The metro Detroit dining scene has you covered when it comes to celebrating New Year’s Eve right. From upscale seatings at Pernoi in Birmingham to inventive a la carte specials at Karl’s in the Siren Hotel, there’s plenty of ways to party.
Detroit Shipping Co.
Detroit Shipping Co. is inviting its guests back to the ’90s this New Year’s Eve. With no cover, guests can enjoy ’90s-inspired cocktails, tunes, and giveaways. While “partying like it’s 1999,” guests can also snack on six different dining options from the Detroit Shipping Co. food vendors: Brujo Tacos & Tapas, Bangkok 96 Street Food, Coop Caribbean Chicken, Momo Cha, and -320 Coffee and Creamery. Detroit Shipping Co.; 474 Peterboro, Detroit; 313-462-4973; detroitshippingcompany.com
Andiamo is hosting a variety of New Year’s Eve events. At Andiamo’s Detroit, Clarkston, Sterling Heights, and Livonia locations, enjoy food, craft cocktails, a Champagne toast, and live entertainment as you ring in 2020. While Andiamo Bloomfield Hills is offering a five-course meal at $75 person and Andiamo Dearborn is hosting a New Year’s Eve event that features comedians Bob Phillips, Sal Demilio, and Tom Massey. More details and pricing can be found at andiamoitalia.com.
Birmingham newcomer Pernoi is offering two New Year’s Eve tasting menus. The first seating, starting at 5:30 p.m. for $100 a person, features dishes like Madai Sashimi, Potato Crusted Turbot, and Tortellini. The second seating, starting at 9 p.m. for $175 a person, features the aforementioned menu items along with Seared Maine Scallop, Manchester Farm Quail, and Pernoi Sliders. A wine pairing and complimentary Champagne will be offered at each seating as well. Pernoi, 310 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-940-0000; pernoibirmingham.com
Situated on the ground floor of the Vinton Building, Besa is ringing in the new year with a special four-course menu. Start with a Greek Salad or Hamachi Hot Pot before indulging in a second course of Chilled Shrimp or Mushroom Ravioli, a third course with options including Ribeye Cap Steak and Loch Duart Salmon, and, finally, Milk Chocolate Ganache or Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta for dessert. Dinner is $90. Besa, 600 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-315-3000; besadetroit.com
Swing into downtown Detroit for Karl’s New Year’s Eve a la carte specials, which include a Shrimp Cocktail, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce, and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. End the evening with a midnight toast as you dance away to the sounds of DJ Geofforey LaRue. Karl’s, 1509 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-855-2757; karlsdetroit.com
Soul’s Dining and Entertainment
Soul’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party features a massive seafood boil buffet. From 9 p.m. – 11 p.m., Soul’s is serving up snow crab legs, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and smoked beef sausage as part of its New Year’s special. After 11 p.m., the normal menu will remain available until 1 a.m. A live DJ, cash bar, and midnight Champagne toast are also guaranteed to make this a night to remember. Attire is semi-formal, and masks are not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Tickets start at $75 and must be bought online. Soul’s Dining and Entertainment, 17410 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 248-747-2783; facebook.com/soulsdining
The Royce is inviting its guests to bid adieu to 2019 at the restaurant’s Another Epic New Year’s Eve Party. An open bar will be available, as well as appetizers and sweet treats. To top it all off, a charity raffle will be held to support The Heat and Warmth Fund, a local organization that provides energy assistance to Michigan families. Tickets are $88. The Royce Detroit, 76 W. Adams Ave., Detroit; 313-481-2160; theroycedetroit.com
Mon Jin Lau
Mon Jin Lau is offering an intimate alternative with its Masquerade New Year’s Eve Dinner. With limited seating and a laid-back environment, Mon Jin Lau is the perfect place to celebrate with close friends and family. You can still enjoy live music, and Mon Jin Lau favorites like seafood spicy noodles, chicken fried rice, and Budda’s Delight. Masks are encouraged, but not required, and will be available for purchase. Admittance to the event is no cost to the public, and there is no age restriction. Mon Jin La, 1515 E. Maple Rd., Troy; 248-689-2332; monjinlau.com
Lady of the House
Enjoy a prix-fixe dinner menu at Corktown-based Lady of the House this New Year’s Eve. At $130 a person, the menu features dishes like Caviar and Cultured Butter Toast, Roast Tenderloin, Whole Wheat Butter Cake, and a French 75 toast. Vegetarian options are also available, and settings take place between 5-9:30 p.m. Lady of the House, 1426 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-818-0218; ladyofthehousedetroit.com
Joe Muer Seafood
Joe Muer’s is celebrating New Year’s Eve in Detroit and Bloomfield Hills. Enjoy the restaurant’s seafood, aged meats, and sushi along with complimentary party favors and live entertainment. A celebratory Champagne toast will take place at midnight. Guests are encouraged to call in advance to make reservations. Joe Muer Seafood – Detroit Riverfront, 400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1404, Detroit; 313-567-6487; Joe Muer Seafood – Bloomfield Hills, 39475 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-792-9609; joemuer.com