Top Picks for New Year’s Eve

Let 2014 go out with a bang! Citygram recommends:


Midnight Cowboy New Year’s


Cheese, cocktails and champagne tucked away in downtown Austin’s most famous speakeasy. The ticket gets you two drinks and cheese from Antonelli’s. The ticket is all-access, so you can come and go through the red-light-marked door as you please throughout the night. Remember to ring the buzzer marked “Harry Craddock” for entry.

• Midnight Cowboy, 6th street
• Reservations online

New Year’s Eve at Uchi and Uchiko

$150 for two people

Champagne and Omakase! In addition to Uchi and Uchiko’s fabulous sushi fare, the omakase menu for two will be available to share. Guests will also enjoy complimentary champagne at midnight. Reservations available online or by calling 512.916.4808

• Uchi 801 South Lamar Austin, TX  78704
• Uchiko 4200 North Lamar Austin, TX  78756
Make reservations here

Special Seatings at La V


The first 3-course seating, (5-6pm) includes brioche crusted akaushi ribeye, creamed kale, black garlic chimmichurri and cipollini onions. The second seating (8-9pm) is 5-courses with drool makers like warm brioche donuts and jam.
• La V 1501 east 7th street, Austin 78702
• 5-6pm, 8-9pm
Reservations online

NoVa New Year’s Eve

Dance in the new year to Taylor and the Wild Now and DJ Mr. F. while enjoying Brad Sorenson’s special NYE menu and Lana Linsley craft cocktails. New Years Risotto, seared scallops, a complimentary champagne toast and after-midnight snacks are on deck. We can’t wait to find out what the Secret Resolution Breaker dessert involves!
• 6pm-2015
• NoVa 87 Rainey St. Austin 78701 Reservations encouraged

Mohawk Dance Revolution New Years Party


Professional dance instructors will guide you through the end of the year in Mohawk’s Dance Revolution New Years party. Promises of celebrity dancers, a good time and “mega funky” music by Mother Sip Connection sound like a great way to ring in the new year.
• Mohawk
• 8pm


Bob Schneider’s New Years Eve Party


Hang out downtown at the iconic Paramount and Stateside theatre with one of Austin’s most beloved musicians, Bob Schneider as he performs with The Wind + The Wave.
• The Paramount Theatre
• 8:00pm
Tickets here

Bess Bistro New Year’s Eve Supper Club


Make a toast at each course prepared by Executive Chef Roman Murphy. The menu is inspired by and includes the seasonal offerings from Bess’ very own farm. The fourth (pasta) course includes savory Rabbit Agnolotti, served with cauliflower, crispy prosciutto and a sage brodo. Lex Land will perform her signature lounge sound that pairs as well with the meal as the curated wine does.
• Bess 500 W. Sixth St
• Call (512) 477-2377 for reservations

Wild Belle w/ DJ Starsign

Lambert’s New Year’s Wild Belle Party


Take a listen to Wild Belle before you scramble to buy tickets to this perfect New Year’s concert. Tickets include access to the concert upstairs, a midnight champagne toast and finally, housemade breakfast tacos after the ball drops.
Buy tickets here
• Lamberts 401 W 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701
• 10pm

Other picks from our Restaurant Radar

Gourdough’s NYE Party


Gourdough’s is having a New Year’s Eve Party at their new downtown location on West 5th st. For $25, enjoy bottomless Champagne with food, donuts, and music
• Gourdough’s Downtown – 209 W 5th St
• 8:00pm – 1:30am
Tickets here

New Year’s Eve at Qui

$75-$95, ($160 with beverage pairings)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with one of Austin’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs at Qui. The special New Year’s Eve tasting menu still has a few seatings available from 5-7 pm. Join the party late at 10:30pm for food and drinks from East Side King and Tito’s Vodka, and music featuring Soul Man Sam & The Brothers with East Side King’s own Moto Utsunomiya.
• 10:30pm
Tickets here

New Year’s Eve at Gardner

$65, ($100 with beverage pairings)

Be one of the first to try chef Andrew Wiseheart’s new Winter Menu at Gardner’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Four course menu options from the vegetable-focused restaurant include a Beef Tartare with watercress, radish and lime, Crispy Lamb with chèvre, prosciutto, and satsuma and a Japanese Pumpkin dessert with kumquats and birch beer. For reservations, guests can email name, party size and preferred reservation time to
Email to RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Bonneville

$75 ($110 with wine pairings)

The restaurant on Cesar Chavez offers window views of the fireworks as well as a special four-course prix fixe menu which includes a Champagne toast and items like Hoisin Glazed Heritage Duroc Pork Belly, and Fig & Mascarpone Stuffed Pan-Roasted Quail.
• Call for reservations – 512.428.4643

New Year’s Eve at Foreign & Domestic

$80 for table seat ($100 for counter)

Foreign & Domestic always prepares an extra special menu for New Year’s with a Champagne toast. This year enjoy a five-course menu, at either their 7pm or 9:45pm seating, which includes Lobster & Potato Velouté with Wild Mushrooms & Wild Herbs, and a Magret of Duck Served Rare & Confit Leg with Periwinkle Gribiche, Duck Jus & Garlic Bread
• 7:00pm or 9:45pm
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New Year’s Eve at Swift’s Attic

$75, $110 with wine pairings

Swift’s Attic will host a New Year’s Eve bash with a four-course menu and drink specials (with a bar that’s open to the public all night). Try the seared rare Albacore with squid ink vinaigrette and Texas Wagyu strip steak, as well as the popular Popcorn & A Movie dessert (butter popcorn gelato, housemade chocolate & peanut butter candy bar, caramel corn, root beer gel).
• 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm seatings
• Call for Reservations – 512.482.8842

New Year’s Eve at Half Step


One of Rainey St’s most acclaimed new bars will be grooving into 2015 with soul and funk music from DJ Cha Na Na & Dug Fresh, and their first ever Twist Contest at midnight (with a cash prize to the winning couple). Table tickets get you into the party where light fare, drink specials, as well as a complimentary glass of punch await guests upon arrival (champagne toast included as well).
• 7pm – 2am

New Year’s Eve at Dai Due


The new restaurant from Jesse Griffiths is offering a special prix fixe Butcher Shop or Seafood menu – featuring three savory courses with a choice of coffee or tea and a choice of dessert. This is a great time to try one of Austin’s best new restaurants of 2014.
Reservations available online

New Year’s Eve at Odd Duck

$65 (5-course), $90 (7-course)

Bryce Gilmore’s Odd Duck restaurant will be offering 5-course and 7-course menu options for New Year’s Eve.
Email for reservations

New Year’s Eve at Due Forni

a la carte

If your New Year’s Eve plans include a trip to 6th St, try some of the city’s best pizza at Due Forni. The restaurant that cooks everything from one of their two pizza ovens will be featuring a few special dishes such as Umbrian Lentils with braised pork and parmigiano reggiano, and Braised Veal Short Ribs with chestnut polenta and pickle root vegetables. Our pizza recommendations include the Tartufo with black truffle, parmesan crema, roasted cremini mushrooms, and baked over easy egg or the Due Forni with housemade sausage, buffalo mozzarella, and Nueske’s bacon.
Reservations available online

New Year’s Eve at Péché

a la carte

Enjoy dinner and drinks at one of Austin’s best cocktail bars. Patrons of the 4th St district restaurant can enjoy a la carte specials such as a Poached Lobster Salad with wild mushrooms, lobster reduction and spicy pepper vinaigrette; 10oz Prime Tenderloin with a bordelaise sauce and potato gratin; and a complimentary absinthe toast at midnight.
Reservations available online

New Year’s Eve at Lenoir


The South 1st farm-to-table restaurant from Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher is offering a four-course NYE menu with vegetarian/pescatarian friendly options. The sample menu includes delectables such as cauliflower flan with miso apples and roasted fennel, and a roast guinea hen with hairiest sausage and cauliflower gremolata.
Reservations available online

Photo Credits: No Va (Michelle Min for Citygram), Midnight Cowboy, Paramount Theatre


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