Best Fort Worth restaurants for a sparkling night out on New Year's Eve 2022
New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday night this year, providing perfect timing to hit the town. Start with dinner at one of these Fort Worth-area restaurants, all of which are offering special New Year’s Eve menus, and some, after parties to ring in 2023 at midnight. Sequins are encouraged – they always pair well with a sparkling toast. (Prices are per person, unless otherwise noted.) Looking for some fun NYE parties? Find that list here. New Year's Day brunches are here.
97 West Kitchen & Bar
The Hotel Drover contemporary Texas restaurant will offer a four-course prix-fixe dinner with choice of appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. Main courses include a carpetbagger steak topped with cornmeal fried oysters and Texas hot sauce hollandaise, butter-poached twin lobster tail, pan-roasted sea bass, roasted duck, and Akaushi New York strip. End the meal, and the year, with ooey gooey butter cake. The dinner is $125 plus tax and gratuity and will be offered from 5-10 pm by reservation.
The Beast & Company
The West Magnolia Ave. restaurant will offer not one but two special tasting menus for New Year’s Eve – one for omnivores and one for vegetarians. Each will start with a welcome toast with bubbly and proceed to eight tasting courses. The omnivore menu ($115) features foie gras mousse, tagliatelle of crab, and beef shank en crepinette. The vegetarian menu ($95) features charred leek with black truffle, tagliatelle of cauliflower, and salt roast celeriac. Both have eggplant dumplings. Add wine pairings for $75. Reservation times vary.
Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
Chef Marcus Paslay’s original restaurant will host a four-course prix-fixe dinner with not-to-be-missed prime beef tartare to start. Entrée courses include duck breast, salmon with caviar beurre blanc, or eye of ribeye. Dinner is $100 with an optional wine pairing for $45 more. Reservation times are from 5-10 pm.
The upscale Keller restaurant invites folks to ring in the New Year with a special three-course menu. Choose from shrimp bisque or a wedge salad; filet mignon, salmon, or halibut; and flourless Kahlua chocolate ganache cake with Nutella sauce or cheesecake with miso caramel. Dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity and seating times are 6:30 pm and 8 pm.
Dubbed “Boogie on the Bricks,” this New Year’s Eve bash will feature an elaborate buffet menu by Chef Ben Merritt, casino games, DJ music, and open bar, and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $250n and the party starts at 8 pm.
The longtime downtown draught beer emporium will offer a special four-course beer pairing dinner on New Year’s Eve from 6-9 pm. Courses include a charcuterie board, strawberry spinach salad, 12-ounce prime rib with stout au jus, grilled asparagus, and roasted Yukon gold potatoes, and choice of black forest cake or carrot cake for dessert. Dinner is $85 and includes beer pairings. Stay for DJ music starting at 9:30 pm and a champagne toast at midnight.
With a ticket price of only $25, Fort Brewery might be home to one of the most affordable New Year's Eve celebrations in town. The reservation includes a dinner buffet, DJ dance party music featuring '90s hip hop, and a champagne toast with party favors at midnight. The buffet will run from 7-10 pm.
Gaylord Texan Hotel
The Grapevine hotel and resort will host an eight-course wine pairing dinner inside the wine cellar at Old Hickory Steakhouse. After dinner, ring in the New Year at the Glass Cactus, where Le Freak will provide live entertainment with a champagne toast at midnight. The event is $200, plus tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 7 pm.
The Grapevine luxury hotel will host a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party that starts with a four-course dinner followed by live music, blackjack, and a champagne toast at midnight. Courses include oysters with caviar, spiced lobster bisque, wild salmon, and Wagyu tenderloin. All courses come with wine pairings. The event is $275, which includes gratuity. Or pay $100 to skip dinner and head to the casino and dance party.
The acclaimed Latin-inspired seafood restaurant and cocktail bar on Race Street will host a five-course dining experience paired with both wine and cocktails. There’ll be smoked oysters, swordfish with bowfin caviar, lamb porterhouse, and brie en croute with brandied black figs. Dinner is $200, including gratuity, and begins at 6 pm.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
Chef Tim Love's team is doing a five-course prix fixe meal. Courses include Scallop Carpaccio, Fennel Leek Escabeche, Chorizo Oil and Herb Flatbread; Baby Kale, Pecorino Romano, Pomegranate Seeds, Rosemary Wheat Bread Croutons and Lonesome Dove Caesar Salad Dressing; Mushroom Black Garlic Bisque, Polenta Croutons and Dill Creme Fraiche; Bison NY Strip, Truffle Butter, Garlic Chile Broccoli, Boulangerie Potatoes and Red Wine Demi; Basque Cheesecake, Cranberry Compote and Rosemary Oil. The five-course menu is available for $170 or a la carte; call 817-740-8810 for reservations.
The supper club will host a special New Year’s Eve edition dinner with five courses and live music. The menu includes Spanish escargot, lobster bisque, cheese souffle, house-smoked prime rib with champagne horseradish, and bosc pear canelé with Earl grey whipped mascarpone. The dinner is $130 plus tax and is BYOB, or guests can choose one of Magdalena’s wine packages from VinoCo. Arrive by 6 pm for a welcome cocktail before dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
The historic downtown Grapevine winery and bar will host a “glittering” New Year’s Eve celebration where sequins are highly encouraged. Enjoy appetizers and an open bar of Messina Hof’s award-winning Texas wines. Tickets are $80 and include a Texas sparkling wine toast at midnight. The party will start at 8 pm.
Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
Tim Love's newest venture is hosting a New Year's Eve dinner and party. The evening starts at 7 pm with a tequila and champagne tasting. At 7:30 pm, dinner will consist of a raw and cold seafood bar, salad station, carving station, mashed potato bar, and dessert station. A party will rev up at 9 pm, featuring the band 4 Ya Soul, dancing, and ball drop, plus an open premium bar. An after-party will continue the night at 12:30 am, with a DJ set featuring a VIP special guest. Individual tickets are $195; $190 for a table for two, $1,170 for a table for six, and $1,950 for a table for 10.
The Back Room at Funky Picnic
End 2022 in indulgent fashion with a 10-course event at this South Fort Worth brewery and restaurant. Instead of a plated dinner, the celebration will feature 10 different tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts leading up to a midnight toast. The $115 ticket includes either four beers, two glasses of wine, or two craft cocktails. The party will run from 8 pm-1 am.
The Pan-Latin restaurant inside the Worthington Hotel will offer a prix-fixe dinner with a wine pairing option. Menu highlights include fresh oysters paired with brut champagne, A5 Japanese Wagyu with cold-smoked tuna, choice of Chilean sea bass or Oscar filet, and dulce de leche paired with sparkling rose for dessert. The dinner is $120 and wine pairings are $40 more. Dinner reservations are available between 5-6:30 pm and again from 8-10:30 pm. Note that valet is complimentary.
The Southlake seafood destination will offer a four-course menu with lots of choices and specialties. Highlights include Florida stone crab claws, lobster bisque, New England sea scallops, South African lobster tail, Hawaiian ahi tuna, and prime ribeye with Chilean king crab Oscar. The dinner is $150, plus tax and gratuity. Go super luxe by adding champagne and caviar for $200.
The Sinclair Hotel's underground steakhouse downtown will serve a three-course prix-fixe dinner to ring in the New Year. Highlights include an amuse bouche of hamachi tartare, tuna and foie gras, duck a l’orange, Australian rack of lamb, and gingerbread pavlova. The dinner is $125 with an optional wine pairing for $75. Reservations available between 5-10 pm.