Where to eat and drink on New Year's Eve in South Florida

 

Your definitive list for where to eat, drink on New Year's Eve in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach

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From fine dining to Pitbull's VIP party, the options are many

By Josie Gulliksen | jgulliksen4@gmail.com

Toast the New Year with a glass of bubbly, break out the hats and noisemakers and come on an empty stomach to these restaurants.

With these mouthwatering meals, it’s one last hurrah before buckling down with those resolutions.

Here are South Florida's best options to ring in the New Year (by city and county):

Miami Dade

Brickell

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita has a variety of options for ringing in 2017. Chooose from open bar and buffet for $90 per person with open bar running from 8 p.m. to midnight and buffet from 8-11:30 p.m. It’s $50 for the buffet for kids 12 and under. For an additional $350 you can enjoy a choice of a bottle Kettle One, Moet Imperial Brut, Johnnie Walker Black, Don Julio or Blanco Ron Zacapa 23 Yr. Ladies can enjoy unlimited champagne for $25. 1000 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-403-3103.

Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres at SLS Brickell has two seatings from 6-7 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. The first seating is a 10-course preset tasting menu for $150 per person that features a Hokkaido sea urchin nori cone, oyster ceviche, Maine cold lobster and key lime pie. It’s the same menu for the second seating but includes a midnight champagne toast, party favors and half-price entry into the SAAMS Lounge with one complimentary drink. Also at the SLS Brickell at Fi’Lia the latest venture from Michael Schwartz has  6:30 and 9 p.m. seatings. The first is $85 per person and includes a three-course menu with options of beet carpaccio, wood grilled short rib, mezzelune artichoke, prosecco sorbet or warm chocolate cake for dessert. For $120, the second seating includes additional menu offerings like stracciatella and grilled rack of lamb. 1300 S. Miami Ave., 305-239-1320.

Cantina La Veinte is serving up a three-course menu with items including king crab aguachile, lobster risotto, wagyu filet and Mexican chocolate ganache for dessert. With a glass of Dom Perignon it’s $250 and with unlimited classic margaritas, wine and glass of Dom Perignon it’s $450. 495 Brickell Ave., Miami, 786-623-6135.

Coya New Year’s Eve 2017 A Red & Gold Affair with two seating options. At 6 p.m. enjoy either a four-course tasting menu for $95, including a half bottle of Grand Dame Veuve Clicquot Rose 2008 for $160 or a half bottle of Grand Dame Veuve Clicquot 2008 for $195. At 9 p.m. it’s the same options but prices jump to $195, $295 and $320. 999 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-415-9990.

 

Miami and inland

KYU one of Wynwood’s hottest eateries with superstar chef Michael Lewis is offering two seatings for their specialty Chef’s Tasting Menu. Seatings are at before 8 p.m. and at or after 8 p.m. and the 8-10 course tasting menu includes wood fire specialties, sashimi style dishes and elegant vegetarian options. The first seating is $125 per person and includes a glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne and the second seating is $175 per person with one bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne and bottle of Soto Junmai Daiginjo sake per two guests. 251 NW 25 St., Miami, 786-577-0150.

Michael Schwartz's Cypress Tavern is offering an indulgent meal. For $89 per person, choose an appetizer, entree and dessert from the a la carte dinner menu with a half bottle of Jeeper Champagne per couple. You can upgrade the meal with luxuries such as stone crabs, shaved truffles and caviar, with the option of full caviar service. Table bookings available by phone or email: reservations@cypresstavern.com. 3620 NE 2nd Ave. Miami. 305-520-5197

New Year’s Eve at Beaker & Gray features a four-course dinner menu by Executive Chef Brian Nasajon. First course options are chilled Maine lobster with pancetta or marcona almond and sweet pea, followed by pappardelle with braised rabbit, artichoke and caraway. The third course is domestic lamb with carrot char siu and baby root vegetable then chocolate cracklin’ with Bartlett pear, caramel and chocolate angel food cake. Seatings are at 6 and 9 p.m. and $80 per person and $125 with wine pairings. 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-699-2637.

Pitbull’s Worldwide VIP Food & Wine Party at Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park is a culinary affair featuring 15-20 stations featuring dishes from around the world prepared by Miami’s own James Beard award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein. The dishes will be paired with craft beer, wine and signature cocktails prepared by award-winning local bartender Julio Cabrera. Cap off the evening with a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $245 per person and $395 per couple and can be purchased online at http://worldwidenye.com/. 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-358-7550.

Tropicalien New Year’s Bass Drop at Wynwood Yard is a party co-hosted by Telekinetic Walrus and featuring the best bass music. Performing will be Afrobeta, Otto von Schirach, The Galactic Effect, Telekinetic Walrus, Serious Jorge and Juicy Cuci. The eateries at the Yard including Fritz ‘N Schnitz, Della Test Kitchen, Kuenko, Mr. Bing and The Bar at The Yard. Party is from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. with a $20 admission. $100 VIP Tickets include show admission, a welcome drink, VIP seating in the garden and tableside service from the Yard’s culinary concepts and The Bar at The Yard. 56 NW 29 St., Miami, 305-771-4810.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Toscana Divino with a prix fixe, family style menu prepared by Chef Andrea Marchesin for $100 per person. Dinner includes red shrimp tartare, scallops carpaccio, lobster ravioli, monk fish and semifreddo. Mary Brickell Village, 901 S Miami Ave., 305-930-6873.

Vagabond Kitchen & Bar rings in the New Year with two special dinner menus created by Chef Roberto Dubois. The first seating is 5:30-7 p.m. and it’s a three-course meal with Alaskan king crab, osetra caviar, diver scallop and a surf ‘n turf main course with prime beef tenderloin and Maine lobster. Dessert is a decadent dark chocolate bar made with chocolate ganache, hazelnut and caramel and pistachio ice cream along with a mascarpone mousse for $75 per person. The second seating begins at 9 p.m. and is a four-course meal for $115 per person. It is the same menu as the first seating but also includes black truffle gnocchi and a midnight champagne toast. Add a bottle of champagne and it’s $165 per person. 7301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-409-5635.

Rosa Mexicano has a New Year’s Eve menu planned. They’re offering a four-course Fiesta Menu with their famous guacamole made tableside, a tasting platter with flautas and empanadas, choice of any house entrée and family style churros or tres leches dessert. They also have various a la carte options available. Mary Brickell Village, 901 S. Miami Ave., 786-425-1001; 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-695-1005.

PM Fish and Steak House offers a traditional three-course menu with veal carpaccio or shrimp bisque, NY strip steak and cheesecake for dessert. Each party of four receives a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial, 12 grapes and New Year’s Eve favors. $250 per person. 1453 S. Miami Ave., 305-200-5606.

db Bistro Moderne Miami Executive Chef Clark Bowen is prepared a three-course menu served from 5:30-8 p.m. for $85 and including share and taste seafood and charcuterie platters and from 9-10:30 p.m. for $195 a six-course menu with midnight champagne toast, party favors live DJ in the lounge. 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-421-8800.

Sonesta Hotel Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge in Coconut Grove is hosting a decadent New Year’s Eve Party. It starts at 7 p.m. and includes a variety of salad and appetizer selections, raw bar with half-shell clams, oysters, sushi, ceviche and jumbo shrimp cocktail. Entrée options include pan-seared grouper, a carving station, with Cuban-style pork and roast tenderloin of beef plus a dessert station. Cost is $95 per person. 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove, 305-529-2828.

The Musette Yacht is a fun way to sail away for a New Year’s Eve celebration. The evening features a live DJ, three and a half hour open bar, full dinner buffet, champagne toast and fireworks display at midnight. Price is $149 per person. Boarding time is 8 p.m. departure is 9 p.m. and docked at 1:30 a.m. 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. http://musetteyacht.com.

 

Miami Beach

At Fontainebleau Miami Beach you can choose from Italian, Asian, steakhouse or traditional buffet. Strip Steak by Michael Mina is offering two prix fixe menu offerings. From 6-7:30 p.m. there are four courses including Belgian endive, pan seared scallops, wood grilled filet mignon and chocolate mousse for $195. The menu’s elevated for the second seating from 8:30-10 p.m. which is identical to the first seating but includes lobster and is $295.

Celebrity chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta also has two seatings, the first at 6-7:30 p.m. for $195 and the second from 8-10 p.m. for $295. Tuna tartare, creamy polenta, duck and foie gras ravioli, choice of halibut or filet of beef and chocolate caramel mousse or vanilla panna cotta for dessert. At the second seating the first course is elevated with Osetra caviar.

An elegant Asian menu at Hakkasan is offered for two seatings and at the same prices as Scarpetta. For the first seating dine on roasted duck, seared scallops, a dim sum platter, Chilean sea bass, stir fry Wagyu beef and Florida lobster with chocolate coconut mousse or crisp banana sponge for dessert.

Vida is hosting a buffet for $85 from 5-11 p.m. that includes a choice of five salads, sushi, ceviche, charcuterie, imported and domestic cheeses, rotisserie, a carving and pasta station, grilled items, wood stone pizzas and an enviable dessert bar. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-538-2000.

Meat Market on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach features a couple of four-course dinners prepared by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. The early seating at 6 p.m. is $150 per person while the second seating at 9 p.m. is $250 per person but includes a midnight toast with party favors. 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-0088.

Bagatelle on Miami Beach is serving up two prix fixe dinner menus the first, a three-course dinner with champagne toast at midnight beginning at 7 p.m. for $195 per person and a five-course dinner with champagne toast at midnight at 9 p.m. for $425. Both are being prepared by Executive Chef Matthieu Godard and feature music by Vincent Daubas. 220 21 St., Miami Beach, 305-704-3900.

Confidante Miami Beach features two restaurants, Nina’s House and Bird & Bone. At Nina’s it’s a casual party with snacks, sweets, beer garden brews of local faves from Wynwood Brewery and Funky Buddha and surprise performances, open bar and champagne midnight toast. At Bird & Bone, Chef Richard Hales prepares his Nashville hot chicken paired with champagne for $85 per person. 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-424-1234.

The Setai on Miami Beach is hosting a 1930s themed New Year’s Eve with two options. A Jaya specialty menus are being served at 6:30 p.m. for $175 per person and $90 per child and at 8:45 p.m. for $395 per person and $210 per child with a special champagne toast at midnight. At Chef’s Kitchen a six-course prix fixe menu includes Asian fusion items like truffle egg and wagyu filet mignon along with Florida stone crabs. $695 per person and $360 per child. Balloon drop, music by DJ Marcello and French Horn collective add to the festivities. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6000.

Artisan Beach House in the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is hosting the Shaken Not Stirred New Year’s Eve Gala. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite James Bond character (hence the evening’s theme.) Executive Chef Paula da Silva is preparing a few dinners for the evening. The first seating from 6-8 p.m. includes three courses and is $125 per person while 8:30 p.m. to close late dinner is four courses and $250 per person. Late diners are invited to stay for the dance party with DJ RB NYC plus a live magician and fireworks display. 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-455-5400.

Bistro One LR at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach is hosting a couple of New Year’s Eve dinner events. The Azucar New Year’s Eve four-course dinner is at 6 p.m. and $180 per adults and $75 for children ages 5-12. The menu includes starter choices of cream of asparagus, heirloom tomato salad or scallop crudo; entrée choices of cobia, truffle cannelloni or coffee rubbed Cuban-style beef tenderloin and for dessert either mojito crème brulee, cortadito Cuban coffee chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream and Bailey’s cream. One Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 786-276-4000.

At Faena Hotel Miami Beach the choice is yours for a dinner package at either Los Fuegos or Pao. Dinner at either starts at $75 per person. Kick off the night with a glass of champagne and then dinner prepared by Chef Francis Mallmann at Los Fuegos, an Argentinian grill experience with an open-fire kitchen or at Pao, a modern Asian concept by Paul Qui. Elevate the experience with the Party Package where for $200 you also enjoy open bar at The Living Room or Tree of Life and access to the Theater Party. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-8800.

Dutch at the W is hosting two five-course prix fixe dinners one at 6:30 p.m. and the other one at 8 p.m. The menu includes snacks like Sturgeon caviar and butternut squash tart, appetizer choice of either foie gras and duck terrin or Florida stone crab claws, Robiola tortellini with Alba white truffe followed by choice of John Dory with lobster curry, spot prawns with coriander flowers or Manhattan steak with red wine short rib. For dessert it’s either strawberry vacherin or Manjari chocolate crema. The early seating is $185 per person while the second one which includes a bottle of Dom Perignon is $300 per person. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana is offering a variety of a la carte options on New Year’s Eve from noon to 11:45 p.m. It includes a special a la carte menu with options of antipasti, tartare of filet mignon, tagliolini in Italian butter sauce, risotto with Toma cheese, thinly sliced beef tenderloin with sautéed porcini mushrooms and veal scallopini with truffle butter sauce. 1014 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-4833.

Macchialina has a four-course New Year’s Eve Chef’s Tasting Menu with a variety of rustic Italian favorites. They include veal osso bucco, whole roasted fish served family style with sides and dessert for $55 per person with wine pairings for an additional $28. 820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-2124.

Lure Fishbar is hosting a couple of special New Year’s Eve dinners prepared by Executive Chef John Iatrellis with a first seating at 6 p.m for $85 per person and a second at 8 p.m. for $155 per person which also includes music by a live DJ, midnight champagne toast and party favors. 1600 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-4550.

Havana Nights at Catalina Hotel is a celebration with music by Spam All-Stars, three DJs, premium bar Latin dinner buffet and sushi and raw bar from Fung Ku restaurant. It’s $95 per person starting at 8 p.m. Premium bar ends at midnight. There’s also a midnight champagne toast and party favors. 1720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1160.

The National Hotel hosts dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve. Feast on a bottomless buffet with crab stuffed Florida lobster, grilled NY strip, assorted sushi, smoked scallops and more for $150 per person. Performing during dinner will be the hotel’s singers and piano players Live! at the National. 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-2311.

A Fish Called Avalon, one of South Beach’s longest standing restaurants has New Year’s Eve menus for both adults and kids. For $210 per person adults can indulge in caviar pie, smoked salmon flatbread and grilled octopus, followed by a crispy goat cheese and pear salad and choice of either Chilean sea bass, 21-day dry-aged Black Angus filet or a baked whole Maine lobster (for an additional $30). For dessert a bottle of Duval Leroy champagne and caramelized apple and almond rum cake. Kids ages 3-12 choose from shrimp cocktail or mixed greens and apple for an appetizer, grilled chicken or 5 oz. filet mignon for an entrée and ice cream or vanilla cheesecake for dessert for $90. 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-1727.

Highbar Dream Hotel South Beach is hosting a Dream a Little Dream New Year’s Eve party from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a nacho and taco buffet prepared by Chef Ralph Pagano of Naked Taco. A five-hour premium bar and music by DJ PS1 all for $99. 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-4747.

The Deck at Island Gardens a new al fresco dining experience on the waterfront is hosting a St. Barth’s in Miami New Year’s Eve party. Executive Chef Alfredo Alvarez is preparing an elegant buffet dinner, there’s a champagne toast at midnight and light performances on the bay. 888 MacArthur Cswy., Miami Beach, 786-479-3443.

Nobu at Eden Roc has a decadent seven-course Omakase prix fixe menu for $250 per person being served from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. It includes white fish wasabi ceviche for the first course, choice of Japanese Uni Uwi Chawan Mushi, caviar or king salmon tatake style, third course a variety of specialty sushi selections from the Chef Tetsuya, Maine lobster with matsutake and white truffle for a fourth course, sous vide of waygu short rib for a fifth course, consommé, ebi, lotus root, herring roe for the sixth course and a Chef’s choice dessert to finish the meal. Add a bottle of Krug Grand Civee for $400.

On New Year’s Day it’s brunch from noon to 3 p.m. including sparkling wine, unlimited champagne, the Nobu “Triple S Bar” with sushi, sashimi and salad, Nobu style Yamucha carts with a revolving selection of items for $100 for for $300 add champagne is upgraded to an unlimited Krug Grand Cuvee Brut, 3 oz. of Wagyu per person and a special Omakase-style course prepared by the Chef. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232.

Gale Hotel Rooftop party features a full dinner buffet, five-hour premium open bar, live DJ, complimentary midnight champagne toast and front row seats for the fireworks display. It goes from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and is $159 per person. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199.

Baoli Miami is hosting a New Year’s Eve 2017 Goldfinger-themed party, one of the most popular James Bond movies. Enjoy a nine-course Omakase menu with lobster salad and heart of palm ceviche, assorted sushi, wagyu beef tataki, white truffle rice hot pot, Australian porterhouse, lemon grass miso black cod, robata grilled white asparagus, golden Yukon truffled mashed potatoes and hangiri golden platter for $395 per person. 1908 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-8822. 

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. the acclaimed neighborhood bar hosts a New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m. to midnight with complimentary food, live music with Patrick and the Swayzees and DJ Mr. Gray, and open bar. Tickets are $100 and only 100 are available. For $1,200 you can have all that for a party of 8 plus 2 bottles of premium spirits and 2 of champagne. 237-B 20 St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8217.

Byblos Miami one of Miami Beach’s most popular Mediterranean spots has an a la carte dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. and an elevated four-course prix fixe menu from 8-10 p.m. for $225 per person. It includes selections of Hamachi, Japanese A4 wagyu beef, lobster manti dumplings, dry aged bone-in prime ribeye, chraime snapper, strawberry cheesecake, among others. For $100 more receive a wristband for open bar at The Lounge from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041.

Juvia is offering two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve with special four-course menus that include Maine lobster, Blue Fin toro and tuna, warm mix mushroom salad and a chocolate feuilletine caramel dessert shot. 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-763-8272.

 

Driftwood Room has a New Year’s Eve dinner feast with two seatings at 7 and 9 p.m. It include seafood, a selection of appetizers and carving stations with prime rib and porchetta. The first seating $125 per person and the second seating $175 per person. Dinner guests can purchase a general admission ticket for $75 for dinner and a show. Nautilus, 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-503-5700.

 

La Moderna is hosting a prix-fixed menu beginning at 8 p.m. and features authentic Italian dishes from their menu and complimentary Prosecco for $80 per person. 1874 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, 786-717-7274.

 

Via Emilia 9 is offering an over-the-top nine course menu created by Chef Wendy Cacciatori. At $85 per person it includes tuna carpaccio with pomegranate, risotto with shrimp and artichokes, glazed pork leg with creamy potatoes and lentils and traditional Italian dried fruits. 1120 15 St., Miami Beach, 786-216-7150.

 

Bianca at Delano is serving a four-course menu with seatings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. including a variety of modern Italian dishes like roasted branzino and raviolo with a Moet & Chandon champagne toast. Seatings are $250 and $400 respectively. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752.

 

Terrazza at Shore Club is serving a four-course dinner from 7-10:30 p.m. with options including wagyu carpaccio, lobster ravioli, Chilean sea bass or beef tenderloin for $125 per person. Includes a glass of prosecco. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3226.


Sunny Isles

Il Mulino New York at Acqualina Resort & Spa will host a New Year’s Eve dinner party with a four-course prix fixe menu including unlimited premium bar tab and items like ravioli ai porcini, risotto champagne, rack of lamb and dolci assortiti for $495 per person. 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-466-9191.

Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort is hosting a New Year’s Eve party from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with live music, party favors and a four-course meal including oysters rockefeller, lobster Colorado, veal osso bucco and grilled seabass for $95 per person. Admission to just the party is $30, with a three-hour open-bar package it’s $99 per person. 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-749-2110.


Broward

Oceans 324 in Deerfield Beach is offering diners a variety of holiday dining specials including jumbo stone crab claws (Market Price), Asian-inspired pan roasted Chilean sea bass with rock shrimp shitake, bok choy stir fry, crisp lotus root and ginger miso emulsion ($46) and cowboy rib eye with root vegetable gratin, grilled broccolini and truffled porcini demi ($55). 234 N. Oceans Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 954-428-2539.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort restaurant JWB Prime Steak has a special five-course menu for New Year’s Eve. Executive Chef Andres Teran pan seared scallops, bouillabaisse seafood stew and wine-poached pear with zabaglione to name a few. It’s $175 per person and for an additional $50 enjoy wine pairings. It begins at 9 p.m. and includes midnight champagne toast and party favors. 1111 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, 954-874-4444.

Diplomat Prime at Diplomat Beach Resort has a five-course menu with two seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. They include oysters and caviar, choice of Florida blue crab fondue or heirloom tomato salad, foie gras soup or pistachio agnolotti, choice of surf and turf, black bass, heritage chicken or American wagyu filet mignon and either chocolate marquise or warm apple galette for dessert. First seating is $175 per person and second is $220 per person with midnight champagne toast. 3555 S. Ocean Dr. #111, Hollywood, 954-602-8331.

Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino rings in the New Year with an Omakase New Year’s Eve Menu. The tasting menu is $150 per person and includes salmon with caviar, umi and root vegetables; Toro with smoked tofu and wasabi; soba with king crab and black truffle; monkfish with wagyu; wagyu with white truffle and sesame kimizu; sushi and Mont Blanc chestnut mousse, kinako cake and red bean for dessert. One Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 800-585-0010.

Nisi Restaurant is offering an a la carte New Year’s Eve menu from 5-7 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. a five-course New Year’s Eve Mediterranean-style menu. The latter includes a live ball drop countdown, live DJ entertainment and champagne toast at midnight. 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-200-6006.

Shooters Waterfront kicks off New Year’s Eve with an all-you-can-eat New Year’s Eve Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys alongside a breakfast buffet and al la carte menu options. Dinner specials will include the restaurant’s al a carte menu, featured chef specials and party favors. Following dinner the post-dinner party at Grateful Palate features a DJ, complimentary midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. 3033 NW 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-2855.

Sonesta Hotel in Fort Lauderdale hosts a party in their Penthouse with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a four-course dinner with open bar, live DJ and midnight champagne toast. It starts at 8 p.m. and is $199 per person. 999 N. Lauderdale, FL, 954-315-1460.

Coco Asian Bistro hosts a New Year’s Eve menu starting at 3 p.m. with an a la carte holiday menu prepared by Executive Chef Mike Ponluang that includes Thai classics, sushi, wild mushroom soup, Maine lobster with thai chili garlic sauce and sweet crispy black rice coconut ice cream. Harbor Shops, 1841 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-3541.

Our Passion at the Trio is serving a decadent three-course menu on New Year’s Eve including a glass of wine or champagne for $50 per person. There are two seatings at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Hang out at the restaurant for the New York ball drop at midnight and cocktail specials until 2 a.m. 2881 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-990-6143.


Palm Beach

Rock ‘n Roll New Year’s Eve at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa includes a variety of party options to ring in the New Year. Pick between the Rock ‘n Roll Tribute or dinner at Angle Restaurant. Musician Phillip Myers performs in this “toes in the sand” beachfront party which includes canapes, a five-course dinner, full bar with premium spirits, butler served champagne, champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. $265 per person and $525 per couple. At Angle Chef de Cuisine Manlee Sui prepares a holiday classic five-course tasting menu of white truffle custard, butter poached lobster with chanterelle mushrooms, corn and truffle ravioli, filet mignon with seared foie gras, potato cake and baby spinach. Early seatings are at 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. at $90 per person. The late seating at 8:30 p.m. is $175 and includes wine pairings, party favors and midnight champagne toast. For an additional $95 late seating guests can purchase a ticket to the Rock ‘n Roll Tribute. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561-533-6000.

 

Meat Market is serving up a la carte specials along with live DJ entertainment to help ring in the New Year along with a midnight champagne toast and party favors. It all starts at 8 p.m. 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach, 561-354-9800.

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