Ringing in 2016 in Tysons

With so many choices on where to spend New Year’s Eve in Tysons Corner, it can be hard to choose. Every year, there are some great parties with a unique spin on a theme, live entertainment, affordable prices and/or location.  You can eat, drink and shimmy your way into the new year with style, and without venturing too far from home. Besides what could be better than ringing in the new year with a memorable meal? Whether you’re looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants in the Tysons Corner area to ring in the New Year.

Fancy Schmancy / Romantic

Sometimes the loud, crowded, drunken New Year’s Eve scene doesn’t fit the bill. Sometimes just getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spending time gazing into your honey’s eyes is just what the doctor ordered. If that’s the kind of party you’re looking for this New Year’s Eve check out these lovely dining options.

L’Auberge Chez Francois

L’Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls will offer two seatings, an early and late to best accommodate guests. Their first seating is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., serving a traditional 5-course dinner menu for $80 per person. The second seating is 8:45 to 9:15 p.m. Chef Jacques’ New Year’s Eve Gala 6-course dinner menu with party favors, music, dancing, a balloon drop and “mais oui, but of course” a champagne toast at midnight to bring in the New Year with L’Auberge Chez François family. $150 per person.
332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA
www.laubergechezfrancois.com

Assaggi Osteria 

Assaggi Osteria serves authentic Northern Italian cuisine served in an elegant setting.  Expect nothing but the best on NYE by chef Domenico Comacchia. His special menu will offer an array of house pastas and traditional entrees. Conclude your meal with one of his classic Italian desserts, from zeppoli to a hazelnut semifreddo. Assaggi Osteria has an extensive wine list and assorted interesting cocktails.
6641 Old Dominion Dr. McLean, VA
www.assaggiosteria.com

Eddie V’s

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Eddie V’s and let the comfortably sophisticated environment, sparkling atmosphere, and sounds of live jazz that fill the air set the tone for an exceptional dining experience. Choose from a varied selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in one of their critically acclaimed prime center cut steaks, aged 28 days and broiled to perfection. Complement your meal with a selection from their expansive wine menu of more than 200 wines curated by their Master Sommelier. If a more relaxed experience is desired, visit our V Lounge where you can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of soulful jazz and seductive lighting.
7900 Tysons One Place, McLean, VA

Bazin’s on Church 

Evoking the feeling of an old bistro, yet with a contemporary twist with its open kitchen, brick walls, vaulted wood-beam ceilings and subdued lighting, husband and wife team, Chef Patrick Bazin and wife Julie at Bazin’s on Church offer a contemporary American menu featuring organic and seasonal ingredients. The wine bar features a collection of wonderful wines from around the world, with an emphasis on California. The perfect place to ring in the New Year!
111 Church Street Vienna, VA.
www.bazinsonchurch.com

Ristorante Bonaroti

For over 30 years, Ristorante Bonaroti has provided guests with an unforgettable culinary experience with exceptional service offering classic Italian cuisine that has been ranked among the best in the D.C. area.  Enjoy this family Italian restaurant with old-world charm offering a vast menu of handmade pastas & other classic dishes.
Wolftrappe Shopping Center
428 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA.
www.ristorantebonaroti.net

2941

From large family gatherings to getting good friends together, the 2941 team always provides gracious hospitality, wonderful food and superior service. Enjoy their beautiful holiday tree and lakeside views, which create the perfect backdrop for a festive dining experience. Chef Chemel offers two elegant menus to ring in the new year. 2941 offers two seatings available: Their first seating is usually 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., serving a sumptuous 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu, ranging in price from $95-$100 per person. Second seating is 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. serving an extravagant 7-course tasting menu, ranging in price from $135-$150 per person.
2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA

NOSTOS

Ring in the New Year with some zest at Nostos. The lovely earth-toned dining room inspired by an Aegean village, flickering by candle light will set the tone for the evening. Guests have a choice between three different four-course prix fixe menus ranging from $45-68 per person. Known for offering the freshest seafood available, prepared with uncompromising quality, Nostos offers a wide variety of “mezedes,” or small sharing-sized dishes, which are an integral part of Greek dining and reflect the idea that eating is about sharing and socializing, perfect for a romantic New Year’s Eve.
8100 Boone Blvd., Vienna, VA.
www.nostosrestaurant.com

Beer-Centric

More interested in some good eats and cold beer than dancing in a club? Check out these two beer-centric locations.

Dogfish Head Ale 

Offering a  NYE Beer Dinner Extravaganza with five courses of food, beer pairings, live music, plus a champagne toast at midnight. $70/each for 5:30 p.m. seating, $85 for 9 p.m. seating; reservations required.
6363 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
www.dogfishalehouse.com

Mad Fox Brewery 

The award-winning Mad Fox Brewing Company, Northern Virginia’s upscale brewpub, will once again ring in the New Year with live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu with passed appetizers and both a dinner and a dessert buffet, party favors and a celebratory toast at midnight. Tickets will be approximately $80 per person and do not include additional beverages.  $40/each; reservations required.
444 W. Broad St., Falls Church
www.madfoxbrewing.com

Family Fun

Watch Night

Falls Church Saturday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight.  Big Night in The Little City of Falls Church is held downtown – spanning a four block area that begins on the 100 Block of West Broad Street which is closed to traffic that evening. If your little ones like face painting, magic shows, caricatures, Velcro walls and a dragon obstacle course, and live music then head to Falls Church for their free family-oriented NYE celebration. Local restaurants will have specials running, plus five bands and three DJs are set to perform. There is no cost for admission. Carrying on the tradition started in 1948, the historic star will be lowered into the sky to end the night.
Broad Street and Washington Street , Falls Church
703-248-5077
www.fallschurch.gov/watchnight

First Night Vienna

This family-friendly event features food trucks, music and more, beginning at 6 p.m. First Night Vienna, a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year celebration, will be held tonight, on Wednesday, Dec. 31. The celebration will feature five entertainment venues with musicians and an illusionist, great food, and hands-on activities for both children and adults. First Night Vienna provides two opportunities to ring in the New Year – 9 p.m. for kids and a New Year’s finale at midnight. The event is scheduled to feature an attempt at a world’s record for howling at the moon! Admission is free; food and other items will be available for purchase. Church Street will be closed between Center and Mill Streets. The event is co-hosted by the Vienna Business Association and the Town of Vienna.  www.firstnightvienna.org

La Sandia

If sparkling sangria and tequila flights sound like your beverages of choice, La Sandia will be your best bet for a NYE night out. Nosh on a 3-course tasting menu while you drink to a new year and new beginnings. Reservations available by phone or online. $24.95/each.
7852L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
www.richardsandoval.com/lasandiavirginia

Dancing/Performance

Annual New Years Eve Party at Iris Lounge

ToastLooking for the right place to ring in 2016 with your friends?! Look no further! Iris Lounge is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a delicious dinner buffet, complete with carving station, DJ and dancing to get your new year started in style! You will be sure you won’t be left standing alone when the ball (and balloons) drop. Don’t wait to make your reservation! New Years Buffet $65; Nightclub admission only:
$25 pre-sale/$35 at the door
Iris Lounge
1524 Spring Hill Rd. McLean, VA 22102
www.irisloungeva.com

28th Annual Yuletide Ball Championships

December 29, 2015 – January 1, 2016
The Yuletide Ball Championship features “DANCING WITH THE STARS” CHAMPION PRO Karina Smirnoff & Slavik Kryklyvyy – 28th Annual Yuletide Ball Championships! Enjoy an elegant 4 course dinner, Champagne toast, Dance for the Cure Face Off, Show until 2 a.m.! $250 per person.
Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
http://www.yuletideball.com

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