Eating Around: New Year’s Eve


Every week, we give you a detailed calendar of upcoming dining events to help you navigate the weekend’s culinary festivities. With the New Year looming large, we’re dedicating this week’s edition to restaurants with special New Year’s Eve offerings to give you a truly Atlantan way to toast the future.


The St. Regis Atlanta’s
Paces 88 has two (and two halves) prix fixe dining options for the special day.
A $65 four-course tasting menu runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then an $125
eight-course tasting menu runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the option to add
wine pairings for six of the courses for an additional $75. Starting at 7 p.m.,
patrons can head to The Wine Room and the hotel’s bar for a $50 cover, which’ll
get them appetizers and a breakfast—if they choose to stay till 1 a.m. And the backdrop
to all the money-dropping will be live entertainment in the hotel’s Long


Inman Park’s Shaun’s has an
a la carte menu of the restaurant’s signatures, along with a gourmet tasting
menu for $50. Stick around till midnight, and get a complimentary champagne
toast—plus party favors.


W Atlanta-Downtown’s BLT
has two prix fixe dinners, with mostly overlapping menus. The
four-course, $65 option starts at 5:30 p.m. and involves oysters, jumbo
scallops, pistachio-crusted venison, and chestnut-honey ice cream. The
five-course, $95 version begins at 8 p.m. and entails cauliflower mousse,
frog legs soup, lobster cannelloni, roasted pheasant, and mimosa sorbet. And
afterwards, you can stick around for the hotel’s $100 evening, entailing
performances by Angie Aparo and Michael Tolcher plus DJ Rod Summers. The bar
will be open from 9 p.m. until midnight, when guests will get a complimentary
Veuve Clicquot champagne toast.

Both Lobby and Room at
Twelve will have menu offerings from breakfast through dinner along with
balloons, noisemakers, and a champagne toast at midnight.
The Glenn’s 30 Tables has a
$55 four-course prix fixe menu that entails raw oysters, petite filet, and
chocolate mousse. And the hotel has a $249 package that includes an overnight
stay and a champagne toast with spinning by DJ Tabone to seal the night.
Themed menu items, hats,
noisemakers, a balloon drop, and all the other trappings of New Year’s will
spice up One Midtown Kitchen.
It’s dinner as usual at
Craft, but the destination has an enticing holiday package. If you buy a New
Year’s Eve package at The Mansion on Peachtree for $499, you’ll get a $130
credit for dinner, a night’s stay at the hotel, breakfast for two at NEO, a $75
credit at 29 Spa, and valet parking.
Top Chef contestant Hector
Santiago has a Pura Vida prix fixe menu that includes three tapas, a dessert, and a Cava
toast. The first round runs for $35 per person and begins at 5:30 p.m., while
the later round runs for $45 and starts at 8 p.m.
For an Irish alternative, Ri Ra offers a special 7 p.m.
toast for families and Europhiles, when it strikes midnight in the homeland.
The pub also has an Irish champagne toast at midnight.
Westside’s Bocado has a $75
six-course prix fixe dinner ranging from warm potato soup to chocolate
ganache cake.
Dutch Valley’s Amuse has a
$48 three-course prix fixe French-influenced menu featuring pumpkin and
chestnut soup, poached lobster, and apple galette.
Alpharetta’s Village Tavern
serves a $50 four-course prix fixe dinner, offering sautéed shrimp, pear and
gorgonzola salad, filet mignon with bacon-wrapped scallops, and red velvet
Italian destination La
Pietra Cucina
will serve up a $75, four-course prix fixe meal.

Parish has a three-course
prix-fixe menu for $43, which includes blackened tuna and braised lamb shank.

Foie gras chicken liver
mousse, roasted beef tenderloin, and beignets are on the menu at Serpas for its
$55 three-course prix fixe meal, which includes a champagne toast.