Area establishments raise a New Year’s toast
Chambers in Niles is one of several area businesses hosting special New Year's Eve events next week. | Curtis Lehmkuhl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 25, 2013 2:21AM
NILES — Revelers won’t need to go far or pay big bucks to ring in the new year in a fun atmosphere.
Chambers in Niles is celebrating the end of 2012 with a New Year’s Eve party on Monday, Dec. 31. The restaurant will offer a regular menu from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and at 9 p.m. there will be a late-night seating.
“We’re going to have live entertainment,” said Tony Maranto, the owner of Chambers, 6881 Milwaukee Ave.
The live entertainment will be provided by Ronny Ross from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
At $26.95 a person, customers can choose from 10 menu items during the late-night seating. Items include lobster tail, filet, salmon and more.
“We give you a downtown atmosphere without the downtown price,” said Maranto, adding that in addition to saving money, people won’t have to travel too far to attend a fun New Year’s Eve party.
Each year the party attracts about 150 guests. It features dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Maranto said about working each year on New Year’s Eve. “I love it.”
Admission without having an entrée is $20 for one drink and party favors.
White Eagle Banquet Hall, 6845 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles, will welcome 2013 with a polka party featuring the Jimmy Killian and Honky Chicago Band.
For $55 a person guests will receive dinner, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. There will also be a cash bar available. Guests can dance the night away to the live polka band.
The party will also go on at Play Book Sports Bar, 6913 Milwaukee Ave. in Niles, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tickets start at $70 for a six-hour premium open bar, an interactive countdown, confetti blast, champagne toast, party favors and music from a deejay.
There will also be a $120 dinner package with a multi-course gourmet dinner and a $150 VIP bottle package.
Some Park Ridge establishments are also getting into the New Year’s spirit.
Nonna Silvia’s Trattoria and Pizzeria, located at 1400 N. Canfield Rd., will feature a special menu on New Year’s Eve until 10 p.m. The menu includes veal chops, New York strip steak, lobster ravioli, braised pork shank, short rib ravioli and an appetizer.
“We’re always the place people come to before they do their countdown,” said Steve Marti, one of the owners of Nonna Silvia’s. “We have a lot of reservations.”
At Houlihan’s, another popular night spot in Park Ridge, there will be a special steak trio meal that includes steak, salad and dessert. Houlihan’s is located at 550 W. Touhy Ave.
Establishments in nearby Edison Park are also ringing in the new year. The Snuggery, 6733 N. Olmsted Ave., will present “The Biggest, the Last, the Best Party Ever,” with four bars and no cover charge, while the Curragh, 6703 N. Northwest Hwy., will feature live music by Acoustic Generation, free party favors and a champagne toast.