Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street, Cape May, 609-884-5697. Early seating four-course menu will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. with choices for each course. Selections include escarole soup, seafood bisque, scallop risotto or Maytag blue cheese mousse. A winter greens salad comes before a choice of grilled filet, veal saltimbocca, crab gratin or pan-seared salmon. Dessert choices include tiramisu cheesecake, pear frangipane tart or cinnamon ice cream. Price $55. Four-course menu will be served all evening. Starters also include Delaware Bay oysters on the half shell, Jonah crab tower, crispy duck spring roll, lobster ravioli and exotic mushroom crespelle. Winter greens salad. Entrees include herb-crusted rack of lamb, grilled filet au poivre and garlic herb prawn, Barolo-braised short rib, espresso-rubbed magret duck breast, pan-seared Chilean sea bass or seared tuna loin. Desserts include vanilla creme brulee, raspberry chocolate mousse cake, bananas Foster, champagne sabayon, berries and winter fruits. $85 per person.
Gregory's Restaurant and Bar, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, 609-927-6665. New Year's Eve special dinner (in dining room) starts at 4 p.m. Three price categories $26.99, $32.99, $36.99. Entrees include whole lobster, surf and turf, prime rib, veal, scallops, shrimp and fish dishes; optional appetizer and dessert menus. All include champagne toast, soup and salad. New Year's Eve Free party (in the bar) begins at 10 p.m. Hats, horns, surprises. Free midnight buffet with entertainment by Josh Bassett. New Year's Day is Taco Tuesday. All-day roast pork and sauerkraut lunch special ($6.99). Regular food and bar service resumes at 11 a.m.
Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 North Breman Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Offering three ways to celebrate this New Year's Eve. Joseph's Restaurant will be offering its regular a la carte menu with seatings from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The Gourmet Restaurant will offer a seven-course dinner with two wine samplings, with seating from 5 to 9:30 p.m. First course is colossal shrimp with mango cocktail sauce; second course is soup; third course is butternut squash cannelloni; fourth course is raspberry sorbet; fifth course is winter greens with dried fruit and maple vinaigrette; entree choices are stuffed chicken with imported prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, Chilean sea bass over crab risotto, or filet mignon and lobster tail; dessert is white and dark chocolate mousse. $55 per person plus tax and service charge. The Tuscany House Grand Ballroom is offering a cocktail reception starting at 8 p.m. followed by a three-course gourmet dinner featuring filet and lobster, crab strudel. Dancing to Double D Entertainment featuring DJ Dan Bates. Open four-hour bar, hats and noisemakers, champagne toast at midnight. $110 per person plus tax and service charge.
Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, 609-641-3669. Serving 4 to 11 p.m. Surf and turf dinner or Long Island duckling with orange marmalade sauce, bread basket, soup and salad, potato and vegetable, coffee or tea, dessert of the day. $21.95 per person.
La Hacienda, 265 S. New York Road, Galloway, 609-652-6050. Regular menu available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. New Year's Gala menu available from 5 p.m. to close. First course choice of crab bisque or pinto bean soup; second course choice of house salad; third course choice of surf and turf ($80), filet mignon ($38), lobster tail ($38), pork chop topped with jumbo lump crab meat ($38), lobster ravioli ($38), stuffed salmon ($38), carne asada with enchiladas ($38), pollo relleno ($35), crepas de reueson con pollo ($32), shrimp enchiladas ($38). Dessert: strawberries in a creamy brandy sauce. Tax and gratuity not included. Champagne toast at midnight and noisemakers. Live music by Jeez band starting at 8 p.m. Reservations recommended.
Mickey & Minnie's, 733 W. White Horse Pike, Cologne, 609-965-1877. Serving noon to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. Four-course dinner selections for New Year's Eve includes soup du jour, salad. Choice of entree to include wienerschnitzel ($27), German wurst sampler ($26), prime rib ($32), sauteed chicken ($26), veal Oscar ($32), lobster ravioli ($32), broiled seafood combo ($35) and stuffed pork loin($26). Dessert choices include homemade carrot cake, apple strudel, molten lava cake and Bailey's Irish cream cheesecake.
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway, 609-652-1800. New Year's Eve buffet dinner served 6 to 9 p.m. Adults $75 per person, children ages 6 to 12 $34.95, children ages 5 and under are free. New Year's Day brunch served 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $54.95 per person, children ages 6 to 12, $25, children ages 5 and under are free. Reservations required.
Harbor Pines Golf Club, 500 St. Andrews D., Egg Harbor Township, 609-927-0006. Four-course dinner served 4 to 6:30 p.m. Entrees include prime rib, stuffed flounder, chicken Chesapeake and broiled carb cakes. $32.99 per person. Party option served 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Featuring butlered hors d'oeuvres, cheese and vegetable crudites, stationed Swedish meatballs and mussels marinara, pasta station with penne a la vodka, carved prime rib and stuffed pork loin, vegetables, rolls, dessert and coffee station, open bar, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and to-go station. $75 per person, $140 per couple, $500 for table of eight. Live entertainment features George Johnson.
Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-9111. Early seating 4 to 7 p.m. features three-course dinner, $45 per person. A la carte menu available. Celebration package 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. includes four-course dinner. Entrees include lobster tail, char-grilled choice filet mignon, pan-roasted duck or lamb osso bucco. Live entertainment and champagne toast at midnight. $75 per person.
Philippe Chin French-Asian Bistro, 800 Bay Ave., Somers Point, 609-926-3500. New Year's Eve first seating a la carte 4 to 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. and later features hors d'oeuvres at the bar then a seated four-course diner plus an intermezzo. Dancing, live music with Shawn Ashley and Doug Johnson, party favors and champagne toast. $100 per person. Closed New Year's Day.
The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson Street, Cape May, 609-884-5700. First seating 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $75 plus tax and gratuity. Second seating 9 to 10:30 p.m. $90 plus tax and gratuity. Live entertainment with pianist Paul Sottile, Jr.
Congress Hall, Cape May, The Glitter Ball 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Includes live entertainment, dancing, full-service plated dinner, open bar and a champagne toast. $165 per person includes admission to the Boiler Room NYE party. The Boiler Room NYE party offers tasty snacks, cash bar and the vintage guitar sounds of the Billy D. Light Trio. $20 per person. Tickets avilable at the door.
Latz's by the Bay, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, 609-788-8838. A la carte menu served from 5 to 10 p.m. First-course options: seafood cocktail for two ($24.95), shrimp cocktail ($14.95), fried calamari ($9.95) or trio spread ($9.95) with white bean puree, olive tapenade and roasted pepper jam. Second course: Drew's seafood chowder ($7.50), Latz's house salad ($7). Third course: surf and turf ($54.95), filet mignon ($27.95), rack of lamb ($39.95), sea bass ($32.95), Latz's crab cake ($26.95). Fourth course: dessert trio ($14).
The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, Somers Point, 609-927-7377. Regular menu served on New Year's Eve from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for walk-in only. Also, serving four-course dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. Prix-fixe menu includes choice of appetizer: cream of crab bisque, chilled Gulf shrimp cocktail, clams casino, garlic-crusted scallops, baked French onion soup or porcini stuffed ravioli with eggplant tapenade. Choice of salad: the wedge roasted beet and goat cheese salad. Entree choices include crispy lobster crab cakes LeJohne, jumbo Alaskan king crab legs, grilled filet mignon, pistachio-encrusted Chilean sea bass, French fried lobster tails, broiled North Australian lobster tail, broiled seafood combination, roasted western prime rib of beef, veal Marc Anthony, stuffed flounder Del Mare, blackened Kansas City sirloin, seafood papardelle, baked crab imperial. Assorted desserts. Coffee or tea included. Complimentary champagne. $65 per person. The band Sweet Water will be playing from 9 p.m. New Year's Day, open from 11 a.m. with dinner beginning at 4 p.m.
Gourmet Italian Cuisine, 324 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, 609-652-1398. Special New Year's Eve menu in addition to regular menu. A la carte. Complimentary noisemakers, hats and champagne toast at midnight. Entertainment: Dueling Pianos starting at 9 p.m.
The Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk, Ocean City, 609-399-1000. Serving dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. in Emily's Restaurant. Course choices include a sparking cider toast. Appetizers: lobster bisque, mussels marinara or spinach and artichoke dip. Field green salad with blue cheese balsamic. Choice of grilled filet mignon with Maker's Mark demi; jumbo lump crab cakes with roasted carrot and ginger puree; stuffed breast of chicken with spinach, goat cheese and fine herbs; honey fig balsamic glaze, herb-crusted Chilean sea bass with a citrus beurre blanc; or braised lamb shank with root vegetable ragu. Desserts: chocolate molten cake, cherry cheese cake, vanilla bean creme brulee. Kid's menu: chicken parmesan, baked macaroni and cheese, crab cakes and vanilla ice cream. Adults,$34.95. Children 12 and under, $14.95.
Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-7535. Regular menu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Prix-fixe menu offers appetizer choices such as lobster ravioli, Caesar salad, classic jumbo shrimp cocktail or sushi plate. Entrees include surf and turf ($100), rack of lamb ($90), chilled seafood tower ($100), Long Island duckling ($70) and lobster and shrimp island style ($90). Dessert choice included. Champagne toast, party favors. Live music from 6 to 10 p.m. DJ after 10 p.m.
Marie Nicole's, 9510 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest, 609-522-5425. Three seatings on New Year's Eve: an open menu at 5 p.m.; 4-course dinner for $85 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Champagne toast. Reservations recommended.
North End American Grill, 206 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, 609-435-5691. Serving 5 p.m. to midnight. Special four-course dinner from $24.99 to $49.99 featuring surf and turf. Free champagne toast. Reservations recommended.
Cattle 'n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, 609-522-3800. 6:30 p.m. dinner package includes customized four-course meal and a bottle of red or white wine. $60. Full NYE package at 8 p.m. includes four-course customized meal, open bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a live performance by the Quinn Brothers. First course: composed salad of baby greens, tea-smoked duck breast, grilled shrimp Caesar. Second course: beef tenderloin carpaccio, wild mushroom risotto or olive-poached pork belly. Third course: grilled petite filet and 4-ounce lobster tail, 12-ounce veal chops or rack of lamb. Dessert choices: chocolate cupcake, peanut butter and jelly spring rolls, or bread pudding. Champagne toast at midnight. $120 per person. For those not interested in dinner, open bar begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m.; 8 p.m. $60, 9 p.m. $50, 10 p.m. $40, 11 p.m. $30, midnight $25.
Rio Station, 3505 Route 9, Rio Grande, 609-889-2000. New Year's Eve dinner menu served until 10 p.m. in dining room. Terry-oke in the bar featuring Terry O'Brien at 9 p.m. Call ahead to make reservations.
Romanelli's Garden Cafe, 279 S. New York Road, Galloway, 609-654-0179. Serving New Year's Eve and New Year's Day specials. Reservations recommended.
Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, 609-641-3669. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day service starting at 4 p.m. including surf and turf or L.I. duckling, served with soup and salad, bread, string beans, baked sweet potato, coffee or tea, and dessert of the day. $21.95.