Looking for a nice meal on New Year's Eve in the Phoenix area? Besides concerts, shows and New Year's Eve parties, you'll also find some wonderful New Year's Eve dinners at fine restaurants around town. Many of these are prix-fixe special menus for the New Year's Eve celebration. Some include champagne toasts, party favors, dancing, and entertainment.
Some restaurants require payment in advance, so lock down your New Year's plans as soon as possible. Elegant restaurants may enforce a dress code, so call to confirm if you need to dress up.
Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Steak 44 specializes in both prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood. From a petite filet mignon to a juicy bone-in ribeye, you can choose any type of steak that you desire. The seafood selection is just as comprehensive, with New Bedford sea scallops, Chilean sea bass, sashimi-grade ahi tuna, and, of course, lobster tails. The entire dinner menu is available to order on New Year's Eve, and there is an $85 minimum per person.
Wright's at the Biltmore
The Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix is hosting two separate meals on December 31, 2019, a four-course meal beginning at 5 p.m. and a five-course meal beginning at 8:30 p.m., both of which include wine pairings for each part of the meal. The chef de cuisine will be preparing a special New Year's menu, but typical dinner items include roasted halibut, crispy karabuta porkchop, and char-grilled flat iron steak.
Phoenix City Grille
If you're looking for a more casual New Year's Eve meal, this North Phoenix spot located in the Madison neighborhood has been serving delicious food at reasonable prices since 1997. Pick one of their burgers, sandwiches, or entrees to enjoy yourself, or a variety of sharable plates to enjoy with a group of friends before heading out.
Virtu Honest Craft
You can't find the menu online for this Scottsdale eatery because the selection is constantly changing. Virtu Honest Craft is always looking for freshly caught fish, in-season produce, and locally sourced ingredients, so you can be assured your meal is meticulously curated and expertly prepared. The five-course New Year's menu for December 31, 2019, includes appetizers like tempura octopus and roasted beet salad, entrees like smoked duck and sea bass in saffron butter, and desserts to finish the night—and year—including caramelized pear in amaretto.
Cafe Monarch is an award-winning restaurant in Scottsdale that has been included as one of the top 25 best fine-dining places to eat in the country. Elegant and decadent, Cafe Monarch is a place to eat when celebrating some special occasion, and the beginning of the near year is a good a reason as any to splurge. The menu for December 31, 2019, is a six-course meal and champagne toast that costs $195.
Eddie V's in Scottsdale specializes in seafood, and this is seafood at perfection. The starters menu includes Maine lobster bisque, crab and corn chowder, and Hawaiian yellowtail sashimi. Some of the stand-out entrees are bacon-wrapped king crab, scallops sauteed with citrus fruits, and jumbo Gulf shrimp. Non-seafood items are available to order as well, but the fare from the sea is what Eddie V's does best. On New Year's Eve, end the meal with a dessert buffet and then dance off your meal to live music until midnight hits. It is encouraged to wear 1920s attire.
The Mission Old Town
Add some Latin flavor to your end-of-year celebrations at the Mission Old Town, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The menu blends cuisines from Spain, Mexico, Central America, and South America, with menu items including roasted lamb tacos, grilled chorizo porchetta, and swordfish served with Spanish paella rice. In addition to the standard dinner menu, diners are also able to choose from a special holiday menu prepared by the chef.