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A festive oyster feast at Coucou in Venice.
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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Los Angeles

Ring in 2024 at these festive LA restaurants and bars

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A festive oyster feast at Coucou in Venice.
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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 into the former camp, this list is for you. Savor the final night of 2023 over good food and plenty of bubbly. Here now are 17 restaurants to revel and feast at this New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. Cheers!

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Grandmaster Recorders

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Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders is serving two options for New Year’s Eve — one that includes a full dinner and one that only has appetizers and an open bar. For those desiring a full dinner, chef Blake Shailes is serving a six-course menu that comes with live music and entry to 71 Studio Bar or the rooftop. Tickets are $95 per person from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and $120 per person from 7:15 to 10 p.m. For the appetizer and booze crowd, tickets are priced at $83 per person from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJs will dedicate the night to David Bowie along with other classics. Purchase tickets here.

Grandmaster Recorders restaurant interior in Hollywood, California.
Grandmaster Recorders.
Wonho Frank Lee

Joseon Pop-Up

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Chef Debbie Lee’s ongoing Korean tasting menu pop-up in Silver Lake will have two options for New Year’s Eve: a $99 five-course menu and a $149 seven-course meal with modern Korean dishes including wagyu ribeye tartare, celebratory rice cake soup, and abalone porridge. Korean-inflected cocktails come from veteran bartender Cari Hah, with bar bites available for those who don’t need the full dinner. Book a table via Resy.

A small plate of Korean porridge with a side of sliced abalone.
Abalone porridge at Joseon.
Joseon

Botanica

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Botanica is serving a set dinner menu for $110 per person that includes a complimentary glass of bubbles. On the menu are king trumpet mushrooms with pecorino Romano,

celeriac lasagne with walnut and anchovy, carrot tarte tatin, and more. Book a table via Resy.

The patio at Botanica Restaurant and Market.
The patio at Botanica Restaurant and Market.
Jakob Layman

Ubuntu LA

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Ubuntu, the plant-based restaurant inspired by West African ingredients, is serving a six-course menu from chef Shenarri Freeman ($125 per person) on the final evening of 2023. Drinks are not included in the ticket price. Book a table via Resy for 6 p.m. or 9 p.m.  

Dining room tables with yellow chairs next to large windows at Ubuntu restaurant in Los Angeles.
The dining room at Ubuntu.
Wonho Frank Lee

The Lonely Oyster

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Echo Park gem the Lonely Oyster will serve a few special holiday dishes during its New Year’s Eve service including a surf and turf option with a bone-in ribeye and spot prawns, latkes with smoked salmon, and tuna chateaubriand with herbed fries. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on New Year's Eve and reservations are available here.

A plate of sliced, seared tuna with fries.
Tuna chateaubriand with frites at the Lonely Oyster.
The Lonely Oyster

ABSteak

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Chef Akira Back’s classy Korean barbecue spot at the Beverly Center isn’t doing anything out of the ordinary for New Year’s Eve, though the upscale ambiance and high-end tabletop barbecue make for a fine place to celebrate on December 31. AB Steak is also one of the few places to try North Korean-style Pyongyang naengmyeon, a nice complement to the grilled meats.

Wide view of ABSteak dining room with tan booths and lineup of tables with chairs.
Interior of AB Steak at the Beverly Center.
Wonho Frank Lee

Here's Looking At You

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Here’s Looking At You’s new chef de cuisine Sieger Bayer is putting together a 10-course menu this New Year’s Eve. Priced at $110 per person, the menu includes tuna crudo, roasted abalone, lamb porchetta, tortellini en brodo, Key lime chocolate mousse, and more. Add on a bottle of Champagne for $165 per person. Purchase tickets here.

Here’s Looking at You restaurant in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California
Here’s Looking at You.
Shant Kiraz

Fanny's

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Classy Mid-Wilshire restaurant Fanny’s is going Old Hollywood for New Year’s Eve with a set $175 menu of scallop Wellington, duck agnolotti, and gochujang bourbon-braised short rib. Seatings are available starting at 5 p.m. with live DJ tunes from DJ Daniel Londono. Book a table here.

Vintage wallpaper reveals images and words at an upscale dinnertime restaurant.
Muraled walls of Fanny’s restaurant in Los Angeles.
Wonho Frank Lee

Camphor

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Chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George have updated and refined popular Camphor classics for New Year’s Eve including mackerel crudo and duck with sweet and savory sauce. The four-course prix fixe menu also includes a welcome glass of Champagne and a toast at midnight. The chefs also put together vegetarian and pescatarian options. Secure a table via Resy.

The bar area at Camphor restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.
Camphor.
Wonho Frank Lee

Hotel Figueroa

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Hotel Figueroa is hosting a multi-room gala featuring various kinds of music including deep house, nu disco, and hip hop from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The $100 tickets include an open bar. The hotel’s Sparrow Italia is serving a $225 prix fixe menu with seatings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Get all the details here.

A swanky lobby of a Downtown LA hotel.
Lobby area of Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles.
Wonho Frank Lee

De La Nonna and Let’s Go Disco

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Head to the Arts District’s De La Nonna which has three NYE seatings for its four-course prix fixe dinner. Select a reservation for 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., or 9 p.m., which includes oysters, vegetables, pizza, dessert, plus drinks and dancing to follow at sister bar Let’s Go! Disco. The price also includes a midnight Champagne toast.

A disco ball shines specks of light across a red-hued room with a bar and round plush couches.
Let’s Go Disco.
Wonho Frank Lee

Le Champ

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Chef Justin Hilbert is digging into his French fine dining repertoire this New Year’s Eve and serving two seven-course menus — one for vegans ($100) and one for everyone else ($125). Both include a Champagne toast. The non-vegan menu includes a rainbow trout prepared with guava and roe, and camembert with black truffles. The vegan lineup brings a beetroot tartare and ravioli filled with chestnut porcini confit. Book a table via Resy.

The lobby at Le Champ.
The lobby at Le Champ.
Luis Mendoza

Join N/Soto this New Year’s Eve for a seven-course tasting menu priced at $165 per person. The festive offering includes a welcome beverage, toro caviar tartar, grilled American wagyu, red bean panna cotta, and more. (N/Soto will not be able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, or no-soy dietary restrictions for this menu.) Book a table via Resy.

A blue bar with wood chairs at n/soto in Los Angeles.
The bar at N/Soto.
Wonho Frank Lee

Mon Ami

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Vibey Santa Monica restaurant Mon Ami is throwing a grand party with live jazz from Courtney Lemmon Jazz quartet, a DJ spinning tunes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., hors d’oeuvres before 9:30 p.m., and bottle service. The whole place will turn into a makeshift supper club with all-white cocktail attire encouraged. Tickets start at $70 and are available here.

Tufted seats for outdoor dining on a stucco patio, dimly light at a restaurant at night.
Mon Ami in Santa Monica.
Wonho Frank Lee

Pasjoli

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Pasjoli is offering two experiences to ring in 2024: a prix fixe menu ($225 or $275) served in the dining rooms or secret garden, and a cocktail tasting accompanied by fancy snacks served at the bar ($95). Seatings start at 5:15 p.m. and run throughout the evening. Book a table via OpenTable.

Chef Dave Beran at Pasjoli plating a pork belly dish with his head bent down.
Chef Dave Beran at Pasjoli.
Wonho Frank Lee

French spot Coucou in Venice is serving three different options this New Year’s Eve. First up is an aperitif hour from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. where bar snacks, caviar bumps, and Champagne by the glass are available a la carte. (Reservations for Aperitif via Resy.) Next is the early bird seating from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $85 per person. The three-course menu includes an amuse bouche and a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. (Reservations for Early Bird Seating via Resy.) Finally, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Coucou is serving a three-course dinner for $95 per person. (Reservations for Coucou After Dark via Resy.)

The bar at Coucou restaurant in Venice, California.
The bar at Coucou restaurant in Venice.
Nick Walker Studio

Long Beach’s Colombian specialist will serve a four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve with a Champagne toast for $70 per person. The menu includes arepas, braised greens, pork belly chicharron, Colombian-style cornish hen, or surf-and-turf ribeye and grilled lobster with yeasted butter along with desserts. There are two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reservations are available via Yelp but walk-ins are welcome.

Belles Beach House

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Those wishing they spent the holidays in Hawaii might feel most comfortable at this Venice playhouse just a few steps from the ocean (don’t worry, there’s plenty of heating inside). From 10 p.m. to late, a DJ will play curated tunes while punch bowls and cocktails spill forth from the Tiki-decorated bar. Cover charge is a modest $24 with a midnight champagne toast, while bottle service table options are also available.

Belle’s dining room with chairs, tables, and tropical plants.
Belles Beach House in Venice.
Wonho Frank Lee

Grandmaster Recorders

Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders is serving two options for New Year’s Eve — one that includes a full dinner and one that only has appetizers and an open bar. For those desiring a full dinner, chef Blake Shailes is serving a six-course menu that comes with live music and entry to 71 Studio Bar or the rooftop. Tickets are $95 per person from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and $120 per person from 7:15 to 10 p.m. For the appetizer and booze crowd, tickets are priced at $83 per person from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJs will dedicate the night to David Bowie along with other classics. Purchase tickets here.

Grandmaster Recorders restaurant interior in Hollywood, California.
Grandmaster Recorders.
Wonho Frank Lee

Joseon Pop-Up

Chef Debbie Lee’s ongoing Korean tasting menu pop-up in Silver Lake will have two options for New Year’s Eve: a $99 five-course menu and a $149 seven-course meal with modern Korean dishes including wagyu ribeye tartare, celebratory rice cake soup, and abalone porridge. Korean-inflected cocktails come from veteran bartender Cari Hah, with bar bites available for those who don’t need the full dinner. Book a table via Resy.

A small plate of Korean porridge with a side of sliced abalone.
Abalone porridge at Joseon.
Joseon

Botanica

Botanica is serving a set dinner menu for $110 per person that includes a complimentary glass of bubbles. On the menu are king trumpet mushrooms with pecorino Romano,

celeriac lasagne with walnut and anchovy, carrot tarte tatin, and more. Book a table via Resy.

The patio at Botanica Restaurant and Market.
The patio at Botanica Restaurant and Market.
Jakob Layman

Ubuntu LA

Ubuntu, the plant-based restaurant inspired by West African ingredients, is serving a six-course menu from chef Shenarri Freeman ($125 per person) on the final evening of 2023. Drinks are not included in the ticket price. Book a table via Resy for 6 p.m. or 9 p.m.  

Dining room tables with yellow chairs next to large windows at Ubuntu restaurant in Los Angeles.
The dining room at Ubuntu.
Wonho Frank Lee

The Lonely Oyster

Echo Park gem the Lonely Oyster will serve a few special holiday dishes during its New Year’s Eve service including a surf and turf option with a bone-in ribeye and spot prawns, latkes with smoked salmon, and tuna chateaubriand with herbed fries. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on New Year's Eve and reservations are available here.

A plate of sliced, seared tuna with fries.
Tuna chateaubriand with frites at the Lonely Oyster.
The Lonely Oyster

ABSteak

Chef Akira Back’s classy Korean barbecue spot at the Beverly Center isn’t doing anything out of the ordinary for New Year’s Eve, though the upscale ambiance and high-end tabletop barbecue make for a fine place to celebrate on December 31. AB Steak is also one of the few places to try North Korean-style Pyongyang naengmyeon, a nice complement to the grilled meats.

Wide view of ABSteak dining room with tan booths and lineup of tables with chairs.
Interior of AB Steak at the Beverly Center.
Wonho Frank Lee

Here's Looking At You

Here’s Looking At You’s new chef de cuisine Sieger Bayer is putting together a 10-course menu this New Year’s Eve. Priced at $110 per person, the menu includes tuna crudo, roasted abalone, lamb porchetta, tortellini en brodo, Key lime chocolate mousse, and more. Add on a bottle of Champagne for $165 per person. Purchase tickets here.

Here’s Looking at You restaurant in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California
Here’s Looking at You.
Shant Kiraz

Fanny's

Classy Mid-Wilshire restaurant Fanny’s is going Old Hollywood for New Year’s Eve with a set $175 menu of scallop Wellington, duck agnolotti, and gochujang bourbon-braised short rib. Seatings are available starting at 5 p.m. with live DJ tunes from DJ Daniel Londono. Book a table here.

Vintage wallpaper reveals images and words at an upscale dinnertime restaurant.
Muraled walls of Fanny’s restaurant in Los Angeles.
Wonho Frank Lee

Camphor

Chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George have updated and refined popular Camphor classics for New Year’s Eve including mackerel crudo and duck with sweet and savory sauce. The four-course prix fixe menu also includes a welcome glass of Champagne and a toast at midnight. The chefs also put together vegetarian and pescatarian options. Secure a table via Resy.

The bar area at Camphor restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.
Camphor.
Wonho Frank Lee

Hotel Figueroa

Hotel Figueroa is hosting a multi-room gala featuring various kinds of music including deep house, nu disco, and hip hop from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The $100 tickets include an open bar. The hotel’s Sparrow Italia is serving a $225 prix fixe menu with seatings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Get all the details here.

A swanky lobby of a Downtown LA hotel.
Lobby area of Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles.
Wonho Frank Lee

De La Nonna and Let’s Go Disco

Head to the Arts District’s De La Nonna which has three NYE seatings for its four-course prix fixe dinner. Select a reservation for 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., or 9 p.m., which includes oysters, vegetables, pizza, dessert, plus drinks and dancing to follow at sister bar Let’s Go! Disco. The price also includes a midnight Champagne toast.

A disco ball shines specks of light across a red-hued room with a bar and round plush couches.
Let’s Go Disco.
Wonho Frank Lee

Le Champ

Chef Justin Hilbert is digging into his French fine dining repertoire this New Year’s Eve and serving two seven-course menus — one for vegans ($100) and one for everyone else ($125). Both include a Champagne toast. The non-vegan menu includes a rainbow trout prepared with guava and roe, and camembert with black truffles. The vegan lineup brings a beetroot tartare and ravioli filled with chestnut porcini confit. Book a table via Resy.

The lobby at Le Champ.
The lobby at Le Champ.
Luis Mendoza

N/Soto

Join N/Soto this New Year’s Eve for a seven-course tasting menu priced at $165 per person. The festive offering includes a welcome beverage, toro caviar tartar, grilled American wagyu, red bean panna cotta, and more. (N/Soto will not be able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, or no-soy dietary restrictions for this menu.) Book a table via Resy.

A blue bar with wood chairs at n/soto in Los Angeles.
The bar at N/Soto.
Wonho Frank Lee

Mon Ami

Vibey Santa Monica restaurant Mon Ami is throwing a grand party with live jazz from Courtney Lemmon Jazz quartet, a DJ spinning tunes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., hors d’oeuvres before 9:30 p.m., and bottle service. The whole place will turn into a makeshift supper club with all-white cocktail attire encouraged. Tickets start at $70 and are available here.

Tufted seats for outdoor dining on a stucco patio, dimly light at a restaurant at night.
Mon Ami in Santa Monica.
Wonho Frank Lee

Pasjoli

Pasjoli is offering two experiences to ring in 2024: a prix fixe menu ($225 or $275) served in the dining rooms or secret garden, and a cocktail tasting accompanied by fancy snacks served at the bar ($95). Seatings start at 5:15 p.m. and run throughout the evening. Book a table via OpenTable.

Chef Dave Beran at Pasjoli plating a pork belly dish with his head bent down.
Chef Dave Beran at Pasjoli.
Wonho Frank Lee

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Coucou

French spot Coucou in Venice is serving three different options this New Year’s Eve. First up is an aperitif hour from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. where bar snacks, caviar bumps, and Champagne by the glass are available a la carte. (Reservations for Aperitif via Resy.) Next is the early bird seating from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $85 per person. The three-course menu includes an amuse bouche and a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. (Reservations for Early Bird Seating via Resy.) Finally, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Coucou is serving a three-course dinner for $95 per person. (Reservations for Coucou After Dark via Resy.)

The bar at Coucou restaurant in Venice, California.
The bar at Coucou restaurant in Venice.
Nick Walker Studio

Selva

Long Beach’s Colombian specialist will serve a four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve with a Champagne toast for $70 per person. The menu includes arepas, braised greens, pork belly chicharron, Colombian-style cornish hen, or surf-and-turf ribeye and grilled lobster with yeasted butter along with desserts. There are two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reservations are available via Yelp but walk-ins are welcome.

Belles Beach House

Those wishing they spent the holidays in Hawaii might feel most comfortable at this Venice playhouse just a few steps from the ocean (don’t worry, there’s plenty of heating inside). From 10 p.m. to late, a DJ will play curated tunes while punch bowls and cocktails spill forth from the Tiki-decorated bar. Cover charge is a modest $24 with a midnight champagne toast, while bottle service table options are also available.

Belle’s dining room with chairs, tables, and tropical plants.
Belles Beach House in Venice.
Wonho Frank Lee

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