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20 Ways to Spend New Year's (The Eat + Drink List)

Chef Hoss Zaré hosts a five-course dinner at Zaré at Fly Trap on New Year’s Eve, featuring Persian-inspired dishes paired with wines from around the world (along with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight, of course). Festivities take place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner costs $105 for the first seating and $125 for the second seating; wine pairings are an additional $42 per person. 606 Folsom St., 415-243-0580 or visit zareflytrap.com

Treat yourself to a special four-course Italian meal at Incanto. Seatings are available from 5:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; the meal costs $95 per person, exclusive of beverages. 1550 Church St., 415-641-4500 or visit incanto.biz

Omnivores and vegetarians can come together to ring in the New Year at Bar Tartine. Chef Jason Fox caters to both with Mediterranean inspired dishes with a hint of luxury (think caviar and truffles). Seatings are available from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and the multicourse meal is $80 ($120 with wine pairings). 561 Valencia St., 415-487-1600 or visit Opentable.com

Influenced by the flavors of Gascony, Chef Jennie Lorenzo will be whipping up a French dinner at the Fifth Floor. For early diners looking to fill up before taking off to ring in the New Year, a four-course meal is offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $125 (add an additional $50 for premium wine pairings). A separate five-course meal is offered for those who want to watch the clock strike twelve at the Fifth Floor. It costs $150 ($50 extra for premium wine pairings). 12 Fourth St. (5th floor), 415-348-1555 or opentable.com

The New Year's meal at Baraka starts with Mediterranean tastes and gives them a Californian twist. The three-course dinner at 7:30 p.m. is $75 (wine pairing is an additional $40) and dinner at 9:30 p.m. is $95 (but also includes party favors and champagne). 288 Connecticut St., 415-255-0370 or sfbaraka.com

SPQR is offering three seatings for the four-course New Year’s Eve meal. The menu features such Italian classics as gnocchi alla Romana with black truffles and fritto misto di pesce. Dinner is $75 ($45 extra for wine pairings) and includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco. 1911 Fillmore St., 415- 771-7779 or spqr.com

Amber India puts a California spin on classic Indian dishes—the restaurant will be serving an affordable and delicious four-course meal that’s $45 before 8 p.m. and $55 after—giving you a little extra cash to spend on champagne. 25 Yerba Buena Ln., 415-777-0500 or amber-india.com

Designed with the Belle Epoque era in mind, French restaurant Boulevard is an elegant place to ring in the New Year. They’ll be serving three and four-course prix-fixe menus—latecomers can toast to joie de vivre at midnight. 1 Mission St., 415-543-6084 or boulevardrestaurant.com

On the big night, Café de la Presse will offer an à la carte menu and a four-course prix-fixe. Dishes include a pan-seared venison or baked petrale sole with lobster mousse. Sounds trés bien! 352 Grant Ave., 415-398-2680, cafedelapresse.com

Let your taste buds travel to the South of France with Chez Papa Resto’s prix-fix menu featuring herbes de Provence-crusted lamb chops and slow- cooked wild-salmon with Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and bacon. Seatings take place at 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 p.m.. We suggest the 9:30 seating, which includes amuse bouche, party favors and live music. 414 Jessie St., 415-546-4134 or chezpapasf.com

Feel like staying home on the holidays, but your mate wants to go out? Home Restaurant is the solution. You can indulge in the comfort food menu with mac-and-cheese, while he can revel in the complimentary party favors and champagne toast. Problem solved. 2100 Market St., 415-503-0333 or home-sf.com

Take part in the culinary madness at La Folie with a six and seven-course prix-fixe menus that feature seared beef tenderloin with truffled potatoes. Seatings at 5:30 and 9 p.m.. 2316 Polk St., 415-776-5577 or lafolie.com

Delve into some exquisite French-Vietnamese cuisine at Le Colonial while listening to jazz band Tin Cup Serenade. Dinner will be served from 5 to 11 p.m.—they’re offering a regular dinner menu and special four-course prix fixe meal for $85. If that’s a little too laid-back, hit up their lounge from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.: Three bars and world famous DJs spinning all night long. 20 Cosmo Pl., 415-931-3600 or lecolonialsf.com

Celebrate by the bay at McCormick & Kuleto’s. Holiday specials to consider include ahi Rossini with seared foie gras and meyer-lemon custard with Dungeness crab, caviar and citrus essence. 900 North Point St., 415-929-1730 or mccormickandschmicks.com

We think tequila and champagne are a winning combination, making Mexico DF a prime spot for New Year’s Eve dining. Plus, you can indulge in spicy goat broth with garbanzos, oregano and avocado or grilled pork loin chops with mole verde. 139 Steuart St., 415-808-1048 or mex-df.com

Piperade’s chef Gerald Hirigoyen’s dishes have robust flavors that don’t disappoint. Sip cava while relishing the four-course prix-fix menu for $100. 1015 Battery St., 415-391-2555 or piperade.com

Ottimista Enotecta-Café in Cow Hollow is hosting a New Year’s Eve prosecco party. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. enjoy unlimited prosecco and all the delish small bites, like butternut squash gnocchi, you can nosh on for $75. 1838 Union St., 415-674-8400 or ottimistasf.com

Jack Falstaff is partying on its enclosed patio with a smattering of passed sweets and savories. If you care for dinner beforehand, they’ll be offering a 5-course prix-fix for $95. Admission to the party only is $40. 598 Second St., 415-836-9239 or jackfalstaff.com

Two goes surf and turf this New Years Eve with a $45 per person crab roast. Grab your crab cracker and dig in. 22 Hawthorne St., 415-777-9779 or two-sf.com

Chef Mark Dommen will be creating a special four-course menu for One Market featuring pan seared day boat scallops with spinach and chanterelles. Come for the second seating at 8 p.m. and take in the spectacular fireworks from Pier 36 while you dine. 1 Market St., 777-5577 or onemarket.com