From historic downtown Venice to the beaches of Anna Maria Island, your best New Year's Eve dining-out options include these locally-owned, independent restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Open and welcoming guests on December 31, some will be serving holiday "specials" while some will have the traditional dishes. Some will serve a la carte, others will be offering elegant multi-course menus and take out options to feast at home. Reservations are encouraged at most of these restaurants. Check with each restaurant for exact offerings, menus and prices. Make sure to call for menus, pricing and pick-up instructions and order in advance.
Venice and NokomisCafé Venice Restaurant & Bar | 941.484.1855 | cafevenicerestaurantandbar.com
Clasico Italian Chophouse | 941.957.0700 | clasicosrq.com
Drunken Poet Café | 941.955.8404 | drunkenpoetcafesrq.com
El Melivn Cocina Mexicana | 941.366.1618 | elmelvin.com
element.Steak.Seafood.Pasta | 941.724.8585 | elementsrq.com
Jack Dusty | 941.309.2266