You did it! 2018 is just about over, and it's time to celebrate the new year. Enjoy a night out at one of these D-FW restaurants to commemorate how wonderful the past year was or to toast to its inevitable end.
The bird-themed gastropub in Fort Worth is offering a four-course menu to ring in the new year for $75 per person, with optional wine pairings for $35 each. Before you head out to Sundance Square for its annual NYE festivities, enjoy this special menu with dishes like vichyssoise, pan-seared duck, beef short rib, and a blueberry and poppy cake. Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to midnight. 155 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth. birdinthe.net.
Blue Mesa Grill
A night out on New Year's Eve can get pricey — and maybe spending $90 on dinner isn't in the budget. Instead, wait until midmorning, when all Blue Mesa Grill locations in D-FW will serve a New Year's Day brunch buffet. The restaurants will have several cook-to-order stations for street tacos, omelets and huevos rancheros, enchiladas, adobe pie and more. The meal also includes fresh orange juice, aguas frescas, Champagne, mimosas, coffee, tea or soft drinks. $22 for adults, $7 for kids 6-11, free for children 5 and younger. Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three locations: 14866 Montfort Drive., Dallas ; 8200 Dallas Parkway, Plano; 612 Carroll St., Fort Worth. bluemesagrill.com.
The Bishop Arts District bistro has created a special menu for $105 per person, plus an additional $45 for optional wine pairings. Enjoy four courses with options such as shellfish velouté, ricotta gnocchi, pan-seared fillet of branzino and dark chocolate mousse. Dec. 31 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 408 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas. dallasboulevardier.com.
Bowl and Barrel
A fancy dinner with Champagne isn't the only way to ring in 2019. Bowl and Barrel will be open regular hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Share a giant pretzel or tuna nachos with a group of friends, enjoy a couple of rounds of bowling and toast to the new year with a cocktail or large draft beer. Dec. 31-Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Prices vary. 8804 Park Lane, Dallas. bowlandbarrel.com.
The brasserie inside the Joule hotel is hosting a New Year's Eve dinner featuring a unique a la carte menu (but not the restaurant's famous pig head carnitas — you'll have to indulge in those another time). Choose from starters like charred octopus, grass-fed beef tartare or caviar, and then move on to entrees like Waygu short rib, house-made linguine and chateaubriand. CBD is also offering seven beef choices from Texas ranchers, including a 12-ounce New York strip, an 8-ounce tenderloin from A Bar N Ranch, a 16-ounce bone-in, dry-aged New York strip and a 28-ounce dry-aged côte de boeuf from 44 Farms. Dec. 31 from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Prices vary. 1530 Main St., Dallas. cbdprovisions.com.
Crú Food and Wine Bar
Enjoy a four-course gala menu at any of the Crú locations across D-FW. For $55 per person, choose from dishes like crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp scampi, roasted rack of lamb, pan-seared sea bass and Italian Christmas panettone bread pudding. Go early before heading out to a party, or book a late seating for a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Dec. 31 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Four locations: 842 Market St., Allen; 5188 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth; 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas; 7201 Bishop Road, Plano. cruawinebar.com.
The iconic restaurant by Wolfgang Puck that sits atop the revolving Reunion Tower is hosting a New Year's Eve bash with a six-course tasting menu. Dishes include "steak and eggs" Japanese A5 nigiri with Kaluga caviar, bigeye tuna tartare, king crab and Maine lobster salad, duck confit spring roll and A Bar N Ranch New York strip. The menu runs $165 per person, with optional wine pairings for an extra $50 per person. Diners are invited to stay and enjoy a front-row seat to Reunion Tower's fireworks show. Dec. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas. wolfgangpuck.com.
The Holy Grail Pub
Wine isn't the only thing that pairs well with red meat. The Holy Grail Pub in Plano has crafted a special beer dinner for New Year's Eve. For $65 a person, with beer pairings included, the menu starts with cremini mushroom ravioli paired with Deep Ellum Cabernet barrel-aged Four Swords. From there, move on to oysters Rockefeller soup paired with Cigar City Maduro and a frisée salad paired with Oskar Blues Old Chub. To finish, beef tenderloin au poivre is served with Oskar Blues Can-o-Bliss IPA, and a Grand Marnier coffee poundcake rounds out the evening with Cigar City Cafe con Leche. Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. 8240 Preston Road, Plano. holygrailpub.com.
On New Year's Day, this restaurant in the Shops at Legacy is open with its regular brunch menu. Enjoy some of its most beloved dishes, like arepas, ceviche, steak and eggs, mesquite-grilled salmon, chicken chilaquiles and more. Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices vary. 7501 Lone Star Drive, Plano. mexicansugarcocina.com.
In the heart of downtown Dallas, on top of the retail shop Forty Five Ten, Mirador is offering a festive four-course prix fixe menu for New Year's Eve. For $95 a person, dinner options include butter-poached halibut, collard greens and bouillabaisse, trout tartare and polenta with aged Parmesan, black pepper and truffle. For an extra $70 per person, diners can enjoy wine pairings throughout the night. Included in the price is a Champagne toast at midnight, and guests can keep the party going with cocktails in the lounge until 1 a.m. Reservations required. Dec. 31 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 1608 Main St., Dallas. mirador-dallas.com.
In addition to its regular dinner menu, this Oak Lawn seafood restaurant is offering a variety of specials to ring in the new year. Two dishes available just for the evening include broiled sea bass over lobster risotto for $58 and a Rosewood Ranch Wagyu rib-eye for $70. The bar has also created a spiced bourbon Old-Fashioned made with apple-spiced Jim Beam, pear purée, bitters and orange peel for $14. Ocean Prime will also provide party favors and do a complimentary Champagne toast countdown for those who want to stay until midnight to ring in 2019. Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas. ocean-prime.com.
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
The restaurant known for its cuts of beef is open New Year's Eve so you can indulge in all your favorites. Before 5:30 p.m., a three-course meal is offered for $59.95 per person. After that, the price increases to $79.95 per person, and guests can choose from options like lobster bisque, Caesar salad, a 14-ounce prime rib-eye, grilled salmon with lemon dill butter and white chocolate cheesecake. Each entree is served with whipped potatoes and seasonal vegetables, with the exception of the surf-and-turf pasta and spaghetti squash primavera. Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Three locations: 2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas; 2440 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco; 2400 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine. perryssteakhouse.com.
Craving hot chicken instead of steak this New Year's? Rapscallion will be open and serving a special menu for $75 per person, with optional wine/cocktail pairings for $25 more. The evening begins with an amuse-bouche of house-smoked city ham with pepper jelly and pimento cheese. From there, choose from Cobb salad, oyster chowder and braised lamb ragout. The second course includes three more options: wood-grilled A Bar N Ranch Wagyu sirloin, wood-grilled striped bass or the Long Walk to Nashville fried chicken. End the evening on a sweet note with bread pudding or Texas chocolate sheet cake. Dec. 31 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 2023 Greenville Ave., Dallas. dallasrapscallion.com.
Sea Breeze Fish Market and Grill
Normally closed on Mondays, the Plano fish restaurant will open for a prix fixe dinner on New Year's Eve. At $80 a person, it will feature seafood options including tuna nachos, lobster pasta, lobster Thermidor, shrimp cocktail, blackened snapper and more. Pair your entree with sides including truffle-whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus, and end the evening with a choice of crème brûlée, Key lime pie or chocolate cappuccino cheesecake. The full bar is available during the night, but guests can also add wine pairings to their meal for $20 per person. Dec. 31 from 4 to 9 p.m. 4017 Preston Road, Plano. seabreezefish.com.
On New Year's Eve, guests can pay $100 per person for a menu that starts with an amuse-bouche of mini crab cakes with dressing, followed by options like Caprese salad, pan-seared scallops, Chilean sea bass, and white chocolate and blueberry bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Listen to the musical stylings of Marc Toussaint and his combo before a Champagne toast at midnight. The regular menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the prix fixe menu runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. 4812 Belt Line Road, Addison. table13addison.com.
For $140 per person, enjoy four courses and a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut on New Year's Eve. Dinner options include lobster bisque, filet mignon, boneless rib-eye, South African cold-water lobster tail, carrot cake and tiramisu. In addition to the meal, Safira, a five-piece band, will play a variety of music throughout the night, and diners will receive party favors and share in a Champagne toast at midnight. Dec. 31 from 5 to 11 p.m. 17776 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. 3forks.com.
Not a fan of red meat? Head to Truluck's this New Year's Eve. The seafood restaurant, which owns fisheries in Florida, is serving a three-course prix fixe menu for the holiday. The first course offers options like Lobscargot, ceviche, oysters Rockefeller and fresh Florida stone crab claws. Move on to the second course, with choices of clam chowder, Caesar salad, wedge salad and lobster bisque. The third course includes the options of blackened redfish Pontchartrain, sweet and spicy halibut, prime Alaskan king crab and South African lobster tail. Finally, couples can share one of four dessert options: carrot cake, chocolate malt cake, New York cheesecake or baked Alaska. Dec. 31 from 5 to 11 p.m. (a la carte ordering is available all evening in the downstairs bar). Two locations: 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas; 1420 Plaza Place, Southlake. $125 per person. trulucks.com.
Uchi and Uchiba
These upstairs-downstairs restaurants are each offering special menus for New Year's Eve. Downstairs, Uchi is serving a 10-course tasting menu for $215 for two guests, including oyster and Champagne pearls, a two-piece nigiri, A5 miyazaki rib-eye and more. Upstairs, Uchiba's 10-course menu runs $135 for two people and features dishes including Wagyu skewers, kinoko dumplings, and ham and egg skewers. Both restaurants will serve a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Dec. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. 2817 Maple Ave, Dallas. uchidallas.com. uchiba.com.