Where to Dine on New Year’s Eve in Chicago

Looking for a place to dine in style this New Year's Eve? Here are some eateries that are bound to fill your belly in Chicago.

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Artango. Join Artango Steakhouse as they celebrate the new year with latin rhythms featuring Angel de Cuba and pianist Mauro Frosio. A Prix Fixe menu will be available, and includes lobster bisque, filet Mignon and flan. Two seating times are available at $65 and $85 per person, respectively.
Ema. Celebrate New Year's Eve with a four-course, prix-fixe menu crafted special for the evening by Chef CJ Jacobson. Featuring house favorites like Winter Squash Risotto and Spicy Hummus, Chef CJ will also be serving up seasonal dishes for the evening including Veal Shortrib with Chickpea and Pumpkin Tagine, Diver Scallops and Stracciatella with Charred Spanish Chorizo. Cost is $85 per person, and includes a champagne toast and party favors for those celebrating midnight. Reservations recommended, and can be made by calling 312-527-5586.
GT Prime. The steakhouse will be celebrating the new year will their usual a la carte menu, which includes beef tartare with malt vinegar chips, lamb loin, skirt steak and foir gras.
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Monteverde. From 4 to 7 p.m., the restaurant’s regular menu will be available, accented by celebratory dishes. From 8:30 p.m on, there will be a $110 prix-fixe menu featuring Chef Sarah's favorite dishes to ring in the New Year. The Marty Sammon and Rick King Trio (with Buddy Guy's keyboardist) will entertain with joyful blues and a midnight toast is included. To reserve a table or for any questions, guests may call call 312.888.3041 or email reservations@monteverdechicago.com.
Dancing Marlin. The seafood establishment will be open from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to ring in the new year. Their regular menu will be available, along with special dishes including Hawaiian Ono, sea bass, Florida stone crab claws and a selection of fresh oysters, along with a champagne toast at midnight.
Roka Akor. A special New Year's Eve menu will be available for Roka Akor diners on Dec. 31. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., including the full dinner menu. Price is $128 per person, with an extra $55 added if wine pairings are included. Four courses including quail eggs and taro chips, lobster miso soup and Japanese wagyu will be offered. A special late night menu will be available to diners who arrive after 10 p.m.
Found Kitchen and Social House. Found will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special “Midnight in Paris” menu. The farm to table restaurant offers a relaxed, creative atmosphere, and on the last night of 2016, guests will be transported to 1920s bohemian Paris with a five-course shared plates menu for $65. Chef Nicole Pederson’s eclectic menu will be filled with favorites such as lamb meatballs with pistachio chimichurri and mint yogurt; seared venison loin with roasted squash, black walnuts and cranberry relish; and salted caramel pot de crème with chocolate caramel brownies. Reservations can be made online or by calling 847.868.8945.
Bar Lupo. This Chicago bar will offer its regular menu, along with special holiday dishes on New Year's Eve. Guests who buy champagne can also take a chance on the bar's "Saber Range," -- using a sword to open their bottle of champagne. Everyone will be able to take part in a midnight toast.
Benny's Chop House. The restaurant will be offering its full dinner menu, along with not-yet-released Chef's specials. Live music will also be played during dinning hours.
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. Join the restaurant for tapas, paella and sangria. Guests who stay until midnight will take part in a countdown and Cava toast on the house. Dinner will be served from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Reservations can be by calling 773-935-5000.
La Buona Vita. The La Grange restaurant will feature a special New Year's Eve menu for diners. Three seating times are available -- 5:00, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. -- and includes crab stuffed pasta shells, prime rib and beef tenderloin risotto. A choice of champagne or a special cocktail is also available for the 9 o'clock seating.
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