New Year's Dining in Big D

The best restaurants in Dallas to dine out on New Year's Eve

The best restaurants in Dallas to dine out on New Year's Eve

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Here are the restaurants ready to ring in the New Year. Photo by Getty Images for Michael Kors

You're infused with the holiday spirit. Ready to carry the baton another round, this time to New Year's Eve. You don't need to be out all night; just a festive dinner, with some food, and maybe a glass of bubbly or two. Luckily for you, there are plenty of restaurants in the mood to celebrate.

A word of caution: Some of these dinners are on their way to selling out, so be sure to call and check for availability.

Here's where to dine out on New Year's Eve in Dallas-Fort Worth:

Bird Cafe
Three-course prix fixe menu with lobster bisque, beef carpaccio, and leek souffle. $60. 817-332-2473.

Bistro 31
Specials include oysters with blood orange mignonette and caviar. 214-420-3900.

Candlelight dinner with special menu dishes such as lobster tail, rabbit, and quail. 214-367-9367.

Four-course menu includes lobster bisque, pasta with black truffles, venison tartare, duck breast with chestnut purée, and more. $105, plus $45 for wine pairing. 214-942-1828.

Bread Winners
Special meal includes filet and shrimp, potato cake, dessert​, and J. Roget Champagne split. $25. ​Open until 10 pm. All branches.

Brick House Tavern
$5 and $7 late night appetizers from 9 pm until close. Brunch on New Year's Day. 972-596-0916.

Buca di Beppo
Open 11 am on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 214-361-8462.

First seating is a la carte menu, 4-6:30 pm. Second seating is a set menu, 8:30 pm. 972-267-5700.

Café on the Green
Early seating features three-course menu with choice of entrée. 5:30 and 6 pm, $72. Late seating features five-course menu with sparkling wine. 8, 8:30, 9, and 9:30 pm. $129. New Year's Day brunch buffet 6:30 am–1 pm. $39, or $19 for 12 and under. 972-717-2420.

Canary By Gorji
Four-course menu with Arctic char and shrimp, lamb and quail, wild boar tenderloin, and scallop. 5 pm. $79 credit card reservation required. 972-503-7080.

Capitol Pub
Party favors and champagne toast, 10 pm. New Year's Day brunch with chicken and waffles, chicken fried steak and eggs, omelets, banana bread French toast. 11 am-3 pm. 214-887-9330.

CBD Provisions
Regular menu plus specials. 7 am-11 pm. Call 214-261-4500.

Cedars Social
Four-course meal with choice of entrees such as short ribs, salmon, and lamb chop. 4 pm-12 am. $65. 214-928-7700.

Chamberlain's Fish Market Grille
Three-course set menu. $70. 972-503-3474.

Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
Three-course set menu. $70. 972-934-2467.

Chino Chinatown
Dinner specials, $2 champagne, open until 1 am with small bites menu. 469-513-7457.

Common Table
Five-course menu for $50, plus extra for beer pairings. Limited reservations available from 5-7 pm or after 9 pm. 214-880-7414.

Cook Hall
W Hotel restaurant four-course menu includes pumpkin soup, red snapper, lamb shanks, and berry cobbler. 4-10 pm. $65, or $90 with wine. New Year's Day Hangover Brunch features biscuits and gravy, brisket cake, and bloody Marys.  11 am–3 pm. $29. 214-397-4111.

Dallas Chop House
Special menu, plus items available à la carte. 214-736-7300.

Dallas Fish Market
Three course special menu, plus items à la carte. 214-744-3474.

Del Frisco's Grille
Regular menu plus special of prime rib with mashed potatoes, $42 for a 16-ounce or $49 for a 20-ounce. Champagne toast at midnight. Brunch January 1-3, 11 am-3 pm.

Dish Cedar Springs
Four-course menu with halibut or tenderloin, lobster corn chowder, prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella, and midnight toast. $60. 214-522-3474.

Dish Preston Hollow
Four-course menu with quail, sole, tempura lobster, beet ravioli, steak tartare, and more, plus midnight toast. $65. 214-363-3474.

El Bolero
Special dinner, $60 plus $30 for wine or tequila pairings. 214- 741-1986.

New Year's Day brunch includes jalapeño egg burger and bananas Foster crunchy French toast topped with pecans. $5 mimosas and bloody Marys. 972-993-2222.

First seating three-course menu. 5:30-7:30 pm, $95. Second seating four-course menu with champagne toast. 7:30-10 pm, $195. 214-922-4848.

Five Sixty
Five-course menu for $200 or three-course menu for $105. Includes dishes such as scallop, lobster tail, duck breast, and strip steak. Plus $75 for wine. Two seatings, at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm. 214-741-5560.

Appetizer buffet from 10 pm-midnight and a champagne toast. 214-741-1919.

Front Room
Regular menu plus specials, with wine and champagne pairings. 214-219-8282.

Regular menu and specials, with champagne toast at midnight. 5 pm-1 am. 214-370-9426.

The Grape Restaurant
Three-course menu, beginning at 5 pm. Last seating gets champagne. $67, plus $25 for wine. Credit card reservation required. 214-828-1981.

Henry's Majestic
Roaring 20's-themed night with regular menu plus specials, and champagne toast at midnight. 469-893-9400​.

Four-course menu, $100 or $150 with wine pairings. 214-827-2927.

Holy Grail
Five course beer dinner features ravioli with mole sauce, pork loin, vegetable salad, beef tenderloin with mushroom grits. Two seatings at 6 and 8:30 pm. $65. 972-377-6633.

Four-course set menu with duck, quail, calamari, cioppino, surf and turf, and more. 5-11 pm. $95. 469-229-9111.

Kitchen LTO
Mexican buffet and mariachias from 6-9 pm, followed by drag queen performances and $5 margaritas from 9:30 pm to midnight.

Knife Dallas
Brunch is sold out, but a la carte dinner from 5-9 pm still has some open seats. Call 214-443-9339.

Lark on the Park
Four-course dinner with crab cakes, beef tartare, pumpkin soup, poached lobster with pappardelle pasta, quail, New York strip. Seatings at 5 and 6:30 pm, $85. Seating at 9 pm, $95 with champagne toast. 214-855-5275.

​Four-course menu. Open at 5:30 pm. $80. 972-248-1911.

Lonesome Dove
Four-course menu with elk, rabbit confit crepinette, striped bass, and more. Plus champagne toast. $95. 817-740-8810.

Four-course menu. 5-11 pm. 469-513-2505.

Max's Wine Dive
Three-course dinner with champagne flight available, plus special pricing on bottles of bubbles. $55. 214-559-3483.

Meddlesome Moth
Four-course menu includes chicken, tenderloin with garlic potatoes, scallops, and more. Seating at 5:30 pm, $65. Seatings at 7:30 and 9:30 pm, $75. 214-628-7900.

Meso Maya
Special menu. Brunch on New Year's Day from 11 am-3 pm. 214-484-6555.

Naan Sushi
Sushi spot offers a special menu from the bar between 5 pm-2 am. Call 972-943-9288.

Nosh Bistro and Bar
Fried chicken and biscuits. Open 5-10 pm. 972-701-0277.

Five-course dinner for $95 per person and a $50 wine pairing. 214-712-9700.

Ocean Prime
Special menu includes choice of veal osso bucco with lobster risotto and mushroom ragu or striped bass with crab fried rice. 214-965-0440. 

The Palm
Three-course surf and turf dinner with champagne. $225 per couple. 214-698-0470.

Perry's Steakhouse
Set menu. Reservations before 5:30 are $60, after 5:30 are $80. 214-855-5151.

Proof + Pantry
Four-course menu with complimentary champagne and amuse bouche. 5-11 pm. $100. 214-880-9940.

Public School 214
New Years Day brunch has eggs Benedict pizza, vegetable hash and eggs, chicken sausage and cheddar grits, stuffed French toast, and more. 214-599-6234.

Queenies Steakhouse
Four-course dinner with a champagne toast and a live jazz band $85 940-442-6834.

RA Sushi
Three-course menu with dessert and beverage. $35. Addison: 972-581-2905. Plano: 469-467-7400.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Four-course early menu and six-course later menu with lobster, truffles, bass, and rib eye. Early seating 5:30 and 6 pm, $115, and $55 for 12 and under; later seating 8 and 8:30 pm, $200, and $55 for 12 and under. 214-443-4747.

Roy's Plano
4-course menu with choice of lobster tail, Dover sole, Thai-style chicken, plus wine, appetizers, and dessert. $60-80. 972-473-6263.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Special menu includes Caesar salad, white bean soup, surf and turf, green chile mac and cheese, turtle cheesecake, and more. $55 or $65. 214-922-7062.

Savor Gastropub
Regular dinner menu with New Year's Eve specials. Open until midnight. 214-306-5597.

Second Floor
Five-course menu with lobster bisque, bresola, cobia, complimentary sparkling wine, and more. 5 pm. $75. 972-450-2978.

Six-course dinner with wine and Champagne pairings, plus signature dishes a-la-carte. Beginning at 5:30 pm. Party from 10 pm– 2 am with cocktail, party favor, midnight toast. Dinner $165, or $235 with wine. Party $59. 214-761-7479.

Sevy's Grill
3-course menu from 5-7pm, $55. 4-course menu available all evening, $75.

Simply Fondue
Four-course dinner has has two seatings: From 5-6 pm it's $69, or $25 for 12 and under. After 6 pm,  for $59 per adult and $15 per child 214-827-8878.

So & So's
Dinner and table reservations, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 214-393-6473.

St. Martin's Wine Bistro
Three-course dinner for $75. 214-826-0940.

Steel Restaurant
Regular menu plus special New Year's Eve menu and a tasting menu, with oysters, moo shu duck pancakes, sushi and sashimi plate, Vietnamese shaken beef, lamb ramen. Early seating is from 5:30-6:45 pm, $65. Gala seating is from 7-11 pm, $80. 214-219-9908.

Steve Field's Steakhouse
Four-course dinner, with champagne toast at midnight. $86. 972-596-7100.

Table 13
Four course meal includes shrimp cocktail, scallops, beet salad, lobster bisque, surf & turf, and lemon caper chicken. Seatings begin at 8 pm. $100. 972-789-9558.

Tei An
Special dinner with traditional and seasonal Japanese dishes including soba noodles for "long and skinny health." 8 pm. $150. 214-220-2828.

Menu specials include salmon with chive blinis, and a frozen lemon soufflé. 214-520-8999.

III Forks
Traditional New Year's Eve dining downstairs features expanded menu with additional specials. Upstairs, a gala celebration party for $125. 972-267-1776.

In addition to regular menu, an omakase menu features a multi-course feast, priced at $150 for two. Complimentary champagne at midnight. 214-855-5454.

Victory Tavern
A la carte menu, 5 pm-midnight. 214-432-1900,

Woodshed Smokehouse
Barbecue buffet, champagne, and open bar. $75. 817-877-4545.

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Special menu selections include black eyed pea fritters and black eyed pea soup. 214-744-3287.