Published on December 8, 2015

8 Spots to Ring in the New Year

Out with the old, in with the new — a brand new year is just around the corner. Wondering where you should go? Grab your sparkly dress, swanky suit or whatever makes you feel festive and get ready to have fun — here are a few choice spots for the bubbles, wines, cocktails and sodas (not to mention incredible food), that’ll help you say goodbye to 2015 and get 2016 off to a dazzling start.

8 Spots for Toasting and Cheers

BIRDS & BUBBLES (New York City)


Blanc de blancs, aperitifs, reserves and rosés — no matter your bubbly preference, raise a delicious toast to the year at Sarah Simmons’ Southern-inspired hotspot, Birds & Bubbles.

BISQ (Boston)


Ring in new beginnings at BISq, a restaurant and wine bar serving inventive American small plates and outstanding wines in an intimate, modern atmosphere.

R2L (Philadelphia)


Enjoy a fantastic, seasonally inspired cocktail or a glass of wine from the ample list at R2L, as well as breathtaking panoramic views of the city.


carlitos gardel

An authentic family steakhouse, Carlitos Gardel houses an exquisitely curated wine cellar, featuring an extensive list of vintage Argentine, Italian and French wines selected by Master Sommelier Max Bozoghlian.

GRAFFIATO (Washington D.C.)


Graffiato is a Mike Isabella concept serving inventive pizzas and other Italian small plates with Mediterranean and Latin influences — as well as incredible wines — under the helm of Chef de Cuisine Jose Adorno.

SPRUCE (San Francisco)


Michelin-starred Spruce delivers New American cuisine with an impressive beverage program featuring classic, handcrafted cocktails and a wine list with over 2500 selections.

THE DAWSON (Chicago)

the dawson

At The Dawson, housemade Ginger Beer, Cherry Phosphate and other specialty sodas cap an extensive list of hand-crafted cocktails, wines, draft beers and spirits that complement Executive Chef Shaun King’s French-American cuisine.

TINTO (Philadelphia)


The perfect destination for welcoming 2016 with friends, Tinto offers delectable Spanish ciders, sangrias, tapas and small plates, as well as a wine list spotlighting over 100 bottles sourced from the Basque region that earned an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.

Tables are filling up fast, so open up the Reserve app and place a request to get your New Year celebrations started this week!

Happy dining,
The Reserve Editorial Team

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