Restaurant Review - Party like it's 2008
New Year's Eve events at Atlanta restaurants
10 Degrees South, Three-course menu with four choices per course. $65. 4183 Roswell Road. 404-705-8870. www.10degreessouth.com.
103 West, A black-tie evening of games, music, and food and drink, including a live performance from local band U.S. beat. Play blackjack, roulette or poker while you enjoy Buckhead Life restaurant favorites, including lobster beignets from chef Matt Rainey. Cocktails and champagne will be available all night. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $150. 103 W. Paces Ferry Road. 404-233-5993. www.buckheadrestaurants.com.
Atmosphere Bistro, A five-course menu featuring lobster bisque, crab gallette and beef tenderloin "au poivre." $75. 1620 Piedmont Ave. 678-702-1620. www.atmospherebistro.com.
Au Pied du Cochon, Live music and a five-course prix-fixe meal with a Kir Royal dessert buffet. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $150. 3315 Peachtree Road.
Babbette's Café, "Bubbly Specials" offered in addition to the regular menu. 573 N. Highland Ave. 404-523-9121. www.babbettescafe.com.
Dish, Two seatings with a prix-fixe menu. Music, party favors and complimentary champagne. 5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. $65-$85. 870 N. Highland Ave. 404-897-3463. www.dish-atlanta.com.
Lil' River Grill, A New Year's Eve celebration featuring chef specials and live music from Mark Kovaly and Cliff Holcomb, who will play dueling pianos in the tavern. 179 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-339-0680. www.lilrivergrill.com.
River Room, Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu with a champagne toast, or head over to the River Room Tavern for "Times Square in the Tavern," a night of television New Year's Eve festivities with party favors and a glass of bubbly at midnight. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. $69 for dinner. 4403 Northside Parkway. 404-233-5455. www.riverroom.com.
Shaun's, Chef Shaun Doty offers a five-course prix-fixe dinner with wine pairings. For each course you choose from dishes including zucchini lasagna with pine-nut ricotta, turnip-and-apple soup with Berkshire pork belly, and homemade KitKat bars. $85-$125. 1029 Edgewood Ave. 404-577-4358. www.shaunsrestaurant.com.
Tap, The ultimate party with a live DJ, noisemakers and all the beer you can drink. $25. 1180 Peachtree St. 404-347-2221. www.tapat1180.com.
Trois, There are three ways to celebrate the new year at Trois: a rowdy evening at the bar celebrating New Year's at 7 p.m. for France and again at midnight for the States, featuring a DJ spinning contemporary French music and a cocktail and cru bar; a ritzy evening in the dining room with holiday specials, a champagne toast and a postmidnight breakfast buffet; and an elegant evening above Trois with a prix-fixe menu prepared by chef Jeremy Lieb and live entertainment from Chris Burke. Times and prices vary. 1180 Peachtree St. 404-815-3337.
Two Urban Licks, Holiday specials, a champagne toast and live band. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. 404-522-4622. www.twourbanlicks.com.
Vinings Inn, A four-course prix-fixe dinner including a champagne toast. Live music from Theodis Ealey upstairs in the Attic Bar. Starts at 5:30 p.m. 3011 Paces Mill Road. 770-438-2282. www.viningsinn.com.