Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Philly

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year—and there are plenty of ways to get in on all the fun here in Philly. From open bar parties to swanky dance clubs, the options are endless, and many are right near your Royal Athena apartment—which can mean making plans can be a bit stressful. If you’re looking to take the pressure out of the holiday this year, consider tapping into one of Philly’s biggest selling point—its culinary scene—to sell your friends, family or date on a different type of Near Year’s celebration.

Philadelphia is home to hundreds of award-winning restaurants, so why not wind down 2019 indulging on some mouthwatering creations? La Collina—two miles away from your Royal Athena apartment, right on the other side of West Laurel Hill Cemetery—has been a Bala Cynwyd mainstay for more than 20 years. The restaurant features old-world recipes and charm, coupled with the modern service that will make your New Year’s meal a success—and spectacular hilltop views of Bala Cynwyd, Manayunk and the surrounding area.

From hand-painted murals to white linen tablecloths, the atmosphere at La Collina drips Italian authenticity—which carries through to its menu. The food selections emphasize veal and fresh seafood, with daily specials on the day’s catches. On the drinks side, indulge in wines from around the world or send off 2019 with one of La Collina’s creative cocktails—enjoyed at your table or at the restaurant’s lively bar.

Piano players and other entertainers can often be found in the dining rooms, setting the ambiance for a romantic evening, making it a perfect spot for a holiday outing with your sweetheart. If you want to bring along a bring group, consider one of its private rooms to really make it a night to remember, such as its wine cellar, where you can dine in style.

Happy New Year’s!


La Collina

37-41 Ashland Ave.

Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004