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Michelle and Chris Gerard

Where to Eat on New Year's in Metro Detroit

15 spots to enjoy your final meal of 2017

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Wright & Company.
| Michelle and Chris Gerard

Don your party hats and bring out the champagne flutes. Whether you're prepared or not, 2017 is almost here and establishments across the city are bracing for the new year with special menus. If you can believe it, reservations are already filling up but there's still time to snag a seat at one of these hot spots.

Below, find a roundup of some of the best bets for your final meal of the year including pricing and menu details (complete information is included in the website links). Some are more casual (Read: no reservations required), others are multi-course feasts. Cuban food, ice luges, and champagne dinners not suiting your tastes? Check back regularly for more updates as we approach New Year's Eve.

Have other New Year's dining suggestions? Eater Detroit will regularly update this list throughout December. Share them in the comments or send us a message at the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Standby

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225 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit's Bar of the Year, Standby, is ringing in 2017 with Cuban-themed food and drinks. Expect a rum-centric cocktail menu. There are two seatings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. onward on December 31. The bar area is open as usual for walk-ins until 4 a.m. on January 1. Email info@standbydetroit.com for more information.

2. Gold Cash Gold

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2100 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 242-0770
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Chef Brendon Edwards and the team at Gold Cash Gold are gearing up for an evening of New Year's festivities featuring shared plates from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Diners can choose from lamb shank, whole roasted duck, or whole fried fish for their final meal of 2017. The cost is $110 per couple, which includes bottomless champagne. The bar will also stay open late to ring in 2017 with drink specials.

3. The Sugar House

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2130 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-0123
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Reserve a table at esteemed Corktown cocktail bar The Sugar House on Saturday night. Super Happy Sushi's Rob Lee is serving passed appetizers alongside musical guests the Steve Jarosz Trio. The cost runs between $59 and $175 depending on the size of your party and includes a champagne toast and gift basket.

4. The Whisky Parlor

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608 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Downtown cocktail lounge The Whisky Parlor will host dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight on December 31 with a champagne toast at the strike of twelve. In addition to plenty of food and drink the bar is hosting musical guest Spenc Beamon, as well as DJs D Wynn and Bunny hop. Those who stick around 'til the wee hours can soak up their suds with continental breakfast starting at 3 a.m.

5. Wright & Co.

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1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-7711
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Woodward Avenue bar and restaurant Wright & Company is serving up passed appetizers, cocktails, and champagne toasts in honor of the new year. Tickets are $99, which covers food, four drink tickets, and champagne, plus party favors.

6. Vertical Detroit

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1538 Centre St
Detroit, MI 48226
Wine aficionados can book a seat for New Year’s at Vertical Detroit. The restaurant and wine bar is hosting two special five-course dinners on December 31 featuring Moët & Chandon champagnes as well as a special dessert and drinks option. Ticket are $50 to $95.

7. The Royce

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76 W Adams Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 481-2160
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You can bet wine lovers playground The Royce is pouring plenty of the bubbly stuff on New Year's Eve. Book a seat at the bar for December 31. The festivities kick off at 10 p.m. with DJ Mike Medow. The cost is $75, which includes an open bar featuring both still and sparkling wines, plus cheese and charcuterie.

8. The Peterboro

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420 Peterboro St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-1111
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Cass Corridor's Asian-American eatery The Peterboro is serving cocktails made with New Holland Spirits and appetizers all night long. Expect performances by DJ DTCHPLNES and an ice luge for booze shots. The cost is $50, which includes two drink tickets and appetizers.

9. revolver

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9737 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 757-3093
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Rotating pop-up dining destination Revolver is hosting Jeremy Grandon of Yardbird Smoked Meats in Keego Harbor on New Year's Eve. Grandon's five-course "Last Supper" menu features oyster chowder, ricotta gnocchi, twice-baked bleu cheese souffle, five spice roasted duck breast, and Nutella tiramisu for dessert. The restaurant is offering seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets range between $75 and $125 depending on the time. BYOB.

10. B. Nektar Meadery

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1511 Jarvis St
Ferndale, MI 48220
(313) 744-6323
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Casual New Year's revelers can head to B. Nektar's Ferndale taproom for meads, ciders, beers, and some special release pours. The LazyBones Smokehouse food truck will be slinging barbecue onsite. No reservations required.

11. Rugby Grille

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100 Townsend St
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 642-5999
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The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille is offering a multi-course prix fixe menu on Saturday evening starting at 5 p.m. for $105 per person. Dine on dishes like potato gnocchi, veal consomme, and Chilean sea bass.

12. La Rondinella

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2453 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
Feast on Northern Italian fare and rich desserts at Eastern Market's La Rondinella. The restaurant is taking reservations for New Year's Eve with the promise of a midnight Ca'del Bosco toast.

13. Grey Ghost Detroit

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47 E WATSON ST
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 262-6534
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Buzzy Brush Park eatery Grey Ghost made a splash in 2016. Celebrate on the final night of the year with a multi-course meal for $75. Diners can mix and match from a variety of different meat and seafood dishes including razor clams, dry aged strip steak, and black king fish. Those looking for a more low-key affair can hit the bar (walk-ins only) for an a la carte menu and the restaurant's incredible lineup of cocktails.

14. Honest John's Bar & No Grill

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488 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5646
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The carefully cultivated lowbrow ethos at Honest John's will culminate with an international New Year's countdown beginning at 6 p.m. Watch half a dozen celebrations around the world with a fresh set of drink specials every hour and a Miller High Life toast at midnight. No reservations required.

15. Local Kitchen & Bar

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344 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 291-5650
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Bid farewell to 2016 with the farm-to-table fare at Local Kitchen & Bar. The Ferndale establishment is serving two prix fixe menu options — one omnivorous, one vegetarian — for $70 per person. Expect oysters, duck breast, black bass, squash panna cotta, and more. Drink pairings are $30.

1. Standby

225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit's Bar of the Year, Standby, is ringing in 2017 with Cuban-themed food and drinks. Expect a rum-centric cocktail menu. There are two seatings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. onward on December 31. The bar area is open as usual for walk-ins until 4 a.m. on January 1. Email info@standbydetroit.com for more information.
225 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Gold Cash Gold

2100 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Chef Brendon Edwards and the team at Gold Cash Gold are gearing up for an evening of New Year's festivities featuring shared plates from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Diners can choose from lamb shank, whole roasted duck, or whole fried fish for their final meal of 2017. The cost is $110 per couple, which includes bottomless champagne. The bar will also stay open late to ring in 2017 with drink specials.
2100 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

3. The Sugar House

2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Reserve a table at esteemed Corktown cocktail bar The Sugar House on Saturday night. Super Happy Sushi's Rob Lee is serving passed appetizers alongside musical guests the Steve Jarosz Trio. The cost runs between $59 and $175 depending on the size of your party and includes a champagne toast and gift basket.
2130 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

4. The Whisky Parlor

608 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Downtown cocktail lounge The Whisky Parlor will host dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight on December 31 with a champagne toast at the strike of twelve. In addition to plenty of food and drink the bar is hosting musical guest Spenc Beamon, as well as DJs D Wynn and Bunny hop. Those who stick around 'til the wee hours can soak up their suds with continental breakfast starting at 3 a.m.
608 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

5. Wright & Co.

1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2, Detroit, MI 48226
Woodward Avenue bar and restaurant Wright & Company is serving up passed appetizers, cocktails, and champagne toasts in honor of the new year. Tickets are $99, which covers food, four drink tickets, and champagne, plus party favors.
1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Vertical Detroit

1538 Centre St, Detroit, MI 48226
Wine aficionados can book a seat for New Year’s at Vertical Detroit. The restaurant and wine bar is hosting two special five-course dinners on December 31 featuring Moët & Chandon champagnes as well as a special dessert and drinks option. Ticket are $50 to $95.
1538 Centre St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. The Royce

76 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
You can bet wine lovers playground The Royce is pouring plenty of the bubbly stuff on New Year's Eve. Book a seat at the bar for December 31. The festivities kick off at 10 p.m. with DJ Mike Medow. The cost is $75, which includes an open bar featuring both still and sparkling wines, plus cheese and charcuterie.
76 W Adams Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

8. The Peterboro

420 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201
Cass Corridor's Asian-American eatery The Peterboro is serving cocktails made with New Holland Spirits and appetizers all night long. Expect performances by DJ DTCHPLNES and an ice luge for booze shots. The cost is $50, which includes two drink tickets and appetizers.
420 Peterboro St
Detroit, MI 48201

9. revolver

9737 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Rotating pop-up dining destination Revolver is hosting Jeremy Grandon of Yardbird Smoked Meats in Keego Harbor on New Year's Eve. Grandon's five-course "Last Supper" menu features oyster chowder, ricotta gnocchi, twice-baked bleu cheese souffle, five spice roasted duck breast, and Nutella tiramisu for dessert. The restaurant is offering seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets range between $75 and $125 depending on the time. BYOB.
9737 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

10. B. Nektar Meadery

1511 Jarvis St, Ferndale, MI 48220
Casual New Year's revelers can head to B. Nektar's Ferndale taproom for meads, ciders, beers, and some special release pours. The LazyBones Smokehouse food truck will be slinging barbecue onsite. No reservations required.
1511 Jarvis St
Ferndale, MI 48220

11. Rugby Grille

100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille is offering a multi-course prix fixe menu on Saturday evening starting at 5 p.m. for $105 per person. Dine on dishes like potato gnocchi, veal consomme, and Chilean sea bass.
100 Townsend St
Birmingham, MI 48009

12. La Rondinella

2453 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207
Feast on Northern Italian fare and rich desserts at Eastern Market's La Rondinella. The restaurant is taking reservations for New Year's Eve with the promise of a midnight Ca'del Bosco toast.
2453 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

13. Grey Ghost Detroit

47 E WATSON ST, Detroit, MI 48201
Buzzy Brush Park eatery Grey Ghost made a splash in 2016. Celebrate on the final night of the year with a multi-course meal for $75. Diners can mix and match from a variety of different meat and seafood dishes including razor clams, dry aged strip steak, and black king fish. Those looking for a more low-key affair can hit the bar (walk-ins only) for an a la carte menu and the restaurant's incredible lineup of cocktails.
47 E WATSON ST
Detroit, MI 48201

14. Honest John's Bar & No Grill

488 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201
The carefully cultivated lowbrow ethos at Honest John's will culminate with an international New Year's countdown beginning at 6 p.m. Watch half a dozen celebrations around the world with a fresh set of drink specials every hour and a Miller High Life toast at midnight. No reservations required.
488 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201

15. Local Kitchen & Bar

344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Bid farewell to 2016 with the farm-to-table fare at Local Kitchen & Bar. The Ferndale establishment is serving two prix fixe menu options — one omnivorous, one vegetarian — for $70 per person. Expect oysters, duck breast, black bass, squash panna cotta, and more. Drink pairings are $30.
344 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

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