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Where to Get Last Minute New Year's Eve Reservations in Dallas

After dinner, hit the dance floor at Le Meridian.
After dinner, hit the dance floor at Le Meridian. Le Meridian, The Stoneleigh
Is it us, or is it hard to make New Year's Eve reservations when Christmas is stalking you like you're wounded game on an open prairie? One thing at a time, right? Alas, sometimes the best reservations are gone when we're finally ready to think about it. Well, we've done some research and have found some great spots that still have reservations available. So, get your "Auld Lang Syne" in tune.

Boulevardier

408 N. Bishop Ave. (Bishop Arts District)
The French-inspired bistro in the Bishop Arts District, Boulevardier, still has a few spots open for its four-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu. Dinner is $145 per person, and there's a $55 wine pairing option. (The regular menu is not available on Dec. 31.) Main entrée options include smoked duck leg, pan-seared branzino or a wagyu bavette. Make reservations by calling ​​214-942-1828 or on OpenTable.

Gorji

5100 Belt Line Road
Gorji’s is offering an extended New Year’s Eve menu Dec. 29–31 that includes a four-course dinner at $159, plus tax. Call the restaurant to make a reservation; if no one answers just leave a message and they’ll call you back: 972-503-7080. Choices of entrée include petit prime beef tenderloin (28-day wet-aged) with gnocchi gorgonzola, Australian sea bass, and Gulf Coast shrimp, lamb and quail or a three-spinach lasagna. Check Gorji’s Facebook page for more details.

Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
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The prix fixe menu at The Moth includes a whole branzino with a bearnaise sauce.
The Meddlesome Moth
The Design District gastropub Meddlesome Moth is also celebrating New Year’s Eve Dec. 29–31 with a prix fixe menu that includes a whole branzino with bearnaise, greens and baguette or a Long Island Pekin duck breast with greens, marbled potatoes. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the Moth will offer brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including lobster waffles with mornay and blackberry sage jam. Reservations are recommended. Call 214-628-7900 or visit the website.

Pegasus City Brewery

1508 Commerce St. (Downtown)
The theme of Pegasus City Brewery's New Year's Eve party is the roaring ‘20s, which is apropos of the historic Art Deco building in which the brewery sits. The David Washburn Jazz Band will play and a ticket gets you “heavy” hors d'oeuvres from Southern Gentleman’s Table catering, beer, wine and cider, a photo booth, a Champagne toast, and a commemorative New Year's Eve 2023 glass. Tickets are $85.

Sevy’s Grill

8201 Preston Road
This family-owned spot in the Park Cities area is perfect for a special, yet quaint, holiday celebratory dinner. Sevy's will have a special three-course dinner menu for New Year’s Eve. Call 214-265-7389 or check the website for reservations.

Le Meridien, The Stoneleigh

2927 Maple Ave.
Le Meridien at The Stoneleigh is hosting a five-course dinner that includes a bottle of Champagne Madame Zero. Dinner is served at the restaurant, Perle on Maple, after which you can make your way to the dance floor where DJ Globeside will preside. Dinner includes seared scallops, grilled filet mignon and barbecued shrimp with a slice of chocolate stout cake to polish off the year. Tickets range from $125 to $200.

The Henry

2301 Akard St.
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The Henry's rooftop holiday pop-up still has some reservations available.
Kathy Tran
The Henry is hosting a New Year's Eve party on its holiday rooftop pop-up, St. Henry's Winter Wonderland. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet and Champagne toast at midnight. A DJ will be there too. Reservations for this “experience” are available early starting at 4 p.m.

TK’s

14854 Montfort Drive, Addison
TK’s in Addison is hosting a Tinsel Town New Year’s Eve Bash with food, three bars and lots of laughs. TK’s is owned by comedians T.K. Matterson and Kara Kimbrough. They’ll both be doing sets along with headliner Wayne Federman. The Jack Mason Band will perform too. Several ticket options, from $150 per person to VIP at $250, include access to a speakeasy lounge, dinner buffet and priority seating for the show.

Sadelle’s

1 Highland Park Village
At Sadelle’s the theme is bougie brunch all day. The menu has caviar, the “famous house salmon” served with rye toast, charcuterie boards, quesadillas and mains like chicken schnitzel and Asian skirt steak. This spot was booked way out when it first opened but still has tables open on New Year’s Eve.

La Pizza & La Pasta Eataly

8687 N. Central Expressway (NorthPark Center)
La Pizza & La Pasta, on the main floor of Eataly at NorthPark Center, offers a full menu of Italian classics and Neapolitan pizza. The counters are fun places to belly up to as you watch chefs create all the food from scratch and take in the surrounding Italian market. Spots are still available for New Year’s Eve.

Sloane’s Corner

2001 Ross Ave., No. 125
Sloane’s Corner is hosting a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner for $95 per person that includes a wagyu beef tartare with black truffles, ravioli with herb ricotta and white truffle, and sea urchin risotto with Maine lobster and creme fraiche. Main dishes include Bank scallops, Long Island duck breast and Australian wagyu with a bordelaise sauce. Make reservations through Open Table.

Lefty’s Lobster House

4021 Belt Line Road, No. 101, Addison
We recently rediscovered Lefty’s, and if you want to send the year off with East Coast chowder house vibes, this is your place. The New England clam chowder and classic lobster bisque are legends here. Be sure to save room for Key lime pie. Book a table through OpenTable.
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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.

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