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What better way to kick off 2017 than with a giant steak?
What better way to kick off 2017 than with a giant steak?
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Where To Eat & Drink On New Year's Eve In Dallas

Ring in 2017 with steak, Champagne, snacks and more

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What better way to kick off 2017 than with a giant steak?
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Now that 2016 is finally — thankfully — winding down, it’s finally time to look forward to what 2017 is going to bring. Before you get started with all those New Year’s resolutions and big plans for next year, though, you’re going to have to find a spot to send off 2016 in the best, most delicious way possible. After all, it’s been a tough year, and you’re going to need an excellent place to party on December 31.

Whether you’re looking for a casual place to relax, a party-friendly restaurant or a chic prix-fixe dinner, these Dallas restaurants offer a range excellent dining (and partying) options at a variety of price points. Which means that you can go all out and drop all your Christmas cash, or you can head to a low-key spot where you won’t spend more than about $50 and leave with a full belly.

Before you make your party plans, check out these 11 killer options for dining on New Year’s Eve. If we’ve missed your favorite NYE haunt, shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. @nerdvana.coffee+shop

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5757 Main St #111
Frisco, TX 75034
nerdvanaFor nerds 21 and up, this newly-opened Frisco café will serve up half-priced bubbles by the glass alongside its regular menu from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., alongside a selection of late night offerings from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. And, of course, you’ll be able to play the bar’s selection of vintage (and modern) video games all night long. No cover, but reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling the restaurant.
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2. Canary By Gorji

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5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 503-7080
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At Dallas’ only no-tipping restaurant, you’ll find a reasonably priced, four course prix-fixe menu of Gorji-inspired classic dishes like steamed mussels and prime filet drenched in pomegranate cream sauce. This dinner will set you back $99 per person, and it must be paid for when you make your reservation.
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3. Cedar Grove

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4123 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-3474
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Planning to get your NYE party on in Oak Lawn? Stop at Cedar Grove for a three-course prix fixe dinner from Chef Taylor Kearney featuring dishes like foie gras & watermelon salad, jidori chicken, and pear tarte tatin. If prix-fixe isn’t really your thing, the regular dinner menu will also be on offer. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or via OpenTable.
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4. DISH Preston Hollow

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8611 Hillcrest Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-3474
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From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, head to this Preston Hollow fave for a four-course prix fixe menu from Chef Garreth Dickey, featuring dishes like guajillo lobster bisque, lamb dumplings, and grilled cauliflower steak. $65 per person, reservations can be made via OpenTable.

5. Fearing's

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2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
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Uptown is an obvious choice for New Year’s Eve revelry, which makes Fearing’s a no-brainer for ringing in 2017. If you’re feeling like a baller, spring for the four-course tasting menu — priced at $195 — that comes complete with a good glass of Champagne. Otherwise, you can stick to the $95 three-course menu. And don’t forget to stick around until the end of the night — noted musician Chef Dean Fearing will make an appearance on the stage, and the evening will end with an Instagram-worthy balloon drop.

6. Front Room Tavern

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6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 219-8282
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Chef Taylor Kearney’s cooking and Front Room Tavern’s casual-chic setting make for a perfect laid back New Year’s Eve if you’re not really looking to party hard. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu starting at 3 p.m. for the early birds. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or via OpenTable.

7. Midnight Rambler

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
If you’d rather drink more than you dine on New Year’s Eve, head to this chic Downtown cocktail lounge for a killer party. In addition to tableside punch service and appetizers on offer, you can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne while listening to live music and ringing in the New Year with the coolest folks in Dallas.

8. Nola Brasserie

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For those of us who can’t make it to New Orleans to celebrate the New Year, NOLA Brasserie makes for the next best thing. Downtown’s newest Cajun eatery will serve up a 4-course prix fixe menu, featuring dishes like Cajun filet, crab-crawfish cakes, and crawfish etouffee-topped Louisiana redfish. Live music will be in the air and the complimentary champagne will be flowing, making this $50 per person dinner one of the best bargains in town on NYE.
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9. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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10477 Lombardy Ln
Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 366-2000
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If you’re looking to bring in the New Year in the swankiest way possible, head to this Dallas steakhouse for a prix-fixe menu of dishes like lobster deviled eggs, prime strip steak or lamb chops, and chocolate turtle pie. At $110 per person, this menu is quite the bargain for what you’ll be eating. Reservations recommended.
Bone-in steak served on a white plate with steak knife and side dishes in the background Courtesy Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

10. The Grape

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2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
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Saddened by the closure of Luscher’s Red Hots? You can still enjoy the cooking of Chef Brian Luscher at his Lower Greenville institution The Grape. Score a prix-fixe three course dinner for $67, and add wine pairings from house sommelier Courtney Luscher for just $25. Show up for the night’s last seating for a glass of complimentary champagne and the party favors you’ll need to ring in the New Year.

11. The Grill on the Alley

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13270 Dallas Pkwy Ste 1155
Dallas, TX 75240
(214) 459-1601
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Assuming you’re not still dealing with post-holiday shopping trauma, head to the Galleria for a ritzy New Year’s Eve dinner at The Grill on the Alley. The three-course prix-fixe menu will run you $75, and features dishes like Australian rack of lamb, a trio of fresh seafood, and hazelnut-Kahlua creme brulee. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling the restaurant.
Grill on the Alley

1. @nerdvana.coffee+shop

5757 Main St #111, Frisco, TX 75034
Nerdvana/Facebook
nerdvanaFor nerds 21 and up, this newly-opened Frisco café will serve up half-priced bubbles by the glass alongside its regular menu from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., alongside a selection of late night offerings from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. And, of course, you’ll be able to play the bar’s selection of vintage (and modern) video games all night long. No cover, but reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling the restaurant.
5757 Main St #111
Frisco, TX 75034

2. Canary By Gorji

5100 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX 75254
Margo Sivin/EDFW
At Dallas’ only no-tipping restaurant, you’ll find a reasonably priced, four course prix-fixe menu of Gorji-inspired classic dishes like steamed mussels and prime filet drenched in pomegranate cream sauce. This dinner will set you back $99 per person, and it must be paid for when you make your reservation.
5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX 75254

3. Cedar Grove

4123 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
Cedar Grove
Planning to get your NYE party on in Oak Lawn? Stop at Cedar Grove for a three-course prix fixe dinner from Chef Taylor Kearney featuring dishes like foie gras & watermelon salad, jidori chicken, and pear tarte tatin. If prix-fixe isn’t really your thing, the regular dinner menu will also be on offer. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or via OpenTable.
4123 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

4. DISH Preston Hollow

8611 Hillcrest Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75225
From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, head to this Preston Hollow fave for a four-course prix fixe menu from Chef Garreth Dickey, featuring dishes like guajillo lobster bisque, lamb dumplings, and grilled cauliflower steak. $65 per person, reservations can be made via OpenTable.
8611 Hillcrest Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75225

5. Fearing's

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Uptown is an obvious choice for New Year’s Eve revelry, which makes Fearing’s a no-brainer for ringing in 2017. If you’re feeling like a baller, spring for the four-course tasting menu — priced at $195 — that comes complete with a good glass of Champagne. Otherwise, you can stick to the $95 three-course menu. And don’t forget to stick around until the end of the night — noted musician Chef Dean Fearing will make an appearance on the stage, and the evening will end with an Instagram-worthy balloon drop.
2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

6. Front Room Tavern

6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Chef Taylor Kearney’s cooking and Front Room Tavern’s casual-chic setting make for a perfect laid back New Year’s Eve if you’re not really looking to party hard. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu starting at 3 p.m. for the early birds. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or via OpenTable.
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

7. Midnight Rambler

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
If you’d rather drink more than you dine on New Year’s Eve, head to this chic Downtown cocktail lounge for a killer party. In addition to tableside punch service and appetizers on offer, you can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne while listening to live music and ringing in the New Year with the coolest folks in Dallas.
1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

8. Nola Brasserie

Dallas, TX 75202
NOLA Brasserie
For those of us who can’t make it to New Orleans to celebrate the New Year, NOLA Brasserie makes for the next best thing. Downtown’s newest Cajun eatery will serve up a 4-course prix fixe menu, featuring dishes like Cajun filet, crab-crawfish cakes, and crawfish etouffee-topped Louisiana redfish. Live music will be in the air and the complimentary champagne will be flowing, making this $50 per person dinner one of the best bargains in town on NYE.

9. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

10477 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220
Bone-in steak served on a white plate with steak knife and side dishes in the background Courtesy Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
If you’re looking to bring in the New Year in the swankiest way possible, head to this Dallas steakhouse for a prix-fixe menu of dishes like lobster deviled eggs, prime strip steak or lamb chops, and chocolate turtle pie. At $110 per person, this menu is quite the bargain for what you’ll be eating. Reservations recommended.
10477 Lombardy Ln
Dallas, TX 75220

10. The Grape

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Saddened by the closure of Luscher’s Red Hots? You can still enjoy the cooking of Chef Brian Luscher at his Lower Greenville institution The Grape. Score a prix-fixe three course dinner for $67, and add wine pairings from house sommelier Courtney Luscher for just $25. Show up for the night’s last seating for a glass of complimentary champagne and the party favors you’ll need to ring in the New Year.
2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. The Grill on the Alley

13270 Dallas Pkwy Ste 1155, Dallas, TX 75240
Grill on the Alley
Assuming you’re not still dealing with post-holiday shopping trauma, head to the Galleria for a ritzy New Year’s Eve dinner at The Grill on the Alley. The three-course prix-fixe menu will run you $75, and features dishes like Australian rack of lamb, a trio of fresh seafood, and hazelnut-Kahlua creme brulee. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling the restaurant.
13270 Dallas Pkwy Ste 1155
Dallas, TX 75240

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