Ring in 2022 at These Tasty Restaurants

Toasting The New Year

Ready to kiss 2021 goodbye? After riding the waves of another unpredictable year, you might be thinking about doing it in style. Area restaurants are helping Houstonians do just that. Whether you want to celebrate the New Year with a delicious sit-down meal or you’d prefer to order to go, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from!

Federal American Grill

Located at 510 Shepherd Drive, Federal American Grill will be serving up a three-course meal on New Year’s Eve that features a wide variety of delicious choices. For the first course, guests can select from homestyle Texas chili, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, fried oysters, and an iceberg wedge. Entrée selections include wild caught salmon, truffle stuffed chicken, braised short rib, and center-cut filet. Finally, for dessert, restaurant-goers can scoop up a boozy bananas foster. Is your tummy rumbling yet?

The price for this luxurious celebratory meal is $75 per person plus gratuity and tax.

Trattoria Sofia

For a festive lunch or dinner, Trattoria Sofia in the Heights will be hosting guests for a celebration replete with food, drinks, party favors, and live music! The restaurant does not have a special prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve, so diners can feel free to choose from their regular favorites. DJ Fanci will start spinning tunes at 8:15 PM, and the music will end for the night at 12:15 AM. No matter where you spend the evening, make reservations ahead of time – restaurants fill up fast on New Year’s Eve.

If you have other plans for New Year’s Eve, it’s worth knowing that you can order dinner on New Year’s Day beginning at 4 PM. This could be ideal for those who want to avoid adding more dirty dishes to the mess of a busy New Year’s Eve party. 

You can find Trattoria Sofia at 911 West 11th Street.

Napoli’s Wine Café 

Just south of the Heights along Washington Avenue, Napoli’s Wine Café has been pleasing hungry customers since 1996. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe meal at $50 per person. A live musician will also play at the restaurant to help set the mood for ringing in the New Year. Stay for the New Year’s Eve countdown to toast with a complimentary glass of champagne!

Harold’s Restaurant

Have you considered renting out a space for you and your friends to celebrate in? Harold’s in the Heights is the perfect spot for you, your family, and friends to ring in the New Year. Sip an old-fashioned whiskey, share a carafe of sangria, or toast to the New Year with a glass of red or white wine. The outdoor terrace, softly lit by twinkling lights, is an excellent place to reminisce about the year and chat about all you hope to accomplish in 2022. Harold’s Restaurant is located at 350 West 19th Street in the heart of the historic Heights. Book your night of fun here.

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This photo captures some of the magic of the outdoor terrace available to rent for New Year’s Eve. We can’t think of a better spot to hang out! Image courtesy of Harold’s Restaurant.

La Lucha

This eatery at 1801 North Shepherd Drive #A is known for its incredible seafood and cocktails. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will be serving its signature dishes as well as some off-menu surprises! Hold your champagne glasses high during a traditional toast to the New Year, and consider pairing your adult beverage with one of La Lucha’s classics. The fried chicken is a popular option to pair with champagne, believe it or not!

B.B. Lemon

No need to pay for a restrictive four-course New Year’s Eve lunch or dinner here – you can dig into all your favorite foods at B.B. Lemon, located at 1809 Washington Avenue. Celebrate the start of the New Year with flavorful cocktails, party favors, and snacks that will make your mouth water. DJ G-Funk will spin music out on the patio from 8 PM until midnight, so be sure to keep that in mind when you make your plans. Again, reservations are recommended.

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B.B. Lemon has a flair for keeping things festive! Image courtesy of B.B. Lemon.

As if a lively New Year’s Eve party wasn’t enough, you can join B.B. Lemon on New Year’s Day from 11 AM to 3 PM for their annual Hangover Cure Brunch. Rehydrate, fuel up with some good food, and sip on a relaxing cocktail. What better way to start a new year? DJ Fredster will also be entertaining guests on the patio, so it’s sure to be a fun time. 

We know how hard it is to find an open restaurant on New Year’s Day, so don’t forget that you can also stop by B.B. Lemon for dinner from 3 PM to 10 PM.  

B & B Butchers

This upscale steakhouse located at 1814 Washington Avenue is definitely worth checking out on New Year’s Eve! There is no prix fixe menu, but if you haven’t been to a B & B Butchers yet and you like a good cut of meat, you’ll love this restaurant’s selections. The New Year’s Eve Bash begins at 5 PM. Enjoy live music downstairs from 7 PM until 10 PM, and then head upstairs to the covered, heated patio to mingle and dance to a DJ from 10 PM until 1 AM. Reservations are required.

Like neighboring B.B. Lemon, B & B Butchers will be hosting a New Year’s Day Hangover Cure Brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM. Recover with some live music on the rooftop patio, specialty cocktails, and decadent brunch dishes. The restaurant will also be open for dinner service from 3 PM to 10 PM. Reservations are also required for all New Year’s Day festivities at B & B Butchers.

Final Thoughts

However you say goodbye to 2021, we hope you do so safely and have a wonderful time. Although the future remains uncertain, we wish you the absolute best in 2022. You deserve it!