Sick of lame parties and crowded bars and a night that rarely lives up to its billing? Can't bear the thought of another New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest? Need a place to grab a bite before hitting the dancefloor?
It's been a hard year, Houston. Why not ease your way into 2011 with a fabulous dining experience. New Year's Eve is big business for restaurants, many showcasing their talent with special menus and multi-course meals for a price-per-head charge averaging around $75 per person. The restaurants featured below are going all out on December 31 with special menus, party favors, champagne toasts, and more. But if you plan to ring in the New Year with food and drink, be sure to make reservations in advance.
*17 - Alden Houston Hotel $95 per person
Bistro Provence $42 per person
Brennan's of Houston Price per person N/A
Cafe Bello $39 per person
Haven Early Seating at ala carte prices / Late Seating $70 per person
Kiran's $95 per person
Le Mistral $95 per person
Massa's Seafood Grill $75 per person
The Melting Pot $80 per person
Pappas Bros. Steak House $89.95 per person
Rainbow Lodge $69 per person
Ristorante Cavour - Hotel Granduca $125 per person / add $45 for wine pairing
Rudy Lechner's German-American Restaurant $50 per person
Sambuca $39 - $100 per person.
Simposio Ristorante Price per person N/A
Tila's $70 per person
Tony's Early Seating $75 / Late Seating $125
Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse $120 per person
Turquose Grill $30 per person
For a more comprehensive list of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day menus check out B4-U-Eat. Additional dining and entertainment information can also be found in our online event listings as well as our annual Houston Press New Year's Eve Guide.