Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Edmonds

Looking for a local place to welcome in 2014? Here’s a list of New Year’s Eve specials in Edmonds on Tuesday. (To add to the list, email teresa@myedmondsnews.com):

Wherever you end up, you might want to make sure you call ahead and see if reservations are accepted.

American Brewing Co: Open 3-9 p.m., with live rock and blues music by Steve Stefanowicz from 4-7 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, so get your growlers filled while you’re there. As usual, complimentary popcorn and CB’s nuts for $4 a basket.

New Year's Eve fun at Very Taki Tiki Bar and Grill last year.
New Year’s Eve fun at Very Taki Tiki Bar and Grill last year.

A Very Taki Tiki Bar & Grill: Taki Tiki has New York toast at 9 p.m. with free champagne and, of course, its midnight toast. DJ Manny will be playing music from 9 p.m. til close, so you can count on plenty of dancing. There will be a free appetizer buffet for both East Coast and West Coast countdowns. All staff will be dressed up, but special attire is optional. New Year’s Eve drink menu and late night happy hour.

Anthony’s Homeport: Steak and roasted garlic prawns – large ocean prawns butterflied, roasted with garlic butter and fresh lemon and sprinkled with gremolata paired with a Double R Ranch signature top sirloin, $28.95. Filet Oscar – a petite filet mignon crowed with sweet Dungeness crab and hollandaise, $37.95. Steak and king crab – oven-roasted Alaska king crab legs served with garlic butter paired with a Double R Ranch signature Wagyu top sirloin, $44.95. Alaska Red king crab legs – 1 pound of oven- roasted Alaska king crab legs, served with garlic butter, $49.95. Regular menu available as well. Reservations available. Open 4-10 p.m.

Arnie’s: The waterfront restaurant doesn’t have a New Year’s Eve menu, but it will close a little later than usual. Hours are 4-11 p.m.

Bar Dojo: Bar Dojo has a four-course the menu for $55 per person. Here are some highlights/options from chef Shubert Ho’s four-course meal: soft shell crab bisque, yellow tail sashimi, vegetable tempura, filet mignon, seared duck breast, smoked tea chocolate mousse, sesame gelato affogato. An optional four-course wine pairing is available for $24 extra. Seatings are at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.

Channel Marker Bar and Grill: Open till 2 a.m., Channel Marker’s menu will include a special New Year’s Eve entrée – prime rib with bacon-wrapped prawns for $19.99.

Chanterelle: In addition to its full dinner menu, Chanterelle will offer three-course dinners. Soup: tomato bisque or soup du jour. Salad: tossed salad greens dusted with chopped hazelnuts with choice of dressing. A little extra: Caesar salad ($1.50) or spinach salad ($1.50). Open 4-9 p.m. Entrees: Cranberry porter New York with pumpkin seed rouldade – 10-ounce strip steak, grilled; cranberry steak sauce laced with Black Butte porter, topped with pumpkin seed rouldade, $24.99. Seafood trilogy – a crab cake with Cajun Aioli ribbon, a coconut prawn with tropical chutney, and filet of salmon with lime basil sauce, coconut rice, carrots, and broccoli, $24.99. Pomegranate pork osso bucco – standing pork show stopper, braised on the bone, pomegranate Pinot Noir sauce with fresh thyme, house mashed potatoes and roasted vegetable mix, $21.99. Winter Ratatouille – eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, Kalamata olvies simmered with onions and garlic, $16.99

ChurchKey Pub: The brand-new new pub on Fourth Avenue North is not planning anything special this New Year’s Eve, but will be open for drinks, spirits and food.

Demetris Woodstone Taverna: The restaurant by the tracks, with a view, has karaoke and dancing beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Epulo Bistro: Four-course meal is $60 per person with seating before 9 p.m., $70 per person with seating after 9 p.m. First-course selection: lobster bisque, white winter salad. Second course: Roasted brussel sprouts, gorgonzola agnolotti. Third course: Painted Hills strip loin, seared ahi tuna, woodfire roasted game hen, tri-colored lentil cakes. Fourth course: Theo Chocolate mint torte, woodfire pear gratin, tiramisu panna cotta.

Gallaghers’ Where-U-Brew: Gallaghers’ will be closed on New Year’s Eve.

Girardi’s Osteria: The restaurant will have its regular and happy hour menus.

Five Restaurant | Bistro: Nothing special planned for New Year’s Eve. Regular hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays.

La Galleria: Regular menu, but there will be steak and surf and turf specials. Extended hours, till 10 p.m. Reservations only.

Las Brisas: The Mexican restaurant’s happy hour menu will be good from 5 p.m. til closing time. So draft and domestic beers for $3, Mexican beers for $4 and regular margaritas for $5. Appetizers include nachos, tamales, chipotle fries, taquitos and more. Regular hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays.

Milltown Lounge: Open 4 p.m. til … No specials, just the regular menu of salads, sandwiches and small plates. Plus a full beer, wine and spirits bar.

Portofino: No specials planned, although Portofino is now offering a chicken ravioli dish for $14.

Rory’s of Edmonds: Rory’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. as usual, with a champagne toast at midnight. The restaurant is offering discounts on its beer of the month, Deschutes – $4 for a pint.

Salish Sea Brewing Co: Edmonds’ newest brewpub will not have any specials on New Year’s Eve. Open from noon to 8 p.m. with a no-frills menu: beer and free pretzels. Fill your growler for $12.

Scott’s Bar & Grill: Dining room open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar open 11 a.m.-midnight. For New Year’s Eve, executive chef Steve Rusakoff will be cooking up Scott’s Surf & Turf, featuring an 8-ounce steak with crab-stuffed scampi prawn – demi glaze, lemon emulsion, au gratin potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. $31.95. The regular menu is available as well,

Restaurant owners: Got a new menu? Plan a remodel? Doing something good in the community? Any news, thoughts, or tips on the restaurant scene in Edmonds, from restaurateurs and eaters alike, are appreciated. Shoot an email to brian.soergel@gmail.com.

— By Brian Soergel

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