"Blasphemy!", say the hounds. "You'll never find a good meal on NYE!"
I know, I know. I've never once gone out on NYE for dinner, but I'm thinking this year may be the year. Mostly because a couple of friends and I would like to go out that night, but not to a bar that is going to be jammed to the gills with a ridiculous cover charge and mile-long waits for a drink. On the other hand, we don't necessarily want to just go to a restaurant, eat a multi-course meal, and be whisked away at 12:01am. Now I'm not sure if it exists, but it would be ideal to find a restaurant that is serving dinner and then after dinner will remain open for a lively party atmosphere, but without the suffocating crowds.
I don't expect scrumptiousness, but if the food is decent I'll be happy. I hate New Years (now the 30th, that's the night to celebrate), but it would be nice to find a place that'll be tolerable.