Global offers a five-course fixed-price New Year's meal for $69 ($99 with wine pairings). Reservations are available starting at 5 p.m. Among the courses: smoked onion bisque with 2010 Bodegas Eidosela Albarino; Hudson Valley duck foie gras poached in Gewürztraminer, with 2010 Beblenheim Heimeimberger Gewürztraminer reserve; and veal breast with braised, smoked grits and 2009 Trenza Tinto, San Luis Obispo. 3520 Toringdon Way; 704-248-0866.
Café 157 will serve its regular dinner entrée menu (sandwiches not available) 5-9 p.m. New Year’s Eve, with filet mignon and broiled lobster tail as specials. 157 N. Trade St., Matthews; 704-844-8686.
"Happy Blue Year!" is Blue's plan: First seating (5-6 p.m.) is $34.95, with choices including flat iron steak, Moroccan spiced salmon and more. Live music runs 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (cover charge is $5 after 10, but that's waived with dinner reservations) and there's a complimentary Champagne toast and a late-night menu.