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New Year’s Eve 2014 Dining And Celebrations In Atlanta

Here’s a round-up of ten fabulous New Year parties you might want to head for in Atlanta as you wish 2013 farewell and welcome 2014.

Ocean Prime, Buckhead’s modern American supper club, has the regular menu plus holiday specials prepared by chef Mitch Brumels including steak tartar with roasted garlic brioche, capers and gherkins, surf and turf with 5 oz. filet mignon, wild roasted mushrooms and port demi, Val’s butter cake with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream and the “midnight kiss” cocktail with Ketel One vodka, champagne, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, Chambord and cupcake sprinkles. Enjoy complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Ocean Prime
3102 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Ph: 404.846.0505

Ring in the New Year with a French feast! F&B Atlanta will be open and

F&B Atlanta Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography

F&B Atlanta (Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography)

serving up a festive prix fixe menu in addition to their regular winter dinner menu crafted by executive chef Philippe Haddad. Enjoy items such as the fresh chilled oysters with a Riesling gelée and caviar, butter poached Maine lobster served with truffle whipped potatoes and topped with a champagne caviar sauce, and for dessert, crêpe suzette with spicy pumpkin ice cream.

3630 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Ph: 404.254.1797

Let the chefs at Star Provisions fill your holiday table with gourmet goodies this year. From main courses including lacquered whole roasted duck, pepper and thyme cured prime beef tenderloin and crown roast of lamb and traditional sides such as creamed onions, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole and root vegetable gratin, your feast is just an order away. Desserts are also available and include pumpkin, apple and pecan pies, buche de noel and stump de noel.

Star Provisions
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
Ph: 404.365.0410 ext. 130


Red Pepper Taqueria (Photo Credit:Reynolds Group)

Red Pepper Taqueria (Photo Credit:Reynolds Group)

Red Pepper Taqueria will be open on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Celebrate the New Year with the restaurant on Tuesday, December 31, with live music, Mexican food and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The following day, Red Pepper will celebrate its two-year anniversary with bottomless mimosas and drink specials.

Red Pepper Taqueria
Briar Vista Shopping Center
2149 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Ph: 404.325.8151

3135 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Ph: 404.869.2773

There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with brunch at Murphy’s.

Murphy's Brunch (Photo Credit:Michael Kunz)

Murphy’s Brunch (Photo Credit:Michael Kunz)

With a menu full of renowned classics including egg entrees such as eggs Virginia Highland and the crab cake Benedict, or favorites like the Georgia white shrimp and grits and chilaquiles, there are a number of ways to kiss 2013 goodbye and welcome new beginningsOf course, no brunch at Murphy’s would be complete without a house-made Bloody Mary, or the signature mimosa, available with both orange and grapefuit juices.

Murphy’s Restaurant, Bakery and Wine Shop
997 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Ph: 404.872.0904

The Family Dog (PhotoCredit:www.thefailydogatlanta.com)

The Family Dog (PhotoCredit:www.thefailydogatlanta.com)

Get ready for a New Year’s Eve party for the books at The Family Dog, where you can ring in 2014 with a Funk and Soul Celebration with The Georgia Soul Council! You can indulge in an open bar, passed appetizers, a champagne toast at midnight and a full brunch buffet at midnight! No, you didn’t hear that wrong.

The Family Dog
1402 N Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Ph: 404.249.0180
PRICE: $125 per person. Reservations limited. Please click here to purchase.

Lookin’ to go to a fancy dinner this New Year’s Eve? Well, the Angry Chef, Ron Eyester, has you covered with a New Year’s Eve White Trash Bash at Rose Bud Atlanta. There will be a special menu available including dishes such as Blackened Tennessee Catfish with ham and lima bean salad, “Spaghetti-Os” with Wild Georgia Shrimp, balsamic roasted onion and lobster Bolognese, and more. A limited version of Rosebud’s regular a la carte menu will be available as well. For those who stick around there will be a champagne toast at midnight to greet 2014!

Rose Bud Atlanta
1397 N. Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Ph: 404.347.9747

Ring in the New Year like the Italians at Cibo e Beve with lots of food and drinks! Chef Linda has prepared a few specials that are sure to wow 2014. Bartender, Michael Searles will be whipping up a champagne cocktail for guest to indulge in as the clock strikes midnight.

Cibo e Beve
4969 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Ph: 404.250.8988

Join Cook Hall at the W Atlanta-Buckhead for their second annual

Cook Hall Atlanta (Photo Credit:Green Olive Media)

Cook Hall Atlanta (Photo Credit:Green Olive Media)

prohibition-style New Year’s party! The New Year’s Eve Bash begins at 10 p.m. and includes midnight snacks, champagne toasts at midnight, party favors, music from DJ Hakim and a photo booth! Costumes are encouraged!

W Atlanta – Buckhead
3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta GA 30326
Ph: 404.523.3600
PRICE: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Please click here to purchase.

If you’re looking for great food, strong drinks and a killer party this New Year’s Eve without prix fixe menus and cover charges, look no further than Social Vinings. There will be a festive a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu with special entrees like whole Maine lobster and New York Strip available as well as the regular dinner menu. After dinner, we will be turning the bar into a party with live entertainment, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast to 2014. No cover, just great friends and good times.

Social Vinings
3621 Vinings Slope Dr. Suite 4110
Atlanta, GA 30339
Ph: 770.432.9772

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