It’s out with the old and in with the new. And the perfect way to start the New Year is to treat yourself to dinner, entertainment and fun the night before. Here are a few ideas.
Barrel Crossing Tap & Grill
260 Green Bay Rd., Highwood
Ring in the New Year with food, drinks, balloon drops and party favors. A family celebration takes place with a 7 p.m. balloon drop, perfect for kids. There will be a special children’s menu, sparkling grape juice, party favors, hats, and giveaways. Adults can enjoy a prix fixe 5-course meal paired with bourbons, craft beers and specialty drinks for $60. Or order off the full dinner menu. Adult balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Book your table by calling 847.748.8695 or visit www.barrelcrossing.com or http://app.streamsend.com/ss/1/ms2vavedn9/x89ix4o3cj
Taste on Chestnut
507 Chestnut Street, Winnetka
Reserve your table now to enjoy dinner at this award-winning hotspot. Choose from a 4-course with appetizer, soup, salad, and entrée for $65; 3-course with appetizer, soup or salad and entrée for $55; or a la carte menu. Dover sole is an additional $10 on the prix fixe special. All include amuse to the table. Entrees include Holland Dover Sole, Citrus Chili Rubbed Cedar Plank Salmon, Lemon Roasted Chicken, Crispy Duck Breast, Berkshire Farms Pork Chop, and Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops. To reserve your table call the restaurant or visit www.opentable.com/taste-on-chestnut.
250 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire
Open from 6 p.m. Prix fixe dinner is $79 per person, live band with soft music. Call for reservations.
Primo Italian American Cuisine
720 Milwaukee Avenue, Gurnee
Regular menu, DJ, live performance by Peter and the Versatiles, and champagne toast at midnight. Call for reservations or visit http://www.primogurnee.com/.
Holiday Inn Gurnee
6161 West Grand Avenue, Gurnee
Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015 with Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center and 95 WIIL Rock. Included in the package are carving stations, mashed & baked potato bar, and salad station. Cash bar and champagne toast at midnight. Live rock music by Infinity Band. Order tickets by visiting http://clubzone.com/places/holiday-inn-convention-center-chicago/new-years-eve/.
Timothy O’Tooles Pub
5572 Grand Ave. Gurnee
412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Order off the menu, but join in for a popular party that is said to have sold out in the past. For $10 you will get a champagne split or Miller High Life tall boy, party favors, DJ and great drink specials. Buy your tickets at www.timothyotooles.com/store/chicago/tickets/nyetickets.
Three Brothers Theatre, 115 N. Genesee Street in Waukegan will have a New Years Eve Soiree featuring entertainment by the actors, prizes, raffles, beverages and appetizers. For more information call 319.621.0024. Visit them on Facebook or visit www.threebrostheatre.com .