For some people, New Year’s Eve is about drinking, dancing, and noisemakers, but others would rather mark the occasion with a memorable meal. Here are ten Los Angeles restaurants where you can dine in style as 2017 comes to an end.
1. Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak will offer a special “Luck and Fortune” menu to help your 2018 off to an auspicious start. The four-course dinner starts at $95, with wine pairings available for an additional $45, and features dishes that are considered lucky by different cultures around the world. That includes a caviar parfait with house-cured salmon, because eggs represent new life, and filet mignon comes with barley risotto, because grains are a symbol of abundance. 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
At E.P., Aussie-Fijian chef Louis Tikaram is serving a seven-course feast that includes Calvisius caviar with tapioca crisps, lobster in avocado sauce, Lou’s BBQ duck served with warm pancakes, a wood-grilled NY beef strip, and a “champagne float” dessert. The dinner is $125 per person, and after you eat, you can head upstairs to keep the party going—the ticket price includes access to L.P.’s rooftop masquerade. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood.
3. BOA Steakhouse
On New Year’s Eve, BOA Steakhouse will feature a four-course prix fixe menu that ranges from $95-$185. Among the offerings: sea urchin and Shigoku oysters, a warm potato and goat cheese terrine, broiled Santa Barbara lobster, and a 12-ounce NY strip. They’ll have a guest DJ all night long, with complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
Rossoblu made Los Angeles magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2017 for its hearty Bolognese-style meals. On New Year’s Eve, they’re serving a four-course prix fixe menu for $125 with an optional wine pairing for $45. The evening’s menu is available online, and it notes when certain dishes—such as the wood-grilled oysters starter and the white truffle tagliatelle—cost extra. 1124 San Julian St., downtown.
TAO opened its Los Angeles outpost as part of the Dream Hollywood complex earlier this year. The pan-Asian bistro is celebrating New Year’s Eve with two seatings—one on the earlier side, and one on the later side—and you can view the à la carte menu online. TAO will have a DJ, party favors, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year, but if that’s not enough, Dream Hollywood’s other venues, including Avenue Los Angeles and The Highlight Room will provide additional opportunities for your after-dinner party. 6421 Selma Ave., Hollywood.
At Wolf, Chef Marcel Vigneron has put together a six-course prix fixe dinner. It’s $125 per person, with an optional beverage pairing for $35. The menu includes an endive salad, foie gras truffle, white truffle risotto, and a roasted rib-eye with horseradish crème fraiche and root vegetables. There’s also a vegetarian option available. 7661 Melrose Ave., Fairfax.
7. The Bazaar by José Andrés
New Year’s Eve at The Bazaar by José Andrés is “Saints & Sinners Night.” The “Saint” is a 15-course tasting menu, with dinner reservations available from 5:30-7:00 p.m., for $260 per person. The “Sinner” offers a 15-course tasting menu at a later seating—between 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. The latter option also includes a DJ starting at 10 p.m., a traditional 12-grapes ceremony, and a midnight champagne toast, for $325 per person. Both experiences will feature special items created for New Year’s Eve, such as an A5 Wagyu tenderloin and roasted loup de mar. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Grove.
8. Spago Beverly Hills
If you already have late-night plans, head to Spago Beverly Hills for an early dinner. Between 5 and 6:30 p.m., there’s a three-course menu with options such as charred octopus ceviche, Dungeness crab salad, and risotto with Maine lobster, for $135 per person. If you’d rather spend the evening at Spago, make reservations for the second seating, between 8 and 10 p.m. The later dinner is $285 person, which includes caviar, a champagne toast, a DJ and dancing, and a breakfast buffet at 1 a.m. 176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills.
9. Rustic Canyon
Guests at Rustic Canyon will choose six dishes from executive chef Jeremy Fox’s special New Year’s Eve menu. Dinner is served family-style for $125 per person, with the option to add a wine pairing for $55. The planned menu includes buckwheat noodles with mushroom brodo and truffles, collard green malfatti with guanciale and Calabrian chile, and prime New York strip au poivre—although they note that the menu is always subject to change as they are a farmers’ market-driven restaurant.
At Patina, the New Year’s Eve dinner options include three courses for $110, four courses for $125 and eight courses for $180. View executive chef Andreas Roller’s special menu online for more details on each offering. Wine pairings are available for an additional price. Inside Walt Disney Concert Hall, 141 S. Grand Ave., downtown.
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