The year is nearly over, and it’s time to send it off with tasteful food, drink, and celebration specials throughout Austin. Ring in the new year with a selection of prix fixe menus and parties, ending the night with a glass of bubbly to celebrate the beginning of a new decade and a new year.
Here are our picks for the best spots in Austin to celebrate New Year’s Eve to close out your year:
2. Perry’s Steakhouse
This New Year’s Eve, toast to the new year with Perry’s Steakhouse three-course prix fixe dinner featuring favorites like the 8 oz. Filet Perry or the new, off-the-menu Lobster Truffle Risotto. And join Perry’s for a champagne toast in Bar 79 at midnight to ring in the new year! Before the New Year, enjoy Perry’s festive Perry Merry Mule, featuring fresh-cut strawberries muddled with lime and cranberry juices shaken with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and served with a splash of ginger in a traditional copper mug.
3. Roaring New Year’s Eve Party at the Roosevelt Room
Ring in the new year with a decadent tribute to one of history’s greatest decades: The Roaring 20s! The Roosevelt Room is back with its annual smash-hit New Year’s Eve party. Featuring a special, one-night-only cocktail menu of 1920s & pre-Prohibition era libations, the evening will also feature a curated menu of bubbly selections for toasting and revelry. DJ Phauxkis will fill the room with upbeat electro-swing throughout the evening, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, as well as the Ball Drop at Midnight. Everything will be live streamed onto The Roosevelt Room’s big screen projector. The required attire is semi-formal to formal, with vintage touches being a plus. There are several different ticket package options available for purchase via Eventbrite. You can email or call with any questions or inquiries.
Chef Fermín Núñez has prepared a special tasting menu exclusively for Suerte’s New Year’s Eve Fiesta. Dinner includes a selection of botanas, five savory courses, and desserts. Reservations are open now, with seating at 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
5. Dinner at La Condesa
For some people, dining out on New Year’s Eve is just the pre-game, but at La Condesa, dinner is the whole enchilada. Join your family and friends for complimentary bubbles and a special menu celebrating the flavors of Oaxaca.
6. North Italia
For those looking to usher in the new year in a cozy yet festive atmosphere over crave-worthy eats and drinks, North Italia, one of the most beloved neighborhood restaurants, is beckoning with a warm welcome, and its new, limited-time three-course menu offered exclusively on New Year’s Eve. Revelers can enjoy never-before-seen items, including Lobster Caprese, Blue Crab Risotto, and Chocolate Ganache Tart.
7. East Austin Hotel
Ring in the new year in style at the East Austin Hotel’s rooftop bar & lounge overlooking East Sixth Street. The free and open-to-the-public New Year’s Eve party is sure to kick off the evening with a bang – and a complimentary bubbles toast at midnight. Everything will be decked out in golden décor, and DJ Woke Bloke will be mixing and jamming from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Uchi and Uchiko celebrate New Year’s Eve with special Omakase menus designed for two people. Guests dining at midnight will be treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Call for reservations to either.
9. Hotel Viata
Join Hotel Viata Austin to celebrate New Year’s Eve and enjoy an extravagant Five Course Prix Fixe Dinner. Guests have the option of attending two seating times, which will have a champagne toast at midnight available. Priced reasonably, the five-course dinner menu includes Ham Hock Salad, Celeriac Soup, Cardamom French Toast, Red Stag Venison OR Pan-Seared Sea Bass, and Trio of Flourless Chocolate Torte. In addition to dinner, optional wine pairings are available for purchase.
10. Meridian 98 at Sonesta Bee Cave
Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Meridian 98, will be open this holiday season, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, and will be serving Texas-inspired comfort classics and festive cocktails. Meridian 98 will also be hosting its annual New Year’s Eve Celebration. Guests can look forward to food and drink specials, including festive cocktails, a live DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight.