Partying into the wee hours of 2019 is one way to mark the passage of time. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with a leisurely dinner, some classic cocktails and a slow, luxurious slide into the new year.

Blue New Year
Dec 31, $65+
The Blue Door
1502 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

With a number of prix fixe options and a kids menu, The Blue Door is an excellent place to dine with the whole family this New Year’s Eve. Children start at $33, an early-bird special three-course meal is just $65, and for those looking to dine later into the evening, there is a $110 four-course option served after 8:30pm. Highlights include filet mignon and lobster risotto.

Decades Party
Dec 31, 7pm, $135
Granada Theatre
17440 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill

Which decade do you remember most fondly? Whether you were big into disco or absolutely loved the Backstreet Boys, this party is for you. Come dressed in your best ’70s, ’80s, ’90s or ’00s getups and celebrate end of 2018 with a great meal, live music and dancing at the Granada Theatre. Tickets include a three-course dinner, music by Soul Kiss and a midnight champagne toast.

French Connection
Dec 31, $145
Le Papillon
410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

Before fusion, fast casual, milkshake IPAs and “New American,” the French had the corner on culinary excellence—at least in the popular imagination. Le Papillon has been focused on excellence since 1977. This New Year’s Eve they offer a prix fixe menu featuring many delectable options, including slow poached lobster, pan roasted foie gras, loin of red deer and frozen butterscotch pudding.

Kyoto Palace NYE
Dec 31, $38+
Kyoto Palace
1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

With bottomless champagne for the grown-ups and sparkling cider for the designated drivers and kiddos, this is a perfect place to ring in the new year at a reasonable price with the whole family. Adult dinners range from $38-$55, and children under 10 eat for $16.

NYE With A View
Dec 31, 5pm, $150
GrandView Restaurant
15005 Mount Hamilton Rd, San Jose

With a music, a delectable and fresh prix fixe menu, craft cocktail bar and tapas—plus that epic view of Silicon Valley—the GrandView Restaurant is a classy way to ring in the new year with great food, entertainment and drinks.

Portugal. The Party
Dec 31, $225
1641 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose

One of San Jose’s most buzzed-about restaurants, Adega is offering a special 10-course menu for patrons to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. Munch away 2018 with world-class Portuguese cuisine and find out why Adega was the first San Jose eatery to earn a Michelin star.

Wagyu Wonderland
Dec 31, $245
Alexander’s Steakhouse
19379 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

Make no mistake, ringing in the new year at Alexander’s Steakhouse isn’t cheap. But, boy… is it decadent. With a prix fixe menu including uni, caviar and sashimi followed by lobster and Wagyu steak, it’s hard to see how anyone could leave this dinner unsatisfied. Diners may also order from an a la carte menu.