New Year's Eve is fast approaching! Check out all the NYE deals around Chicago and make sure to ring in 2018 right!
Honey Butter Fried Chicken- Those staying in this New Year’s Eve to avoid Uber surges and expensive parties can still enjoy decadent eats at home thanks to Honey Butter Fried Chicken. The Avondale restaurant is back with their New Year’s Eve “Fancy Packs,” an elevated menu of their fried chicken and comfort food favorites available for pick up or delivery. The $95 menu feeds four and includes their famous fried chicken, topped with truffle-infused honey butter, as well as a duck fat mashed potato with saffron country gravy, snickerdoodle sandwich cookies, and more. The New Year’s Eve Fancy Packs are available from 6-9 p.m. on December 31 via in-house pickup or for delivery. Guest can order online through Honey Butter’s Caviar website.
Fulton Market/Fulton River District
Izakaya at Momotaro- Countdown to 2018 at the Izakaya’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Guests are invited to party at the Izakaya, located on the subterranean level of Momotaro, from 9pm-1am. Tickets include a premium bar package featuring a selection of beer, wine, sparkling and speciality cocktails; passed hor d’oeuvres; and a champagne toast at midnight. A tarot card reader will be onsite to tell guests what lies in store for them starting in 2018. Guests can wear their best dancing attire and not worry about the December/January chills as there will be a complimentary coat check. The Izakaya will also provide guests a variety of goodies including noisemakers, hats and beads to fully accessorize and celebrate the coming of 2018.
Price: $125 per ticket (includes tax and gratuity)
Saint Lou's Assembly-Ring in 2018 in true Southern fashion with their Lucky Southern NYE dinner
Swift & Sons- Swift & Sons will serve their normal indulgent menu with a few celebratory twists. Add-ons will be available throughout the evening on New Year’s Eve, with caviar and champagne carts circling the room, specialty cocktails and over the top sides.
Devereaux- 70’s chic Devereaux, nestled atop the Viceroy Chicago hotel, will get tiki with an NYE Splash from 9:00pm-1:00am. Cocktail master Lee Zaremba will serve a stellar menu of tiki cocktails with a midwestern twist, and executive chef Lee Wolen will cook a whole roasted pig with pineapple, along with other tiki-themed small bites. A champagne toast at midnight will also be served. Beach decor will be abundant at this Frankie and Annette style beach bash and a resident DJ will spin cool tunes & tropical vibes.
Price: $135 for general admission, $185 for VIP (limited availability)
Maple & Ash- Chicago’s steakhouse is offering two ways to ring in 2018. On Sunday, December 31, start the celebrations early with Maple & Ash’s Countdown to the Countdown brunch featuring classic Maple & Ash brunch fare, countdowns every hour, and fun NYE accessories to enjoy with friends and family. Brunch is priced at $55 per person, with the option to add unlimited bubbles for an additional $25. For New Year’s Eve Dinner, Maple & Ash offers its dinner menu a la carte including favorites such as the Fire Roasted Seafood Tower, dry-aged steaks, and Ricotta Agnolotti as well as holiday specials and a Champagne toast at midnight. Maple & Ash’s Countdown to the Countdown brunch is from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and New Year’s Eve dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations with a credit card guarantee are required. Reservations can be made by calling OpenTable. Maple & Ash is closed on New Year’s Day, January 1.
Signature Room- Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the restaurant and lounge atop the iconic John Hancock Center. The Signature Room offers a three-course prix fixe menu with seatings at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., and a five-course prix fixe menu with seatings at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. All seatings include a balloon drop at midnight and a complimentary Champagne toast; later seatings are accompanied by live music from Matt Lewis & The Union until 1 a.m. Additionally, The Signature Lounge features a $30 package from 6 p.m.-1 a.m., including one beverage and live entertainment from DJ Megan Taylor from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. After 6 p.m., guests under the age of 21 are not permitted. Pricing for the three-course menu is $125 per person. Pricing for the five-course menu is $225 per person. Includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 312-280-0465.
Somerset- Somerset is offering a delightful pre-fixe menu that will have guests feeling like they are ringing in the New Year at a swanky yacht club. The four-course menu by Lee Wolen will offer a variety of seasonal American dishes and several favorites from the normal menu. For the first course, diners can choose between beef tartare, bay scallop crudo and roasted broccoli salad. Guests can then opt for mushroom tagliolini, butter poached lobster or seared foie gras for their second course, followed by tasteful options for the third course including poached black bass, roasted beef tenderloin, black truffle stuffed chicken or grilled lamb loin. To finalize the delicious experience, diners can delight in dessert choices such as bittersweet chocolate mousse, mont blanc tart or a passionfruit parfait.
Thompson Chicago- What better way to close out a year than in your own private Penthouse in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast? Thompson Chicago invites couples to ring in the new year all December long in one of Thompson’s bi-level Penthouse suites. Start the night out with complimentary Champagne and a Fruits de Mer platter for 2-4 guests from Thompson’s onsite restaurant Nico Osteria. For an extra special touch, caviar service* can be enjoyed as you take in views out the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city; the background to your intimate and sophisticated “cheers” to the year ahead. When midnight rolls around, so will Thompson’s team, with a special delivery of chicken with wilted spigarello, spinach, & pecorino jagas from Nico, and more bubbly of course. To book for stays between December 1 – December 31, please visit here. Rates start at $1,700 per night; reservations are subject to availability and require 72-hour advance booking. 48-hour cancellation policy applies. *Caviar service supplement can be added for $20 per guest.
Torali- Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 this new year at the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago’s recently opened restaurant, Torali Italian – Steak. Twinkling tones adorn the 12th floor with offerings that include a Surf & Turf special, NYE desserts and festive holiday cocktails in addition to the daily dinner menu. Toast to the New Year in Torali Bar with complimentary Champagne and light bites at the stroke of midnight. Celebrate New Year’s Day at Torali’s New Year’s Day Brunch on January 1 featuring an a la carte selection of brunch bites and cocktails. Torali Italian – Steak’s New Year’s Eve dinner takes place from 5-10 p.m. on December 31 with Torali Bar closing at 1 a.m. New Year’s Day Brunch takes place from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on January 1. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling www.toralichicago.com.
20 East- On New Year’s Eve, 20 East is celebrating early with a night of drinks, dinner, and a Champagne toast. The next morning, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat family style brunch from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., including the holiday hot chocolate bar. For $45, start out the year right with Fried Chicken with bacon and pepper gravy; Sriracha Butter Waffles with housemade jam; Cavatappi Chili Mac topped with cheddar; Roasted Garlic Potatoes with truffles; and a Country Apple Tart with salted caramel and whipped cream. Throughout the holiday season, 20 East offers a hot chocolate bar at brunch and for special occasions. There are multiple topping choices included for $6: large and small marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate pieces, graham crackers, chocolate pirouettes, candy canes, and more. Alcoholic hot chocolates are available for $10. Reservations for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Brunch can be made here. Brunch is only available to tables with a minimum of two people.