Dining Out on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Phoenix / Scottsdale

Special New Year's Eve Meals and Entertainment

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. Please remember that the prices mentioned here don't include tax, tip, or drinks. You can assume that coupons and discounts will not be honored for special holiday meals. Many of these restaurants require payment in advance. Call to see if there's a dress code.

Keep checking back — I'll be adding more dining options for New Year's Eve until the last week of December.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Image credit: Vstock LLC / Getty Images.

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    ••• Dining al fresco at Lon's. © Judy Hedding

    5532 North Palo Cristi, Paradise Valley
    602-955-7878
    The Boulders’ Executive Chef Brian Archibald will be joining LON’s Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco for a multi-course year-end celebration featuring Moet & Chandon. 6 p.m.
     

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    Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
    ••• Shula's at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Judy Hedding

    5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler (map)

    Shula's
    Appetizer: shrimp cocktail or 3oz. jumbo lump crab cake with remoulade and lemon. Salad: Baby greens, golden beets, shaved fennel, citrus vinaigrette. Entrée choices: Shula cut® 8oz. filet mignon Oscar, horseradish mashed potatoes, haricot verts; or Surf and Turf with the Shula cut® 6oz. filet mignon & 6oz. cold water lobster tail, with mashed potatoes and pan roasted vegetables. Dessert: Grand Marnier Crème Brule. Service from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    Ling & Louie's
    NYE 2016: pricing à la carte
    Offering sizzling platters from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.: Surf & Turf $15; Korean Salmon $15; Spicy Shrimp $15; Shanghai Shrimp & Scallops $19; Steak & Lobster $19. Special cocktails include a New Year's Kiss $7.
     

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    ••• Gila River Casinos

    15091 S. Komatke Lane, Laveen (Phoenix)
    520-550-1943

    Ditka's
    Your choice of Soup of the Day; Caesar salad; or Mike’s Salad with pecans, goat cheese, apples, cranberries, balsamic vinaigrette. Second course choices: Linguini Diavolo: jumbo shrimp, lump crab, fresh linguini pasta; or Delmonico, a coffee crusted boneless rib eye topped with an Ancho Butter and served with mashed red potatoes and asparagus; or Double Crusted Filet consisting of two 5 oz. bone-in filets, one topped with a horseradish crust and one topped with a bleu cheese crust. Served with mashed red potatoes and asparagus. For dessert choose from Tahitian vanilla bean crème brulee, or raspberry cheesecake. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Coffee Shop 24/7
    Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Small Side Salad, Baked Potato. Choose from three sizes. Served from 4 p.m. while supply lasts.
     

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    City Grille at Lone Butte Casino
    ••• City Grille at Lone Butte Casino. Judy hedding

    1077 S. Kyrene Rd., Chandler

    Cities Bar & Grill 
    A New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Salad Bar; Antipasti; Meat & Cheese Trays; Shrimp Cocktail & Crab Claws; Penne Pasta with Sausage Marinara; House Made Chicken Alfredo; Carving Station Slow Roasted Prime Rib; Scratch Made Chicken Cordon Bleu; Herb Baked Salmonl Creamy Mashed Potatoes; Wild Rice Blend; Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables; Cities Famous House Made Soup. For dessert, Chocolate Covered Strawberries; Mini Cream Puffs & Eclairs; Milk Chocolate Fudge; Lemon & Mango Cakes; Assorted Mousse Parfaits, Cherry Jubilee & Banana Foster flambé in the courtyard.

    Café 24/7
    Three courses served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spring Mix Salad with Dried Cranberries, Matchstick Carrot, Toasted Almonds, Swiss cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette; Smoked Beef Brisket with Sundried Tomato Onion Demi-Glace, 3 Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Broccoli Florets; Chocolate Mousse.
     

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    The Market Restaurant +Bar by Jennifer's
    ••• The Market Restaurant +Bar by Jennifer's

    3603 E. Indian School Rd., Ste A, Phoenix
    602-579-5327
    Complimentary glass of bubbles. Amuse Bouche: Black eyed peas with duck confit. Salad Course: Winter Salad - Rocket greens, blood orange, pomegranate, burrata, with lemon mint vinaigrette topped with shaved pecorino and cracked pepper; or Caesar Salad - romaine hearts, roasted garlic lemon vinaigrette, fried chickpeas, Spanish anchovy with focaccia dust. Bread Board - Housemade focaccia, brioche and baguettes, served with Vermont butter. Soup Course: Corn Bisque with Popcorn - Locally grown corn bisque, brown butter popcorn, aged white cheddar with Sel Gris GoLB salt; or Shrimp Bisque - Shrimp stock with tomato & mirepoix, butter poached shrimp, served with lemon zest, crème fraiche and a corn fritter. Entree Course: Individual Lobster Pot Pie - Maine lobster, fennel, wild mushroom, pearl onion, tri-colored baby carrots baked in a brandy crème topped with a flaky crust; or Porcini Crusted Tenderloin - Seared prime beef tenderloin...MORE crusted in porcini with truffle butter sauce, chive whipped potatoes, olive oil poached red onion, and asparagus with hollandaise. Dessert Course: Callebaut Chocolate Mousse - Belgian white chocolate custard, housemade caramel popcorn brittle, Arizona orange segments with salted caramel drizzle served in a stemless wine glass. European Roast Decaffeinated Coffee Service. Seatings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
     

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    1725 E. Osborn Rd, Phoenix
    602-212-1082
    First Course: choice of Wild Mushroom Risotto; or Swiss Chard Tarte; or Potato Galette topped with Smoked Salmon, crème fraiche, capers, lemon zest and American Sturgeon caviar. Second Course: choice of Lobster Bisque; or Roasted Butternut Squash and Beet Salad; or Black Grape and Friseé Salad with Gorgonzola cheese. Third Course: choice of Crab Stuffed Shrimp & Filet Duet with a Merlot reduction, Russian Fingerlings Potatoes and haricot verts; or Oven Roasted Lobster over curry risotto studded with charred pineapple, topped with coconut; or 100% grass fed Australian Lamb Shank coated with warm spices, braised all day then served Moroccan style over pearl couscous; or Porcini incrusted Sea Bass with kale couscous blueberry sauce and asparagus; or Portobello Mushroom Cap filled with roasted organic vegetables and topped with Chevre, served on a nest of buttered fettuccini. Fourth Course: choice of Raspberry Studded Brown Butter Tarte; or Triple...MORE Chocolate Mousse Cake; or White Chocolate Lime Mousse Tarte.
     

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    A Kiss at elements in Paradise Valley
    ••• A Kiss at elements in Paradise Valley. Courtesy Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, used with permission

    5700 E. Mcdonald Drive, Paradise Valley
    480-607-2300
    A four-course menu at elements by Chef MacMillan. The second seating includes a complimentary Champagne toast, party favors and admission to the jade bar celebration

    This restaurant is known for its scenic views.
     

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    Tavern Americana

    Tavern Americana
    ••• Tavern Americana

    20469 N. Hayden Rd., Scoittsdale
    480-502-6740
    1st Course: choice of Caesar Salad; or Avocado & Grapefruit Salad. 2nd Course: choice of Herb Crusted Hanger Steak; or Roasted Half Chicken. 3rd Course: choice of Chocolate Lava Cake; or Grand Marnier Crème Brulee.
     

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    15323 N. Scottsdale Rd., #150, Scottsdale
    480-951-4344
    The menu may include the following items paired with wine: Charcuterie Plate; Corn and Shishito Fritter with Honey Drizzle; Soup Taster; Braised Mustard Greens with Lentils and Crostini; Roasted Pork with Parmesan Risotto; Coffee Glazed Donuts with Vanilla Whipped Cream. First seating at 6:30 p.m., second seating at 8:30 p.m. A wine or beer pairing and party favors included.
     

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    Rusconi's American Kitchen
    ••• Short Rib at Rusconi's American Kitchen. Joanie Simon, used with permission

    10637 North Tatum Blvd., Suite 101B, Phoenix
    480-483-0009
    First course, choice of fennel smoked salmon and semolina pancakes; or warm goat cheese with arugula, frisée and passion fruit gastrique; or "Rusconi's Kitchen" caesar salad; or late harvest squash soup; lobster bisque; or red wine braised beef short rib; or blue crab and shrimp cake. Entrée, choice of roasted pork tenderloin with blackberry glaze; or pan roasted florida grouper; or garlic and herb crusted rack of lamb; or grilled tenderloin of beef; or open faced butternut squash ravioli. For dessert, choice of dark chocolate crème brûlée; or espresso panna cotta; or upside down meyer lemon ricotta cheesecake.
     

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    ••• Photo Courtesy Tonto Bar & Grill

    5736 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek
    480-488-0698
    Serving the regular menu along with the following specials from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Special Appetizer: Fresh watercress salad, roasted baby candy striped beets, candied kumquats, butter poached lobster, blood orange supremes, roasted pepitas, sparkling wine vinaigrette ($11). Special Entrée: Mesquite wood-fired 4 oz. beef tenderloin and butterpoached lobster tail, roasted wild mushrooms, black truffle whipped potato, charred asparagus, meyer lemon Champagne butter, Dos Cabezas red wine reduction ($45). Dessert: Trio of Desserts, a Pink Champagne cheese cake bar with raspberry compote lemon posset with sugared almond short bread cookie triple chocolate cake stack with candied hazelnut puree ($14).
     

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    ••• © Judy Hedding

    6710 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
    480-488-8031
    A special four-course tasting menu. Appetizer Course: Charred heirloom tomato salad, roasted eggplant, yuzu shallot vinaigrette, SIFarms daikon radish sprouts. Fresh Seafood Course: Alaskan king crab leg, Albacore tuna crudo, Kumamoto oyster, Ancho cocktail sauce, grilled citrus, smoked strawberry mignonette. Entree Course, choice of: Nebraska Prime Rib Eye, Port wine compound butter, red rösti potatoes, sherry glazed baby zucchini; or Japanese Striped Bass, roasted sweet potato, foraged mushroom broth, baby tatsoi, serrano ponzu reduction. Dessert Course: Trio of Desserts, a Pink Champagne cheese cake bar with raspberry compote, lemon posset with sugared almond short bread cookie triple chocolate cake stack with candied hazelnut puree; or Local fruit and cheese platter. Ask in advance for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
     

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    At Fogo de Chao in Scottsdale
    ••• At Fogo de Chao in Scottsdale. Judy Hedding

    6300 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
    480-609-8866
    The Brazilian Brunch menu includes Fogo’s famous full churrasco experience, which features a variety of fire-roasted meats like filet mignon, Brazilian picanha and lamb chops, plus Brazilian takes on American classics. These classics include a Pão de Queijo Egg Bake, Braised Beef Rib Hash and a beverage bar that features Caipirinhas. Special items added for the holidays include Roasted Turkey Breast; Turkey Au Jus made with sautéed diced carrots and celery; Cranberry Relish; Brazilian Sausage and Apple Dressing; Sweet Potato Casserole. Serving from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
     

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    Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

    Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
    ••• Prado. Courtesy Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

    4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
    480-627-3200
    Enjoy live jazz and dancing from the talented Joe Costello throughout the evening. Stay until midnight for a special balloon drop to ring in the new year. After-dinner drinks available at Mbar until 2 am. 9 p.m. seating includes Champagne. Reservations required.
     

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    J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician
    ••• J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician

    The Phoenician Resort
    6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
    480-214-8000
    Seatings from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. A four-course tasting menu featuring caviar, Maine lobster, Waygu NY Strip and a trio of desserts along with the regular à la carte menu, all accompanied by an award-winning wine list. Live entertainment. While the adults are dining, sign the kids up for our Funicians Club Dinner and Dance Party

    This restaurant is known for its scenic views.
     

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    1840 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa
    480-813-5400
    Serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and featuring a special New Year’s menu all day long. Choose from ribeye, shrimp and poached salmon to pair with their sparkling wine specials.
     

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    Sierra Bonita Grill
    ••• Sierra Bonita Grill

    6933 N. 7th St., Phoenix
    602-264-0700
    Get the New Year's Eve celebration started early with happy hour in the bar area from 3 to 6 p.m. Offering $6 appetizers, such as Sizzlin' Peppers stuffed with a blend of four cheeses, served sizzling on a unique cast iron skillet, or Carne Asada Street Tacos with cheese, chile de arbol salsa, marinated red onion and salsa de guacamole. Pair the appetizers with a $6 cocktail, such as a Fresh Squeezed Margarita, Dark and Stormy, or Sangria.  For New Year's Eve dinner, Sierra Bonita Grill will be serving its regular dinner menu, in addition to two Southwestern specials created for the occasion. The very popular Prime Rib dinner ($38) features a 14 oz. smoked prime rib, served with green chile mashed potatoes, horseradish cream and beef au jus. For a lighter dinner option, try the Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops ($39) served over a salad of tri-colored orzo, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, organic baby arugula, toasted almonds and habanero champagne...MORE beurre blanc.
     

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    7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
    480-289-6160

    20707 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
    480-289-6180

    5538 N. 7th St., Phoenix
    602-635-4965

    All three locations will be serving a special four-course prix fixe menu. The meal begins with Butternut Squash Soup with duck confit, wild mushrooms, pepitas and spiced cream, plus an Herb Grilled Shrimp and Fuji Apple Salad with arugula, radicchio and frisee, with a balsamic vinaigrette. For the main course, choose from three different dishes. A Tenderloin of Beef with Red Wine Sauce is served with horseradish potato gratin and candied shallots. Roasted Chicken is accompanied by Swiss chard and caramelized parsnips and roasted garlic and parmigiano polenta. For a seafood option, try the Pan Seared Sea Bass with orange glazed fennel, oven-dried tomatoes, clementines and basil butter sauce. Finish the meal with a Chocolate Resolution featuring dark chocolate, raspberries and cinnamon crisp. Service starts at 5 p.m. Regular dinner menu also available.
     

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    Dining Room at ZuZu
    ••• Dining Room at ZuZu. Hotel Valley Ho

    6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
    480-421-7997
    Celebrate the New Year with a  three-course dinner at ZuZu inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. The evening’s menu includes a choose of starter, entrée and dessert from a special menu. Options include Lobster Bisque with crème fraiche and brioche croutons, Herb Roasted Wagyu Beef Striploin with roasted fingerling potatoes, and Huckleberry Crème Brulee. Savor craft cocktails in the lounge, with DJ JonnY Rogers spinning from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Those joining for either dinner seating are also invited to a complimentary rooftop Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required.
     

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    7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
    480-306-8800
    In addition to the four and 6 course tasting menus, diners may add a caviar and champagne course, hand-shaved truffle service or the addition of Miyazaki Wagyu, a cut of beef widely regarded as the most exclusive in the world. The early seatingnwill offer four courses including several Roka Akor house signature items including rock shrimp, Chef’s sashimi platter and yuzu miso black cod. The later seatings will include dishes like kusshi oysters with calvisius pure salt caviar, Chilean sea bass with yuzu truffle butter, bone marrow gnocci with parsnip puree and truffle. Each menu may be paired with an optional selection of festive wines hand selected as part of Roka Akor’s award-winning beverage program for $30 or $58 per person. Reservations required.
     

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    4720 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix
    602-795-0020
    This restaurant is making it easy to enjoy their modern Indian menu in the comfort of your own home with inspired Indian comfort fare by Executive Chef Sunil Kumar. Enjoy a Punjabi feast for pickup or delivery starting at 5 p.m. with choice of three different menus. Starting at $18 per guest, the catering menu includes a selection of appetizers, entrees and breads, and offers options at $25 and $35 per person that also includes Tandoori specialties, entrees and desserts. From Samosas to Chicken Tikka, Saag Paneer to Aloo Gohbi and everything in between, the menu offers an array of spice and flavor. There are a number of vegetarian dishes, and the option to make any dish on the menu gluten-free. View the catering menu online.
     

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    The Boulders
    ••• The Boulders in Carefree, AZ. The Boulders

    34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree
    480-488-7317
    A specialty Champagne and Dinner reception to ring in 2018 featuring menu items by the talented culinary team, musical sounds by Scottsdale Music & Entertainment, and a champagne toast. Guests will enjoy food and entertainment from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a ball drop at 10 p.m. with a continued celebration until 11 p.m. Selected offerings include: Beef Wellington; Shellfish Display; Hand Cut Sushi; Lobster Gnocchi; Maryland Crab Cakes; Dessert Display.
     

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    Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant in Phoenix
    ••• Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant

    3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
    602-956-0836
    Ring in 2018 with authentic Italian cuisine. Guests can enjoy homemade pasta favorites like Paglia Fieno with Porcini Cremini & Truffle,” ($26) with spinach and egg pasta with pancetta, wild mushroom, truffle and parmigiana or the “Eggplant Torte & Butternut Squash Ravioli” ($26) with multi-layered eggplant baked with cheese fondue and tomato sauce. Guests also have the option to choose from “Food for the Gods” including specialty items like “The Royal Crustacean Cioppino” ($47) complete with lobster tail, prawns, scallops, Alaskan king crab, seabass, clams, mussels, tomato-wine sauce on squid ink spaghetti. Open from noon to 9 p.m.
     

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    Gertrude's at Desert Botanical Garden
    ••• Gertrude's at Desert Botanical Garden

    Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix (directions)
    480-719-8600
    NYE 2016: The restaurant featured a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu. First Course (choice of): Kona Abalone - Bisque + Benton's Bacon & Panko Fried + Truffle Salt; or "Waldorf Salad" - Frozen Grapes + Pickled Apple + Frisée Lettuce + Black Truffle Vinaigrette; or Terrine of Pheasant & Foie Gras - Asian Pear + Hazelnut Streusel + Black Truffle Mustard. Second Course (choice of): Colorado Lamb Saddle - Sweetbread & Swiss Chard Stuffing + Potato Purée + Sauce Financière; or Dover Sole - Caper-Bread Vinaigrette + Brown Butter Rutabaga + Haricots Verts; or Swiss Chard Soubric - Parmesan Velouté + Chanterelle Mushrooms + Citrus Breadcrumbs. Dessert (choice of): Opera Cake - Espresso + Almond Milk Ganache + Speculaas Cookie Mousse; or Baked Alaska - Coconut Meringue + Lemon Olive Oil Cake + Pineapple-Rum Ice Cream. Items are available à la...MORE carte and regular dinner service is also available. A credit card is required to reserve a space. Same holiday special will be offered on Dec. 30.
     

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    ••• At the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. © Judy Hedding

    11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix
    602-866-6350
    The celebration begins with a five-course gourmet dinner. Menu items include Lobster Bisque, Seared Berkshire Pork Belly, Cherry Wood Smoked Venison, a selection of desserts and more. The evening continues with live music in the adjacent Terrace Room featuring The Hamptons, a six-piece band performing a versatile line-up of today's hits, favorite oldies and classic rock. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. and is complimentary for dinner guests, with a $50 cover charge for non-dinner guests, and includes party favors, light fare and champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required.

    This restaurant is known for its scenic views.
     

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    Arizona Biltmore
    ••• Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

    2400 East Missouri, Phoenix
    602-955-6600
    Highlights of the four-course special menu include Surf & Turf with raw Japanese kobe, scallop ceviche, uni and chile escabeche; savory Lobster & Hebi; Pan Roasted Duck Breast paired with huilochtce fried quinoa, butternut squash, poached duck egg and honey lavender; and dessert options of White Chocolate Raspberry Pave and Orange Raspberry Chutney served with a duo of macaroons. Served at 8 p.m.
     

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    Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
    ••• Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

    Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape, Downtown Phoenix
    602-258-0231
    A six-course prix fixe holiday menu prepared by Executive Chef Sean Currid.
     

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    Roaring Fork Scottsdale
    ••• Roaring Fork

    4800 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
    480-947-0795
    Beginning at 4 p.m. Executive Chef David LaForce will be cooking up a specialty Lobster and Steak ($59) offering in addition to seasonal menu items available that evening only. Enjoy the warm, rotisserie fire and the outdoor fireplace. Signature menu items include the Big Ass Burger; the Kettle of Green Chili Pork; Sugar Cured Duck Breast; the Double Cut Pork Chop; Boneless Buttermilk Fried Chicken; and Rainbow Trout. Toast with a huckleberry margarita, a classic martini, Manhattan or a glass of wine.
     

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    Remington's at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort
    ••• Remington's at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort

    7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
    480-951-5101
    A menu of traditional and unique holiday items. Starters: Mac & Cheese Soup with Bacon, Remington's Caesar Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Soup, New Year's Salad. Entrées: Ribeye Steak, Horseradish Crusted Salmon Fillet, New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Half Roasted Duck, Roasted New York Sirloin, Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Shrimp Scampi. Desserts: Toffee Cheesecake, Peppermint Brownie Soufflé, Double Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Almonds, Baked Lemon Mascarpone Tart. Desert Highways Duo will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight, ending with a midnight toast. 
     

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    ••• Judy Hedding

    2501 East Telawa Trail, Phoenix (directions)
    602-955-4079
    A special four-course menu. Small additional club membership fee may apply. This restaurant is known for its scenic views.
     

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    4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale
    480-265-9814
    A four-course menu. Choices of five starters, four salads, eight entrees, and five desserts.
     

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    5813 N. 7th St, #140, Phoenix
    602-313-8713
    A five-course dinner put together by Head Chef Donny Fawcett. Usually known as a place to grab a great beer and burger, Central Kitchen has designed an upscale menu with beer parings to celebrate the end of 2016. Courses and beer pairings: 1st Oysters, Hess “My Other Vice” Berliner Weisse; 2nd Lox & Fennel Salad, Hess Grapefruit “Solis” IPA; 3rd Butter Poached Alaskan King Crab, Dogfish Head “Namaste White” Belgian Witbier; 4th Pan Seared Duck Breast, Phoenix Ale Brewery Cranberry Oatmeal Stout; 5th: S’mores, Boulder Brewing “Shake” Chocolate Stout. 6:30 p.m. Reservations required.
     

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    ••• © Sassi

    10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale
    480-502-9095

    The early seating dinner joins cocktails and passed antipasti with a three-course dinner. The later seating times beginning at 8:30 will offer a five-course dinner menu including a Secondi course that will not be available in the earlier seating. Live music begins at 9 p.m., fun party hats and Prosecco will be served at 11:30 to help ring in the New Year. Executive Chef Chris Nicosia has created a multi-course feast for the evening with antipasti choices including; Smoked Salmon Spinci with Caviar, Duck Liver Mousse, Fanny Bay Oysters and SASSI's signature Crostini. After cocktail hour, dinner will be served at 6:30 pm starting with a choice of dishes for the Primi course. Options include Lobster Vellutata and Butternut Squash Panna Cotta and Roasted Pear Rissotto. The entrée course choices include Wood Fire Braised Wagyu Beef, Roasted Branzino or Vegetarian "Scallops" of King Trumpet Mushrooms. For Dolce, the Dark Chocolate...MORE Mousse Cake. Late seating guests will ring in 2018 at midnight with complimentary party favors and a complimentary Prosecco toast. 

    This restaurant is known for its scenic views.
     

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    Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar
    ••• Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar. The Camby

    The Camby

    2401 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix
    602-522-6655
    Director of Culinary Experiences Dushyant Singh has created a four-course prix fixe menu. Course One options include Five Spice Pork Belly, Foie Torchon and Roasted Sunchokes. Course Two includes a choice of a Baby Wedge Salad, Caesar Salad and Roasted Seasonal Squash followed by Course Three options of Maple Brine Pork Chop, Veal Cheeks, Grilled Swordfish, and Torn Pasta. Complete the evening with Course Four featuring a selection of Apple Galette or Textures of Chocolate dish. Available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
     

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    3603 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
    602-358-8666
    Holiday specials include: Live scallop crudo, pickled iitois, caperberries $22; Cavatelli, braised California squid, monkfish liver & sausage $20; Roasted whole Orata, olives, herb salad, lemon & Puglian olive oil $35; A-5 ribeye cap, oyster mushrooms, cannellini marinati, mustard greens $50; Stuffed trotter for 2 (or table), foie gras, Maya's farm arugula, balsamic $40; Bianchetto Truffles on any dish $30 (2oz).
     

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    T. Cook's at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
    ••• T. Cook's. Royal Palms Resort and Spa

    5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
    602-840-3610
    The first seating is available from 5:30 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. and will feature a three-course, prix-fixe menu. The second seating is available from 7:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. and will feature a five-course, prix-fixe menu and a glass of sparkling wine to toast. After dinner, celebrate at The Mix Up Bar with live music by the Carrie Lynn Van Winkle Trio. Reservations are required.
     

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    Pomelo at The Orchard
    ••• Steve Shankman, courtesy Pomelo at The Orchard

    7100 N 12th St., Phoenix
    602-633-2600
    Starters (one to share): Calamari & Shrimp Fritti-Crispy calamari and shrimp served with pomodoro and buttermilk dressing; or Chef's Board-Assortment of cured meats, artisanal cheeses with toasted baguettes. Salad (one to share): Pomelo Chopped-Dinosaur kale, artisan greens, tomato, corn, edamame, roasted peppers, gold raisins, toasted sunflower seed, feta; or Wedge-Half head of iceberg lettuce, bleu cheese buttermilk dressing, crispy bacon, hard-boiled egg and tomato confit. Specialties (one per person): New York Strip (12 oz.) angus beef grilled over Arizona Mesquite served with shrimp in a parmesan sauce, seasonal vegetables and scalloped potatoes; or Short Ribs-Braised with a peppercorn demi glaze sauce and served with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes; or Pan-Roasted Wild Salmon, Black rice, shaved fennel and wild arugula salad with citrus Pomelo beurre blanc. DESSERT (one to share): Salted caramel cookie-Warm salted caramel over...MORE shortbread cookie served with vanilla gelato, chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries. Two glasses of Veuve Clicquout Brut Champagne are included.
     

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    Casino Arizona
    ••• Courtesy Casino Arizona

    524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale
    480-850-7777

    Cholla Prime Steakhouse and Lounge
    To start, Seared Diver Scallops with a citrus reduction or a Spring Mix and Spinach Salad with fresh sliced strawberries, crumbled blue cheese, candied walnuts and a honey-raspberry vinaigrette. Dinner is an eight-ounce Filet Mignon and a four-ounce Lobster Tail with grilled asparagus and garlic parmesan mashed potatoes. Finish with a Milk Chocolate Mousse with chocolate crumble and passion fruit sauce. All items available à la carte. 5 p.m. to midnight.
     
    Eagles Buffet
    A Champagne Dinner available from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Enjoy the likes of Smoked Prime Rib, Roasted Lamb, Hot Steamed Crab Legs, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Whipped Potatoes, Baked Cod with Rice Pilaf, Chesapeake Bay Oysters, Clam Chowder, Seafood Gumbo, Fine Pastries and Desserts and much more.
     
    The Showroom
    An upscale New Year's Eve Buffet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sample Smoked Prime Rib with au jus, Roasted Lamb, Chicken Cordon Bleu, fresh asparagus, artisan...MORE bread, caesar salad, chilled shellfish, a pastry display and much more. 
     
    The Willows Restaurant
    Breakfast served from 6 to 11 a.m. Enjoy Blueberry Mascarpone Stuffed Crepes with bacon, sausage or tavern ham. The dinner special, served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., will be Lentil Soup, followed by Chicken Saltimbocca with garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and chef's vegetables. Dessert: Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. 
     
    Arizona Room Patio Grill
    A New Year's Eve buffet featuring a variety of items, including Creole Rubbed Ribeye Roast with Jack Daniels au jus, Roasted Turkey with desert rose honey and sweet chili glaze, Atlantic Salmon, shrimp cocktail, smoked domestic and imported cheeses, Fiesta Rice Pilaf, a dessert assortment and more.
     
    Bingo Hall
    A Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla on a warm chipotle tortilla with a blend of cheeses, green onions ​and diced tomatoes, garnished with tricolor chips and salsa. Chocolate-dipped strawberries. 
     
    Salt River Cafe
    Open all day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Begin with Shrimp Alfredo on a bed of fettuccine noodles, served with garlic bread and a fountain drink. For dessert, enjoy a Raspberry Cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust..

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    Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill

    Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill
    ••• Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill

    2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
    7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
    2212 E. Williams Field Road,Gilbert

    Special menu items include: Grilled Salmon Cakes  (Fresh salmon, panko, grilled & topped with Sriracha aioli, balsamic marinated tomatoes and arugula); Chipotle Hummus Flatbread (Chickpeas, tahini paste, chipotle peppers and grilled flat bread served with red peppers, cucumber, jicama, Kalamata olives, pepperoncinis and feta cheese); Mediterranean Chopped Salad (Peppered turkey breast, romaine, arugula, mesclun lettuce, toscano salami, cucumber, grape tomato, pepperoncini, smoked mozzarella, feta cheese, basil, Kalamata olives, roasted corn, quinoa and lemon basil vinegrette); Filet Mignon (Pepper bacon wrapped grilled with roasted garlic herb butter, white cheddar and grilled asparagus); Grilled Top Sirloin Steak (Char-grilled Painted Hills Beef with sundried tomato butter, white cheddar mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus); Bronzed Mahi Mahi (seared with passion fruit beurre...MORE blanc and sweet Thai chili sauce, served with Jasmine rice and Asian vegetables(; Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin Tips (Three peppercorn rub, Black Butte Porter demi, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and white cheddar mashed potatoes); Grilled Bone-In Ribeye Steak (Angus ribeye served with white cheddar mashed potatoes, sautéed Brussel sprouts and butternut squash). For dessert, Jameson Bing Cherry Bread Pudding, baked with Irish whiskey and dried Bing cherries, served with whipped cream and whiskey caramel.

     

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    Talking Stick Resort
    ••• Courtesy Talking Stick Resort

    9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
    480-850-7777

    Orange Sky
    A four-course prix fixe meal from 5 to 11 p.m. For starters, enjoy the Petite Kobe Short Rib, the Creamy Lobster Risotto, the Foie Gras Terrine or the King Crab. The second course is a choice of Shaved Fennel and White Asparagus, Local Field Lettuces or a Candied Beet Salad. The main course is Seared Diver Scallops, Grilled Swordfish, Elk Strip Loin, Beef Tournedos or Colorado Lamb Chop. Finish off the meal with Caramel Panna Cotta, Wildflower Honey-Soaked Genoise, Chocolate Brioche Stout Cake or Meyer Lemon Angel Food Cake. This restaurant is known for its scenic views.
     
    Ocean Trail
    Anytime from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. stop by the resort's 19-seat seafood bar. Start with a Half Romaine Salad with blue cheese dressing, bacon, tomatoes and green onions, followed by a Maine Lobster with brandy cream sauce and asparagus and shitake mushroom risotto. Dessert is a Frozen Grand Marnier Souffle.
     
    Salt River Ballroom
    Those who purchase tickets...MORE to Talking Stick Resort's Vegas-style NYE3 New Year's Eve Party will enjoy a buffet at 7 p.m. The spread includes a domestic cheese display, assorted satays, crab cakes, Seafood Paella, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Herb Roasted Prime Rib, Chile Roasted Salmon and much more.
     
    Wandering Horse Buffet
    A New Year's Eve buffet from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Among the offerings will be Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Roasted Lamb Rack, Butter-Basted Turkey, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, King Crab Legs, Little Neck Clams and more. A New Year's Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will also be available, with Eggs Benedict, omelets made to order, Raspberry White Chocolate Pancakes, Amaretto Toasted Almond French Toast, Apple Cranberry Belgian Waffles, Turkey Wellington, Grilled Grouper, Cranberry Pecan Crusted Salmon, King Crab Legs, Chilled Littleneck Clams and more. 
     
    Blue Coyote Café
    From 5 to 11 p.m. enjoy a soup or salad, followed by the Osso Bucco Short Rib with whipped Yukon gold potatoes and heirloom baby carrots. Dessert is Cherry Jubilee with vanilla ice cream and an orange snap cookie.
     
    Blue Coyote Cantina
    A special with a Southwestern twist. Open all night on Dec. 31, start with a seared eight-ounce rib eye with green chili rice, sautéed asparagus and Mexican chimichurri, followed by flan with fresh berries.
     
    The Arena Poker Room
    A special holiday menu from 5 p.m. till midnight. For starters, enjoy an Iceberg Salad, then the Prime Rib Au Jus with au gratin potatoes and corn on the cob. Dessert will be the Butterscotch Rice Pudding with raisins, almonds and pistachios.
     

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    FOUND:RE Phoenix
    ••• FOUND:RE Phoenix

    FOUND:RE Phoenix
    1100 N. Central, Phoenix
    602-875-8080
    A four course prix fixe menu. A $30 cover allows guest to ring in the New Year with party favors, a champagne toast, midnight munchies, DJ music and a countdown to midnight with Artist Randy Hedden.

     

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    Tanzy Restaurant

    15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
    480-483-3255
    The first course is Beef Carpaccio Cone featuring fine truffle oil, fried capers, wilde arugula, lemon, fresh horseradish and fine parmesan. The second course will be Caprese & Prosciutto Di Parma. Red + yellow tomatoes, bufala mozzarella, fresh basil, sliced Parma and perfectly aged balsamic. For the third course, Seared Scallops with a light cauliflower puree, brown butter-meyer lemon vinaigrette and pea tendrils. "Land & Sea" is the main course with grilled petite filet mignon, butter poached lobster tails, crispy fingerlings and truffled bernaise. Dessert will feature a Raspberry & Vanilla Baked Alaska Tart. Pair this with warm toasted meringue and a decadent dark chocolate sauce and you'll be sure there couldn't be a better way to end the year. First seating hours are 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Second seating hours are 8 p.m. to midnight. iPic Theaters Sapphire Members recive a discount. Add wine paring for...MORE $30 per person. Enjoy complimentary hats, horns and Piper-Heidsieck champagne to toast at midnight.