Some of Seattle’s best chefs are offering up inspiring menus from Italy, France and the Mediterranean. Put some spice into your New Year’s Eve and plan to dine out with one of these fixe prix meals!

2319 E. Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
206.30.CRUSH (27872)

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Seattle Chef Jason Wilson’s New Year’s Eve tasting menu is a feast for the senses. Pasta, Fish and Meat courses, along with assorted pre-desserts and dessert will send you into 2013 on a sweet note. From the bread and butter you start with, to the chocolates & cookies you finish with, everything is house made from scratch. The crisp linens, airy dining room and Northwest feel will put you in a festive mood. $125/person for the tasting menu, add $75person for wine pairings. Call or go online for reservations.

Golden Beetle
1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate the New Year? How about with a special four-course prix fixe menu at James Beard award-winning Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle. Golden Beetle is the third restaurant in the country to receive Oregon Tilth’s esteemed organic certification. And executive chef and owner Maria Hines’ Mediterranean spices enhance the Northwest’s best organic and seasonal ingredients to give the food Turkish and Moroccan flavors. The New Year’s Eve menu is $50/person. Add $25/person for wine pairings. Call or go online for reservations.

81A Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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Maximilien is a romantic and charming French restaurant located in the heart of downtown Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. With water views, and the new Seattle Ferris Wheel, it’s as if you’re enjoying a night in Europe! To end 2012, Maximilien is offering New Year’s Eve Dinner with Rouge, a French cabaret music ensemble. The delectable French fixe prix menu, which includes tempting Oysters on the half shell, dungeness crab salad and filet mignon, will be served at 6:00pm and 9:30pm. $94/person or $115/person with wine pairings. Reserve online by phone.

Altura Restaurant
617 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

Lauded by Seattle Met Magazine as Seattle’s 2012 Restaurant of the year, Altura’s Executive Chef Nathan Lockwood specializes in locally driven seasonal Italian cuisine. On New Year’s Eve, plan to dine on a special tasting menu! $130/person (add $75 for paired wines). Or $165/person with an extended menu for late seatings (an additional $95 for pairings). Call or go online.

Dahlia Lounge
2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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Seattle Chef and Restauranteur Tom Douglas is offering up a New Year’s Eve a la cart menu inspired by Jacques Pepin and Julia Child. Come in for the flavor of France with Trout Meuniere, Blanquette de Veau and a specialty Glace au Four (Baked Alaska) dessert. Dahlia Lounge’s comfortable atmosphere and festive decor will take you to old world Europe for an epicurean delight to close out 2012.