You’ve got just a few weeks left to get your New Year’s Eve plan together. You could throw on sweats, get comfy on the couch and watch “When Harry Met Sally” while eating Chinese takeout from the carton. But if fabulous food is on your mind, throw on the little black dress or the jacket and tie and hit up one of these spots. Oh, and don’t forget the reservation — unless you decide to go bowling.
The newest kid on the giant hulking block that is Ponce City Market invites you to greet 2017 at the top. Skyline is on the roof of PCM. The old is new again place to play mini-golf and carnival games is hosting the Roaring Rooftop Bash. All the attractions are complimentary, and on the dining side there's plenty of champagne, heavy appetizers and treats. Two dance floors and two DJs will keep you dancing. $200 per person. $350 gets you VIP access to Nine Mile station, the beer garden and more food, drinks and entertainment. Rain or shine. Reservations required. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 770-999-1530, www.skylineparkatlanta.com.
King and Duke
The 24-foot hearth at King and Duke will be blazing as executive chef E.J. Hodgkinson and his culinary team prepare a four-course prix fixe that includes the likes of smoked Wagyu carpaccio, Crispy Farm Egg with Roasted Baby Roots, Prime Rib, and Lobster Thermidor. Since you'll be leaving all those calories behind in 2016 save a little room for a dessert prepared by Pastry Chef Chrysta Poulos. $75 per person; optional wine pairings can be added on for a little extra. Reservations recommended. 3060 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-477-3500, kinganddukeatl.com.
The south Buckhead restaurant’s choose 5 NYE dinner menu features creatively prepared foods associated with good luck and prosperity. Think Hoppin’ John, greens, noodles, fish, pork, creme brulee and cake. Additional a la carte items such as oysters on the half-shell, lobster tails and petit filet will be available for a $12 charge. The evening ends with a midnight champagne toast. $69 per person. Reservations required. 1820 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-382-8088, Saltyardatlanta.com.
This will be your very last chance to dine at this longstanding French restaurant ... until it moves, changes its name and reopens as Petite Violette nearby in January. So make your reservations now for a six-course, prix fixe menu that includes a choice of hors d’oeuvres followed by a soup selection, salad and an intermezzo dish. The food parade continues with an entree choice and dessert. Wine with dinner and guess what at midnight? $89.95 per person. Reservations recommended. 2935 N. Druid Hills Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-634-6268, Petiteauberge.com.
The Painted Pin
Ring in 2016 with fun and games at the Painted Pin. Festivities at Buckhead’s 21-and-over bowling and entertainment venue will run from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and include live music by Velvet Runway, magic tricks by Howie the Great and games galore. Challenge your friends to bocce ball, shuffleboard, giant Jenga, pingpong, darts and more, but put the game on pause during the Champagne toast and balloon drop. The Painted Pin does not take reservations. $20 cover charge per person; $35 per lane per hour for bowling. 737 Miami Circle N.E., Atlanta. 404-814-8736, thepaintedpin.com.
Livingston Restaurant + Bar
Executive Chef Mark Breault has a three course prix fixe deal for you at the Georgia Terrace Hotel in midtown Alanta. There are plenty of choices for each course and it's $65 per person. If you prefer a la carte, small plates will be available in the Bar + Lounge. DJ Yvonne Monet gets the dance party started at 9 p.m. and balloons drop along with complimentary champagne at midnight. Reservations required. 659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com.
Beer and pizza on New Year’s Eve. Why not? Hit up casual tavern Hobnob in Midtown, where the beer will be flowing and the pies will just keep on coming. From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., fill up on all you can drink of the featured draft beer and/or champagne and chow down on as much pie as you can handle coming out of the wood-fired oven. Hobnob’s regular menu of pub fare will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. Live music starts at 9 p.m. $39 per person in advance; $45 at the door. 1551 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-968-2288, hobnobatlanta.com.
This Old Fourth Ward restaurant and venue closes out 2016 with two stylish offerings: Chef Nick Melvin offers a prix fixe menu including an amuse bouche for $60 per person. Drink pairings are another $25. There are two choices for each of the four courses so will it be oysters or a beet tartare, farmers cheese dumpling or candy cap mushroom broth? Life is full of tough choices. Venkman's is also all about the music so Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics will serenade you into 2017 starting at 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (doors at 9:30), champagne toast at midnight. $40-100. Do either one or both. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta. 470-225-6162, venkmans.com.
Seed Kitchen & Bar
The east Cobb crowd will want to nab a seat at Seed Kitchen & Bar, where chef-owner Doug Turbush has planned a thoughtful three-course (with an amuse-bouche thrown in for good measure) prix fixe loaded with options. See the menu here. Come for the food, stay for the fun. Reservations recommended. $75 per person; optional wine pairings for $25 additional. 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-214-6888, eatatseed.com.
McKendrick’s Steak House
Not into prix fixe? Hit McKendrick’s near Perimeter Mall, where you can choose from the chophouse’s full dinner menu. Will dessert be a white chocolate and Grand Marnier brulee or Turtle Gelato Pie with Oreo cookie crust, a staple ever since McKendrick’s first opened its doors 20 years ago? Reservations recommended. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-512-8888, mckendricks.com.
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