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December 21, 2016

A Starr-studded guide to New Year's Eve

Holidays New Year's Eve

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After the year we’ve had, a proper bash is necessary. If you make any resolutions this new year, let the first be to welcome 2017 in the right way. Having fun, surrounded by great people, in a special atmosphere with the best food and drink is what you need.

New Year’s Eve is something Stephen Starr does best. Whether you’re celebrating with family, friends or your significant other, you can ring in 2017 with style and verve. Here’s just a taste of what Starr Restaurants has in store for the night:

If It’s a Family Affair...


1208 Frankford Ave. | 215-391-4888, no reservations needed
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Fette Sau

Looking for a laid-back place to count down to the new year? Look no further than Fette Sau. It’s simple, kid-friendly and home to some of the best BBQ the Northeast has to offer. We can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate with your loved ones than with the tastes you love. Eat in or take away, may you savor the new year with as much delight as this.


420 S. Second St. | 215-320-8000, no reservations needed
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Pizzeria Stella

If it’s an outing to the fireworks at Penn’s Landing, Pizzeria Stella is a brilliant solution. No reservations are needed, so the timing is your own. The entire family will enjoy the fantastic wood-fired pizza, pasta and gelato offered in this casual, yet stylish, haven. And the fireworks are just a few steps away. May your new year always be full of such perfect wisdom.

Ringing in the New Year with Friends...


1210 Frankford Ave. | 215-634-3338 | $10 at the door
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Frankford Hall

Arguably, the old ways are best. The Bavarian extravaganza at Frankford Hall will draw you in with draft beer, hot tunes and mouthwatering snacks. This party truly does it right with the second annual Concert Under the Stars, featuring bands Vacationer, Cruisr and Suburban Living. Tradition says it’s lucky to ring in the new year with a great noise, and Mad Beatz drumline at midnight will guarantee a righteous year to come.


1801 Chestnut St. | 215-567-1800 for reservations
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A martini at Continental Mid-town

You crave the spark of nightlife adding excitement to
 your date. You simply must celebrate at the Continental. Sip martinis made by the savviest shakers in the city, and groove with your boo to the smooth sounds of funk and soul at this swank, ’70s-themed New Year’s party. With eclectic global dishes to satisfy your appetites and a Champagne toast at midnight, this is the perfect party to help you find your best groove in the coming year.

Celebrating with Your Significant Other...


1500 Walnut St. | 215-732-4444 for reservations
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Butcher and Singer

Embrace excellence in 2017 with a luxurious and romantic New Year’s Eve dinner date. Surround yourselves with old Hollywood glamour and opulence, sweethearts aglow and ensconced in plush seats at Butcher and Singer. Feel like film stars, enjoying top-notch cocktails and the choicest dishes, complete with a classic balloon drop and Champagne toast at midnight. For this special date, you won’t need a trip to see the fireworks; you’ll have plenty of your own.


325 Chestnut St. | 215-574-9440 for reservations
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For a beautifully inspiring new year, follow your bliss to Buddakan. Take in the fireworks at Penn’s Landing at 6 p.m. before enjoying the spectacular modern Asian menu. If you’re up for the later scene, achieve nirvana with the simplicity of a five-course prix-fixe menu after 10 p.m. Soak in the zen and DJ grooves at the dance party, with a Champagne toast at midnight and party favors for all. Ring in the new year beneath the giant golden statue of Buddha — this is surely the path to enlightenment.

Whichever style you choose to ring in 2017, Starr Restaurants has you covered. Have a safe and sumptuous new year, and may your glass always be full.