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The Luxe Weekend:

December 14, 2012

NYE Atlanta 2013: Wine, Dine & Re-Align

Where To Toast, Party and Ring In Lucky 2013

By Nancy Staab

From STK’s “Not Your Daddy’s New Year’s Eve” to ASO’s American Standards-inspired program; from Opera’s bevy of cutting-edge DJ’s to Rosebud’s soulful James Brown tribute, this lucky 13 NYE has something for everyone. Monday night out has never been this decadent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS NEW EVENTS COME IN, WE WILL ADD THEM TO THE LISTING

 

4th and Swift

Enjoy a special 5-course menu for $85 per person and an additional $40 per person for wine pairings. Call 678.904.0160 for reservations or 4thandswift.com

 

Aqua Blue

Aqua Blue in Roswell is hosting a festive Blue Year’s Eve celebration. A special three-course prix fixe menu is available for $49 per person in addition to the full a la carte menu. Diners can enjoy menu items like the Maine lobster bisque, five spice New York strip and crispy shrimp and house-made warm chocolate cake. A DJ will play music for guests starting at 9 p.m. followed by a champagne toast and party favors at midnight. For reservations, call 770-643-8886. www.aquablueatl.com 

 

Aria

This Buckhead classic is offering a special four-course New Year's Eve menu with a set first course and options for the next three courses. The prix fixe dinner is $90 per person, tax and gratuity not included. For reservations call 404.233.7673

 

ASO New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Pops conductor Michael Krajewski and the Tony DeSare Trio. The symphony will evoke a bygone era with classics ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Cole Porter to a few more moderns in the mix, like Prince. Tickets $30-$70, www.atlantasymphony.org

 

Bistro Niko

The Buchead French bistro will offer a special 4-course pre fixe menu for $69 per person (exclusive of taxes and gratuitites) with optional wine pairings for an additional $20. Menu highlights include and amuse of Maine lobster with asparagus and champagne sabayon; grilled foie gras torchon; Bistro steak tartare; lemon sole; grilled hangar steak with truffle parmesan fries; roast duck with potato turnip gratin; crème bruleee; profiteroles. For reservations: 404.261.6456 or www.buckheadrestaurants.com/bistro-niko

 

BLT Steak

Chef Cyrille Holota is cooking up a special, 3-course prix fixe menu for $90 per person, add $30 for wine pairings. Menu items include: Hamachi sashimi; broiled venison rack; and truffle oil pommes macaire fries. Call 404.577.7601 for reservations or www.e2hospitality.com/blt-steak-atlanta

 

Canoe

Enjoy NYE on the Chattahoochee River. Chef Carvel is preparing a special a la carte menu for NYE with savory specials and, of course, Canoe’s famed wine cellar is at your disposal. Call 770.432.2663 for reservations or www.canoeatl.com

 

Cucina Asellina

Pop the bubbly and say hello to 2013 at Midtown’s favorite Italian kitchen, Cucina Asellina, this New Year’s Eve. The first two seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., feature the regular dinner menu, and the late night revelers are invited to enjoy a specialty seating at 10 p.m. that includes a $60 three-course prix fixe dinner menu, complimentary Moet Imperial Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. DJ Xavier will set the tone for the evening. Reservations are required:l 404.793.0141  or for more information visit:  www.facebook.com/CucinaAsellina

 

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

Toast away 2012 and say cheers to the New Year at Cypress Street Pint and Plate in Midtown. Enjoy great beer, champagne toasts, and a midnight breakfast buffet for the late night partiers. The doors open at 8 p.m., so guests can arrive early to get a prime spot and enjoy free well bar and house beer from 9 to 10 p.m. Pre-sale tickets can purchased for $10 at www.cypressbar.com or at the door for $15.

 

Diesel Filling Station

This VA-Hi pub is hosting a NYE bash with drink specials, balloon drop, music, champagne toast and more. The party starts at 8PM with free admission and cash bar. Dieselatlanta.com

 

East Andrews

An option for the young and frisky (i.e. twenty-somethings). Enjoy two DJs, live music, champagne bar, and Buckhead’s only ball drop at East Andrews hotspot. Admission is included with dinner at Cellar 56 or to the Improv Comedy Club. Tickets available at www.andrewsdistrict.com

 

Ecco

Ring in the new year with special menu items tonight only at Ecco. The special additions include beet velouté with pears, nasturtium, bay scallop crudo and smoked paprika; baked farm egg with charred duck live, preserved lemon, lavender cream and celery leaves; roasted quail with chestnut risotto and black currant gastrique; wood-grilled rib-eye with smoked cauliflower, crisp chanterelle mushrooms and béarnaise; steelhead trout with scarlet queen turnips, roe, saffron and arugula; and milk chocolate torte with spiced pineapple and pine nut tuile. The regular menu is available in addition to these one-night-only dishes. For reservations, call 404-347-9555. www.ecco-atlanta.com

 

Empire State South

Hugh Acheson and Chef Ryan Smith will create a special, 4-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu with two seatings at 6PM and 8:30PM. The cost is $75 per person with optional wine or non-alcoholic beverage pairings. Then from 11PM to 2AM Empire State South will host a big party to ring in the New Year. A $30 ticket gets you two glasses of bubbly, passed hors d’oeuvres and the live music of Atlanta band Easy Beat. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the door. 678.568.1106 or empirestatesouth.com

 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Fleming’s is ringing in the New Year with a weekend-long celebration. From Fri., December 28 to Tues., January 1 starting at 4 p.m., guests can indulge in festive holiday cocktails or featured bubbly and then dine from the New Year’s menu or a la carte menu. The special New Year’s menu starts with poached gulf shrimp over Southern-style goat cheese grits, included with entrée price. Entrées include Delmonico steak with blue crab and Gruyére glassage; filet mignon and lobster brioche bread pudding;  and lobster tail with mac and cheese. Chocolate budino finishes the meal. Tax and gratuity is not included in menu prices. For reservations, call 770-698-8112. www.flemingssteakhouse.com     

 

Flip Burger (Midtown and Buckhead)

Blow it out without blowing your budget with a haute hamburger at Flip. Enjoy a special NYE menu until 9PM. Enjoy any salad, burger (add $7 for d’Lux), side, dessert or shake for just $25 per person, plus complimentary glass of Champagne. Flip Midtown: 404.352.3547  Flip Buckhead: 404.549.3298 or www.flipburgerboutique.com

 

Haven

Toast the New Year with Haven on Monday, Dec. 31 and enjoy items from Chef Stephen Herman’s regular dinner menu along with delectable chef specials such as Grilled CAB Tenderloin (Pickled Pepper Grits, Sofrito Braised Green Beans, Roasted Garlic & Jalapeño Butter) and Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped North Georgia Trout (Local Swiss Chard, Lemon and Pecan Brown Butter) paired with your favorite glass of wine or cocktail. Enjoy festive party favors and a complimentary glass of champagne. For reservations or additional information, call 404-969-0700 or visit havenrestaurant.com

 

JCT. Kitchen & Bar

JCT. is serving a Southern dinner this New Year’s Eve. For $65 per person, the restaurant is offering a taste plus a three-course meal from 5-11PM. Diners will begin with the featured taste of aged goat cheese with country ham and garlic herb toast. Other sample items from the menu include smoked baby beets with watermelon radish, Asher Blue, tiny croutons and green goddess; heritage pork belly and clams; hickory smoked beef short ribs and seared sea scallops with root vegetable Gouda gratin and braising reduction; pan roasted pheasant with braised pheasant ravioli, smoked mushrooms, consumé;  “nearly” flourless chocolate cake with milk chocolate ganache and white chocolate sorbet or butterscotch pudding with  $ Roses caramel and hazelnut brittle. There is a corkage fee of $10 per bottle. For reservations or more information, call 404-355-2252. www.jctkitchen.com

Kaleidoscope

This Brookhaven restaurant  fave is hosting its second annual New Year’s Eve party. Dinner service starts at 5 p.m. with an optional three-course meal for $20.12. Food and drink specials are available all evening and DJ B-Dub starts spinning tunes at 10 p.m. Champagne is available for a midnight toast and the bar is open until 2 a.m. There is no cover charge for the New Year’s Eve party. For reservations or more information, call 404-474-9600 or  www.k-pub.com

 Kyma

Go Mediterranean for the New Year at Kyma with a five-course prix fixe menu for $79 per person (taxes and gratuities not included) and an additional $30 for wine pairings. Menu highlights include fresh Iceland caviars with brioche croutons; wood grilled octopus with winter truffle navy bean stew: spicy lamb pie baked in country filo; pan roasted Maine lobster; braised lamb shank and roasted rack of lamb; Icelandic char with melted leeks, little neck clams, burgundy snails, garlic mussel froth; greek style doghnuts, rolled baklava. For reservations: 404.262.0702 or www.buckheadrestaurants.com/kyma

 

Livingston

Celebrate the New Year in style in the glam environs of Livingston restaurant and bar. Enjoy Chef Zeb Stevenson’s special 5-course tasting menu for $55 per person (wine pairings an additional $35). The tasting menu is limited to the first 100 guests. A limited a la carte menu is also available. After dinner, head into the glittering bar/lounge for live music, drink specials, party favors, and a massive balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Call 404.897.5000 for reservations or www.livingstonatlanta.com

 

Local Three

This restaurant favorite is offering a special prix fixe dinner. Menu highlights include ricotta and sage gnudi; seared diver scallop BLT with maple glazed pork belly; broiled Maine lobster; pan seared Branzino; Niman Ranch pork tenderloin; wam bourbon apples and dumplings with cinnamon ice cream. The dinner is $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Optional wine or beer pairings are an additional charge of $35. Call 404.968.2700 for reservations or www.localthree.com

 

Lobby Bar and Bistro

Lobby will be offering a special 3-course menu for New Year’s Even in addition to the regular menu. Menu highlights include lobster ravioli; lamb loin with mushrooms, bread terrrine, truffled lamb jus; Miso cod with baby bok choy; duck breast with brulee polenta, baby carrots, cider jus; pistachio crème bruleee; chocolate hazelnut bar. Price per couple is $150 and includes a bottle of  bubbly. For reservations: 404.961.7370 or www.lobbyattwelve.com/home.html

 

LPC (La Pietra Cucina)

LPC’s buzzy new chef Russell Kook, from Chicago, is offering a New Year’s Eve menu in four course with complimentary amuse and glass of bubbly. Menu highlights include butter-poached lobster salad; octopus with smoked potato, grilled frisee, pork belly; veal cheek ravioli with pumpkin ricotta; black spaghetti with blue crab, Serrano chili, sea urchin, grapefruit; bone-in veal chop picatta; snapper with Manilla clams and calamari; duck breast with sunchoke farrotto, pickled turnips, red wine sauce; Chocolate budino; pistachio semi-freddo. $65 per person.  For reservations: 404.888.8709 or http://www.lapietracucina.com

 

Mandarin Oriental

Celebrate New Year’s Even over a champagne bar, while enjoying the melodies of live jazz in the Taipan Lounge from 5PM to 1 AM. For reservations: call 404.995.7570 or www.mandarinoriental.com/atlanta

 

Murphy’s

Ring in the New Year “Virginia Highland” style with Murphy’s. Enjoy fine wine and a special menu courtesy of Chef Winslade. Murphy’s will also be open for New Year’s Day brunch from 10AM to 4PM. For reservations: 404.872.0904 or www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com

 

Muss & Turner’s

This Smyrna favorite will offer a special prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve. Menu highlights include sweet potato vichyssoise with cumin toasted pumpkin seeds; escargot pot pie with white wine, garlic, cream, leeks; mushroom confit; grilled bone marrow; grilled ribeye with duck fat mashed potatoes, braised local greens, bacon jam; butternut squash lasagna; lobster mac-n-cheese; chocolate pot de crème. Price is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity and includes a glass of bubbly paired with the dessert course. Seatings are available at 5,7 and 9PM. For reservations call 770.434.1114 or www.mussandturners.com

 

 

Nikolai’s Roof

Celebrate the New Year at Nikolai’s Roof, perched on the 30th floor of the Atlanta Hilton Downtown. Enjoy opulent Russian-inspired décor, French continental cuisine and breathtaking views. For New Year’s Eve, Nikolai’s Roof will be offering a special Chef’s Tasting Menu for $105 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $52 (four glasses) or $62 (five glasses). There will be a harpist playing music from 6:30 until 11:30. To reserve: 404-221-6362 or www.nikolaisroof.com

 

No. 246

For those looking for a spot in Decatur to celebrate New Year’s Eve, No. 246 will be serving a special 4-course menu for $55 per person. Menu highlights include local cauliflower panna cotta with sea urchin sweet butter, Osetra caviar with herbs and brioche; scallop carpaccio with Meyer lemon; crispy parsnips with black truffles; butter poached Maine lobster with young gennel, blood orange, tarragon; white chocolate cheesecake with roasted pears and walnut nougatine. For reservations, call 678-399-8246 or www.no260.com

 

ONE. Midtown Kitchen

Celebrate NYE with a special menu from Chef Nick Oltarsh, noisemakers, hats  complimentary champagne toast, and a balloon drop at midnight. Call 404.892.4111 for reservations from 5:30PM to Midnight or www.onemidtownkitchen.com/index-home.htm

 

Opera

Opera nightclub will be in full force on NYE with several DJs in the house including DJ Danny M, DJ Ko and DJ Dizzy K; five unique atmospheres, open bar selections, special acts, toasts, 12 bars, gourmet buffet, and the largest balloon drop in the city. Tickets range from $30 general admission to $125 for the full VIP experience. $60-$80 gets you access to an open premium bar. Door open at 8PM.  Call 404.872.1150 for reservations or www.operaatlanta.com

 

Parish

Celebrate NYE at Parish with live music, midnight champagne toast, hats, noisemakers and various specials in addition to the regular menu. Specials include Kumomoto oysters with champagne gelee; braised pork osso bucco with stewed collards and tomato; seared cod with sunchoke and bacalo brandade, roasted mushrooms, lemon marmalade, thyme beurre blanc. Parish will also be open for New Year’s Day brunch beginning at 10AM. Call 404.681.4434 for reservations or www.parishatl.com/home.php

 

Park 75 at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Ring in NYE at Four Seasons with a 5-course prix fixe menu for $95 with a champagne toast at midnight. End the night with a DJ and dancing until 1AM. The regular Park 75 menu is also available. Return the next morning for a New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffest from 7AM to 1PM for $38 for adults and $18 for children. For reservations to either event call 404.253.3840, www.fourseasons.com/atlnata/dining

 

Park Tavern

Park Tavern will host Yacht Rock Revue for NYE. Festivities start at 9PM. The all-inclusive admission of $125 covers open bar drinks, gourmet hors d’ouvres, carving station, sushi, s’mores, midnight breakfast buffet, photo booth, Champagne toast at midnight. www.parktavern.com For tickets:  www.xorbia.com/e/yachtrock/nye2013

 

P'cheen 

What do you get when you combine DJs, a balloon drop, free hats, noisemakers and (of course) a little moonshine? New Year’s Eve at the Old Fourth Ward’s neighborhood bistro and pub! The good folks over at P’cheen are set to provide revelers with everything they need to ring in 2013 with a bang. With a special menu, and free—yes, free—late night breakfast to nosh on at midnight, this party will be sure to start off the New Year the right way. Since their New Year’s Eve parties are always free admission, they tend to fill up quickly. To make a reservation, call 404.529.8800. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/570935346265416/

 

Pricci

This Italian eatery will ring in the Capo D’anno with a four-course, prix-fixe menu for $72 per person (tax and gratities not included). Wine pairings are an additional $30 per person. Menu highlights include lobster and artichokes with roasted garlic butter; tenderloin carpaccio; mushroom fontina crepes; ravioli of short ribs; saffron and butternut squash risotto with scallops; grilled beef tenderloin with Barbera wild mushrooms Cacciatora sauce and white asparagus gratin; Valrhona chocolate and pistachio cannoli; tiramisu. Call 404.237.2941 for reservations or www.buckheadrestaurants.com/pricci

 

Ray’s on the River

Ray’s on the River is hosting a New Year’s Eve party in the grand pavilion from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For $125 per person, guests can enjoy a premium open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, oyster shucking station, six-piece live band with dancing and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. Tax and gratuity are not included. For reservations, call 770-955-1187or email ali@raysrestaurants.com. On Tuesday, January 1, New Year’s Day, the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call 770-955-1187. www.raysrestaurants.com/raysontheriver

 

Restaurant Eugene

The award-winning restaurant will be open for New Year’s Eve and will rekindle the sensibilities of a bygone era, with inspiration for this year’s dinner provided by the 1949 tome Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts: A Time-Honored Guide to the Perfect Party.  Enjoy cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment by Dejie Johnson at Holeman & Finch , transformed for the night into a swanky lounge. Then enjoy an exquisite dinner in the dining room at Restaurant Eugene. The first seating is from 5-8Pm and features 7 courses for $150 per person, wine pairings an additional $60. The second seating is from 7:30 to 10PPM with 11 courses for $225 per person, wine pairings an additional $75. Enjoy music and a champagne toast at midnight. For reservations call 404.355.0321.

 

Rosebud’s NYE James Brown Tribute Dinner

Chef Ron Eyester is cooking up a special music and food tribute to father of soul James Brown for NYE. Enjoy an a la carte menu of James Brown-inspired dishes (and some items from the regular menu) from 5:30 PM to Midnight. Last dinner reservation at 9:30PM. Continue the revelry across the street at Family Dog where G.E.D. Soul All Stars will play James Brown covers from 10PM until (free admission to Rosebud diners or $10 for general public). Rosebud will also be open New Year’s Day from 11AM to 4PM for traditional New Year’s dDay classics like smoked pork loin, black-eyed peas and collard greens.  Make reservations at 404.347.9747 or www.rosebudatlanta.com

 

Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, Downtown

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, Downtown, is hosting a festive New Year’s Eve dinner in the cozy Atlanta Grill. Celebrate with a four-course prix fixe menu and wonderful paired wines. The first seating is 5:30 -7:30 PM and the second seating is 9PM to 9:30PM. $85 per adult, $130 with paired wines, exclusive of tax and gratuities. Return New Year’s Day for the best brunch value in town at $50 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuities from 9AM to 2PM. The lavish brunch buffet includes prepared to order waffles and griddle cakes, a carving station, omelets and eggs prepared to order, sweet and savory scones, salads, breads, cereals, cheeses and charcuterie, fruit and desserts. For reservations call 404.659.0400 or visit www.opentable.com

Room at Twelve

Ring in 2013 at Twelve! Enjoy a special menu and cap off your night with party favors and a complimentary toast. Menu highlights includes Georgia shrimp bisque with pernod cream and caviar; beef short rib with kimchee and 5 spice glaze; filet mignon; poached lobster with pumpkin and bok choy; caramel and chocolate purse; hazelnut cake with Frangelico mousse and almond praline. $65 per person. For reservations: 404.418.1250 or www.roomattwelve.com/roomhome.htm

Serpas

This Old Fourth Ward restaurant offers a four-course prix fixe menu of Chef Serpas’ classics with optional wine pairings to complete the feast. The dinner is $70 per person (beverages, taxes and gratuities not included). Enjoy favorites such as shellfish stew, foie gras, stone crab claws and more. Guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne at the countdown.   For reservations call 404.688.0040 or visit www.serpasrestaurant.com

 

South City Kitchen Midtown and Vinings

South City Kitchen will be offering a delicious 3-course prix fixe dinner with all the Southern fixings for $42 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Menu items include house pimento cheese, lobster-corn fritters, smoked pork belly with collard green kimchi, buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits, braised short ribs, pan-seared duck, caramel apple toffee pudding or Velvet Elvis cake. For reservations in Midtown call 404.873.7350 or www.southcitykitchen.com/midtown or for Vinings call 770.435.0700 or www.southcitykitchen.com/vinings

 

STK

STK promises to host a “Not Your Daddy’s New Year’s Eve Bash.” Join the Midtown steak house for a high-energy celebration with food, Belvedere cocktails, DJ’s, dancers, a balloon drop at midnight and more. Evening dinner seatings begin at 6PM and 8PM with the regular menu. At 10PM, revelers are invited to enjoy a $90, 4-course prix fixe menu showcasing STK’s most popular dishes and complimentary glass of Moet Chandon Imperial Champagne. Or just join STK for the lounge festivities. Call 404.793.0144 for reservations for the 6, 8 or 10PM seatings.  leap-digital.com/tog/togrp-stk-atlanta/about/

 

St. Regis

Guests are invited to bid adieu to 2012 with a 4-course, prix fixe dinner by Executive Chef Joseph Trevino at St. Regis Atlanta. The dinner seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. HIghlights include: Seared Pork Belly and Scallop with White Soy Sabayon; Flat Creek Lodge Cheddar Soufflé “Suisse” with Creamed Corn and Crayfish; Herb Crusted Halibut with Green Garbanzo Succotash, Potato Crisp and Romesco emulsion;  Meyer Lemon Tart with Clementine Marmalade; Canelle with Venezuela Sipping Chocolate. Cost is $125 per person or $165 with wine pairings. Following dinner, guests will be welcomed in the St. Regis Bar and Wine Room with live music, festive New Year’s décor and an abundance of bubbly champagne for midnight toasts. Return the next day for a New Year's Day Brunch Buffet. Indulge with a Custom Egg and Omelet Station; Corned Beef Hash Cakes with Poached Eggs; Organic Grits; Yogurt Parfaits; Carved Beef Strip Loin with Rosemary Jus, ; and desserts like Chambord Chocolate Tart; Champagne Gelée with Berries and Vanilla Cream; or a Mocha Éclair. New Year’s Day brunch runs 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; $59 per person or $89 with the addition of St. Regis’ signature Bloody Mary Bar. $29 for children 12 and under.  Reservations can be made for New Year's Eve Dinner and Brunch by calling 404-563-7910 or  www.stregisatlanta.com

Tap

Ring in the New Year at tap with live DJ, complimentary valet and no cover charge. Count down to 2013 with a bottle of house bubbly for only $15 or premium Veuve Cicquot for $50, plus other drink specials, $3 shots, $5 buckets of beers. Stay until midnight for hats, noise and toasts! For reservations: 404.347.2220 or www.tapat1180.com/home.php

 

The Havana Club

For the young and frisky (think 20–somethings) there’s The Havana Club. Billing itself as the biggest NYE celebration in Atlanta, Havana Club will host multiple bars, 3 DJs, a champagne toast, balloon drop, laser and light show, aerialists, early hors d’oeuvres from 8-10PM, and over 3,000 guests! Call 404.941.4847 for tickets or www.havanaclubatl.com $25-$100 per person.  

 

The Lawrence

This New American eatery in Midtown is hosting a festive New Year's Eve with two seatings of a communal, prix fixe dinner at 5:30 and 8:30PM. The Early seating will include a 3-course tasting menu with pairings for $65 per person. The 8:30PM seating will include a cocktail reception, 5-course tasting menu with pairings and a champagne toast at midnight for $100 per person. Reservations at 404.961.7177

  

The Optimist

Enjoy a 4-course prix fixe menu featuring highlights such as baked Virginia oysters with spinach, bacon, preserved lemon and Parmesan; shrimp pop tarts; grouper with white wine steamed clams, lump crab meat, leeks, baby bok choy and lemon; and banana custard pocket pie with pralines and cream ice cream and salted pecans. Price TBD. For reservations or more information, call 404-477-6260. www.theoptimistrestaurant.com  

 

The Pinewood

Say goodbye to 2012 with a NYE bash at The Pinewood, the popular new Decatur venue. Enjoy a 5-course prix fixe dinner with champagne toast and 7 or 7;30 PM seatings. Dinner menu highlights include foie gras torchon with cranberry preserves and brioche; gnocchi with crab and truffle; filet mignon with bone marrow butter; or parmesan crusted Red Grouper with lobster risotto; seasonal desserts. Stay for the after party at 9PM until close, featuring open craft cocktail bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and live DJ. The dinner is $55 per person. The cocktail party is $55 per person ($45 per person if tacked on to dinner option). For tickets 404.373.5507 or  visit: www.pinewoodtr.com

 

The Shed at Glenwood

Enjoy a 4-course meal with bubbles and midnight toast for $65 per person. Menu highlights include roasted apple salad with pecans, Asher blue cheese, apple cider vinaigrette; mushroom tortellini; smoked trout risotto balls; roasted chicken breast with sweet potato gratin, cranberry and whole grain mustard jus, Brussels sprouts; American Kobe rib eye; house-made ding dong; crème brulee. For reservations: 404.835.4363 or www.theshedatglenwood.com

 

The Spence

Ring in 2013 at one of Atlanta’s buzziest new restos. The Spence will open early at 4PM and serve dinner until midnight. Enjoy Chef Richard Blais’ creative dishes and unique offering from the acclaimed wine list. It’s the new year, take a chance with one of the “Leap of Faith” wines. Enjoy complimentary champagne toast, balloon drop and party favors at midnight. For reservations: 404.892.9111 or  www.concentricsrestaurants.com/p/landing.html

 

Three Sheets

This Sandy Springs hot spot will host a DJ, music, open bar, party favor and Champagne toasts for $60 per person, starting at 9PM. For tickets visit: 

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Two Urban Licks

Spend New Year’s Eve enjoying the panoramic views at TWO, a menu of specials and the band Breeze Kings. The regular menu will also be available for the night. There will be a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Call 404.522.4622 for reservations or www.twourbanlicks.com/index-home.htm

 

Valenza: La Festa Di San Silvestro or Italian New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with Valenza on Monday, Dec. 31 and enjoy a true Italian fete. Patrons will delight in special menu items created by Valenza’s top toque, Chef Matt Swickerath, along with the regular dinner menu. In Italian New Year’s tradition lentils symbolize money and good fortune and pork symbolizes the richness of life in the coming years, both ingredients will be prevalent on Swickerath’s menu to ensure an excellent 2013. Guests will enjoy New Year’s Eve party favors and a complimentary glass of prosecco to toast the coming year. . For reservations or additional information, call 404-969-3233 or visit valenzarestaurant.com

 

Ven Vidi Vici

This Italian classic will offer a 4-course prix fixe menu for $72 per person (excluding taxes and gratitites) with an additional $30 for wine pairings. Menu highlights include Imperial lump crab with polenta; braised calamari puttanesca; butternut squash tortelli with brown butter and sage: papparedelle with braised wild boar ragu, agnolotti with duck and taleggio; Maine lobster Forentine; pork Milanese; budino di Panettone; bombolini. For reservations:  404.875.8424 or www.buckheadrestaurants.com/veni-vidi-vici/

 

W Atlanta Buckhead and Whiskey Blue

Send off 2012 from the glam rooftops of Whiskey Blue. The fete will feature DJ Rimby, party favors, cash bar and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $35 now, $50 per person at the door.  678.500.3192 or gerberbars.com/whiskey-blue-atlanta For tickets and reservations: www.wbatl.eventbrite.com

 

W Atlanta Midtown and Whiskey Park

Whiskey Park hosts the WISH Masquerade Ball, a super-charged evening of decadence and masked guests dressed to the nines. Cocktails will flow until 1AM and Jay Envy will provide high- energy beats. The guest list is limited to 350 VIPs so you don’t have to bump a million shoulders while fetching your next glass of champagne. Tickets are $125, including open bar from 9PM to 1AM.  404.724.2559 or  gerberbars.com/whiskey-park-atlanta  For tickets and reservations: www.wpatl.eventbrite.com

 

Watershed on Peachtree

Watershed is ringing in the New Year in its new Buckhead space with an unforgettable four-course menu and champagne toast for $75 per person. Sample menu items include chilled Kumomoto oysters with pickled ginger and smoked trout roe; lump crab cake with sesame spinach salad and yuzu caper remoulade; Redfish Imperial with asparagus and hollandaise; beef rib roast with truffle fondant and chanterelles, red wine jus; roast duck breast with oyster cornbread dressing,cane syrup gasrique; chocolate terrine; sweet potato crème brulee. Reservations can be made at www.watershedrestaurant.com or 404.809.3561

 

Woodfire Grill

This perennial favorite is offering a 5-course greatest hits menu created by Chef Kevin Gillespie for his last New Year’s Eve dinner at Woodfire Grill. The dinner includes vegetarian and seafood options and is $115 per person. Wine pairings are an additional $12 or $20  per glass, depending on your choice. Call 404.347.9055 for reservations or www.woodfiregrill.com