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From 5:30 to 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Laurier will be serving a special four-course menu for $70 per person. Customers can choose from three different plates for each course. Choices include seared scallop, vichyssoise and oeuf salad for the first course; lemon risotto, seasonal fish and vegetables, and bouillabaisse for the fish course; beef tenderloin, grilled rack of lamb and veal sweetbreads for the meat course; and, finally, chocolate cake, rice pudding and assorted cheeses for the dessert course. For wine pairings in addition to the four-course meal, the overall price is $90 per person. Laurier's regular menu will also be available.
4212 Washington, 832-748-3413
The Lot celebrates New Year's with Reverse Happy Hour from 7 to 10 p.m. Prices will include $2 select drafts and champagne bottle specials all night. From 9 to 11 p.m., DJ the Chad will be performing live entertainment.
801 St. Emanuel, 713-522-2010
Celebrate New Year's Eve with SportsMonkey's BLT (Black Tie, Lingerie, Toga) New Year's Eve Party at Lucky's Pub, with an inclusive bar from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., live music from Adrenaline and Alter Ego , Multiple DJs including Kungfu Pimp, a midnight toast, party favors and the presence of Rockstar Photographer Tre'. Anyone 21 and older is welcome. Tickets are $79 per person. Other packages are available.
Manor on Washington
4819 Washington, 713-426-0123
On New Year's Eve, Manor on Washington will celebrate the year's end with live performances by DJ Pollo and DJ David Cruz. Presale tickets are $20 for table packages with liquor. Naturally, there will also be champagne and special treats as well. This event is open only to customers 21 years of age or older.
Massa's Seafood Grill
1331 Lamar, 713-655-9100
Massa's is going to have a special three-course menu for the price of $75 per couple, as well as live entertainment by the Mood Indigo jazz duo.
From 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., put on your dancing shoes and ring in the New Year in grand style with Moody Gardens at the Midnight in the Gardens New Year's Eve Gala. The New Year's Eve party will feature nonstop entertainment by the premier party band Commercial Art. Guests will enjoy an open bar, elaborate food stations, deluxe party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Event tickets are $425 per couple or $225 per single.
The fun begins at 8 p.m. this New Year's Eve at a party complete with party favors, light hors d'oeuvres, singing and a bottle of champagne for table reservations. Reserved seating is available for $200 per table of four. General admission starts at $20 per person. Reservations are recommended.
Pete & Shorty's Kitchen & Tap
17790 Katy Fwy., 281-492-7555, or 16549 Southwest Fwy., 281-313-7383
Ring in the New Year at Pete & Shorty's New Year's Eve Party, complete with door prizes, live music and a champagne toast at midnight. There will also be a dinner special of $29.99 available starting at 4 p.m. The event will be happening at both locations.
Hang out at Republic Harley-Davidson for their New Year's Party as part of a 24-4-The-Cure fundraiser event to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Beginning at noon, Snowdrop Foundation president/co-founder and 93Q morning personality Kevin Kline will run on a treadmill for 24 continuous hours in the display window at Republic Harley-Davidson. At noon the next day, Kline will come down from the display window and run 13.1 miles, a half marathon, into Texas Children's Cancer Center.
1080 Uptown Park Blvd., 713-418-1104
For those interested in ringing in the New Year Italian style, Ristorante Cavour Executive Chef Renato DePirro has designed a celebratory five-course New Year's Eve menu, including Tasmanian Salmon Tartare, Duck Consommé, Risotto Milanese, a choice of Wagyu Filet "Rossini" or Seared Branzino Fillet, and Chocolate Celebration.
This meal will be offered from 5 to 10 p.m. The price is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Guests may add an additional $45 per person for wine pairings if requested. Vegetarian options will be available.
The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409-744-1500
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Galveston's premier extravaganza hosted by the San Luis Resort from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the resort's luxurious grand ballroom. There will be a four-course meal with wine service, and guests will also enjoy a blend of smooth jazz, soft favorites, disco, R&B, top 40, country and Latin beats topped off with a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, and party hats and favors galore. The celebration event is priced at $190 per person, $589 per couple for VIP seats.
8401 Westheimer, 713-532-0550
Simposio will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. offering the regular menu as well as a special New Year's Eve menu from 5 p.m. to midnight. Live entertainment includes a champagne toast and party favors at midnight. Reservations are recommended for special dates.