There is New Year's celebrating with champagne, with dancing, with favors, and with food. This is about the food. This is a massive list of restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth where you can ring in the New Year's with a bite to eat.
Nearly all of these dinners require a reservation, so be sure to call first.
Four-course dinner includes choices from Maine lobster, beef tenderloin, pork belly steamed bun, quail, lobster bisque, Cornish game hen, garlic spaetzle, and cider-poached pear. $100. 214-559-3111.
AC Hotel's Lounge
Lounge at new downtown Dallas hotel will serve signature gin and tonics, tapas-style small bites, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. 5 pm. 214-290-0111.
Both Oak Lawn and Al Biernat's North locations will serve the regular menu with the following seatings: 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 9 pm, and later. Final seating includes champagne toast and New Year's countdown at midnight. 214-219-2201.
Four-course menu with choices of oysters, arugula salad, roasted pheasant, Wagyu rib eye, vegetarian oyster mushroom saute, spiced raisin toffee cake, and red velvet cake. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $90. 817-332-2473.
Special menu features butternut squash veloute, tagliatelle pasta, wild mushroom risotto, Atlantic halibut, and roasted rack of lamb. 9 am-10 pm. 214-420-3900.
Canary By Gorji
Four-course dinner includes scallops, venison over avocado, Caesar, tenderloin with pomegranate cream sauce, salmon, lamb T-bone with Texas quail, three-cheese spinach lasagna, flourless chocolate cake, or kefir cheese butterfly. 5 pm-midnight. $99. 972-503-7080.
Three-course dinner includes choice of salad, pumpkin soup, Angus bone-in rib eye, roasted half chicken, bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with Monterey jack cheese and jalapeno, mixed berries, and churros with Grand Marnier cajeta dip. December 29-January 1. $35, plus $8 for optional cocktail pairings. At all North Texas locations including Addison 972-458-0962, Dallas 214-265-1610, Fort Worth 817-810-0773, Frisco 214-618-9860, and Lewisville 972-315-8100.
Cool River Cafe
Las Colinas restaurant will serve special a la carte dinner menu with ahi tuna, calamari, blue crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, Caesar, filet, New York strip, prime rib, sea bass, salmon, scallops, shrimp, lobster tail, mac and cheese, garlic creamed spinach, scalloped potatoes, salt-crusted baked potato, chocolate cake, and bread pudding. 11 am-midnight. $7-40. 972-871-8881.
Downtown's underground steakhouse will serve regular menu plus three specials: surf & turf with bone-in filet and jumbo shrimp, $55; lobster-crusted sea bass with lemon risotto, $55; and berry dessert with raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, mascarpone whipped cream, and biscotti, $9. 5-11 pm. 214-740-4001.
Dish Preston Hollow
Three-course menu with choice of lobster cavatelli, truffle risotto, salmon, duck breast, beef tartare, shrimp cocktail, filet, bread pudding, chocolate cake, or citrus cheesecake. 4-11 pm. $65 or $35 for 12 and under, plus $35 with wine pairings. 214-363-3474.
Cajun restaurant on Lake Ray Hubbard will serve four-course dinner with shared shrimp cocktail appetizer, followed by choice of shrimp brochettes, blackened rib eye, redfish pontchartrain with crabmeat buerre blanc, stuffed Cajun chicken Rockefeller, crawfish ravioli with scallops, green bean amandine, smoked gouda grits, house salad, bread pudding, and cherry cobbler. $55 for two. 972-771-0004.
Harwood District eatery is rolling out an a la carte menu with special dishes including salmon over beet risotto, Wagyu beef tartare with pistachio mousse, saffron gnocchi with lobster, sea bass, venison, and gelato. 5 pm-1 am. 469-458-6623.
Following regular dinner hours, steakhouse will serve special menu featuring champagne, snacks, oysters, midnight toast, and dessert bar with crème brulee, chocolate truffles, cookies, and panna cotta. 10 pm-12:30 am. 214-890-1500.
Ritz Carlton restaurant hosts early and late seatings, with a three-course meal available from 5-6:30 pm for $95, and a four-course meal served from 7-10 pm, for $195, with champagne toast. Choices include caviar, bouillabaisse, Wagyu beef tartare, bacon-wrapped quail ballantine, Dover sole roulade, duck a l'orange, antelope chops, and beef Wellington. Dessert trio includes banana parfait, warm chocolate cake, and vanilla bean crepes with mascarpone. 214-922-4848.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Five-course menu includes steak and eggs nigiri-caviar duo, scallops, Maine lobster bao, lamb dumpling, A5 Miyazaki strip steak, coconut passion fruit pavlova, and chocolate passion fruit cake. 5-10:30 pm. $135, plus $75 for optional wine pairing. 214-741-5560.
Flora Street Cafe
Arts District restaurant has two seatings: an early seating from 6-7 pm with a four-course meal for $125 or $200 with wine pairings; and a late seating from 9-10 pm with a five-course meal for $175 or $275 with wine. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. 214-580-7000.
Grill on the Alley
Three-course meal includes choices such as lobster bisque, Caesar salad, hazelnut-crusted mahi mahi with green bean risotto, filet Oscar, lamb chops, oysters, Grand Marnier crème brûlée, and New York cheesecake. $85. 214-459-1601.
Holy Grail Pub
Craft beer spot is hosting a five-course dinner with beer pairings. Dishes include baked Brie with candied pecans, oyster Rockefeller soup, radicchio hazelnut salad, beef tenderloin au poivre, and dark chocolate brownie with pecan porter ice cream. 7 pm. $65. 972-377-6633.
Mexican restaurant in Turtle Creek Village will offer four-course dinner with choices from butternut squash soup, scallops, steak tartare, eggplant barbacoa, lobster pozole, halibut, beef with black mole, vegan noodles with roasted vegetables, tangerine-sapote sorbet, and eight textures of chocolate. Early seating $75, late seating $100 with additional course and champagne. 214-443-5183.
Decadent Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose and caviar sandwich, comprised of caviar, chopped egg, and toasted bread. Bottle and accompanying bites are $500. 214-443-9339.
LAW at Four Seasons
Four-course meal includes quail, pork belly with black-eyed pea succotash, smoked sturgeon, delicata squash, lobster bisque, New York steak and jumbo shrimp, kona kompachi with squid ink fettuccini, duck breast and duck leg confit, mushroom risotto with black truffle, and dessert bar. Diners get glass of champagne and ticket to lounge afterparty. Seatings 8-9:30 pm. $129. 972-717-2420.
Four-course menu includes choices from oysters, peanut hummus, gumbo, blackened rib eye, salmon, and Nashville hot half chicken with grits. Desserts include cobbler, toffee peanut butter chocolate cheesecake, and panettone French toast. 5 pm, $65. 7 and 9:30 pm, $75. Final seating includes party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 214-628-7900.
Harwood District bistro will host two seatings: an early three-course menu from 5-7 pm for $65, or a later four-course menu from 8-10:30 pm for $85. Course options include steak tartare, crab mayonnaise, asparagus mimosa, beef tenderloin, ravioli with wild mushroom ragout, Basque-style red snapper, and coq au vin. Menu can be enhanced with truffles for $35. Desserts include crème brûlée and chocolate mousse cake. Diners get free access to post-dinner mega-party at sibling Happiest Hour. 5-11 pm. 214-953-0917.
Three-course menu features choice of soup or salad, one of six entrees such as pot roast and salmon, and parfait dessert. Four appetizers such as warm spinach artichoke dip are an additional $5. House wines are $6 a glass. 11 am-10 pm. $20. Arlington 817-466-3212; Fort Worth 817-731-9644.
Restaurant atop Forty Five Ten on Main Street is serving four- and six-course meals with scallops, sunchoke tortellini, cod, Wagyu beef, and rice pudding. Seatings 6-9:30 pm, followed by late-night cocktails in The Lounge until 1 am. $110 or $140. 214-945-8200.
Moxie's Grill & Bar
Crescent Court eatery will serve four-course menu with choice of butternut squash soup, Caesar salad, calamari, tuna poke, goat cheese dip, chicken, New York steak, salmon, brownie, and sticky toffee pudding. 11 am-2 am. $59. 469-687-0050.
Niwa Japanese BBQ
Deep Ellum spot will serve regular menu. 11 am-2 am. 214-741-6492.
Special menu items include sunset sushi roll with tempura-fried lobster, spicy tuna, mango, and avocado; butter poached lobster; and Rosewood Wagyu strip with lobster polenta. 214-965-0440.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Four-course meal with choices such as lobster deviled eggs, crabcakes, salad, New York strip, salmon, lamb chops, wild mushrooms, and au gratin potatoes. Choice of desserts includes New York cheesecake and chocolate turtle pie. 4-6 pm, $100. After 6 pm, $110. 214-366-2000.
Special menu features sautéed crab claws, salad, sautéed halibut, veal osso buco, and fettuccine with sea scallops. 10 am-10 pm. 214-373-9911.
Uptown steakhouse will serve a three-course menu with soup, entree, and dessert. Restaurant is open 4 pm-midnight. Bar 79 is open until 1 am, and will host a midnight celebration with champagne toast. $60 for 5:30 pm and earlier; $80 for 5:45 pm and later. 214-855-5151.
All three locations of bowling chain - Plano, Allen, and Las Colinas - will host parties combining signature dishes and desserts, bowling, unlimited video games, and a champagne toast. $50-$80 for VIP package with two drink tickets. Plano 972-781-2695; Las Colinas 214-765-2695; Allen 972-869-2695.
Dallas location will have a special a la carte menu with rare Alba white truffles and prized lobster. Plano location will have the truffle menu at an early seating from 5-8:30 pm. Late seating from 9 pm to midnight will feature a four-course dinner with live music, dancing, and midnight toast. $50. 214-739-5959.
Fairmont Hotel restaurant hosts two seatings: early from 5-7 pm with a $69 chef's tasting, or late beginning at 7:30 pm for $119. Menu options include caviar, sunchoke soup, New York strip, pheasant, chocolate cream hazelnut dessert, or champagne and raspberries. 214-750-5249.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Mansion celebrates with two dinner options: An early seating from 5:30-6 pm features a four-course dinner for $130, with lobster, Wagyu tenderloin, Dover sole, Diver scallops, butternut squash tortellini, and chocolate dessert. A late seating from 7:30-9:30 pm features a champagne toast plus seven courses including truffles and a champagne mousse dessert, for $225. 214-443-4747.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Special menu offers diners choice of starter, entrée, side, and dessert. Choices include Caesar salad, acorn squash bisque, apple and butternut squash salad, lobster tails and filet, ahi tuna, filet, rib eye, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, mushroom couscous, sauteed broccolini with garlic, and apple crumb cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. At both Uptown and North Dallas locations. 4:30-10:30 pm. $60-$66. 214-922-7062.
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar
Harwood restaurant is doing an early three-course seating beginning at 5:30 pm, and a later four-course seating beginning at 7:30 pm. Dishes include twice-baked black truffle fingerling potatoes with crème fraiche and caviar, lobster bisque, Little Gem wedge salad, spicy tuna tartar, chicken-stuffed jalapeños wrapped in bacon with ranch, Black Angus tenderloin, stripped vass, Texas quail with garlic mashed potatoes, pork chop with spätzle, crispy polenta cakes, salted pots de crème, and chocolate lava cake. $65 and $95. 214-782-9807.
Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill
East Coast-style seafood restaurant is serving an array of lobster specialties, including lobster thermidor, Australian lobster tail, lobster pasta, lobster mac and cheese, and whole lobsters. 11 am-9 pm. $22-40. 972-473-2722.
Second Floor Kitchen
Galleria Dallas hotel restaurant will do a three-course dinner with amuse bouche and choice of oysters, celeriac bisque with lump crab, striped bass with black rice, wild mushroom bnocchi with wilted chard, and gin and tonic sorbet with mint. 3-10 pm. $85. 972-450-2966.
SER Steak + Spirits
Hotel Anatole eatery will host early and late seatings, as well as a party in the lounge. Early seating begins at 5:30 pm and features a la carte menu of signature items. Second seating starts at 8 pm and is a six-course menu for $185, or $249 with champagne or wine. Lounge party is $59 cover, with champagne toast at midnight and balloon drop. 214-761-7498.
Texana restaurant has early and late seatings: the early seating is from 5-7:30 pm with a three-course meal for $60 or $85 with wine. The late seating is at 9-9:30 pm and has a four-course meal for $70 or $95 with wine. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. 214-550-6966.
Celebration at Deep Ellum spot includes complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 214-983-1222.
Addison restaurant is serving special four-course menu with amuse-bouche, choice of shrimp cocktail, seared tenderloin, scallops, caprese salad, lobster bisque, Delmonico steak, black cod, surf 'n turf, sea bass, duck breast, chocolate Kahlua cake with espresso gelato, white chocolate cheesecake, or crème brûlée. Live music, champagne toast. 8-11 pm. $100. Regular dinner service also available 5-7 pm. 972-789-9558.
Special dinner menu at Alberto Lombardi restaurant features wild mushroom and black truffle bisque, risotto, spaghetti with lobster in a brandy cream sauce, and a duetto featuring a 16-ounce veal T-bone and jumbo prawns. 10 am-10 pm. 214-520-9933.
Texas de Brazil
All three locations of Texas de Brazil - Dallas, Addison, and Fort Worth - will serve their full rodizio-style dinner menu, with an additional holiday special item: horseradish crusted rib eye. 4-10 pm. $46, or $25 just for salad bar. 214-720-1414.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
In addition to regular menu, Irving gastropub will preview selections from seasonal winter menu set to launch in January, including ahi poke stack, bacon-wrapped BBQ prawns, salmon and mango quinoa, salmon and asparagus risotto, coffee-crusted beef short rib, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and a salted caramel Moroccan coffee cocktail. 214-496-0400.
Downstairs event features dinner highlighted by specials such as filet mignon with lobster tail for $80. Upstairs is a party with bottle of Taittinger Brut La Française, party favors, five-piece band Safira, and dishes such as shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, wedge salad, filet mignon, New York strip, boneless rib eye, sea bass, lobster tail, and choice of desserts including carrot cake, chocolate ganache cake, bread pudding, tiramisu, and ice cream bomb. 9 pm-1 am. $135. 972-267-1776.
Dinner for two includes half bottle of champagne, party favors, and $10 discount on New Year's Day brunch. Menu includes crack broccoli, shrimp and grits, tiger cry bao, and whole fried fish karage. $88. 214-855-1354.
Four-course menu with glass of champagne includes choice of beef short rib, crab cake, shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, tuna tartare tower, Florida stone crab claws, lobster bisque, Caesar salad, wedge, chopped salad, blackened redfish Pontchartrain, miso-glazed sea bass, salmon Bearnaise scallops, filet Oscar, rib eye, New York strip Bordelaise, and lobster tail. Desserts include carrot cake, chocolate malt cake, New York cheesecake, and baked Alaska. 5 pm-midnight. $125. Dallas 214-220-2401; Southlake 817-912-0500.
Omakase menu features seven courses including short rib pho with caramelized onion, 7-day aged kinki, lobster yaki with caviar and charred ginger, and bluefin otoro. Normal menu also available. Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations at 5-11 pm. $195 for two. 214-855-5454.
Early seating runs from 5-7 pm. Late-night seating begins at 7:30 pm and includes live DJ and champagne toast. 214-432-1900.
Uptown seafood restaurant will serve regular menu with surf 'n turf special of lobster risotto with grilled filet. 11 am-11 pm. 214-306-7111.
Five-course dinner paired with hard-to-find, fine wine from Pioneer Wine, beginning with Rye Whiskey Torchon paired with Rivarose Brut Rosé NV. Dishes include bouillabaisse shooter, scallop carpaccio, lamb T-bone, bison rib eye, and poached baby pear. 7:30 pm. $85. An after-dinner party features specials, champagne toast, and photo booth. 972-993-2253.
Dinner with bubbles and barbecue, including midnight champagne toast. 5 pm to midnight. $75. 817-877-4545.
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
West End steakhouse will offer regular menu plus special three-course dinner including choice of antelope carpaccio, scallops, buffalo chateaubriand, tomahawk rib eye, bread pudding, chocolate torte, crème brûlée, and lemon-blueberry cheesecake. 11 am-9 pm. $150 for two. 214-744-3287.