Are you unsure how to usher in the New Year? You are not alone.
For the past two years, many have stayed home, made a bowl of popcorn and watched movies. But this year despite the new Omicron virus and our frigid temperatures, more people are making plans to celebrate the New Year in style.
Check out St. Albert restaurants and bars preparing to reignite the traditional dazzle.
Central Social Hall
#28 - 525 St. Albert Trail
Central Social Hall is keeping it casual offering both a regular open menu and a special three-course menu for $35. Expect an appetizer, entrée and dessert. DJ playing Top 40 hits provides music for dancing. Reservations recommended.
Century Casino St. Albert
24 Boudreau Road
Century Casino features a three-course chef-inspired gourmet dinner followed by Chronic Rock’s energizing dance music. Guests must purchase a four-person table for $124.95 per person in the lounge or a $99.95 per person table in the restaurant. Finger foods are served at 10:30 p.m. and party favours at midnight. Only a few seats left.
Crown & Tower Pub
11 Bellerose Drive
For great value, The Crown & Tower serves a three-course dinner centered around a prime rib feast. Mark McGoo, a St. Albert troubadour, takes the party to hand-clapping high at 8 p.m. Champagne and party favours served at midnight. Reservations recommended.
#104 - 398 St. Albert Trail
The Irish pub offers full menu options and two added special features: a Cajun chicken entrée and a steak dish. This year Dicey Reilly’s brings in the Pepper & Dylan Comedy Show as well as Lorraine Godfrey Trio. Tickets are $26. Pub closes at 5 p.m. and reopens for ticketed guests at 6:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Tickets can be picked up through the pub’s Facebook link or in person.
23 Akins Drive
LB’s Pub dishes up a prime rib dinner and dance for $60 per person. This year’s entertainment features Rave On, a St. Albert band with a repertoire that extends to more than 100 covers ranging from blues and country to rock and pop. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. and entertainment at 8:30 p.m. Party favours at midnight.
8 Perron Street, Unit 104
The Italian restaurant will serve dinner from its regular menu as well as two specials: deep friend cheese and a pasta ragu made from braised duck. The restaurant is small with limited seating. Reservations recommended.
XIX Nineteen Restaurant
104 – 150 Bellerose Dr.
XIX Nineteen rings in the New Year with a three-course dinner for $99 per person with options borrowed from the regular menu. Dinner is also served in the lounge a la cart. Reservations recommended.
8 Mission Ave.
Chef Daniel Ducharme has developed a varied menu centered around Butter Basted Sturgeon Fillet, Puff Pastry Wrapped Beef Tenderloin, Pan Roasted Duck Breast or Herb Crusted Lamb Rack. Adding a touch of luxury to the experience is champagne and caviar to start. The dinner is $95 per person with optional wine pairing for an additional $25 per person. Reservations recommended.
Sorrentino’s Cucina & Bar
595 St. Albert Trail
This staple of Italian cuisine offers its regular menu along with several chef specials including lamb shank, halibut, beef tenderloin and pasta. Depending on what one orders, the specials range from $74 to $80. Reservations recommended.
1115 St. Albert Trail
This East Indian restaurant offers its grand buffet at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The buffet includes eight main dishes, three appetizers, bread, rice, salads and several desserts. The cost is $39.95 per person.
The Ridge Social Eatery
4 Versailles Avenue
The eatery’s New Year’s Eve meal is a steak and lobster dinner. Picture an eight-ounce sirloin steak and five-ounce Atlantic lobster tail served with root vegetables and roasted potatoes. The dinner will be served from 5 p.m. until closing or until there is availability. The cost is $40 plus GST. Book reservations.
Thirsty Rooser Trail Eatery & Bar
388 St. Albert Trail
Thirsty Rooster closes the year with a three-course dinner and dance for $50. Tickets for dance only are $20. DJ Mintu revs up the dance floor with a diverse selection of music.