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

Ring in 2019 with decadent menus, champagne toasts, DJs and more

New Years Eve Masquerade Ball | Photo: E.P  & L.P, Facebook 


Restaurants across Los Angeles are welcoming the new year with lavish feasts and 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 L.A. to dine on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2019.

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a.o.c.



a.o.c. celebrates the arrival of 2019 with a four-course New Year’s Eve Menu of signature dishes and holiday specialties. Starters include Dungeness crab, endive, kampachi crudo, focaccia, and a New Year’s Vintner’s Plate for two (cheese, meats, pickled veggies). Second course options include soft polenta, diver scallops, oven-roasted Manila clams, Spanish fried chicken, or potato gnocchi. Main course selections include black cod, grilled salmon, harissa roasted lamb shoulder, pork chop and the "Triple Threat" (farro, cavolo nero, broccoli). Larger platters for two include signature roasted chicken “Ode To Zuni” and 18 oz wagyu ribeye ($48 supplement). Dessert choices include three-cheese plate, butterscotch pot de crème, pomegranate tart and chocolate sable tart. Pricing is $140 per person with an optional $50 wine pairing selected by Caroline Styne.

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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 "Ode to Epicurean Eras" menu with dishes spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. Starters include King Crab Louie Cake (1914), Truffle Artichoke Veloute (1820), baby iceberg Waldorf wedge (1893), and two supplements: Spot Prawn Scampi Fra Diavolo ($20, 1940) and Michael Mina's Caviar Parfait ($70, 1990). Main course selections feature Filet Mignon (1950), Wagyu Flat Iron Steak Diane (1950), aged duck breast & duck leg confit (1960), ora king salmon Wellington (1903), and two supplements: 20 oz prime bone-in ribeye ($20, 1822) and 2.5 lb Lobster Thermidor ($38, 1896). The table will share classic whipped potato puree, black truffle mac & cheese, asparagus & hollandaise, and French green beans almondine. For dessert, choose from "Ambrosia" Salad (1890) or Cherries Jubilee (1897). Pricing is $105 per person, with optional wine pairing available for an additional $65.

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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, featuring shared appetizers (Vietnamese "sunbathing" prawns, raw spicy scallops, "Hainan chicken" egg rolls, grilled pig's tail), salads, and veggies. Main course options include beef cheek rendang, grilled organic flattened half chicken, laksa and kon loh med. Pricing is $115 per person. Supplemental dishes include a seafood platter ($10 extra per person), half chilled lobster ($40), whole grilled sea bass ($3 per person), and "Typhoon Shelter" (grilled lobster, $12 per person). A vegetarian menu is also available.

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E.P. & L.P. - MASQUERADE BALL



West Hollywood’s modern Asian dining destination, E.P. & L.P. raises the bar with a New Year's Eve rooftop party at L.P. Rooftop Bar, featuring a Masquerade Ball with DJ Aaron Colbert, open bar from 8-10pm, and passed apps. Tickets to L.P. are $100 per person, with premium table options available.

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Faith & Flower



Located at the WaterMarke Tower in the South Park district of Downtown L.A., Faith & Flower is offering two seatings of its New Year's Eve Tasting Menu, priced at $98 for the first seating and $135 for the second seating. The tasting menu includes osetra caviar, warm salad of roasted young carrots, seared New England sea scallop, duck confit strozzapreti pasta (second seating), mesquite grilled NY steak, whole milk mascarpone cheese (second seating), and Faith & Flower Bananas Foster.

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



Curtis and Luke Stone's acclaimed Hollywood fine dining restaurant and butcher shop, Gwen is offering three seatings for its New Year's Eve prix fixe menus. The early seating is 5-7pm and priced at $85 per person. The mid-evening seating is 7-9pm and priced at $165. The late seating is 9-11pm, priced at $195, and includes a champagne toast at midnight. The early seating features house-made charcuterie, New York Strip and dark chocolate cremeux. Mid-evening and late seating courses include Petit Plateau (oysters, Dungeness crab, kampachi), agnolotti with white truffles, Blackmore wagyu, and dark chocolate cremeux.

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Hinoki & The Bird



Hinoki & the Bird in Century City will create a New Year's Eve celebration featuring modern California cuisine with Nikkei (second generation Japanese) influences. The first seating is priced at $95 and includes local whitefish sashimi, mushroom dumplings, choice of California black cod or American wagyu two ways, and miso donuts for dessert. The second seating is a five-course menu priced at $115. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

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Le Petit Paris



Spanning 8,500 square feet of the historic El Dorado Building in Downtown L.A., 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: a three-course prix fixe menu from 4:30-7pm for the first seating ($95), and a four-course menu starting at 8:30pm for $159. The second seating includes NYE countdown, balloon drop, party favors, live band, DJ, and dancing. Highlights of the prix fixe menus include an amuse-bouche of duck foie gras macaron with Kir Royale, salmon gravlax, "oeuf parfait," tarte tatin gingerbread, filet mignon, John Dory fillet, stuffed turkey, milk chocolate Napoleon, and midnight macaron.

On New Year’s Day, Le Petit Paris is serving a Brunch Buffet from 10:30am to 2:45pm, featuring a meat carving station with roasted beef, entrees (mustard pork, roasted salmon, chicken, gratin Dauphinois, pasta), seafood station, egg station (truffle scrambled eggs, Parisian omelette, Eggs Benedict), appetizers, charcuterie & cheese, French baked goods, pastries, chocolate fountain and more. Pricing for the buffet is $69 per person and $35 for children under 10.

LUCQUES - “Sicilian New Year's Eve”



Lucques is "gonna make you a dinner you can’t refuse…" with two seatings of the Sicilian New Year's Eve menu. The first seating is $157 per person and available at 6:00 and 6:15 p.m. The second seating is $211 and available at 8:00 and 8:15 p.m. Both seatings feature a five-course prix fixe menu, costumed staff and themed decor. Supplemental wine pairing available. Second seating includes midnight countdown, champagne toast & party favors.

"The Godfather" inspired prix fixe menu includes "Your Last Salad…. (of the Year)," ricciole con le sarde (Sicilian pasta with sardines), pesce spada al salmoriglio (pan-seared swordfish), bistecca alla palermitana (grilled ribeye), and Corleone’s Lemon (whole candied lemon stuffed with lemon sorbetto).

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Mélisse

Josiah Citrin's acclaimed Mélisse in Santa Monica is offering two seatings of its multi-course New Year's Eve menu. Priced at $160, the first seating is 5:30-6:30 p.m. and includes Maine lobster, Dover sole filet, truffle risotto ($60 supplement), Anderson Ranch lamb, and prime beef ribeye cap. The second seating is 9:00-9:30 p.m. and priced at $325, including music and dancing. Additional courses include egg caviar, foie gras terrine and lobster bolognese. Both seatings include an amuse-bouche and chocolate, passionfruit & strawberry for dessert.

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 with highlights such as foie gras terrine, St. Felicien Tart, castelmagno tortellini, scallops, Snake River Farms Calotte, Creamsicle Float, and chocolate torte. Pricing for the Chef's Tasting Menu is $175 along with optional wine pairings, a cocktail cart, and a special Dom Pérignon Mezzanine Champagne Bar for the evening.

Patina Restaurant



Located at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, Joachim Splichal’s flagship restaurant is featuring four- and six-course prix fixe New Year's Eve menus. Highlights include Dungeness crab, black truffle acquerello risotto ($50 supplement), foie gras, butter poached Maine lobster, binchotan-grilled Snake River Farms wagyu beef, Millbrook Farms venison, decadent desserts, and Featured Items like "Haute Couture" Sturia & Petrossian Caviar. First seating at 4pm, gala seating at 7pm and final seating at 10pm. Pricing is $125 and $160 for the four- and six-course menus, respectively.

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Providence



Chef Michael Cimarusti’s famed Providence is serving a seven-course New Year’s Eve Supper. Highlights include wild Japanese buri, Nancy's Down East sea scallops, grilled California spiny lobster, wild French turbot, grilled wage beef, and orange goat's milk creamsicle. Pricing is $250 per person, or $360 with wine pairing and $445 for premium wine pairing. Early seating 5:30-6:30pm, late seating 8:30-9:30pm.

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The Raymond 1886



Ring in 2019 in the historic setting of The Raymond 1866, the Craftsman-style restaurant located in Pasadena. Priced at $175, tickets to The Raymond 1886 New Year’s Eve Ball include tray passed appetizers and buffet stations (9:00 to 11:00 pm), specialty cocktails, wine, beer, champagne, party favors, midnight champagne toast and confetti cannons, and entertainment including Marquis & The Rhythm Howlers, burlesque dancers, and DJ Spinboy. The New Year’s Eve Ball is taking place from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am and is a 21 and over event.

Patio at Redbird | Photo: Stacey Sun

Redbird



At the stunning Redbird in Downtown L.A., Chef Neal Fraser is serving a special three-course menu for $130 per person, with optional wine pairings for $75 or $95. After an amuse-bouche, choose from first course options like pumpkin tortelli, cauliflower veloute, oysters, grilled octopus or sweetbreads. Main selections include smoked tofu, risotto, day boat scallops, John Dory, Rabbitchetta, and Filet of Beef. Finish with persimmon cake, warm flourless chocolate cake, or pomegranate panna.

In addition to the prix fixe dinner, Redbird is hosting a party in the second-floor East Room and West Room from 9pm-2am. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, Moët Hennessy drinks, DJ and midnight champagne toast. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite and priced at $60 per person.

Rosaliné



Named for Chef Ricardo Zarate's mother, Rosaliné showcases classic Peruvian dishes alongside street food fare updated with a California sensibility. Zarate is serving a three-course prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve. First course options include kampachi ceviche, veggie roasted medley, eggplant ceviche, diver scallops and pork ribs. Shared per couple, the main course options include chaufa paella, seafood chaufa paella, and vegetarian or vegan chaufa paella. For dessert, couples will share chancay con leche Peruvian cake or vegan sorbet, along with a glass of sparkling wine. Pricing is $95 per guest for 8:30pm, and $105 after.

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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 for its four-course prix fixe New Year's Eve menu. Pricing is $95 for the early seating (5-8pm) and $150 for the late seating (9-10:30pm), which includes Champagne Toast and live music.

Start with roasted apple salad, albacore "ceviche" or black truffle soup (early seating $20 supplement). Next, choose from mushrooms in puff pastry, roasted baby beets, or seared foie gras ($20 supplement). Main courses include prime beef shortribs cuit en sous vide, pan-roasted sea bass, wild mushroom pasta, and grilled elk tenderloin ($10 supplement). Finish with bread pudding or Valrhona chocolate.

TAVERN - "AN EVENING AT THE CASINO ROYALE"



Tavern, the chic Brentwood dining spot from James Beard Award winners, Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Styne, is ringing in the new year with "An Evening at the Casino Royale," featuring a four-course prix fixe menu. Start with beets & burrata with wild herbs, then enjoy pumpkin ravioli with Maine lobster, tomato confit & New Zealand spinach. Next, choose from Mediterranean sea bass a la plancha or grilled veal chop. Finish with Vacherin Royale (meringue with cassis sorbet, creme fraiche ice cream, and a splash of champagne). Pricing for the first seating is $95 per person and $125 for the second seating, which includes a glass of champagne and party favors. A supplemental wine pairing selected by Caroline Styne is available for $50.