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New Year’s Eve Dining and Parties 2021

With 2022 just around the corner, it is time to get your New Year’s Eve agenda in order. From a night of beer and bowling to a block party with a stellar lineup of DJs to an elegant to-go dinner to enjoy cozied up at home, here is how Phoenix restaurants and venues are ringing in the fresh year.

Gabriella’s Contemporary Cuisine

Gabriella’s Contemporary Cuisine in Scottsdale hosts New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day menus and specials. On Dec. 31, diners can cheers to 2021 with a four-course prix-fixe menu (offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular offerings), served with a glass of Prosecco, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. On New Year’s Day, a special brunch with bottomless mimosas will be dished up in honor of the holiday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mavrix

Scottsdale entertainment venue Mavrix will host a New Year’s Eve Party that will bowl you over. Choose from four bowling packages, and explore Mavrix’s local beers, craft cocktails, scratch-made food, 84 arcade games, laser tag arena and more. NYE Party packages are available from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. To reserve your spot, contact [email protected] or call 480.291.7502.

Linger Longer Lounge

This New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Linger Longer Lounge in Uptown Phoenix is celebrating with a block-party-style with live performances and a stacked DJ lineup presented by Recordbar Radio. Pre-sale tickets are available now for $24. Admission to the event includes an exclusive gift from Recordbar Radio and Linger Longer Lounge and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.

CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa

Head into the new year with a focus on wellness at CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa. Guests will have the opportunity to join renowned Jesse Israel and Jackie Cantwell for a transformational experience to usher in 2022 from 11 p.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Tomaso’s

Tomaso’s

Tomaso’s special New Year’s Eve menu will include Chef Tomaso’s handcrafted pasta recipes and legendary specialties, like veal cannelloni ($26), filet medallions ($48) with garlic, San Marzano tomatoes, olives, capers, and oregano and Alaskan halibut oreganata and lemon prawns ($46). Tomaso’s will be open on New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged.

Tarbell’s

Tarbell’s has your holiday menu all planned out for you with prepared to-go New Year’s Eve packaged meals. For $150 per person, the celebratory New Year’s Eve package includes seven sides, a choice of two desserts and a choice of one entree including prime Chateaubriand marinated in Napa Cabernet and fine herbs, duck confit “New Style” with a champagne glaze, whole lobster with all the fixings and herbed crusted lamb rack. Add-ons are also available. All guests must place their to-go New Year’s Eve package by Dec. 23, and orders must be picked up on Dec. 30.

Phoenix City Grille

On Dec. 31, Phoenix City Grille invites guests to celebrate Christmas Eve with festive specials, including clam chowder, surf and turf Oscar style and pan-seared sea bass. Available exclusively on New Year’s Eve, guests can enjoy the dishes in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix welcomes 2022 with a specialty five-course menu by Executive Chef Brian Peterson with two specialty seatings beginning at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.. Guests can ring in the new year with delectable menu options that include crab bisque, roasted prime beef loin, a dessert trio and more. Enhancments, like foie gras, will also be available.

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

At Renata’s Hearth at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, dig into a magnificent family-style feast where the spark of Latin heat brings fresh taste to classic dishes on New Year’s Eve. The prix-fixe family-style dinner is $190 per person.

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Don Woods’ Say When

Don Woods’ Say When

Ring in the new year at Don Woods’ Say When at RISE Uptown. Reserve your spot and celebrate with two craft cocktails and a food item ($75 per person). Reserve your spot for 10 p.m. or later, and you can also join in for a complimentary midnight toast. Reservations are available from 4 to 11 p.m. (maximum two hours), for parties of one to 10. Feeling festive? Add Champagne bottle service to your table. Make it a staycation, and book the Farewell, 2021 Package and stay Dec. 31 to Jan. 2. You’ll get a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate truffle amenity and party favors. You’ll also get a guaranteed reservation at Don Woods’ Say When from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and a $100 credit to use for food and drinks.

ZuZu

Ring in 2022 at ZuZu inside the iconic Hotel Valley Ho. The New Year’s Eve Party will feature a chic lounge atmosphere, a special menu, bubbly and a DJ spinning from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. General admission is $160 per person and includes three drinks and bites from the evening’s culinary display. Or, reserve a VIP table starting at $500 for two, including Champagne and featured food items. For the ultimate celebration, reserve The Rosie Room, a hidden space tucked behind a secret door (custom pricing). Reservations are available at 480.421.7997.

Hearth ’61

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Hearth ’61 with a special four-course menu from Chef Charles Wiley, including wagyu “turf & turf” with crispy brussels sprouts. The first seating is at 6:30 p.m. and is $159 per person. The second seating is at 9:30 p.m. and also includes party favors and a midnight Champagne toast, for $199 per person. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Reserve your table at 480.624.5458.

Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse

Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse invites New Year’s Eve revelers to raise a glass in celebration of 2022 with its third-annual New Year’s Eve Gala. On Dec. 31 from 6 to 11 p.m., Keeler’s turns up the celebratory vibe beginning with an elaborate buffet dinner. Live music by Mercer Lane on the Starlight Roofdeck Patio will set the stage for dancing the night away until the countdown leading up to a Champagne toast at 10 p.m. Cost is $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes buffet dinner, two drink tickets (cash bar available thereafter), bottomless Champagne and live entertainment. Spacing is limited; reservations and advance purchase are required by calling the restaurant directly at 602.374.4784.

Kelly’s at SouthBridge

Kelly’s at SouthBridge is your destination for New Year’s Eve dining, drinking and celebration in Old Town Scottsdale this year. Take in a direct view of the Scottsdazzle waterfront holiday decor, try the limited-edition holiday cocktails and enjoy music, dancing and the New Year’s Eve countdown by DJ RoleMode. Chill out on the heated patio or take your pick of six personal lounge areas, three private rooms for a more intimate celebration with a Champagne bucket or bottle service. No cover; reservations highly encouraged. 

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Little Rituals

Little Rituals

Enjoy an evening of fantastic cocktails, Champagne and fun at Little Rituals in Phoenix. Everyone on the Little Rituals team will be dressed to impress, and the bartenders will be crafting cocktails all night long. Doors open at 8 p.m. Space is extremely limited, so sign up as soon as possible.

Bitter & Twisted

Tickets for the Bitter & Twisted Hassle-Free 007 Bond New Year’s Eve are available now. The team will be dressed to kill in their slickest agent or villain attire, and the bartenders will be slinging tasty cocktails while you host your friends in this one of a kind NYE experience. Doors open at 8 p.m. Space is extremely limited, so book your spot today.

Liberty Market

Liberty Market’s popular community dinner returns just in time to ring in 2022. On Dec. 31, Liberty Market presents its Surprise Seven-Course Community Dinner to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This exclusive event is limited to 24 patio seats, and each of the seven courses will be a delicious surprise to guests. Events begins at 6:30 p.m.; cost is $90 for the seven-course menu alone and $110 for the menu plus alcohol pairings. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing [email protected], calling 480.892.1900 or stopping into the restaurant.

Roaring Fork

Toast to another year with a delicious meal at Roaring Fork in Scottsdale this New Year’s Eve, beginning at 4 p.m. Executive Chef Israel Medina will be cooking up a specialty lobster and steak offering in addition to seasonal menu items available that evening only.

EVO

EVO in Old Town Scottsdale is kicking off 2022 with a hearty, satisfying four-course New Year’s Eve menu starting at $95 per person. Entree options include prime filet, grilled swordfish, gamberetti, gnocchi and formaggi di capra disotto.

Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash

Dig into a five-course prix-fixe menu at Maple & Ash in Scottsdale on New Year’s Eve. Dinner is served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is $250 per person, plus tax and gratuity. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., things heat up (the five-course menu will then be available for $300 per person, plus tax and gratuity) with a photo booth, ice luge, caviar bumps, a tequila cart and a toast at midnight.

Genesis at W Scottsdale

Toast to new beginnings on New Year’s Eve with Genesis at W Scottsdale. The rooftop WET Deck at W Scottsdale will be transformed into a mystical Grecian garden, and guests can expect entertainment from DJ’s, stilt walkers, a contortionist, aerialists, live Greek statues, fireworks and much more. Doors open at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 for the party, which is open to attendees 21 and over. Plus, W Scottsdale is offering an exclusive New Year’s Eve overnight package. Starting from $599 with a two-night stay minimum, the 2022 package includes two tickets per bed to the Genesis party, a bottle of Champagne, festive party accessories and 30 percent off a detox treatment from AWAY Spa. General admission tickets are available to purchase for $50 at www.cottontaillounge.com. To book the package, click here or call 888.627.8347 and mention Genesis New Year’s Eve Party Package. 

Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town

 Outrider Rooftop Lounge at Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town will open its door to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. After 4 p.m., the space will be exclusive to Canopy Scottsdale guests, who will enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. (For those looking to make a weekend out of it, rates start at $486 per night.) Canopy Scottsdale’s Cobre Kitchen + Cocktails will be extending its New Year’s Day breakfast hours and featuring a specialty brunch menu, including a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and mimosa specials.

Nonna Urban Eatery

Nonna Urban Eatery in Old Town invites diners to enjoy an exclusive three-course prix-fixe dinner (mains include pan-seared duck, halibut and Hallacas, a Venezuelan corn cake) in celebration of 2022 on Dec. 31, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made via www.exploretock.com/nonnaurbaneatery

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Sanctuary on Camelback

A four-course, prix-fixe New Year’s Eve dinner at elements at Sanctuary on Camelback will welcome the 2022 in style, with dishes like Maine lobster bisque and roasted rack of lamb. The New Year’s Eve dinner will be served in two seatings. The first will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is priced at $275 per person, including a Champagne greeting. The second seating will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m., $300 per person, and includes a Champagne greeting, party favors and admission to the jade bar New Year’s Eve celebration. At jade bar, book an entertainment package that includes a table for four or six people, the four-course prix-fixe holiday menu, a bottle of Krug Grand Cuvee Brut (two bottles for the six-person table) and party favors. The package has limited availability and is priced at $1,500 for a four-person table and $2,400 for six. For parties of varied size, the price is $300 per person. Gratuity and tax not included.

FRANCINE

FRANCINE at Scottsdale Fashion Square has unveiled its special four-course New Year’s Eve menu, available starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31. For $180 per person, guests will get to choose one item in each of the three categories of this prix-fixe menu, with options like Chilean sea bass or rosemary-smoked lamb rack, among others.

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and Match Market & Bar invite New Year’s Eve revelers to ring in 2022 with a Pretty in Pink New Year’s Eve Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Enjoy music and dancing, selfie stations, party favors and outrageous décor–and be sure to wear your best pink attire! Guests must be 21 and older to attend. Tickets start at $15 and include admission, party favors and a rosé Champagne toast at midnight. Additional beverages and food available for purchase. For tickets, visit click here.

STK Scottsdale

STK Scottsdale

Countdown to 2022 with STK in Scottsdale, featuring the signature a la carte menu and New Year’s Eve specials with Wagyu from around the world and caviar presentation. Ring in the New Year with festive vibes from a DJ and midnight Champagne toast. When dining in on New Year’s Eve or Day, in addition to the Waygu and Caviar, enjoy three specialty entrees: Dungeness crab and truffle gnocchi, steak and bourbon 3D tasting and surf and turf. When you takeout, get the wagyu surf and turf with an A5, 6-oz. filet and roasted lobster tail for $249 or the Caviar Imperia Kaluga Reserve (50 grams) plus a bottle of Nicolas Feuillate Champagne for $299. Pre-order begins Dec. 26. Pickup times are every half hour on New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

NYEelectric New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration at The Westin Tempe

For those in search of the ultimate New Year’s Eve party experience, The Westin Tempe is set to host the best and biggest countdown celebration in the Valley on Friday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
General admission tickets include an allotment of beverages, light appetizers and access to the hotel’s grand main ballroom that will feature a top local DJ playing live music along with a dance floor, and multiple reception areas for mingling. Guests who opt to upgrade their tickets to VIP will also enjoy exclusive access to Skysill’s Electric Rooftop, where another DJ will be spinning poolside as a LED video wall counts the crowd down to the new year. Purchase tickets to the event here.

Light Up the Night Party at The Hot Chick

Ring in the New Year The Hot Chick-style at the Light Up the Night Party (no cover charge). The Scottsdale bar with throwback vibes is kicking off New Year’s Eve with a full DJ lineup starting at 4 p.m. that includes tracks spun by Frietz, Madd Rich and Nicasio all the way up until 2 a.m. New Year’s Day Brunchin’ goes from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Jan.1. Guests can call ahead for table reservations at 480.255.7733.

The Montauk

The Montauk in Scottsdale is saying goodbye to 2021 with 1-cent Champagne toasts for dine-in guests on New Year’s Eve. Then, celebrate the first day of 2022 with The Montauk at brunch the next morning with live entertainment all day.  

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen invites guests to count down to the new year with a celebratory meal and live entertainment. Executive Chef Dushyant Singh is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner ($120 per person) with an entree choice of bone-in filet of beef with butter poached asparagus; venison loin with mission figs and huckleberries; maple soy black cod served with forbidden black rice and miso butter; and eggplant cacciatore featuring roasted mushrooms, sweet peppers and parmesan bucatini.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

Delicious menus, live entertainment and gaming galore will close out 2021 on the perfect note at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. Don’t miss the White and Black New Year’s Eve Event at Ember restaurant, featuring a seven-course tasting menu (with a protein course of roasted veal tenderloin) and bubbly. $155 per person.

Kasai Japanese Steakhouse

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Kasai Japanese Steakhouse with a special menu that includes a grilled veal chop with cranberry coulis beurre blanc, crispy panko-crusted bacon and cheese potato cake and grilled asparagus for $49. If dining at a teppan table, veal chop can be prepared teppan-style, with soup, salad, shrimp appetizer, fried rice and Dole dessert for an additional $49. Bottles of Cristal will be $200. These specials are available New Year’s Eve only, with seatings beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 10:45 p.m.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub

Thirsty Lion Gastropub is offering guests a delicious prix-fix menu to celebrate at its four Valley locations. On Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 from 4 p.m. to close, diners can choose from a chef-prepared menu that includes an entree, starter, dessert and glass of wine. 

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