Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2023 & New Year’s Day 2024 in Houston

Photo of multiple bottles of Champagne and party hats

And just like that, another year is coming to a close, and there’s no shortage of events around the city to celebrate the end of 2023. To usher in 2024, restaurants are offering delicious feasts, fun parties and midnight Champagne countdowns. We’ve put together a list of some of the hottest happenings around town for New Year’s Eve and a few options for New Year’s Day (when you may or may not be nursing a hangover). Check in with the different locations for any updates, and make reservations now! 

Houston Restaurants Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2023 

Bellaire

Sushi Nigiri
A selection of sushi nigiri at Aya Sushi. Photo by Jenn Duncan.

Aya Sushi, 5407 Bellaire: Join chef Yoshi Katsuyama at his modern sushi spot in the Bellaire Triangle for an extravagant 21-bite omakase experience. Sit back and relax while you leave it up to the chef. The “Howdy 2024” Omakase is $175 per person and will be available all day. Diners can likely expect hot dishes and a selection of crudo and nigiri. Add to the festivities, and enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail such as the Onimasa made with hojicha (green tea)-infused Kikori rice whisky, amaretto, pandan syrup, cacao and black truffle bitters, or choose a sake from the over 100 bottles available. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable.

Conroe 

Margaritaville, 600 Margaritaville Parkway: Those looking for a quick getaway can say goodbye to 2023 at this Lake Conroe resort. There will be festivities happening throughout the resort, including a Champagne bar in the lobby, Polynesian fire dancers in the outside court area, a New Year’s Eve cruise around Lake Conroe, live music and DJs, a Champagne toast and balloon drop. A special four-course dinner will also be available at the onsite bar and cafe. The menu features such options as Wagyu beef short ribs and lump crab-crusted grouper. Diners will enjoy a complimentary bottle of Prosecco with dinner. There are room specials available so you can party the night away without worrying. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

Cypress

Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Bacon Wrapped Scallops on the Prix Fixe Menu at Dario’s. Photo by Becca Wright.

Dario’s Steakhouse and Seafood, 14315 Cypress Rosehill: Start off the night or stay late and ring in the new year at the upscale and inviting steakhouse in Cypress. The special menu will be offered at four seating times from 3 to 9 p.m. Priced at $109 per person ($99 for the 3 p.m. seating), diners can expect options such as lobster bisque and bacon-wrapped scallops for the first course, and prime rib or rack of lamb served with mint jelly glaze, mashed potatoes and broccolini. Round out the meal with the dessert course, which includes bread pudding and carrot cake as options. Reservations are required and can be made on the website or by calling (281) 304-1825.

Galleria

The Warwick Martini Tree
The Warwick Martini Tree. Photo by Brandon Holmes.

The Warwick, 5888 Westheimer: The sophisticated Galleria restaurant is ringing in 2024 all day. Start with brunch and go all out with the shareable brunch board, which includes butter pecan waffles, candied bacon, sausage, four eggs cooked your way, green chili hash, fruit and pastries. Make brunch boozy with the signature Martini Tree of either 6 or 12 Casamigos Reposado Lemondrops in different flavors.  If dinner is the plan, The Warwick is offering a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner experience for $125 per person that features favorites such as Chili Glazed Gulf Shrimp. Guests will be greeted with a red carpet entrance and have plenty of photo ops. Reservations are required and can be made on the website.

Greenway/Upper Kirby

Tony’s, 3755 Richmond: Ring in the New Year Tony’s-style and enjoy a four-course, prix fixe menu, featuring a Moutard Brut “Grand Cuvee” Champagne toast at both seatings. Options on the menu include pansoti, a butternut squash-filled pasta, and broiled rock lobster tail. The first seating time runs from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. and is $115 per person. The second seating is at 9:15 p.m. for $195 per person, featuring live music from Nick & The Hits (second seating only). Call (713) 622-6778 to reserve.

Award Winning Chicken
“Award-Winning Chicken” dish at MaKiin. Photo by Sean Rainer.

MaKiin 2651 Kipling: The recently opened upscale Thai concept is ringing in the new year with dinner service until 10 p.m. The regular menu of flavorful and beautifully presented dishes will be available. Diners can choose from such options as the Award-Winning Chicken, deboned chicken wings and a chicken lollipop stuffed with ground chicken, carrots, potatoes and Massaman curry paste atop a bed of potato pave, and the Sizzling Northern Adventure, sliced short ribs in a Northern-style yellow curry broth with crispy egg noodles, pickled green mustard, red onion, quail egg and chili oil. After dinner, guests can partake in a festive party that will feature complimentary Thai entertainment and a Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable

Heights

Assortment of dishes at Aiko
An assortment of dishes at Aiko. Courtesy Photo.

Aiko, 1902 Washington: Join co-chefs Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham at their Washington Avenue sushi bar for a special, 17-course New Year’s Eve Omakase experience. Diners will be treated to such dishes as kanpachi (Japanese Amberjack) and sake (Big Glory Bay King Salmon) crudo, Hudson Valley duck breast with green onion salad, Black Bean Hoisin Sauce, assorted nigiri and sashimi. The menu will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. and is priced at $200 per person. Sake and wine pairings will be available as well as a la carte sake or cocktail options. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable.

Coltivare, 3320 White Oak: For a more casual-yet-elegant night, the charming Heights neighborhood restaurant will be open regular hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Coltivare ise serving its regular dinner menu of rustic Italian fare featuring seasonal salads, pastas and pizzas. There’s no better time to indulge in one of Houston’s best cacio e pepe (spaghetti with cheese and pepper). Reservations are not required but highly recommended and can be made on Resy

Marc Borel pours wine during the holidays at Rainbow Lodge
Enjoy New Year’s Eve dinner at one of Houston’s most beautiful restaurants. Courtesy photo.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd: Enjoy a memorable New Year’s Eve dinner in a historic 116-year-old log cabin. The restaurant is open from 5 to 10 p.m. and serving a special three-course menu for $95 per person. Menu highlights include Smoked Duck Gumbo with andouille sausage and wild rice pilaf, South Texas Nilgai Antelope Loin served with whole grain mustard glace, jalapeno and bacon cheddar grits and Brussel sprouts and wild game mixed grill featuring cuts of chile-rubbed venison, elk loin, Texas quail and wild boar. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

Midtown

13 celsius
Wine bar 13 celsius in midtown Houston. Photo by VJ Arizpe.

13 Celsius, 3000 Caroline: The midtown wine bar that was recently named among the best in the country for Champagne is the ideal place to ring in 2024. To commemorate both the new year and the beginning of its 17th year in business, 13 Celsius is throwing a 1920s Midnight in Paris-themed bash featuring a seated, five-course dinner crafted by guest chef Daniel Leal and chef Joe Apa. Menu highlights include halibut crudo, duck confit and Brown Sugar Seared Beef Steak. Sommelier and general manager Adele Corrigan Wade is pairing each course with wines from 13 celsius’ wine cellar. . After dinner, guests can partake in a midnight Champagne toast and an anniversary cake. Tickets can be purchased on the website

Montrose

Andiron grill
Live fire grill at Andiron. Courtesy Photo.

Andiron, 3201 Allen Parkway: Ring in the New Year in opulent style at this modern, live-fire steakhouse, which recently hired notable Houston chef Michael O’Connor, formerly of Vic & Anthony’s and, more recently, Better Luck Tomorrow. Andiron is ringing in the new year with a five-course prix fixe menu priced at $175 per person. The first course offers a choice of Murder Point Oyster with Kaluga Amber Caviar and sea grapes, or Cucumber & Radish Crudo with land caviar, . followed by second-course choices of either a wedge salad with smoked bacon and truffle vinaigrette, or Viet-Cajun Crawfish Bisque. For the third course, choose between Duck Agnolotti with porcini and duck jus, or Beet Agnolotti with ricotta and pumpkin butter. There are three entrée options: Filet Rossini with grilled foie gras and Perigord sauce, Prime Black Angus Ribeye, or Black Cod in olive oil and citrus. Dessert is ice cream and chocolate roulette. Reservations are required and can be made on Resy or by calling the restaurant directly at (281) 974-1513. 

Steak
Steak at Doris Metropolitan. Photo by Kirsten Gilliam.

Doris Metropolitan, 2815 South Shepherd: The upscale Israeli steakhouse is ringing in 2024 with a glitzy, black-tie affair. Enjoy offerings from the dinner menu, including signature prime steaks and Middle Eastern-influenced dishes such as the Artichoke Flower Salad with artichoke, sunchoke, tzatziki and sundried tomato. Continue the night with a red carpet-style event with a DJ and a balloon drop, Champagne sabering, and Champagne countdown. Reservations are required and can be made on the website.  

Traveler's Table Dishes
An assortment of dishes at Traveler’s Table. Photo by Becca Wright.

Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer: Start 2024 at this Montrose spot that specializes in modern takes on global cuisine. The four-course prix fixe menu is $95 per person. Start with an amuse bouche of Viet-Cajun oysters or Falafel and Beet Hummus. Choose from a number of starters that include Salmon Tartare Bites and Peruvian beef anticuchos. Entrée options include Tea Smoked Duck with tamarind-plum sauce, taro foam, baby bok choy and sesame noodles or lamb gnocchi with confit lamb shank, Calabrian chile glaze, citrus pesto, pomodoro sauce, whipped mozzarella, English peas, pine nuts and Grana Padano cheese. End the meal with dessert, such as Eggnog Flan with poached pears, cardamom whipped cream and Biscoff crumble or black sesame lava cake with dark chocolate, yuzu whipped cream and ube ice cream. The evening’s festivities include a DJ and a midnight Champagne toast. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

Dishes at Eugene's
The spread at Eugene’s. Photo by Leah Wilson.

Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine, 1985 Welch: The classic Gulf seafood restaurant is normally closed on Sundays but will be open all day to usher in the new year with brunch, lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch classics include the Boudin Benedict with housemade boudin patties and shrimp and grits. Dinner options feature signature favorites such as the stuffed redfish and Blackened Catfish Enchiladas. Diners will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne with the purchase of any full-menu entrée. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on the website

Rice Village 

Navy Blue, 2445 Times: Celebrate the arrival of the New Year at Aaron Bludorn’s seafood concept located in the heart of Rice Village. Enjoy dishes such as Swordfish Au Poivre, Ora King Salmon and Spaghetti Vongole with Little Neck clams, sea urchin and seaweed. Guests will receive a complimentary Champagne toast and a live DJ will spin music and get the party going starting at 9:30. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on Resy

Eau Tour, 5117 Kelvin: Benjy Levitt’s French-inspired bistro in Rice Village is open for both brunch and dinner on New Year’s Eve. Brunch will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature dishes such as pain perdu and short rib hash. For dinner, join chefs Kent Domas and Seth Siegel-Gardner for a special prix fixe dinner. Priced at $85 per person, the menu will start with an appetizer of Truffle Ganache Croquembouche. The first course options are a choice of citrus salad, French onion soup or Oyster Stew with Caviar. The table will also enjoy Egg and Caviar Toast before moving on to the main course of Ravioli au Dauphine, beef filetpoached flounder or trout en croute. Completing the meal will be a dessert course featuring Triple Cream Profiterole with Truffle Honey, a mini yule log or galette des rois (French-style king cake). Reservations are required and can be made on the website

River Oaks

Photo of multiple bottles of Champagne and party hats
Bubbles and party swag at a’Bouzy. Photo by Shawn Virene.

a’bouzy, 2300 Westheimer: There isn’t snow in the forecast, but guests can ring in the new year in a winter wonderland at this River Oaks staple. Start the celebration early with a special New Year’s Eve brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch menu includes options such as Heirloom Tomato Galette and Egg or French omelette with salmon gravlax. There will be specially priced bottles of champagne, fake snow and plenty of photo ops. Reservations are required and can be made on Opentable

Bari Ristorante, 4444 Westheimer: The casual-chic Italian restaurant in the River Oaks District is throwing a masquerade-themed New Year’s Eve bash to ring in 2024. There will be two seating times, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and each features a special a la carte menu and entertainment. The second seating additionally includes a Champagne toast at midnight. Dinner includes decadent options such as lobster ravioli, a Tomahawk steak cooked in a 700 degree oven and the luxurious Royal Plateau on Ice, which will have Maine lobster, king crab leg, stone crab claws, fresh jumbo lump crab salad, tuna tartare and freshwater oysters with all the accoutrements. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable

The Woodlands

The Main Dining Room at Amrina
The Main Dining Room at Amrina in the Woodlands. Courtesy Photo.

Amrina, 3 Waterway Square: Celebrate outside the box at executive chef Jassi Bindra‘s modern Indian restaurant. Choose from two reservation options to enjoy a six-course tasting menu. From 4 to 9 p.m. it is priced at $100 per person and will feature a live violinist performance. Snag a late reservation from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. to enjoy the same six-course tasting menu for $125, as well as a midnight champagne toast and live entertainment. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

Multiple Locations

Braised Short Rib
Chianti Braised Short Rib on the Prix Fixe Menu at Cru Wine Bar. Courtesy Photo.

Crú Food and Wine Bar, 2800 Kirby and 9595 Six Pines: Ring in 2024 at either the Upper Kirby or The Woodlands location of the casual wine bar. Celebrate with a special three-course prix fixe menu that starts with an amuse bouche of lobster bisque. For starters, choose between jumbo lump crabcake, Black Truffle Fonduta Ravioli or Prosciutto-Wrapped Jumbo Prawns. There are four main course options which include Barolo-Braised Short Rib with butternut squash goat cheese polenta, chanterelle mushrooms and a black truffle demi or chilean sea bass with black truffles, asparagus and a Champagne butter sauce. End the meal on a sweet note with one of the three offerings of crème brulee, molten chocolate lava cake or New York-style cheesecake. The menu is available for $75 per person from 5 p.m. to midnight. Reservations are required and can be made on the website.

Houston Restaurants Serving New Year’s Day 2024 Brunch

Champagne Toast
Toast to 2024 at Blossom Hotel. Photo by Alex Montoya.

Blossom Hotel, 7118 Bertner: This luxury hotel near the Medical Center is hosting New Year’s day brunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy a special brunch buffet for $30 per person featuring waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and shrimp and grits. Keep the celebration going with $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys.  Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable.

EZ’s Liquor Lounge, 3302 White Oak: The Heights neighborhood bar will be open regular hours from 11 to  2 a.m. and  is celebrating New Year’s Day with a special fried chicken and Champagne brunch. Reservations are not required. 

Sunday Supper
Sundar Supper spread at Perry’s. Courtesy Photo.

Perry’s Steak House & Grille, multiple locations: The local chain with over seven locations throughout the city is starting off 2024 with Pork Chop Supper on New Year’s Day. The three-course meal features a choice of a soup or salad, Perry’s famous pork chop and is finished off with a dessert trio for $49 per person. Add a little extra luck to your year with special sides of black-eyed peas and sautéed cabbage for $15. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website

chicken and waffles
Chicken and waffles on the brunch menu at Relish. Photo by Julie Soefer.

Relish Restaurant & Bar, 2810 Westheimer: The River Oaks neighborhood eatery will offer brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on New Year’s day. Customer favorites include chicken and waffles, buttermilk pancakes and Smoked Salmon Carpaccio. Make it a boozy brunch with classics like a Bloody Mary or enjoy Champagne specials. Reservations are not required but are recommended and can be made on the website.

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