If you haven’t made your reservations yet for New Year’s Eve at an East Valley restaurant, time is running out and you risk ringing in the new year with a McDouble and large Coke. Here’s a sampling of what some restaurants in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek are offering next Thursday night. All still have some openings, but many will be booked up by next week.
Down Under Wines: Newly moved in to a bigger space in Gilbert, Down Under will offer eight wine tastings paired with eight foods for $55 per person. There also will be an oyster bar, a suckling pig station and a champagne bar for an additional cost. 1422 W. Warner Road, Gilbert, (480) 705-7131, www.downunderwinestore.com.
Il Vinaio: Free champgane toasts will be held every hour starting at 6 a.m. There will be two seatings, 5 and 8 p.m., for a five-course meal. Cost is $35 per person, or $50 with wine pairings. 270 W. Main St., Mesa, (480) 649-6476, www.ilvinaio.com.
S’Bistro: Owner/chef Brian Bansek will offer a six-course “Chef’s Tasting,” with such entrees as a surf-and-turf combo of lobster tail and filet mignon, for $59 per person. S’Bistro is BYOB. 124 W. Main St., Mesa, (480) 962-0344, www.sbistroaz.com.
D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro: There will be 5, 7 and 9 p.m. seatings for a five-course meal for $65 per person. A DJ and dancing will start at 10 p.m. 2837 N. Power Road, Mesa, (480) 654-4171; 3990 S. Alma School, Chandler, (480) 782-5550; www.dvinebistro.com.
Warren’s Jazz Bistro: A package includes a three-course dinner, two drinks, champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cost is $100 per person. 1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, (480) 899-5299, www.warrenjazzbistro.com.
Kokopelli Winery & Bistro: The Valley’s only microwinery (pictured above) will offer a five-course dinner with wine pairings and champgane toast from 5 to 10 p.m. for $60 per person. 35 W. Boston St., Chandler, (480) 792-6927, www.kokopelliwinery.com.
McDuffy’s Grille: A “Championship Barbeque Feast” of ribs, chicken, brisket, sides and a drink will be offered for $14.99 per person or $24.99 per couple. Poker tourneys will be held at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. 980 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, (480) 966-8200, www.mcduffys.com.
Siracha: Downtown Chandler’s newest addition will offer a four-course New York Strip steak dinner for two for $60 and a filet mignon version for $70. Either comes with a bottle of champagne or sparkling sake. 95 W. Boston St., Chandler, (480) 857-1409, www.sirachalounge.com.
Cork: A four-course meal, $75 per person for first seating or $95 for second seating, can be enhanced with caviar ($12), foie gras ($12), bone marrow ($10), cheese ($5) or a fish course ($15). 4991 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, (480) 883-3773, www.corkrestaurant.net.
Kai: The Wild Horse Pass Resort restaurant will serve five-course (first seating), seven-course (second seating) and 12-course (either seating) feasts for $135, $160 or $235, respectively, per person. 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, (602) 385-5726, www.wildhorsepassresort.com.
Fleming’s: Specials like American wagyu filet and lobster tail ($75.95 per person) and 1.5-pound Maine lobster and seafood platter ($69.95) will be offered Thursday through Saturday. 905 N. 54th St., Chandler, (480) 940-1900, www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
Jimmy’s of Chicago: An all-you-can-eat buffet of six regular menu items, such as ribeye steak and chicken Vesuvio, will be offered for $50 per person. There also will be a live band. 3107 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, (480) 963-6363, jimmysofchicago.com.
Trophy’s Steakhouse: Ten-, 12- and 16-ounce prime rib dinners with lobster tails and free champagne toast will be offered for $20 to $30. Also, lobster tails can be added to any steak. 7215 S. Power Road, Queen Creek, (480) 840-3981, www.trophyssteakhouse.com.
Bill Johnson’s Big Apple: Ten-, 12- and 16-ounce prime rib dinners with sides wil be offered from $10.99 to $16.99. The same special will be available Christmas Eve. 950 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 969-6504, www.billjohnsons.com.
Fibber Magees: The popular Irish pub will be serving its regular menu, but also offering a $50 all-you-can-drink special from 8 p.m. to closing. 1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler, (480) 722-9434, www.fibbermageespub.com.