New Year’s Eve Bashes Paired with Hangover Breakfast Spots – Fairfield County, CT

23 Dec

2013 is so, well, last year. Let’s do some serious talking about 2014 now. It’s definitely going to be an awesome year, huh? You’ve got your resolutions and you will surely conquer the world, lose some weight, get that promotion, and find that one true love this coming year. Okay, well, let’s be honest with ourselves…we might not do all we hope for, but we can accomplish at least one thing: get a lil bit crazy on New Years Eve! So, being the kind hearted couple that we are, we rounded up a list of places to celebrate NYE then breakfast spots to help fight off that hangover the next day.  If you have any places for us to add, please share…

New Year’s Eve Bashes

Bridgeport

Barnum Publick House:  dinner served from 5-10 pm, champagne toast at midnight, and DJ Los from 10-2 am.

Bistro B:  4 course menu that’s $65 for the 6:30 seating or $75 for the 9 pm seating.

Hacienda Villa:  app, entree, dessert, coffee, and an alcoholic drink for just $30!  Score.  See the menu here.

Darien

Bodega Taco Bar:  they’ll be featuring their regular menu as well as some specials.  

Fairfield

Barcelona:  in addition to their regular menu, they’ll have chef specials, too.  There will be a DJ in true Barcelona fashion and there will be a cava toast at midnight.  

Greenwich

Barcelona:  in addition to their regular menu, they’ll have chef specials, too.  There will be a DJ in true Barcelona fashion and there will be a cava toast at midnight.

Bistro Latino: regular menu from 5-7 or prix fixe meal for $70 which includes music, dancing, and a midnight champagne toast.

Char:  4 courses with an 8:30 or 9 pm seating that comes with a 4 hour open bar, a DJ, and dancing.  $125 per person, plus tax and tip.  See menu here.  Regular menu is available from 4-6:30.

Eleven14 Kitchen/JHouse:  two options here.  You could go all out and stay at JHouse, get a cocktail reception by the fireplace, have a four course dinner, listen to some jazz, dance, get a New Year’s brunch, and even a late check out starting at $489 for two people.  Or, you could just get the cocktails and dinner experience for $125 per person.

Ginger Man: champagne toast at midnight, regular menu and draft list.

New Canaan

Picador:  a four course menu will be servedwith your choice of a bottle of wine or champagne for $75.  This prix fixe menu is available for an 8 pm seating. Their regular menu is available until 7:30 if you’re prefer that.

Norwalk

Barcelona:  in addition to their regular menu, they’ll have chef specials, too.  There will be a DJ in true Barcelona fashion and there will be a cava toast at midnight.

Bar Sugo:  4 courses for $45 or six for $80.  Pair it up with wine at $50 or $80, respectively.  See menu here.  They’ll also have their regular menu.

Basso Cafe: Open for lunch and dinner.  Check out their regular menu with some specials starting at 5 pm.  PBJ Trio will be playing from 9-1 am and there will be a champagne toast at midnight free of charge.

Brasitas:  seatings at 6:30 and 9 pm with a prix fixe menu available at $55 per person.  That includes a free glass of champagne, too.

Ginger Man: champagne toast at midnight, regular menu and draft list.

Match:  in addition to their regular menu, please check out their specials menu from Executive Chef Matt Storch.

The Spread:  Boardwalk Empire New Year’s Eve party (weird buggy Buscemi eyes optional).  $100 per person includes a cocktail hour, raw bar, passed hors d’oeuvre, 4 course dinner, midnight champagne toast, a DJ, and a photo booth.  Hmm, some of those pics might need to be kept away in a safe…

Redding

Redding Roadhouse:  live music from Milton from 9-1 and midnight champagne toast.

Ridgefield

Bailey’s Backyard:  one of our favorite restaurants and winner of Best Farm-to-table and Desserts 2013 from us is having a NYE dinner.  Expect their amazing winter menu (recently changed over) and also check out their Market Table Specials.  The drinks here are also excellent, so best order a whole helluva lot of them.  He might even try out some with champagne… 

Stamford

Barcelona:  in addition to their regular menu, they’ll have chef specials, too.  There will be a DJ in true Barcelona fashion and there will be a cava toast at midnight.

bartaco:  they’ll be serving their menu as well as some specials that you can order family style or a la carte:  traditional pork al pastor taco, short rib tamale, and a large platter of pernil served with salsa verde, tortillas, and avocado salad.  There will be a sangria/sparkling cider toast at 7 for families and a sangria toast at midnight if you can handle it.  There will also be a DJ and dancing, too.  They’ll take reservations for parties of 6 or more.  

Bar Q:  $60 gets you entrance to Bar Q and Black Bear which includes a dinner buffet, an open bar from 8 until midnight, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and DJs at both spots all night.  Check in at Black Bear to start off.

Brasitas: Seatings at 6:30 and 9 pm with a prix fixe menu available at $55 per person.  That includes a free glass of champagne, too.

Coalhouse Pizza:  live music starts at 8, but here’s the real deal:  28 DOGFISH HEAD BREWS ON TAP!  Namaste, Noble Rot, Palo Santo, Positive Contact, Raison D’être, 120 Minute, American Beauty, Burton Baton, some rare ones like Firefly Ale, and a bunch more.  Plus, they have other beer, but you’re a dummy if you don’t try every single Dogfish Head beer on tap…remember they have flights.  The fun begins at noon!

EOS:  there will be a four course prix fixe menu at $75 per person and there will also be a DJ and dancing.
The Fez:  Dress up in your finest and brightest whites for their New Year’s Eve party.  They’ll have their regular menu and drinks as well as some specials, so make sure to get a reservation by calling (203) 324-3391.

Southport Brewing Company:  for just $60, you’ll get an open bar from 10-2, free pizza, a champagne toast at midnight, and three different DJs spinning all night.  Tickets won’t be sold at the door, so call them up or stop by to get your tix before they sell out.  More info down in the comments section of this post.

Trumbull

Parallel Post:  seatings from 5-10 pm at $62 per person or $72 with wine pairings.  That includes five decadent courses.

Westport:

bartaco:  they’ll be serving their menu as well as some specials that you can order family style or a la carte:  traditional pork al pastor taco, short rib tamale, and a large platter of pernil served with salsa verde, tortillas, and avocado salad.  There will be a sangria/sparkling cider toast at 7 for families and a sangria toast at midnight if you can handle it.  There will also be a DJ and dancing, too.  They’ll take reservations for parties of 6 or more.  

LUXE Modern Wine & Cocktails:  champagne-themes cocktail specials all night long from Jeff and Chris.  Plus, there will be a champagne toast and complimentary apps at midnight.  Drink up these killer cocktails.  

 The Black Duck:  Midnight toast and a regular menu along with a New Year’s Eve Party with Charlie Karp & the Paula G Reality for just $10.  

Wilton

Bistro 7: Their regular menu plus some specials with party reservations available, too.  1 1/2 hour open bar available for $30 per person also.  Deal! 

Hangover Cures

Bridgeport

Harborview Market:  tucked away in the Black Rock neighborhood, we loved coming here for sandwiches and coffee.  It’s super laid back so they probably don’t care that you look like a horrible mess from the night before.

Walrus + Carpenter:  let the smokiness of the BBQ here cut away at your fuzzy-headed feeling.  Plus, they have lots of other options here for brunch, so hit um up.

Darien

espresso NEAT:  coffee always helps, so why not drink a few gallons worth here?  Plus, check out their fresh breads and baked goods.

Estia’s American:  awesome, hearty breakfasts to cure those hangovers for those who want that down with locally loved food.  We prescribe any of their hashes…perfect.

Sugar Bowl:  one of the best spots for breakfast in Darien for good, down home breakfast options.

Fairfield

Circle Diner:  our favorite diner when we lived in Black Rock.  Solid choice.

Garden Catering:  the more fried things, the better.  Start the day off right…plus they do have plenty of breakfast sandwich and platter options, too.

Greenwich

Eleven14 Kitchen:  New Year’s Day brunch is ready to help you recover.

Garden Catering:  the more fried things, the better.  Start the day off right…plus they do have plenty of breakfast sandwich and platter options, too.

Norwalk

Cafe Turnier:  while Cafe Turnier does have some pretty awesome Caribbean food, they get just as much buzz from their killer breakfasts and breakfast sandwiches.  Nurse that hangover here and Ernie will take care of ya.

Garden Catering:  the more fried things, the better.  Start the day off right…plus they do have plenty of breakfast sandwich and platter options, too.

Liz Sue Bagels:  many argue this to be the best bagel in the world.  Pile it up with lots of toppings and let the fat drench into your body. 

SoNo Baking Company:  hearty breakfasts, amazing breads and pastries, and enough food here to make everything right with the world all over again.

Valencia:  the perfect cure:  burritos and arepas.  Oh, and pour on the green sauce. 

Ridgefield

Bailey’s Backyard:  let Chef Forrest Pasternack cook you up some amazing brunch options made with veggies and meats from local farms.  The chill-out time begins at 11:30 am.  

Stamford

City Limits Diner:  probably the classiest and cleanest diner you’ll ever be to.  You can get rid of the hangover in style.

Garden Catering:  the more fried things, the better.  Start the day off right…plus they do have plenty of breakfast sandwich and platter options, too.

Liz Sue Bagels:  if you spent all night at Coalhouse Pizza, chances are that you’ve woken up in a drunken stupor in the back parking lot.  So, why not just head over to Liz Sue and get one of their killer bagels?  The more butter the better.

Westport

The Granola Bar:  yes, they do have plenty of options here for healthy eating like yogurt…and we know yogurt is the last thing on your mind after a night of heavy drinking.  BUT, there’s plenty more on the menu and they have great coffee options, too.

Wilton

Bistro 7:  Hangover brunch from 12-3 pm.  ‘Nuff said. 

8 Responses to “New Year’s Eve Bashes Paired with Hangover Breakfast Spots – Fairfield County, CT”

  1. Jessie December 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Hangover cures, good call! I heard Walrus was on holiday break, are they reopening w/ New Year’s brunch?

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  2. Tammy December 27, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I’m nowhere near but some of those dishes look amazing!

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  3. Marc December 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Happy Holidays!!
    Here are our NYE plans-
    This year we say a special SBC’ya to 2013!
    We invite you to join us for a very special New Year’s Eve Party! Get your tickets now because this event sells out every year! Only a limited amount of tickets will be sold, and TICKETS WILL *NOT* BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

    Swings Kids will bring you a night of underground rhythms….and welcome in the new year properly…..let’s enjoy the last minutes of 2013 together and welcome 2014 in style….

    We take over the entire Brewery and turn it into a place of celebration as we usher in a new year! Bringing in more sounds and great DJs!
    OPEN BAR at a BREWERY and PIZZA ALL NIGHT!

    21+ ID REQUIRED
    $60 per person includes:
    –> Open Bar 10pm – 2am
    –> Pizza All Night
    –> Champagne Toast @ Midnight
    –> And the very best DJs playing the very best music!

    Music starts at 10pm with your DJs from with sk squad:

    DJ DREAD (Swing Kids, VR Productions, Uptown Underground)
    http://www.djsevolved.com/DJDREAD

    DJ Bamboo (DJs Evolved, Swing Kids, & Relax Sundays)
    http://www.djsevolved.com/Bamboo

    DJ Dennis Houseton (Swing Kids / Relax Sundays)
    http://www.djsevolved.com/DennisHouseton

    **Tickets will not be available at the door.**

    Brought to you by SBC Stamford, the Swing Kids & Relax Sundays crew!

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