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The DiningOut Guide to Denver’s 2019 Holiday Events

Whether you’re seeking a memorable Hanukkah meal, a traditional Christmas repast, or a lively way to welcome 2020, the Denver-Boulder area offers something for everyone.

Even if you’re not home for the holidays, the greater Denver-Boulder dining scene aims to make you feel like you are with a spectrum of seasonal events and specials for every taste.

Hanukkah

Ash’Kara
{2005 West 33rd Avenue, Denver; 303.537.4407}

Stop by Ash’Kara to celebrate the Festival of Lights with Chef Daniel Asher’s rotating Hanukkah specials, available from Sunday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Dec. 30. Highlights include pastrami short ribs, root vegetable latkes, sufganiyots, and more.

Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen
{Multiple Locations}

In celebration of Hanukkah (Dec. 22-30), both Rosenberg’s locations will offer pre-orders for potato latkes by the half-dozen for $16, including traditional accompaniments: applesauce and sour cream. Raspberry sufganiyots will also be available by the piece in stores for $3 during Hanukkah and for pre-order by the half-dozen for $18. Beginning the week of Dec. 16, a selection of Hanukkah cookies will also be available at both Rosenberg’s locations. There is a 48-hour advance notice required for pre-order pickups throughout Hanukkah; visit the Rosenberg’s website for more information.

Safta
{3330 Brighton Boulevard, #201, Denver; 720.408.2444}

Safta will offer a special Hanukkah menu during the Festival of Lights.

Observe the Festival of Lights with Safta’s riff on traditional holiday fare featuring a latke board with tsimmes, matbucha, zhoug, labneh, and fresh dill, as well as sufganiyots during regular dinner hours from Dec. 22-29.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Arcana
{909 Walnut Street, Boulder; 303.444.3885}

Arcana will host its first Christmas Eve Lamb Roast on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Chef Samuel McCandless will team up with Clint Buckner of the Front Range’s Buckner Family Farms to offer a three-course, family style lamb roast dinner. The meal is $65 per person, with optional wine pairings. Reservations are recommended.

Arcana is also offering take-home varieties of its beloved house-made breads, pies, ice cream, and more for holidays. Items must be pre-ordered with two days notice before the desired pick-up times. Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day orders must be placed by Friday, Dec. 20; New Year’s Eve orders must be placed by Friday, Dec. 27. For more information, call Arcana or visit its website.

Barcelona Wine Bar
{2900 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.816.3300}

RiNo’s Barcelona Wine Bar will be teeming with energy on Christmas Eve, when diners can enjoy vibrant cocktails and fresh, creative tapas-like dishes. The Christmas and winter holidays are an important component of Mediterranean and Spanish cultures, and Barcelona will be open regular hours to welcome diners looking to celebrate with a group or enjoy a solitary meal in a welcoming spot.

Reservations are encouraged.

beast + bottle
{719 East 17th Avenue, Denver; 303.623.3223}

Duck the Halls” this Christmas Eve at beast + bottle with a celebratory menu for two. The feast includes a honey-lacquered duck breast and star anise confit leg with festive side dishes. The “Duck the Halls” menu is $99 for two guests and will be served in addition to the Christmas Eve menu.

Pre-orders are requested and will be available through Dec. 20. “Duck the Halls” will be offered for in-restaurant dining on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

Comida
{2501 Dallas Street, Aurora; 303.484.1632}

Make it Mexican for Christmas with casual, fun, and sophisticated food at Comida. Comida will be open until 3pm on Christmas Eve and is offering its inventive menu of vibrant food paired with craft cocktails and a roster of margaritas that can be had by the glass or by the jar for your pre-holiday imbibing.

Coperta
{400 East 20th Avenue, Denver; 720.749.4666}

From Dec. 18-24, celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes at Coperta with a traditional Italian-American repast. For $69 per person, guests will enjoy a three-course meal of antipasti, primi, secondi, and dessert featuring seven dishes focused on seafood. Chef/Owner Paul C. Reilly’s menu is scheduled to include gonfietti, a fried Napolitano snack of anchovy fritters and lemon agrodolce; crispy dogfish with cipollini onions and polenta; and paccheri pasta with monkfish sugo. Wine pairings will be available for a supplemental price.

The special holiday menu will be available for lunch and dinner alongside Coperta’s regular menu. Reservations are encouraged.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
{8100 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village; 303.976.0100}

If you and your family or friends are craving a delicious filet or prime rib for the holidays, look to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner. Let Executive Chef Chase Wilbanks and his team take care of all the fixings.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will be open from 3-8pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations are recommended.

Del Frisco’s Grille
{100 St. Paul Street, Denver;  East 20th Avenue, Denver; 303.320.8529}

Good things come in threes, and Del Frisco’s Grille will offer a perfectly cooked trio of specials on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and throughout the holiday weekend. First, there’s a prime rib special, a 16-ounce cut with choice of sides for $42; there is also an 18-ounce Kansas City strip with choice of sides for $58; and finally, if you lean more toward surf than turf, there is a lobster tail special featuring two, 4-ounce tails served with herb butter sauce for $42.

Reservations are recommended. Del Frisco’s Grille will close at 8pm on Christmas Eve so staff can be home with family and friends.

Elway’s Steakhouse (Downtown)
{1881 Curtis Street, Denver; 303.312.3107}

Elway’s Downtown invites you to reconnect with loved ones for an unforgettable Christmas dinner highlighting classic holiday fare alongside award-winning wines complete with sweet indulgences.

Christmas dinner will be served from 11am to 9pm on Wednesday, Dec. 25. Reservations are required.

The Fort
{19192 CO-8, Morrison; 303.697.4771}

The Fort will offer a special Christmas Eve dinner that features a first course including The Fort’s dinner salad and freshly baked breads; an entrée of buffalo prime rib au jus with horseradish sauce, seasonal vegetables, and mashed potatoes; and pecan pie for dessert. The 8-ounce option is $44, the 12-ounce option is $54, and the 16-ounce option is $64.

The special is only available on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and is not valid with any other offers or with private dining groups. Reservations encouraged.

Frasca Food and Wine
{1738 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.6966}

In many parts of Italy, Christmas Eve is traditionally a partial fast, upholding the Catholic custom of abstaining from meat on holy days. But in true Italian style, this tradition has morphed into a celebratory night of luxurious seafood dishes. Join the Frasca team on Tuesday, Dec. 24, for the fifth annual Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition.

The dinner will feature a seafood-forward, six-course tasting menu with a children’s menu available for those 10 and under. Reservations are encouraged and begin at 4pm. The six-course menu is $165 per person, with optional wine pairings.

Hearth & Dram
{1801 Wewatta Street, Denver; 303.623.0979}

Hearth & Dram will offer a special prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve with provisions, mains, and desserts from the minds of Executive Chef Adam Vero and Chef de Cuisine Jeff Hickman. At $49 per person, guests can choose from dishes like the slow-roasted pork belly or the grilled-and-chilled shrimp. Mains include choices from the Colorado Native Chicken with Carolina gold-rice grits, greens, and red-eye jus, or the goat-cheese spinach ravioli with root vegetables and lemon. Desserts, cocktails, wine, and whiskey flights will also be available.

Reservations are recommended.

Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro
{St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder; 720.406.7399}

Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro in Boulder’s St. Julien Hotel will host a candlelight dinner on Christmas Eve, among other holiday events.

Begin your Christmas celebrations with a holiday brunch at Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro on Sunday, Dec. 22, with two seatings: one from 10-10:30am and another from noon-12:30pm. The brunch will feature a variety of delicious holiday selections for $64.95 per person ($34.95 for children ages 4-12).

On Monday, Dec. 23, leave the cooking to Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro and enjoy a vegan holiday buffet. The entirely vegan spread will feature holiday-inspired dishes for $45 per person and includes a complimentary glass of wine or KYLA Kombucha.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a candlelight dinner at Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro with two seatings: one from 5-5:30pm and another from 7:30-8pm. The holiday menu features a variety of selections for $86.95 per person ($34.95 for children ages 4-12).

Reservations are encouraged.

Kachina Cantina
{1890 Wazee Street, Denver; 720.460.2728}

Celebrate a feliz Navidad with Chef Cesar Tamariz’s south-of-the-border inspired holiday menu at Kachina Cantina. Kachina will offer its regular all-day menu in addition to holiday specials including apple salad with golden apples, shaved Brussels sprouts, pomegranate, goat feta, and lemon vinaigrette; braised short rib ropa-vieja style with rice, beans, and nopales; and rum tres leches with roasted apples and candied pecans.

Kachina will be open from 11am to 8pm on Dec. 25. Reservations are encouraged.

Lou’s Italian Specialties
{3357 North Downing Street, Denver; 720.287.3642}

Ideal for Christmas hosting, Lou’s will offer a selection of house-made sides for pickup ahead of the holiday. Offerings range from $9 to $14 per pound and include chicken sausage stuffing, cornbread stuffing, roasted tri-color baby potatoes, garlic mashed Yukon potatoes, bacon and sweet potato hash, and a selection of gourmet veggie-focused dishes like cauliflower gratin, bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts, and more. Additionally, Christmas cookies will be available in-store beginning the week of Dec. 16. There is a half-pound minimum purchase for each side dish. The cutoff for orders is Thursday, Dec. 19, for pickups on Sunday, Dec. 22, or Tuesday, Dec. 24. Visit Lou’s website for additional details.

Max’s Wine Dive
{696 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.593.2554}

It will be a fun and funky Christmas Eve at Max’s Wine Dive, where the neighborhood dive will be open until 9pm for revelers looking for Southern-inspired comfort food and an array of wine, cocktail, and beer offerings. If you’re in for Happy Hour, enjoy $6 glasses of wine; there are also Luxury Pours that range from $9 to $18 and are perfect for toasting the holiday.

Narrative
{222 Milwaukee Street, Denver; 720.571.8080}

Narrative will prepare a special dish for its Christmas Day dinner.

Celebrate Christmas with dinner at the merry and bright Cherry Creek restaurant Narrative. From 4-10pm on Christmas Day, enjoy a special holiday dish: prime rib or beef served with Hasselback potatoes, garlic spinach, and brandy au jus for $32. Satisfy your sweet tooth with egg nog crème brûlée served with white chocolate gaufrette for $10, and assorted flavors of house-made Christmas fudge for $11.

Reservations encouraged.

Pizzeria Locale
{1730 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.3003}

Dive into nostalgic Italian classics such as chicken parmigiana, garlic knots, and fried calamari with a family style Christmas Eve feast at Pizzeria Locale Boulder. This is a great option for families on an early schedule or those looking to warm up with a cozy, casual meal.

Reservations are encouraged and begin at 4:30pm on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

range
{918 17th Street, Denver; 720.726.4800}

Chef David Anderson has crafted a handful of special dishes for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Known for its New American West cuisine, range will be open on Dec. 24 and 25, and alongside its regular menu range will offer specials from 4-10pm on Christmas Eve and 3-9pm on Christmas Day.

Specials include lobster bisque with black truffle crème fraîche for $13; baked mouco camembert served with pear, dried fruit compote, and crostini for $15; and Colorado rack of lamb served with sweet potato puree, Romanesco broccoli, and pomegranate walnut salad for $45. Reservations encouraged.

Safta
{3330 Brighton Boulevard, #201, Denver; 720.408.2444}

Explore the multifaceted cuisine of Israel through the holiday-inspired Eat with Safta menu, a chef-guided table menu featuring festive creations inspired by the Pomegranate Hospitality team’s recent trip to Israel. Available during dinner hours only, the Eat with Safta menu is $65 per person with an optional $35 beverage pairing, featuring wine pairings that come directly from purveyors in Lebanon, Corsica, and Morocco to match each course.

Reservations encouraged.

Don’t feel like cooking for Christmas? Let Smok prepare your holiday meal.

Smōk
{3330 Brighton Boulevard, Denver; 720.452.2487}

Open until 3pm on Christmas Eve, Smōk is home to barbecue of regional influences, on-premise smoking, and fine-dining sensibility, and on Christmas Eve you can also pick up a holiday dinner to go. Call ahead, and we’ll prepare your holiday dinner and get it ready for you to pick up. We suggest the tender brisket, burnt ends, or smoked pork belly, and don’t miss the seasonal green chili with queso fresca. And don’t forget dessert: Full-size pies are available throughout December, including the traditional pecan, pumpkin, and chocolate versions.

Urban Farmer
{1659 Wazee Street, Denver; 303.262.6070}

This Christmas, in addition to Urban Farmer’s regular dinner menu, the restaurant will offer festive specials including French onion soup; venison loin; Bootheel 7 Ranch 40-day, dry-aged beef available in a 24-ounce porterhouse, a 16-ounce Kansas City, an 18-ounce T-bone, and a 36-ounce tomahawk ribeye; 21-day, dry-aged, 20-ounce king prime tenderloin Chateaubriand, which serves two; and Christmas tiramisu with white chocolate ganache and brandy cinnamon ice cream.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner reservations are available from 4-8pm.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Acova
{3651 Navajo Street, Denver; 303.736.2718}

Acova’s New Year’s Eve menu includes pork tacos. Photo by Kelly Stoker.

Acova’s New Year’s Eve party will celebrate the good, the bad, and the ugly from years past as guests eat, drink, and dance their way into 2020. The bar manager will prepare special decade-themed cocktails, including a 1920s French 75, a 1950s Tom Collins, a 1980s Long Island Iced Tea, and a 1990s Cosmopolitan. Each will be priced at $7. Guests who show up in their favorite decade’s threads will receive a decade cocktail on the house. DJ Drew Reges will play fan favorites from the past beginning at 9pm.

The price is $25 per person and includes a complimentary appetizer with a choice of achiote-braised pork tacos, tomatillo beer cheese dip and chips, diablo deviled eggs, or cauliflower fritto. Each guest will also receive a glass of Champagne at 10pm, 11pm, midnight, and 1am as the entire restaurant celebrates the New Year with a toast for every U.S. time zone. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite or at the door, although online orders are encouraged as last year’s event sold out. The event begins at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

American Elm
{4132 West 38th Avenue, Denver;  Navajo Street, Denver; 720.749.3186}

Join American Elm on New Year’s Eve for an elaborate, five-course, prix fixe dinner designed by Chef Brent Turnipseede. Dinner is $90 per person, with wine pairings available for $50, reserve wine pairings for $80, and cocktail pairings for $65.

Reservations are recommended and can be made through Resy.

Arcana
{909 Walnut Street, Boulder; 303.444.3885}

On New Year’s Eve, Aracana and Executive Chef Samuel McCandless will offer a four-course, prix fixe menu with optional supplements including Ossetra caviar, Époisses de Bourgogne, and more to ring in 2020. The four-course dinner is $85 per person with optional wine pairings.

Reservations may be made on the Arcana website. A $10 credit card deposit is required for each guest on the reservation, and cancellations with less than 24-hour notice will be charged the value of the ticket.

Bar Dough
{227 West 32nd Avenue, Denver; 720.668.8506}

Join Chef Carrie Baird and the Bar Dough team on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the end of 2019 and welcome 2020. In addition to the regular menu, Chef Baird will offer a few large-format proteins for two and supplements, including caviar and black truffles.

Reservations encouraged.

Barcelona Wine Bar will host a New Year’s Eve party as well as a New Year’s Day brunch.

Barcelona Wine Bar
{2900 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.816.3300}

In RiNo, the place to be on New Year’s Eve may just be the Barcelona Wine Bar, with its chef-driven Spanish tapas menu, award-winning wines, and killer vibe. Think along the lines of Carnivale meets European bar cart: a DJ spinning tunes, party favors, a decked-out space, a live countdown to the midnight bubbly celebration toast, and a fun, luxe menu of specials from Executive Chef Greyson Kindy.

There is no charge for the party, but reservations are recommended for one of the two seatings available for the evening.

Barcelona also invites you to make it a hair-of-the-dog brunch to start 2020. The hidden-gem brunch destination has an array of tapas and dishes full of flavor to kick off the New Year and help you recover from the last night of 2019.

bartaco
{1048 Pearl Street, Suite 101, Boulder; 719.249.8226}

Ring in the New Year at bartaco with tacos, empanadas, and great sangrias and margaritas. bartaco will offer a complimentary cava toast at midnight. The restaurant opens at 11am and will serve up its regular menu all day.

beast + bottle
{719 East 17th Avenue, Denver; 303.623.3223}

This New Year’s Eve, beast + bottle is serving up a one-of-a-kind musical chairs dinner set to epic hits of the 1980s. The Totally ’80s NYE dinner incorporates the beast + bottle team’s love for music with their passion for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The New Year’s Eve dinner is inspired by seminal albums and musicians of the ’80s, and each course is a play on a different track.

The four-course dinner is $95 per person, with additional wine pairings available for $65. Reservations are required.

The Bindery
{1817 Central Street, Denver; 303.993.2364}

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at The Bindery. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, The Bindery will host two seatings of a New Year’s Eve dinner. The first seating is at 6pm and features welcome bubbles in addition to a five-course meal for $100 per person. The second seating is at 9pm with welcome bubbles, a five-course meal, a midnight toast, a fireworks view, and live music for $125 per person.

The Bindery will also host a New Year’s Day brunch from 9am-3pm on Wednesday, Jan. 1. In addition to The Bindery’s award-winning brunch menu, Chef Linda Hampsten Fox will prepare some surprises to celebrate the first day of 2020.

Reservations for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events are recommended.

Broadway Roxy
{554 South Broadway, Denver; 720.456.7041}

Celebrate New Year’s Day (and National Bloody Mary Day) at the Broadway Roxy.

New Year’s Day also happens to be National Bloody Mary Day, and what better way to celebrate than with six custom Bloody Marys at Broadway Roxy? The live-music venue will open its doors for brunch on New Year’s Day, complete with a new brunch menu that includes creative takes on the Bloody Mary as well as brunch staples like breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, and avocado toast along with unique creations like breakfast mac and cheese, pastrami sliders, and Broadway Roxy’s signature falafel burger.

Café Marmotte
{290 South Downing Street, Denver; 303.999.0395}

Lobster spaghetti is featured on Café Marmotte’s New Year’s Eve menu. Photo courtesy of The Denver Dish.

New Year’s Eve will be a major celebration at Café Marmotte as it marks not only the culmination of the year and decade, but also the final service at Café Marmotte before it becomes Olivia in early 2020. Co-Owners Heather Morrison, Ty Leon, and Austin Carson are marking this major transition with a special menu that looks back on Café Marmotte favorites and provides a taste of what is to come at the Italian restaurant Olivia. The four-course menu will be split between French on one side and Italian on the other; guests are invited to jump between them at their whim—no passport required. The menu includes focaccia bread service, an intermezzo, and a take-home surprise to ring in the New Year.

The cost is $100 per person. Guests may also choose special wine pairings from Wine Director and Co-Owner Austin Carson; sommelier wine pairings are $50 for four selections, and reserve wine pairings are $100 for six selections. Reservations can be made via telephone or Tock.

Comida
{2501 Dallas Street, Aurora; 303.484.1632}

Start off 2020 with a meal that combines two of Denver diners’ favorite things: Mexican food and brunch. Open at 10am on New Year’s Day, Comida’s brunch menu offers a little something for everyone. The regular menu will be available, and you can listen to live music while you toast the new year with an array of brunch cocktails, including Comida’s versions of Bloody Marys and Marias, palomas, and bottomless comosas.

Del Frisco’s Grille
{100 St. Paul Street, Denver;  East 20th Avenue, Denver; 303.320.8529}

The talented culinary team at Del Frisco’s Grille will offer a special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, from which diners can choose modern and stylish dishes including a starter, entree, and dessert from the Grille’s special dinner menu. Looking for bubbly? Naturally the wine experts are offering a complimentary Champagne toast with the prix fixe dinner; guests can also choose to order directly from the dinner menu if they want to forego the prix fixe. Reservations for the prix fixe dinner are recommended.

Starting at 11am, on New Year’s Day this sleek Cherry Creek eatery will offer its upscale weekend brunch menu that includes skillet-cooked cinnamon rolls, red velvet Belgian waffles, Southern fried chicken and waffles, and crab cakes among other goodness. Wash it all down with a selection from the Grille’s 3,000-bottle wine cellar or sip on the brunch must-have, the Grille’s Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary, which arrives tableside with a plate of fixings.

Elway’s Steakhouse (Downtown)
{1881 Curtis Street, Denver; 303.312.3107}

Ring in the New Year at Elway’s Downtown with a celebratory three-course menu featuring decadent delights while enjoying musical entertainment and more. Toast to new beginnings with a complimentary glass of bubbly when the clock strikes 12. The event begins at 5pm on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

The first meal of 2020 will be one to remember when surrounded by loved ones at Elway’s Downtown. Dine on seasonally driven specialties and sip bubbles while music fills the air at Elway’s New Year’s Day Bubbly Brunch. Feel rejuvenated after a tableside massage compliments of The Ritz-Carlton Spa. The event runs from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Reservations are required for both the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.

A caviar tasting flight is on the menu at the Flagstaff House’s New Year’s Eve dinner.

Flagstaff House Restaurant
{1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder; 303.442.4640}

Make the most of New Year’s Eve at Boulder’s iconic Flagstaff House Restaurant, where they will celebrate the close of 2019 with a New Year’s Eve tasting menu alongside a special caviar tasting flight prepared by Executive Chef and Partner Chris Royster. For $198 per person for the flight, diners will be treated to three decadent caviars along with whole-wheat blini and traditional accoutrements such as crème fraîche, brioche, and fennel-infused vodka. A recommended Krug pairing will also be available for this over-the-top way to close out the year.

Reservations are recommended.

The Fort
{19192 CO-8, Morrison; 303.697.4771}

The Fort is hosting a special New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a first course of The Fort’s dinner salad and freshly baked breads; an entrée featuring a 4-ounce grilled buffalo filet prepared to your specifications served with a broiled Maine lobster with butter and fresh lemon on the side along with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes; and The Fort’s negrita—a blend of dark chocolate whipped with Myers’s rum and served in a pewter cup—for dessert.

The special is $69 per person and is available only on Dec. 31; it is not valid with any other offers or with private dining groups. Reservations encouraged.

Frasca Food and Wine
{1738 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.6966}

One of the most luxurious meals to end the holiday season, Frasca’s New Year’s Eve feast will feature a dazzling, six-course menu with two options per course, as well as stunning by-the-glass and by-the-bottle Champagne offerings.

Reservations are recommended and begin at 5:30pm. The six-course menu is $185 per person, with additional wine pairings available.

Hearth & Dram
{1801 Wewatta Street, Denver; 303.623.0979}

Settle into a cozy booth at Hearth & Dram for a memorable, coursed, prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu in the Union Station neighborhood’s jewel box-like spot adjacent to the Hotel Indigo. Seatings start as early as 5pm for those who like a quieter feast and will go through until midnight for those who like a more celebratory and energetic vibe.

The cost is $85 per person and cocktails, beers, wines, and bubblies will also be on offer to say farewell to 2019. Reservations are encouraged.

Enjoy a New Year’s Day brunch at Hearth & Dram, where the “Meat, Whiskey and Rock ‘n’ Roll” theme is woven through the brunch menus from cocktails to food to the overall energetic vibe that is the center point of the restaurant’s boozy brunch. Choose from a variety of dishes to recover from a night of indulgence. Brunch is served until 3pm for early risers and late risers alike.

Le French
{4901 South Newport Street, Denver; 720.710.8963}

Guests at Le French’s New Year’s Eve dinner will be welcomed with a glass of Champagne.

Ring in 2020 in Parisian style at Le French. The casual-chic French bistro will celebrate the New Year with two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve in which guests will enjoy a four-course chef’s tasting menu and will be greeted with a glass of Champagne and amuse-bouche.

The first seating is at 6pm on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and is $70 per person. The second seating begins at 9pm on Dec. 31 and is $85 per person; the second seating also includes a one-of-a-kind dessert for guests to indulge in as they say goodbye to 2019. Reservations encouraged.

Julep
{3258 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.295.8977}

Fuel up for New Year’s Eve night (or prepare to go home and relax on the couch) with all-you-can-eat fried chicken and biscuits at Julep. RiNo’s favorite Southern restaurant will be open for dinner service on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and will offer all-you-can-eat fried chicken and biscuits for $24. Guests who choose this option will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly from the bar. A la cart seasonal sides will also be available, as will Julep’s full menu.

Julep will be open and accepting reservations from 5-9pm on New Year’s Eve.

Kachina Cantina
{1890 Wazee Street, Denver; 720.460.2728}

Kick off the New Year with a Southwestern flair at Kachina Cantina, which will offer its regular all-day menu on New Year’s Eve in addition to a variety of specials, including crispy fried oyster, pepper-crusted prime rib, and spiced chocolate mousse. The all-day menu will be available from 11am-11pm; New Year’s Eve specials will be available from 5-11pm. Guests are welcome to visit the adjacent Poka Lola Social Club to keep the festivities going.

Reservations are recommended.

Comfort your soul (and your hangover) with Max’s Wine Dive’s New Year’s Day Brunch.

Max’s Wine Dive
{696 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.593.2554}

Max’s Wine Dive, the cozy casual complement to our craft beer-crazy town, offers an upscale, Southern comfort food series of special dishes for mixing and matching your way all night long through New Year’s Eve celebrating. Think foie gras pate, crab cakes, sesame ahi tuna, and a coffee-rubbed New York strip among other delectable offerings. For dessert, there’s an elegant version of funfetti cake, with white chocolate butter cream, dark chocolate ganache, strawberry sauce and (of course) sprinkles.

Reservations are encouraged.

Kick off 2020 with a fun, funky, and boozy lunch at Max’s Wine Dive on New Year’s Day. The menu will feature a variety of Southern comfort food-inspired dishes. And stay for Max’s Happy Hour until 6:30pm, featuring reduced prices on luxury pours and a selection of craft cocktails from $3 to $8.

Morin
{1600 15th Street, Denver; 303.534.9979}

Join the team at Morin on New Year’s Eve for the festive révillion or vegetarian six-course, prix fixe menu for $125 per person with an optional beverage pairing. Guests will be greeted with complimentary Champagne, followed by a Champagne toast and New Year’s Eve swag at the last seating. Supplements including black truffles, caviar, and oysters will be available for an additional cost.

Reservations encouraged.

Poka Lola Social Club
{1850 Wazee Street, Denver; 720.460.2725}

After strolling the festively decorated Dairy Block, ring in 2020 at Poka Lola’s Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Party for an evening of live entertainment, drink specials, a themed photo booth, and a complimentary midnight toast. Costumes are encouraged, and participants will receive a complimentary Roaring Shot.

Poka Lola’s Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Party is free to attend, but guests are asked to reserve their spots via Eventbrite.

Postino
{Multiple locations}

Start 2020 on a sweet note with Postino’s New Year’s Day brunch, featuring cast-iron sticky bread.

Celebrate the New Year with Postino Wine Café, which will open early for a delicious brunch on New Year’s Day. Kick off 2020 with the restaurant’s new brunch menu, which allows you to start the new year on a healthy note with seeded avocado toast or to indulge in the cast-iron sticky bread. Most importantly, don’t forget about Postino’s $5 before 5pm program, in which all glasses of wine, mimosas, bellinis, and pitchers of beer are $5.

Both the LoHi and Broadway locations will open at 9am on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the festivities.

Punch Bowl Social
{Multiple locations}

Ring in 2020 by partying like it’s 3199 at both Denver Punch Bowl Social locations, with no cover and a themed Party Like It’s 3199 outing. The end-of-the-decade party will blast off at 9pm on Tuesday, Dec. 31. In addition to the themed celebration, the Punch Bowl Social Broadway location will host a live DJ and midnight balloon drop.

Open at 10am on Wednesday, Jan. 1, Punch Bowl Social is also a perfect spot for a New Year hangover meal or as a destination for hungry family and guests. The famous build-your-own Bloody Mary bar will make a special appearance for New Year’s Day. And you can pair any item with a house-made juice for a detoxifying boost.

The Ramble Hotel
{1280 25th Street, Denver; 720.996.6300}

The Ramble Hotel and Death & Co. invites you to a New Year’s Eve event—Mr. Gatsby’s New Year’s Eve at The Ramble Hotel—inspired dually by 1920 and 2020, both an ode to the glittering past alongside glimpses of the future. Expect an evening that is elegant, extravagant, wild, and opulent. The party begins at 20:20 (8:20pm). Don your best cocktail attire or dress to the nines in 1920s-inspired haute couture.

The Ramble Hotel promises a New Year’s Eve celebration that will be elegant, extravagant, wild, and opulent.

Tickets are $199 per person ($179 for early bird pricing) and include light food and cocktails throughout the evening. VIP tickets are available for $249 per person and include reserved table seating, martini-cart and Champagne service, and additional food. VIP parties for up to 12 guests are also available. For tickets, visit the Facebook page for Mr. Gatsby’s New Year’s Eve at The Ramble Hotel. Hotel room packages also available.

Safta
{3330 Brighton Boulevard, #201, Denver; 720.408.2444}

Welcome the New Year at Safta with a special menu crafted by James Beard Award-winning Chef Alon Shaya and the team, who are excited to open the restaurant on a Tuesday (beginning Dec. 31, Safta will remain open on Tuesdays). For $65 per person with an optional $35 beverage pairing, guests will enjoy a variety of celebratory dishes.

Reservations are recommended and can be made via Resy

St. Julien Hotel & Spa
{900 Walnut Street, Boulder; 720.406.8208}

Ring in 2020 with an abundance of live music, cocktails, and fun as St. Julien’s New Year’s Eve tradition continues. The festivities begin at 8pm on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and tickets include five hours of entertainment, access to four cocktail bars, three music venues, two balloon drops, and one hotel party.

Tickets are $125 per person, and overnight room packages are available.

Señor Bear
{3301 Tejon Street, Denver; 720.572.5997}

Celebrate the start of a new decade on New Year’ Eve at Señor Bear with Chef/Partner Blake Edmunds and Chef Sebastian Ramirez-Lohner. Join the Señor Bear team for specials, including oysters and Champagne cocktails in addition to the regular menu of pan-Latin favorites. A complimentary Champagne toast will be offered to all guests at midnight.

Reservations encouraged.

Uncorked Kitchen
{8171 South Chester Street, Suite A, Centennial; 720.907.3838}

At Uncorked Kitchen’s New Year’s Eve celebration, you and your date will create a decadent meal guided by professional, friendly chef instructors.

Uncork and unwind with Uncorked Kitchen on New Year’s Eve as you and your date create a decadent meal guided by our professional and friendly chef instructors. Chef-prepared appetizers include blinis with cured salmon, dill crème fraîche, and caviar. Interactive menu items include char-grilled oysters, mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, steamed Maine lobster with citrus-herb butter, bacon-wrapped filet with brandy mushroom crème sauce, herb-roasted fingerling potatoes, sherry braised kale, and vanilla crème brûlée with house-made gingersnaps.

The event is $260 per pair and includes wine for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. There are two sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 31: the first from 6:30-9:30pm and the second from 7-10pm. Reservations encouraged.

Urban Farmer
{1659 Wazee Street, Denver; 303.262.6070}

Join the Urban Farmer team to ring in 2020. In addition to the regular menu available in the main dining room, Urban Farmer will celebrate the new decade with its second New Year’s Eve Soiree in the Parlor. Guests will be greeted with a negroni sour in the restaurant’s private Parlor Room before enjoying the festive, six-course menu. At midnight, guests will be invited to welcome 2020 with a Veuve Clicquot Champagne cascade.

The event is $175 per person including beverage pairings, tax, and gratuity. Reservations are encouraged and can be made via Tock.

Woodie Fisher
{1999 Chestnut Place, Suite 100, Denver; 720.643.1909}

On New Year’s Day, stave off the Champagne after-effects with the newest menu offering from Woodie Fisher: brunch! Normally offered only on Saturdays and Sundays, the former firehouse is dishing up its new menu on Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 10:30am to 2:30pm. The menu features crispy chicken thighs served with preserved porcini gravy, warm buttermilk biscuits, whipped herb butter, and cranberry; Alaskan king crab Benedict with potato cakes, crab butter hollandaise, cauliflower and arugula; and lavender French toast with mixed berry preserves and whipped cream among other delectable new offerings.

Reservations are encouraged.

Compiled by by Steve Lysaker and Erica Buehler