As of this afternoon, Little Savannah still had reservations available; call 591-1119. The special New Year's Eve dinner menu is $75 per person, or $100 with selected wines, and includes an Amuse Bouche, a choice of first course including a "BLT" with smoked pork belly and arugula and Alecia's tomato chutney, soup and salad, or a plate from the sea; choice of second course with black cod, lamb chops or veal tenderloint with sweetbreads; and a choice of dessert. There's also a New Year's Eve bar menu, no reservations required, with treats like shrimp and grits, grilled prime sirloin, and sesame crusted Apalachicola oysters.
Daniel George has a special New Year's menu, featuring a first course of cream of black-eyed pa, pulled ham hock and turnip green soup; a second course choice of duck tamale or salmon tuna fuse; a third course of warm fall vegetables or mixed herb salad; a main course of roast venison or Mero seabass; and for dessert, hazelnut bread pudding or key lime cheesecake. Cost is $85 per person; call 871-3266 to see if there's any space left.
If you want more choices, Satterfield's New Year's Eve menu offers five first course choices, from gumbo to baked oysters to foie gras; and five main course options, from lobster to lamp shank to dry-aged Wagyu steak. Plus delicious desserts. $75 per person, call 969-9690.
Mudtown is once again having its annual New Year's Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Everyone who comes in for brunch will get the obligatory collard greens and black-eyed, a southern tradition said to bring luck in the coming year. There will be Bowl games on the TV's and Bloody Marys and Mimosas from the bar.
From Birmingham News' City Scene, Alec Harvey has entertainment suggestions here, including Dafe de Paris, Dyron's Lowcountry, John's City Diner, Satterfield's and Veranda on Highland; and Bob Carlton has more dining suggestions here.