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The Ultimate Guide to New Year's Dining in Atlanta

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2014 is fast approaching, and whether it's a casual dinner, dancing, prix fixe courses, or late-night pizza (or midnight brunch) you're looking for, the Eater guide to New Year's dining has something for you. Including some places offering meals and bloody Marys the morning after. As always with holiday dining, do call ahead to confirm hours and reserve seats, and feel free to leave other options in the comments. Cheers!
Laura Scholz


Update: Other restaurants and/or bars open on NYE and/or NYD.
· A prix fixe at Better Half based on ingredients said to bring good fortune.
· BoccaLupo for a $55 four-course pasta tasting and some specials.
· Cheap booze, beer, and thrills at Victory Sandwich Bar.
· The Pinewood Tippling Room for a $90 five-course prix fixe.
· The second annual White Trash Bash at Proof & Provision.
· New Year's Eve menus at Sugo, Double Zero, and The Iberian Pig.
· Ormsby's for a no cover night with bocce and more.
· This special menu at Article 14.
· A $52 "hangover brunch" at Park 75 on January 1.
· Pajama brunch on New Year's Day at Barcelona Wine Bar.
· Heirloom Market BBQ will be open regular hours on January 1.
· See More NYE Options Here [Exploring Atlanta]
· All Eater Maps [-EATL-]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. NYE: Smoke Ring

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309 Nelson St SW
Atlanta, GA
(404) 228-6377
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Forget bubbly— ring in the new year with a moonshine toast at midnight at Smoke Ring. The festivities kick off with live music from Sweet Auburn String Band at 9 p.m. and include prix fixe and regular menu options until 12:30 a.m.

2. NYE: Miller Union

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999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 733-8550
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Spend New Year's Eve on the Westside at Miller Union, which is offering its regular Southern-inspired menu from talented chef Steven Satterfield as well as some holiday specials. Seatings start at 5 p.m.; reservations are the way to go.

3. NYE: One Eared Stag

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1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-4479
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One Eared Stag will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve offering regular a la carte dinner service and holiday specials.

4. NYE: Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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This Decatur hot spot will be offering two oyster happy hours on New Year's Eve, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., for a double dose of celebration. In addition to the regular menu, the restaurant will offer a special bubbly list and caviar selection.

5. NYE: Common Quarter

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1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA
(678) 809-4040
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This new East Cobb haunt will be offering its regular menu and some New Year's Eve specials in a la carte or prix fixe fashion from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on December 31. Call for details and to reserve a spot.

6. NYE: Zocalo

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187 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-7576
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Who can say no to $2 tacos and tortas on New Year's Eve? That's what you'll find at Zocalo, along with Latin beats, a midnight champagne toast, and the Mexican tradition of 12 grapes of luck, said to bring positivity throughout the year.

7. NYE: Two Urban Licks

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820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 522-4622
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Ring in 2014 with great views of the city at Two Urban Licks, which will be offering its regular menu along with a complimentary champagne toast, live music, and a balloon drop at midnight.

8. NYE: Tap

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1180 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 347-2220
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Enjoy complimentary valet and no cover at Tap. A DJ, dancing, a raffle for a chance to win $100 in Concentrics gift cards, and bottles of house bubbly for only $14 round out the festivities.

9. NYE: Meehan's Public House

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227 Sandy Springs Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 843-8058
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Why have one New's Year's toast when you can have two? Celebrate midnight the Irish and American way with toasts at 7 p.m. and midnight at Meehan's in Sandy Springs. A $5 cover gets you both toasts, plus live music, and party favors.

10. NYE: The Spence

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75 5th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 892-9111
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The Spence will be serving a special menu on New Year's Eve from 5 p.m. to midnight. Reservations are recommended and come with a 12 a.m. champagne toast.

11. NYE: HOBNOB

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1551 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 968-2288
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Keep your New Year’s Eve simple at HOBNOB, where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with all-you-can-eat pizza and all-you-can-drink beer and champagne for just $25 per person.

12. NYE: The Mill Kitchen & Bar

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590 Mimosa Blvd
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 817-9345
There's a New Year's Eve party starting at 10:30 p.m. at The Mill in Roswell. Get live music, a champagne toast, and a midnight balloon drop filled with Mill dollars, discounts, and free stuff.

13. Prix Fixe: White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

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270 Peachtree St NW, Ste 100
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-7200
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Celebrate 2014 at White Oak with live music, champagne, and bourbon tastings, plus a four-course menu. Music starts at 8:30 p.m., and guests can enjoy a flight of three bourbons for $20 per person or champagne for $10 a glass. The seated four-course menu is $60 per person with the option to add wine pairings available for an additional $20.

14. Prix Fixe: Gunshow

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924 Garrett St SE, Ste C
Atlanta, GA 30316
Get your reservations for New Year’s Eve at Gunshow by December 28. The ten-course meal is paired with wine, champagne, and beer. Seating reservations can be made from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and are $200 per person, all inclusive. Call (404) 380-1886.

15. Prix Fixe: JCT Kitchen

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1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-2252
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Enjoy a special four course New Year’s Eve menu at JCT Kitchen for $65 per person. Ford Fry's other ventures— King + Duke, No. 246, and The Optimist— are also offering coursed menus.

16. Prix Fixe: Livingston Restaurant+Bar

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659 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 897-5000
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Livingston is open on New Year’s Eve and is taking dinner reservations from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Options include a three-course menu for $55 or a four-course menu for $65, music with DJ Yvonne Monet, drink specials, party favors, a midnight balloon drop, and a champagne toast included with dinner. Reservations required.

17. Prix Fixe: Restaurant Eugene

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2277 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-0321
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Chef Linton Hopkins and the team at Restaurant Eugene will serve a four-course menu inspired by Carnival celebrations and masquerades in Venice. Price is $125.00 per person; seatings are available from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

18. Prix Fixe: Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Empire State South is offering both three- and four-course menus with pairings on New Year's Eve, but hurry and secure your reservation, as seatings are selling out. Get more information here. The countdown to 2014 starts at 11:00 p.m. with a live DJ and full bar, and $30 tickets include two complimentary glasses of sparkling.

19. Prix Fixe: Aria

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490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-7673
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Aria is offering a $90 four-course meal on New Year’s Eve. For more information or reservations, call (404) 233-7673.

20. Prix Fixe: F&B

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3630 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 254-1797
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Buckhead's F&B will be serving up a special prixe fixe menu in addition to its regular winter dinner menu on New Year's Eve. Menu highlights include fresh chilled oysters with a riesling gelée and caviar and butter poached Main lobster served with truffle whipped potatoes and topped with a champagne caviar sauce. Call for reservations.

21. Prix Fixe: Bacchanalia

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1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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If there were ever a night to splurge, New Year's Eve is the time. Bacchanalia will be open and offering its regular five-course menu.

22. Prix Fixe: Umi Sushi

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3050 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0040
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Umi with an eight-course menu. The dinner is $175 per person and includes a bottle of wine or champagne per couple. Reservations can be made by calling (404) 841-0040 or emailing info@umiatlanta.com.

23. Prix Fixe: Milton’s

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800 Mayfield Road
Milton, GA 30009
(770) 817-0161
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Get a prix fixe meal for $65 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. Live music beings at 8 p.m. and guests will receive a glass of champagne and party favors at midnight. Reserve a table in advance.

24. Prix Fixe: Serpas True Food

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659 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 688-0040
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A five-course prix fixe meal at Serpas can be yours for $75 on New Year’s Eve. Wine pairings will be added for an additional cost, and the “early birds” get a three-course meal for $50 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

25. Prix Fixe: Watershed on Peachtree

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1820 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 809-3561
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Watershed on Peachtree is offering a four-course New Year's Eve dinner with a champagne toast for $75 per person. Call for reservations.

26. Prix Fixe: Seed Kitchen & Bar

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1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 504
Marietta, GA 30068
(678) 214-6888
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Get prix fixe meals with wine pairings at Seed Kitchen & Bar and sister spot Stem Wine Bar on New Year's Eve. Here's the $69 four-course Seed menu.

27. Prix Fixe: Lobby Bar & Bistro

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361 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 961-7370
Lobby is offering a three-course meal with a bottle of bubbly for $150 per couple. Call for reservations.

28. Ticketed: Cypress Street

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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What's better than a party at Cypress Street with food, beer, a photo booth, a DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight? Following it with a midnight breakfast buffet. Pre-sale tickets are available for $20 through December 30th. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $25.

29. Ticketed: Cook Hall

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3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 523-3600
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Cook Hall will host its second annual Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve bash from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The party begins at 10 p.m. and includes a DJ, a midnight champagne sabering, a digital photo booth, party favors, and a midnight snacks. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

30. Ticketed: Edgewood Speakeasy

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327 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 343-4404
With space for only 100 revelers, Edgewood Speakeasy will kick off its festivities at 10 p.m. with signature cocktails, live music, and an open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. At midnight, guests will be treated to a complimentary champagne toast and a wood-fired pizza buffet. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $100 for VIP, which includes a premium bar and a bottle of champagne.

31. NYE/NYD: The Porter Beer Bar

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1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 223-0393
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No better place to grab a late night beer than The Porter, which will be open until 2:30 a.m. to ring in 2014. It will open again at 11 a.m. on New Year's Day, with brunch until 4 p.m. and the regular menu until midnight.

32. NYE/NYD: Alma Cocina

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191 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 968-9662
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Alma Cocina will be open and offering its regular menu from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve and will reopen for dinner service on New Year’s Day. Sister restaurants Ecco, La Tavola, South City Kitchen, and Lure are also open on both days.

33. NYE/NYD: 10th & Piedmont

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991 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 602-5510
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10th & Piedmont will be open regular hours serving its regular menu on New Year's Eve. On New Year's Day, get a brunch buffet for $19 per person. Call (404) 602-5510 for more information.

34. NYE/NYD: Bhojanic

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1363 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 633-9233
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Craving Indian? Both Bhojanic locations will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

35. NYE/NYD: Big Tex Decatur

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308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste I
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-3939
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Big Tex Decatur will host a no-cover party (with champagne) from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve, then will celebrates the next day with a “Bluegrass, Bowls, and Beer” brunch starting at 11 a.m.

36. NYE/NYD: The Albert

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918 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 872-4990
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For a low key New Year's Eve, head to The Albert in Inman Park. No cover, lots of booze, and a complimentary champagne toast and party favors at midnight. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. on NYE and New Year's Day.

37. NYE/NYD: Red Pepper Taqueria

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3133 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Red Pepper Taqueria will be open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Get a champagne toast at midnight on NYE and/or bottomless mimosas and other drink specials at brunch the next morning.

38. NYE/NYD: Parish

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240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 681-4434
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On New Year's Eve, new chef Zeb Stevenson is offering a handful of off-the-menu specials. Celebrate 2014 with hats, noisemakers, and a complimentary midnight champagne toast, and then continue the party the following morning, when brunch starts at 10 a.m. Call for reservations.

39. NYE/NYD: Bone Lick BBQ

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1133 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 343-6574
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It should come as no surprise that Bone Lick Barbecue will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Head in for barbecue, skee ball, and brews.

40. NYD: Bantam + Biddy

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1544 Piedmont Ave NE, Ste 301
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 907-3469
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Enjoy a traditional Southern meal at Bantam + Biddy on January 1. The menu features honey-glazed ham, stewed black-eyed peas, braised collard greens, cornbread, and country gravy, plus sweet potato pie and carrot cake. Bottomless bloody Marys and mimosas are offered until 3 p.m.

41. NYD: Murphy's

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997 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-0904
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Brunch at Murphy's is a classic choice any day of the year, and January 1 is no different. Stop by for crab cake Benedict, chilaquiles, and house-made bloody Marys on New Year's morning. Call ahead to reserve a table.

42. NYD: DBA Barbecue

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1190 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 249-5000
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Kick off 2014 with DBA Barbecue, which will be dishing up traditional collard greens and black eyed peas as well as pork, and, well, more pork. Also: $4 vodka drinks.

1. NYE: Smoke Ring

309 Nelson St SW, Atlanta, GA