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10 New Years Eve Picks

By Melissa McEwen in Food on Dec 26, 2014 7:00PM

It's that time of year again when people scramble to put together their plans for New Years Eve. If you haven't decided on a place yet, here are a few great picks:

Mott St (1401 N. Ashland Ave.) is holding a Lu'au party with a bar of tiki drinks. They’ll be roasting up a whole pig and plenty of seafood too. Get your tickets here..

At a recent media preview for El Che Bar, John Manion’s new venture, we tasted some incredibly delicious. French onion empanadas. You can try them too as they preview El Che at La Sirena Clandestina (954 W. Fulton Market) for New Year’s. They’ll also be offering 36-ounce. bone-in ribeye with papas vesuvias, chimichurri and yerba mate béarnaise, a special bread menu from Chef Mark Steuer, and Fino Sherry sours.

Charcuterie lovers should head to TÊTE Charcuterie (1114 W. Randolph St.) for charcuterie (of course), but also crudo, a dessert bar, tacos from The Salsa Truck and of course, a champagne toast. Reservations recommended.

Acanto (18 S. Michigan Ave.) will offer five of their delicious pastas and one dessert for only $65, but you can add white truffles for $30 and wine pairings for $45. Reservations recommended.

Chicagoist staff favorite Analogue (2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.) is hosting a party full of Cajun food, cocktails, dancing, and a champagne toast. Tickets are $125.

The Winchester (1001 N. Winchester Ave.) will also offer a menu based on a whole pig from Gunthorp Farms with wine pairings for $65. Their regular menu will also be available. Reservations required.

Head to Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd.) for vintage cocktails and special New Years snacks, no cover.

The Brixton (5420 N. Clark St.) in Andersonville will offer a four course menu (call for reservations) in the main dining room and music from FM Attack and dancing upstairs with no cover.

Momotaro (820 W. Lake St.) is hosting their New Years party in their stylish downstairs Izakaya Lounge. For $100 you get a variety of Izakaya snacks and seven drink tickets to use on their wine, cocktail, and beer menus. Get your tickets here.

Browntrout (4111 N. Lincoln Ave.) is hosting a family-style dinner for $49 and a 5-course tasting menu with dishes like gruyere grougeres and Mint Creek ribeye for $89 a person. More info about the menu and reservations here.

See more New Years options at Eater Chicago.