Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica NYE
The ocean-view restaurant is offering a special three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring the Grille’s signature chef-inspired dishes, such as cheesesteak eggrolls and artichoke beignets with sweet basil dressing. Enjoy the coffee-braised pork shank and signature 8-ounce filet mignon from Dec. 29 to 31 for $53 per person. Sip a celebratory prosecco toast to ring in the new year. Brunch will be served all weekend, including New Year’s Day on Monday, Jan. 1. 1551 Ocean Ave., Suite 105, (310)395-7333.
British brewpub NYE
The Stalking Horse will offer beer toasts and party favors along with vegan and non-vegan Cornish fare. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will be open for lunch only from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10543 W. Pico Blvd., (424)832-7511.
Le Petit Paris
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Le Petit Paris at 4:30 p.m. with a multi-course, prix-fixe dinner for $95. The restaurant also offers an elegant 8 p.m. seating for $149 per person. Highlights include jamón ibérico wrapped monkfish with green asparagus risotto and sage sauce, and caramelized nut ice cream with dried fruit, meringue, red fruit coulis and fresh berries. The next day the restaurant is serving a New Year’s Day brunch buffet featuring a truffle croque monsieur and meat-carving station from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. for $69 per person and $35 for children under 10. 418 S. Spring St., (213)217-4445.
Rat Pack NYE at Love & Salt
Join chef Michael Fiorelli for a NYE Italian steakhouse dinner featuring classic dishes in addition to the à la carte menu. Start with Dean Martin’s signature martini, “The Flame of Love,” made with Ketel One vodka, fino sherry and flamed orange peels. Specials include a Caesar salad with hearts of romaine, Italian wedding soup, Sonora wheat cavatelli alla vodka, and a 14-ounce, peppercorn-crusted Flannery Beef rib-eye with cognac cream, baked parmesan rigatoni and wood-oven roasted broccolini. Hours for this special dinner are 4:30 to 11 p.m. The bar stays open until midnight. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., (310)545-5252.
New Year’s at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Ring in the new year with a lavish dinner menu created by executive chef David Codney at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. There are three seatings throughout the night starting at 5 p.m. with a four-course, prix-fixe menu for $175 per person. The 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. seatings have a choice of dining at The Belvedere or in the club ambiance of The Living Room with a six-course, prix-fixe menu followed by a live band, dancing and a midnight countdown for $295. Come back between 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the bottomless brunch on Jan. 1. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., (310)975-2736.
The Front Yard NYE
Dress festively for executive chef Larry Greenwood’s special dinner with plenty of Champagne from 5 to 10 p.m. Wear your favorite new pajamas the next day to the Disco Dancing Pajama Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4222 Vineland Ave., (818)255-7290.
The Beverly Wilshire
On Dec. 31, 1927, the Beverly Wilshire held an exclusive dinner to celebrate its grand opening. Now in 2017, THE Blvd, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and CUT Lounge will celebrate the occasion with special menus, bubbly cocktails and dancing to honor its 90th anniversary with a toast to the new year. From 5 to 7 p.m., executive chef Samir Roonwal is offering a four-course meal for $165. Later in the evening from 9 p.m. to midnight, he is preparing a five-course dinner for $300 per person. At CUT restaurant, the last night of 2017 will include dinner, a DJ and dancing. Chef Hilary Henderson will offer exquisite cuts and sides during two seatings: 6 to 6:45 p.m. for $150 per person, or 9 to 9:45 p.m. for $300 per person, including a Champagne toast to ring in the new year. CUT Lounge will open from 5 to 8 p.m. for regular bar service, and then shift into party-mode with a DJ and dancing until the wee hours of 2018. Reservations begin at 8 p.m. and the cost is $75 per guest. Stay overnight or come back to celebrate New Year’s Day with brunch at THE Blvd, featuring a bottomless Champagne bar sponsored by celebrated Champagne house Moët & Chandon. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., (310)275-5200.
Celebrate at Hollywood’s iconic Roosevelt Hotel
Executive chef and restauranteur Tim Goodel at The Hollywood Roosevelt’s brassiere, Public Kitchen & Bar, is offering two multi-course menus on New Year’s Eve. Start with a glass of Mas Fi cava bubbly and sunchoke soup. The second course is fish and chips, duck confit and a New York strip steak. Dessert includes a chocolate ganache tart with a black olive tulie and vanilla-olive oil ice cream. There is a $55 per person menu and a $65 per person menu. Parking is free from 5 to 7 p.m. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., (323)769-8888.
The Proud Bird NYE
The aviation-themed food bazaar is offering a laid-back NYE option with a fun party to ring in the new year. Start with an all-you-can-eat menu from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and late-night snacks starting at 10 p.m. A balloon drop and a midnight Champagne toast with dancing and a DJ spinning all night long complete the festivities. Tickets are $45 for adults and $24.95 for kids (5-12). Visit eventbrite.com/The Proud Bird. 11022 Aviation Blvd., (310)670-3093.
Craft Los Angeles family feast
Chef de cuisine Denis Crutchfield and pastry chef Shannon Swindle offer a three-course, family-style feast for New Year’s Eve revelers at Tom Colicchio’s long-enduring dining destination in Century City. First-course starters for the table include duck confit fritters with scallions and honey, and yellowtail escabeche. Main course options (one selection per guest) include John Dory, Mugifuji pork loin, and ricotta cavatelli and wild mushrooms. Entrées are served alongside seasonal sides to share. Apple kaiserschmarrn, chocolate-mint tart, and assorted ice creams and sorbets round out the meal. Guests attending Craft’s second-seating will be served Champagne and party favors to ring in the new year. The first seating is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., for $135 per person. The second-seating times are 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., for $175 per person. 10110 Constellation Blvd., (310)279-4180.
New Year’s with Wolf
Say farewell to 2017 with chef Marcel Vigneron and his NYE black-tie bash, highlighting all of your culinary favorites. From Bellinis to oysters and white truffle risotto, chef Vigneron spares no details at this one-night-only, six-course dinner affair. He is also making a vegetarian NYE menu. Reservations are available from 6 to 11 p.m. 7661 Melrose Ave., (323)424-7735.
Jimmy Buffett’s NYE Margaritaville
Usher in 2018 with a tropical New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a telecast of Jimmy Buffett’s Nashville New Year’s Eve concert. There will be live Caribbean-themed steel drum performance, and a buffet dinner including Cheeseburger in Paradise sliders, crab cake sliders, sweet chili salmon and guava-glazed barbecue chicken starting at 8:30 p.m., and a midnight margarita toast. Be ready for dancing and an array of palate-pleasing dining options. Straw hats, colorful leis and NYE-themed noise makers will add to the festivities as guests bid a fond farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018. Reserve your tickets in advance for $79. Tickets are $99 starting Dec. 30. 100 Universal City Plaza, (818)622-7833.
Brack Shop Tavern
Celebrate your New Year’s Eve at Brack Shop Tavern this year with a cocktail, appetizer buffet and Champagne toast at midnight. DJ Renato will be spinning vinyl, and all guests will receive party favors. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. Get your $20 ticket online that includes a raffle ticket for a boozy prize or buy a ticket at the door for $25. To purchase a ticket, visit bit.ly/2zyYquM. 525 W. Seventh St., (213)232-8657.
Filifera in Hollywood
Perched on the 22nd floor of Hollywood Proper Residences, Filifera is a rooftop bar and lounge open to the public every evening. Celebrate the last evening in 2017 with sweeping views of Los Angeles, including the iconic Capitol Records building, Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory. Enjoy a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvre, Champagne toast at midnight and party favors. The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes to 1 a.m., for $150 per person. Purchase an entry ticket at bit.ly/2BGGSPq. 1550 N. El Centro Ave., (323)499-4009.
NYE at Hotel Casa del Mar
Ring in the new year with fine dining at Catch with their annual countdown celebration. Priced at $110, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu with starters that include roasted persimmon salad and kabocha squash soup. Standout entrées include aged beef tenderloin and grilled Maine lobster. Finish with sweet treats including a golden croquembouche and a citrus celebration, or an avocado and key lime pie. After dinner, those 21 years and older can stay for Casa del Mar’s annual NYE countdown celebration. Listen to live music by Sugar Joans (finalist on “The Voice”), Jevon McGlory and DJ Harmony. There is a midnight Champagne toast and late-night bites buffet from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring a slider station, pizza station and desserts. This party starts at 9 p.m. and goes to 2 a.m. Tickets for adults include three drink tickets and a midnight toast for $195 per person. 1910 Ocean Way, (310)587-7714.
Tiki-themed NYE at Beelman’s
Beelman’s, the 100 percent plant-based and Asian-influence restaurant in DTLA, is offering special menu options by chef Caroline Concha. She will be serving tiki cocktails and offering a Champagne toast at midnight. The celebration is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 600 S. Spring St., (213)622-1022.
The countdown to 2018 begins at Universal Studios
Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s party with a fireworks finale is on Dec. 31 at Universal Studios. Enjoy festive food and beverage options, specialty desserts, Champagne, beer and wine. Special 2018 memorabilia are available for purchase. The theme park’s extended hours go until 1 a.m. Guests may spend the day and night enjoying the popular rides and attractions with a special park-wide countdown party starting at 9 p.m. There are three uniquely themed party hubs that will culminate simultaneously at midnight with a traditional New Year countdown and a spectacular fireworks display. Be sure to see “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Celebrate the final day of “Grinchmas” with the biggest NYE party on Dec. 31. To purchase tickets, visit universalstudioshollywood.com. 100 Universal City Plaza.
Baldoria celebrates the new year
On New Year’s Eve from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., walk into executive chef Duke Gervais’ Little Tokyo hot spot for happy-hour drink prices all night. The buffet-style menu includes braised short-rib mac and cheese; mini lobster rolls with celery leaf salad; grilled shrimp skewers with chili-lime butter; and a deluxe pizza bar featuring barbecue tri-tip, foie gras potato and banh mi chicken pizzas. Stay for a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $30 or $35 at the door. Come back on Jan. 1 for a prix-fixe brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners receive a choice of one entrée, or pizza and one side, plus bottomless mimosa or rosé for $30 per person. 243 S. San Pedro St., (213)947-3329.
Echo Park Mohawk Bend NYE
The craft beer restaurant and bar located in the heart of Echo Park will be having a Champagne toast at midnight and last call at 12:30 a.m. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will be open at 10:30 a.m. with a limited brunch menu. 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., (213)483-2337.
Celebrate NYE with city views
Ring in the New Year inside the tallest building west of Chicago at Spire 73 with an all-you-can-eat menu featuring crab- and lobster-stuffed profiteroles and double-fried rice noodles for $150 per person. At La Boucherie on the 71st floor, enjoy a high-end experience with a pre-fixe menu including cream of chestnut soup, scallops and pheasant for $110 per person. 900 Wilshire Blvd, Fl. 73, (213)688-7777. 900 Wilshire Blvd, Fl. 71, (213)688-7777.
NYE by the beach
On Dec. 31 at 1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach, enjoy a prix-fixe menu with starters that include slow-baked pear with Champagne and caramelized scallop; entrées with standouts like grilled domestic wagyu tenderloin and roasted Mediterranean sea bass; and sweet treats including frozen cranberry nougat and eggnog-panettone tiramisu. The price is $145 per person for the first seating, and $175 per person for the second seating. 1 Pico Blvd., (310)587-1717.
Hangover brunch at Four Seasons Beverly Hills
Start 2018 off refreshed and revitalized with Culina’s freshly squeezed juices and aguas frescas on Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Culina’s famous hangover brunch is serving breakfast and lunch bites, omelets, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit and an array of seafood. Select a choice of one entrée before feasting on desserts. Continue the celebration with bottomless mezcal bloody Mary or michelada for an additional $24. This brunch is $49 for adults. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)860-4000.
Cleanse promotion at Café Gratitude
Now through Jan. 31, sign up for a Café Gratitude cleanse program and receive 50 percent off any meal or juice plan. The program must begin on Jan. 1. Meal plans are curated menus of both raw and cooked plant-based foods, juices and herbal tonics. All are gluten-free ingredients. The juice cleanse is known to remove toxins from the liver and kidneys, while also balancing digestive health. Sign up today online at cafegratitude.com/cleanse. 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)580-6383.
Start 2018 off with healthy eating
Cava’s culinary Greek-American founders Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos and executive chef Dimitri Moshovitis create high-quality, healthful food to help you kick off the year. The build-it-yourself menu is seasonally inspired, completely customizable and is made from scratch every day. It fits every dietary restriction or preference. Los Angeles-area locations include USC, Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood, Topanga and Irvine. 3201 S. Hoover St., (213)212-9838. 1318 2nd St., (310)237-5591. 326 S. Lincoln Blvd., (310)356-7272. 1073 Broxton Ave., (310)860-6288.
Herringbone Santa Monica with Cycle House
Sweat off those holiday indulgences at L.A.’s famed spin studio, Cycle House Santa Monica, and treat yourself afterwards at Herringbone Santa Monica. “Top Chef” alum Brian Malarkey’s ocean-to-table concept is offering a special dining deal. Just show your receipt or OpenTable reservation confirmation, and ride at Cycle House Santa Monica for $18 with free shoe rental and water bottle included. Riders with proof of a class booking in January will receive 10 percent off their final bill at Herringbone Santa Monica. 1755 Ocean Ave., (310)971-4460.
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