Turn It Up: Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party to Remember

What used to be labeled as the ultimate date night has evolved into one of the best reasons to grab your squad and hit the town. New Year’s Eve is not just for toasting at midnight anymore, either. Fine dining is also part of the party. And as 2018 draws to a close, OpenTable restaurants have amped up the scrumptiousness with one-night-only menus and decadent ingredients served in gorgeous spaces. Check out these restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 party you won’t soon forget and get ready to pop bottles. Looking to do something different? Then head on over to our New Year’s Eve 2018 Dining Decider for an assist and more options from the experts at OpenTable. Whatever kind of night you’re after, OpenTable can help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

Andrea’s, Las Vegas, Nevada
Devin Hashimoto’s Asian-inspired cuisine is reason enough to celebrate. Add that to the location overlooking the pool of Encore Beach Club, Andrea’s within the Wynn Las Vegas has a yummy New Year’s Eve planned for guests. The prix-fixe dinner menu is slated to include Snake River Farms American wagyu tenderloin with sautéed Hudson Valley foie gras, kabocha, and carrot puree, plus a baked Alaska with chocolate dacquoise, Champagne, and strawberry ice cream. Make a reservation at Andrea’s.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Origo Club, Richmond, British Columbia
Part restaurant and part art gallery, Origo Club on New Year’s Eve is a feast for the eyes and appetite, with custom Bûche de Noël creations and a festive French-inspired Les Treize cocktail throughout December, plus the six-course gala New Year’s Eve dinner. Guests will begin the evening with a glass of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut followed by huîtres (oysters with mignonette pearl and horseradish), salad, pan-fried scallops, shoyu-glazed sablefish, and filet de boeuf with peppercorn sauce, forest mushrooms, cippollini, and fennel purée. Ending the evening, pastry chef Remi Ho will present his crémeux au chocolat noir, a dark chocolate crémeux with pistachio crème and sponge and meringue. Make a reservation at Origo Club.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Nikki Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
“Flash to the Future” is this year’s theme at Nikki Beach. No one does New Year’s Eve like Miami and Nikki Beach doesn’t disappoint. Celebrations will include acrobats, aerialists, DJs spinning sounds, and Miami Beach’s only private fireworks display at midnight, plus the ambiance of the candlelit garden. The evening includes a complimentary midnight Champagne toast and party favors, and a three-course menu curated by chef Frank Ferreiro features stuffed Mediterranean prawns, short rib Wellington, and a triple-layer chocolate mousse tower for dessert. Dinner for two includes a bottle of Champagne or guest’s choice bottle of liquor. Make a reservation at Nikki Beach.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill, New York, New York
New Year’s Eve is a great night to check out Brother Jimmy’s menu and throw back a few cold ones with festive New Yorkers, courtesy of the five-hour premium open bar. This Manhattan barbecue mainstay is also offering a selection of VIP packages, including reserved table seating and bottle service. Smaller plates and apps like hush puppies with warm maple butter are part of Brother Jimmy’s Southern specialties — but one that’s ideal for a group to share is the Jimmy’s Pig Pick for four people, including choice of barbecue, sides, and cornbread. Make a reservation at Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

David’s Club Bar & Grill, Orlando, Florida
In one of Orlando’s loveliest places to grab a seat by the firepit and toast the year to come, David’s Club is serving a three-course, prix-fix menu with specialty cocktails, bubbles, and a live DJ on New Year’s Eve. Bites to savor include David’s steak with bistro fries and house steak sauce and Canaveral rock shrimp with white cheddar mornay, foraged mushrooms, and bacon gremolata. No need to fight the crowds to see the ball drop — it will be on full view via David’s flat-screen televisions. Make a reservation at David’s Club Bar & Grill.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Amada, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The City of Brotherly Love welcomes ladies stepping out on New Year’s Eve, where Amada offers choices for vegetarian diners and carnivores. For oenophiles, don’t miss the wine pairings with dinner — especially with savory items like scallops, jamón Ibérico de bellota, and traditional tapas, such as croquetas and Spanish octopus, on the menu.  Larger portions include oxtail stew or the famed cochinillo asado, otherwise known as roasted suckling pig with green onions, herb roasted fingerlings, garbanzos, and rosemary white beans. Make a reservation at Amada.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Sunda, Chicago, Illinois
The private upstairs lounge at Sunda is where the VIP party takes place on New Year’s Eve, with a premium buffet and full bar until 1AM. Prior to the midnight Champagne toast, partygoers can dance the night away with specialty cocktails in hand, including peared sake with Grey Goose La Poire vodka, Zipang sparkling sake with pineapple juice, ginger syrup, and a cinnamon rim, and what mixologists are calling Lady and the Champ made with Aperol, St. Germain, blood orange liqueur, Moët & Chandon, lemon juice, and grapefruit bitters. In the main dining room, guests can choose from holiday goodies like oyster shooters with sake, ponzu, quail egg, tobiko, sambal, and micro cilantro, Sunda’s island getaway roll with creamy lobster and tropical elements, and a two-pound Bulgogi-stuffed lobster with sesame soy-marinated New York Strip and spiced butter. Make a reservation at Sunda.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Fine China at The Statler, Dallas, Texas
Angela Hernandez’s Fine China in Downtown Dallas’ Statler hotel showcases why gastronomes are flocking to Asian gastropubs. This group dining-friendly gathering spot boasts a sharing menu and the largest communal table in the city so up to 28 of your gal pals can sit together, along with several private dining rooms. The regular menu includes xiao long bao (pork buns), half soy chicken, and steamed cod. Make a reservation at Fine China at The Statler.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Brooklyn Chop House, New York, New York
New York’s Brooklyn Chop House may be known for dry-aged prime steaks and double cut chops, but it’s also a fun choice on New Year’s Eve. The celebrations will include top-shelf cocktails at the bar, plus a variety of housemade dumplings stuffed with pastrami, bacon cheeseburger, Philly cheesesteak, and French onion soup. Make a reservation at Brooklyn Chop House.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Cibo Trattoria, Vancouver, British Columbia
Cibo Trattoria welcomes diners for two New Year’s Eve seatings with a six-course menu. Chef Curtis Luk has planned highlights like beef carpaccio in the original style of Harry’s Bar in Venice, veal piccata with parsley, capers, and lemon, and crêpes à la crème filled with vanilla cream and flambéed. Both seatings will have wine pairings available so you can sip while you savor. Make a reservation at Cibo Trattoria.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

RPM Italian, Chicago, Illinois
In addition to the regular menu, which features 600-day prosciutto and imported burrata with Piedmontese hazelnut honey, carbonara, and short rib Bolognese, RPM Italian is planning a few special holiday dishes. When salivating over this vast and lovingly crafted menu, consider a few shareable plates of hot antipasti and pizzette for the table, like cremini mushrooms with truffle and fontina fonduta. Make a reservation at RPM.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Empellon Midtown, New York, New York
Beginning with an a-la-carte menu until 7:30PM and then followed by a five-course, prix-fixe menu that includes a welcome margarita and midnight toast, Empellon Midtown is a fit for small tables of friends and large groups counting down to midnight. Empellon fans swear by the roasted prawns and short rib confit, starters like crab nachos, and sides like blistered shishito peppers and chile-roasted Brussels sprouts.  Make a reservation at Empellon Midtown.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Nacional 27, Chicago, Illinois
No shrinking violets allowed at this spirited Brazilian churrascaria, which is roughly translated as the Portuguese word for barbecue. Nacional 27 is home to the perfect food for fueling a night of dancing and drinking, where the unlimited feast includes barbecued lamb tacos, roasted corn fundido, and grilled steak, shrimp, and scallop skewers. Make a reservation at Nacional 27.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Yuwa Japanese Cuisine, Vancouver, British Columbia
Yuwa is hosting a special multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner with optional premium sushi and sashimi pairings. One of the best reasons to make Yuwa your one-and-only stop for New Year’s Eve is the dynamic duo of Yuwa co-owners chef Masahiro Omori and sake sommelier Lori Kataoka, who can select ideal sake pairings. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or sake upon arrival to whet their appetite prior to the five-course meal showcasing Omori’s inspiration from the regional cuisines of his native country of Japan. Make a reservation at Yuwa Japanese Cuisine.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Momofuku, Las Vegas, Nevada
As if Momofuko wasn’t fabulous enough (think pork belly buns and ginger scallion noodles), on New Year’s Eve, diners have these specialty cocktails to anticipate: 24K Magic with rye, carrot, ginger, and oloroso and Bok to the Beet with gin, beet, blood orange, and bok choy, plus the restaurant’s signature Bonji Old Fashioned with bourbon, black sugar, bonji, and bitters. Make a reservation at Momofuku Las Vegas.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Vancouver, British Columbia
The New Year’s Eve at Boulevard celebrates the cuisine of its chefs Alex Chen and Roger Ma, who will collaborate on a pair of dinner services. The early seating will include a three-course menu with live jazz by the Jennifer Scott Trio while guests will dine during the second seating with a four-course menu and R&B artists The Adam Thomas Band. Dishes will include duck consommé ‘pot au feu’, kanpachi crudo, roasted sablefish, burrata, and black winter truffle and caramel chocolate mousse. Take things up a notch with add-ons like seared foie gras, Northern Divine caviar, Japanese A5 premium wagyu, and black Perigord truffles. Make a reservation at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Booth One, Chicago, Illinois
Diners have a choice of two seatings on New Year’s Eve at Booth One at 5PM and 9PM. The prix-fixe menu includes a seafood tower and classic caviar service to start, followed by entrées like fluke with sauce Americaine or lobster risotto with side dishes served family-style and a tart trio for dessert. Guests at the second dinner seating can stick around for the disco party and leave with party favors after a midnight Champagne toast. Make a reservation at Booth One.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Vidorra, Dallas, Texas
In this Deep Ellum locale celebrating ‘the good life’ of Mexican food, drink, and culture, Vidorra welcomes New Year’s Eve partygoers for tequila and time-honored Mexican favorites. Put the star of the food show on your list of things to order, a flaming fundido sharing appetizer with melted Oaxaca cheese served in a 400-degree Molcajete dish. It includes four topping options and is served with tortillas. Make a reservation at Vidorra.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Sinatra, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sinatra and Vegas instantly bring to mind a classic pairing. This New Year’s Eve, Sinatra is pairing its prix-fixe menu with a surprise dessert. Dishes include parsnip tortellini with chestnut brown butter, Castelmagno cheese, and Alba truffles; there’s also Dover sole with black truffle-Champagne sauce and wagyu filet roast with porcini mushroom-potato crocchetta, Tuscan kale crema, and a Barolo wine glaze. Make a reservation at Sinatra.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Rye Street Tavern, Baltimore, Maryland
Three words will have Baltimore diners flocking to Rye Street Tavern on New Year’s Eve: fried chicken table. And in addition to that, guests will get to sample late night passed canapés, a chef’s market table, carving station, raw bar, and dessert room, plus all the festive beverages for which Rye Street Tavern is known. Make a reservation at Rye Street Tavern.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Refinery Rooftop, New York, New York
In-the-know NYC partygoers trek to Refinery Rooftop for striking views of the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan, where New Year’s Eve celebrations begin at 9PM. Notable regular menu items include Maine lobster ‘nachos’ with tater tots, plus ramen-spiced shishitos and ‘whacked up ribeye with griddled toast points. Make a reservation at Refinery Rooftop.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio, Vancouver, British Columbia
Hosting a pair of New Year’s Eve dinners, the Peruvian and Japanese cuisine of Ancora will include a six-course tasting menu featuring ceviche, soft shell crab taco, caramelized Hokkaido scallop, and Snake River Wagyu flank steak. The second service with premium accompaniments features Northern Divine caviar, lobster tail, and white truffles — plus party favors, live DJ and dancing, and optional wine pairings. Make a reservation at Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Parker & Quinn, New York, New York
Chef Jeff Haskell has created a three-course menu for Parker & Quinn, this Garment District homage to the 1920s era. Regular menu items include octopus carpaccio with chorizo vinaigrette, butcher’s meatballs, and a half chicken cooked under a brick with roasted garlic and charred lemon. Bonus points: guests with dinner reservations at Parker & Quinn will receive general admission access to the New Year’s Eve party at Refinery Rooftop. Make a reservation at Parker & Quinn.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, Vancouver, British Columbia
At this speakeasy-themed New Year’s Eve party, the UVA staff are celebrating bygone days when bootlegging kept glasses full during the Prohibition era. The party starts at 8PM with a four-course tasting menu including tagliolini gratinati al prosciutto with béchamel and Parmigiano Reggiano and zeppole paired with sparkling wine and signature cocktails, entertainment, and Champagne sabering. Make a reservation at Uva.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Boulton & Watt, New York, New York
One fan of Boulton & Watt calls an evening at this Midtown eatery the perfect escape from the midnight madness of Manhattan. No need to reach into pocketbooks all night, since the open bar begins at 9PM and ends at 1AM. Along with the always-in-demand Boulton and Watt white cheddar mac-and-cheese with persillade bread crumbs, regulars rave about the wild mushroom toast, crispy skin salmon, and housemade fresh ricotta cavatelli. Make a reservation at Boulton & Watt.

Restaurants for a New Year’s Eve 2018 Party

Whatever kind of experience you want to have, OpenTable is here to help you find the right restaurant for your night. Let us know where you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve 2018 here in the comments or over on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter. And, remember to snap + share your #dishpics with us on Instagram for a chance to win in our weekly giveaway.

Kelly Merritt is an author and freelance journalist specializing in culinary travel. Follow her on Twitter @kellywrites + Instagram @kellymerrittwrites + Facebook at KellyMerrittWrites.

Photo credits: Team Chomp (Origo Club); Barbara Kraft (Andreas + Sinatra); Kathy Tran (Fine China); John Stoffer (RPM Italian); Jeff Marini (Nacional 27); Leila Kwok (Boulevard); Kevin Hahn (Vidorra); Oleg March (Parker & Quinn).