It’s the Most Wonderful Time Dining Around Seattle

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are so close! Ahhhh! Where has 2018 gone?? Need some last minute plans? We have you covered!!

There are a variety of options for any and every guest looking to dine out for the holidays available at Patagon and Fog Room of The Charter Hotel Seattle, Alderbrook Resort and Spa, Ivar’s, Rhein Haus, Urbane, Eques of Hyatt Regency Bellevue and Bastille! From the heart of the city extending to the South Sound and Eastside, these restaurants have cooked up menus special for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Patagōn at The Charter Hotel 

  • Join the Argentine-inspired restaurant located on the first floor of The Charter Hotel for Asado Christmas Eve, Christmas day prix fix and New Year’s Eve specials.
    • Dine on a variety of Argentinian cuisine on the night before Christmas. Choose from whole roasted duck for $39, whole roasted prime rib for $57 or whole roasted lamb for $34.
    • After welcoming Santa and opening presents, head to Patagon for its Christmas prix fix for $65. Start with French onion soup, duck confit empanada or mache salad, then enjoy Oregon pasture lamb, parilla prime rib or ricotta ravioli and, finally, indulge in bourbon maple carrot cake or yule log.
    • Say goodbye to the last day of 2018 with the New Year’s Eve specials at Patagon. Toast to the New Year with cold smoked oysters for $38, coal roasted crab for $39 and porchetta for $36.

Fog Room at The Charter Hotel

  • Ring in the New Year at roof top bar and lounge Fog Room located on the 16th floor of The Charter Hotel. Choose from list of extravagant plates including Hama Hama oysters, Meyer flank steak, Hokkaido uni, bacon wrapped dates, White Sturgeon caviar, Dungeness crab cakes and black truffle arancini for a night of reminiscing on 2018 and welcoming 2019.
  • Reservations are available on OpenTable here 

 The Charter Hotel 

  • The new Seattle hotel is offering at New Year’s Eve room package starting at $489. Including an entrance for two to Fog Room’s NYE party, brunch with entrees and drinks for two and 2 p.m. late check-out, this package is a can’t miss! Guests can book online with a 72 hour cancellation.

The Restaurant at Alderbrook Resort and Spa

  • The Restaurant at Alderbrook has planned a menu full of options for Christmas day and New Year’s Eve dining for the entire family and all of your friends.
    • Brunch on Christmas is always a good choice. At Alderbrook, choose from plates including local chucked oysters, crab cocktails and a lox display to brioche French toast, house-made biscuits and gravy and cedar plank Colombia river steelhead. These are just a few of the offerings available at the restaurant, and many more aim to please whatever you’re craving on Christmas.
      • Date: Tuesday, Dec. 25
      • Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Price: $49 for adults, $16 for children
      • Reservations: Call (360) 898-5500 or online here.
    • A five-course menu is ready for guests to dine on for New Year’s Eve. A welcome plate of oysters and gelees starts the meal off right followed by Earth and sound offerings including carpaccio, beet terrine and chowder. Next are dishes from local waters and mountain paths including black cod, salad made with ingredients from the forest surrounding the resort and a best of both combination. Today or paddock plates come next with surf and turf options, rockfish and squash. Finish the courses with Hood Canal cacao dessert, a Hood Canal porter served with double chocolate cake.
      • Date: Monday, Dec. 31
      • Price: $95
      • Reservations: Online here.

Ivar’s

  • Ivar’s loves the holidays, and they show it with the multiple events going on at participating restaurants and Seafood Bars during the season.
    • Get in the spirit at Ivar’s Clam Lights located at Gene Coulon Park. With the Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boast, Argosy Christmas Ships, live entertainment by the Dickens Carolers, the Dancing “Santa” Clam and Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves, Ivar’s brings a holly jolly time for guests during this special event. Don’t forget to stop by the Seafood Bar for a cup of hot chowder!
      • Date: Monday, Dec. 3 – Tuesday, Jan. 1
      • Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
      • Price: Free
    • The Dancing “Santa” Clam will also be making appearances at Acres of Clams for family photos! Photos will be available online for easy access.
      • Date: Saturday, Dec. 15
      • Time: 12 – 3 p.m.
      • Reservations: Call 206-624-6852 or reserve here.
    • The Northwest winter beer tasting at Acres of Clams is back for its eighth year! Sample the best winter beers of the Northwest while mingling with the brewers behind the libations and dining on bites prepared by Chef Chris Garr. Featured breweries include: Bad Jimmy’s, Diamond Knot, Georgetown, Ghostfish, Maritime Pacific, Peddler, Pike, Pyramid, Rainier, Reuben’s Brews, Silver City and Tieton Cider Works. Tickets include all tastings and paired appetizers.
      • Date: Thursday, Dec. 6
      • Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
      • Price: $45
      • Reservations: Call 206-624-6852 or online at Ivars.com.
    • This year, help a local child in need with Ivar’s Giving Tree supporting Childhaven. Located at participating Ivar’s and Kidd Valley restaurants, grab a tag from the tree and return the unwrapped gift to the same location by Dec. 11.
    • Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing welcomes guests to a festive performance by the Kamiak high school Barbershop Quartet. Enjoy holiday tunes sung by the men’s “Do Re Mingos” ensemble and women’s “Starry Knights” choral group. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
      • Date: Saturday, Dec. 15 and 22, Sunday, Dec. 16 and Friday Dec. 21
      • Time: 6 p.m.
      • Reservations: Call 425-742-6180 or reserve here.
    • For Auld Lang Syne, ring in 2019 at Ivar’s Salmon House from 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31. The New Year’s Eve Party package includes party favors, unmatched views of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline and a luxurious dinner buffet from Chef James Somerville for $95. Dance the night away to live entertainment, watch fireworks light up the Seattle skyline and make a memorable midnight toast with a complimentary champagne. Reservations required.
      • Date: Monday, Dec. 31
      • Time: 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
      • Price: $95
      • Reservations: Call 206-632-0767

Rhein Haus

  • Rhein Haus never disappoints with its festive holiday events at the Seattle and Tacoma locations.
    • Stop by Rhein Haus Seattle and Rhein Haus Tacoma to visit Santa for selfies. Old Saint Nick himself may even gift you with a present if you’re on the nice list!
      • Date (Rhein Haus Seattle): Thursday, Dec. 6
      • Time (Rhein Haus Seattle): 6 – 8 p.m.
      • Date (Rhein Haus Tacoma): Saturday, Dec. 15
      • Time (Rhein Haus Tacoma): 5 – 7 p.m.
    • Celebrate New Year’s Eve like never before at Rhein Haus Seattle and Tacoma. With live ice sculpting, music from DJ Tone, USnaps photo booth and a midnight balloon drop, start 2019 the right way with a night full of fun and laughter! The theme is solid gold, so be sure to arrive in your best golden attire for the occasion. Cover charge starts at 8 p.m.
      • Date: Monday, Dec. 31
      • Price: $25
    • Featured cocktails at Rhein Haus Seattle and Tacoma will be available during December. The Yule Mule is made with vodka, ginger beer, house-made spice blend and lime for $9. Mulling spices include cinnamon, allspice, clove, nutmeg, bay leaves and juniper berries.
    • Special tap cocktails exclusive to Rhein Haus Tacoma include a Cranberry Mule with vodka, house-made ginger syrup, cranberry and lime and the Lion’s Tail with bourbon, house-made allspice dram and lime. Both cocktails are $10 each.
    • Don’t miss the weekly specials at Rhein Haus Tacoma including Single Malt Sunday for 25% off all scotch, Kentucky Tuesday for 25% off all call bourbon and rye and Bottle-pour Wednesday for 25% off all bottled beer.
    • Additional holiday specials include $6 Gluhwein, a mulled wine with house spices, starting Saturday, Dec. 1, $8 Stollen bread, a traditional German fruit bread loaf and Rhein Haus gift card deals including buy $50 get a $10 bonus card and buy $100 get a $20 bonus card (limit five per customer.)

Urbane Restaurant

  • The holidays are all about indulgences, and Urbane’s comfort food Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day menus does just the trick!
    • Enjoy a three-course meal for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Starting with a local roasted squash soup with crème fraiche and pepita crumble to a Washington beef short rib with parsnip puree, roasted root veggies, crispy Brussel sprouts, Cipollini onions and red wine soubise and finished with a lemon cheese cake with huckleberry compote, lemon curd and mint, Urbane’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menu keeps the presents coming with the gift of delicious food.
      • Date: Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25
      • Time: 5 – 10:30 p.m.
      • Price: $65
    • Urbane is ready to welcome 2019 with its New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day menu. The three course menu starts with a roasted delicate squash salad including burrata cheese, Holmquist hazel nuts, dandelion greens and an apple cider vinegar reduction, followed by a herb crusted New York strip loin with fondant potato, charred Brussel sprouts, chanterelle mushrooms and a Northwest cabernet demi-glaze. Top off the meal with a caramelized apple Financier with candied Holmquist hazelnuts, apple fluid gel and apple chips. There’s no better way to start the year than with Urbane’s decadent offerings.
      • Date: Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1
      • Time: 5 – 10:30 p.m.
      • Price: $70
  • Bonus: Elaia spa is offering a special hangover treatment to refresh and rejuvenate after a night of fun with friends. Relax and restore with Elaia’s New Year’s Eve Recovery massage.
      • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 1
      • Price: 60/90 minutes $125/$185

Eques

  • Eques has created a menu full of sweet and savory items for the upcoming festivities.
    • On Christmas Eve and before Santa arrives, enjoy milk and cookies pancakes, bacon candied yams and smoked ham and bean soup. Available from Dec. 21 – Dec. 24
    • Before or after gifts are unwrapped, dig into some peppermint bark pancakes, short ribs and grits and truffle mushroom bisque. Available from Dec. 25 – 30
    • Start off 2019 right on New Year’s Day with funfetti pancakes, biscuits and gravy and hot and sour soup. Available from Dec. 31 – Jan. 5
  • The restaurants hours on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day will be from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • The lobby bar and front desk at Hyatt Regency Bellevue will be handing out guests a variety of holiday goodies!
    • From Dec. 14 to 25, join the hotel for 12 Days of Holiday Cheer! Visit the front desk to receive a candy cane with colored ribbon coded for prizes. Prizes include gas cards, cinema tickets, $10 Collection gift cards, premium internet, free parking and free Eques buffet tickets.
    • On Friday, Dec. 14 there will be a hot cocoa station and cookies at the lobby bar from 3 – 6 p.m.
    • Enjoy a festive Culinary Delighter of red and green popcorn on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 – 4 p.m.
    • National Hard Candy Day falls on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The front desk will have a bowl of candy for guests during check-in to properly celebrate the day.
    • Whiskey-spiked eggnog will be available with cookies at the beverage station in the lobby on Friday, Dec. 21.
    • Another Culinary Delighter of mini cupcakes fills the lobby with cheer on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Bastille

  • A variety of champagne flights will be available to ring in the New Year at Bastille.
    • Grower flights for $28 include:
      1. Pierre Gimonnet, 1er Cru Cuis, Côtes de Blancs, NV
      2. Pierre Paillard, Les Parcelles, Grand Cru Bouzy, Montagne de Reims, NV
      3. Gaston Chiquet, Carte D’Or, Brut, 1er Cru, Vallee de la Marne, 2008
    • Cremant v. Champagne flights for $21 include:
      1. J Laurens Cremant de Limoux, NV
      2. Domaine Huet, Petillant Reserve, 2009
      3. Roederer Brut Premier, Montagne de Reims, NV
    • Pinots v. Chardonnay via Three Regions flights for $30 include:
      1. Pierre Gimonnet, Cuvee Gastonome, 1er Cru, Côtes de Blancs, 2014
      2. Jose Michel, Brut Tradition, Vallee de la Marne, NV
      3. Hugues Godme, Blanc de Noirs, Grand Cru Verzenary, Montagne de Reims, NV
    • Vintage v. NV flights for $35 include:
      1. Collin, Brut Grand Cru, Côte de Blancs, 2008
      2. Bereche Rilly le Montagne, 2013
      3. Savart, L’Ouverture, Blanc de Noirs, 1er Cru, Montagne de Reims, NV

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