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Best Restaurants For New Year’s Eve Dinner In L.A.

December 16, 2014 6:00 PM

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(credit: Fig & Olive)

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10…9…8… So where will you be come midnight on New Year’s Eve? Los Angeles is ready to welcome 2015 with open arms and starry eyes. Regardless of whether you plan on ringing in the new year dancing to dawn, or catching an early dinner and snuggling up with your date for the evening, Los Angeles is offering a myriad of options for everyone. As Los Angeles has emerged as the west coast epicenter for culinary excellence, it should come as no surprise that the city’s restaurants are offering great options for you to ring in 2015. Here is a guide to the best spots to dine this New Year’s Eve!

(credit: The Roost at LA Farm)

(credit: The Roost at LA Farm)


The Roost at LA Farm
3000 West Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 449-4000
www.theroostatlafarm.com

Ring in 2015 with Chef Johnny’s 5-course (first seating) and 7-course (second seating) at The Roost at L.A. Farm on New Year’s Eve. A champagne toast is included, and wine pairings are available to accompany stand-out dishes like Avocado & Beet with smoked pistachio and chili oil; Little Gem with pickled onions, pecorino, creme fraiche and croutons; Diver Scallop Crudo with black truffle and sunchokes; Steak Tartare; Lobster Spaghetti; Squash Farrotto; Pheasant Cassoulet; and Dry Aged Sirloin served with bone marrow, potato puree and mushroom. But make sure to leave room because the Nutella Creme Brulee is calling your name. Another option offered is their wine and beer / canape buffet later that evening in the bar and patio lounge with DJ.

(credit: Hakkasan Beverly Hills)

(credit: Hakkasan Beverly Hills)


Hakkasan
233 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 888-8661
www.hakkasan.com

In celebration of New Year’s Eve, the talented Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon has designed special prix-fixe menus featuring his modernize signature Cantonese dishes. With three seating beginning at 5:30pm, diners can opt for the Hakka steamed dim sum platter; Salt and pepper squid; and Crispy duck salad with pomelo, pine nuts and shallots. A selection of main entrees will follow, including the Crispy chicken in lemon sauce and Stir-fry black pepper beef ribeye with merlot, among others. To end the meal, diners will be offered a special chocolate tasting as well. The later seatings at 6:30 and 9:30pm will offer Crispy fried scallop plated with banana and fresh fruits, Braised Chilean Seabass, Grilled Waygu beef and Sitr-fry lobster with sugar snaps in XO sauce. Guests will also receive a glass of champagne provided by Perrier-Jouët.

(credit: Milo & Olive)

(credit: Milo & Olive)


Milo & Olive
2723 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-6776
www.miloandolive.com

For a more relaxed New Year’s Eve environment, head to Santa Monica’s Milo & Olive. There, the restaurant will be serving up a rotating menu of seasonal small plates and pizzas from Executive Chef Erin Eastland including options like their fresh shucked oysters served raw or baked in the wood-fired oven with creamed leeks and breadcrumbs (an Eastland family tradition), hand-cut pappardelle with braised wild boar ragu, quattro formaggi pizza, wood-fired items, and more.

(credit: Firefly)

(credit: Firefly)


Firefly
11720 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 762-1833
www.fireflystudiocity.com

On New Year’s Eve, join Chef Paul Shoemaker of Firefly for a special holiday Black Tuffle menu featuring great seasonal dishes prepared specially for the night. Menu items include pumpkin soup, bone marrow ravioli, winter truffle burrata salad, big eye tuna tartare, ricotta gnocchi and more for appetizers. For your entree, choose between delicious options like their Nova Scotia Day Boat Halibut, an American Kobe NY Steak and Maine Lobster, Black Winter Truffle Risotto and more.

(credit: Bagatelle)

(credit: Bagatelle)


Bagatelle West Hollywood
755 North La Cienega Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 659-3900
www.bistrotbagatelle.com

The French-Mediterranean eatery and West Hollywood staple, Bagatelle, is hosting a multi-room St. Tropez and Paris inspired soiree this New Year’s Eve in which guests can expect a five-course family-style feast. Executive Chef Robert Liberatowith’s noteworthy menu includes: Oysters with Perrier-Jouët mignonette; Salad Bagatelle; Tuna and Crab Tartare; Truffle Gnocchi; New York Strip Steak; Lobster Risotto; and a mega sundae with a trio of ice cream, chocolate-walnut brownies, vanilla Chantilly, Parisian macaroons and bourbon caramel. Those looking to make the even more grand, have the option of adding a course of Petrossian Caviar or the Grand Plateau of lobster, oysters, shrimp, clams and seasonal crab.

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(credit: Ghost G./Yelp)


Blue Plate Oysterette
1355 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-3474
www.blueplatesantamonica.com

Open for New Year’s Eve, Blue Plate Oysterette will be offering its California-meets-New England menu with specials like their Lobster Tagiatelle with hand cut pasta, arugula & cherry tomato lobster sauce ($26) as well as their Surf and Turf, which includes a blackened NY steak and a butter poached lobster tail. Or, dine on a whole Dungeness crab with fries and salad. The restaurant will be open from 5pm and takes it’s last reservation for 10pm.

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(credit: Ocean Prime)


Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
9595 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 859-4818
www.ocean-prime.com

While visiting Ocean Prime Beverly Hills on New year’s Eve, guests can reflect on 2014, and toast 2015 as they sip the Pink Diamonds signature cocktail (consisting of Grey Goose, Grand Marnier, Elderflower and Rose champagne,) and enjoy the featured California Lamb Chop with horseradish pretzel crust, caramel bourbon demi-glace and wilted winter greens; Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with dungeness crab crust, lobster emulsion, asparagus, roasted carrots and gemstone potatoes; NY Strip of Kobe Beef with black truffle butter and cabernet jus; and a delectable Champagne Poached Pear with marscapone semifreddo and lemon herb shortbread.

(credit: Acabar)

(credit: Acabar)


Acabar
1510 North Stanley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 876-1400
www.acabar-la.com

Looking to celebrate with a “flare of mystique and the exotic?” Acabar’s White Carnivale with “Cabrocha” Brazilian Samba dancers and capoeira in a drum circle of percussionists is exactly where you need to be this New Year’s Eve. Guests will enjoy a prix fixe four-course tasting menu, choice of specialty cocktail or glass of champagne at midnight, and live entertainment from resident DJ “WiseAcre” and special guests. Highlights from the menu includes: Kanpachi Ceviche with aji-yuzu citron, wasabi root, smoked avocado, pear, cucumber and prawn chips; Sweet Potato Gnocchi with black winter truffles, pear mostarda, creme fraiche and sage; Chicken Ballotine or Braised Short Rib; and Gimmie S’more for those needed to satisfy a sweet tooth.

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(credit: Chaya)


CHAYA Venice
110 Navy Street
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-1179
www.thechaya.com

Chaya’s Main Street location in Venice is hosting “molls, dolls and gangsters” for two seatings at this year’s “Bootleggers Ball.” Complete with live entertainment including flapper dancers as the night progresses. The first seating from 5:30pm-7:30pm is a three-course chef’s menu and the second seating starting at 9:00pm is a four-course chef’s menu complete with party favors and champagne toast. Guests can expect California Kumamoto Oysters; Seared American Wagyu; Spicy Lobster Rolls; Japanese Kanpachi Yellowtail Peruvian Ceviche; Surf n’ Turf with Grilled Angus Filet Mignon with black truffle sauce, and garlic herb butter poached half Maine Lobster, served with French chestnut puree and organic mushroom medley.

(credit: RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen)

(credit: RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen)


RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-9988
www.rocksugarpanasiankitchen.com

Chef Mohan of “celebrity hot spot” RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen has created a very exclusive New Year’s Eve menu paired with a Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne toast at midnight. Known for its authentic Southeast Asian cuisine, some highlights from the evening’s menu includes: Crispy Chicken Samosas, Indian Stuffed Vegetarian Flatbread, Sweet-hot Shrimp and Lacquered BBQ Ribs for appetizers; Indonesian Chicken Rendang, Singapore Seared Scallops and Nam Prik Rice Flaked Snapper for the main course; Ginger Fried Rice and Spicy Cauliflower; and Baked Pineapple Monkey Bread for dessert.

(credit: Cecconi's)

(credit: Cecconi’s)


Cecconi’s
8764 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 432-2000
www.cecconiswesthollywood.com

New Year’s Eve will rock at Cecconi’s as they have crafted a special four-course prix fixe menu for two seatings (the first from 5pm to 8:30pm, the second from 9pm onwards and offers access to Cecconi’s rockin New Year’s Eve Party). Appetizers include a burrata with shave beets and walnuts, as well as a seared yellow fin. For mid-course, a risotto with black truffle will be served as well. For your main course, dine on options like their prime beef filet, scallops, a sea bream “al cartoccio” as well as a three milk cheese tortelli with radicchio tardivo and amarone. Dessert options include Zeppole doughnuts, a chocolate caprese with pistachio gelato and more.

(credit: Innovative Dining)

(credit: Innovative Dining)


RivaBella
9201 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-2060
www.innovativedining.com

It will be hard to resist Executive Chef Luigi Fineo’s three-course prix-fixe “Buon anno!” menu. With two seatings, both serving up contemporary Italian fare, RivaBella on Sunset is featuring their regular menu between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. The 9:00pm seating will set the stage for a New Year’s Eve you’ll never want to forget with Langoustine Crudo served with hibiscus, basil seeds, stracciatella, and shrimp chips; rich handmade pastas including Semolina Gnocchi with oxtail ragu, crispy sweetbreads and black currant preserve. Of course the night would not be complete without a champagne toast, party favors and live DJ performance.

(credit: L’Assiette Steak Frites)

(credit: L’Assiette Steak Frites)


L’Assiette Steak Frites
7166 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 274-2319
www.lassiettesteakfrites.com

With two seatings available, L’Assiette on Melrose is offering prix-fixe menus on New Year’s Eve. During round one from 5:30pm – 9:00pm, the restaurant will feature it’s namesake dish of steak frites, sorrel soup, house salad and champagne or Kir Royale aperitif. From 10:00pm to 1:00am, festivities kick off with a four-course surf and turf dinner featuring Grilled Salmon with Riesling ginger sauce, and their famous steak frites (vegan/pescetarian substitutions available.) The night also promises live DJ entertainment, party favors, noisemakers, Kir Royales, and a champagne toast to bid fare thee well to 2014. Those who reserve a table prior to Monday, December 22 for the surf and turf dinner will receive a reduced price per person.

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(credit: Cafe La Boheme)


La Boheme
8400 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-2360
www.globaldiningca.com

DJ, decorations and champagne toasts are on the agenda for Executive Chef Martha Esquivel’s New Year’s Eve dinner buffet at the iconic La Boheme. Guests joining the party from 7:00pm – 10:00 pm will enjoy: Satay of Beef and Chicken; Cheese and Meats Display; Ceviche cups; Oysters; Shrimp Cocktail; Wild Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola, Dates and Candied Pecans; Classic Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons and Romano Cheese; Airlane Chicken Breast with Root Vegetables; Grilled Skirt Steak with Yucca Fries and Chimichurri; Sea Bass with Cippolini Onions; Creamy Mash Potatoes; Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze; a mouth-watering dessert display and assortment of sweets.

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(credit: Barton G. LA)


Barton G
861 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 388-1888
www.bartongtherestaurantla.com

This new year’s eve, celebrate with Barton G. as they offer seasonal holiday specials for dinner including a roasted Colorado lamb rack ($38) with root vegetable fondant, crisp eggplant and garlic with piquillo romesco sauce, as well as The Mother Clucker ($68, serves two) which includes a citrus & herb roasted boneless whole chicken stuffed with cranberry-giblet dressing, alongside California figs, roasted delicata squash, and acorn squash stuffed with orzo salad. They will also be serving up a delicious cider house veal, a chargrilled veal chop with apple-sage chutney, honey crisp apple fritters, baby brussel sprouts, and cinnamon cider honey.

(credit: Fig & Olive)

(credit: Fig & Olive)


FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place
8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
www.figandolive.com

On New Year’s Eve 2015, come celebrate at Fig & Olive from 6pm to 2am as FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place throws their annual dinner and cocktail party. Featuring stunning decor and a lively ambience of Jazz-inspired music from the French Riviera, the restaurant is not only serving up dinner, but also a special cocktail party where revelers will countdown to the new year. With an a la carte menu served until 9pm, a White & Gold four-course prix fixed dinner for $150 starting at 9pm, and a White & Gold cocktail party ($100) with drinks and passed apps from 9pm to 12am, the restaurant will be serving up something for everyone. Selections for the White & Gold four-course prix-fixe dinner include Seared Scallops & Chanterelle with mushroom tapenade, confit pearl onion, and Porcini oil, a Chilean Sea Bass with charmoula, cumin, and celery root purée emulsion, a Roasted Lamb Rack with Herbs de Provence, goat cheese gnocchi, and sautéed wild mushroom and more. For dessert, dine on their delicious Valrhona Chocolate Brownie with milk chocolate, mascarpone mousse, and chocolate raspberry glaze.

(credit: Sushi Roku)

(credit: Sushi Roku)


Sushi Roku Hollywood
8445 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6767
www.innovativedining.com

In celebration of the new year, head to Sushi Roku in Hollywood or Santa Monica for an Omakase menu consisting of five-courses with a midnight champagne toast and party favors for $90 per person. Combining fresh fish with artistry, you will enjoy a unique culinary experience as the last hours and minutes of 2014 get counted down.

(credit: William Pruyn)

(credit: William Pruyn)


Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Avenue #100
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
www.napavalleygrille.com

Los Angeles’ premiere rustic dining restaurant, Napa Valley Grille, will be creating an exclusive three-course prix-fixe menu for New Year’s. To toast to 2015, the restaurant will offer dinner from 5pm to 11pm with inspired California cuisine such as a Papaya & Shrimp Salad, a Fig & Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb, Roasted Branzino, Lobster Ravioli and a Rustic Apple Galette with spicy caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Additionally, diners can toast to the new year with specialty cocktails such as the Apple Cranberry Margarita ($10/glass), which comes with infused apple and cranberry tequila. Or, try their Red Apple Orchard Sangria. Their exclusive and private wine collection, Tavistock Reserve, will also be on hand for $10-$15 a glass, or by the bottle for $52-$60. The wine is offered in five varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Prosecco. The three course prix-fixe menu is available for $65 per person.

(credit: Cafe Del Rey)

(credit: Cafe Del Rey)


CAFE del REY
4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395
www.cafedelreymarina.com

Featuring a countdown along the waterfront and overlooking the Marina, CAFE del REY will be offering a festive three-course prix-fixe menu with rustic cuisine by Executive Chef Chuck Abair. Pairing elements from land and sea, diners will relish in dishes like their Black Truffle Pasta with confit turkey, trinity, arugula, and a white wine sauce and Crispy Octopus with fennel, mushrooms, arugula, and chipotle aioli. For dessert, an Eggnog Crème Brûlée with gingerbread cookies and Pumpkin Bread Pudding with pumpkin brittle and tres leches sauce will be on hand. Reservations are strongly recommended. $60 – $85 per person.

Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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