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Chicago’s Most Decadent Dining Experiences for New Year’s Eve

By / November 14, 2018

New Year’s Eve is almost here, which means it’s time for food lovers to break out the good stuff: Champagne, caviar, oysters, foie—you get the picture. Chicago has no problem holding court with the most discerning eaters, as evidenced by several over-the-top dining experiences that will be held before the ball drops. Here are some of the best ones to book now.

A Shanghai NYE at Acadia


Chef Ryan McCaskey brings a Shanghai NYE to Chicago at his two-Michelin starred restaurant, where he will offer two seatings of prix-fixe menus featuring his contemporary American cooking.

$175 - $215 / RSVP

When the Clock Strikes [Midcentury to] Midnight at Travelle


This restaurant is offering two different seatings for a four-course menu, which includes luxe options like Maine lobster bisque and Wagyu short rib. Post-meal, join the bar's 1960s-themed party.


New Year’s Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner at ETA Restaurant + Bar

ETA Restaurant + Bar

This five-course meal features upscale dishes like oysters, foie gras, dry-aged strip steak, and chocolate truffle cake for dessert, and, of course, a Champagne toast.

$85 / RSVP

NYE 2019 at Celeste


Celebrate New Year's at this River North restaurant and bar, which is hosting an epic evening of Champagne, party favors, and plenty of elevated eats reflective of their contemporary American menu.

$81 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Alhambra Palace

Alhambra Palace

Ring in the New Year with a four-course meal at this West Loop destination, where an-all out party will feature dancing, live music, and a balloon drop.

$107 - $160 / RSVP
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NYE at J9 Wine Bar

J9 Wine Bar

Enjoy a special evening of decadent bites, expertly crafted cocktails, and premier wines, carefully selected just for the occasion.

$141 - $197 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve 2019 at Brando’s Speakeasy

Brando's Speakeasy

Partiers can head to this Loop-situated karaoke lounge for all-night singing, dancing, a premium buffet, and a top-shelf open bar.

$97 - $118 / RSVP

New Years Eve 2019 Party at Park and Field

Park & Field

Enjoy premium cocktails, dancing, and party favors at this bash, which will also feature a decadent buffet spread including favorites like bruschetta, beef tenderloin, and an assortment of antipasti.

$75 - $139 / RSVP

All That Glitters: New Year’s Eve 2019 at Z Bar

Z Bar

Celebrate the most exciting night of the year at Chicago's most exciting rooftop, where guests can experience all that glitters by way of Champagne, cocktails, and tunes from DJ Chess Knight.

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Maplewood New Year’s Eve

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

Celebrate the arrival of 2019 at this local brewery, where guests can enjoy an open bar, photo booth, bites, and speciality tappings of some favorite beers.

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New Years Eve 2019 at Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano

Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano

Enjoy an Italian evening at this River North restaurant, where two seatings will feature a multi-course meal of regional specialties. Book the later one for fun add-ons, from Prosecco to party favors.

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New Year’s Eve at Billy Sunday

Billy Sunday

Join this Logan Square cocktail gem for a jazz-age extravaganza, featuring decadent bites, special drams, and a soundtrack honoring all things 1920s.

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New Year’s Eve Silent Disco at MONEYGUN & Saint Lou’s


Dance the night away at these sister spots, where a silent disco party will have guests grooving well into the wee hours. Fuel up with plenty of passed bites — including pancakes after midnight.

$92 / RSVP
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Todos Santos NYE Party

Todos Santos

Make a dinner reservation at Quiote, then head downstairs for this celebration, which features passed bites, cocktails, Champagne, and vinyl-spun sounds from DJ Foster Grant.

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New Year’s Eve at Merchant Cocktail Club


Spend the entire eve at this cocktail haunt, where guests can enjoy a five-course dinner and premium bar package, complete with party favors, drinking games, and live music from vinyl-spinning DJs.

$44 - $102 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Bernie’s Lunch & Supper

660 N Orleans St

Ring in 2019 at this River North restaurant, where chef Derek Dupree will serve a four-course menu featuring decadent plates like foie gras mousse, lobster fettuccine, and Nutella soufflé.

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