Holidays

Ring in 2022: 10 New Year's Eve Dining Deals in the Valley

There are several restaurants celebrating New Year's Eve in the Valley.
There are several restaurants celebrating New Year's Eve in the Valley. STK Steakhouse
We are rounding the corner and closing out 2021. Of course, some may want to celebrate in their jammies, while others may welcome 2022 with a special meal and a champagne toast. Whatever you want, dining in or celebrating at your favorite restaurant, the Valley is in the mood to take care of your drinking and dining desires.

Bring it on, 2022. To get you started, here are 10 New Year's Eve dining deals in the Valley:

STK Steakhouse

7134 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale

Ring in 2022 in style at STK Steakhouse. The restaurant is offering waygu and caviar, and entrees like Dungeness crab and truffle gnocchi, steak and bourbon, and surf and turf. If you prefer to celebrate New Year's Eve at home, you can order takeout. Order the wagyu surf and turf with a six-ounce filet and roasted lobster tail for $249, or caviar (50 grams) with a bottle of champagne for $299. Pickup times are every half hour on Friday, December 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you choose to dine in, reservations are recommended — call 480-581-5171 to schedule your table.


Christopher's at Wrigley Mansion

2501 East Telawa Trail

Christopher’s at Wrigley Mansion will welcome the New Year from Wednesday, December 29, through Friday, December 31, with an eight-course holiday menu for $399 per person. There is an optional sommelier-curated luxury wine pairing for an additional $350. New Year's Eve seating will be available for reservations from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. onward. Enjoy mountain views and a front-row seat to fireworks with your meal — call 602-522-2344 for reservations.

The Sicilian Butcher

Multiple Locations

Say hello to 2022 with the family at The Sicilian Butcher. The Sicilian in Strada board is served on a five-foot-long charcuterie board. It includes panelli fritters, cazilli, craft meatballs with creamy polenta, artisanal meats and cheeses, condiments, jams, and traditional bruschetta. The cost is $16 per person, with a four-person minimum. The restaurant is open on Friday, December 31, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
click to enlarge Charcuterie boards are meant for sharing during NYE 2021 at The Sicilian Butcher. - MAGGIORE GROUP
Charcuterie boards are meant for sharing during NYE 2021 at The Sicilian Butcher.
Maggiore Group

The Craftsman Cocktails + Kitchen

20469 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale

On New Year's Eve, start the evening with a welcome cocktail hour at The Craftsman Cocktails + Kitchen, followed by a multi-course meal. Appetizers will include salads and soups, followed by a choice of fishes, including yellowtail crude or Hamachi nest. Patrons can pick from entrees like herbed lamb, grilled tenderloin, and rack of lamb. Dessert is a selection of apple pie parfait or cinnamon graham crumble. Each food item is paired with a wine. At the end of the night, stick around for the champagne toast. Tickets are $150 plus tax and gratuity. The welcome cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m. Dinner begins at 8:00 p.m. Call 480-401-1102 for reservations.


The Italian Daughter

23687 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Music, dancing, and Italian cuisine is a great way to welcome 2022. The Italian Daughter will feature its limited-time menu with dishes like lobster stuffed calamari for $40, grilled surf and turf for $56, and a 14-ounce veal saltimbocca for $52. Couples and families can slide into the photo booth for the last picture of the year. For reservations, call 480-404-6085.
click to enlarge The Italian Daughter will have music, dancing, and of course, good eats on NYE 2021. - CARRIE WILLIS
The Italian Daughter will have music, dancing, and of course, good eats on NYE 2021.
Carrie Willis

Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails

2 East Jefferson Street

On Friday, December 31, Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails will have two seatings for New Year's Eve. The first seating is from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and the second seating is from 8:30 to 9 p.m. The menu will include Dungeness crab bisque, arugula salad, organic chicken roulade with foie gras, and roasted prime beef. Dessert consists of a choice flourless cake, strawberry gelato, or champagne cheesecake. The cost is $100- $125 per person. For reservations, call 602-258-0231.


Kasai Japanese Steakhouse

14344 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Seatings begin at 3 p.m. at Kasai Japanese Steakhouse with a special menu including a grilled veal chop with cranberry coulis beurre blanc, crispy panko-crusted bacon and cheese potato cake, and grilled asparagus for $49. Guests can add a crab-stuffed shrimp appetizer, plated over Togarashi Butter and served with Sweet Chili Sauce for $18. Bottles of Cristal champagne are $200. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-607-1114.

Nonna Urban Eatery

7240 East Main Street, Scottsdale

From 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 31, Nonna Urban Eatery  is serving a three-course prix fixe dinner for its guests. Appetizers include a choice of mushroom cream soup, grilled octopus, or sweet potato gnocchi. For the main course, diners can choose from seafood rigatoni, pan-seared duck, or seared halibut. Dessert is a choice of chocolate flourless cake, bavaressa with persimmon and cinnamon, and semifreddo al pistachio. The cost is $80 per person plus tax. Reservations can be made online.

click to enlarge Say goodbye to 2021 at Tomaso's. - TOMASO'S
Say goodbye to 2021 at Tomaso's.
Tomaso's

Tomaso’s

3225 East Camelback Road

Tomaso’s special New Year's Eve menu will include handcrafted pasta recipes and specialties like veal cannelloni for $26, filet medallions for $48, and Alaskan halibut and lemon prawns for $46. Tomaso's will be open on New Year's Eve from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged, and can be made by calling 602-956-0836.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub

Multiple Locations

You can celebrate the end of 2021 at Thirsty Lion Gastropub on New Year's Eve with specialty food items. The holiday prix fixe menu includes black cherry barbecue pork tenderloin, Caesar salad, and whiskey Bing cherry bread pudding. The entire regular menu is also available.
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Rudri Patel is a lawyer turned writer and editor. She is the co-editor of the online literary journal The Sunlight Press and on staff at Literary Mama.
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