Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles

Los Angeles New Year's Eve

From fancy soirees to L.A.’s biggest dance party, L.A. offers something for everyone on NYE.

Grab the bubbly and get ready to ring in 2018! Discover the best places to celebrate and dine in LA with our Los Angeles New Year’s Eve guide.

Edited by Christina Xenos.

EVENTS

Accomplice
Dec. 31. The Mar Vista bar rings in the new year with a soiree that includes a sparkling wine toast at midnight. $20 cover. Festivities begin at 9 p.m. 3811 Grand View Blvd., L.A., 310.574.7610. accomplicebar.com

Angel City Brewery’s No Cover New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31. Ring in 2018 at the iconic DTLA brewery without breaking the bank. Enjoy live music, speciality beers and dishes from Downtown Taco Co. and Kai Kai Dumplings. At midnight, expect a toast with a twist featuring glasses of Bir Royale, Angel City’s swanky new golden ale inspired by the Kir Royale French cocktail. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 216 Alameda St., downtown. angelcitybrewery.com

Avenue
Dec. 31. Party with your friends at Avenue Los Angeles with light bites and an open bar until midnight. The Deux Twins will be hopping on the DJ booth to keep the party going past midnight. 1601 Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., 323.593.7999. Tickets

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood
Dec. 31. The giant Hollywood New Year’s Eve celebration features party areas with DJs, fireworks, specialty desserts, beer, wine and champagne throughout the Universal Studios theme park. See website for hours. $110+. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 800.864.8377. universalstudioshollywood.com

Honeycut’s Annual Champagne Supernova
Dec. 31. The downtown party rings in the new year with an open bar and complimentary sparkling wine. Expect endless rivers of white and pink bubbles all night long. Also find DJ tunes from Dan & Lindsay Mancini (TSR Airlines). Tickets are limited to 100 people. $80+. 819 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.688.0888. honeycutnye.com

New Year’s Eve Midnight Menagerie at Neat
Dec. 31. Don your swankiest outfit and head to Neat for a night of drinking and dancing, channeling the 1920s. Tickets bought in advance include open bar access to select drinks from 9-11:30 p.m. Also enjoy live music, light bites and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. 11780 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Tickets

N.Y.E.L.A
Dec. 31. Grand Park and the Music Center’s free celebration offers L.A.’s biggest dance party, complete with live music, food, inflatable art and photo booths. Expect a countdown to midnight that includes 3-D digital video mapping on the side of City Hall. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown. grandparkla.org

Prohibition NYE
Dec. 31. The Roaring ’20s come alive at the Ticket Concourse at Union Station downtown. Party all night with theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, a premium open bar featuring champagne and specialty cocktails and L.A.’s own GOLDROOM headlining the main stage. The night culminates in a 60-foot, midnight ball-drop celebration. $150+. 800 N. Alameda St., downtown. Tickets

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Dec. 31. The powerhouse pop-jazz phenomenon that has toured the world with their throwback renditions of current hits, brings their genre-twisting sounds to Walt Disney Concert Hall for two New Year’s Eve Performances at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown. laphil.com

 

DINING

1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach
Dec. 31. Dine on an eventful menu while gazing out at the Pacific and Santa Monica Pier. Highlights of the prix-fixe menu include slow-baked pear with champagne and caramelized scallop; grilled Wagyu tenderloin; and roasted Mediterranean sea bass. First seating 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $145/person. Second seating 6-10 p.m., $175/person. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.587.1717. shuttersonthebeach.com

a.o.c.
Dec. 31. Celebrate the night in style at Suzanne Goin’s and Caroline Styne’s flagship restaurant. The four-course feast of small plates includes selections such as soft polenta with wild mushrooms, oven-roasted seabags and “Ode to Zuni” roasted chicken. $140/person. 8700 W. 3rd St., L.A., 310.859.9859. aocwinebar.com

AR Cucina
Dec. 31. The culinary team channels Emilia Romagna for a feast that includes chestnut soup, wild mushroom lasagne and tagliatelle with duck ragu. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.558.8800. arcucina.com

Peninsula

Enjoy a decadent New Year’s Eve dinner at the Peninsula Beverly Hills.

The Belvedere
Dec. 31. Executive chef David Codney pulls out all the stops for a decadent evening at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Enjoy the option of three seatings—the latter two of which include a live band and dancing—and indulgent menu options that include chilled winter potatoes and truffle, roasted veal Oscar and lobster “pot au feu”. First seating 5 p.m., $175/person. Second and third seating 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., $295/person. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., 310.975.2736. beverlyhills.peninsula.com

The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Dec. 31. Ring in the new year at a festive Saints & Sinners-themed night. Begin your adventure by choosing The Saint (5:30-7 p.m.) early seating or The Sinner late seating (7:45-9:45 p.m.). During the former, you can indulge in everything from foie gras, caviar Wagyu and more. The latter features a 15-course tasting menu with a traditional 12-grapes ceremony at midnight and DJ tunes starting at 10 p.m. $85+. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills. Tickets

Border Grill
Dec. 31. Before you toast to 2018, dine on a la carte items with the downtown L.A. skyscrapers as your backdrop. Menu highlights include lobster bisque, seeded lamb chops and Negra Modelo short rib. Happy hour drink specials and regular dinner menu will also be available in the cantina. 4-9 p.m. 445 S. Figueroa St., downtown. bordergrill.com

Bottlefish
Dec. 31. The sustainable seafood spot in Brentwood is ringing in the new year with celebratory specials that commemorate the holiday season and the restaurant’s one-year anniversary. Through the end of December, Bottlefish is gifting half bottles of champagne with orders of their most festive special—ROE caviar, served with housemade chips, crème fraiche, chopped eggs and minced red onion. Indulge on these specials, and more, along with their a la carte menu on New Year’s Eve. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 11677 San Vicente Blvd. #200, Brentwood, 310.954.9495. bottlefishrestaurant.com

Bourbon Steakhouse
Dec. 31. Cheers to luck and good fortune over a festive four-course menu composed of dishes that different cultures from around the world find fortuitous. Start with options like chilled soba noodles with black truffle dashi and 7-minute “golden” egg (buckwheat noodles represent long life) before moving on to main dishes like an 8-oz filet mignon with barley risotto and maitake mushroom (grains represent abundance). The Americana at Brand, 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 818.839.4130. michaelmina.net

The Bungalow in Santa Monica

Celebrate 2018 steps away from the beach at The Bungalow in Santa Monica.

The Bungalow
Dec. 31. Presented by KCRW, spend your New Year’s Eve dancing the night away at The Bungalow in Santa Monica. Guests can expect a premium open bar, small bites and DJ set by Jason Bentley. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. $150+. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. thebungalow.com

Café Pinot
Dec. 31. Set the stage for a romantic evening and indulge over a three, four, five or six-course tasting menu. Highlights include baby escarole with apples, hazelnut, caramelized shallot vinaigrette; Alaskan halibut with asparagus, fennel, grapefruit and lovage; and chitarra pasta with delicata squash, black trumpet mushrooms. $65 three courses; $75 four courses; $90 five courses; $110 six-courses; prices does not include beverage, tax and gratuity. 700 W. 5th St., downtown, 213.239.6500. patinagroup.com

Cal Mare
Dec. 31. The glittering new coastal Italian restaurant features a festive menu of specials in addition to a la carte options. Highlights include tuna crudo with winter citrus; dungeness crab agnolotti with white truffle and pumpkin; and foie gras with duck breast, black truffle and Brussels sprouts. $150/person. 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 424.332.4595. calmarerestaurant.com

Citizen
Dec. 31. The Beverly Hills hotspot’s James Bond Casino Royale-themed party includes prizes, party favors, champagne toasts, specials such as Beef Wellington and Dover Sole in addition to favorites from the regular menu. Also enjoy the restaurant’s table side caviar service. Reservations recommended. 184 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.402.5885. citizenbeverlyhills.com

Craft Los Angeles
Dec. 31. Celebrate over a three-course family-style feast at Tom Colicchio’s long-enduring Century City dining destination. Highlights of the menu include duck confit fritters with scallions and honey, John Dory and Mugifuji pork loin and ricotta cavatelli with wild mushrooms. Guests that join Craft during their second seating period will also be served champagne and party favors to ring in the new year. First seating 5:30-8:30 p.m., $135/person. Second seating 9-10 p.m., $175/person. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Century City, 310.279.4180. craftlosangeles.com

Georgie
Dec. 31. Ring in 2018 with a celebratory evening at Georgie. The restaurant offers two seatings for the evening. The first features a three-course menu with choices like dungeness crab, aged Creekstone Farms striploin with sweet potato gnocchi and spiced pumpkin cheesecake (5-6:30 p.m., $88/person, $100 wine pairing). The second seating offers a five-course menu of dishes like caviar and house-smoked salmon, fowl hot pie with cabbage and foie gras and Chilean sea bass (from 8:30 p.m., $188/person, $100 wine pairing). 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.860.7970. georgierestaurant.com

The Highlight Room
Dec. 31. The Dream Hotel’s crowning restaurant offers sweeping views and a festive New Year’s dinner. Dine on a prix-fixe menu and enjoy DJ tunes while you eat and spend the evening lounging poolside. Reservations: hlgrillreservations@taogroup.com. 6417 Selma Ave., L.A., 323.366.8007. taogroupla.com

Hinoki NYE 2018 Tasting Menu by ForkedUp

Indulge on a five-course tasting menu at Hinoki & the Bird.

Hinoki & the Bird
Dec. 31. Celebrate over traditional Japanese Osechi New Year’s foods. The five-course menu showcases dishes like buckwheat soba noodles with uni and trout roe, snapper sashimi and American Wagyu beef with roasted mistake mushrooms. First seating 5-7:30 p.m, $75/person. Second seating 8-10:30 p.m.,  $105/person. 10 W. Century Dr., Century City, 310.552.1200. hinokiandthebird.com

Hotel Casa del Mar
Dec. 31. Ring in the new year at Hotel Casa del Mar’s celebration. The evening features live music entertainment by Sugar Joans & The Soul Tones (finalist on The Voice), midnight champagne toast and late night bites buffet from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. featuring slider station, pizza station, desserts and other bites. $175+. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica. Tickets

Kali
Dec. 31. Kick off the new year over a festive seven-course menu that features highlights like sea urchin with crispy polenta, foie gras with apple and dry aged ribeye with broccoli. Seatings from 6 p.m., $95/person and $30 wine pairings. 5722 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.871.4160. kalirestaurant.com

Kendall’s Brasserie
Dec. 31. Celebrate the evening over French specialities with a three, four or five-course tasting menu. Highlights include foie gras au torchon, goat cheese ravioli and roasted Maple Leaf Farm duck breast. $70 three courses; $85 four courses; $100 five courses. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.7322. patinagroup.com

Lucques
Dec. 31. Guests are invited to the south of France for the restaurant’s A Night in Monte Carlo-themed evening. The prix-fixe menu features dishes like eggs and caviar, grilled veal chop and pumpkin ravioli with Maine lobster. First seating 5:30-6:30 p.m., $110/person. Second seating 8:15-9:30 p.m., $150/person.  8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.6277. lucques.com

Melody’s
Dec. 31. Start 2018 on a bright note with an evening of dining, sipping and dancing at the newly opened bungalow in Virgil Village (adjacent to Silver Lake). Menu highlights include beef and beet tartare ‘Oscar’ (crab chips, hollandaise, preserved mustard greens) and crispy octopus ‘Waldorf’ (celery, hazelnuts, labneh, apple). Dinner reservations highly recommended. Dinner service 6-9:30 p.m; Snacks 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Drinks and dancing until 2 a.m. 751 N. Virgil Ave., L.A., 323.922.6037. melodyla.com

Michael’s Santa Monica
Dec. 31. Chef Miles Thompson and the crew at Michael’s Santa Monica will offer their regular a la carte menu with tables available on both the garden patio, as well as the art-filled lounge. New dishes include a spaghetti with “pesto cavolo,” chile flakes and breadcrumbs; hamachi collar with fish-sauce caramel, radish and toasted peanuts; and young chicken with chicories, chives and a tarragon dressing. 5:30 p.m. to midnight. 1147 3rd St., Santa Monica, 310.451.0843. michaelssm.com

Nerano
Dec. 31. The stylish Beverly Hills dining destination rings in the new year with specials like grilled Maine lobster with Spanish saffron risotto; squid ink tagliolini with Santa Barbara sea urchin; and filet minion with polenta. BG Lounge upstairs is the perfect place to continue the night over seasonal cocktails. 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.405.0155. neranobh.com

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

Before your midnight toast, enjoy a special Surf & Turf offering from Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse.

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Dec. 31. End 2017 on an indulgent note as you feast on a la carte signatures like seafood towers, oysters, crab cakes and a wide selection of steaks. Those dining late into the evening can enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $68 for the Surf & Turf Holiday Special, items priced individually a la carte. 330 S. Hope St., downtown. patinagroup.com

Ocean Prime
Dec. 31. The modern American, seafood-centric steakhouse, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, is offering a special menu complete with the essentials—oysters, caviar and champagne—to ring in the new year. Guests can also expect live entertainment and a midnight champagne toast. Reservations recommended. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818. ocean-prime.com

Patina
Dec. 31. Spend the evening in luxury over a three, four or eight-course tasting menu. Highlights include Santa Barbara sea urchin, truffle risotto, foie gras and Snake River Farms Wagyu beef. Three seatings: 4:15-5 p.m.; 7 p.m. gala seating; 10 p.m. a la carte. $110 three courses; $125 four courses; $180 eight courses prix-fixe. 141 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.3331. patinagroup.com

Petrossian
Dec. 31. The world-renowned purveyor of caviar has a local outpost conveniently located in West Hollywood, which pulls out all the stops for their New Year’s Eve dinner. The indulging begins with a caviar flight, followed by dungeness crab with green apple, truffle risotto and more. Enjoy the sounds of a string duet throughout dinner. Seatings from 6-8 p.m. and 8:30-10:30 p.m. $275/person, $400 with wine pairings. 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.271.6300. petrossian.com

“Rat Pack” NYE at Love & Salt
Dec. 31. To ring in 2018, chef Michael Fiorelli will offer Italian steakhouse classics in addition to the a la carte menu. Specials include hearts of romaine Caesar salad, “Italian wedding soup,” Sonora wheat cavatelli alla vodka and a 14-oz peppercorn-crusted Flannery beef ribeye with cognac cream, baked parmesan rigatoni and wood-oven roasted broccolini. 4:30-11 p.m. (dinner service); bar open until midnight. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 310.545.5252. loveandsaltla.com

Ray’s & Stark Bar
Dec. 31. Dine on lunch or dinner over festive pre-fixe global selections. Highlights of the menu include scallop crudo with artichoke and grapefruit, lemon risotto, tortellini in brodo and New Caledonian prawn with whipped potatoes. $60 three courses; $75 four courses; $85 five courses. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6180. patinagroup.com

Redbird photo courtesy of the restaurant

Dine among the skyscrapers at Redbird in downtown Los Angeles.

Redbird
Dec. 31. Celebrate the night at the decadent dining spot downtown over a four-course dinner. Highlights of the menu include oysters with caviar; beef tenderloin with celery root; and sticky toffee pudding. $125/person. 114 E. Second St., downtown, 213.788.1191. redbird.la

Rossoblu
Dec. 31. Grab a seat at one of L.A.’s best new restaurants to enjoy a four-course menu for the holiday. Highlights of the night include warm lobster salad, an assortment of pastas from which to choose and mains like braised short rib and local black cod. $125/person, $40 wine pairing. 1124 San Julian St., downtown, 213.749.1099. rossoblula.com

Sotto
Dec. 31. Celebrate the night over Italian specialties from chef de cuisine Craig Towe. The four-course menu includes dishes such as lobster salad, cavoletti pizza, ricotta gnudi, roasted halibut and grilled veal. $85/person, $40 wine pairings. 9575 W. Pico Blvd, L.A., 310.277.0210. sottorestaurant.com

Tavern
Dec. 31. Travel to St. Tropez without leaving Brentwood. The restaurant’s New Year’s Eve celebration features a four-course dinner that includes highlights like potato gnocchi with Maine lobster, scallop tartare, grilled hangar steak and baked Alaska. First seating $95/person. Second seating $125/person. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.806.6464. tavernla.com

Toscana
Dec. 31. Spend the final hours of 2017 indulging on a special menu for the night. Highlights include king crab with polenta and lemon sauce, housemade sausage with chanterelle mushrooms and bison filet with red wine reduction. Adjacent Bar Toscana offers a stuzzichini menu ideal for an Italian-styled New Year’s aperitivo. 11633 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.820.2448. toscanabrentwood.com

Wolf
Dec. 31. Chef Marcel Vigneron channels culinary luxury during his black-tie bash. Wolf welcomes revelers with bellinis followed by a six-course menu. Other decadent highlights include foie gras with truffle and potato, white truffle risotto and roasted ribeye. Wolf offers a vegetarian menu as well. $125/person, $35/person beverage pairings. 7661 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.424.7735. wolfdiningla.com

Hinoki NYE 2018 Tasting Menu by ForkedUp.

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