Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers several options
Head to The Plaza Bar at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for a winter white Frost Over to ring in 2019 at Scottsdale’s best New Year’s Eve party, featuring DJ Tommy Roberts, dancing and fireworks at midnight. Get your glitz and glam on, all white attire is encouraged. Valet parking is complimentary with $75+ spent in any of the resort’s dining outlets. For VIP table and bottle service, call (480) 585-2694.
Each of the Princess’ dining outlets is running NYE specials, too. Reservations are highly recommended.
Bourbon Steak: 5-course pre-fixe
Hours of operation: 5PM-930PM
La Hacienda: 3-course pre-fixe
Hours offered: 4PM-9PM
TORO: 3-course pre-fixe
Hours offered: 5PM-9PM
Ironwood American Kitchen: A la carte and NYE features
• Hamachi Tartare | Umeboshi, Sunchoke, Black Garlic, Scallion, Shiso $16
• IPA Braised Pork Shank | Black Eyed Pea, Smoked Pork Belly, Braised Greens $32
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Fox Restaurant Concepts
Doughbird: 4 pm to close
Cost: $75 per couple not including tax, gratuity, or additional beverage. Dine-in only.
Details: Treat your love bird to a New Year’s Eve dinner at Doughbird! Couples can choose a bottle of wine, a Drumheller Chardonnay or Guenoc Cabernet Sauvignon; one appetizer to share, Lebanese Hummus, Cast Iron Shishito Peppers, a Wild Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, or a Garden Vegetable Salad; an entrée per person including Free Range Rotisserie Chicken with cauliflower mash, broccoli, and natural jus, Roasted Scottish Salmon with glazed sweet potato, herbed quinoa, and upland cress, or a Margherita Pizza; and share something sweet and choose from an Almond Joy Trifle with chocolate mousse, coconut, Magic Shell, and almond coffee, and Warm Butterscotch Cream Cake with vanilla bean gelato. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.eatdoughbird.com.
The Henry: 5 pm to close
Cost: $60/person not including tax, gratuity, or additional beverage. Dine-in only.
Details: At The Henry, guests can toast to 2018 and ring in the New Year with a glass of champagne and a four-course prix fixe: Grilled Artichoke with crispy Brussels sprouts and black truffle emulsion; Tuna Crudo with charred avocado, watermelon radish, crispy garlic, and ponzu; and an entrée of a Beef Filet & King Crab Bearnaise with roasted mushroom, wilted Swiss chard, and potato puree. Finish off the meal with a sweet final course: Dark Chocolate Marquis with banana, coconut, black sesame, and cashew toffee. Select appetizers, salads, and entrees will also be available a la carte. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.thehenryrestaurant.com.
The Greene House: 4 pm to close
Cost: $45/person from 4 pm to 5 pm; $55/person from 5 pm to close, not including beverages, tax, and gratuity. Dine-in only.
Details: Enjoy a coastal retreat without having to travel far by celebrating the New Year at The Greene House, with seasonal fare and a setting reminiscent of a California cottage. New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a three-course dinner with Chicken Tortilla Soup, Warm Brie, or Citrus Braised Beet Salad to start; and entrée options including Roasted Half Chicken with creamed corn, green bean, tomato jam, and chicken jus; Sea Scallops with caramelized cauliflower, snap pea, bacon lardon, and citrus vinaigrette, or Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with horseradish potato, Brussels sprout, roasted mushroom, and sherry reduction. Cap off the meal with Chocolate Mocha Bars with praline, dark chocolate, vanilla bean gelato, Caramel Apple Crostata with salted butter gelato, maple, and thyme, or a Pumpkin Panna Cotta with cranberry and orange compote, and rosemary shortbread. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.thegreenehouseaz.com.
The Arrogant Butcher: 5 pm to 10 pm
Cost: $60/person not including tax, gratuity, or additional beverage. Dine-in only.
Details: Plan a New Year’s Eve date night downtown with a special holiday meal at The Arrogant Butcher. Enjoy a glass of champagne and a three-course prix fixe dinner of Clam Chowder with smoked bacon, Yukon gold potato, and thyme, a New York Strip with buttered king crab, roasted Brussels sprouts, and red wine reduction, and a Mascarpone Cheesecake with cranberry compote, vanilla crema, and pistachio crumble. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit www.thearrogantbutcher.com.
Olive & Ivy: 5 pm to 10:30 pm
Cost: $55/person not including tax, gratuity, or additional beverage. Dine-in only.
Details: Keep the passport at home and escape to the Mediterranean with a New Year’s Eve celebration at Olive & Ivy. Drink in the warm and relaxing atmosphere with a glass of champagne and a three-course prix fixe dinner: Artichoke Hearts with oyster mushrooms, arugula, parmesan cream, and breadcrumb; Filet of Beef with Grilled Prawn served with horseradish dauphinoise and red wine shallot; and an Olive Oil Cake with cranberry and orange compote, whipped crème fraiche, and candied walnut. The prix fixe menu will be served alongside Olive & Ivy’s guest favorites available a la carte. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.oliveandivyrestaurant.com.
Spend the holiday at Kimmyz
Details: Kimmyz On Greenway, located at 5930 West Greenway Rd. in Glendale, is offering a four-course meal featuring Prime Rib or 3-Cheese Chicken dinner, free dessert, free champagne toast at midnight, live music (Black Horse Band), and no cover with dinner package for $49.99 per person. $10 cover without dinner reservations. Call 602-938-9330 for reservations.
Kimmyz Tatum Point, located at 4601 East Bell Rd. in Phoenix, is offering a four-course meal featuring Prime Rib or 3-Cheese Chicken dinner, free dessert, free champagne toast at midnight, live music (Ultra Violet Band), and no cover with dinner package for $49.99 per person. $10 cover without dinner reservations. Call 602-795-3205 for reservations.
Mora Italian and Pomelo hosting NYE dinners
Pomelo at the Orchard
Details: On New Year’s Eve, Pomelo at the Orchard will be featuring some of their famous specialty entrees, starters and salads, along with a Prix Fixe menu. The Prix Fixe menu is $60 per person and it includes a welcome glass of champagne, starter Harvest Salad, choice of 8oz-10oz Lobster Tail, or 8oz Pan-Seared Filet Mignon and one dessert. There will also be signature cocktails, beer, wine and champagne available for purchase. For reservations, call 602-633-2600. Pomelo at the Orchard is part of Luci’s Urban Concepts. Located at 7100 N. 12th Street. For more information, visit lucisurbanconcepts.com
Details: On New Year’s Eve, Mora Italian will be hosting a special prix fixe menu for $65 per person from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The dinner will be four courses and wine pairings are available for an additional $25. This will be the only option for NYE dining at Mora. Under the creative direction of celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Scott Conant, Mora Italian delivers a modern osteria experience to the Valley. Conant’s cooking style, described as easy-to-love Italian fare with firepower, is evident throughout a menu that features irresistible blistered Neapolitan-style pizzas, unforgettable pasta dishes, enticing entrees and memory-making desserts. Thirsty diners enjoy a sharp, progressive cocktail program and thorough wine list. Visit www.moraitalian.com for more information. To make reservations, visit moraitalian.com/reservations/
Party the New York Way at CB Live
Details: Start spreading the news! CB Live, a new 11,000 square-foot Desert Ridge Marketplace restaurant, bar and comedy, music and entertainment venue, will ring in 2019 in style. New York style, that is! Kick off NYE with a comedy performance from buzzworthy comic and “Whitney” star Whitney Cummings at 7 p.m. CB Live will kick it old school with “New York, New York New Year’s Eve.” A tribute to the end of prohibition, staff will be dressed in gangster and flapper outfits and have New York accents to match. The evening will be marked by a New Year’s Eve ball drop countdown and a performance by local favorites Rock Lobster. Doors open at 8 p.m. $20 cover includes entertainment, favors and a champagne toast. For full table reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets available at bit.ly/CBNYNYE. CB Live is located at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix near Barnes & Noble in The District.
Ring in the New Year at Talking Stick Resort
Details: Dust off your dancing shoes, grab your friends and close out 2018 with one last celebration at Talking Stick Resort. The resort is ringing in the New Year with some of the Valley’s most highly anticipated parties including the “Vintage Vegas” New Year’s Eve celebration the resort’s Salt River Grand Ballroom, Degree 270’s annual New Year’s Eve Party and more.
Vintage Vegas New Year’s Eve Party:Celebrate the glitz and glamor of a bygone era with Talking Stick Resort’s “Vintage Vegas” celebration. Three themed parties inspired by Vegas’ most stylish period in one unforgettable night. The first in The Star Room will feature two of entertainment’s most exciting tribute acts. Kicking off the night will be The Pack – A Tribute to The Rat Pack from 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. The group will feature the hits made famous by Frank, Dean and Sammy including, “That’s Amore,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “My Funny Valentine” and more. Later in the night, a Bruno Mars tribute, Bruno Mars and the Hooligans will kick things up a notch. Known as the Ultimate Bruno Mars Tribute Band, Bruno and the Hooligans emulates the full complex range of Bruno Mars songs and high-energy live performances. Songs guests can expect to hear are “Uptown Funk,” 24K Magic,” “Locked Out of Heaven” and many more. Live DJs will also keep the party going in the Neon Room, a celebration of famed Las Vegas lights, from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Guests will be dancing into the New Year with the beats of DJ Decipha, DJ Freshcobar & Lavelle Dupree and Bad Boy Bill & Richard Vission. More music can be found in room three, Speakeasy where the UK’s own Gatsby’s Jukebox. Beginning at 9 p.m. through the New Year, the 5-piece live band performs hits of today in a retro style . Among the song performed are hits from Beyonce, Macklemore, Daft Punk, Megan Trainor, Rihanna and many more.
New Year’s Eve Party at Degree 270:Visit Talking Stick Resort’s 14th floor and ring in the New Year in the Valley’s highest nightclub, Degree 270. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the Camelback Mountains, party favors, a spacious dance floor and a champagne toast at midnight. Cover to the party is $40 and wristbands will be on sale at hotel lobby starting at 6 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. and VIP bottle service is available.
Reservations: Call (480) 270-5539 for VIP pricing. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Race into 2019 in Avondale at ISM Raceway
Details: The City of Avondale and ISM Raceway invite you to a New Year’s Eve celebration at the new and improved racetrack. A first-time event in the Southwest Valley, attendees will ring in 2019 early with a firework display coinciding with the East Coast’s New Year Countdown at 10 p.m. (MST). The celebration will take place Monday, December 31, 2018. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., the event ends at the conclusion of the fireworks show. The event is hosted in collaboration with City of Avondale Parks & Recreation, and ISM Raceway, sponsored in part by West Valley View newspaper. ISM Raceway is located at 7602 S. Avondale Blvd. in Avondale, AZ. Visit the website for more details, www.avondaleaz.gov/events or call 623-333-2400.
Ring in 2019 with New Year’s Eve celebrations at Casino Arizona
Details: Casino Arizona is ready to celebrate the New Year, offering guests an unforgettable evening with live entertainment, dancing and special games all night long. On Dec. 31 in the Showroom guests will be treated to the sounds of the Valley’s favorite Latin band, Rhythm of the Sun. Beginning at 8 p.m., the band will perform its one-of-a-kind blend of Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Ranchera mixed with good old-fashioned rock and roll and R&B. For years, the six-piece band has performed throughout Arizona and has become a fixture at Casino Arizona. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve party run $40 per person and include two drinks as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Additionally, Casino Arizona will host Goldie’s Balloon Bonanza drawing in which guests will have the chance to win their share of 10 cash prizes totaling $6,000 ranging from $50 to $1,000 with the purchase of a ticket for the New Year’s Eve celebration. For more information visit: www.casinoarizona.com/promotions/goldies-balloon-bonanza/. For more information, visit casinoarizona.com or call (480) 850-7777.