Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here’s our guide to what’s happening around town New Year’s Eve and where you can recover the day after.
Allumette is having a retro redux New Year’s with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes include oyster Radonsky, blue prawn cocktail, Rabbit loin Oscar and devil’s food cake with beverage pairings by Serena Herrick. Dinner is $90 and an additional $50 for the beverage pairings. A $50 deposit is required on all reservations. 1320 Echo Park Ave., Echo Park, (213) 935-8787, https://allumettela.com/.
Alma will have a special tasting menu, with vegetarian options for $95 during two seatings. Dishes include smokey chicken consomme, warm Dungeness crab salad, slow-cooked egg yolk and more. Reservations are required. Email Almafoodandwine@gmail.com for reservations. 952 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 444-1422, alma-la.com.
A.O.C. will have a Noche Vieja – or Spanish New Year’s Eve. Guests will enjoy six Spanish-styled courses, including tapas of Spanish cured meats and bacalao with roasted peppers; grilled quail with chorizo; and paella, prepared by chef de cuisine Lauren Herman. The first seating is $95; the second seating is $135 per guest and includes a Champagne toast. An optional $45 wine pairing is also available. 8700 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (310) 859-9859, www.aocwinebar.com.
Artisan House is having a golden era of Hollywood New Year’s Eve party with a set menu and a DJ. Dinner is $75 and includes organic truffle souffle, lamb osso buco, apple, tartine and more. There will be a midnight toast and bottles of 2010 Opus One for $198. 600 S Main St., Los Angeles, (213) 622-6333. https://artisanhouse.net/.
Bar Marmont will have special guest New York cabaret star Joey Arias, a live DJ and a complimentary midnight toast. Tickets for standing room are $50 per person. Table service and a special prix-fixe menu is available for $400 per couple and can be purchased at www.chateaumarmont.com/barmarmont. Reservations are available for those just having dinner as well. A special a la carte menu will be served, separate from the performance. 8171 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 650-0575, www.chateaumarmont.com.
The Bazaar by José Andrés will have a “Spanish Masquerade” for New Year’s Eve with multiple dining areas and tray-passed tapas from 8 to 11 p.m. Cava, wine and specialty cocktails will be available. Desserts will be in the Patisserie from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and there will be dancing with music by the house DJ. Tickets start at $250. A limited number of advance-purchase tickets are available for $150 before Dec. 26. VIP table packages are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 246-5555, www.thebazaar.com.
Beachwood BBQ will have a New Year’s Eve prix-fixe craft beer-paired holiday dinner. Sample dishes include herb-crusted porcini caviar and shaved Brussels sprouts salad, New York steak with compound butter bone marrow polenta and more. No reservations are required. 131 Main St., Seal Beach, (562) 493-4500, www.beachwoodbbq.com.
BOA Steakhouse Sunset will host an early seating and a “grand seating,” featuring a special prix-fixe menu and Champagne toast. BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica will offer open seating and a Champagne toast at midnight, along with its regular menu and festive party favors. 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 278-2050, and 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 899-4466, www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/boa.
Broadway Bar will have a New Year’s Eve party with DJs Moski and John Blaza with electronica dance, disco, funk and fat beats. Complimentary hats and noise makers will be provided while supplies last and drink specials will run all night starting at 8 p.m. 830 Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 614-9909, https://213nightlife.com/broadwaybar.
The Bungalow is having a New Year’s Eve party with a DJ and cocktails from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The attire is black tie. Tickets are $150 per person for general admission, which includes a hosted premium bar. To purchase tickets, visit www.thebungalowsm.com. For table reservations, call (310) 899-8530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
Casa Vega will have a special holiday menu with traditional Mexican bites in addition to the regular menu. New items include filet mignon tacos, enchiladas Suiza, pomegranate margaritas and more. Reservations can be made by calling (818) 788-4868. 13301 Ventura Blvd., San Fernando Valley, www.casavega.com.
Ceconni’s is having a black-tie affair for New Year’s Eve with a special menu. Dishes include lobster salad, porcini mushroom risotto, prime beef filet, Zeppole and more. Dinner will be served during seatings at 6p.m. for $90 and at 9 p.m. for $135. The latter will include a champagne toast. 8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 432-2000, https://www.cecconiswesthollywood.com/.
Chaya locations in Beverly Hills, downtown and Venice will all have special New Year’s Eve events. In Beverly Hills, a “Mascarade de la Pavan” with live music from the JSH Quartet and a tasting menu. The first seating, with select classics from the a la carte menu, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The second seating, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., will include a four-course prix-fixe tasting menu, a Pavan cocktail bar menu and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight for $130 per person. In downtown, a “Monte Carlo” party with a live performance by the Jimmy C Martini Lounge Trio, a roulette table and prizes. There is one open seating with a four-course prix-fixe tasting menu for $85 per person or select classics from the regular menu. There will be a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight and a $25 “Bar Royale” platter for those in the bar and lounge. And in Venice, a “Studio 54" party with DJ Jun. The first seating, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. will include a three-course prix-fixe menu for $75 per person including a platter of oysters, shrimp, wagyu nigiri sushi and more. The second seating between 9 and 10 p.m. will include a four-course prix-fixe chef tasting menu for $130 per person. The omakase menu will be available at the sushi bar and there is a “54 Snack” bar menu and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. For location details visit www.thechaya.com/beverly-hills, www.thechaya.com/downtown-la, and www.thechaya.com/venice.
The Churchill is having a New Year’s Eve celebration from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with an open bar, DJ, buffets of food and a Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets and table packages are available for $95 for general admission for the first 100 purchasers, $115 for general admission and packages range from $600 to $3,500. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com. The restaurant will also be open earlier in the evening for a prix-fixe dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. for $45 per person. Dinner includes she-crab bisque, roasted porchetta, chocolate pot au crème and more. And the next day, there will be a special Bloody Mary with Clover juice for $12. 8384 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood, (323) 655-8384, www.the-churchill.com.
Circa is having a roaring twenties New Year’s Eve party with dinner from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. with an a la carte menu featuring butternut squash gnocchi, wood-grilled prawns, steamed buns with crispy pork belly and more. Each reservations includes entrance, party favors and a midnight champagne goast. There will be a DJ with dancing until 2 a.m. For more information and reservations, call (310) 374-4422. 903 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-4422 https://www.circamb.com/.
Cliff’s Edge will be open New Year’s Eve with a special prix-fixe menu featuring oysters, crab, lobster, short rib and more. The menu is $85 for the first seating at 6 or 6:30 p.m. and $105 for the seating between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. The dinner includes a split of Champagne for two people. 3626 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 666-6116 www.cliffsedgecafe.com.
Cole’s Red Car Bar will celebrate New Year’s Eve with “create-your-own” champagne cocktails. The bar will also feature two festive gin cocktails. 118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, (213) 622-4090, https://213nightlife.com/colesfrenchdip.
DBA will celebrate New Year’s from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with interactive rituals and dances. General admission is $125 and includes a hosted premium bar all night and a midnight Champagne toast. There are also $150 tickets, which include expedited entry and the bar and toast, or you can get VIP bottle service for $1,000 to $5,000. For reservations or additional information visit www.dbahollywood.com, or email: email@example.com. 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.
The Deck in Laguna Beach and the Bungalows in Laguna Beach will have Roaring Affaire parties with Gatsby-inspired cocktails, a tasting dinner and late night festivities. The night begins at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 with a cocktail party and tasting dinner at the Bungalows until 10 p.m. Then the party moves to the Deck for a late night soiree until 1:30 a.m. with a live DJ, hats and noise makers and a midnight Champagne toast. Tickets to the cocktail party, tasting dinner and late night soiree are $299 per person. Tickets to the late night soiree only are $150 per person. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane at the Pacific Edge Hotel, (949) 281-5720, www.thedeckonlaguna.com.
Dog Haus Biergarten is having a New Year’s Eve party with a live DJ beginning at 8 p.m. and $2.50 Miller High Life beers all day long. Attendees can watch the ball drop on TVs and receive a champagne toast at midnight. 93 E. Green St., Pasadena, (626) 683-0808, https://doghaus.com/.
Chi Lin will have two seatings with the regular menu and New Year’s Eve specials available from chef Tyson Wong. The first dinner seating is $75 per person and the later dinner seating is $125 per person including live music, celebratory party favors, and seating for the remainder of the evening. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 278-2068, www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/chi-lin.
The Del Monte Speakeasy and Townhouse are having a “Game of Thrones"-inspired New Year’s party beginning Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. The feast includes a wild boar roast, “Game of Thrones"-inspired cocktails and live entertainment. Pre-sale tickets are $35, and regular price tickets are $50. Tickets can be purchased at templebarconcepts.tickets.musictoday.com. 52 Windward Ave., Venice, (310) 392-4040, www.townhousevenice.com.
Delphine Eatery + Bar, Station Hollywood, the Living Room and the Great Room will all participate in the W Hollywood’s annual New Year’s Eve bash, featuring four separate spaces for dancing with special guest DJs. Tickets to the parties include an open bar and can be purchased at www.whollywoodnye.com. Tickets range in price from $100 to $2,000.
The Federal Bar is having a private New Year’s Eve party with a DJ, dancing and dinner. A dinner ticket includes a four-course prix-fixe menu, beer flight, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, entrance to the upstairs club, a Champagne toast at midnight, complimentary valet parking and party favors. Tickets are $60 per person. Dinner package tickets are $60 and general admission is $20. If you’d like the VIP treatment with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., the Champagne toast and party favors, tickets are $90 per person. The first dinner seating is between 6 and 8 p.m. with the second seating from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are available for purchase at (818) 980-2555, ext. 2. 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, www.thefederalbar.com.
Fig and Olive will have a French Riviera-inspired New Year’s Eve beginning at 9 p.m. with a white and gold dinner party featuring a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $150 and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. There will also be a cocktail reception for $100 per person from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. with wine, signature cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. There will be music by Saint Tropex DJ Thomas Toccafondi, a balloon drop and countdown. Bottle service will also be available, starting at $105. The a la cart menu will also be available from 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting NYE-MP@figandolive.com or (212) 924-1200 ext. 1. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, (310) 360-9100, Figandolive.com.
Fishing with Dynamite will have a special New Year’s Eve menu with British Columbia honey mussels ($19), Main lobster dumpling pie ($22), filet of beef tenderloin ($45), and more. 1148 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, (310) 893-6229, https://www.eatfwd.com/.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar will have a three-course prix-fixe menu for New Year’s Eve at all locations during normal dinner hours. The menu includes a filet mignon and an 8-ounce lobster tail. Dinner is $69.95 per person. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., (213) 745-9911. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or online at www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
Girasol will have a five-course prix-fixe forage-forward menu prepared by executive chef CJ Jacobson. The menu is $100 during the first seating from 7 to 9 p.m. and $150 per person during the second seating between 9 and 11 p.m. The menu features ingredients sourced from the surrounding Angeles National Forest and handpicked ingredients by Jacobson at local farmers markets. Dishes include young tuna with California winter citrus and five-star American wagyu strip loin. Vegetarian options are available. A limited a la carte menu will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests dining during the second seating will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and New Year’s Eve party favors. 11334 Moorpark St., Studio City, (818) 924-2323, www.girasolrestaurant.com.
Hakkasan Beverly Hills will have a special New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu prepared by chef Ho Chee Boon. The menu includes a wok-braised Australian lobster, baked black cod with truffle and more. Vegetarian options are also available and guests can choose to include a wine pairing. The restaurant will be open for seatings 5:30 to 6:15 pm. and 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Reservations are required. 233 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 888-8661, hakkasan.com/beverlyhills.
Hatfield’s will have a New Year’s Eve four-course prix-fixe menu with some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes for $98. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 6703 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 935-2977, www.hatfieldsrestaurant.com.
Hinoki & the Bird will have a Tokyo-themed night with decorations and a special menu by chef-owner David Myers. There will be a sake tasting and Tokyo street food with dedicated stations throughout the restaurant, specials on bubbles and raw bar selections and live entertainment on the patio. The restaurant will be open for lunch during normal business hours between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and will be open for dinner from 5:30 to 11p.m. 10 Century Drive, (310) 552-1200, www.hinokiandthebird.com.
Honeycut is having a special ticketed event for New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $119 and will include open bar, a champagne toast, and food trucks in the alley for late night eats. Tickets are available through the Honeycut website at https://honeycutla.com. 819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, (213) 688-0888.
The Hudson will have its fifth annual New Year’s Eve celebration with an open bar all night, passed appetizers, a midnight Champagne toast and DJs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $80 per person. Space is limited and advance purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com. There will also be a rehab brunch on New Year’s Day until 4 p.m. with fried chicken Benedict, $5 Bloody Marys and $15 bottomless mimosas. 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 654-6686.
The Hungry Cat will have a seafood feast for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at both Hungry Cat locations. The feast menu at the Hollywood location is $75 per person and includes butter-poached oysters, pastrami-cured sea trout, black bass, steak Oscar and more. At the Santa Monica Canyon location, the menu is $85 per person and includes a winter citrus salad, poached shrimp, monkfish osso bucco, pan-seared diver scallops and more. The full a la carte raw bar menu will be available at both locations. Both locations will be open for New Year’s Eve dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a mid-day menu from 3 to 5 p.m. and a full dinner menu from 5 p.m. 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood, (323) 462-2155, 100 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, (310) 459-3337, www.thehungrycat.com.
Katana Robata and Sushi Bar will host two dinner seatings, the first at 6 p.m., ending at 8:45 p.m., offering a prix-fixe menu for $125 per person and a limited a la carte menu. The second seating features a five-course menu for $125, as well as the limited a la carte menu, accompanied by a midnight Champagne toast and festive party favors. Guests can also come to the Katana bar, with a $25 cover after 9 p.m. The cover fee will be waived for anyone coming from other IDG restaurants. The bar will have a DJ, dancing and signature cocktails. 8439 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 650-8585, www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/katana.
L.A. Farm will be open on New Year’s Eve with chef Stefan Richter’s classic menu and a Champagne toast at midnight. There will also be an optional holiday tasting menu and specialty cocktails. 3000 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 449-4000, www.stefansrestaurants.com.
Lucques will be transformed into the Lucques Speakeasy, with a five-course menu prepared by chef de cuisine Javier Espinoza. The Prohibition era-inspired menu includes steak tartare with Dijon and quail egg; fillet of sole meunière, herb-roasted lamb chops and babas au rhum. The first seating is priced at $110; the second seating is priced at $150 per guest, including party favors, a midnight toast and a specialty rum cart. 8474 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 655-6277, www.lucques.com.
Manhattan Beach Post will have a special menu tha tincludes Main lobster tail ($23), Whole Loup de Mer ($38), blue crab, sword squid, Mexican shrimp and safron risotto ($19), Lamb shank ($18) and more. 1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, (310) 545-5405, https://eatmbpost.com/.
Mélisse will have two seatings New Year’s Eve with the first from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a prix-fixe menu for $150 per person. The second seating, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., includes a five-course prix-fixe menu for $275 per person. The second seating includes live music and dancing. Corkage fee is $50 per bottle with a two bottle maximum. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (310) 395-0881. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., www.melisse.com/events.
Mercado will have a special New Year’s Eve four-course menu for $60 per person. Dishes includeThe menu includes a house margarita with Casamigos Blanco or a glass of Cava. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and happy hour will not be available. Reservations are encouraged. 1416 4th St., Santa Monica, (310) 526-7121 or 7910 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 944-0947, https://www.mercadorestaurant.com/.
Milo & Olive will be open for New Year’s Eve with specials including fresh shucked oysters. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco at midnight. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will have extended breakfast hours and serve dishes such as creamy polenta with poached eggs, cinnamon brioche French toast and cheesy eggs. 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 453-6776, www.miloandolive.com.
The Mixing Room, at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, is ringing in the New Year with a live performance by the Los Angeles-based band Leftover Cuties. They will be performing their new album, “The Spark & The Fire.” Concert starts at 8 p.m. and the celebration, complete with party favors and a Champagne toast, will continue until 1:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Mo-Chica is having a Gatsby-themed party with one seating at 6 p.m. for $65 and another at 8:30 p.m. for $85. Both include six or seven courses featuring lobster with squid ink fried rice and brasied shortrib. Guests can enjoy music from a DJ and will each receive a keepsake photo and a complimentary champagne toast. Open bar begins at 10 p.m. for $35. 514 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, (213) 622-3744, www.mo-chica.com.
Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa is having tacos and tequila for New Year’s Eve. There will be a complimentary tequila shot for all attendees during the midnight countdown and the bar will be open late with the resident DJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, (951) 849-3080, www.morongocasinoresort.com.
Mud Hen Tavern will be open with its regular menu for New Year’s Eve and all guests will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight. There will also be special New Year’s Eve-themed cocktails and dishes such as the black truffle burger and hangover pizza. The restaurant will also be open New Year’s Day for a hangover brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the hangover pizza, Kaya toast, a breakfast panini and more. 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 203-0500.
Napa Valley Grille will have a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner for $75 per person featuring pancetta-wrapped venison chop, lobster risotto, chestnut agnolottie and more. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant is serving brunch with cream cheese pancakes, Mediterranean Benedict and more. Bottomless mimosas are available for $12. The restaurant will be open on New Year’s Eve from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (310) 824-3322 or through OpenTable. 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, www.napavalleygrille.com.
n/naka will have an 11-course prix-fixe menu New Year’s Eve for $225 per person with an $85 optional wine pairing. The dinner includes a complimentary Champagne toast and midnight snack to take home. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (310) 836- 6252. 3455 S. Overland Ave., www.n-naka.com/seasonal.
Orsa & Winston will have a six-course new Year’s Eve menu for $85 per person. Diners will have a couple of choices for each course with a vegetarian option. Sample dishes include truffle butter zucca soup with lobster and lemon panna acido; coddle egg with balsamic cream and milk bread foccacia; winter buttermilk porridge with sea urchin, abalone and geoduck chowder; and wagyu New York steak with rosemary potato and truffled marrow reduction. There will be an optional wine pairing for $75 per person, featuring a variety of bubbles, including sparkling sake, beer, cider, Champagne and more. 122 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, (213) 687-0300, www.orsaandwinston.com.
Paich¿ is have a burlesque New Year’s Eve inpsired by the Moulin Rouge with dancers, a live swing band and a DJ. The first dinner seating is at 6 p.m. and the second is at 9 p.m. Dinner is $95 and includes five courses feeaturing Kampachi dressed in aji amarillo and leche de tigre, one cocktail and a champagne toast at midnight. Open bar begins at 11 p.m. for $40. 13488 Maxella Ave., Marina Del Rey, (310) 893-6100, www.PaicheLA.com.
Patina will host its annual holiday gala, featuring guests' choice of a three-course ($80) or four-course ($110) experience during the early evening gala starting at 4:30 to 5 p.m., a seven-course menu ($180) during the evening gala at 7:30 to 8 p.m. or an á la carte menu during the late evening gala from 10:30 to 11 p.m. Menu highlights include oysters in gelée, rabbit ballotine and Millbrook Farms venison loin. 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 972-3331, www.patinarestaurant.com.
Pearl’s Liquor Bar is having a Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve party with an open bar from 9 p.m. to close with tray passed appetizers throughout th e night. Guests willa lso receive a champagne toast at midnight. There will be DJs upstairs and a three-piece live jazz band downstairs. Tickets are $125 and available for purchast at pearlsnye2014.com. 8909 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, (310) 360-6800, https://pearlsliquorbar.com/.
Philippe will have a prix-fixe dinner for New Year’s Eve that includes a bottle of champagne. Dishes include the drunken sea bass, Beijin chicken, a choice of two appetizers and dessert. Dinner is $150. Reservations are recommended. 8620 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 289-3500.
Picca is having a James Bond-themed New Year’s Eve with black jack and craps in a 007 lounge upstairs and win raffle tickets for a variety of prizes. For dinner, there will be one seating at 6 or 6:30 p.m. for $95 and a second seating at 8:30 p.m. for $125. Dinner includes six courses, featuring a barley risotto and beer brased prime shortrib with lobster caramel, music by a DJ and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. There will be open bar beginning at 9 p.m. for $50 and $40 for those with dinner reservations. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 277-0133, www.PiccaPeru.com.
The Pikey will have a special New Year’s Eve menu in addition to the regular menu. It includes a veal shank for two ($50), Maine lobster rolls ($16) and more. The restaurant will be open from 11:45 a.m. to 2 a.m. For New Year’s Day, a special brunch menu will be available in addition to the regular menu. Highlights include Hangtown fry with smoked oysters ($16), house smoked sausage with avocado toast ($14) and veal hash ($14). The restaurant will be open on New Year’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 850-5400, www.thepikeyla.com.
RivaBella will offer an early seating for $75 per person and a second dinner seating for $125 per person. Both seatings will offer a set menu from chef Gino Angelini, while the later will include a live band, festive décor and party favors, and seating through the end of the evening. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 278-2060, www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/rivabella.
Rivera will have a Hunting Society of Southpark New Year’s Eve celebration with a five-course prix-fixe menu and a champagne toast starting at 5:30 p.m. until midnight. Dinner is $125 per person with a $40 optional wine pairing. To rsvp, email Mary@RiveraRestaurant.com or visit www.riverarestaurant.com. 1050 S. Flower St. #102, Los Angeles, (213) 749-1460.
Rockwell Table & Stage is having a Gatsby New Year’s Eve party with a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu and a performance by For the Record: Baz Luhrmann. After the show, the space will be transformed into a Gatsby-era after-party with alive band, a decadent buffet and complimentary glass of Champagne at midnight. For those who want to skip dinner, there is a VIP party-only option where you’ll have access to the second-floor VIP salon from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets range from $80 to $175 per person. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. For ticket information please call (323) 661-6163 (ext. 20) or visit www.rockwell-la.com. 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles.
Rustic Canyon will have a five-course prix-fixe menu served family style with highlights including lavender almonds, chicken liver and truffle toast and Nantucket Bay scallops. The menu is available for $95 per person, with optional wine pairings for $45. Guests can also order specialty seasonal cocktails and a complimentary Prosecco toast at midnight. Reservations are recommended and can be made via OpenTable or by calling (310) 393-7050. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Dec. 31. 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, www.rusticcanyonwinebar.com.
SAAM at the Bazaar is providing guests with a special New Year’s Eve package that includes a pound of caviar and Champagne in the chef’s tasting room. The package is for a guest and 30 others with a decadent dinner spread, unlimited Champagne and admission to the Masquerade Ball at the Bazaar. The package is available for a minimum of 30 guests for $10,000. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., (310) 246-5545, www.thebazaar.com/beverly-hills-saam.
Seven Grand is having a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball. There will be no line for those with masks, mobile champagne cocktail bar carts with a shot bar, free New Year’s gear if you add your resolution to the restauran’ts resolution wall, a 9 p.m. New York Manhattan dropping of the ball toast, a midnight champagne toast, a special cocktail menu and seating for those who are Cabinet Members of Bar Jackalope. 515 W 7th St #2, Los Angeles, (213) 614-0737, https://213nightlife.com/sevengrand.
Short Order will have a New Year’s Day brunch with bloody Mary and mimosa carafe specials and the restaurant’s regular brunch menu. To celebrate all guests will receive a free glass of champagne at 2 and 4 p.m. 6333 W 3rd St #110, Los Angeles, (323) 761-7970, www.shortorderla.com.
Sotto will have a New Year’s Eve four-course prix-fixe menu with seasonal specials for $85 including grilled pork meatballs, rigatoni chicken liver ragu and grilled prime hanger steak. Dinner includes a glass of prosecco or a cocktail upon arrival, house made bread and marinated mixed olives. Seatngs will be offered between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and again between 8 and 9 p.m. 9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 277-0210, https://www.sottorestaurant.com/.
Stella Barra in Santa Monica and Hollywood will be open during normal business hours on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day, the restaurants will have a special pajama brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas at the Santa Monica location and $10 bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas in Hollywood. Guests who dine in their pajamas will receive a gift certificate equal to the price of their New Year’s Day meal. Reservations are recommended. 2000 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9250, and 6372 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 301-4001, www.stellabarra.com/.
The Strand House will have a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $100 with an optional $50 wine pairing for New Year’s Eve. Seatings will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. A $150 five-course prix-fixe dinner with a $75 optional wine pairing will be available for seatings between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. The latter seating includes petite fours, party favors a midnight champagne toast and more. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will start serving brunch at 10 a.m. 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, (310) 545-7470, https://www.thestrandhousemb.com/.
Superba Snack Bar will have a special five-course New Year’s Eve menu for $75 per person. Dishes include coconut burrata with marinated crab, octopus bacon with pickled puree and pine nut panna cotta, scallops with truffled pumpkin puree and celery leaf gremolata and more. 533 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, (310) 399-6400, https://superbasnackbar.com/.
Supperclub will have a New Year’s Eve dinner service starting at 9:25 p.m. The latest dinner seating will be at 10:15 p.m. The menu will include burrata cheese over kalamata olive foccacia, surf and turf and more and an open vodka and Chandon bar. One entry to the evening’s show (a live performance by Syn Circus) is included with dinner. Premium admission, which includes open vodka bar and Champagne bar is $125. Dinner and show admission is $200 and includes the three-course dinner and open Champagne bar. 6675 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 466-1900, www.supperclub.com.
Sushi Roku Hollywood will have a five-course omakase menu for $80 per person, accompanied by a midnight Champagne toast and festive party favors, in addition to the regular menu. Sushi Roku Pasadena will offer a five-course omakase menu for $70 per person, in addition to the regular menu. Sushi Roku Santa Monica will offer the regular menu and a five-course omakase menu for $90 per person with a midnight Champagne toast, in addition to the regular menu. Visit www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/sushiroku for locations and contact information.
Tapenade will have two seatings for New Year’s Eve with the first at 5:30 p.m. for $75. The meal includes crispy Brussels sprouts, hand harvested scallops, organic beet salad, mason jar king crab, warm banana gratin and more. The price for the second seating at 9 p.m. is $95. The later menu includes tuna two ways, the Brussels sprouts, burrata cheese salad, sea bass and more. 11301 W. Olympic Blvd #116, Los Angeles, (310) 312-6233, https://www.tapenaderestaurant.com/.
Tavern will feature a raw oyster bar and table-side martini cart to complement a menu of supper club dinner classics as interpreted by Suzanne Goin, and a live band will perform Sinatra-era tunes. Pricing is $85 per guest for the first seating; $100 per guest for the second seating, which includes party favors, live music and midnight toast. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 806-6464, www.tavernla.com.
Tortilla Republic will host a New Year’s Eve party with a photo booth, DJ, and prix-fixe menu. Additionally the restaurant will have a New Year’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu highlights include a Bloody Mary bar, the Tortilla Republic Benedict, albacore tuna and sweet potato hash and fresh corn and blueberry pancakes. 616 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-9888, www.tortillarepublic.com.
Tres by José Andrés is offering a New Year’s Eve prix-fixe dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. for $85 per person and a late night menu from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. The restaurant will be open for brunch on New Year’s Day from noon to 5 p.m. for $52 per person. The regular menu will be available from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., (310) 246-5551, slshotels.com/beverlyhills.
Valentino will have a special New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day menu prepared by executive chef Nico Chessa and Piero Selvaggio. The New Year’s Eve menu includes main lobster salad, crab cannelloni, pan roasted Napa quail, prime veal chop, a selection of cheeses, dessert and more for $120 per person. An optional wine pairing is available for $60. A tasting of the menu is available for $65. The menu is available from 5 p.m. to closing. For New Year’s Day, a menu of the restaurant’s new winter dishes, an a la carte menu and tasting menu will be available from 5 p.m. until closing. 3115 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 829-4313, www.valentinosm.com.
The Varnish is having a naughty New Year’s Eve event with a vintage set of songs by Naughty Niki and the All Nighters, the 4th annual Varnish limbo contest and a midnight champagne toast. Guests can reserve a table for parties of two, four or six after 9 p.m. and receive unlimited cocktails, champagne punch and bites from The Marinated Tart for $130 per person. Walk ins are also welcome for parties of four or fewer after 9 p.m. Walk ins can receive two cocktails plus endless champagne punch for $55 per person. 118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, (213) 622-9999, https://213nightlife.com/thevarnish.
Vertical Wine Bistro will host a 1920s-themed party in its downstairs event space New Year’s Eve. Dinner service will begin at 5 p.m. with a four-course meal in the restaurant, and the party will start downstairs at the Crown City Club at 9 p.m. Admission to the party is free with purchase of the prix-fixe dinner upstairs. If you’re not eating dinner, you can still purchase tickets to the party for $30 online or at the door for $40. The party includes music by DJ Ruin and a complimentary Champagne toast downstairs and in the dining room upstairs. Formal dress is required. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, (626) 795-3999, www.verticalwinebistro.com.
The Whisper Lounge will have a three-course prix fixe menu for $70 per person. Dishes include Kobe beef croquettes, Maine diver scallops, Moroccan-spiced rack of lamb, salted dark chocolate brownies and more. The dinner comes with complimentary valet and a champagne toast at midnight. 189 The Grove Drive, Suite F-90B, Los Angeles, (323) 931-0202, https://www.whisperloungela.com/.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air will be open New Year’s Eve with two seatings. The first seating from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will feature a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $185 per person and the second seating from 9 to 10 p.m. will feature a five-course prix-fixe menu with a Champagne toast and party favors for $275 per person. Dishes include roasted Italian chestnut soup, Nantucket bay scallops carpaccio and more. The restaurant will also be open during normal business hours on New Year’s Day. 701 Stone Canyon Road, (310) 909-1644, www.dorchestercollection.com.
Wirsthaus will be open for New Year’s Eve starting at 5 p.m. with the regular dinner menu, 35 German beers and a special dish of Atlantic wild salmon and broccoli-stuffed potatoes. The restaurant will also serve New Year’s Day brunch beginning at 11 a.m. New Year’s Day. The regular Sunday brunch buffet will be available with special hangover-blasting brunch items such as a beef and barley soup, beef goulash stew and pickled herring. All brunch guests will also receive a free glass of sparkling wine. Guests can also receive a free glass of sparkling wine through Dec. 30. 345 N. La Brea Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 931-9291, www.wirtshausla.com.
WP24 Restaurant will have a 10-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu featuring a selection of dishes including the signature roasted Peking duck with traditional garnishes, crispy skin red snapper fillet and more. The New Year’s Eve tasting menu is $190 per person. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 743-8824, www.wolfgangpuck.com.
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