Some Chicago NYE Parties To Consider

| December 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

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BAR UMBRIAGO

6 W. Hubbard St | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.494.1200

New Year’s Eve at Bar Umbriago
Monday, December 31
$75 per person before December 17; $95 after December 17
Guests who ring in the New Year at Bar Umbriago will enjoy a four-hour package from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. which includes premium drinks, food buffet, champagne toast and party favors and DJ.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. – Midnight | Bar until 2 a.m. | Saturday: 3 p.m. – Midnight | Bar until 3 a.m. | Sunday: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Brunch: Sat-Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

BRASSERIE by LM
800 S. Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.431.1788 | www.BrasseriebyLM.com

New Year’s Eve at Brasserie by LM
Monday, December 31
5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
$35 per person
This New Year’s Eve, Brasserie by LM invites guests to celebrate “Midnight in Paris” with a special prix fixe menu. For $35 per person, guests can enjoy a three-course menu including a soup or salad, main entrée and dessert. The menu also includes a complimentary glass of champagne. For an additional $5, guests can enjoy an individual Beef Wellington with garlic spinach and a red wine sauce. The restaurant will be taking reservations from 5:00 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.

NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU
First Course (choice of):
– Lobster Bisque with lobster salad on brioche crostini
– Mesclun Salad with cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, dried cranberries and balsamic vinaigrette

Second Course (choice of):
– Roasted Duck Breast with Lentille de Puy, sautéed brussels sprouts, pancetta,
chili flakes and a citrus gastrique
– Potato-Crusted Hake with a parsley emulsion

Third Course (choice of):
– Flourless Chocolate Cake
– French Vanilla Gelato
– Crème Brulee
– Teurgoule

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

BRASSERIE 54 by LM
5420 N Clark Street | Chicago, IL 60640 | 773.334.9463 | www.Brasserie54.com

New Year’s Eve at Brasserie 54 by LM
Monday, December 31 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
$36 per person
This New Year’s, Brasserie 54 by LM will offer a special midnight in Paris prix fixe menu. For $36, guests will receive a three courses with choices and a complimentary glass of champagne.

NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU
First Course (choice of):
– Sunchoke Soup with hazelnut and chives
– Chicory Salad with a blood orange vinaigrette, walnut and ham

Second Course (choice of):
– Beef Tenderloin with crisp potatoes and mustard greens
– Diver Scallops with French curry and fennel
– Truffle Risotto with wild mushrooms and a sherry reduction

Third Course (choice of):
– Chocolate Torte with a kumquat marmalade
– Creme Brûlée

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Friday: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

CARMINE’S
1043 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.988.7676 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest2.php

Carmine’s New Year’s Eve
Monday, December 31
Guests who visit Carmine’s for New Year’s Eve can indulge in menu specials or dine from the popular daily menu. For late night revelers, the kitchen will be open until 1 a.m. The evening will feature live music and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are highly recommended.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM

 

CARNIVALE
702 W Fulton St | Chicago, IL 60661| 312.850.5005 | www.carnivalechicago.com

Carnivale New Year’s Eve 2013
Monday, December 31
No cover
Chicagoans are invited to celebrate the new year with Carnivale. Guests will enjoy Executive Chef David Dworshak’s Nuevo Latino a la carte dinner service from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. along with a variety of entertainment including break dancers, DJ, ActionBooth Photo, juggler, stilt walker, party favors, balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required: (312) 850-5005.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Dinner: Monday – Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Bar/Lounge: Monday & Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. | Saturday, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Sunday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE
300 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.329.1800 | www.chicagocutsteakhouse.com

 

Chicago Cut Steakhouse New Year’s Eve 2013
Monday, December 31
No cover
Chicago Cut Steakhouse, beautifully adorned in festive holiday decorations, will take reservations until 1:30 a.m. this New Year’s Eve. Guests can indulge in a Surf and Turf special ($72), which features a 30 day Aged Prime Filet Mignon with two Tristan Lobster Tails or dine from the popular daily menu. Live music from jazz vocalist Typhanie Monique (www.tmonique.com) will entertain a lively crowd from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., and a complimentary Taittinger champagne toast will be served at midnight accompanied by a balloon drop and grand celebration of streamers and dancing. Reservations Required: (312) 329-1800.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

CHICAGO q
1160 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com

Chicago q New Year’s Eve Specials
Monday, December 31
This New Year’s Eve, guests can enjoy menu specials by Chicago q’s Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen including a Southern Catfish Cake with a sweet potato aioli appetizer, $12.75, Hickory Smoked Prime Rib with au jus and horseradish mashed potatoes, $42.75, and Classic Chocolate Layer Cake with peanut butter ice cream, $8.75. There will be discounted sparkling wine prices and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

In addition, guests who dine at the restaurant on New Year’s Eve are invited back for New Year’s Day brunch to receive 10% off their bill with their receipt.

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

CRU CAFE & WINE BAR
25 East Delaware | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.337.4001 | www.cruwinebar.com

New Year’s Eve at Cru
Monday, December 31
$70 prix fixe menu: $85 with wine pairings
Cru Cafe & Wine Bar invites guests to celebrate New Year’s Eve and enjoy a $70 five-course prix fixe dinner and champagne toast. The menu will also be offered with wine pairings for $85 per person. Menu highlights include Butter Poached Scallop, Sweet Potato Dumplings, Oysters on the Half Shell, Grilled Filet of Beef, Seared Wild King Salmon, Chocolate Bread Pudding and more. The complete New Year’s Prix Fixe menu is available upon request. The kitchen will be open throughout the late seating. The regular menu will also be available and walk-ins are welcome.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.; Kitchen closes at 11:00 p.m. | Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.; Kitchen closes at Midnight | Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.; Kitchen closes at Midnight | Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Kitchen closes at 10:00 p.m.

 

CRYSTAL GARDENS AT NAVY PIER
700 East Grand Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.595.5436 |

New Year’s Eve at the Crystal Gardens
Monday, December 31 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Starting at $150 per person
New Year’s Eve at the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier is the best NYE venue in the city. The opulent setting at Navy Pier features a one-acre botanical garden inside a six-story glass atrium. The ticket includes a full premium open bar from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. with over 20 bars, a specialty cocktail upon entry, red carpet and step and repeat, party favors, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Phil Stefani Signature Events and music from DJ Jordan V and DJ J-Donn with a premier view of the fireworks show at midnight from a private terrace for Crystal Garden’s guests only. Guests will also receive an official after-party wristband. To purchase tickets visit: www.crystalgardensNYE.com. For VIP TICKETS, table reservations & more information call 312-560-4422 or email crystalgardensNYE@gmail.com.

 

EL’S KITCHEN
1459 W. Webster Ave | Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.248.5210

New Year’s Eve at El’s Kitchen
Monday, December 31
$40 or $50 package prices
El’s Kitchen will be open New Year’s Eve on Monday, December 31 from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. Guests may reserve a wristband for the 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. bar package by calling (773) 248-5210 or emailing mike.elskitch@gmail.com. The package includes an expansive and unlimited selection of El’s signature dishes, unlimited domestic beer, wines and well drinks for $40. For $50, guests may enjoy El’s VIP party package that will include a premium selection of beer, wine and premium specialty cocktails. El’s Kitchen will feature live music all night. Dinner reservations may be made until 9 p.m.

HOURS: Monday -Thursday: 5 pm- 12 am | Friday: 11 am -2 am | Saturday: 11 am- 3 am | Sunday: 11 am- 12 am

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
New Year’s Celebration Cruises Aboard the Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago and Mystic Blue
Entertainment Cruises offers Chicagoans three days of New Year’s celebrations for end-of-the-year cruises. Guests can jump-start the festivities on Odyssey’s New Year’s Eve Weekend Crystal Nights Dinner Cruise or the Mystic Blue Eve of the Eve Dinner Cruise, which includes a holiday buffet, DJ, dancing and entertainment. On Monday, December 31, guests can count down to 2013 in style aboard the Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago or Mystic Blue with dinner, a champagne toast at midnight, entertainment, premium open bar, party favors like streamers, noisemakers, hats and tiaras, and a stunning fireworks display.

All prices below are per person and do not yet include taxes and other fees. Complete menus, photos and further details are available upon request. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 305-2469 or visiting www.odyssey.com, www.spiritofchicago.com, or www.mysticblue.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Odyssey NYE Crystal Nights Dinner Cruise
Board 6 p.m., Cruise 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., from $94.90
Holiday dinner buffet including Tuscan Panzanella Salad, House Roasted Brisket and Penne alla Vodka, DJ, dancing and amazing skyline views.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
Mystic Blue NYE Eve of the Eve Dinner Cruise
Board 7 p.m., Cruise 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., from $52.90
Holiday brunch buffet including Tuscan Panzanella Salad, House Roasted Brisket and Penne alla Vodka, DJ, dancing and amazing skyline views.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
Spirit of Chicago New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise
Board 11 a.m., Cruise 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., from $42.90
Featuring a countdown at noon, buffet dining, endless Chicago skyline views, party hats and noisemakers.

Mystic Blue New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises
Board 8:30 p.m., Cruise 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Dockside until 1 a.m., from $149.90
Dinner buffet with premium open bar (21+ ages), champagne toast at midnight, DJ and Navy Pier fireworks display.

Spirit of Chicago
Board 8:30 p.m., Cruise 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Dockside until 1 a.m., from $159.90
Dinner buffet, premium open bar (21+ ages), champagne toast at midnight, DJ entertainment and Navy Pier fireworks display.

Odyssey
Board 8:30 p.m., Cruise 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Dockside until 1 a.m., from $219.90
Plated dinner menu featuring Filet Mignon and Lobster, premium open bar (21+ ages), butlered hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight, live entertainment and Navy Pier fireworks display.

FRONTIER
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | www.thefrontierchicago.com

New Year’s Eve at Frontier
Monday, December 31
$110
This New Year’s Eve, Frontier will feature a 5-hour premium drink package from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The five-hour package will include a live DJ, Smoked Whole Animal Service (pig, goat, lamb, and boar), oysters, salads, sides, desserts, and champagne toast at midnight. Large groups, and guests interested in table/bottle service can email newyears@pioneertaverngroup.com. Guests can purchase tickets online at www.thefrontierlive.com. Photos available upon request.

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