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It’s the most frequently asked question this time of year: what are you doing for New Years Eve? Well, what’s your answer? If you don’t have a good one yet, read below. We’ve got hotel parties, multicourse dinners, DJs, live music, and fireworks. All that’s left for you to do is to find is someone to kiss at midnight. We’ll leave that one up to you.

EVENTS

300 Bowling
Highlights: This New Year’s Eve, kid-friendly 300 Bowling takes care of everything, with unlimited bowling and shoes, a pizza buffet, soft drinks, and party favors.
Price: Packages start at $20 per person
Time: 4-7 pm
Reservations: 214-431-3282

Bal Masque at NYLO Plano
Highlights: NYLO Plano takes care of everything, with a dinner buffet, tickets to the masquerade ball, bottomless sparkling wine, a night’s stay in a NYLO loft, and a breakfast buffet in the morning.
Price: $299 for two
Time: 7 pm
Reservations: 972-624-6990

Big D NYE
Highlights: Four bands perform (including Reckless Kelly) at this fun event, which takes place in Victory Park. At midnight, a gorgeous fireworks display signals the beginning of 2010.
Price: Free
Time: 6 pm–12:30 am
Reservations: None needed

Bubble and Babes at Hotel ZaZa
Highlights: Hotel Zaza is throwing a ’20s flapper-themed New Year’s Eve party complete with burlesque dancers, hors d’oeuvre, DJ Jeff Mitchell, and a champagne tower.
Price: $75
Time: 9 pm
Reservations: 214-468-8399

The Contemporary Theatre of Dallas
Highlights: The Contemporary Theatre of Dallas is throwing a cabaret-style party, featuring local and regional artists such as Lee Harris, Mike Mullino, the Brehms, and more. Appetizers, dancing, DJ, and cash bar are also part of the event.
Price: $50
Time: 9 pm
Reservations: 214-828-0094

The Fairmont Hotel
Highlights: The Fairmont is offering two choices: dinner at Pyramid Restaurant or an overnight package. The dinner option includes a three-course prix fixe dinner prepared by Chef JW Foster with the option of a wine pairing. The overnight package includes a four-course dinner, live entertainment, party favors, champagne toast, and overnight accommodations.
Price: Dinner only: $55 or $75 with wine pairing; overnight package: $299–$379
Time: Dinner only: 6 pm; overnight package: 8:30 pm
Reservations: Dinner: 214-720-5340; overnight package: 214-720-5290

Gypsy Moon New Year’s Eve Gala at the Four Seasons
Highlights: Ring in the New Year at the Four Seasons. Hors d’oeuvre, a three-course dinner, Valentina the fortune teller, a tarot card reader, and a performance by the Mars Hill Band round out the evening.
Price: From $440 per couple
Time: 6:30 pm
Reservations: 972-717-2499

Highland Entertainment’s NYE Party
Highlights: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Fairmont Hotel with the All Funk Radio Show, DJ Logic, live dancers, a balloon drop, and an open bar.
Price: General admission: $100; VIP: $175
Time: General admission: 10 pm–2 am; VIP: 8 pm–2 am
Reservations: 214-808-0829

Hyatt Regency
Highlights: At this 18th annual event, guests are treated to music from ProfessorD, a dinner buffet, party favors, desserts, and a midnight balloon drop.
Price: $255 and $325 per couple including room, admission, parking, and more
Time: 7 pm–1 am
Reservations: 800-233-1234

A New Year’s Concert Celebration With the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Highlights: Enjoy a “happy combination” of waltzes, polkas, and other musical surprises inspired by the European New Year’s concert tradition. James Judd conducts.
Price: from $30
Time: 7:30 pm
Reservations: 214-692-0203

New Year’s Eve at the Symphony Package at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Highlights: Ring in the New Year in style with two orchestra-level tickets to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s NYE Concert performance, a meet-and-greet with Music Director Jaap Van Zweden, a night’s stay at the Ritz-Carlton, breakfast for two at Fearing’s Restaurant, transportation between the Meyerson and the hotel, and valet parking.
Price: From $499 per room
Time: Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Reservations: 800-241-3333

The Warwick Melrose
Highlights: New Year’s Eve at the Warwick Melrose Hotel includes a reception with pasta, carving station, and more; two drinks per person; party favors; and a champagne toast at midnight. Singer (and Best of Big D 2009 winner) Aubree-Anna performs all night.
Price: $85; $299 with room
Time: 9 pm–1 am
Reservations: 214-224-3109

NIGHTLIFE

Barley House
Highlights: Beatles tribute band A Hard Night’s Day performs four sets. Also enjoy free champagne at midnight, party favors, a buffet at 8 pm, and a 1 am breakfast buffet.
Price: $40; groups of four or more can reserve a table for $200
Time: 4 pm–2 am
Reservations: 214-824-0306

The Boardroom
Highlights: The Boardroom in Victory Park offers a view of Dallas’ largest fireworks show, DJ Justin Bell, and bottle specials on Grey Goose and Martini and Rossi champagne.
Price: $25 cover; $200 minimum for a table
Time: 5 pm
Reservations: 214-740-0555

Bryan Street Tavern
Highlights: Celebrate a more casual New Year’s at Bryan Street, with performances by the Deathray Davies, Salim Nourallah, and Buttercup. Bryan Street also offers a midnight champagne toast and pizza buffet.
Price: $40
Time: 8 pm
Reservations: 214-821-4447

Grapevine Bar
Highlights: The Grapevine Bar’s New Year’s celebration includes seven drink tickets, a dinner buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, and a shuttle to a presidential suite at a local hotel.
Price: $65 in advance; $85 at the door
Time: 7 pm
Reservations: 214-522-8466

Iron Cactus
Highlights: This seventh annual party features well drinks, beer, and wine in the price, as well as champagne at midnight, light hors d’oeurvre, and music from two DJs.
Price: $85
Time: 9 pm–2 am
Reservations: 214-748-7482

Joyce
Highlights: Ring in the New Year at Joyce, with DJs Masai, ShahZAD, and Primo; party favors; shot specials; champagne toast at midnight; $1,000 cash prize; and balloon drop.
Price: General admission: $35; VIP: $45
Time: 10 pm
Reservations: 214-922-9911

The Londoner Uptown
Highlights: The Londoner is offering champagne and caviar in addition to a four-course dinner prepared by chef Stephen DeSandro. The late-night party features a DJ and champagne toast at midnight.
Price: $55 for dinner; no cover for the late-night party
Time: 6, 7 & 9 pm; 10 pm late-night party
Reservations: 214-979-2333

Lift Ultra Lounge
Highlights: Lift Ultra Lounge offers single reservations or table reservations. All reservations include a champagne toast at midnight and party favors; table reservations include Grey Goose and champagne bottle service.
Price: $50 per person; tables: $750-$1,950
Time: 8 pm
Reservations: 214-468-0050

The Quarter Bar
Highlights: Quarter Bar is having a prom-themed New Year’s Eve party complete with a photographer and backdrop, DJ, snacks, spiked punch, and select domestic beers, as well as Tito’s vodka, Jameson, and Captain Morgan drinks.
Price:
$50 in advance; $60 at the door
Time:
10 pm-2 am
Reservations:
214-754-4940

Sunset Lounge
Highlights: Sunset Lounge offers appetizers, party favors, a DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight. Bottle service and group packages are available.
Price: $50 ($75 at the door); group packages: $300–$1,000
Time: 9 pm
Reservations: 214-823-8193

Trees
Highlights: Ring in the New Year with The Boom Boom Box, Dove Hunter, and The Toadies at Trees.
Price: $45
Time: 7 pm
Reservations: 214-741-1122

Wish Ultralounge
Highlights: New Year’s Eve at Wish includes music by DJ Krave, champagne toast at midnight, $1,000 cash prize, snow balloon drop, and party favors. The “Life of Luxury” package includes a Moet champagne and Belvedere vodka bar, caviar station, and chocolate fountain from 8-10 pm.
Price: General admission: $35; VIP: $45; Life of Luxury: $65
Time: 8 pm
Reservations: 214-389-5723

RESTAURANTS

Abacus
Highlights: Chef Kent Rathbun is offering two seatings at different price points. Both meals include dishes such as seared foie gras, roasted Bobwhite quail, New York strip, lobster shooters, and more.
Price: First seating: $75; second seating: $95 plus a glass of Moet or a Belvedere vodka cocktail
Time: First seating: 5–6 pm; second seating: after 7:30 pm
Reservations: 214-559-3111

Aurora
Highlights: Aurora offers a special à la carte menu to ring in 2010.
Price: à la carte
Time: 5:30–9:30 pm
Reservations: 214-528-9400

Bonnell’s
Highlights: Enjoy a three-course meal with dishes such as oysters Texafeller, crispy jumbo lump crab, beef tenderloin, Maine lobster tail, and more.
Price: $90
Time: 5–11 pm
Reservations: 817-738-5489

Bread Winners
Highlights: In addition to its regular menu, Bread Winner’s is offering a four-course meal with dishes such as champagne Brie soup, crab and Gouda fondue, blue cheese-crusted filet, and more. A glass of wine or champagne is included in the four-course meal.
Price: $47 or à la carte prices
Time: 5 pm
Reservations: Uptown: 214-754-4940; Inwood Village: 214-351-3339; Plano: 972-312-9300

Cadot
Highlights: Cadot Restaurant’s first seating is à la carte selections from the menu. The second seating is a set menu, a glass of champagne at midnight, party favors, and live music.
Price: First seating: menu prices; second seating: $89
Time: First seating: 5:30-8 pm; second seating: 8 pm
Reservations: 972-267-5700

Canary Cafe
Highlights: In addition to an à la carte menu, Canary Cafe is offering a four-course menu with dishes such as grilled chicken avocado with poached shrimp and pomodoro, veal artichoke, Prime beef filet, and more.
Price: $55
Time: 5 pm
Reservations: 972-503-7080

Charlie Palmer
Highlights: Charlie Palmer is offering a special menu with items such as Hudson Valley foie gras, black truffle duck tagine, and manjari mousse.
Price: à la carte
Time: 5:30–10:30 pm
Reservations: 214-261-4600

Central 214
Highlights: The restaurant is throwing a Bubbles and Baubles party, complete with a Champagne-inspired seven course meal, complimentary midnight toast, and party favors. Menu items include a smoked salmon mousse deviled egg and Champagne-poached jumbo prawns.
Price: $65; $85 with wine
Time: 5–11 pm
Reservations: 214-443-9339

Chamberlain’s
Highlights: Chamberlain’s is offering two seatings. The first seating includes a three-course menu; the second seating includes a four-course menu. Selections include pheasant and wild rice chowder, filet mignon with lobster béarnaise sauce, and bourbon and sun-dried cherry bread pudding.
Price: First seating: $69.95; second seating: $79.95
Time: First seating: 4:30-6:45 pm; second seating: 7-11 pm
Reservations: 972-934-2467

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
Highlights: Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill is offering two seatings. The first seating includes a three-course menu; the second seating includes a four-course menu.
Price: First seating: $59.95; second seating: $69.95
Time: First seating: 4:30-6:45 pm; second seating: 7-11 pm
Reservations: 972-503-3474

Craft
Highlights: Craft is offering a meal that includes choices such as foie gras torchon, venison saddle, chestnut ravioli, and sweet potato fritters.
Price: $125
Time: 6, 6:30, 7, 9, 9:30 & 10 pm
Reservations: 214-397-4111

Cru
Highlights: Enjoy such dishes as lobster bisque and crab cocktail, black truffle ricotta agnolotti, seared Diver scallops, and rosemary roasted rack of lamb at all three locations. Gala seating includes party hats, noisemakers, and complimentary champagne toast.
Price: First seating: $37.50 (Watters Creek) or $42.50 (West Village and Shops at Legacy); gala seating: $65 (Watters Creek) or $75 (West Village and Shops at Legacy)
Time: First seating, 5–8 pm; gala seating, 8:30–10:30 pm
Reservations: 214-526-9463 (West Village), 972-908-2532 (Watters Creek), 972-312-9463 (Shops at Legacy)

Dali Wine Bar
Highlights: Dali is offering two seatings on New Year’s Eve, timed to give theater-goers in the AT&T Performing Arts Center a chance to eat before or after a show. Guests not attending a show are welcome as well. In addition, a five-course “Bring in the New Year” menu is offered, which comes with party favors and champagne.
Price: Regular dinners: à la carte; Bring in the New Year dinner: $110
Time: First seating: 5–7 pm; second seating: 8–10 pm
Reservations: 469-385-9360

Dallas Fish Market
Highlights: Dallas Fish Market offers a fixed-price meal that includes dishes such as Maine blue crab cakes, poached lobster and filet mignon, and espresso chocolate mousse.
Price: $70
Time: 5 pm–midnight
Reservations: 214-744-3474

Dish
Highlights: Dish is offering its regular menu, plus a few specials until 11 pm. From 11 pm–2 am, the restaurant turns into a lounge, with a guest DJ, champagne toast, light bites, and drink specials.
Price: Dinner: à la carte; party: $20
Time: Dinner: 5–11 pm; party: 11 pm–2 am
Reservations: 214-522-3474
Ferre
Highlights: Choose from a three-course early seating or four-course gala seating, which includes party hats, noisemakers, and complimentary champagne toast. DJ and dancing round out the evening.
Price: First seating: $50; gala seating: $65
Time: First seating, 5–7:30 pm; gala seating, 8–10:30 pm
Reservations: 817-332-0033

Five Sixty
Highlights: Wolfgang Puck’s first seating features its regular dinner menu and a special à la carte menu. The second seating features a fixed-price menu with optional wine parings. A DJ starts at 10 pm.  
Price: Second seating: $145 per person; $185 with wine pairing
Time: First seating, 5–7 pm; second seating, 8–10:30 pm
Reservations: 214-741-5560

Go Fish Ocean Club
Highlights: Go Fish Ocean Club is offering a special meal for NYE diners. Dishes include Norwegian smoked salmon, Chianti-braised short ribs, key lime pie, and more.
Price: à la carte
Time: 5–9 pm
Reservations: 972-980-1919

The Grape
Highlights: This New Year’s Eve, The Grape is offering a fixed-price three-course dinner with optional wine pairings. The last seating includes a champagne toast and party favors.
Price: $65; $85 with wine
Time: 5 pm
Reservations: 214-828-1981

The Grill on the Alley
Highlights: Feast on dishes such as  seafood trio, Australian rack of lamb, bone-in filet, and hazelnut crème brûlée.
Price: à la carte
Time: 11 am–11 pm
Reservations: 214-459-1601

Hotel St. Germain
Highlights: The Hotel is offering two seatings. The first features a five-course dinner. The second features a seven-course dinner. Dancing, a toast at midnight, and more are part of the celebration.
Price: First seating: $95 per person; second seating: $175 per person
Time: First seating: 6–6:30 pm; second seating: 8–10 pm
Reservations: 214-871-2516

Jasper’s
Highlights: Chef Kent Rathbun is offering a four-course menu with choices such as crispy pork belly, Kurobuta pork tenderloin, and cherry limeade pie.
Price: $75.
Time: 5 pm–2 am
Reservations: 469-229-9111

Jorge’s Tex-Mex Cafe
Highlights: Jorge's offers happy hour prices from 5–8 pm, party favors, and food and drink specials.
Price: à la carte 
Time: 5 pm
Reservations: 214-720-2211

Kenichi
Highlights: New Year’s Eve at Kenichi includes a fixed menu with dishes such as Texas-style surf and turf and Japanese ceviche. The second seating includes a champagne toast at midnight and party favors.  
Price: First seating: $100; second seating $125
Time: First seating: 6:30 pm; second seating: 9 pm
Reservations: 214-871-8883

La Duni
Highlights: La Duni is offering a four-course dinner and a champagne toast in addition to its regular menu.
Price: $49.95 or à la carte pricing
Time: 5–10:30 pm
Reservations: McKinney Avenue: 214-520-7300; Oak Lawn: 214-520-6888

Lavendou Bistro Provencal
Highlights: The chefs are offering a three- and five-course dinner, with dishes such as oysters Rockefeller, duck confit, beef tenderloin in a pastry crust with foie gras sauce, and more. The five-course meal comes with a glass of champagne.
Price: $64.95 and $79.95
Time: 5:30–10:30 pm
Reservations: 972-248-1911

Loft 610
Highlights: Loft 610 is serving a four-course meal with dishes such as black truffle potato soup, seared wild salmon, and a Valhrona chocolate tart.
Price: $85
Time: 5 pm–midnight
Reservations: 972-377-2500

Popolo’s
Highlights: Popolo's is serving a three-course meal with dishes such as smoked duck ravioli, buffalo, and pecan bread pudding. The Pearson Brothers perform.
Price: $49.95
Time: 5:30 pm
Reservations: 214-692-5497

RA Sushi
Highlights: RA is throwing a red and black themed party, complete with food and drink specials, masks, and dueling DJs.
Price: à la carte
Time: 8 pm
Reservations: 469-467-7400

Salum
Highlights: Chef-owner Abraham Salum offers a choice: à la carte menu or a five-course chef’s tasting menu. With both come party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Price: $75 ($110 with wine) or à la carte pricing
Time: 6-11 pm
Reservations: 214-252-9604

Samar by Stephan Pyles
Highlights: Samar is offering its regular menu with specials. Also enjoy a DJ, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast.
Price: à la carte
Time: 5 pm–2 am
Reservations: 214-922-9922

Sambuca
Highlights: At this Rockin' New Year’s Eve party, enjoy entertainment from the Drive band, a four-course dinner, champagne toast, and balloon drop. Choose from three seating times. View the full menu.
Price: $34.50, $88.50, $118
Time: 5, 7 & 9:30 pm
Reservations: 214-744-0820

Screen Door
Highlights: Screen Door is having two seatings. The first includes a three-course meal, and the second includes a four-course meal plus a glass of champagne. Dishes include New Orleans-style gumbo, beef tenderloin, and warm chocolate pudding cake.
Price: First seating: $55; second seating: $85
Time: First seating: 5:30 pm; second seating: 8 pm
Reservations: 214-720-9111

Second Floor
Highlights: The Second Floor is offering a three-course meal with dishes such as crab ravioli, duck confit risotto, and banana bread French toast.
Price: $69; $25 for wine pairings
Time: 5:30 pm–midnight
Reservations: 972-450-2978

Steel
Highlights: Ring in the new year at Steel with a four-course menu featuring new items and old favorites, such as Vietnamese “shaken” beef. The gala seating includes a glass of bubbly.
Price: First seating: $55; gala seating: $85
Time: First seating, 5–7 pm; gala seating, 7:30–11 pm
Reservations: 214-219-9908

Stephan Pyles
Highlights: Stephan Pyles is offering two dinners. The first is a four-course meal, and the second is a five-course dinner with party favors, champagne, DJ, and dancing.
Price: First seating: $85, $125 with wine; second seating: $125, $185 with wine
Time: First seating: 6–7 pm; second seating: 9–10 pm
Reservations: 214-580-7000

Texas de Brazil
Highlights: Choose from the delicious regular menu or a couple’s menu that includes dinner for two, dessert, coffee, and a bottle of champagne.
Price: Couples: $150; individuals: $42.99
Time: 5 pm
Reservations: 214-720-1414

Toulouse Cafe and Bar
Highlights: A special meal is offered, with dishes such as foie gras-stuffed quail and potato-crusted sea bass.
Price: à la carte
Time: Served all day, opening at 11 am
Reservations: 214-520-8999

Tramontana
Highlights: Tramontana is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a special holiday menu. Live Texas blues begins at 10 pm.
Price: First seating: $50; second seating: $65
Time: First seating: 5:30–6:30 pm; second seating: 8:30–9 pm
Reservations: 214-368-4188

Tre Amici
Highlights: Tre Amici is serving three dinner choices at three price points. A complimentary champagne toast is offered at midnight, as well as live music from pianist Adrian King.
Price: $55, $75, $125
Time: 5 pm–1 am
Reservations: 972-250-4400