As the clock strikes midnight, be sure you’re ringing in the New Year with a delectable meal and a glass of bubbly at one of these Valley restaurants. Don’t forget to make reservations.
Whether you’re seeking a casual night celebrating or something a bit more special-occasion, Fox Restaurant Concepts has a NYE meal to suit your style. Dive in to a four-course coastal-inspired menu at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend or savor a three-course Italian meal at North. Fans of Culinary Dropout can choose between a three-course prix fixe menu and the regular all-day menu before kicking off the New Year. Blanco Tacos + Tequila, The Arrogant Butcher, Olive & Ivy and The Greene House are also ringing in the New Year with special engagement menus. Or make reservations at Fox’s newest concept in the heart of Arcadia, The Henry. Planning a relaxed evening at home? Order some yummy ‘za and salads from Sauce Pizza + Wine. For seating times, full menus and pricing, visit www.foxrc.com.
Ring in the new year at Royal Palms Resort and Spa with an exquisite four-course prix fixe menu featuring special wine pairings and live entertainment by Pamela Morita. Chef Paul McCabe’s menu highlights the best of the season with progressive dishes. www.royalpalmshotel.com.
At Sanctuary on Camelback, there is a plethora of ways to ring in the New Year: with a four-course dinner at elements, enjoying the same menu plus live entertainment from the acclaimed Angela Ferrari Band in Praying Monk, or dining and dancing the night away at the newly redesigned jade bar. www.sanctuaryaz.com.
Kelly’s at Southbridge is dishing up three different dining tiers for its NYE menu, with all tiers including an amuse-bouche, soup, salad, entrée and dessert. www.kellysouthbridge.com.
Salut Kitchen Bar in Tempe is dishing up a one-night-only specialty New Year’s Eve Menu with package deals on appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts. Plus, the restaurant will host live music from the Chad Gregory Band. www.salutkitchenbar.com.
Roaring Fork celebrates the countdown to the New Year with specialty menu items–like wood-fired steak and blackened redfish–by Executive Chef Michael Bouwens from 4 p.m. to close. www.roaringfork.com.
Ring in the New Year with a special five-course menu complemented by live jazz. The New Year’s Eve dining experience at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar features a menu that showcases artisan ingredients, herbs from the restaurant’s rooftop garden, and sustainably harvested produce from local growers. www.districtrestaurant.com.
Guests stopping by to celebrate at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale can enjoy tempting NYE menus at the resort’s variety of restaurants, including the luxe Orange Sky and a buffet meal at Wandering Horse Buffet. www.talkingstickresort.com.
On NYE, guests of Crudo will savor a progressive food-forward four-course prix fixe menu, plus five additional dishes that can be added as supplements (like escargot or duck legs) or enjoyed a la carte. www.crudoaz.com.
The Latilla Restaurant at The Boulders Resort celebrates New Year’s Eve with a specialty four-course menu, music, dancing, party favors, bubbly at midnight and more. www.theboulders.com.
From 6 to 10 p.m. celebrate the end of 2013 with a spirited three-course dinner at Rico’s American Grill at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix. For reservations, call 602.997.5850.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen celebrates with a NYE special tasting menu, with entree choices including roasted pork tenderloin with pomegranate glaze and wood-grilled salmon with ancho chili glaze. www.rusconiskitchen.com.
A special four-course dinner with Champagne pairings is offered at Hotel Valley Ho’s ZuZu, and those dining at either seating can head to the rooftop at midnight for a festive toast. www.hotelvalleyho.com.
Spend NYE at Hotel Palomar’s Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails for a deluxe four-course dinner, including a Champagne toast. www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com.
The Phoenician’s J&G Steakhouse will feature its famous five-course New Year’s Eve menu spotlighting Nantucket Bay scallop on warm black truffle-garlic toast and a trio of desserts. www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com.
Enjoy a culinary journey through special five- or nine-course tasting menus (get a taste of a decadent interpretation of Hudson Valley Foie Gras prepared three ways, among other elegant eats) at Kai of Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa. www.wildhorsepassresort.com.
FireSky Resort & Spa’s Taggia restaurant is whipping up a special NYE menu with options including risotto with with black winter truffle, black trumpet mushrooms and truffled pecorino, braised lamb shank and other tastiness. www.taggiascottsdale.com.
This weekend marks the opening weekend (Nov. 9 through Nov. 11) of the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final race at ISM Raceway. It will also mark the change forISM Raceway to show off its $178 million dollar modernization, which includes several new food and beverage attractions.