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High Heels and Dinner Jackets

Some restaurants use New Year's Eve to highlight special menu items. Diners are only happy to oblige.


Menu by executive chef Noah Cooper. Live music from Jeff Buenz and Claudia Amaral from Viva Brazil. 6pm. Z Fine Dining, 127 First St, Los Altos. 650.917.2000

Kyoto Palace

Many of Kyoto Palace's most popular items are served with champagne, sparkling cider and party favors for all. 5-10pm. From $29.95. Kyoto Palace, 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell. 408.377.6456


Special New Year's Eve menu served from 4pm. $19.95-$35.95. Hammerhead's Fish House, 5291 Prospect Rd, San Jose. 408.861.1200

Spiedo Ristorante

Special a la carte menu. Live jazz at 9pm. No cover. 151 West Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.971.6096

Tied House

Dinner special, call for info. Open 11:30am. 65 N. San Pedro St, San Jose. 408.295.2739

Brigitte's Cuisine

Separate menu. 5:30pm. French Mediterranean. 351 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara. 408.404.7043


Special menu, entertainment, party favors. 9pm. 200 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408.370.2033. Also: 111 S. Murphy St, Sunnyvale. 408.733.7824


Remember all that went on in 2002 over a nice meal. 5pm. Eulipia, 374 S. First St, San Jose. 408.280.6161

Lou's Village

Cocktails and appetizers, five-course deluxe dinner, dancing from 9pm to 1am with the Garage Band. 7pm. $85. Lou's Village, 1465 W. San Carlos St, San Jose. 408.293.4570

Lingba Lounge

Thai appetizers and DJs, tropical theme rooms, dinner packages available with three courses from Salee and Thanya. 8pm. $45-$75. Lingba Lounge, 1469 18th St, San Francisco. 415.355.0001

Toll House Los Gatos

Four-course dinner with champagne, salad and appetizer buffet. Choose from roast quail, lamb, prime rib, swordfish, vegetarian option and dessert. 6pm. $36-$57. Toll House Los Gatos, 140 S. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos. 408.395.7070.


Five-course menu. 6pm. $45 per person. DoubleTree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose. 408.437.2170

Pacific Palm Grill

Chicken, salmon or prime-rib dinner, champagne, DJ music, dancing, party favors. 7pm. $60. Separate party in the bar with the William Goat Band. 9pm. $30. Pacific Palm Grill, 1380 S. Main St, Milpitas. 408.934.4999

Hotel Los Gatos

Dinner at 6 and 10pm at Kuleto's followed by dancing to jazz blues band. $79 for dinner and dancing; dinner, dancing and an overnight stay beginning at $205. Hotel Los Gatos, 210 E. Main St, Los Gatos. 408.335.1700

Teske's Germania

Five course meal, entertainment by the Internationals, champagne, party favors, midnight buffet. 5pm. $75. Teske's Germania, 255 N. First St, San Jose. 408.292.0291


Special menus, live music and dancing. Seatings 5-7:30pm; 8:15-11pm. Zibibbo, 430 Kipling St., Palo Alto. 650.328.6722

New Year's Eve

Gourmet Gala

Five-course dinner in the Nob Hill restaurant and dancing at the Top of the Mark, includes champagne. 9pm. Packages begin at $215. Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, 999 California St, San Francisco. 415.616.6940

Duck Club

Special breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call for time and price. Stanford Park Hotel Duck Club,

100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. 650.322.1234

Severino's Grill

Black-and-white ball featuring a four-course meal, champagne toast, music by Saddle Up and Boogie. Dinner served 5-10pm. $69.95 per person. Severino's Grill, Seacliff Inn, Santa Cruz. 831.688.8987

Tyrolean Inn

New Year's Eve menu with roast duck, salmon, filet mignon or pork chops. Open at 5pm. $38. Tyrolean Inn, 9600 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond. 831.336.5188

Cliff House

Special New Year's Eve menu. Call for time and price. Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco. 415.386.3330


Special menu for New Year's Eve. 5pm. $75. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St, San Francisco. 415.394.1100


Special menu and champagne toast. 5:30pm. $100. Harris' San Francisco Steakhouse, 2100 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415.673.1888

The Plumed Horse

Three-course prix fixe followed by dancing to Mood Swings. Dinner at 5pm, dancing at 9pm. Dinner $35-$110. No cover in the bar. Plumed Horse, 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408.867.4711

The Basin

Champagne toast, prix fixe menu along with the regular menu. Watch the countdown and listen to acid jazz and European jazz in the bar. 5pm. $17-$29. The Basin, 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408.867.1906


$99 for dinner for two. $199 for dinner and overnight stay. Dancing to DJ music. 7pm. Arthur's, 2875 Lakeside Dr, Santa Clara. 408.980.1666

Mystery by Design

Dinner and murder-mystery party. Call for time and price. Faz Restaurant, 1108 N. Mathilda, Sunnyvale. 408.752.8000

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