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Central Provisions in snowier times.
Central Provisions in snowier times.
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Where to Eat on New Year's Eve in Maine

Ring in the new year with a great meal.

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Central Provisions in snowier times.
| Corey Templeton/Eater

Many restaurants across the state are staying open late on December 31 to usher in the new year with fine fare, bubbles, and dancing. Here are 16 excellent options with which to celebrate the arrival of 2017. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Note: map points are listed south to north.

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David's KPT

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A cool $145 gets you into chef David Turin's waterfront restaurant for the evening, where you can enjoy "passed hors d'oeuvres, food stations, open bar and dancing till 1:00."

Petite Jacqueline

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Bid this French favorite "adieu" (albeit temporarily) with three courses and a Champagne toast for $75.

Central Provisions

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Preview Tipo, the upcoming Italian restaurant from the chef/owners of Central Provisions, with an 8-course tasting menu, available for $220 per couple (includes tax and gratuity). Optional drink pairings are available for an extra $60 per person.

Sur Lie

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The small plate trend continues at Sur Lie, where the 5-course prix fixe dinner includes "olive spheres," foie gras and ginger-dusted duck breast.

Piccolo

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If its popular Sunday Suppers are any indication, Piccolo's $115 8-course tasting menu will be full of Southern Italian classics. Table-side black truffle and caviar add-ons will be available.

Terlingua

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This Latin American-inspired barbecue joint gets in on the NYE action with 3- and 5-course dinners for $65 and $85 per person respectively. Three seatings are offered at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
The wood-fired-grill masters at Lolita are serving a 4-course prix fixe dinner for $100 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Optional wine pairings are available for $50.
This neighborhood spot is offering a special New Year's Eve menu in addition to the regular selections, with live jazz for the night.

Tao Yuan Restaurant

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Enjoy dim sum and wine at Cara Stadler's Brunswick restaurant on New Year's Eve, and if you can't make it, celebrate Chinese New Year's with a special menu from Jan. 27th through the 29th.

Fuel Restaurant

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This popular Lewiston bistro is going formal this year with a 5-course prix fixe menu available for $85 per person.

Francine Bistro

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Enjoy a quieter celebration off the beaten path at this romantic bistro. A 5-course prix fixe menu will be served for $75 per person.

Anneke Jans

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In addition to its regular offerings, this reliable Kittery bistro is offering a special holiday menu that includes a foie gras with figs and proscuitto wrapped monkfish.

Banded Horn Brewing Company

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Head to the Pepperell Mill complex for a party with local breweries Banded Horn and Barreled Souls, plus cocktails from neighboring Round Turn Distilling.

Eventide Oyster Co.

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Ring in the new year with one of Portland's hottest restaurants. A $50 ticket includes passed appetizers and a midnight Champagne toast.
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Salt and Honey

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This Dock Square bistro is pairing up with Wine Wise's Erica Archer to offer a 5-course meal with wine pairings for $96 per person.

Drifters Wife

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The special menu at this natural wine bar features dishes like bitter greens with crispy garlic and scallops with sunchoke cream. Wine pairings are sure to be on point.

David's KPT

A cool $145 gets you into chef David Turin's waterfront restaurant for the evening, where you can enjoy "passed hors d'oeuvres, food stations, open bar and dancing till 1:00."

Petite Jacqueline

Bid this French favorite "adieu" (albeit temporarily) with three courses and a Champagne toast for $75.

Central Provisions

Preview Tipo, the upcoming Italian restaurant from the chef/owners of Central Provisions, with an 8-course tasting menu, available for $220 per couple (includes tax and gratuity). Optional drink pairings are available for an extra $60 per person.

Sur Lie

The small plate trend continues at Sur Lie, where the 5-course prix fixe dinner includes "olive spheres," foie gras and ginger-dusted duck breast.

Piccolo

If its popular Sunday Suppers are any indication, Piccolo's $115 8-course tasting menu will be full of Southern Italian classics. Table-side black truffle and caviar add-ons will be available.

Terlingua

This Latin American-inspired barbecue joint gets in on the NYE action with 3- and 5-course dinners for $65 and $85 per person respectively. Three seatings are offered at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.

Lolita

The wood-fired-grill masters at Lolita are serving a 4-course prix fixe dinner for $100 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Optional wine pairings are available for $50.

Gather

This neighborhood spot is offering a special New Year's Eve menu in addition to the regular selections, with live jazz for the night.

Tao Yuan Restaurant

Enjoy dim sum and wine at Cara Stadler's Brunswick restaurant on New Year's Eve, and if you can't make it, celebrate Chinese New Year's with a special menu from Jan. 27th through the 29th.

Fuel Restaurant

This popular Lewiston bistro is going formal this year with a 5-course prix fixe menu available for $85 per person.

Francine Bistro

Enjoy a quieter celebration off the beaten path at this romantic bistro. A 5-course prix fixe menu will be served for $75 per person.

Anneke Jans

In addition to its regular offerings, this reliable Kittery bistro is offering a special holiday menu that includes a foie gras with figs and proscuitto wrapped monkfish.

Banded Horn Brewing Company

Head to the Pepperell Mill complex for a party with local breweries Banded Horn and Barreled Souls, plus cocktails from neighboring Round Turn Distilling.

Eventide Oyster Co.

Ring in the new year with one of Portland's hottest restaurants. A $50 ticket includes passed appetizers and a midnight Champagne toast.
Corey Templeton/Eater Maine

Salt and Honey

This Dock Square bistro is pairing up with Wine Wise's Erica Archer to offer a 5-course meal with wine pairings for $96 per person.

Drifters Wife

The special menu at this natural wine bar features dishes like bitter greens with crispy garlic and scallops with sunchoke cream. Wine pairings are sure to be on point.