Ring in the new year in style with family and friends at one of these fine area dining establishments.
After 48 years in the catering business, Wagner’s Country Inn in Westlake knows how to throw a party. Don Wagner and his crew will be serving a holiday buffet dinner, with seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. The menu includes carved roast beef and sliced turkey with dressing, pork, sauerkraut and kielbasa, buttermilk chicken, baked fish, beef stroganoff and penne pasta with marinara sauce. The meal comes with assorted side dishes, salads and desserts. A cash bar is available. The cost is $26.95 plus tax for adults and $13.50 for youngsters 2 to 10 years of age. Musical entertainment will be provided by pianist John Kowalski. Phone 440-871-8800 for reservations. Wagner’s is at 30855 Center Ridge Road.
The Burntwood Tavern, 19304 Detroit Road in Rocky River, will be open on New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. to midnight. The regular menu will be available and the kitchen will serve until 10 p.m. Call 440-333-6700 for reservations.
The doors open at 7 p.m. for Brennan’s 29th annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Entertainment will be provided by Frank and Dean. The 8 p.m. buffet dinner includes carved prime rib, chicken Marsala, stuffed cabbage, pork loin with herb dressing, penne pasta with meat or Alfredo sauce, salads, side dishes and petite pastries for dessert. There will be party favors and a midnight sparkling wine toast, followed by a continental breakfast. The cost is $89 a person, plus tax. Phone Brennan’s, 13000 Triskett Road, at 216-251-2131. Party goers have the option of booking a room at the nearby Marriott Cleveland Airport Hotel at a discounted rate. Shuttle transportation to and from the party will be available. Call the Marriott at 216-252-5333. The $89 room rate includes a breakfast buffet on New Year’s morning.
The Beachcliff Tavern, 19245 Detroit Road in Rocky River, is having a party from 9 p.m. to midnight, with hors d’oeuvres, music, a limited open bar and midnight sparkling wine toast for $35 a person. Call 440-333-4686.
The Fairview Tavern, 21867 Lorain Road in Fairview Park, is offering a special menu on New Year’s Eve with prime rib, veal and rack of lamb. Call 440-799-4200.
The Ironwood Cafe, 688 Dover Center Road in Westlake, is having a New Year’s Eve bash with entertainment by a DJ, party favors and a sparkling wine toast at midnight. There is no cover charge. Drink specials will be offered during New Year’s Eve Power Hours from 9 to 11 p.m. Phone 440-835-9900.
Stamper’s Grill Pub is having a New Year’s Eve party with DJ Jim Stamper. There is no cover charge. The regular menu, with daily specials, will be offered. The music starts at 9 p.m. There will be free party favors and a midnight sparkling wine toast. Call Stamper’s, 21750 Lorain Road in Fairview Park, at 440-333-7826.
Swing into the New Year at SB Eighty One, 24481 Detroit Road in Westlake. A Las Vegas-style casino night is planned with casino games, raffles and prizes. Dinner includes an appetizer, salad and dessert with your choice of chicken Parmesan, tilapia or chorizo pasta for $50 a person, or surf and turf for $65 a person. Entertainment is being provided by the 20-piece Swing City Big Band. There will be party favors and a midnight sparkling wine toast. Phone 440-835-3559 for reservations.
Tommy’s Place, 1325 Linda St. in Rocky River, is offering a chef’s special menu with prime rib and more, live entertainment with Pompous Ass beginning at 9 p.m. and a complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight. Private rooms are available for parties of up to 18 people. Phone 216-767-5650 for reservations.
The Whistlestop Restaurant, 673 Cahoon Road in Westlake, will be serving its regular menu until closing at 9 p.m. Call 440-899-5134.