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Ring in the New Year at Steak 48
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11 Delicious Options For Dining & Drinking On New Year's Eve In Houston

Kick off 2017 with a bang

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Now that 2016 is finally — and mercifully — winding down to an end, it’s time to look forward to 2017. Before you get started with all those New Year’s resolutions and big plans for next year, though, it’s important that you find a great spot to party on December 31. After all, it’s been a tough year, and we all deserve to spend an evening doing a little drunken reveling.

Whether you’re looking for a chic prix-fixe dinner, a casual place to chill, or a more party-friendly atmosphere, these Houston restaurants will definitely satisfy your New Year’s Eve needs. With options for every budget, cuisine, and level of rowdiness, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to dine before heading out to the bars or a great place to hang all night long.

Without further ado, check out these 11 killer options for dining on New Year’s Eve. If we’ve missed your favorite NYE haunt, shout it out in the comments.

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1. Arthur Ave.

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1111 Studewood St Ste B
Houston, TX 77008
After the shitshow that was 2016, we could all use a little good luck. On NYE, head to Arthur Avenue for a four-course Italian feast of classic dishes intended to bring good luck in the new year. Arthur Avenue will open for two seatings — 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. — and dinner will only cost you a very reasonable $45 per person.
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2. Etoile Cuisine et Bar

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1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 668-5808
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Fancy French fare seems like the classiest way possible to ring in 2017, and everyone knows that this year could use a little more swank. $65 gets you a three-course prix fixe dinner, featuring dishes like foie gras torchon, confit suckling pig, and a passionfruit-spiked buche de Noel.
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3. Helen Greek Food and Wine

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2429 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(832) 831-7133
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If the ancient Greeks celebrated New Year’s Eve, they’d do it like Helen Greek Food & Wine plans to party on December 31. Look forward to a menu of ancient Greek dishes paired with a list of exclusively Greek wines that can’t be found anywhere else in Houston. Reservations can be made at $200 per person for two seatings, one at 6 p.m., another at 9 p.m.
Shannon O'Hara

4. Hotel Derek

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2525 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 961-3000
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It might be 2016, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t party like it’s 1986. Head to Hotel Derek’s 80s prom-themed New Year’s Eve party starting at 7 p.m. on December 31. There, you’ll find a spiked punch fountain, chocolate fountain, and a buffet dinner to go alongside your best ridiculous ‘80s wear. $125 gets you access to the buffet, booze from the punch fountain all night, and a midnight Champagne toast.

5. Hungry's Upstairs

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2356 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
Catch your first glimpse of the brand new Upstairs lounge at Hungry’s on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the killer views of the Houston skyline and plenty of cocktails, you can head downstairs to Hungry’s for a four-course prix-fixe dinner. Otherwise, stick to bites at the bar, and stick around for the champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
Julie Soefer

6. Le Colonial

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4444 Westheimer Rd Ste G-140
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 629-4444
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Instead of eating boring snacks on NYE, let Chef Nicole Routhier serve you a three (or four) course menu of French-Vietnamese fare on December 31st. A 4 p.m. seating will offer a three-course menu, and an 8 p.m. seating will feature a “gala style” four-course dinner complete with live band, party favors, and a Champagne toast. After you dine, head to the upstairs lounge for even more festivities. Reservations recommended.
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7. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-7352
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If you’re looking to bring in the New Year in the swankiest way possible, head to this Houston classic for a prix-fixe menu of dishes like lobster deviled eggs, prime strip steak or lamb chops, and chocolate turtle pie. At $110 per person, this menu is quite the bargain for what you’ll be eating. Reservations recommended.
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8. Radio Milano

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800 Sorella Ct
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 827-3545
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Indulgence is decidedly the best way to ring in the new year, and Radio Milano’s four-course prix-fixe will offer plenty to get your 2017 started off in the right way. Look forward to foie gras terrine, pan-seared wild duck, and a duo of truffles. After dinner, head to the Milano Bar for a glass of Travaglino Monteceresino Brut Reserve 2012 sparkling rosé at a killer price. Reservations recommended.
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9. Relish Restaurant & Bar

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2810 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 599-1960
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If you haven't checked out the dinner menu at this hot newcomer, there's no better time than New Year's Eve. In addition to a special prix-fixe menu for the occasion, you'll also be able to take in Relish Restaurant & Bar's grand opening celebration.
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10. State of Grace

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3256 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 942-5080
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Oysters are said to bring good luck, which means that you should enjoy as many as possible at the bar at State of Grace on New Year’s Eve. A prix-fixe menu will also be on offer, and reservations are definitely recommended.

11. Steak 48

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4444 Westhiemer
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 322-7448
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This hot River Oaks steakhouse will be serving its regular menu on New Year’s Eve, but this environment is flashy enough to enjoy without any special themed dishes. Splurge on a killer steak, enjoy a few glasses of bubbly, and say cheers to 2017 with a crowd of friends — you’re going to need it if you’re going to splurge on too much pricey steak. Reservations recommended.
Ellie Sharp/EHOU

1. Arthur Ave.

1111 Studewood St Ste B, Houston, TX 77008
Ellie Sharp/EHOU
After the shitshow that was 2016, we could all use a little good luck. On NYE, head to Arthur Avenue for a four-course Italian feast of classic dishes intended to bring good luck in the new year. Arthur Avenue will open for two seatings — 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. — and dinner will only cost you a very reasonable $45 per person.
1111 Studewood St Ste B
Houston, TX 77008

2. Etoile Cuisine et Bar

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Etoile Cuisine et Bar/Facebook
Fancy French fare seems like the classiest way possible to ring in 2017, and everyone knows that this year could use a little more swank. $65 gets you a three-course prix fixe dinner, featuring dishes like foie gras torchon, confit suckling pig, and a passionfruit-spiked buche de Noel.
1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

3. Helen Greek Food and Wine

2429 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Shannon O'Hara
If the ancient Greeks celebrated New Year’s Eve, they’d do it like Helen Greek Food & Wine plans to party on December 31. Look forward to a menu of ancient Greek dishes paired with a list of exclusively Greek wines that can’t be found anywhere else in Houston. Reservations can be made at $200 per person for two seatings, one at 6 p.m., another at 9 p.m.
2429 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005

4. Hotel Derek

2525 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77027
It might be 2016, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t party like it’s 1986. Head to Hotel Derek’s 80s prom-themed New Year’s Eve party starting at 7 p.m. on December 31. There, you’ll find a spiked punch fountain, chocolate fountain, and a buffet dinner to go alongside your best ridiculous ‘80s wear. $125 gets you access to the buffet, booze from the punch fountain all night, and a midnight Champagne toast.
2525 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

5. Hungry's Upstairs

2356 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Julie Soefer
Catch your first glimpse of the brand new Upstairs lounge at Hungry’s on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the killer views of the Houston skyline and plenty of cocktails, you can head downstairs to Hungry’s for a four-course prix-fixe dinner. Otherwise, stick to bites at the bar, and stick around for the champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
2356 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005

6. Le Colonial

4444 Westheimer Rd Ste G-140, Houston, TX 77027
Ellie Sharp/EHOU
Instead of eating boring snacks on NYE, let Chef Nicole Routhier serve you a three (or four) course menu of French-Vietnamese fare on December 31st. A 4 p.m. seating will offer a three-course menu, and an 8 p.m. seating will feature a “gala style” four-course dinner complete with live band, party favors, and a Champagne toast. After you dine, head to the upstairs lounge for even more festivities. Reservations recommended.
4444 Westheimer Rd Ste G-140
Houston, TX 77027

7. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

5839 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
If you’re looking to bring in the New Year in the swankiest way possible, head to this Houston classic for a prix-fixe menu of dishes like lobster deviled eggs, prime strip steak or lamb chops, and chocolate turtle pie. At $110 per person, this menu is quite the bargain for what you’ll be eating. Reservations recommended.
5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

8. Radio Milano

800 Sorella Ct, Houston, TX 77024
Radio Milano/Facebook
Indulgence is decidedly the best way to ring in the new year, and Radio Milano’s four-course prix-fixe will offer plenty to get your 2017 started off in the right way. Look forward to foie gras terrine, pan-seared wild duck, and a duo of truffles. After dinner, head to the Milano Bar for a glass of Travaglino Monteceresino Brut Reserve 2012 sparkling rosé at a killer price. Reservations recommended.
800 Sorella Ct
Houston, TX 77024

9. Relish Restaurant & Bar

2810 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Relish/Facebook
If you haven't checked out the dinner menu at this hot newcomer, there's no better time than New Year's Eve. In addition to a special prix-fixe menu for the occasion, you'll also be able to take in Relish Restaurant & Bar's grand opening celebration.
2810 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

10. State of Grace

3256 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Oysters are said to bring good luck, which means that you should enjoy as many as possible at the bar at State of Grace on New Year’s Eve. A prix-fixe menu will also be on offer, and reservations are definitely recommended.
3256 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

11. Steak 48

4444 Westhiemer, Houston, TX 77027
Ellie Sharp/EHOU
This hot River Oaks steakhouse will be serving its regular menu on New Year’s Eve, but this environment is flashy enough to enjoy without any special themed dishes. Splurge on a killer steak, enjoy a few glasses of bubbly, and say cheers to 2017 with a crowd of friends — you’re going to need it if you’re going to splurge on too much pricey steak. Reservations recommended.
4444 Westhiemer
Houston, TX 77027

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