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It is one of the most popular and festive dining nights of the year—New Year’s Eve! And with dozens of suburban restaurants to choose from, we understand the decision can be quite daunting.
No worries, AML has located the seven most sensational settings, values and menus to choose from to ring in 2013.
From our AML family to yours, Happy New Year…and Happy New Year’s Eve Dining friends!
Valley Forge Casino Resort
King of Prussia, PA
Valley Tavern, located on the Radisson side of the Valley Forge Casino Resort, is offering one of the top values this New Year’s. Lucky diners can enjoy a 3-course $20.13 prix fixe surf and turf dinner menu from 7pm to midnight that includes a 10 oz. New York Strip Steak and 4 oz. Lobster Tail! The a la carte menu is also available. A DJ takes the night to a festive atmosphere starting at 9pm.
In addition, Valley Tavern will be serving complimentary appetizers from 11pm to 1am. For reservations at Valley Tavern, call 610-768-5004.
Pacific Prime Seafood & Steak & Viviano
Both Pacific Prime and Viviano will be offering 3 seatings and four price tiers on NYE (5pm, 7pm and 9pm) showcasing Chef Tony Clark’s sumptuous signature menus.
- 5pm seating $40 – Enjoy Pacific Prime’s or Viviano’s 4-course Signature Prix Fixe Dinner. Menu highlights: Maine Lobster with Green Thai Curry; Seared Filet of Beef with Trogro Potato and Red Wine Sauce.
- 7pm seating $60 – Enjoy Pacific Prime’s or Vivano’s 5-course Signature Prix Fixe Dinner. Menu highlights: Salmon Tartare with Acauvit and Caviar; Poached Wild Stripe Bass with Petite Salad and Scallion Olive Oil Emulsion Sauce.
- 9pm seating $90 – Enjoy Pacific Prime’s Eight Course Gala or their Signature Prix Fixe Dinner. Menu highlights: Pheasant Consummate Celestine; Sweetbread and Potato Perogies with Country Coleslaw; Tourchon of Foie Gras with Buttternut Squash Chutney.
- 9pm seating $40 farm to table buffet – Taste of Viviano featuring Chef Clark’s Signature Dishes. Menu highlights: Roasted Leg of Lamb Carving Station; Pulled Pork and Broccoli Rabe Spring Rolls with Jalapeno Salsa; Pasta Station.
Ella’s American Bistro
Ella’s is featuring a 5-course, $100 prix fixe dinner menu on New Year’s Eve exclusively to its guests (a la carte menu will not be offered). This terrific value, compliments of the talented Chef Chad Jajczyk, includes two glasses of champagne per guest and choices like lobster bisque, beef wellington, lobster “thermidor” and more. In addition, Ella’s will have live music from 7pm to 2am in the bar area for their NYE guests. Click here to view Ella’s complete NYE menu. For reservations at Ella’s call 610-964-3552.
Wayne’s sizzling and sexy new sushi and tapas restaurant is the perfect, sophisticated setting to grab a group of friends to ring in 2013. o-toro, which will be offering their a la carte dinner menu from 5pm to close, can cater to larger groups in their dining room. Be sure to call to book your table as they have limited seating.
Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House
West Chester, PA
The theme this year for Doc Magrogan’s New Year’s Eve Celebration was inspired by the hit television show “Boardwalk Empire.” Starting at 4pm enjoy a prohibition-inspired 4-course dinner at $65 per person including dishes like: Oysters on the Half Shell with a Cranberry & Black Pepper Mignonette, Lobster Ravioli, Surf & Turf, and Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding. The full award-winning dinner menu will be available for guests as well. And don’t think Doc’s forgot about the cocktails! The four course menu includes a list of cocktails reflective of the 1920’s era. While dining, guests can enjoy a jazz performance by Bryan Parr.
Following dinner, Doc’s kicks off a dance party with DJ Major as you count down to 2013. Stick around for your complimentary toast of champagne as the clock hits midnight!
The Gables at Chadds Ford
Chadds Ford, PA
Enjoy a romantic New Year’s Eve at one of Chester County’s most historic settings-The Gables at Chadds Ford. The Gables will have live music throughout the restaurant with a trio in their upstairs banquet room and piano entertainment in the bar. The Gables will be serving dinner from 5pm to 9:15pm and can accommodate large parties. This is an absolute perfect choice for you and your sweetheart to ring in 2013!