clock menu more-arrow no yes
What better place than Madrina's ultra-sexy dining room to ring in the New Year?
What better place than Madrina's ultra-sexy dining room to ring in the New Year?
Kyla Davidson [EDFW]

Dallas' Best Spots For Dining & Drunken Revelry On New Year's Eve

Ring in the new year with sophisticated entrees and (of course) lots of champagne.

View as Map
What better place than Madrina's ultra-sexy dining room to ring in the New Year?
| Kyla Davidson [EDFW]

Once Christmas is over, there’s one more incredibly important holiday to get out of the way before moving into 2016 – New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re more of an early dinner and Netflix type or a true drunken reveler who insists on partying well after the ball drops, you’re going to need somewhere to dine before the party really gets started.

If staying in is out of the question this year, this comprehensive guide will help you find the perfect reservation to ring in 2016.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bolsa

Copy Link
614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
Visit Website
This Bishop Arts establishment will celebrate the arrival of 2016 with a candlelight dinner on New Year’s Eve. On the a la carte menu, created by newly-installed executive chef Matt Balke, you’ll find roasted foie gras, riesling braised rabbit, and a hazelnut-marshmallow garnished chocolate soup. The obligatory champagne toast will take place at midnight, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

2. Kitchen LTO

Copy Link
3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 377-0757
Visit Website
Not to be outdone by any other Dallas restaurant, Kitchen LTO will offer two different New Year’s Eve parties with decidedly different themes. Come early (from 6-9 pm) for a family-friendly party with a Mexican buffet and mariachis, or arrive later (from 9:30-midnight) for a “femme fetale fiesta” with drag queen performances and $5 margaritas.
Garrett Hall/EDFW

3. Checkered Past Winery

Copy Link
This newly opened Exposition Park winery is a great place to spend a low key New Year’s Eve. Live music will provide the soundtrack, and your $30 ticket gets you access to a complimentary drink, passed hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. The festivities kick off on December 31 at 9 p.m.

4. The Grape

Copy Link
2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
Visit Website
At this Lower Greenville institution, Chef Sarah Snow will serve up a seasonally-inspired 3-course prix fixe menu ($67) with additional wine pairings ($25). Traditional party favors will be on hand when the clock strikes midnight, along with a complimentary glass of champagne.
The Grape

5. Uchi

Copy Link
2817 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5454
Visit Website
Uchi’s approach to New Year’s Eve is to let the restaurant’s stellar sushi chefs lead the way. For $150, you can indulge in an omakase service for two, which the restaurant describes as a “full multi-course feast.” The full menu will also be on offer, along with free champagne at midnight. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the restaurant.
Kyla Davidson/EDFW

6. Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas

Copy Link
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 521-5151
Visit Website
If your kind of New Year’s Eve party involves an early dinner and heading home to watch the ball drop, The Warwick Melrose is the perfect destination. Dinner will be served here on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the festivities will continue until 2 a.m. if you’re not ready to turn it in right after dinner. In The Library bar, you’ll find spiked eggnog, live music, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.

7. Madrina

Copy Link
4216 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(469) 513-2505
Visit Website
Madrina is sure to be one of 2015’s buzziest New Year’s Eve reservations, and the menu from Chef Julio Peraza certainly looks like a stunner. Start with warm oyster soup, move on to a foie gras parfait, and finish with a classic lobster thermidor. Plan to make your reservation here sooner rather than later – these tables are going to go quickly.
Kyla Davidson [EDFW]

8. The Cedars Social

Copy Link
1326 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 928-7700
Visit Website
In addition to a special New Year’s Eve menu, The Cedars Social is getting crafty with the cocktails. The “Ball & Chain” cocktail, made with Ketel One, allspice dram, and pineapple syrup that will be served for $6 all night, along with specials on champagne throughout the evening. $65 buys you dinner and a “liquid amuse bouche,” which probably involves booze.

9. Proof + Pantry

Copy Link
1722 Routh St Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75201
What better time to indulge in an opulent four-course dinner than New Year’s Eve? Proof + Pantry’s New Year’s Eve menu is full of fancy classics with a modern twist, like bone marrow toasts and warm roasted beets. Don’t sleep on the cocktails, either – pretty much anything you order from the bar here is going to be a winner.
Korri Kopsi, EDFW

10. Sēr

Copy Link
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-7479
Visit Website
Get a front row seat for New Year’s fireworks and an impressive six-course tasting menu and inventive cocktails. After dinner, you can make your way through the Bubble lounge, featuring a Champagne ice luge and Champagne Taittinger, then head to the Mixology Lounge, a “jazz speakeasy” with craft cocktails served from a six foot bar carved from ice.

11. Abacus

Copy Link
4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 559-3111
Visit Website
Abacus has been around since 1999, so it’s a perfectly reliable place to start a New Year’s Eve tradition. Chef Kent Rathbun will prepare a 4-course prix-fixe menu for the occasion with an impressive amount of variety, ranging from hand-cut pappardelle to a raspberry-absinthe sorbetto intermezzo. At $125 per person, this is quite the classy bargain for your celebration.
Abacus

12. Bistro 31

Copy Link
87 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 420-3900
Visit Website
If you won the lottery this year, there’s no better place to celebrate than Highland Park Village’s Bistro 31. Celebrate your good fortune with chilled oysters with blood orange mignonette and caviar, pan seared turbot with braised endive and parsnip puree, and a host of other fancy specials that will certainly help you ring in the new year in the right way.

13. Lavendou Bistro Provencal

Copy Link
19009 Preston Rd Ste 200
Dallas, TX 75252
For a truly French New Year’s fete, get to Lavendou. Chef-owner Pascal Cayet will prepare a four course dinner full of dishes that even the most advanced Rosetta Stone-educated French speaker might stumble over, like Saumon et Coquilles St Jacques Mousse en Croûte (salmon and scallops wrapped in pastry with a Chardonnay cream sauce) and Tarte aux Pommes Chaude au Calvados (apple tart with brandy). Even if you can’t pronounce them, just smile and point – these dishes are, as the French would say, parfait.
Lavendou

14. Jasper's

Copy Link
7161 Bishop Rd Ste G1
Plano, TX 75024
(469) 229-9111
Visit Website
Should you find yourself in the suburbs this New Year’s Eve, Jasper’s is a much better choice than any of those chain restaurants. The Kent Rathbun-cheffed establishment will offer a more casual four-course menu, featuring indulgent treats like lobster ravioli and Niman Ranch pork belly for just $95 per person. Make your reservation by calling the restaurant.
Jasper's

15. Front Room Tavern

Copy Link
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 219-8282
Visit Website
The Hotel Lumen is an excellent place to spend New Year’s Eve, especially if you’re planning to dine at Front Room Tavern. A special New Year’s Eve menu will be on offer for $60 per person, featuring impressive dishes like foie gras torchon and Wagyu carpaccio. For $40 more, you can supplement your dinner with a tempura-fried cold water lobster tail drizzled with ponzu glaze. Each diner will get their own personal bottle of Domaine Chandon sparkling wine to kick off the festivities.
Front Room Tavern

16. Bread Winners Café & Bakery

Copy Link
3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 754-4940
Visit Website
If you’re broke from buying all those Christmas gifts, Bread Winners is the perfect spot to get a great meal on the cheap. For just $25, you can enjoy grilled filet mignon and jumbo shrimp, a split of J. Roget champagne, and a dessert of your choice. If those options don’t suit your fancy, the regular a la carte menu will also be on offer.
Bread Winners/Facebook

17. Table 13

Copy Link
4812 Belt Line
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 789-9558
Visit Website
Get fancy 1960s-style at Addison’s Table 13 on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will offer a four-course meal alongside champagne, live music, and cocktails for $100 per person. Highlights of the menu include bone-in ribeye with truffle demi, miso-marinated sea bass, and lobster bisque.
Table 13

1. Bolsa

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
This Bishop Arts establishment will celebrate the arrival of 2016 with a candlelight dinner on New Year’s Eve. On the a la carte menu, created by newly-installed executive chef Matt Balke, you’ll find roasted foie gras, riesling braised rabbit, and a hazelnut-marshmallow garnished chocolate soup. The obligatory champagne toast will take place at midnight, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.
614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

2. Kitchen LTO

3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108, Dallas, TX 75212
Garrett Hall/EDFW
Not to be outdone by any other Dallas restaurant, Kitchen LTO will offer two different New Year’s Eve parties with decidedly different themes. Come early (from 6-9 pm) for a family-friendly party with a Mexican buffet and mariachis, or arrive later (from 9:30-midnight) for a “femme fetale fiesta” with drag queen performances and $5 margaritas.
3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75212

3. Checkered Past Winery

Dallas, TX
This newly opened Exposition Park winery is a great place to spend a low key New Year’s Eve. Live music will provide the soundtrack, and your $30 ticket gets you access to a complimentary drink, passed hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. The festivities kick off on December 31 at 9 p.m.

4. The Grape

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The Grape
At this Lower Greenville institution, Chef Sarah Snow will serve up a seasonally-inspired 3-course prix fixe menu ($67) with additional wine pairings ($25). Traditional party favors will be on hand when the clock strikes midnight, along with a complimentary glass of champagne.
2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Uchi

2817 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Kyla Davidson/EDFW
Uchi’s approach to New Year’s Eve is to let the restaurant’s stellar sushi chefs lead the way. For $150, you can indulge in an omakase service for two, which the restaurant describes as a “full multi-course feast.” The full menu will also be on offer, along with free champagne at midnight. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the restaurant.
2817 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

6. Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas

3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
If your kind of New Year’s Eve party involves an early dinner and heading home to watch the ball drop, The Warwick Melrose is the perfect destination. Dinner will be served here on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the festivities will continue until 2 a.m. if you’re not ready to turn it in right after dinner. In The Library bar, you’ll find spiked eggnog, live music, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

7. Madrina

4216 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Kyla Davidson [EDFW]
Madrina is sure to be one of 2015’s buzziest New Year’s Eve reservations, and the menu from Chef Julio Peraza certainly looks like a stunner. Start with warm oyster soup, move on to a foie gras parfait, and finish with a classic lobster thermidor. Plan to make your reservation here sooner rather than later – these tables are going to go quickly.
4216 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

8. The Cedars Social

1326 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
In addition to a special New Year’s Eve menu, The Cedars Social is getting crafty with the cocktails. The “Ball & Chain” cocktail, made with Ketel One, allspice dram, and pineapple syrup that will be served for $6 all night, along with specials on champagne throughout the evening. $65 buys you dinner and a “liquid amuse bouche,” which probably involves booze.
1326 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215

9. Proof + Pantry

1722 Routh St Ste 102, Dallas, TX 75201
Korri Kopsi, EDFW
What better time to indulge in an opulent four-course dinner than New Year’s Eve? Proof + Pantry’s New Year’s Eve menu is full of fancy classics with a modern twist, like bone marrow toasts and warm roasted beets. Don’t sleep on the cocktails, either – pretty much anything you order from the bar here is going to be a winner.
1722 Routh St Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Sēr

2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
Get a front row seat for New Year’s fireworks and an impressive six-course tasting menu and inventive cocktails. After dinner, you can make your way through the Bubble lounge, featuring a Champagne ice luge and Champagne Taittinger, then head to the Mixology Lounge, a “jazz speakeasy” with craft cocktails served from a six foot bar carved from ice.
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

11. Abacus

4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Abacus
Abacus has been around since 1999, so it’s a perfectly reliable place to start a New Year’s Eve tradition. Chef Kent Rathbun will prepare a 4-course prix-fixe menu for the occasion with an impressive amount of variety, ranging from hand-cut pappardelle to a raspberry-absinthe sorbetto intermezzo. At $125 per person, this is quite the classy bargain for your celebration.
4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

12. Bistro 31

87 Highland Park Vlg, Dallas, TX 75205
If you won the lottery this year, there’s no better place to celebrate than Highland Park Village’s Bistro 31. Celebrate your good fortune with chilled oysters with blood orange mignonette and caviar, pan seared turbot with braised endive and parsnip puree, and a host of other fancy specials that will certainly help you ring in the new year in the right way.
87 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205

13. Lavendou Bistro Provencal

19009 Preston Rd Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75252
Lavendou
For a truly French New Year’s fete, get to Lavendou. Chef-owner Pascal Cayet will prepare a four course dinner full of dishes that even the most advanced Rosetta Stone-educated French speaker might stumble over, like Saumon et Coquilles St Jacques Mousse en Croûte (salmon and scallops wrapped in pastry with a Chardonnay cream sauce) and Tarte aux Pommes Chaude au Calvados (apple tart with brandy). Even if you can’t pronounce them, just smile and point – these dishes are, as the French would say, parfait.
19009 Preston Rd Ste 200
Dallas, TX 75252

14. Jasper's

7161 Bishop Rd Ste G1, Plano, TX 75024
Jasper's
Should you find yourself in the suburbs this New Year’s Eve, Jasper’s is a much better choice than any of those chain restaurants. The Kent Rathbun-cheffed establishment will offer a more casual four-course menu, featuring indulgent treats like lobster ravioli and Niman Ranch pork belly for just $95 per person. Make your reservation by calling the restaurant.
7161 Bishop Rd Ste G1
Plano, TX 75024

15. Front Room Tavern

6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Front Room Tavern
The Hotel Lumen is an excellent place to spend New Year’s Eve, especially if you’re planning to dine at Front Room Tavern. A special New Year’s Eve menu will be on offer for $60 per person, featuring impressive dishes like foie gras torchon and Wagyu carpaccio. For $40 more, you can supplement your dinner with a tempura-fried cold water lobster tail drizzled with ponzu glaze. Each diner will get their own personal bottle of Domaine Chandon sparkling wine to kick off the festivities.
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

Related Maps

16. Bread Winners Café & Bakery

3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Bread Winners/Facebook
If you’re broke from buying all those Christmas gifts, Bread Winners is the perfect spot to get a great meal on the cheap. For just $25, you can enjoy grilled filet mignon and jumbo shrimp, a split of J. Roget champagne, and a dessert of your choice. If those options don’t suit your fancy, the regular a la carte menu will also be on offer.
3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

17. Table 13

4812 Belt Line, Addison, TX 75254
Table 13
Get fancy 1960s-style at Addison’s Table 13 on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will offer a four-course meal alongside champagne, live music, and cocktails for $100 per person. Highlights of the menu include bone-in ribeye with truffle demi, miso-marinated sea bass, and lobster bisque.
4812 Belt Line
Addison, TX 75254

Related Maps