If you're feeling festive, there are a lot of New Year's Eve options in Lexington and beyond, whether you want to party until the ball drops or dine out then head home. Here are just a few:
■ Azur Restaurant & Patio, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will celebrate 10 years while ringing in the New Year with a four-course prix fixe dinner Dec. 31. Honoring the Lexington community's support for the past decade, Azur will offer live music at 8 p.m. and a midnight champagne toast. Reservations are required; three seating times are at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. offering a menu of favorites from Chef Jeremy Ashby like lobster crepes, winter greens salad and stuffed gnocchi caprese. The cost is $55 per person for early birds at 5 p.m. and $70 per person at 7 and 9 p.m., plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make reservations, call (859) 296-1007.
■ Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, will have a menu featuring a three-course dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne for $49. Choice of entrees from Berkshire pork chop in a portabella Dijon sauce or lobster tail and beef tenderloin medallion or pan-seared salmon in dill cream.
■ The Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, celebrates the new year with a Good Luck Foods dinner menu, beginning Dec. 31 and continuing through the weekend. Seven-course tasting menu served New Year's Eve, $75. Tasting menu and four-course menu, $45, available Friday, Jan. 2, and Saturday, Jan. 3. Closed Jan. 1. Entrees include pork and beef, slow-roasted, and carved tenderloin of beef with candied fresh bacon; duck three ways, seared breast of duck on a cake of duck confit with seared foie gras; and golden brik, roasted butternut squash, chiffonade of cabbage and pearl barley, wrapped in filo and pan seared with apple rosemary puree and chive oil. Special wine flight available. Call (859) 846-4732 to make a reservation. Menu available online at Hollyhillinn.com.
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■ "Prospero Ano y Felicidad." Come ring in the new year, Brasabana style. Brasabana, 841 Lane Allen Road, is celebrating New Year's Eve with dinner choices that feature Cuban cuisine with a Latin flare. With three seatings at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; cost is $26.95 per person plus tax and gratuity and will feature the music of the Big Maracas. Reservations at (859) 303-5573 or email or info@Brasabana.com.
■ In Louisville, Proof on Main, 702 West Main St., will have a Christmas Eve a la carte and family-style dinner Dec. 24 for $42, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Chef Levon Wallace will have a farm-to-table meal of Proof favorites and other holiday-inspired dishes, including black skillet fried chicken with black pepper-honey and thyme biscuits, and heirloom pumpkin donuts with dark chocolate and spiced pepitas.
For New Year's Eve, Proof will have either a la carte dinner or four-course, $140 prix fixe dinner with party ticket from 5:30 to 11 p.m. And on New Year's Day, Proof on Main will have a hangover brunch, a la carte, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
■ In Louisville, celebrate a very Pappy New Year at The Bristol Bar & Grille downtown, 614 West Main St. Executive Chef Ramon Forcelledo pairs a flight of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon with a four-course dinner. Cost is $100 per person for dinner and the bourbon flight, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is available from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information or reservations, call (502) 582-1995.
■ New Year, new concept: La Coop: Bistro à Vins, 732 E. Market St. in Louisville, will end operations following a New Year's Eve event Dec. 31. Owners of the Southern-inspired French bistro will close the NuLu restaurant and have made arrangements for a new restaurant concept to take over the space Jan. 1.
For more information or to make reservations, visit Coopbistro.com or call (502) 410-2888.