Before thinking about New Year's resolutions, end 2014 with a bang with these exciting and delicious New Year's Eve options around Los Angeles. Whether you're looking for something trendy or relaxing, this guide has tons of options from prix-fixe menus to open bars. From the Westside to the Eastside, pop the cork the right way at these 21 places around town.Read More
Pop the Champagne the Right Way at These 21 New Year's Eve Celebrations Around LA
End the year on the right note with these spots around town.
On New Year’s Eve, Craft will celebrate with a festive, seasonally inspired menu served in the elegant dining room. Three seating times are available, including one at 5:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. at $125/person and the third seating is at 9:30p.m. for $160 and includes canapés, celebratory Champagne toast and party favors. For the prix-fixe menu by Chef De Cuisine Ray England, everything will be served family-style with a choice of a main course. Some options include Crab Fritter & Avocado, Dry-Aged Ribeye, Pork Belly Tortellini and Clams. Truffle sides include gnocchi, potato puree and Parmesan risotto. Pastry Chef Shannon Swindle created delectable desserts to end the meal such as Pear Confit with spice bread & plum custard and a Chestnut Torte with burnt orange ice cream.
The London West Hollywood Hotel
For a glamorous New Year’s Eve, dine in the signature Gordon Ramsay ‘s restaurant at The London West Hollywood where old Hollywood allure meets British style. Toast the new year with a 3-course menu at $95 per person during the first seating from 5 to 8 p.m. and a 5-course menu at $165 per person during the second seating from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Options include Oxtail Tortellini, black winter truffles, horseradish, breadcrumbs and parsnip, Gordon Ramsay’s Roasted Beef Wellington and Eggplant Terrine, Portobello, goat cheese, tahini and pomegranate.
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Bagatelle West Hollywood known for its lively dining scene, will host a soiree like no other this NYE. The chic multi-room St. Tropez and Paris inspired indoor/outdoor space will serve a 5-course family-style meal for $75 per person from Executive Chef Robert Liberato. Starting at 9 p.m. reservations will be available and DJ Jeremy de Koste will spin the party into full drive with a ton of party packages and bottle services available. Dishes include oysters, tuna and crab tartar, truffle gnocchi and New York strip steak with a lobster risotto or truffle fries. Make it really fancy by adding caviar or get the Grand Plateau, which includes a slew of crustaceans like lobster, oysters, shrimp, clams and crab. Don’t forget to save room for dessert with their Mega Sundae: a trio of ice cream, brownies, Chantilly, Parisian macaroons and a bourbon caramel sauce.
Hakkasan in Beverly Hills has curated an exceptional evening to ring in the New Year in style. The swanky restaurant will greet guests with a complimentary glass of Perrier- Jouët champagne before being seated to enjoy Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon’s prix-fixe menu. Start with a dim sum platter, then choose between braised Chilean Seabass or stir-fry black pepper beef ribeye with merlot. Finish it off with a chocolate tasting involving Blood Orange & Chocolate mousse or white chocolate & passion fruit parfait among others. Seating is available at 5:30 p.m. ($78/person), 6:30 p.m. ($138/person) and 9:30p.m. ($138/person).
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar
For a more relaxed NYE, Rustic Canyon’s award-winning Executive Chef Jeremy Fox will be offering a diverse menu of farmer’s market-inspired small plates, all served family-style. Guests may choose eight plates per table from a selection of 16 menu items. Options include Steak & Geoduck Tartare with sunchoke, spread egg, and shoyu; Duck Leg Confit with chicories, duck ham, cracklings, and mustard; Loup de Mer with sprouting broccoli, polenta, and XO sauce; and Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted whiskey caramel and crème fraiche. It will be a great way to break bread with friends and family, and try a large variety of comforting winter dishes in an inviting neighborhood setting. Two reservation periods are available from 6-6:45 p.m. and 8-8:45 p.m.
The Church Key
Ring in the New Year at The Church Key with an All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Cart at $85 per person. In addition, choose two appetizers per table with options like Ahi Tuna Tartare and Brussels sprouts “Caesar Salad.” Then choose an entrée per person like the Prime Rib with a Truffle Jus and horseradish cream. Finish it off with a brioche donut with brown butter glaze and cinnamon caramel or a tiramisu with a flourless chocolate cookie with a mascarpone mousse, and an espresso reduction.
Hinoki & The Bird
At Hinoki & The Bird, guests will be transported to Mumbai, India for their NYE celebration. The restaurant will be decorated with colorful fabrics and Indian spice-inspired celebratory special dishes that will compliment the regular dinner menu. A champagne toast at midnight with DJ entertainment will also be provided.
Villains Tavern's NYE bash will have live music, oysters and champagne all night and will feature a prix-fixe menu prepared by Chris Peterson, formerly of Spago. Options include oysters at $1 each from 6 to 7 p..m. or ½ dozen platters at $12 at 7 p.m. Other dishes include kale salad with champagne poppy seed dressing and a poached egg or Prime Rib in an Americaine sauce with a side of turmeric mashed potatoes. All reservations before 8 p.m. will receive a free bottle of champagne. Live music by Brother Yusef will start the festive night at 6 p.m. followed by JT Ross at 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Renowned Master Chef Wolfgang Puck introduces an extravagant New Year's Eve Dinner at his beautiful Hotel Bel-Air restaurant. From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. during NYE, guests interested in embracing the elegance of fine dining will enjoy a 6 course prix-fixe menu including dishes like Russian Imperial Osetra Caviar, Wagyu Beef Duo and Tangerines & Cream Tres Leches Cake. Dinner is $195 per person and $65 for children under 12, and includes a glass of champagne for adults and party favors at midnight.
Blue Plate Oysterette
The go-to spot for decadent oysters in Los Angeles, Blue Plate Oysterette will be open on New Year's Eve to offer it's California-meets-New England menu in addition to three seafood inspired specials. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on New Years Eve, come try gourmet options like Lobster Tagiatelle, with hand cut pasta, arugula & cherry tomato lobster sauce for $26, with white alba truffles available for an additional $20. Or mix land and sea with a 12 oz. blackened NY steak complimented with butter and poached lobster tail & parsnip puree for $68. And if you're feeling adventurous, dive into a whole Dungeness crab weighing almost 4 pounds for $74.
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This Northern Italian hot spot in West Hollywood offers a special four-course prix-fixe menu created by Chef de Cuisine Alessio Biangini. With two seatings during New Years Eve, from 5 p.m. to 830 p.m., and 9 p.m. till midnight, Cecconi's invites guests to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine in a gorgeous party themed atmosphere. Start with shared appetizers like Burrata, parmigiano fondue with black truffle, or seared yellow fin tonnata with quail eggs and chili. Proceed to a rich and creamy Risotto with porcini and black truffle followed by main course options like prime beef filet, Scallops, or three milk cheese tortelli. Finish with decadent dessert options like Pannetone bread pudding, Zeppole Doughnuts, or Chocolate caprese with a pistachio gelato. Early seating is $90 per person and late seating is $150 per person, including entrance to the party.
Pistola is pleased to announce its first annual New Year's Eve Bash. RIng in the new year with an exclusive prix-fixe dinner courtesy of Executive Chef & Owner Vic Casanova, with live entertainment and party favors. Early seating begins at 630pm, with a 4-course meal for $125 per person, and late night seating begins at 9pm with a 5-course meal for and champagne toast at midnight for $150 per person. Start with a Caramelized leek and Burrata Crostini, then for Antipasti, enjoy a tangy blood orange-infused Cauliflower Soup, or a Carne Cruda with dry-aged beef tartare and black truffle. The main courses include a creamy Ricotta & Truffle Agolotti, or prime beef short ribs. Save room for dessert with a Dark Chocolate Tart or Coconut Panna Cotta.
Butchers & Barbers
For folks looking to spice up their New Years Eve with an indulgent 6-course meal, Butchers and Barbers is the place to be. For $95 per person, try appetizers like Chicory salad with a bacon vinaigrette, and entrees like Dungeness Crab Agnolotti, Duck Breast with slow cooked black kale or Prime Rib with red wine jus. Dinner reservations grant access to the $25 admission to Dirty Laundry, including 1 drink ticket to enjoy the New Year's celebration.
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Come to Scarpetta this New Year's Eve for a divine prix-fixe dinner and tasting menu and live music. Try a three-course prix-fixe dinner and a-la-carte selections for $95, or a five-course tasting menu for $185 per person. Starting options include Steak Tartare with preserved truffles and parmigiano or seared sea scallops paired with brussel sprouts and burgundy truffle. Main course options include crispy striped bass, aged sirloin of beef, or Ricotta Agnolotti. For desert, try a mouth watering spiced poached pear with honey nougat gelato or vanilla caramel Budino.
Sunset Boulevard's premier English Pub, The Pikey and Chef Ralph Johson introduce a New Year's menu and festive music by veteran Hollywood DJ Guambas, sure to rock the house this New Year's Eve. Boasting a thirst quenching mix of wintery cocktails, The Pikey will offer several celebratory dishes perfectly paired with any drink, including The Cornish Starry Gazey Pie, with crawfish, shrimp and lobster for $32, a Maine Lobster Risotto for $26, and a slow roasted veal shank for 2 to 4 people at $50. Opening early with an expanded brunch menu including popular dishes like Veal Shank Hash & Eggs or Big Boy Steak with Eggs, Come enjoy this eclectic English feast anytime from 11:45 am to 2 am.
Pot at the Line Hotel
Need plans after your fancy dinner? Come to Roy Choi’s Pot. They are ringing in the New Year with a NYE Pot Party starting at 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Special Korean Pub Fare, $9 pot shot with a tiger beer and $5 sparkling wine toast will be available. Also, the Pot Lobby Bar will have no cover with all the same options as Pot with bottle service specials available as well. At Commissary, there will be regular dinner service and after 10 p.m. All-You-Can-Drink sparkling wine will be offered for $30.
Harvard & Stone
If you have New Year's Eve dinner plans covered, come enjoy your New Year's celebration at Harvard & Stone with live bands and burlesque performances, including a special performance at midnight, for just $25 general admission. Tables are available for larger parties. For $800, enjoy a private table and seating with eight admission tickets and one giant punch bowl. Or go big for $1500 and sit VIP with 15 admission tickets and two punch bowls. Enjoy New Year's Eve in comfort and style this year at Harvard & Stone.
For another great after dinner option this New Year's Eve, come to No Vacancy for live bands, live performances and tight ropewalkers. Rock out to special guest Djs and quench your New Year's thirst with an open bar from 9pm to 2am. Pricing not yet confirmed but each ticket will include general admission and access to the open bar. For ticketing information, Contact email@example.com
Trying to find something for after dinner on the Westside? Doors open at 8 p.m. at The Victorian and the hip speakeasy The Basement will be hosting Booty Shaker Maker, their DJ and Live Percussionist Duo that encourages crowd participation will be live. Upstairs in The Attic, you’ll be ready to rock out with Westside natives, The Black Hips. If you’re ready to dance some more, check out the Mid-Level Dance Floor with DJ Benjamin Walker. Bottle Service and NYE specials will also be available.
Bigfoot Lodge West
For partygoers who want to save some money in 2015, check out Bigfoot West. There ‘s no cover, yet live music, including an urban grass band will start playing at 8 p.m. Later, DJ Charlie X will be playing from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Special champagne cocktails start at $10.
The Bungalow Santa Monica
The Bungalow cordially invites guests to join the NYE Party 2015 at the popular ocean-side hideaway in Santa Monica. Starting at 8 p.m. The freestanding Baja-style cottage is the perfect location to celebrate the old and ring in the new with your friends and loved ones. The attire is Black Tie and single admission tickets will be $150 per person, which includes a hosted premium bar and hors d’oeuvres.