Sauce Magazine – 11 ways to ring in the New Year in St. Louis

11 ways to start the New Year in St. Louis

While New Year’s Eve celebrations may look different this year, these local restaurants bring the party home with great food and drink. As we look forward to 2021 and leave this crazy year behind, these curated New Years Eve packages are guaranteed to start the new year off right. (And you can even find some in-person events among the takeaway options below.)

Blood & sand offers a roadside New Year’s Eve party with dinner for two or four, plus champagne pairings and complimentary glasses. Roadside dinner prices range from $ 170 to $ 280, and champagne prices range from $ 110 to $ 140. The evening menu includes a five-course meal with paprika-marinated halibut and rabbit confit. Items can be pre-ordered online from now until December 24th. Collection takes place on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1500 St. Charles St., St. Louis, 314.241.7263,

Brennan’s Alcohol & Snacks has put together New Year’s party boxes that are guaranteed to ensure that every party starts this year. There are five options for curated party boxes, ranging from $ 95 to $ 1,000, filled with cocktail kits, snacks like chocolate and charcuterie, bottles of wine and liquor, and more. Custom boxes are also available. Orders can be placed online by midday on December 31st for delivery or collection between 10am and 5pm on December 31st. 3015 Locust St., St. Louis, 314.400.8883,

Drunk fish has sushi platters and cocktails paired with cupcakes from The Cup and additional party items like noisemakers and necklaces. A Sushi 101 platter costs $ 109 and contains classic fan favorites. The Signature Roll platter costs $ 119 with the best-selling Signature Rolls. Each plate comes with a Pom 75 cocktail kit and a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco. Pre-orders can be placed online until December 26th with pick-up from 4pm to 9pm on December 31st from any Drunken Fish location.

Grace Meat + Three rings the bell in 2021 with a New Year’s Eve package and a New Year’s Eve lucky sign. The New Year’s Eve package is $ 70 and includes St. Louis style ribs, garlic buffalo wings, and queso dip for three to six guests. The $ 16 New Year’s Day Good Luck Plate is part of the New Year’s Day Hangover Cure and features Rick’s famous fried chicken, corn bread, Hoppin ‘John (an andouille sausage, black-eyed peas, and rice dish), and collard greens. Pre-orders for the New Year’s Eve package can be made online until December 30th with pick-up from 4pm to 8pm on December 31st. Orders for the New Year’s Eve lucky plate can be placed in the house for dinner on January 1st. or for collection or delivery. 4270 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.533.2700,

New Year’s Eve package from Gnadenfleisch + three // Photo courtesy of Gnadenfleisch + three

Kimchi guys offers Korean fried chicken packets and festive cocktail kits. There are three versions available for $ 119 each: one with wings, one with tenders, and one with sliders. The package includes a 75 Korean cocktail kit with gin, lemon juice, ginger and simple syrup. Each pack also includes waffle fries, a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco and cupcakes from The Cup. Pre-orders can be placed online until December 26th with pickup on December 31st, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 612 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.766.4456,

Mission Taco Joint knows the drill. To make January 1st a little easier, there is a New Years Hangover kit that includes ingredients and instructions for putting together Chilaquiles and Bloody Marias, as well as mini bacon taco poppers for the Bloody Marias. The entire hangover kit is $ 45, individual orders for Chilaquiles are $ 20, and Bloody Marias is $ 30. The kits can be pre-ordered online from now until December 29th at 8 p.m. The collection will take place on December 31st at each mission location.

If you’d rather head to town on New Year’s Eve and want a safe, socially distant option this year, these five restaurants offer dinner and drinks for dinner.

Bengelina Hospitality Group has special offers at Elaia and Olio as well as at Nixta. For three nights (December 31 to January 2), dinner and drinks are available at every location until 11 p.m. Tickets are $ 75 per person for Elaia, $ 45 per reservation for Olio, and $ 65 per person for Nixta. Reservations can be made on site or by telephone. Elaia and Olio, 1634 Tower Grove Ave., 314.932.1088,,; Nixta, 1621 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, 314.899.9000,

Brett Hull’s Junction House has curated a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner to celebrate the start of 2021 at the recently opened restaurant. The menu consists of starters like ahi tuna and scallops, salads, starters like duck breast and lobster tail, desserts and champagne. Reservations can be made online or by phone. 1311 Lodora Drive, Wentzville, 314.375.4855,

Ash house At the Four Seasons, St. Louis offers a four-course meal for each course inspired by another South American country, including octopus, Wagyu steak, and more. The first course celebrates Venezuela, followed by Colombia, Argentina and ends with Chilean desserts. Gerard Craft from the Niche Food Group cooks on site with the team. Dinner is available from 5pm to 10pm and costs $ 95 per person. Reservations can be made online or by phone. 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5759,

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey organizes a New Years Eve Prix Fixe dinner on December 31st from 6pm to 10pm. The three-course meal includes a starter or small plate, starter, and candy for $ 45. There are also take-away options for entrees for $ 12, smaller plates for $ 15, entrees for $ 30, and candy for $ 12. Reservations can be made online or by phone. 5065 State Hwy. North, Cottleville, 636.244.0547,

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. celebrates the end of 2020 with a three-course menu and an optional beer pairing on New Year’s Eve at the Grove location. Dinner includes oysters, smoked prime ribs, and an a la mode brownie for $ 36 per person, plus an optional beer pairing for $ 14. There are two seating options for the Prix Fixe dinner at 5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Reservations can be made online until midnight December 30th for a refund of seven days. 4465 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.222.0143,

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