New Years Eve | Los Angeles New Years Eve Guide 2013

Los Angeles New Years Eve Events 2013

Celebrate New Years Eve 2013 in Los Angeles with events, parties dining and more.

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MUSIC
New Year’s Eve with Idina Menzel
Dec. 31. Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel rings in the new year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two performances of her brand new live show. Continue the celebration at the New Year’s Eve party in BP Hall featuring complimentary festivities and a free glass of champagne for all ticketholders. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. laphil.com

PARTIES
Black & White Ball
Dec. 31. Viceroy Santa Monica has teamed up with KCRW to throw the ball that features a premium hosted bar and decadent hor d’eurves from Whist’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo. Dance into 2013 with Los Angeles’ top DJs spinning poolside. $150/pp, presale; $175 after Dec 21. 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 310.260.7511. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/newyearseve

Saints or Sinners New Years Eve Ball
Dec. 31. Party all night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where angelic or devilish costumes are encouraged during a night of amazing music, massive balloon drops and other surprises. The event spans the entire property and also features a midnight toast, complimentary noisemakers and performances by Eva Simons. $100/$175. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. 700 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.769.8887. newyearsattheroosevelt.com

W Hollywood
Dec. 31. Located on the legendary intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine in the heart of Los Angeles’s iconic Hollywood neighborhood, the sophisticated destination will feature four distinct spaces taking over the hotel’s acclaimed venues: Delphine, Station Hollywood, The Living Room, and The Great Room. Guests will dance the night away to the sounds of notable special guest DJs until the early morning hours at what has fast become one of Los Angeles’s most desirable nightlife destinations. Open bar. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.798.1355. whollywoodnye.com

Hollywood VIP New Years Eve
Dec. 31. Hollywood is your playground at this NYE bash that spans Hollywood Blvd. and many of its hottest clubs. Packages include VIP entrance to Geisha House, MyStudio, and all-night open bars at Egyptian Theater courtyard, Eden and Blok. hollywoodnewyearseve.com

Great Gatsby New Years Eve Ball
Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 with a roaring 20s-themed party featuring prohibition-style cocktials, whiskey tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a live swing band and DJ spinning top 40 and 1920s electro music. Entry includes party favors, noise makers and midnight champagne toast. 1920s attire suggested. $40/$50/$60. Wokcano, 1413 5th St., Santa Monica, 310.458.3080. wokcanonewyears2013.eventbrite.com

The Bungalow in Santa Monica
Dec. 31. This stylish ocean-side hideaway at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel is the perfect location to celebrate the old and ring in the new with your friends and loved ones. DJ Kelly Cole will be spinning tunes on the dance floor and the cocktails will be flowing in the beautiful indoor and outdoor setting. Black tie attire requested. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. $150-$4,500. showclix.com

New Year’s Eve 2013 “A Night in Casablanca”
Dec. 31. Celebrate with a premium hosted bar and dessert bites, DJ and exotic belly dancers transporting you to an upscale nightclub in the Moroccan city, circa 1941. Tickets start at $200, but a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available for $150 before Dec. 27. The Library at the Redbury Hotel, 1717 Vine St., L.A. nye.sbe.com

Parq Bar at Montage Beverly Hills
Dec. 31. Celebrate in style with live music, dancing and party favors. Tableside bottle service available upon request. $200/pp minimum, includes hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.860.7940. montagebeverlyhills.com

A Night At Studio 54
Dec. 31. Get transported back to the glory days of disco as Rockwell: Table & Stage is transformed into the legendary Studio 54 for a one-night-only New Year’s Eve extravaganza. The evening begins with a three-course prix fixe dinner followed by a performance of Rockwell’s acclaimed “For the Record” show Boogie Nights, featuring music and moments from the disco-era Paul Thomas Anderson film. After the show, the entire Rockwell: Table & Stage space will be transformed into the infamous Studio 54 nightclub for a lively after-party, along with a complimentary glass of champagne for the New Year’s Eve champagne toast at midnight. A second-floor VIP lounge will also be decked in Studio 54 decor and will feature a dessert buffet and ’70s/’80s-inspired DJs all night long. Two dinner and performance seating’s will be presented during the evening. For $170/person (Partial View Seating), $190/person (Regular Seating), or $210/person (Premium Seating) patrons can select a 6:00pm dinner followed by a 7:30pm show, or 9pm dinner followed by a 10:30pm show along with the Champagne Toast at Midnight. A 40% discount by entering the code “2013” at purchase. 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A., 323.661.6163. rockwell-la.com

Universal CityWalk
Dec. 31. The exciting evening features confetti, fireworks and nonstop entertainment on four stages. Show up at 9 p.m. for the live feed of NYE ball drop in Times Square, displayed on giant outdoor screens. Partygoers are also invited to enjoy family-friendly entertainment at the “WaterWorld®” attraction, including balloon artists, live DJs, and fireworks. Party packages and special offers are also available at popular venues throughout CityWalk. Festivities start at 4 p.m. Parking (includes admission) self $55/per car, $65 valet; walkup admission $15/pp. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 818.622.4455. CityWalkHollywood.com

The Abbey Food + Bar
Dec. 31. Celebrate 2013 with Havana Nights. The party heats up with the beats of DJ John Joseph and Dawna Montell all night with no cover, or purchase one of our special packages which include open bar and endless appetizers, as well as a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $100 tickets; additional tables and packages available. 692 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410. sbe.com/abbey

Solid Gold NYE 2012
Dec. 31. Playhouse Nightclub is hosting a “solid gold” extravaganza featuring Cedric Gervais & DJ Eye. Open bar tickets and table packages available. 6506 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, 323.656.4800. playhousenightclub.com

Shorebar
Dec. 31. Party features sounds by DJ Mark Jackson. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 112 W Channel Rd., Santa Monica. ticketzone.com

Bootsy Bellows
Dec. 31. Party hosted by David Arquett features sounds by DJ Politik. $110. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 9229 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. tickets

Brazilian Celebration at the Queen Mary
Dec. 31. Party in style aboard the historic Queen Mary. Celebrate with music, dancing, party favors and more. Katia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts presents a pot-pourri of Brazilian songs, including Samba, Frevo, Axe, MPB. 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, 818.566.1111. BrazilianNites.com

DINING
The Tasting Kitchen
Dec. 31. Dine on a six-course prix-fixe dinner alongside special pescaterian, and vegetarian menu options. Menu highlights include saffron arancini and gold flakes, porcini crudo, pink snapper, beef brasato and more. $100/pp. Wine pairings start at $45. 633 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.6644. thetastingkitchen.com

The Parish
Dec. 31. Count down to 2013 with classic menu items, cocktails and craft beers. A special New Years party (pre-sale tickets $30) kicks off at 10 p.m. and includes a drink, passed appetizers, a midnight toast, and guaranteed entry. 840 S. Spring St., downtown, 213.225.2400. TheParishLA.com

Mo-Chica
Dec. 31. Celebrate family style to the tune of local DJs. Menu highlights include potato soup with dungeness crab, cauliflower and chimichurri; diver scallop and Santa Barbara sea urchin; crispy black tiger shrimp cake; beef tenderloin and more. $75 (early seating with wine pairing)/$95 (middle seating with cocktail and wine pairing)/$105 (late seating with cocktail and wine pairing). Restaurant offers open bar after 10:30 p.m. for $40/pp. 514 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.622.3744. mo-chica.com

Picca
Dec. 31. Celebrate over a family style Peruvian feast and music by live DJs. Highlights include grilled shrimp tartare; robata grilled filet Mignon with winter truffles and potato confit; Peruvian paella and more. $95 (early seating with wine pairing)/$145 (late seating with a cocktail and wine pairing). Restaurant offers open bar after 10:30 p.m. for $40pp. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., 310.277.0133. piccaperu.com

Mélisse
Dec. 31. Dine on a four-course tasting menu, or a late seating into the New Year of a six-course tasting dinner, which includes a special surprise course plus music and dancing. Highlights include poached egg with osetra caviar, Maine lobster, Maine scallop, monkfish wrapped in butternut squash and more. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica 310.395.0881. melisse.com

Red Medicine
Dec. 31. End your year indulging your eyes and your tastebuds with Red Medicine’s six-course New Years Eve menu. Offering perfectly plated selections like Indian Eggplant , Pork Pate with crispy chicken skin, Crispy Spring Rolls with Dungeness crab, Nantuckett Bay Scallops cured with kaffir lime, Charred Uni with cauliflower custard, Heritage Pork Belly and more. End your night on a sweet note with Chef Jordan Kahn’s elevated desserts, like Coconut Bavarois or a Milk Chocolate Cream served in a crispy devil’s food ‘cage’. Menu available 6pm-11pm. Restaurant open until 2am. 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 323.651.5500. redmedicinela.com

Ray’s & Stark Bar
Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Ring in 2013 on the LACMA campus over a four-course menu and tunes from a live DJ on the patio. $75/pp. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Head back for a specialty a la carte “hangover” menu on New Year’s Day. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6180. raysandstarkbar.com

Superba Snack Bar
Dec. 31. Dine on a five-course, family style menu of signature items from Superba’s dinner menu including Superba Fried Chicken; Gnocchi with Spigarello; and Lasagne alla Romana with three meats; as well as a selection of festive starters. 533 Rose Ave., Venice, 310.399.6400. superbasnackbar.com

Napa Valley Grille
Dec. 31. Dine on a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes highlights of chestnut bisque; confit dug leg; pistachio crusted rack of lamb and more. $75/pp. 1100 Glendon Ave., L.A., 310.824.3322. napavalleygrille.com

Fig & Olive Melrose Place
Dec. 31. Dine on a fesive four-course prix-fixe dinner and a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Menu highlights include truffle risotto, roasted rack of lamb, goat cheese gnocchi and more. 6-10 p.m., $150/pp. From 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., during the Gold and White party, guests can take in the stunning décor and lively ambiance with soulful house and new Jazz-inspired music by St. Tropez‘s celebrity DJ Julien Nolan. Revelers will also receive party favors to prepare for the countdown and balloon drop at the stroke of midnight. 8490 Melrose Place, L.A., 310.360.9100. figandolive.com

Petrossian
Dec. 31. Celebrate over a menu designed and inspired by good luck traditions from around the world. Highlights include a caviar flight, oysters and caviar, Boulder valley prime steak and rainbow trout, in addition to a dessert course featuring grapes, a traditional Mexican gift said to gage the sweetness for the coming year. 5-10 p.m. $150/pp. 321 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.271.0576. facebook.com/PetrossianBoutiqueRestaurant

WP24 Restaurant and Lounge
Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 over panoramic views of Los Angeles and a lavish 10-course tasting menu and champagne toast. Highlights include the restaurants signature roasted Peking duck, in additional to crispy glazed pork belly, and American kobe with smoked chili-shallot sauce. $190/pp. 8-10 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.743.8824. ritzcarlton.com

Bagatelle LA
Dec. 31. The hotspot sticks to what it knows best-brunch. Early birds can enjoy Bagatelle’s traditional a la carte menu paired with specials on oysters and champagne. At 9:30 p.m. Midnight brunch madness begins with a special family-style menu of tuna tartar, gnocchi, chicken and waffles and more with the option to add on Petrossian caviar. The soiree complements festivities next door at STK, where the entire restaurant will be celebrating Magnum Mondays (guests who purchase a regular-sized bottle of Moet or Belvedere are automatically upgraded to a magnum). 755 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.659.3900. bistrotbagatelle.com

Spanish Masquerade at The Bazaar by José Andrés
Dec. 31. Celebrate with multiple dining areas, tray-passed tapas, unlimited celebratory cocktails and live entertainment. There will be no shortage of libations at this party—sip on cava, and a whimsical Liquid Nitrogen Caipirinha carts. Cap the night off with desserts in The Patisserie and then dance into the early hours of 2013 to the sounds of a special guest DJ. $150/$250 per person after Dec. 27, include dinner, unlimited Cava, Wine and Ball Bar (a cash bar will also be available). 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.246.55555. thebazaar.com

SAAM at The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Dec. 31. Experience ultimate decadence this New Year’s Eve with thirty of your closest friends, a pound of caviar and all the champagne you desire at SAAM at The Bazaar by Jose Andres, the intimate private chef’s tasting room tucked away in a corner of The Bazaar. Chef Jose Andres has created an exclusive package for SAAM that includes a dinner featuring a variety of stations of Andres’ favorite traditional and modern tapas, a pound of caviar, unlimited champagne and admission to the Masquerade Ball at The Bazaar. This all inclusive package is available for a maximum of 30 guests for $15,000. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.246.55555. thebazaar.com

Mirabelle On Sunset
Dec. 31. Dine on a special three-course menu featuring highlights of butternut squash soup, grilled escolar, braised lamb shank, prime rib, lobster and more, including tunes by DJ Hell Naw and a Champagne toast at midnight. $90, starting at 9 p.m. Regular menu available from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. 8768 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.659.6022. mirabelleonsunset.com

Marquesa Ballroom Montage Beverly Hills
Dec. 31. Celebrate in 1930s Hollywood glamor with a four-course dinner complete with dancing, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. cocktails, 9 p.m. dinner. $295/person. 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.860.7940. montagebeverlyhills.com

Scarpetta
Dec. 31. Dine early on a three-course prix fixe dinner menu, including a Champagne toast and à la carte selections; or later on a five course tasting menu, complete with additional à la carte selections, music, party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. $85/pp, 6-6:30 p.m.; $150/pp, 9-9:30 p.m. 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.860.7940. montagebeverlyhills.com

Cleo
Dec. 31. Dine on a four-course menu in a chick ambiance. $70/pp. Seatings at 6, 8, and 10 p.m. 1717 Vine St., L.A., 323.962.1711. cleorestaurant.com

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air
Dec. 31. Dine at one of two decadent seatings, the first of which features a four-course prix-fixe menu, and the second that offers a a five-course tasting menu and champagne toast. You can also toast 2013 at The bar with spirited holiday cocktails and special holiday bites menu. 701 Stone Canyon Road, L.A., 310.909.1644. hotelbelair.com

Hatfield’s
Dec. 31. Dine on a special four-course prix-fixe menu featuring highlights like Hatfield’s croque madame with yellowtail sashimi prosciutto, sunny side up quail egg and grill brioche; hand rolled squid ink garganelle with dungeness crab; and braised short rib and 36-hour beef rib with potato fondue. 6703 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.935.2977. hatfieldsrestaurant.com

Lucques
Dec. 31. Dine on a five course menu in tribute to the legendary Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel. First seating beginning at 5:30 is priced at $110; second seating starts at 8:30 and is priced at $150 per guest, including party favors and a midnight toast. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.6277. lucques.com

Midnight Masquerade at Cecconi’s
Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Celebrate over a four-course prix fixe menu available at two seatings throughout the evening. Highlights include antipasti like the Duck terrine with brioche, pastas like Spiny lobster tortelli, and entrees like the Prime beef filet. Seatings: 6:30 – 8 p.m., $80; 9-11 p.m., $125, includes Champagne toast and tunes from a live DJ. Stop by on New Years day for “hair of the dog” brunch with menu favorites and a champagne and bloody Mary card (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.432.2000. cecconiswesthollywood.com

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Dec. 31. Dine on a three-course menu that features dishes such as alba white truffle risotto, sauteed Dover sole, and English sticky toffee pudding (5-8 p.m., $95/pp). Those who are planning for later in the evening can dine on a five-course menu boasting delicacies such as Sonoma duck breast, prime New York steak, and toasted almond soufflé (8-11 p.m., $145/pp). 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, 310.358.7788. thelondonwesthollywood.com

JAR
Dec. 31. Expect party favors all through the evening and menu specials such as Matsutake Broth, Pork and Shrimp Dumpling; Warm Shanghai Noodles, Nantucket Bay Scallop; Veal Chop, Truffles; Roasted Main Lobster Tail, Celery Root Purée. 8225 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.655.6566. thejar.com

Tavern
Dec. 31. Mad Men themed evening invites the clinking of martini and manhattans glasses, witty conversation and stylish dining in this Brentwood neighborhood. The menu of 50’s and 60’s restaurant classic dishes features a raw oyster bar and artisanal martini cart. First seating, 6-7 p.m., is priced at $80 per guest; second seating, 8:30-10 p.m., is $100 per guest and includes party favors, live music and midnight toast. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.806.6464. tavernla.com

A.O.C.
Dec. 31. Ground-breaking wine bar with a market-driven small plates menu, is celebrating their final night of service on New Year’s Eve before they move to their new location in January. Celebrate with an elaborate pig roast blow-out to toast both the New Year and the restaurant’s 10th Anniversary. First seating at 6:30 p.m. is $95; the second seating at 9 p.m. is $125 per guest and includes a DJ spinning tunes, dancing and champagne toast. 8022 W 3rd St., L.A., 323.653.6359. aocwinebar.com

Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel
Dec. 31. Dine in old Hollywood style on a three course dinner featuring highlights like roasted sunchoke soup, pan-seared red snapper, prime ribeye, grilled filet mignon and more. $125. 8358 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.848.6677. sunsettowerhotel.com

Tres by José Andrés
Jan. 1. Dine on a decadent New Years Day brunch in the lobby of the SLS Hotel. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 465 South La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.246.5551. slshotels.com

Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room
Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Ring in 2013 over a three-course menu featuring highlights of black truffle Sicilian arancine, Maine lobster, and filet Mignon with lobster gnocchi. Come back on New Years Day as Caulfield’s debuts their new weekend brunch that will continue every Saturday and Sunday thereafter. Signature dishes include grilled breakfast pizzettes with Smithfield ham and eggs, and breakfast risotto with hazelnuts, egg yolk and wild mushrooms, all in addition to an array of speciality cocktails. 9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.388.6860. caulfieldsbh.com

Rustic Canyon
Dec. 31. Celebrate over a small plates sharing menu, with guests’ choice of eight dishes from the market-driven holiday menu. Highlights include persimmons and burrata, roasted quail, and oysters on the half shell. $85/pp, wine pairings available for an additional $45. 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310.393.7050. rusticcanyonwinebar.com

Milo & Olive
Dec. 31. Dine on an a la carte menu of signature dishes by Chef Jason Mattick, alongside special additions including oysters, winter truffles, and select roasted meats. Hours extended until midnight. 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.453.6776. miloandolive.com

Comme Ca
Dec. 31. Celebrate over a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring dishes like Chestnut Soup with Madiera cream and truffle croutons; Dungeness Crab Tortellini with Kombacha squash and Swiss chard; Beef Tenderloin with roasted sunchoke, lardon and wild mushrooms; and a Chocolate Pave with pineapple gelee. First seating 5:30-8 p.m. $85/pp; second seating 8-11 p.m. $100/pp, includes an additional amuse bouche course and champagne toast. 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.782.1104. commecarestaurant.com

Wood & Vine
Dec. 31. Dine on two family style menus and a la carte options that include blood orange salad, risotto, smoked truffle pasta, uni pasta and more. $50 (five courses)/$75(six courses). Reservations required for prix fix menus. 6280 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.334.3360. woodandvine.com

The Churchill
Dec. 31. Dine on an early prix fixe dinner or an all night, open bar celebration. DJs will be playing throughout the evening, Executive Chef Bruce Kalman will prepare a vast buffet, the photo booth will help to preserve memories and a midnight toast will ring in 2013. For groups looking to celebrate together, VIP packages are available. 5-7:30 p.m. prix fixe dinner $55/pp; 10 p.m.-2 a.m. ticked only churchillnye.eventbrite.com celebration $95/$115/$150 door. 8384 West 3rd St., West Hollywood, 323.655.8384. the-churchill.com

n/naka
Dec. 31. Chef Niki Nakayama presents diners with kaiseki, a form of traditional Japanese cuisine presented as intricately prepared small dishes that use seasonal, natural and local ingredients. Nakayama’s nine-course New Year’s Eve menu celebrates traditional Japanese New Year’s dishes, like Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef, White Truffles, Lobster, Crab and other surprise dishes. $200/pp, wine pairings for $85. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance. 3455 S. Overland Ave., L.A., 310.836.6252. n-naka.com

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (WiSC)
Dec. 31. Celebrate the new year with extra Southern flare. Every table will receive complementary black eyed peas for good luck in 2013, in additional to chef Kevin Kathman’s four-course prix fix menu. Dine on highlights like Kumamoto oysters, shrimp ‘n’ grits, halibut with Mine lobster hash, double cut venison chop and more all to the tunes of a live DJ. $75/pp. 6-9:30 p.m. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.2425. wolfinsheepsclothingrestaurant.com

CHAYA Brasserie Beverly Hills “Hollywood Nights”
Dec. 31. Toast 2013 with two seatings and a “Hollywood Babylon” fête under the stars on the outdoor patio. Menu highlights include Maine lobster, day boat scallops, soy baked cedar glazed sea bass and more. $65/$125; $65/$75 for fete. 8741 Alden Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.859.8833. thechaya.com

Culina, Modern Italian and Windows Lounge
Dec. 31. The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills offers a festive first seating of a three-course menu with dishes like Lobster Bisque, Braised Short Ribs, Proscuitto Wrapped Seared Tuna, and Zabaglione e Pizzelle. The second seating includes a five-course menu including Kymoto Oysters, Warm Fallen Porchini Soufflé, Tagiatelle with Duck Confit, a dessert of choice, champagne toast, and a complimentary ticket to Windows Lounge, where guests can dance the night away to live music by Bronson & Bronson. First seating 6-7 p.m., $85/pp; second seating 8-11 p.m., $135/pp. 310.860.4000. culinarestaurant.com

M.B. Post
Dec. 31. Dine on menu specials like jumbo Mexican white shrimp; spicy hamachi tartar; Thai coconut shellfish soup, in addition to menu favorites and all the cheddar buttermilk biscuts you can handle (after all your diet won’t kick in until Jan. 1). 1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, 310.0545.5405. eatmbpost.com

CHAYA Downtown “Roaring 20s”
Dec. 31. Celebrate downtown and be transported to the glamours 1920s with a vibrant soiree. The evening features life entertainment, open seating all night, and menu highlights of oysters and sea urchin, seared wagyu beef sushi, pan roasted orata and more. 525 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.236.9577. thechaya.com

Red O
Dec. 31. Celebrate with a seated dinner, showcasing the best that Red O has to offer, along with lively entertainment. First seating (6-6:45 p.m.) includes a four-course menu set to celebratory tunes from a classic Mexican guitar trio. $85/pp. Second seating (9-10 p.m.) features a five-course dinner, live DJ, party favors and includes a bottle of champagne served at midnight to toast 2013. $135/pp. 8155 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.5009. redorestaurant.com

Livello Lounge at L’Ermitage
Dec. 31. Spend the evening in sophisticated company with cocktails and live music from guest artists Krys Wright and Malik Pointer of the Pointer Sisters family. 9 p.m.-midnight. Advance reservations are highly recommended for the evening. A $40 cover charge includes a sparkling wine toast at midnight.  9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.278.3344. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/beverlyhills

Magnum Monday’s with Moet at STK
Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 with the options of three seatings ($130/$180) and menu highlights like chestnut ravioli, filet Mignon, pan seared wild sea bass, crispy duck breast, and more in a space decked out with gold, black, sparkles and bubbles with dancers that are dressed/painted in theme and covered in bubbles. Stay for the party where where you can purchase a magnum sized bottle of Moet or Belvedere for the price of a regular bottle. STK Los Angeles, 755 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.659.3535. stkhouse.com

Mohawk Bend
Dec. 31. Dine on a family style menu that includes a New Year’s beer toast and keepsake glass. Dine on menu highlights like buffalo cauliflower, assorted pizzas, bacon wrapped dates and more. Additionally, local LA blues band Downtown Train will perform beginning at 10 p.m. 2141 West Sunset Blvd., L.A., 213.483.2337. mohawk.la

CHAYA Venice “Gatsby NYE 2013”
Dec. 31. Relive what was often referred to as the Jazz Age a time of extravagance, glamour, extraordinary parties, and excess. Celebrate with a jubilee and Gatsby era New Year’s Eve celebration encouraging guests to dress in their best roaring twenties era attire and will include live entertainment, two menu seatings with highlights like seafood platters, surf n’ turf, grilled Angus filet mignon and more. 110 Navy St., Venice, 310.396.1179. thechaya.com

Patina Restaurant
Dec. 31. Dine on a three-course menu for $80, four courses for $100 and seven courses for $160. The first seating will begin at 4:30 p.m., Gala seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. and a late night a la carte menu will be served starting at 10:30 pm. A jazz trio will also be performing from 7:30-midnight. 41 South Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.3331. patinarestaurant.com

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Dec. 31. Celebrate with a three course menu for $75 beginning at 5 p.m. Highlights from the menu include Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Caviar Cream and Grilled Rack of Lamb with Heirloom Bean Cassoulet, Parmesan and Kale Puree. 330 Hope St., downtown, 213.680.0330. patinagroup.com/nickstef

Café Pinot
Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 with a three or four course menu featuring highlights of lobster risotto and chocolate-caramel mousee cake. Jazz trio starts tunes at 7:30 p.m. $70/$90. 700 West 5th St., downtown, 213.239.6500. patinagroup.com/cafepinot

Koi
Dec. 31. Dine on menu favorites to the tunes of a DJ spinning in the lounge, which will be converted into a dance floor. Stick around for festive party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 730 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.659.9449. koirestaurant.com

Susan Feniger’s STREET
Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 with a little international intrigue with their Mystery Murder New Year’s Eve dinner. Guests are invited to dine on delicious global dishes while the staff at STREET leads them through a tasty game of “who done it”. 742 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.203.0500. eatatstreet.com

Public Kitchen & Bar
Dec. 31. Dine on a six-course prix fixe menu with highlights including a seafood tower, as well as lamb noisette with grilled artichokes and watermelon goat cheese gremolata. The first seating is at 6:00 p.m ($170/pp) and the second is at 9:00 p.m. $200/pp, including a wristband for entry into the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Saints & Sinners party. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., 323.769.8888. thompsonhotels.com

Cafe del Rey
Dec. 31. Dine in the midst of a spectacular view on a three-course prix fixe menu that includes black linguini with lobster, rack of lamb with fennel puree and more. First seating at 5 p.m., $65/pp ; second seating 8:30 p.m, $85/pp, includes a complimentary glass of Champaign for a midnight toast. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 310.823.6395. cafedelreymarina.com

Gladstones
Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year on the beach with a a delicious prix-fixe menu during seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m., $65/pp. You can also join the party starting at 10 p.m., that features DJs, cook sum, premium hosted bar and champagne toast, $50/$75, if you want to hit the party early. VIP packages available. 173000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades. sbe.com/gladstones

Umami Burger
Dec. 31. Pre-party your New Years Eve the Umami way with $5 glasses of champagne, $3 Singha and food specials until close. Available at UMAMIcatessen, Los Feliz, Pasadena, and Umami Urban (Hollywood). umami.com

Tony’s Darts Away
Dec. 31. This rockin New Years Eve party is quickly becoming a tradition, and features all you can drink beer from 8PM-2AM. Limited edition kegs and specialty brews will be tapped, including some very rare finds. Heavy passed appetizers and a buffet with dips and snacks is included, and attendees will also receive a special TDA NYE Glass. $95, reserved indoor seating all night/$75, reserved patio seating (rain or shine)/$75, designated driver ticket. 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. tonysda.com

BOA Steakhouse Sunset
Dec. 31. Dine early on a five-course prix-fixe menu for $95 per person with seatings at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. (two-hour time limit); or during their grand seating, which features a five-course prix-fixe menu for $185 per person, including live music, a champagne toast at midnight, and seating for the duration of the evening. 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.278.2050. innovativedining.com

BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica
Dec. 31. Dine on the regular menu along with a midnight champagne toast and festive party favors. 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.899.4466. innovativedining.com

Katana Robata and Sushi Bar
Dec. 31. The Sunset Strip favorite features two dinner seatings, the first at 6 p.m., ending at 8:45 p.m., offering the regular menu. The second seating features a five-course menu for $125 in addition to a limited a la carte menu, accompanied by a midnight champagne toast and festive party favors. Katana will also welcome guests at the bar, with a cover of $25. 8439 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.650.8585. katanarobata.com

The Pub at Golden Road and Chloe’s
Dec. 31. For $35, attendees have access to All-You-Can-Drink Golden Road Beer from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., which includes a DJ, and the full Pub Menu and Guest Taps will be available for purchase a la carte. Starting at 10PM, late night happy hour kicks in, with $4 food items and specials. With a $50 ticket, you will have all of the above, as well as access to the new private events space at Golden Road Brewing, Chloe’s, which be serving passed appetizers, and some of Golden Road’s limited edition brews, and live performances by the Mighty Cash Cats, a Johnny Cash Cover band that will be entertaining the crowds from 10 p.m. on. 5410 San Fernando Blvd., L.A. goldenroad.la

Sushi Roku Hollywood
Dec. 31. Celebrate over a five-course Omakase menu, accompanied by a midnight champagne toast and festive party favors. $80/pp. 8445 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.655.6767. innovativedining.com

XEN Lounge
Dec. 31. At Studio City’s newest nightlife destination you can party in a celebratory atmosphere and table packages complete with bottle service and indulgent appetizers to ring in the New Year. Guests may enjoy small plates to share, including Crispy Ravioli and Mac n’ Cheese Cupcakes from Chef Neil Shuman, alongside innovative cocktails and fine wines, craft beer and premium liquors. 10628 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818.505.3513. xenlounge.com

Beachside Restaurant & Bar
Dec. 31. Dine on a three course dinner that features highlights of butternut squash soup, herb roasted rack of lamb, steamed Maine lobster, seared Chilean sea bass and more, including $15/bottomless champagne or a complementary glass of champagne for a midnight toast. $75/pp. 5-10 p.m., bar open from 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 14160 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, 310.439.3033. jamaicabayinn.com

Tortilla Republic
Dec. 31. Dine on a four-course prix fixe menu of fresh Mexican cuisine in a festive atmosphere with DJ and photo booth, stay for the midnight toast. 616 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.657.9888. tortillarepublic.com

Sushi Roku Santa Monica
Dec. 31. Dine on either the regular menu and a five-course Omakase menu for $90/pp with a midnight champagne toast. 1401 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.458.4771. innovativedining.com

Border Grill Santa Monica
Dec. 31. Enjoy empanadas de camarones diabla, chipotle crab enchiladas, dulce de leche crepes, and more. 1445 4th St., Santa Monica, 310.451.1655. bordergrill.com

Border Grill Downtown L.A.
Dec. 31. Enjoy lobster ceviche, duck carnitas enchiladas, Mexican chocolate lava cake, and more. 45 South Figueroa St., downtown, 213.486.5171. bordergrill.com

The Mixing Room Cocktail Lounge at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Dec. 31. Celebrate with seasonal libations and entertainment provided by a band and DJ in a lively atmosphere. Doors open at 8 p.m. ($20/pp) and a celebratory champagne toast at midnight and complimentary party favors will be provided. 900 W Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.8600. lalive.com

Sushi Roku Pasadena
Dec. 31. Celebrate with a five-course Omakase menu for $70/pp. 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena, 626.683.3000. innovativedining.com

Oliverio
Dec. 31. Dine on a menu that features modern twists on classic Italian cuisine. $75. Avalon Hotel. 9400 West Olympic Blvd., 310.277.5221. avalonbeverlyhills.com

Tom Bergin’s
Jan. 1. Ring in the New Year with a Tuesday at Tom’s special, featuring a tavern plate of Chicken Fried Steak with Black Eyed Peas (for good luck) and Braised Cabbage (money). Top it off with Caramel Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bushmills Ice Cream. $15. 840 South Fairfax Ave., L.A., 323.936.7151. tombergins.com

Hudson House
Jan. 1. Recover from the night before and start the new year off right with Taco Tuesday at Hudson House, alongside a special Bloody Maria with fresh house made special mix with tequila and celery bitters. 514 North Pacific Coast Hwy, Manhattan Beach, 310.798.9183. hudsonhousebar.com

TREATS
Dec. 31. Dominick’s, Little Dom’s and Tom Bergin’s will welcome 2013 with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Magnolia Bakery
Celebrate 2013 with a special New Year’s cupcake, available in vanilla or chocolate and topped with festive decorations for $3.75 each. Cupcakes will be available in-store on New Year’s Eve and for pre-order. 8389 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.951.0636. magnoliabakery.com

 

 

 

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