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Where to Enjoy A New Year’s Eve Dinner in Atlanta

2022 has been one for the books, but there’s still plenty of time left to send it off in style with a fabulous meal, or even a prix fixe feast! Here are some of Atlanta’s hottest spots to eat, drink, and be merry as we ring in 2023! 🍾 🥂

Mussels Gilbert from Bistro Niko.
Bistro Niko – Mussels Gilbert

Bistro Niko

3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

In the beating heart of Buckhead is a French restaurant like no other in the city that’s perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebrations. With decor that’s reminiscent of the classic dining rooms of the 1920s, all that’s missing to make the place feel like burlesque Paris is a stage and Josephine Baker. Along with an extensive wine list with a giant range of French reds, whites, and champagne, Bistro Niko stocks beers from France, Germany, Italy, England, and right here in Georgia. And how about the food? Whether the charcuterie Grand Platter is your thing, or Herb Goat Cheese Ravioli, Shrimp En Brique or Steak Au Poivre, there is a classic French dish to match your palate, and the best thing is this: it’s all really good.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cabernet Steakhouse

3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

If you’re closing out 2022 in the Alpharetta area, you can’t pick a better spot than Cabernet Steakhouse, a fixture of the area for over two decades! When you look back on your year, don’t you want your final impression to include Chef Richard Holley’s masterful Rock Salt Herb Roasted Ribeye, sky-high Seafood Tower, or showstopping Tableside Bananas Foster? Plus, their wine list more than meets the mark to ensure an unforgettable night.

the salmon potato cakes at Canoe Restaurant
Canoe – Salmon Cakes
 

Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Enjoy delicious Southern and New American food with a view with your boo at classic Canoe. Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Canoe has been delighting Atlanta diners for years. Plan ahead and book your reservation in advance as they get filled up, and be sure to come back to try their brunch!

Casi Cielo - Tacos de Cochiniillo
Casi Cielo – Tacos de Cochiniillo

Casi Cielo

6125 Roswell Rd STE 200, Atlanta, GA 30328
 
Casi Cielo is a total gem in Sandy Springs, serving an elevated dining experience with Oaxacan flair that’s perfect for this New Year’s Eve.  They’ve got fantastic hand crafted cocktails made with Mezcal, blue corn tortillas made by hand the traditional way, and off-the-charts flavor! Make a reservation on Open Table today! 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Chateau Elan

100 Rue Charlemagne Dr, Braselton, GA 30517

Bonne année! Chateau Elan has been bringing the Parisian flair to North GA for over four decades so they’re a well-oiled machine. Take a trip down the Seine and into their “Night in Paris New Year’s Eve Gala.” Your admission includes an overnight stay in the Inn, a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, a five-course dinner with wine pairings, and a midnight champagne toast in their exclusive Atrium Afterparty. You’ll be in for an elegant and classy night, with plenty of divine eating, from the Lobster Mousseline to the Greek Yogurt Cheesecake.

Groups of customers sitting on rooftop patio at Gypsy Kitchen
Rooftop patio | Gypsy Kitchen

Gypsy Kitchen

3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Make sure you take a siesta before coming to Gypsy Kitchen and having a fiesta! This trendy spot has you covered with all types of Spanish tapas, from grilled skirt steak to top notch charcuterie (don’t miss the serrano ham!), and of course their spicy patatas bravas. Top those off with a signature cocktail or one of their many wines and the beautiful rooftop and you’ll be in for a stunning evening!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Fado Irish Pub

Multiple Locations

The only thing better than one New Year’s Eve celebration is two of them, which is exactly what you can get at Fado Irish Pub. At both the Buckhead and Midtown locations, you can ring in the New Year with the Peach Bowl at 8:00 PM and a DJ from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM, but there’s an added twist. You can also toast to the Irish New Year at 7:00 PM (when the clock turns across the Atlantic). Where else can you get double the 2023 festivities?

People sitting at dinner tables with glasses in the foreground and a projected screen in the background
Illuminarium | Photo Credit: PWP Studio Corporate Event Photographers

Illuminarium

550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

You have so many activities to choose between for New Year’s Eve: watching the Peach Bowl, watching the Peach Drop, drinking champagne, dancing the night away…luckily, at the Illuminarium you don’t have to choose! This immersive experience utilizes projectors, screens, speakers, and more to transport you to anywhere in the world. On top of that, you can purchase a ticket that gets you: two free drinks, an all-night buffet, a midnight champagne toast, a DJ, a 360-degree photo booth experience, and more.

Lazy Betty - Soy and Dark Mousse with a Salted Caramel Ice cream | Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee via Facebook/lazybettyatl
Lazy Betty – Soy and Dark Mousse with a Salted Caramel Ice cream | Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee via Facebook/lazybettyatl

Lazy Betty

1530 Dekalb Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga 30307

Want to really go all out? This critically lauded Inman Park restaurant is serving up an eight-course, elevated tasting menu for $325 this New Year’s Eve that’s a feast to remember. Enjoy wagyu, truffles, caviar, and a complimentary champagne toast to ring in the new year. You can also add wine service to your order if you like! Make a resy here

Grandma style pizza from Nina + Rafi
Nina & Rafi – Tony Pepperoni

Nina & Rafi

661 Auburn Ave NE STE 220, Atlanta, GA 30312

Nina & Rafi is the Beltline at its best. And having fantastic pizza–REALLY fantastic pizza–for your last meal of 2020 is a great way to go out. Enjoy a slice for dine-in or patio dining with their heated patios. We love their arancini, a deep fried rice ball, and their spicy Tony Pepperoni pizza.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Palo Santo

955 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

This West Midtown spot features phenomenal Mexican-influenced fare with fresh local ingredients prepared in a wood-fire kitchen. There’s no finer way to enjoy this food than with their celebratory four-course tasting menu (including champagne, of course). Enjoy dishes like Maine lobster aguachile and chocolate royal, or vegan alternatives such as grilled cabbage and panna cotta. You can also ring in the new year on their rooftop with small bites and a sushi-inspired menu, along with a DJ and plenty of cocktails.

Pit Boss BBQ - Royal Flush (Tuesday Special)
Pit Boss BBQ – Royal Flush (Weekly Special)

Pit Boss BBQ

800 Doug Davis Dr, Atlanta, GA 30354

For a family friendly, no fuss New Year’s Eve that’s also a meal to remember, grab some great takeout or delivery to enjoy from Pit Boss BBQ. We’re crazy about this Southside dive’s smoked wings, brisket cooked low and slow, and over the top loaded baked potato (weekly special). If you’re having a few more over, then try out their catering menu for a meal your guests will rave about. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Select

6405 Blue Stone Rd Suite 200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Spend the sexiest night of the year in Atlanta’s sexiest restaurant! Just sitting in the gorgeous dining room or stylish bar is an occasion in and of itself, so you know they bring the heat for New Year’s Eve! They have a Prix Fixe menu (in addition to the usual spectacular dinner menu), with inspired dishes like Salmon Taco Salad, Grilled Scallops, Prime Rib, and a Brownie Souffle with Peppermint Ice Cream. You can take the party to the next level thanks to their live music with plenty of opportunities to get your boogie on with a full heart and an even fuller belly. Book your tickets here.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Secreto

Multiple Locations

Secreto is one of Atlanta’s top restaurants, with locations in Brookhaven and Alpharetta, because it serves chef-inspired elevated Southern food that is just as comforting as it is tremendously delicious. End your year on a high note with their three-course menu, giving you a starter (e.g. Butternut Squash Soup, Mixed Baby Beets Salad), a main (Southern Fried Chicken, Pan Seared Grouper), and dessert (Pecan Pie, Key Lime Panna Cotta). And yes, your meal does include their famous cornbread! 

Shrimp and Grits from South City Kitchen.
Shrimp and Grits | Photo Credit: South City Kitchen

South City Kitchen

Multiple Locations

Is there anything more comforting than southern grub? We think not. So make 2023 your most comfortable year yet by welcoming it with South City Kitchen! Book a reservation while spots last to enjoy a prix-fixe menu ($85/adult, $42/child) and get a multi-course feast to leave you warm and happy in the waning hours of ‘22. You have four locations to choose from: Midtown, Buckhead, Vikings, and Avalon.

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