Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve Ball 2014
Ring in the New Year in a winter oasis at the Westside’s biggest NYE party at Wokcano in Santa Monica. The party includes frosty cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, winter decor, a photo booth and DJ Frankie spinning today’s Top 40 dance hits all night. So dress up in your sparkling cocktail dresses and crisp suits in silver, white and blue to get the party started. Tickets include party favors, a champagne toast and complimentary appetizer: $40/in advance, $50/day of, $60/VIP includes front of the line entry; 8 pm, hors d’oeuvres 8 – 9:30 pm; 1413 5th St., Santa Monica; dinner reservations are available: 310.458.3080; group packages and table / cabanas are available online or 310.497.6324
Superba Snack Bar
Celebrate NYE with a five course menu ($75) featuring items like yellowtail, muscadet/green apple, cucumber & trout roe; coconut burrata, marinated crab, sicilian life gaurd style; octopus bacon, pickled raisin puree & pine nut panna cotta; gnocchetti, kale pesto, roasted sprouts & ricotta; pork loin, butternut squash caponata & maple/white balsamic; and chocolate budino, cocoa nib crumble, whipped milk chocolate. 533 Rose Ave., Venice, 90291; 310.399.6400
Oldfield’s Liquor Room
Here, it’s free entry and specialty drinks for only $7! Got to love how simple and straight forward it is. 10899 Venice Blvd., W Los Angeles, 90034; 310.842.8066
Cleopatra’s Ball at Egyptian Theatre Courtyard
Party in the heart of Hollywood at the historic Egyptian Theatre, with an open bar, two rooms of music, one outdoor courtyard and more at this 5th annual event. $75+; Egyptian Theatre Courtyard, 6714 Hollywood Blvd.
New Years 2014 at Gatsby’s House
Party at Hollywood’s latest mega-club for this Gatsby-themed event. Some of LA’s top DJs perform live and you can enjoy a four-hour open bar, flapper party favors, and more. Cashmere Nightclub, 1707 Mac Cadden Place
The Spice Table
New Years Eve marks the last night of service from Bryant Ng’s downtown restaurant. Make a reservation and get all your favorites like beef rendang, kon loh mee, kaya toast and more. 114 S. Central Ave., downtown; 213.620.1840
The Little Door
Celebrate NYE at this big mod-Brit party with four courses of oysters, Dungeness crab and Maine lobster, plus go-go dancers and live music. Tickets: $95/first seating, 6 pm; $150/2nd seating anytime after 7 pm, $150; 8164 W 3rd St.; resys: 323.951.1210
Chef Eric Greenspan’s The Roof on Wilshire has some great plans for New Years with an unbelievable view, amazing food and a fun atmosphere! For NYE: From 6pm to 9pm diners can enjoy a five course tasting menu for $75 each. Menu includes items such as albacore tuna sashimi, bacon poached cod, braised short ribs and a trio of chocolates for dessert. For after 9pm, guests can make reservations for a fun party that includes tray passed appetizers and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight for $50. For New Years Day Brunch: Guests can enjoy a luxury brunch menu for $55 that includes bottomless mimosas, pastries, caviar amuse, a choice of steak hash with eggs or a lobster frittata and a choice of a specialty waffle or French toast item. 323-852-6002.
Executive Chef Jeremy Fox, alongside owners Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, invite you to ring in the New Year at their Santa Monica neighborhood restaurant. The five-course, prix fixe menu ($95) served family style, includes highlights like Fox’s signature Lavender Almonds; Chicken Liver and Truffle Toast; and Nantucket Bay Scallops with pumpkin, curry, and nasturtium. You can also enjoy a specialty seasonal cocktail, available this night only and to be announced the evening of, a wine paring ($45), and a complimentary prosecco toast at midnight. 5:30 pm-1 am; 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; resys: OpenTable or 310.393.7050
Party on down while DJ Charlie X spins 80s musics, 90s music, Funk, Glam, Indie, and Soul. Plus, get in on the $5 Champagne toast! 9 pm; 10939 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, 90034; 310.287.2200
Welcome 2014 with a special three-course prix fixe menu ($69.95) at all Fleming’s locations. This limited time menu features an exquisitely prepared Filet Mignon paired with an 8-oz Lobster Tail. Fleming’s L.A. LIVE, 800 West Olympic Blvd.; 213.745.9911
Here, they aren’t just celebrating NYE, but they are turning 100! Executive chef Brock Kleweno is creating a 4-course New Year’s Eve Prix-Fixe menu. Resys are available in 15-minute increments: 5-8 pm ($80) & 8:30-10:30pm ($100). Price for the second seating includes a glass of champagne to toast at midnight. In celebration of Yamashiro’s signature Mai Tai, a special 100-Year Mai Tai ($12) – house-infused dark rum, passion fruit puree, orange juice, pineapple juice – will be available during the evening and throughout 2014. All night festivities will include DJ Silence and L.A. Pix Photobooth in the Skyview Room, with party favors distributed at midnight. Resys: 323.466.5115
Los Angeles’ favorite 57-year old family-owned Mexican Restaurant, wants to ring in the New Year in style by accepting reservations for the special occasion—something that only happens twice a year! In addition to the regular menu, Casa Vega will be offering a special holiday menu with traditional Mexican bites and festive interpretations on classic fare, including Filet Mignon Tacos, Enchiladas Suiza, Fideo, and Pomegranate Margaritas. 13301 Ventura Blvd., 91423; 818.788.4868.
Three Day Rule’s NYE
Dine on an unlimited array of Aventine’s Italian appetizers, including premium cheese stations, salumi stations and Aventine’s signature wood-fired pizzas. Top it all off with dessert platters, filled with Espresso ricotta-cream-filled cannoli dusted with coco powder, chocolate brownies with walnuts, caramel and vanilla-whipped cream, and individual Crème brûlée cheesecakes. Tickets: $110/advanced, $125/pre-sale, $150/regular, $175/late; tickets include unlimited, all night open bar, consisting of cocktails (well and specialty) beer, wine, and prosecco; use Uber for $50 off your 1st ride!
Alcove | Big Bar’s Third Annual NYE cocktail Countdown
Here, they start at 3 pm (NYE in the Eurozone) and they head west across the timezones till our own midnight. They have a cocktail to represent each timezone, inspired by the timezone, music from the region, countdown etc. This year, with the help of Mr. Dave Stolte (HomeBarBasics), they have designed a Cocktail Passport which will follow our countdown, have Dave’s artwork for each cocktail, and a place to stamp your timezone once you have ordered that cocktail. Plus, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Celebrate 2014 on board some of the most beautiful yachts on the West Coast. Hornblower Cruises offers two New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Marina del Rey: a Dessert Cruise ($99) and a Gala Dinner ($145). The Dessert Cruise boards at 9:30 pm and cruises from 10 pm-1 am. The three-hour cruise includes a boarding glass of champagne, cash bar, dessert display, DJ, and party favors. The Gala Dinner boards at 8:30 pm and cruises from 9 pm-12:30 am. The 3.5-hour cruise includes a boarding glass of champagne, cash bar, four-course seated dinner, DJ, and party favors.
The Annual All-New, One-Time-Only New Year’s Eve Revue!
The Santa Monica Playhouse’s annual New Year’s Eve shows celebrates 2014 with an all-new show full of songs, dances, comedy and more. Included with admission is a complimentary buffet supper, champagne, party favors, hats and the chance to win special prizes. The late show at 9:30 pm ($49.50) gives you the chance to ring in 2014 with members of the Santa Monica Playhouse Actors’ Repertory Theatre. The early-bird 6 pm ($39.50) celebration offers everything that the later show does, plus family-friendly atmosphere. Discounts are available for students, teachers, seniors, the military and groups of ten or more. Special discounts available for the 6 pm performance for children 12 and under.
Black & White Ball at Viceroy Santa Monica
The Black & White Ball features a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres from Cast’s Executive Chef, Tony DiSalvo, and KCRW DJs spinning poolside: Jason Bentley, Travis Holcombe and Mario Cotto. Black and white attire is recommended. $140/limited presale, $175/General Admission, for VIP cabana resys: 310.260.7507; 9 pm-1:30 am
New Year’s Eve Starlight Ballroom Bash at Mr. C Beverly Hills
Taking place in the hotel’s 12th-floor Starlight Ballroom and featuring 360-degree views of Los Angeles, this party will have a full bar, live music by The Vibrometers, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. Options include a signature Cipriani five-course meal ($195) prior to the bash, bash-only ($100), and a table reserved for up to six guests ($1,200). 8 pm-2 am.
NYE at The Abbey
The entire venue will be transformed into Mount Olympus. $125 tickets include expedited entry, a hosted bar, appetizer and a champagne toast. Togas are highly recommended.
Goo Goo Dolla at The House of Blues
Spend NYE with the Goo Goo Dolls on the legendary Sunset Strip. $130/general admission, $210/VIP pre-show dinner packages, tickets and open bar; doors at 9 pm, show at 10 pm.
Belle Epoque at Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel
The Belle Epoque (“Beautiful Era”) means French burlesque with special guest DJ’s, live musical performances and live burlesque dancers. $125 and includes a hosted bar from 9 pm-1 am, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Camp Freddy & Friends at The Roxy
Make it a rockin’ New Year’s Eve at The Roxy with the all-star cover band that features Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Chris Chaney and Josh Freese. The concert is hosted by Mark McGrath! $100; 9 pm
Carnival at the Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Celebrate the New Year with tropical samba grooves of Sergio Mendes and the percussion pop of Sheila E., along with Brazilian dancers. Two performances on December 31: 7 pm and 10:30 pm.
New Year’s Eve LA at Grand Park
Rings in 2014 with performances, art installations, and large-scale animated projections. This celebration features live performances by dublab’s finest, Versa-Style Dance Company and more; 3-D projections with a countdown covering 22 stories of City Hall; live photo booth projected 100 feet above Grand Park; food trucks; and a cash bar (located at Music Center Plaza). Free; 6 pm-12:30 am.
Katt Williams at STAPLES Center
Celebrate 2014 with an evening full of laughter! Kat Williams returns to Los Angeles with his signature animated style. $49.50-125; Doors at 9 pm, show at 10:00 pm.
Happy Endings at Club Nokia
Located in the incredible L.A. LIVE entertainment complex in Downtown LA, welcomes over 2,000 people to , starting at 9:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Happy Endings features headliners DJ Justin Credible and DJ Sour Milk of Power 106 FM, with guest DJ R-tistic playing the hottest Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B music. Experience free giveaways, VIP access, special live performances, and the time of your life all under one roof. Tickets $130 – $205.
Unparallelled Cabaret Ball at The Edison
This celebration has unique performances by an eclectic group of artists. Plus, DJ Jonny Abrahams will be spinning. $100 includes a midnight toast; Doors at 7 pm; for table resys: 213.613.0000
LA Loves Techno
Party through the night at the massive Exchange nightclub in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles. Get down with dance music, featuring a lineup of world class DJs: John Digweed, Claude VonStroke, and DAVI. $35 plus service fee, ten ticket limit/customer; 9 pm-6 am; for bottle service resys: 213.444.3388 or
NYElectric at W Hollywood Hotel
The hotel’s nightclub & rooftop lounge offers a high-end club experience along with breathtaking views of the city from the 12th floor. Get down with House music, two party areas, party favors, and more. $150 and include a four-hour hosted bar.
This event goes down at multiple venues and the kicks off is on Saturday, December 28 at Circus Disco in Hollywood. WE Party Airlines is at Avalon on Monday, December 30, with DJ Brett Henrichsen. On Tuesday, December 31, the party moves from Hollywood to Mayan Nightclub, featuring DJ Alyson Calagna from 9 pm-6 am. Then it’s back to Hollywood for First Dance 2014 at Arena, with DJ Micky Friedmann on Wednesday, Januray 1 from 3 am-noon. December 28 – January 1; $35 and VIP Weekend Passes are $250 here.
Countdown 2014 at Universal CityWalk Hollywood
Matt Barnes of the LA Clippers hosts this “Black & White Affair” at Infusion Lounge. There are two levels of music, with five DJs spinning Top 100, hip-hop and dance. Admission includes open vodka and champagne bar until 10 pm, multiple VIP areas, midnight ball drop, and champagne toast. 8 pm; $40
NYE Sessions 2014 at the Sayers Club
This intimate living room vibe is great for your NYE celebrations. $125/VIP presale, including hosted bar; ticket packages range from the six-guest Drum Package for $1,200-15-guest Keyboard Package for $2,000; 8 pm
Petty Cash Taqueria
The regular menu will be available all night long at Walter Manzke’s hip taco restaurant on Beverly. Sip cocktails like Fly by Night (Scotch medley of Saler’s gentiane, King’s ginger, angostura, peychaud bitters, and a grapefruit twist), play shuffleboard, and down mezcal all night long at this Mexican-style New Year’s Eve. 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.933.5300
Bar Marmont regular, Constance, will be performing through the night and a special a la carte menu will be offered through the night too. Tickets for the performance need to be purchased in advance. 8171 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046; 323.650.0575
The regular a la carte menu will be served at Walter and Margarita Manzke’s new French eatery. Favorites include butternut squash agnolotti with forest mushrooms or braised beef short rib with spinach and potato mousseline. Resys are encouraged. 624 S LA Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 310.361.6115
From 6 pm-midnight, enjoy a full a la carte menu with items like wood-grilled prawns with dates, sliders with bacon jam, and steamed buns with crispy pork belly. Wash it all down with the Richard Pryor, a rum cocktail made with El Dorado 5 year and cherry-smoked cola. Each reservation includes entrance, party favors, and a champagne toast. Dancing and more goes until 2 am. 903 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, 90266; 310.374.4422
Napa Valley Grille
This Westwood staple is serving up a three course dinner ($75), which includes lobster risotto with, chestnut agnolotti, or pancetta-wrapped venison chop. Pair the meal with a seasonal cocktail like the Poached Apricot Manhattan, which is made with house made vanilla-poached apricot jam. 1100 Glendon Ave., 90024; 310.824.3322
This seafood spot’s Hollywood location is serving a prix-fixe menu ($75) that gives youa avariety of dishes to chose from. Savor butter poached oysters or black bass with sea urchin. And for dessert, chocolate fondue or pumpkin donuts. 1555 Vine St., Los Angeles, 90028; 323.462.2155
Top Chef’s Brooke Williamson is making special three-course dinner ($55) at her always busy pub in Playa Del Rey. Champagne pairings are included! 333 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, 90293; 310.821.0333
This is the spot for craft beer. Oh, and NYE dinner too. From 4:30-9:30 they will be serving up dinner and then at 10 pm it turns into an all-you-can-drink party. The all-you-can-drink special runs $58 for those getting dinner, or $68 for those without. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232; 310.838.9739
This Mexican eatery (as well as its sister restaurant on West Third) will have a special four-course menu from 5:30-10:30 pm, which includes a margarita of the high-end Casamingos tequila or a glass of cava. 1416 4th St., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.526.7121
Enjoy a four-course dinner ($75) by chef Richard Sandoval, along with a glass of champagne, and a live DJ on the rooftop of Santa Monica Place. 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.899.1000
This German restaurant on La Brea is offering their standard dinner menu starting at 5 pm, along with a special wild salmon entree with broccoli-stuffed potatoes. 345 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.931.9291
Solid Gold NYE 2014 at Playhouse
Playhouse Hollywood invites you to Solid Gold NYE 2014, featuring a three-hour open bar and midnight champagne toast. $125; 10 pm.
Saints or Sinners at Hollywood Roosevelt
Angelic or devilish costumes are encouraged for this event, which features a live performance by Eva Simons (singer with Afrojack, Will.i.am and Zedd), DJ Adam Auburn, and more. Midnight toast and noisemakers included with admission. $110, $185/VIP, includes 2 hour open bar, priority entrance and exclusive access to Teddy’s; 8:00 pm.
The brand new dance club, music venue and interactive creative space is celebrating NYE. The first curator, the notoriously edgy patron of the arts, Simon Hammerstein, has wild plans with theatrics throughout the evening and interactive rituals and dances. $125, includes a hosted bar and midnight Champagne toast, $150/The Bourgeoisie Tickets include expedited entry, a hosted bar (all night) and midnight Champagne toast. $1000-5000/private tables with VIP bottle service; 10 pm-2 am; 7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 90046; resys: dbahollywood.com, or email: email@example.com
Join the fifth annual New Years Eve celebration at The Hudson. Enjoy an open bar all night, passed appetizers, a midnight champag
Enjoy an open bar, DJ, buffets of food all night long with a champagne toast at midnight while spending time with friends and family when the ball drops. For those who would like to begin the night a little earlier, The Churchill will also be offering a prix-fix dinner ($45) or combo prix-fixe dinner and general admission ($125). The prix-fixe menu will be served from 5-8 pm and includes dishes like she-crab bisque, roasted sunchokes, celery, sherry, vadouvan curry; tuna sashimi riding tartare, whipped avocado, green chili & cucumber salsa, crispy shallot; roasted porchetta, charred brocollini, fresno chili & fennel slaw, rosemary stratification; braised beef short ribs, chanterelles, wood roasted parnips & veloute, burgundy wine; chocolate pot au crème, marshmallow, caramelized bananas; and new york style cheesecake, blackberries, crème anglaise. Recover from New Year’s Eve celebrations with brunch at The Churchill on New Year’s Day. It includes a special Bloody Mary featuring Clover’s “Seasonal” cold pressed juice (tomato, spinach, garlic, cabbage, cucumber, celery, lemon.), Tito’s handmade vodka, house pickled vegetables for $12. NYE: Tickets $95/General Admission (First 100), $115/General Admission, Packages /$600 – 3500; 10 pm-2 am; 8384 W 3rd St, West Hollywood, 90048
Rockwell Table & Stage
Get transported back to the roaring 20’s as Rockwell: Table & Stage is transformed into the Gatsby for a one-night-only. Chefs Wayne Elias and Martin Gonzalez have created a three-course prix fixe dinner. Then, enjoy a performance of For the Record: Baz Luhrmann, where you will enjoy music from Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and The Great Gatsby. After the show, Rockwell: Table & Stage space will be transformed into a Gatsby era with a live band, a buffet, and a complimentary glass of Champagne. You can also skip dinner and the show and go straight to party, where you will have access to the second-floor VIP decked featuring a full buffet, champagne toast, balloon drop and a live band from 9 pm-2 am. Costumes are encouraged! $80 – 175; dinner at 6:30 pm, show at 8 pm; for tickets: 323.661.6163 (ext 20) or rockwell-la.com; 1714 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027
For NYE, there will be two seatings with both the regular menu and NYE specials available from Chef Tyson Wong. The first dinner seating is $75 and the later dinner seating is $125, including live music, celebratory party favors, and seating for the remainder of the evening. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.278.2068
Early seating for $75 per person and a second dinner seating for $125 per person. Both seatings will offer a set menu from Chef Gino Angelini, while the later will include a live band, festive décor and party favors, and seating through the end of the evening. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.278.2060
For NYE, party at both of these spots, that live next to each other. $75/Early seating and a second dinner seating for $125/person, with set menus from Chef Gino Angelini and Chef Tyson Wong. The second dinner seating will include a live band, festive décor, party favors, and seating through the end of the evening. RivaBella and Chi Lin will also welcome guests at the bar beginning at 11 pm, depending on capacity.
Delphine Eatery + Bar
For NYE, Delphine Eatery + Bar joins Station Hollywood, The Living Room, and The Great Room for the W Hollywood’s annual NYE bash, featuring four distinct, musically-themed spaces for dancing with special guest DJs. Tickets include an open bar! 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028; 323.798.1300
BOA Steakhouse Sunset and BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica
On NYE, they will have an Early Seating and a Grand Seating, featuring a special prix fixe menu and champagne toast. BOA Steakhouse Sunset, 9200 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.278.2050. BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica, 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.899.4466
Katana Robata and Sushi Bar
They will host two dinner seatings, the first at 6 p.m., ending at 8:45 p.m., offering a prix fix menu for $125 per person and a limited a la carte menu. The second seating features a five-course menu for $125, as well as the limited a la carte menu, accompanied by a midnight champagne toast and festive party favors. Katana will also welcome guests at the bar, with a cover of $25 after 9 pm, or free for anyone coming from other IDG restaurants, to include a DJ, signature cocktails, and dancing. 8439 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 323.650.8585
The Hollywood location is featuring a NYE five-course Omakase menu ($80), accompanied by a midnight champagne toast and festive party favors, in addition to the regular menu. The Pasadena location is offering a five-course Omakase menu ($70), in addition to the regular menu. The Santa Monica location is offering the regular menu and a five-course Omakase menu ($90) with a midnight champagne toast, in addition to the regular menu. Sushi Roku Hollywood, 8445 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, 90048; 323.655.6767. Sushi Roku Pasadena, 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena, 91103; 626.683.3000. Sushi Roku Santa Monica, 1401 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.458.4771
Chef Josiah Citrin’s 4 ($150) and 5 ($275) course menus for NYE include dishes like Maine Lobster, Truffle Risotto, Chatham Bay Cod and a variety of desserts. The second seating includes live music and dancing. Corkage is $50/bottle with a two bottle maximum. 1st seating, 5:30–6:30 pm: 4 course prix-fixe with amuse; 2nd seating 8:30–9:30 pm: 5 course prix fixe with amuse; 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; Resys are required: 310.395.0881
Get your party on before New Years (December 28 – December 30) with an 11 course prix-fixe menu ($185; $85 wine pairing) by Chef Niki Nakaya. On NYE, there is another 11 course prix-fixe menu ($225; $85 optional wine pairing), which includes complimentary champagne toast and special midnight snack to by pastry chef Sharon Wang of Sugarbloom Bakery. 3455 S. Overland Ave., Los Angeles, 90034; Resys: 310.836.6252.
Hinoki & the Bird
On its first New Year’s Eve, Hinoki & the Bird will be transformed into Tokyo as chef/owner David Myers draws inspiration from his travels. In addition to the à la carte menu, there will be tastings of sake and Tokyo street food at dedicated stations throughout the restaurant, specials on bubbles and raw bar selections, along with live entertainment on the patio. 10 Century Dr., Los Angeles, 90067; 310.552.1200
Milo & Olive
Enjoy a fun and casual celebration, as Executive Chef Erin Eastland debuts a selection of new dishes, alongside the restaurant’s regularly rotating menu of seasonal small plates and pizzas. NYE only specials include fresh shucked oysters served raw or baked in the wood-fired oven with creamed leeks and enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco at midnight.On New Years Day, enjoy extended breakfast hours with favorites including Eastland’s Creamy Polenta and Poached Eggs with braised bacon bits and baby greens; Cinnamon Brioche French Toast with pure maple syrup and market berries; and Cheesy Eggs on Super Cheesy Toast with soft scrambled eggs and La Quercia prosciutto. 5 pm-1 am; New Years Day, 8 am-11 pm; 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90403; 310.453.6776
Join in their 2nd Annual New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch. They have $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas in Santa Monica and $10 Bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas in Hollywood. All guests dining in their pajamas will receive a gift certificate equal to the price of their New Year’s Day meal (minus tax and gratuity). 11 am-4 pm; Stella Barra – Santa Monica, 2000 Main St.,310.396.9250; Stella Barra – Hollywood, 6372 W Sunset Blvd., 323.301.4001
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Ring in the New Year with dishes like Roasted Italian Chestnut Soup, Nantucket Bay Scallops Carpaccio, Wagyu Sirloin Steak and a Dark Chocolate Soufflé Tartlet. $185/4 course pre-fixe menu, 5:30 – 6:30 pm; $275/5 course prix-fixe menu, 9 – 10 pm, 5. Includes champagne toast and party favors. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, 90077; 310.909.1644
Tres by José Andrés
On New Year’s Day, Brunch ($52) is 12–5 pm. 465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048; 310.246.5551
The Bazaar by José Andrés
Join the 3rd-annual New Year’s Eve “Spanish Masquerade” at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Enjoy the multiple dining areas and tray-passed tapas from 8pm -11 pm. Sip on cava and wine or choose your favorite specialty drink cocktail stations scattered throughout the restaurants. Cap the night off with desserts in the Patisserie from 10 pm-1:30 am. Tickets start at $250, but a limited number of advance-purchase tickets are available for $150 before December 26th. VIP table packages are also available. 8 pm-1:30 am; 465 S La Cienega Blvd.; 310.246.5555
FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place
Toast to the New Year with French Riviera-inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Pascal Lorange. The White & Gold Dinner Party starts with a four-course prix-fixe dinner ($150) and complimentary glass of Sparkling wine or you can join in the cocktail reception ($100) from 9 pm – 12 am which includes wine, signature cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, and music by Saint Tropez DJ Thomas Toccafondi. Bottle service will also be available starting at $105 offering a selection of Champagne and spirits such as Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon, and Belvedere. A la Carte menu served from 6 – 9 pm; Four-course prix-fixe dinner from 9 – 11 pm; Cocktail Reception will be from 9 pm – 12 am; Resys are required: NYE-MP@figandolive.
For NYE, enjoy a three-course ($80), four-course ($110), or seven-course menu ($180) including Oysters in Gelée with Santa Barbara sea urchin, apple, and vinegar; Rabbit Ballotine with young vegetables, peppercress, and country bread; and Millbrook Farms Venison Loin, served with poached pear, celeriac, yams, and sauce poivrade. Early Evening Gala: 4:30-5 pm seating (three- or four-course menu available), Evening Gala: 7:30-8 pm seating (seven-course menu available), Late Evening Gala: 10:30-11 pm seating (á la carte menu available); 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012; 213.972.3331
Ray’s and Stark Bar
On NYE, they will have a “Drunk” Menu, which means each dish comes with a pairing. $65/7-course vegetarian tasting menu; $45 /added meat options; $35 for added wine and cocktail pairings; 5 pm-12 am; 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.857.6180
Feast on 3 or 4 courses ($59/3 courses; $72/4 courses) including Lemon Coriander Marinated Salmon with Onion Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta; Pork Trotter Samosa with Mushrooms, Escargot, and Tomato Fondue; Roasted Duck Breast with Green Peppercorn Sauce, Spiced Red Wine Poached Pear, and Celery Root Puree. 5 pm– 12 am; 213.972.7322
Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Get 3 courses ($79/3 courses; Additional $35/person or $60/couple for Champagne and Caviar Starter course) including American Sturgeon Caviar with Yukon Gold Potato Blinis, and Classic Accompaniments; Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Riesling Apple Puree, Celeriac, and Winter Truffle; Dry-Aged New York Strip Loin with Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Chanterelle Mushrooms, and Creamy Swiss Chard. 5 pm; 213.680.0330
For NYE, 3 or 4 courses ($70/3 courses; $90/4 courses) include Hamachi with Kumquat Conserva, Avocado, Micro Cilantro Breakfast Radish, and Fried Shallot; Garlic Veloute with Sautéed Cauliflower, Tete de Moine Cheese, and Button Mushrooms; Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast with Orange Braised Belgium Endive, Sugar Snap Peas, Maitake Mushrooms, Duck Skin Puree, Licorice Spice, and Grand Marnier Jus. 4:30 pm; 213.239.6500
Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique
Chef Wellman has curated a 7-course menu ($250 including 2 glasses of Moet Brut Imperial) that begins with caviar flight that highlights the Petrossian signature caviar selection. Items include Vodka Whipped Cream, and Caviar; Maine Lobster with Fennel, Baby Radish, Daikon, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime; Sea Urchin Risotto with Transmontanus Caviar; Wild Striped Bass with Potato, Caviar, and Vodka; and Strawberry and Champagne with Vanilla, Elderflower, and Meringue. 5-close; 321 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048; 310.271.6300
Celebrate on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton with a ten-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu ($190) features a selection of WP24’s most acclaimed dishes, as well as holiday favorites infused with Chinese ingredients. Highlights include Roasted Peking Duck; Crispy Skin Red Snapper Filet with Szechuan shellfish stew and bok cho; Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop with cilantro vinaigrette and Hunan eggplant; and Espresso Praline Crunch with dark chocolate, whipped espresso, and coffee ice cream.
The Mixing Room
This spot is celebrating New Years with a live performance by the Los Angeles-based band, Leftover Cuties. They will be performing their newest album, The Spark & The Fire. Concert starts at 8 pm and the celebration, complete with party favors and a champagne toast, will continue until 1:30 am To purchase tickets, please click here.
This New Year’s Eve party will have a photo booth, DJ, and a prix fixe menu. Additionally, Tortilla Republic will feature New Year’s Day brunch from 11 am-3 pm. Begin 2014 with a Bloody Mary Bar; TR Benedict on a manchego black pepper scone with poached eggs, chopped Applewood-smoked bacon, arugula, classic hollandaise, and cheddar breakfast potatoes; Seared Albacore Tuna and Sweet Potato Hash with poached eggs, wilted greens, caramelized onions, and jalapeño; and Fresh Corn and Blueberry Pancakes served with whipped salted butter and maple syrup.
Party like it’s 1922 at this soirée inspired by the decadence of The Great Gatsby. They will have a DJ, keepsake photo, and complimentary champagne toast! 1st seating ($65; 6 pm), 2nd seating ($85; 8:30 pm). Price includes six or seven courses, respectively, featuring dishes such as Lobster Chaufa with squid ink fried rice, and Braised Shortrib with pallares. Open bar begins at 10 pm for $35. 514 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.622.3744
Try your luck at blackjack and craps in the 007 Lounge on the new upstairs mezzanine in order to earn raffle tickets for an assortment of prizes. There will be complimentary champagne toast at midnight, music provided by DJ Niceman. 1st seating ($95; 6-6:30 pm), 2nd seating ($125; 8:30 pm), price includes six courses, featuring dishes such as Barley Risotto with winter truffle and Huacatay Beer Braised Prime Shortrib with lobster caramel. Open bar begins at 9 pm, available to those with dinner reservations for $40, and to the public for $50, featuring James Bond-inspired cocktails, such as “Goldfinger,” “Octopussy,” and “Lady Luck”. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90035; 310.277.0133
This party is inspired by the vintage glamour of Moulin Rouge and has burlesque dancers, a live swing band, and a DJ. There will be complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 1st seating (6 pm), 2nd seating (9 pm), both $95, price includes five courses, with dishes such as Kampachi dressed in aji amarillo and leche de tigre with crispy cancha, as well as one cocktail, and a champagne toast at midnight. Open bar begins at 11 pm for $40. 13488 Maxella Ave., Marina Del Rey, 90292; 310.893.6100
Red Medicine’s New Year’s Eve
The prix fixe menu of favorites crafted by Chef Jordan Kahn includes shareable favorites like Trout Roe with lemon curd and snap peas; Dungeness crab with passionfruit and black garlic; and smoked Lamb with yellow roots and mango, alongside new dishes like Young Potatoes in a sauce of butter, sake and grasses or Foraged Mushrooms with wheat berries and brown butter. An optional beverage pairing is also available.
CHAYA Beverly Hills
Join in this “Mascarade de la Pavan” celebration featuring live music from “The JSH Quartet,” and a tasting menu from Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe. In addition to the second seating’s prix-fixe menu, there is a “Bar Pavan” bar menu, featured Pavan cocktails, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Menu items will include CHAYA’s signature Bonsai Box; Origami Box Branzino; Roast Chateaubriand Filet Mignon (sukiyaki style); a Porcini Mushroom Polenta Board; Crispy Black Truffle Rice Cake; and Fruit & Sorbet in a Pavan Chemise.First seating, 5:30-7:30 pm; Second seating with 4-course prix-fixe menu ($130+; vegetarian and gluten-free options available), 8:30–10 pm; 8741 Alden Dr., Los Angeles, 90048; 310.859.8833
This “Monte Carlo” party features a performance by The Jimmy C Martini Lounge Trio, along with a roulette table and prizes all night. Choose between a 4-course prix-fixe tasting menu ($85+), or select from the a la carte menu with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. A special $25 “Bar Royale” platter will be available in the bar and lounge. Menu items will include Soy Glazed Alaskan Black Cod & King Crab Tempura; Red Wine Braised Angus Short Rib; Spiced Honey Roasted Pear with Valrhona Chocolate Fudge. 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, 90017; 213.236.9577
Party like you are at “Studio 54” with DJ Jun. First seating at 5-7:30 pm has a 3-course prix-fixe menu ($75+) including a platter of Oysters, Shrimp, Wagyu Nigiri Sushi and Fruits De Mer Ceviche; ‘Surf n’ Turf’ composed of Grilled Angus Filet Mignon with Black Truffle Sauce and half a Maine Lobster Thermidor; finished with a Warm Chocolate Tart, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, and a White Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Second Seating 9-10 pm includes a choice of an 4-course prix-fixe chef tastings menu ($130+; vegetarian option available); a “Tour de Sushi” omakase menu at the sushi bar; or enjoy items from the one-night-only “54 Snack” bar menu offering small bites, martinis and hand-crafted cocktails, and a complimentary champagne toast to 2014 at midnight. 110 Navy St., Venice, 90291; 310.396.1179
CAFE del REY
Celebrate the New Year with a special three-course prix-fixe menu ($90) including first course options like Filet Carpaccio arugula, cornichons, fried capers, quail egg, mustard vinaigrette and Frisée & Arugula Salad dried fruit compote, candied walnuts, walnut vinaigrette. Second Course choices include Quail chestnut purée, mixed mushrooms, cornbread, frisée, quail jus; and Black Truffle Risotto. Dessert includes Champagne Tartlets strawberry, candied pistachio dust, strawberry sauce and sticky Toffee Pudding persimmon chutney, toffee sauce, crème fraiche. 5 pm–12:30 am; 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 90292; 310.823.6395
Hotel Casa del Mar
Celebrate the New Year with a three-course ($85; first seating) or a four-course ($185; second seating) dinner. Menu highlights include Bluefin Tuna Crudo with black truffle and artichoke chips and Day Boat Scallops with parsnip purée, golden raisins, capers, and chanterelles. The restaurant’s second seating includes a glass of champagne and admission to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve fête. Featuring live music by the Full Spectrum Band, dancing, and a midnight balloon drop, the party is from 9 pm-2 am. First seating: 5:30-6:30 pm, second seating: 8:30-9:30 pm, party: 9 pm-2 am; 910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 90405; 310.581.5533
Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top 10 Best New Restaurant” of 2013 (January 2014), will offer two exclusive prix-fixe menus to celebrate the New Year (first seating, 6pm, 5-course, $75+; second seating, 8:30 pm, 6-course, $125+). Crafted to appeal to both plant-based and epicurean guests, the restaurant will toast the flavors of winter with wine pairings and cocktails. Inspired by a traditional Italian family feast, the menu created by Chef/Co-Owner Tal Ronnen and Executive Chef Scot Jones̶ will offer a sampling of the region’s synonymous flavors with an inspired California-conscious spin. Prices include Champagne toast and party favors; 8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90046; 323.782.9245
This new Venice eatery is offering their regular menu, open reservations, and a few NYE specials. Try the special hackle back caviar dish for or the scallop crudo with black truffle. 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291; 310.396.9333
Ring in the New Year Roaring ’20s-style! Come dressed up and enjoy a glamorous four-course dinner ($75). After dinner, there is a party ($150 for dinner & party) with endless flowing champagne, premium hosted bar and live entertainment featuring DJ Kick-Mix and DJ KFresh. Prix-Fixe Dinner, 5-7 pm; more info here; resys: firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.454.3474; 17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades
DJ Jolyon will be spinning Old School, Classics, Funk, Soul, 80s, Disco, Reggae, World Grooves, Pop, and British Pop all night. Cash Onlyto get in! $20/Cardholders & Tables Guestlist, $30/Non-Cardholders Guestlist, $50/Walk-Ups Door Admission; Guestlist is honored until 10 pm; Guestlist Closes 12/30, 6 pm; party: 9 pm; The Association, 110 E 6th St., Los Angeles
The Basement Tavern and Victorian
Here, it’s all about the entertainment. Ground Zero will be in the basement, DJ Benjamin Walker is on the main level, and The Gumbo Brothers are in the attic. Doors, 8 pm, Party, 11 pm; 2640 Main St., Santa Monica; Resys: email@example.com
Enjoy Nebuloza band and sounds by Beat Ventriloquists. Packages range from $60-900 (8 people) or general admission is $30. 8 pm; Ebanos Crossing, 200 S Hill St., Los Angeles
Harvard & Stone
This year, check out performances by the H&S dancers, Lil’ Jenni & Nikki Dalonzo, accompanied by the H&S band and DJs, Phoebe Falconer & Dan DJ Ladypils Mancini. Plus, special guest, Robert Levon Been of BRMC leading the band for the midnight set, counting us down and crooning a welcome to the New Year. DJs spin from 8 pm until closing time, band and burlesque dancers will play a show every hour starting at 10:30. $25 in advance, $30 night of; 8 pm; Harvard & Stone, 5221 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; resys: hs@harvardandstone or reservations@harvardandstone for tables.
Celebrate NYE with Havana Nights. Music by Sir Marcus and a hosted open bar all night! 9 pm; Hemingway’s Lounge, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
The patio at Wilshire is turning into a casino with Craps, Blackjack, and Roulette, along with House Music by Riff Raff and Open format Set by DNA . Coats and ties are encouraged for the gentleman and evening gowns are encouraged for the ladies. NYE Tickets can only be picked up at the restaurant 12/30 from 10 am-4 pm & 12/31 anytime after 12 pm. $150 ($160 after Dec 29th) includes open bar, Tables : $1600-$3500; 9 pm; 2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
New Year’s Eve MadHatter Ball!
The Manhattan Country Club is transformed into a MadHatter’s Wonderland! Four DJs will spin through out the night. Your ticket also includes a magic shrinking elixir as you arrive, a champagne toast at midnight and surprises throughout the evening. Costumes are not required, but you’re welcome to get into the Alice in Wonderland theme. 9 pm; Manhattan Beach Country Club, 1330 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach; 310.400.0015
This intimate setting has indoor and outdoor seating, a DJ and dance floor. Your ticket includes tray passed hors d’ouvres from Cleo, a premium hosted bar, desserts, and a midnight champagne toast. $80 in advance, $100 at the door; 9 pm; The Library @ The Redbury, 1717 Vine St., Los Angeles
New Year’s Eve at Honeycut
Celebrate NYE with cocktails, dancing, and champagne! admission includes open bar all evening, food truck for late night snacks, and a champagne toast at midnight! 8 pm; Honeycut, 819 S Flower St., Los Angeles
Prohibition NYE at Union Station
Enjoy live sets by Robert DeLong and The Brian Swartz Sextet, along with a DJ set by Dr. Fresh. Formal attire is required while you enjoy an open bar and the oyster bar. $150; 9 pm; Union Station, 800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles
Ring in 2014 with Blue Irie and DJ Maple Syrup. Plus, unlimited Rum Punch, Red Stripe Beer, food, party hats, noise makers, and a Champagne toast at midnight! 9 pm; 822 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey
Enjoy unlimited pintxos and paella all night long, along with a complimentary midnight toast! $35; 6 pm-12 am; Bar Pintxo, 109 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
St. Felix and the Powder Room
Two venues combined for a classy and unforgettable NYE of DJs and 2 for 1 champagne specials. This is a private, exclusive event with only 300 tickets available. Tickets start at $40 and will increase in price until the event is sold out. If your group is 10 or more ask about a group discount. 9 pm; St Felix, 1602 N Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood.
10 pm; AV, 1601 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles
Ocean Bar and Abigaile
10 pm; Ocean Bar / Abigaile, 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach
9 pm; Barcopa, 2810 Main St., Santa Monica
The Room Santa Monica
9 pm; The Room, 1323 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
GLOW New Year’s Eve Party 2014 at Zanzibar
8 pm; Zanzibar, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica
Lexington Social House
8 pm; Lexington Social House, 1718 Vine St., Los Angeles