New Year’s Eve Takeout and Dinners in Rhode Island
We’ve rounded up some local ways to ring in 2021, including takeout, dining in and outdoors, desserts and more.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
New Year’s Eve 2020 is all about indulgence. It’s time to say goodbye and good riddance to a tough year, and hopefully we can welcome more positivity in 2021. This is a night where we should support our local restaurants by ordering the fanciest of takeout, the rarest bottles and the most decadent desserts. We’ll give you a headstart by outlining what’s available from some of our favorite places in Rhode Island for takeout, dining in and outdoor adventures to ring in 2021.
The Coast Guard House in Narragansett has three-course dinners for two with sommelier-suggested wine pairings available for takeout. New Years pre-orders are available for pickup until Friday, January 1 at 8 p.m. Please note the date and time you will be picking up. Meals need to be ordered twenty-four hours prior to pickup. Dinners include choices like oysters Rockefeller, tomato fettuccini with a one-and-a-half-pound lobster, bay scallops, shrimp, oven-roasted tomatoes, arugula and a Champagne leek cream sauce and cinnamon and sugar bread pudding for dessert ($119 for two), or oysters Rockefeller with filet mignon over lobster hash, asparagus and fingerling potatoes in a Bearnaise sauce and cinnamon and sugar bread pudding for dessert ($129 for two), or you can mix and match the main entree for $125 for two. There are lots of other options available too, plus the added wine pairings. Place your takeout order here. 40 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 401-789-0700, takeout.skytab.com/thecoastguardhouse
Dips Dips is offering DYO deviled eggs (devil your own), house-made kettle-style potato chips, soft boiled jammy eggs, whipped pimento cheese, French onion dip, zah strips and shrimp cocktail. They also have house baked breads and work from home lunch kits, all available for pickup or delivery within a certain area. Order by Tuesday at 4 p.m. for Wednesday evening pickup. Order by Wednesday at 4 p.m. for Thursday delivery (extra fee). exploretock.com
Durk’s is offering an epic prime rib dinner for pickup on New Year’s Eve, as well as its regular menu and some dining in reservations. The takeout dinner feeds two for $100 with four Parker House rolls with smoked duck liver mousse and apple butter; kale Caesar salad with smoked anchovy; one pound smoked prime rib with au jus and white bbq sauce; loaded baked potatoes with sour cream, chives, cheddar, crispy house bacon and barbecue sauce; plus sweet potato pie with smoky candied pecans and bourbon ice cream. You can also add on cocktails, beer or wine. Place your order here. 33 Aborn St., Providence, 401-563-8622, durksbbq.com
SOLD OUT Get your orders in fast because they are due by Monday, December 28 at noon. The NYE Couch Nosh box includes fried chicken sliders with hot honey glaze; lemon panko crab cakes; chicken empanadas; homemade chips with caramelized onion dip; brisket mac and cheese with butternut cream sauce; and dessert is chocolate-orange cheesecake jars. This box is $89 and serves two. You can also order a more upscale version that includes caviar plus potato chips for $169 to serve two. This involves three styles of caviar including Russian Sturgeon, American Paddlefish and Salmon Roe (one ounce of each) with house-made potato chips, blinis, creme fraiche and a mother of pearl oyster spoon, plus chocolate-orange cheesecake jars for dessert and a half bottle of R Dumont Bubbly Blanc. You can also order other wines or ready-to-heat brioche cinnamon buns for the morning (six for $24). Contactless Pick-up is Thursday, December 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A five-minute window will be assigned to you with your order confirmation. View the full menu here and order online. Prices do not include taxes or 5 percent administrative fee, 166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, 401-437-6090, easyentertainingri.com
Far West is offering fun cocktails like the Big Ass Bloody Mary kit, a New Year’s Spritz Kit, house shot flasks, No Sleep ’til 2021 cocktails for two, and so much more. They also have snacks like the famous cheese ball, tinned fish, country ham, chicken liver pate and cocktail shrimp. Place your advance orders for pickup on Thursday starting at 3 p.m. 55 Cromwell St., Providence, farwestpvd.com/s/order
Huck’s is serving a Huck’n New Year takeout menu. Starters include crayfish and artichoke dip, baked brie in puff pastry with apple chutney, oysters Rockefeller, poached Gulf shrimp by the pound, a Southern charcuterie board, Huck’s lobster rolls, smoked pit ham, Cuban sandwiches with pulled pork, platters of a lamb rack with salsa verde, sliced sirloin with artichoke and potato hash, King Mushroom satay and potato poutine and so much more. Shoot Huck’s an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to order. 4654 Post Rd., East Greenwich, 401-471-7170, hucksfillingstation.com
Mill’s Tavern is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a selection of specials for the holiday from 5 to 8:30 p.m., available for dining-in or takeout. In addition to Mill’s winter menu, executive chef Ed Bolus and his culinary team will offer first courses of oysters Rockefeller and foie gras with grapefruit financier, grapefruit segments and tarragon agrodolce. The holiday entrée will feature baked seafood stuffed lobster tail and petite filet mignon with roasted Red Bliss potatoes. The dessert special will be an almond cake with labneh-elderflower mousse, lemon curd, rosemary honey and oat crumble and pear ice cream. Guests may also add wine, beer by the can or bottle and cocktails to takeout orders. Dishes priced individually. 101 North Main St., Providence, 401-272-3331, millstavernrestaurant.com
This New Year’s Eve dinner includes all the items in the Mosaic Table’s Signature Experience and elevates it with hors d’oeuvres, a flower arrangement from Songbird Floral Design, a playlist, and of course, bubbles! The meal includes a first-course choice of tomato bisque, bulgar, feta, winter and herbs or harvest cranberry, persimmon and burrata salad. The second course involves a choice of seared scallops with wild mushroom, Parmesan risotto and asparagus or Rabo de Toro, slow-braised Spanish oxtail, red wine, creamy polenta and roasted carrots. Choose dessert from a Denver pudding cake or grapefruit coconut panna cotta tart. The price is $115 for a singular experience and $225 for two. The meal also includes a choice of a bottle of red or white wine from Newport Vineyards. There are additional add-ons, including a cheese board or charcuterie board, special occasion cake and more bubbles. Pickup or delivery is available. themosaictable.com/s/order
Nicks is open for dine-in, or you can order off the extensive brunch and lunch/dinner takeout menus. New Year’s Brunch for two is $55 and lunch or dinner for two is $75. Both menus will be available all day Thurs., Dec. 31 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and New Year’s Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch/dinner menu involves three courses with choices, and you can add on bubbles, oysters, charcuterie, cheese, cocktails and more. Check out the full menu here. 500 Broadway, Providence, 401-421-0286, nicksonbroadway.com
SOLD OUT James Mark and the Big King crew are taking over north to cook an ambitious and special Chinese and Taiwanese American eight-course takeout menu for priced and portioned $60 per person. The menu includes cold appetizers of char sui-style sheep, celtuce salad and tea eggs followed by stir-fried carrot and potato with garlic; braised Napa cabbage with dried shrimp and shiitake; cold steamed chicken with spicy/crunchy sauce; steamed local fish with ginger scallion sauce and rice; pork and scallop wonton soup; pan-fried noodles with maitakes and chives; and fresh citrus and other fruits. No substitutions, unfortunately. The meal contains pork, shrimp, gluten, sheep, mushrooms and nuts, but email email@example.com if you have specific concerns. Place your order here for pickup. 122 Fountain St., Providence, foodbynorth.com
Oberlin’s New Year’s Eve promo says, “Come circle the drain with us as we swim like hell to get out of 2020.” Haha. Thanks for keeping it real, folks. They are making hefty NYE Snack-Pack platters priced per person that include heirloom bean hummus, pickles, kamut flatbread; the Cheese Ball with black truffle, confit figs, honeyed walnuts and crackers; warm rock crab dip with focaccia; Piri Piri chicken wings with blue cheese dressing; lil’ stuffies with chorizo; and Hopkins Southdowns lamb pastrami sliders with spicy mustard and cheese. Order platters here for $65 per person. You can also order NYE bread separately. 186 Union St., Providence, 401-588-8755, oberlinrestaurant.com
Red Stripe on the East Side of Providence is ringing in 2021 with holiday specials in addition to its full menu, available for dining-in and for takeout from noon to 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Red Stripe’s holiday specials will feature a Kani salad composed of king crab, tobiko roe, spicy mayo and a prawn cracker; atwenty-two-ounce hand-cut ribeye served with gorgonzola potatoes au gratin, grilled asparagus and trumpet mushroom butter; and jumbo lobster ravioli with sautéed baby spinach and sherry-saffron cream. Guests may also add their favorite wine, six-pack of beer or cocktail to their takeout order. A la carte pricing. 465 Angell St., Providence, 401-437-6950, redstriperestaurants.com
Rhody Roots in Warren is open for New Year’s Eve dinner at the restaurant, or you can order takeout or delivery. Go for the sushi menu, burgers, mac and cheese, short rib Bolognese, sticky ribs and crispy sprouts, vegan eats like the meatless buffalo sandwich and so much more. 511 Main St., Warren, 401-903-9159, rhodyroots.com
Join the Rooftop at the G for dinner and live entertainment on NYE. They’ll be saying “goodbye” to this crazy year with a four-course dinner, music from Dave Alves and a dueling piano performance by the Flying Ivories. The cost is $85 per person for a four-course dinner on the rooftop followed by a seated dueling piano performance in the ballroom. Courses include a choice of roasted carrots, local oysters with mignonette and kimchi cocktail sauce, steak tartar or crab deviled eggs; second course includes a choice of scallop and short rib with butternut puree, slaw and chipotle jam; clams casino, mussels with housemade hot Italian sausage, braised fennel and tomato broth with a baguette or roasted mushrooms; a third course choice of scallops, beef and broccoli, lobster Milanese and Lumaconi pasta; and dessert is a choice of Bailey’s ice cream, brownie, marshmallow and candied peanuts or butternut squash cornbread with chocolate pecan brittle and eggnog ice cream. Make a reservation here. 100 Dorrance St., Providence, 401-632-4904, rooftopattheg.com/nye-2021
Tilly’s Feasts has put together a fun Fondue Menu for New Year’s Eve. The $80 package deal involves a housemade queso and melted milk chocolate fondue kit that feeds four to fifteen served with savory dipping ingredients like warm cubes of bread, pretzels, biscuit cubes, tortilla chips, celery, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, green beans, portabella mushrooms and sweet accoutrements like apples, pears, strawberries, oranges, marshmallows, dark chocolate cake bites and grapes. The kit includes skewers, a catering tray holder and sternos to keep your fondue hot. You can also order snacks like deviled eggs, chips and guac, cowboy caviar, desserts and milkshakes, beer and cocktails and so much more. Place an order online here. 640 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown, tillyscheesesteaks.com
Walrus and Carpenter Oysters is offering Holiday Farm Shares for the December holidays. Place your order by December 27 for New Year’s Eve pickups on Wednesday, December 30 from 5-7 p.m. at 73 Harrison Street in Providence. There will be a bonfire but for safety’s sake, no drinks or oyster samples this year and please wear a mask. Mail order is also available to areas of New England, New York and New Jersey shipped/delivered on specific dates.