Friday, December 18, 2020

Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve During the Pandemic

I think we are all ready to put the year 2020 in the rearview mirror. While there were moments or achievements to celebrate along the way, this year has been tougher and presented more challenges, losses, and emotions than most. So it's time to think about the new year ahead, and to close the chapter on this one in style. Here's a list of local restaurants and businesses that are providing ways to do that in what I consider to be safer ways to celebrate this year.

111 Bistro (Medina): Take Home Box. Feeds 4. 8 Courses. Deadline to Pre-order is December 23rd. Limited Quantities. Call 330-952-1122. $150. Pre-paid Required.

Salt+ (Lakewood): Dinner and Party Box for 2. $180. 4 Courses, 1 Bottle of Brut Cava, Party Favors Box, Link for Live DJ Streaming Music 10:30PM - 12:30AM. Add-ons Available. Book Through Resy.

Lago (The Flats): Option 1- Party Pack for 6 or 10 People with Food, Cocktails, Champagne, Party Favors, and Streaming DJ Entertainment. Price Varies. Option 2- Dinner for Two. 3 Course Dinner + Bread and Salad. $225. All Carry-out Orders over $100 Include 1 Bottle of Champagne. 

Fahrenheit (Tremont): Kobe Beef Short Rib Kit. All Ingredients You Need to Prepare this Signature Dish at Home. Call 216-781-8858 for information. Not limited to New Year's Eve.

Alley Cat Oyster Bar (The Flats): Four Dinner for 2 Packages to Select From, including Surf & Turf, Seafood, A Little Bit of Everything, and Shellfish. $80 - $200. Add-ons Available. RSVP on website or call 216-574-9999.

Astoria Café & Market (Detroit Shoreway): Dinner for 2 Package. $50. 3 Courses. 

Batuqui Brazilian Restaurant (Larchmere): 3 Course Dinner for 2 (Price Varies by Selections) or 3 Options for Dinner for 4 (Price Varies by Selections). 

Nora (Little Italy): NYE Take-out Special Menu Items in addition to Regular Menu and Family-style Options. Delivery and Pick-up Available between 5-7PM on 12/29, 12/30, and 12/31. Call 216-231-5977 or 330-524-5045 to Order. 

Char Whisky Bar & Grille (Rocky River): Pre-order Charcuterie Package for 4 ($40) or 6 ($60). Deadline is December 27th. Add a Bottle of La Marca Prosecco for $25 or Cocktails for $10 Each.

Der Braumeister (Cleveland): 3 Course Pre-Fixe for $30 or $40 with Duck Entrée. Price does not include tax. Beer pricing is retail, to-go pricing per can/bottle. Add-ons Available.

EDWINS Restaurant (Shaker Square): 3 Course Dinner. $85/person. Champagne Add-on Available.

edwins too (Shaker Square): 7 Course Dinner. $90/person. Champagne Add-on Available. Delivery Available. Call 216-400-6091. 

L'Albatros Brasserie (University Circle): 4 Course Dinner. $125/person plus tax and gratuity. Wine Pairings Available for $35.

Mallorca (Downtown): Carnival Style Dinner Box for 2. 4 Courses, Pitcher of Sangria, Bottle of Champagne, Party Favors, and $20 Coupon for Future Use. 

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar (Woodmere): Dinner for 4. $50. 2 Courses. 32 oz. Cocktails Available for $25.

Parallax Restaurant & Lounge (Tremont): 3 Course Dinner for 2. $80. 

The Woods (Rocky River): Surf and Turf To-go. $35/person.

1833 The Hotel at Oberlin (Oberlin): New Year’s Barbeque To-Go. Feeds 6-8. 10 Dishes. $199 + tax on Alcohol and 18% Gratuity. Orders placed by 4:00PM on December 23rd. Sparkling Wines, Prosecco & Champagne Available. Call (440) 775-7001 to Reserve.

Tartine Bistro (Rocky River): Create Your Own Wine Dinner for 2 To-go. $110. Select Salad to Share, 2 Entrees, Dessert to Share, and 1 Bottle of Hand-picked Wine. Vegan Options Available. Call 440-331-0800 for More Information and Ordering.

Harvest Saloon (Strongsville): Prime Rib Special with Sides and 2 Bottles of Champagne. Feeds 8. Pre-order and pre-pay by 12/27 at 8PM. $199.95. Call 440-238-9464.

Bar Oni (Tremont): Purchase A5 BMS 12 Steaks (best wagyu in the world) to Cook at Home. $15/oz. and 2 oz. Minimum. Cooking Instructions, House-made Japanese Steak Sauce, and Other Garnishes Provided. Pre-order Online.

Flight Cleveland: Virtual Bubbly Happy Hour. 6PM. Free to view on Zoom with purchase of wine. Join to hear discussion on four sparkling wines from famous bubbly regions. Call 216-400-6867 or visit their website

Allure Bistro & Social Club (Willoughby): Virtual Chef's Dinner. Box Includes Drink Mixes, Appetizers, Wine, Champagne, Filet, Scallops and Dessert on the 30th. Facebook Portal and Facebook Rooms on the 31st. Mixologist Demonstration, Appetizer to Heat, Wine Tasting from M Cellars, Cook Entree with Chef Kustala. Party Favors. Additional Add-ons Available. DJ, Toast at Midnight. Call 216-392-3663 or 440-275-5022. $65/person. 

The Black Pig (Ohio City): Socially distanced seating with limited quantity of required reservations. New Year's Eve at the Bar Option- 3 Plates, 2 Cocktails, Champagne. New Year's Eve in the Dining Room Option- 5 Course Chef's Tasting, Wine Pairings, Caviar Service, Champagne Service. Make a reservation online.

This is intended to be just a snapshot of the offerings to give you some direction. Please visit their websites, posts on social media, or call the restaurant for more menu information and ordering details and deadlines. I will continue to post options in the comments on this post as I become aware of them. Feel free to comment below if you have any to add!


Paris Room said...

Paris Room in Chagrin Falls
NYE 6-course menu curbside pickup includes truffles au chocolat, small bouquet of white roses and wine. Visit for menu selections. Please order by calling 440-247-0444 or emailing

Bite Buff said...

Paris Room in Chagrin Falls
NYE curbside
6-course menu, includes truffles au chocolat, small bouquet of white roses, wine. For menu selections please visit
To preorder (by Dec. 28) call 440-247-0444 or email

bonnjill said...

Nighttown is streaming Dominick Farinacci's NYE livestream concert Resolutions: A Swingin’ New Year’s Eve Concert from the club. The show will feature Cleveland jazz artists such as singer Evelyn Wright and pianist Joe Hunter, and Farinacci and friends will perform American Songbook classics by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. The livestreamed concert is an exclusive ticketed event and livestreaming passes must be purchased in advance to participate and view. The concert will be presented on and can be displayed on mobile phones and tablets. It can also be cast to your television or other display devices with Airplay, Chromecast or other video sharing systems. I bought my $30 ticket for the 10:30 show. Not a bad deal.

Bite Buff said...

Gigi’s on Fairmount: Surf ($75), Turf ($75), or Vegan/Gluten Free ($55) packages. 5 courses. Champagne add-on available. Call 216-291-7237 to order.

Bite Buff said...

Great, thanks for adding this!

Bite Buff said...

Winking Lizard (multiple locations): Option 1- Prime Rib Dinner. $80. Approximately 4lb Prime Rib Log. Cooked Medium rare/Medium. Includes: Tossed salad, Green Beans, Cheesy Potato Casserole, 8 Kings Hawaiian Dinner Rolls, side of Au jus, and Horsey Sauce. Option 2- Beef Tenderloin Dinner. $125. Approximately 4lb Tenderloin. Cooked Medium rare/Medium. Includes: Tossed salad, Green Beans, Cheesy Potato Casserole, 8 Kings Hawaiian Dinner Rolls, side of Au jus, and Horsey Sauce. Add-ons Available. Order on their website by selecting “Holiday Pop-up” as the Location, select Menu, select NYE Pop-up Menu. Or call for ordering details.

Bite Buff said...

Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders: Bake Your Own Pizza Kit. Pre-order online only, until 12/30. Located in Stow.

Bite Buff said...

Driftwood Catering: Carry-out menus available. Call (440) 449-0700 or to place your order!

Bite Buff said...

Hungry Bee Catering: 5-course takeout meal for 2. $125. Add-ons available.

Bite Buff said...

The Black Pig (Ohio City): 6 Courses. $80 for Two. Pickup on 12/30.

Bite Buff said...

Flying Fig (Ohio City): Appetizers, Pork Dinner, and Brunch items all available for pre-order by 12/28 and pick up on 12/31.

Bite Buff said...

Salted Dough (Broadview Heights): Take and Bake Menu. Extensive options. Pre-order by December 28.