It’s time to say goodbye to 2020, an unpredictable year over which we had little control.
Well, at least there’s one final thing we can control this year: where, and how to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here are 21 dine-in and takeout options in the Valley if you’d like to send this year off with a full, happy stomach.
17797 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Chef Scott Conant is offering guests a three-course prix-fixe menu at The Americano on Thursday, December 31, starting at 6 p.m. Starters include lobster fritto or roasted squash and burrata, followed by a choice of filet, saffron halibut, or duroc pork Milanese. Dessert is a Black Forest chocolate cake or apple tart. Cost is $125 per person, $45 for children under 12, and complimentary for kids under 2. To reserve your spot, call 480-573-0001.
6770 North Sunrise Boulevard, #109, Glendale
On Friday, January 1, The Lola is open all day. For $35, indulge in a holiday pancake board or a choice of two entrees paired with a bottle of champagne. Offer is available for dine-in, pickup, or delivery in certain areas. Call 623-396-6201 to order.
Blue Clover Distillery
7042 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale
Why not celebrate 2021 and National Bloody Mary day together? Blue Clover Distillery is honoring both with brunch specials like $10 spicy bloody marys and bottomless mimosas. Food items include a green chile burrito, eggs, bacon, toast, and tater tots. The specials run from Friday, January 1, to Sunday, January 3, on the outdoor patio only. Bloody mary kits will be sold for $37 for those who want to celebrate at home.
5445 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Chef Charles Wiley of Hearth ’61 is ringing in New Year’s Eve with a special four-course menu. Highlights include spicy glazed pork belly, pan-seared scallops, or foie gras terrine. For dessert? A chocolate torte with salted caramel gelato. There are two seatings: The 6:30 p.m. seating is $139 per person, while the 9:30 p.m. seating is $169 per person (and includes party favors and a midnight toast). Reservations can be made at 480-624-5458.
13225 North Eagle Ridge Drive, Scottsdale
For New Year’s Eve, Adero’s resort restaurant Cielo is offering a special three-course dinner. Menu highlights include lobster bisque, roast tenderloin, and lobster tail served with grilled asparagus and potatoes. And for dessert, indulge in a champagne souffle glace. Cost is $89 per person and reservations can be made here.
Citizen Public House
711 East Fifth Avenue, Suite E, Scottsdale
For New Year’s Eve, patrons can choose a prix-fixe menu at Citizen Public House. The chef’s tasting menu includes entrees like meatloaf, short ribs, chicken breast, sea scallops, filet mignon, tofu stir fry, and pan-roasted salmon. The tasting menu starts at $60. Make reservations here.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant
7361 East Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale
Sommelier Emily Wines, founder Tim McEnery, and Chef Matt McMillin will virtually host their patrons at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant on Thursday, December 31, at 6 p.m. Meals costs $139 per couple. Guests can already order meals for pickup. For yours, or for more information, contact 708-215-5674.
5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley
On New Year’s Eve at Elements, guests can enjoy a four-course, prix-fixe dinner. Entrees include prime dry New York strip, Chilean sea bass, roasted Guinea hen, Wagyu beef, or vegetable paella. On Thursday, December 31, dinner will be served during two seatings: 5:30 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 10:30 p.m. Price is $225 for adults for the first seating and $275 for the second. Cost is $45 for children under 12, and those 5 and under dine free — both seatings. For reservations, call 855-245-2051.
The Farish House
816 North Third Street
The Farish House is hosting a New Year’s Eve party on the patio or indoors in three separate dining rooms. Menu items include classic bistro fare like cassoulet, rib-eye, macaroni and cheese, and charcuterie boards — along with the impressive wine list and signature cocktails. Make reservations here.
On Friday, January 1, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hash Kitchen will offer brunch classics like cannoli pancakes for $12, Lucky Charms French toast for $13, and carnitas hash for $16. Build your own bloody mary to complement your brunch. All menu items are available for takeout as well.
Lon’s at Hermosa Inn
5532 North Palo Christi Road, Paradise Valley
Want to celebrate with elegance and live music? On Thursday, December 31, from 5 to 10 p.m., Lon’s at Hermosa Inn will offer guests a four-course, prix-fixe dinner. Some highlights include Waldorf salad, butter lobster, lamb chops, and filet of beef. Price is $150 per couple and reservations can be made at 602-955-7878.
3225 East Camelback Road
At Tomaso’s, you can enjoy your New Year’s Eve meal by dining in or taking out. Some highlights include pistachio-encrusted rack of lamb, shrimp and King crab, or butternut squash ravioli. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 602-956-0836.
Outrider Rooftop Lounge
7142 East First Street, Scottsdale
To get a jump start on New Year’s Eve, Outrider Rooftop Lounge is beginning its festivities at noon on December 31. Sample several special-to-the-occasion cocktails like The Resolution for $14 or CENTR Yourself for $20.21. There will also be various champagne cocktails and elevated bites.
Phoenix City Grille
5816 North 16th Street
For New Year’s Eve, Phoenix City Grille will offer starters like New England clam chowder for $6, wood-grilled five-ounce beef tenderloin for $44, salt-baked prime rib for $39, and pan-seared bass for $34. Also, on Friday, January 1, the restaurant is rolling out “brunch for lunch” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with favorites like green chile chicken enchiladas, carne asada breakfast tacos, beef tostadas, and vegetarian Benedict.
4800 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Executive Chef Israel Medina is offering a specialty lobster and steak entree in addition to other items like duck breast, braised beef short ribs, pork chops, and cedar-planked salmon. Try all this at Roaring Fork on Thursday, December 31, from 4 to 10 p.m. Cost is $62. For reservations, call 480-947-0795.
10637 North Tatum Boulevard
On Thursday, December 31, from 5 to 9 p.m. Rusconi’s is ringing in 2021 with a special three-course menu. Enjoy entrees like a rack of lamb, roasted pork tenderloin, butternut squash ravioli, and grilled tenderloin of beef and blue crab. Cost is $75 per person and reservations can be made by calling 480-483-0009.
Weft and Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
6114 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Looking for some eclectic food choices to start 2021? Weft and Warp Art Bar + Kitchen is celebrating with a three-course meal on Thursday, December 31, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. with choice of lamb chops, salmon, pea risotto, or Wagyu New York strip. Dessert includes deconstructed apple cobbler and vanilla cake. Cost is $85 per person. Call 480-214-4622 for reservations.
10438 Wekopa Way, Scottsdale
For New Year’s Eve, We-Ko-Po Casino and Resort’s onsite restaurants are serving prix-fixe menus and a buffet. On Thursday, December 31, from 5 to 10 p.m., Ember is offering a three-course meal with butternut squash, duck breast, filet, and milk chocolate apple mignardise. Cost is $75 per guest. The Ahnala Mesquite Room will also serve a prix-fixe menu for $45 a person. Finally, a buffet dinner will be served at the resort from 4 to 10 p.m. at $45 a head.
4712 North Goldwater Boulevard, # 110, Scottsdale
Add some Parisian flair to your New Year’s Day brunch at Zinqué. Crispy sunny-side-up eggs with prosciutto and parmesan costs $15 while brioche French toast with fresh berries is $13. Complement these brunch items with actual champagne mimosas. Call 623-745-9616 for reservations.I SUPPORT
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale
If you want an intimate and private vibe for your New Year’s Eve celebration, ZuZu has the option of renting a VIP table. The party starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 with bottomless appetizers and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot La Grande. Live music will be happening till 12:30 a.m. Price for two at a VIP table starts at $400, or more to add people to your party. Reservations are required and can be made at 480-421-7997.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill
Ling & Louie’s is rining in 2021 with a special menu — the Goodbye to 2020 menu — on December 31 and January 1. Think black orchid ahi, curried butternut squash soup, Korean salmon, and more. A three-course meal for two is $50 and available for dine-in or takeout. Call 480-767-5464 for the Scottsdale location, or 520-796-7281 for the Chandler location.
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Written By: RUDRI PATEL