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Last-Minute NYE Dining Roundup

By Farah Fleurima
December 30, 2013

Find yourself on New Year’s Eve Eve without a food- or drinks-centric event for tomorrow? We’ve curated an additional shortlist of fetes worth checking out (peek at our original list here). Call ahead to ensure spots are still available to reserve before you whip out your party hat.

Abacus
Boasting the city’s only Champagne Ice Luge, the Uptown restaurant is having its own Lucky Campbell and guest bartender Michael Martensen whip up cocktails while guests dip into a Charles Heidsieck Champagne punch and nosh on cold-water oysters and lobster-scallion shooters. The party is $40 and starts at 10:30 PM.

Meso Maya
Chef Nico Sanchez designed a four-course menu at this regional Mexican restaurant that’ll take your taste buds from the house signature guacamole to Ecuadorian fish glazed in guava marmalade to Capirotada, a chocolatey bread pudding. The $45 dinner runs from 5 to 10 PM and will be served alongside the restaurant’s regular menu at both downtown and Preston Forest locations.

Malai Kitchen
This West Village Thai outpost is hosting a $55 five-course tasting menu that includes champagne ($85 for dinner with wine pairings) and a New Year’s Day brunch starring $3 mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys. Call 214-599-7857 for reservations.

Central 214
Hotel Palomar’s restaurant is featuring a five-course prix fixe meal that includes tempting selections like stuffed filet of sole and smoked Cornish hen for $75 per person, including champagne (an additional $25 scores you wine pairings). Central 214 is also offering a Southern New Year’s Day brunch, with traditional black-eyed peas and cornbread on the menu in addition to breakfast classics. Call 214-443-9339 to reserve.

Jasper’s
Kent Rathbun’s modern American resto in Plano is highlighting a four-course dinner with entrees including Chinese five spice calamari, gumbo with shrimp-scallop escabeche and Dr Pepper-glazed sterling lamb shank. Seatings between 5 and 6:30 PM cost $55 per diner and $75 for seatings between 7 and 11 PM. Call 469-229-9111.

Hotel St. Germain
The usually genteel converted mansion in Uptown transforms into Club St. Germain, with a dance floor rolled out amid the dining room. Before the beats of live act The Memphis Soul Band fill the room, there’s considerable cuisine to be savored. The restaurant’s multi-course menu includes lobster bisque, crab cake remoulade and one of a selection of mains. Seatings in the 6 o’clock hour cost $95 per person, and 8 to 10:30 PM seatings run $160 and include the live band’s performance and a glass of champagne. Reserve by calling 214-871-2516.

Driftwood
This Oak Cliff seafood restaurant’s special menu by chef Omar Flores includes selections such as Colorado rack of lamb with Moorish spices, Alaskan black cod with melted leeks and a fluke ceviche starter, among other expertly crafted delights. Call 214-942-2530 for info.

Places Mentioned

Abacus

Fine Dining • Knox-Henderson

Food27 Decor26 Service26 Cost$76
 
 
 
Jasper's

New American • Plano

Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$53
 
 
 
 
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