Give your kitchen a break on the last day of 2019 and the first day of 2020. Here’s our list of where you can sit back, celebrate, and let the pros take care of it all. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
MAD: 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston; 713.439.1000
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It’s the ultimate definition of celebrating New Year’s Eve in style—join buzzy Spanish hotspot MAD, located in the heart of River Oaks District, for a party you won’t be able to stop talking about ’til 2021. Enjoy live DJ sounds along with an exclusive $125 prix-fixe menu. For those who like their veggies, there’s a vegan menu as well. The restaurant will also be hosting a 1920s-themed party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. that includes dancing, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a Champagne toast. For those who wish to join the party or stay after dinner, there are $100 tickets available. Come celebrate the return of the Roaring 20s and get MAD!
Artisans Restaurant 3201 Louisiana St., Houston; 713.529.9111
Opt for something a little more nontraditional this year at Artisans. The $120 six-course French menu features dishes like oysters and smoked butter, lobster and salmon, and a sable ice cream yule log, and ends with a Champagne toast. Book your reservations to dine between 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Backstreet Cafe: 1103 S Shepherd Dr., Houston; 713.521.2239
Spend your New Year’s Eve at Backstreet Cafe for a three-course dinner complete with a sparkling cocktail midnight toast for $79 per person. Enjoy selections like Gulf Coast beignets, lobster chowder, and a New York strip. Return for brunch on New Year’s Day complete with black-eyed peas for good luck from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m!
Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar: 26400 Kuykendahl Rd., The Woodlands; 281.351.2225
Ring in the New Year at Fielding’s Local! Starting at 9 p.m. on New Years Eve, enjoy live music—a complimentary sparkling toast with a balloon drop and plenty of party favors for everyone strikes at midnight! The following day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dig into a delicious brunch classics like chicken & waffles, eggs Benedict, lemon cream cheese pancakes, and their signature mimosa and bloody Mary flights!
The Grove: 1611 Lamar St., Houston; 713.337.7321
The Grove Houston will host a special three-course dinner to ring in the New Year from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $45 per person and includes a glass of sparkling wine. Guests can start with options like a smoked Caesar salad or sweet potato bisque and enjoy a main course which includes options like N.Y strip steak or pan roasted gnocchi with winter squash, and end with a dessert trio.
Vargas Cut & Catch: 2102 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.762.2101
Head to the coast and join Vargas Cut & Catch for New Year’s Eve in Galveston! Guests are invited to celebrate with a special four-course prix-fixe menu, cocktails, and more. For $135 per person, find a menu featuring delicious special items such as bacon-wrapped quail, lobster bisque, and ribeye topped Oscar-style with an Alaskan king crab.
B&B Butchers 1814 Washington Ave., Houston; 713.862.1814
Join B&B on New Year’s Eve for a fun, festive evening of delicious food, drinks, party favors, and (most importantly) live music and a DJ! Guests can order off the regular dinner menu and reservations are required. Recover and rehydrate at the “Hangover Cure Brunch” on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live music on the rooftop patio, a black-eyed pea special, IV drips from Bounce Hydration and oversized “Manmosas” (a mimosa in a pilsner glass)!
La Table: 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston; 713-439-1000
Looking for a chic New Year’s Eve celebration? Celebrate with an exquisite dinner tasting menu for $95 per person and a toast, as a DJ plays his lounge tunes on both floors/concepts. There will be a projector for the NYE countdown. Make your reservation to join anytime between 4 p.m to 11 p.m. at either Château at La Table or Marché at La Table. There will be special Champagne poured from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Masraff’s: 1753 Post Oak Blvd., Houston; 713.355.1975
Celebrate the holidays with family at Masraff’s! Savor selections like colossal crab cakes or sizzling ribeyes. It will be open on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m, but closed on New Year’s Day.
Sambuca: 909 Texas Ave., Houston; 713.227.7423
Dance your way into 2020 at Houston’s Sambuca, with a delicious 3- or 4-course dinner, live music from the Keeshea Pratt Band, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy three different seating times—at 6 p.m. enjoy a chef-prepared 3-course dinner; at 7 p.m. a 4-course dinner; or at 9:30 p.m. a 4-course dinner with dancing and a midnight Champagne toast. Pricing ranges from $50 to $140 person with the option to upgrade to a premium menu. Ring in the New Year with a dinner that includes selections like shrimp & crab bisque, Gorgonzola salad, and chili-rubbed jumbo scallops.
TRIBUTE at the Houstonian: 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston; 713.685.6713
Celebrate the New Year with TRIBUTE this year. Open for regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, hours are 6:30 to 11 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, and 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner. TRIBUTE will be offering its regular menu for guests.
Yauatcha: 5045 Westheimer Rd., Houston; 713.357.7588
Yauatcha, the Chinese dim sum teahouse, will offer a special prix-fixe menu this NYE. Priced at $88 per person with an additional $38 for wine pairings—the menu features four multi-dish courses highlighting decadent restaurant signatures such as the Wagyu beef puff, lobster shui mai, stir-fry black bean pork, and more. A vegetarian menu will also be available.
a’Bouzy: 2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston; 713.722.6899
Ring in the New Year at Houston’s favorite champagne destination, a’Bouzy! The regular dinner menu will be available on December 31st, plus a DJ beginning at 9:30pm! All-day specials of Dom Perignon ’06 for $99 a bottle. The party doesn’t stop… a’Bouzy is having a special New Year’s Day Brunch on January 1st from 10am until they close early at 6pm, featuring dishes from their new Winter Menu!