Where are you going to party like it is 2017, here are a few of our recommendations to ring in the New Year right.
At Supper Club at The Highland Dallas you can spend the last moments of 2016 indulging in a three course dinner from Chef John Tesar of Knife Dallas, entertainment from Ricki Derek and his 16 piece band, a complimentary bar, champagne toast and countdown to the New Year. Cocktails from 8 to 9 p.m. (live music from 8:30 to 10 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.), Dinner 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. and the finale celebration 10:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with live music. Choose from two Super Club seating options; you can sit with your crew at the VIP tables in groups of four or mix and mingle with general seating, tickets are $225 to $1000.
At the Ritz Calrton, Fearing’s on McKinney Avenue will have a New Year’s Eve Dinner on Saturday, December 31 with the first dinner seating including a three-course menu with reservations available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for $95 per person. The second dinner seating will feature a four-course menu and champagne toast with reservations available between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. for $195 per person. Live music will be featured in the lobby followed by a festive balloon drop at midnight. Prices exclude additional beverage, tax and gratuity. To make a reservation call 214.922.4848.
The NYLO Dallas Soda Bar in the South Side district has a great view of the Dallas skyline and will be offering an equally great party on December 31. The Black and White Ball tickets are $50 per person and $75 per couple and can be purchased by calling 214.421.1080.
If a ball is not on the agenda the more mild South Side district Alamo Drafthouse has a great patio and will host a New Year Celebration for $50 per person including live music, appetizers, casino games and a photo booth.
The Ivy Tavern is offering three limited quantity packages for New Year’s Eve including Reserved 75: $75 - reserved table for 2-4, 1 bottle champagne, choice of appetizer from NYE menu; Reserved 250: $250 - reserved table for 4-6 ppl, 1 bottle champagne, choose 1 bottle of sponsored liquor, and choice of 2 appetizers from our NYE menu or the Reserved 500: $500 - reserved table for 8-10 ppl, 2 bottles of champagne, choice of 2 bottles of sponsored liquor, and choice of 3 appetizers from our NYE menu. The New Year’s Eve cocktail menu will feature IVY Infusion based cocktails featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey, Absolut Vodka, and Beefeater Gin with DJ Ironic playing with a full light show and dance floor. $10 cover after 11 p.m. for non-reserve package members and the kitchen is open until midnight with the house specialty breakfast tacos available until 2 a.m.
Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine will do a three-course meal, champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment by Fingerprint's for $45 per person. Guest will also have the option to enjoy the entertainment in the bar area only for a $15 cover charge.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas is going all out for New Year’s Eve with a black tie only Beats and Bubbly party, hosted by The Skinny Arm, focusing on adult learning and entertainment. There will be a DJ, a full bar serving beer, wine and spirits on each floor and the cafe will be open and food served for purchase. Tickets are $50 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on N. Field Street.
Pinstack is offering two New Year’s Eve parties on December 31. There is a family event or one for 21+ only. Packages for both events feature unlimited attractions, one game of bowling (based on availability), catered cuisine, non-prize video games, a complimentary glass of champagne (for adults, of course!) and more.
The family-friendly event is from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a buffet for $49.99 for adults and $39.99 for children under 12. The 21+ event is from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with chef-inspired cuisine at $59.99 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.pinstackbowl.com/NYE.
New Year’s Eve at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is a good place to ring in the New Year in ultimate luxury with overnight hotel accommodations available from $330 per night. The Mansion Restaurant’s Executive Chef Tom Parlo has created two luxurious menus for December 31 featuring lobster, Ibérico de Bellota pork tenderloin and Wagyu sirloin Rossini with foie gras. Select a festive bottle of champagne or explore wine pairings to accompany the meal. Wine Director Jennifer Eby offers an exceptional wine list encompassing vintages from Texas and around the globe. For dessert, experience Illanka, inspired by the breathtakingly creative Illanka Stratosphere by Pastry Chef Nicolas Blouin which won national acclaim with a first place award at the 2015 Valrhona C3 Competition in New York City. The dessert will be offered for one night only and features Illanka chocolate mousse, brownie, coca nib tuile and jasmine raspberry sorbet. There is early evening dinner with reservations available at 5:30 to 6:00 p.m., $115 per person. The late evening dinner reservation can be made from 8 to 8:30 p.m. and the eight-course menu is offered for $200 per person along with a sparkling wine toast at the stroke of midnight. High-end additions include Golden Osetra caviar offered by the ounce at $195. White truffle may be added to certain dishes for $50 per person. An extravagant wine list features champagnes, reds and whites ranging from by-the-glass selections to $10,000 bottles. For New Year’s Eve reservations call 214.443.4747.
At the Mansion Bar there will be a Black-tie soiree with bartender Danny Caffall on hand crafting cocktails as George Anderson & the Signature Band perform live music. Patrons will receive a complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight. Champagnes and wines range from by-the-glass selections to $10,000 bottles. You can also enjoy a classic Old Fashioned, which changes seasonally, or order the famous and beloved Mansion Gin & Tonic, crafted with house made tonic. New Year’s Eve table reservations available for a minimum of $150 per person by reservation at 214.443.4747.
Next Door located in Uptown provides the perfect setting for New Year’s Eve with two heated patios and a modern design. It is $20 for general admission, $30 for a VIP speed admission, $45 for the ultra VIP ticket with champagne, VIP admission and appetizers/champagne from 8:00 to 9:30 in the upstairs lounge.
Grayson Social on Pacific in Dallas will host a New Year’s Eve brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner seating from 5 p.m./7:00 p.m./9:00p.m. and the bar stays open until 1 a.m. The party will include champagne toast at midnight for last seating and the special four-course menu for $50 per person with a glass of champagne includes a first course choice for one to two people of pulled Chicken Poutine , Cornmeal Dusted Oysters or chicken fried quail; Second Course choice one per person: Petite Romaine, Sweet Corn Bisque; Third Course choice of Country Fried Yard Bird, Seared Redfish, Pork Rack, or Prime Rib for an additional $10 and the Fourth course is Croissant, Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.