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Where to Eat on New Year’s Eve in Austin

Stellar meals and champagne toasts to welcome 2022

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The place you choose to eat the last meal of 2022 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. Ring in 2022 with a decadent feast from Lenoir in its newly opened dining room, a botanas party at Suerte, and so much more. Some options are prix fixe, many include a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and all ensure everyone will be well-fed during the journey into 2022.

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

For those looking for more New Year’s plans, there are New Year’s Eve parties and takeout, as well as New Year’s Day brunch options.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each business is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurant themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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North Italia

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Both locations of the Italian restaurant have a three-course dinner for $60, including new options for the holiday like spicy cioppino and pumpkin spice buttercake. Reserve on OpenTable.

Dessert with ice cream on top on a white plate and champagne in a coup
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Andiamo Ristorante

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Greet the new year Italian-style with a four-course meal consisting of antipasti, risotto tartufato, veal chops, and a choice of dessert. Dinner will cost $120 per person or $150 with wine pairings.

Barley Swine

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The Chef’s Tasting Menu at Barley Swine is always a great option, but for New Year’s Eve, the Burnet Road restaurant is offering a special enhanced version for $125 per person with an optional $75 beverage pairing.

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Westlake Wine Bar

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The Westlake wine restaurant is hosting two different New Year’s Eve multi-course dinner seatings. The 6:30 p.m. ($80 for five courses, $140 with wine pairings) includes an amuse-bouche, foie gras, and onion soup, plus a filet mignon with a duck-fat potato and a Christmas cracker. The 9:30 p.m. seating is more decadent ($125 for seven courses plus more dishes, $200 for endless champagne) includes most of the earlier dinner courses plus prime rib which will be sliced tableside. $100 advance payments are required to book reservations. Tables seat four, each dinner will be seated at half-capacity.

Sala and Betty

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The casual New American restaurant is offering three- and four-course meals for New Year’s Eve, at $45 or $50 respectively. Potential dishes include wild mushroom wellington, shrimp bisque, confit of lamb collars, or salmon with a hot honey vinaigrette. Everything is available from 5 to 9 p.m., reservations are recommended.

Early birds are in luck, as Uchiko is starting its special NYE 10-course omakase as early as 4 p.m. The $300 two-person dinner will consist of dishes featuring bluefin tuna, lobster, caviar, and so much more. Late-night diners will receive a complimentary champagne toast.

Lutie’s Garden Restaurant

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Lutie’s is offering a tasting menu on New Year’s Eve for $185 per person. Optional wine pairing is available for $100 per person. Reservations will be available via Opentable. 

A lush canopy of houseplants hangs from the ceiling above tables in the Lutie’s dining room.
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Hopfields

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Head to this Frenchy campus-area gastropub for a “Vegas Baby!”-themed dinner and dance party. The former is a five-course prix fixe meal with two seatings, the 5:30 p.m. for $110 and the 7:30 p.m. for $130, reservations must be booked online.

L'Oca d'Oro

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Pretend you’re Tony Soprano at L’Oca d’Oro with an Italian family-style feast with all of Uncle Junior’s favorites, drink specials, and live music on the heated patio.

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L’oca d’Oro
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Dai Due

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Choose your own adventure with Dai Due’s three different multi-course meals. The $95 wild game menu offers wild hog in two courses and a grilled venison tenderloin entrée, while the $95 seafood menu boasts raw gulf fish, spicy crawfish, and fish a la plancha. Vegetarians can dine on a $85 vegetable menu with tabouli fritters, mushroom and beet soup, and a whole spicy rutabaga. All three menus have a choice of desert: trio of sorbets and ice cream, hog lard-sotol pecan pie, or ricotta zeppole.

Josephine House

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The upscale New American restaurant is throwing a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner, with dishes such as foie gras parfait, ribeye steak, cardamom apple cake, and more. The meals are $150, wine pairings are available. Call to book reservations.

Jeffrey's

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Similar to sibling restaurant Josephine House, the upscale steakhouse is also hosting a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner, with dishes such as lobster bisque, pan-roasted diver scallops, and chestnut Paris-Brest. Call to book reservations.

Nixta Taqueria

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Head to the East Austin masa specialists for a five-course chef’s tasting menu for $125 per person that also includes a welcome cocktail. No menu has been announced yet, but previous NYE festivities included ribeye huaraches, uni, oyster, and other tasty morsels.

Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
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Simi Estiatorio

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The new downtown Greek restaurant is offering what it is dubbing a New Year’s Eve Gala, with a four-course meal with potential dishes such as lamb kebabs, seafood yiouvetsi, or surf and turf, and lots of Greek wines. Also on deck are several DJs. There are dinner seatings are available for the $145 meal, first from 6 to 9 p.m. and the second from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations are required.

Parkside

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The downtown New American restaurant is offering dinners for two for the last day of the year. The two-course meal comes with a choice of roasted sable fish, côte de boeuf, or roasted lion’s mane mushrooms, plus a salad, southern field peas with braised greens, and lots of desserts. There are also a bunch of a la carte items, like oyster platters and sunchoke tarts. Reservations are available online.

The live-fire downtown restaurant is dazzling diners with a 10-course tasting menu for $195 per person with an optional $100 wine pairing. Dish standouts include a cheesy mille feuille, wagyu tartare, Norwegian crab, and chocolate truffles. Reserve online.

Grae Nonas’s Italian pop-up Le Cowboy is making a return for New Year’s Eve at this neighborhood wine bar. Expect a coursed dinner of popular dishes (perhaps the lasagna or amatriciana). Tickets are $200 per person and include wine pairings.

The Cavalier

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Looking to not break the bank on New Year’s Eve? Head to East Austin for The Cavalier’s 2-for-1 Burger Night from 5 to 10 p.m.

Chef Fermín Núñez and his team at Suerte are hosting a prix fixe seven-course meal with a trio of botanas (small bites), five savory courses, and dessert curated by pastry chef Derrick Flynn that is sure to delight. Grab your $150 pre-paid ticket ASAP.

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Garrison

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No menu is announced yet, but the Fairmont hotel’s grill house always dishes up something spectacular, and New Year’s Eve is sure to be no exception. Pre-paid reservations are $150 per person.

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Vixen's Wedding

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The Arrive hotel’s Goan restaurant is hosting an all-inclusive NYE extravaganza with a multi-course feast including oysters, caviar, roasted lamb, and more. The $149 ticket includes live music and open bars at Lefty’s Brick Bar and Gin Bar.

Geraldine's

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Enjoy live music from Beth // James and DJ beats by BOOMBAPTIST while dining on Southern classics at this Rainey Street rooftop restaurant. There are also private rooftop igloos available for a cozy date night.

The lit up dining room at Geraldine’s
Geraldine’s
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Like its sister restaurant, Uchi is serving a 10-course omakase with reservations available from 4 to 11 p.m. The menu will feature oysters, dumplings, mushroom gelato, bluefin crudo, and more and run guests $275 for two people with an optional beverage pairing for $50 per person. Reserve online.

Emmer & Rye

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For $125 per person, guests at this Rainey Street restaurant will dine on a special 10-course tasting menu with oysters, dry aged wagyu beef tartare, burnt edge lasagna, and more. Wine pairings are available for $75 per person, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free alternatives are offered. Reserve online.

Kinda Tropical

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The East Austin bar is offering a bunch of New Year’s Eve specials for the evening, ranging from grilled oysters in a Penang curry butter, gumbo, chicken chili Verde tamales, to peach tres leches cakes. There will be live music and a champagne toast.

Intero Restaurant

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Toast in the New Year with Dinner at Intero! Guests can expect great food, a sparkling photo opp spot perfect for memorable pics, and extended hours with a complimentary midnight toast for those staying late to ring in the New Year. Intero is happy to offer its standard locally driven nightly menu (no prix fixe). Reserve online or call to book.

Summer House on Music Lane

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Trek south over the Congress Bridge to restaurant at the Hotel Magdalena for a five-course dinner tucked inside their beautiful grounds. Chef Jeffrey Hundelt will be dishing up cavatelli with white truffles, winter crudo, champagne granita, and other dishes for $98 per person. Reserve online.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

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The South Austin wine bar will be hosting a six-course dinner with six wine pairings with courses like, oysters with buttermilk caviar, shrimp tamale, short rib with black garlic, and so much more. Two seatings will be available at 6 and 8 p.m.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen
Aviary Wine & Kitchen
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Central Standard

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The South Congress Hotel New American restaurant is offering several special dishes as part of its usual menu for the evening, including oysters, cold-water lobster tail, and more.

Café No Sé

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Similarly, Central Standard’s sibling spot the California-ish cafe is also offering special dishes from 3 to 9 p.m., including squid pink risotto, grilled Bronzino, and burrata paired with prosciutto.

Celebrate not only the new year but also Lenoir’s 10-year-anniversary with a bang as Chef Todd Duplechan dishes up a fancy 10-course meal featuring osetra caviar on tuna marrow, quail egg tamal with braised foraged mushrooms and white truffles, and more for $225 per person. The menu is also accompanied with natural wine pairings. Lenoir is offering two indoor seatings, thanks to a newly reopened dining room, at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

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North Italia

Dessert with ice cream on top on a white plate and champagne in a coup
Dessert from North Italia
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Both locations of the Italian restaurant have a three-course dinner for $60, including new options for the holiday like spicy cioppino and pumpkin spice buttercake. Reserve on OpenTable.

Dessert with ice cream on top on a white plate and champagne in a coup
Dessert from North Italia
North Italia/Official

Andiamo Ristorante

Greet the new year Italian-style with a four-course meal consisting of antipasti, risotto tartufato, veal chops, and a choice of dessert. Dinner will cost $120 per person or $150 with wine pairings.

Barley Swine

Barley Swine
Barley Swine
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The Chef’s Tasting Menu at Barley Swine is always a great option, but for New Year’s Eve, the Burnet Road restaurant is offering a special enhanced version for $125 per person with an optional $75 beverage pairing.

Barley Swine
Barley Swine
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Westlake Wine Bar

The Westlake wine restaurant is hosting two different New Year’s Eve multi-course dinner seatings. The 6:30 p.m. ($80 for five courses, $140 with wine pairings) includes an amuse-bouche, foie gras, and onion soup, plus a filet mignon with a duck-fat potato and a Christmas cracker. The 9:30 p.m. seating is more decadent ($125 for seven courses plus more dishes, $200 for endless champagne) includes most of the earlier dinner courses plus prime rib which will be sliced tableside. $100 advance payments are required to book reservations. Tables seat four, each dinner will be seated at half-capacity.

Sala and Betty

The casual New American restaurant is offering three- and four-course meals for New Year’s Eve, at $45 or $50 respectively. Potential dishes include wild mushroom wellington, shrimp bisque, confit of lamb collars, or salmon with a hot honey vinaigrette. Everything is available from 5 to 9 p.m., reservations are recommended.

Uchiko

Early birds are in luck, as Uchiko is starting its special NYE 10-course omakase as early as 4 p.m. The $300 two-person dinner will consist of dishes featuring bluefin tuna, lobster, caviar, and so much more. Late-night diners will receive a complimentary champagne toast.

Lutie’s Garden Restaurant

A lush canopy of houseplants hangs from the ceiling above tables in the Lutie’s dining room.
Lutie’s dining room
Chelsea Francis/EATX

Lutie’s is offering a tasting menu on New Year’s Eve for $185 per person. Optional wine pairing is available for $100 per person. Reservations will be available via Opentable. 

A lush canopy of houseplants hangs from the ceiling above tables in the Lutie’s dining room.
Lutie’s dining room
Chelsea Francis/EATX

Hopfields

Head to this Frenchy campus-area gastropub for a “Vegas Baby!”-themed dinner and dance party. The former is a five-course prix fixe meal with two seatings, the 5:30 p.m. for $110 and the 7:30 p.m. for $130, reservations must be booked online.

L'Oca d'Oro

L’Oca d’Oro
L’oca d’Oro
Robert Lerma

Pretend you’re Tony Soprano at L’Oca d’Oro with an Italian family-style feast with all of Uncle Junior’s favorites, drink specials, and live music on the heated patio.

L’Oca d’Oro
L’oca d’Oro
Robert Lerma

Dai Due

Choose your own adventure with Dai Due’s three different multi-course meals. The $95 wild game menu offers wild hog in two courses and a grilled venison tenderloin entrée, while the $95 seafood menu boasts raw gulf fish, spicy crawfish, and fish a la plancha. Vegetarians can dine on a $85 vegetable menu with tabouli fritters, mushroom and beet soup, and a whole spicy rutabaga. All three menus have a choice of desert: trio of sorbets and ice cream, hog lard-sotol pecan pie, or ricotta zeppole.

Josephine House

The upscale New American restaurant is throwing a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner, with dishes such as foie gras parfait, ribeye steak, cardamom apple cake, and more. The meals are $150, wine pairings are available. Call to book reservations.

Jeffrey's

Similar to sibling restaurant Josephine House, the upscale steakhouse is also hosting a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner, with dishes such as lobster bisque, pan-roasted diver scallops, and chestnut Paris-Brest. Call to book reservations.

Nixta Taqueria

Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX

Head to the East Austin masa specialists for a five-course chef’s tasting menu for $125 per person that also includes a welcome cocktail. No menu has been announced yet, but previous NYE festivities included ribeye huaraches, uni, oyster, and other tasty morsels.

Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Shelves of knick-knacks at Nixta Taqueria
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX

Simi Estiatorio

The new downtown Greek restaurant is offering what it is dubbing a New Year’s Eve Gala, with a four-course meal with potential dishes such as lamb kebabs, seafood yiouvetsi, or surf and turf, and lots of Greek wines. Also on deck are several DJs. There are dinner seatings are available for the $145 meal, first from 6 to 9 p.m. and the second from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations are required.

Parkside

The downtown New American restaurant is offering dinners for two for the last day of the year. The two-course meal comes with a choice of roasted sable fish, côte de boeuf, or roasted lion’s mane mushrooms, plus a salad, southern field peas with braised greens, and lots of desserts. There are also a bunch of a la carte items, like oyster platters and sunchoke tarts. Reservations are available online.

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Hestia

The live-fire downtown restaurant is dazzling diners with a 10-course tasting menu for $195 per person with an optional $100 wine pairing. Dish standouts include a cheesy mille feuille, wagyu tartare, Norwegian crab, and chocolate truffles. Reserve online.

LoLo

Grae Nonas’s Italian pop-up Le Cowboy is making a return for New Year’s Eve at this neighborhood wine bar. Expect a coursed dinner of popular dishes (perhaps the lasagna or amatriciana). Tickets are $200 per person and include wine pairings.

The Cavalier

Looking to not break the bank on New Year’s Eve? Head to East Austin for The Cavalier’s 2-for-1 Burger Night from 5 to 10 p.m.

Suerte

Suerte
Suerte
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Chef Fermín Núñez and his team at Suerte are hosting a prix fixe seven-course meal with a trio of botanas (small bites), five savory courses, and dessert curated by pastry chef Derrick Flynn that is sure to delight. Grab your $150 pre-paid ticket ASAP.

Suerte
Suerte
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Garrison

Garrison’s counter
Garrison’s counter
Courtney Pierce/EATX

No menu is announced yet, but the Fairmont hotel’s grill house always dishes up something spectacular, and New Year’s Eve is sure to be no exception. Pre-paid reservations are $150 per person.

Garrison’s counter
Garrison’s counter
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Vixen's Wedding

The Arrive hotel’s Goan restaurant is hosting an all-inclusive NYE extravaganza with a multi-course feast including oysters, caviar, roasted lamb, and more. The $149 ticket includes live music and open bars at Lefty’s Brick Bar and Gin Bar.

Geraldine's

The lit up dining room at Geraldine’s
Geraldine’s
JR Photo/EATX

Enjoy live music from Beth // James and DJ beats by BOOMBAPTIST while dining on Southern classics at this Rainey Street rooftop restaurant. There are also private rooftop igloos available for a cozy date night.

The lit up dining room at Geraldine’s
Geraldine’s
JR Photo/EATX

Uchi

Like its sister restaurant, Uchi is serving a 10-course omakase with reservations available from 4 to 11 p.m. The menu will feature oysters, dumplings, mushroom gelato, bluefin crudo, and more and run guests $275 for two people with an optional beverage pairing for $50 per person. Reserve online.

Emmer & Rye

For $125 per person, guests at this Rainey Street restaurant will dine on a special 10-course tasting menu with oysters, dry aged wagyu beef tartare, burnt edge lasagna, and more. Wine pairings are available for $75 per person, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free alternatives are offered. Reserve online.

Kinda Tropical

The East Austin bar is offering a bunch of New Year’s Eve specials for the evening, ranging from grilled oysters in a Penang curry butter, gumbo, chicken chili Verde tamales, to peach tres leches cakes. There will be live music and a champagne toast.

Intero Restaurant

Toast in the New Year with Dinner at Intero! Guests can expect great food, a sparkling photo opp spot perfect for memorable pics, and extended hours with a complimentary midnight toast for those staying late to ring in the New Year. Intero is happy to offer its standard locally driven nightly menu (no prix fixe). Reserve online or call to book.

Summer House on Music Lane

Trek south over the Congress Bridge to restaurant at the Hotel Magdalena for a five-course dinner tucked inside their beautiful grounds. Chef Jeffrey Hundelt will be dishing up cavatelli with white truffles, winter crudo, champagne granita, and other dishes for $98 per person. Reserve online.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen