Sunday, December 15, 2013

Best New Years Eve Parties for 2014

Whether you are looking for a laid-back bar or a black-tie soiree, Big D has no shortage of options when it comes to celebrating New Years Eve. Ring in the new year at one of the bars/restaurant/parties listed below. Don't see your event? Email me details as this post will continue to be updated up until December 31, 2013. You can reach me at cynthia(at)ohsocynthia(dot)com.

4511 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75205, (214) 559-3111

Abacus is excited to close out 2013 with a special dinner celebration to ring in the New Year. With a unique menu of four courses, plus a fully-stocked bar, guests will be primed to usher in 2014 with full plates and full glasses. Whether patrons are looking for an elegant dinner before a night out, or they’re choosing to make this special dinner their night out, Abacus will ensure the evening is one to remember. 5 pm to 6:30 pm seatings: $80 per person plus tax and gratuity.  7 pm to 11 pm seatings: $125 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations: Reservations are required.

For the biggest night of the year, Lucky Campbell and special guest bartender Michael Martensen have teamed up to provide Dallas with a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration. Featuring Dallas’ only Champagne Ice Luge, a signature Charles Heidsick Champagne Punch, Kent Rathbun’s infamous Lobster-Scallion “Shooters” and Cold Water Oysters, all guests will be toasting to the New Year with plenty of bubbles, making for a New Year’s Eve night that truly deserves the title of unforgettable! Hit the bar at Abacus from 10:30pm-2m to enjoy Lobster Shooters, Oysters and Champagne for $40 per person.

Arlington Hall at Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75219

Enjoy "An Evening Among The Stars" hosted by the Lee Park Junior Conservancy at Arlington Hall This black tie event starts at 9:00 PM and ends at 1:00 AM. Arlington Hal will be transformed into a crystal paradise to bring in 2014. They will have a live performance by the popular band The Space Rockers. A ‘midnight” style breakfast will be served and of course champagne and fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

3030 Olive St, Dallas, Texas 75201

Big D NYE is the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone. Over 35,000 people will enjoy Big D NYE 2013 from inside the gated venue, with thousands more celebrating from surrounding areas and watching live on WFAA. Come hungry and stay late! No need to make dinner reservations this New Year's Eve. Big D NYE will have 8 of the best food trucks around! With their award winning food truck fare and beverage tents selling both alcoholic and non­alcoholic drinks, they've got you covered! The party starts at 7pm when DJ Ro Parrish starts the music spinning! Big D NYE will have plenty of foot stomping beats and live music for you to dance into 2014.  The best part? It's FREE!

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Bowl & Barrel
8084 Park Lane at Shops at Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231

Kids & Families, 11AM - 7PM, $75*.   Includes: One lane for 1.5 hours {Up to 8 people per lane} Shoes for all bowlers Hot pretzel with fondue Mini Barrel Dogs

21 and up, 11PM - 2AM, $100*.  Includes: One lane for 1.5 hours {Up to 8 people per lane} Shoes for all bowlers bottle of champagne Hot pretzel with fondue Mini Barrel Dogs Ghost Pepper Peanuts, Sweet B&B Cups (butterscotch pie) NYE Party Hats & Noise Makers.
*tax and gratuity not included

Boxwood Tap + Grill
2901 Thomas Ave., Dallas, TX 75204 (214)220-2901

Boxwood Tap + Grill will be featuring a couples menu for New Year’s Eve. Guest can expect seasonal appetizers such as Sweet Potato Hummus and Black Eyed Pea Soup, easy entrees like Bone-In Pork Chop or Grilled Salmon, and sweet dessert including Skillet Cookie. $60 per couple (tax and gratuity not included)

5039 Willis Ave, Dallas, TX

Candleroom is the only place to be on New Year’s Eve with Deejay Marvel on the 1s & 2s, a balloon drop, champagne toast and party favors. Make your plans to be there now before you miss out on the most fashionable New Year’s Eve party in Dallas. Doors Open at 9:00 PM.  For Tables/Packages/RSVP at

Central 214
5680 N. Central Expwy inside the Hotel Palomar, Dallas, TX 75206. (214) 443-9339

Chef Graham Dodds is offering a scrumptious four-course prix fixe dinner for New Year’s Eve with a vast selection of entrees including: dijon crusted dorper lamb chops; crispy duck breast; franconia braised beef cheeks; striped bass paella; beef tenderloin; 1Ž2 lobster thermidor; and wild mushroom ragout. The dinner is priced at $70 per person and includes a glass of prosecco. Menu features may also be ordered a la carte. Specially selected wine, beer and cocktail pairings will be offered for an additional charge. Reservations are available for December 31, 2012, from 5pm – 11pm, by calling 214-443-9339 or online at

Extend the evening with festive cocktails and bites at Central 214’s cozy bar lounge and courtyard patio while enjoying the flamenco guitarist and complimentary henna art, tarot card readings and a New Year’s bubbly toast at midnight. Take the elevator home with a discounted stay rate at Hotel Palomar Dallas.

Dallas Chop House
1717 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201, (214) 736.7300

Before you go out and do all that NYE partying, you'll need to get your body the necessary partying fuel. Luckily for you, Dallas Chop House is having a New Year's Dinner from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. For $65/person, you'll enjoy a 3-course prix fixe/a la carte dinner menu featuring Wagyu beef carpaccio, dry aged rib-eye, roasted Texas quail, and wild sturgeon. Wine pairing is available. To make reservations, please call 214.736.7300.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
5251 Spring Valley Rd, Dallas, TX 75254

Dallas’ Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House will ring in 2014 with a special New Years Eve menu. Reservations will be taken from 4:00 pm -10:30 pm with complimentary champagne toasts for reservations made at 4:00, 4:30, 10:00, and 10:30. The menu will feature an array of traditional appetizers and salads including, Shrimp Remoulade, Del’s Salad and Oysters on the Half Shell, a special NYE feature 8 oz. Filet and 8 oz. Lobster tail for $79.00

Del Frisco's Grille
3232 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 (972) 807-6152

Del Frisco's Grille is celebrating NYE by doing… nothing.  Kind of refreshing. Enjoy a low key, no-set menu, no price increase dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille this New Years Eve. Be cozy on the balcony, enjoy the firewall and choose from the regular menu for a normal price.

DFW Soiree 2013 
Omni Downtown Dallas, 555 S. Lamar Street Dallas TX.

With a star-studded red carpet, live musical performances, award winning DJs and a Las Vegas-style Casino lounge, the event will also feature a silent auction, a spectacular dinner buffet by Chef Jason, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The entire 3rd level of the Omni Dallas Hotel will be transformed into a festival-style extravaganza, featuring four different and unique areas of entertainment, including a moonlit Main Event area for the Countdown. Ring in the New Year high above the Dallas skyline with an unforgettable countdown from the hosts of the evening, while helping raise funds for a great cause like the American Heart Association. Monday, December 31, 2012 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

1722 Routh St #126, Dallas, Texas 75201

Join Glitzy Glam Cocktails for their 2014 New Year's Eve Bash at Fedoras in the Arts District with our special host Melissa McManness Carson and our list of Dallas' most elite party goers. All guests will enjoy watching all the latest New Years Eves updates and countdowns in New York and Dallas on the flat screen TV's. Guests will also be treated to wonderful music provided by Glitzy Glam's exclusive DJ and get to meet our NYE Host Melissa McManness Carson. Cost ranges from $35-$75 per person. For more information, visit Facebook.

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Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck 
Reunion Tower,  300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas.  214.741.5560

     ~ Guests at Five Sixty are invited to indulge in a five-course prix fixe dinner featuring a selection of Executive Chef Patton Robertson’s most delectable dishes. The celebratory evening will begin with a bang as diners enjoy incredible dishes such as Thai Snapper Sashimi, Peking Duck Dumplings, Glazed Pork Belly, Maine Lobster and Seared Local Wagyu Strip 2 Ways. The New Year’s Eve tasting menu is priced at $175 a person, plus tax and gratuity. Optional wine pairings are available for an additional $45 per person. Two seatings will be available at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 214.741.5560 or visit

     ~ NYE on Cloud Nine Dallas partygoers are invited to celebrate the New Year at a party in Five Sixty’s private event space, Cloud Nine, in Reunion Tower. Guests will mix, mingle and nosh on an array of light bites by Five Sixty’s Executive chef Patton Robertson including Tuna Cones, Pork Belly Pot Stickers, Shrimp & Lobster Spring Roll, Lobster Sui Mai, General Tso’s Crispy Quail, and Ginger Licorice Glazed Pork Belly. A DJ will spin the party into the New Year as guests dance and sip on all-inclusive cocktails or order from a select bottle service menu. At midnight, guests will welcome 2014 with a complimentary champagne toast while watching the fireworks display at Victory Park. Tickets for the private party, which will include complimentary valet, are priced at $200 and can be purchased in advance on

Full Circle Tavern
1319 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215. (214) 208-3435

Food - Cocktails - Live DJ - Party Favors - Champagne
$50 package.
Walk-ins welcome.

Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill 
10261 Technology Blvd. E Dallas TX 75220. (972) 800-3133

Fast N’ Loud star, Richard Rawlings is throwing a New Years Eve Party you don’t want to miss with an incredible gourmet menu, live music by the band X, fireworks at midnight, a special SNOW fall that will happen at midnight.  There are general admission packages, open bar for only $75, which includes your drinks for the night, VIP tables and exclusive VIP packages in the green room with private bar, food, drinks, Gas Monkey goodies and access to Richard. For more information please call or visit the website at

Granada Theater
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas TX

Ring in the New Year with Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Quaker City Night Hawks, and The Roomsounds. December 31, 2013 at 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

House of Blues
White Swan Building, Dallas, TX 75202, (214) 978-BLUE (2583)

Count down the minutes until the new year with the Old 97's at House of Blues! Their always energetic and entertaining show will bring you into 2014 properly. The Hickolds and RTB2 will provide the opening entertainment. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at

House of Pearls NYE Family Celebration
Celebration Event Center, 2165 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75075

Here's a New Year's Eve celebration that's fun for the entire family. Bring your little ones out from noon to 3pm and enjoy door prizes, food, face painting and karaoke. No admission cost but donations are appreciated. To RSVP, call Toni Smith at 972-408-5491.

7161 Bishop Road, Plano, TX 75024, (469) 229-9111

Jasper’s invites guests to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a special dinner. The restaurant known for its gourmet backyard cuisine is cooking up some of its favorites for a four-course dinner that’s sure to please. 5 pm to 6:30 pm seatings: $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. 7 pm to 11pm seatings: $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

KLUV's Rockin' New Year's Eve Party 
2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207

Celebrate 2013 in style with 98.7 KLUV's Rockin' New Year's Eve Party at the Hilton Anatole. Open bar, dancing, a midnight champagne toast, and more.

Party Only - $98 per person
Package includes: ticket to the party, refreshments, heavy hors d’oeuvres, party favors; DJ, music and dancing; a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight along with complimentary event self-parking.

Party Only - $198 per couple
Package includes: (2) tickets to the party, refreshments, heavy hors d’oeuvres, party favors; DJ, music and dancing; a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight along with complimentary event valet parking.

Party & Hotel Stay - $298 per couple.
Package includes: an overnight guest room; late check-out; a bottle of champagne in your room; (2) tickets to the party, refreshments, heavy hors d’oeuvres, party favors; DJ, music and dancing; a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight along with complimentary event self-parking.

For more information, visit

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051, (469) 444-3050

New Year’s Eve festivities kick-off early at LEGOLAND Discovery Center with a party that lets the kids celebrate the ringing in of 2014 without missing their bedtime. The special “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration begins at noon on December 31, where kids can don a New Year’s hat and count down to 2014 with a LEGO brick ball drop while enjoying sparkling grape juice (while supplies last).

Admission price for LEGOLAND Discovery Center tickets will be $18 adults, $18 kids, free for kids 2 and younger. To purchase special discounted tickets visit

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3699 McKinney Ave in West Village, Dallas, TX 75204

In addition to serving the regular dinner menu, Malai will offer a la carte specials and a five-course chef's tasting menu for $55 per person (includes a glass of Rodez Grand Cru Champagne) or $85 per person with wine pairings. Highlights from the menu include PEI oysters on the half shell with nuoc mam mignonette, slow braised panang curry short rib with jasmine rice and Thai eggplant, and spice rubbed Hanoi filet with Violet Crown cauliflower and wok vegetables. Reservations are available from 4 to 10 p.m. and can be made by calling 214.599.7857.

Meso Maya
1611 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Texas 75202, (214) 484-6555
11909 Preston Road, Suite 1426, Dallas, Texas 75230, (469) 726-4390

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a one-of-a-kind, chef-inspired dinner at Meso Maya. On December 31, both locations will be offering a special New Year’s Eve four-course meal developed by Executive Chef, Nico Sanchez. Meso Maya’s regular menu of signature items, inspired from the flavors of interior Mexico, will also be available for guests to order from. The New Year’s Eve menu selections include specialties from Chef Nico such as Chilapachole de Jaiba (hearty Veracruz style seafood soup), Ecuadorian corvina fish glazed with house-made guava marmalade, and braised prime beef short rib with torta de papa in smoky tomato sauce and chile negro salsa. Top off dinner with Chef Nico’s Capirotada – Oaxacan dark and white chocolate almond bread pudding with Mexican vanilla ice cream. You’ve never had bread pudding like this. To celebrate the occasion, both Meso Maya locations will be offering wine specials throughout the night.

Cost: Special Menu: $45 per person. Full Menu: Regular Pricing

1928 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206. (214) 828-0095

Nora is offering a four course meal and glass of champagne. Choice of entree will include lamb shank and "Surf and Turf" Kabob. Seating for dinner is at 7 and 9pm. Cost $68 per person.

Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen
6130 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX 75225, (214) 890-1103

Dallas-area diners are in for a treat this New Year’s Eve as Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen is pulling out all the stops for a special dinner celebration. Attendees will ring in the New Year with four delicious courses as they get a head start on 2014. Guests are invited to kick back, relax and celebrate as Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen works to ensure everyone’s evening is one to remember. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Rock the '14 with Emerald City
Hotel Intercontinental, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, TX 75001.

Party with Emerald City at the Hotel Intercontinental in Dallas. Select from the Club City Ticket: $70; ECB Dinner/Dance Package: $145; All Access Hotel Package: $449 (hotel room, 2 drink tickets per person, two dinners, meet & greet with the band); Sit Together VIP Package for 10: $1,750. Party starts at 8 p.m. and goes on til 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve.  Just take the elevator home because the party's at the This event sells out every single year. For questions and information call 972-417-CITY (2489) or visit

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SÉR at the Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207. (214) 761-7470

SÉR will offer two seatings starting at 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  Choose from a 4-course menu with wine paring for $95 or a 6-course menu with wine paring for $150.  Skip dinner and just hit their NYE party starting at 10:00 pm for a $45.00 cover charge. Party-goers will enjoy a "Winter Wonderland" themed VIP room with grey goose and Veuve –bottle service need to book an area in PVT rooms, balloon drop and champainge toast at midnight, dance floor and party favors and DJ.

7713 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75209, (214) 352-0005

Shinsei, the hip Pan Asian restaurant by Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, is ringing in 2014 in style with off-the-menu dinner specials by Executive Chef T.J. Lengnick and a not-to-be-missed party with DJ Andre. Patrons can enjoy Shinsei’s regular a la carte menu in addition to dinner specials including: Oysters with crème fraiche and caviar, sea urchin and black rice risotto, spicy king crab legs, red curry and king crab bisque and Korean BBQ. After dinner, guests can mingle in Shinsei’s upstairs lounge as DJ Andre spins the party into the New Year. A complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight. Shinsei will open for dinner at 5 p.m. and DJ Andre will begin at 9 p.m. Reservations are accepted and can be made by calling 214.352.0005.

Sissy's Southern Kitchen 
2929 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, (214) 827-9900

Kick off the New Year with fried chicken and champagne at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar! Sissy’s will ring in 2014 with a “Bottle & Bucket” special, featuring a bucket of Sissy’s fried chicken and a bottle of Moët for $75 or Moët Rosé for $95. A six-course tasting menu will be available for $80 per person or with wine pairings for $150 per person (tax and gratuity not included). The tasting menu will also be offered a la carte, and the regular dinner menu will be available. A complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight. Dinner reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by called 214-827-9900.

8220 Westchester Dr, Dallas, TX 75225, (214) 368-8220

Dive into 2014 with delicious seafood from Spoon Bar & Kitchen! Spoon is offering a New Years Eve tasting menu to ring in the New Year. The tasting menu will be available for $125 with an optional wine pairing, available at $75, and a vintage champagne pairing, available at $150, tax and gratuity is not included. The regular menu will also be available. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-368-8220.

The Dram
2918 N. Henderson, Dallas, TX

Take on a Neon New Year’s Eve with ISHI and guest DJ Augat in collaboration with Grey Goose Vodka and Perrier Jouet. Premium Bars! Party Favors! Neon Everything! Cost is $50. For reservations, please call 214.546.5726 or email

The Quarter
3301 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204. (214) 754-4941

Can't make it to New Orleans? Head over to The Quarter for some Big Easy fun this NYE. They will be ringing in this new year with:
~Live DJ
~Light hors d'oeuvres
~Complimentary champagne toast at midnight

Cost is $5 at the door. Open 4pm-2am

W Hotel
W Hotel Dallas, 2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75201

Party 33 floors above Dallas at the NYE bash at Altitude. There will be three DJs and a champagne toast at midnight. Another reason to attend this NYE party? Front row seats to the Big D NYE fireworks show. For ticket and bottle service inquiries, please call 214.397.4123.

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