As New Year's Eve approaches, it's time to prepare your resolutions for next year and also your plans for New Year's Eve dinner! Your year has likely been filled with several moments of fun that should be celebrated, or maybe you just want to kiss this year good-bye. Either way, grab your best friends and family and bring on 2018! If you're looking for the best fine dining restaurants in Tampa for New Year's Eve dinner, make reservations ahead of time to one of the places below make sure you can have a spot. Cheers!
Right off I-275 and on Cypress Street is Charley’s Steak House, known for their juicy, sizzling steaks. Join the courteous and knowledgeable staff on New Year's Eve dinner and prepare for a meal worth ending the year with. Start with the crispy portabella mushroom fondue, add a classic steak or a local favorite like the lamb T-bone chop, or something from the sea like the Atlantic Swordfish.
Ocean Prime is next to International Plaza on Westshore. Serving seafood, steak, and other American fares, this restaurant has unique options for your New Year's Eve dinner plans. Get the prime steak tartare appetizer with your main course such as the Ahi Tuna made with mango, avocado, and cashews in a spicy soy glaze. Cocktail and drinks are offered to ring in the New Year early.
In Westshore area on Boy Scout, Roy’s Restaurant is a fusion restaurant serving seafood, steak, desserts, and sushi! Start your New Year's Eve meal with some szechuan spiced pork ribs or a grilled caesar salad. The menu is filled with variety, so if you want something from the water, land, or both, Roy’s has flavorful options to accommodate all tastes!
Found in SoHo, Bern’s Steak House is the most well-known steakhouse in Tampa. Offering wine cellar tours and a private dessert room, this establishment is the definition of a fine dining experience. Start with the foie gras torchon and lead to the steaks that are cooked to perfection. End the year with a bang by going to Bern’s for New Year's Eve dinner! Reservations are required and should be made weeks in advance.
Edison: Food+drink Lab in Seminole Heights may be the place for your New Year's Eve dinner plans if you’re looking to end the year with an innovation of flavor. This American fare restaurant features a changing daily menu that experiments using fresh ingredients that will test your taste buds. Creative mixology at Edison offers fun cocktails for sipping as you bring on the New Year.
In International Plaza and Bay Street, The Capital Grille is great for steaks, seafood, and a relaxing time for New Year's Eve Dinner. Enjoy the sesame seared tuna with gingered rice with a wine expertly picked by the staff from their extensive list of wines! Make sure you call in to reserve a table for you and your guests and check on their special menu to honor the holiday!
In the Grand Hyatt on Bayport Drive in Tampa, Oystercatchers will offer New Year's Eve dinner with great views of the sunset. Serving seafood and other American cooking, Oystercatchers has starters such as spicy chorizo mussels or a fresh strawberry salad! Seafood entrees are the star of the restaurant, of course, but other specialties include beef filet mignon, wood grilled Ribeye, and roasted organic chicken breast! Don’t forget the drink menu that is filled with beers, wines, and cocktails to order alongside your meal celebrate the end of the year.
Near Hyde Park on Kennedy, Mise En Place is a modern American cuisine restaurant offering a fine dining experience on New Year's Eve with wine and cocktails, too! With many courses, you can pick from menu items such as ceviche, the cornmeal-crusted oysters, risotto, la belle farm foie gras, or the cheese course that all lead to the delicious entrees!
On Boy Scout Boulevard, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a restaurant lounge that will be open for New Year's Eve dinner. Complimentary valet will expedite your journey to one of the most complimented seafood specialty restaurants in town! The Chilean sea bass falls off the fork and melts in your mouth, the steaks expertly grilled to seal in the juices, and the house-made desserts are equally as delicious!
Armani’s is an Italian restaurant and lounge at the Grand Hyatt on Bayport. Breathtaking views at sunset make this restaurant a top choice for observing New Year's Eve in Tampa. Dinner of Italian specialties and drinks from Armani’s Lounge that has a full bar for you to pick the best cocktail or choose from over 150 wines will be the cherry on top of a great year!
On Boy Scout Boulevard next to International Plaza, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar does both phenomenally. If you want your final meal of the year to be masterfully crafted, whether it's seafood, chicken, pork, or steak, Fleming’s takes pride in their passion for flavor pairings. Pick from 100 of their wines or from an extensive bar menu and prepare to dine in class for New Year Eve.
At the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Council Oak is a fine dining exploration of great dry-aged steaks and seafood come together. Over 300 wines are offered to you if you come to Council Oak for New Year's Eve dinner. Appetizers such as a jumbo lump crab cakes and charcuterie board will make your mouth water before you dive into one of the tender steaks or specialty entrees. End your night with something off the dessert menu, like the 15 layer carrot cake or tuxedo cheesecake. Yum!
On North Dale Mabry, Sacred Pepper is known as the place for food, flavors, people, and style. Coming to this restaurant for New Year Eve, you will be offered food and drinks that are innovative, diverse, and made to please. Share a plate of honey goat cheese, baklava, and pistachio crusted brie before breaking deeper into their crafted menu. Pick from scratch pasta, pizzettes, land and sea, or bowls. Sacred Pepper will be one of the spiciest picks for dinner on New Year's Eve in Tampa!
Del Frisco’s Grille on Boy Scout serves American cuisine with a twist! Del Frisco’s serves both healthy and more indulgent options if you were searching for a place to eat on New Year Eve that does both. Share a plate of artichoke beignets, have a kale and brussels sprout salad with a creole mustard vinaigrette or the coffee-braised pork shank, and the meal on a sweet note with a bite of nutella bread pudding or lemon doberge cake!
On North Dale Mabry, Donatello Italian Restaurant is the place for classic and fine Italian cuisine in Tampa. Come for New Year's Eve dinner and unwind with a glass of wine while you look through their menu of authentic and comforting Italian dishes. The ambiance is cozy and romantically rose-colored and the staff is here to serve you well. Live music will be the perfect addition to a lovely evening.
Downtown on Ashley Drive, Malio’s sits by Curtis Hixon Park by the Hillsborough River and serves Tampa with the highest quality of consideration from staff and chefs. Find your time dining here for New Year's Eve for delicious heirloom tomato and burrata caprese and a cup of french onion soup au gratin, before jumping into their main entrees like steaks, veal chops, salmon, pasta, and more!
New year, new opportunities to try new things and have fun in Tampa! These are the best of the fine dining restaurants in Tampa to bring in the New Year in style. Cheers to 2018!