Chicago’s 10 Best New Year’s Eve Restaurant Specials for 2017
Going out on New Year's Eve in Chicago is one of the most exhilarating experiences. With so many restaurants and events happening, it might be hard to choose. Whether you're craving a special romantic evening with your love, want to go out with a group of merry friends, or have a particular type of cuisine in mind, here are 10 of the best New Year's Eve Specials you'll find in the Windy City for NYE2016.
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
4767 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
It exudes all the glamour and excitement of Argentina's Golden Age, making for a beautiful place to dine on your New Year's Eve. To celebrate, Artango Bar & Steakhouse is offering a three-course prix fixe menu of classic Argentine dishes coupled with holiday specials. There will be a champagne toast as well and the option to pair wines with your courses should you choose to do so. There will be live music and dancing, making for a truly spectacular night. There are 3 seatings: 3pm-6pm $65, 7-7:30pm, after 9:30pm.
Band of Bohemia
4710 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
For the best in-house brewed brews and seasonal menu offerings, Band of Bohemia strives to show diners that uniquely crafted beers can truly enhance a dining experience. For New Year's Eve, you can enjoy their special tasting menu. During the early seating (5pm to 6:30pm), a 5-course tasting menu will be offered for $75 per person with the option to add on beverage pairings. A later seating (8pm to 9:30pm) provides a 9-course dining experience for $150 per person, also with the option to add beverage pairings. Additionally, you can enjoy a live performance by jazz musician Alfonso Ponticelli as you dine.
Dos Urban Cantina
2829 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
For a truly authentic interpretation of contemporary Mexican cuisine, Dos Urban Cantina is always where the fiesta is at. Named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top 5 “Best New Restaurants,” it's certainly the place to be on any given night. But on New Year's Eve, you can partake in an exclusive prix fixe course menu. At 6pm, a 3-course menu will be offered for $39 per person. At 8pm, 4 courses will be offered for $49 per person. The last seating begins at 10pm, with a 4-course menu with optional wine pairing for $79 per person along with a midnight toast and live mariachi music to help you party into 2017.
1810 Avenue of Mid-America Effingham, IL 62401
It's a modern twist on a roadhouse-style restaurant with bold and fresh American cuisine. Locally-sourced ingredients plus in-house grown herbs and vegetables make Firefly Grill stand out from the crowd. On New Year's Eve, Chef Niall has designed a fulfilling culinary journey of 6 courses on a prix fixe menu. The menu differentiates itself from other prix fixe menus being offered as you have the option to choose from several choices including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options (call ahead at least 48 hours prior for those) as well as add a wine pairing if you so desire.
4600 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Fork is known for a selection of flights for wine, beer, and even cheese. It's contemporary American cuisine served in a modern yet comfortable atmosphere. For a quieter evening out, this is the perfect place. On New Year's Eve, enjoy 4 courses for $70 per person along with a $28 wine pairing. The menu includes a red pepper goat cheese gremolata for the amuse; a choice of truffle risotto, beet carpaccio or lamb confit for the first course; a choice of vegetarian entrée, NY strip, Dover sole, or pheasant for the second course; and a dessert of house-made éclairs and mousse.
1355 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Try something new for the New Year with traditional as well as exotic Mediterranean dishes at Kurah Mediterranean. In this lively environment, you'll have a grand time at the New Year's Eve Party, beginning at 8pm. Enjoy a 4-course Mediterranean meal, live music, DJ, dancing, and of course, a champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year. The party will rock on until 2am, so put on your boogie shoes!
301 N Neil St #104, Champaign, IL 61820
American cuisine with an Asian twist, Miga tickles the palate with excitement by blending typical offerings with not so typical ingredients for ground-breaking dishes. The executive chef incorporates his experiences from the Four Seasons as well as high- end Korean and French restaurants to bring an unusual yet delightful element to the table. On New Year's Eve at Miga, you can partake in a special 6-course tasting menu that includes bacon wasabi Caesar salad, apple pear beef tartare, royal sticky rice gnocchi, halibut, beef tenderloin, and dessert for only $80 per person. Add wine pairings to these courses for an extra $35 to really bring out the night.
Park Hyatt Chicago, 800 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
For a casually elegant meal surrounded by chic décor and impressive views of Michigan Avenue from seven floors up, NoMi makes for a fantastic place to celebrate the New Year. Just for this holiday, you'll enjoy a 4-course prix fixe menu while watching the excitement unfold in the open kitchen. It's $135 per person. If you want to include a wine pairing with your 4-courses of delights, it's $195 per person.
2824 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Warm, inviting Italian is the perfect way to come in from the cold and celebrate New Year's Eve. Osteria Langhe has everything you need to make your new year merry and bright with a list of craft cocktails and specialty Italian spirits. Celebrate here for New Year's Eve with one of 3 seatings. The first seating (5:30pm -7pm) costs $65 and includes an antipasto, a second course, and dessert. The second seating (7:30pm-9pm) costs $80 and includes antipasto, first course, second course, and dessert. The third seating (9:30pm-11pm) costs $135 and includes an amuse, antipasto, first course, second course, and half a bottle of sparkling rose.
Odyssey Cruises Chicago
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
For the finest experience of all, one that includes upscale dining, live entertainment and a completely sophisticated atmosphere with Chicago's gorgeous skyline in the background, consider taking a mini-escape on an Odyssey Dinner Cruise. Best of all, this cruising dinner party provides the absolute best view of the city fireworks display that goes off at midnight.
So where will you be making your New Year's Eve unforgettable in Chicago?