Where to eat and drink on New Year’s Eve in Kansas City
Maybe your 2017 was a disaster, but your New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be. A few options for the holiday:
Ça Va (4149 Pennsylvania) has a midnight champagne toast included with its $10 cover, along with food and bottle specials. Call 816-255-3934 to reserve bar seats (tables are all already snagged up).
Tannin Wine Bar (1526 Walnut) is offering a four-course menu for $75 a person (does not include drinks, tax or gratuity). Each course presents the opportunity for choice. The fourth course, for example, includes the diner’s choice of short ribs with black-eyed peas, grilled octopus with black-bean sauce, chicken with cous cous, or sweet potato and lentil with fried quinoa. Call 816-842-2660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
The Monarch (4808 Roanoke Parkway) is hosting a bit of a cocktail party. Each $200 ticket includes unlimited passed appetizers from chef Theresia Ota and her kitchen, Veuve Clicquot champagne, Monarch house punch and Miller High Life (gratuity is included in the price; tax is not). Make reservations online via Resy.
The RIeger (1924 Main) will be offering its full menu in addition to New Year’s–only sparkling wine, cocktail and food specials. Make reservations via Tock. Downstairs at Manifesto, purchase a ticket for $40 and get two cocktails, “party favors,” and a seat for two hours. Make those reservations here; text any questions you might have to 816-536-1325.
Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar (4814 Roanoke Parkway) has specials available all night long. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m., three-course dinners starting at $45 and 25% off of wine bottles over $80. Call 816-437-7940 for reservations and details.
SoT (1521 Grand) is hosting a ’90s-themed party complete with drinks inspired by the decade (costumes are also encouraged). Tickets are $70 and include three of these specialty cocktails as well as bottomless punch. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
P.S. Speakeasy (106 West 12th Street), in Hotel Phillips, has tickets available for $20, which includes a champagne toast and passed appetizers. Those tickets are available here.
La Bodega (703 Southwest Boulevard) will be serving a four-course menu, which is available for $55. Entree courses include paella, a chile-encrusted duck breast, beef filet with puff pastry, gnocchi with chorizo or a Basque fisherman’s stew. Call 816-472-8272 for reservations.
O’Dowd’s Gastrobar (4742 Pennsylvania) will raise glasses first at 6 p.m., to celebrate along with the Irish. The party continues with live music and food specials. The restaurant is not taking reservations; everything is first-come, first-served.
The North End (910 East Fifth Street) is assembling a buffet which includes the North End’s fried chicken for $12 a plate, and $2 draughts, $3 shots and $2 wells. This is also first-come, first-served.