1. Roy’s four-course New Year’s Eve dinner
Greet the new year with an aloha spirit while dining on an exclusive meal by Roy’s top chefs. The New Year’s Eve menu is a one-night-only exclusive and includes a four-course dinner with Roy’s signature Hawaiian fusion-themed dishes. Guests can enjoy a glass or a bottle of Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne, Merryvale Chardonnat Carneros or The Hess Collection Allomi Cabernet with their meal as well. Call your nearest Roy’s to book your reservation.
DETAILS>> Reservations begin: 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Roy’s Restaurant, various locations. $55 per person. roysrestaurant.com.
2. Zappone’s NYE dinner with Bill Malovich
Indulge your taste buds in classic Italian flavors at Zappone’s Italian Bistro for New Year’s Eve. A special three-course menu includes your choice of crab cannelloni, braised short rib with horseradish au gratin potatoes or lobster asparagus truffle risotto. Plus, there’s a decadent dessert menu. Bill Malovich will be there to serenade the evening away between 6-10 p.m. Call in to make your reservation.
DETAILS>> Reservations begin: 4 p.m. Dec. 31. Zappone’s Italian Bistro, 1652 N. Higley Road, Suite 103, Gilbert. 480-218-2338. zapponesbistro.com.
3. Los Sombreros NYE meal
If Mexican flavors are your thing then head to Los Sombreros for your last meal of 2015. For $29.95 guests can enjoy a five-course meal that includes your choice of house wine, a maragrita, sparkling wine or well drinks. Sink your teeth into a crispy hibiscus, chicken, or beef taco. Then savor the flavors of the sea with a smoked salmon tostadita salad. Then have your pick of savory crepitas and chile rellenos. Finish up with homemade ice cream.
DETAILS>> Dec. 31. Los Sombreros Mexican Restaurant, 2534 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-994-1799. lossombreros.com.
4. NYE Tasting menu at Casablanca Lounge
Treat yourself this New Year’s Eve to a swanky evening of delicious food and jazzy music. Casablanca Lounge is featuring a tasting menu that will blow your taste buds away. Winter greens salad with charred strawberries, candied walnuts and wild honey vinaigrette can be paired with Schreiner’s bacon wrapped bison au poivre grilled white asparagus, cognac cream sauce and white cheddar creamed corn. And that’s just a small taste of what will be available. Live jazz and blues will be on from 5-9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to close a DJ will riff on some old school hip hop, R&B, and dance tunes.
DETAILS>> Reservations begin: 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Casablanca Lounge, 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale. $75 per person. Alcohol not included. 480-970-7888. thecasablancalounge.com.
5. Ticoz New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu
If you plan on being downtown to ring in the new year, make Ticoz your dining spot. For only $25 per person, you can enjoy a three-course meal with such delectables as “guacammus” — a guacamole garlic hummus dish, sherry chipotle grilled chicken or paella, and your choice of churros or a brownie for dessert. Select bottles of wine and champagne are $15. Call ahead to reserve your table.
DETAILS>> Dec. 31. Ticoz Latin Kitchen, 5114 N. 7th St., Phoenix. $25 per person. 602-200-0160. ticozaz.com.
6. Champagne dinner and dancing at ZuZu
Go retro with a delicious champagne dinner at ZuZu inside the Hotel Valley Ho. The four-course dinner comes with Maine lobster agnolotti, burrata and brussels sprout salad, herb-roasted Wagyu beef striploin, and valrhona chocolate cheesecake (vegetarian and sea bass substitutions available) will be served. Guests will also get four pours of champagne from Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon. After dinner head to the rooftop for dancing and toasting. DJ Mr. P-Body will be riffing some funky beats between 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The first seating is at 6:30 p.m. and is $125. The second seating is at 9:30 p.m. for $160 per person. Reservations are required.
DETAILS>> 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. $125 per person, first seating. $160 per person, second seating. 480-421-7997. hotelvalleyho.com.
7. The Gladly Prix Fixe NYE menu
For something delicious and affordable try The Gladly’s Prix Fixe New Year’s Eve dinner menu. This three-course meal will have its own unique dishes had crafted by The Gladly’s talented chef and kitchen staff. Sink your teeth into the Original Chopped Salad, duck meatloaf, filet mignon and more. For dessert there is egg nog bread pudding or a chocolate strata bar.
DETAILS>> Dec. 31. The Glady, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. $60 per person. 602-759-8132. thegladly.com.
8. Citizen Public House Prix Fixe NYE menu
Enjoy a classy pub experience this Dec. 31. The Citizen Public House is offering a three-course fixed dinner menu that includes acorn squash with chorizo, gorganzola, mascarpone, arugula and fennel, chicken pot pie with baby portabellas, English peas, onions, carrots, in a crispy phyllo dough crust. There’s so much more and don’t forget the desserts! Spiced ale cake or heart of caramel or sorbet.
DETAILS>> Dec. 31. Citizen Public House, 7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale. $60 per guest. 480-398-4208. citizenpublichouse.com.
9. Rusconi’s American Kitchen dinner with Chef/Proprietor Michael Rusconi
There will be two seatings for this exclusive dinner with chef and restaurant proprietor Michael Rusconi. This three-course dinner will have your choice of everything from house smoked salmon and red pepper pancakes, winter pumpkins squash soup to lobster bisque and cabernet braised beef short ribs. Plus there is a wide selection of gourmet desserts available. Call to make your reservation for either first or second seating.
DETAILS>> Dec. 31. Rusconi’s American Kitchen, 10637 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 101 B, Phoenix. $55 per person, first seating. $64 per person, second seating. 480-483-0009. rusconiskitchen.com.
10. Taggia New Years Eve dinner
Taggia at FireSky Resort is hosting a delicious New Year’s Eve meal that includes appetizers of brodo — roasted poultry consume with carrots, celery, onions, rosemary, polpetinne, and Parmesan; mozzarella with marinated figs, endives, white balsamic glaze and toasted garlic crumbs, and more. For the main course diners have their choice of carne smoked beef tenderloin, risotto with shrimp, scallops and calamari, or grilled tuna. The dessert course includes classic chocolate opera cake, torta di limone or gelato.
DETAILS>> Dec. 31. Taggia at FireSky Resort, 4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. $75 per person. 480-424-6095. taggiascottsdale.com.