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New Year’s Eve Brings Out the Parties


New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and the parties are shaping up. Most of the restaurants below require a reservation, so you may want to call in advance to see if any room is available. Prices do not include tax and tip.

Have a happy New Year. Please remember to drive safely.

fiesta fireworks5Arcade Midtown Kitchen, 303 Pearl Parkway, (210) 369-9664 – The New Year’s Eve dinner special is a multi-course meal with plenty of options. Entrée choices include Buffalo Strip Loin with Coriander Rub, George’s Bank Diver Scallops, Vanilla Butter Poached Fresh Maine Lobster, Vital Farms Half Roasted Chicken, Akaushi Beef Tenderloin, Loch Durate Salmon, House-made Bucatini Pasta, Duroc Dry Aged Pork Chop and Peruvian Sea Bass. Price is $65 a person.

Bob’s Steak and Chop House, 5815 Rim Pass Drive, (210) 222-2627 – The restaurant will be open New Year’s Eve from 4:30 p.m. until midnight. Private dining is also available.

Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Parkway, (210) 354-4644 – New Year’s Eve dining is from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The special is a four-course dinner priced at $75 a person, or $120 with wine pairings. A champagne toast is offered at midnight.

Bolo’s at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., (210) 691-8888 – Bolo’s is offering a special prix fixed meal on New Year’s Eve as well as a special a la carte menu. The prix fixe is priced at $75 and includes an amuse bouche; an appetizer of slow braised agave pork belly; entree choice of chile-crusted Chilean sea bass, cider-brined duck, or grain-crusted venison; an intermezzo and a pecan-filled Texas peach for dessert. Among the special menu items are 12-0unce center-cut ribeye ($30), rosemary molasses chicken ($22), Pacific White Sea Bass ($30) and 8-ounce center cut filet mignon ($34).

Bowlero, 13307 San Pedro Ave., (210) 496-3811 – Numerous packages and times are offered for New Year’s parties. The family package from 1 to 4 p.m. or 5 to 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve is $27.95 a person and includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, a gourmet kid-friendly buffet, unlimited soft drinks, sparkling cider and a champagne toast. The Ball Drop Package is $42.99 and also includes unlimited bowling, shoes, a gourmet buffet, soft drinks and a champagne toast. Packages are also available if you’re not bowling, but just want to eat and/or drink. Visit bowlero.com for more details.

The Gristmill

The Gristmill

Cantina del Rio, 1299 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1950 – Have a casual New Year dining experience featuring Sizzlin’ Chicken or Beef Fajitas marinated in a fresh squeezed lime marinade, served with beans, rice, real guacamole, fresh pico and your choice of flour or homemade corn tortillas. Prices: $10.95 for one or $19.95 for two. Award-winning margaritas ($6.25) available on the heated patio tucked into the trees. Open daily at 11 a.m.

Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, (210) — New Year’s Eve dining is from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Specials include appetizer, soup or salad, vegetables and dessert. Options include breast of chicken with a Montrachet sauce ($40.50), Shrimp Lyonnaise ($52.50), Beef Wellington ($52.50), Veal Scallopini ($52.50) and the Trilogy of beef tenderloin, lobster tail and rack of lamb ($65).

Cured, 306 Pearl Parkway, (210) 314-3929 ̶ The restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with the regular menu available.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 255 E. Basse Road, (210) 824-9463 – The New Year’s Prix Fixe kicks off with a chef’s taste of Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp featuring tomato jam and cilantro. Next, guests have their pick of the Modern Caesar, which layers hearts of romaine with Parmesan, fried capers and crisp prosciutto chips, or the Fleming’s Salad, featuring candied walnuts, dried cranberries, tomatoes, onions and an herbed crostini. The main course is an 8-ounce Filet Mignon and 8-ounce Lobster Tail with Cabernet sauce. The price is $69.95 a person. Complement the meal with a Brut Burgundy No. 21 from JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset for $15 a glass or $60 a bottle. And for only $9.95, the featured dessert is a Belgian Chocolate Flourless Torte served over vanilla crème anglaise and topped with a white-chocolate dipped strawberry and Chantilly cream. This offer is available Dec. 28-Jan. 1.

Frederick’s Restaurant and Frederick’s Bistro: Two restaurants will be offering an assortment of gourmet menu items for appetizers, salad, entrée and desserts on New Year’s Eve. The cost per person, not including tax or tip, is $89. To make reservations at Frederick’s Restaurant, 7701 Broadway, call 210-828-9050. To make reservations at Frederick’s Bistro, 14439 NW Military Hway., call 210-888- 7500.

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar, 1287 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 606-1287 – Dine in cozy rooms with natural stone fireplaces overlooking the beautiful Guadalupe River and enjoy an 8-ounce New York strip with grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp, loaded mashed potatoes and an iceberg wedge salad ($24.99). Great with a cold Shiner Cheer or a spiked coffee drink. Opens daily at 11 a.m.

Antlers Lodge at the Hyatt Hill Country

Antlers Lodge at the Hyatt Hill Country

The Hangar Tavern, 14534 Brook Hollow, (210) 404-9430 – For the third year, the Hangar is hosting a service industry, or SIN, New Year’s Redo party begins at 10 p.m. Jan. 1. This is for all those who had to work the night before. A ball drop and midnight toast will be featured.

Hyatt Hill Country, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, (210) 647-1234 — There is a package available for guests who plan to spend the holiday at the resort. The package includes room accommodations, a five-course meal at Antlers Lodge, Champagne toast at midnight, complimentary valet parking, breakfast for two on New Year’s Day and late checkout of 2 p.m. Call for prices and reservations.

Josephine Street Café, 400 E. Josephine St., (210) 224-6169 – Open on New Year’s Eve and Day.  Jo Street’s New York Strip ($22.95) is prime, 12 ounces and topped with tasty “Austin Hoffbrau”-style lemon butter. Served with side of your choice.

Kirby’s Steakhouse, 123 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 404-2221 – New Year’s Eve will bring a four-course special menu while Johnny P. and the Wiseguys perform.

Liberty Bar:  1111 South Alamo St.,  210.227.1187: Ring in the New Year with the Infidels at Liberty Bar:  The Mother of all Suppers:  Prime Rib…Smoked Turkey…Bountiful Buffet. 6-10 p.m.  Supper only: $65.  The Big Pachanga, with  Michael Martin & the Infidels with appetizer tables, Dwight’s personal favorites of wine, beer & liquor.   Big Pachanga only: $50  View fireworks at midnight and make a reservation — seating is limited. 210.227.1187 | libertybar@mac.com

Luke, 125 E. Houston St., (210) 227-5853 – Chef John Russ is offering two seatings on New Year’s Eve: 6 and 9 p.m. The special menu begins with South Florida Stone Crab, followed by Thyme-Roasted Snapper. Venison Saddle will be served before Sticky Toffee Pudding. Price is $95 a person.

Morton's the Steakhouse

Morton’s the Steakhouse

Mike’s in the Village, 2355-3 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, (830) 438-2747 – Mike’s is open New Year’s Eve with his regular menu and some chef’s specials.

Morton’s the Steakhouse, 300 E. Crockett St., (210) 228-0700 — The steakhouse will be open New Year’s Eve. Credit card reservations required.

Mozie’s Bar and Grill, 1601 Hunter Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1281 – Mozie’s is featuring its Meatball & Angel Hair Pasta – one large authentic Italian pork and beef meatball smothered in a slow-simmered Italian plum tomato sauce. Topped with ricotta and Romano cheeses and served on a bed of angel hair pasta with griddled sourdough garlic bread  and an iceberg lettuce wedge salad topped with Mozie’s Bleu Cheese dressing, pepper bacon, diced tomato and cracked black pepper ($15.99). Open daily at 11 a.m. 

Myron’s Prime Steakhouse, 10003 N.W. Military Hwy., (210) 493-3031 – Myron’s will be open New Year’s with its regular menu at 5:30 p.m. and last seating beginning at 10:30 p.m.

Oak Valley Vineyards, 27315 FM 3009, (210) – The special New Year’s Eve menu includes Cauliflower/Stilton Soup, Roast Beef and Walnut Salad, Carved Turkey, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pine Nuts, Salmon Wellington and a Christmas Tree Dessert. Price: $39.

Opera San Antonio at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle, (210) 673-7270 — Ring in the New Year with dinner and a performance from Patricia Racette, Diva on Detour, with the San Antonio Opera. The meal includes a Winter Radish and Baby Beet Salad with Duck, followed by a dual entree of Seared Salmon over fennel au gratin with a caper sauce and Petit Filet Mignon. Dessert is, you guessed it, Opera Cake. Wines are paired with each course. The $500 price includes a $149 floor ticket for the concert, dinner and a $200 tax-deductible donation to the San Antonio Opera. Other ticket packages are available.

Perry's

Perry’s

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, (210) 558-6161 — New Year’s Eve brings a three-course dinner with options. Entrée choices include an 8-ounce filet mignon, 14-ounce prime New York strip, 14-ounce prime ribeye, Perry’s pork chop, grilled salmon, chicken Oscar, sesame-crusted ahi tuna or a vegetable plate. Prices are $59.95 a person for those dining 5:30 p.m. or earlier and $79.95 for those dining after 5:30 p.m.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 7720 Jones Maltsberger, (210) 821-5051; 600 E. Market St, (210) 227-8847 — New Year’s Eve dining begins at 4:30 p.m.

Texas de Brazil, 313 E. Houston St., (210) 229-1600 – The restaurant will be carving up meat on New Year’s Eve.

Tribeca 212, 4331 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-0698 – Choose a three-course or a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner that features the following: Amuse Bouche: Poached chicken egg in the shell topped with duck confit and turkey bacon; first course: charcuterie plate; second course (options for the four-course menu): Champagne-Oyster Bisque or Scallop and Greens; third course choices: Rosemary Smoked Rack of Lamb, Pan-seared Halibut Cheeks, or Roasted Beef Tenderloin; dessert: Trio of fried fritters, ice cream and hot cocoa. Prices: 4 courses for $55, 3 courses for $45. Open bar celebration from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.: $40.

Umai Mi, 555 W. Bitters Road, (210) 496-0555 – The party is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with proceeds going to benefit Culinaria’s Urban Farm. Multiple stations will feature cocktails, wine and food, while the fires burn outside and a DJ spins music inside. $50 a person.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?


Fast away the old year passes, the song tells us. But we’re not going to let it go without a big blowout. New Year’s Eve parties galore dot the city scene, and the following are a few restaurant options that are offering feasts to greet 2013.

Reservations are required. Tax and tip are not included in the prices shown.

Enjoy live music during Biga on the Banks’ New Year’s party.

Achiote at the Grand Hyatt,  600 E. Market St., (210) 451-6171 — New Year’s Eve dinner is from 5 p.m. to midnight. The buffet includes salads, such as an arrangement of greens and winter vegetables, Moroccan Cous Cous and Legumes, Jicama with Red Endive and Chili Lime Slaw, Thai-inspired Green Papaya, duo of poached pears, and Roasted Beet, Citrus and Feta;  Traditional Seafood Soup with Saffron Aioli and Seed Crusted Baguette; a Seafood and Ceviche display with Poached Shrimp, King Crab Legs, Red Snapper Ceviche, Pacific Ahi Poke’ and Taro Chips; Anti-Pasti and Cheese Specialties; Carved dishes, such as Achiote-Crusted Natural Beef Tenderloin, Roast Rack of Lamb, Parsley Marble Potatoes, and Mahi Mahi Steamed on Asian Greens with Coconut Green Curry Broth; and  Daniel’s Denim and Diamond Dessert Display. The cost is $60 for adults, $30 for children, ages 6-12. Tax and 18 percent tip will be added to each check. Does not include beverages.

Alamo Street Eat Bar, 609 S. Alamo St., (210) 227-2469 — Ring in the New Year with a variety of treats from various food trucks, including the DUK Truck, and plenty of cheer on tap.

Barriba Cantina, 111 W. Crockett St., (210) 228-9876 — The cantina will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with free live music on both nights from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Biga on the Banks, 203 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 225-2722 — The New Year’s Eve menu includes an amuse bouche of crab, cucumber and caviar, followed by appetizers that include Many Mushroom and Duck Confit Raviolo, Foie Grass Terrine, Chicken-Fried Oysters, Crab Spring Rolls,  Smoked Sturgeon Profiterole,  selection of artisan cheeses,  farm-raised American Transmontanous caviar ($85 supplement) or  Wild American Hackleback Caviar ($50 supplement). Soup and salad options:  Lobster Bisque,  Grapefruit and Avocado Salad (add butter-poached lobster $12),  Chardonnay Braised Leeks (add caviar $12),  Emile’s Hydroponic Greens with Rebecca Creek goat feta, Romaine Leaves with red pepper Caesar dressing (add 3 chicken-fried oysters $8) and Spinach Salad (add grilled quail $8). Entrees:  Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna,  Slow Braised Veal Osso Bucco,  South Texas Antelope and Bandera Quail,  Grilled Beef Tenderloin,  Australian Lamb Rack and additional fish options.  The dessert list has not been written yet. Price: $100 per person. Late seating includes live music and a glass of Champagne.

Bin 555, 555 W. Bitters, (210) 496-0555 — The New Year”s Eve menu comes with optional wine pairings. On the menu: Amuse: 2008 Argyle Brut with Bruschetta & Baba Ganoush and Ras El Hanout Chickpeas, Cilantro and Mint. Appetizer: 2008 Zaca Mesa Roussanne with choice of Roasted Butternut Lobster Bisque, Pan Roasted Pork Belly and Braised Beef Cheeks. Salad: 2010 Amici Sauvignon Blanc with choice of Butter Leaf Salad, Mixed Field Greens, or Autumn Squash Salad. Pasta: Iberico Pea Risotto with 2010 Feudi LaCryma Christi Bianco. Entrée choices: Wood Fired Halibut with 2009 Sequoia Grove Chardonnay; Local Texas Rabbit with 2009 Pierre Amadieu Vacqueyras La Grangeliere Grenache/Syrad; or Braised Lamb Shank with 2009 Pierre Amadieu Vacqueyras La Grangeliere Grenache/Syrah. Dessert: Taylor Fladgate 20-Year-Old Tawny Port with choice of Chef Dady’s Signature Nutella Torte, Raspberry, Hazelnut Nougat and Smoked Pistachio Anglaise, Panettone Pain Perdu, Cinnamon Mascarpone Chantilly, Raspberry and Sour Cranberry Compote, Apple & Pear Granola Crumble or Jim Bean Black Honey Bourbon and Crème Fraiche Ice Cream. Cost is $60 a person or $90 with wine pairing. Tax and 18 percent tip added.

Bliss, 926 S. Presa St., (210) 225-2547 — On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a 5-course menu for $100 a person.

Boardwalk Bistro, 4011 Broadway, (210) 824-0100 — The restaurant will be open 5 p.m.-1 a.m. with a five-course special that includes plenty of choices.    Start with a choice of appetizers such as Cold Water Seafood Risotto, Baked Eggplant Involtini, Grilled Lamb Kofta with Cinnamon Yogurt and Shrimp Casino in Puff Pastry. Soups:   Cold Water Lobster Asparagus Bisque, Winter Squash Soup with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Sweet Pea with Ham and Croutons and Heirloom Tomato Basil with White Cheddar Breadsticks. Salads:  Traditional Caesar Salad, Mesclun Greens with Fried Shallot and Stilton Bleu Cheese, and Spinach Salad with Corn Bread Croutons. Entrees: Prosciutto Wrapped Black Cod ($63),  Surf and Turf  (grilled lobster tail and filet mignon, $72), Panko-crusted Eggplant Napoleon ($52),  Applewood-smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin ($65), and Grilled Lamb T-Chop ($68). Desserts: Duo of Crème Brulee, New York Cheesecake with Berries,  Chocolate Pecan Caramel Torte with Frangelico Anglaise,  and Tiramisù with Frangelico Anglaise filled Chocolate Truffle.  An optional flight of wines can  accompany each course for an additional $20.

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, 219 E. Houston St., (210) 472-2600 —The restaurant will be open New Year’s Eve for those celebrating along Houston St. The regular menu with steaks, including Akaushi Beef,

Laurent’s Modern Cuisine

Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Parkway, (210) 354-4644 — Chef Jesse Perez of the upcoming Arcade Midtown Kitchen joins Boiler House chef James Moore to create a special six-course New Year’s menu that includes:  Chilled Smoked Sturgeon, Caviar Creme Fraiche;  Moroccan Quail Medallions, Pomegranate Molasses;  Confit Rabbit Terrine, Pickled Mustard Seed Aioli;  George’s Bank Diver Scallops, Smoked Oyster Stew;  Balsamic Braised Cabrito, Goat Cheese Farro Risotto;  and ‘Crispy & Salty’ Chocolate Bar. The price is $65 per person (food only); plus 6 half glasses of paired wines, $25 per person, or  six half glass of premium wine for $45. Balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.  Live music 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Bolo’s at the Omni San Antonio Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., (210) 699-5803 — New Year’s Eve seatings begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. The meal features a Spanish Tapas-style menu with dishes from different regions of that country. The price is $65 a person and includes a Champagne toast at midnight. The bar in the hotel will have a large-screen TV broadcasting the drop of the ball at midnight for those who want to watch.

The County Line, 10101 I-10 W., (210) 641-1998 — The restaurant will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations will be taken.

The County Line Riverwalk, 111 W. Crockett St., (210) — The River Walk location is open New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. No reservations accepted.

Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach Road, (210) 821-5454 — On New Year’s Eve, chef Francois Maeder will be serving appetizers such as artichokes stuffed with goat cheese and almonds or Nova Scotia smoked salmon with cream cheese. Guests can experience Crumpets Trilogy, a special main course featuring a lobster tail with lemon butter, rack of lamb Provencal, and tenderloin of beef with Rossini sauce. Other entrées offered are chicken, shrimp, Rainbow trout, veal and beef. All include an appetizer, cup of soup, house salad and dessert.

Fig Tree Restaurant, 515 Villita St., (210) 225-2111 — There will be two seatings on New Year’s Eve: 6-9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-midnight. The special menu starts with an optional connoisseur caviar course (30 g of osetra) for a $150 supplement. The dinner includes Caramelized Onion Tart with Figs, Chevre and Arugula Pistou; Peking Quail with Persimmon Chutney; Bok Choy and Pear Salad; Lobster Cannoli Chanterelles and White Truffles, Mascarpone Béchamel; Chateaubriand for Two with Béarnaise and Chateau Potatoes. Dessert choices: Dark Chocolaté Pavé, Milk Chocolate Mousse or Wild Morello Cherry Crème Brulee. The price is $98 a person plus tax and 18 percent tip.

Celebrate the arrival of 2013 at your favorite restaurant.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 255 E. Basse Road, (210) 824-WINE (9463) — Fleming’s will celebrate Dec. 28-31 with a special menu that includes a complimentary Gulf shrimp and grits appetizer, followed by a choice of Delmonico Steak with Blue Crab & Gruyere Glaçage ($74.95), Filet Mignon and Lobster Brioche Bread Pudding ($69.95), and Lobster Tail with Macaroni and Cheese ($79.95). Chocolate Budino ($9.95) is the special dessert. Magnums of Gloria Ferrar Sonoma Brut will be poured at $12 a glass or $100 for the 1.5-liter bottle. The regular menu will also be offered.

Frederick’s Restaurant, 7701 Broadway, (210) 828-9050; Frederick’s Bistro,  14439 N.W. Military Highway, (210) 888-1500 — Both restaurants will ring in the new year with the following special menu. First course is a choice of Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops with Leeks Ragout and Caviar Beurre Blanc, Seared Veal Carpaccio with Herbed Cheese, Stuffed Quail and Foie Gras Terrine Platter or Assorted Seafood Delicacy. Second course: Frederick’s Salad and Goat Cheese with Champagne, Hazelnut Vinaigrette. Main course choices: Orange Ginger Glazed Duck Breast Over a bed of Wild Rice Risotto, Beef Tournedo “Rossini” with Foie Gras and Perigourdine Sauce, Sea Bass and Crab Meat Napoleon or Grilled Maine Lobster. Fourth course is choice of dessert. Cost is $85 a person.

Gallo Pizzeria, 164 Castroville Road, (210) 264-0077 — The pizzeria is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

The Granary ‘Cue and Brew, 602 Avenue A, (210) 228-0124 — A five-course tasting menu will include oyster on the half shell, root beer-glazed scallop, TG Texas Toast and ‘Cue Butter, Smoked Bison and Baked Alaska. The cost is $68 a person. Add $20 for beer pairings.

Hyatt Hill Country Resort, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, (210) 767-7999 — Two packages are available for New Year’s. The Sea World package includes full breakfast buffet for two adults and two children (under 12) each day, tickets to  SeaWorld’s Twilight New Year’s Eve Party from noon – 9 p.m.,  and transportation to and from the resort. Some of SeaWorld’s New Year’s features: fireworks spectacular, A Dolphin Christmas,  Elmo’s Christmas Wish,  Shamu Christmas,  A Sesame Street Christmas,  and Clyde & Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas. Antlers Lodge New Year’s Eve dinner package includes overnight accommodations, four-course dinner for two, live entertainment, party favors, Champagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet for two on Jan. 1. Call for prices.

JW Marriott,23808 Resort Parkway, (210) 483-6622 — The resort is offering a variety of activities and events to celebrate the New Year. Raise a toast and dance the night away in Crooked Branch or High Velocity after enjoying dinner either 18 Oaks and Cibolo Moon, both of which feature special New Year’s Eve menus. A complete New Year’s Eve package is available for $239, which includes a guest room and a $50 resort credit that can be applied to golf, spa or dining. 18 Oaks will feature a selection of special a la carte dishes on New Year’s Eve, including Cast Iron Baked Fontina for $16 and a 16-ounce Ribeye for $48. Cibolo Moon is offering a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner for $28 featuring king and stone crab, oysters, aged cheeses, smoked meats, prime rib, Shiner-brined turkey and much more. A Kids’ Zone dinner buffet is also available for $14.

Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse, 123 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 404-2221 — Chef Daniel Nemec is preparing a special menu priced at $89 a person. Start with a choice of Texas Sterling Lamb Wellington,  Cedar Plank Diver Sea Scallops With Grilled Applewood Smoked Bacon and a Chive Beurre Blanc,  House-made Crisp Gnocchi With Garlic Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Sauce Carbonara,  Broiled Veal Marrow and Kirby’s Signature Maryland Style Crab Cake. Second course choices:  Oven Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Baby Mozzarella, Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette in a Parmesan Tuile;  House Caesar;  Baby Arugala and Fire Kissed Strawberry Salad; or Lobster Bisque. Third course choices:  Grilled 7- or 10-ounce Blue Ribbon Filet; Grilled 16-ounce Ribeye; 7- or 10-ounce Filet Oscar; Grilled Cobia Fillet; Oven-Baked Cold Water Western Australian Lobster Tail with Alaskan King Crab Dressing; Texas Sterling Lamb Shank Osso Buco; 16-ounce Prime New York Strip.  Served with side and choice of dessert. Melina Narezo Band will perform.

Las Canarias at Omni La Mansion del Rio, 112 College St., (210) 518-1177 — On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a special five-course pre-fixe menu for $100, with reservations available from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. Menu items include a chilled white asparagus velouté, Pacific sturgeon and Strube Ranch wagyu beef bavette. Á la carte dining will also be available at featured menu prices. A live band with dancing and party favors will perform from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and a complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight to bring in the New Year. Complimentary parking will also be available on a first come, first serve basis. On New Year’s Day, the brunch will be from 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and under. The buffet menu consists of eggs and omelets made to order, Texas cut cinnamon raisin French toast, fried eggs Benedict with crispy pork belly and a selection of breads and cereals, among other options. The buffet also includes complimentary parking, juice and coffee; all other beverages are non-inclusive. Las Canarias’ à la carte dining will be available from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Laurent’s Modern Cuisine,4230 McCullough Ave., (210) 822-6644 — The New Year’s Eve menu will include a five-course meal with the chance of adding a cheese course to the lineup. Some of the items on the menu include appetizer choices of Diver Sea Scallop with sweetbread strudel, candied orange, blood orange gastric; Ahi Tuna Tartar, caramelized sea urchin, fried quail egg; Foie gras crème brûlée, mini ginger bread and torchon sandwich; or Three cheeses Profiteroles, Brie, Humblefog and Gruyere, Yellow pepper coulis.  Salad course: -Petite Mache salade, baby Heirloom, shaved asparagus, frisee, champagne vinaigrette.  Main course choices:  Norwegian Halibut (or Sea Bass), Fresh Peas and Horseradish puree, Miso beurre blanc; Farm raised Capon, baby vegetables, Parsnips puree, Red plum-chicken jus; Beef Tenderloin, Crispy Pig Feet, Sauce Perigourdine, Truffled dauphines potatoes; or Half roasted Maine lobster, curried crab meat, Roasted corn Hach, Sauce Americaine. The price is $75 a person while the cheese course is an optional $10 more.

Little Rhein Steak House, 231 S. Alamo St., (210) 225-2111 — New Year’s Eve sittings are 5-6:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-midnight. The early dinner special includes choice of Shrimp Cocktail or Bacon Wrapped Quail Legs, followed by Beef Steak Tomatoes with Blue Cheese or Field Greens with Cranberries, Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Basil Vinaigrette. Main course choices:  Prime Rib, Prime Strip Loin,  Center Cut Filet Mignon, Bay of Fundy Salmon Fillet or Center Cut Filet and Lobster. Entrees served with Au Gratin Potatoes, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Buttered Asparagus. Dessert is either Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream or  New York Cheesecake with Strawberries.  A glass of Champagne included. Price is $70 a person plus tax and 18 percent tip. Later seatings add lobster bisque to the menu. Price is $79 a person plus tax and 18 percent tip.

Ring in the new year with Morton’s Legendary Chocolate Cake.

Mike’s in the Village, 2355-3 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, (830) 438-2747 — The regular menu will be served all New Year’s Eve.

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 300 E. Crockett St., (210) 228-0700 — The restaurant will be celebrating during dinner on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Oro at the Emily Morgan Hotel, 705 E. Houston St., (210) 224-0146 — New Year’s Eve seating starts at 5:30 p.m.  Begin with a Belvedere Martini, followed by Bluebonnet Farms Petite Lettuces or Charleston She Crab Soup. The main course is a choice of grilled ribeye with sherried lobster mushrooms or pan-roasted halibut with hickory smoked oyster sweet potato hash. Dessert is a choice of espresso tiramisu or caramelized pear and apple beignets. The cost is $79.95 a person and includes the martini, a glass of Moet et Chandon Brut Champagne and complimentary valet parking.

Ostra at the Mokara Hotel, 212 W. Crockett St., (210) 396-5817 — Reservations can be made from 6:30 to 11 p.m. with bar beverage service continuing until 2 a.m. Party favors and champagne toasts part of the celebration.

Paloma Blanca, 5800 Broadway, (210) 822-6151 — The restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

Perry’s Steakhouse,15900 La Cantera Parkway, (210) 558-6161 — Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is offering a three-course menu followed by a champagne toast at midnight. For each course, guests can choose from a selection of Perry’s signature items, such as the lobster bisque, Perry’s Famous Pork Chop and Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar dessert. For those dining at 5:30 p.m. or earlier, the cost is $54.95 per person plus tax and tip; it is $74.95 per person plus tax and tip for 6 p.m. or later.

Say Happy New Year with fireworks!

Q on the Riverwalk at the Downtown Hyatt, 123 Losoya, (210) 362.6325 — The New Year’s Eve celebration will feature dining from 6 to 10 p.m. The meal includes choice of the following main courses: house-smoked standing rib roast, fire-grilled fillet of salmon or roasted breast of chicken. Side dishes include roasted butternut squash risotto, baked mashed potatoes, au gratin potatoes, and grilled seasonal vegetables. There will also be a build-your-own salad bar as well as desserts that include vanilla bean creme brulee, mini-strawberry cheesecake, chocolate mousse shooters and cappuccino tarts. The cost is $50 a person.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Concord Plaza, 7720 Jones Maltsberger Road (210) 821-5051; Sunset Station, 1170 E. Commerce St. (210) 227-8847 — The specially priced menu consists of Ruth’s Chris steaks and other signature favorites for $99 per person and includes a Champagne toast as well as view of fireworks from the balcony of the Sunset station location.

Silo, 1133 Austin Hwy., (210) 824-8686; 434 N. Loop 1604 W., (210) 483-8989 — The New Year’s Eve special menu begins with a choice of lobster bisque, chicken-fried oysters, ricotta gnocchi, tuna carpaccio or five-spice Texas quail. Second course choices: Hydroponic mixed greens, baby wedge salad, Caesar salad, or roasted beet and watercress salad. Third course options: Roasted duck breast and confit leg, grilled beef tenderloin, prosciutto-wrapped sea bass, grilled Australian rack of lamb, or whole butter-poached lobster. Fourth course choices: Toasted coconut mousse pie or Callebaut dark chocolate truffle tart. A glass of Piper Heidsieck Brut is the finale. Price is $85 a person.

Sustenio at Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa, 17103 La Cantera Parkway, (210) 598-2950 — There will be two seatings on New Year’s Eve. The first is at 7 p.m. and features a three-course dinner priced at $75 a person.  The second is at 9 p.m.  and features a five-course dinner with dancing at iDance City and a Champagne toast, all for $125.

The Terrace Grill at Riven Rock Ranch, 390 Hermann Sons Road, Comfort, (830) 995-4045 —The New Year’s Eve party begins at 8 p.m. and runs until 12:30 a.m. The meal includes passed appetizers, soup or salad, a choice of Beef Tenderloin with red onion and Singing Water red wine marmalade, sweet cream whipped potatoes and Texas caviar or seasonal fresh fish topped with blue crab and pecan brown butter sauce with wild rice pilaf and Texas caviar. Cost is $99.95, which includes party favors and a complimentary glass of Champagne at midnight.

Texas de Brazil, 313 E. Houston St., (210) 299-1600 — The restaurant will be open early and late, offering diners skewers of meat as well as its extensive salad bar.

Thai Dee, 5307 Blanco Road, (210) 342-3622 — Thai Dee Restaurant will be open on New Year’s Day serving your favorite Thai dishes.

Tre Trattoria in Alamo Heights, 4003 Broadway, (210) 805-0333 — All parties receive family-style antipasti on New Year’s Eve, followed by the following menu. First course choices: Slow Roasted Caprese with House Pulled Mozzarella and Basil; Pear and Apple Panzanella with Rye, Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Spiced Walnuts and Lemon; or Salt Cod and Yukon Gold Fritters, Roasted Cauliflower Salad and Caper Aioli. Second course choices: Roasted Pumpkin Bisque with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Caramel Crema or Mussels and Chickpea with Saffron, Italian Sausage, Caramelized Fennel and Greek Yogurt. Third course options: Pan Seared Diver Scallop with Pecan Ice; Butter Poached Cold Water Oysters with Creamy Orzo, Chiles and Bottarga; or Tagliatelli with Smoked Local Cabrito, Calbrese Peppers, Pecorino and Rosemary. Fourth course choices: Pan Seared Ahi Tuna with Beluga Lentils; Wild Boar Ragu and Creamy Polenta; Grilled Tuscan Ribeye and Smashed Red Potatoes with Fontina; or Crispy Skin Duck Confit with Grilled Chicories. Fifth course options: Nutella x 3; Butterscotch “Blondie” with Thyme Chantilly and Praline “Crumble”; or Olive Oil Cake with Citrus and Mint. Price is $69.95 a person. Price does not include tax and 18 percent tip.

Tre Trattoria Downtown at The Fairmount Hotel, 401 S. Alamo St., (210) 223-0401 — The special New Year’s menu begins with an optional apertif of Cinco Vodka, Cava and Hibiscus flower syrup with Pomegranate Juice and Lime ($12 supplement). It is followed by a choice of House-made Mozzarella Caprese Salad, Caesar Salad or Lobster Bisque. Second course is Pearl Farmers Market Bruschetta served family style. Third course is a choice of Tuscan Farro Salad, Black Eyed Pea and House Sausage, or Israeli Cous Cous with Crab ($7 supplement for the latter). Fourth course choices: House-Made Pan Seared Potato Gnocchi; House-Made Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms, Thyme and Parmigiano Reggiano; or House-cut Fettuccini with Roasted garlic, Wilted Spinach, Basil and Parmigiano Brodo. Fifth course choices: Seared Diver Sea Scallops: Pan Seared Salmon with Marinated Purple Cabbage; Grilled Tuscan Marinated Ribeye ($15 Supplement); or Cornish Game Hen. Dessert choices: Nutella x 3, Vanilla Gelato, or Fresh Fruit and Local Honey Parfait. Price is $90 a person plus tax and tip or $120 with wine pairings.

The Westin La Cantera Resort, 16641 La Cantera Parkway, (210) 558-2253 — Dinner on New Year’s Eve will be in Francesca’s at Sunset and will include an Alice in Wonderland theme. Chef Stephen Gonzalez and sommelier Steven Krueger are planning a five-course meal with matching Champagnes. The price is $125 a person.

 

 

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