When you say New Year's Eve, your thoughts may first turn to drinking, not dining. But there's more to life than champagne toasts. Many restaurants are at the ready to make your final night of 2018 one filled with fun and food.
Here are the DFW restaurants serving celebratory dinner on New Year's Eve:
Four-course dinner includes choices from masa-crusted rock shrimp, spinach-artichoke arancini, Gulf blue crab cake, lobster-corn chowder, smoked beef bacon wedge, kale Waldorf salad, Champagne gelee with berry pop rocks, garlic spaetzle, seared Hawaiian tuna with field pea pot stickers, Trout with red pepper-lentil puree, beef short rib with blackened Gulf shrimp and pepper Jack grits, beef tenderloin with parsnip puree, peanut butter layer bar, and lemon ice box tart.
A la carte menu will feature soft shell crab, escargot, veal meatballs, tenderloin with goat cheese, osso buco, and lobster tail fra diavolo. Complimentary champagne toast and party favors at midnight. 5-11:30 pm. 214-871-4955.
Four-course prix meal includes choices from black-eyed pea chow chow on sourdough, vichyssoise, grilled frisée salad, duck, seared scallop, braised short rib with snap pea and potato, buttermilk poppy cake, and spearmint soft-serve ice cream with chocolate ganache. $75, plus $35 for wine pairing. 817-332-2473.
Blatt Beer & Table
Preston Hollow Village restaurant will do a unique, early happy hour on New Year's Eve from 2-5:30 pm, and will close at 9 pm. They open on New Year’s Day at 12 noon.
A la carte menu will feature popular dishes and special fare including golden osetra caviar with whole wheat blinis, Wagyu short rib, and Chateaubriand for two. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 5 pm-midnight. 214-261-4500.
City Hall Bistro
Bistro at Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas is doing a six-course menu with bass crudo with fresno chile, cilantro and pomegranate; Israeli couscous risotto with roasted cauliflower, golden raisin and almond; and scallops with cotechino, black lentils, and orange powder; stuffed quail; and honey cake. $62. 214-651-3686.
Four-hour premium bar and passed appetizers such as sriracha shrimp spring rolls, cucumber Mongolian neef, tuna poke nachos, and fried BBQ ribs. $80-$100. City Works Frisco 469-850-1850; City Works Fort Worth 682-207-1500.
Dallas Chop House
Three-course menu at downtown Dallas steakhouse includes choices from poached oysters & caviar, cauliflower soup, beef tartare, radicchio salad, shrimp ceviche, salmon, Texas redfish, New York strip, pork loin, surf & turf with filet and shrimp, corn custard, chocolate tart, and lemon-yogurt panna cotta. $65 plus $35 for wine pairings. 214-736-7300.
Dallas Fish Market
Three-course meal at downtown Dallas restaurant includes choices from smoked salmon and roe sandwich, sunchoke soup, lobster salad, treviso & eggplant, hamachi, halibut, lobster four ways, duck breast, Arctic char, filet mignon, olive oil cake, chocolate cremeux, and blueberry-ginger creme brulee. $65 plus $30 for wine pairings. 214-744-3474.
Dee Lincoln Prime at the Star in Frisco
Special menu, party hats, and favors will be offered to ring in the New Year. Seatings are at 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, and 10 pm. 214-387-3333.
Five-course menu at Hotel ZaZa restaurant includes choices from lobster bisque, salad with goat cheese "tater tot" crouton, chicken-madras curry over cauliflower rice, scallops with gnocchi, ribeye, spaghetti squash pomodoro with quinoa meatballs, mocha cappuccino pot de crème, lemon angel food cake French toast, and croissant-Danish bread pudding. Diners get complimentary tickets to the NYE Party beginning at 10 pm. 214-550-9500.
Both locations of authentic Mexican restaurant - Design District and Fitzhugh Avenue - will do a 3-course menu with wine pairings; regular menu also available. Champagne toast. 5 pm-2 am. $95. 214-741-1986.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Six-course tasting menu include "Steak and Eggs," IE Japanese A5 nigiri with Kaluga caviar, Big Eye tuna tartare, King crab and Maine lobster salad, duck confit spring roll with Perigord truffle, and A Bar N Ranch New York strip. 5-10 pm. $165, Optional wine pairing, $50. 214-571-5784.
Four-course menu includes choices from scallops, venison loin, salmon-arugula salad, berries & baby greens, traditional Caesar, beef tenderloin with gnocchi gorgonzola, salmon & poached shrimp, lamb & Texas quail, 3-cheese lasagna, flourless chocolate cake, or Kefir cheese butterfly. 5 pm-midnight. $99. 972-503-7080.
Three-course dinner. Last seating will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and party favors. 5-10 pm. $70 plus $25 for wine pairings. 214-828-1981.
Rooftop celebration features champagne specials, specialty NYE cocktails, complimentary bites, party favors, photo booth, and ball drop on all TVs. Menu highlight includes chateaubriand, Meyer lemon poached colossal crab battered in lemon hollandaise with blistered green tomato, grilled broccolini, and poblano whipped potato. 8 pm-2 am. 972-781-9473.
Holy Grail Pub
Five-course meal paired with craft beer includes crimini mushroom ravioli oyster Rockefeller, frisee with candied yams, beef tenderloin au poivre with blue cheese au gratin, and Grand Marnier coffee pound cake with orange ganache. Complimentary beer toast at midnight, and $5 French 75 cocktails from open to close. 7 pm. $65. 972-377-6633.
Six-course menu features crab Yucutan papadzules, black-eyed pea soup, lobster tamal, beef filet, eggnog ice cream, and grilled sweet potato with vanilla cream and quince puree. $75 plus $29 for wine or cocktail pairings. 214-443-5183.
Three-course menu at French restaurant includes choices from cream of wild mushroom soup, baby romaine Caesar salad, watermelon and cherry tomatoes, salmon, halibut with a champagne sauce and caviar, rack of lamb beef Wellington, raspberry mousse, Belgian chocolate mousse cake, tiramisu, and mixed berries tart. $80. 972-248-1911.
New Year’s Eve feast includes prime rib carved tableside and accompaniments including the spinning bowl salad, creamed corn, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding; plus ribeye steak, Atlantic salmon, and pecan pie with caramel. 5-9:30 pm. 972-503-6688.
In addition to regular menu and chalkboard specials, a four-course menu includes choices from giant ginger lemongrass chicken dumpling, Creole crawfish dip, black eyed pea hummus, beet & baby greens salad, smoky clam potato chowder, hangar steak with fingerling potatoes, trout with olive oil yukon gold mash, miso-honey cauliflower steak, cherry cobbler, white chocolate Oreo ice box pie, and ginger coconut rice pudding. 6 pm is $60 for 3 courses. 7:30 and 9:30 pm is $70 for 4 courses. 214-628-7900.
Maple Avenue district restaurant will serve lunch from 11am-4 pm, then host a 4-course menu with oysters, scallops, and a 4-ounce filet, paired with cocktails and wine. 5 pm-midnight. $95 plus $30 for wine pairings. Champagne toast at midnight and DJ until 2 am. 214-807-2174.
Four-course dinner includes butter-poached halibut with Carolina gold rice, collard greens, and bouillabaisse; trout tartare with green tomatoes, crème fraiche, and dill aioli; and polenta with 10-year Parmesan, black pepper, and Perigord truffle. 5-9:30 pm. $95 plus $70 for wine pairing. 214-945-8200.
Morton's The Steakhouse
Steakhouse fare with unrivaled service, plus special Côte de Boeuf. 5 pm–midnight. 214-741-2277.
Design District restaurant is doing a 4-course menu. 5 pm-midnight. $95 plus $60 for wine pairings. Live music with three-piece band at 6 pm. Champagne flights and midnight toast. 214-712-9700.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Open New Year's Eve 4–11:30 pm and New Year’s Day from 4-9 p.m, with $1 oysters at the bar on New Year's Day all day. 972-759-2277.
New Year's festivities will include a champagne toast countdown, party favors, and a few specials such as sea bass over lobster risotto, Rosewood Ranch Wagyu ribeye, and a spiced bourbon old fashioned. 4 pm-1 am. 214-965-0440.
Both locations - Design District and Preston Hollow - of Thai restaurant will offer 3-course menu with choices from firecracker shrimp, mussels, sea bass, duck breast, lobster fried rice, Thai doughnuts. $70 plus $20 for alcohol pairings. Regular menu also available. 214-749-7002.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Four-course menu includes choices from shrimp cocktail, fried oysters, lobster deviled eggs, Caesar salad, lobster bisque, filet mignon, ribeye, New York strip, peppercorn steak, lamb chops, salmon, sea bass, asparagus, wild mushrooms, mashed potatoes creamed spinach, French green beans, Key lime pie, chocolate turtle pie, cheesecake, red velvet brownie, creme brulee, and sorbet. 4-11 pm. $110. 214-366-2000.
Three-course dinner includes choices from lobster bisque, French onion soup, wedge salad, Caesar, kale salad, bacon-wrapped filet, New York strip, ribeye, pork chop, salmon, red snapper, surf and turf pasta, chicken Oscar, or spaghetti squash primavera. Dessert choices include white chocolate cheesecake, dessert trio, or chocolate crunch. 4 pm-midnight. $60-$80. Three locations in Uptown Dallas, Frisco, and Grapevine.
Dallas location will have a special a la carte menu with rare Alba white truffles and cold-water lobster. Regular menu also available. Plano location will split the night into two seatings. Early Seating will offer special a la carte menu alongside regular menu from 5-8:30 pm. Gala Seating will be from 9 pm-midnight and feature a 4-course menu plus DJ, dancing, party hats, and champagne toast at midnight. $55. 214-739-5959.
Five-course menu includes choices from endive salad, risotto tartufo, pheasant roulade, sablefish, Prime beef, Colorado lamb, cheese course, and dessert buffet. 5-9 pm. $69 or $34.50 for 12 and under. 214-720-5249.
Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill
New Year's Eve menu includes choice of tuna nachos, shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, lobster pasta, blackened snapper, sole Francaise, steelhead trout, lobster Thermidor, asparagus, butternut squash with maple and pecans, ruffle whipped potatoes, and for dessert, choice of creme brulee, Key lime pie, or chocolate cappuccino cheesecake. 972-473-2722.
Featured selection includes filet mignon with lobster tail for $80. A la carte offerings include calamari, blue crab cake, beef croustade, scallops, III Forks or wedge salad, lobster bisque, filet mignon, ribeye, New York strip, Chilean sea bass, and more. 5-10 pm. Three locations in Richardson, Frisco, and Fort Worth.
Three-course meal begins with a mini-crab cake amuse-bouche, followed by choice of shrimp cocktail, tenderloin crostini, or scallops; and choice of Caprese salad, winter salad, or lobster bisque. Entrée choices include Delmonico bone-in ribeye, Alaskan halibut, surf ‘n turf, Chilean sea bass, or lamb chops. Desserts include Kahlua cake, white chocolate-blueberry bread pudding, or New York style cheesecake bar. 5 pm-midnight. 972-789-9558.
Steakhouse will host two events: traditional dining downstairs, and a gala celebration upstairs. Downstairs celebration features spcials such as filet mignon with lobster tail for $80. Upstairs comes with bottle of Veuve Cliquot Brut, party favors at midnight, live music and a menu that includes filet mignon, ribeye, New York strip, Chilean sea bass, and more. Upstairs party $140. 972-267-1776.
Four-course dinner with party favors and complimentary sparkling toast at midnight. Choices iclude crab cake,ceviche, shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, tuna tartare tower, stone crab claws, lobster bisque, clam chowder, Caesar, wedge, chopped salad, blackened redfish, salmon Bearnaise, Dover sole, filet Oscar, ribeye, New York strip Bordelaise, king crab, lonbster tail, stone crab platter, carrot cake, chocolate malt cake, cheesecake, and baked Alaska. A la carte menu is available in the downstairs lounge. $125. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.
10-course tasting menu includes caviar and cream, Toro moon drops, special nigiri pieces, and buta shushu. Upstairs, Uchiba’s 10-course menu upstairs includes salad, Wagyu skewers, scallop spec, and kinoko dumplings. Both restaurants will usher in the New Year with a champagne toast at midnight. $215 for two.
Three-course menu includes flaming fundido with choice of trompo pastor, chicken tinga, or vegetables; shrimp & mussels paella or filet mignon; and tres leches cake. Regular menu also available. Mariachi band will play during dinner and DJ begins at 10 pm. $49. 972-215-0640.
Uptown seafood restaurant will offer regular menu plus three specials: surf & turf filet mignon and lobster tail for $68; chocolate epresso cake with pistachio and Luxardo cherry sorbet; and Veuve Clicquot by the glass. 11 am-10 pm. 214-306-7111.
Five-course dinner with bubbles, wine, and champagne cocktails includes oysters, rabbit consomme, lamb tartare, candied Wagyu bacon and beet salad, Wagyu beef cheek with duck confit catalina bean cassoulet, and smoked pears. 972-993-2253.
Three-course menu includes pork loin with broccolini, sweet potatoes, and cherries. Party favors, midnight beer toast, plus wine and champagne. Addison 972-716-4004, Las Colinas 214-496-0151.