Restaurants cook up special New Year’s Eve meals
Here’s a listing of restaurants that are offering special New Year’s Eve dinners. The prices do not include tax and gratuity.
Restaurateurs, if you’d still like to add your New Year’s Eve dinner to the list, go to whiningdining.com and post it there under “New Year’s Eve dinners.” Readers, check it out for updated listings.
The Majestic Grille’s New Year’s Eve philosophy is “everyone gets to celebrate,” so chef/owner Patrick Reilly will serve his regular menu, plus a few specials. Dress up or down, and watch the ball fall on the big screen at midnight. Seating starts at 5 p.m., and live original jazz by The Paul McKinney Band begins at 7 p.m. 145 South Main St.; call 522-8555 to book (online reservations not accepted).
Umai offers three courses for $30. First course is a duck leg confit with grilled herbed polenta and spicy jerk reduction; the second surf ’n turf — seared seven-spice tuna on scattered sushi rice and wasabi crema and grilled hanger steak on stir-fried pork belly and Asian greens with bordelaise. Dessert is a chocolate brownie roulade with espresso creme anglaise. $30 per person, not including alcohol. Vegan and vegetarian adjustments will be made. 2015 Madison; call 405-4241.
At Equestria, there are seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Dinner is $55 and includes four courses. Choose from shrimp, quail or a mushroom tart for the first course; the second is a choice of two salads, a seafood martini or she-crab soup. The third-course choices are seafood pasta, roast chicken, a filet or pork loin; and the fourth course is a choice of lemon crepes, chocolate molten cake or Grand Marnier creme brulée. $55. Call 869-2663 for reservations. Equestria is at 3165 Forest Hill Irene Road.
At Sole in the Westin Hotel, you can ring in the new year for $40 for four courses, or $60 with wine. The first course is mini blue crab cakes; second includes a choice of soup or salad; third is a choice of a filet or salmon; and dessert is chocolate - covered strawberries, strawberry tart and a champagne toast. Call 334-5950 for reservations.
Grill 83 at the Madison Hotel offers a three-or four-course dinner that includes several options among each course. Entree selections are beef tenderloin; pan-seared ahi tuna with grilled jumbo prawns; or roasted rack of lamb. Dinner is served 5:30-11 p.m. and is $60 for three courses or $69 for four courses. Reservations can be made by calling 333-1224. Special hotel packages are available for the night or weekend, too. Call 333-1200 for more hotel information.
At Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, 712 W. Brookhaven Circle, four courses are $75; wine pairings add $30. Call 347-3569 for reservations.
The Inn at Hunt Phelan, 533 Beale, is taking reservations from 6 to 11 p.m. $79 includes live music, champagne and finger foods at midnight, and four courses. The first (for luck) includes oysters, black-eyed peas and greens. The second is a lobster-shiitake mac and cheese; choose from beef tenderloin, redfish, lamb or sweetbreads for the third course; and choose from chocolate or winter citrus for dessert. Call 525-8225 for reservations.
Currents at the River Inn of Harbor Town will serve a three-course menu starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $85.
The Beauty Shop will offer a four-course fixed-price menu for $60. It will include choice of four appetizers, soup or salad, four entrées and four desserts. The items will also be available á la carte. Gary Johns and his Mini Ratpack Orchestra will perform throughout the night, beginning at 7:30.
The Beauty Shop will be open at 5 p.m. today with a limited menu.
At Stella Marris, a three-course dinner for two is $89.95. Choose from soup