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December 16, 2022

Where to make New Year’s Eve reservations in Charlotte

Secure your table before reservations run out

by Ebony L. Morman 

As we close out another year, it’s time to start thinking about how to spend New Year’s Eve in Charlotte. If you plan to ring in 2023 with good food and good vibes, you can enjoy a seated dinner, Champagne toasts, dancing, and more at these local restaurants. 


The restaurant will serve brunch from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m.- 12 a.m. The New Year’s Eve four-course prix-fixe menu will be served from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. for $75+. Make a reservation online.

Aqua e Vino

Celebrate with one of two seatings. The first is a four-course meal with a complimentary glass of champagne. $90 per person. The second seating is a seven-course dinner with wine pairing and champagne for $250 per person. Branzino, risotto, vegetable roots, and more are on the menu. Call 704-364-4445 for more information and reservations.

Cloud Bar by David Burke

Toast to a new year while celebrating on the rooftop of Le Méridien Charlotte at 9 p.m. There’ll be an open bar until midnight, light bites, a live DJ, a Champagne toast, and more. Cash bar from midnight until 2 a.m. Ages 21+. $150 per person. Buy tickets online


Counter- will host a 20-course tasting menu, which includes white truffles, caviar, and recipes inspired by Gala Dali. Wine pairings are included. $1,000 per ticket. Start time is 7 p.m. Make reservations online

Dot Dot Dot

Dot Dot Dot is hosting two seatings on New Year’s Eve. Photo by Jonathan Cooper.

There will be two separate ticketed events. The New Year’s Eve includes a glass of champagne, your choice of two cocktails from the special menu paired with the food menu. The experience is two hours. One seating at 5 p.m. and the last seating is at 7 p.m. $169+ per person. Make a reservation online. The New Year’s Eve cocktail party includes your choice of four cocktails from the special menu paired with provided appetizers, soup or salad, an entree of choice, a dessert bar, and a midnight champagne toast. Cocktail party guests can stay until close. Smooth Jazz band 5th and York will perform. First seating is at 9:30 p.m. The last seating is at 11 p.m. $199+ per person. Make reservations online

Ever Andalo

The special dinner will include a five-course dinner created by executive chef Rose Mushe and her team. Wine pairings and specialty Italian cocktails will be available a la carte. Send dietary restrictions until 12/26. 5-11 p.m. $121.84 per person. Drinks are not included. Purchase tickets online


The restaurant will host a four-course dinner and two glasses of Champagne with seating from 4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. $150+ per person. Menu options include grilled shrimp skewers, wine poached fuji apple, duck breast, chocolate stout cake, and more. Book online or at 980-237-6718. The NYE party will be from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. with a DJ, party favors, an inclusive bar package, and a champagne toast. VIP tables will be available. $175+ per person. Book online

Growlers Pourhouse

There will be music and dancing with a live DJ from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. There will also be a Champagne toast at midnight. Growlers is open 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.


The holiday will be celebrated with fried chicken and caviar. There will be special butter to pair with fried chicken, traditional North Carolina Osetra caviar, Champagne, and special hot and cold sides. Featured cocktails will be available. Reservations can be made online or at the restaurant.

Haymaker Restaurant

The restaurant will offer a three-course prix fixe menu, which includes beet salad, fried oysters, red wine braised pork shank, bluehouse salmon, lemon cheesecake, and more. Seatings are 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. $95 per person. Make reservations online or call 704-626-6116.


The restaurant will offer a five-course prix fixe menu with beverage pairings, which includes poached lobster with caviar toast, West African peanut stew, rabbit roulade, braised short ribs, and other dishes. Seatings from 4:30-9 p.m. $150 per person. Make reservations online.

McNinch House Restaurant

McNinch House in Fourth Ward is offering a five-course NYE dinner with pairings. TM Petaccia/UP

There will be a special five-course prefix menu with wine pairings. $250+. Make a reservation online.

Red Salt by David Burke 

The restaurant will have a three-course prix fixe menu. Menu options include tuxedo scallops with risotto and herb butter, stuffed dover sole with lobster fennel mascarpone, purple rice, and chive sauce, hot chocolate ganache cheesecake, and more. $125+. Make reservations online.


Supperland will host a New Year’s Eve party at the bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m for 40 people. There will be drinks, bites, music, and champagne. Additional drinks available a la carte. $189+ per person. Make reservations online.

The Vintage Whiskey & Cigar Bar

There will be a ’70s New Years Eve party with a Champagne toast at midnight, which includes hors-d’œuvre, a selfie station, Campari fountain, and ’70s party jams. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.  No cover for members. $20 for non-members. RSVP online.

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