Want to ring in the new year without dirtying up your kitchen? No worries, we’ve put together a list of hot spots around the city that will do all the work for you on New Year’s Eve and will let you relax and recover on New Year’s Day. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
Boudro’s: 421 E. Commerce St.; 210-224-8484
Start your New Year’s Eve off right at Boudro’s on San Antonio’s River Walk. From 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. you can dine on the regular menu, along with a special menu just for the holiday that includes a Chioggia beet and upland cress salad to start and wood-grilled Angus filet with butter-poached blue crab as the entrée—just don’t forget to save room for a chocolate-filled poached pear for dessert. This special is available at $55 per person or $75 with wine pairing.
Clementine: 2195 Northwest Military Highway, Castle Hills; 210.503.5121
Finish the year at Clementine this New Year’s Eve with a special pre-fixe dinner at Clementine. The New Year’s Eve dinner will begin seating at 5 p.m. and is also available with optional wine pairings. Dinner is $95 per person and guests can enjoy selections like tartine of rare Wagyu short rib, seared Taylor Bay scallops, and Champagne macarons.
Cured: 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 101, San Antonio; 210.314.3929
Celebrate the season by gathering with loved ones at Cured. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m for dinner, savor the regular menu favorites, such as house-cured charcuterie or fried oysters.
Mi Tierra: 218 Produce Row, San Antonio; 210.225.1262
Open 24/7, get your Tex-Mex fix after celebrating a night out on New Year’s Eve. Dig into one of Mi Tierra’s Mexican specials or a huge plate of huevos rancheros to welcome in the new year.
Biga on the Banks: 203 S St Mary’s St., San Antonio; 210.225.0722
Head downtown and enjoy New Year’s Eve riverside at Biga on the Banks. Earlier seating from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will include three courses for $65 per person. Seating after 8 p.m. will enjoy a four-course dinner with music, party favors and a Champagne toast for $100 per person.
Signature: 16401 La Cantera Pkwy.; 210.247.0176
Ring in 2020 at Signature on December 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will feature a special menu inspired by the season with an option to select a wine pairing with each course—pricing starts at $160 per person.
Sternewirth: 36 E Grayson St., San Antonio; 210.223.7375
Head to the Pearl for Hotel Emma’s bar for a New Year’s celebration. Hotel guests will receive free entrance and beginning at 8 p.m., tickets for non-hotel guests will be sold at the door for $25, first come first serve. Tickets include festive party favors handed out throughout the night and a live performance by Henry Brun from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The Esquire Tavern & Downstairs at The Esquire; 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, 210.222.2521
The historic tavern and its basement concept will both be ringing in 2020 in style. On New Year’s Eve, there will be a complimentary Champagne toast at both spaces, including selections from Downstairs’ extensive grower Champagne list. Guests can also enjoy live music by the Tomcat Miller Trio from 9 p.m. until the ball drops.
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, 136 E Grayson St., Ste. 120, San Antonio; 210.455.5701
Spend the New Year at the Pearl at Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, when they’ll serve up a few seasonal brews for this holiday season, including an English barley wine with figs and dates, a spruce tip-infused white ale (made from spruce tip tea) and a new Piccadilleigh aged in Desert Door sotol barrels. Enjoy their curated, seasonally shifting menu until 1 a.m. for all of those looking for dinner on NYE!
SweetFire Kitchen at La Cantera Resort & Spa: 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio; 210-558-2479
Take the stress out of planning your New Year’s celebration and stop at SweetFire Kitchen at La Cantera Resort & Spa. Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day, recover with Bloody Mary’s and scrambled eggs plus more at a brunch spread fit for kings and queens for $45 for adults and $26 for children ages 6-13.
Zinc Bistro & Bar: 207 N. Presa St.; 210-224-2900
Say hello to 2020 at Zinc and celebrate the end of a year with a three-course New Year’s Eve meal from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Start with salt-and-pepper shrimp salad, then savor Chateaubriand, and dig into chocolate mousse for dessert. This special is available at $45 per person or $65 with wine pairing. Their regular menu will be available.
Toro Kitchen + Bar: 1142 E. Commerce St. Suite 100, San Antonio; 210.592.1075
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the downtown location of Toro from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy a five-course menu, tapas, and more. Dine for $95 per person and with an optional $65 wine pairing with complementary cellar mixology cover.