New Year’s Eve Takeout, Dinners and Parties in Rhode Island

We’ve rounded up some local ways to ring in 2023, including takeout, dining in, desserts and more.
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New Year’s Eve 2023 is all about indulgence. This is a night where we should support our local restaurants by ordering the fanciest of takeout, sipping from the rarest bottles of wine and bubbles biting into the most decadent desserts and living it up at the most extravagant soirees. We’ll give you a head-start by outlining what’s available from some of our favorite places in Rhode Island for takeout, dining in and events to ring in 2023.

 

New year’s Eve Reservations [🍽️], Takeout [🥡] and Party [🎉] Options

1. Amarylis 🍽️

Amarylis is hosting a vegan New Year’s Eve tasting menu of local oysters, French onion soup, squid ink risotto and chocolate pistachio crostata for dessert. Partners at Eno Fine Wines have picked some delightful bubbles to accompany your meal. Reserve your spot with a message on Instagram, call 401-537-7177 or email amaryllisne@gmail.com. 225a Westminster St., Providence, 401-537-7177, instagram.com/amaryllisri

 

2. Coast Guard House 🍽️

The Coast Guard House in Narragansett has  a special New Year’s Eve menu with choices like oysters with pickled cucumbers and caviar; black ink fettuccine; surf and turf (a twelve-ounce dry-aged New York strip steak served with a stuffed lobster tail); and strawberry champagne layer cake for dessert. Reservations are available in the main level dining room or the anchor room. Call or book through the contact tab on the website. 40 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 401-789-0700, thecoastguardhouse.com

 

3. Durk’s Bar-B-Q 🍽️

On New Year’s Eve, Durk’s will be offering an all-you-can-eat deal on select meats and sides, as well as a few specials. The providence BBQ joint will also be open on New Year’s Day from 12–9 p.m. Make your reservations here33 Aborn St., Providence, 401-563-8622, durksbbq.com

 

4. Kin Southern Table and Bar Dinner 🍽️

Kin is offering a full dinner menu, including a delectable surf and turf option, from 5–10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. A complimentary bubbly toast will also be included. To book a reservation call 401-537-7470 or email gmkinpvd@gmail.com. kinpvd.com

 

5. The Malted Barley 🎉

The Malted Barley in Providence is hosting a Brew Year’s Eve party on December 31 from 8 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Enjoy spins from DJ dondada, craft brew and food specials, a picture wall, a free toast at midnight and a free drawing for a $100 Malted Barley Gift Card. The event has no cover charge but does require all attendees to be twenty-one or older. 334 Westminster St., Providence, 401-490-0300, themaltedbarley.com

 

6. Mill’s Tavern 🍽️

Mill’s Tavern in Providence will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a number of festive specials. Mill’s a la carte holiday menu begins with a selection of raw bar, including oysters on the half shell, chilled poached White Tiger shrimp (U12) and chilled poached shrimp (U16). Entrées feature ricotta stuffed gnocchi with boeuf bourguignon sauce; pan-seared salmon filet finished with Tuscan butter and roasted broccoli florets; coq au Champagne with roast cauliflower and garlic crostini; Atlantic Swordfish with pineapple remoulade and teriyaki glaze; and a six different steak styles to choose from. Holiday additions include smoked salmon pate; potato leek soup; port poached pear salad with roquefort fondue, candied pecans and balsamic frisée; seared Long Island duck breast with black cherry duck demu gastric and wild rice pilaf; and veal porterhouse forestiere with mushroom bacon cream sauce, roasted rainbow carrots and Mill’s garlic potato robuchon. Plus, libations like brandy Alexander, Champagne cocktail and sparkling rum punch, as well as rose entrement with ruby chocolate ganache, champagne gelee, feuilletine crumble and champagne sorbet for dessert. Mill’s will be open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and reservations can be made here. 101 North Main St., Providence, 401-272-3331, millstavernrestaurant.com

 

7. Oberlin 🍽️

For one night only on New Year’s even, Oberlin is hosting a preview of its owner’s latest raw bar venture, Gift Horse, which is set to open next spring. Oberlin’s instagram is teasing a full a la carte menu with tons of new and exciting dishes (including caviar and seafood towers), a raw bar and new cocktails. Reservations are required and can be made here. 186 Union St., Providence, 401-588-8755, oberlinrestaurant.com

 

8. Red Stripe 🍽️

Red Stripe on the East Side of Providence is ringing in 2022 with holiday specials in addition to its full menu, available for dining-in on New Year’s Eve from noon to 10 p.m. Red Stripe’s New Year’s Eve specials will include starters like butternut and apple bisque and red stripe salad (poached pears wrapped with prosciutto over greens in a pesto vinaigrette); entrees like coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon and brown sugar salmon; and for dessert, peppermint crème brulee. A la carte pricing. 465 Angell St., Providence, 401-437-6950, redstriperestaurants.com

 

9. Rooftop at the G 🍽️ 🎉

The Rooftop at the Providence G invites guests to drink, dine and dance this New Year’s Eve with a special New Year’s Eve Soiree. Soak up views of the city while enjoying a three-course prix fixe meal followed by dancing and entertainment. For guests looking to enjoy both dinner and dancing, the Rooftop will offer reservations that include access to the three-course prix fixe meal as well as access to entertainment by DJ Jackie Treehorn, circus performers, roving musicians, belly dancing, acrobatics and more. Dinner seatings will take place at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required and attendees must be twenty-one or older. Complimentary valet parking is also available. Learn more and make your reservation here. 100 Dorrance St., Providence, 401-632-4904, rooftopattheg.com/events-calendar

 

10. GPub 🎉

It’s time to Party in the Pub! G Pub Providence invites guests to the ultimate party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Upon entering, partygoers will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne to celebrate and can stick around to dance the night away with music by DJ Justin Dupont. Guests will have a chance to win epic prizes (think: longboards, coolers, paddle boards, boomboxes and more) throughout the night and countdown to 2023 at midnight. Learn more and make your reservation here. 61 Orange St., Providence, 401-632-4782, gpubrestaurants.com/providence

 

11. Sarto 🍽️ 🎉

This New Year’s Eve, Sarto welcomes its guests back for a culinary experience perfect for celebrating with friends or someone special. Sarto is offering a four-course dinner with three seatings throughout the night, including 5/5:30 p.m., 7/7:30 p.m and 9 p.m. The latter block includes the four-course dinner plus DJ entertainment, a midnight countdown Champagne toast and party favors. Must be twenty-one or older to attend. Complimentary valet parking available. Learn more and make your reservation here. 86 Dorrance St., Providence, 401-270-0790, sartoprovidence.com

 

12. The Trap and Safehouse 🎉

The Trap and Safehouse in East Greenwich are teaming up to host a Red Carpet Masquerade Party on December 31 from 9 p.m. to close. The theme: Black and Gold ‘Masked in Mystery.’ There will be a battle of the DJs (with DJ Face at The Trap and DJ Atorr at Safehouse, a photo booth, food & drink specials and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Masquerade masks and attire are encouraged but not required. You can RSVP on Facebook here. 195 Old Forge Rd., East Greenwich, 401-885-4999, thetrapri.com

 

13. Finn’s Harborside 🎉

Finn’s is hosting its first-ever New Year’s Ball Drop Party on December 31 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Join them for live music from Sabrina and the Tramps, passed hor d’oeuvres, drink specials and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight! Get tickets here. 38 Water St., East Greenwich, 401-884-6363, finnsharborside.com

 

14. Besos Bistro  🍽️

Besos Bistro will be offering a special menu on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy entrées such as lobster mac and cheese and braised short rib and mushroom ravioli. Find the full menu here and book your reservation here. 378 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-398-8855, besosbistro.com

 

15. Castle Hill Inn 🍽️

Ring in the New Year at the Dining Room at Castle Hill with delectable menus for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The Inn’s five-course menus will feature three courses to start, followed by a main and dessert. Finish off with a complimentary champagne toast. Additional premium wine flights and pairings will also be available. Find the New Year’s Eve menu here and the New Year’s Day menu here. 590 Ocean Dr., Newport, 401-849-3800, castlehillinn.com/dine/dining-specials

 

16. White Horse Tavern  🍽️

Sit fireside as you welcome 2023 in America’s oldest tavern. White Horse Tavern will be serving their regular dinner menu along with some New Year’s Eve specials, like oysters Rockefeller, squash flowers with lobster and ricotta filling, pan-roasted duck breast and lobster en croute.  Make your reservations here. 26 Marlborough St., Newport, 401-849-3600, whitehorsenewport.com

 

17. The Vanderbilt 🍽️ 🎉

The Vanderbilt is playing host to a downtown celebration on December 31. The festivities kick off with a New Year’s Eve feast which includes a four-course dinner menu of fresh New England dishes from the Vanderbilt’s expert culinary team and live music from Providence-based musician Cameron and his quartet. Seatings are available from 5 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 10-30 p.m. From 11 p.m. to midnight guests can enjoy specialty tipples, sparklers and sweets as well as witness the stacking of an expertly crafted Champagne vintage coupe tower. Learn more here. 41 Mary St., Newport, 401-846-6200, aubergeresorts.com/vanderbilt

 

18. Hotel Viking 🍽️

Hotel Viking invites guests to celebrate the new year in Gilded Age fashion harkening back to the days of the Vanderbilts and Astors on Bellevue Avenue. You can expect an indulgent chef’s degustation menu and an optional wine pairing. Two seating times are available, including 6 p.m. for $125 per person and 9 p.m. for $145 per person. Learn more and make your reservations here. One Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401-847-3300, hotelviking.com

 

19. Jo’s American Bistro 🍽️

19. Jo’s American Bistro will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve from 4:30 to 9:3o p.m. with options ranging from lobster stuffed chicken to surf and turf, along with an array of starters like shrimp bruschetta and desserts like chocolate toffee mousse. For $59.95 plus tax and gratuity, you can select one starter, one entrée and a dessert. Plus, enjoy a glass of prosecco to start your evening. 24 Memorial Blvd W., Newport, 401-847-5506, josamericanbistro.com

 

20. Newport Harbor Island Resort 🍽️ 🎉

Kick off New Year’s eve with a multi-course dinner at the resort’s restaurant before the party starts. First seatings include a three-course meal for $99 per person with 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. reservations available. Book here. Second seatings include a four-course prix fixe meal and a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial for $150 per person with 9, 8:30 and 9 p.m. reservations available. Book here. The resort’s New Year’s Even celebration is being held 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and for $150 per person guests can expect to enjoy open bars, music from DJ Nook, hors d’ouevres stations and a toast at midnight. Book here. 1 Goat Island, Newport, 844-807-5857, newportharborisland.com

21. Weekapaug Inn 🍽️

Say farewell to 2022 with an elegant and memorable dinner. Enjoy an exquisitely crafted, five-course dining experience, with seatings at 5:30 or 8:30 p.m. A non-refundable deposit of $25 per person is due at time of booking and will be applied to your check on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are available online here or by calling 855-679-2995. 25 Spray Rock Rd, Westerly, 401-637-7600, weekapauginn.com

 

22. Ocean House 🍽️ 🎉

Celebrate the arrival of 2023 at Ocean House’s House Party where you can enjoy music, an open bar, food stations and a fun and celebratory evening complete with a countdown to midnight and toast to the New Year. The party goes from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are priced $195 per guest plus tax and gratuity. Learn more and buy tickets here1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, 888-853-2919, oceanhouseri.com

 

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