year’s Eve overnight accommodations.

139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, www

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Pay a visit to chef MacGregor Mann’s quaint Chadds Ford BYOB this New Year’s Eve and get a taste of his clever farm-to-table menu. There will be two seatings for a chef’s tasting menu for $90 per person. This small farmhouse setting will surely sell out. Reservations can be made by calling (484) 574-8041.

100 Ridge Road, Olde Ridge Village Shoppes, Chadds Ford,

Vickers pear cocktail//Photo by Nina Lea Photography.

Vickers Restaurant

Turn back the clocks to a more delicate time when dining was fine, service was impeccable and you were never too overdressed. Join Vickers on New Year’s Eve for a beautiful three-course prix fixe dinner.

The first seating begins at 5p.m. and costs $75 per person. The second seating begins at 7p.m., costs $85 per person and includes live music. The third seating begins between 9–9:30 p.m., costs $85 per person and includes live music and a champagne toast at midnight. Make your reservation by calling (610) 363-7998.

192 E. Welsh Pool Road, Exton,

Station Taproom

Downingtown’s Station Taproom really knows how to party with a six-course beer and wine pairing dinner ($100 per person). Each course is paired with both beer and wine. The first course features a frisee salad with crispy pancetta lardons, sundried tomatoes and bacon dijon vinaigrette topped with a Vollmecke Orchards fresh poached egg. The dish is paired with Russian River Damnation beer and Shooting Star Aligote wine. Check out the full menu at Email for reservations. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

207 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 593-0560.

Want to venture into Philly to ring in the new year? Check out The Town Dish’s comprehensive guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in the City of Brotherly Love.

For festive ways to ring in 2016, check out our full guide, here