Celebrate the arrival of 2017 over carefully curated menus at some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Check out where to dine on New Year’s Eve from downtown to Manhattan Beach.
Edited by Christina Xenos
Celebrate New Year’s Eve above downtown Los Angeles. The soiree offers free flowing Billecart-Salmon Champagne, a complimentary selection of red and white wines and generous tray passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations. $250/pp.
Usher in 2017 at one of the best new restaurants of 2016. Highlights of the five-course tasting menu includes sea urchin with crispy polenta, tuna with arugula and black olive and almond-aged ribeye. $85/pp. 323.871.4160.
No New Year’s celebration is complete without Champagne and caviar and the West Hollywood dining destination has them in spades. Celebrate over a three-course menu that kicks off with a caviar flight with Champagne and continues with highlights like tuna toro sashimi with cucumber ponzu, black truffle risotto and Maine lobster tail a la nage. The meal will be accompanied by a live classical string duo. $275/pp. 310.271.6300.
INTRO Art Gallery & Chef’s Table
LA’s newest supper club is offering a Black Tie Masquerade Tasting Dinner. Dine on a 10 course tasting menu from chef Paul Shoemaker. Highlights include bone marrow ravioli, butter poached Maine lobster edible cocktails and more, along with wine pairings and unlimited Champagne. Also look forward to DJ tunes and dancing.
Make the new Beverly Hills hotspot your destination to ring in 2017. Chef Michael Lisi offers a five-course tasting menu for the occasion. Highlights include Spanish octopus with grilled Moretti Bramata polenta, squid ink tagliolini with Santa Barbara uni butter and grilled Maine lobster with Spanish saffron risotto. $125/$150. Seatings from 5:30 p.m. 310.405.0155.
The celebrity-favorite restaurant rings in the new year with menu specials and plenty of Champagne. Highlights include surf and turf skewer, branzino with littleneck clams and wild-caught Norwegian king crab.
Celebrate the eve of 2017 at the luxe Santa Monica restaurant. Dine on dishes Maine lobster, truffle risotto and Dover sole. First seating is four courses, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $150/pp; second seating is six courses, 8:30-9:30 p.m., $295/pp., also includes music and dancing. $250/pp, a la carte menu offered at the earlier seating. 310.395.0881.
The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Ring in the New Year at The Peninsula Beverly Hills with a lavish dinner followed by a live band and dancing. The menu includes dishes such as a baked Kona crab and charred octopus, Marcho Farms veal tenderloin and a selection of fresh seafood. Seatings from 5:30 p.m., live band and dancing from 9 p.m. $150-$275. 310.975.2736.
The contemporary Brentwood steakhouse offers a Midnight in Paris-themed celebration. Dine on a special four-course prix-fixe French-inspired menu that includes highlights like foie gras torchon, lobster thermidor and dry-aged cote de boeuf. Seatings from 5:30 p.m. 424.273.1660.
Ring in the new year over a four-course prix fixe menu. Highlights include scallop crudo, squid ink garganelli and Marin Sun Farms rack of lamb. $75/pp, optional wine pairing $45/pp. 310.277.0210.
Dine on top fare inspired by Italy’s Emilia Romagna region. Highlights of the menu include Massimo Bottura’s cacio e pepe risotto, wild mushroom lasagna and chef Akasha Richmond’s lentils and Modena-style pork sausage. 5:30-10:30 p.m. 310.558.8800.
Dine on a special four-course menu, and stay for a midnight champagne toast and DJ paris playing from 9 p.m.-midnight. The menu includes dishes like Santa Barbara sea urchin monaka, fresh whole market fish and roasted Chateaubriand filet. There will also be open seating at the bar and lounge all night. $95/pp. 213.236.9577.
Herringbone Santa Monica
Celebrate the arrival of 2017 at chef Brian Malarkey’s glamorous, seafood-centric hotspot in Santa Monica. Dine on a special six-course menu the features highlights like king troll salmon confit, butter-poached Maine lobster and 90-day dry-aged rip eye with chanterelles. $100/pp. 310.971.4460.
Celebrate the new year with a soiree that includes food stations (Japanese seafood, raw bar, dessert station, and more) and open bar; midnight champagne toast. $250/pp. 8 p.m.-midnight. 21+. 310.396.1179.
Ivory on Sunset
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the indoor/outdoor restaurant in West Hollywood. Dine on a five-course prix-fixe menu that includes highlights like black truffle bruschetta with lardo, grilled prawn with spaghetti squash and prime ribeye with pommes puree. $100/pp. 323.848.6000.
The A Night in Sevilla-themed evening features a prix-fixe menu with highlights like diver scallop with patatas pandera, wood-grilled beef with saffron rice and jamon serrano and chorizo Iberico. $110/$150. Second seating includes live music, flamenco dancing and a midnight countdown with a Champagne toast. From 5:30 p.m. 323.655.6277.
The luxe ambiance of The Montage Beverly Hills is the perfect place to ring in 2017. The new restaurant by chef Geoffrey Zakarian offers two seatings, an earlier three-course prix-fixe dinner (5:30-6:30 p.m., $88/pp) and later five-course prix-fixe dinner (from 8:30 p.m., $188/pp). 310.860.7970.
Michael’s Santa Monica
Celebrate over a farmers market feast from chef Miles Thompson. Look forward to special offerings inspired by the week’s haul from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market in addition to the restaurant’s evolving a la carte menu. Also enjoy a sparking toast at midnight. 5:30 p.m.-midnight. 310.451.0843.
The idnight in Marrakech-themed night pays tribute to exotic Moroccan dishes with a four-course menu. Highlights include a selection of mezze for the table, Moroccan salad and grilled bass. From 5:30 p.m. $95/$125. Late seating includes a midnight toast. 310.806.6464.
The new restaurant in the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art complex downtown offers two festive menus to ring in 2017. Dine on highlights like foie gras with brioche toast, bacon-wrapped elk loin and Dungeness crab cake. Seatings from 5 p.m. $100/$150. 323.849.0480.
Celebrate 2017 over a classic prime rib New Year’s Eve dinner. Highlights include slow-roasted prime rib, French onion soup twice stuffed Russet potatoes and more. 5:30-10:30 p.m. 310.845.1700.
Boxwood at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
Toast to family and friends over dinner highlights like butternut squash tortellini with black winter truffles, prime filet Mignon with marrow crust and roasted lamb chop with farro. First seating offers an a la carte menu from 5-8 p.m.; the second seating, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. includes a prix-fixe menu for $155/pp, which includes a glass of Champagne. 310.358.7788.
Celebrate 2017 with a menu of special small plates and platters. Highlights include wood-oven clams and mussels, soft polenta with wild mushrooms and chicken “ode to Zuni” with panzanella. From 5:30 p.m. $140/pp, the late seating includes a midnight toast. 310.859.9859.
Ring in the new year at stylish Avec Nous in Beverly Hills with their five-course prix-fixe menu filled with elaborate dishes including caviar, lobster quenelle, escargot, roasted duck breast and more. From 4 p.m. $125/pp, $65/pp children. 310.860.8660.
Celebrate downtown on a festive three-course dinner. Highlights includes ofie gras torchon with apple cider jelly, black bass with lobster and winter truffle ragout and Australian lamb rack and braised shoulder. $175/pp. 213.788.1191.
Dine on top fare from chef Ray Garcia. Highlights include squid aguachile with caviar, foie gras with buttermilk tortillas and short barbacoa. $75/pp. 213.749.1460.
Cliff’s Edge Restaurant
Celebrate at the dreamy Silver Lake restaurant over a special four-course menu. Highlights include lobster thermidor, prime rib eye au poivre and Cornish game hen. $95/pp. 323.666.6116.
Faith & Flower
Celebrate the new year over two festive menus at the downtown dining destination. Highlights include garganelli pasta with Dungeness crab, flirt Mignon and bourbon chocolate cake. From 5:30 p.m. 213.239.0642.
Public Kitchen & Bar
Dine on an eclectic four-course dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Highlights include roasted squab with chorizo polenta, veal cheek raviolo with winter squash puree and butter-poached halibut. 5:30-10:30 p.m. $90/pp. 323.769.8888.
Culina + Windows Lounge
Ring in 2017 at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills and Culina with flutes of champagne and a luxurious dinner. The first seating includes a four-course menu (6-7:30 p.m., $95/pp), while the later seating offers a five-course menu (8 p.m.-midnight, $150/pp), in addition to complimentary access to the New Year’s Eve festivities taking place in Windows Lounge. The lounge festivities include live entertainment from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., party favors and a midnight champagne toast. A $65/pp entrance fee is in effect after 8 p.m. All hotel guests will receive wristband access. 310.273.2222.
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Celebrate over a decadent five-course dinner at The Restaurant at Mr. C, with menu highlights including Blue Point oysters and caviar with apple and shallot vinaigrette, egg raviolo Alba truffle with blonde butter, pan fried beef filet with foie gras and béarnaise sauce and almond chocolate cake. After the meal, the annual fête features a midnight Champagne toast in the Lobby Lounge, dancing and live entertainment by Shawn Amos, the hotel’s resident American blues and jazz musician. 9 p.m. (includes Champagne, live musical entertainment, and celebrations in the Lobby Lounge until 2 a.m.) $219/pp. 877.334.5623
Celebrate over a five-course plant-based feast. Highlights include Buckwheat blini’s with smoked carrot lox, oyster mushroom Rockefeller and sautéed stuffed hearts of palm. $75/$95. 323.782.9245.
The Cannibal LA
On New Year’s Eve, guests can opt for an early dinner, or join in for a buffet and party to ring in 2017. Dine on a three-course family-style menu from 5:30-8 p.m., $55/pp. The party includes passed hors d’oeuvres, access to a whole animal buffet, and two drink tickets (from 9:30 p.m., $85/pp). 310.838.2783.
Ring in 2017 by sabering a bottle of Champagne. The French bistro will teach you the technique when you order a bottle. 323.655.5553.
Tres by José Andrés
The restaurant at the SLS Beverly Hills sends off 2016 with a decadent prix-fixe menu. Start with a glass of cava along with oysters, follow with hi lights like lobster cappuccino, braised beef cheeks, Iberico slow-roasted pork and more. 310.246.5551.
Napa Valley Grille
Celebrate the holiday over a three-course prix-fixe menu. Dishes include roasted bone marrow, duck breast and black truffle pasts. $80/pp, includes a Champagne toast. 310.824.3322.
Love & Salt
Celebrate at the Italian steak house steps from the Manhattan Beach Pier. Chef Michael Fiorelli offers specials like garlic knots, Flannery beef prime and New York steaks, in addition to the a la carte menu. 4:30-11 p.m. 310.545.5252.
Red O Santa Monica
Dine over ocean views with specials like Wagyu barbacoa with cowboy beans, a seafood platter complete with oysters and lobsters and pollo asado. 310.458.1600.
The West Hollywood restaurant and lounge is throwing a 1920s/Gatsby-themed party with two diner seatings and a balloon drop at midnight. Menu specials include beef carpaccio, kabocha squash agnolotti and crispy snapper. From 7 p.m. $75/pp, from 9:30 p.m. $100/pp. 424.777.0266.
Craft Los Angeles
Chef de cuisine Andrew Gavalla will prepare a lavish family-style prix-fixe dinner for the holiday. Highlights include lobster ceviche and yuzu, short rib tortellini, diver scallops and Mugifuji pork loin. First seating, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $130/pp.; second seating, 9, 9:30 + 10 p.m., $165/pp, includes champagne and party favors. 310.279.4180.
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
Spend New Year’s Eve feasting in Beverly Hills over specials like caviar service and New York steak. Also toast the new year with a glass of Champagne. 310.859.4818.
The Hollywood hotspot offers a four-course dinner to ring in 2017. Highlights includes mirin-braised pork belly, prime filet Mignon and pan-roasted halibut with caviar. A five-piece jazz band will play until 11 p.m. when you can watch the impending ball drop screened on the restaurant’s dining room wall. Those dining in the bar can enjoy a special “Welcome to 2017” cocktail menu with a live DJ set cranking out tunes until 2 a.m. $65/pp. 323.544.9430.
Executive chef Paul Lee showcases his contemporary French cuisine with international influences at the iconic Walt Disney Music Hall with decadent New Year’s Eve menu. Dinner highlights include caviar with Meyer lemon, Maine lobster with roasted endive, Payne Farm squab with beet and more. Three seatings available from 4:30 p.m. $90-$180. 213.972.3331.
The restaurant at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills offer a special menu to send off 2016. Highlights include jumbo prawns, filet Mignon, duck breast and more. $75/pp adults, $35/pp children 12 and under. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-11 p.m. 310.284.6500.
Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Dine on fine steak house fair to ring in 2017. Highlights of the three-course include escabeche of yellowtail, curry veloute with scallop and surf and turf. $78/pp. 5-10 p.m. 213.680.0330.
Dine in the heard of downtown on a festive prix-fixe menu. Highlights include foie gras terrine, squash agnolotti with brown butter and halibut with bacon. $69/three courses, $85/four courses. 5-10 p.m. 213.239.6500
Celebrate the new year over a prix-fixe menu at the traditional French bistro in downtown. Dishes include ahi tuna tartare, risotto with wild mushroom and beef duo with braised short rib and grilled flat iron steak. $65/three courses, $75/four courses. 5 p.m.-midnight. 213.972.7322.
The destination for top steak and seafood offers its decadent menu completed with seafood towers and plenty of Champagne. 5 p.m.-midnight. 310.888.8782.
Celebrate at the Beverly Hilton over a special six-course New Year’s Eve dinner complete with a Champagne toast. 6-11 p.m. 310.887.6055.
The West Hollywood restaurant offers two seatings for the holiday. The first, from 5:30 p.m., includes access to the full regular menu, and the second, from 9 p.m., features a $95/pp set menu with limited a la carte menu, and a complimentary champagne toast. A DJ spins tunes late into the evening. 310.278.2060.
Make Shutters on the Beach your destination for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Dine on highlights like slow baked pear with Champagne, roasted chestnut ravioli and Maine lobster. Seatings from 5 p.m. $95-$125. 310.458.0030.
Dine on a special menus at both locations and look forward to the addition of a Champagne toast and more.
Celebrate over the restaurant’s signature dishes and the option of Toascana’s white truffle menu for the occasion. You can also dine on Bar Toscana’s stuzzichini menu and their classic menu next door. From 5:30 p.m. 310.820.2448.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Celebrate over a special menu that includes crispy pork belly with Vietnamese flavors, black truffle soup and sous vide prime rib. Seatings from 5 p.m. $95/$125. Late seating includes Champagne toast, party favors, live music and dancing. 818.222.3888.
Hinoki & the Bird
Celebrate over a Vietnam-themed dining experience, complete with a Vietnamese menu, decorations and live entertainment. Highlights of the menu include papaya salad, Dungeness crab and grilled quail. Seatings from 5:30 p.m. $65/$95, late seating includes Champagne toast. 310.552.1200.
Celebrate over a five-course tasting menu. Highlights of the menu includes foie gras boudin, agnolotti with winter squash and shaved black truffles and Wagyu striploin. $200/pp. Seatings at 6 and 9 p.m. 323.450.4211.
Dine on festive specials at both the Pasadena and Santa Monica outposts of the restaurant, in addition to exclusive omakase menus.
Katana West Hollywood
The Sunset Strip’s sophisticated robatayaki concept offers their regular menu throughout the evening. All guests receive party favors, and the second seating includes a DJ, confetti canons, and a champagne toast. 323.650.8585.
BOURBON STEAK Los Angeles
Celebrate at the modern-influenced steakhouse located at The Americana at Brand. Dine on a four-course menu that includes highlights like chilled soba noodles with black truffle dashi and a seven-minute golden egg, seared scallops and 14 oz. New York “Ball Drop” with black garlic soubise. $98/pp.818.839.4130.
Celestino Ristorante & Bar
Celebrate the new year over a special four-course menu. Highlights include risotto with sea urchin and Champagne sauce, Chilean sea bass with vegetables timbale and filet of Guinea fowl stuffed with sausage and porcini mushrooms. 5-10 p.m. 626.795.4006.
The Hollywood English pub celebrates the new year with a feast complete with music from DJ Hunter. Dine on specials like suckling pig and lobster tail ravioli, smoked suckling pig and lobster mac ’n’ cheese and slow roasted suckling pig. 11:45 a.m.-2 a.m. 323.850.5400.
The Raymond 1886
Head to the craftsman cottage in Pasadena to dine on a special menu from executive chef Tim Guiltinan. Highlights include Scottish salmon with hand-rolled couscous, prime Iowa beef with bone marrow and roasted duck breast. $130-$180/pp. 5:30-10 p.m.
Head to Vence to dine on a five-course menu perfect for the holiday. Dishes include Wagyu beef carpaccio, Santa Barbara spot prawns, spaghetti with dungeness crab and Snake River Farms ribeye cap. $125/pp. 6:30-1- p.m. 310.399.0711.