We've rounded up some New Year's Eve options for you. If we don't say otherwise, assume that reservations are required. Also assume, if we mention a prix-fixe menu, that the regular a la carte menu will not be available. With rare exceptions, early-seating options do not include access to midnight festivities.
Aggio: Bryan Voltaggio's contemporary Italian restaurant is offering seatings at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The first two seatings offer the option of a $80 ($115 with wine pairngs) three-course dinner or, for $200, the VIP New Year's Eve experience, which includes both the three-course dinner and an all-access pass to the New Year's Eve party at Power Plant Live. Guests at the 9 p.m. seating will dine from a six-course tasting menu with wine pairings. The 9 p.m. option is $135 ($200 with wine pairings). There is more information at volt-aggio.com/baltimore.
Apropoe's: The restaurant in the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel is offering two separate New Year's Eve options. The dinner option is an $85 five-course tasting menu from executive chef Carlos Gomez. Reservations are required for the dinner. The second option is a New Year's Eve party, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The $50 ticket includes a complimentary cocktail, midnight buffet and music from DJ Spinnin' Scottie. Advanced purchase is required by Dec. 29.
B&O Brasserie: On New Year's Eve, the restaurant will offer a $90 multi-course dinner ($30 extra for optional wine pairings) and a complimentary glass of Champagne. Seatings are at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. A "hangover brunch," featuring bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys for $10, will be served on New Year's Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Charleston: The early dining option, with reservations between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., is $149 ($219 with paired wines) for a multi-course, prix-fixe menu. The gala celebration, with reservations between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. is $299 and includes the multi-course menu, endless Champagne, premium open bar and party favors. Guests get an unobstructed view of the fireworks right outside the restaurant's front door.
City Cafe: The Mount Vernon restaurant is open New Year's Eve, serving a $50, three-course menu with $25 optional wine pairing, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., followed by a New Year's Eve party from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Then, on New Year's Day, the restaurant will serve an a la carte brunch. This is the first time City Cafe has been open on New Year's Day.
Cinghiale: The contemporary Italian restaurant is offering a $99 ($139 with optional wine pairings) multi-course "modern Italian dinner." The Inner Harbor fireworks can be viewed from right outside Cinghiale's front doors. Reservations, which are highly recommended, begin at 5:30 p.m.
Cunningham's: The Towson restaurant is offering a four-course New Year's Eve celebration menu for $69 ($104 with wine pairings) in addition to an a la carte menu.
Farmstead Grill: The Canton restaurant is offering a limited a la carte menu in addition to a special $59 three-course prix-fixe menu, with entree options including hickory-smoked beef short rib, pan-roasted rockfish and slow-roasted Virginia pork shank. Dinner hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Fleet Street Kitchen: The Inner Harbor restaurant is offering a four-course New Year's Eve menu for $89 ($138 with wine pairings). Entree options include Wagyu strip loin, duck breast and beef short rib.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse: The Inner Harbor restaurant is running a $69.95 prix-fixe menu for five nights only, from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1. The menu includes roasted prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, Fleming's "modern" Caesar salad and a main course of 8-ounce filet mignon and 8-ounce lobster tail.
Langermann's: The Can Company restaurant is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner for $45. Entree options include pepper-crusted rib eye, Dijon-garlic crusted rack of lamb and red snapper imperial. The restaurant will also be offering brunch a la carte on New Year’s Day, including free hoppin' John from chef Neal Langermann.
Pazo: There are two seating options on New Year's Eve at the contemporary Italian restaurant. Guests at the early seating, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will order from a three-course menu. The cost is $79, plus tax and gratuity. Guests at the later seating, from 8 to 11 p.m., will order from a three-course menu, and enjoy music from Patrick Alban and Noche Latina, party favors and a sparking toast at midnight. The cost is $119, plus tax and gratuity. Additionally, guests can pay $25 for bar and lounge access beginning at 8 p.m.
Petit Louis Bistro: The original Roland Park restaurant is offering a $79 prix-fixe menu ($119 with wine pairings). There will be two Champagne toasts -- one at 6 p.m. for midnight in Paris, and a second at midnight for midnight in Maryland.
Petit Louis Bistro (Columbia): The lakefront restaurant is offering a $75 prix-fixe menu ($99 with wine pairings). The ticket includes a Champagne toast at midnight and live music by the gypsy jazz ensemble Maladie d'Amour featuring vocalist Alexis Tantau.
Ten Ten American Bistro: The Inner Harbor restaurant is offering a four-course New Year's Eve menu for $69 ($98 with wine pairings). Entree options include rack of lamb, New York strip and duck.
Verde: The Canton restaurant is offering a $59 multi-course dinner on New Year's Eve featuring selections of antipasti, salads, wood-fired pizza and Italian desserts. The $59 cost includes a bottle of wine per couple (from a selected list) and a Prosecco toast at midnight. Reservations are available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Waterfront Kitchen: The Fells Point restaurant is offering a five-course menu at two seatings, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person ($135 with paired wines) at the early seating, and $125 per person ($160 with paired wines) at the late seating. Guests have great views of the Inner Harbor fireworks.