With all of the partying to be had, your last dinner of 2013 should be just as decadent. Choose from any of these guaranteed-to-please dining options and get ready to enter 2014 with a full belly—and a bang.
SHe by Morton’s, The Shops at Crystals
The ultra-femme steakhouse serves two distinct prix-fixe menus to prepare you for the night’s booze-soaked festivities, with seared foie gras or mini lobster rolls to start and an entrée of pan-seared sea bass, coffee brined duck breast or a filet and lobster tail. For dessert? Your choice of hot chocolate with house-made marshmallows or strawberries with Champagne zabaglione. First seating, 7 p.m., $99. Second seating, 9:30 pm, $150. 254-2376.
N9NE Steakhouse, Palms
In addition to its standard menu, N9NE offers an exclusive selection of a la carte New Year’s dishes including Yukon potato-leek soup, Florida stone crab, fresh dover sole, a veal chop, Japanese kobe tenderloin and more—plus a live DJ to get the party started early. 942-6832.
Tender Steak & Seafood, Luxor
The Rossini and lobster, an 8-ounce Black Angus beef filet mignon served with roasted foie gras, truffle Madeira sauce and more than one pound of braised Maine lobster, is enough to make you drool on demand. But if you want to go even bigger, order the Japanese wagyu kobe filet mignon, an 8-ounce grade A5 filet straight from Japan. $95-$105. New Year’s Eve and Day.
Poppy Den Asian Bistro, Tivoli Village
Chef Angelo Sosa presents three- and four-course, prix-fixe menus for NYE, with delectable appetizer options to start the meal that include watermelon and goat cheese salad or pork pot stickers. Working on some New Year’s resolutions? Go vegetarian with the turmeric tofu curry entrée. Or, if you’re craving something more indulgent, consider the coconut-glazed salmon or Peking duck, marinated for three days in ginger, salt, cinnamon, scallions, coriander and star anise. For dessert, choose between an oversized house-made fortune cookie, miso toffee tiramisu or sorbet. Seatings from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Three courses, $39. Four courses, $49. 702-802-2480.
Rao's, Caesar's Palace
Chef de Cuisine Fatimah Madyun’s prix-fixe menu features items like bacon wrapped shrimp, rigatoni Bolognese, a filet mignon with Parmesan risotto and a gingerbread tiramisu for dessert. $175. 731-7267.
Border Grill, Mandalay Bay
Braised oxtail tamales, seafood paella, a chile crusted porterhouse and blueberry ginger stuffed tres leches are just a few sizzling options from the Mandalay Bay restaurant. Order bocatidos, or appetizers, a la carte, or choose the four-course, prix-fixe menu with a Champagne toast. Prix-fixe menu, $65. 632-7403.
Chef Enzo Febbraro has created a three-course, prix-fixe menu starting with a trio of salmon, short rib raviolini or sweet potato gnocchi. Entrée choices include lasagna Napoletana, pumpkin risotto with lamb sausage, grilled beef tenderloin and lobster fritto. The meal comes complete with a Prosecco toast. $125, 8 p.m., 770-3463.
Sushi Roku, The Forum Shops at Caesars
Get to Sushi Roku early for the first seating of the chef’s seven-course omakase menu, which translates to “entrust” or “leave it to you” in Japanese, or choose the later option with a midnight Champagne toast. $120. First seating, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Second seating, 10 p.m.-11:45 p.m. 733-7373.