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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a special evening of decadent bites, expertly crafted cocktails, and premier wines, carefully selected just for the occasion.
Partiers can head to this Loop-situated karaoke lounge for all-night singing, dancing, a premium buffet, and a top-shelf open 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.