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Marco Polo Supper Club
2621 East Camelback Road
Enjoy selections from this upscale restaurant's menu of steaks and seafood while listening to the Diane Lindsey Band. 5 to 11 p.m. Call 602-468-0100.
Mastro's Ocean Club
15045 North Kierland Drive, Scottsdale
Chilean sea bass, Atlantic salmon fillet, and swordfish steak are some of the many entree selections to be reeled in at this gourmet seafood restaurant, as well as exquisite appetizers, and a lavish buffet of desserts. Imported champagne on arrival and at midnight, party favors, dancing, and music from the Azz Izz Band. 7 p.m. (with reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $190 per person. Call 480-443-8555.
8852 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale
A five-course dinner of extravagant appetizers and entrees (including surf 'n' turf, bone-in rib eye, and salmon) awaits, as does a dessert buffet, music from Palmer, dancing, party favors, and complimentary champagne. 7 p.m. (with reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $175 per person. Call 480-585-9500.
Michael's at the Citadel
8700 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale
Chef Michael DeMaria serves up a four-course dinner, which includes such appetizer choices as porcini-dusted scallop crèpinettes on cavatelli puttanesca, and such entree choices as a rosemary-scented lamb chop on eggplant and zucchini lasagna. Seatings are available at 6 p.m. ($75 per person) and 8 p.m. ($125 per person) with music from the Lisa Pressman Ensemble in the upstairs bar. The latter seating also features a midnight celebration with a champagne toast and balloon drop. Reservations required. Call 480-515-2575.
3241 East Shea Boulevard
Sample this eatery's northern Italian continental cuisine, which specializes in fresh fish. 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. $18.95-$32.95. Call 602-996-8977.
The Other Place
1644 South Dobson Road, Mesa
Dine on this New Year's Eve buffet featuring prime rib, bared salmon, chicken Marsala, salads, vegetables, potatoes, and desserts. 5 to 10 p.m. $25 per person. Call 480-831-8877.
7363 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale
Celebrate Feliz Año Nuevo with flamenco and salsa dancing, midnight champagne toast, good luck grapes, and an ample dinner selection (including entree choices of paella Valenciana, salmon a la Parrilla, and pechuga de pollo jerez). $75 per person. Call 480-990-9026 for reservations.
Phantom Horse Grill
7777 South Pointe Parkway
Six-course prix-fixe dinner, dancing, party favors, and a champagne parade. Reservations required. 4 p.m. $75. Call 602-431-6476.
Quiessence at The Farm
6106 South 32nd Street
Gourmet five-course New Year's Eve dinner with wine pairings. Seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $115 with wine, $75 without. Call 602-276-0601.
6204 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Experience semi-formal fine dining on New Year's Eve with two-course dinners, a dessert menu, and music. 5 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 480-998-8220.
2710 West Bell Road
New Year's Eve party and "Roman Feast" with all-you-can-eat buffet until 10 p.m., party favors, DJ, karaoke, drink specials, door prizes, and midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30 prepay, $35 at the door. Call 602-789-7979.
10455 East Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale
A multi-course dinner includes appetizers like spuntini and antipasti, such entrees as ahi tuna with roasted Trumpet Royale mushrooms, or roasted venison with butternut squash, and a dessert menu loaded with tiramisu, chocolate torte, and blood orange semifreddo. There's also jazz from the Frank Smith Trio, a late-night snack buffet, and a midnight Prosecco toast. A half-bottle of Prosecco is included with every reservation. $95 per person for the 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. seatings, and $125 per person for dinner from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Call 480-502-9095.
Steamers Genuine Seafood
2576 East Camelback Road
New Year's Eve dinner with jazz music from Daryl Chryst. Reservations suggested. Call 602-956-3631.
4302 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Celebrate with sushi, sake, or the massive alcoholic concoction called The Godzilla. 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-941-4460.
2050 North Alma School Road, Chandler
New Year's Eve extravaganza with specials on seafood (including live lobster) and 99-cent Tsingtao beers. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 480-857-4188.
Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar
7000 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale
This chic eatery offers up an exquisite five-course meal and selected wine pairings, party favors, complimentary caviar tastings, champagne toasts, and more. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $55 per person, $75 with wine pairings. Call 480-991-6887.
Terrace Cafe at Hyatt Regency
122 North Second Street
Prime rib buffet dinner featuring Mediterranean pasta, Spanish paella, and more. The Groove Merchants, and Ray the DJ provide music in the hotel atrium. $35 for adults, $14.95 for kids 12 and under. 4:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call 602-252-1234.
8777 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
"Miso Excited for 2006" New Year's Eve dinner for two, with a choice of appetizer, two entrees, and a banana caramel spring roll to share. Entree possibilities include lettuce wraps, honey walnut shrimp, kung pao chicken, and Mongolian beef. $40. 4 to 10 p.m. Call 480-998-0011.