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The Last-Minute Guide to New Year's Eve Dining

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Looking for a place to find good food, good cheer and bid goodbye to 2015? Our list has you covered.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Caracol

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2200 Post Oak Blvd Ste 160
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 622-9996
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$85 per person buys you a four-course dinner to ring in the New Year. Pair it with the restaurant’s award-winning cocktails and stand-out wines.

2. Backstreet Cafe

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1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239
Four-course menu, complimentary sparkling cocktail toast at midnight and live music are part of the celebration here. On the menu: cauliflower risotto, duck confit and warm dark chocolate cake, among others.

3. Ouisie's Table

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3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 528-2264
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Starting at 9pm, there’s a special $75 per person three-course, pre-fixe menu to usher in the new year. A DJ, party favors and a midnight toast add to the fun and frivolity.

4. Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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Live music, a four-course menu and Champagne at midnight are bound to put you in the holiday spirit at this Houston classic.

5. Mockingbird Bistro

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1985 Welch St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 533-0200
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$125 buys you a five-course menu from 9pm to midnight. Add on wine pairings for another $100, and enjoy party favors and a midnight toast.

6. Aura Brasserie

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15977 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 403-2872
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Champagne, party favors and a $75, four-course, pre-fixe menu help you ring in the new year with a little French flair.

7. Bistro Provence

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13616 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 827-8008
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Two-hour seatings allow you to close out 2015 at a leisurely pace, enjoying a three course, pre-fixe menu. Offerings include homemade foie gras, roasted sea scallops, squab, monkfish and Baked Alaska.

8. Chez Nous

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217 S Avenue G
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-6717
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Get ready to spend “A Night in Paris” at this cozy spot, featuring a decadent four-course menu of inspired French cuisine. $115 per person, with seatings at 9:30, 10, and 10:30pm.

9. Damian's Cucina Italiana

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3011 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-0439
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Ring in 2016 with a special $59.95, three-course menu. Expect snapper dievole, linguini Benedetto and prosciutto and asparagus to make appearances.

10. Etoile Cuisine et Bar

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1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 668-5808
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$82 per person buys a four-course New Year’s Eve menu, featuring French favorites in Etoile’s swanky dining room.

11. Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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5427 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 665-2222
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A gala New Year’s Eve party is on offer, featuring a five-course, pre-fixe menu for $125 per person. The Richard Brown Orchestra will perform, so bring your dancing shoes to ring in the new year in style.

12. Helen Greek Food and Wine

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2429 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(832) 831-7133
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Drop into this much-lauded Greek tavern for a three-course menu that brings Gulf Coast touches to Hellenic cuisine. You’ll be able to wash it all down with Greek wines, natch.

13. Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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3201 Louisiana St Ste 101
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 907-6001
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There’s a black-and-white themed dinner available, local blues band Luther and the Healers will play, and party favors and Champagne are yours for the enjoying. $125 per person; first seating at 9pm.

14. Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

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4100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 960-8472
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Contemporary Indian tunes, Champagne and an array of Kiran’s signature high-end cuisine are the highlights of the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve bash. $125 per person.

15. Lei Low

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6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 380-2968
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Tikiphiles rejoice, as Houston’s own tiki bar channels the original 1934 Don the Beachcomber’s. A special menu of Donn’s Original Rhum Rhapsodies is part of the fun, beginning when the bar opens at 4pm.

16. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

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4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-1010
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While technically not open on NYE, Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette will be serving a fantastic New Year Day brunch. Sop up the hangover with biscuits and gravy or eggs Benedict and have a hallmark bloody as a hair of the dog.

17. Local Pour

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1952 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-1881
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Think you’re sophisticated enough for Skyball, the red carpet, James Bond-themed bash happening here? Then dress to impress and enjoy bottle of Champagne and appetizers, live music and a midnight toast.

18. Mark's American Cuisine Restaurant

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1658 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-3800
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Two seatings are offered so you can sample the $175 pre-fixe menu. Wine pairings available for an additional $55. The festivities also include a live band, dancing, Champagne toast and party favors.

19. Paul's Kitchen

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2502 Algerian Way
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 360-2002
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The theme is Bourbon Street, there’s a four-course menu for $75 per person ($120 with wine pairings) and a festive atmosphere. The only thing missing is you.

20. PESKA Seafood Culture

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1700 Post Oak Blvd Ste 190
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 961-9229
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Two seatings are available, at 5:30 and 8pm, featuring a three- and four-course menu, respectively. Complimentary party favors and Champagne will be offered at both.

21. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

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1008 Prairie St
Houston, TX 77002
(281) 940-4636
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Be there for the Moonlight Dolls’ “Tales from the Jazz Age,” and enjoy an after-show party fit for flappers and bootleggers. Multiple VIP tickets and bottle/seating packages available.

22. Rainbow Lodge

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2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-8666
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This Houston favorite is offering an $85 four-course menu from 5-10pm.

23. Tarakaan

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2301 Main St Ste 200
Houston, TX 77002
(832) 487-9096
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$80 per person buys you a four-course menu and a complimentary Champagne Firecrackers cocktail. A DJ kicks into gear at 10pm, and Champagne bottle service is available from 11pm – 2am.

24. The Durham House

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1200 Durham Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-5600
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Seatings at 6pm and 9pm feature Chef Don Schoenburg’s five-course, pre-fixe menu for $90 per person. You can opt for cocktail and wine pairings at an additional price.

25. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

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601 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 426-5840
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Nothing cures NYE hangovers like the punch-packing sweet and savory combo of buttermilk fried chicken and donuts. Lee's has updated the secret recipe recently so it's a perfect time. Open at 7am on New Years Day.

26. State of Grace

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3256 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 942-5080
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State of Grace will offer a special New Year’s Eve fixed price menu for $85 in addition to full oyster bar service all night. The entire menu will be offered with a la carte pricing for walk-in guests at the bar, and possibly the oyster bar, unless State of Grace chooses to use those seats for guests enjoying the fixed price menu. Offerings will include lobster hushpuppies, gulf blue crab “gumbo” with hill country smoked sausage and toast and smoke box Texas quail with pepper jelly, cotija grits, house bacon and mustard greens. The full menu can be found at the Dropbox link at the beginning of this email.

27. Benjy's

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2424 Dunstan Rd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 522-7602
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Stop by Benjy's on NYE this year for a special NYE menu including fire roasted bone marrow, foie gras creme brulee and a 14oz filet for 2. Not to miss.

28. Benjy's

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2424 Dunstan Rd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 522-7602
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Benjy's is hosting a special NYE menu including fire roasted bone marrow, foie gras creme brulee, and a 14oz filet for two. Sounds like a party already.

1. Caracol

2200 Post Oak Blvd Ste 160, Houston, TX 77056
$85 per person buys you a four-course dinner to ring in the New Year. Pair it with the restaurant’s award-winning cocktails and stand-out wines.
2200 Post Oak Blvd Ste 160
Houston, TX 77056

2. Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Four-course menu, complimentary sparkling cocktail toast at midnight and live music are part of the celebration here. On the menu: cauliflower risotto, duck confit and warm dark chocolate cake, among others.
1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019

3. Ouisie's Table

3939 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
Starting at 9pm, there’s a special $75 per person three-course, pre-fixe menu to usher in the new year. A DJ, party favors and a midnight toast add to the fun and frivolity.
3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

4. Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Live music, a four-course menu and Champagne at midnight are bound to put you in the holiday spirit at this Houston classic.
1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

5. Mockingbird Bistro

1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019
$125 buys you a five-course menu from 9pm to midnight. Add on wine pairings for another $100, and enjoy party favors and a midnight toast.
1985 Welch St
Houston, TX 77019

6. Aura Brasserie

15977 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Champagne, party favors and a $75, four-course, pre-fixe menu help you ring in the new year with a little French flair.
15977 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479

7. Bistro Provence

13616 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
Two-hour seatings allow you to close out 2015 at a leisurely pace, enjoying a three course, pre-fixe menu. Offerings include homemade foie gras, roasted sea scallops, squab, monkfish and Baked Alaska.
13616 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079

8. Chez Nous

217 S Avenue G, Humble, TX 77338
Get ready to spend “A Night in Paris” at this cozy spot, featuring a decadent four-course menu of inspired French cuisine. $115 per person, with seatings at 9:30, 10, and 10:30pm.
217 S Avenue G
Humble, TX 77338

9. Damian's Cucina Italiana

3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Ring in 2016 with a special $59.95, three-course menu. Expect snapper dievole, linguini Benedetto and prosciutto and asparagus to make appearances.
3011 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

10. Etoile Cuisine et Bar

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
$82 per person buys a four-course New Year’s Eve menu, featuring French favorites in Etoile’s swanky dining room.
1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

11. Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar

5427 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77081
A gala New Year’s Eve party is on offer, featuring a five-course, pre-fixe menu for $125 per person. The Richard Brown Orchestra will perform, so bring your dancing shoes to ring in the new year in style.
5427 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77081

12. Helen Greek Food and Wine

2429 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Drop into this much-lauded Greek tavern for a three-course menu that brings Gulf Coast touches to Hellenic cuisine. You’ll be able to wash it all down with Greek wines, natch.
2429 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005

13. Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

3201 Louisiana St Ste 101, Houston, TX 77006
There’s a black-and-white themed dinner available, local blues band Luther and the Healers will play, and party favors and Champagne are yours for the enjoying. $125 per person; first seating at 9pm.
3201 Louisiana St Ste 101
Houston, TX 77006

14. Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

4100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Contemporary Indian tunes, Champagne and an array of Kiran’s signature high-end cuisine are the highlights of the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve bash. $125 per person.
4100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

15. Lei Low

6412 N Main St Ste C, Houston, TX 77009
Tikiphiles rejoice, as Houston’s own tiki bar channels the original 1934 Don the Beachcomber’s. A special menu of Donn’s Original Rhum Rhapsodies is part of the fun, beginning when the bar opens at 4pm.
6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX 77009

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16. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

4224 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
While technically not open on NYE, Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette will be serving a fantastic New Year Day brunch. Sop up the hangover with biscuits and gravy or eggs Benedict and have a hallmark bloody as a hair of the dog.
4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

17. Local Pour

1952 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
Think you’re sophisticated enough for Skyball, the red carpet, James Bond-themed bash happening here? Then dress to impress and enjoy bottle of Champagne and appetizers, live music and a midnight toast.
1952 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019