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6 Most Opulent New Year's Eve Dining Experiences in the Valley

BY Lauren Loudermilk | December 18, 2017 | Feature Features

New Year's Eve is infamous for bringing out reckless revelers. This year, play it safe with one of these classy bashes to start your year off with Champagne toasts and gourmet bites.
Start 2018 at upscale seafood and steak restaurant Ocean Prime in Phoenix.

1. elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Chef Beau MacMillan will serve two rounds of a four-course menu on New Year’s Eve at Sanctuary Resort’s elements restaurant. Have other plans for the night? Dine from 5:30-7pm ($150 per person) and be out in time to hit that party. Those attending the second seating at 8-10:30pm ($185 per person) will enjoy a complimentary Dom Perignon Champagne toast, party favors and an invitation to the jade bar’s NYE soiree where live music by DJ Hybrid will keep the party going well into 2018. Tables from $1,000, room rates for New Year’s Eve from $595, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, 480.607.2300

2. Market Street Kitchen
Celebrate auld lang syne with Market Street Kitchen’s special New Year’s Eve features that hit all the right notes. Start with a jumbo shrimp cocktail with bloody mary sauce ($18). Then stuff yourself silly with dishes like: pan-seared Chilean Seabass with red bliss smashed potatoes, green bean allemande and brown butter lemon sauce ($42); pink peppercorn crusted prime rib, with cheesy bacon mashed potatoes, pan seared broccolini and a red wine au jus ($36); and slow braised short rib with cheese polenta and broccolini, and a slow roasted pan sauce ($30). 20825 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480.278.7044

3. Ocean Prime
Toast 2018 with a little surf and turf at Ocean Prime. A midnight Champagne toast and live entertainment will be complemented by an exclusive menu. Sip a Fizzy Prime—a blend of prosecco, ginger liqueur and Creme de cassis ($14)—while indulging in an 8 oz. filet mignon served with warm lobster and frisee salad with pancetta shiitake vinaigrette ($55). End the night (and start the new year) right with a delicious chocolate creme brulee ($12). 5455 E. High St., Phoenix, 480.347.1313

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