New Year’s Eve is a time of reflecting on the year coming to a close and looking forward to the adventures 2012 will bring. Here are some offerings from our trusted partners that will satisfy your culinary cravings and finish 2011 on a delicious note!

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Ring in the New Year at Davio’s with festive live music by Bria Kam from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. and a prix fixe menu sure to start your 2012 off right. Enjoy Executive Chef Bennett Hollberg’s 5-course menu, featuring Roasted Beet Salad, Chestnut Soup with Brioche Crouton, Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Organic Polenta, Seared Endive and Coconut Broth, Grilled Beef with Yukon Gold-Celery Root Puree and Red Wine Blackberry Reduction. For a sweet finish, guests will enjoy Champagne Sabayon Parfait with Fresh Raspberries and Frosted Almonds. Cost is $75 per person (wine pairings may be added for $35). Regular menu also available all day. Call for reservations. 

Firefly Restaurant

Celebrate in at Firefly in Alpharetta with a New Year's Eve "Grand Masquerade" featuring live music from Fifth Element, a DJ, dancing, cocktails, wine and draft beer, chef-selected hors d'oeuvres and a Champagne toast at midnight. Doors will be open from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Cost is $100.00 per person, inclusive. Call for more information or to reserve.

Kurt's Bistro

Kurt’s Bistro is festive all on its own, and for will open for New Year's Eve celebrating 
starting at 4:30 p.m.. The restaurant will offer an exquisite 5 course limited menu, including a traditional glüwein reception, for $75 per person. Add an optional wine flight plus a premium Champagne toast for an additional $30. Visit the website to view the full menu and to make reservations (required). 

Market at the W Hotel, Buckhead

Market is celebrating an end to 2011 and toasting to the beginning of 2012 with a decadent six course tasting menu, featuring creative house specialties such as Chilled Oysters and Caviar, Steamed Maine Lobster, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and much more, all in addition to the regular dinner menu offerings. Cost for prix-fixe menu is $75 per guest.

Toast the new year on January 1 at Market at the W Buckhead. Offering Chef David Gross’ delicious brunch menu and $14 bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m., it will be a stylish start to 2012.

Call to make reservations for either event (strongly recommended).

Celebrate the New Year with Ray’s Restaurants

With several locations around the city, Ray’s Restaurants offer a variety of options to keep your New Year’s Eve both delicious and festive. 

Ray's at Killer Creek will be open from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., and the bar will be open for late night revelers until 1 a.m. Make reservations by calling 770.649.0064.

Ray's in the City will be open, serving their regular menu, from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. and the bar will stay open until midnight. Make reservations by calling 404.524.9224.

Ray's on the River’s main dining room will serve their regular dinner menu from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. and the bar will remain open until 1 a.m. Make reservations by calling 770.955.1187.

Ray's on the River Event Pavilion will offer a New Year's Eve celebration with dinner and dancing. The celebration will run from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., with dinner service beginning at 8:45 p.m. The cost is $95 per guest or $850 per table of 10 guests. Call for reservations (required) at 770.955.1187. 

Sage Woodfire Tavern
770.569.9199 (Alpharetta)
770.804.8880 (Perimeter)

Visit either of Sage Woodfire Tavern’s locations - Perimeter or Alpharetta - and enjoy a festive night of dining and dancing. Live samba music and dancing begins at 6 p.m. and a live DJ will be spinning upbeat tunes from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. A complimentary midnight Champagne toast and party favors will ensure the New Year is welcomed in style, and both a special menu and the regular menu will be offered for guests’ enjoyment. Call for reservations. 

Southern Art Restaurant & Bourbon Bar

One of Buckhead’s newest restaurants (the space re-purposed from its former incarnation as Au Pied de Cochon at the Intercontinental Hotel) is making a splash. From 5 to 7 p.m., the kitchen will present a 3-course menu for $65 (wine pairing for $25) and then from 7 until 11 p.m., a 5-course menu for $85 (wine pairing for $35). Southern-inspired menu selections include Tennessee Duck Leg, Oysters on the Halfshell, White Oak Farms Beef Tartare, Cornmeal Crusted Black Grouper, Blue Crab Bisque with Lump Crab Dumplings and sweet finishes such as Bourbon Pecan Pie or Buttermilk Chocolate Cake. Call for reservations. 

Sedgwick Restaurant Group

To celebrate the advent of 2012, Vinny’s on Windward, bistro VG and Aspens Signature Steaks will all be open and offering their regular, delicious menus. Make your reservation online.

The Taco Stand, Alpharetta

The Alpharetta outpost of The Taco Stand is celebrating the end of 2011 with a full-on party. Join local band Tye Dyed for live tunes perfect for dancing, a special menu, cash bar with drink specials, festive decor and balloons, midnight Champagne toast, party favors and more, all beginning at 8 p.m. $20 admission fee, beginning at 8 pm. Call 678.662.4600 for reservations.

Tantra, Buckhead

For a bit of extra excitement, Tantra in Buckhead will present their second annual “Midnight Sabrage” and New Year’s Eve Dinner Party! The $55 three course menu includes Mediterranean-inspired choices for each course and a glass of bubbly. A DJ begins spinning tunes at 10 p.m. and the big finish of the evening will happen promptly at midnight when a bottle of Champagne will be opened with razor-sharp saber. Call for reservations. 

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

It’s easy to celebrate a little too much, but it’s important to be safe. This holiday season, the Safe Holiday Campaign is offering services to ensure you and your fellow revelers get home safely:
  • Free Ride Home from Checker Cab. Call 404.351.1111
  • Free "Tow to Go": Budweiser and AAA will take a guest and their vehicle home safely. Call 800.AAA.HELP.
  • SafeRide America: Call 404.888.0887


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