Celebrate New Year’s Eve & Ring in 2017 at One of These 28 Spots

Last modified on January 20th, 2017 at 2:41 pm

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Whether it’s dinner that floats your boat, or an all night rager (that ends at 2 a.m.), there’s sure to be a New Year’s Eve event here that piques your interest.

Most of the events below are on New Year’s Eve, but a select few are also celebrating on New Year’s Day. And just remember to make reservations in advance.

Agustin Kitchen

100 S. Avenida del Convento

Agustin Kitchen is hosting a five-course dinner to ring in the new year.

Dinner is priced at $85 per person or $125 with wine pairings. Reservations are required by calling 520-398-5382.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Choice of Lucky Navy Bean Soup or Winter Farmer’s Salad
  • Second Course — Choice of andouille fritter or oysters rockafeller
  • Third Course — Choice of shrimp cocktail or steak tartare
  • Fourth Course — Choice of AZ Prime Delmonico steak and scallops or citrus-glazed duck breast or pan-seared halibut
  • Fifth Course — Choice of frangipane tart or Sacher torte

For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

1801 N. Stone Ave.

Not only will Brother John’s be celebrating the new year, they’ll also be celebrating their first anniversary.

The restaurant is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for $25 per person. The party will feature music from Gigi & the GLOW, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast.

The restaurant is also offering a VIP Dinner Experience for $75 per person which includes the same goodies as above, in addition to a three-course dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dinner reservations are required by calling 520-867-6787.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Jumbo lump New England crab cake with red pepper coulis and micro greens
  • Second Course — Choice of 16 oz. mesquite grilled bone-in ribeye, pan-seared duck breast, or smoked “catch of the day”
  • Third Course — Assortment of mini pastries

Sides for the dinner include cream spinach, house roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, sauce béarnaise, bordelaise sauce, and chimichurri sauce.

For more information, visit brotherjohnsbbq.com.

The Coronet

402 E. 9th St.
The Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

To welcome 2017, The Coronet is offering a four-course dinner priced at $70 per person or $95 with wine pairings.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Curried pumpkin bisque with fromage blanc, chimichurri, and Barrio croutons
  • Second Course — Poached pear salad with a red wine reduction, watercress, candied nuts, and roquefort vinaigrette
  • Third Course — Choice of raspberry & chipotle-glazed duck breast or steelhead en croute, or braised wild boar tamales
  • Fourth Course — Choice of Sacher torte or frangipane tart

For more information, visit cafecoronet.com.

The Carriage House

125 S. Arizona Ave.

The Carriage House is hosting a five-course dinner with wine pairings beginning at 7 p.m.

The evening will begin with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. In addition to the dinner, the event will feature live music and a wine toast.

The dinner is priced at $150 per person, with 20% of the proceeds being donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Crab with Meyer lemon aioli and orange panna cotta; Paired with Hacienda Sparkling Wine
  • Second Course — Roasted lobster tail with smoked ham hock flan; Paired with De Lamount Chardonnay
  • Third Course — Bacon-wrapped quail stuffed with chorizo bread pudding; Paired with De Lamount Merlot
  • Fourth Course — Eight-hour ancho and red wine braised short ribs; Paired with De Lamount Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fifth Course — Ibarra chocolate cake; Paired with Graham’s Six Grapes Porto

For more information, visit carriagehousetucson.com.

DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson Airport

7051 S. Tucson Blvd.
(Credit: Flickr/talk2yu14)

(Credit: Flickr/talk2yu14)

The DoubleTree hotel near the airport is hosting a New Year’s Eve event with local radio station KLPX. The 1920s-themed party will feature local charities, party favors and raffles, and rock and roll cover band Bold as Love.

The event is priced at $209 for two adults which includes a suite, dinner, entrance to the party with the above amenities, and breakfast the next morning.

Alternatively, packages including the party, dinner, and breakfast the next morning, without the suite, are priced at $72 per person or $144 per couple.

The dinner buffet includes a salad bar, gourmet cheeses, oysters, shrimp, roasted asparagus, Brussels sprout cassoulet, forest potatoes, slow-roasted prime rib, pan-seared chicken breast, lentil cakes with basil tofu and fennel slaw, and assorted desserts.

Guests can make reservations online or by calling 520-225-0800.

For more information, visit the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport.

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails

135 S. 6th Ave.

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is offering the choice of a three-course dinner or a four-course dinner.

The three-course dinner is priced at $55, and the four-course dinner is priced at $75.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Choice of crab meat rundown, grilled radicchio, Thai honey and spice spare ribs, or hot Russian borscht
  • Second Course (Optional) — Choice of slow-braised pork sumo pappardelle or bacon-wrapped roasted quail
  • Third Course — Choice of pan-seared baquetta, braised beef short ribs, duck tagine, roast rack of pork, or creamy Szechuan eggplant
  • Fourth Course — Passion fruit panna cotta or croustillant of chocolate mousse

For more information, visit downtownkitchen.com.

Elvira’s

256 E. Congress St.

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Elvira’s is hosting a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner.

Dinner is priced at $70 per person. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended by calling 520-499-2302.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Choice of roasted garlic soup or winter vegetable salad
  • Second Course — Choice of surf ‘n turf, pan-seared halibut, roasted sweet potato with vegetables, or mole xiqueno with mole pipian over chicken breast
  • Third Course — Meyer lemon creme brûlée with hard chia seed brittle

For more information, visit Elvira’s on Facebook.

Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar 

220 N. 4th Ave.

Ermano’s is offering a prix fixe dinner with favorites from their regular menu.

Priced at $55, guests can order one appetizer, two main entrees, one dessert, and a bottle of champagne.

For more information, visit ermanosbrew.com.

Feast

3719 E. Speedway Blvd.

Feast is offering a prix fixe dinner menu for the holiday. The regular Feast menu will not be available.

The four-course dinner is priced at $75 dinner per person.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Choice of St. Andre cheese with strawberries, and garlic marshmallows, lobster pissaladière, or seared foie gras
  • Second Course — Choice of butternut-ricotta agnolotti, sea scallops, or grilled tenderloin and Ragout boar
  • Third Course — Choice of white salad or watercress and radish salad
  • Fourth Course — Choice of cinnamon mousse, walnut cake roulade, or bourbon chocolate cake

A la carte items, such as sautéed lobster or beef tenderloin, will also be available.

For more information, visit eatatfeast.com.

Hacienda del Sol

5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.
Grilled Octopus at The Grill at Hacienda del Sol (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

Grilled Octopus at The Grill at Hacienda del Sol (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

Hacienda del Sol is ringing in the new year with live music and three different celebrations.

The first celebration will take place at Casa Luna with a buffet from 7 p.m. to midnight. The buffet is priced at $75 and includes salads, prime rib, salmon en croute, chilled seafood, truffle mac and cheese, potatoes au gratin, a grilled vegetable platter, fresh vegetables, and assorted desserts.

The Grill will be serving a prix fixe menu from 5 p.m. to midnight. The menu is priced at $95 per person with an additional $55 for wine pairings, and includes an appetizer of sea bream, pink peppercorn, shiso, and bonito, pheasant rillete or bitter green salad, oxtail raviolo or octopus, wagyu ribeye, duck breast, and almond financier or creme brule.

The Terraza Garden Patio will be serving an a la carte menu from 11 a.m. to midnight. The menu includes fish tacos, flat iron steak, stir fry baby octopus, and ahi tuna salad. Prices vary for each item.

For more information, visit haciendadelsol.com.

Harvest

5605 E. River Rd.

Harvest is partnering with GMO Free Arizona to bring Tucson a “Pure Food Gluten Free” dinner at their location on River Road only. The event actually takes place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27 — not on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are required by calling 520-529-7180.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Organic field greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions with lemon agave vinaigrette
  • Second Course — Choice of grass-fed lamb shank or organic seasonal squashes with roasted quinoa, garlic, shallots, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and caramelized onions
  • Third Course — Choice of organic poached pears with berry sorbet

For more information, visit harvestonriver.com.

Hilton El Conquistador 

10000 N Oracle Rd.

New Year’s Eve at Hilton El Conquistador will be celebrated in the resort’s restaurant Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails with a three-course dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The dinner is priced at $80 per person and reservations are required by calling 520-544-1244.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • Appetizer — Dozen oysters in the half shell with a pomegranate champagne mignonette and jalapeno gremolata
  • Entree — Choice of roasted free-range chicken or grilled beef filet
  • Dessert — Chocolate and caramelo fondue

For more information, visit hiltonelconquistador.com.

Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

Hotel Congress holds arguably the biggest New Year’s Eve bash in Tucson. The Vegas-themed party begins at 8 p.m. and includes casino games, cocktails, live music, and a champagne toast. Admission to the event is priced at $25 per person.

Guests can also purchase the Highroller package at $50, which includes private entry and a champagne welcome, a specialty cocktail, and double entry in the tournament play.

A VIP package is also available for $125, which includes the above amenities in addition to private entertainment, a bar, and a full buffet.

Tickets can be purchased at New Year’s Eve: Old Vegas on Ticketfly.

And the next day, Hotel Congress will be offering a breakfast buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., priced at $45 for adults and $18 for kids. Kids 2 and under are free. Seating is limited; call 520-798-1618 for reservations.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

JW Marriott Starr Pass

3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Spaghetti Carbonara at Primo, JW Marriott Star Pass

Spaghetti Carbonara at Primo, JW Marriott Star Pass (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

JW Marriott Starr Pass is hosting a holiday menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Roderick LeDesma. The dinner is priced at $125 per person.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • Amuse Bouche — Croque Madam with ham, gruyere, quail egg
  • First — Parsnip soup with seared diver scallop, caviar, chive crema
  • Second — Foie Gras “Rocher” with hazelnut, foie gras torchon, chocolate brioche, cocoa powder
  • Third — Whey braised pork cannelloni with béchamel, tallegio, truffle jus
  • Fourth — Potato-wrapped turbot with melted leek carbonara, pancetta, amarone jus
  • Fifth — Spice ash-rubbed venison loin with sweet pommes fondant, pear jelly, quince, buttered chestnuts
  • Cheese — Chef’s whim
  • Dessert — White chocolate semifreddo with anise macaron, pomegranate

The resort is also hosting a New Year’s Eve party with trumpet player Rick Braun. The Paris-themed event features dinner, dancing, a champagne toast, and live music from Braun, guitarist Marc Antoine, singer Jeffrey Osborne, and saxophonist Richard Elliot. Prices vary based on seating, but tickets can be purchased at tucsonnewyearseve.com.

For more information, visit jwmarriottstarrpass.com.

Kingfisher

2564 E. Grant Rd.

Kingfisher will be serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will offer a special menu with holiday specials and Kingfisher favorites.

The night will also feature live music from The Cochise County All-Stars and Amy Langley from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Reservations are recommended by calling 520-323-7739.

For more information, visit kingfishertucson.com.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Dr.

As you can imagine, there’s a lot going on at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for New Year’s Eve.

At the Flying V Bar & Grill, guests can find a prix fixe dinner menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The menu includes butter poach lobster tail with tomato bisque, braised short ribs with chanterelles, arctic char with diver scallops, and mesquite churros. Dinner is priced at $120 per person and reservations are required by calling 520-615-5495.

A second New Year’s Eve dinner will be served at Canyon Café from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Canyon Café will offer a buffet option as well as a light dinner menu, both priced at $40 per person. The menu for includes a cheese and olive bar, salads, salmon, chicken breast, roasted pork loin, Angus beef tenderloin, and lots of sides and desserts. Reservations are required by calling 520-615-5496.

Loews Ventana Canyon will also be hosting an 80’s-themed New Year’s Eve Party in their grand ballroom from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The party will include music, dancing, cocktails, a “lite bites” menu, party favors, and a complimentary toast at midnight. The “lite bites” menu includes shrimp cocktail, antipasto, a cheese platter, and mini beef wellington with potato croquettes. The party is priced at $25 at the door, but for guests attending the Flying V dinner, admission is half-off at $12.50.

For more information, visit Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

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Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.

To celebrate the holiday, Maynards is offering their regular menu along with a holiday menu. The holiday specials will be served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with champagne toasts at 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. Happy hour will also be extended until 1 a.m.

Reservations can be made in person or online.

The holiday dinner menu includes the following:

  • Appetizer ($18) — Espresso rubbed foie gras torchon with tangerine, frisee, pickled fennel, rye cracker
  • Bacon Wrapped Delmonico Steak ($41) — Peppered cognac cream, lyonnaise potatoes, lemon confit baby carrots, watercress
  • Cassoulet ($34) — Roasted apple boudin sausage, braised parsnips, confit of duck and pork cheek, Anasazi bean ragout, cornbread croutons, Meyer lemon, shaved asparagus salad
  • Butter Poached Monkfish ($32) — Celery root puree, herbed spatzle, date vinaigrette, ice plant salad, smoked roe
  • Dessert ($10) — Profiterole flight of chocolate hazel nut, French vanilla bean, and fig and cherry served with Champagne sabayon

For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.

NoRTH Italia

2995 E. Skyline Dr.
Bolognese at North Italia (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bolognese at North Italia (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The New Year’s Eve dinner at NoRTH Italia will include favorites from the regular menu. The dinner is priced at $55 per person.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • Starters — Choice of roasted sweet potato soup, black truffle and artichoke lasagnette, beef carpaccio, leafy Italian salad, prosciutto bruschetta, or arancini
  • Mains — Choice of grilled branzino, roasted chicken, diver scallops, burrata tortelloni, Bolognese, or red wine glazed short rib
  • Dessert — Choice of salted caramel budino, ricotta panna cotta, or tiramisu

For more information, visit northitaliarestaurant.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.

The Parish is offering a holiday menu from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. A limited version of the regular menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended by calling 520-797-1233.

The holiday menu includes beef tartare, red neck sushi, short rib ravioli, seared black cod with bayou shrimp, and low country pork ramen.

The night will also feature live music from Kings of Pleasure beginning at 9 p.m., a light night menu from 10 p.m. to midnight, and a champagne toast.

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

PY Steakhouse

5655 W. Valencia Rd.

PY Steakhouse at Casino del Sol will be offering dinner specials from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

The New Year’s Eve special ($55) includes 30 oz. roasted bone-in prime rib served with mashed potatoes, chef’s vegetables, au jus, and creamy horseradish.

The New Year’s Day special ($48) includes a 10 oz. roasted prime rib served with the same side dishes.

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink 

101 E. Pennington St.

To ring in the new year and celebrate the second anniversary of the Tough Luck Club, Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink will be offering the regular menu in addition to a select number of holiday specials.

Reservations are recommended by calling 520-882-5550.

For more information, visit reillypizza.com.

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

15000 N. Secret Springs Dr.

The Ritz is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner with live music and fireworks.

The four-course dinner is priced at $125 per person or $38 for children under 12. The price also includes admission into the Luxury Dessert Lounge and a glass of champagne (or sparkling cider for the kids).

If you choose not to attend the dinner, admission into the Luxury Dessert Lounge is $28 per person and includes one glass of champagne.

The event will end with a fireworks hike and a fireworks display at midnight.

For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com.

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites

5151 E. Grant Rd.

The Sheraton is offering a slew of New Year’s packages.

To celebrate New Year’s Eve, the Sheraton’s restaurant Fire & Spice is offering a five-course dinner for $60 per person.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Wild mushroom cream soup
  • Second Course — Chilled shrimp with spicy orange plum sauce
  • Third Course — Roasted beet and charred onion salad
  • Fourth Course — Choice of grilled filet mignon or pan seared sea bass
  • Fifth Course — Pastry Chef Dylan’s dessert trio

Couples can also choose to stay at the hotel and indulge in the holiday menu for as low as $245.

Alternatively, the second package, starting at $169, includes a hotel room, in-room dining with champagne and treats, and mimosas at breakfast the following morning.

The last two packages both begin at $129. One deal includes a room and a bottle of champagne and treats. The second includes a room and breakfast the next morning. Choose wisely.

For more information and to book a room, visit sheratontucson.com/new-years-eve

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

1785 E. River Rd.

Sullivan’s is offering a four-course dinner menu in addition to live music and a complimentary champagne toast.

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., dinner will be priced at $69 per person. For guests who dine from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., dinner is priced at $89 per person.

The dinner menu includes items such as seared rare ahi tuna, crispy Shanghai calamari, 8 oz. filet mignon, 16 oz. ribeye, roasted rack of lamb, broiled salmon rockefeller, and housemade desserts.

For more information, visit sullivanssteakhouse.com.

Surly Wench Pub

424 N. 4th Ave.

Surly Wench Pub is joining forces with The Fineline Revisited for a New Year’s Eve bash. This year has an “80s Prom” theme.

The Fineline Revisited says, “Do you fancy yourself a brain, an athlete, a basket case, or a princess? Dress to impress and join us for a night of 80’s flashbacks to ring in the New Year!”

Admission is priced at $7 per person. This is a 21+ event, which includes a champagne toast at midnight.

For more information, visit surlywenchpub.com.

Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell Ave.

Union is hosting “The Gold Party” to ring in the new year. Beginning at 6 p.m., guests can dine in for a four-course dinner priced at $60. For reservations, call 520-329-8575.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Choice of crispy belly, falafel, shrimp cocktail, or horseradish and tomato gazpacho
  • Second Course — Choice of butternut bisque, romaine hearts, or micro wedge
  • Third Course — Choice of New York strip, brined chop, scallops, or ratatouille
  • Fourth Course — Choice of pecan maple fried ice cream or citrus honey yogurt cake

The party begins at 10 p.m. with Big Brother Beats and DJ Phatal. The party will include a photo booth and a champagne toast at midnight. For those not attending the dinner, admission to the party is free.

For more information, visit uniontucson.com.

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

3800 E. Sunrise Dr.

AZuL Restaurant & Lounge at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is hosting a multi-course tasting menu beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is priced at $99 per person, and reservations are required by calling 520-742-6000, ext. 5868.

The dinner will include smoked salmon, potato pancakes, creme fraiche, caviar, spiced filet mignon, quinoa stuffed poblano chili, tuxedo cauliflower bisque, mango pineapple tart, and a chocolate torte.

Live music will begin at 6 p.m., and signature cocktails and light fare will be available throughout the night.

For the kids, Westin La Paloma’s Kids Club is also hosting a children-only New Year’s Eve party from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The kids’ party will include activities and snacks.

For more information, visit westinlapalomaresort.com.

Wildflower

7037 N. Oracle Rd.

Wildflower is hosting a three-course dinner. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., dinner is priced at $45. From 5 p.m. to close, dinner is priced at $55 per person.

The dinner menu includes the following:

  • First Course — Choice of clam chowder, cold smoked salmon, farmers market salad, pan-fried edamame dumplings, crisp calamari, or spinach salad
  • Second Course — Choice of chef’s market fish, steelhead salmon, wood-grilled New York steak, filet of beef, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, butternut squash agnolotti, Spanish paella, or pan-roasted chicken
  • Third Course — Choice of key lime tart, cinnamon doughnuts, chocolate decadence, or New York cheesecake

For more information, visit Wildflower American Cuisine.

Gloria Knott is Tucson Foodie's latest journalism and social media intern.