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If you don’t fancy ringing in New Year’s Eve with a crazy party (or just want to carbo load before the main event), Beijing’s premier dining venues will oblige you with a sophisticated New Year’s Dinner. Below are a few of our top picks, or you can view a full list of New Year’s Eve events here, as well as our picks for parties here.
Aman Summer Palace
Travel out to peaceful Aman Summer Palace to ring in the new year in style. Enjoy western specialties from The Grill and eastern delicacies from the Japanese Restaurant, plus a glass of selected Champagne. RMB 988. 6pm-midnight
Café O2 (Intercontinental Hotel Beichen)
Enjoy a festive buffet of seafood and other tempting specialties, plus free flow wine and beer (inclusive of one glass of sparkling wine). RMB 480. 5.30-10pm
Cai Yi Xuan
Celebrate with your friends and family at Cai Yi Xuan with a Chinese gourmet dinner that promises you a memorable celebration of the wonderful year that has passed and the beginning of a great year comes. RMB 888. 5.30-10pm
Feast on traditional New Year’s Eve dishes from Fiume and Mercante owner Omar Maseroli’s hometown of Emilia Romagna with a twist. Optional wine pairing for RMB 250. RMB 450. 6pm-1am
Kerry’s Kitchen (Kerry Hotel)
Round up your family and friends for a night of seafood adventures while being entertained by the Savor Latino band. RMB 488, RMB 788 with free flow house wine, beer, juices, and soft drinks. 5.30-11pm
Lunar 8 (Fairmont Beijing)
Lunar 8 will be offering a Chinese family style dinner on New Year’s Eve. Signature dishes include fried Australian beef tenderloin with thyme, roasted Peking duck, steamed grouper fish, sautéed golden sand with prawns and much more. Choose from several different price ranges. RMB 488-688. 6pm-midnight
Mercante offers a five-course set dinner focused on Emilia Romagna’s traditional recipes including a glass of Franciacorta bubbles for the New Year’s toast. Add wine pairing for RMB 250. There are only 30 seats available; for a detailed menu and to reserve your seat email firstname.lastname@example.org. RMB 450. 9pm-1am
Migas’ seven-course celebratory menu includes delicacies like wagyu beef tartare, roast lamb tenderloin, and a chocolate surprise as dessert. The price of dinner includes a ticket to The Bar at Migas’ New Year’s party. RMB 538, RMB 798 with wine. 6-10.30pm
Count down to the new year with a sumptuous six-course menu by Chef Aniello Turco with wine pairings, and get ready for a night full of sophisticated fun and celebration while a DJ spins tunes. RMB 1,588 (5.30-8.15pm seating), RMB 1,788 (8.30pm-1am seating)
Watch the clock tick down the last few moments of 2016 at Mosto, where chefs Daniel and Juan will be serving a four-course menu full of winter flavors and South American twists. RMB 450. 5.30pm-midnight
Prego (Westin Beijing Financial Street)
Enjoy an exclusive menu highlighting the best of Prego’s Chef Diego’s signature dishes matched with their sommelier wines recommendations. RMB 1,288 per couple. 5.30-10.30pm
Red Bowl (Rosewood Beijing)
Gather friends for a festive hot pot dinner at Red Bowl. Each person will enjoy a seafood platter packed with langoustines, abalone, yellow tail and more, plus unlimited small plates and hot pot specialties. A Dj will perform later in the night. Book before December 26 to enjoy free-flow beer and wine at now extra charge. RMB 588. 5.30pm-1am
Senses (Westin Beijing Financial Street)
On the last day of the year, why not get everyone together to countdown to 2016 and indulge in a fun evening. Enjoy a lavish dinner buffet with international and regional specialties, fresh seafood on ice and delectable desserts, as well as free flow Veuve Cliquot. RMB 568. 5.30-10.30pm
Enjoy the cozy ambiance of Sureño and ring in the new year with a five-course menu created by their latest addition, Chef Talib Hudda. RMB 798. 6pm-midnight
Ring the year in at the Great Wall of China with a gala dinner including roast goose and dancing to live jazz, all at the Brickyard Retreat Center at Mutianyu Great Wall. Great for children. Sleepover packages also available, from RMB 2,888. RMB 388 (adults), RMB 188 (children 4-12). 6pm-midnight
The Cut (Fairmont Beijing)
Bid farewell to 2016 and usher in the New Year in ultimate style with a seven-course New Year’s Eve Dinner at The CUT. Seasonal dishes include a half lobster with scallops and Australian Wagyu beef filet mignon with foie gras. RMB 988. 6pm-midnight
The Rug Sanlitun
Enjoy an especially put together dinner set that includes a shared appetizer for two, fresh seafood soup for two, a salad, a t-bone grilled steak, Boston lobster, two mussel stir-fried pastas, and a dressert. Book by calling 6507 2342. RMB 999. 5-11pm
Ring in the New Year in an impeccable style at Beijing’s most glamorous new tapas restaurant and Lounge, offering the finest fresh seafood, caviar accompanied by unlimited Perrier-Jouët champagne, all the way until 2am. A night (and year) to remember! RMB 2,017. 6.30pm-midnight
Note: Hotels might charge service charge or VAT on top of stated prices. For more information about each event, please see the linked event listing.
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