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Bada Boom Pasta Room
4151 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale
"A Dinner to Remember" featuring beef tenderloin, Chilean sea bass, and plenty of Italian favorites. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dinners start at $40. Call 480-214-2666.
15440 Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale
Executive chef Thomas Brewington II will prepare plenty of gourmet vittles, Angelo & Veronica perform classical dinner music from 7 to 10 p.m., and Zowie Bowie offers high-energy dance music starting at 10 p.m. leading up to a midnight champagne toast. Open until 2 a.m. $75-$150 per person. Reservations recommended. Call 480-603-0370.
8501 North 27th Avenue
Party down at this double-sided restaurant and nightclub with Bobby-Q serving a special four-course New Year's Eve menu with entree choices of filet mignon, fresh salmon, and a barbecue sampler platter, in addition to appetizers, side dishes and desserts. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $55 per person. Over in the Q-Lounge, DJ MRB works the wheels of steel starting at 8 p.m. with a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. $15-$20. Call 602-995-5982.
7303 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale
Special four-course New Year's Eve dinner for two, which also includes wine or champagne and a floral arrangement. Seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $75 per person. Call 480-947-8777.
Caruso's Italian Ristorante
4341 East Baseline Road, Gilbert
Italian New Year's Eve dinner with salad, appetizer, main dish, coffee and dessert. 4 to 10 p.m. $55 per person. Call 480-633-9100.
Compass Restaurant at Hyatt Regency
122 North Second Street
Four-course New Year's Eve dinner. Menu includes such appetizers as firecracker shrimp and Maryland crab cakes, entrees like filet mignon with bacon wrapper salsify and pan-roasted chicken with white corn and truffle tamales, and "Chocolate Evolution" for dessert. 5 to 10:30 p.m. $85 for adults, $40 for children ages 4 to 12. Reservations required. Call 602-440-3166.
6902 East Greenway Parkway
The Latin-themed restaurant inside the Westin Kierland Resort offers special New Year's Eve dinners, with a four-course menu at 6 p.m., and a five-course meal at 8:15 (also featuring a welcome reception, midnight champagne toast, and party favors). $75 for first seating, $120 for the second. Call 480-624-1030.
Drinkwater's City Hall Steakhouse
6991 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
A five-course dinner includes such entrees as a 16-ounce New York strip steak, whole roasted chicken, and Chilean sea bass. There's also a dessert buffet, live entertainment, dancing, complimentary champagne, and party favors. 7 p.m. (with reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $175 per person. Call 480-941-4700.
Eli's American Grille
7000 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale
New Year's Eve party with party favors, live music, and a dinner package featuring a specialty menu of lobster tail, prime rib, filet mignon, or salmon Oscar. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $90 per person with dinner, $20 without. Reservations requested. Call 480-948-9800.
Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club
14202 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Celebrate New Year's Eve with dinner and a movie. Noon to 1 a.m. Price varies. Call 480-905-7200.
7353 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale
Delicious pastas and other Italian delights await at seatings offered at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The second seating also features live music and a midnight champagne toast. $85 for the first seating, $135 for the second. Call 480-308-1111.
4900 East Indian School Road
Add some European flavor to your New Year's Eve with a choice of roasted duck or stuffed pork loin roast dinners (both served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, zucchini soup, and dessert), as well as German music and dancing, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast followed by Wiener Würstchen with rye bread. 6 p.m. $25 per person. Reservations recommended. Call 602-840-7838.
Gold Bar Espresso
3141 South McClintock Drive, Tempe
New Year's Eve Jazz Party with music from Jazz Alliance and specials on select coffees. 8 p.m. Free. Call 480-839-3082.
5111 North Seventh Street
New Year's Eve dinner special with a five-ounce filet, two sides, shrimp scampi, salad, wine, and cheesecake, as well as "Get Stoned" karaoke, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 5 p.m. $39.95 per person. Call 602-240-6969.
Kokopelli Bistro & Winery
35 West Boston Street, Chandler
Vino is keen-o at this New Year's Eve party featuing a special four-course winemaker's dinner with Kokopelli wine pairings, as well as live music and free champagne tastings. 6 to 9 p.m. $45 per person. Call 480-792-6927.
Lon's at the Hermosa
5532 North Palo Cristi Drive, Paradise Valley
Ring in the New Year at this hacienda-style eatery featuring a four-course meal and live jazz trio (playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Seatings are available at 6 p.m. ($85) and 8 p.m. ($125), with a champagne toast, and party favors available at the second seating. Call 602-955-7878.
Los Compadres Mexican Food
2350 West Northern Avenue
New Year's Eve Jazz Night with drink and dinner specials and live music from guitarist Paul Lucas, bassist Mike Kazmer, drummer Terry Tully, and pianist David Valdivia. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-864-0043.