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33 Places to Wine and Dine on New Year's Eve in DFW

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Haven't made New Year's Eve plans? Here are two dozen or so solid options stretching from Plano to Ft. Worth that include everything from mariachi bands and an Elvis impersonator to a six-course menu that features caviar in every dish, plus plenty of the requisite midnight Champagne toasts. (It should go without saying that you should absolutely call ahead for reservations, as NYE gets pretty cray for restaurants — and do get home safely whether it's via a taxi, Uber or a teetotaling friend.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Abacus

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4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 559-3111
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What better place for cocktail lovers to ring in 2014 than under the watchful guise of bar masters Lucky Campbell and Michael Martensen? The duo will be behind the bar at Abacus serving up champagne punch, a champagne ice luge (!), cold water oysters and Kent Rathbun's famed lobster shooters for a mere $40 per person.

2. Barter

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3232 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 754-4744
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Uptown's newest hot spot with a menu by Tim Love will be open until 1 a.m., and toasting to the New Year with a cocktail by barman Rocco Milano sounds like a mighty fine idea indeed.

3. Belly & Trumpet

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3407 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 855-5551
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Enjoy the sounds of a live jazz trio along with a globally-influenced four-course menu for $75 per person ($40 extra for wine pairings) between 6-7:30 p.m. or an $85 five-course menu (wine pairings and Champagne extra $45) from 9-10:30 p.m. Dishes will include risotto with good-luck collards, duck breast with foie gras, sticky toffee pudding and more.

4. Bolsa

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614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
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Oak Cliff's farm-to-table darling will offer an a la carte menu from 5:30-10 p.m.; expect dishes like caviar parfait, "faux gras" pate with crispy duck tongues, and butter-poached lobster from new chef Andrew Bell.

5. Bowl & Barrel

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8084 Park Ln #145
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 363-2695
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Looking for something to do besides just drinking heavily? Round up a few of your friends and head to this fancy bowling alley for "all you can bowl" from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. with champagne, snacks and party favors for up to 8 people for $100/lane.

6. Boxwood Tap + Grill

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2901 Thomas Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 220-2901
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Boxwood is catering to lovebirds with a four-course couples menu for $60 per pair, including dishes like sweet potato hummus and a bone-in pork chop, plus a shared dessert and two wine pairings. Call to reserve.

7. Canary By Gorji

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5100 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX
(972) 503-7080
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Addison's most underrated chef is offering up a four-course, $69 menu that includes dishes like wild boar tenderloin and Bulgarian feta with pomegranate. Seats from 5-10:30 p.m. with a free champagne toast and party favors at midnight.

8. Central 214

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5680 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 443-9339
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The restaurant at the Hotel Palomar will serve a five-course prix fixe dinner from 6-11 p.m. that includes dishes like a surf 'n turf with beef tenderloin and lobster tail (there's also a vegetarian option) for $75 per person, including a champagne toast ($25 extra for wine pairings). After dinner enjoy cocktails and snacks, plus a flamenco guitarist in the lounge area till 1 a.m.

9. Clay Pigeon Food & Drink

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2731 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 882-8065
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This new Ft. Worth spot from Neighborhood Services alum Marcus Paslay is offering a four-course $80 prix fixe menu that includes an entree choice of duck, lobster or venison. Reservations recommended.

10. Dallas Chop House

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1717 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 736-7300
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The glitzy downtown steakhouse is offering a three-course menu for $65 with dishes like Wagyu beef carpaccio, grilled octopus with pork belly and dry-aged ribeye; all the items will also be available a la carte. Call to reserve or hit up Opentable.

11. Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar

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2626 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 754-4949
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Dee Lincoln's new shrine to red meat will offer both $50 and $90 four-course prix fixe menus between 6:30 and 9 p.m. (plus a limited regular menu). After dinner, head on over to nearby Bubble Bar for complimentary champagne and party favors.

12. Fearing's

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2121 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
Dean Fearing's glitzy Ritz-Carlton restaurant is offering two prix-fixe options: From 5:30-7 p.m. three courses for $95 per person, and 7:30-10 p.m. four courses plus a Champagne toast for $195 per person (entrees include beef Wellington, pheasant and more). Both will be followed by no cover charge late-night access to the celebration in the adjoining Rattlesnake Bar.

13. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

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300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-5560
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Chef Patton Robertson will serve a five-course prix fixe dinner with dishes like Peking duck dumplings, local Wagyu strip "2 ways" and more for $175 a person (wine pairings extra $45). Two seatings at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

14. The Grape

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2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
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Ring in 2014 at this cozy Lower Greenville institution where chef Danyele McPherson is cooking up a prix fixe three-course dinner for $65, with an option to add wine pairings for $20. The last seating gets a free champagne toast at midnight; reservations available starting at 5 p.m.

15. The Holy Grail Pub

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8240 Preston Rd, Ste 150
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 377-6633
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The Plano pub popular with beer lovers is hosting a five-course beer dinner with seatings at 6:30 and 8 p.m.; dishes will include seared scallops on a sweet potato-bacon latke, grilled swordfish and butterscotch pudding with Bailey's whipped cream paired with Delirium Tremens, Franconia Smoked Wheat and more for $65 per person.

16. Kitchen LTO

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3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75212
Trinity Groves' "permanent pop-up" will transform shortly after the New Year, so get a taste of chef Norman Grimm's cooking while you can with a five-course, $99 menu that includes a glass of champagne and dishes such as moscato-braised leg of lamb and marble potatoes with caviar. Glass of champagne included; extra wine pairings for $29.

17. LARK on the Park

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2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5275
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Shannon Wynne's Klyde Warren Park restaurant is throwing a "pre-Prohibition-themed evening" with three seatings starting at 5 p.m. with special cocktails mixed tableside and a prix-fixe menu. Prices range from $70-85 (plus extra for wine pairings) depending on time; seatings at 5, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Expect the first course to involve a seafood tower with oysters, crawfish thermidor and more.

18. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

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2406 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 740-8810
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Tim Love's recently reopened restaurant showcasing wild game and Texan cuisine will serve a four-course prix-fixe menu for $95 (glass of champagne included). Call to reserve.

19. Malai Kitchen

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3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 599-7857
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Besides the regular a la carte menu, the West Village Thai-Vietnamese spot will also offer a five-course chef's tasting menu for $55 per person (including a glass of champagne), or $85 with wine pairings. Reservations are available between 4-10 p.m.

20. MAX'S Wine Dive

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2421 W 7th St Ste 109
Ft Worth, TX 76107
(817) 870-1100
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The Fort Worth outpost of Max's will host a Great Gatsby New Year's Eve party with a 1920s-inspired menu (offered alongside the a la carte menu 4 p.m-midnight) to include items like lobster thermidor, blinis with caviar, beef Wellington and baked Alaska. There will also be the requisite midnight champagne toast, and guests who come decked out '20s style will get 15 percent off food. Reservations recommended.

21. Oak

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1628 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 712-7400
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Chef Richard Gras is offering a four-course menu for $80 per person ($40 extra for wine pairings) between 5-7:30 p.m. or an $95 five-course menu (wine pairings and Champagne extra $50) from 8-11 p.m.; there's also a vegetarian option for $55 or $65. Expect dishes like lamb tartare, sunchoke soup, duo of local beef, and a pre-dessert of liquid Champagne truffles with sea salt; there will also be live music by Jennifer Perryman.

22. Pakpao

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1628 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
Besides the regular menu, Chef Eddy will also be cooking up Thai street food and there will be specials on buckets of beer and half off champagne. There will also be a live band playing a mix of 80s and Thai rock (which actually sounds pretty awesome).

23. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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10477 Lombardy Ln
Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 366-2000
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Ring in the New Year with a big fat piece of prime beef? Sure, why not. Pappas Bros. is serving a four-course prix fixe for $98.95; reservations beginning at 4 p.m. (for people who really, really want to get a head start on 2014).

24. Queenie's

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115 E Hickory St
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 442-6832
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Tim Love's Denton steakhouse is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu (including a glass of bubbly) for $85. Call to reserve.

25. El Ranchito

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610 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-4238
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This lively Oak Cliff restaurant is hosting a NYE party starting at 7:30 p.m. that will feature free champagne and party favors, mariachi bands and an Elvis impersonator. Elvis and cabrito? We can hardly think of a better way to ring in the New Year. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

26. Sēr

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2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-7479
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Ring in the New Year with one of best skyline views in the city at this glitzy steakhouse above the Hilton Anatole; a six-course dinner will be sat at 9 p.m. ($150, $225 with wine pairings) and the party kicks off at 10 with DJ Fishr Pryce. Cover charge of $65 begins at 9:30 and includes complimentary cocktail, plus a midnight champagne toast. Limited food served from 10:30-12:30.

27. Sera

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2418 Forest Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76110
(817) 927-7372
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Fort Worth's new Spanish tapas joint will offer a four-course prix fixe menu with dishes like butter-poached lobster with foie gras soup and baby artichoke croquetas that includes a glass of champagne for $75. Reservations will be taken between 5:30-9 p.m.

28. Shinsei

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7713 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 352-0005
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In addition to the regular a la carte menu, chef T.J. Lengnick will also be cooking up specials like oysters with crème fraiche and caviar, sea urchin and black rice risotto, spicy king crab legs, red curry and king crab bisque and Korean BBQ. DJ Andre will be spinning in the upstairs lounge starting at 9 p.m. and a free champagne toast will be offered at midnight. Reservations accepted begin at 5 p.m.

29. Sissy's Southern Kitchen and Bar

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2929 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-9900
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Sissy's is offering a NYE "Bottle & Bucket" special, featuring a bucket of fried chicken and a bottle of Moët for $75 or Moët Rosé for $95. A six-course tasting menu will be available for $80 per person or with wine pairings for $150 per person; he tasting menu will also be offered a la carte, and the regular dinner menu will be available. A complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight.

30. Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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8220 Westchester Dr.
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 368-8220
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John Tesar's Spoon will ring in 2014 with a special tasting menu foor $125. Tack on wine pairings for an extra $75 or go all out with vintage champagne pairings for an additional $150. The regular menu will also be available.

31. Stampede 66

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1717 McKinney Ave, Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 550-6966
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Stephan Pyles' glorious shrine to Texan cuisine will serve a three course, $60-$85 menu between 6-8:30 p.m., then at 10 p.m. expect live music by Jackson Eli, dancing and party favors (food will available a la carte).

32. Stephan Pyles

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1807 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 580-7000
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Pyles' flagship restaurant is also getting in on the NYE games with two options: Join us for two seatings at Stephan Pyles: Seatings from 6-7 p.m. will offer a four-course menu for $75 (wine pairings $50 extra), then seatings between 9-10 p.m. will feature a five-course menu for $125 (again, wine pairings $50 extra), followed by a DJ, party favors and a midnight champagne toast.

33. TJ's Seafood Market

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4212 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-3474
The Oak Lawn location of TJ's is doing NYE right with a six-course meal that includes premium caviar in every course (even the dessert, a caramel creme brulee); there's also lobster, oysters and sea bass in the cards. $100 per person, starts at 7 p.m.; limited seats left so call to reserve ASAP.

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1. Abacus

4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
What better place for cocktail lovers to ring in 2014 than under the watchful guise of bar masters Lucky Campbell and Michael Martensen? The duo will be behind the bar at Abacus serving up champagne punch, a champagne ice luge (!), cold water oysters and Kent Rathbun's famed lobster shooters for a mere $40 per person.
4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

2. Barter

3232 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Uptown's newest hot spot with a menu by Tim Love will be open until 1 a.m., and toasting to the New Year with a cocktail by barman Rocco Milano sounds like a mighty fine idea indeed.
3232 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

3. Belly & Trumpet

3407 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Enjoy the sounds of a live jazz trio along with a globally-influenced four-course menu for $75 per person ($40 extra for wine pairings) between 6-7:30 p.m. or an $85 five-course menu (wine pairings and Champagne extra $45) from 9-10:30 p.m. Dishes will include risotto with good-luck collards, duck breast with foie gras, sticky toffee pudding and more.
3407 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

4. Bolsa

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Oak Cliff's farm-to-table darling will offer an a la carte menu from 5:30-10 p.m.; expect dishes like caviar parfait, "faux gras" pate with crispy duck tongues, and butter-poached lobster from new chef Andrew Bell.
614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

5. Bowl & Barrel

8084 Park Ln #145, Dallas, TX 75231
Looking for something to do besides just drinking heavily? Round up a few of your friends and head to this fancy bowling alley for "all you can bowl" from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. with champagne, snacks and party favors for up to 8 people for $100/lane.
8084 Park Ln #145
Dallas, TX 75231

6. Boxwood Tap + Grill

2901 Thomas Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Boxwood is catering to lovebirds with a four-course couples menu for $60 per pair, including dishes like sweet potato hummus and a bone-in pork chop, plus a shared dessert and two wine pairings. Call to reserve.
2901 Thomas Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Canary By Gorji

5100 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX
Addison's most underrated chef is offering up a four-course, $69 menu that includes dishes like wild boar tenderloin and Bulgarian feta with pomegranate. Seats from 5-10:30 p.m. with a free champagne toast and party favors at midnight.
5100 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX

8. Central 214

5680 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206
The restaurant at the Hotel Palomar will serve a five-course prix fixe dinner from 6-11 p.m. that includes dishes like a surf 'n turf with beef tenderloin and lobster tail (there's also a vegetarian option) for $75 per person, including a champagne toast ($25 extra for wine pairings). After dinner enjoy cocktails and snacks, plus a flamenco guitarist in the lounge area till 1 a.m.
5680 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Clay Pigeon Food & Drink

2731 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107
This new Ft. Worth spot from Neighborhood Services alum Marcus Paslay is offering a four-course $80 prix fixe menu that includes an entree choice of duck, lobster or venison. Reservations recommended.
2731 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth, TX 76107

10. Dallas Chop House

1717 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
The glitzy downtown steakhouse is offering a three-course menu for $65 with dishes like Wagyu beef carpaccio, grilled octopus with pork belly and dry-aged ribeye; all the items will also be available a la carte. Call to reserve or hit up Opentable.
1717 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar

2626 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
Dee Lincoln's new shrine to red meat will offer both $50 and $90 four-course prix fixe menus between 6:30 and 9 p.m. (plus a limited regular menu). After dinner, head on over to nearby Bubble Bar for complimentary champagne and party favors.
2626 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204

12. Fearing's

2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Dean Fearing's glitzy Ritz-Carlton restaurant is offering two prix-fixe options: From 5:30-7 p.m. three courses for $95 per person, and 7:30-10 p.m. four courses plus a Champagne toast for $195 per person (entrees include beef Wellington, pheasant and more). Both will be followed by no cover charge late-night access to the celebration in the adjoining Rattlesnake Bar.
2121 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201

13. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
Chef Patton Robertson will serve a five-course prix fixe dinner with dishes like Peking duck dumplings, local Wagyu strip "2 ways" and more for $175 a person (wine pairings extra $45). Two seatings at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207

14. The Grape

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Ring in 2014 at this cozy Lo