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The 2012 Atlanta New Year's Eve Dining Guide

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Well, the world didn't end on December 21, and now it's time to party once again: this time for the start of the new year! It's almost 2013, and if you're not feeling the bar circuit or don't want to wait in line for half an hour to get a drink, perhaps a nice dinner out on the town is the best way to watch the clock tick down to midnight. Many restaurants are offering special menus (reservations highly recommended), most of which include a glass of something bubbly for a toast. Of note: New Year's Eve also happens to be Pura Vida's very last day of service, which means it's also the last time you can get pork belly buns. However you choose to spend the evening, we hope you have a wonderful time ringing in the New Year.


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1. Pura Vida

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656 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 870-9797
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Pura Vida's last day of service is December 31, so celebrate the end of 2012 by supporting the restaurant one final time. For $50 a person, get three tapas, a dessert, and a glass of cava to toast. Call to make reservations.

2. No. 246

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129 E Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 399-8246
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For $55, get a four-course meal at No. 246 on New Year's Eve. Reservations can be made between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

3. La Tavola Trattoria

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992 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-5430
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The three-course New Year's Eve meal at La Tavola comes with a choice of antipasti, secondi, and dolce for $49 a person. Here's the menu.

4. The Lawrence

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905 Juniper
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 961-7177
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The Lawrence's New Year's Eve dinner plans include two seatings, one, a three-course meal with cocktail pairings for $65, at 5:30 p.m. and the other, a five-course meal with pairings, a cocktail reception, and a midnight champagne toast, at 8:30 p.m.

5. JCT Kitchen & Bar

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1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-2252
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The three-course prix-fixe Southern New Year's dinner at JCT Kitchen is $65 a person. There's an additional corkage fee of $10 per bottle.

6. The Optimist

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914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 477-6260
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Get four courses for $65 at The Optimist on Monday, December 31. Seatings run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; call to make a reservation. The menu is mostly seafood, of course, but vegan options are available.

7. South City Kitchen Midtown

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1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-7358
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There will be $42 three-course Southern-style prix-fixe meals at both South City Kitchen locations on New Year's Eve. Seatings are available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

8. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA
(404) 541-1105
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Empire State South's $75 New Year's Eve dinner comes with four courses. Wine pairings are available for an extra charge. Get the details and menu here.

9. Cinébistro at Town Brookhaven

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1004 Town Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 333-0740
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Watch the Times Square ball and the Atlanta peach drop on the big screen at CineBistro on New Year's Eve. There will be a complimentary dessert tasting from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

10. Watershed on Peachtree

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1820 Peachtree Rd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 809-3561
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At Watershed, chef Joe Truex will be preparing a four-course meal with a champagne toast for $75 on December 31.

1. Pura Vida

656 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Pura Vida's last day of service is December 31, so celebrate the end of 2012 by supporting the restaurant one final time. For $50 a person, get three tapas, a dessert, and a glass of cava to toast. Call to make reservations.
656 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

2. No. 246

129 E Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030
For $55, get a four-course meal at No. 246 on New Year's Eve. Reservations can be made between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
129 E Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

3. La Tavola Trattoria

992 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
The three-course New Year's Eve meal at La Tavola comes with a choice of antipasti, secondi, and dolce for $49 a person. Here's the menu.
992 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

4. The Lawrence

905 Juniper, Atlanta, GA 30309
The Lawrence's New Year's Eve dinner plans include two seatings, one, a three-course meal with cocktail pairings for $65, at 5:30 p.m. and the other, a five-course meal with pairings, a cocktail reception, and a midnight champagne toast, at 8:30 p.m.
905 Juniper
Atlanta, GA 30309

5. JCT Kitchen & Bar

1198 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The three-course prix-fixe Southern New Year's dinner at JCT Kitchen is $65 a person. There's an additional corkage fee of $10 per bottle.
1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
Get four courses for $65 at The Optimist on Monday, December 31. Seatings run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; call to make a reservation. The menu is mostly seafood, of course, but vegan options are available.
914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. South City Kitchen Midtown

1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
There will be $42 three-course Southern-style prix-fixe meals at both South City Kitchen locations on New Year's Eve. Seatings are available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
Empire State South's $75 New Year's Eve dinner comes with four courses. Wine pairings are available for an extra charge. Get the details and menu here.
999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA

9. Cinébistro at Town Brookhaven

1004 Town Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319
Watch the Times Square ball and the Atlanta peach drop on the big screen at CineBistro on New Year's Eve. There will be a complimentary dessert tasting from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
1004 Town Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30319

10. Watershed on Peachtree

1820 Peachtree Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
At Watershed, chef Joe Truex will be preparing a four-course meal with a champagne toast for $75 on December 31.
1820 Peachtree Rd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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