Cheflebrity Spike Mendelsohn’s Capitol Hill steakhouse plans to channel Paris for the night, offering a three-course, prix-fixe carte at three separate intervals ($65 per person at 5:30 p.m.; $75 at 7:30 p.m.; $85 at 10 p.m.) Featured menu items include: French onion soup, duck á l’orange, filet de boeuf, grilled Maine lobster with frites, petits fours and a Champagne toast.
The Capitol Hill standby will supplement its regular dinner offerings with a five-course, prix-fixe tasting menu ($75).
15 E St. NW; 202-661-2700; bistrobis.com
The award-winning Southern charmer will offer patrons a choice between the regular carte or a create-your-own, prix-fixe experience served at two separate seatings. The first seating can construct a five-course tasting menu ($80), while the later crowd will indulge in a six-course gourmet meal ($110).
1990 M St. NW; 202-659-1990; vidaliadc.com
The New American eatery will supplement its regular offerings with a choice of either a five- or six-course chef’s tasting menu ($55).
1426 H St. NW; 202-347-5353; woodwardtable.com
New Year’s Day
The Belgian brew hub is rolling out its “Ultimate Hangover Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Year’s Day for those desperately in need of sustenance. Chef Teddy Folkman promises “dim lighting, soft music and multiple hair of the dog” restoratives. He strongly recommends the “Good Doctor,” a house specialty of scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, avocado, chipotle mayo and your choice of protein (regular or Canadian bacon, smoked salmon, house-made veggie sausage) heaped into a potato roll.
1238 H St. NE; 202-399-2546; granvillemoores.com
Poste Modern Brasserie
This Penn Quarter hot spot wants to keep the ball rolling with its “Get Lucky” brunch and pig roast. The all day affair (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Year’s Day; $33) is poised to include a fully stocked Bloody Mary bar, whole roasted pig, black-eyed peas salad, guanciale-braised kale, charcuterie and assorted pies.
555 Eighth St. NW; 202-783-6060; postebrasserie.com
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.