New Years

Wokcano Santa Monica
Celebrate at the Confetti & Cocktails New Year’s Eve Ball featuring music by DJ Frankie, hosted hors d’oeuvres from 8-10 pm, Champagne toast, photo booth, and party favors countdown. Cocktail Attire Required. $40 in advance/$50 for VIP, $50 day of/$60 for VIP (Includes front of line entry & one complimentary drink, valid only for Grey Goose, Beer or Wine); New Year’s Eve, 8 pm – 2 am; 1413 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; dinner resys: 310.458.3080; Group packages and table resys: 310.458.3080

They are celebrating NYE and National Champagne Day with bottomless mimosas. They are also open 24 hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Bottomless mimosas: New Year’s Eve, 6 am – 3 pm

Stephane Bombet and Kris Morningstar are offering a five-course, prix-fixe dinner ($50/6 pm, $125/8 pm), followed by a party with a DJ and an optional open bar ($40 with dinner, $50 without dinner). Dinner highlights include Fluke Sashimi, Wild Boar Casarecce, Roulade of Hen, and Chocolate Delice. New Year’s Eve, dinner: 6-10:30 pm; 8265 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.746.5130

Faith & Flower
Celebrate with two seatings! The first seating is a five-course tasting menu ($95, $150/wine pairing) is at 5:30 pm and the second seating is a six-course tasting menu ($125, $200/wine pairing) at 9 pm. DJ starts at 11 pm and there is a Champagne toast at midnight. 705 West 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.239.0642

Vintage Enoteca
Nothing says Happy New Year like endless sangria. Enjoy happy hour all day with their happy hour food menu, bottomless sangria for $12 and a special ginger prosecco cocktail for $10. Noon-7 pm; 7554 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.512.5278

Tom Bergin’s
Invites you to celebrate both New Year’s Eve and its one year anniversary, since re-opening with a new culinary team and ownership. The theme is an ode to 1936, when founder Tom Bergin officially opened “Tom Bergin’s Old Horseshoe Tavern & Thoroughbred Club,” and you are strongly encouraged to “dress to the nines” in your 1930s-inspired attire. In addition to the full menu, a prix-fixe menu ($19.36) featuring West Coast Oysters with Champagne mignonette, Prime Rib with traditional horseradish crème and seasonal winter vegetables, and a glass of Champagne will be available. Plus, a DJ will be spinning a mix of throwback and contemporary tunes throughout the evening. New Year’s Eve, Prix-fixe Menu & Regular Food Menu – 5-11 pm, party, 5 pm-2 am; 840 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 9003; resys: 323.936.7151

Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge
Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge will be offering dinner followed by a VIP NYE blowout hosted by owner and nine-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz, complete with special surprise guests. $450 and include a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne. New Year’s Eve; 184 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.424.4600

The Little Door
Celebrate on a  candlelit patios on 3rd Street in West Hollywood or at their newest location in Santa Monica across from the Brentwood Country Mart. They will be hosting a Moulin Rouge celebration, featuring entertainment, magic, fortune telling and a DJ. Chef Nicolas Peter will be offering a four course menu with the 1st seating ($95) 6-9 pm and 2nd seating ($150) 7:30 pm-12 am. Santa Monica, 246 26th St., Santa Monica CA 90402, 310.310.8064; West Hollywood, 8164 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323.951.1210

Café Pinot
Indulge in 3 ($60) or 4 ($70)courses including highlights like Yellowtail with Yuzu Granite, Manzano Chile, Candied Kumquat, Shimeji Mushrooms, and Black Sesame Purée; Veal Breast Ravioli with Smoked Tomato Sauce, Ricotta Salata, and Toasted Chile; Korobuta Pork Chop with Carolina Gold Rice, Smoked Ham, Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, and Fried Corn Bread; and Budino, Coffee Pudding, Malt Crumble, Caramelized Banana, Cocoa Nib Waves. New Year’s Eve, 4:30-10 pm;700 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071; resys required: 213.239.6500

Kendall’s Brasserie
You can chose 3 ($64), 4 ($74) or 5 ($84) courses with highlights including Kobocha Squash Soup, Pear and Blue Cheese Feuilleté, Veal Sweet Bread, Roasted Duck Breast, and Meyer Lemon Sphere. New Year’s Eve, 5 pm-12 am; 135 N Grand St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; resys required: 213.972.7322

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Their 3 ($85) or 4 courses include Champagne & Caviar (optional for additional $70), Pan Seared Diver Scallops, Surf & Turf with Butter Poached Lobster Tail, Petit Filet Mignon, Rainbow Chard, Wild Mushrooms, and Bone Marrow, and Dry Aged New York Strip Loin. New Year’s Eve, 5 pm–10 pm; resys required: 213.680.0330; 330 S Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique
Ring in the New Year with an exclusive menu designed by Executive Chef Giselle Wellman. The seven course  menu ($250, includes 2 glasses of Moët Brut Imperial) begins with a caviar flight that highlights Petrossian’s signature caviar selection followed by Spot Prawn Carpaccio with Uni, Salmon Roe, Lemon and Brioche; Cage Free Egg Raviolo with House-Made Ricotta, White Alba Truffle and Beurre Monté; Squab with Fig, Swiss Chard and Red Wine Sauce;  Formagerie Guilloteau™ Saint Angel Tripe Créme with Chilean Miniature Pear, Puff Pastry and Walnut; and the dessert option of Chocolate Mousse, with Gold Leaf, Peanut, Coconut and Basil or Lemon Sabayon with Vanilla, Jasmine and Basil. New Year’s Eve, 5 pm-close; 321 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048; 310.271.6300

Join Chef Paul Shoemaker for an exclusive holiday Black Truffle menu ($75), featuring an array of seasonal dishes prepared specially for the occasion. Menu highlights include Bone Marrow Ravioli, Winter Truffle Burrata Salad, Big Eye Tuna Tartare, Veal Sweetbread Fricassee, Diver Scallops, Nova Scotia Day Boat Halibut, American Kobe NY Steak & Maine Lobster, Black Winter Truffle Risotto, and desserts like Black Truffle Cheesecake, Eggnog Truffle Pudding, or Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate. For the full menu click here. New Year’s Eve, 5 pm-2 am; 11720 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; Resys can be made online here or by calling 818.762.1833

Harlowe’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” includes music, dancing, and a toast a midnight, Harlowe is offering a ticketed celebration for revelers. $95/General admission (includes open bar with drinks from the regular menu and select spirits from 8 pm-Midnight, complimentary passed appetizers), $500/VIP (includes 4 premium open bar tickets, reserved table, complimentary bottle of champagne from reserve list). New Year’s Eve, 8 pm-2 am; 7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046; 323.876.5839

Bid farewell to another year in black & white attire at Sassafras’“Black & White Party” and enjoy burlesque, live music from The Dixie Giants, and more! Open bar specialty cocktails are featuring Grey Goose and St. Germain, plus enjoy complimentary passed New Orleans-inspired hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast at Midnight. **The party continues after midnight with a cash bar. $85/General Admission: New Year’s Eve, 8 pm-2 am; 1233 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.467.2800

Bigfoot West
Enjoy special champagne cocktail for $10, along with live music, including an urban grass band from 8-11 pm and DJ Charlie X from 11 pm-2 am. New Year’s Eve, 5 pm-2 am; 10939 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; 310.287.2200

The Thirsty Crow
Enjoy $5 Woodford Reserve Double Oaked and $50 Champagne bottles available for purchase. New Year’s Eve, 8 pm-2 am; 2939 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.661.6007

Tiki No
Party with music by DJ Derrick and party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. New Year’s Eve, 5 pm-2 am; 4657 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91602; 818.766.0116

They are hosting a “White Carnival” themed New Year’s Eve party featuring a four-course prix-fixe menu, with two seatings that night (first seating, $65, 6-7 pm; second seating, $125, 7:45-11 pm). You can also celebrate in Acabar’s exotic lounge and bar, which will be offering bottle service ($30) as well as to their a la carte menu with oysters and caviars available upon request (available until 1 am).  Live entertainment on New Year’s Eve will include DJ Wiseacre with special guests “Cabrocha” Brazilian Samba Dancers and capoeira performances in a drum circle of percussionists. Chef de Cuisine Kevin Luzande’s four-course tasting menu will include dishes like Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Kanpachi Ceviche, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Normandy Butter Poached Lobster, Braised Short Rib, and desserts including Parsnip Split, Gimmie S’More, or Coconut Coulant. New Years’ Eve; 1510 N. Stanley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.876.1400

Chef de Cuisine Alessio Biangini has crafted a special four-course prix fixe menu that will be available during two different seatings at the Northern Italian destination. Both seatings will include a champagne toast upon arrival. Menu items include Agnolotti “del plin”, parmigiano fondue & black truffle; Prime beef filet, cipollini agrodolce & Barolo jus; and Chocolate caprese, pistachio gelato. New Year’s Eve, $90/first seating,  5- 8:30 pm, $150/second seating, 9 pm with access to Cecconi’s rockin’ New Year’s Eve party. 8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.432.2000

Modern Italian Executive Chef Mette Williams welcomes you to ring in 2015 with the ultimate last supper of 2014. You will have the option to enjoy an early seating featuring a decadent four-course menu ($85), or to raise a glass with a five-course prix fixe menu ($135) during the prestigious hotel’s New Year’s Eve Gala in the adjacent Windows Lounge. Both meals will also feature an optional $65 white truffle supplement featuring truffles hand-sourced from Alba, located in the heart of Piedmont, Italy. New Year’s Eve, first seating, 6-7 pm, Gala seating, 8-11 pm; at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Dr., os Angeles, CA 90048; 310.860.4000

Chef Bruce Kalman will be dishing up his Californian interpretation of Northern Italian cuisine on New Year’s Eve in Pasadena. Enjoy a three course prix fixe menu ($75), which includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco to start. Union’s New Year’s Eve menu includes Kalman’s house made charcuteries, homemade pickles and pastas, and dishes like Beef Stracotto, Porchetta and Pitman Farms Roasted Duck. New Year’s Eve, 5-11 pm; 37 E. Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.795.5841

Blue Plate Oysterette
They will offering California-meets-New England menu in addition to three seafood-inspired NYE specials: Lobster Tagiatelle/Hand cut pasta, arugula & cherry tomato-lobster sauce ($26) (White Alba truffles available for an additional $20); Sur & Turf, 12oz Blackened NY Steak, butter poached lobster tail & parsnip puree ($68); and Whole Dungeness Crab (3.5 lb) with fries, salad & butter ($74). New Year’s Eve, 5-10 pm; Blue Plate Oysterette – Los Angeles, 8048 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323.665.5474Blue Plate Oysterette – Santa Monica, 1355 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.576.3474

Join in an elaborate four-course New Year’s Eve menu ($50). Start the evening with a complimentary glass of Champagne and the traditional Indian bite, Pani Puri. Once you take your seat, you will be offered the option of a Tandoori Platter with Chicken Tikka, Sheekh Kabob, Onion Piazza and Vegetable Pakora, or a Vegetable Platter with Sigara, Onion Piazza and a Vegetable Pakora. For the main course select from the Murgh Tikka Masala, diced chicken tikka tossed in Hyderabadi spices cooked in creamy tomato sauce; Jhinga Patia, tiger prawns cooked in a zesty, hot and sour sauce; or Aloo Palak, potatoes and baby spinach tossed with turmeric. Dessert includes Gulab Jamun, a cheese dumpling immersed in a saffron-infused syrup, along with traditional Indian-spiced Chai tea or fresh brewed coffee. New Year’s Eve, 5:30 pm or 8 pm; 7233 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.936.1000

The London West Hollywood
Toast to the new year in style at The London West Hollywood, where old Hollywood glamour meets British style in the luxury hotel, currently undergoing a $25 million transformation. Dine in the signature restaurant Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, with a 3-course menu ($95) during the first seating from 5-8 pm and a 5-course menu ($165) during the second seating from 8:30-11:30 pm. Select menu items include: Oxtail Tortellini, black winter truffles, horseradish breadcrumbs, parsnip, Gordon Ramsay’s Roasted Beef Wellington, served for two, Eggplant Terrine, Portobello, goat cheese, tahini, pomegranate, and Broiled Miso-Marinated Black Cod, green papaya, herbs, popped quinoa. New Year’s Eve; 1020 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.854.1111

Bagatelle West Hollywood
French-Mediterranean eatery Bagatelle West Hollywood, known for its lively dining scene will host a soiree like no other this New Year’s Eve. The multi-room St. Tropez and Paris inspired indoor/outdoor space will serve a 5-course family-style meal ($75) from Executive Chef Robert Liberato with reservations available from 9 pm and on. DJ Jeremy de Koste will spin the party into full drive, and a slew of party packages and bottle service will be available to party-goers, ranging from $500 – $2,000+. 755 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.659.3900

Hakkasan Beverly Hills
Hakkasan Beverly Hills has curated an evening to ring in the new year in style. You will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Perrier- Jouët champagne, before being seated to enjoy Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon’s prix-fixe menu of both new signature items and patron favorites. Seatings are available at 5:30 pm ($78), 6:30 pm ($138), and 9:30 pm ($138). 233 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.888.8661

They are having two seatings ($90/first seating,$185/seconds eating) with dishes like Day Boat Scallops with a cauliflower puree, golden raisins, capers, and duck prosciutto and Meyer Lemon Semifreddo with huckleberry compote and candied zest. Reservations score you a champagne toast, party admission, and the table for the evening. After dinner, head to Terrazza Lounge for their New Year’s Eve Party ($50). New Year’s Eve; 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.581.7714

Rustic Canyon
Chef Jeremy Fox will be offering a diverse menu of farmers’ market-inspired small plates, all served family style. You will choose eight plates per table from a selection of 16 menu items, like Steak & Geoduck Tartare with sunchoke, spread egg, and shoyu; Duck Leg Confit with chicories, duck ham, cracklings, and mustard; Loup de Mer with sprouting broccoli, polenta, and XO sauce; and Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted whiskey caramel and crème fraiche. The full menu can be viewed here. $95/person, with wine pairings available for an extra $50/person; New Year’s Eve, 6-6:45 pm and 8-8:45 pm; 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.393.7050.

La Boheme
Executive Chef Martha Esquivel will offer a special New Years Eve dinner buffet ($79). Guests can stay after for the DJ, decorations and champagne toast at midnight. The dinner buffet includes: Sate of Beef and Chicken, Cheese and Meats Display, Ceviche cups, Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Wild Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola, Dates and Candied Pecans, Classic Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons and Romano Cheese, Airlane Chicken Breast with Root Vegetables, Grilled Skirt Steak with Yucca Fries and Chimichurri, Sea Bass with Cippolini Onions, Creamy Mash Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze, Dessert Display, and an Assortment of Sweets. New Year’s Eve, 7-10 pm; 8400 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Tanzy Westwood
Executive Chef Bryan Podgorski will offer a special 4-course menu ($75) which also includes a glass of Prosecco to celebrate. They will be showing the various New Year’s Eve specials (including the NYC Times Square Ball Drop) on the televisions throughout the restaurant. The dining room will be decorated and festive and they will have Taittinger Comtes de Champagne on hand for purchase. Menu items include Salad of Maine lobster, Red kuri squash agnolotti, Roasted Atlantic Monkfish, winter savory infused yogurt & butternut squash semifreddo. New Year’s Eve; 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.307.7004

For The Record: Baz
After the show, stick around for a celebratory glass of champagne! Harold Zidler and his Diamond Dogs take audience members on a thrilling ride into the cinematic and musical mind of famed auteur Baz Luhrmann. The star-crossed lovers of “Romeo + Juliet,” “Strictly Ballroom,” “Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby” collide in this immersive concert mash-up, where iconic music and moments from the movies spring to life. Performed by a rotating cast of L.A.’s leading artists from Film and Television, Broadway and Indie music. The immersive cabaret features an epic soundtrack that includes “Lady Marmalade”, “Kissing You”, “Love Is In The Air”, “Crazy In Love”, and much more. DBA is throwing a New Years Eve party afterward (and people coming to see the show can purchase a ticket to that as well) and more info here$35 – 55; New Year’s Eve, 7:30 pm; 7969 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046; 855.367.7969

Barton G. LA
Los Angeles’ theatrical dining destination—crafts a selection of seasonal specials to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The shareable specials will be available from now through January 2015. Barton G. LA’s seasonal holiday specials include: Roasted Colorado Lamb Rack ($38) with Root Vegetable Fondant, Crisp Eggplant, and Garlic with Piquillo Romesco sauce; The Mother Clucker ($68) serves two and includes a citrus & herb roasted boneless whole chicken stuffed with cranberry-giblet dressing, alongside California figs, roasted delicata squash, and acorn squash stuffed with orzo salad; Cider House Veal Chop & Apple Crop ($58) a chargrilled veal chop with apple-sage chutney, honey crisp apple fritters, baby brussel sprouts, and cinnamon cider honey. New Year’s Eve, 6 – 11 pm; 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; resys required: 310.388.1888

Napa Valley Grille
They are creating a three-course prix-fixe menu ($65) inspired by the California wine country featuring seasonal produce from Southern California’s local artisans and purveyors. Highlights include: Papaya & Shrimp Salad with arugula and champagne vinaigrette; Fig- & Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb with gratin potatoes, chanterelles, port reduction; Roasted Branzino with celery root purée, rapini, sun-dried tomatoes, caper-butter sauce; Lobster Ravioli with lemon zest, parmesan, and micro greens; and Rustic Apple Galette with salty caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream. Cocktails include the Apple Cranberry Margarita and Red Apple Orchard Sangria. The Tavistock Reserve, the restaurant’s exclusive private wine collection, will also be available by the glass ($10–15) or by the bottle ($52–60) in five varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Prosecco.New Year’s Eve, 5–11 pm; 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; resys required: 310.824.3322

The Church Key
The Church Key will be offering a prix fixe menu along with unlimited dim sum cart dishes ($85). Beer, wine, and Devon Espinosa’s festive cocktails, like the champagne and pomegranate espuma-topped ‘Pink Lips’, will be available a-la-carte. 8730 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.249.3700

ACME Hospitality Group‘s Aristocrats & Alley Cats
For New Year’s Eve celebration in DTLA, the sophisticates will class up the Financial District at Sixth Street Tavern and Library Bar with Perrier-Jouet champagne. A few blocks east in the Historic Core, the misfits will rally to Beelman’s Pub, Spring St. Bar, and King Eddy Saloon to toast with “the champagne of beers” and bring down the neighborhood. Aristocrats & Alley Cats begins in Sweden and ends in Alaska. From 3 pm – 1 am PST, dthis party will toast the New Year in seven countries as midnight moves on. Toasting around the world: 3 pm, Sweden – Spring St. Bar toasts Abosolut Vodka; 4 pm, Ireland – Beelman’s Pub toasts Jameson Black Barrel; 5 pm, Greenland – Sixth Street Tavern toasts Slow Hand White Whiskey; 6 pm, International Waters – Library Bar toasts Bacardi Cuba Libres; 7 pm, Argentina – Spring St. Bar toasts Campari; 8 pm, Brazil – Beelman’s Pub toasts Avua Cachaca; 9 pm, New York – King Eddy Saloon toasts Wild Turkey; 10 pm, Mexico – Library Bar toasts Altos Tequila; 11 pm, Denver – Sixth Street Tavern toasts Epic Brewery; 12:00am, Los Angeles – Spring St. Bar, Beelman’s Pub and King Eddy Saloon toast Miller High Life; 12 am, Los Angeles – Sixth Street Tavern and Library Bar toast Champagne; 1 am, Alaska – King Eddy Saloon toasts Benesin Mezcal. Also, King Eddy Saloon is opening at 6 am New Years Day to keep the night rolling and will be slinging greasy late late late night food!

Playa Provisions
Head to Play del Rey for a tasting menu from Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts, live music and champagne. $85, $20/door after 10:00 pm (Includes one drink ticket); New Year’s Eve; 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293; 310.683.5019

The Tripel
The same chefs from above (Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts) are preparing a special menu and providing party favors and champagne toast at midnight. New Year’s Eve; 333 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293; 310.821.0333

The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge
Chef Anthony Jacquet has prepared a three course dinner for ($75) with an optional wine pairing for $35. Champagne will be flowing throughout the evening and live music provided by Dominic Thoreaux Trio. New Year’s Eve; The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., F90b, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.931.0202

Bourbon Steak Los Angeles at The Americana at Brand
They will have two seatings with the first seating from 5-6:30 pm and including a six course dinner ($105) and an optional $45 wine pairing. The second seating  from 8-9:30 pm) is a six course dinner ($165) and an optional $85 wine pairing. New Year’s Eve; 237 S Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91210; 818.839.4130

The restaurant will be hosting two New Year’s Eve dinners. There’s a 4 course set meal from 6 – 8 pm ($130) and a second 6 course meal from 9 pm on. 755 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.659.3535

Angel City Brewery‘s “No Cover New Year’s Eve” Party
Leave the sequin dress and formal tie at home and have some good ol’ fashion fun ushering in 2015. Angel City’s festivities will be held in the brewery’s newly opened Beer Hall. Specialty, limited batch beers will be on tap, including Imperial Chai Stout, For the Sake of Ale, Pomegranate Saison and Bourbon Rye Lager, and at midnight there will be a specialty sparkling toast. The evening will also feature live music by JUICE, Animal Games and Dirty Lingo, and three food trucks – Sweet E’s, Slangin Corea and The Hurricane. The brewery will have complimentary party favors for the first 150 attendees, so get there early. New Year’s Eve, 9:30 pm-12:30 am; 216 S Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

L&E Oyster Bar
They are sticking to the L&E tradition of serving the Good Luck Gumbo. It is traditionally served on New Year’s Day but they like to get a head start on their luck game. Menu highlights include Dungeness crab legs, Andouille sausage, mussels, shrimp, in a brown roux thickened broth. The broth includes, okra, peppers, cayenne, celery, onions, tomato, and file powder, and is served with dirty rice. New Year’s Eve; 1637 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.660.2255

Celestino Ristorante & Bar
Executive Chef Calogero Drago invites you to join him at Celestino Ristorante & Bar for a special four-course New Year’s Eve menu. Start the evening off with an antipasto course, offering a choice of veal tortellini or steamed lobster over sweet pea purée, followed by a second course of smoked salmon crepes with mascarpone and caviar or Arborio rice with sea urchin and champagne sauce. For the main course, select from a Chilean Sea Bass with vegetables timball and filet of guinea fowl stuffed with sausage and porcini mushrooms in a black truffle sauce. For dessert, there is a flourless chocolate truffle cake. New Year’s Eve, 5:30 pm-12 am; 141 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA, 91101; 626.795.4006

Magnolia House
For a small ($25) entry fee, you access into this sexy little craftsman bungalow where tunes will be spun by a live DJ and all guests will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail, party favors, complimentary Champagne toast at midnight and a special Magnolia House gift bag filled with special commemorative goodies. Enjoy a menu of shared plates and eclectic bar snacks courtesy of Executive Chef Kyu Yi like truffle pistachios with shaved black truffle-infused sea salt; shrimp toasts with herb salad and a sesame ginger aioli; Ahi sashimi with a ponzu, smoked-salt and wasabi vinaigrette, crushed wasabi peas and crispy fried kale; Korean short rib served atop a shiitake and baby kale risotto with pickled daikon and crushed sesame, and King Crab mac & cheese which combines three cheeses with roasted red pepper that is topped with a bacon and herb crumble. End the evening with Magnolia House’s Nightcap cocktail that shakes up coffee bean Cynar with blanc vermouth and fresh fig bitters. New Year’s Eve, 9 pm-2 am; 492 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.584.1126

MURPH’S has down-home favorites like the Potato Puffs dusted with fresh parmesan and chives, sweet corn soup with chili and bacon, Prince Edward Island Mussels served with smoked sausages and grilled baguette, or the fried chicken sandwich piled high with spicy slaw, bacon, cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños. You will enjoy a complimentary dessert along with a complimentary Glass of Champagne, party hats and noisemakers. New Year’s Eve, 4 pm-2 am; 14649 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403; 818.986.9999

solita Tacos & Margaritas
Enjoy New Year’s Eve dinner at solita Tacos & Margaritas where you can order up the El Primo Taco Taster Plate and mix four of their tacos. Stick around for a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, along with party hats, noisemakers and other festive party favors! On New Year’s Day, swing by for a skinny start to 2015. They are serving the Skinny Burrito stuffed with Ensalada Picada, your choice of protein, cotixa, avocado and crunchy tortilla strips inside of a red burrito wrap.  You can pair it with a solita Skinny Margarita that is a little less sweet and little more tart. If your New Year’s resolutions begin on January, 2nd, order the Bulldog – a beer/margarita made with Agavales blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, Jarritos grapefruit soda and an upturned Coronita all in a monster-sized goblet.  Keep the big times going with the El Panzón’ “Big Belly,” which is like a Mexican calzone – a flour tortilla folded and stuffed with meat and cheese, butter-crisped on the comal, topped with guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and salsa fresca. New Year’s Eve, 11 am-10 pm with the bar open until Midnight; 24201 Valencia Blvd., Suite 3470, Valencia, CA 91355; 661.291.1399

The Raymond & 1886 Bar
Party with DJ Heat Maxwell & WLDCT at The Raymond & 1886 Bar’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash! Enjoy a festive collection of celebratory libations including Barman Peter Llyod Jones’ favorite seasonal sipper, the Huckleberry Sour, a bourbon sour made with huckleberry jam, fresh lemon and singed rosemary. The Raymond’s Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan will be providing shared plates from 10 pm-12:30 am. $20 includes a Champagne toast at midnight and classic party favors. If you’re planning to party the night away into the wee hours of 2015, you will want some dinner to go with it. Kick off New Year’s Eve with Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan’s special five-course New Year’s Eve menu ($115/first seating, $135/second seating), including access to 1886 Bar’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash. Dishes include Massachusetts oyster with vanilla bean and champagne; Wild Fijian Albacore with pear, chili, miso and kumquat; roasted North Atlantic scallop served atop black trumpets, winter squash and wild basil; Maple Leaf Farms duck breast; North Pacific cod; and dry aged New York steak. Dessert includes Manjari chocolate custard served with caramelized banana, sable chocolát and rum roasted banana-dulce de leche ice cream. New Year’s Eve, first seating: 5:30-10 pm, Second Seating: 9-10 pm; 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

Tipple & Brine
You will receive a New Year’s Eve Amuse Bouche compliments of Tipple & Brine to start the evening, and then begin with favorites from the Raw Bar including Hamachi with lime curd, chili relish and peanuts; a Salmon Tartare with lemon aioli, pickled ginger and celery served with brioche; and of course a dozen or so of the day’s best Oysters. Get a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight with noise makers and party favors. New Year’s Eve, 4:30 pm-2 am; 14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403; 818.528.2580

Tunnel Bar
The exclusive bar and lounge above Tipple & Brine will be open late this New Year’s Eve, serving up a pair of specialty cocktails all-night-long. Ored the Candidate, made with rye whiskey, honey and grapefruit juice; and the Countdown a sparkling mix of Appleton rum, Aperol, lime, honey and Prosecco. You will receive party hats, noise makers and a complimentary glass of Champagne when the countdown to 2015 begins. New Year’s Eve, 7 pm-2 am; 14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; 828.528.3434

Venice Whaler
Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Prix-fixe Menu at the downstairs Crab Shell Bar before the party really gets going at 8 pm. The three-course menu ($65) by the Venice Whaler’s Executive Chef Nick Liberato includes smoked tomato soup with fennel pollen, crème fraîche and chives; grilled Branzino with macadamia nuts, olives and fresh oregano; low braised short rib served atop creamy polenta with a lemon-shiso gremolata (a vegetarian option will be available upon request). Dessert includes the Strawberry Basil Napoleon layered with fresh cream, lemon and celery. You will also choose from one of Bar Manager Anthony Settecase’s hand-crafted seasonal cocktails including a Hot Toddy made with brandy, honey, fresh cranberries and mint or a homemade Egg Nog with brandy and fresh nutmeg, as well as gain free access to the evening’s Winter Wonderland bash! The bash includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and tunes by a DJ under the fresh falling snow! Downstairs in the Crab Shell Bar, there will be a live band, and a winter-themed photo booth. $20/presale tickets, $30/door; New Year’s Eve, 11-2 am; 10 W Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.8737

It’s their first annual New Year’s Eve Bash. Ring in 2015 with a special prix fixe dinner courtesy of Executive Chef/Owner Vic Casanova, live entertainment and party favors. The first seating is a 4-course meal ($125), followed by another seating which is a 5-course meal and a champagne toast at midnight ($150). Wine pairings are available for an additional $50. Menu items includeCrostini, Cauliflower Soup, Carne Cruda, Spaghetti, Ricotta & Truffle Agnolotti, Wild Mediterranean Turbot, Stracotto (Prime beef short ribs braised in Barolo, creamy polenta & horseradish gremolata), and Torta Di Cioccolato. 8022 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA; Resys:

Chaya Beverly Hills
They are having a“Cabaret en Rouge”. The Beverly Hills spot transforms into a high-energy spectacular channeling the Parisian cabaret scene and reviving its ultimate NYE party complete with unlimited dinner stations, passed hors d’oeuvres, open dessert bar, live entertainment, midnight balloon drop, and burlesque dancers. $65, $150/VIP tickets include complimentary cigars, and between 10-11 pm,  complimentary scotch tastings; 8741 Alden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Chaya Downtown Los Angeles
Head to DTLA for “Tokyo Nights” where Chaya Downtown will offer a special prix-fixe menu ($85) in addition to the a la carte menu. Live music will be by Japanese-American Rock band Lolita Dark. New Years Eve, 5:30 pm-close; 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Chaya Venice
Celebrate with the “Bootleggers Ball”. Chaya’s Main Street location will host two seatings for dine-in fun, with live entertainment for both seatings and flapper dancers for the second. The first seating wil include a three-course chef’s menu ($85) from 5:30-7:30 pm. The second seating is a four-course chef’s menu ($145) from 9-10 pm and includes party favors and a Champagne toast. Bar & Lounge: $30 after 9 pm, includes one cocktail and champagne toast. 110 Navy St., Venice, CA 90291; Resys required: 310.396.1179

FIG Restaurant
Their festive affair will feature two unique seatings: a five-course seasonal menu ($85, 6:30-7:30 pm), and a seven-course seasonal menu ($124, 9-9:30 pm). Enjoy dishes like the Fairytale Pumpkin Soup, the Spicy Sour Dough Toast with La Quercia Proscuitto and Walnut Mint Pesto, the Local Patrale Sole and the Juniper Rubbed Duck Breast. In addition, you will enjoy a free flowing Champagne service throughout the second seating and a snack bar after the ball drops to keep the party going. New Year’s Eve, 6:30 pm; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.319.3111

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Wear your best tux or a sparkly, festive gown and count down to 2015 with caviar & Champagne! The Miramar Lobby Lounge is having a Santa Monica New’s Years extravaganza with live entertainment, an exclusive a la carte menu from Chef Yousef Ghalaini of FIG Restaurant and more! New Year’s Eve, 7 pm; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.576.7777

FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place
Celebrate with an evening of French Riviera fare from a casual à la carte menu until 9 am. Then starting at 9 pm, make a resy for the White & Gold four-course prix-fixe dinner ($150*), with dishes likedishes: Grilled Maine Lobster with a artichoke tapenade, puff pastry, and smoked pimenton olive oil; Seared Scallops & Chanterelle; Roasted Butternut Squash Cappuccino; Truffle Risotto; Chilean Sea Bass; Roasted Lamb Rack; Grilled Filet Mignon; and Valrhona Chocolate Brownie. The White & Gold cocktail party with drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres ($100*) is from 9 pm-12 am and have Jazz-inspired music by St. Tropez‘s celebrity DJ Julien Nolan. New Year’s Eve, 6 pm – 2am; 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069; Resys: or 310.360.9100 ext 1

The Restaurant at Mr. C
Ringing in the final hours of 2014, Mr. C Beverly Hills invites youto enjoy an early celebratory dinner ($165) or a late night New Year’s Eve bash ($199) over a decadent five-course dinner at The Restaurant at Mr. C, with menu highlights including Walnut Crusted Pan Fried Beef Filet with Amarone sauce served with green beans and potato mascotte and the classic Italian holiday dessert Torrone Semifreddo with a pineapple emulsion and brown sugar crust. For those attending the 8:30 pm seating, the annual bash features a midnight champagne toast in the Lobby Lounge, dancing, and live entertainment by Shawn Amos, the hotel’s resident American blues and jazz musician. Full holiday menus and details are available here. New Year’s Eve, 6 pm (excludes Champagne, musical performance, and entrance to the Lobby Lounge New Year’s Eve party), 8:30 pm (includes musical entertainment and celebrations in the Lobby Lounge until 2 am); 1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.226.6245

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Republique with delicious food, a fantastic setting and friends. Chef Walter Manzke will be creating a special a la carte menu for the evening only. Reservations will be taken until midnight. New Year’s Eve; 624 S La Brea Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 310.362.6115; more info:

CAFE del REY welcomes the new year with a three-course NYE prix-fixe dinner menu ($85**) featuring dishes likeButternut Squash Soup with grilled shrimp, pumpkin seed, and pumpkin seed oil; Roasted Chicken with cranberry beans, buttermilk biscuits, dandelion greens, and mushroom gravy; and Rack of Lamb with risotto, cauliflower, broccolini, spiced pistachios, and lamb jus. Desserts include Kir Royal Tart with champagne sabayon, and raspberry compote and Chocolate Mousse with roasted plum peppermint bark, and plum reduction. New Year’s Eve, 5 – 10 pm; 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.6395

Shade Hotel‘s Great Gatsby-inspired New Year’s Eve Bash
The event will feature a DJ, burlesque dancers, gaming tables for craps, roulette, black jack and poker, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Chris Garasic, a full dessert bar, a raffle, and a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight. You can also take the party to Shade Hotel’s Sky deck to enjoy a warming fire pit, a tarot card reader and bottle service tables available in an exclusive VIP area. The next day, join in their brunch which will be served on New Year’s Day until 5 pm. A percentage of proceeds from the event’s raffle will benefit GrowingGreat, a nonprofit education organization that empowers children to adopt healthy eating behaviors today and inspires the farmers and scientists of tomorrow. Proceeds will go to support the organization’s Adopt-A-School scholarship program. $75; New Year’s Eve, 8 pm; 1221 N Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA; 310.546.4995

Hakkasan Beverly Hills
Enjoy prix-fixe menus by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon. Wine pairings will also be available and can be added to either menu. Additionally, upon arrival each guest will receive a complimentary glass of champagne provided by Perrier-Jouët. The 5:30 pm seating ($78) features a menu including Hakka steamed dim sum platter; Salt and pepper squid; and Crispy duck salad with pomelo, pine nuts and shallots; and Crispy chicken in lemon sauce and Stir-fry black pepper beef ribeye with merlot. To top off the meal, Hakkasan will offer a chocolate tasting – showcasing a variety of chocolate mousses, white chocolate and passion fruit parfait and black sesame crémeux with yuzu ice cream. For seatings beginning at 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, ($138) the menu have highlights like Crispy fried scallop plated with banana and fresh fruits, Braised Chilean seabass, Grilled Waygu beef and Stir-fry lobster with sugar snaps in XO sauce. New Year’s Eve; 233 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210;; 310.888.8661

Big Bar
Last year, they made the “Cocktail Passport” with 10 cocktails from 10 time zones (starting in the eurozone, through the UK, Iceland/Greenland, tropics, south america etc.) landing finally at midnight in Los Angeles. It was such a hit, they are continuing the party! With each passing hour, there will be a countdown and the music will shift to a playlist from that region of the world. The cocktail inspired by the time zone will kick in and get your stamp your passport to go with your cocktail. New Year’s Eve; 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.0100

Sushi Roku
The Hollywood location and the Santa Monica location will present an “Omakase” menu ($90) consisting of five-courses with a midnight champagne toast and party favors, along with the regular menu. Sushi Roku Pasadena will offer a five-course “Omakase” menu ($80) with a midnight champagne toast and party favors, along with the regular menu will also be available. New Year’s Eve; Sushi Roku Hollywood, 8445 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.655.6767; Sushi Roku Pasadena, 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.683.3000; Sushi Roku Santa Monica, 1401 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.4771

They will offer the regular dinner menu from 5:30-8:45 pm. After 9 pm, the restaurant will host the ultimate New Year’s Eve party ($20) with a DJ, dancing while overlooking the Sunset Strip, midnight champagne toast, and party favors. Additionally, the restaurant will feature a five-course preset menu ($125) after 9 pm. New Year’s Eve; 8439 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.650.8585

The Santa Monica location will offer the regular menu and open seating all night, including a midnight champagne toast and party favors. BOA Sunset will provide a prix fixe menu ($95) from 5-9 pm for the early seating, as well as a set menu ($185) for the grand seating from 9-9:30 pm. which includes live music, a champagne toast, and seated table until midnight. New Year’s Eve; BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica, 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.4466; BOA Steakhouse Sunset, 9200 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.278.2050

Delphine Eatery + Bar/Living Room/Station
They will host a party with a premium open bar and house music. The Living Room and Station will play Top 40, Delphine will present House Music, and the Great Room will have Hip Hop and R&B. Table service will also be available. $100; New Year’s Eve, 9 pm-2 am; 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.798.1300

Their first seating will host a “No Hassle NYE” event with the regular menu available and open seating from 11 am-11:30 pm. New Year’s Eve; 801 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.622.3255

Their first seating will be offered from 6-7:30 pm with a selection from the regular menu. The second seating ($125) will be available at 9 pm, 9:30 pm, 10 pm, and 10:30 pm, which includes a preset menu, champagne toast, party favors, and a DJ. The menu will feature an appetizer, which includes Cauliflower Soup with quail egg, pinenuts brittle, and black truffle; or Langoustine Crudo with hibiscus, basil seeds, stracciatella, and shrimp chips. The pasta course will include Semolina Gnocchi with oxtail ragu, crispy sweetbreads, and black currant preserve; or Risotto “Cacio E Pepe” with King crab, and saffron aioli. The last course will offer Wood Burning Oven Baked Dover Sole with fingerling potato, black trumpet, truffle hollandaise, and pickled radicchio; or Guinea Hen Rollata with crispy potato, black lentils, and smoked sweet 100 tomatoes. New Year’s Eve; 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.278.2060

Ring in the new year at their annual holiday gala, featuring prix-fixe early evening and mid-evening feasts, and an á la carte menu available in the late evening. Offerings include Lobster Ravioli au Daikon with caviar and verjus vinaigrette; Guinea Hen with charred leeks, leg confit cigar, and sauce Périgord; Pavlova with passionfruit crème and champagne bubbles; Petrossian Caviar; and a selection of matured artisanal cheeses from Patina’s legendary cheese cart, served with a variety of winter chutneys and gourmet nuts. News Year’s Eve signature cocktails include the Fantasie with champagne, St-Germain, and fresh pomegranate juice, alongside Sommelier Silvestre Fernandes’ finely curated pairings of celebratory wines and champagne. Full menus are available here. New Year’s Eve, $72/4:30-5 pm (3 or 4 courses), $185/7:30-8 pm (eight-courses), 10-10:30 pm (á la carte menu); 141 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.3331

The Bazaar by José Andrés
Join in their annual Spanish Masquerade. Chef José Andrés, Chef de Cuisine Holly Jivin are preparing multiple dining areas and tray-passed tapas for you to enjoy while you sip on cava and wine and specialty cocktails from stations scattered throughout the restaurant. Cap the night off with desserts in the Patisserie and dance the night away with music by the house DJ. $250; New Year’s Eve, 8 pm-2 am; 465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.246.5555

Tres by José Andrés
On New Year’s Eve, Chef José Andrés is preparing a prix-fixe dinner menu ($85) in addition to the regular à la carte menu. New Year’s Eve; 465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.246.5551

The first seating includes a 4-course prix-fixe menu with amuse ($150) and the second seating includes a 6-course prix-fixe menu with amuse, ($275) plus live music and dancing. Dishes include Maine Lobster with heart of palm, sweet potato and truffle tortellini, lobster chestnut consommé, Dover Sole with “persillade”, sunchoke, wild spinach, sweet onion-meyer lemon jus, and a variety of desserts. Corkage is $50 per bottle with a two bottle maximum. New Year’s Eve, first seating: 5:30-6:30 pm, second seating: 8:30-9:30 pm; 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401; Resys are required: 310.395.0881

Hinoki & the Bird
You will be transported to Mumbai, India for Hinoki & the Bird’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The restaurant will be decorated with colorful fabrics and Indian spice-inspired celebratory special dishes will complement the regular dinner menu. There will also be a champagne toast at midnight and DJ entertainment. New Year’s Eve, 5:30-10:45 pm; 10 Century Dr., Century City, CA 90067; 310.552.1200

Master Chef Wolfgang Puck, Head Chef Ari Rosenson are preparing two seatings. The first seating includes a 4-course prix-fixe menu ($140) and the second seating includes a 4-course prix-fixe menu ($250). Dishes include Austrian Oxtail Bouillon with Maine lobster, horseradish, chervil and crème fraiche, Roasted Rack of Organic Veal with sauce périgourdine and shaved French black truffles, and Vahlrona Chocolate Bombe with whipped crème fraiche and chocolate sauce. DJ entertainment starts at 9 pm. New Year’s Eve, first seating: 6 pm, seconde seating: 9 pm; 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.276.8500

Master Chef Wolfgang Puck, Executive Chef Lee Hefter have two seatings. The first seating is an à la carte menu and the second seating is a 3-course prix-fixe menu ($275) and includes a glass of champagne and party favors. Dinner for the second seating also includes a live DJ and 1 am breakfast buffet. New Year’s Eve, first seating: 5:30-6:30 pm, second seating: after 6:30 pm; 76 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.385.0880

Union Station
On New Year’s Eve, Prohibition NYE will return to DTLA’s historic Union Station. Paired with the Union Station’s South Patio and Formal Garden,The Fred Harvey Room will serve as the main arena for this year’s decadent Prohibition NYE. Enjoy dancing to the tunes of DJ duo POSSO – Marylouise Pels and Vanessa Giovacchini, as well as music by renowned DJ Travis Emmons, DJ Gadachy, and emerging talent Parker+Barrow. $155 (includes hosted bar); New Year’s Eve, 9 pm; Union Station, 800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Grand Park
Grand Park makes a stab at being LA’s Times Square with NYELA, a totally free event featuring DJs Chris Douridas (KCRW/school night!) Aaron Byrd (KCRW) and Garth Trinidad (KCRW), Run River North, Ceci Bastida, and Dorothy bands, 3D light shows, photo booths, and food trucks. Free; New Year’s Eve, 7 pm; Grand Park, 210 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ring in the new year with a Black *& Gold Ball at Viceroy Santa Monica, featuring a hosted bar and decadent hors d’oeuvres from Cast’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo. Dance into 2015 with Los Angeles’ top DJs (KCRW DJs: Jason Bentley, Valida, and Brazilia) spinning poolside. Countdown to an exciting 2015 at the hottest New Year’s Eve celebration in Santa Monica. Cocktail Attire Required. Black + Gold Recommended . $150+; New Year’s Eve, 9 pm – 1:30 am; Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.7500

Park Plaza Hotel
“Let’s Party NYE” is a Prince-influenced, Blood Orange headlining, kinda party that also has a premium open bar. $100+; New Year’s Eve, 8 pm; Park Plaza Hotel, 607 S Park View St., Los Angeles, CA 90057

Little Sister
They will be serving specials like Salt and Pepper XL Whole Prawns with butter fried shallot, scallion, chilies, lime, smoked peppers, XO sauce ($38); Dungeness Crab Fried Rice with egg, lap cheong, sweet shrimp, vadouvan curry (inclusive); and Passion Fruit Sparkling Cocktail (all guests still seated just before midnight will receive a complimentary pour). New Year’s Eve; 1131 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.545.2096

The Hermosa Beach staple with offer a New Year’s Eve Buffet ($60/dinner only; $120/dinner and open bar) including charcuterie and artisanal cheeses, raw seafood such as oysters, shrimp, and king crab legs, sushi and sashimi, carving station with roasted prime rib of beef or tandoori baked salmon, and assorted desserts like blood orange torte and guava cheesecake. New Year’s Eve; 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.798.8227

They will be serving New Year’s Eve specials like Seafood platter with oysters, American caviar, shrimp, crab, accompaniments ($26); Salt Crusted Branzino with roasted acorn squash, charred orange gremolata ($28); Whole Roasted Suckling Pig with rosemary, cannellini beans, cranberry mostarda ($24); and celebratory beverages: Barbotage, made with cognac, Grand Mariner, and sparkling wine, and Black Velvet, with Anderson Valley stout and sparkling champagne ($10 each). New Year’s Eve; 9725 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; 310.815.8100

Dia de Campo
Enjoy a four-course dinner ($55), live music (6pm-9pm) and a DJ (9pm- 1am),photo booth (guests can have photos emailed to them), champagne toast, screening of the ball drop on TV, live street magician, and minichocolate truffles given with guest check. Reservations made at 8:30pm and 10pm will be offered the open bar option for an additional $60 per person. Menu highlights include: Salmon Tostada; Scallops with parsnip purée, mustard frill, bacon crumbs; Pork Chili Verde; Potted Tres Leches; and Seafood Platter ($75) – available for parties of 4 or more. Dia de Campo will also serve a New Year’s brunch (11 am-3 pm), with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary Bar, iPad Photo Booth, Mariachi band (12-2 pm), happy hour (3-5 pm); regular dinner service at 5 pm. New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day; 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.379.1829

Milo & Olive
For those looking to celebrate the holiday in a more casual environment and don’t want to make a dinner reservation, Milo & Olive invites you to enjoy Executive Chef Erin Eastland’s rotating menu of seasonal small plates and pizzas. New Year’s Eve-only specials include fresh shucked oysters served raw or baked in the wood-fired oven with creamed leeks and breadcrumbs, hand-cut pappardelle with braised wild boar ragu, quattro formaggi pizza, wood-fired items, and more. The celebration continues on New Year’s Day when the restaurant offers its breakfast menu all day long from 9 am-1 pm, featuring signature dishes like wood-fired tomato and leek cobbler with cornmeal biscuits and baked eggs, breakfast pizza, and fried chicken sandwiches. New Year’s Eve, 5 pm, New Year’s Day, 9 am-1 pm; 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.453.6776

Del Frisco’s Grille at Irvine Spectrum
Celebrate New Year’s Eve and then return the following day to start the New Year off right with a selection of brunch items and Bloody Marys. Del Frisco’s Grille will offer a New Year’s Eve special that includes a 16-ounce bon-in filet paired with its signature Crab Cake ($79). A special brunch will take place 11 am-3 pm on New Year’s Day with favorites, including banana & mascarpone-stuffed French toast, chicken-fried steak & eggs, and red velvet Belgian waffles. Also, get your hands on the build-your-own bloody mary featuring house-mix, Tito’s Vodka and a plate of garnishes enjoyed by the glass or to share with the table in a carafe.Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618; Del Frisco’s Grille, located near the Nordstrom Parking Deck at Irvine Spectrum; 949.341.0376

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
New Year’s Eve Gala features a six-course menu ($225) from the Hotel’s Executive Chef with menu items including Pork Belly with paddlefish caviar, apple butter, pickled radish and tarragon puree and Butter Poached Lobster Tail with melted fennel, cornmeal fried blue point oysters, lobster essence and fennel frond. The meal is complemented by live music from the David Sparkman Band and a champagne toast at midnight. New Year’s Eve, 8 pm. New Year’s Day Brunch ($67, $34/kids 4-12) will feature brunch classics with seasonal dishes and decadent dessert spread. Guests can expect make your own omelets, Malted Belgium Waffles, seasonal egg dishes, assortment of salads, Asian inspired dishes, and kids’ buffet. New Year’s Day, 11 am-2 pm; 2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village, CA 91362; 818.575.3000

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
For New Year’s Eve enjoy a first seating including an à la carte menu or a second seating with a 6-course prix-fixe menu ($195, $65 for children 12 and under). Dishes include Russian Imperial Osetra Caviar, Wagyu Beef Duo and Tangerines & Cream Tres Leches Cake. Includes a glass of champagne and party favors at midnight. A special bar menu will be offered in the lounge. On New Year’s Day, join in the brunch, which is a 3-course prix-fixe menu ($65). Dishes include Old Fashioned Ricotta-Meyer Lemon Blintzes with Bartlett pear and black currant compote, Egg White Frittata with asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese and basil pesto aioli, and The H.B.A “Benedict”with poached organic eggs, white cheddar biscuit and maple hollandaise. New Year’s Eve, first seating: 5:30-7 pm, second seating: 8-11 pm; New Year’s Brunch, 11 am-3 pm; 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077; 310.909.1644

They are celebrating New Year’s Eve with live music and cocktails by Olmeca Altos Tequila. The first seating, ($75) is from 5-7 pm and is a four course family style menu. The second seating, ($95) is from 9:45-11 pm and is a four course family style menu and a bubble toast. They will also have a open Bar, ($75) from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am (includes all well spirits, house cocktails, wine & beer). Head back on New Year’s Day for brunch from 11 am – 3 pm with the regular menu plus special hangover cure specials like Walk of Shame Sloppy Egg Sandwich. 8752 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 424.239.1630

M Street Kitchen
On New Year’s Day, Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin and Executive Chef Lincoln Fuge prepare a pajama brunch with $5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bailey’s & Coffee. If you dine in your pajamas, you will receive a gift certificate equal to the price of your New Year’s Day meal (minus tax and gratuity) that can be used on a future visit. New Year’s Day, 8 am-4 pm; 2000 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.396.9145

Stella Barra
Here, they are doing the same deal as M Street Kitchen! Join in a Pajama Brunch, where, you  will receive a gift certificate equal to the price of your New Year’s Day meal (minus tax and gratuity) that can be used on a future visit if you wear pajamas. Regular menu available, $5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bailey’s & Coffee, including breakfast pizzas and brunch specials. New Year’s Day, 11 am-4 pm; Santa Monica: 2000 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.396.9250; Hollywood: 6372 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.301.4001

New Year’s Day Bartender’s Brunch at Petty Cash
Petty Cash will be hosting a New Year’s Day Bartender’s Brunch. Enjoy cocktail specials, a champagne toast every hour on the hour, a shuffleboard tournament and dominos. DJ Step-Dad will be spinning starting at 1 pm. New Year’s Day, 11 am-5 pm; 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.5300 New Year’s Day at Short Order
Enjoy brunch at Short Order on New Year’s Day. Kick-off the new year with huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict, a signature short stack and more. New Year’s Day; 6333 West 3rd St., Ste 110, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.761.7970Andaz West Hollywood
Indulge in a Bottomless New Year’s Recovery Brunch in Riot House Restaurant. Fuel up with an endless brunch buffet ($26) or keep the party going with bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas ($13).  Andaz’s brunch spread includes fresh eggs, farmer’s market whole fruit, Belgian waffles, pastries with house-made marmalade, coffee, and more. New Year’s Day, 10 am-2 pm; 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA




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