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Dining Guide | 2017 East Valley New Years Eve Celebrations

Posted on: December 19th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Whether you are looking for an elegant affair, something more laid back or are looking to dance the night away the Valley is ready with a slew of ways to  ring in 2018. We’ve done the heavy lifting and put together a delicious list of 2017 East Valley New Years Eve celebrations.

**All the prices noted below do not inlclude tax or gratuity

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Culinary Dropout

2017 Phoenix New Years Eve at Culinary Dropout

Photo Credit | FRC

Where | 149 S. Farmer | Tempe | 85281
When | Sunday, December 31st
Details | With locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Culinary Dropout is offering a special prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve for just $25 per person. Start your three-course menu with an appetizer like Smoked Salmon Toast or Sweet Potato Pierogies with crispy Brussels sprout, roasted cauliflower, mustard seed and arugula. Main entree choices range from Famous Fried Chicken to Rainbow Trout. End your meal on a sweet note with an Apple Cobbler or Chocolate S’mores Pudding.
Price excludes beverage, tax and gratuity. For the full New Year’s Eve menu and to make a reservation visit
Cost | $25 per person
Call for Reservations | 480.240.1601

Cities Bar & Grille
Where | 1077 S. Kyrene Road | Chandler | 85226
When | Sunday, December 31st from 4pm until 10pm
Details | Cities Bar & Grill will feature a full buffet complete with a garden salad, assorted meats and cheeses, Mexican white tail shrimp, penne pasta, roasted prime rib, grilled salmon, chicken cordon bleu and more.
Cost | $40 for guests with THE Card and $45 for those without
Call for Reservations | 800.946.4452

House of Tricks
HOT Patio Table SettingWhere | 114 E. 7th St. | Tempe | 85281
When | Sunday, December 31st from 5pm until 10pm
Details | Celebrate New Year’s Eve with House of Tricks, the sophisticated way to ring in 2018. While normally closed on Sundays, this year House of Tricks is open and accepting New Year’s reservations from 5pm until 10pm. Guests can enjoy an elegant dinner and champagne (or their favorite wines) with that special someone. The restaurant will be featuring a few special menu items in addition to their usual dinner menu.
Cost | Varies based on selections
Call for Reservations | 480.968.1114

Where | 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. | Chandler | 85226
When | Sunday, December 31st from 5pm until 9pm
Details |Kai’s Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Swanson, has prepared a seven-course tasting menu complete with the splendor expected from the award-winning Kai dining experience. Chef Swanson’s offerings will include courses such as Hudson Valley foie gras with late harvest pumpkin, saguaro molasses, charred Cipollini, finished with pumpernickel and rosemary soil, and a cast iron Wagyu strip and braised cheek alongside a celebration of potatoes, pickled I’itoi and Sonoran chili mole. Please mind that Kai’s dress code discourages denim and will exclude any shorts and hats worn in the restaurant.
Cost | $220 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $100 per person
Call for Reservations | 602.385.5726

Where | 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. | Chandler | 85226
When | Sunday, December 31st from 5:30pm until 9pm
Details |A four-course dinner will be offered in Ko’sin in place of their traditional dinner menu on New Year’s Eve. Unique entrée highlights include; “Moon and Sea” with grilled lobster, blackened corvina, handmade lemon mezzelune pasta, chanterelle mushroom and Champagne cream and “South for the Winter” with duck breast, black garlic gnocchi, fig reduction, cauliflower espuma and duck cracklings. The year’s final meal wouldn’t be complete without Chef Castro’s sweet creations which will include; a banana tarte tatin with salted caramel, vanilla bean ice cream and walnut tuile or a crème fraiche panna cotta with raspberry geleé, mesquite meal crumble and coconut pineapple compote.
Cost | $80 for adults and $72 for seniors
Call for Reservations | 602.385.5726

Sandbar Mexican Grill
2017 Phoenix New Years Eve at SandbarWhere | 7200 W. Ray Road | Chandler | 85226
When | Sunday, December 31st beginning at 9pm
Details | Travel back in time when the likes of Sinatra, Dino, and more were taking over Las Vegas with Sandbar Mexican Grill.  Both Sandbar Mexican Grill will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a classic Vegas style celebration, New Year’s Eve at the Sands, featuring $5 glass of champagne all day and mini Dos XX toast at midnight.
Cost | Varies based on selections
Call for Reservations | Not required you can call 480.961.1700 for more information

Shula’s Steak House
Where | 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. | Chandler | 85226
When | Sunday, December 31st from 11am until 10pm
Details | Diners will enjoy shrimp cocktail or a jumbo lump crab cake to start. Entrée choices will include twin tails or filet mignon and seared scallops. Cheesecake will round out your NYE dinner.
Cost | $95 per person
Call for Reservations | 520.796.1972

Zappone’s Italian Bistro
Where | 1652 N. Higley Road | Gilbert | 85234
When | Sunday, December 31st from 4pm until 10pm
Details | Zappone’s NYE menu features your choice of wild mushroom soup or a Casa salad to start. Entrée options include filet mignon or homemade crab ravioli and mascarpone cheesecake to finish.
Cost | Varies based on selection
Call for Reservations | 480.218.2338

Do you already have plans for NYE? Will you be heading out to any of these 2017 East Valley New Years Eve celebrations? We hope that you have a happy and safe holiday!

Psst – If you’re looking for celebrations in Scottsdale or Phoenix, we’ve got those too!

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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