There are two kinds of partiers on New Year's Eve. There's the people who want a night out of partying, no food required. (What is wrong with them?)
This list is for the other kind of party person, for whom New Year's Eve involves not just drinking but also eating.
As a side note, DART will offer free public transportation on DART buses, light rail, Paratransit Services, and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) between EBJ Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. Coors Light Free Rides begin on both DART and TRE at 6 pm. The full schedule is posted here.
Here's where to drink and dine on New Year's Eve 2019. (And if New Year's Day brunch is your preference, we have that covered here.)
Both Oak Lawn and North locations will ring in the New Year with three seatings featuring the regular menu, beginning at 5 pm with the last seating from 9-11 pm. Final seating gets complimentary champagne toast at midnight, fun décor, and festivities. 214-219-2201 Oak Lawn, or 972-239-3400 North.
Celebratory à la carte menu includes soft shell crab, gigante veal meat ball, tenderloin with goat cheese, veal osso buco, Maine lobster tail fra diavolo, a special dessert collection, and complimentary champagne toast and party favors. Live music from 8:30 pm-12:30 am. 5 pm to the last seating at 11:30 pm. 214-871-4955.
Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ
A happy hour features a special menu with discounts on all adult beverages and a menu of specially priced snacks including Brisket Queso with House Chips, Brisket Nachos, Cheese Fries and Buffalo and BBQ Style Wings. 4-7 pm.
NYE Bash features barbecue buffet from Slow Bone, confetti cannons, cereal bar, and unlimited play on 180+ games. $40, must be purchased in advance here.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
Happy hour on New Year’s Eve from 2–5:30 pm at all three DFW locations. Offerings include nearly 50 items from the sushi bar and kitchen, along with specialty pricing on cocktails, beer, wine, and sake. Preston Hollow Village 972-677-7887, Uptown Dallas 469-718-2292, Fort Worth 817-332-2583.
Five-course dinner begins with complimentary glass of Pol Roger under a sea of two thousand and twenty colorful balloons. Menu includes king crab with marinated cucumber; venison loin with red cabbage, quince and sweet and sour sauce; or Filet de Boeuf, beef filet with bone marrow and bordelaise. Desserts include The Golden Bullion, a chocolate and hazelnut ganache with salted caramel, or Baked Alaska Au Rhum, a rum flambée with pineapple, coconut, and lime. Seatings begin at 5 pm, with final seating at 10 pm. $225, plus $85 for wine pairings. Reservations at exploretock.com/bullion.
Four-course prix fixe dinner includes guacamole Guillermo, sopa de pollo y maiz, mixed grill fajitas and a brownie served with a sparkler. $70 per couple with optional cocktail pairing for $10. Cantina Laredo Frisco 214-618-9860 or Cantina Laredo Addison 972-458-0962.
Cool River Cafe
A la carte menu available in dining room will feature limited selections from full menu. Overdrive Balloon drop at midnight, complimentary bottle of Yulupa Brut and party favors. $150 for two, $250 for four and $75 per person for tables of five or more. $20 cover but can be waived by making a reservation. 9:30 pm–2 am. 972-871-8881.
Cut & Bourbon
Chef Mouhssine “Moose” Benhamacht will be offering a pre-fixe menu at Live! by Loews – Arlington. First seating is a three-course menu for $65 with options such as white asparagus soup, beet cured salmon carpaccio, shrimp cocktail, 8-oz filet, seared scallops, and braised short rib. Second seating for $85 will include an additional course. 682-277-4950.
Dallas Fish Market
Three-course meal includes choices from cauliflower soup, lobster salad, endive-eggplant salad, striped bass, duck, porcini-crusted filet mignon, oli oil cake, and white-chocolate creme brulee. 6-10 pm. $65, plus $35 for wine pairing. 214-744-3474.
Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar
Prix fixe menu for $50 includes starter, entrée (from Lobster Tails to Prime New York Strip Steak or 6oz Filet), and dessert (like the famous Rob’s Double Decker Chocolate Cake). Toast with a Veuve Clicquot special: $9.99 a glass and $50 a bottle starting at 5pm. Reservations at docbsrestaurant.com/reservations.
Dress the part for a Roaring 20's inspired celebration with cocktails, Moet & Chandon Champagne, and a menu that includes Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Lamb Lollipops, Chilled Gulf Shrimp, Steak Tartare, oysters on the half shell, a Dessert Indulgence Bar, party favors, and midnight Champagne toast. The evening will begin at 10 pm in the V-Lounge with live band, red carpet, and festive drink displays.
Elm Street Cask & Kitchen
Three-course dinner features berry spinach quinoa salad, roasted pheasant, filet mignon, scallops, and white chocolate panna cotta. 5-10 pm. $45 includes glass of wine.
Special three-course meal includes caviars, quail, lobster bisque, scallops, Texas Wagyu beef carpaccio, pheasant coq au vin, poached Maine lobster with Mayer lemon ricotta gnocchi, Austrian Wagyu ribeye, and a dessert trio with chocolate mousse bombe and apple "tatin" mille feuille. Seatings at 5:30 pm $175, $100 for vegetarian, $35 for 12 and under, or 7-10 pm, four-course menu includes glass of champagne, $225, $125 for vegetarian, $35 for 12 and under. 214-922-4848.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Reunion Tower restaurant is hosting "NYE on Cloud 9," with cocktails, appetizers, dessert, and views of the Reunion Tower fireworks show. 9 pm-2 am. $225. Restaurant is also serving a six-course tasting dinner from Executive Chef Jacob Williamson and unique seafood offerings from Chef Hiroyuki Fujino with caviar bao, big eye tuna tartare, "angry" Maine lobster robata, seared scallops, grilled Wagyu x New York strip, and mango vacherin, a Thai basil mousse with coconut sable and crunchy meringue. $165, plus $50 for beverage pairing. 5-10 pm. 214-571-5784.
Traditional celebration begins at 5:30 pm and includes a five-course tasting menu from chef Diego Fernandez accompanied by music from a live violinist. $125 plus $75 for wine pairings. Second seating begins at 8:30 pm and includes upbeat Monte Carlo style celebration with seven-course tasting menu, jazz band, and champagne toast. $200, plus $125 for wine pairings. 214-651-3615.
Georgie by Curtis Stone
Knox District restaurant is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a three-course menu. $115. Seatings all evening.
Harry's at The Harbor
McKinney restaurant will ring in the New Year with dinner, casino gaming, and a champagne toast at midnight. Dinner will be from 4-9 pm and feature Oscar filet with rock lobster tail with garlic rosemary mashed potatoes and julienned vegetables, plus Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake. Casino gaming will begin at 10 pm, followed by a champagne toast and prize raffle at 1 am. 214-592-0240.
Three course dinner features choices from Hand Roll Duo: Hamachi and Ikura Temaki, Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Wood Fired Grilled Hyplains Filet Mignon and a sharable dessert trio of Pecan Tartlet, Mano Pana Cotta and Dulce de Lece Churros with Cinnamon Ice Cream. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Final seating is at 10 pm. 214-559-3111.
LAW at Four Seasons Las Colinas
Five course menu comes with complimentary glass of Perrier-Jouët and party favor. Live acoustic entertainment will accompany dinner. Early seating 5:30-6:30 pm, late seatings 7:30-10:30 pm. $130. A la carte menu also available. 972-717-2420
Authentic French restaurant on Travis will have a pre-set menu which includes three courses with choice of black Périgord truffle soup, beet salad, tuna tartare, petit filet with Spicy shrimp diablo, grilled quail with polenta, lobster risotto, halibut, chocolate mousse, and fried bread pudding. 6:30 pm. 469-730-2937.
New Year’s Eve chalkboard specials in addition to a la carte menu include 44 Farms New York strip steak with sautéed shrimp, jumbo lump Hollandaise, and truffle fries; duck confit with Brussel sprouts and root vegetable puree; lobster bisque; pork belly rillette with sherry onions & toast points; and a Mignardise platter with assorted truffles and sweets ($11-$85). Complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight are included. 214-628-7900.
Mexican Bar Company
Four course sharing menu with bottle of sparking. Seating from 8-10 pm. Open bar until 1 am. $150. 972-972-4466.
Omakase during lunch and dinner on New Year's Eve. Lunch: 14-course Omakase, 6 people per seating, 3 seatings at 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2 pm, $65. Dinner: 21-course Omakase, Champagne included, 12 people per seating, 3 Seatings at 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm, $150.
Exclusive Omakase menu includes Toro Tartare and Nori Uni Taco; Ike Hirame with Lemon Garlic Oil and Tellicherry Black Pepper Salsa; Chef’s Selection of Sushi; Buri Sashimi Eringi Salad with Balsamic Soy; Chilean Sea Bass with Wasabi Miso; Japanese A5 Wagyu Sukiyaki; Toshikoshi Soba with Duck Breast and Duck Meatball; and a Peach Bellini Mousse. Plus entertainment from Japanese drummers. $195, includes one glass of Nobu Grand Cru Champagne.
Nosh Bistro Dallas
Special menu with unique offerings not available on the regular menu includes falafel, lump crab with lobster saffron cappuccino, beef Wellington, Texas quail with black winter truffles and Israeli couscous. Desserts include 24 karat gold dark chocolate dome with Belgian chocolate mousse, pistachio cream, and roasted chestnuts; and poached D’Anjou pear. 5:30-10 pm. 469-730-2400.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Open with a champagne toast, 11:30 am-11:30 pm.
Ocean Prime Dallas
In addition to regular dinner menu, three special items include two entrées and a cocktail: broiled sea bass with lobster risotto, roasted pepper cream, and fennel herb salad for $60; Cowboy Ribeye Dynamite style with tempura lobster & spicy mayo for $85; and a Spiced Old Fashioned featuring Wild Turkey Longbranch for $15. 4-10 pm.
Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse
Smoked turkey breast, USDA prime beef brisket, jalapeño & cheddar sausage, cream corn pudding, or buttered collard greens & turnips. Open until 10 pm.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Special New Year's Eve menu includes choices from shrimp cocktail, crabcakes, fried oysters, lobster deviled eggs, Caesar or house salad, lobster bisque, filet mignon, Prime ribeye, Prime New York strip, peppercorn steak, lamb chops, King salmon, Atlantic branzino, asparagus, wild mushrooms, haricot verts, au gratin potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked potato, creamed spinach, sorbet, New York-style cheesecake, creme brûlée, chocolate turtle pie, red velvet brownie. Credit card required to guarantee seating. $120, or $110 for reservations from 4-6 pm. 214-366-2000.
Bishop Arts restaurant hosts its first New Year's Eve with a four-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Nick Hurry, wine and Champagne pairings, and an after-party next door at Botanist. Menu includes Cape Hatteras oysters, salmon, and handmade spaghetti with Italian sausage and shaved black truffle. Champagne carts, Magnum bottles opened with a saber, and more. First seating at 6 pm is $75. Second and third seatings begin at 8 pm and are $100. 214-944-5865.
Paul Martin's American Grill
Holiday specials include crab-stuffed bacon-wrapped shrimp and filet Oscar, a mesquite-grilled filet mignon topped with a crab cake and drizzled with hollandaise. Regular dinner menu also available. 6-11 pm.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
Three-course prix fixe menu, followed by a champagne toast in Bar 79 at midnight. Menu options include lobster bisque, wedge salad, French onion soup, rib eye, redsnapper, lobster truffle risotto, spaghetti squash primavera, Perry's famous pork chop, and white chocolate cheesecake. Regular dinner menu will not be offered. Hours are 4 pm-midnight. Bar 79 will be open 4 pm-1 am. $60 for reservations up to 5:30 pm $80, for reservations after 5:45 pm. 2000 McKinney Ave. in Uptown; 2440 Parkwood Blvd. in Frisco; 2400 W. SH 114 in Grapevine.
Three-course menu offered exclusively on New Year’s Eve features never-before-seen items, including Lobster Caprese with lobster tail, burrata, heirloom cherry tomatoes, shaved fennel, and basil pesto; Blue Crab Risotto with lemon saffron and English peas; and Chocolate Ganache Tart with butterscotch, candied peanuts, and peanut butter cream.
Enjoy an evening of chef-prepared cuisine and plenty of fun. Choose from three ticket options: General admission: Unlimited video games, unlimited attractions, 20-point game card, signature appetizers, entrees, desserts, and a champagne toast, $30. Bowling plus admission: Includes all general admission amenities plus unlimited state-of-the-art bowling, $50. VIP admission: VIP bowling lanes access with exclusive upgraded cuisine, two well bar drinks, plus all general admission amenities, $70. (All VIP Guests must be 21 years or older. Limited availability.) Signature dishes will be served throughout the event. Pinstack 8 pm-1 am. Plano, Las Colinas, and Allen locations. Order tickets here.
Pyramid Restaurant & Bar
Restaurant at Fairmont Dallas is offering two menus: the Chef’s Tasting Menu, starting at 6 pm, $55; and Chef’s Grand Tasting Menu, starting at 8:30 pm, $125. Menu choices include egg toast with caviar, sunchoke soup, endive salad, New York strip, duck, halibut with root vegetable pave, 3-layered chocolate dessert, or raspberry souffle. 214-720-5249.
Four-course dinner includes choices such as lobster pot stickers, New York strip, macadamia nut-pesto snapper, surf & turf, Maui onion soup, pear & goat cheese salad, PB&J s'mores, and more. Price varies by item; full menu can be found here. 3 pm-1 am. 2840 Dallas Parkway in Plano. Reservations encouraged. 972-473-6263.
Start the night off with a chef-prepared dinner and get ready to rock with live music from Friday Night Fights, with a DJ spinning in between band sets. Options include three-course dinner at 7 pm for $65; or a four-course dinner with dancing at 9 pm for $105. General admission with no dinner, $35. 469-467-3393.
New Year's Eve menu includes choice of tuna nachos, shrimp cocktail, oysters, stuffed shrimp, lobster pasta, blackened snapper, lobster-stuffed sole, steelhead trout, lobster Thermidor, Brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, whipped truffle potatoes, and for dessert, choice of pineapple carrot cake, Key lime pie, or chocolate cappuccino cheesecake. $80. 972-473-2722.
Featured selection includes filet mignon with lobster tail for $85. A la carte offerings include calamari, blue crab cake, beef croustade, III Forks or wedge salad, lobster bisque, filet mignon, ribeye, New York strip, Chilean sea bass, and more. 5-10 pm. Richardson 972-423-8121, Frisco 214-618-5220, and Fort Worth 817-332-9060.
Four-course dinner menu, dancing, and music on the rooftop.
Four-course meal begins with Amuse-Bouche – Mini Crab Cake with Louis dressing. First course options include Shrimp Cocktail, Shaved Seared Tenderloin Crustini, or Pan Seared Scallops Endive. Seond course choices include Caprese Salad, Winter Salad, or Lobster Bisque. Entrée choices include Delmonico 20-ounce Bone-In Ribeye, Halibut, Surf ‘n Turf, Chilean Sea Bass, or Shrimp Scampi. Desserts include chocolate torte, crème brûlée, or New York style cheesecake with strawberries. 8 pm. $100. Regular dinner service from 5-6:45 pm. 972-789-9558.
Latin New Year's Eve features a three-course dinner followed by a ticketed celebration complete with multiple bars, a dance floor with live DJ, complimentary champagne toast, balloon drops, and more. Tickets are here.
Steakhouse will host two events: traditional dining downstairs, and a gala celebration upstairs. Downstairs dining features specials such as filet mignon with lobster tail for $85. 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 $145 per person. 972-267-1776.
Tillman’s Bishop Arts
Three-course prix fixe menu includes choice of lobster shooter, chicken fried lobster, Caesar salad, fresno rings, crab cake, fried green tomatoes, pecan crusted okra, chilled jumbo shrimp, chicken fried steak, grilled salmon, bone-in pork chop, stuffed poblano chile, herb scented filet, and for dessert, apple spiced Crème Brûlée, caramel drizzle, Oreo truffle, or mousse, chocolate drizzle and Oreos. $48 per person. Prix fixe menu available Dec. 27, 28, 29, 31; full menu available Dec. 27–28 only. Closes Dec. 31 at midnight. 214-942-0988.
Old School Hip Hop New Year's Eve features pizza and champagne. $40, or $70 per couple.
Four-course meal with Champagne toast and party favors. A la carte version of the menu is available in the lounge. Options include crab cake, ceviche, shrimp cocktail, stone crabs, lobster bisque, clam chowder, Caesar, wedge, house chopped salad, blackened redfish Pontchartrain, miso-glazed seabass, salmon béarnaise, filet oscar royale, Prime ribeye, Prime New York strip bordelaise, Alaskan king crab, Australian lobster tail, carrot cake, chocolate malt cake, Key lime pie, or baked Alaska. 5-10 pm. $125. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.
Up On Knox
Pre-set menu for $65, plus $45 champagne bottle special of G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon.
Plano location hosts a four-course pairing dinner with “rare find” drinks and a champagne toast at midnight. This is a ticketed event and advanced purchase is required. Dinner from 5-8:30 pm. $115. 972-993-2253.
Party favors and a complimentary beer toast with Yard House’s new, margarita-inspired IPA, Noble Pursuit. $5 pints or goblets from 6-10 pm, plus half-off pizzas & appetizers, and $2 off beer, wine, spirits and cocktails. Open regular hours.
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Special three-course meal includes choices from Texas quail, shrimp-crab bisque, pimento cheese fritters, chicken-fried lobster, rattlesnake chili pie, shrimp & grits, buffalo filet mignon, 44 Farms smoked rib eye, steak & lobster, halibut Provencal, salmon, venison-elk duo, vegan zucchini noodles in a coconut-red curry broth, flourless chocolate cake, Jack Daniels pecan pie, lemon-blueberry cheesecake, and prickly pear sorbet. 4-6 pm $60, 6-9 pm $75. 214-744-3287.