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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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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 11 excellent options with which to celebrate the arrival of 2018. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Note: map points are listed south to north.

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1. Anneke Jans

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60 Wallingford Square
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-0001
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This reliable Kittery bistro is offering an a la carte special holiday menu that includes porterhouse and rack of lamb as entree choices.

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2. Ports of Italy The Kennebunks

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4 Western Ave
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 204-0365
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Ring in the new year with a four-course meal for $75 per person, which includes live music and a midnight countdown.

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3. Bolster, Snow & Co.

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747 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 772-7496
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Enjoy a three-course meal for $65 which includes a glass of sparkling wine at this new West End restaurant. Three seatings are offered at 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

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4. Petite Jacqueline

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46 Market St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 553-7044
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Choose from one of two prix fixe menus at this French bistro for $55 for three courses and $75 for five.

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5. Central Provisions

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414 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 805-1085
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Go big with a five-course menu for $150 per person with optional wine pairings at Central Provisions. There are two seatings at 6 and 10 p.m.

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Central Provisions
Tom Minervino

6. Terlingua

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52 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 808-8502
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This Latin American-inspired barbecue joint gets in on the NYE action with both an a la carte menu and a pre fixe four-course tasting menu. Three seatings are offered at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.

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Terlingua
Adam H. Callaghan

7. Lolita

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90 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 775-5652
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The wood-fired-grill masters at Lolita are serving a four-course prix fixe dinner for $110 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Optional wine pairings are available for $50.

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8. Gather

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189 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 847-3250
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This neighborhood spot is offering a special New Year's Eve menu in addition to the regular selections, with live jazz for the night.

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Gather
Susan Axelrod

9. Fuel Restaurant

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49 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 333-3835
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This popular Lewiston bistro is throwing its annual party with a four-course prix fixe menu available for $90 per person.

10. Tiqa

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327 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 808-8840
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The Commercial Street Mediterranean restaurant is serving a three-course menu for $55 per person. Seatings at 5, 7, and 9:30 p.m. with live music at 9 p.m. Cocktails served on the patio come courtesy of an ice luge.

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11. Tipo Restaurant

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182 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 358-7970
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Central Provisions’ sister restaurant is serving a four-course meal for $75 with wine pairings available for an additional $35.

12. Woodford Food & Beverage

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660 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 200-8503
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Woodfords F&B is serving its regular dinner menu until 10 p.m. and then fried chicken, oysters, and caviar until midnight. A DJ will be spinning vinyl and there’s no cover charge.

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1. Anneke Jans

60 Wallingford Square, Kittery, ME 03904
Photo by Anneke Jans

This reliable Kittery bistro is offering an a la carte special holiday menu that includes porterhouse and rack of lamb as entree choices.

60 Wallingford Square
Kittery, ME 03904

2. Ports of Italy The Kennebunks

4 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Ring in the new year with a four-course meal for $75 per person, which includes live music and a midnight countdown.

4 Western Ave
Kennebunk, ME 04043

3. Bolster, Snow & Co.

747 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
Bolster, Snow & Co.
Bolster, Snow & Co.
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Enjoy a three-course meal for $65 which includes a glass of sparkling wine at this new West End restaurant. Three seatings are offered at 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

747 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

4. Petite Jacqueline

46 Market St, Portland, ME 04101
Petite Jacqueline
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Choose from one of two prix fixe menus at this French bistro for $55 for three courses and $75 for five.

46 Market St
Portland, ME 04101

5. Central Provisions

414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
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Central Provisions
Tom Minervino

Go big with a five-course menu for $150 per person with optional wine pairings at Central Provisions. There are two seatings at 6 and 10 p.m.

414 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

6. Terlingua

52 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101
terlingua
Terlingua
Adam H. Callaghan

This Latin American-inspired barbecue joint gets in on the NYE action with both an a la carte menu and a pre fixe four-course tasting menu. Three seatings are offered at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.

52 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101

7. Lolita

90 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
lolita
Lolita
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The wood-fired-grill masters at Lolita are serving a four-course prix fixe dinner for $110 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Optional wine pairings are available for $50.

90 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

8. Gather

189 Main St, Yarmouth, ME 04096
tao yuan
Gather
Susan Axelrod

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

189 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096

9. Fuel Restaurant

49 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240

This popular Lewiston bistro is throwing its annual party with a four-course prix fixe menu available for $90 per person.

49 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240

10. Tiqa

327 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
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TIQA
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The Commercial Street Mediterranean restaurant is serving a three-course menu for $55 per person. Seatings at 5, 7, and 9:30 p.m. with live music at 9 p.m. Cocktails served on the patio come courtesy of an ice luge.

327 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101

11. Tipo Restaurant

182 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME 04103

Central Provisions’ sister restaurant is serving a four-course meal for $75 with wine pairings available for an additional $35.

182 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME 04103

12. Woodford Food & Beverage

660 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103
Woodford F&B
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Woodfords F&B is serving its regular dinner menu until 10 p.m. and then fried chicken, oysters, and caviar until midnight. A DJ will be spinning vinyl and there’s no cover charge.

660 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04103

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