For many people, a perfect New Year's Eve is spent with close friends over a great meal. Throw in cocktails, wine and music, and you have the ingredients for a memorable night and a terrific way to ring in the New Year. Here are some top restaurants for New Year's Eve 2016.
If you are looking for a bigger celebration, check out the top New Year's Eve parties in St. Louis.
The Lemp Mansion will be serving its regular menu in the restaurant on New Year's Eve. The restaurant has a variety of steak, chicken and seafood dishes, as well as pasta, salads and desserts. Another option is the Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater.
Both Bristol Seafood Grill locations in Creve Coeur and O'Fallon are offering a special New Year's Eve dinner. Choose a lobster tail or surf-n-turf with gourmet sides. The restaurant's full menu is also available.
The Tenderloin Room at the Chase Park Plaza is serving up a special New Year's Eve celebration. The popular steakhouse offers a gourmet menu of salads, steaks, pork and lobster.
The Grill at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton will be serving a six-course gourmet dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meal includes a champagne toast. Reservations are required.
Russell's on Macklind in south St. Louis is a good choice for a casual, intimate New Year's Eve meal. The restaurant offers upscale cafe fare and a nice selection of wines, plus a case full of handmade cakes, pies and other desserts.
Ring in the New Year with sangria and tapas at BARcelona in downtown Clayton. The popular restaurant has a large selection of hot and cold tapas for any appetite. There will be a special menu on New Year's Eve along with a champagne toast at midnight.
In the mood for Creole or Cuban food? Then ring in the New Year with a meal at Boogaloo in Maplewood. The restaurant is serving a four-course menu featuring crab-stuffed tenderloin. The regular menu is also available.
Cielo at the Four Seasons in downtown St. Louis is offering a seven-course tasting menu on New Year's Eve. The menu includes soup, pasta and a main entree of filet mignon or lamb chops. Dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Frazer's Restaurant in south St. Louis is celebrating New Year's Eve with a menu of upscale comfort food and hand-crafted cocktails. Guests can enjoy the festive mood with party favors and champagne toast.
Celebrate with friends at the Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves. Enjoy a casual dinner of Cajun favorites like gumbo and jambalaya, then take in live music from Paul Bonn and the Bluesmen from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Bar Louie has three locations in the St. Louis area: Central West End, Kirkwood and Chesterfield. Each location is offering a special menu of food and drinks for New Year's Eve.
Aya Sofia in south St. Louis specializes in Turkish and Middle Eastern food. On New Year's Eve, the restaurant is offering a three-course meal from 5 p.m. to midnight.
J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood in west St. Louis County is serving up a special NYE menu. Choose from lobster tail or surf-n-turf. The regular menu is also available. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Maggiano's in Richmond Heights is serving up Italian favorites on New Year's Eve. The menu includes pasta, chicken, steak and seafood, plus Italian desserts like tiramisu.
Cyrano's in Webster Groves is known for its incredible desserts, but on New Year's Eve you can enjoy a nice meal to ring in 2017. The restaurant is also offering drink specials.