New Year’s dining: Where to eat, drink & be merry this Dec 31
660 at The Angler’s
Is offering two seatings of a multi-course feast, champagne toast and live music. First seating 7-10pm $100 per person; second seating 10pm-1am $125 per person. The hotel will also host a silver & black-themed Groovin’ New Year’s Celebration featuring live music.
660 at The Angler’s: 660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 786-594-5811
1500˚ at Eden Roc
Is treating diners to a four-course New Year’s Eve feast from 6-8pm. Menu highlights include Kumomoto oysters, deviled local farm egg with sturgeon caviar, carpaccio of ahi tuna and Mishima Ranch wagyu striploin. 6-8pm $80 per person
1500˚ is also offering a five-course feast from 8:30-10:30pm. Menu highlights include a glass of champagne, Mediterranean sea bass and pork tenderloin sous vide. $125 per person/
1500° @ Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach: 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-5594
Offers three “Evening on the Mediterranean” options. Invest in a buffet dinner & open bar and enjoy rustic herb salmon, branzino, a pasta station and a midnight champagne toast. Alternately, opt for the pool party & open bar only for $95 per person or drop munchkins off at the kids party from 8pm-12am for $65 per child.
$275 per person for dinner & open bar
Acqualina Resort: 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 877-422-0578
Angelique Euro Cafe
Is celebrating with live music and three or four course meals offering truffle gnocchi, Angus filet mignon, crepes with Grand Marnier and two glasses of French sparkling wine (or one bottler per couple). $85 for 3-course meal, $100 for 4-course.
Angelique Euro Cafe: 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922.
Is ringing in 2012 with live music, wine pairings, a five-course feast for the 6:30pm seating and a seven-course meal for the 9pm seating. Menu highlights include blacken’d bay scallops, Nova Scotia lobster, roast squab and lamb loin. 6:30 seating $150, 9pm seating $200. Alternately, opt for a premium open bar & passed hors d’oeuvres from 10pm-2am for $150.
Area 31: 270 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-424-5234
Is celebrating with a six-course dinner and champagne toast complemented by city & fireworks views. Menu highlights include warm quail, black fig, celery and apple salad, Maine lobster and scallop ravioli. $175 per person
Atrio at Conrad Miami: 1395 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-503-6500
Is celebrating with a “Crazy Angels” stocked with a five-course tasting menu, snow, DJ Ange and a white-themed evening. Menu highlights include truffle & foie gras crème brûlée, ahi tuna tartar, Chilean sea bass and prime filet mignon.
Bâoli-Vita: 1906 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-8822
Barton G. The Restaurant
Offers 7 or 10:30pn seatings, musical entertainment and party favors. An “anything but regular” a la carte menu, 10:30pm seating is restricted to guests 21 and older. $35 per person entertainment fee added to all meals.
Barton G. The Restaurant: 1427 West Ave, Miami Beach; 305-672-8881
Celebrates 2012 with “swinging” live entertainment, nostalgic décor, party-favors and two pre-fixe meals. The first meal, a four-course feast available from 5:30-7:30pm, features celeriac soup, Syrah poached foie gras, filet Rossini and Atlantic halibut. The second five-course menu, available from 9-11pm, features Maine lobster, burrata cheese ravioli, diver scallop ‘En Cocotte’ and balsamic glazed squab.
5:30-7:30pm $130 per person, 9-11pm $225 per person
BLT Steak @ The Betsy: 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-673-0044
Big City Tavern
Is greeting celebrants the morning after with a New Years Day brunch featuring $12 unlimited mimosas with purchase of one brunch entrée.
Big City Tavern: 609 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0307
Bin no 18
Celebrates 2012 with a DJ, 2 glasses of champagne and a special menu featuring brown sugar cured salmon, pork & oysters tempura, sea scallops & artichoke fondue and European cheese tabla. $65 per person
Bin no 18: 275 NE 18 St, Miami; 786-235-7575
Is celebrating 2012 with a three-course 6pm seating ($95) and a six-course 9pm seating ($245). Both seatings include a glass of champagne, live band and party favors.
Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle: 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura; 786-279-6600
B’stro on the Beach
Is serving up an “elaborate” New Year’s Eve buffet boasting carving stations and a dessert display. 7pm & 9pm seatings, both $49. Dinner guests are also invited to the hotel’s celebrate featuring a complimentary midnight champagne toast.
B’stro on the Beach at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale: 999 Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1000
The Cadet Hotel
Is celebrating with a four-course feast, champagne, live music and after hours coffee and petit fours. $300 per person
The Cadet Hotel: 1701 James Ave, Miami Beach; 305-672-6688
Chophouse Miami is ringing in the New Year with four and five course menus, live music and dancing. The four-course menu is available from 6-9pm and includes jumbo lump crabtini, spiced pumpkin-lobster soup, Chophouse “surf-n-turf” and spiced maple glaze Chilean sea bass. Available beginning at 9pm, the five-course menu includes glazed pork belly salad, lobster crostilliant and roasted cervena venison loin. $155 per person from 6-9pm, $195 per person beginning at 9pm. The bar/patio area is offering a separate party featuring an open bar & appetizers from 10pm-1am, $75 per person.
Chophouse Miami: 300 South Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-938-9000
China Grill Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
Is greeting the New Year with an a la carte menu with NYE specials from 5pm – 1am and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Menu highlights include oysters on the half shell, Kobe beef porterhouse and China Grill surf & turf. $75 per person, open bar package from 9pm-1am for $50 per person China Grill Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina: 1881 SE 17th St Cswy, Ft. Lauderdale; 954.759.9950 |
China Grill Miami Beach
Rings in the New Year with an a la carte early seating from 5-6:45pm followed by a prix-fixe multicourse feast, premium open bar and champagne toast from 9pm-2am. Menu highlights include crackling calamari salad, pan seared spicy tuna and five vegetable fried rice. Early seating a la carte, late seating $200 per person. Open bar package from 9pm-2am $75 per person
China Grill Miami Beach: 404 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-2211
Offers a three-course early dinner from 5:30pm and a six-course gala dinner beginning at 8pm. The early dinner is $75 per person and the late one $275 per person.
db Bistro: 255 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-421-8800
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean
Offers an a la carte seating from 6:30-8:30pm followed by a prix-fixe four-course feast from 9:30-1am. Menu highlights include smoked marlin salad, foie gras empanadas, Kobe meatballs and tuna watermelon ceviche.
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean: 101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-672-6624
Rings in 2012 with a Robin Thicke performance, DJs and a midnight champagne toast for $150 per person. Alternately, feast on a four-course dinner for $425 per person or opt for the ultimate indulge with the “ultimate NYE package” blending dinner & the party for $525 per person/
The Delano: 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach;
is ringing in 2012 with a host of a la carte dinner specials. Highlights include caviar white truffle shavings, shellfish towers and a midnight champagne toast.
The Dutch @ the W South Beach: 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-938-3111
East End Brasserie
Is treating diners to a four-course dinner and champagne toast with seatings from 7pm-10apm. Menu highlights include mushroom & goat cheese strudel, sole wrapped with crabmeat stuffing and fliet mignon. $75 per person, add $25 per person for wine pairings.
East End Brasserie: 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-567-8070
Edge, Steak & Bar
Is offering a five-course feast on New Year’s Eve. Menu highlights include laughing bird shrimp ceviche, Hudson Valley foie gras, crab bisque, pan roasted pompano and five-hour braised lamb shank. $150 per person for first seating, $180 per person for second seating (beginning at 9:30pm). After midnight the hotel is offering a late-night poolside party featuring tacos, Kobe beef short rib, grilled mahi mahi and mojo chicken. $50 for pool party, free for hotel guests & Edge diners
Edge, Steak & Bar @ Four Seasons Miami: 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-381-3015
Celebrates 2012 with a special tasting menu available at 6:30pm or 9pm. Earlier seating: $85 per person (includes a glass of champagne) or $145 for dinner & entrance to Club 50 and open bar from 10pm to midnight. Second seating: $145 per person, includes midnight champagne toast.
Eos at Viceroy Miami: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-503-0371
Is ringing in 2012 with a “New Year’s Eve prosperity menu” featuring customs believed to bring good fortune, happiness, health and wealth. Menu highlights include a Chinese-inspired “Tray of Togetherness,” black eyed pea fritters, caviar blini, and pho-style noodle soup. The first seating is at 7pm, features a five-course menu, includes a welcome cocktail and rings in at $88 per person. The second seating begins at 10pm, includes a seven-course menu and a champagne toast and rungs in at $178.
Essensia at the Palms: 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-908-5458
Welcomes 2012 with a three-course 6pm seating and a four-course 9pm seating. Menus feature Hawaiian blue prawn risotto, ” foie gras salad, basil seared Chilean sea bass and Thai grilled lamb chops. 6pm seating $95 per person, 9pm seating $350 per person, includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple. Bar seating from 10pm-1am also available and includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple, party favors and a chef tasting plate of lamb spare ribs, corn ravioli and more. $75 per person.
The Forge: 432 41 St, Miami Beach; 305-538-8533
Offers a four-course wine-paired 5:30pm dinner ($75 per person) and a six-course wine-paired feast at 8pm ($100 per person).
Fratelli Lyon: 4141 NE 2 Ave, Miami; 305-572-2901
Is celebrating with DJ Beastwood and a host of a la carte specials include tripe stew, lamb shank, lobster risotto and drunken panetone. The restaurant is also offering a special pizza & wine pairing menu.
Joey’s Italian Café: 2506 NW 2 Ave, Miami; 305-438-0488
Is hosting a four-course feast featuring Maryland crab bisque, yuzo glazed sea bass and petit filet mignon. $55 for dinner, add $25 for open bar from 8-10pm. The restaurant will also be hosting a party with DJs, dancers, a live band, party favors & a midnight champagne toast. $25 for just the party. Alternately, invest $40 and enjoy open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres from 8-10pm.
Kitchen 305: 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-749-2110
Welcomes the New Year with live entertainment, bagpipers at midnight, party favors and a special menu featuring French onion soup, filet mignon, seafood linguini and warm apple turnovers. $55 per person
JohnMartins Irish Pub: 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777
Is offering a three-course “sharable Southeast Asian extravaganza.” Highlights include dim sum, cold & warm salads, a 3lb Singapore lobster and dry aged beef strip loin. $90 per person, includes a split of wine, champagne or house cocktail.
Lantao: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-532-7726
Offers a multi-course Omakase tasting menu. $120 per person, additional $65 with beverage pairings, complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops: 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600
Celebrates the New Year with a live DJ and two four-course feasts, available from 6-8pm and beginning at 9pm. Both menus feature prime meats, seafood and sides. The first seating is $163.50 per person, the second $245.25 per person
Meat Market: 915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-532-0088
Beginning at 9:45pm, Mercadito Is offering a five-course sharing menu with an open bar option (open bar additional $45 per person). Menu highlights include guacamole, ceviches, tacos and arroz verde. $55 per guest, $100 with unlimited open bar. Come Jan 1, the restaurant is offering a Cure-All brunch featuring its a la carte menu, the family-style “perfect hangover cure” (three sharing menu items for the table and one cocktail each, $18 per person) or the family style “ultimate hangover cure” (three sharing menu items for the table & unlimited cocktails for 1.5 hours, $30 per person).
Mercadito: 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0430
Mondrian South Beach
Offers four options to celebrate 2012. Be Social includes open premium bar & passed bocaditos from 9pm-2am for $150 per person; Be See includes a four-course meal at Asia de Cuba and a bottle of Moet et Chandon per couple from 7-11pm for $250-$300; Be Desired features an open premium bar from 9pm-12am and buffet stations for $350 per person; and Be Envied includes cabana & table reservations in a semi-private section, VIP admission and bocaditos for $1,000-$5,000.
Mondrian South Beach: 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach; 305-514-4955
Offers a sit-down three-course meal and a separate buffet-style party. The four-course menu features Chinese New Year salad, black cod, filet mignon and one bottle of champagne. Seatings from 6-8pm and 9pm-12am, $95 per adult, $60 per child under 12. The party runs from 8pm-1am at a rate of $85 per person, $30 for child under 12.
Neomi’s Grill at Trump International: 18001 Collins Ave; Sunny Isles Beach; 305-692-5770
Pascal’s on Ponce
Celebrates with a special prix fix menu featuring Hudson Valley moulard foie gras, dover sole, filet mignon and bittersweet chocolate “Croustillant.” $135 per person
Pascal’s on Ponce: 2611 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables; 305-444-2024
The Pelican Hotel
Is hosting a Red Room Party featuring a six-course dinner, DJs, photo shoots and a red carpet bash. The menu is inspired by the stages of love and features “courtship” (micro cappuccino of asparagus), “enticement” (stone crab salad & tenderloin tartare) and “act of love” (broiled lobster or a beef tenderloin.” $295 per person, includes a bottle of champange per couple
The Pelican Hotel: 826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-673-3373
Rings in 2012 with a three-course feast featuring one bottle of champagne per couple, chicken or beef lettuce wraps, lobster rolls, green prawns, Maine live lobster and Beijing chicken. Party begins at 8:30 and includes party favors & a DJ $125 per person
Philippe: 36 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-674-0250
PL8 Kitchen & Side Bar
inging in the New Year by inviting diners to spend at least $50 however they choose on the small plates and drink menus from 10pm-4am. A la carte menus, $50 minimum per diner
PL8 Kitchen & Side Bar: 210 SW 2 St, Fort Lauderdale; 954-524-1818
Prelude by Barton G
Is offering a diner’s choice menu (choose any three courses) and expansive views of the fireworks at Bayfront Park. $39 per person.
Prelude by Barton G: 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; preludebybartong.com
Offers a la carte seating from 5:30-8pm then a party beginning at 10pm featuring live music, party favors, one bottle of Cristal per couple and access to a 10pm or later dinner reservation. Party $300 (excludes dinner) Prime 112: 112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-532-811
Is offering a specialty a la carte menu. Highlights include filet mignon tartar with white truffles, Maine lobster salad, foie gras ravioli and traditional Italian sausage with black lentils
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-531-4833
Is hosting a New Year’s Eve Remix on Sunday, Jan 1 from 8pm-close. Feast on sushi, appetizer, tapas and drink specials including the Tootsy Maki, crunchy calamari, shishito peppers and the Midnight Kiss (Dragonberry Rum muddled with fresh berries, raspberry liqueur and fresh juices).
RA Sushi: 5829 SW 73 St, South Miami; 305-341-0092
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
Is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a “sumptuous and special” five-course dinner with Mediterranean accents. $149 per person
The hotel is also offering a New Year’s Day Sunday brunch featuring carved meats, caviar, charcuteries and champagne from noon to 3pm. $60 per adult, $25 per children 12 and under.
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove: 2700 Tigertail Ave, Coconut Grove; 786-407-1227
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
Offers three NYE celebrations: Cioppino’s Anno Nuovo Felice dinner (four courses at 6 or 6:30pm, five courses at 9 or 9:30pm); a 20-person Dom Perignon dinner with scallop gratin, white truffle risotto, Dover sole and Brescia caviar; and a Space Odyssey celebration in the Grand Ballroom featuring buffet dinner, balloon drop and midnight champagne toast.
Cioppino dinner: early seating $145 per adult, $60 per child & late seating $225 per adult, $80 per child; Dom Perignon dinner $560 per person; Space Odyssey celebration $360 per adult, $140 per child
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscaye; 305-365-4286.
Is offering its regular menu from 11am-7pm then a four-course $125 menu beginning at 9pm. Prix-fixe highlights include eel & foie gras, baked crab cake, The Rusty salad, duck fat fried Colorado lamb and grilled filet mignon with lobster tail. The restaurant will also host a gala party in its grand ballroom from 9am-2pm featuring premium bar, party favors and a buffet. $125 dinner, $200 gala
Rusty Pelican: 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818
Is serving up a five-course “New Year’s Eve Masterpiece” feast featuring a filet mignon and lobster duo. 7pm seating $59, 9pm seating $69. Dinner guests are also invited to the hotel’s celebrate featuring a complimentary midnight champagne toast.
SAIA at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale: 999 Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1000
Invites guest to spend a night under the “Moroccan” stars courtesy of the hotel’s Arabian oasis outfitted with Bedouin tents, copper lanterns, and Moroccan carpets. Guests will be welcomed with specialty cocktails & hors d’oeuvres then move onto a six-course wine-paired feast and complete the evening with a party featuring tarot card readers, belly dancers and DJs. $695 per person, $195 for kids 12 and under. Menu highlights include terrine of duck foie gras, cold poached Maine lobster, black truffle soup, Colorado lamb loin and Valrhona chocolate and passion fruit sphere.
The Setai: 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-520-6400
Is welcoming families with its regular menu and complimentary glasses of prescco for adults and sodas for kids under 12. Sosta: 1025 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-722-5454
Sushi Samba Dromo
Is ringing in 2012 with a Brazilian-inspired celebration featuring DJs, samba dancers, drummers a menu blending signature items & holiday specials. Premier seatings from 6-10pm, Celebration seating begins at 10pm and has a $30 surcharge. Reservations required and must be held with credit card. Sushi Samba Dromo: 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-673-5337
Is ringing in 2012 with its regular a la carte menu complemented by proseco, chocolate covered strawberries and house-made truffles served at midnight.
Sustain: 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 305-424-9079
Is welcoming 2012 with an a la carte late brunch beginning at 6pm on Jan 1. Menu highlights include poached eggs with white truffle scented polenta, Belgian waffles and shrimp frittata.
Symcha’s: 22 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-604-0000
Is presenting an “ICE” New Year’s Eve dinner featuring falling snow, DJs and a winter wonderland. The restaurant is offering a four-course 6-7:30pm seating ($125 per person), a five-course 9-10:30pm seating ($250 per person) and an open bar package from 9pm-midnight ($75). Menu highlights include local buratta, big eye tuna sashimi, Long Island duck, Snake River Farms Wagyu filet and roasted rack of lamb.
STK at the Gansevoort Miami Beach: 2377 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-604-6988
Is offering a special a la carte menu from 5-11pm. Highlights include lobster bisque, seared duck breast and big eye tuna & foie gras tacos.
Steak 954 at W Fort Lauderdale: 401 N.Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8333
Rings in the New Year with four and five-course feasts. Menu highlights include English pea soup, roasted striped bass, caramel glazed pork belly, Wagyu beef carpaccio and Catalan cream with wild berry salad. $115 four-course meal and $165 five-course meal, both include one bottle of sparkling, white or red wine per couple.
Tudor House at the Dream Hotel: 1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-8455
Turnberry Isle Miami
Rings in the New Year with a Masquerade Ball featuring a “lavish reception,” a sit-down dinner, dancing, a balloon drop, specialty wine & cocktails and a midnight champagne toast. $250 per person, black tie
Turnberry Isle Miami: 19999 West Country Club Dr, Aventura; 305-933-6590.
Offers two seatings – a three-course meal at 6pm ($105 per person) and a five-course feast at 9pm ($195 per person). Champagne will be served at both seatings and live music and party favors will be on hand. Menu highlights include cobia, stone crab, honey glazed duck and beef short ribs with sweetbreads.
Tuyo Miami: 415 NE 2 Ave, Miami; 305-237-3200
Vitamin C Communications
Is hosting a “New Year’s Forever” party at the Bath Club featuring live music and a three-course feast. Menu highlights include chopped salad, pan-seared mahi magi, New York strip steak and cheesecake. The party also offers a five-course molecular gastronomy dinner featuring one Piper-Heidsieck bottle for two, a five-flight Macallan scotch tasting, cupcake chicken, seared sea bass and dessert sushi. General admission boasting a six-hour premium open bar, dancers and live music begins at 10pm. $215 three-course din
ner, $295 five-course dinner, $145 general admission, all tickets include six-hour open bar & midnight champagne toast.
Bath Club: 5937 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; www.newyearsforever.com.
The Villa by Barton G
Is ringing in 2012 with a single 8pm seating for its a la carte menu. Regular menu offered, but $85 minimum charge required per guest.
The Villa by Barton G: 1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-576-8003
The Villa at Mayfair
Offers a three course ($150) and four ($250) course option to celebrate the New Year. Menu highlights include truffle stuffed veal loin, John Dory a la plancha and Scottish langoustine.
The Villa at Mayfair: 2901 Florida Ave, Coconut Grove; 305-774-1500
Is offering celebrants a four-course dinner, one bottle of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and tickets to a poolside Lauryn Hill performance after the ball drops. Menu highlights include lobster bisque, grilled branzino, free range chicken and lava cake. $350 per person.
Vesper: 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-341-1500
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
Is pairing its regular a la carte menu with a live band, Caja China Noche Nueva, roasted whole pig served with rice, black beans, maduros, tostones and mojo, and a quesillo flan dessert.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar: 2550 NW 2 Ave, Miami; 305-722-8959
Is celebrating with two seatings – 5:30-8pm and 9-10:30pm. Both include an assortment of specialties like deviled eggs, Atlantic fried oyster, cote de boeuf and fried chicken. $95 per person early seating, $135 per person late seating
Yardbird: 1600 Lennox Ave, Miami Beach; 305-538-5220