Nashville is a prime destination to ring in the new year. Whether you’re a local or visitor, this is your ultimate guide to New Year’s Eve 2020-2021 in Nashville. Here are some of the best places to celebrate on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
COVID-19 NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restrictions will be in place at every location. The restrictions will not be listed under each event. The restrictions and guidelines change on a regular basis, so be sure to check the city’s latest status here.
If you’re visiting from out of town or just want to avoid competing for a late-night Lyft ride, here are some of the top places to stay in or near Downtown:
- Virgin Hotels Nashville
- Noelle Nashville
- JW Marriott Nashville
- Westin Nashville
- Dream Nashville
- Fairlane Hotel
- Bobby Hotel
- 21c Museum Hotel
- Hilton Nashville Downtown
- Omni Nashville
- Renaissance Hotel
- Sheraton Nashville
- Hilton Garden Inn
- DoubleTree Downtown
- Courtyard Downtown
- Thompson Nashville
- Fairfield Inn & Suites
- Hyatt Place Downtown
- Hampton Inn Downtown
- Union Station
- The Capitol Hotel – *cheapest*
- Best Western Plus *cheapest*
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNERS
A Rare Evening, Well Done
Bourbon Steak at JW Marriott Nashville is hosting A Rare Evening, Well Done dinner on Thursday, December 31, 2020. There will be two seating options at 5:00pm and 7:30pm. The first seating is a four-course meal and the second seating is a five-course meal.
Pricing: $175 – $228
Holiday Menus at Sinema
Sinema is hosting a ticketed 5-course prix fixe dinner in celebration of NYE on Thursday, December 31, 2020! The 5-course menu is $125 per person with optional wine pairings ranging from $45-$80 per person. Menu items include lobster bisque, grilled oyster, ribeye steak, risotto, and more!
SoBro / Downtown
For an elegant meal downtown, you can count on Etch’s annual New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, December 31, 2020, with seatings starting at 4:30pm. The four-course prix-fixe menu is $95++ per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $45 per person.
New Year’s Eve Feast at Urban Grub
On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Urban Grub will be hosting a four-course tasting menu to ring in the new year at $115 per person. Due to Nashville’s COVID-19 restrictions, attendees must leave the building by 11:00pm. However, guests will receive a take-home Toast & Truffles package to celebrate at midnight. Call ahead to reserve a non-alcoholic version.
Rockin New Years at Saint Stephen
Celebrate New Years Eve at Saint Stephen on Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 5:00pm to 9:30pm. This year Saint Stephen is offering two celebration options. In the main dining room guests can enjoy a 5-course menu for parties up to 12 guests. The cost is $125 per person. The secret society option will allow guests to join Chef Cooper and the Saint Stephen culinary team for a progressive, multi-course, luxury, avant-garde tasting menu. This dining option includes a 2011 vintage champagne toast to the new year and is available for parties up to 4 guests. The cost is $325 per person. All reservations are required through Tock.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
Turn it up for 2021 at Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The NYE dinner will include a three-course meal, bottomless champagne, house wines, domestic draft beer, and take-home party favors! Reservations are strongly encouraged.
For elevated Gulf coast cuisine, celebrate New Year’s Eve at Marsh House on Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The four-course prix-fixe menu is $58-$76 per person depending on the main course.
New Year’s Eve at Denim
Celebrate NYE at Denim on Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Guests can enjoy a specialized New Years Eve menu that will include a tiered presentation of shareable bites, two glasses of Laurent Perrier Champagne, caviar atop house made potato crisp, lobster arancini, truffle grilled cheese, foie gras torchon, a pair of decadent desserts to share, and more! The NYE menu is $175 per person. Reservations are required.
The Optimist is offering a five-course prix-fixe menu on Thursday, December 31, 2020, for $115 per person. Menu standouts include pan roasted scallops and Spanish octopus. Optional wine pairings and supplements are available. If you’re celebrating NYE at home, The Optimist is offering “just add spirits” cocktail kits available to be purchased individually or as a pack of 3. Reservations can be made here.
Join chef Deb Paquette at Etc. in Green Hills for a special NYE dinner on Thursday, December 31, 2020, with seatings starting at 5:00pm. The prix-fixe dinner is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity with optional wine pairings for an additional $30 per person. A three-course pickup option is also available. Pick-up orders are due by December 23, 2020.
Mason’s Bar at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is offering a globally-inspired menu priced per item on Thursday, December 31, 2020, with seatings starting at 4:00pm. The menu features a variety of items from $9-$16 per plate.
Pricing: a la carte / priced per item
Tavern at Bobby
Tavern at Bobby is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu in addition to an a la carte menu on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The prix-fixe meal is $100 per person. The celebration will also feature a lively DJ performance starting at 7:00pm.
Nicky’s Coal Fired Experiential Virtual Dinner
Nicky’s Coal Fired is offering a virtual party package that includes a four-course dinner kit for two that features a live cook along with Chef Tony Galzin, plus an exclusive musical performance by Alanna Royale. The dinner kit for two is $150 with optional drink pairings for $40-$100. There’s also a lighter version for $95.
North Italia is offering a festive, three-course NYE dinner! The prix fixe menu features cocktails, house favorite dishes, and holiday specials. Guests have the options of one starter, one entree, and one dessert. If you wish to celebrate NYE at home, the dinner is also available for takeout and delivery via DoorDash and Olo. Reservations can be made online via OpenTable.
Celebrate NYE at Café Intermezzo on Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Guests can enjoy the full menu which features delicious dinner options like chicken saltimbocca, seafood crepes, and spicy tortellini. This year, Café Intermezzo is offering a $25 takeaway special which includes one bottle of Crémant champagne, two pastries of your choice, and party supplies!
Price: a la carte / priced per item
This year, Bastion is offering a to-go holiday feast box to celebrate NYE at home. The dinner box will include one large Bear Creek Farm Tomahawk Ribeye Steak, 1oz Kaluga Caviar, one small black truffle, one small white truffle, two side dishes, one bottle of Huré Frères, and one 1/2 loaf of Ornette Sourdough Bread served with seasoned butter. The dinner feeds up-to 4 people. Orders can be picked up from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
Henrietta Red is offering a three-course meal for dine-in or carryout from Wednesday, December 30, 2020, to Saturday, January 2, 2020. The dinner feeds two people and includes starters, entrees, and desserts. Additional food and beverage are available for purchase. Pre-orders and reservations can be made on Resy.
The Party Line
The Party Line is offering a weekender box for your NYE celebrations! The box serves 4-6 people and includes a cheese + charcuterie board, shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce, a green salad, sweet potato fingerlings, caramelized onion, flank Steak with pepita pipian, and a mini cookie platter with cranberry almond sable + chocolate orange sable. Orders can be placed now through Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Orders will be delivered on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
If you’re celebrating NYE at home, let Juniper Green do the cooking! Customers can choose from two to six person celebrating meals and snacks! All orders can be placed online and are available for curbside pickup and delivery!
E3 Chophouse is offering carryout and dine-in options for NYE. If you choose to celebrate at home, E3 Chophouse created butcher boxes that include a choice of two steaks (to be cooked at home), 1 ounce of caviar, vegetable sides, mashed potatoes, assorted breads with honey rosemary butter, dessert, and Champagne. Orders can be placed up until 4:00pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The cost is $290 and serves two people. The dine-in option features two specials that include ribeye steak, appetizers, salad, dessert, Champagne, and more! The cost is $200-$260. Reservations are required,
…More New Year’s Eve Dinner & Drink Options
Looking for even more options than listed above? Here are some additional New Year’s Eve dinners in Nashville to consider:
- Otaku Ramen (The Gulch)
- The 404 Kitchen (The Gulch)
- Adele’s (The Gulch)
- Urban Grub (12 South)
- Josephine (12 South)
- Earnest Bar & Hideaway (Wedgewood Houston)
- The Chef & I (The Gulch)
- E3 Chophouse (Hillsboro Village)
- STK Nashville (The Gulch)
- The Mockingbird (The Gulch)
- Merchants (Lower Broadway / Downtown)
- Henley (Midtown)
- Amerigo (West End)
- The Sutler – NYE Bourbon Release + Dinner option (Melrose)
- Char (Green Hills)
- The Optimist (Germantown)
- Fat Kat Slim’s (The Gulch)
- Roberta’s Pop-up at Urban Cowboy’s Public House (East Nashville)
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Ryman | Downtown
Tickets: $39.50 – $99.50
City Winery | SoBro/Downtown
If you want to wine and dine on New Year’s Eve and catch a concert at the same time, City Winery is the place to be. Jason Eskridge is performing an early show at 5:00pm and a late show at 8:00pm in the Lounge. Tickets are $65 plus gratuity and include a four-course, prix-fixe menu, complimentary champagne toast, live music, and an optional wine pairing for an additional cost.
3rd and Lindsley | SoBro/Downtown
Ward Davis, who has had songs recorded by artists like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, will perform two shows at 3rd and Lindsley on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Reserved pit-location tables for four include an autographed CD for each guest. All ages are welcome.