Time is running out to secure yourself a table for the last New Year's Eve of the Awful Aughts. But with the citywide average being a $75 per person prix fixe not including wine, we scanned through Open Table to suss out the less pricey deals on offer in this still sluggish economy.
Wexler's (568 Sacramento Street)
$50 for five courses
In addition to their la carte, barbecue-inspired menu, Wexler's will be offering this steal of a deal, with some great cocktails to boot (not included). Reserve here.
Farmer Brown (25 Mason)
$50 for three courses
Enjoy some jambalaya, grits, and fried chicken at Farmer Brown's downtown, Southern-style New Year's Eve, which will also feature live DJs. Reserve here.
Nombe (2491 Mission)
$50 for passed nibbles, soba, ozoni, and two special sake shots
To celebrate their recent opening and more recent liquor license, this Outer Mission Izakaya is offering a prix fixe and what will likely be a fun atmosphere, with music and a ceremonial cracking of the New Year's sake barrel at midnight. Reserve here.
Swell (603 Bush Street)
$59 for three courses
Seared foie gras, oysters, and lobster risotto are all promised at this tiny Nob Hill Euro-Japanese joint, along with a complimentary cocktail which brings down the food price to about $50. Reserve here.
Ruth's Chris Steak House (1601 Van Ness)
$39.95 surf and turf
There's no where better to kick it old school for New Year's, with a filet mignon and a lobster tail. The salad and sides will run you extra, but you still might be able to get out of here for $50 or so on food. Reserve here.
Don't Drop the Ball - Book Now for New Year's [Open Table]