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8 Twin Cities Restaurants to Ring in the New Year

2015, your money's on the dresser.

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Whether you like to spend the last day of the calendar year bellied up to the bar at your favorite watering hole or all decked out in your sparkly best at one of the Twin Cities hot spots, you are not going to go hungry. Below is a short list of a few of our favorite establishments offering special menus for New Year’s Eve.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brewer's Table Kitchen at Surly

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Brewer’s Table invites you to raise your last glass of 2015 at their fine dining establishment, which hovers gracefully above the mega beer hall that is Surly. Enjoy a five or seven course menu paired with Surly brews, including chestnut soup paired with Witch’s Tour and the tantalizingly named liquid chocolate for dessert, paired with the much-sought-after Darkness.
Photo courtesy Surly Brewer's Table

2. Tongue In Cheek - Eastside

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989 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130
Choose between Tongue in Cheeks regular a'la carte menu or a special eight course tasting menu. The tasting menus will include a choice of Carnivore or Herbivore, along with an optional beverage pairings for an additional $25. The unique pairing will actually include wine, cocktails or beers.

3. Smack Shack

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603 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 259-7288
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Bring your better half or your better buddy and enjoy a special NYE menu for two that will include a three course lobster boil and lots of Champagne. There will also be a midnight raffle drawing with a grand prize of a trip for two to the windy city to celebrate the opening of Smack Shack Chicago.

4. Borough

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730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 354-3135
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Ring in 2016 at Borough with a special 5 course menu created by Executive Chef Drew Yancey. Offerings will include an oyster amuse bouche with passionfruit, venison with parsnip, chestnut, wheat Berry, parmesan and red wine, and apricot dessert with champagne, honey and saffron.
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5. Eastside Restaurant

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305 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Indulge in either a five or seven course meal at Eastside. Five course dinner will include Hamachi crudo, ribeye cap with aligot potato and foie truffle jus along with passionfruit semifredo with dark chocolate, nougatine and champagne foam for dessert. The longer meal adds a third course of chestnut agnolotti with brandied figs and mint and a fifth course of juniper crusted duck breast with duck leg sausage, cranberry gastrique and sage jus.
Photo courtesy Eastside

6. Travail Kitchen & Amusements

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4124 West Broadway
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 535-1131
Travailians are technically on vacay for the holidays, but did you really think they would miss a chance to throw a party? Travail, Rookery and Pig Ate My Pizza are each opening their doors on December 31 with three distinct ways to get your party on. Did you expect any less? Travail Kitchen and the Rookery are offering a chef's tasting menu at 6:00 and 6:20 pm that will include unlimited bubbles and beer. Please note that at 9:00, they will kindly kick you at to make way for the next wave of revelers. At 9:30 pm, there will be a separate, more casual cocktail party with small plates, interactive food stations and self serve buffets. They promise surprises throughout the night. You have been warned.
Stephanie A. Meyer

7. Pig Ate My Pizza

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4154 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 537-7267
Over at Pig Ate My Pizza, there will be an all you can eat Pork and Pizza party with a pizza buffet and passed apps and small plates from 6:30-9:00 pm. At 9:30 pm, the doors will open for a knock down party complete with a ball drop and all you can drink bubbles, beer, wine and nibbles. Grab your tickets: http://tempotickets.com/dropurballz
,a href=https://www.facebook.com/PigAteMyPizza/photos/a.220275901430339.1073741828.220269568097639/417989568325637/?type=3&theater">Photo courtesy Pig Ate My Pizza Facebook page

8. The Salt Cellar

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173 Western Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Peruse six courses of land or sea at Salt Cellar. The Land menu may include Piedmontese beef tenderloin with foie gras, wild mushroom glace de Viande, brioche and romanesco while the offerings of the sea may include a king crab bisque with shrimp oil, aromatic vegetables and chives, with the grand finale of pavlova with passion fruit, mango and vanilla ice cream.
Joy Summers

1. Brewer's Table Kitchen at Surly

Minneapolis, MN
Photo courtesy Surly Brewer's Table
Brewer’s Table invites you to raise your last glass of 2015 at their fine dining establishment, which hovers gracefully above the mega beer hall that is Surly. Enjoy a five or seven course menu paired with Surly brews, including chestnut soup paired with Witch’s Tour and the tantalizingly named liquid chocolate for dessert, paired with the much-sought-after Darkness.

2. Tongue In Cheek - Eastside

989 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130
Choose between Tongue in Cheeks regular a'la carte menu or a special eight course tasting menu. The tasting menus will include a choice of Carnivore or Herbivore, along with an optional beverage pairings for an additional $25. The unique pairing will actually include wine, cocktails or beers.
989 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

3. Smack Shack

603 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Bring your better half or your better buddy and enjoy a special NYE menu for two that will include a three course lobster boil and lots of Champagne. There will also be a midnight raffle drawing with a grand prize of a trip for two to the windy city to celebrate the opening of Smack Shack Chicago.
603 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

4. Borough

730 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Joy Summers
Ring in 2016 at Borough with a special 5 course menu created by Executive Chef Drew Yancey. Offerings will include an oyster amuse bouche with passionfruit, venison with parsnip, chestnut, wheat Berry, parmesan and red wine, and apricot dessert with champagne, honey and saffron.
730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. Eastside Restaurant

305 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Photo courtesy Eastside
Indulge in either a five or seven course meal at Eastside. Five course dinner will include Hamachi crudo, ribeye cap with aligot potato and foie truffle jus along with passionfruit semifredo with dark chocolate, nougatine and champagne foam for dessert. The longer meal adds a third course of chestnut agnolotti with brandied figs and mint and a fifth course of juniper crusted duck breast with duck leg sausage, cranberry gastrique and sage jus.
305 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

6. Travail Kitchen & Amusements

4124 West Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Stephanie A. Meyer
Travailians are technically on vacay for the holidays, but did you really think they would miss a chance to throw a party? Travail, Rookery and Pig Ate My Pizza are each opening their doors on December 31 with three distinct ways to get your party on. Did you expect any less? Travail Kitchen and the Rookery are offering a chef's tasting menu at 6:00 and 6:20 pm that will include unlimited bubbles and beer. Please note that at 9:00, they will kindly kick you at to make way for the next wave of revelers. At 9:30 pm, there will be a separate, more casual cocktail party with small plates, interactive food stations and self serve buffets. They promise surprises throughout the night. You have been warned.
4124 West Broadway
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

7. Pig Ate My Pizza

4154 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
,a href=https://www.facebook.com/PigAteMyPizza/photos/a.220275901430339.1073741828.220269568097639/417989568325637/?type=3&theater">Photo courtesy Pig Ate My Pizza Facebook page
Over at Pig Ate My Pizza, there will be an all you can eat Pork and Pizza party with a pizza buffet and passed apps and small plates from 6:30-9:00 pm. At 9:30 pm, the doors will open for a knock down party complete with a ball drop and all you can drink bubbles, beer, wine and nibbles. Grab your tickets: http://tempotickets.com/dropurballz
4154 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

8. The Salt Cellar

173 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Joy Summers
Peruse six courses of land or sea at Salt Cellar. The Land menu may include Piedmontese beef tenderloin with foie gras, wild mushroom glace de Viande, brioche and romanesco while the offerings of the sea may include a king crab bisque with shrimp oil, aromatic vegetables and chives, with the grand finale of pavlova with passion fruit, mango and vanilla ice cream.
173 Western Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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