The Best New Year's Eve Specials at Los Angeles Restaurants

Ring in 2020 with decadent menus, champagne toasts, DJs and more

"Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" NYE party at E.P. & L.P.

"Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" NYE party | Photo: E.P. & L.P., Facebook


Restaurants across Los Angeles are welcoming the new decade with lavish feasts and of course flowing bottles of champagne. The endless New Year’s Eve dining options feature global cuisines in every type of setting, from romantic dinners to extravagant events with cocktails, music and more. Read on for our guide to the best places in LA to dine on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2020.

Shrimp 'n Grits by Jason Fullilove at Abernethy's in The Music Center Plaza
Shrimp 'n Grits by Jason Fullilove | Photo: Abernethy's

Abernethy’s at The Music Center



Located at The Music Center Plaza, Abernethy’s invites Angelenos to ring in the New Year with a celebratory meal featuring Chef Jason Fullilove’s Modern Soul Food. Fullilove’s five-course prix fixe menu highlights dishes that evoke feelings of warmth and comfort, including Shrimp Bisque, Parsnip Soup, Crab Toast, Grilled Little Gem Salad, Curry Fried Cauliflower, Roast Free-Range Chicken, BBQ Bone-in Short Rib, Shrimp 'n Grits, and Squash Agnolotti. Pricing is $79 per person. Reservations available at OpenTable from 5pm to 10:30pm. A limited a la carte menu will be available at the bar for walk-ins and those seeking a more casual experience.

New Year's Eve reservations at Abernethy’s will bring revelers into the free 7th annual Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. Abernethy’s will offer incredible views of the event’s signature 3-D video projection and light show on the west side of City Hall. This year’s midnight countdown features joyful and timeless images of the beautiful LA community.

AKASHA



On New Year’s Eve, AKASHA in Culver City rings in 2020 with a la carte specials, including Roasted Oysters, Iceberg Wedge Salad, Parker House Rolls, Bone-in-Ribeye for Two with Salsa Verde or Mustard Cream Sauce; and John Dory with Melted Leeks and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. Sides include Loaded Pommes Purée with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Chives; or a Mushroom Sauté of King Trumpets, Beech and Cremini. Complete your NYE dinner with a dessert of Olive Oil Cake with Schaner Farms Lemon Curd and Tangerines. All holiday specials are served in addition to AKASHA’s daily market-fresh menus.

Pricing for the NYE specials ranges from $12–$36 per plate. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online through OpenTable or by calling the restaurant directly at 310.845.1700.

A.O.C., Facebook
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a.o.c.



a.o.c. celebrates the arrival of 2020 with a four-course New Year’s Eve Menu of signature dishes and holiday specialties. Highlights include American caviar, seafood aquachile, chanterelle focaccia, Vintner's Plate or Farmer's Plate to start."And then" soft polenta, kabocha squash, diver scallops, or potato gnocchi. "More good stuff" includes black cod, Alaskan halibut, grilled chicken paillard, Tunisian lamb shoulder, duck fat lentils, wood oven paella, and grilled ribeye. "And finally," there's chocolate hazelnut tart & armagnac prune ice cream; leche fritta, spiced apple butter & soured crema; three cheese, dried fruit & nuts; and cookies & confections for the New Year. Pricing is $140 per person with a $50 supplemental wine pairing selected by Caroline Styne.

APL Restaurant



Adam Perry Lang first built a following in Hollywood by serving “Serious Barbecue” on Jimmy Kimmel’s backlot. He switched from smoked meats to house-aged steak and opened a restaurant down Hollywood Boulevard in 2018. 

On New Year's Eve, APL is offering three prix fixe menus and an a la carte Small Bites Menu. The Three-Course Menu features Burrata, Wet-Aged Ribeye (Dry-Aged available for $20), family-style sides (Broccolini, Pomme Purée), and Chocolate & Cognac for dessert. Pricing is $75 per person. The Five-Course Menu ($125) adds Beef Tartare to start and Seared Scallops with crab bisque and butternut squash. Priced at $175, the decadent Seven-Course Menu starts with Oysters & Champagne and adds Meyer Lemon Sorbet to the feast.

Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
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Bourbon Steak Los Angeles - "Odes to Epicurean Eras"



Located at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Michael Mina's modern steakhouse is serving a special "Odes to Epicurean Eras" prix fixe menu with dishes spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. Starters include shrimp cocktail (1960), Bibb Lettuce Waldorf (1893), Little Gem Caesar Salad (1924), truffle artichoke veloute (1820), Oysters Rockefeller (1889), and the supplemental Michael Mina's Caviar Parfait ($70, 1990). Main course selections feature Surf & Turf (1950), Wagyu Flat Iron Steak Diane (1950), aged duck breast & duck leg confit (1960), Colorado rack of lamb (1930), red snapper bouillabaisse (1980), Salmon en Papillote (1840), and two supplements: 20 oz prime bone-in ribeye ($16, 1822) and 2.5 lb Lobster Thermidor ($28, 1896). For dessert, choose from chocolate cream pie (1897), lemon sorbet (1670) or go all the way back to 776 B.C. for cheesecake.

Pricing is $105 per person, with optional wine pairing available for an additional $65.

Cassia Food
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Cassia



Taking its roots from Bryant and Kim Ng’s culinary heritage and experiences, Cassia celebrates the fresh, vibrant flavors of Southeast Asia. Cassia is serving a family-style New Year's Eve prix fixe menu for $95 per person. Alongside Cassia signatures like Chickpea Curry and Whole Grilled Sea Bass, new dishes include Caviar with salted egg yolk crackers, seaweed crème fraîche & red onions; Smoked Beef Short Ribs with spicy Chinese BBQ sauce, Bibb lettuce & herbs; Spicy Duck Dry Sesame Noodles with scallions and more. Sommelier Marianna Caldwell is offering a $20 beer flight featuring Bryant’s favorites; $45 wine pairings and sparkling sake to pair with caviar. There’s also a limited a la carte menu on the covered and heated patio for walk-ins and those seeking a more casual experience.

CUT Beverly Hills - "Ready, Set, Launch"



Wolfgang Puck's CUT Beverly Hills is hosting Ready, Set, Launch - an "extra-planetary experience" featuring Chef Hilary Henderson's decadent cuts and sides paired with Champagne Bollinger. The First Seating is 6pm - 6:45pm and is limited to two hours.

The VIP Second Seating takes off at 9pm in the Midnight Moon Lounge with glasses of Bollinger’s Special Cuvée and festive party favors. Henderson's menu will be paired with Bollinger Rosé, La Grande Année 2008, and Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2007. And if all of that isn't enough, there's an exclusive 1oz Louis XIII tasting at midnight! 

Pricing for the VIP ticket is $475 per person. The NYE Cut Lounge option is $150/person and includes "Live Astronaut DJ," glass of Bollinger Champ and party favors. Dress to impress, tickets are now on sale at Tock.

E.P. & L.P.
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E.P. & L.P. - "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"



West Hollywood’s modern Asian dining destination, E.P. & L.P. raises the bar with a New Year's Eve feast and "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" rooftop party. At E.P. Asian Eating House, Executive Chef Louis Tikaram is serving a six-course family style dinner: Caviar with Scallion Pancake, Hiramasa Kingfish Crudo, Lobster with Chili Noodles, Dry Aged Wagyu with Winter Black Truffle and Ponzu Butter; Farmer's Market Salad, and Champagne Shaved Ice with Berry Sorbet. Dinner reservations at SEVENROOMS. Pricing is $125 per person, or $100 per person for 6pm-6:45pm reservations.

Starting at 7pm, guests can head upstairs to the L.P. Rooftop Bar and party like it's 1969 at the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" party. Open bar from 8-10pm and passed apps with ticket. 1960s and '70s tunes by DJ Ninja and Aaron Colbert, costumes highly encouraged! Tickets to L.P. are $100 and on sale at Eventbrite. Table for 4, including a bottle of vodka or tequila, is available for $750. 21 and over.

Faith & Flower
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Faith & Flower



Located at the WaterMarke Tower in the South Park district of Downtown LA, Faith & Flower is offering two seatings of its New Year's Eve Tasting Menu. Courses feature Trio of Amuse Bouche, Gargalliou of Young Winter Vegetables, Butter Poached Alaskan King Crab Leg, Duck & Roasted Pear Cappelletti (second seating), NY Steak en Crepinette, Sugar Pumpkin Mousseline (second seating), and Chocolate & Passionfruit Semifreddo. The first seating is 5:30-7:45pm and priced at $99. Second seating is 8:30pm-close and priced at $129. Vegan and pescatarian options available.

Fogo de Chão in Downtown LA
Fogo de Chão in Downtown L.A. | Instagram by @dinela

Fogo de Chão - DTLA & Beverly Hills



The focus at Fogo de Chão is churrasco, the Brazilian art of roasting meats over an open fire. Dinner pricing will be in effect all day on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at both L.A. locations (DTLA and Beverly Hills). Menu options include the Full Churrasco Experience with Market Table & Feijoada Bar; Dry Aged Long Bone Ribeye (groups of 4+), Mango Chilean Sea Bass, Pan-Seared Salmon, and the Market Table & Feijoada Bar. The Fogo Churrasco Experience is half-price for children 7 to 12, and complimentary for children 6 and under. Holiday hours are 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on NYE, and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2019.

Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant dishes
Photo: Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant

Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop and Restaurant



Curtis and Luke Stone's acclaimed Hollywood fine dining restaurant and butcher shop, Gwen is offering two seatings for its New Year's Eve prix fixe menus. The early seating features Stecca & Beurre de Barratte, Gwen's Ham Tasting, Chestnut Tagliatelle, Blackmore Wagyu NY Strip, and Roasted White Chocolate Mousse. The late seating adds a Caviar starter and a midnight Champagne toast. The early seating is offered 5-8:45pm and priced at $175 per person. The late seating is available after 9pm and priced at $225.

Jar



Chef Suzanne Tracht and Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong are serving a la carte New Year's Eve specials at Jar, Tracht’s celebrated "modern day chophouse." Highlights include Crab & Shrimp Cakes, Braised Pork Shank, Prime Porterhouse for Two, and Long-Cooked Tuscan Kale. Get in the holiday spirit with Spiced Hot Chocolate (house-made marshmallow with a shot of Maestro Dobel Tequila) and the Spiced Pear Old Fashioned with Rough Rider Rye Whiskey. Party favors for everyone on NYE, reservations highly recommended.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele



L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele is a legendary Naples pizzeria that many Americans discovered when Julia Roberts ate there in the 2010 movie "Eat Pray Love." Owner Francesco Zimone imported L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele to a beautiful space on a Hollywood side street in 2019.

Created under the direction of Executive Chef Antonio Giordano and Head Pizzaiolo Michele Rubini, L'Antica is serving a four-course Cenone di Capodanno feast on New Year’s Eve. Antipasti include Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters on the Half Shell, and Tartare di Tonno (bluefin tuna, black olives, capers, shallots, parsley, lemon). The pasta course features Linguine all’ Astice – homemade linguine, lobster, and cherry tomato sauce. According to Italian folklore, Cotechino e Lenticche (traditional Italian pork sausage, lentils, parsley) brings luck and wealth in the New Year. Finally, enjoy Torta alla Ricotta for dessert.

The prix fixe dinner is priced at $100 and will be served at 5 p.m. L'Antica will offer a curated wine pairing for an additional $65 per person.

Le Petit Paris
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Le Petit Paris



Spanning 8,500 square feet of the historic El Dorado Building in Downtown LA, Le Petit Paris is a French brasserie that smoothly transitions from classic to modern throughout the expansive space.

Le Petit Paris is offering two seatings on New Year's Eve that start with an amuse-bouche and Kir Royale. First and second course selections include salmon gravlax & beet juice potato, grilled scallops & Baeri caviar, warm oysters in Champagne sabayon, and Japanese Wagyu beef & Baeri caviar (second seating). For entree, choose from guinea fowl confit, slow cooked veal & black truffle potato gratin, or grilled lobster & red bell pepper confit. Finish with the Tropical Countdown (coconut Dacquoise, lychee & strawberry mousse, sesame, jelly, ganache Champagne) or "The Last Minute" (chocolate brownie, ganache, candied, ice cream with apple compote). The first seating is 4pm-7pm and is priced at $95, children under 10 for $45. The second seating and party is offered from 8:30pm for $159.

Le Petit Paris is serving a New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet from 10:30am to 2:45pm, featuring a Meat Carving Station with roasted beef, Entrees (mustard pork, roasted salmon & cod, chicken, pasta, risotto), Seafood Station (Kumiai Oysters), Egg Station (Eggs Benedict, Parisian omelette, poached eggs, truffle scrambled eggs), appetizers, charcuterie & cheese, French Bakery Station, and decadent desserts. Pricing for the January 1st buffet is $59 per person and $29 for children under 10.

Lunetta - "The Love Boat"



Dress in your best nautical attire, set a course for adventure, and sail into 2020 aboard Lunetta, which is hosting a "Love Boat" themed event with a la carte New Year's Eve specials, Tiki cocktails and a dance party till 1am. Your "Captain" Raphael Lunetta will start your cruise with classics like Shrimp Cocktail,  Maine Lobster Bisque, and that modern favorite, Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Tartare. The oceanic theme continues with JiRaffe Seafood Risotto, Pan-Roasted John Dory, and Grilled Maine Lobster. If you're feeling more "turf" than "surf," there's the 12 oz Filet of Beef, 20 oz Kansas City, and the Lunetta Reserve 55-Day Aged Rib Chop.

Dinner reservations start at 6pm and include entry into the NYE DJ & Cocktail Party, which features dancing to yacht rock and other '70s and '80s classics, countdown, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.

Priced at $25, the DJ & Cocktail Party Package includes access to the party "deck," with an available cash bar and grilled cheese menu.

Otium
Otium at The Broad

Otium



A sleek and modern space adjacent to The Broad museum, Otium boasts wood elements, a spacious patio, double-height back bar and an open kitchen. On New Year's Eve, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth is serving a Chef's Family Style Tasting Menu priced at $175 (including a champagne toast), along with optional wine pairings, festive decor, photographer, and more surprises. Highlights of the four-course menu include ash-baked beet, white truffle lasagne, Chateaubriand, whole Maine lobster ($85 supplement), and chocolate & salted caramel layer cake.

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Patina Restaurant



Located at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, Joachim Splichal’s flagship restaurant, Patina is offering three- and six-course prix fixe New Year's Eve menus. Highlights include Hokkaido scallop, $50 supplement (sunchoke bottoni or black truffle acquerello risotto), Santa Barbara abalone, Dover sole, binchotan grilled Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef, and "Exotic Fruit" (Ocoa chocolate, tropical fruit, Italian meringue). Pricing for the three-course menu is $110, and $170 for the six-course menu. First seating is at 4pm (3- and 6- course available), second seating is 7pm (6-course only), and third seating is 10pm (3- and 6-course available).

The Raymond 1886
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The Raymond 1886



The Raymond 1886 is turning up the heat on its warm and cozy Craftsman-style setting with a New Year's Eve Ball featuring DJ Tess, founder of the all-female booking agency, Prism DJs. Priced at $155, tickets to the NYE bash include two buffet station and three hosted bars with wine, beer and specialty cocktails, and a champagne toast at midnight. The Raymond New Year’s Eve Ball is taking place from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am and is a 21 and over event. Tickets on sale at Eventbrite.

Patio at Redbird in Downtown LA
Patio at Redbird | Photo: Stacey Sun

Redbird



At the stunning Redbird in Downtown LA, Chef Neal Fraser is serving a special three-course menu for $150 per person, with optional wine pairings for $75 or $95. After an amuse-bouche, choose from first course options like cappelletti, chestnut & sweet potato soup, oysters, bay scallop, octopus, or beef tartare. Entree selections include smoked tofu with mountain caviar, Maine lobster & uni risotto, day boat scallops, wild boar, and beef tenderloin. For dessert, choose from Baba Au Rhum (caramelized apple, blond chocolate cremeux), Creamsicle (vanilla bean custard, kumquat, cranberry, blood orange sorbet) or Textures of Chocolate (passionfruit curd, chocolate cream).

Ronan

Ronan



For a more casual New Year’s Eve experience, Ronan is offering caviar and champagne in addition to their menu of creative Neapolitan-style pizzas. The champagne-caviar combo runs $40-$65 (depending on choice of champagne) for a glass and 10g of Calvisius caviar. A supplementary caviar menu lets you to add the "good stuff" to your burrata, margherita pizza, steak tartare and more.

Rossoblu

Rossoblu



Located at City Market South in the Fashion District, Chef Steve Samson's Rossoblu is featuring an a la carte menu of high end New Year's Eve specials, including dry-aged Beef Carpaccio with black truffle, poached quail eggs, Parmigiano Reggiano ($40); California Caviar Service ($150/ounce); Tortellini with white truffle, butter, cream, Parmigiano Reggiano ($120); Champagne Risotto with Maine lobster and coral butter ($50); and Poached Dover Sole (or Turbot) with potato puree, herb broth, spigarello, marinated salmon eggs ($55).

Cocktail specials include the classic Gold Rush (honey, lemon, bourbon), Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail, and the Agavoni, a Negroni variation with tequila, vermouth and Bitter Bianco. Most of Rossoblu's full menu will be available - full wine list also available upon request.

Wine bottles at Rustic Canyon
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Rustic Canyon



Chef Andy Doubrava and the Rustic Canyon team are capping off an exciting 2019 (yay, Michelin Star!) with a fun twist on old-school steakhouse fare. The family-style menu features 12 dishes at two different levels – everyone at the table picks 5 courses for $95, or 7 dishes for $125/person. Highlights include Oysters Rockefeller, Pastrami-Spiced Prime Rib, Radicchio Wedge Salad, Chocolate Mille-Feuille and more. Sommelier Ferdinando Mucerino is pouring from a variety of large-format bottles like Jeroboams and Magnums, alongside rare, old vintages from the restaurant’s vast cellar. Wine pairings are $65/person.

Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be booked on the Rustic Canyon website.

Saddle Peak Lodge
Photo: Saddle Peak Lodge, Facebook

Saddle Peak Lodge



Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, Saddle Peak Lodge is a warm, rustic retreat located along a creek that runs from Las Virgenes Canyon to the Pacific Ocean. Saddle Peak Lodge is offering two seatings of its prix fixe New Year's Eve menu. The first seating is 5:00-7:45 p.m. and priced at $95 per person. The second seating ($150 per person) is 8:30-10:30 p.m. and includes the prix fixe tasting menu, live music, champagne toast, and New Year's festivities.

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Roaring Twenties at Tavern



Tavern, the chic Brentwood dining spot from James Beard Award winners, Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Styne, is raising a glass to the new Roaring Twenties, featuring a prix fixe menu and DJ Williams on the decks from 7pm to 12:30am. The Roaring 20s-inspired dinner features caviar toasts with traditional accompaniments, Crab & Shrimp Louie, hand-cut noodles “Lobster Thermidor,” slow-roasted beef tenderloin “Stroganoff,” and Baked Alaska with eggnog ice cream and stout gingerbread.

Pricing for the first seating (6pm - 8:15pm) is $95 per person and $125 for the second seating, which includes a glass of sparkling wine and party favors (8:30pm - close). A supplemental wine pairing selected by Caroline Styne is available for $50.

American Wagyu at Toca Madera in West Hollywood
American Wagyu | Photo: Toca Madera

Toca Madera



Toca Madera, the small plates modern Mexican restaurant located in West Hollywood, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve soiree with themed entertainment and a midnight champagne toast. Toca Madera will showcase signature dishes like American Wagyu served over hot lava stones with red wine jus; Sashimi Mexicano with ahi tuna, sliced cucumber, avocado and leech de tigre; as well as a Chef Specials, prix fixe omakase-style menu, and craft cocktails from Beverage Director Charity Johnston. Bottle packages are available for those looking to ring in 2020 with fire dancers, sounds by Stephanie Loayza and special guests, with live guitar by Nathan Reyes.

Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite. Options include Premium Open Bar (no seating, $150) and Chef's Tasting Dinner for 2 or 4 ($170 / $340). Dinner seatings are available between 5pm-7pm, 7pm-9pm, and 9pm-10:30pm (at 15-minute intervals 9:15pm, 9:30pm, 9:45pm, etc). Upon ticket purchase you will be contacted by the VIP host team to select your desired time slot. Subject to availability. Purchase includes dinner options ONLY and does not include beverages or gratuity.

For bottle package add-ons, and odd-numbered parties/parties more than 6 guests, email vip@tocamadera.com.