Where to Eat NYE and NYD in Houston

We’ve rounded up a list of restaurants hosting special New Year’s Eve dinners (adhering to social distancing policies), and if you’d rather stay home, some are even doing kits! Also, we’ve included some New Year’s Day brunch options with patio dining in case you’d like to take the family out for breakfast to start the New Year.

Here’s a toast to 2021!

Caracol: A four-course dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to midnight New Year’s Eve. Featured items include sea scallops, duck breast, and rice cooked in black bean broth. Sparkling toast at midnight and live music. $85 per person (beverages, tax, gratuity extra).
Etoile Cuisine et Bar: The Uptown Park restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and from 5 p.m. to midnight for dinner. A four-course prix fixe meal will be served, headlined by roasted duck breast, beef tenderloin, and pan-seared sea bass. Reservations required. $88 per person (beverages, tax, gratuity extra).
Hugo’s: Enjoy a four-course meal, including main dishes like grilled tenderloin, rack of lamb, and pan-seared fish. Live music and complimentary sparkling wine toast. Open 5 p.m. to midnight with last reservation at 10 p.m. $72 per person (beverages, tax, gratuity extra).
Musaafer: A six-course prix fixe menu will be served. Live entertainment with DJ. Seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., with later seating including champagne toast. $95 for early seating, $130 for later seating
Pinstripes: Special menu including braised short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and bordelaise sauce. Champagne toasts for all guests and sparkling juice or cider for children. Reservations recommended. Call 346-297-1770.
Relish Restaurant & Bar: Relish Restaurant & Bar is a neighborhood eatery in River Oaks/ Upper Kirby District that serves contemporary classic American comfort food with French and Italian influences. Offering a prix fixe menu with a variety of options for $65 per person. Dine on choices such as Butter Poached Lobster, Pappardelle & Mushrooms, Gulf Snapper Puttanesca and Apple Tatin.
The Annie Cafe & Bar: Staying in over New Year’s? Enjoy a delicious, 3-course prix-fixe take-out dinner from The Annie – now available to pre-order online for pickup on Dec. 31st – Jan 3rd. Plus, check out their holiday hors d’oeuvres to-go!
Cafe Poetes: Open your eyes and you’ll see Paris. Enjoy classic French cuisine with a modern twist. For dine-in, enjoy the elegance of Parisian charm on the cobblestone patio.

Breakfast and Brunch Options


Dish Society: (multiple locations) All locations will be open with brunch service until 3:30 p.m.

Revival Market: Revival Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

Batanga:Batanga has an expansive brick patio.  Enjoy flavorful takes on Latin American fare.

Galveston Restaurants: Galveston is Houston’s beachfront patio. Why not take a little drive and dine somewhere that overlooks the Gulf? Here are just a few ideas: Enjoy a view of the boats swaying in the harbor at Number 13, visit the newly opened Ocean Grille at 1228 Seawall to enjoy a meal by the shore or indulge in Cajun seafood at Benno’s on the Beach down the street at 1200 Seawall.

Snooze an A.M Eatery: (multiple locations) Explore holiday meal kits. Dine-in on their patio or feed the whole crew this holiday season with a breakfast party at home!

Tiny Boxwoods: (2 locations) Enjoy the fresh, from scratch food, a full espresso bar, creative cocktails, and of course their famous chocolate chip cookies. Brunch on the 1st is served until 3pm. The kids also have lots of green space to enjoy.


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