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Thai Spice Asian Bistro
13602 Bellaire, 281-988-9666
Thai Spice will be starting up the party at 7:30 p.m. with live music and a champagne toast at midnight. The cost is $34.99 for two people.
3755 Richmond, 713-622-6778
Visit Tony's for a fabulous party and menu this New Year's Eve, not to mention the opportunity to dance to the Julie Johnson Band. There'll be two seatings, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 9:15 p.m.
The Trophy Club
1050 W. Rankin Rd., 281-875-1050
For a $10 cover per couple, you can enjoy a midnight toast with a supply of free champagne, a prime rib buffet and shot specials, all at The Trophy Club.
2708 Bagby, 281-874-1916
Celebrate New Year's at Houston's No. 1 party bar, where a cover is never required. Don't miss the $1,000 balloon drop at midnight.
2401 Fondren, 713-782-3888
Vargo's has a special menu for New Year's Eve consisting of a variety of appetizers, three salad choices, five entrées — including rack of lamb and snapper — and dessert. The full meal goes for $69.95. There will also be dancing, a live band, a champagne toast and party favors.
307 Travis, 713-247-9207
Warren's Inn is offering a cover-free night with a menu of black-eyed peas and jalapeño cornbread in honor of the occasion.
Willie G's Post Oak
1605 Post Oak Blvd., 713-840-7190
Celebrate the New Year with Willie G's award-winning seafood, steaks and sushi.
Zake Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Lounge
2946 S. Shepherd, 713-526-6888
Zake will be serving a tasting meal called omakase. Champagne will be provided, as well as a DJ and drink specials all night. The cost is $35 per person.
Zilkha Hall Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St., 713-315-2525
Ars Lyrica's "Bachanalia 08-09" features Houston favorites Melissa Givens and Timothy Jones performing two Bach wedding cantatas and Baroque oboe virtuoso Kathryn Montoya performing a Bach concerto. Then ring in the New Year the old-fashioned way with champagne and delectable hors d'oeuvres at the gala reception and silent auction in the Hobby Center Founders Club. The show tickets are $45, $30 and $25; gala tickets are $45. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Zimms Wine Bar
4321 Montrose, 713-521-2002
DJ LBO will be spinning on New Year's Eve. There'll be many surprises and gift giveaways on this special night, and Zimms will have complimentary champagne flowing throughout the evening.