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Where to Eat on New Year’s Eve in Austin

Stellar meals and champagne toasts to welcome 2020

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The place you choose to eat the last meal of 2019 can be just as auspicious as the resolutions for the following day. Eater is here to make sure everyone is well informed to make the right decision.

Here is a guide to the very best Austin restaurants offering celebratory New Year’s Eve meals where everyone can dine in style. Options range from a rock-inspired feast at L’Oca d’Oro to tasting menus at Barley Swine and Uchi to a taco party at Suerte. Some options are prix fixe, many include complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and all ensure everyone will be well-fed during the journey into 2020.

Everything below takes place on Tuesday, December 31. Make those reservations quickly as these will book up fast.

For those looking more New Year’s plans, there are New Year’s Eve parties and New Year’s Day brunches.

Is there a major New Year’s Eve dinner missing? Let Eater know through the tipline or within the comments.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Barley Swine

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6555 Burnet Rd #400
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 394-8150
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Bryce Gilmore and his team are cooking up something outstanding for New Year’s Eve with its enhanced chef’s tasting menu at the Burnet Road restaurant. While the menu has yet to be finalized, Barley Swine is hoping to outdo itself this year. As always, diners can expect complex dishes that highlight seasonal, local ingredients.

Barley Swine
Barley Swine
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2. Foreign & Domestic

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306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-1010
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The North Loop farm-to-table eatery is offering a five-course tasting menu priced at $75 per person, with optional $25 wine pairing. Beer and wine will be available a la carte to complement dishes like foie in brioche and dry-aged duck breast. Foreign & Domestic will also host diners with dietary restrictions; be sure to notify the restaurant when making a reservation.

Foreign & Domestic
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3. Uchiko

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4200 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 916-4808
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Go for a little less broke at Uchi’s little sister spot, which is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner priced at $195 for two. Uchiko’s lineup includes a whole lot of lobster (tempura, sashimi, and chawanmushi), ribeye, and more. Reservations required.

4. Rosedale Kitchen and Bar

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3800 N Lamar Blvd Ste 170
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 729-0052
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Avoid downtown and hit up the North Lamar restaurant, which is offering a five-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person with optional $35 wine pairing. Highlights include seared scallops and grilled beef tenderloin, as well as vegetarian options like charred cauliflower. There’s even a pre fixe menu for the kids, priced at $35 per guest. Diners who reserve a table during the 10 p.m. seating will be treated to a complimentary champagne toast and entered to win a chef’s tasting menu dinner for eight.

5. Hopfields

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3110 Guadalupe St suite #400
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 537-0467
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Frenchy gastropub Hopfields is kicking it back to the ’80s with diner’s choice of a four or six-course meal. The pre fixe dinner is priced at $45 for four courses or $95 for six, with wine pairings at an additional charge. Dinner tickets grant early entry to the dance party featuring a DJ, Polaroid photo booth, and midnight countdown with Champagne toast.

6. L'Oca d'Oro

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1900 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723
(737) 212-1876
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Have a New York-style New Year’s Eve without leaving the comfort of Austin. Kick it over to Mueller for an (another) ’80s hip hop dinner at Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro, complete with a live DJ spinning old-school tracks as cinematic classics like Krush Groove and Wild Style play on the screens. The menu and cocktail specials are inspired by retro MCs so you can follow your Big Daddy Kane up with a Slick Rick chaser.

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L’oca d’Oro
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7. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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Keep it classy in Clarksville with a steak frites dinner for New Year’s. Following an elegant first course of French favorites, guests have their choice of entree, including dry-aged ribeye, filet mignon, or New York strip. There are also grilled oysters for those who’d rather skip the beef — and dessert, of course.

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Josephine House
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8. Jeffrey's

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1204 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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Champagne isn’t just for the end of the night at Jeffrey’s, where the elegant three-course dinner will kick off with a pour of bubbly. Chef Mark McCain’s pre fixe menu is priced at $125 per person for the first seating, and $175 per person for subsequent seatings. Piano man Matt Farrell will provide the soundtrack to the evening.

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9. Nixta Taqueria

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2512 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 551-3855
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The new-school taqueria is celebrating its first New Year’s Eve with a taco omakase dinner. The four-course dinner features tacos and tostadas like the beef tartare and roasted duck breast, plus appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $75, with optional wine pairings, and there are two seating options, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m.

Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
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10. Wu Chow

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IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-2469
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Ring in the New Year with downtown modern Chinese restaurant Wu Chow, which is serving a chef’s tasting menu for $65 per person with optional $35 wine pairing. Courses include classics like sesame chicken and hunan-style stir-fry, as well as delicate seafood dishes like cucumber shrimp. Don’t worry — the restaurant’s famous soup dumplings will also be available.

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11. Parkside

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301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-9898
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Parkside is offering a respite from the sights and sounds of downtown with four-course menu featuring madai snapper crudo, steak, and family-style field peas. Dinner is priced at $70 per guest with optional $25 wine pairing. Reservations recommended.

12. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8842
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Head down to Congress and upstairs to Swift’s Attic for its New Year’s Eve tasting menu priced at $75 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. The curated course list includes lobster ravioli, braised pork cheeks, and wagyu ribeye, along with some hearty vegetarian options.

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Swift’s Attic
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13. The Bonneville

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202 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-4643
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While the upscale downtown restaurant is taking a week off during Christmas, it will reopen for service on New Year’s Eve with a very special four-course prix fixe dinner. Cap off the night with some complimentary champagne.

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14. Arlo Grey

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111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-2991
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Top Chef Kristen Kish’s downtown restaurant is serving a family-style New Year’s Eve dinner featuring potato gnocchi, roasted arctic char, and aged ribeye tartare from Peeler Ranch. Chocolate cheesecake closes out the pre fixe menu, which runs $225 per person.

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Arlo Grey
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15. Suerte

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1800 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 953-0092
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The masa masters at Suerte are offering a seven-course tasting menu with dishes created exclusively for New Year’s Eve. Priced at $100 per person with an optional $50 wine pairing, dinner begins with small bites followed by five courses showcasing local ingredients and a decadent dessert. With two seating times, Suerte is accomodating early birds and night owls alike.

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Suerte
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16. Garrison

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101 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 524-4700
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The chef’s New Year’s Eve tasting menu at the Fairmont hotel’s grill house is a veritable feast. For $150, guests can enjoy a five-course meal, including beef, seafood, and vegetables followed by a champagne-inspired dessert. Take it up a notch with a $45 wine pairing.

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Garrison’s counter
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17. Ciclo

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 685-8300
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The modern downtown hotel restaurant is offering its full menu without the fuss of a prix fixe or tasting menu restrictions, encouraging guests to totally curate their New Year’s Eve dining experience. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, diners can partake in a dim sum cart stacked with oysters, caviar, champagne, and so much more.

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Ciclo’s patio
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18. Uchi

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801 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4808
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The South Lamar Japanese restaurant is offering a New Year’s Eve omakase, with items like nigiri, rolled rice noodles, and wagyu. Those who stick around during midnight will be given a free glass of sparkling wine. The meal is $200 for two people, plus $35 per person for paired beverages. Reservations required.

19. Pitchfork Pretty

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2708 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 494-4593
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The East Austin restaurant is offering up its Hill Country takes on New Year’s Eve dining with a six-course prix fixe menu with dishes like caviar with smoked egg yolk, fried chicken for two, red shrimp and mashed potatoes, and hibiscus slushies. It’s $85 per person, plus a free round of sparkling wine. It’s available from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

20. Lenoir

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1807 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 215-9778
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The tiny South First restaurant Lenoir is closing the decade out with an epic six-course feast featuring oysters, duck, and bavette, followed by not one, but two desserts. The pre fixe menu is priced at $95 per person with an optional $65 wine pairing.

21. June's

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1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1722
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The South Congress cafe and bar is hosting its second Bollywood New Year’s Eve meal, now with belly dancers and Bollywood dance tunes. In addition to the three-course pre fixe menu priced at $75 per person, June’s is pouring celebratory magnums of Champagne all night for an additional fee. 

June’s
June’s
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1. Barley Swine

6555 Burnet Rd #400, Austin, TX 78757
Barley Swine
Barley Swine
Barley Swine/Facebook

Bryce Gilmore and his team are cooking up something outstanding for New Year’s Eve with its enhanced chef’s tasting menu at the Burnet Road restaurant. While the menu has yet to be finalized, Barley Swine is hoping to outdo itself this year. As always, diners can expect complex dishes that highlight seasonal, local ingredients.

6555 Burnet Rd #400
Austin, TX 78757

2. Foreign & Domestic

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Foreign & Domestic
Foreign & Domestic
Raymond Thompson/EATX

The North Loop farm-to-table eatery is offering a five-course tasting menu priced at $75 per person, with optional $25 wine pairing. Beer and wine will be available a la carte to complement dishes like foie in brioche and dry-aged duck breast. Foreign & Domestic will also host diners with dietary restrictions; be sure to notify the restaurant when making a reservation.

306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

3. Uchiko

4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

Go for a little less broke at Uchi’s little sister spot, which is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner priced at $195 for two. Uchiko’s lineup includes a whole lot of lobster (tempura, sashimi, and chawanmushi), ribeye, and more. Reservations required.

4200 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Rosedale Kitchen and Bar

3800 N Lamar Blvd Ste 170, Austin, TX 78756

Avoid downtown and hit up the North Lamar restaurant, which is offering a five-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person with optional $35 wine pairing. Highlights include seared scallops and grilled beef tenderloin, as well as vegetarian options like charred cauliflower. There’s even a pre fixe menu for the kids, priced at $35 per guest. Diners who reserve a table during the 10 p.m. seating will be treated to a complimentary champagne toast and entered to win a chef’s tasting menu dinner for eight.

3800 N Lamar Blvd Ste 170
Austin, TX 78756

5. Hopfields

3110 Guadalupe St suite #400, Austin, TX 78705

Frenchy gastropub Hopfields is kicking it back to the ’80s with diner’s choice of a four or six-course meal. The pre fixe dinner is priced at $45 for four courses or $95 for six, with wine pairings at an additional charge. Dinner tickets grant early entry to the dance party featuring a DJ, Polaroid photo booth, and midnight countdown with Champagne toast.

3110 Guadalupe St suite #400
Austin, TX 78705

6. L'Oca d'Oro

1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
L’Oca d’Oro
L’oca d’Oro
Robert Lerma

Have a New York-style New Year’s Eve without leaving the comfort of Austin. Kick it over to Mueller for an (another) ’80s hip hop dinner at Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro, complete with a live DJ spinning old-school tracks as cinematic classics like Krush Groove and Wild Style play on the screens. The menu and cocktail specials are inspired by retro MCs so you can follow your Big Daddy Kane up with a Slick Rick chaser.

1900 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723

7. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Josephine House
Josephine House
Josephine House/Facebook

Keep it classy in Clarksville with a steak frites dinner for New Year’s. Following an elegant first course of French favorites, guests have their choice of entree, including dry-aged ribeye, filet mignon, or New York strip. There are also grilled oysters for those who’d rather skip the beef — and dessert, of course.

1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703

8. Jeffrey's

1204 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703
Jeffrey’s
Jeffrey’s
Jeffrey’s [Official]

Champagne isn’t just for the end of the night at Jeffrey’s, where the elegant three-course dinner will kick off with a pour of bubbly. Chef Mark McCain’s pre fixe menu is priced at $125 per person for the first seating, and $175 per person for subsequent seatings. Piano man Matt Farrell will provide the soundtrack to the evening.

1204 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

9. Nixta Taqueria

2512 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702
Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX

The new-school taqueria is celebrating its first New Year’s Eve with a taco omakase dinner. The four-course dinner features tacos and tostadas like the beef tartare and roasted duck breast, plus appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $75, with optional wine pairings, and there are two seating options, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m.

2512 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Wu Chow

IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701
Wu Chow
Wu Chow
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Ring in the New Year with downtown modern Chinese restaurant Wu Chow, which is serving a chef’s tasting menu for $65 per person with optional $35 wine pairing. Courses include classics like sesame chicken and hunan-style stir-fry, as well as delicate seafood dishes like cucumber shrimp. Don’t worry — the restaurant’s famous soup dumplings will also be available.

IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168
Austin, TX 78701

11. Parkside

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Parkside is offering a respite from the sights and sounds of downtown with four-course menu featuring madai snapper crudo, steak, and family-style field peas. Dinner is priced at $70 per guest with optional $25 wine pairing. Reservations recommended.

301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Swift’s Attic
Swift’s Attic
Swift’s Attic [Official]

Head down to Congress and upstairs to Swift’s Attic for its New Year’s Eve tasting menu priced at $75 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. The curated course list includes lobster ravioli, braised pork cheeks, and wagyu ribeye, along with some hearty vegetarian options.

315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

13. The Bonneville

202 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The Bonneville
The Bonneville
EATX

While the upscale downtown restaurant is taking a week off during Christmas, it will reopen for service on New Year’s Eve with a very special four-course prix fixe dinner. Cap off the night with some complimentary champagne.

202 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

14. Arlo Grey

111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Arlo Grey
Arlo Grey
Arlo Grey/Yelp

Top Chef Kristen Kish’s downtown restaurant is serving a family-style New Year’s Eve dinner featuring potato gnocchi, roasted arctic char, and aged ribeye tartare from Peeler Ranch. Chocolate cheesecake closes out the pre fixe menu, which runs $225 per person.

111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

15. Suerte

1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Suerte
Suerte
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

The masa masters at Suerte are offering a seven-course tasting menu with dishes created exclusively for New Year’s Eve. Priced at $100 per person with an optional $50 wine pairing, dinner begins with small bites followed by five courses showcasing local ingredients and a decadent dessert. With two seating times, Suerte is accomodating early birds and night owls alike.

1800 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

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16. Garrison

101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Garrison’s counter
Garrison’s counter
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The chef’s New Year’s Eve tasting menu at the Fairmont hotel’s grill house is a veritable feast. For $150, guests can enjoy a five-course meal, including beef, seafood, and vegetables followed by a champagne-inspired dessert. Take it up a notch with a $45 wine pairing.

101 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

17. Ciclo

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo [Official]

The modern downtown hotel restaurant is offering its full menu without the fuss of a prix fixe or tasting menu restrictions, encouraging guests to totally curate their New Year’s Eve dining experience. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, diners can partake in a dim sum cart stacked with oysters, caviar, champagne, and so much more.

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

18. Uchi

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704

The South Lamar Japanese restaurant is offering a New Year’s Eve omakase, with items like nigiri, rolled rice noodles, and wagyu. Those who stick around during midnight will be given a free glass of sparkling wine. The meal is $200 for two people, plus $35 per person for paired beverages. Reservations required.

801 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

19. Pitchfork Pretty

2708 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

The East Austin restaurant is offering up its Hill Country takes on New Year’s Eve dining with a six-course prix fixe menu with dishes like caviar with smoked egg yolk, fried chicken for two, red shrimp and mashed potatoes, and hibiscus slushies. It’s $85 per person, plus a free round of sparkling wine. It’s available from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

2708 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

20. Lenoir

1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

The tiny South First restaurant Lenoir is closing the decade out with an epic six-course feast featuring oysters, duck, and bavette, followed by not one, but two desserts. The pre fixe menu is priced at $95 per person with an optional $65 wine pairing.

1807 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

21. June's

1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
June’s
June’s
June’s [Official]

The South Congress cafe and bar is hosting its second Bollywood New Year’s Eve meal, now with belly dancers and Bollywood dance tunes. In addition to the three-course pre fixe menu priced at $75 per person, June’s is pouring celebratory magnums of Champagne all night for an additional fee. 

1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

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