No need to create another holiday spread when you can let local restaurants take care of New Year’s Eve dinner. These restaurants have curated menus to bring your 2018 to the perfect close without you having to dirty your dishes.

Izakaya Den New Year’s Eve Festivities

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When: December 31, 5 – 11 p.m. January 1, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Izakaya Den, 1487A S Pearl St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Izakaya Den hosts New Year’s Eve Festivities. You can book a night and dine on Denver’s best sushi and Japanese cuisine. You can sip on sake and delight in fresh seafood throughout the night. To create your reservations call 303.777.0691 or book here.

Oak at Fourteenth New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: OAK at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl St., Boulder

Cost: $125 per person

The Lowdown: Don’t worry about prepping another holiday meal, instead take a night to relax and enjoy the last bits of 2018 during OAK at Fourteenth’s New Year’s Eve. The event features a three-course dinner with dishes such as coconut lobster bisque, George’s Banks sole, white chocolate cheesecake and more. Call 303.444.3622 to make your reservations.

Corrida New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m

Where: Corrida, 1023 Walnut St. #400, Boulder

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: You can party all night long during Corrida New Year’s Eve. The event features a night of hors-d’oeuvres, bottles of Dom Perignon, cocktails and more. You can make your reservations here

Tavernetta New Year’s Eve Dinner

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When: December 31, 4:30 p.m. 

Where: Tavernetta, 1889 16th St. Mall, Denver

Cost: $150 – $250 per person

The Lowdown: Sip on wine and dine during a Tavernetta New Year’s Eve Dinner. The event features a four-course tasting menu created by chef Ian with an optional wine pairing of Bobby & Carlin wines. You can also listen to live music from Wash Park Band and dance out the night. You can create your reservations here.

Bindery’s New Year’s Eve Dinner

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When: December 31, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: The Bindery, 1817 Central St., Denver

Cost: $75 – $90 per person

The Lowdown: The Bindery presents a New Year’s Eve Dinner. The event features a four-course tasting menu with accompanied by amuse bouche. You can dine on dishes such as a dry-aged Waygu beef, celeriac soup, champagne dessert and more. Book your reservations here.

NYE at Safta

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When: December 31, 5 p.m. 

Where: Safta Restaurant, 3330 Brighton Blvd. #201, Denver 

Cost: $85 per person

The Lowdown: Ring in the new year with NYE at Safta. The event features a pre-fixe menu with dishes including Osetra Israeli Caviar buckwheat blini, butter poached lobster hummus, baked quince and more. You can also add on a beverage pairing for $40. Create your reservations here

Departure Denver New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 4 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Departure Denver, 249 Columbine St., Denver

Cost: $100 per duck

The Lowdown: Dig into Departure’s famous Peking duck during Departure Denver New Year’s Eve. The event features a whole roasted Peking duck, duck fried rice, duck fat ice cream and more all created by Gregory Gourdet, the Departure culinary director chef. Each duck takes a team of 10 cooks and the chef to make an appearance on your table, making it truly an affair.

Kachina Cantina New Year’s Celebration

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When: December 31, 11 a.m. 

Where: Kachina Cantina, 1890 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Add some spice to your New Year’s Eve with a Kachina Cantina New Year’s Celebration. The event features a day of Southwestern bites with crispy Colorado trout, Calabacita fritters, mango mousse and more.

Urban Farmer’s New Year’s Eve Soiree

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When: December 31, 8 p.m. 

Where: Urban Farmer Denver, 1659 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: $150 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Urban Farmer Denver hosts a New Year’s Eve Soiree. The event features a seven-course dinner with delights of dry-aged Wagyu beef, oysters, croquembouche and more. Each course is paired with a specially themed cocktail to perfectly compliment the meal.

Avanti New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 9 p.m. 

Where: Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 N Pecos St., Denver

Cost: $80 – $120 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Break into 2019 with Avanti New Years Eve. The event features a party to end 2018 with live performances from The Reals and DJ Digg, appetizers from Avanti’s seven restaurants, a premium bar and more.

Marcella’s Ristorante NYE Dinner

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When: December 31, 4 p.m. 

Where: Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 1801 Central St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Sip and sit during Marcella’s Ristorante NYE Dinner. The event features food and drink specials of saffron risotto “Frutti di Mare,” Veal Saltimbocca, an Italian Martini and more. You can also cheers in the new years with a special toast. Create your reservations by calling 720.484.5484 or booking online.

New Year’s Eve at Uchi

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When: December 31, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Uchi Denver, 2500 Lawrence St., Denver 

Cost: $170 for two

The Lowdown: Dine on a 10-course omakase night for two with New Year’s Eve at Uchi. The menu includes bites of oyster, foie gras and kohlrabi dumplings, nigiri and more. You can book your reservations by calling 303.444.1922.

Dim Sum & Then Some at Ace

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When: December 31, 4 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Ace Eat Serve, 500 E. 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $69 per person

The Lowdown: Ace Eat Serve presents Dim Sum & Then Some. The event features a New Year’s Eve celebration with dim sum, a feast of king crab, cocktail and sake specials and more. You can grab a group of four or more people and party the year out. Make your reservations by calling 303.800.7705.

NYE at Beckon

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When: December 31, 6 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Beckon, 2843 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $150 per person

The Lowdown: Wrap up your 2018 during NYE at Beckon. The event features a Cold Moon tasting menu with add-ons of wine pairings and a champagne revolution where you can sip on champagne throughout the night. Create your reservations by booking here.

Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve at Bigsby’s Folly

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When: December 31, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant, 3563 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: $10 – $99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bigsby’s Folly presents a Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve. The exclusive event features live music from DJ David Smith, a buffet of tastings and festive treats, wine, cocktails and more. You can also sip on a complimentary midnight champagne toast to cheers in the new year.

Dead Battery Club’s New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Dead Battery Club, 2420 17th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take a twist on the traditional with Dead Battery Club’s New Year’s Eve. The event features a taste of a Beef Wellington stuffed bun served with Miller High Life for $12. You can stop in for the nontraditional bite and celebrate the new year.

Del Frisco’s New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 3 p.m. 

Where: Del Frisco’s Grille, 100 St. Paul St., Denver 

Cost: $48 per person

The Lowdown: Dine in luxury during Del Frisco’s New Year’s Eve. The event features a prix fixe menu with bites of artichoke beignets, prime beef stroganoff, caramel pot de crème and more. You can create your reservations by calling 303.320.8529.

Steuben’s Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Steuben’s Arvada, 7355 Ralston Rd., Arvada

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Steuben’s Arvada hosts a Family Friendly New Year’s Eve. The event features food specials of Chicken Kiev, Crab Louie and Baked Alaska. You can also sip on drink specials and toast to 2019. Create your reservations by calling 303.830.0096 or booking here

Flagstaff House NYE

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When: December 31, 6 p.m. 

Where: Flagstaff House Restaurant, 1138 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder

Cost: $78 per person

The Lowdown: Delight in a luxury dinner during Flagstaff House NYE. The event features a caviar tasting flight created by executive chef and partner Chris Royster, special cocktails such as fennel infused vodka and more. Make your reservations here.

Happy Fortune Dinner

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When: December 31, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: $150 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Milk Market presents a Happy Fortune Dinner. The event features a multi-course meal created by Frank Bonanno of Denver Milk Market. You can sample classic drinks, wine and participate in a family-style dinner.

New Year’s Eve at FIRE

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When: December 31, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: FIRE, 1201 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $85 per person

The Lowdown: The ART, a Hotel presents New Year’s Eve at FIRE. The event features a four-course prix-fixe menu created by executive chef Michael Wright. The menu is comprised of dishes such as wild mushroom and brie soup, butter poached sea bass, apple crisp and more. Create your reservations here.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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When: December 31, 3 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: The Corner Office Restaurant, 1401 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Corner Office Restaurant presents New Year’s Eve Celebrations. The event features a special menu of new potato and smoked ham chowder, bacon-wrapped ahi tuna, crème brulee and more. You can also sip on champagne to toast to the new year.

 Thirsty Lion New Year’s Eve

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When: December 31, 11 a.m. 

Where: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, 201 Columbine St, Suite 100, Denver and 1605 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: You can celebration at both locations of Thirsty Lion Gastropub during Thirsty Lion New Year’s Eve. The event features a special holiday menu with dishes of blackened ribeye, grilled Atlantic salmon, whiskey bing cherry bread pudding and more. Create your reservations by booking here.

Julep NYE Celebration

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When: December 31, 6 – 10:30 p.m. January 1, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Julep, 3258 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $72 per person

The Lowdown: Spend your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in jubilee during a Julep NYE Celebration. The event features a dinner on New Year’s Eve with a 10-piece fried chicken meal paired with a bottle of bubbly. The next day you can don ’80s clothing and sip on bottomless mimosas and a bloody mary bar during an ’80s-themed brunch. Book your reservations here.

Vesta NYE Menu

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When: December 31, 5 p.m. 

Where: Vesta, 1822 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dine on a special Vesta NYE Menu. The menu features a three-course meal with dishes of house-made squid ink linguine with lobster sauce, Chilean Seabass, a Vesta sphere dessert and more. Make your reservations here.

Carbon’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

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When: December 31, 7 a.m. 

Where: Carbon Beverage Cafe, 1553 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Carbon Cafe hosts a New Years Eve Celebration. The event features a day of festive bites such as devil-fried chicken and waffles, Wu-Tang Tots, festive-themed cocktails with CBD and more.

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Doughnuts and Bubbly

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When: December 31, 7 a.m. 

Where: Habit Doughnut Dispensary, 1553 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: You can close your 2018 in the best way, with sweet delights and imbibes of bubbly. Habit Doughnut Dispensary presents doughnuts and bubbles. The event features a complimentary shot of bubbly with every doughnut purchase made.

Olive & Finch New Year’s Day

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When: January 1, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Olive & Finch, 3390 E 1st Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ring in the new year during Olive & Finch New Year’s Day. The event features a brunch of avocado toast, fresh pressed juices and more. You can rise early or a bit later to relax on the first day of 2019.

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