If you're not heading to a party or First Night Spokane, consider the following options.
WHERE TO DRINK & DINE THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE
Don’t wait until the last minute to make plans for how you’ll ring in 2018, or you’ll probably find yourself out of luck. For a few suggestions of where to start, here’s a short (and by no means comprehensive) round-up of some events around the region to close out the new year in a festive spirit.
Head to Coeur d’Alene for an intimate New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Greenbriar Inn’s 315 Martinis & Tapas
. The restaurant is opening at 4:30, and suggests that guests make reservations
as soon as possible to secure their preferred dining time.
Make a night of it at the Coeur d’Alene Casino and start the 1990s-themed evening with a special dinner at Chinook Steak, Pasta & Spirits
. A three-course dinner for two is offered at $65, and the menu features grilled flatbread, a surf ’n’ turf entree and eggnog pie for dessert. Reservations
are recommended. Other festivities throughout the evening include costume contests, giveaways and dancing to music from live DJs.
Go back in time a little further to the disco decadence of the 1970s with Mirabeau Park Hotel’s themed shindig, offering a dance party, special NYE dinner in Max at Mirabeau
(happy hour runs from 3-6 pm, with dinner served from 5 pm to close). Tickets
to the festivities are $30/advance and $35/door, and gets you entry, party favors, raffle entries, access to a nacho bar and a champagne toast at midnight.
For a quieter, classy evening out, consider reservations at Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie
. The esteemed restaurant’s chefs have created two tasting menus
($95/person) of six courses each, with a glass or wine or cocktail and a glass of champagne. Call 315-4613 to make reservations.