Restau­rants cook up spe­cial New Year’s Eve meals

The Commercial Appeal - Go Memphis - - Go Eat - By Jen­nifer Biggs


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 whin­ing­din­ 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

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