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Dining guide: New Year’s Eve 2012

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Koi’s crispy rice is addictive all by itself, but it comes topped with Kobe beef, yellowtail tartare, or here, spicy tuna.

It's time to ring in another year and what better way to do it than with a memorable meal. Various restaurants off and on the Strip are offering special menus for New Year's Eve. Read on to plan your perfect culinary ending to 2012.

Koi offers a tasting menu served family style for two or more guests including choices of items like edamame, spicy lobster miso soup, creamy rock shrimp tempura, Koi Dragon Roll, crunchy lobster roll and grilled skirt steak. The menu is priced at $75. Regular reservations will be accepted until 9:30 p.m. Table service at the Fountain Lounge begins at 9 p.m. and is $200 per person, with a four-person table minimum. For an extra $100, enjoy unlimited well drinks. After 11:30 p.m., the table service is $160 per person. General admission begins at 9 p.m. with unlimited drinks priced at $70 for women, $90 for men.

Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock will offer an a la carte menu available from 11 a.m. to close on New Year's Eve. Guests can build a four-course meal from specialties like the Raw Bar Royale featuring crab, oysters and shrimp ($50 for two to share or $85 for four to share) and the Bistro Steak “Oscar” ($36) topped with king crab and peppercorn gastrique with a side of hand-cut fries.

Honey Salt offers a prix-fixe menu that includes an iced seafood platter, Perigord winter truffle risotto, roasted Alaskan halibut and a dark chocolate-pink peppercorn dessert. The meal is $135 and seatings begin at 9 p.m. The restaurant will be open and serving an a la carte menu before 9 p.m.

Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton serves its regular menu from 5-11 p.m., plus special three- ($52) or five-course ($75) meals featuring seafood risotto, Maine lobster and a grilled bone-in filet with king trumpet mushrooms and blue cheese potato puree.

Comme Ça at the Cosmopolitan offers two seatings. The first seating from 5-7 p.m. is priced at $95 and has four courses including langoustines, veal sweetbreads and poached lobster, while the second seating from 8-10:30 p.m. is priced at $195 and includes six courses, including roasted rabbit and filet of beef in addition to the other menu’s items. Guests may upgrade their meals with a celebratory champagne and caviar course. Osetra Caviar will be served with nontraditional accoutrements for a supplemental $180, paired with Taittinger “Comtes de Champagne” Blanc de Blanc for an additional $50.

Social House at Crystals offers a menu featuring scallop and caviar modern sashimi, an oyster trio and a petite tenderloin. The meal is priced at $125 per person. The restaurant opens at 12 p.m.

Public House at Luxor offers a three-course menu for $50 per person including butternut squash soup, sea scallops and petit filet mignon. For an additional $60, partiers can enjoy a premium bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne for a midnight toast.

Rattlecan at Venetian offers three dining options for New Year’s Eve including a prix fixe menu served 5 p.m.–midnight featuring options like a griddled wagyu burger or the lobster meatball hero. The three-course menu is $48 per person and also includes a choice of starter and dessert. The patio party runs 10 p.m.–midnight and includes DJ music, a kegerator and all-you-can-drink cocktails for $77. The late night burger menu will be served from midnight-2 a.m. featuring some of Rattlecan’s top burgers.

First Food and Bar at Venetian offers an a la carte menu from 5-8 p.m. featuring slow roasted prime rib, stuffed chicken and lobster en croute. The prix fixe menu is offered from 9-11 p.m. and features truffle chicken with spinach and cheddar stuffed baked potatoes plus a choice of hors d’oeuvres and dessert for $72. The bar and lounge party runs 10 p.m.-midnight and offers passed hors d’oeuvres and an open bar plus a champagne toast for $72.

The Sourdough Café at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder offers a special meal served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring a choice of soup or salad, New York steak with wild mushroom ragout served with vegetable and blue cheese mashed potatoes plus a slice of pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. The meal is $11.99 with players card and $13.33 without card.

The Wild West Buffet at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder offers a special meal from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The champagne buffet includes appetizers and salad bar with shrimp, mixed greens and mixed salads; New York steak cooked to order, carving station with prime rib and turkey, hot entrees include roasted duckling, herb baked chicken and pork tenderloin, sweet garlic risotto, herb roasted potatoes and beef stroganoff plus an assortment of desserts. The price ranges from $11.99-$15.99, depending on players card level.

Yukon Grille at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder offers a special menu from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. featuring a choice of soup or salad along with one of the following entrees: Dover sole stuffed with minced scallops, shrimp, sea bass and seasoned bread crumbs drizzled with Newburg cream sauce served with celery root puree or grilled petite filet topped with king crab meat and drizzled with béarnaise sauce served with chateau potatoes. Dessert options include wild berry trifle or Haagen Dazs ice cream. The price is $24.99 with a players card or $27.77 without.

Sourdough Café at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur offers a New Year’s Eve meal from 4 p.m.–midnight featuring a choice of chicken Lorraine soup or house salad, choice of potato, green beans almandine and a choice of champagne chicken sautéed in a mushroom champagne cream sauce or roast leg of lamb with mint apple jelly plus a choice of dessert. The meal is $11.99 with a players card and $13.33 without.

Ron’s Steakhouse at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur offers a prix fixe meal from 4-10 p.m. The meal features a bone-in prime rib of beef served with turkey Lorraine soup or house salad; Lyonnaise potatoes, creamed spinach, Ron’s breadbasket with flavored butters and a special holiday dessert plus a choice of champagne, wine or beer. The meal is $45 with a players card and $50 without.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie inside Paris offers a four-course menu from Executive Chef Michael Piekarski. The meal begins with a buffalo chicken croquette followed by a Merus Crab Salad. Next guests can enjoy truffle ravioli topped with chanterelle puree before the main course of Burgundy braised short ribs and grilled shrimp. For dessert, enjoy a chocolate torte with raspberry, vanilla bourbon anglaise and hazelnut brittle plus a glass of champagne. Dinner in the dining room will be priced at $150, while outdoor seating on the patio will be priced at $250. The menu will be served at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Wynn Las Vegas will host a New Year’s Eve soiree, beginning at 9 p.m. in the Lafite Ballroom. The event will feature Dom Pérignon, open bar, interactive tasting stations and lavish food displays from six of Wynn Las Vegas’ signature restaurants. The event will simulcast coverage of New Year’s Eve around the world on jumbo overhead screens while DJ Rodney spins top 40 hits and club classics on the dance floor. The evening will also include a complimentary gift and additional surprises. Cocktail party attire is required. Reserved seating is $500 per person.

Panevino celebrates with a gala starting at 9:30 pm. The event will include a five-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Mario Andreoni, party favors, dancing, and live entertainment by local music group Essence Trio. The meal includes choices of items of Cioppino seafood stew, Buffalo mozzarella and arancini cake, butternut squash tortelloni, surf & turf and chocolate soufflé with chocolate gelato. Tickets are $185 per person.

Hussong’s Cantina offers a $40 three-course dinner featuring chorizo clam chowder and shrimp Zarandeado with a tomato cream sauce, habanero roasted tomato rice and a tomato cucumber salad on the side. Desserts include cappuccino flan with whipped cream.

Slice of Vegas offers a four-course meal for $50 featuring the bruschetta trio, a choice of a caprese salad or tuscan salad and braised short ribs. Enjoy cannolis with vanilla or chocolate chip filling for dessert.

Fleming’s offers its holiday meal from Dec. 28–31. The New Year’s Nights Celebration Menu offers a shrimp appetizer followed by a choice of three entrées including Delmonico steak with blue crab & gruyère glassage ($74.95), filet mignon and lobster-brioche bread pudding ($69.95) or lobster tail with mac & cheese ($79).

To celebrate New Years Eve, Marche Bacchus offers two seatings between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy a four-course menu and a glass of champagne for $95 per person. Between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., guests can enjoy live entertainment, party favors and a midnight countdown, plus a five-course menu with a glass of champagne for $125 per person. Highlights include oysters, lobster and rock shrimp risotto and roasted tenderloin of beef.

Valentino inside the Venetian offers a prix fixe menu for $109 per person. Highlights include lobster salad timbale, smoked salmon and onion tart with Osetra Caviar, roasted goose stuffed raviolo, black truffle lasagna, veal medallions and a dessert sampler. There is an optional wine pairing available for an additional $75 per person.

Rao’s at Caesars Palace offers a special four-course menu for $140 per person. Highlights include baked clams, seafood salad, penne vodka, veal Parmesan and shrimp scampi.

Tender Steak & Seafood at Luxor offers a New Year’s feast available Monday and Tuesday. Enjoy a meal that includes a grilled Black Angus beef filet mignon served with roasted foie gras and truffle Madeira sauce plus a pound of braised Maine lobster. The meal is priced at $95 per person.

The Artisan’s four-course meal starts with a salad followed by slow braised boneless ribs, a choice of filet mignon, seared Baja shrimp and savory prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin. Dessert is a choice of a flourless chocolate cake or a caramel crème brulee. The meal is $99 per person.

The Top of the World Restaurant at The Stratosphere offers a party with a view of the fireworks 800 feet in the air. The event features a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Rick Giffen, recently featured on Food Network’s Chopped. In addition, guests receive access to all the NYE parties on Levels 103, 104 and 108. The meal is priced at $299 per person.

McCall’s Heartland Grill at Stratosphere offers a four-course menu served from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The menu is priced at $95 per person or $114 per person for an upgraded “surf” entrée.

Bar + Bistro offers a whiskey-inspired dinner including lobster corn chowder, spiced scallop salad, asparagus with poached quail egg and Burgundy fall truffles plus whiskey three ways- crisp skin pork with Woodford double oak sauce, spiced salmon with Jim Beam Rye cream sauce and beef tenderloin pancetta and red crab Woodford Reserve glace. For dessert, enjoy baked Alaska or flan ice cream cake. Space is limited; please call 202-6060 for reservations. Dinner is served at 8 p.m. and is $65 per person.

View Wine Bar & Kitchen at Tivoli Village offers a five-course tasting with wine pairings featuring Justin Vineyards wine for $95 per person. There will be two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village offers a three-course dinner including entrée options of ribeye con hongos, halibut de mango, or chulete de cerdo for $35 per person with cocktail pairings at an additional cost.

STK at Cosmopolitan offers seatings from 5:30-10:30 p.m. for an ala carte menu or a chefs tasting menu. Menu items include bone-in ribeye, free range chicken, Dover sole and Maine Lobster. STK will also offer an open bar package to guests starting at 9:30 p.m. which can be applied both at the bar and to table reservations. S.K.A.M. artist DJ Homicide spins from 9 p.m.-midnight.

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