Put on something that sparkles and pop the Champagne. Now is the time to celebrate in style with the help of Wisconsin New Year’s Eve dining experiences and parties.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Cento, a charmingly chic Italian restaurant in lively Downtown Madison. To help say goodbye to 2022, Executive Chef Chris Myers will bring out a special five-course prix-fixe menu. First things first, there will be plenty of family-style deviled quail eggs and antipasti platters brimming with baked ricotta, prosciutto and crispy ciabatta. Other highlights of the dinner will include wood oven-roasted chicken with buttermilk risotto, spicy lamb meatballs and a frutti di mare overflowing with swordfish, scallops and calamari. Finally, from bruleed banana sorbet to matcha cocoa tiramisu, this Wisconsin New Year’s Eve dining experience will be nothing short of the sweetest finale to the year. Seatings are available from 4 to 10 p.m. and cost $150 per person for the five-course prix-fixe menu. For more information, visit centomadison.com.
Le Reve Pâtisserie & Café
If you need an excuse to get all dressed up for New Year’s Eve, look no further than Le Reve Pâtisserie & Café’s prix-fixe dinner. The culinary journey will begin with wine, and the perfect pairings will continue throughout the holiday meal. In addition, guests can also anticipate alpine fondue with roasted cider apples, rosemary bread and potato-onion pierogies. The courses will also include filet mignon with short rib tortellini, walnut-crusted black cod with seared dayboat scallops and even a black truffle brie cheese with apple-nut bread. Three courses with wine is available for $95 per person, and the four courses with wine is $105. For more information, visit lerevecafe.com.
If you want to reign in New Year’s Eve beneath the lights of the city, be sure to start your evening with a celebratory meal at Bacchus in Milwaukee. Guests will be wowed by a four-course meal curated by Executive Chef Nick Wirth. The extravagant dining experience will start off with a tempting trio of appetizers and a light first course dish like sea scallops, lobster bisque or even beef brisket ravioli. Then, a more hearty second course will include classic comfort dishes like dry-aged New York strip and South African lobster tail. Last, but certainly not least, the grand finale of desserts includes a sweet selection of salted caramel creme brulee, caramelized honeycrisp apple and more. The New Year’s Eve four-course menu will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. for $150 per person. Wine pairing packages will also be available for $75 or $125. For more information, visit bartolottas.com.
Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse
If you’re seeking a Great Gatsby-esque New Year’s Eve dining experience in Wisconsin, be sure to swing by Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse for an impressive three-course dinner. The dim dining room sets the scene for steaks and seafood, with a stunning mahogany bar and Art Deco-inspired decor. The dinner itself includes a glass of sparkling wine and three courses: a choice of soup or salad, an entree, and dessert. Some of the delicious entrees include seared scallops, Scottish salmon, duck confit risotto and butternut gnocchi. In addition, wine pairings will be available for $45 to $75, depending on the package purchased. The three-course dinner is $95 per person. For more information, visit johnnydelmonicos.com.
The Chef’s Table
Prepare for your most flavorful and fabulous New Year’s Eve yet. The Chef’s Table in Milwaukee will be the perfect place to feast with friends before a night of music and lights throughout the downtown area. This year’s theme is truffles, and the menu is over-the-top in the best way possible. The three-hour seated meal is complete with hors d’oeuvres, plenty of mains and dessert. Some highlights include Malpeque oysters with truffle cream, duck confit truffle ravioli and diver scallops with shaved Alba truffles. Immediately following this Wisconsin New Year’s Eve dining experience, guests will celebrate with cocktails and a countdown until the ball drops at midnight. The Chef’s Table truffle dinner experience is $295 per person. For more information, visit chefs-tablemke.com.
Mason Street Grill
Looking forward to bubbly this New Year’s Eve? Mason Street Grill, luckily, will bring all of the cheer with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Leading up to the big moment, there will be energizing live music at the bar and plenty of wood-grilled classics throughout the dining room. Your dinner and a show will be complete with red wine-braised wagyu beef short ribs, lobster Bolognese, black truffle risotto and so many more delicious options. At the same time, the bar will bring on the fun with handcrafted cocktails and celebratory seasonal martinis. And since the kitchen will be open until 11 p.m., guests can continue to enjoy bar snacks throughout the evening, from shareable margherita flatbreads to fried surf clams. This Wisconsin New Year’s Eve dining experience will take place all night from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the heart of Milwaukee. For more information, visit masonstreetgrill.com.
If you’re hoping to be wined and dined while ringing in 2023, definitely make a reservation at Mr. B’s. At both locations, executive chefs will be preparing the perfect meal for the once-a-year occasion. Guests can anticipate appetizers like yellowfin tuna tartare, roasted squash soup and mushroom arancini. As for the main portion of the meal, the chefs will be serving classic chops and steaks alongside potatoes and a variety of sauces from bourbon-peppercorn cream to cabernet wine sauce. And save room for dessert because at Mr. B’s, your Wisconsin New Year’s Eve dining experience ends with a decadent devil’s food cake topped with malted vanilla buttercream, crushed Whoppers and homemade fudge sauce. For more information, visit bartolottas.com.
Movida at Hotel Madrid
In case you’re hoping to have a more intimate or casual celebration on New Year’s Eve, you can always rely on Movida at Hotel Madrid to jazz up your party with trays of tapas. To make the holidays easier, the restaurant is currently offering house party meal packages to-go. Guests can create their own New Year’s Eve dinner with a few party packages loaded with manchego boards, burritos, chorizo loaded patatas bravas, garden paella and churros with chocolate sauce. In addition, Movida at Hotel Madrid also offers takeout sangria. The perfect mix of strong and sweet, floral and fruity, this famous sangria will get your New Year’s celebration started. For more information, visit hotelmadridmke.com.
Head into the new year the right way and attend RED’s annual New Year’s Eve omakase dinner. This Wisconsin New Year’s Eve dining experience is a seven-course sushi spectacular. The stunning spread will include crispy pork belly, seared scallops in a maple-soy reduction, kombu-cured filet mignon with shaved black truffles and, of course, specialty sushi rolls. Guests can also cheer on 2023 with a cocktail from the bar before indulging in matcha churros with malted chocolate ganache. The omakase dinner will cost $150 per person. For more information, visit red-madison.com.
The Abbey Resort
Make the most of the last day of the year and enjoy a romantic meal followed by a festive party with live music at The Abbey Resort’s New Year’s Eve celebration. First, the evening will begin with a three-course dinner at the beloved 240 West restaurant. Afterwards, guests can make their way to another waterfront restaurant for a celebration featuring popular house band D’Lite Duo and dance the night away. Some features from the mouthwatering menu include a surf and turf delight of filet of beef, prawns and roasted broccoli, a winter greens salad and a Chantilly cream tiramisu. For more information, visit theabbeyresort.com.
Lake Lawn Resort
Join in for a lakeside New Year’s Eve celebration at Lake Lawn Resort. The adults-only Beach Party kicks off at 9 p.m. on the shores of Delavan Lake. Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band is set to perform, along with a toast to 2023 at midnight. Plus, wear your favorite beach party attire and receive a complimentary signature cocktail! $40 per person. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.
1878 on the Lake
From 4:30 to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, dig into a holiday prix-fixe feast overlooking Delavan Lake at 1878 on the Lake ($99 per person). For a tasty way to kick off the new year, dig into brunch the following morning, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The brunch buffet will feature morning favorites as well as a tasty carvery and sweet treats. A build-your-own Bloody Mary bar will also be offered. $58.95 for adults; $22.95 for child 6 to 12 years. For more information, visit www.lakelawnresort.com.