New Year's Eve in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Adam Haught

The day has finally arrived: It’s time to say “goodbye” to 2020 (collective sigh heard around the world) and “hello” to 2021! From live music paired with gourmet meals, to endless apps and great bubbly, here is a list of Scottsdale restaurants and bars where you can [safely] ring in the New Year. Now, go ahead and buy that glittery mask – you know you want to! We can’t wait to celebrate the start of a New Year with you!

Be sure to make reservations early as restaurants will be operating at limited capacity and will sell out quickly.

 


ADERO Scottsdale

CIELO, an elegant restaurant tucked into the mountain foothills just east of Scottsdale, is known for its scenic landscapes and sustainable cuisine. This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a special three-course, prix fixe menu while gazing upon a starry sky. Menu options include lobster bisque, baked salmon, roast tenderloin, champagne souffle and more!

When: Dec. 31, 2020
Price: $89 per person
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Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Andaz Scottsdale is ringing in the New Year by focusing on what truly matters in life – safely spending time with the ones you love. Celebrate together over a magnificent holiday feast. Prix fixe menus start at $85 per person and feature delicacies like tartare de boeuf, Spanish pulpo, lamb chops, wagyu new york strip and deconstructed apple cobbler.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Price: Starting at $85 per person
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Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town

Are you ready to get an early start to your NYE festivities? “Ride out 2020” in style with adult bevies distinctive food offerings and unmatched open-air views of Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain. Unique cocktails such as the “2020 Wha….!," "The Resolution" and "CENTR yourself” (a sparkling, CBD-infused drink) will certainly get you in the New Year's spirit. Enjoy your cocktail of choice with tasty bites like oysters, poke and shrimp! Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations will be taken.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Price: Free
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Dominick’s Steakhouse

Looking for one of the best steaks in Scottsdale? Look no further! Dominick's Steakhouse offers a unique menu of juicy USA Prime-grade Steaks, perfect for your New Year's Day Dinner. Located in Scottsdale Quarter, Dominick’s is a great option for the holidays that will satisfy everyone in the family – even vegetarians and pescatarians! For a more secluded and intimate dining experience, inquire about Dominick’s private dining rooms.

When: Jan. 1, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing
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Hotel Valley Ho

Celebrate the New Year at Hotel Valley Ho’s ZuZu with a private VIP table in a chic lounge setting. You’ll enjoy plenty of bubbly and bottomless apps (think cheese and charcuterie boards, shellfish platters, garlic pretzel bombs and chicken sliders, just to name a few). Still hungry? A selection of a la carte menu items will be available at an additional cost. To add to the festive atmosphere, a deejay will be spinning music from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. If you prefer to dine earlier, check out ZuZu’s happy hour from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
Price: Starting at $400 for a table for 2
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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

For an unforgettable way to ring in the New Year, celebrate at Center Stage Bar at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale! The resort’s chefs are whipping up a special holiday menu for you to enjoy while listening to live music from the J. Forte Duo followed by the Michael Land Quartet. Party favors and a champagne toast to celebrate the New Year are included.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Entertainment: 6:00 p.m. – 12:30 am
Price: $95++ per person
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Marcellino Ristorante

New Year’s Eve at Marcellino features Chef Marcellino Verzino’s celebratory menu, which is only offered twice per year. Menu details were hush-hush at press time, but this holiday feast is sure to include housemade pastas, seasonal ingredients and succulent prime meats. To accompany your meal, vocalist Monte Procopio will delight with big band sounds and tunes from the American Song Book.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing 
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Leave the cooking and cleaning to the Queen's serfs and wenches this New Year’s Eve! Step into our fully decorated 11th Century castle and enjoy a four-course feast as you witness a spectacular live performance of Medieval tournament games, authentic jousting and exciting sword fights. Your noble feast includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, buttered sweet corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. You may also order from Arizona's longest full-service bar before, during and after the show.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.
Price: $45.95 for Adults | $35.95 for Children 12 & under 
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Mountain Shadows

Bid 2020 adieu over a special four-course menu from award-winning chef Charles Wiley. Featured menu items include spicy glazed pork belly, pan-seared diver scallops and fourless Valrhona chocolate torte. Two seatings are available (6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.), and the second seating includes party favors and a midnight Champagne toast. 

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | First Seating: 6:30 p.m. | Second Seating: 9:30 p.m.
Price: First Seating: $139 | Second Seating: $169
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Toast 2021 in style at Prado, which sits at the base of Camelback Mountain on the lush grounds of the Omni Scottsdale. You’ll enjoy live entertainment along with a four-course prix fixe menu that features entrée choices like king salmon, duck confit and prime N.Y. striploin. You’ll also receive a complimentary glass of Cava to ring in the New Year at midnight.

On New Year’s Day, partake in a spectacular a la carte plated brunch featuring sweet and savory breakfast and lunch favorites complemented by live music. Partake in a 19th-century Spanish tradition and add a chef-inspired paella to your meal! Reserve a patio table and soak up stunning Camelback Mountain views while you dine.

New Year’s Eve:
When: Dec. 31, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Price: $140 per person | Free for kids 5 & Under
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New Year’s Day:
When: Jan. 1, 2021 | 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing
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Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an elegant four-course menu at T. Cook’s, including a glass of bubbly to toast 2021. The Joel Maze Trio provides live music on the Vernadero Lawn, while a jumbo clock counts down to midnight and a virtual fireworks display!

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Entertainment 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Price: $165++ per person
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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a breathtaking sunset dinner at elements, perched high on the side of Camelback Mountain. Entrées on the four-course prix fixe menu include New York strip, Chilean seabass and roasted guinea hen. For dessert, elements’ pastry chef Ana Garza will delight you with sweet treats such as a caramelized passion fruit tart, malted milk chocolate pot de Crème and tiramisu cheesecake tower.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | First Seating: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Second Seating: 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m
Price: First Seating: $225 | Second Seating: $275 | $45 for children under 12 years old
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Rusconi's American Kitchen

Ring in the New Year with a special three-course menu at Rusconi’s American Kitchen, which offers regional American cuisine cooked over a wood-burning grill. The NYE menu includes entrée choices of Florida grouper, garlic- and herb-crusted rack of lamb, and juicy grilled tenderloin. For dessert, choose between the rich chocolate torte and classic crème brulee.

When: Dec. 31, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price: $75 per person
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To plan your Scottsdale holiday getaway, click here!