Come in your pajamas and bring a big appetite to LGO on New Year's Day to get a gift certificate equal to the price of your meal. For anyone not bold enough to wear their PJs, mimosas and Bloody Marys are still only $5 all day. Brunch on Jan. 1, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Little Door
New Year's Eve dinner features duck foie gras with shaved black truffles and lingonberry sauce, lobster with a tangerine and ginger sauce, and croquembouche and nougatine for dessert. Two seatings, starting at 6 to 7:30 p.m. and at 7:45 p.m. Dinner at the seating costs $95 and includes a glass of Cremant de Bourgogne. The second seating costs $135 and comes with a glass of Champagne. Festivities go on all night, starting with the magic and a craps table and finishing with a DJ-saxophonist combo.
8164 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles; (323) 951-1210; http://www.thelittledoor.com.
Mélisse has two New Year's Eve dinner seatings. The first seating, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., features a three-course menu with options such as lemon-crusted Dover sole and prime rib, for $140. There's a six-course menu for the second seating, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., with choices such as seared foie gras with glazed pineapple and pistachio crumble, for $250. The second seating includes music and dancing.
1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica; (310) 395-0881; http://www.melisse.com.
Featured dishes are seared foie gras with roasted pear and chutney, crispy pork belly with parsnip ravioli, and seasonal oysters with cara cara orange granite. Reservations for the first seating are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; second seating, 8 to 10 p.m. The first seating consists of a five-course tasting with a glass of Champagne for $95. The second seating offers free-flowing Champagne and a six-course tasting menu, $175.
1147 3rd St., Santa Monica; (310) 451-0843; http://www.michaelssantamonica.com.
Pourtal is featuring a special "bottomless" glass of bubbly for $20.11. The bar opens at 4 p.m., and a two-drink minimum is required before 9 p.m. The wine bar closes at midnight.
104 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 393-7693; http://www.pourtal.com.
Providence is showcasing a New Year's Eve eight-course tasting menu, including Wagyu-style beef, agnolotti with porcini and black truffle, and sea scallops with caviar. $180 per person ($250 with wine pairing). First seating, 5:30 and 6 p.m. Late seating, 8:30 and 9 p.m.
5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 460-4170; http://www.providencela.com.
A New Year's Eve family-style menu offers eight small plates for each table and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Small plate choices include wild albacore crudo with green olives and fennel; lamb meatballs with yogurt, pickled chiles and mint; and apple quince crostata. $75. From 5:30 p.m.