Before heading out for a night of celebration, enjoy a fabulous meal to end 2015! Check out our list of the best places to enjoy New Year’s Eve dinner in the Valley.
Prado, at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, will offer a decadent 4 course New Year’s Eve menu on December 31st. The cost is $85 for the 6 p.m. seating, $115 for the 9 p.m. seating (includes bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple), $35 for kids 5-12. Entree options include Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Filet of Beef, Pan Seared Scallops and Mushroom Quinoa. To view the complete menu, visit omnihotels.com. Make reservations by calling 480.627.3004.
Ring in the New Year in fine taste with Flourish’s James Bond Goldfinger-themed New Year’s Eve Party. Guests are invited to dress to the nines at this Black Tie-optional shindig, including a best ‘Bond Girl’ contest with the winner taking home a stunning prize from by Sami Fine Jewelry of Fountain Hills. Furthermore, guests will be fêted with free-flowing Champagne while savoring a gourmet four-course dinner, including New Year’s ball drops at both 10pm and midnight. Reservations to Flourish’s New Year’s Eve party start at $98++ per person for bar seating, or $300 per table (up to four guests). For additional information or group discounts, contact GM Charles Floyd 480.333.1880.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has designed two unique ways to ring in the New Year on Dec. 31, featuring an inspired four-course feast by Chef MacMillan. Dinner at elements will be served during two seatings from 5:30-7 p.m. ($150 per person) and from 8-10:30 p.m. ($185 per person). The second seating includes a complimentary Champagne toast, party favors and admission to the jade bar celebration. Tax, gratuity and beverages are additional. Dinner, DJ and Dancing at jade bar: Dancing shoes are recommended for Sanctuary’s jade bar party. Featuring beats from Neil Concepcion, (“DJ Hybrid”) Sanctuary guests and locals alike can join Scottsdale’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. For those who’d like to dine and dance, party groups of four people ($1,000) to six people ($1,500) can book the Dinner & Entertainment package which includes dinner, party favors and a bottle of Dom Perignon. Tax and gratuity are additional. Reservations are required for all events and can be made by calling 480.607.2300. Room rates for New Year’s Eve start at $499 per night (based on a three night minimum).
North Italia is serving a three course Prix Fixe Menu (Kierland location) for $60 and $55 for a three course Prix Fixe Menu (Arcadia location). Additional beverage, tax and gratuity are not included. This will be the only menu offered on NYE. For more information and reservations, visit northitaliarestaurant.com.
The Yacht Club
Located in the heart of Arcadia, The Yacht Club is the newest culinary concept by local celeb chef, Aaron May. The maritime- themed restaurant is serving a specialty menu on New Year’s Eve that includes a five-course meal with “sea and land” favorites, finished off with a champagne toast. The Yacht Club will be serving its New Year’s Eve menu from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. To make reservations, or to learn more about the restaurant, call 602.368.2088, or visit www.arcadiayachtclub.com.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is hosting a four-course Champagne dinner. Enjoy dancing in the lobby with music from DJ Mr. P-Body from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and make a toast to 2016 on the rooftop at midnight. Tickets are $125 for the 6:30 p.m. seating, $160 for the 9:30 p.m. seating. For more information and to make a reservation, call 855.577.0826.
Second Story Liquor Bar
Second Story Liquor Bar in Old Town Scottsdale is hosting a Great Gatsby themed New Year’s Eve dinner. Guests will enjoy Classic Cocktails and great food that will start your New Year out properly. Including all the trappings of both a Gatsby era cocktail party and a formal sit down dinner, Whiskey Curator John Christie has picked some beautiful malt pairings and vibrant cocktails to pair with this event. The cost is $149 per person and includes bubbles and bites, a 5 course dinner and a cocktails and chocolate hour to end the night. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.
Celebrate the beginning of 2016 with a gourmet 4-course feast, plus enjoy gorgeous view of the Valley below from J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician. J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort is whipping up a special New Year’s Eve menu offered exclusively on Thursday, December 31, 2015 for $115 pp ++. Here you can enjoy a decadent Foie Gras Brulee or Diver Scallop with warm black truffle garlic toast. Next enjoy poached Hamachi or roasted Maine lobster, followed by your choice of prime NY strip or slowly cooked venison loin. Finish off the meal with a trio of desserts. Reservations can be made by calling 480.214.8000.
Sassi offers two choices for New Year’s Eve, an early cocktail reception with three course dinner for those who might have plans elsewhere for later in the evening (or perhaps just prefer to be home!), and a second seating beginning at 8:30 pm with a five course dinner menu with choice from three main courses, live entertainment and of course party favors, hats and Prosecco at midnight. Live music by Renee Patrick, Judy Roberts and additional musical friends. The early seating is $85 per person and the later seating is $139. Make reservations online at Sassi.biz or call 480.502.9095.
Different Pointe of View
Ring in the New Year on top of the Valley at Different Pointe of View, the AAA Four Diamond mountaintop restaurant perched 1,800 feet above the city at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. The award-winning restaurant renowned for its stunning views and cuisine to match, will offer a five-course dinner for $125 per person for seatings 5 to 8 p.m. and for $150 per person for seatings 8:30-10 p.m. Dinner includes entry to The Terrace Room, the restaurant’s adjacent lounge that will offer live music, dancing, light fare, party favors and champagne toast. For guests not enjoying dinner, entrance to The Terrace Room party is $50 per person. For dinner and party reservations, call 602.866.6350.
Ticoz Latin Kitchen
Ticoz Latin Kitchen in Phoenix will offer a New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe dinner on December 31st. The dinner is $25 per person and includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Select bottles of wine or champagne are $15. Make reservations by calling 602.200.0160.
Ring in the New Year in luxury at LON’s at the Hermosa, as the culinary team creates a multi-course meal featuring contemporary Southwestern cuisine paired with one of the 500+ wines from LON’s award-winning wine list. The cost is $75++/person. Reservations are required and can be made at LONs.com or by calling 602.955.7878.
Little Cleo’s at The Yard in Phoenix is offering a four course Prix Fixe Menu for $45 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and $55 after 6 p.m. The price includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Additional beverage, tax and gratuity are not included. For more information and reservations, visit littlecleos.com.
Enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner at the Desert Botanical Garden at Gertrude’s restaurant. The cost is $90++ per person and
$40++ for a bottle of Pillsbury Rosé. The dinner includes the choice of a starter, entree and dessert. Entree options include Hay Smoked Dry Aged Ribeye, Shrimp Scampi and Cauliflower Risotto. Visit gertrudesrestaurant.net for the complete menu.
Citizen Public House
Citizen Public House in Old Town Scottsdale is offering a 3 course New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe dinner menu on Thursday, December 31st for $60++ per guest. Main entree options include Chicken Pot Pie, Pan Seared Scallops, Flat Iron Steak and Mediterranean Branzino. For the complete menu, visit citizenpublichouse.com. Make reservations by calling 480.398.4208.
The Gladly in Phoenix is serving up a delicious prix fixe tasting menu featuring house favorites, seasonal specialties, and a special welcome aperitif cocktail courtesy of your friendly mixologists. The cost is $60++ per person and main entree options include Pan Seared Scallops, Café du Monde Short Ribs, Duck Meatloaf, Chimichurri Chicken, Filet Mignon and California Sea Bass. For the complete menu, visit thegladly.com. Make reservations by calling 602.759.8132.
With 3 locations (Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale), Culinary Dropout is offering a set four course tasting menu for $40 on New Year’s Eve. The $40 price includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Additional beverage, tax and gratuity are not included. This menu will be offered along with their regular menus on NYE (not in place of). For more information and reservations, visit culinarydropout.com.
The Upton in Old Town Scottsdale is offering a 4 course New Year’s Eve dinner. $65++ – 4 course dinner and glass of champagne. This 4 course meal has a vegetarian option for each course, for those looking to start that new year’s resolution a night early. Cocktail Pairing is optional for an additional $35. Also, late night snacks such as chiliquiles, pork belly nachos and steak and fries will be served at 1 am as a 5th course to those who plan to spend the New Year at The Upton. $150++ – 4 course dinner, plus Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Family Reserve Whiskey to say goodbye to 2015 at midnight. These tickets must be purchased in advance at the restaurant.