Ring in the New Year in true Chicago style — with an unforgettable meal. The city’s acclaimed culinary scene pulls out all the stops for the occasion, with multi-course tasting menus, champagne toasts, one-night-only specials, and more.
But you can’t go just anywhere for your last meal of the decade. Here are just a few top picks for a spectacular New Year’s Eve dinner in Chicago. And check out our full New Year’s Eve guide to complete your night out.
This Michelin-starred spot in West Town will be serving a 10-course tasting menu, featuring caviar, oysters, and champagne. The menu will be $175, with three optional wine pairings at $115, $165, or $295 and a non-alcoholic pairing for $65. Temporis, 933 N. Ashland Ave.
The newly reopened Moody Tongue will be welcoming 2020 with a 12-course tasting menu and beer pairings in The Dining Room, their intimate fine-dining restaurant. For a more laid back evening, head to The Bar for an a la carte menu and beers on tap. At midnight, toast with a glass of champagne and Moody Tongue’s Aperitif Pilsner. Moody Tongue, 2515 S. Wabash Ave.
Time Out Market
This new food hall is welcoming 2020 with eats from the city’s best chefs, party-ready music from DJ Rae Chardonnay, and a luxe Bubbles Bar from Moët. Select vendors will be open late with off-menu tasting portions for just $7 – $10. Plus, no cover. Time Out Market, 916 W. Fulton Market.
This lush West Loop hotspot is offering a four-course menu of favorite dishes this New Year’s Eve. Feast on truffled stracciatella, Slagel Farms filet mignon, and diver scallops with celery root puree, while enjoying live music, an on-site photo booth, and a midnight prosecco toast. Aba, 302 N. Green St.
Enjoy a festive family-style feast at avec for $125. The shareable menu will include avec’s signature Mediterranean-inspired fare, with a celebratory champagne toast and optional wine tastings. avec, 615 W. Randolph St.
Dusek’s Board & Beer
A chic gastropub tucked inside historic Thalia Hall, Dusek’s will be offering a special prix fixe menu to ring in 2020. Choose between a five-course menu for $65 or a seven-course menu for $85, with dishes like lacquered duck breast, dry aged ribeye, and gnocchi with an optional truffle supplement. Dusek’s, 1227 W. 18th St.
Don’t miss Spiaggia’s special truffle risotto, a long-standing annual tradition that’s only served on New Year’s Eve. The dish is made from deeply flavored rice that has been infused with truffles throughout the year. Enjoy it as part of an eight or 10-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave.
Indulge in a four-course fondue dinner complete with a Swiss gruyere appetizer, salad, lobster, shrimp, and beef entree along with Geja’s famous flaming Belgian chocolate dessert fondue. And it’s not New Year’s without a complimentary glass of champagne and party favors galore for the countdown to midnight. Geja’s Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave.
This new Logan Square hotspot blends Mediterranean and new American flavors in their acclaimed dishes. This New Year’s, they’re offering a five-course menu with options like porcini campanelli, turbot grenobloise or prime striploin bourguignon, and dark chocolate budino. Good Fortune, 2528 N. California Ave.
Eden will be serving a six-course tasting menu for $150 on New Year’s Eve, featuring oysters, king crab, black truffle ravioli, ribeye, and more. Or opt for the vegetarian menu for $100 with ricotta herb gnocchi, roasted mushroom flatbread, curried lentils, and beyond. Add a wine pairing for $50. Eden, 1748 W. Lake St.
The Loyalist will offer a special prix-fixe menu for the evening, including a choice of prime rib, entree, sides, and a bubbles toast for $75 per person. Optional adds-ons include punch bowls, Champagne, caviar, and fruits de mer. An abbreviated a la carte menu will be available, including their famous burger. The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St.
Girl & the Goat
Enjoy an intimate New Year’s Eve dinner in Girl & the Goat’s wine cellar, with a menu curated by chef Stephanie Izard. The meal, dubbed “bubbles from around the world”, features a 10-course tasting menu paired with sparkling wines from across the globe for $250. Girl & The Goat, 809 W. Randolph St
Come ring in the New Year at this elegant French spot in the Waldorf Astoria. They’ll be serving a five-course prix fixe menu with two options per course for $120 per person, with an optional sommelier-guided wine pairing. Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton
The popular whiskey and tacos spot will be hosting their annual 3 Floyds NYE Tap Takeover at their Wrigleyville and Wicker Park locations. For one-night only, Big Star will swap out tacos for sliders, crinkle cut fries, and onion rings, with plenty of 3 Floyds drafts and limited-edition swag. Big Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave. & 3640 N. Clark St.
RPM On The Water
Celebrate the New Year alongside celeb couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic. This black-tie-optional party features luxe passed appetizers and interactive food stations, a premium bar package, a live DJ, midnight toast, and much more. Splurge on VIP access for breathtaking views of the riverfront fireworks display from a private terrace. RPM On The Water, 317 N. Clark St.
This Hyde Park eatery is offering a Southern-inspired, five-course menu to ring in the new year. Choose from dishes like oysters, confit duck thigh, aged sirloin, and sweet potato bread pudding. Vegetarian and vegan options and an optional wine pairing will be available. Virtue, 1462 E. 53rd St.
It’s dinner and a party at STK. Enjoy New Year’s Eve specials, the full STK menu, bottle service, and a live DJ that plays well past midnight. STK, 9 W. Kinzie St.
Acadia, the fine-dining establishment in the South Loop with two Michelin stars, will be hosting a one-of-a-kind collaboration dinner with another two-Michelin-starred chef, Paul Liebrandt of New York City. The evening will include a passed canapé and champagne reception, followed by a 12-course menu with optional wine pairings. Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash St.
This French-Vietnamese favorite will offer their classic menu items as well as several specials for New Year’s Eve. The $85 menu includes an amuse-bouche, appetizer, entrée, festive dessert selection, and coffee or tea. Le Colonial, 57 E. Oak St.
Celebrate the New Year at Marchesa’s glamorous Black and White Ball. The evening will feature all your favorite bistro dishes including gourmet touches like black truffles, caviar, and champagne, plus live jazz music with a dance floor. Marchesa, 535 N. Wells St.
Located inside the Park Hyatt, this contemporary French and sushi spot will be offering a three- or four- course menu with add-ons like seafood towers, caviar, and a sommelier-selected wine pairing. Or head to the lounge area for a New Year’s Eve omakase experience. NoMi, 800 N. Michigan Ave.
Chef Carlos Gaytán is planning an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at TZUCO, his new Mexican-French restaurant in River North. The evening will feature a four-course menu, paired with live music from a DJ, a mariachi band, and a Mexican New Year’s Eve tradition – a glass of Champagne and 12 grapes to welcome good fortune in 2020. TZUCO, 720 N. State St.
Celebrate the New Year with soaring skyline views from the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Diners can enjoy an elegant seven-course tasting menu for $135, with an optional pairing of Alsace wines. Complimentary valet parking is available. Everest, 425 South Financial Place
This long-time West Loop spot will be offering two seatings on New Year’s Eve. The first features a four-course menu of Sepia classics for $65 and the second is a six-course menu for $90, both with optional wine pairings. Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson
Enjoy a sampling of tapas plus an entrée and dessert at Tapas Valencia. The prix fixe menu is $59.95 per person for seatings before 7 p.m. and $69.95 per person after 7 p.m. There will also be live Spanish guitar and Flamenco dancing after 7 p.m. Tapas Valencia, 1530 S. State St.