There are two kinds of people in this world: those inclined to whoop it up on New Year’s Eve and those who’d rather pursue something a little quieter. For those who fall in the former camp, this list is most definitely for you. Savor the final night of the year over good food and plenty of bubbly because life’s too short for an early bedtime. Here now are 17 places worthy of your New Year’s Eve plans. Clink!Read More
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Pull up a seat at “The Last Indulgence of 2018,” a dinner party prepared by Jason Prendergast. There will be champagne, seasonal cocktails, a caviar station, a charcuterie and cheese station, and a multi-course dinner. The early seating is priced at $125 per person, while the late seating goes for $175 per person. It’s a black tie affair and reservations are required.
Sushi Roku Santa Monica
Revelers can choose from the regular menu or the New Year’s omakase priced at $125. Seatings are available throughout the evening with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
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The restaurant is offering an entirely new tasting menu for $250 per person that includes a cocktail. Three seatings are available at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m.
Scratch|Bar & Kitchen
Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee are ringing in the New Year with a luxurious 12-course tasting menu priced at $250 per person. Dinner includes a cocktail, as well as oysters, foie gras, and A5 wagyu ribeye.
The Waterfront Venice
The newly opened Venice restaurant will host a low-key, family-friendly neighborhood affair featuring happy hour all night (3 p.m. to 1 a.m.), no cover charge, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Evan Funke brings a taste of Piemonte to Venice beach. The 4-course menu is priced at $225 per person with wine pairings, while the 5-course menu is priced at $295 per person with wine pairings, white truffles, and a thinly cut egg pasta called tajarin.
The restaurant will be open for dinner until 10 p.m. and offering their a la carte menu of Neo-Neapolitan pies, salads, and antipasti such as woodfired meatballs and burrata with blistered cherry tomatoes and pesto.
Love & Salt
Paris comes to Manhattan Beach by way of Love & Salt this New Year’s Eve. The restaurant is serving a one-night-only Parisian menu alongside the regular dinner menu with a champagne toast at midnight. Think: foie gras torchon, cote de boeuf, and tarte tatin.
Sit down to 4-course menu crafted by Craig Towe. On the hearty Italian-inspired menu are things like roasted oysters with Calabrian chili butter and grilled lamb chops with farro. For those inclined to splurge on big occasions there’s a risotto with white truffle for a $30 supplement. The menu is priced at $85 per person, plus tax and service charge.
E.P. & L.P.
Head to West Hollywood for a 6-course Asian-inflected dinner priced at $125 per person. Orchestrated by Louis Tikaram, the menu includes crab curry buns and dry-aged ribeye steak.
The restaurant will be offering two 6-course kaiseki menus, including a vegan option for $100 and a non-vegan menu for $135. The former menu includes white truffle tofu and tempura with soba noodles, while the latter includes a wagyu carpaccio and shabu-shabu. Sake pairings are available upon request.
Michael Cimarusti will be serving a seafood-driven tasting menu at two seatings (5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) for $250 per person. On the menu is grilled California spicy lobster, wagyu beef with marinated nori, and a pomme soufflé.
Tony's Darts Away
It’s all about unlimited craft beer pours and all-you-care-to-eat pub food for $80 per person. Also, look forward to a raffle featuring beers hand-picked from Tony’s private cellar.
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
The NoMad Los Angeles is throwing a party with an open bar, live music, and various food stations throughout the downstairs Restaurant space. Ticket proceeds will benefit Chrysalis, a local non-profit. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are priced at $135 per person.
Steve Samson is serving an la carte menu for New Year’s Eve service. Expect dishes like foie gras with pizzelle and persimmon, tagliolini with caviar and franciacorta sauce, and lobster brodetto soup.
Consider the New Year’s Eve menu a sneak preview of Jessica Largey’s chef’s counter experience debuting early next year. The ambitious menu is priced at $195 per person and includes caviar with celery root cream, Santa Barbara sea urchin, and scallops with black truffles.
Teresa Montaño’s recently opened Spanish restaurant in Highland Park is serving a 5-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $75. The menu includes pan con tomate, a Japanese scallop crudo, and braised oxtails. Reservations are available from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.