If you are looking for a place to enjoy a nice dinner before heading to a New Year’s Eve party, or would like to opt for a nice dinner in lieu of a party, there are some fabulous restaurants in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas offering dinner options for New Year’s Eve.
Prado restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spat at Montelucia in Scottsdale is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner on Sunday, December 31, 217. Toast to the New Year with a four course prix-fixe menu and champagne. Enjoy live music and dancing throughout the evening. Stay until midnight for a special balloon drop to ring in the new year. After-dinner drinks will be available at Mbar until 2am. Two seating options are available: 6pm for $95 per person and 9pm for $125 per person (9pm seating includes champagne toast). To see the menu, visit omnimontelucia.com. For reservations call 480.627.3111.
Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse
Get the party started early with dinner at Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse in Old Town Scottsdale. This vintage themed evening will start at 6pm. If you are partying at a Riot Hospitality Group venue after dinner (El Hefe or Whiskey Row), you will receive 15% off your dinner bill with the purchase of presale tickets or a VIP package. Groups of 6 or more receive a penny bottle of Poema Cava or Rose. To book a dinner reservation, call 480.494.2008.
Guests can toast 2017 one last time with a sophisticated sit-down affair at elements restaurant at Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale. Presenting a four-course menu by Chef MacMillan, elements will offer two seating times. The first seating takes place from 5:30 to 7pm and is priced at $150 per person. The second seating, which includes a complimentary Champagne toast, party favors and admission to the jade bar celebration takes place from 8 to 10:30pm and is priced at $185 per person. 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.
Sonata’s restaurant in Scottsdale will host a New Year’s Eve dinner followed by dancing on New Year’s Eve. Since Red is the lucky color for 2018, it’s a Red-Affair. There will be 2 seatings for dinner. First seating will be a 4 course meal for $65 or 6 course meal for $95, 5pm – 7:30pm. The second seating will be at 7:30pm for a 6 course meal for $115 per person. For those staying to ring in the New Year, there will be a champagne toast, balloon drop, DJ Vahid and dancing until 2am. For tickets and reservations, contact Andrew at 850.292.7640.
Locals can end 2017 on a high note with a five course, Champagne paired New Year’s Eve menu prepared by renowned Chef Charles Wiley at Hearth ’61 at Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley. There will be seatings at 6:30pm for $160 per person and 9:30pm for $190 per person. See the full menu at mountainshadows.com and make reservation by calling 855.458.3385.
With locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Culinary Dropout is offering a special prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve for just $25 per person. Start your three-course menu with an appetizer like Smoked Salmon Toast or Sweet Potato Pierogies. Main entree choices range from Famous Fried Chicken to Rainbow Trout. End your meal on a sweet note with an Apple Cobbler or Chocolate S’mores Pudding. Price excludes beverage, tax and gratuity. For the full New Year’s Eve menu and to make a reservation visit www.culinarydropout.com.
T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix a custom, multi-course menu for New Year’s Eve. The cost of the dinner is $95 per person for a 3-course meal for the first seating 5pm – 6:30pm; $150 per person for a 5-course second seating that includes a glass of Moet & Chandon, 7:30pm – 10pm. Reservations are recommended by calling 602.808.0766 .
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Palomar in Downtown Phoenix will offer a five-course, prix-fixe dinner prepared by Executive Chef Sean Currid on New Year’s Eve. The first seating will be 6-6:30pm for $90++ per person. The second seating is 9-9:30pm for $100++ per person. Limited number of seats available. Reservations required by calling 602.258.0231.
If Italian cuisine is what you desire on New Year’s Eve, North Italia is offering its three-course menu. Start with a Chanterelle Mushroom Ragout or some Prosciutto Bruschetta and follow it up with the Grilled Branzino, Burrata Tortelloni or Red Wine Glazed Short Rib. End the meal with something sweet such as Salted Caramel Budino, Ricotta Panna Cotta or a classic tiramisu. Indulge in this tasty prix fixe menu for $55 per person excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. For the full New Year’s Eve menu and to make a reservation visit www.northitaliarestaurant.com.
MATCH Restaurant & Lounge
Located inside the FOUND:RE Hotel in Downtown Phoenix, MATCH Restaurant & Lounge is offering a 3-course menu for New Year’s Eve. Seatings begin at 7pm and the cost is $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations can be made by calling 602.875.8080.
Chef Russell LaCasce is ringing in 2018 at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale with four courses including black truffle tart, Hokkaido scallops, Kobe New York strip, valrhona chocolate custard and Champagne pairings. Choose from a 5:30pm seating, or an 8pm seating that includes a special midnight toast. The first seating is $125, and the second seating is $160 including the midnight toast (per person, plus tax and gratuity). J Forte will also be bringing her soulful sound to the ZuZu Lounge from 8:30pm to 12:30am. Seating is limited, make your reservation by calling 855.577.0826.
Pomelo at the Orchard
Pomelo at the Orchard in Phoenix is hosting a prix-fixe dinner for New Year’s Eve. The prix-fixe dinner is $55 per person and includes a welcome glass of champagne, roasted butternut salad, seared salmon paired with Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, rack of New Zealand lamb paired with Milbrandt Merlot, and a death by chocolate trio cake for dessert. Guests can also get 10% off all bottles of champagne and wine. The restaurant will be open until 1am. For reservations, call 602.633.2600.
Ring in the New Year with family and friends for an unforgettable celebration at The Camby’s restaurant Artizen in Phoenix. Enjoy a delicious and inventive selection of locally curated dishes, thoughtfully created by Executive Chef Dushyant Singh. Indulge in specialty items like ricotta gnudi with winter truffle, swiss chard, tarragon, and enoki mushroom to go alongside a venison loin with shiitake mushroom, mission figs and huckleberries, roasted carrots, and Cumberland sauce. Top it off with your choice of delectable textures of chocolate or a savory apple galette. Artizen will offer two seatings at 5pm priced at $80++ and an 8:30pm seating priced at $100++ which includes a midnight champagne toast. Guests can make a reservation at artizenaz.com or by calling 602.522.6655.
Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard
Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard in Phoenix is offering a three-course coastal-inspired menu for $55 per person excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. Guests can also choose to add a Shellfish Supreme for +$30 and/or a wine pairing for $20. For the full New Year’s Eve menu and to make a reservation visit www.littlecleos.com.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
This New Year’s Eve, guests can enjoy a special, three course menu at Rusconi’s American Kitchen in Phoenix for $64 per person starting at 5pm. Main entree options include a roasted natural pork tenderloin, pan roasted florida grouper, garlic and herb crusted rack of lamb, grilled tenderloin of beef and open faced key west shrimp ravioli. Reservations can be made by calling 480.483.0009.
Coup Des Tartes
Coup Des Tartes in Phoenix is hosting a “The Champagne Soirée,” a New Year’s Eve gala. Ring in the new year with an intimate, immersive experience of extraordinary cuisine and performances throughout the evening. The evening begins with a unique cocktail hour at 7pm, complete with special champagne pours accompanied by delicious appetizers. Next, savor a special three-course prix fixe menu at 8pm while Spellbound Burlesque mesmerizes the crowd with their exciting entertainment. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne to cap off the evening and welcome in the new year. The cost is $125++ per person. To purchase tickets, visit nicetartes.com.