| December 22, 2011 | 3:10pm
Christmas is right around the corner -- and we hope that all of your baking, wrapping, and planning needs have been met, because it's time to start thinking about what you're going to do for the ever-so-important last night of the year.
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To help you narrow down your New Year's Eve plans, we've gone ahead and put together this handy list of Valley restaurants offering New Year's evening dining specials so you can ring in 2012 in style.
Kai at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
-- Chose from either a five or nine-course tasting menu from Executive Chef Michael O'Dowd which includes tuffles, foie gras, caviar, suckling pig, and more. $140 - $225 ++ per person. 602-385-5726
RA Sushi Tempe
-- "Roll into 2012 " with RA Sushi. Food and drink specials and a DJ from 8 p.m. till close. 480-303-9800
Zinburger at The Biltmore
-- Pris fixe dinner for two with includes two burgers, one salad, one side, one slice of pie and two beverages for $40 ++. 602-424-9500
NoRTH at Kierland -- Three-course prix fixe with several options including Italian Winter soup and pan roasted scallops. $40 - $55 ++ per person 480-948-2055
-- Celebrate New Year's Eve in every time zone starting at 10 p.m. Dinner specials include jumbo Canadian lobster tail, Kobe strip loin, and a party favor dessert platter. Reservations suggested. 480-488-8182
-- Four-course dinner featuring elk chili con carne, exotic mushroom pan fry, filet mignon with crab sauce, and many more options. $49-$69 ++ per person. 480-946-3111
-- New Year's Eve party with a DJ, karaoke, dancing, hula hooping, New Year's slider basket, and bottomless champagne punch plus a midnight boxing match. $20 per person. 602-866-3823
-- Four-course dinner featuring a canape assortment, candied walnut and goat cheese salad, beef wellington with lobster mash, and homemade Nutella mascarpone cheesecake. $55 ++ per person. 602-867-7432
-- Full menu plus New Year's Eve specials with wine pairings and a champagne toast. Reservations will not be accepted. 602-248-2480
-- Special prix fixe menu served by Master Sushi Chef Shin Toyoda. Three seating times available. Half off all wine and sake from 5 to 7 p.m. 480-970-2121
Wrigley Mansion Club
-- Three or five-course dinner $45 - $75 ++ per person. Reservations strongly suggested. 602-955-4079
Tonto Bar & Grill
-- Regular menu served along with NYE specials including a pepper-crusted mesquite grilled filet mignon. 480-488-0698
-- 2nd Annual Cassoulet Night. Four-course prix fixe menu which includes Charleen's cassoulet of duck confit. Three seating times. 480-425-9463
Distrito at the Saguaro
-- Three NYE three-course prix fixe menus to choose from including a vegetarian meal. Guacamole, red snapped tacos, vegetarian fundido, and more. $45 - $65 ++ per person.
Lon's at the Hermosa
-- Three different dinner options ranging from $25 - $150 ++ per person. Full menus here
-- Chef Peter DeRuvo has put together a five-course "New Yorker" dinner featuring oysters Rockefeller, Duck ravioli, and lemon cello cheesecake. Click here
for the full menu. $85 ++ per person, $40 additional for the optional wine pairings. 480-265-9814
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