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New Year’s Eve in Napa Valley

New Year’s Eve in Napa Valley

1313 Main

1313 Main will celebrate with a Monte Carlo casino night with a DJ, photographers, casino games and chips, and Champagne toast. At the stroke of midnight, game participants can cash in their chips to “get lucky” with the chance to win a bottle of Dom Perignon signed by casino manager/pit boss Al Jabarin.

1313 Main St., Napa;; 707-258-1313.

Alex Italian Restaurant

Alex Italian Restaurant in Rutherford will be open for dinner service on New Year’s Eve featuring a seasonally inspired prix fixe menus as well as a la carte offerings.

1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford;; 967-5500.

Auberge du Soleil

A New Year’s Eve menu is available for $295 per guest, with an additional $125 for wine pairing.

180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford; AubergeDuSoleil .com; 963-1211.

Bank Café and Bar

Bank Café and Bar at the Westin Verasa in Napa will host a Red Tie Party beginning at 9:30 p.m. with dancing and a DJ in the lobby, sweet and savory bites, party favors and Champagne at midnight. The cost is $75. Reserve through Mateo at 257-5154 or

1314 McKinstry St., Napa;; 257-5151.

Bistro Jeanty

Bistro Jeanty is open normal hours of 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. It will be serving its regular menu with seasonal additions.

6510 Washington St., Yountville;; 944-0103.

Bounty Hunter

Bounty Hunter will be open New Year’s Eve until 1 a.m. and will feature some specials on bubbles.

975 First St., Napa; BountyHunterWineBar .com; 226-3976.


Brix will be open normal hours with the regular menu and special dishes from Chef Chris Jones.

7377 St. Helena Highway, Napa;; 944-2749.

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem will offer high-end flights of bubbles for New Year’s weekend Friday through Monday.

1001 Second St., Napa; Carpe; 224-0800.


Celadon will offer its regular menu with holiday specials on New Year’s Eve.

500 Main St., Napa;; 254-9690.

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen is open New Year’s Eve.

1327 Railroad Avenue, St. Helena;; 963-1200.

Cindy Pawlcyn’s Wood Grill & Wine Bar

New Year’s Eve specials include local Dungeness crab “a la diavola” and croquembouche.

641 Main St., St. Helena;; 963-0700.

Cole’s Chop House

Cole’s Chop House will offer its regular menu with holiday specials on New Year’s Eve.

1122 Main St., Napa;; 224-6328.

Compadres Rio Grille

Compadres is open on New Year’s Eve. “We seem to be a good location for young families to have dinner early before Mom and Dad leave the kids with Nana or a baby-sitter and go out to celebrate,” owner Rick Enos said.

505 Lincoln Ave., Napa;; 253-1111.

Cucina Italiana

Cucina Italiana at Lake Berryessa will be open to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special four-course menu for $69.95: stuzzico — bruschetta topped with artichoke hearts, pesto and sun-dried tomato; house-made ravioli with fresh Maine lobster and lemon-cream sauce; filetto classico — tenderloin of beef flambé with fresh herbs, finished in the oven, served with smashed potatoes and fresh asparagus; and Dolce Buon Anno — puff pastry with Chantilly cream and fresh fruit. All wines are $28 per bottle and $6.95 per glass. No corkage fee.

4310 Knoxville Road, Napa;; 966-2433.

Downtown Joe’s

New Year’s Eve brunch is served 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; New Year’s Eve dinner is served 4-8 p.m. The three-course dinner with salad, prime rib, mashed potatoes and stout gravy served with steamed vegetables and dessert is $25; dinner and New Year’s Eve celebration is $35.

902 Main St., Napa;; 258-2337.


Farm at Carneros Inn will offering two seatings. The first, with reservation times at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m., features a six-course tasting menu and costs $125 per person. The second seating features an eight-course menu and entertainment by the Dan Daniels Trio from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Reservation times are 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m., at $175 per person. Specials include confit of suckling pig with butternut squash, roasted chestnuts, persimmons and vadouvan butter.

4048 Sonoma Highway, Carneros;; 299-4880.


Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch Winery will feature a four-course, prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu. As dessert is served, guests can enjoy live music and begin the countdown to 2013. At the stroke of midnight, a Champagne toast will ring in the new year and guests are invited to continue the festive celebration into the morning hours. The cost is $55; $75 with wine. Guests can also order from the regular menu.

738 Main St., St. Helena;; 963-9181.

Fish Story

Fish Story will serve a three-course prix fixe menu for $48 from 5:30-10 p.m.

790 Main St., Napa;; 251-5600.

Goose & Gander

Goose & Gander presents revelers with a Prohibition-era “flashback” celebration including fire dancers, live ragtime piano performed by Bob Ringwald, and a Champagne tower.

Two dinner seatings are available. The first, from 5:30-8 p.m., is $155 per person; the second, 8-10:30 p.m., is $175 per person. It includes a five-course menu with amuse, three courses and dessert plus a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and a half bottle to share during dinner.

Guests at both seatings have access to the after-party on the outdoor patio lounge with live ragtime piano music and in the dining room starting at 11 p.m. The after-party features a DJ, dance floor and a photo booth. It’s $30 per person plus tax.

At 11 p.m., groups of up to six people may join the after-party and settle into their own VIP booth, where they will enjoy a top-shelf bottle of liquor with suitable accoutrements. This arrangement is $750 for up to six guests.

1245 Spring St., St. Helena;; 967-8779.

La Toque

The celebration in La Toque, the restaurant at the Westin Verasa Napa hotel, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Champagne reception and a five-course dinner followed by dancing at the Red Tie Party and Champagne at midnight. The cost for this dinner is $195 per person, $75 additional for wine pairings. Reservations are required with Megan at 257-5157.

The party will be from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. It’s $75 alone with sweet bites, party favors, Champagne toast at midnight, and dancing to the sounds of Nor Cal Pro Sound.

1314 McKinstry St., Napa.;; 257-5157.

Meritage Resort

The Meritage Resort & Spa offers a number of options:

• A prix fixe five-course dinner at Siena, with entrance into the Carneros Ballroom party, is $75 per person.

• A six-course dinner in the Estate Cave, each course paired with Trinitas Cellars wines, plus entrance to the Carneros Ballroom party, is $200 per person.

• After dinner at the Meritage or elsewhere, dancing, dessert and a sparkling wine toast at midnight in the new Carneros Ballroom is $55 per person. It’s open from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bottle service will be available in a VIP section.

• Crush Ultra Lounge, the resort’s sports bar with six bowling lanes and 12 big-screen TVs, will be open until 1 a.m. for guests who prefer to ring in the new year with a game of bowling, pool or darts.

Reserve party tickets by emailing

875 Bordeaux Way, Napa;; 251-3017.

Morimoto Napa

Morimoto will offer two tasting menus: a Kaiseki (traditional Japanese) and a modern-style tasting. Both include A5 Wagyu and other special ingredients. The cost is $150 per person and the menus are served from 5-8 p.m.

Later that evening, the restaurant hosts its third annual New Year’s Eve party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with two DJ’s. The cost is $20 per person and includes a drink to celebrate the new year.

610 Main St., Napa;; 252-1600.

Mustards Grill

Open on New Year’s Eve.

7399 St. Helena Highway; MustardsGrill .com; 944-2424.

Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train will hold its popular Crystal Ball New Year’s Eve celebration. This year’s event includes a sparkling wine and caviar reception, a four-hour multi-course gourmet meal, and dancing to a DJ until the early morning of the new year.

After a 5 p.m. reception, guests will board the train for a gourmet meal as they ride through the moonlit valley. Dinner on board starts around 7 p.m.

The after-party in the train station begins at 10 p.m.,, and dancing goes until 1 a.m.

Tickets are $237 to $267 per person for dinner and party; $45 per person for the after-party only.

1275 McKinstry St., Napa; WineTrain .com; 253-2111 or 800-427-4124.


Pearl Restaurant in Napa will be open on New Year’s Eve from 5-9 p.m., serving a special menu.

1339 Pearl St., Napa;; 224-9161.


Press will serve its regular menu and seasonal specials from 5-10 p.m. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine at midnight.

87 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena;; 967-0550.

Rocabella Bistro Lounge

Rocabella will serve a five-course dinner and feature a DJ and dancing. Seatings at 4 and 6:30 p.m. are $95 per person; the 9 p.m. seating is $125. All dinners include admission to the lounge party from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., featuring a DJ, dancing and midnight Champagne toast. Lounge party entrance without dinner is $45 for reserved tables with bottle service. Reservations are required. 

1106 First St., Napa; 254-9256.

Silo’s Jazz Club

Silo’s presents two shows with Briefcase Full of Blues, a Blues Brothers tribute band, at 7 and 10 p.m. This show brings back memories of the hit movie with the music and fun of the original Blues Brothers. Shawn Amato and Fred Vinson are backed by a high-energy six-piece band. The late show tickets includes a countdown to midnight with a sparkling toast. The early show is $45 and late show is $75. Both shows include glass of Mumm sparkling wine and chocolates.

530 Main St., Napa;; 251-5833.

Silverado Resort & Spa

Silverado Resort & Spa offers two dining options and a party:

• The New Year’s Eve celebration includes dancing, party favors, light bites, a midnight balloon drop, and a sparkling wine toast in the Silverado Ballroom from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $50 per person. A cash bar will be available.

• Dining options include a prix fixe menu from Chef de Cuisine Pablo Jacinto in The Grill from 6-9 p.m. for $65 per person.

• Enjoy steaks and sustainable seafood from Executive Chef Jeffrey Jake at Royal Oak serving its classic dinner menu from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Reservations are required to 257-5431 or

1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa;; 257-0200.


Solbar at Solage Resort will serve a New Year’s Eve dinner choice from 12 dishes from 5:30-10 p.m. The cost is $85 for any four items and $15 for each additional item. Wine pairings are $70 for any four courses and $15 for each additional course.

Solbar will serve brunch on New Year’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $45 per person. Reservations are required at 226-0850.

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga;; 226-0800.


Terra will serve a prix fixe menu with seatings at 6 and 6:30 p.m., then at 8:30 and 9 p.m. The price for the dinner is the same for all seatings.

The menu includes Maine lobster and scallop salad with caviar mousseline; porcini mushroom soup with quail meatballs and onsen tamago; sea urchin risotto with Savoy cabbage and abalone; grilled lamb chop with lamb neck hash and winter black truffle sauce; and Lissa’s Sweet Surprise. The menu is $135, with wine pairing an additional $76. Bar Terra will serve its regular menu.

1345 Railroad Ave., St. Helena;; 963-8931.

The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar

The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar will have a party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on all three floors, which includes the third-floor rooftop terrace overlooking the Napa River. The party will include a live DJ, open bar, canapés and surprises, and is priced at $125 per person. Reservations required.

813 Main St., Napa; TheThomas-; 226-7821.

Uva Trattoria

Uva Trattoria Italiana hosts a New Year’s Eve party. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., with music from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

1040 Clinton St., Napa; UvaTrattoria .com; 255-6646.

Wine Spectator Restaurant at Greystone

The restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America will serve a seven-course prix fixe tasting menu in addition to the regular menu on New Year’s Eve. The prix fixe menu is $100 per person with an additional $75 for wine pairings.

2555 Main St., St. Helena;; 967-1010.

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