Start 2023 with a bang at some of our favorite restaurants and hangouts. Whether you stay up all night or just want a good meal, these restaurants will help get 2023 started on the right foot, with the right food.
Moe’s Cantina River North
From 9 pm-1:30 pm on New Year’s Eve, join Moe’s Cantina for their premium party! Your ticket includes a bar package for the entire night, an elaborate dinner buffet from 9 pm – 11 pm, a live DJ set, lots of giveaways, and more! With lots of premium cocktails, this is a party you won’t want to miss. Plus, with your NYE ticket, you receive exclusive access to Moe’s Complimentary New Year’s Day Brunch. From 12 pm-2 pm, dine on brunch to get your 2023 started. Tickets get more expensive as we near NYE, so get your ticket today!
Catch 35 just announced the last week of 2022’s line-up and it is pretty impressive:
12/29 guitarist Dave Onderdonk, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
12/30 vocalist Rose Collela, 6 pm to 9 pm
12/31 New Year’s Eve with vocalist Dee Alexander, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Check out the festive menu & book your table now, on their website.
Right on the border between River North and the Loop, Prime & Provisions is Chicago’s premier steakhouse. On New Year’s Eve, Prime & Provisions will be offering a special prix fixe menu, fit for the start of 2023. Their New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu will give you an impressive start to the new year. Highlights from the menu include Broiled Wild Salmon, House-Flared Thick-Cut Bacon, and Banana Cream Pie. You won’t want to miss this stunning start to the new year, so make your reservations today!
Made for golfers and Chicagoans alike, Puttery Chicago is bringing a sporty style to 2023. On December 31st, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am, join Puttery for their NYE celebration, featuring themed gameplay, curated cocktails, shareable plates, and an all-night DJ. For just $55, you get one round of gameplay and entry for the entire event. Doors will open at 8:30 pm. Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours today!
Start your 2023 with a Latin feast! Chef Rodolfo Cuadros’s one-night menu will include five courses for just $70. Each course features exciting and classy flavors, including Chef Cuadros’ Hamachi Montadito, Seco de Jaco Raviolo, Bacalao, Short Rib, and Dr. Bird Cake. These plates combine fresh ingredients, from Crema de Yuca to Arroz con Leche. For more menu details, visit their website. Reservations will sell out fast, so get yours today!
Smyth + The Loyalist
Husband and wife chefs John and Karen Shields are making a New Year’s Eve to remember at Smyth + The Loyalist. Whether you’re dining in or out, Smyth + The Loyalist has the menu for you! Their three-course, New Year’s Eve dinner features dishes like Warm Oysters with Paris butter, Beef Tartare, and Dutch Hiramasa. Along with these great dining options, don’t forget the champagne! Smyth + The Loyalist are bringing luxury to you with their Champagne and Caviar to-go kit! With Ostera and Kaluga caviar, plus an amazing bottle of bubbly, you’ll start 2023 with a bang! Make reservations today!
Start your 2023 with an interactive and unforgettable burlesque show. Untitled Supper Club is ringing in the new year with Eternal: An Ethereal Affair. This immersive show will bring the audience a night of sacred beauty and gilded glamour. From 9:00 pm to 1:00 am on December 31st, enjoy a four-hour food package, four rooms of entertainment, more than 40 performances throughout the night, and an open bar. Transform your typical NYE party into a fantastic and otherwordly affair. Make your reservations today!
Coined as a “neighborhood gem” by local diners, Casati’s brings the healthy, fresh traditions of Florence to Chicago’s dining scene. Casati’s is well-established in Lincoln Park, and they are ready to bring 2023 to you! From December 27th through the 31st, Casati’s will be offering a 4-course, $85 NYE extravaganza. Each course has fantastic options, including Fresh Oysters, Pumpkin Ravioli, Braised Beef Short Rib, and Tiramisu. For a full menu, check out all their menu options for NYE! After you’ve chosen your food, sip on a complimentary Prosecco Toast. Reservations will go quickly, so get yours today!
Bloom Plant-Based Kitchen
For 2023, Bloom Plant-Based Kitchen is starting with an earthly feast made from high-quality ingredients. These ingredients come together in a one-night-only, five-course meal for $85. Start your dinner with a Truffle Arepa, made with kelp caviar. A Pear and Cheese Tart follows, complete with a pistachio caraway crust. Next, you’ll move on to their Risotto, Bloom’s Oak Log, and Banana Blossom Crab Cake. This is just a sneak peek! At midnight, diners will toast 2023 with decadent desserts and champagne. Make reservations today, and you’ll be ready for the New Year.
The Press Room
Pop the champagne with The Press Room! This New Year’s Eve, join The Press Room for their 5-year anniversary celebration and 2023 party. On December 31st, head to The Press Room for a five-course menu from Chef Christian Sia and Chef Mike McCants. This menu will feature decadent flavors in each course, complete with items such as Scallop Crudo, Rabbit Tagliolini, and Bread Pudding. With three different seating times, everyone can get in on this NYE speakeasy party. With great a la carte options and add-on wine packages, this event will be booked fast. Get your reservations today!
As a progressive Indian restaurant, ROOH offers stellar cuisine in the West Loop. For New Year’s Eve, ROOH will be offering a la carte options pumped up by a DJ! ROOH elevates classics, such as Garlic Naan and Butter Chicken, by giving them a modern spin. When you arrive for NYE, you’ll have food options galore, toasts for the new year, and a DJ to help you dance the night away! For reservations and menu descriptions, visit this page today!
We all love Chicago’s speakeasies, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to go if you’ve never been! At The Bassment everyone gets to experience craft cocktails and live music. Located in River North, The Bassment is the perfect spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Featuring live music from Frankie Parker and The Gentlemen, a new cocktail menu, and a midnight champagne toast, you won’t want to miss this star-studded 2023 beginning. Tickets for the event are $30 per person and can be purchased here. For table reservations, visit this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hide + Seek
Perfect for a full dinner or some light cocktails, Hide + Seek creates American plates inspired by Spain, France, and Italy. This New Year’s Eve, Hide + Seek is bringing you two events so you can start 2023 with the best night ever. First, Hide + Seek is offering a four-course NYE menu, with each one getting better as the menu goes on! This menu features items like Truffle Pappardelle Pasta, Dover Sole, and Buddha Hand Cream Brulee. This dinner is one night only, so get your reservations today. If you would prefer a cocktail reception instead of a large dinner, Hide + Seek’s next event is for you. Starting at 10 PM, Hide + Seek will be offering a three-hour cocktail reception, complete with DJ-curated music, live entertainment, and many surprises. Plus, enjoy their complimentary champagne to top off the night. Get your tickets here!
Ring in 2023 Italian-style with Carlucci. If you’re dining in, take advantage of their $10 pizza and craft cocktail order. If you’re more of a dessert fan, get their Tiramisu with your Dinner Entree when you mention this promotion to your server! Carlucci serves all of the classics, featuring a wide variety of savory pizzas and creamy pasta. These dishes pair with their expansive wine list beautifully. Whether you’re a fan of red or white, Carlucci has the wine for you! No matter your plans for NYE, Carlucci can make 2023 a year to remember. Get your reservations today!
Written by: Maddie Belland