15 Metro Phoenix Restaurants for New Year's Eve Dinner and Drinks
Bink's Scottsdale (Facebook) Kevin Binkley's restaurant is now open in the Shops at Hilton Village.
Even if you're the type to stay home for St. Patrick's, Fourth of July, and Halloween, we bet you're feeling the pull to go out and party for New Year's Eve. Whether you want to indulge with food, booze, or both, these restaurants in the metro Phoenix area will satisfy your every urge.
The two newest restaurants from Chef Kevin Binkley are serving an extravagant six-course menu with seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. (Midtown $68 / Scottsdale $79). The final seating at 9 p.m. ($85 / $95) will receive a seventh course. The menus at the two locations differ but will both feature Oregon truffle risotto with leeks, mushrooms, bacon, and parmesan, as well as roasted apples with Iberico ham, Manchego, and fennel. Bink's Scottsdale will offer entrées of slow-cooked swordfish with olive and orange or seared beef tenderloin with French onion cream. The entrées at Bink's Midtown will be seared scallop with vanilla-curry couscous and braised beef short rib with crispy onions and creamed mushrooms. Chocolate torte will be served for dessert. Wine pairings are available for an additional fee. Book a table at Bink's Midtown by calling 602-388-4879. For reservations at the new Scottsdale location in Shops at Hilton Village, call 480-664-9238.
The restaurant at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa has planned a four-course prix fixe menu with options including stone-seared foie gras with huckleberries, ginger bread, and orange; filet mignon with king crab casino; wild striped bass and bacon with butternut squash walnut ragout and apple cider; and chocolate terrine with raspberry, toffee, and pink peppercorn meringue. The first seating begins at 6 p.m. and costs $125; the second is at 8:30, including a champagne toast with party favors, and costs $150 per person. Call 602-808-0766, or reserve online.
This three-course prix fixe dinner has enough options to please everyone. Appetizers include house-smoked salmon with cilantro pancakes, braised beef short rip with cabernet, and winter pumpkin squash soup. There are five entrées to select from, such as roasted pork tenderloin with pomegranate glaze and open-face roasted vegetable ravioli with smoked tomato jus. Two of three desserts, including vanilla bean crème brulee with grilled winter pear relish, are gluten-free. The first seating is $50++, and the second includes a sparkling toast for $58. Call 480-483-0009 for reservations.
For a one-of-a-kind French menu with expert flavor pairings, book a table by calling 480-991-6887. This $79 dinner includes two options for each of the four courses. Start with roasted wagyu bone marrow, burgundy truffles, and wild trumpet mushrooms followed by venison Carpaccio, Spanish olive oil, toasted sumac, and pickled turnips. Main courses include sea bass with lobster fricassee and petite angus beef fillet with rock shrimp hash and uni hollandaise. Dining options include wine pairings for $25, as well as a supplement course including wine for $29.
The Phoenix location, located off Shea Blvd. and SR-51, is serving a simple yet stunning four-course menu for New Year's Eve dinner. It begins with an amuse bouche of cold smoked salmon with greens, grapefruit peppadew, and crème fraiche. The main course is hot link stuffed pork belly with whole grain mustard, black eyed pea cassoulet, kale, and ham hocks. The grand finale is sticky toffee whiskey pudding with espresso ice cream. Dinner is $50 per person, or $70 with pairings of wine or moonshine.
5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ