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Say goodbye to 2010…welcome 2011!

Making plans for New Year’s Eve at times can be challenging. Where to go? How much to spend? Should you dine in or go out? Who to invite? The list goes on.

Suffice it to say, celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of a new year takes some planning. What better way to celebrate the New Year than with some fine food, friends, and family? Many people choose to prepare a special meal at home to be shared with friends and family. Others decide to go out for a meal only to return to home before the clock strikes midnight to “ring in” the New Year. Yet others prefer to dine out, ring in the New Year and then party into the late night hours. For all of you, Sarasota has something to offer.

SRQ Reviews did some informal research and found most restaurants are open for New Year’s Eve dining. In addition to the regular menu, many restaurants in Sarasota are offering special items for the night. And some are hosting special events and parties.

Here is a sampling of Sarasota restaurants and their options for New Year’s Eve festivities.

Sarasota Restaurants offering their regular menu plus specials:

Two Chef’s Casual Dining
Braza Brazilian Steakhouse
Libby’s Cafe and Bar
Ray’s at The Serving Spoon
Café Amici
Yume Sushi
Utamaro Sushi

Sarasota Restaurants offering Special New Year’s Eve Menus:

Dolce Italia– 7 course prix-fixe menu $29.95
Blu Smoke Island Grill
Ophelia’s on Siesta Key
Maison Blanche
Bijou Café
Derek’s Culinary & Casual– 3 course prix-fixe menu $75.00

Sarasota restaurants hosting special events on New Year’s Eve:

Divino– Regular menu; live music with “Divine” Lady Jazz and the JP band until 1:00am.
MoZaic– Special wine dinner with Caymus Vineyards $99.00
Terrace on the Circle– Middle Eastern Themed party and menu $25
First Street Chop House– Black Diamond Burlesque 10pm-2am
Marina Jacks– Various options and venues

As you can see, Sarasota restaurants offer a variety of options for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Go out and enjoy.

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2011!

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