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Where To Have New Year’s Eve Dinner In Houston

If you’re looking for a fancy dinner on the 31st, head to one of these spots.
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There are tons of great ways to ring in the New Year: you could try to teach a fish how to do a backflip, or you could rank your best selfies of the year. But if you feel like venturing beyond the living room to celebrate, going to one of these restaurants will help you send 2023 off in style.

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Start your 2024 at the beloved East End Thai spot, Street To Kitchen. For $175 per person, expect a special, five-course dinner menu, complete with wine and champagne.

Price: $175 per person 


Ring in the New Year at the upscale French restaurant, Le Jardinier. This Museum District spot will have two seating times for dinner. The 5pm seating will feature a four-course meal with items like chilled crab with caviar, chestnut ricotta agnolotti, and the choice of an American wagyu beef bavette or poached Maine lobster. And the six-course menu during the 7:30pm second seating will include all four courses (with both the bavette and the lobster) as well as dessert.

Price: $165 per person at the 5pm seating, $295 per person at the 7:30pm seating


Finish out 2023 at the New Year’s Eve celebration at Hugo’s. The Montrose Mexican restaurant will serve a four-course menu featuring lobster bisque, pork tamales with habanero salsa, skirt steak doused in mole, and hazelnut mousse for dessert. Keep the party going with a champagne toast and dance the night away to live music.

Price: $85 per person


Kick off your end of year partying with The Warwick in the Galleria neighborhood. The swanky Cajun-Creole restaurant is offering a three-course pre-fixe menu, which features dishes like crab beignets topped with sweet chili sauce, smoked short ribs with mashed potatoes, and a rum butter cake topped with vanilla ice cream. Add on an optional drink pairing and maybe take a few flicks at the 360 photo booth.

Price: $125 per person


Bari Ristorante will be having a masquerade-themed New Year’s Eve celebration. Come to the River Oaks Italian restaurant on December 31st for a limited a la carte menu at 7pm or 9:30pm. Dishes like baked lamb chops with potato flan, chilean sea bass with jumbo lump crab, and braised veal shank will all be available, as well as some optional add-ons. 

Price: Varies


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The Montrose steakhouse Andiron will be open on December 31st to ring in the New Year. The five-course pre-fixe menu features dinner options like oysters with kaluga caviar, Viet-Cajun crawfish bisque, black angus ribeye, and ice cream dessert. Later seating options will also feature a champagne toast.

Price: $175 per person


The Greenway/Upper Kirby restaurant Tony’s can help you ring in the New Year in style. Both seatings at this classic Italian restaurant will feature a four-course menu, but the 9:15pm seating will also include a live band and a champagne toast.

Price: $115 per person for 5:30pm seating, $195 per person for 9:15pm seating


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Dim sum lovers, rejoice—the AYCE buffet Kim Son will be open on the last day of 2023. Everything at the Chinatown buffet, including pan-fried noodles made to order, fluffy bao buns, turnip cakes, and fresh pressed sugarcane juice, will be available as long as you can hang. But be sure to come before 3pm (when the dim sum station closes) if you plan on shoveling har gow in the final hours of this year.

Price: Varies


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If a trip to the theater is what you’re looking for this New Year, then make reservations for the New Year’s Eve celebration at Juliet. The movie theater-themed steakhouse will offer two seating options for the three-course dinner menu. Have your pick of baked oysters bathed in chile butter, lobster bisque, a rack of roasted lamb with gratin potatoes, blackened snapper, and more during your meal. And each reservation comes with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to toast to 2024. 

Price: $95 per person for first seating, $175 per person for last seating


Say goodbye to 2023 at the River Oaks location of Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette. To celebrate the New Year, there will be a three-course dinner menu at the seafood restaurant with a wine pairing curated by Duckhorn Vineyards. Choose between lobster bisque and roasted pear salad, lobster tail and wagyu strip steak, and end the meal with a sweet dark chocolate mousse.

Price: $99 per person


Part Italian restaurant and part flower shop, the Italian restaurant Fiori in Montrose will be open on New Year’s Eve from 11am-8pm with its regular menu. Say goodbye to 2023 with a bowl of short rib ravioli and a glass of prosecco at your side.

Price: Varies


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Start the New Year off right with an omakase at Aya Sushi. The Bellaire sushi restaurant will have a 21-piece omakase, featuring some of the chef’s favorite pieces of 2023. Reflect on your year as you throw back pieces of nigiri.

Price: $175 per person


Rice Village’s Eau Tour will be open on New Year’s Eve for a special three-course dinner. Head to the French restaurant for dinner options like oyster stew with caviar, poached flounder with butter beans, and trout en croute. And you can opt to stay in the holiday spirit with a mini yule log for dessert.

Price: $85 per person


Give 2023 one last wave goodbye at the game-centric steakhouse Rainbow Lodge. The Heights restaurant will be open from 5-10pm with a special three-course menu. Grab a cup of smoked gumbo, or try a petit game tasting of elk, crispy rabbit, and bison. For the main course, more wild game options, as well as beetroot pasta and halibut are available to try.

Price: $95 per person


The Rice Village seafood restaurant Navy Blue will be open this year for New Year’s Eve serving a special pre-fixe menu, which includes dishes like kampachi tartare, dover sole, and charred Spanish octopus. In addition to food, the night will include a champagne toast and a DJ.

Price: $175 per person


Expect a glitzy New Year celebration from Musaafer. The glitzy, Galleria neighborhood Indian restaurant will offer two seatings for the seven-course chef’s tasting menu. Both of the dinner seatings will feature live entertainment and DJs spinning the hits. Complimentary champagne will be served during the first seating, and a champagne toast will be held at midnight during the second seating.

Price: $150 for first seating, $170 for second seating

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