Utah restaurants to ring in the New Year with specials
Adios. Au revoir. So long.
Whatever way you say goodbye to 2013, do it in style with a special New Year's Eve dinner at one of these Wasatch Front restaurants. Make your reservations soon, as Dec. 31 is one of the busiest dining days of the year. The prices listed below do not include tax, tip or beverages.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
Bambara • 202 S. Main St.; 801-363-5454. Serving regular dinner menu plus holiday specials including short ribs with Dungeness crab and truffles, oysters with Champagne mignonette and buckwheat blinis with caviar. Dinner served from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
By Invitation Only SLC • This pop-up restaurant has planned a four-course dinner by a guest chef followed by music, dancing, art show and special musical performance by a surprise guest. Find out the location after you reserve a spot. Cost is $150; does not include tax or tip.
Caffe Niche • 779 E. 300 South; Salt Lake City 801-433-3380. Serving a three-course meal that includes choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for
Faustina • 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441. From 4 to 11 p.m., the restaurant will serve a four-course menu that includes choice of appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Cost $50; wine pairings additional.
Finca • 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0699. To honor the Spanish "Old Night" tradition of eating 12 grapes on New Year's Eve, the restaurant will offer a six-course grape tasting and tapas menu, paired with a grape-based libation. Cost is $45 per person.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar • 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704. Serving a three-course meal with appetizer, salad and filet mignon with lobster tail for $69.96 per person.
Fratelli Ristorante • 9236 S. Village Shop Drive, Sandy; 801-495-4550. Serving a five-course meal for $50; optional wine pairing is $40.
Grand America Hotel • 555 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-258-6708. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., the Garden Cafe will serve a four-course set price menu. Adults, $45. Children under 5 free.
La Caille • 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-1751. Dinner served from 5:30 through 9:30 p.m. Cost is $95 per person with optional wine pairing. At 10 p.m. enjoy sweet confections, party favors, sparkling celebration and dancing.
Log Haven Restaurant • 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255. Open from 5:30-9 p.m. Serving winter dinner menu with special. Live music.
Martine Cafe • 22 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City; 801-363-9328. Serving a set-price dinner with three- and four-course options. Cost is $60 per person.
Oasis Cafe • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404. Beginning at 5 p.m., the restaurant will offer a four-course dinner that includes a starter, soup or salad, choice of entree and dessert. Cost is $37; wine and beer pairings are additional.
Pago • 878 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-532-0777. Serving a multicourse tasting that includes choice of starters, entrees and dessert. Cost is $70 per person, with wine pairings additional.
The Paris Bistro • 1500 E. Emerson (1500 South), Salt Lake City; 801-486-5585. Open 6 to 10:30 p.m.. Offering a five-course Parisian menu for $69.99. Does not include tax or 20 percent service charge.
Red Lion Hotel Masquerade Ball • 161 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City. Celebrate Big Easy style with a live jazz cocktail hour, dinner, cash bar, DJ, comedian and dancing. Tickets are $55 per person; hotel packages available at bigeasynewyear.com
Ruth's Diner • 4160 Emigration Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801 582-5807. Open until 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Serving regular menu and as well as specials. Reservations accepted for dinner only.
Snowbird Ski Resort • 960 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-933-2181. Wildflower restaurant is open from 4 to 10 p.m., serving a four-course holiday dinner for $45. Regular menu also available. The Lodge Bistro will be serving a special Ã la carte menu from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Various prices. The Steak Pit will serve its regular menu plus specials. And The Aerie will be open from 5 to 6 p.m. with a five-course menu for $85, and a second seating between 8:15 and 9:15 p.m., with a six-course dinner for $110.
Squatters Pub Brewery • 147 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-363-2739. Serving regular menu until midnight.
Tucci's Cucina Italiana • 515 S. 700 East, Trolley Corners, Salt Lake City; 801-533-9111. Open from 11:30 am. to 10 p.m. Serving regular menu, plus daily specials. Prices vary.
The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant • 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway; 888-650-1400. Serving a seven-course candlelit meal with dancing to a live band and a midnight toast accompanied by a traditional Alpenhorn. Cost is $125 for dinner and $50 for optional wine pairings. One seating at 7 p.m., includes social hours.
Cisero's • 306 Main St. Park City; 435-649-5044. Serving regular menu plus specials. After dinner, head downstairs to the nightclub featuring a Roaring '20s theme. Tickets are $50, and VIP tables are available. Flapper attire encouraged.
Grub Steak • 2093 Sidewinder Drive, Park City; 435-649-8060. Open at 5 p.m. Serving regular menu as well as a special three-course holiday dinner with soup or salad, entree and dessert for $55.75. Live entertainment.
Powder at Waldorf Astoria Park City • 2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City; 435-647-5566. From 5 to 10 p.m., the restaurant will offer a set price dinner featuring crispy calamari salad, surf and turf and dessert. Adults $130. Children's menu available. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. enjoy the after party with live entertainment, open bar, hors d' oeuvres, Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Ticket is $150; or $250 get both dinner and after party.
Spin Cafe • 220 N. Main St., Heber City; 435-654-0251. Serving dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Offering a special Italian menu with specials from $17.95 to $29.95. Regular menu also available.
Squatters Roadhouse Grill • 1900 Park Ave., Park City; 435-649-9868. Serving regular menu until 10 p.m.
Wasatch Brew Pub • 250 Main, Park City; 435-649-0900. Serving regular menu until midnight.
Harley & Buck's • 3900 N. Wolf Creek Drive, Eden; 801-745-2060. Enjoy a four-course meal with appetizer, salad, choice of entree and dessert. Prices $40-$55. Attend the New Year's Eve party at Pineview Lodge for $10 more.
Hearth on 25th • 195 Historic 25th St., No. 6 (second floor); 801-399-0088. Serving a five-course dinner with choice of entrees. Dinner is $55 per person, Optional wine pairings are an additional $25. Seatings at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Rovali's Ristorante Italiano • 174 25th St., Ogden; 801-394-1070. Dinner and a show at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 with the purchase of one entree and drink. For more details, visit http://www.rovalis.com.
Zucca Trattoria • 1479 E. 5600 South, South Ogden; 801-475-7077. Serving a seven-course dinner with wine pairings. Seatings from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $70, optional wine pairings $40.