Avoid the hustle and bustle of trying to head downtown for New Year’s Eve dinner, because right here in Preston Hollow there’s an array of ways to ring in 2014: from dancing to a DJ after eating pan-Asian cuisine, to eating bites of Italian lobster tortellini, to sliding into a comfy booth and eating cheddar fries — loaded — our neighborhood’s got a little bit of everything. Go ahead and turn off Ryan Seacrest, get off the couch and see what local chefs are whipping up on the last night of 2013.

Sevy’s Grill will be serving dinner and offering celebratory drink specials starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy champagne and wine specials and menu items including oysters rockefeller, Maine lobster tail, Kobe beef short ribs, and marinated lamb chops. For $55, savor a less expensive three-course menu available from 5-6:45 p.m., or splurge on the $75 four-course menu, available all night. Call 214.265.7389 for full details and to make reservations.

Toast to the New Year and bust a move in Shinsei's lounge: Shinsei/Facebook

Toast to the New Year and bust a move in Shinsei’s lounge: Shinsei/Facebook

Shinsei on Lovers and Inwood will offer its full menu on New Year’s Eve, along with specials such as oysters with caviar and Korean barbecue, from 5 p.m.- midnight. After dinner, celebrate with sparkling wine toast at midnight and music from DJ Andre, kicking off at 9 p.m. Call 214.352.0005 to reserve.

Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen offers a special $65 New Year’s Eve menu from 5-11 p.m. Four-course dinner with mouthwatering menu items such as the fried green tomato BLT, chicken-fried lobster, and macaroons. Call 214.890.1103 to click here reserve.

Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill, the new Preston Hollow-area restaurant opened by Richard Rawlings — star of Discovery Channel’s reality show Fast N’ Loud and owner of the self-proclaimed “the fastest, most expensive, most badass hot rod shop to be found” in Dallas — is hosting New Year’s Eve dinner at 6 and 9 p.m., Dec. 31. Afterwards, enjoy live music, fireworks, and a midnight toast from Richard Rawlins. Dinner costs $106.49-$132.87; party tickets range from $30-$500. Call 214-350-1904 or click here to reserve, view the menu, and more.

Princi Italia will be open 11 a.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve. Choose from the regular menu during the day, and at night — a special a la carte menu, which you can view online here.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen will have a special New Year’s Eve tasting menu available for $125, with an optional wine pairing for an extra $75 or if the bubbly is more your fancy, add on a vintage champagne pairing for $150. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-368-8220.

Blue Mesa Grill will offer a New Year’s Day buffet with omelets, eggs benedict, enchiladas, a carving station and taco bar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 1. For $18.95 per person, enjoy sparkling wine, mimosas, coffee, tea or soft drinks. $6.95 for children 6 to 10. Free for children 5 and under.

For folks looking to avoid the parties and simply eat some good old-fashioned comfort food (topped in melted cheese aplenty,) Firebird group restaurants Meso MayaEl Fenix, and Snuffer’s will be open with their usual hours and regular menus on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


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