New Year's eve restaurants and events

Kennedy Center
You can celebrate A Jazz New Year’s Eve at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Join Grammy winner Jon Hendricks as he rings in 2006 with the world-famous Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Dancing and live music will follow in the Grand Foyer. Admission: $60. For more information, call (202) 467-4600.

In addition, the Roof Terrace Restaurant is serving a $125, multicourse meal by Chef Jose Urrutia with unlimited champagne. Access is also granted to the Grand Foyer party. Three seatings, at 5, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.
2700 F St. N.W.
(202) 416-8555

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The Willard Room

The Old World-style Willard Room at the Willard InterContinental hotel is offering a $295-per-person, seven-course meal and toast with Taittinger champagne all the while. Guests will be entertained by the Patty McKay Quartet. The festivities begin at 8 p.m., with dancing at 8:30.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
(202) 637-7440

Music Center at Strathmore
Montgomery County’s new arts mecca hosts the National Philharmonic for a Viennese Benefit Ball to support the orchestra’s All Kids, All Free, All The Time outreach program.

Chef Bruce Barnes, a specialist in Austrian food, will prepare a three-course dinner, served in the six-story, glass-walled Lockheed Martin Lobby.

Bands will play waltzes and big-band standards.
5301 Tuckerman Lane
Rockville, Md.
(301) 493-9283, ext. 116

Wyndham Washington Hotel
The Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at the Wyndham will have six different themed party areas, three dance floors, party bands and DJ’s, hors d’oeuvres, open bars and a midnight celebration, complete with toasts and balloon drop. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1400 M St. N.W.

Chef Michel Richard will prepare a multicourse, $275-per-person meal. The evening includes dancing, champagne toast and party favors. Dinner begins at 8 p.m.
3000 M St. N.W.
(202) 625-2150

The Four Seasons
Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons in Georgetown will serve two three-course, prix fixe menus for dinner.

The first seating, at 6 p.m., is $90 per person; a six-course menu beginning at 7 p.m. is $165 per person with a champagne toast and party favors at midnight. 

The Garden Terrace will charge $25 a head for dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. An