Dungeness crab at Water Grill
Freshly caught from the ocean off Morro Bay to San Francisco, this season’s Dungeness crabs at Water Grill are flavorful, sweet, meaty and plump. Also on the menu are mild and sweet spiny lobsters from San Diego and Santa Barbara. Those who dine at Water Grill and purchase a $100 gift card will be rewarded with a $20 holiday bonus card to use for another visit. 544 S. Grand Ave., (213)891-0900.
The Tam O’Shanter
Strolling carolers are performing nightly during regular dinner hours at The Tam O’Shanter. ’Tis the season for the restaurant’s specialty whiskey flights paired with cheese and charcuterie for two. The Tam is also offering a holiday menu for dine-in or takeout options. Make reservations or place an order at lawrysonline.com. 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., (323)664-0228.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles
Ring in the new year in style at Culina with an opulent dinner prepared by Chef Giovanni Spataro. The special $220 per person menu can be served with a $125 wine pairing from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Say goodbye to 2021 while listening to live music and resident DJ Johnny Hawkes. Reserve a private table with bottles of Dom Perignon, Hennesy XO, Ruinart and Veuve Cliquot available for purchase. The next day, a traditional brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Favorites include avocado toast, Southern fried Jidori chicken, shakshuka, pork belly eggs benedict and truffle sliders. 300 Doheny Drive, (310)273-2222.
Jar for Christmas Eve and NYE
The modern chophouse Jar will be open for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with Suzanne Tracht’s a la carte menu and holiday specials. For Christmas Eve takeout, Jar is offering its signature pot roast with caramelized roasted onions, carrots and creamy horseradish. It serves four people and is priced at $155. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 8225 Beverly Blvd., (323)655-6566.
Beverly Wilshire New Year’s Eve
On Dec. 31, THEBlvd will serve a four-course prix fixe gala menu. Reservations begin at 7 p.m., with the last time slot at 10 p.m. Live music will be played from 7-11:30 p.m. before a DJ spins guests into the new year from 11:30 pm to 1:30 a.m. Reservations can be made on Tock for $365 per adult and $180 per child. Celebrate the hotel’s 94th birthday with a decadent brunch on Jan. 1. Enjoy caviar, a seafood platter and delicious desserts. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., (310)275-5200.
A decadent NYE at The Peninsula
On Dec. 31, an early three-course menu will be served at 6 p.m. for $165 per adult and $75 per child. Late seating at The Belvedere Restaurant and The Living Room begins at 9 p.m. Both offer a four-course menu with entertainment and champagne for $285 per person and $195 for children under 12. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., (310)975-2736.
Comforting NYE at Yardbird
Located on the street level of The Beverly Center, Yardbird is open for New Year’s Eve until 1 a.m. on New Year’s morning. Highlights include sparkling wine, lobster mac and cheese, prime rib, scallops and a dark chocolate mousse tart. Yardbird will be open for brunch on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and normal dinner hours from 5-10 p.m. 8500 Beverly Blvd., (323)250-8034.
NYE at A.O.C.
Choose a variety of celebratory plates and platters by Chef Suzanne Goin on New Year’s Eve. Both locations will feature an appetizer of American caviar with buckwheat blinis, red onion and creme fraiche. Reservations begin at 6 p.m. for the $145 per guest dinner, which includes party favors and a sparkling toast. Wine pairings selected by Caroline Styne are an additional $50 more. Guests can order an à la carte menu at the communal table or bar without a reservation as space allows. 8700 W. 3rd St., (310)859-9859, and 11648 San Vicente Blvd., (310)806-6464.
Enjoy a California coastal dinner highlighting oysters on the half shell, Santa Barbara uni, coal-grilled duck breast and coal-grilled tomahawk ribeye. The bar will serve a variety of bubbly cocktails, like a Mexican-inspired French 75. Reservations are available through Resy and walk-ins are welcome. 118 Entrada Drive, (310)526-0027.
NYE at Circa 55
The glamour of The Beverly Hilton carries into Circa 55 with a memorable three-course dinner from 5-10 p.m., inclusive of a celebratory glass of sparkling wine. Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys will perform live swing music from 8 p.m. to midnight. Dinner highlights include a red wine poached pear salad, mini baked brie en croute, seared scallops and a dessert trio featuring citrus labneh cheesecake tart, candied almond profiterole and strawberry-chocolate passion marshmallow. Dinner is $80 per person. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., (310)274-7777.
Welcome 2022 at Hotel Figueroa’s outdoor space, which was transformed into a festival atmosphere with fire dancers, aerialists, live musicians, DJs and a complimentary champagne toast. Tickets include a five-hour open bar, as well as VIP and first-class table service. Those looking for a special end of the year dinner can make a reservation at the new modern coastal Italian restaurant Sparrow. Dishes include oysters Rockerfeller, Piedmont white truffle tagliatelle and a tomahawk ribeye. Tickets to the party are available on Eventbrite. 939 S. Figueroa St., (213)627-8971.
Elegant NYE at Bourbon Steak
The restaurant welcomes guests to enjoy an indulgent multi-course menu for $125 per person. Choices include wild mushroom velouté, salmon Wellington, hand-cut capellini pasta with caviar, rack of lamb and filet surf and turf. An array of classic sides is available, as well as Basque cheesecake and a chocolate-peanut butter Bourbon Steak candy bar. 237 S. Brand Blvd., (818)839-4130.
New Year’s Day hangover brunch
Della Terra is serving a decadent hangover brunch to start 2022 off right. The full menu offers French toast, buttermilk silver dollar pancakes and prosciutto Benedict. Weekends brunches bring bottomless mimosas and bellinis. 7675 Beverly Blvd., (323)933-7675.
Cassia NYE dinner
Chef Bryant Ng’s Southeast Asian with French brasserie-style prix-fixe menu will be served family-style at Cassia. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, alongside cocktail specials and elegant wine pairings. Reservations for the $95 dinner are available through Resy or by calling the restaurant. 1314 7th St., (310)393-6699.
Mama Shelter party
The hotel’s downstairs restaurant is offering a jubilant five-course tasting menu with the first seating at 6:30 p.m. for $100 and the second at 9:30 p.m. for $175. The meal includes a vintage champagne toast, party hats and favors to help ring in 2022. Menu highlights include rabbit agnolotti, sea bass, wagyu and dessert. Reservations are available on OpenTable. 6500 Selma Ave., (323)785-6600.
NYE Rockin’ Rodeo
Celebrate a Rockin’ Rodeo New Year’s Eve at Desert 5 Spot. The theme is ’70s Palm Springs, and the roof deck and pool area provides stunning 360-degree views of Los Angeles. Enjoy an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a tequila toast. There will be live music and a performance by DJ Wade Crescent from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are available on TicketSauce for $100. 1541 Wilcox Ave., (323)839-6643.
NYE Rooftop Party at The Godfrey
It’s a black and gold theme at The Godfrey, so dress to impress on the last evening of 2021. Admission is $35, and the bar is making cocktails for purchase from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Listen to sounds by Red Cup Nation before the countdown begins on a 70-foot projector screen. 1400 Cahuenga Blvd., (323)762-1000.
Bar Lis transformed to French Riviera
At the Thompson Hotel, enjoy NYE festivities from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Highlights include an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. Listen to live jazz and international DJ Greg Cerrone. General admission is $125 and VIP admission is $150. 1514 Wilcox Ave., (323)410-6210.
Nueva Venice NYE and brunch
Chef Vartan Abgaryan presents a south of the border New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day brunch at the contemporary cantina. New Year’s Eve seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The later seating includes a New Year’s Eve toast. Pricing is $75 per guest for the earlier seating and $90 for the late seating. Reservations can be secured on Resy. 822 Washington Blvd., (310)747-6050.
Winston House NYE
The modern supper club’s ODYSSEY black-tie soiree offers a New Year’s Eve experience with upbeat musical performances and a DJ headliner from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $200 and include passed food, a welcome drink and a toast at midnight. Tickets are on sale at winstonhouse.com/nye. 23 Windward Ave.
The Waterfront New Year’s Eve Party
There is no cover charge, no ticket and no reservations required to dine at The Waterfront’s annual neighborhood party. There will be a surprise DJ and complimentary champagne toast for guests at midnight. 205 Ocean Front Walk, (424)404-8470.
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