Say goodbye to 2018 in style! No matter what you’re looking for – a low-key, quiet dinner with friends, an elegant event at some of Pittsburgh’s fanciest spots, or an all-out raucous affair that lasts well past midnight – we’ve got you covered.
Restaurants Serving Special Dinners
Whitfield, in the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, will be offering their regular menu on New Year’s Eve, along with a special New Year’s Eve dinner menu with elegant extras. Look for Hackleback Caviar with potato chips and crème fraîche, Oysters Rockefeller with Pernod, Truffle Mac & Cheese, and a Tenderloin served with butter-poached lobster, gnocchi and melted leeks. Reservations are recommended.
A special six-course prix fixe dinner will be available on New Year’s Eve, with decadent dishes like Lobster with escargot duxelles, Tar Tar with BBQ celery root, and dry-aged duck with licorice, orange, truffle and sweet potato tortellini. Two seatings are available, and seats are $110 per person, with the option for an additional $40 wine pairing. Reservations are recommended.
A New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu will be available for $85 per person, with choices like Fisher Island oysters, Elysian Fields Farm lamb tartare, and Anson Mills semolina fettuccine. The full menu is available here, and reservations are open online.
After dinner at Troy Hill’s Scratch Food & Beverage, have a little fun at their karaoke night! The restaurant will be hosting an an à la carte New Year’s Eve Dinner, which willf eature a complimentary Prosecco. Dishes on the menu include Chicken Liver Parfait with paté and plum jam, a New York Strip steak, and Chocolate Espresso Panna Cotta. After dinner (the last reservations will be taken at 10:00 p.m.), karaoke will be on from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended.
Have a French-inspired New Year’s Eve dinner at Paris 66 in Shadyside. Executive Chef Larry Laffont is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner for $129 per person (with an optional $50 wine pairing), that includes choices like Lobster bisque, Gâteau de Canard confit (layers of potatoes and duck confit), poached Dover sole with saffron sauce, and traditional Tarte Tatin. Call 412-404-8166 for reservations.
Spork’s New Year’s Eve dinner will be a little different this year. Instead of creating a completely brand-new menu to celebrate the holiday, the team at Spork is sharing the best dishes and drinks that made an appearance at the restaurant throughout the year. The ‘Best of 2018: The Remix‘ menu will feature 2018 favorites like Crab Soufflé, Squid Ink Linguine, Mofongo, and the Royal Wedding Cake (in honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials). In addition to the regular wine list, there will also be two special wine flights, one for $50, and one for $150, and creative cocktails (like the Wakanda Forever) that made a splash this year. Reservations are recommended.
Reservations are available for Cure’s New Year’s Eve prix fix menu, which includes oysters, 26-month Culatello, and squid ink spaghetti. Seats are $125 per person, with an optional wine pairing. Find a table online.
The Twisted Frenchman
The Twisted Frenchman is offering on very special New Year’s Eve dinner for two for $1,000 – and every penny will go to 412 Food Rescue. The dinner will be served in the restaurant’s kitchen, and will feature 15 courses, plus wine pairings. There’s only one charity dinner available, but regular reservations are available throughout the evening.
The gorgeous Fl. 2 in the Fairmont Hotel is offering a decadent menu on New Year’s Eve, with features like a seasonal seafood platter (featuring oysters, Tiger Gulf shrimp, Manila clams, mussels and crab), Foie Gras, escargot, and Alaska King Crab. They’re also featuring an “adventurous” new cocktail called the Devil in the Deep Blue Sea, with Patron Silver, Beefeater, sherry, lemon, black salt foam, and an actual East Coast oyster in the cocktail. Reservations are recommended.
The second floor of Revel + Roost downtown is open for dinner from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, featuring a three-course holiday menu, along with the restaurant’s regular dinner menu. Reservations are available online.
Enjoy New Year’s Eve dinner at the Commoner, with an expanded ‘Nibbles’ section (including share-able appetizers like Vermont Cheddar Fondue), plus an expanded Bubbles list from the bar. Reservations are encouraged.
Reservations are still available for Vallozzi’s New Year’s Eve a la carte menu, which will feature classic Italian dishes, including a selection of Antipasta, insalatas, and house-made pastas.
Braddock’s Rebellion, within the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, will be open for dinner with a $65 prix fixe menu, featuring dishes like escargot, beef filet, and homemade tagliatelle from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. The hotel will be hosting a ‘Pop, Fizz, Clink,’ party starting at 9:00 p.m., featuring a DJ, open bar, appetizers, and a Champagne toast for $100 per person.
New Year’s Eve Events and Parties
The North Side’s Federal Galley is hosting a New Year’s Eve party, with an hour-and-a-half of unlimited snacking from all four FG concepts from 9:00 to 10:30, plus five drink tickets to be used for beer, wine or spirits throughout the evening. There will be music from DJ Jarrett Tebbets all night, and a custom photo booth, too. Tickets are $85 per person, and can be purchased here.
Smallman’s annual Brew Year’s Eve party is back for another year! At this event, guests can enjoy an open bar stocked with 20 craft beers from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., plus Home and (new vegan pop-up) crumb. will be open for guests. Tickets are $75 per person, and each ticket includes a take-home Smallman Galley glass, too.
Muddy Waters is hosting a New Year’s Eve Oyster Party, with all-you-can-eat oysters, and two glasses of bubbles for $75 for person. Seating starts at 10:00 p.m., and the restaurant’s kitchen will be open until midnight. Tickets are available online.
Toast ’19 from Creative Drinks
Creative Drinks is bringing the cocktail-loving party to creative space Beacon for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Tickets are $125, and include five hours of open bar, complimentary appetizers, and a breakfast buffet from Market Street Grocery. Tickets and more information are available on the event page.
Head up to the rooftop bar Il Tetto for their annual New Year’s Eve party, featuring music, dancing, drinks, a photo booth, hors d’ouervers and more. Tickets range from $90 to $180 per person, and more info can be found on the event page.
The Pennsylvania Market
For $65, guests at the Pennsylvania Market’s New Year’s Eve bash will enjoy a buffet from some of the Strip District market’s chefs, two drink tickets, a midnight toast, and live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online.
Downtown’s City Works is hosting a ‘Going Out in Style’ party, with a four-hour open bar, passed appetizers, live entertainment, a Champagne toast, and more. Tickets are $85 now, and $100 after December 25, and can be purchased online.
The first floor of downtown’s Revel + Roost will be hosting a party that kicks off at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person, and include a one-hour open bar from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m., live DJ, a balloon drop, a midnight toast, and a midnight breakfast buffet. There’s also an additional $75 VIP option. Tickets are available here.
North Shore Block Party
Steel Cactus and Local Brewhouse are teaming up for a North Shore party. Tickets ($20 for general admission and $50 for open bar) allow access to both restaurants, and the open bar ticket also includes light appetizers.
Social House 7
Find a DJ and dancing starting at 10:00 p.m. at Social House 7. Open bar tickets are $80 (general admission tickets are $30), and reservations for dinner are available and encouraged. See more online.
Restaurants Where NYE Reservations Are Still Available (for now…)
- Lucca Ristorante
- Lidia’s Pittsburgh
- Siepmre Algo
- Talia Cucina Rosticceria
- Union Standard
- Osteria 2350
- Merchant Oyster Company
- Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar
- Grand Concourse
- Ten Penny
- Joseph Tambellini
- The Vandal
- Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Seafood
- La Riveria
- Superior Motors
- Revival on Lincoln
- Hines Ward’s Table 86
Did we miss anything? Share with us where you’ll be spending New Year’s Eve!