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Clark County restaurants offer options for reveling on New Year’s Eve

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A personal-sized black forest cake is on the menu for Acorn & The Oak's prix fixe dinners on Dec. 30 and 31.
A personal-sized black forest cake is on the menu for Acorn & The Oak's prix fixe dinners on Dec. 30 and 31. (Contributed by Acorn & The Oak) Photo Gallery

Several restaurants will host New Year’s Eve gatherings this year, good news for those who are ready to venture out after being stuck at home. Whether you’re an extrovert who wants to show off a glittery gown and fancy face mask, or a parent who can’t find a babysitter, you’ve got options.

Glitzy

DosAlas (777 Waterfront Way, Suite 201, Vancouver) will host a New Year’s Eve celebration from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring Las Vegas DJ Skyler Madison, a special menu prepared by Chef Brian Cooper and cocktails. Specials include wagyu steak (tartare and as an entree), Ossetra caviar and ancho-crusted lamb chops.

Tickets range from $50 to $150 per person based on seating. Bar-area seating costs $50 per person. Partial river views from inside or outdoors on the deck are $100 per person. River views are $150 per person and include a welcome cocktail, a specially prepared small plate delivered to the table by the chef, party favors and a special gift.

Reservations can be made through the DosAlas website (dosalasrestaurants.com/new-years-eve-party).

Romantic

Janessa and Chuck Stoltz created an elegant $150-per-person prix fixe four-course dinner for New Year’s Eve at their lakeside supper club, Acorn & The Oak (3533 N.E. Everett St., Camas). Dinner comes with a glass of cava followed by a fried burrata cheese appetizer. For the next three courses, each guest picks one of two items. Starters include grilled Caesar salad or lobster bisque. Grilled filet mignon or asparagus risotto with butter-poached lobster are main course options. Dessert choices consist of a personal-sized black forest cake or bruleed vanilla bean cheesecake. Dinner comes with a signature cocktail and a flower arrangement per couple to take home.

The restaurant is offering two seatings (5 p.m. or 8 p.m.) on Dec. 30 and 31. Spots may still be available for Acorn & The Oak’s special Christmas Eve prix fixe meal ($150 per person) featuring lobster bisque and grilled New York strip steak.

Make reservations by phone (360-210-7439) or email (hello@acornandtheoak.com).

Gourmet

Chef Miguel Sosa, owner of Elements Restaurant (907 Main St., Vancouver), is waiting for information from a few foragers and farmers to finalize his a la carte New Year’s Eve menu.

Sosa always plans his dishes around locally sourced ingredients so the menu changes based on the freshest items available from local producers, but he knows the evening will include white and black Oregon truffles as well as lobster.

Entrees at Elements typically fall in the $24 to $40 range with $12 to $28 starters and salads. The celebration runs from 4-10 p.m. Reservations for heated patio or indoor seating can be made by phone (360-258-0989) or through the Elements website (elementsvancouver.com).

Low key

Bring a party hat and noise makers because The Grocery (115 W. Seventh St., Vancouver) will stay open on New Year’s Eve until 12:30 a.m. The cocktails and food at this intimate bar always feel celebratory (particularly the Grocery Burger with bacon jam and sweet onions), but on this special evening, The Grocery will offer its traditional countdown and Champagne toast at midnight-ish.

“My timing has never been perfect,” owner Chris “Salty” Reed said. “But we do give it an honest go.”

He’s expecting a crowd of well-dressed revelers.

Family-friendly

Rally Pizza (8070 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver) will celebrate from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 31 with specials that include pizza amatriciana with guanciale, rosemary and red onions sprinkled with pecorino and chile flakes ($18), as well as lamb and ricotta cannelloni ($16).

Cocktails include the citrusy and herbaceous Velvet Goldmine ($12) with cognac, Mandarine Napoleon, Cardamaro and Angostura bitters and a limoncello boozy shake ($10) with house-made limoncello, lemon curd and vanilla frozen custard.

Rally provides a fun place for families that like to celebrate together or parents who can’t find a babysitter on New Year’s Eve. Reservations can be made through the Rally Pizza website (rallypizza.com).

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