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NYE at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
The restaurant opens at 3 p.m., on Dec. 31, and stays open until after midnight. Guests receive festive hats and noise makers and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Start with a handcrafted Merry Old Fashioned made with bourbon, citrus and a special spiced honey. Or try their signature Berries & Bubbles cocktail with Belvedere citrus vodka, marinated blackberries, fresh lemon and a splash of Domaine Chandon Brut. A little dry ice adds to the cocktail’s smokey wow factor. Berries & Bubbles is also available as a cocktail kit for those celebrating at home this holiday season. Highlights on the menu include seasonal sea bass on a bed of lobster risotto for $69. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., (310)859-4818.
Countdown to 2022 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Celebrate in grand style at Loews during its annual New Year’s Eve party. Start with a four-course dinner with wine pairing options. DJ Jeffrey from Wine Country Entertainment provides upbeat sounds and a festive dining vibe. Listen to big band-style entertainment with live performances from jazz vocalists, The Satin Dollz. The celebration will feature tap dancers, specialty cocktails and a midnight champagne toast countdown. 1700 Ocean Ave., (310)458-6700.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele NYE
The special Feast of The Seven Fishes pasta dish is available through Dec. 31. The kitchen is also preparing a NYE menu for $125 per person, which includes baked mushroom tortino and homemade black squid tortellini filled with lobster, asparagus and saffron sauce, as well as a complimentary champagne toast. A wine pairing menu is available for an additional $40. A DJ will help guests ring in 2022. 1534 N. McCadden Place, (323)366-2408.
Little Dom’s all-day New Year’s Day brunch
Kick-off 2022 with brunch all day at Little Dom’s on Jan. 1. Guests can feast on specialty dishes such as crab cakes, eggs with caviar and black-eyed peas. Also available on the Little Dom’s menu are the traditional blueberry ricotta pancakes, breakfast pizza and Little Dom’s burger. Enjoy the dishes with a variety of mimosas, bloody Marys and spritzers. Little Dom’s is open on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., (323)661-0055.
The Godfrey Hotel ‘Van Gogh is My Neighbor’
On Jan. 2, the immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at the Lighthouse Artspace is leaving Hollywood. For those attending the unique art experience, the Godfrey Hotel located next door a is serving a specialty cocktail called “Van Gogh is My Neighbor.” It’s inspired by Van Gogh’s art and made with Buffalo Trace bourbon, blueberry and lavender. At the hotel’s signature restaurant, ALK, guests can enjoy new American cuisine with plant-based and vegan options. Every Friday and Saturday, listen to late night live jazz by artists Nick Campbell and Jacob Mann. No reservations required. 1400 Cahuenga Blvd., (323)762-1000.
Cafe Gratitude and Imperfect Foods
Imperfect Foods has provided Cafe Gratitude with produce for Executive Chef Dreux Ellis’ limited-time fire-roasted poblanos rellenos with walnut sauce and pomegranate. They are filled with tempeh “carnitas” and Imperfect Foods produce. The dish is a creative vegan play on the popular Oaxacan traditional Chiles en Nogada and is offered at all Cafe Gratitude Los Angeles locations from Jan. 10-16. The restaurant is donating $5 from each of the special dishes sold to the Hollywood Food Coalition. 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)580-6383; 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., (213)929-5580; and 512 Rose Ave., (424)231-8000.
The Musso & Frank Grill temporarily closes
The beloved Hollywood restaurant Musso & Frank Grill is pausing all operations until after the holidays and will not be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Look for the venerable restaurant to reopen in a few weeks.
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