Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Atlanta New Year's Dining and Partying Options

I'm officially too tired and too stressed from a profoundly busy month at work to even try to write anything clever. So instead I'm going to share with you some of the fun New Years festivities that have shown up in my inbox. Way back when I was a wee single lass partying it up with gal pals and hoping to have someone to kiss at midnight, I used to enjoy events like the annual parties at the W or Park Tavern, but I outgrew those a while back. This year, Mr. AT and I will likely have friends over for a dinner party. But if you are looking for something a bit wilder, here you go...

EAT

Big Chow New Year's (OK I'm not going to lie, are there seriously people who are spending New Year's here? Perhaps if I had kids I might think this was a good idea?! If you think I'm crazy and nothing sounds better than stirfry for your New Year's, enjoy a $25 per person menu including Asian inspired appetizers, unlimited trips to the Stir-fry bar, a dessert platter for the table and a champagne toast.

Ring in the New Year with a seasonal five-course New Year's Eve menu from chef Jay Swift complete with amuse and dessert. Our prix fixe menu features the freshest ingredients from local and regional sources and sustainable farmers. Celebrate the holiday and your dinner with the wine-pairing option for only $35. $70 per person. On New Year's Day, get your fill of pork, greens and everything in between with our take on traditional New Year's favorites and our expansive Bloody Mary menu to please all tastes. We will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., offering our traditional dinner menu in addition to the festive menu specials

Savor the unique flavors of the whole animal cuisine prepared by executive chef Joshua Hopkins, named one of the country’s four chefs to watch in Esquire, at Abattoir. Ring in the New Year feasting on house-made chicharrones, creamy potted chicken liver with apple butter, veal sweetbreads with radicchio, capers and pancetta and Nantucket Bay scallops with sunchoke, arugula and beets in a casual rustic atmosphere with a lived-in, European elegance. Call 404.892.3335 to make a reservation. Abattoir will be closed New Year’s Day. 

Ring in the New Year with a memorable New Year’s Eve dinner at Bacchanalia. Chef Anne Quatrano’s four-course prix fixe menu features appetizer, entrée, cheese and contrast and dessert made of the freshest, seasonal and local ingredients, many of which come from her own organic gardens. Select the perfect pour from the extensive wine list, or let the chef and sommelier create the ideal pairing for each course. Reservations can be made by calling 404.365.0410. Bacchanalia will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at BLT Steak, Downtown Atlanta’s modern American steakhouse. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., serving its regular menu of succulent steaks, delicious sides and a variety of raw bar offerings, as well as holiday blackboard specials. Continue ringing in the New Year in the Living Room or Drinkshop in W Atlanta Downtown. Call 404.577.7601 to make your reservation today. BLT Steak will be closed New Year’s Day.

Diesel

Hung over? Enjoy at Fried Egg BLT or other morning treats during all-day breakfast at Diesel in the Highlands.


Usher in 2011 with a memorable meal at Dogwood. Guests can select from delicious three-course or four-course prix fixe menus featuring sophisticated Southern dishes that showcase the seasonal ingredients of the New Year. Signature offerings will include lobster chive hushpuppies with asparagus fries, dry aged New York strip au poivre with butter braised fennel, royal trumpet mushrooms, smoked fingerling potatoes, blue cheese fondue and tomato jam and a decadent take on coffee and doughnuts with cinnamon sugar beignets and coffee pot de crème. Guests can select either a three-course menu for $50 or a four-course menu for $60. Reservations can be made by calling 404.835.1410.


Savor exceptional cuisine and the festive atmosphere of a New Year’s Eve dinner prepared by our chef, Olivier Gaupin and at Midtown’s newest hotspot, bar eleven. Local producers, seasonal products and organic produce find their way to the innovative menu.

Enjoy a live band and dancing in bar eleven with two dinner seating options in the restaurant starting at 6pm to 8:00 pm first seating and 8:30 to 10:30 pm second seating. The first seating will be a four-course chef menu with a champagne toast for $65 per person. The second seating is a five-course dinner for $75 per person with champagne toast.


Say farewell to 2010 with a relaxing dinner at Floataway Café. Enjoy fresh seasonal cuisine created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences in the menu featuring fettuccine with veal and ricotta meatballs, san marzano tomatoes, parmesan and basil, wood-grilled Georgia quail with wood oven-raosted Bartlett pears, arugula and balsamic and wood-fired pizza topped with roasted African squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, parmesan, parsley and vinaigrette. Call 404.892.1414 to make a reservation. Floataway Café will be closed New Year’s Day.


Those wishing to ring in the New Year in the comfort of their own home can turn to Goin’ Coastal Seafood to ensure they usher in 2011 with a memorable (and sustainable) seafood meal! Goin’ Coastal is offering fresh, steamed, whole Maine lobsters along with coleslaw and roasted garlic mashed potatoes to-go for just $15 per meal! Please call 404.941.9117 to place an order at the Virginia Highland location or 770.479.3737 to place an order at the Canton location. Lobster meal orders must be placed by Wednesday, December 29. Guests will be given a scheduled pick-up time when their order is placed.


Historic Roswell is a New Year’s Eve destination for those who are looking for an in town atmosphere close to home. Head to INC. Street Food for your last dinner in 2010 and then stay for the festivities, beginning at 10 p.m. Enjoy a night of music, cocktails, party favors and a toast at midnight to celebrate the New Year!


What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
Ring in 2011 with dinner at MARKET Buckhead. They will be serving a special $75 five-course dinner inspired by Jean-Georges. Each dinner will include a glass of Champagne. Click here to book your New Year's Eve dinner reservations.

New Year’s Day - Get Ready for a Rehab Brunch!

Everyone needs a little “rehab” after New Year’s Eve! To aid you through your post New Year’s Eve recovery, MARKET Buckhead is hosting a Rehab Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recuperate or continue the party at MARKET with brunch and $11 bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas! The brunch will feature a DJ spinning hot beats to usher in 2011. You don’t want to miss this! Call now to make your reservations!


Cheers to a New Year with friends and loved ones this year at The Melting Pot from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Guests will enjoy their choice of cheese fondue, a salad course, intermezzo, an entrée of Maine Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon, Ahi Tuna, Chicken Provencal, Roasted Garlic Shrimp, Duck a l’Orange, Ratatouille & Goat Cheese Ravioli, and finally for desert, decadent chocolate fondue for only $75 per person. For an additional $24 guests can also enjoy delicious sommelier suggested wine pairings for each course. Seating is limited so make your resolution to make a reservation with The Melting Pot today! And don't forget to ask about our "Preferred Reservation" special offer - our five-course fondue experience with wine pairings for only $75 per person!


Celebrate New Year’s Eve Emerald Isle style! Join Ri Ra, the upbeat Irish pub in Midtown, for a tacky Christmas sweater party on Friday, December 31. Enjoy live music and pub fare alongside an impressive beer list and best tacky Christmas attire, and the best outfit will win a $100 gift card to Ri Ra!


Four Metro Atlanta Locations – Buckhead, Centennial Park, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw

Ring in the New Year with a little New Orleans flair at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. All four metro Atlanta restaurants will be serving their traditional award-winning dinner menu on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are available online at www.ruthschris.com or by calling the restaurants directly.


For those who live outside the perimeter in Roswell, stay in the neighborhood and ring in 2011 pub-style! Join Salt Factory Pub on New Year’s Eve beginning at 10 p.m. for a celebration! There is no admission and the evening will feature music, cocktails, party favors of a count down to the midnight toast! Be sure to dine at The Salt Factory for from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. prior to the celebration for a one-stop party hop!


Ring in the New Year at Serpas with a prix fixe menu of true food favorites! On New Year's Eve, sample the neighborhood cuisine, complimentary Champagne toast and enjoy a variety of comfort cuisine with an edge. To reserve your New Year's Eve experience, please call 404.688.0040 or click here.


Visit for a Tantra treat at Midnight with a champagne sobering and midnight toast! Enjoy the full menu or a dinner for two from chef Terry Dwyer featuring champagne, Gigamoto oysters and caviar, a 14 oz. Kansas City Bone-in Strip Steak with Blue Prawn shrimp, chocolate truffles and coconut milk and cardamom rice pudding. Call 404.228.7963 for reservations. $80 per person ++


Village Tavern, Alpharetta’s neighborhood mainstay, will be serving a special four-course prix fixe dinner for $50 per person, not including alcohol, tax or gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 770.777.6490.

PARTY
W Atlanta Midtown New Year's Eve Offers NYE Package:

Enjoy your New Year’s Eve at W Atlanta – Midtown from the moment you arrive with complimentary valet parking. A bottle of bubbly with an upgrade to a Wonderful Room cap this package off in style. This package starts at $294.

Yum Package:Experience the ultimate epicurean delight of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market with a special three course pre-fixe dinner for two. Complimentary valet parking, a bottle of bubbly and a Wonderful Room top off this package and give you something to sink your teeth into. This package starts at $424.

Celebrate Package: Party in VIP style at Rande Gerber’s rock ‘n’ roll glam lounge, Whiskey Park, located inside W Atlanta – Midtown for the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience. Whiskey Park’s New Year’s Eve event rolls out the red carpet for guests with unlimited cocktails for two from 9 pm to 1 am. Complimentary valet parking, a bottle of bubbly and a Wonderful Room will also give you something to cheer about. This package starts at $464.

Indulge Package: Created for the ultimate insider, get the entire New Year’s Eve experience to help make the new decade fabulous with a three course pre-fixe dinner for two at Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market. The night continues in VIP style at Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Park. Whiskey Park’s New Year’s Eve event rolls out the red carpet for guests with unlimited cocktails for two from 9 pm to 1 am. Complimentary valet parking, a bottle of bubbly and a Wonderful Room will make this New Year’s Eve extraordinary. This package starts at $559.

Visit www.watlantamidtown.com to book any of the offers listed above.

Just want to hit Whiskey Park? DJ Nica will be spinning as of 9PM and discount tickets are available at www.nyehotelatlanta.com

W ATLANTA – BUCKHEAD New Year's Eve Offers
NYE Package: Pop the cork and celebrate New Year's Eve at W Atlanta - Buckhead. Your experience begins with complimentary valet parking as you are whisked away to a room you’ll love complete with a complimentary bottle of bubbly. This package starts at $399.

Celebrate Package: Party in VIP style with access to Rande Gerber’s rooftop oasis, Whiskey Blue, located inside W Atlanta - Buckhead for the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience. Complimentary valet parking and a Wonderful Room will also give you something to cheer about. This package starts at $409.

Indulge Package: Created for the ultimate insider, get the entire New Year’s Eve experience to help make the new decade fabulous with an indulgent dinner for two at Jean Georges Market. The night continues in VIP style with access to Whiskey Blue. Complimentary valet parking and a Wonderful Room will make this New Year’s Eve extraordinary. This package starts at $539.

Visit www.watlantabuckhead.com to book any of the offers listed above.

Head to www.wanttickets.com/wbatl for the Whiskey Blue party starting at 8. Prices go up after today.

Park Tavern

Enjoy Yacht Rock and a DJ at this all-inclusive event. Tickets are $125 and coer food and drink all night, starting at 9PM. Once upon a time my friends and I tried to leave this party in a taxi only to be dropped back at the bar by our driver because none of us could tell him how to get us home. Oops!

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