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Dining Out on New Year's Eve in Phoenix / Scottsdale - December 31, 2013

Special New Year's Eve Meals and Entertainment

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Looking for a nice meal on New Year's Eve in the Phoenix area? Besides concerts, shows and New Year's Eve parties, you'll also find some wonderful New Year's Eve dinners at fine restaurants around town. Many of these are prix-fixe special menus for the New Year's Eve celebration. Some include champagne toasts, party favors, dancing and entertainment. Please remember that the prices mentioned here don't include tax, tip, or drinks. You can assume that coupons and discounts will not be honored for special holiday meals. Many of these restaurants require payment in advance. Call to see if there's a dress code.

Keep checking back -- I'll be adding more dining options for New Year's Eve until the last week of December.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

AJ's at the San Marcos Golf Resort

1 San Marcos Place, Downtown Chandler
NYE 2013: $32.95 per person
New Year's Eve buffet beginning at 5 p.m. includes a glass of house Champagne or wine. Soup, salads, carving station with prime rib, several entrees and desserts. 20% gratuity and tax will be added.

Alto ristorante e bar

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale
NYE 2013: $75 per person
A special four-course New Year’s Eve Menu, along with the a la carte menu. 1st Course: Cauliflower Soup, Sevruga Caviar and Basil Oil. 2nd Course: Caprese di Pomodoro, Heirloom Tomatoes, Preserved Lemon, Herbs, Fresh Burrata, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 3rd Course: Braised Short Ribs, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Borolo Sauce. Dessert: Ricotta Timbale, Vanilla Bomboloni, Chocolate Custard. Usher in the New Year with a Venetian gondola cruising the resort’s waterways. Rides are complimentary for those dining at Alto. The Center Stage Bar features live entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and a midnight balloon drop with fun party favors. Entertainment: The Waters (Edgy Folk); Brian Chartrand (Solo Acoustic); Myles David Lancette (Acoustic Soul). The resort is offering a special rate for December 31st.

Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse

4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
NYE 2013: $112 per person includes a glass of Champagne
A five-course prix fixe menu. Appetizer (Served Family Style): Lobster, Crabmeat and Shrimp. Salads:Fresh Mozzarella & Beefsteak or Mixed Green Salad. Entrée choices: Porterhouse Steak for Two, Three or Four, New York Sirloin Steak, Rib Eye Steak, Filet Mignon, Lamb Chops, Grilled Norwegian Wild Salmon, Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Francese, Pasta with Seafood, or Pasta Bolognese. Potato & Vegetable (Served Family Style). Dessert platters are per table and may include any of the following: Apple Strudel, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse. Fresh Brewed Tea, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino.

Bill Johnson's

Phoenix, North Phoenix, Mesa, Goodyear
NYE 2013: $13.99 or $19.99

All Bill Johnson's Restaurants will be serving a choice of the following Prime Rib Dinners from 4 p.m to 9 p.m. (while supplies last): The COWGIRL CUT Prime Rib Dinner consists of your choice of a crock of our made from scratch Soup or a Dinner Salad with our new Onion/Pumpernickel Bread Loaf, and a 8oz cut of Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Fresh Broccoli and your choice of Potato (Baked, Sonoran Mashed or Skin On Steak Fries) for $13.99. The COWBOY CUT Prime Rib Dinner consists of your choice of a crock of our made from scratch Soup or a Dinner Salad with our new Onion/Pumpernickel Bread Loaf, and a 12oz cut of Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Fresh Broccoli and your choice of Potato (Baked, Sonoran Mashed or Skin On Steak Fries) $19.99.

Bink's Midtown

2320 E. Osborn, Phoenix
NYE 2013:$68 to $85, wine parings $26 to $64
Seatings at 5, 7, and 9 p.m. First and second seatings are six-sourse tasting menu. Third seating is a seven-course tasting menu.

Bink's Scottsdale

Shops at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

NYE 2013: First (5 p.m.) and second (7 p.m.) seatings: a six-course tasting menu, $79 per person, wine pairings an additional $26, sommeliers wine pairing $52. The third (9 p.m.) seating: a seven course tasting menu, $95 per person, wine accompaniments $32, sommeliers wine pairing $64.
Both menus offer a variety of savory dishes to round out the year. Start the night with Tuna Carpacci, served with Fresno Chile, edamame, peanut, lime cilantro and umami mayo. End the evening with a Chocolate Torte, served with Fabbri Cherries, cookie crumbs, and Vanilla crème fraiche.

Binkley's Restaurant

6920 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
NYE 2013: 1st seating: $160 per person, 2nd seating: $205 per person

Black Truffle Lobster Salad; Curry Poached Pear; Open Face Iberico Ham & Cheese Sandwich; Black Cod en Papillote; White Truffle Risotto; Crispy Seared Foie Gras; Corned Wagyu Beef; Epoisses Custard; Hot & Cold Chocolate, a dark chocolate soufflé, white chocolate semi-freddo, raspberries, macadamia nuts. 1st seating at 5, 5:30, and 6 p.m., 2nd seating 8, 8:30, and 9 p.m.

bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Phoenix

2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
NYE 2013: $100 per person; $140 with wine pairings.
Enjoy live entertainment and party favors along with access to the New Year’s Eve Party in the Lobby Lounge. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling 602-468-0700. Stay overnight with the "Let Us Celebrate 2014 With You" package (call for pricing) and receive overnight accommodations, the four-course New Year’s Eve dinner for two, access for two to the New Year’s Eve party, overnight valet parking and a full American breakfast for two the next morning in bistro 24.   

Chelsea's Kitchen

5040 N. 40th St, Phoenix
NYE 2013: Pricing à la carte
A special holiday menu.Starters, snacks, special salads and posole. Entrees offered include: Salmon, crab cakes, taco platters, rotisserie chicken, filet mignon, rotisserie prime rib, short ribs, surf & turf. Desserts offered include: red velvet cake, key lime pie and Irish Whiskey cake.

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