Celebrate the closing of 2013 and beginning of a new year at one of your favorite Valley restaurants! Mouth-watering cuisine, cocktails, wine and Champagne—New Year’s Eve shouldn’t be spent any other way! Plan ahead with friends and family to ensure a reservation at one of these top spots. Several are offering hotel-stay packages for the ultimate evening!
LUSTRE Rooftop Garden
Ring in the New Year at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden’s “Legendary New Year’s Eve” party at the Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Bring your friends and enjoy spectacular views of Downtown Phoenix while counting down until midnight. DJ Al Page will be spinning while revelers delight in dancing, signature cocktails and complimentary savory bites from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Food available until 10 p.m.) Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased here.
For those looking to stay and play in Downtown Phoenix for New Year’s Eve, Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering an “Eat, Stay Love” package that includes a four-course dinner for two at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, including a champagne toast (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and a beautiful deluxe suite.
Packages start from $249, with rate code: PNYE
Booking online at HotelPalomar-Phoenix.com or by calling (602) 253-6633.
Salut Kitchen Bar
Salut has unveiled their one night only specialty New Year’s Eve Menu! The night includes all sorts of package deals on appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts, and features live music from the Chad Gregory Band.
A few of the menu items offered include: Salmon Wontons, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Malbec Braised Short Ribs, Vegetarian Kabobs and Gluten-free Chocolate Tort Tiramisu.
• One appetizer, entrée, dessert and a glass of champagne for $60
• Two appetizers, entrees, desserts and a bottle of champagne for $100
• Four appetizers, entrees, two desserts and two bottles of champagne for $200
Celebrate the New Year at one of the Valley’s most spectacular settings—Jade Bar at Sanctuary Resort.
Enjoy a four-course dinner form elements and Chef Beau MacMillan for four or six people at exclusive tables along the floor-to-ceiling glass walls with spectacular views of Paradise Valley. (Table for four people: $1,000; Table for six people: $1,500. Reservations required) Share a bottle of Cristal for the table at midnight.
A live DJ will be spinning from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., with an open dance floor. Jade Bar is also open to the public on New Year’s Eve without a reservation required and no cover charge!
New Year’s Eve at Hotel Valley Ho
Downtown Scottsdale’s mid-century-modern landmark will ring in 2014 with a festive fete, Ho Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: New Year’s Eve at Hotel Valley Ho. This retro-themed celebration—named after the 1957 hit song by Jerry Lee Lewis—will include dinner, dancing and a rooftop Champagne toast. Guests are encouraged to add some fifties flair to their ensembles before they head to the ZuZu Lounge for dancing, with music from DJ Mr. P-Body from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
A special, four-course dinner with Champagne pairings is offered inside ZuZu, and those dining can head to the rooftop at midnight for a festive toast. The 6:30 p.m. seating is $110 and the 9:30 p.m. seating is $140 (per person, plus tax and gratuity).
Guest rooms are offered starting at $259, based on availability. Room and dinner reservations can be made at (480) 248-2000 or HotelValleyHo.com (mention the “ZuZu New Year’s Eve” rate).
Are you tired of overpaying for food on New Year’s Eve? Crudo’s Chef Cullen Campbell has come to the rescue with an affordable, yet food-forward prix fixe dinner featuring four full courses for only $45. Plus, if you’re looking for something a little more decadent, Crudo will be offering five additional dishes that can be added as a supplement or enjoyed as an a la carte item. Reservations are available between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Course 1 (choose one)
Butterfish Crudo with Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Maya’s Farm Arugula, Lardons
Farmers Market Crudo – Local Seasonal Vegetable with House Made Vinaigrette
Course 2 (choose one)
Burrata with Pancetta Vinaigrette and Maya’s Farm Arugula
Ricotta with Pickled Radishes, Ceci and Chive
Fresh Mozzarella with Bacon Relish, Caramelized Onions, Basil
Course 3 (choose one)
Gnocchi with Coppa, Carrots and Pickled Endive
Risotto with Squid Ink, Tuna, Chilies, Tomatoes, Basil
Mushroom with Mozzarella, Parmesan, Bread Crumb, Over Easy Egg
Course 4 (choose one)
Marketfish with Grilled Escarole and Bagna Cauda
Pork Belly with Creamy Polenta, Tomato Agrodolce
Short Rib with Blooms Field Spinach, Stuffed Campari Tomatoes
Beef Tartar with Truffles, and Persimmon Scapece ($20 a la carte, $10 coursing supplement)
Corzetti Pasta with Burrata, Quark, Caviar and Chives ($20 a la carte, $10 coursing supplement)
Escargot Ravioli with Bone Marrow, Sorrel and Garlic ($16 a la carte, $6 coursing supplement)
Duck Leg with Radicchio, Sausage and Truffles ($24 a la carte, $12 coursing supplement)
Call (602) 358-8666 for reservations or visit online at CrudoAZ.com
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Quiessence
Enjoy a five-course Chef Tasting menu at one of Arizona’s most romantic restaurants as you ring in the New Year. Optional wine pairings from the custom Quiessence Wine menu can be added for the ultimate experience. The special tasting will be $95 per person with an additional $55 wine pairing option. (Tax and gratuity additional.) Seatings will be at 5:00 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Please call (602) 276-0601 or book your reservation here.
The House at Secret Garden New Year’s Eve Dinner
In honor of the upcoming New Year, Head Chef Dustin Christofolo is offering a unique four-course meal with optional wine pairings on New Year’s Eve at The House at Secret Garden beginning at 5 p.m. The meal is $75 per person with an optional wine pairing at an additional $45 per person.
Cauliflower Soup – Heirloom Cauliflower, Bread Crumbs, Crème Fraiche and Caviar
Cioppino – Seafood Stew of Lobster, Clams, Mussels and White Fish.
Braised Lamb Shoulder – Mint Salsa Verde, Farro, Bloomsdale Spinach and Fresh Garden Herbs
Budino – Butterscotch Italian Custard, Salted Caramel, Pinenut Rosemary Shortbread
Call (602) 243-8539 for reservations or reserve online here.
Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse
The high-end and high-quality, local steakhouse is the perfect place to enjoy dinner this New Year’s Eve with their prix fixe menu. The five-course, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse dinner is $112.95 per person.
Appetizers (served family style)
Lobster, Crabmeat and Shrimp, garnished with lettuce and cocktail sauce
Fresh Mozzarella & Beefsteak
Mixed Green Salad
Porterhouse Steak (for two, three or four)
New York Sirloin Steak
Rib Eye Steak
Grilled Norwegian Wild Salmon
Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Francese
Pasta with Seafood
Potato & Vegetables (served family style)
½ Cottage Fries & ½ Fried Onion Rings
Broccoli (steamed or sautéed)
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
** After Dinner Complimentary Glass of Champagne **