Enjoy the last evening of 2016 with a fabulous dinner at one of the best restaurants in Arizona. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two or dinner for a group of friends, here are some great New Year’s Eve dinner options to close out 2016 on a tasty note!
Toast to the New Year at Prado with a four course prix-fixe menu and champagne. Enjoy live Jazz and dancing from the talented Joe Costello throughout the evening. Stay until midnight for a special balloon drop to ring in the New Year. After-dinner drinks available at Mbar until 2am. Two seating options are available: 6pm at $95 per person and 9pm at $125 per person (9pm seating includes a bottle of champagne per couple). For reservations, call 480.627.3020.
Guests can ring in 2017 with a sophisticated sit-down affair at elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. There will be two seatings at elements, both featuring an inspired four-course menu by Chef MacMillan. The earlier seating, 5:30 – 7 p.m. is priced at $150 per person, while the later, 8-10:30 p.m., is priced at $185 and includes a complimentary Champagne toast, party favors and admission to the jade bar celebration. Meanwhile at jade bar, the party begins at 8 p.m. and goes on till 1 a.m., complete with a DJ spinning hits designed to pack the dance floor. Priced at $1,000 for a table of four and $1,500 for a table of six, the Dining and Entertainment Package includes a four-course prix fixe holiday menu, bottle of Champagne and party favors. Tax and gratuity are additional, and space is limited. Reservations for all holiday events are required and can be made by calling 480.607.2300.
T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Scottsdale is offering a prix-fixe holiday menu featuring Maple Leaf Farms duck confit tortellini, grilled venison loin, Glacier 51 seabass, gingerbread cake and other holiday favorites on New Year’s Eve. The first seating is available from 5:30pm through 6:45pm and will feature a three-course, prix-fixe menu. $95++ per person. The second seating is available from 7:30pm through 10:30pm and will feature a five-course, prix-fixe menu and a glass of sparkling wine to cheers the night. $150++ per person. After dinner, celebrate at The Mix Up Bar with live music by the Carrie Lynn Van Winkle Trio. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602.808.0766.
Celebrate the New Year with a delicious three-course dinner at ZuZu inside Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. Two seatings are available, either 5:30 p.m. for $75 per person or 8 p.m. for $95 per person (plus tax, gratuity and alcohol). Enjoy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $85. The evening’s menu includes a choose of starter, entrée and dessert from a special menu. Options include Lobster Bisque, Herb Roasted Wagyu Beef Striploin, and Huckleberry Crème Brulee. Savor craft cocktails in the lounge, with DJ JonnY Rogers spinning from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Those joining for either dinner seating are also invited to a complimentary rooftop Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required and can be made at 480.421.7997.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Before a long night out, start at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Palomar Phoenix where Executive Chef Sean Currid will be preparing a six-course, prix-fixe dinner for guests. The first seating will be 6:00-6:30pm for $90++ per person and the second seating will be 9:00-9:30pm for $100++ per person. There are a limited number of seats available. Reservations required by calling 602.258.0231.
Ring in the New Year at Gertrude’s, the full-service restaurant located just inside the Desert Botanical Garden. The restaurant is featuring a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31. The three-course dinner features Terrine of Pheasant & Foie Gras as one of the starter options, Colorado Lamb Saddle for a main course option and Opera Cake for dessert. The dinner, excluding drinks, costs $120++ per person. A credit card is required to reserve a space. Call 480.719.8600 for reservations. Items are available a la carte and regular dinner service is also available.
The Boulders Resort
The Boulders Resort & Spa will be hosting a specialty Champagne and Dinner reception to ring in the upcoming 2017 year featuring menu items by the talented culinary team, musical sounds by Scottsdale Music & Entertainment, and a champagne toast. Guests will enjoy food and entertainment from 8pm to 10pm and a ball drop at 10pm with a continued celebration until 11pm. The cost is $120 per person. For more information, or to make a reservation please call 480.488.7317.
The Brickyard Downtown
The Brickyard Downtown in Chandler is offering a 3 or 5 course dinner on Saturday, December 31, with seatings from 5pm to 8:45pm. The 3 course dinner is $45 with drink pairings available for $20, the 5 course dinner is $75 with drink pairings available for $35. The special menu includes options such as squash ravioli, braised short rib and mini churros. A credit must be put on file at the time of reservation. To make a reservation, call 480.963.1373.
Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails
Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails in the heart of central Phoenix will feature two seatings, 5-7pm for $35 and 7pm-close for $45. Both seatings will feature Southern inspired dishes from Chef Cullen Campbell. Main dish options included Chicken Fried Steak and Smothered Pork Chop and dessert options include Warm Apple Bread Pudding and Coconut Rice Pudding. For reservations, call 602.296.4147.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Rusconi’s American Kitchen in Phoenix will be offering a 3 course meal for $64 per person. Entree options include roasted pork tenderloin, pan roasted florida grouper, garlic and herb crusted rack of lamb, grilled tenderloin of beef and open faced butternut squash ravioli. To make reservations, call 480.483.0009.
32 Shea in Phoenix is serving a 4 course dinner on New Year’s Eve with seatings at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. Entree options include Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Beef Tenderloin or House Made Pappardelle Pasta. The cost of the dinner is $55 or $75 with cocktail pairings. Call for Reservations after 4pm: 602.867.7432.
Litchfield’s at The Wigwam resort in Litchfield in the West Valley will host a special prix fixe menu by Chef Jason. The dinner will be $69 per person with seatings available from 5pm to 10pm. There is also a New Year’s Eve Camp Wigwam for the kiddos so you can enjoy the evening and not worry about a baby sitter. Call the concierge for more information and to make your reservation: 623.935.3811.