The Sandy Butler Restaurant is offering a special four-course New Year’s Eve menu. In addition, The Sandy Butler Market offers a holiday take-home menu with a wide assortment of party platters, cheese and hors d’oeuvres trays, desserts and a boutique wine selection. For customer convenience, The Sandy Butler gourmet market will be open New Year’s Eve until 6 p.m.


For those who prefer to celebrate New Year’s Eve dining out, The Sandy Butler restaurant is hosting a special New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, a champagne toast and Chef Michael Ragusa’s specially prepared four-course dinner. The first course is a choice of lobster bisque or cheese platter. The second course offers half pound king crabs or mini beef wellington. The third course features a surf and turf entrée that includes a 6-ounce Maine lobster tail with 8-ounce filet mignon served with asparagus and fingerling potatoes or the land and sea option offering Colorado rack of lamb with port demi and stuffed fillet of sole with lump crab meat and served with asparagus and mashed potatoes. For the fourth course, guests will enjoy a chocolate soufflé. The cost is $75 per person.


“New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration with friends and family,” says Jason Nelson, The Sandy Butler general manager. “Whether you are entertaining a small gathering at your home or hosting a large party, The Sandy Butler will cater to your needs with a variety of services and gourmet selections for easy entertaining. For guests who prefer to dine out, our restaurant offers a special New Year’s Eve menu with choices for everyone, including private dining.”

About The Sandy Butler:

The Sandy Butler defines the fine, fresh gourmet experience. Boasting a 150-seat upscale restaurant and gourmet market, The Sandy Butler offers authentic specialty foods and the finest culinary products in a unique and upscale atmosphere. A gourmet dining destination, The Sandy Butler restaurant offers superior service with seating available indoors or on the veranda. “The Sand Bar” features a sophisticated, spacious bar for enjoying cocktails and appetizers. TripAdvisor, an online travel guide, has ranked The Sandy Butler number one of more than 350 restaurants in Fort Myers. The adjacent gourmet market features fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly prepared entrees, organic foods and products, fresh baked goods, a full-service deli and vitamins and supplements. In addition, the market features “The Butler’s Signature,” The Sandy Butler’s exclusive line of authentic products including salts, seasonings and oils that are sold exclusively at The Sandy Butler and marketed to other restaurants and markets throughout the United States. A locally owned business, The Sandy Butler also offers catering services and private dining. For more information, visit Also, follow The Sandy Butler online on Facebook or for great seafood recipes, specials and events.