- Teresa Gubbins, Culture Map

As New Year’s nears, we are seeing some crazy times. On the one hand, people are lining up for COVID-19 tests. On the other hand, the volume of partying seems to be unmatched.

For example, this list of New Year’s Eve celebrations at Dallas restaurants is not only packed with options, some of them are already starting to sell out. We’re taking the plunge, we’re diving in, we are going for it, man.

These Dallas restaurants are hosting New Year’s Eve events (and this list offers non-restaurant-related New Year’s Eve celebrations):

Fearing’s Restaurant. Four-course menu includes choices from Russian golden osetra on potato blinis, lobster bisque, scallops, surf & turf carpaccio, pheasant ballotine, turbot & crab leg, lamb chops, butter-poached lobster, beef Wellington, and dessert trio. $250, includes glass of champagne. Live entertainment from 8 pm-12 am by Danni & Kris, doing throwback music from Christina Aguilera, Brittany Spears, and other 90’s hits. DJ LucyLou will play from 12-2 am. 214-922-4848.

Perry’s Steakhouse. Three-course menu with choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. $75 from 10:30 am-5:30 pm, $85 from 5:45 pm-12 am. Reserve online or call 214-855-5151.

Truluck’s. Four-course menu includes choices from stone crab claws, shrimp cocktail, crab cake, crab & shrimp Napoleon, lobster bisque, Caesar salad, Sonoma greens salad with pecans & goat cheese, wedge salad, scallops, sea bass with crab fried rice, chateaubriand, salmon with asparagus, Dutch hiramasa, lobster tail, sesame-crusted tuna, Prime ribeye, carrot cake, chocolate malt cake with chocolate malt icing, Key lime pie, and baked Alaska. Plus half bottle of Gloria Ferrer Rose to take home. $175. Reservations secured with credit card, must cancel 24 hours in advance. 4-11 pm. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.

Upside. Rooftop restaurant at Canopy Hotel Dallas Uptown features DJ Michael Jerome, skyline views, and champagne toast. Menu of bites to order includes deviled eggs, meatballs, and charcuterie. Standing room is first come first serve; tables can be reserved via email: private.events.upside@gmail.com. $25 cover fee after 9 pm. 214-522-2929.

Uchi. Omakase dinner with 8-10 courses including otoro, A5 wagyu, caviar, and white truffle. $400 for two. 4-11 pm. 214-855-1354.

Uchiba. Omakase dinner with 8-10 courses including oysters, crab, and black truffle. $200 for two. 5-11 pm. 214-855-1354.