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Dining Out for New Year's Eve


Besides attending one of the world's Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, you'll find the best restaurants in Hartford (CT) to ring in the New Year.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
Dining Room at Fleming 44 S. Main St.
Hartford, CT 06107
A hundred wines by the glass and Prime steaks are part of the appeal of this chain offering fine dining and a comfortable, casual lounge. More...

Hot Tomato's Italian
Dining Room at Hot Tomato 1 Union Pl.
Hartford, CT 06103
Hot Tomato's is far more sophisticated than its name would suggest. More...

Max Downtown Eclectic
Dining Room at Max Downtown, Hartford, CT City Place
185 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Downtown Hartford's chophouse and seafood emporium is the place to close a deal, whether you're doing business or proposing marriage. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
Dining Room at Ruth 2513 Berlin Tpke.
Newington, CT 06111
Ruth's Chris, one of the Hartford area's best bets for steak, is known for its tender Midwestern cuts served sizzling in butter. More...

Trumbull Kitchen Eclectic
Dining Room at Trumbull Kitchen, Hartford, CT 150 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Trumbull Kitchen is downtown's most eclectic restaurant, a lively spot where you'll soon be sharing dim sum, fondue, stone pies, sushi, chicken wings and meatloaf with friends old and new. More...

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