Ampersand Wine Bar (Lincoln Square): Make reservations for seatings at 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. The $95-per-person prix fixe menu features seafood, vegetarian and game options. (4845 N. Lincoln Ave.)
...per adult, one cake ball for each person from West Town Bakery and party favors. (2200 W. Lawrence Ave....
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...and include two glasses of sparkling wine. There's a cash bar for more drinks. (875 N. Michigan Ave....
A10 (Hyde Park): The restaurant has a 3-course prix-fixe meal offer for $55 from 4 p.m.-midnight. (There's also a $10 supplemental pasta course and $30 wine pairings.) Reservations required. (1462 E. 53rd St.)
Acadia — "Earth and Ocean" (South Loop): Head to Acadia to see a glass tube full of contortionists, a confetti cannon, and 20-piece marching band on a three-tiered stage. Oh, and a buffet with drinks. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. (1639 S. Wabash Ave.)
Angelo's Wine Bar (Albany Park): Drinks, passed appetizers, champagne toast at midnight and live music from the Green Mill Jazz Club start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. (3026 W. Montrose Ave.)
...75) and 9:30 p.m. ($85). Make a reservation by calling 872-298-7441. (4767 N. Lincoln Ave....
Bad Apple (North Center): Open starting at 11:30 a.m. Reservations will be accepted for dinner but walk-ins are welcome. Bubbly toast at midnight. (4300 N. Lincoln Ave.)
Baptiste & Bottle (River North): Make your last meal of 2016 a five-course prix fixe dinner ($85) anchored by New York strip steak or halibut. Served at 6 and 9 p.m. Head to the rooftop after for a special midnight toast. Call 312-667-6793. (101 E. Erie St.)
Beauty Bar (West Town): At Beauty Bar, the last Saturday of every month is a '90s dance party, and this Saturday happens to fall on NYE so it's business as usual at this West Town staple. The $55 ticket includes open bar from 9-10 p.m. and champagne toast at midnight. (1444 W. Chicago Ave.)
Big Night Chicago New Year's Eve Gala at Palmer House Hilton (The Loop): The historic Palmer House Hilton transforms into a party house to ring in the New Year's, complete with multiple dance floors, drinks, DJs, cover bands and more. (17 E. Monroe St.)
Cape Cod Room (Magnificent Mile): Eat in the venerable seafood restaurant, which has called the Drake home for more than 80 years, before it closes for good on Sunday. Signature dishes include the Cape Cod seafood boil, oysters Rockefeller, and baked Alaska. (140 E. Walton Place)
...the Hyatt Regency Hotel and fireworks over the Chicago River. Tickets are required, but free. (151 E. Wacker Drive...
Chicago Resolution Gala At Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom (Streeterville): Drink from 30-plus bars and listen to four DJs (led by B96/Chicago Bulls' own DJ Metro) as fireworks over Lake Michigan celebrate the new year. Tickets start at $129. (600 E. Grand Ave.)
Chop Steakhouse Party (South Loop): Indulge in the steakhouse's full menu and premium open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. as a special guest DJ spins tracks. Tickets start at $40. (150 W. Roosevelt Road)
DANK Haus (Lincoln Square): For $125 per person, get a heavy appetizer buffet, open bar, live music from Upbeat Orchestra and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are limited. (4740 N. Lincoln Ave.)
Fatpour Tap Works (Wicker Park): A five-hour open bar on two levels with various table packages, a buffet and DJ music will be the NYE focus at this corner hot spot. Tickets range from $79-$500, plus service fees. (2005 W. Division St.)
...with several bars in the area to ring the new year in at midnight nearby. (1616 N. Damen Ave....
Fifolet (Wicker Park): This new Cajun restaurant offers a four course dinner with cocktail pairings for $60/person, or patrons can order off the regular a la carte dinner and drinks menu. The bar will be open from 3 p.m.-2 a.m. NYE and the kitchen closes at 11 p.m. (1942 W. Division St.)
Fork (Lincoln Square): A four-course meal, including vegetarian options, costs $70 per person. Add wine pairings for $28. Reservations can be made online, by phone or in person, and the restaurant opens at 5 p.m. (4600 N. Lincoln Ave.)
Fountainhead Chicago (Lincoln Square): There will be no cover charge or dress code, and the restaurant opens at 8 p.m.. The kitchen will serve until 1 a.m., with a free champagne toast at midnight. (1970 W. Montrose Ave.)
Frontier (West Town): Indulge in a whole smoked animal feast (pig, boar, lamb and goat) plus oysters, sides and a dessert buffet at Frontier. The $95-per-person ticket (plus $11.73 service fee) also includes open bar, party favors and a champagne toast. (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Gideon Welles (Lincoln Square): The family-friendly evening will have live traditional Irish music starting at 5 p.m., $6 pints of Guinness and a champagne toast. (4500 N. Lincoln Ave.)
...Too, She-Nannigans and Coconutz to celebrate 2017 with some variety. Tickets start at $40. (13-26 W. Division St....
...a bubbly toast included with purchase of entree. Reservations strongly encouraged; call 872-208-6264. (4739 N. Lincoln Ave....
Kick (North Center): Dinner will be served from 3-11 p.m., and an all-inclusive drinks package for $40 runs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Reservations at opentable.com/kick. (1943 W. Byron St.)
Laugh Out Loud Theater (North Center): Enjoy drinks, party favors and a comedy show. Tickets available for 5:30, 8 and 10:30 p.m. shows. (3851 N. Lincoln Ave.)
Links Taproom (Wicker Park): "No Cover. No hassle. Lots of Beer. Lots of Sausage. No Expensive Package," this bar promises. But tables can be reserved by calling 773-360-7692. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. NYE and there will be a free champagne toast at midnight. (1559 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Little Goat Bakery - Goat Down Tonight: Little Goat Diner will transform into a dance floor and several bars with local brews. Dance out the remaining 2016 to a '70s disco theme and sate your hunger with various food stations and hors d'oeuvres. (820 W. Randolph St.)
...eight-course dinner with a champagne toast for $125. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (2657 N. Kedzie Ave....
Lottie's Pub: Dine on a buffet of pizza, chicken tenders, hummus, wings and sliders while washing it all down with an open bar and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $65. From 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (1925 W. Cortland Ave.)
...There is no cover and the party takes place 8 p.m.-3 a.m. (960 W. 31st St....
...bisque, herb crusted rack of lamb, stout braised short ribs, and a roasted Amish ½ chicken. (3905 N. Lincoln Ave.). The restaurant opens at 5 p.m...
New Year's Eve Soiree At JW Marriott (The Loop): Need a place to stay after the party? Try the JW Marriott, which promises live music and "lavish accommodations" in its NYE package. Tickets start at $404, but guests can secure a 20.17 percent discount. (151 W. Adams St.)
New Year's Party at Disco (River North): Celebrate 2017 on an LED dance floor. Tickets for the party start at $125, with bottle service available from $800. (111 W. Hubbard St.)
Noon Year's Eve at Chicago Children's Museum (Streeterville): Count down to 12 (noon) at the Chicago Children's Museum. Activities include making festive crowns and noisemakers, a dance party and a countdown to noon with a confetti finish. (700 E. Grand Ave.)
Old Irving Brewing (Irving Park): The party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. will feature hourly beer tappings, music, games and a midnight toast. No cover, no reservations and no tickets required. (4419 W. Montrose Ave.)
Park & Field (Logan Square): The new sports bar is offering a New Year's Eve package from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets ($70-$90) must be bought online in advance and include a farm-to-table buffet with dishes like crab cakes, orchard chicken and quinoa cakes. (3509 W. Fullerton Ave.)
Quiote (Logan Square): Get a peek at the new Mexican restaurant and mezal bar taking over Letizia's Bakery. Quiote is offering a New Year's Eve package that includes tacos, cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets can be bought online and cost $70-$170. (2456 N. California Ave.)
Rock Around The Clock New Year's Eve Party At the Hard Rock Cafe (River North): Enjoy 4½ hours of appetizers and premium cocktails, or add bottle service if your crew is extra thirsty. This party lasts till 4 a.m. Tickets start at $99. (63 W. Ontario St.)
...party runs 5-7:30 p.m., with a NYE countdown at 7 p.m. (1924 W. Chicago Ave....
Salvage One — Brew Year's Eve (River West/West Town): Celebrate the New Year's Eve with fellow beer lovers and a selection of 20 local craft brews including Goose Island and Half Acre. (1840 W. Hubbard St.)
Sidetrack The Video Bar (Boystown): Doors open at 7 p.m. for the party featuring free party favors and a champagne toast. Advance tickets cost $25 and benefit The Legacy Project. (3349 N. Halsted St.)
Sluggers World Class Sports Bar and Dueling Pianos (Wrigleyville): Good for people who haven't planned ahead with reservations, $20 gets you in the door at this Wrigleyville bar. (3540 N. Clark St.)
The Northman (North Center): Seatings for NYE will be offered at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Call to make a reservation, 773-935-2255. (4337 N. Lincoln Ave.)
The Pasta Bowl (Wicker Park): For a more low-key and casual celebration, The Pasta Bowl is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet along with open bar for an all-inclusive $50 per person over age 21. The NYE special runs from 9 a.m.-2 am. (1852 W. North Ave.)
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum — Noon Year's Eve Party (Lincoln Park): Count down to 12 (noon) at this kid-friendly New Year's party, complete with music, an apple juice toast, create-your-own eco-friendly party favors and a dance party. (2430 N. Cannon Drive)
...toast and drink specials, such as $6 blood orange champagne cocktails and $5 Jameson shots. (2159 W. Chicago Ave....
Via Lima (North Center): Honored by Michelin's Bib Gourmand list, Via Lima will serve its Peruvian cuisine on NYE. (4024 N. Lincoln Ave.)
Vol. 39's "Speakeasy" (The Loop): Cake batter truffles, caviar hors d'oeuvres and a Champagne tower are the highlights of this party in a swanky wood-paneled bar in the new Kimpton Gray hotel. Tickets start at $100. (39 S. LaSalle St.)
Volo (Roscoe Village): The late seating is sold out, but early seatings start at 5 p.m. A la carte and prix fixe options will be available. (2008 W. Roscoe St.)