Ready to ring 2019 in style? Before you head Uptown to join Charlotte’s premier NYE celebration, there’s dinner to be done. From elegant dining to cocktail soirées, here’s our guide to where to spend New Year’s Eve in Charlotte.
(PLEASE NOTE we will be updating our list as we approach the big night. Don’t wait to make your reservations though!)
The Stanley is sending off 2018 with a chef-driven menu featuring local ingredients with optional beverage pairings. $85 per person plus tax and gratuity, with beverage pairings an additional $45 per person. Book your reservations by calling 980.299.2741 or email [email protected]
5 Church is your single destination for dining and toasting. Start off with a four-course menu and champagne, then stay for the New year’s Eve party featuring an open bar and buffet, live DJ and dance floor, champagne toast and party favors. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Levine’s Children’s Hospital.
Welcome the New Year with a premier view of the Uptown skyline at Fahrenheit. Their plated dinner packages include light hors-d’oeuvres, and four-course dinner, two glasses of Luc Bellaire per person, champagne toast and party favors. View the full menu here. General admission and VIP tickets available. Purchase yours here.
Settle in at Mimosa Grill for a special three-course tasting menu including amuse bouche, a champagne toast and your choice of a salad, main dish and sweet. View the full menu here. $55 per person. Book online or call 704.343.0700.
The next day, head to the “Break Your Resolution” brunch to indulge in a pre-fixe menu, a do-it-yourself confection station, Magnum Mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Preview the menu here.
Round out 2018 with Vivace’s four-course dinner featuring dishes like short rib gnocchi and glazed duck breast with warm kale salad. Tempt your taste buds by previewing the full menu here. $55 per person before 6:30 p.m., $65 per person after 6:30 p.m. Make your reservations online.
In addition to Upstream’s dinner menu, Executive Chef Sam Diminich will present a selection of specials to toast the New Year. Look forward to dishes like Vadouvan Spiced Sea Scallops, Black Garlic-Mirin Braised Beef Short Rib, Peekytoe Crab and Avocado Salad and Chocolate Torte. Open 5:30 – 10 p.m. Call 704.556.7730 or book your table online to reserve.
Travel back in time to the days of flapping ladies and tricked-out daddies to welcome in the New Year. Merchant and Trade’s celebration includes appetizers to kick off the fun, a dinner buffet, two drink tickets and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Purchase your tickets here, and don’t forget your Gatsby attire!
JP Charlotte is ready to help you kick off your 2019 with a three-course specialty menu served from 5 – 11 p.m.
Both Harper’s locations will be offering festive holiday specials in addition to their regular menu of creative American cuisine until 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. View the special menus for SouthPark here and Pineville here.
The next day, start the year off right with a traditional meal of grilled porterhouse pork chop, collard greens, low country ‘hoppin John’, and cornbread along with the regular menu beginning at 11 a.m. Plan to arrive early as supplies are limited.
Your New Year’s Eve at Sophia’s Lounge starts with a five-course tasting menu crafted by Chef Jaime Lynch, plus champagne. Reserve your table here. Stick around to see the ball drop and enjoy an open bar and buffet, live DJ, midnight champagne toast and party favors. Purchase tickets for the after-dinner party here.
Ring in the New Year at The Imperial with live jazz in the lounge and the latest hits by DJ Zio on the tented and heated Rooftop Winter Lodge. $25 cover includes admission and a midnight champagne toast. Doors open at 8 p.m. To reserve a booth, email [email protected] (Don’t wait! Limited booths available.)
Reserve your table now for a lakeside New year’s Eve dinner featuring their a la carte menu. The next day, enjoy a special brunch menu including milk bread French toast and smoked Appalachian trout. Preview the menu below and reserve your table online here.
Steps away from Uptown Charlotte’s official New Year’s Eve celebration, Haymaker will offer a pre-fixe menu at three seatings: 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Choose from small plate options like smoked chicken thigh with shaved truffle and smoked chili cream, large plates featuring New York strip with heirloom winter squash and hakurei turnips plus a sweet finish of chocolate silk pie or parsnip cake for dessert. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Preview the full menu and make your reservations here.
Enjoy a four-course menu at Napa on Providence, plus a glass of complimentary champagne for $55. Menu highlights include lobster cavatappi, pan seared halibut, portobello tagliatelle and sweets like butterscotch biscoff tart, citrus panna cotta and dark chocolate avocado mousse. View the full menu and reserve your table here.
In Waxhaw, Le Cochon D’or will offer holiday specials in addition to their regular menu. Diners will also enjoy acoustic guitar by Steve Sav from 6-10 pm.
Chef De Cuisine Matt Slezak will offer two special menus for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day highlighting fresh swordfish and lobster, American caviar, filet mignon and a variety of scratch-made desserts. The four-course New Year’s Eve menu will be offered at 7 p.m. for $130. The three-course New Year’s Day menu will be offered from 5:30 – 8 p.m. for $65 per person. View both menus here.
One of Charlotte’s top new restaurants will offer three exclusive seatings for their New Year’s Eve dinner. Expect an amuse-bouche, three courses featuring brand new dishes and wine or cocktail pairings. Seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. $90 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Begin your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a four-course dinner (plus champagne) at Aqua e Vino. Offered at 6 p.m. for $75 per person. Call 704.364.4445 to reserve your table.
Savor the final meal of 2018 with Executive Chef Vince Giancarlo’s four-course dining experience at Zeppelin. Seatings are from 6 – 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 – 9 p.m. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Make your reservation here. Afterward, stick around for their Ball Drop Party starting at 10 p.m. complete with music by DJ Yuki and a champagne toast at midnight. Your RSVP and Dining Ticket will get you access to a special drink menu.
In NoDa, ring in the New Year with a block party-style cocktail hour with passed appetizers, a four-course dinner at the restaurant of your choice, a champagne toast at midnight, live entertainment and an afterparty with a DJ. Cocktail attire. $145+. View all three menus and get your tickets here.
Get your tickets now for this six-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu planned by Executive Chef Greg Collier. Among the menu offerings: Smoked potato turnip soup with cornbread croutons, apple cider reduction and candied radish; Rice grits, succotash, red pepper gravy, stem relish; Blackened trout, mole verde, winter squash hash, red cabbage cream sauce; Duck Jamaican patty, collard green pickles, sweet potato mayo and toasted coconut; Farina cake with sorghum buttercream, smoked pecan granola and sorrel pear ice cream.