The great thing about New Year’s Eve in South Jersey is that we can celebrate however we like.
Local eateries offer quiet, romantic meals for two, while the casinos give us the chance to ring in the New Year with a few hundred of our closest friends.
Meals available include buffets and a la carte, bottle service or BYOB, live music or DJs, and a range of prices to fit every budget.
This year, have an early dinner, a late snack, and an early breakfast, then go to brunch on New Year’s Day. And maybe share a complimentary glass of champagne, or two.
Golden Inn, Ocean Front at 78th Street, Avalon, 866-343-6111. One night package includes NYE Gala with open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight and Wednesday morning breakfast. $499 per couple. Two night package (Dec. 30 through Jan. 1) includes Monday evening dinner with DJ . NYE Gala with open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Kenny I. and his eight piece band
Johnny’s Café & Martini Bar, 9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 609-822-1789. First course choice: shrimp cocktail, filet medallions with horseradish drizzle, lobster ravioli. Second course: winter salad. Third course choice: surf & turf, twin lobster tails, grilled veal chop, rack of lamb. Fourth course: homemade desserts by Johnny & coffee.
NYE from 9 p.m. until late. Entertainment with jazz band and DJ Charlie Bliss. Prepaid reservations only - $90 per person plus tax & gratuity.
Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-4411. Seatings begin 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Menu includes choice of Maine lobster bisque, Nero’s baked clams and oysters Rockefeller, burrata salad, or chop salad. Entree choice of surf and turf, Nero’s signature cut prime rib, pretzel crusted flounder, or center cut filet mignon. Dessert choice of steakhouse cheese cake, warm chocolate cake, or creme brulee. $85 per person plus tax & gratuity.
The Pier Shop at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, 609-345-3100. Includes the Continental, Phillips Seafood, Buddakan, and Souzai. Happier New Year on Level three 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drink specials: select beer $5, select wines $6, specialty cocktails $7. DJ & hourly prizes. No cover and a $5 parking charge.
Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 609-236-4400. Four course dinner with seatings from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Pan seared jumbo sea scallop appetizer. Salad: harvest salad of mixed greens, poached pear, crisp apple. Entree choices: char-grilled 10 ounce filet mignon, sauteed striped bass Puttanesca, surf & turf, veal Milanese. Dessert: choice of chocolate macadamia tower or vanilla mascarpone and berry Napoleon. Includes champagne toast and Rick DeKarski provides music. Grand ballroom party starts at 8:30 p.m. Four chef’s passed hors d’oeuvres selection includes shrimp passed shrimp cocktail. Raw bar seafood display, ice carving, with clams and oysters on the half shell, mango and citrus cocktail sauces. Imported cheese and fruit with lavash and breadsticks. Casesar salad station. Wok station. Carving station: steamship of beef, herb-roasted turkey breast. Pasta station. Choice of chocolate macadamia tower or vanilla mascarpone and berry Napoleon. DJ. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Country Club casual dress. $75 per person plus tax & gratuity.
Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood, Bally’s Atlantic City, Park Place & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-431-0092. Lobster bisque, cilantro cream ($8); grilled salmon ($23); 8 ounce filet Oscar ($29); flounder Francaise ($25); two pound lobster dinner ($39) 3-course dinner with salad, roasted potatoes & grilled vegetables, Key Lime pie and complimentary glass of champagne.
Knife & Fork Inn, 3600 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-1133. Regular menu plus holiday specials from 5 p.m. Premium wine and champagne by the glass. Reservations recommended.
Wolfgang Puck American Grille at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 609-317-1000. Special menu available Christmas through New Year’s. First courses: celery root soup with black truffles ($12); chicken & vegetable soup with chicken meatballs ($12); winter salad with mixed baby lettuces ($15); pink lady apple salad with spicy almonds ($15); roasted beet and goat cheese Napoleon ($16); hand cut linguine with wild mushrooms ($19); agnolotti pasta with Italian chestnut filling ($19); sautéed Maryland crab cakes ($21); seafood salad with Maine lobster, crab, & shrimp ($34). Main courses: steamed Atlantic salmon “Hong Kong” style ($36); sautéed wild Florida grouper with duck confit ($38); grilled whole lobster with spicy pad Thai noodles ($45); pan-roasted wild Atlantic swordfish “aqua pazza” ($39); risotto with shrimp and preserved lemon ($38); pan-roasted organic free-range chicken ($31); res wine braised beef short ribs with Romesco ($42); pan-roasted veal loin with wild mushrooms ($45): mesquite grilled prime bone-in New York steak ($56).
Gallagher’s Steak House, Resort’s Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-6555. Serving 5 to 11 p.m., their regular menu and a special NYE prix fixe. Soup: lobster bisque. Salad: poached pear and arugula, with gorgonzola cheese. Fish pecan crusted Chilean sea bass. Meat: 10 ounce grilled filet mignon & 8 ounce lobster tail, Dessert: coconut pineapple cake. Wine: chardonnay or cabernet. Party favors. Burger bar open 5 to 11 p.m. serving regular menu.
The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar, 19 Jackson Street, Cape May, 609-884-5970. Four course dinner includes appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, dessert. Appetizers: vegan quinoa cake, wild mushroom and blue cheese tart, tuna tartare, short rib taco, or chicken liver pate. Soups & salads: Mad Batter clam chowder, lobster bisque, vegan butternut squash, roasted red beet salad, baby greens, apple salad. Entrees: pan seared almond crusted scallops, grilled salmon with candied ginger glaze, whole lobster with drawn butter, seafood Fra Diavolo, whole Cornish hen, grilled filet stack with artichoke and crab, rack of lamb, duck leg confit, vegan white bean cassoulet. Desserts: vanilla crème brulee, berries and white chocolate mousse stuffed crepes, chocolate pear puddle, lemon cheesecake, vegan coconut-vanilla ice cream. Free champagne toast at Midnight. Live music 7 p.m. to midnight with Jim Doran. $75 per person, tax and gratuity not included.
Union Park Restaurant, 727 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-8811. Seatings between 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: $65 per person plus tax & service; 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m: $85 per person plus tax & service with complimentary champagne; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m: $100 per person plus tax & service with complimentary champagne. First course: lobster bisque or port poached pear. Second course: mushrooms with herb chevre ravioli, scallop porcini risotto, or foie gras. Third course: citrus sorbet. Fourth course: lamb chops, roasted tenderloin, South African lobster tail, Chilean sea bass. Fifth course: apples shortbread crust, ice cream sandwich, crème brulee. Credit card required for all reservations.
Atlantic City Bottle Company, 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-6400. Wine and cheese tasting at 5 p.m. Selection of cheeses with a certified wine specialist. $20 per person; call for reservations. Dinner seatings at 7 p.m. or 9:15 p.m. Five course meal includes amuse-bouche and choice of a pre-selected wine, beer, or whiskey pairing. Sea urchin, Israeli artichoke veloute and osteria caviar. Hamachi brulee. Wasabi & apple sorbet. Seared lamb tenderloin. Artisinal cheese “cake” buttered graham crackers & crystallized basil. $80 per person. Reservations required.
Girasole Ristorante & Lounge, 3108 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-345-5554. Regular menu with special seasonal additions from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special prix fixe menu begins at 9 p.m. First course choices: burrata, fritto misto, calamari or carpaccio Girasole. House made pasta course: tagliolini al tartufo, pappardelle speck e carciofi, farfalle and tagliatelle. Main course: manzo, filletto, agnello, ossobuco, branzino and gamberoni. Dessert sampler: biscotti, strufoli, panettone, sporcamuso. Champagne toast at midnight and party favors. $70 per person plus tax and gratuity.
The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing-Somers Point Road, Mays Landing, 609-625-2226. Serving their regular menu for NYE. Seatings from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.
The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson Street, Cape May, 609-884-5700. First seating 5 to 7 p.m. $85 per person. Second seating 8 to 10:30 p.m. $95 per person, includes champagne toast. Prix fixe only. Amuse bouche: house cured tuna bresaola. First course: warm duck liver pate, tuna carpaccio, poached pear salad. Second course: pan seared foie gras, pan roasted scallops, white bean cassoulet, balsamic grilled quail, Maine lobster bisque. Third course: Australian lamb loin, miso cured duck breast, black bass, butter poached rib eye. Dessert course: chef’s selection of fine chocolates and petite fours, hot buttered rum mignardise. Live music. Reservations required.
Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-8422. Glitter Ball in Congress Hall’s ballroom from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Five course dinner and full open bar. Cocktail reception. Sautee station: house made gnocchi. Risotto station. Tapas display. Passed hors d’oeuvres: pork belly sliders, seared scallops, spicy Ahi tuna tartare, lobster cucumber roll, lamb kofta kebab, bacon wrapped medjool date. Entrees: grilled filet mignon, half butter poached Maine lobster tail, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, winter vegetable medley, lobster glace aux fines herbes. Dessert: champagne mousse Music by the Tribeca Grand Band. $179 for adults 21 and over; $75 for guests ages 4 to 20.
Robert’s Steakhouse, Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia, Atlantic City, 1-855-500-ROBERTS. Serving their regular a la carte menu 5 to 10 p.m. Signature steaks include in-house dry-aged New York strip and Porterhouse steaks for two. Seafood entrees include butter-poached lobster tail or herb and caper crusted salmon. Extensive wine and cocktail list available. Live entertainment 6 to 9 p.m. and live music 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight.
Dogtooth Bar & Grill, 100 E. Taylor Ave., Wildwood, 609-522-8383. Serving a special four course prix fixe menu. First course: steamed mussels red or white, fried calamari, cheesesteak eggroll, Buffalo chicken cheese balls. Second course: fish chowder, classic Caesar salad, mango & strawberry salad, or date, corn, and goat cheese salad. Main course: halibut with pineapple mango salsa, spinach tomato tortellini with lump crab in Alfredo sauce, seafood risotto with jumbo lump crab, shrimp, scallops, mussels, and clams, rack of lamb, filet mignon topped with crab meat and asparagus with Béarnaise sauce. Finale: chocolate lava cake, Junior’s NY cheesecake, or bananas Foster with chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream. Regular menu also available. DJ 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Complimentary party hats and noisemakers, and giveaways. Champagne toast. $49 per person.
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 401 South New York Road, Galloway, 609-748-7625. Seatings from 6 to 9 p.m. First course: seafood tower with u-10 shrimp, clams, Cape May oysters, blue crab claws. Second course: choice of soup or salad: lobster bisque, heirloom tomato and smoked mozzarella, or Caesar. Third course: Atlantic salmon, Atlantic City scallop, elements of a beef Wellington, or roasted chicken. Dessert: Viennese table. $62 per person, $34.95 children 6-12 years, 5 years and under free. Reservations recommended.
Renault Gourmet Restaurant, Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Serving 5 to 10 p.m. Five course dinner with two wine tastings. Appetizer, homemade pasta dish, sorbet intermezzo, choice of entrée and a classic dessert. Live entertainment. $55 per person. Hotel package including Gourmet restaurant $390 inclusive.
Joseph’s Restaurant, Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Serving regular menu and specials. Entrees start at $16. Live entertainment. Hotel package including dinner at Joseph’s Restaurant $390 inclusive. New Year’s Day in Joseph’s Restaurant Bubbles & Brunch buffet. Menu includes omelet station, bacon & sausage, egg battered chicken, chef specialties, French toast, Chef pasta du jour, cheese crepes, fish du jour, assorted desserts and pastries. $21.95 per person.
Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Ballroom New Year’s Eve Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Three course gourmet dinner to include winter green salad, filet mignon and lobster strudel, chocolate truffle mousse, coffee & cordials station with continental breakfast. Champagne toast at midnight. Entertainment provided by “Center Stage Entertainment.” Five hour premium open bar. $110 per person plus tax & gratuity. Hotel package including party: $490 inclusive.
Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, 609-704-9797. The kitchen is open 5 to 10:30 p.m. and the bar is open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Regular menu plus specials available. DJ and champagne toast at midnight. Reservations strongly suggested.
Latz’s by the Bay, 801 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, 609-788-8838. Featuring its regular menu plus specials 5 to 9:30 p.m. BYOB. Entrees: New Year’s Eve surf and turf ($34.95) 5-ounce char-grilled filet and pan sautéed crab cake; Prime rib (Queen cut) ($32) with Yorkshire pudding; Salmon stuffed in crabmeat ($35.95); char-grilled salmon stuffed in crab meat. All entrees served with house salad, home baked bread & dipping oil. Desserts: petite dessert sampler for two ($12) a medley of some of Latz’s favorite desserts.
Luke Palladino, Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-646-8189. New Year’s Eve countdown dinner. Five courses served 5 p.m. to midnight. Regular menu not available. Choose one: foie gras torchon or fallen black truffle soufflé. Choose two: insalata Inverno, chestnut soup, razor clams crudo, carne cruda, mushroom crespelle, Sottocenere agnolotti, ravioli al uovo, saffron lasganette. Entrées: turpot alla piastra, Maine lobster gratinato, seared diver’s scallops, Kobe flatiron braciole, roasted squab, or roast veal loin. Assorted miniatures. Prix fixe $75 per person.
Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian Cooking, 60 Central Square, Linwood, 609-926-3030. New Year’s Eve Countdown dinner. Five courses. Seatings at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Regular menu not available. Choose one: foie gras torchon or fallen black truffle soufflé. Choose two: insalata Inverno, chestnut soup, razor clams crudo, carne cruda, mushroom crespelle, Sottocenere agnolotti, ravioli al uovo, saffron lasganette. Entrées: turpot alla piastra, Maine lobster gratinato, seared diver’s scallops, Kobe flatiron braciole, roasted squab, or roast veal loin. Assorted miniatures. Complimentary champagne toast. Prix fixe $100 per person.
LP Steak, 1333 New Road, Northfield, 609-646-8189. Regular menu available. Seatings at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Appetizer choices include: Handcrafted pierogies ($12); foie gras in a pot ($12); oysters “Casino” ($14); shrimp cocktail ($15). Entrée choices include: 12 ounce Black Angus NY strip ($29); 36 ounce prime porterhouse for two ($75); 8-ounce Wagyu American Kobe Masami Farms “Spinalis” rib eye cap ($45); or 1.5 pound poached Maine lobster ($34), stuffed with lump crab meat, béarnaise glacage ($54).
Kelsey’s, 1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-2200. Kelsey’s will be serving dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. close and reopen at 10 p.m. Dinner and complimentary toast. Mosaic Flow appearing live. Music by DJ T-Bone. Free parking. $65 per person, VIP $75 per person.
Tomatoes, 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-7535. Regular menu until 6:30 p.m. then special NYE menu. Appetizers: medjool dates stuffed with goat cheese; kale salad; classic Caesar salad; cheese plate and accompaniments; colossal shrimp cocktail; sushi plate; sushi roll plate. Entrees: surf and turf ($100); Chilean sea bass ($90); rack of lamb ($90); chilled seafood tower ($100); filet mignon ($85); Long Island duckling ($70); sushi plate ($90); sushi roll plate ($95). The Budesa Bros trio live until 10 p.m. then DJ Sparkles. Includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight.
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, 1301 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-9090. New Years Grand Tasting menu 5:30 to 7 p.m. $95 per person; 7:15 to 10 p.m. $130 per person. Amuse bouche: Hamachi “crudo.” First course: yellowfin tuna tartare. Second course: pan roasted scallop, Maine lobster & truffle agnolotti. Hudson Valley foie gras, melted leeks, wild mushroom puree. Third course: seared jumbo black sea bass. Fourth course: 28 day dry aged strip steak, braised short rib risotto, spinach paint, Swiss chard, crispy shallots, Bordelaise, horseradish foam (Strube Ranch American wagyu strip steak supplement $40). Fifth course: chocolate panna cotta, charred marshmallow cloud, crème Anglaise, chocolate hazelnut ice cream, cocoa nib. Live music and dancing. New Year’s Day Brunch served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starters and appetizers: “1301” Caesar salad with jumbo lump crab meat, winter truffle and white bean bisque, Boston bibb “wedge,” “bacon & eggs,” Cape May salts with champagne ice, big eye tuna crudo. Breakfast and more: brioche French toast, house omelet, “1301” eggs Benedict, steak & eggs, pan seared Scottish salmon, roasted chicken. Dessert selection: chocolate lava cake, eggnog crème brulee, steamed toffee pudding, lemon tart. $45 adults, $20 children.
Steve & Cookie’s, 9700 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-823-1163. Regular menu plus NYE specials served from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Party favors. Music. Champagne toast. Specials priced from $30 to $45.
Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-9111. Early seating 4 to 7 p.m. Three course gourmet dinner $49 per person tax & gratuity not included. Four course gourmet dinner from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Appetizer. Salad or soup. Entrée choices: lamb osso bucco, pan seared crispy half duck, pan seared Chilean sea bass, pan seared branzino filet, char grilled filet mignon, lobster tail. Dessert. Live entertainment. Champagne toast at midnight. $85 per person plus tax & gratuity.
Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse, 650 New Road, Somers Point, 609-653-8155. Restaurant open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner seatings 4 to 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve three course dinners. BYOB. Appetizers: scallops, potato leek soup, or sweet potato ravioli. Entrees: lamb shank served with polenta, French cut chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, spinach, and sundried tomato, CHilean sea bass served with asparagus and a Tuscan broth. Desserts: pecan cinnamon buns, eggnog crème brulee, chocolate mousse with tuile. $27.95 per person
Red Room Café, 141 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor, 609-822-1067. First seating 5 to 7:15 p.m. Second seating starts 9 p.m. Shrimp and crab cocktail, oysters on the half shell, veal Bracialetini. Italian wedding soup or lobster bisque. Brussels sprot of Caesar. FIllet mignon, Lobster Fra Diavolo, stuffed veal chop, rack of lamb. Pre set menu $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Regular menu with additions also available.
Gioia Restaurant & Bar, 3800 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, 609- 729-0120. Early seating 4 to 8 p.m. features regular menu. New Year’s Eve Gala from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Six course dinner with glass of champagne at midnight. Live entertainment. Drawing for basket of wine. $45 in advance. $50 at the door.
Mickey & Minnie’s, 733 W. White Horse Pike, Cologne, 609-965-1877. Open NYE noon to 10 p.m. Appetizers: potato latkes, clams casino, hand breaded mozzarella sticks, crab stuffed mushrooms, fried mushrooms, bacon wrapped shrimp. Four course dinner selection includes soup du jour, garden fresh salad, your choice of entrée with a potato and vegetable, and a homemade dessert. Filet mignon, weinerschnitzel, veal Oscar, broiled seafood combo, stuffed pork loin, German wurst sampler. Priced from $28 to $35.
Gourmet Italian Cuisine, 324 South Pitney Road, Galloway, 609-652-1398. Entertainment begins at 9:30 p.m. Free champagne toast at midnight.
Maynard’s Café, 9306 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-8423. New Year’s Eve Bash. No cover. Complimentary buffet. DJ. Jello shot toast at midnight.
Assaggio!, 500 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City, 609-965-3303. First seating pre fixe offers choice of zuppa del giorno, Classic Caesar, eggplant rollatini. Choice of entrée: cheese ravioli, eggplant parmigiana, petite filet 5 ounces with truffle butter, salmon with tomato coulis, gnocchi with Alfredo, Bolognese, or marinara. Homemade dessert. $30 per person plus tax and gratuity. 2nd seating 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 4-course downstairs with 1 glass of champagne, $59. 3rd seating 8 p.m. 4-course downstairs including champagne, $79. 3rd seating 8 p.m. until, four courses upstairs, unlimited high end champagne, party favors, Anj Granieri singer/songstress/pianist. $89 per person. Appetizer choice of : grilled marinated baby lamb chops, homemade spinach gnocchi in a light Alfredo sauce, Francaise sea scallops, mushrooms stuffed with sausage, spinach, and goat cheese. Salad choice: Caesar, insalata Capra mixed greens, or arugula, buffalo mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, roasted peppers in balsamic vinaigrette. Entrée choices: surf & turf, twin tails stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat, 12-ounce blackened sirloin, Chilean seas bass, lobster ravioli in Alfredo sauce, or veal Saltimbocca. Assorted homemade desserts.
Margaritaville, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-7647. Live music with Under Pressure beginning 10 p.m. $20 cover begins at 9 p.m. and includes party favors and a margarita toast at midnight.
Landshark Bar & Grill, Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with live music by Five Times Famous. Appetizer buffet includes nacho bar, wings, shrimp, desserts, and more. Margarita toast at midnight. Party favors and souvenir glass for champagne. Cash bar offers drink specials hourly. $50 per person or $90 per couple.
Carpaccio, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-932-0734. Special celebratory menu.
The Buffet at Resorts, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-772-9000. Offers all-you-can-eat crab legs and other selections. $29.95 per person.
EastWind Chinese, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-772-9000. Will offer its regular Asian menu.
Broadway Burger Bar, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-4000. Hours extended on NYE until 2 a.m. with live music by Journey tribute band Evolution 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Casa Taco and Tequila Bar, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-343-9938. Three course prix fixe menu. Seatings before 9 p.m. are $49 per person and include champagne toast at midnight. Seatings after 9 p.m. are $69. DJ, party favors, and noisemakers.
Cuba Libre, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-348-6700. Dinner reservations accepted prior to its NYE party. 1920’s Carnaval de Havana begins at 10:30 p.m.
Fin, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-345-8767. Special NYE menu offers selections like colossal shrimp or lump crab cocktail, Maine lobster bisque, filet mignon, an 8 to 10 ounce cold water lobster tail, Faroe Island salmon, Meyer lemon cheesecake and Fin’s chocolate jubilation cake. Four course dinner is $138 per person plus tax and gratuity and includes cocktails, wines by the glass, and a champagne toast.
Il Verdi, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-345-8767. Four course dinner includes northern Italian dishes like calamari fritti, spiedino alla Romana, penner Bolognese, antipasto, filetto di manzo alla griglia, lobster Tornese, costata di vitello parmesan, tiramisu, and amaretto cheesecake. $138 per person plus tax and gratuity and includes cocktails, wines by the glass, and a champagne toast.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, 609-961-3010. New Year’s Eve 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Sweet Grass Ballroom. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres. Entertainment and dancing. Breakfast served after midnight. $119 per person. Packages include 3-course meal at SAX, New Year’s Eve party and overnight accommodations for $469 for standard room or $609 for one bedroom suite per couple. Party package for two includes New Year’s Eve party and standard accommodations for $389 per couple or $529 for a one bedroom suite.
Roberta’s by Joe Muldoon, 1205 Tilton Rd., Suite 12B, Northfield, 609-677-0470. 4-course New Year’s Eve dinner 5:30 to 10 p.m. Amuse bouche: warm wild mushroom salad. First course choice of lobster bisque or harvest green salad. Second course choice of filet mignon, prime shellfish “Hot pot,” green teas and wasabi brined duck, or lemon thyme seared Norwegian salmon. Finale: mascarpone mille feuille Napoleon or bananas Foster stuffed crepes. $65 per person.