Still trying to figure out what to do on Dec. 31? Consider these food, drink and party options.



Dish: Offering a $60 prix fixe mention with optional wine pairings and champagne toast at midnight. …  Steel: Two seatings — early (5:30–6:45 p.m.) for three-course dinner ($50) and gala (7–11 p.m.) for four-course dinner ($80), plus a DJ until close. … Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck: Two ways to celebrate are a five-course dinner in the dining room, 5:30–8:30 p.m. ($200, plus $75 for optional wine pairings; available at or a private party hosted in the new Cloud Nine party level ($200, at … SER: Two ways to party — a six-course dinner ($175) starting at 7 p.m., and a floor-wide party ($75 cover) starting at 10:30 p.m. with awesome city views. … Malai Kitchen: The West Village eatery features a five-course chef’s tasting menu plus complimentary glass of bubbly for $44, as well as a full selection of menu items. … Abacus: Kent Rathbun’s Uptown eatery has two seatings (5–7 p.m. for $90, 7 p.m. on for $125) for New Year’s Eve. … El Ranchito: Give your last night of 2014 a Latin flavor with this soiree featuring Elvis impersonator Johnny Lovett; $10 cover.

Panoptikon’s New Year’s Masquerade: The Swiss Avenue venue glams it up, with doors open at 8 p.m. … LeVu: Recording artist JES performs at the Deep Ellum disco. … W Hotel: Get great views of the new year at Altitude in Victory Park. General admission: $50 (VIP packages starting at $1000). … Club Dallas: The party begins at 11 p.m., with a champagne toast at midnight.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 26, 2014.