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12 New Year’s Eve Spots in LA That Are Worth the Headache

Say farewell to 2017 at these LA restaurants and bars

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Procrastination seems to have become an integral component of New Year's Eve planning. But that's okay, as it is often best to avoid the headache that comes with one of the craziest nights of the year. With so many restaurants hawking overpriced menus, it's hard to find the real gems that make the stress of it all worth it. Here now, Eater offers suggestions for NYE events that could be worth the price of admission, presented from west to east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Belle Vie Food & Wine

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11916 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 832-7375
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There’s no better time to experience the French concept of bistronomie, a blend of the French words bistro and gastronomie, than at Brentwood gem Belle Vie on New Year’s Eve. Chef Vincent Samarco will prepare a four-course menu featuring foie gras au torchon, braised short rib with gratin dauphinoise, and petit fours. Expect music and dancing to ensue.

2. Hatchet Hall

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12517 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 391-4222
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Hatchet Hall is hawking “extra fancy” specials on top of its regular a la carte menu for NYE. After dinner, head back to the Old Man Bar for a champagne toast and celebration.

Hatchet Hall, a Culver City Restaurant

3. Hinoki & the Bird

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10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200
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Those looking for a unique take on New Year’s Eve dining will do well at Century City staple Hinoki & the Bird. The restaurant will offer “osechi,” or traditional Japanese New Year cuisine, including buckwheat soba with uni, snapper sashimi with sudachi, and American wagyu with maitake mushrooms.

4. Love & Salt

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317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5252
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Taking it back to the Rat Pack glory days, chef Michael Fiorelli is whipping up a menu of Italian steakhouse classics, with everything from Sonora wheat cavatelli alla vodka to a 14-oz peppercorn-crusted Flannery beef ribeye with cognac cream. Wash it all down with Dean Martin’s signature martini with Ketel One, fino sherry, flamed orange peels.

5. Spago

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176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880
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Those looking to go all out for the New Year will be happy to know that Spago will host its first ever masquerade ball. Begin the evening with a three-course meal that comprises of an assortment of sashimi and sushi “hassun” style, pan roasted Jidori chicken with black truffles, and slow roasted rack of veal. Also included in the $285 price tag is a welcome champagne toast, access to a live DJ, and a 1 a.m. breakfast buffet.

6. Barans 2239

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502 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(424) 247-8468
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One of the most celebrated restaurants down in the South Bay will celebrate the new year with a five-course prix fixe with a champagne toast. Menu highlights include razor clams with clam consomme and bacon espuma, black truffle cavatelli, and persimmon pudding cake.

Baran's 2239 Exterior Matthew Kang

7. Rosaliné

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8479 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 297-9500
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Ricardo Zarate had a big 2017 with the debut of Rosaliné. The chef will round out the year with a three-course meal with menu items like quinotto, Chef Ricardo’s take on mushroom risotto with black truffles. Celebratory vibes will come thanks to live salsa music.

8. Tom Bergin's

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840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-7151
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Whiskey aficionados should camp out at Tom Bergin’s second-floor speakeasy, Vestry, on New Year’s Eve, where WhistlePig Whiskeys’ master distiller will be on hand to host a $75 tasting that concludes with bottomless sparkling wine.

9. Kali

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5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-4160
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It’s safe to assume that the $95 prix fixe at Kali that includes sea urchin, yellowtail, foie gras, pork tortellini, dry aged ribeye, and bitter chocolate cremeux will be an appropriate way to ring in the new year. Don’t skip the reasonably priced $30 wine pairing.

Kali Restaurant Wonho Frank Lee

10. Honeycut

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819 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 688-0888
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The annual Champagne Supernova is making its return to Honeycut this year. And what a celebration it is, what with an open bar with sparkling wine and DJ-spun tunes all for an $80 general admission ticket.

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11. Border Grill

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Union Bank Plaza, 445 S Figueroa St #100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 486-5171
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Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s enduring Downtown classic Border Grill is celebrating the end of 2017 all day long, with both a $30 bottomless brunch with unlimited small plates, and an a la carte menu of festive dinner dishes such as lobster bisque, seeded lamb chops, Negra Modelo short ribs, and café de olla chocolate cake.

Border Grill

12. RESTAURATION

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2708 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 439-8822
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Long Beach’s restaurant row mainstay Restauration is hawking a four-course menu that will be served alongside a live band trio from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., then a DJ with champagne and sparklers from 9 to 12:30 p.m.

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1. Belle Vie Food & Wine

11916 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

There’s no better time to experience the French concept of bistronomie, a blend of the French words bistro and gastronomie, than at Brentwood gem Belle Vie on New Year’s Eve. Chef Vincent Samarco will prepare a four-course menu featuring foie gras au torchon, braised short rib with gratin dauphinoise, and petit fours. Expect music and dancing to ensue.

11916 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

2. Hatchet Hall

12517 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Hatchet Hall, a Culver City Restaurant

Hatchet Hall is hawking “extra fancy” specials on top of its regular a la carte menu for NYE. After dinner, head back to the Old Man Bar for a champagne toast and celebration.

12517 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

3. Hinoki & the Bird

10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Those looking for a unique take on New Year’s Eve dining will do well at Century City staple Hinoki & the Bird. The restaurant will offer “osechi,” or traditional Japanese New Year cuisine, including buckwheat soba with uni, snapper sashimi with sudachi, and American wagyu with maitake mushrooms.

10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067

4. Love & Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Taking it back to the Rat Pack glory days, chef Michael Fiorelli is whipping up a menu of Italian steakhouse classics, with everything from Sonora wheat cavatelli alla vodka to a 14-oz peppercorn-crusted Flannery beef ribeye with cognac cream. Wash it all down with Dean Martin’s signature martini with Ketel One, fino sherry, flamed orange peels.

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

5. Spago

176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Those looking to go all out for the New Year will be happy to know that Spago will host its first ever masquerade ball. Begin the evening with a three-course meal that comprises of an assortment of sashimi and sushi “hassun” style, pan roasted Jidori chicken with black truffles, and slow roasted rack of veal. Also included in the $285 price tag is a welcome champagne toast, access to a live DJ, and a 1 a.m. breakfast buffet.

176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. Barans 2239

502 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Baran's 2239 Exterior Matthew Kang

One of the most celebrated restaurants down in the South Bay will celebrate the new year with a five-course prix fixe with a champagne toast. Menu highlights include razor clams with clam consomme and bacon espuma, black truffle cavatelli, and persimmon pudding cake.

502 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

7. Rosaliné

8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Ricardo Zarate had a big 2017 with the debut of Rosaliné. The chef will round out the year with a three-course meal with menu items like quinotto, Chef Ricardo’s take on mushroom risotto with black truffles. Celebratory vibes will come thanks to live salsa music.

8479 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8. Tom Bergin's

840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Whiskey aficionados should camp out at Tom Bergin’s second-floor speakeasy, Vestry, on New Year’s Eve, where WhistlePig Whiskeys’ master distiller will be on hand to host a $75 tasting that concludes with bottomless sparkling wine.

840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Kali

5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Kali Restaurant Wonho Frank Lee

It’s safe to assume that the $95 prix fixe at Kali that includes sea urchin, yellowtail, foie gras, pork tortellini, dry aged ribeye, and bitter chocolate cremeux will be an appropriate way to ring in the new year. Don’t skip the reasonably priced $30 wine pairing.

5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

10. Honeycut

819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Honeycut
Honeycut
Alen Lin

The annual Champagne Supernova is making its return to Honeycut this year. And what a celebration it is, what with an open bar with sparkling wine and DJ-spun tunes all for an $80 general admission ticket.

819 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

11. Border Grill

Union Bank Plaza, 445 S Figueroa St #100, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Border Grill

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s enduring Downtown classic Border Grill is celebrating the end of 2017 all day long, with both a $30 bottomless brunch with unlimited small plates, and an a la carte menu of festive dinner dishes such as lobster bisque, seeded lamb chops, Negra Modelo short ribs, and café de olla chocolate cake.

Union Bank Plaza, 445 S Figueroa St #100
Los Angeles, CA 90071

12. RESTAURATION

2708 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Long Beach’s restaurant row mainstay Restauration is hawking a four-course menu that will be served alongside a live band trio from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., then a DJ with champagne and sparklers from 9 to 12:30 p.m.

2708 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

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