It’s almost time to ring in the new year! If you’re still wondering how you’ll celebrate, don’t fret. Many of Houston’s top restaurants offer New Year’s Eve dinners with multiple courses and champagne toasts. This guide will help you choose among the splendid New Year’s Eve dinner offerings in H-Town. Hurry and reserve now.
This trendy Spanish hotspot in River Oaks is going all out to celebrate the arrival of 2020. Guests can enjoy a New Year’s Eve tasting menu and then stay for the restaurant’s Roaring 20s-themed party, or they can choose just to have dinner or just to party. No matter what you decide, you’re in for a roaring good time. Dinner service is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and costs $125 per person. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. with dancing, passed hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast. Tickets to the party are $100.
Ring in 2020 at Emmaline with a tasty four-course New Year’s Eve menu that starts off with American classics like pigs in a blanket and spinach-and-artichoke fondue, followed by your choice of waldorf salad or “Campbell’s” chicken noodle soup, your choice of entree and dessert. If you’re looking to party, opt for a late seating, which includes the four-course meal, a champagne toast at midnight, dancing, and party favors. The cost is $75 per person for dinner only and $125 for dinner and party.
Enjoy chef Hugo Ortega’s award winning cuisine at Hugo’s Vispera de Año Nuevo celebration. The special New Year’s Eve dinner menu includes four courses with tasty dishes like lobster tacos, fish tamal with mole amarillo, rack of lamb, and more. Enjoy live music by the band Viento and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine at midnight. Cost is $79 per person.
French Master Chef Frédéric Perrier has created decadent menus for Bisou’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade. This isn’t your average dining affair. The restaurant will feature three different seatings, each more lavish than the previous one, and a live DJ. From 5 to 7 p.m., diners will enjoy three courses ($75), from 7 to 10 p.m., dinner service features four courses ($125), and the final seating from 10 p.m. to midnight comes with five courses and a half bottle of champagne ($250). Pick the one that suits you best and indulge in your last meal of 2019.
For something a bit more casual and affordable, look no further than chef Ford Fry’s La Lucha restaurant in the Heights. Their New Year’s Eve dinner is served family style and includes dishes, such as jumbo shrimp cocktail and fried chicken and biscuits, that will make you feel right at home. The cost is $49.94 per person with the final seating available at 11 p.m.
Reflect on 2019 as you take in the beautiful surroundings at Rainbow Lodge. The restaurant, set in a 114-year-old cabin and surrounded by gardens, features a New Year’s Eve menu with dishes like buffalo tenderloin, duck, and quail. The cost of the menu is $79 and includes three courses from the menu and a glass of sparkling wine. Dinner reservations available from 5 to 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve dinner at Le Colonial, where Chef Hassan Obaye has created a special three-course menu, kicks off at 5 p.m. Enjoy the French-Vietnamese flavors that have made the restaurant a Houston favorite and toast to the new year with Moet Chandon specials throughout the evening. Following dinner, head to the upstairs lounge to continue the celebration with live music and specialty cocktails. Dinner costs $85 per person.
Say goodbye to 2019 with good food at State of Grace. The River Oaks restaurant has created a special New Year’s Eve menu that features many of its signature dishes. Indulge in their famous butter biscuits, roasted Gulf oysters, scallop crudo, huitlacoche angolotti, crispy rainbow trout, and others. The $85 menu includes three courses with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Last seating is at 11 p.m.
Food, drinks and live music make up B&B Butchers’ New Year’s Eve celebration. There is no special prix fixe menu but diners can order from the restaurant’s regular menu while enjoying live entertainment. From 10 to 11 p.m., Flash Drive, a DJ and strings group, will perform upstairs, and from then on the DJ will spin until 1 a.m. in the upstairs patio. What better way to welcome 2020 than with a delicious steak, drinks and music?
Celebrate at chef Hugo Ortega’s seafood-centric restaurant on Post Oak Blvd. The four-course New Year’s Eve menu here includes several delicious choices – from baked oysters to fire-roasted lobster – for your last meal of the year. The menu costs $85 per person and includes a complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight.
This sleek, modern eatery at The Galleria is a great place to indulge on New Year’s Eve. For the occasion, the restaurant will offer a 12-course tasting menu for $88 per person. Start off with a salad, followed by dim sum, and mains like stir-fry black bean pork and XO udon noodles. Guests can add a wine pairing for $38 or try one of the restaurant’s inventive holiday craft cocktails.
For a French-inspired New Year’s Eve meal, head over to Etoile in Uptown Park. The restaurant’s four-course menu invites diners to choose from various dishes, including foie gras, lobster bisque, venison medallions, and prime beef tenderloin. The cost is $88 per person and the last reservation time is 10:30 p.m.
See what else is going on in Houston on NYE here.