Take a load off and unstress as 2020 comes to a close—don’t worry about dinner this year! Sit back and relax, and let the pros make it special. We’ve rounded-up some of our favorite spots around town open for dine-in and to-go on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and orders
a’Bouzy; 2300 Westheimer; 713.722.6899
Pop goes a’Bouzy! Ring in the New Year with the ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Kit for 4 for $308. Includes ingredients for cocktails with Volcán Blanco Tequila (recipe card + instructional video link included), Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé NV, Moët & Chandon Imperial Ice NV, Moët & Chandon Champagne Goblets, New Year’s Spotify playlist, party hats, tiaras, and noisemakers! Or dine-in with them with their full dinner menu available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner ’til 10 p.m.!
The Annie: 1800 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 6170; 713.804.1800
Don’t miss this chance to finally end 2020 and ring in 2021 with The Annie! Join them on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31st, for an evening of delicious food, specialty cocktails, 2021 swag and LIVE MUSIC from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.! Then cure your hangover on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1st, for their delicious brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or dinner from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Artisans Restaurant: 3201 Louisiana St., Houston; 713.529.9111
Finish off 2020 with a happy note here at Artisans Restaurant! 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 butternut squash risotto, lobster chowder, and a cast-iron ribeye. Return for brunch on New Year’s Day complete with black-eyed peas for good luck from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m! Backstreet Cafe also offers some of their favorite à la carte items and couples meals which can be pre ordered in advance.
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 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.! 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 by Jeremy Joseph on the rooftop patio and decadent brunch dishes, including black-eyed peas and greens special, and our specialty cocktails. They will also be open for dinner service that day, which begins at 3 p.m.
Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar Street; 832.879.2802
Come celebrate the holiday season and treat your family to a 3-course prix fixe menu. The special dinner, which is $58 per adult and $22 per child, will feature selections like duck confit and New York roast and sticky toffee pudding. Make your reservations at 832-879-2802.
Caracol: 2200 Post Oak Blvd., Suite #160, Houston; 713.622.9996
This New Year let Caracol’s kitchen do all the work! Dine-in with them on New Year’s Eve for a four-course special holiday menu for $85. Enjoy selections like a lime-cured red snapper and fire-roasted Gulf shrimp for the main course—just don’t forget to save room for the cream cheese flan for dessert. Please call 713-622-9996 for reservations. Or let them take care of all the fixings for your holiday feast with Chef Hugo’s Couples Feast to-go and more à la carte items can be pre ordered in advance.
Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd; 832.668.5808
Etoile will be open on New Year’s Eve for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving their regular menu and for dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight, serving a special 4-course menu for $88 person plus beverages, tax & gratuity Reservations are require and can be made by calling 832-668-5808. They will be closed on New Year’s Day.
Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar: 26400 Kuykendahl Rd., The Woodlands; 281.351.2225
Ring in the New Year at Fielding’s Local! Join them from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. for their annual New Year’s Celebration! They will have features, party favors, and live music to help you ring in the new year in STYLE. You can expect a stellar menu from Chef Edel along with a New Years Cocktail menu with 5 cocktails and 5 martinis that will run through the month of January. Call 281-612-7630 to reserve your seats now & stay tuned for all the exciting details. They will also be open on New Years’ day for brunch a 9 a.m. and dinner at 3 p.m.
The Grove: 1611 Lamar St., Houston; 713.337.7321
The Grove Houston will be featuring multiple all-inclusive bars throughout the property, passed hors d’oeuvres and premium food stations, as well as D.J.’s, live music, party favors and anything you can think of to celebrate in style. Learn more and RSVP here.
Hugo’s: 1600 Westheimer @ Mandell; 713.524.7744
Hugo’s is celebrating the new year with dine-in and to-go options. Dine-in with them on New Year’s Eve for a four-course special holiday menu for $72 with live guitar music by Viento and complimentary sparkling cocktail toast at midnight. Or stop by for brunch New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their regular a la cart menu. Please call 713.524.7744 for reservations. Or let them take care of all the fixings for your holiday feast with Chef Hugo’s Couples Feast to-go and more à la carte items can be pre ordered in advance.
Jonathan’s The Rub: Multiple Locations
Both Jonathan’s The Rub will be open on New Year’s Eve, serving their full menu plus nightly specials during dinner service. You can make your reservations online.
Kiran’s: 2925 Richmond Ave., Houston; 713.960.8472
Join Kiran’s for dine-in or to-go New Years Eve and New Years day! Just for the holiday there’s serving a special menu for $125 per guest with dishes like lobster bisque, seared scallops and cabernet-spiced poached pears. Their adjust hours are as follows: New Years Eve take-out 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and dine-in 4 p.m. to midnight, New Years Day take-out 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and dine-in 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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 $125 per person featuring delectable dishes like salmon caviar, black angus filet and tarte tatin. Make your reservation today!
Le Colonial: 4444 Westheimer Rd; 713.629.4444
Bid adieu to 2020 at Le Colonial, located in the buzzy River Oaks District. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve, offering prix fixe lunch ($65) and dinner ($85) menus. Diners can elevate the experience and opt for wine pairings at an additional cost. There will be no a la carte options available on New Year’s Eve. Find the full menu available here. The restaurant will be open on New Year’s Day during regular lunch hours (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to offer the regular menu with a la carte options.
Loch Bar: 4444 Westheimer; 832.430.6601
Join rockin’ River Oaks District seafood tavern, Loch Bar, in welcoming 2021. Guests who dine in on New Year’s Eve can indulge in the chef’s special consisting of Dijon and Herb-Crusted Prime Rib, with au jus and Horseradish Cream, with a choice of two sides. In addition to the upbeat musical stylings of a live band, Mojo Faction, diners present for the midnight countdown will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast, confetti cannons, and other festive amusements. Loch Bar will be open during regular hours of operation. Reservations are encouraged. Loch Bar will also be open on New Year’s Day from 2 p.m. – 2 a.m., serving its full menu with live entertainment.
MAD: 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston; 713.439.1000
Countdown the New Year the MAD way with a special dining affair. They will have two seatings for dinner available that will include a special chef’s tasting menu, party favors and a champagne toast. Learn more about their special just for the new year here.
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.
Prego; 2520 Amherst, 713.529.2420
Located in the heart of Rice Village, this comfortable trattoria is a festive space in which to celebrate with family and friends. The restaurant will be open noon to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, offering their regular menu and nightly specials, including Lobster Fra Diavolo Fettucine, Osso Buco and Veal Chop Milanese. Full bar and award-winning wine list. Reservations highly recommended. They will also be open on New Year’s Day serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and serving the lunch and dinner menu until 9 p.m.
Rainbow Lodge; 2011 Ella Blvd., 713.861.8666
Rainbow Lodge is Houston’s original lodge restaurant featuring seafood and wild game in a historic 114-year-old log cabin on an acre of beautiful grounds. The restaurant will be open on New Year’s Eve for dinner with reservations from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. serving a special 3-course menu for $79 per person plus beverages, tax & gratuity. The Lodge will also be serving a Southern-style New Year’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering an a la carte menu with Gulf Coast-inspired favorites. And there will be Black-Eyed Peas for good luck! Dinner will be their regular dinner menu starting at 5 p.m. Live music from 6-9 pm, either in the bar or on the patio depending on the weather, as always on Fridays.
Sambuca: 909 Texas Ave., Houston; 713.227.7423
Dance your way into 2020 at Houston’s Sambuca, with a delicious 3-course chef dinner, Elvis variety show and midnight champagne toast. Purchase your tickets here.
Steak 48: 4444 Westheimer Rd., Houston; 713.322.7448
Celebrate the New Year with something sizzling! Known for their impeccable service and buzzy ambiance, River Oaks District’s favorite steakhouse will be open New Year’s Eve from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m is serving its full menu for guests to enjoy! From famous raw bar combinations to sizzling plates and opulent sides there are plenty of options to satisfy every guest in your party!
State of Grace: 3258 Westheimer Rd. ; 832.942.5080
Ring in 2021 at River Oaks eatery State of Grace, which will be offering a special New Year’s Eve menu for $125 per person with wine pairing options available for $45 and $95. Menu offerings include an amuse for the table, Wagyu Tartare, Scallop Crudo, Black Truffle Triangoli, Braised Lamb Shank, Seared Diver Scallops, Strawberry Sorbet, and more. To make a reservation, visit here or call the restaurant at 832-942-5080.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen; Multiple Locations
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen’s two locations will be open New Years Eve 11 a.m. to 10:30 pm serving their regular menu. They will bel open at 4 pm on New Year’s Day and close at 9:30 pm.
Tony’s: 3755 Richmond Ave; 713.622.6778
Celebrate the New Year at Tony’s for dine-in with a four-course, multi-choice dinner, live music, excellent food & wine, and–of course–Tony’s famous countdown to the new year! Spend your final night of 2020 sampling some of the world’s finest, seasonal White Alba Truffles, and 55 day, dry-aged Prime Ribeye, just to name a few. The first seating will begin at 6 p.m. for $95 per person and does not include live music. The second is at 9:15 p.m. for $195 per person, with live music by Nick and the Hits. For reservations, please call 713-622-6778.
Traveler’s Table; 520 Westheimer Road, 832.409.5785
Celebrate New Year’s Eve two ways at Traveler’s Table! For dine-in, enjoy a three-course New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu and a glass of bubbly for $79 per person, plus tax and gratuity. There will be 3 seatings on New Year’s Eve: 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.. DJ Josh Dupont spinning from 7 p.m.‘til close. Reservations required and can be made via Resy. Or, say goodbye to 2020 from the comfort of your own home! Indulge in a three-course New Year’s Eve “Take-Out for Two” Prix Menu and your choice of a bottle of red, white, or sparkling wine for $130, plus tax and gratuity. Three-course Prix Fixe Menu “for one” also available for $60, wine not included. To preorder take-out here. See attached for the dine-in and take-out prix fixe menus. New Year’s Day, Traveler’s Table will host a “Hangover Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring hangover specials. The regular dinner menu will be available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
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.
Xochi, 1777 Walker St. in Marriott Marquis Houston, 713.300.4440
New Year’s Eve: Xochi will be open Vispera de Año Nuevo – New Year’s Eve – 5 p.m. to midnight (last reservation time at 10 pm) with a four-course prix fixe menu for $79 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity. There will be live music, full bar and patio seating. Reservations highly recommended. Limited seating. The next day, New Year’s Day, they will serve an a la carte brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.