As we all get ready for the holiday blitz, it’s important to start making plans now for New Year’s Eve: the biggest night of the year for hitting the town to eat, drink and be merry. New Year’s Eve 2018 is just around the corner, and there are loads of top-tier restaurants open in Houston on New Year’s Eve. Whatever your budget or favorite cuisine may be, you’re sure to find something here for your New Year’s Eve celebration.
Houston Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve
a’Bouzy: open all day with special prices on Dom Perignon
Ambrosia: open 5 to 9 pm
Applebee’s: cheap drinks!
ARA Restaurant and Axis Lounge: open with a complimentary champagne toast
Arnaldo Richards’ Picos: seating parties for a four-course dinner at 8 pm
B&B Butchers & Restaurant: open with live music and a DJ from 6 pm to 2 am
B.B. Lemon: open with regular dinner menu
Backstreet Cafe: open with a four-course for $79
BCK Kitchen & Cocktails: open 4 pm to 1 am with a “Throwback” celebration
Benjy’s: offering a special a la carte menu with seating until 10 pm
Bistro Menil: serving a three-course wine dinner beginning at 6 pm
Bistro Provence: $85 prix fixe menu with two-hours seatings starting at 6 pm
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations: four-course dinner menu with drink pairings for $75 per person
Boston Market: most locations open on New Year’s Eve
Brasserie 19: serving French-inspired faire and a champagne toast
Brennan’s of Houston: reservations available from 5 to 9:45 pm
Broken Barrel: $80 prix fixe menu with two seatings: 5 to 7 pm and 9 to 11 pm
Caracol: open with a four-course menu and live music
Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana: serving regular menu and featuring live music 6 to 10 pm
The Classic All Day: serving a special a la carte menu
Coppa Osteria: open with a five-course, prix-fixe dinner menu and free champagne toast at midnight
CRU Food & Wine Bar: serving a $55 four-course menu from 5 to 10:30 pm
Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood & Steaks: reservations required for the main dining space with open seating at the oyster bar
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse: prix fixe menu available for $150 per person from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Etoile Cuisine et Bar: open with a four-course menu for $85 per person.
Fielding’s Local Kitchen & Bar: dinner service begins at 5 p.m. and a kids menu will be available until 9, with live music from 9 pm to 1 am
Fig & Olive: offering a special four-course prix fixe menu and live DJs
Fogo de Chão: open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Georgia James: four-course menu for $125 per person; reservations accepted until 11 p.m.
The Grove Houston: special three-course dinner for $45 per person including a glass of sparkling wine and valet parking
Helen Greek Food and Wine: open from 4 to 10 p.m.
Hotel Granduca: serving a seasonal five-course NYE dinner from 6:30 to 10 p.m. for $85 with an optional $45 wine pairing
Hugo’s: four-course dinner with live music and a champagne toast for $79
Hungry’s: offering guests a complimentary champagne toast
Kuu Restaurant: buy two omakase dinners and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne
La Lucha: offering a family-style, three-course menu for $49.95
La Table: accepting reservations from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in both Marche and Chateau
La Villa Saint-Tropez: open with a special New Year’s Eve menu
Le Colonial: three-course menu for $75
Liberty Kitchen: open regular hours with regular menu and holiday menu
Lucienne: four-course New Year’s Eve dinner; 4:30 p.m. seating for $55; 6:30 p.m seating for $75; 9 p.m seating for $95 per person
Mastro’s Steakhouse: open from 3 p.m. to midnight with a four course, live entertainment, and a complimentary champagne toast for $275 per guest.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: offering regular menu or a special 36-ounce Prime Ribeye
The Oceanaire Seafood Room: open 4 to 11:30 p.m.
Ouisie’s Table: open at 5 pm with special four-course menu, music, party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight for $45/person
The Palm: offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner for two for $195 per couple plus regular à la carte menu
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse: open with a prix-fixe menu from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Galleria location and 5 to 11 p.m. at the Downtown location
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille: open from 4 p.m. to midnight and Bar 79 will be open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., and reservations are available up until 10 p.m.
Poitín: $125 per person includes a three-course tasting menu with wine pairings
Prego: open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve with regular menu
Quattro at the Four Seasons: open with one seating at 7 p.m., and either a la carte menu or a four-course prix fixe dinner for $135 per person with optional $60 wine pairing
Radio Milano: serving a five-course NYE dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.
Rainbow Lodge: open 5 to 9:30 p.m. offering three courses from its full menu plus a glass of sparkling wine for $79
Ramen Tatsu-Ya: open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Roka Akor: offering a special menu of five courses for $135 per person – two-person minimum! Full a la carte menu will also remain available.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: open with full menu
State Fare: open regular hours with regular menu
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen: open New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with regular menu
Texas de Brazil: open regular hours on both New Year’s Eve with signature menu
Tobiuo Sushi & Bar: open from 3 to 9:30 p.m.
UB Preserv: open with an $85 per person multi-course dinner family-style with classic American New Year’s dishes; seatings are at 6 and 8 p.m.
Uchi: ten-course menu for two for $195
Weights & Measures: open with a four-course prix fixe dinner for $75 per person including a Champagne toast and party favors.
Xochi: open with a four-course prix fixe menu for $79 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity
Yauatcha: open with a special prix fixe menu for $88 per person with optional $40 wine pairing
Fast Food Open on New Year’s Eve
Burger King: Select locations will be open limited hours.
McDonald’s: hours vary by location
KFC: Most locations will be open, but chek ahead with your nearest outpost.
Pizza Hut: open regular hours
Papa John’s: most locations open
Taco Bell: it’s not New Year’s Eve without a Doritos Loco Taco!
Arby’s: open with limited hours.
Carl’s Jr: most locations will be open
Five Guys: open with limited hours.
Panda Express: most locations will be open.
Panera Bread: open regular hours
Jersey Mike’s: varies by location
Quiznos: hours vary by store
Sonic Drive-In: most locations are open with regular hours.
Any other restaurants open on New Year’s Eve in Houston that were left off this list? Leave a comment to let us know.