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Where to Dine Out and Toast to 2024 in Houston This New Year’s Eve

Brasserie 19's got bubbly, caviar and decadence at its Midnight in Paris themed celebration.
Brasserie 19's got bubbly, caviar and decadence at its Midnight in Paris themed celebration. Photo by Andrew Hemingway
Kiss 2023 goodbye and say “hello” to 2024 at these Houston restaurants, which are offering prix fixe meals, midnight champagne toasts, live music and more.

Aiko, 1902 Washington
The Washington Avenue sushi restaurant from Duckstache Hospitality (Handies Duozo, Himari, Kokoro), announced today a 17-course New Year’s Eve Omakase experience, available from 5 to 10 p.m. and priced at $200 per person.

Albi, 1947 West Gray
Enjoy a four-course preset menu with one one glass of Champagne priced at $95 for the early dining reservations between 5 to 6:45 p.m. and $125 for reservations between 7 to 10 p.m. There will also be live entertainment and $150 all-you-can-drink wristband packages for the party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Amrina, 3 Waterway Square
Amrina’s New Year’s Eve Jubilee features two reservation options. From 4-9pm, savor an exclusive six-course tasting menu accompanied by a welcome champagne toast ($100) with a live violinist performance. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., enjoy the same six-course tasting menu, a midnight champagne toast, plus a live performance and celebration.

Andiron, 3201 Allen Parkway
The live-fire steakhouse has curated a five-course prix fixe menu paired with a welcome splash of sparkling wine upon arrival, plus a champagne toast for later seatings. Highlight include Murder Point Oyster with kaluga amber caviar and sea grapes, Viet-Cajun Crawfish Bisque for course two; Duck Agnolotti with porcini and duck jus, Prime Black Angus Ribeye and more. Cost is $175 per person.

Aya Sushi, 5407 Bellaire
Aya Sushi will be offering a special Howdy 2024 Omakase with 21 bites of its favorite menu items of 2023. All reservations for New Years Eve must partake in the experience. Cost is $175 per person.

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd
Enjoy a four-course dinner menu, a sparkling cocktail toast at midnight and live music by Bob Chadwick, with reservation slots from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $79++ per person.

Bari Ristorante, 4444 Westheimer
Enjoy a night at the masquerade themed New Year’s party, with seatings available at 7 and 9:30 p.m. with a special New Year’s menu, entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight.

Benny Chows, 1818 Washington
NYE dinner service runs from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., with the house DJ spinning tunes starting at 8:30. Reservations are for two-hour time limits and there will be an entertainment fee beginning at 9 p.m. Guests with reservations past 9 will get a complimentary glass of Telmont Champagne and there will also be a Dom Perignon Champagne Special at $75 per glass and $295 per bottle all night long.

Bloom & Bee, 1600 West Loop South
Enjoy a special three-course menu from 5 to 10 p.m. for $145 for adults, tax and gratuity not included.

Brasserie 19, 1962 West Gray
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a Midnight in Paris-themed celebration with music, dancing, bubbles, and a la carte dinner offerings. Specials include the seasonal Caviar and Champagne menu and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith
Enjoy a special NYE prix fixe menu with seatings available from 5 to 9:45 p.m.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., 2101 Summer
Ring in 2024 from BuffBrew’s Rooftop Beergarden. Ticket holders ($45) will have exclusive rooftop access beginning at 9 p.m., with views of the skyline, free hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary first beer, live music and a midnight Champagne toast.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak
Caracol’s Vispera de Año Nuevo feature a four-course dinner menu and live music
by Ikaru, with reservations from 5 to 9 p.m. for $85++ per person.

The Chelsea, 888 Westheimer
The Montrose Collective bistro and bar presents a special $120 prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve, plus an optional $80 wine pairing. Features include canapé Carolina gold rice with caviar and pickled pepper relish, seared duck breast with greens and jamon iberico XO, beef wellington with mushroom jus and warm miso apple crisp a la mode. A live DJ starts at 9 p.m. and there will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Cocody Restaurant & Bar, 1971 West Gray
The new hotspot will be offering NYE dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight, rocking a special five-course menu for $160 per person plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Highlights include lobster leek bouchon, open-faced dover sole ravioli with sturgeon caviar beurre monté, beef tenderloin with Cognac morel sauce, warm Camembert vol-au-vent and a Mandarin crepe log flambéed at the table.

Coltivare, 3320 White Oak
Coltivare is serving itss regular dinner menu for guests who are seeking a more casual night out, with reservations available from 5 to 9 p.m.

CRU, 2800 Kirby, 9595 Six Pines
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu from 5 p.m. to midnight, with highlights including tortellini fonduta with truffle butter, filet mignon with lobster and molten chocolate lava cake.

Degust, 7202 Long Point
Experience a Great Gatsby themed New Year's Eve Menu with complimentary Champagne, with two 20-person seatings each evening from December 28 to 31 at 5:45 and 8:15 p.m. Priced at $225 per person, guests can enjoy a curated eight-course menu with decadent dishes like Brie Stuffed Mushrooms, Cornish Game Hen, Scallop Cocktail and Seared Foie Gras accompanied by Calvados Apples.

Doris Metropolitan, 2815 South Shepherd
Glitz and glam are on the menu at Doris this New Year. Enjoy a red carpet-style event with DJ Just V, a balloon drop, festive favors and more. Black tie attire is encouraged. The beats begin to spin at 9PM, followed by a champagne saber at 11:30, a New Years countdown and complimentary toast, and entertainment until 1 a.m.

Eau Tour, 5117 Kelvin
A celebratory prix fixe dinner will be available for $85 per person to ring in 2024. Both chefs Kent Domas and Seth Siegel-Gardner will be preparing the menu with features like truffle ganache croquembouche, oyster stew with caviar, filet bearnaise and triple cream profiterole with truffle honey.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park
Early seating runs from 5 to 6:15 p.m. with a three-course menu for $78++ per person plus; while the second seating runs from 6:30 to midnight serving a special four-course menu for $98++ person with a sparkling toast at midnight.

Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine, 1985 Welch
Typically closed on Sundays, Eugene’s will be open on New Year's Eve, offering a complete brunch, lunch and dinner experience from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Guests can receive a glass of Champagne with purchase of any full-menu entree.

Georgia James, 3503 West Dallas
Guests can enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu for $150 with reservations from 5 to 11 p.m.. Highlights include A5 pierogi with crème fraiche and pearl onions; charred chicories with boquerones and preserved lemon; RC Ranch Wagyu strip steak paired with bone marrow bordelaise and whipped potatoes or Alaskan halibut with Meyer lemon beurre blanc and king crab salad; and chocolate hazelnut cake. Wine pairings will be available for an additional $75.

Guard and Grace, 500 Dallas
The featured menu includes a Brûléed New Zealand Langoustine Thermidor ($65) served with wasabi potato puree and caviar butter; Slow Roasted Iberico Porchetta ($79) with smoked black eyed peas and pickled collard greens, a two person sharable Wagyu Bone in NY Strip ($295) with truffle teriyaki glaze; Fire Roasted Argentinian Lamb Shoulder ($95) served fajita style; and Fried Chicken and Champagne plated with truffle chicken jus, foie gras dirty rice and choice of Bollinger ‘Special Cuvée’ Brut ($265) or Piper-Heidsieck ‘Cuvée Sublime’ Demi-Sec ($225).

Hidden Omakase, 5353 West Alabama
Hidden will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve dinner, featuring exclusive menu items from chef Niki Vongthong. Guests will receive complimentary a glass of Veuve Clicquot and an extra Toro Tartare caviar course. Two seatings will be available at 5 and 7:30 p.m. for $200 per person.

Hugo's, 1600 Westheimer
Hugo’s Vispera de Año Nuevo (New Year’s Eve celebration) features a four-course menu and live music by Viento, with reservation slots from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $85++ per person.

J-Bar-M Barbecue, 2201 Leeland
J-Bar-M Barbecue's New Year's Eve Whole Hog Party is limited to 100 guests at $40 each, promising a culinary journey from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The centerpiece of the evening is the Heritage Bred Whole Hog BBQ Sandwich, nestled in a pretzel bun and accompanied by black-eyed peas, collard greens, and a Maui Wowie sausage link (Hot Hawaiian). There will also be be live music by The Mighty Org. For those without tickets, walk-up opportunities are available while supplies last.

La Colombe d’Or, 3410 Montrose
La Colombe d’Or is hosting a first-ever New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, cigars and scotch, and a live DJ and dancing. General admission tickets are $195 per person and guests can add to the celebration by starting the evening at Tonight and Tomorrow with a special dinner by executive chef Jesus 'JB' Babaran. The specialty menu includes tableside showpieces like Chateaubriand and Crepe Suzette. Dinner and general admission to the evening’s festivities are $289 per person. Guests can also opt for dinner only for $125 per person.

Le Jardinier, 5500 Main
Enjoy a one-day-only multi-course dinner created by chef de cuisine Felipe Botero, with four courses for the early seating at 5 p.m. ($165) includes chilled crab with avocado and Royal Kaluga caviar; chestnut ricotta agnolotti with shaved black truffles; poached Maine lobster or American wagyu bavette and more. The six-course menu for the second seating at 7:30 p.m. ($295) includes the poached Maine lobster and a dry-aged ribeye with gruyere soufflé and shaved black truffles.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, 4224 San Felipe, 963 Bunker Hill
Enjoy a three-course wine dinner with Duckhorn Vineyards available Friday, December 29 through New Year's Eve at both locations for $99 per person. Highlights include lobster bisque, Wagyu strip and dark chocolate mousse among other choices.
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Luxurious new Thai concept MaKiin will rock festive entertainment and a midnight bubbly toast.
Photo by Sean Rainer
MaKiin, 2651 Kipling
The upscale Thai concept invites guests to enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner service until 10 p.m. featuring Chef O’s Award-Winning Chicken – deboned chicken wings and a stuffed chicken lollipop; and Sizzling Northern Adventure, paper-thin sliced short ribs in a Northern-style yellow curry broth with crispy egg noodles. Additionally, from 10 p.m. to midnight MaKiin will transition into a festive New Year's Eve Glam Gatsby Party featuring a DJ and a champagne toast at midnight.

MARCH,1624 Westheimer
The culmination of Felipe Riccio and June Rodil’s Fall 2023 Sicily menu at their 28-seat tasting menu concept will be New Year’s Eve, with luxurious upgrades and premium wine pairings to compliment the six- and nine-course menus. Starting at 9 p.m., guests can indulge in a cocktail table with caviar and champagne.

Marmo, 888 Westheimer
The swanky Italian steakhouse will offer a four-course prix fixe menu, available for $145 per person during the afternoon and early dinner day parts; plus a second seating for $175 per person, including a champagne toast and midnight festivities. Highlights include wagyu carpaccio, pumpkin agnolotti, wild mushroom risotto, tuna wellington featuring prosciutto and cacio e pepe hollandaise; and the juicy wagyu New York strip with eggplant purée porcini jus. Marmo will also have a jazz trio until 1 a.m.

Moxie's, 5000 Westheimer
Moxies Houston will welcome guests with a three-course dinner, complete with a celebratory glass of Prosecco. Priced at $80, dish options include Chipotle Mango Chicken, Rigatoni Arrabbiata and Scottish Salmon along with signature hand-crafted cocktails, wines and champagne. Additionally, the night promises a lively DJ, celebratory decorations and a step-and-repeat photo booth.

Navy Blue, 2445 Times
Raise your glass to the night with a champagne toast and indulge in a wonderful menu curated by executive xhef Jerrod Zifchak. A DJ will spin beats starting at 9:30.

Nobu, 5115 Westheimer
For $200 per person, enjoy a multi-course Omakase menu including a sashimi tasting with King Salmon, Tuna Yubuki and Kan Buri Pastrami, unique sushi selections from the chef, entrée dishes like Grilled A5 Japanese Wagyu, Umami Snapper Tempura and Maine Lobster Truffle Miso, and Cherry Baked Alaska. Reservations are required. Guests are invited to ring in the New Year with a Champagne toast at midnight and a live DJ from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Norigami, 2715 Bissonnet
Dine at Norigami and then head to the connected speakeasy, Hidden Bar and  to ring in the New Year with Ace of Spades' for a New Year’s Eve celebration complete with a Living Champagne Wall.

Oporto Fooding House & Wine, 125 West Gray
The Portuguese fooding house will be open to 10 p.m. with New Year’s Eve vibes, its regular dinner menu plus some special additions.

Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe
Beginning at 5 p.m., Ouisie's will offer two special menus, live music, dancing and drink specials. Enjoy an extensive ala carte menu, featuring a number of regular favorites as well as an equal number of holiday specials; or a prix fixe menu offering three courses (with a choice for each course) plus a bottle of sparkling wine. The cost is $130 for two plus tax and gratuity.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 1200 McKinney, 5839 Westheimer
Enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu at both the Downtown and Galleria locations, with features including in-house butchered and dry-aged filet mignon and prime New York Strip and more, plus shrimp cocktail, jumbo lump crab cakes, flourless chocolate cake and more.

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th
Hit the San Leon hotspot for a glitzy Studio 54-themed disco party, featuring valet and red carpet entrance, drink specials, a dance floor with energizing beats and midnight Champagne toast and balloon drop. Note that the kitchen will close at 9 p.m. No ticket required for entry.

Prego, 2520 Amherst
The restaurant will be open noon to 9 pm on New Year’s Eve, offering its regular menu and nightly specials, including Osso Bucco with local mushroom risotto, Parmesan-crusted Gulf Red Snapper with jumbo lump crabmeat and Veal Chop Milanese.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella
The restaurant will be open on New Year’s Eve for dinner only with reservations from 5 to 10 pm serving a special 3-course menu for $95 per person plus beverages, tax and gratuity.

ROMA, 2347 University
The Rice Village spot will be serving its regular specialties with a complimentary glass of prosecco for each guest.

Rosalie Italian Soul, 400 Dallas
The C. Baldwin restaurant will celebrate the new year with decadent eats such as Surf & Turf, Lobster Cannelloni and Dry Aged Veal Chop. An a la carte menu will also be available.

State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer
Guests can enjoy a prix-fixe menu ($145 per person plus an optional $45/$95 wine pairing) featuring a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, such as Texas persimmons, pappardelle, and Iberico osso bucco.

Sushi by Hidden, 5126 Morningside
 Sushi by Hidden will be offering reservations for 30-minute omakase lunches (11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) and 45-minute reservations for dinner (4 to 10 p.m.), priced at $60 and $75 per person, respectively. During every reservation, each customer will be eligible to receive a complimentary champagne toast to celebrate the New Year. Guests looking to continue the celebration can close out their 12-course omakase with a drink at the speakeasy-like bar at Sushi by Hidden, neatly tucked in the corner behind the restaurant’s high-top counter.

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch
The Katy favorite will be open regular hours with a complimentary Champagne toast.

Uchi, 904 Westheimer; Uchiko, 1801 Post Oak
Uchi and Uchiko's New Year's Eve Omakase menu will be available from December 29-31, with highlights including a Champagne soda float, kanpachi crudo and wagyu ribeye (Uchi, $400 for two) and oyster champagne, grilled lobster with congee and smoked cauliflower and dry aged new york strip (Uchiko, $350 for two).

URBE, 1101 Uptown Park
NYE features a Masquerade Party with passed bites, Mexican street food stations, dessert table, cocktails, live DJ, festive décor and more from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $85 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Warehouse 72, 7620 Katy Freeway
Warehouse 72 is toasting 2023 with bubbles and a special foure-course menu ($72 per person), featuring dishes such as Baked Goat Cheese, Winter Kale Salad, Short Rib Pappardelle, Pan Seared Flounder and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding.

The Warwick, 5888 Westheimer
The three course New Year’s Eve dinner experience is $125 per person and features a red carpet entrance, 360 photo booth and more. The restaurant will also be offering its famous brunch boards and martini trees at New Year's Eve brunch earlier in the day.

WILD Montrose, 1609 Westheimer
The Montrose location will treat guests to complimentary bubbles and a live DJ, plus specialty drinks for like the High Baller made with Ford Gin.

Xochi, 1777 Walker
Xochi’s Vispera de Año Nuevo features a four-course menu, sparkling cocktail toast at midnight and live music by Media Luna. Reservations are available from 5 to 10 p.m. for $85++ per person.

Zanti Cucina Italiana, 1958 West Gray
Guests have the option for a three-course meal at $85 per person (excluding the second course) or the four-course option at $120 per person during the first seating from 6 to 9 p.m. The second seating, beginning at 9 p.m., will offer the four-course meal for $130. Highlights include burrata caprese, porcini risotto, beef tenderloin, chocolate semifreddo and more.
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