It’s time to leave 2014 behind and set out into the brave, new world of 2015. Of course, you’ll want to start the year in grand style. If you’re ringing in the New Year in Chicago, make the last meal of the year memorable at one of these restaurants.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, prices do not include beverages, tax, or gratuity. Please verify the menu and pricing when making your reservation.
Enjoy a New Year’s dinner at The Bristol. Chef Chris Pandel will be serving a special menu, including starters and pastas for the table and entrée choices such as merguez sausage with octopus, and roast chicken. End 2014 on a sweet note with their chocolate torchon or Key lime cake.
Feast & Imbibe
If you’re looking for a truly special way to celebrate, why not go underground? Feast & Imbibe, the private dinner club helmed by Moto veterans D’Andre and Heather Bublick, will be hosting a four-course dinner featuring swordfish with parsnips and pear-parsley, and black truffle pasta. The meal will be followed by a cocktail party including two Champagne toasts, tasty bites such as foie gras cones and red pepper soup shots, and a fire dancing performance. You can attend the dinner for $95, the cocktail party for $75, or revel all night long at both for $150. Get tickets here.
La Sirena Clandestina
Want a sneak peek of the New Year? Chef John Manion is offering an exclusive taste of the menu for his upcoming restaurant, El Che Bar. Served at La Sirena Clandestina, four different dishes will be available to diners, including provoleta with duck egg, and French onion empanadas. You can make a reservation on the La Sirena Clandestina website.
Momotaro was one of the most anticipated openings of the fall, and it’s made quite the splash. Get in on the scene by spending New Year’s Eve in their underground Izakaya Lounge. Food stations, cocktails, and a midnight toast will keep attendees refreshed as 2015 begins. Tickets are $100 and include gratuity and four drink tickets.
Get comfortable on the last day of the year at River Roast. Along with their usual rustic American fare, the restaurant will be offering special dishes like Maine lobster stuffed with peekytoe crab, and roast Wagyu strip loin. An eclectic offering of sparkling wines will be available by the glass and by the bottle. Reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
TÊTE Charcuterie will be hosting their inaugural New Year’s Eve party this year from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees can enjoy the restaurant’s famed charcuterie and crudo while dancing it up to a live DJ. An open bar will get you to the countdown, and after midnight, The Salsa Truck will be providing all-you-can-eat tacos. Get tickets for the event here.