Wait for the ball to drop this year and usher in the 2017 New Year with finesse, fun, and some delicious food and drink! We've compiled a list of some top-notch New Year's Eve events happening in Central New Jersey, so get your noise-makers and join us in welcoming the new year with style! 


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1. Water & Wine Ristorante Taverna

Where: 141 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

When: Dec 31, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Experience a night to remember at the Water & Wine Ristorante Taverna. Take a seat and indulge in homegrown American cuisine infused and paired with the delicate wines of Italy. See their special New Year's Even menu here! Make this your first stop to fuel you up for an unforgettable night ahead. 


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2.  Colorado Cafe 

Where: 154 Bonnie Burn Road, Watchung, NJ

When: Dec 31st, 2016, 7 pm

Ring in 2017 in country-inspired style! A festive party atmosphere will be served in the new year at Jersey's country-western bar. Kick up your heels and scoot them over to the Colorado Cafe for a night of line dancing fun! There will be a karaoke session, and what's country western night without a bull ride?! Call 908-322-7200 for inquiries.


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3. Grille Stone

Where: 2377 US Highway 22 Scotch Plains NJ

When: Saturday, December 31st

Fancy a 4-course menu with your special friends this season? Grille Stone will be serving up delectable favorites, including individually-sized champagne bottles for toasting in the new year! Dominique and Julian will entertain you as we collectively wait for the new year to begin. Call 908-889-8000 for reservations. 


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4. The Pluckemin Inn 

Where: 359 Route 206 South & Pluckemin Way, Bedminster, NJ 07921 

When: Saturday, Dec 31

The Pluckemin Inn will be offering up mouthwatering 3 and 4-course meals this year! Don't miss out on your chance to book an early seating for the 3-course meal or the later 4-course meal. Both come with a glass of champagne to bring in the new year! Take a peek at the New Year's Even menu here. 


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5. Stone House 

Where: 50 Stirling Road, Warren, NJ 07059

When: Dec 31, bar opens at 4:30, dinner is served at 5 pm onward

Nestled in the hills of Watchung Mountain is the place to celebrate the beginning of 2017! Head on over to Stone House to enjoy an atmosphere with good food and great company. 


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6. The Grain House 

Where: 225 Route 202 Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

When: 4pm to 8pm, December 31st

At the Grain House, enjoy prime cuts from the grill and the freshest picks of vegetables and fruits from the garden all lovingly put together by a dedicated staff of people who aim to make this night a memorable one! Call 908-221-1150 to make reservations and click here to view their special New Year's Eve menu. 


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7. Delicious Heights of New Year 

Where: 428 SPRINGFIELD AVENUE, BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ 07922

When: Dinner is served until 10 pm on December 31st

Offering a unique combination of superior ingredients and boasting cutting edge culinary skills, Delicious Heights takes you on a sensory experience of taste, smell, and feel. It's just the right mix to get you ready for a festive night ahead!  


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8. Washington House New Year's Eve Dinner

Where: 55 S Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 

When: 5 pm until closing on December 31st

Enjoy being surrounded by rustic elegance as you dine with family and friends this new year's eve at Washington House. Enjoy a 4-course meal and get a good head start to a night of fun and partying. 


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9. Pantagis

Where: 250 Park Avenue *Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076 

When: Doors open 8:30 pm on December 31st 

Get ready for a night to remember at the Pantagis Renaissance as you enjoy champagne, hors d'oeuvres, great dining, and musical entertainment. Enjoy a 5-hour open bar to get you pumped up for the festivities!