Before that ball drops at midnight, ring in 2013 with an amazing meal from one of these Valley restaurants, all of which are hosting special holiday meals.
The Latilla restaurant at the Boulders Resort in Carefree hosts a lavish New Year’s Eve event complete with a four-course dinner, live music, dancing and a sparkling toast at midnight. www.theboulders.com.
Sassi restaurant in North Scottsdale hosts a New Year’s Eve dinner event with two seating options: one for early diners (5 to 8 p.m.) and another for late night guests (8 to 9:30 p.m.) www.sassi.biz.
Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix hosts a five-course tasting menu with Champagne toast in Wright’s at The Biltmore as well as a three-course New Year’s Eve menu at Frank & Albert’s. www.arizonabiltmore.com.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort’s guests are invited to enjoy a family-friendly New Year’s dinner buffet at Hole-in-the-Wall, followed by a sparkling cider toast. http://www.squawpeakhilton.com/.
The Melting Pot will be offering a New Year’s Eve menu, complete with signature items Champagne Trio Cheese Fondue, cranberry-walnut salad and snickerdoodle-chocolate fondue, only available on that day. http://www.meltingpot.com/.
On New Year’s Eve, J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician will host two seatings. The first being offered between 5 to 7 p.m. with the full a la carte menu as well as J&G Steakhouse’s special New Year’s Eve menu. The second seating, at 7 .m., will feature a limited al la carte menu and the special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, including lobster, venison loin and more. http://www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com/.
New Year’s Eve dinner in Province at The Westin Phoenix Downtown includes a four-course menu that infuses Latin-inspirations into each culinary creation. Wine pairings will also be available. http://phoenix.provincerestaurant.com/.
The Phoenician is presenting a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes tuna tartar, buffalo carpaccio, butter-basted scallops and filet mignon, with a dark chocolate dessert featuring caramel brûlé and raspberry truffle. www.thephoenician.com.
From Dec. 28 through Dec. 31, Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar will dish out menu, cocktail and bubbly on special in celebration of the New Year. Menu items include lobster mac and cheese, Delmonico steak and more. www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day, Saguaro Resort’s Distrito offers a delicious holiday brunch featuring a make-your-own bottomless Bloody Mary bar. www.thesaguaro.com.
Cask 63, American Eatery & Wine Bar in Scottsdale will be offering an a la carte menu featuring specialty menu items (short rib, duck breast and more) and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. www.cask63.com.
Starting at 4 p.m., Roaring Fork restaurant in Scottsdale will be featuring a selection of specialty, a la carte menu items in honor of New Year’s. Seatings start at 4 p.m. www.roaringfork.com.
Caballero Grill is celebrating New Year’s Eve–and its first anniversary– by giving anyone that comes in between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. a free burger as a thank you for the success they’ve had during their first year. The restaurant will be celebrating the New Year by offering a VIP five-course dinner with wine selections from Galante Vineyard. http://caballerogrill.com/.
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown hotel hosts a multi-course Arizona desert-inspired New Year’s Eve feast. http://districtrestaurant.com/.
At 7 p.m., Kelly’s at Southbridge in Scottsdale invites guests to sit down for a dining experience that includes soup, salad, main course (pre-order), dessert, choice of one bottle (per two guests) of red wine, white wine or Champagne. There will also be a special VIP experience with a buffet and private patio access. http://kellysatsouthbridge.com/.
Mark’s Café in Tempe will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with their customers, offering three dinner seatings: 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Courses include roast pork loin, cheesecake and more. Plus, Mark’s Cafe is BYOB, so be sure to bring your fave bottle. www.markscafeaz.com.
With a selection of three different menus (at three, six and eight courses) and seating times to choose from, Phoenix’s Crudo restaurant offers an ideal New Year’s Eve dinner experience for just about everyone. www.crudoaz.com.
T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Sp dining guests can indulge in a three-course pre-fixe experience this New Year’s Eve two seatings. Diners can choose an appetizer, entree and dessert from a selection of festive dishes to bring in 2013. www.royalpalmshotel.com.
Scottsdale’s Calistro Bistro offers a special three-course menu for the New Year’s Eve, with a complimentary glass of Champagne. http://www.calistrobistro.com/.
From Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill, located at Tempe Marketplace, offers a limited-edition menu for New Year’s Eve, including crab-stuffed salmon, coconut-glazed mahi mahi, strawberry-hazelnut salad and more. http://www.thirstylionpub.com/tempe.
Montelucia Resort & Spa will bring in the New Year at Prado with a prix fix menu. The 9 p.m. seating even includes one bottle of Vueve Cliquot Champagne per couple and seating guaranteed until midnight. www.montelucia.com.
Start New Year’s Eve night off with dinner at CityScape’s Arrogant Butcher. The Phoenix restaurant will be offering a special dinner menu from 11 am. to 10 p.m. highlighting some of its specialty menu items. www.foxrc.com.
Phoenix’s Milagro Grill dishes up a four-course dinner of unique Mexican/American fusion fare, capped off with a Champagne toast, in honor of New Year’s Eve. http://www.milagrogrillaz.com/.
Ring in the New Year with a delicious limited-time menu items from Scottsdale-based Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. The New Year’s Eve menu will run Dec. 19 through Jan. 1. Enjoy halibut, surf and turf, goat cheese-stuffed chicken and more. www.ztejas.com.
Scottsdale’s new BiCE Ristorante will celebrate its Grand Opening on New Year’s Eve with two distinct seatings and two price points. Advance reservations are required by calling 480.421.2423.
Arrowhead Grill is celebrating the arrival of 2013 by offering a specially prepared end-of-the-year dinner of lobster tail, Kobe steak and more. www.arrowheadgrill.com.
To celebrate the Spring season, executive chef Diego Bolanos at Z’Tejas has created a new season menu at all locations.