Holiday Tea for Two
The Montage Beverly Hills is offering a festive holiday champagne tea service now through Jan. 5. Guests can sip Ruinart champagne while sitting next to the fire in the Parq Bar, and enjoy baked scones with a seasonal, organic holiday tea blend of maple vanilla, chai, pink pepper and clove. Tiered, hand-painted trays of finger sandwiches and miniature pastries are served, and are paired with holiday cookies and chocolate covered strawberries. Diners can toast with a fluted glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne, or Rosé NV champagne. The champagne tea service is held daily from noon to 4 p.m., and priced from $85 to $90 per person, or $75 per person for tea without champagne. The children’s tea service is $35 per child; $45 with a champagne “mocktail.” 225 N. Canon Drive, (310)860-7940.
Christmas Day Celebration
The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is serving breakfast and brunch items throughout the afternoon on Christmas Day, with make-your-own omelets, malted Belgium waffles, smoked salmon quiche with goat cheese and seasonal eggs Benedict. The evening dinner service features pastas, soups and hot entrées such as braised lamb shepherd’s pie with yucca puree, carrot and fennel cod crusted with seeds, carrot puree, kohlrabi slaw and mustard seed vinaigrette. Christmas Day dining runs from noon to 6 p.m., and is $119 per adult; $59 per child ages 4-12. 2 Dole Drive, (818)575-3000.
Four Seasons BH Christmas Brunch
Culina is offering a Christmas Day brunch buffet curated by Four Seasons executive chef Cyrille Pannier, and festive desserts by pastry chef Federico Fernandez. Different carving stations will feature roasted prime rib, citrus roasted farm turkey with chestnut stuffing, California caviar and tartare. Seasonal holiday desserts include cookies from around the world, and the Four Seasons’ warm doughnuts. Dining is available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special brunch offerings available until 3 p.m. The cost is $98 per adult; $49 for children under 12. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)860-4000.
Toast the New Year at The London West Hollywood, which is undergoing a $25 million transformation. Guests can dine at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, which is offering a three-course menu for $95 per person during the first seating from 5 to 8 p.m. A five-course menu is available during the second seating from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., and is $165 per person. Menu items include Ramsay’s roasted beef Wellington for two. 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., (310)854-1111.
The French-Mediterranean eatery Bagatelle will host a New Year’s Eve soirée in its St. Tropez- and Paris-inspired indoor and outdoor space. Executive chef Robert Liberato will prepare a five-course, family-style meal for $75 per person, and DJ Jeremy de Koste will spin music. Party packages and bottle service are available from $500 to $2,000. 755 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)659-3900.
Ring in the New Year with a complimentary glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne, and enjoy Michelin-star chef Ho Chee Boon’s prix-fixe menu of new signature items and patron favorites. Seating is available at 5:30 p.m. for $78 per person; $138 for the 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. seating. 233 N. Beverly Drive, (310)888-8661.
New Year’s Eve
La Boheme executive chef Martha Esquivel will offer a special dinner buffet for $79 per person on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to stay after dinner and enjoy music by a DJ, decorations and a champagne toast at midnight. The dinner buffet includes cheeses and meats, ceviche cups, oysters, salads, grilled skirt steak and sea bass, as well as desserts and sweets. 8400 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)848-2360.
New Year’s Eve
Executive chef Bryan Podgorski is offering a special four-course menu on New Year’s Eve which includes a glass of Prosecco for $75 a person at Tanzy Westwood. The first course is Maine lobster salad, followed by an entrée of roasted Atlantic monkfish. Diners can also supplement the dinner with a five-ounce Snake River Farms eye-of-the-rib steak for $30. New Year’s Eve programs, including the New York City Times Square celebration, will be shown on televisions throughout the restaurant. The dining room will be decorated for the occasion, and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is available. 10840 Wilshire Blvd., (310)307-7004.
New Year’s Eve
at Little Sister
Little Sister is offering a New Year’s Eve special with salt and pepper extra-large whole prawns and Dungeness crab fried rice, as well as complimentary festive passion fruit sparkling cocktails for a midnight toast. Regular menu items are also available. Little Sister will be open New Year’s Day. 1131 Manhattan Ave., (310)545-2096.
Chaya Downtown Tokyo Nights
Chaya Downtown Los Angeles is holding its “Tokyo Nights” New Year’s Eve celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to closing. A special prix-fixe menu is available for $85, in addition to the a la carte menu. The Japanese-American rock band, Lolita Dark, will perform, and seating is available in the bar and lounge. There is no cover charge, and guests will receive a midnight champagne toast. 525 S. Flower St., (213)236-9577.
Diners can celebrate at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach with a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner for $60, or $120 for dinner and an open bar. The buffet includes charcuterie and artisanal cheeses, raw seafood such as oysters, shrimp and king crab legs, sushi and sashimi, and carving stations with roasted prime rib and tandoori baked salmon. Assorted desserts such as blood orange torte and guava cheesecake will also be served. Additionally, Abigaile will be open on New Years Day, serving its regular lunch and brunch menu. 1301 Manhattan Ave., (310)798-8227.
The Bungalow and Brent Bolthouse
Guests are encouraged to attend a black tie New Year’s Eve party on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Bungalow and Brent Bolthouse in Santa Monica. Attendees can dance to music by a DJ, and cocktails will be served in the indoor and outdoor ocean-side venue. Admission is $150 per person and includes a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres. 101 Wilshire Blvd., (310)899-8530.
Dance and Dine
Montage Beverly Hills’ annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m., with an hour of Moet Chandon champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Executive chef Gabriel Ask will also offer a five-course dinner menu beginning at 8:30 p.m. Wines will be handpicked by the Montage’s sommeliers and will be paired with each course. Entrées include Maine lobster salad with Petrossian caviar sauce; sous vide ribeye with sunchoke puree, truffle jus and roasted persimmon. Ask will also prepare a special “Sweet Martini Toast” for dessert. Additionally, guests can enjoy live music, dancing, a photo booth, open bar and a midnight champagne toast. Reserved seating is $365 per person; $280 for children and young adults ages 5-20. Valet parking is included; special room packages are available. 225 N. Canon Drive, (310)860-7940.
Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette is open on New Year’s Eve, offering “California-meets-New England” menu items in addition to three seafood-inspired specials such as lobster tagiatelle hand cut pasta with arugula and cherry tomato-lobster sauce. Diners can add white Alba truffles for an additional $20. The surf and turf special includes a 12-ounce, blackened New York steak with butter poached lobster tail and parsnip puree. A 3.5-pound, whole Dungeness crab served with fries, salad and butter is also available. Reservations are accepted from 5 to 10 p.m. 8048 W. 3rd St., (323)665-5474; 1355 Ocean Ave., (310)576-3474.
New Year’s Rockin’ Eve at Cecconi’s
Chef de Cuisine Alessio Biangini has crafted a special four-course black truffle prix fixe menu that will be available during two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve. An early seating will be available from 5 to 8:30 p.m., while the second seating will begin at 9 p.m., offering guests access to Cecconi’s “Rockin New Year’s Eve” party. Both dinner services will include a champagne toast upon arrival, an appetizer to share, mid-course, main course and dessert. The first seating is $90 per person; $150 per person for the second seating. 8764 Melrose Ave., (310)432-2000
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Culina
Executive chef Mette Williams, of Culina at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, invites diners to ring in 2015 with the ultimate last supper of the year. The California-Italian restaurant will offer an early dinner seating from 6 to 7 p.m. featuring a four-course menu. A five-course, prix fixe menu will be offered during the New Year’s Eve Gala, with seating available from 8 to 11 p.m. Both meals will feature an optional Alba white truffle special for $65, featuring truffles hand-sourced from Alba, located in Piedmont, Italy. The pre-gala early seating is $85 per person, while the gala seating five-course menu is $135 per person, and includes a midnight Champagne toast and access to festivities at the hotel. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)860-4000.
mar’sel at Terranea
New Year’s Eve
Mar’sel the Terranea oceanfront resort is offering a special three- and five-course New Year’s Eve menu crafted by Chef Charles Olalia. The menus will feature dishes such as salmon terrine with leeks, black truffle risotto, butternut squash veloute, slow roasted prime rib, caramelized duck breast and poached pear tarts. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and is $120 per person for the three-course menu, and $180 for the five-course menu. Guests 21 years and older can also enjoy the Club Countdown New Year’s Eve celebration from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Terranea is also offering an extended stay promotion through March 1. Guests who book two nights in a guest room or suite will be offered a complimentary third night by using the code EXTHOLIDAY, when completing their online reservation. Terranea Rosrot and mar’sel is located at 100 Terranea Way, (310)265-2836.
Date Night New Year’s Eve
RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen is offering a New Year’s Eve special with three shared appetizers, two entrees, two shared sides and two desserts from Chef Mohan’s exclusive menu. The special includes a toast at midnight with Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut champagne, for $68 per person. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (310)552-9988.
Katana Celebrates New Year’s Eve
Katana is offering its regular dinner menu on New Year’s Eve from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m., followed by the ultimate New Year’s Eve party at 9 p.m. with a DJ, dancing, midnight champagne toast and party favors, priced at $20. Additionally, the restaurant will feature a five-course preset menu for $125 after 9 p.m. 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., (323)650-8585.
Ring In the Year
RivaBella is holding its first New Year’s Eve seating from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with selections from the regular menu. Additional seating times are at 9, 9:30, 10 and 10:30 p.m., with a preset menu, champagne toast, party favors and a DJ, priced at $125. The final course is Dover sole baked in a wood-burning over, and served with fingerling potatoes, black trumpet, truffle hollandaise and pickled radicchio; or Guinea hen rollata with crispy potatoes, black lentils and smoked sweet 100 tomatoes. 9201 Sunset Blvd., (310)278-2060.
New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the holidays with a flare of mystique on New Year’s Eve at Acabar with a prix fixe, four-course tasting menu, in addition to the a la carte menu. Live entertainment will be provided by resident DJ “WiseAcre” and special guests. Guests can choose from a specialty cocktail or glass of champagne at midnight. The first seating, from 6 to 7 p.m., is priced at $65 per person. The second seating is from 7:45 to 11 p.m. and priced at $125 per person, including a complimentary midnight toast. 1510 N. Stanley Ave., (323)876-1400.
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Mr. C Beverly Hills invited guests to celebrate the final hours of 2014 with an early celebratory dinner for $165 per person, or a late night New Year’s Eve bash priced at $199 per person. The five-course dinner at The Restaurant at Mr. C includes walnut crusted pan-fried beef filet with amarone sauce, and the classic Italian holiday dessert, torrone semifreddo with pineapple emulsion and brown sugar crust. A midnight champagne toast will be held in the Lobby Lounge for guests at the 8:30 p.m. seating, with dancing and live entertainment by Shawn Amos, the hotel’s resident American blues and jazz musician. 1224 Beverwil Drive., (310)226-6245.
Chaya Beverly Hills “Cabaret en Rouge”
Chaya Beverly Hills presents a high-energy spectacular from the Parisian cabaret scene during its New Year’s Eve party. Guests will enjoy unlimited service from multiple dinner stations, hors d’oeuvres, an open dessert bar, live entertainment, a midnight balloon drop, burlesque dancers and more. Tickets start at $65; VIP tickets include complimentary cigars, and complimentary scotch tastings from 10 to 11 p.m. 8741 Alden Drive., (310)859-8833.
The Bazaar by José Andrés is open on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., with an annual masquerade ball. Guests will enjoy multiple dining stations and tapas; as well as cava, wine and specialty cocktails. Attendees can cap the night with desserts in the Patisserie, and dance the night away with music by the house DJ. General admission tickets start at $195 per person, through Dec. 25, and $250 per person from Dec. 26-31. The restaurant is closed on New Year’s Day. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., (310)246-5555.
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