2018 Best New Year’s Eve Restaurants in Los Angeles

Best New Year’s Eve Restaurants LA

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles



Send off the year in style! Whether you’re looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we’ve compiled a list of the Best New Year’s Eve Restaurants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order. 

BOA Steakhouse

West Hollywood, CA

BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood will ring in the New Year with a four-course prix-fixe menu (first seating $95, second seating $185) and complimentary glasses of sparkling wine at midnight. Among the dish highlights are sea urchin and oysters, broiled Santa Barbara lobster and a tasting of dry-aged steak.

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Baltaire

Brentwood, CA

Ring in the New Year at Baltaire, a chic steakhouse in Brentwood. At the “A Night in Monte Carlo” themed bash, guests will enjoy a four-course French-inspired menu, roaming Champagne and caviar carts, live entertainment and more.

The first seating will offer an à la carte menu; the second seating costs $250 per personand will include the special menu, entertainment and glass of Champagne. 

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The Bazaar by José Andrés

Los Angeles, CA

Welcome 2018 at The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. 

“The Saint” experience ($260) readies guests for the new year from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a prix-fixe menu. “The Sinner” ($325), a second seating from 7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., also offers a prix-fixe menu and elevates the festivities with a Spanish 12-grapes ceremony and Champagne toast at midnight.

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THE Blvd

Beverly Hills, CA

New Year’s Eve 2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)THE Blvd restaurant will celebrate with a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring items such as Petrossian caviar, Hudson Valley foie gras, lobster and more.

Two seatings are available: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. for $165 per person and 9 p.m.-12 a.m. for $300 per person.

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Bourbon Steak

Glendale, CA

Glendale’s Bourbon Steak will offer a four-course New Year’s Eve menu composed of dishes that represent good luck and fortune in various cultures. Among the plates will be chilled soba noodles with black truffle dashi and 7-minute “golden” egg (buckwheat noodles represent long life) and filet mignon with barley risotto and maitake mushrooms (grains represent abundance).

The cost is $95, wine pairings available for an additional $45.

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Catch

Santa Monica, CA

Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean accompany seasonally-driven cuisine at Catch at Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica.

On New Year’s Eve, savor oysters with caviar and apple mignonette; aged beef tenderloin with vegetables and black truffle; and Golden Croquembouche with caramel drizzle from the three-course prix-fixe menu ($110) that includes a glass of bubbles.

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The Federal Bar

North Hollywood, CA

The Federal Bar in North Hollywood offers a few packages for revelers looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018.

Get tickets for “Drinks & Dancing” ($25, includes nightclub admission, party favors and midnight toast), “Dinner & Drinks” ($75, also includes four-course menu) or “VIP Open Bar”($100).

Fig & Olive

West Hollywood, CA

Fig & Olive in West Hollywood presents its annual White & Gold Party ($160) on New Year’s Eve.

The celebration includes a four-course prix-fixe menu, a DJ spinning tunes, party favors, countdown and balloon drop. 

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Firefly

Studio City, CA

Firefly‘s romantic garden patio, washed with candlelight and warmed by a flickering fireplace at night, lets guests slip into intimate cabanas or socialize on the terrace.

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Gwen

Los Angeles, CA

Chef Curtis Stone‘s steakhouse will serve a tasting menu ($125 for early seatings, $195 for later seatings) with delectables like lobster salad and Wagyu New York strip steak.

Ring in the New Year amid the gorgeous setting of Gwen restaurant in Hollywood.

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Hinoki & The Bird

Los Angeles, CA

On New Year’s Eve, Hinoki & The Bird in Century City will draw inspiration from osechi ryori, the fare eaten on New Year’s Day in Japan. 

The four-course tasting menu (seating at 5 p.m.) costs $75, and the five-course tasting menu (seating at 8 p.m.) costs $105.

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, CA

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills celebrates the arrival of 2018 with multi-course menus offered at two seatings.

On New Year’s Eve, the first seating presents a four-course menu ($165) while the second seating brings a six-course menu ($280). Expect dishes such as steamed black sea bass with winter vegetable pot au feu and white truffles and a chocolate soufflé with vanilla bean ice cream.

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Kali

Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Kali with a seven-course menu ($95$125 with wine).

Feast on dishes like sea urchin with crispy polenta, pork tortellini and bitter chocolate crémeux.

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Le Petit Paris

Los Angeles, CA

Le Petit Paris in downtown LA will welcome 2018 with a combination of dining, dancing and live jazz.

Enjoy a multi-course menu at the first seating ($95) or second seating ($149). Festivities include a New Year’s countdown and balloon drop.

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Lucques

West Hollywood, CA

Usher in 2018 at Lucques in West Hollywood, which will host “An Evening in Monte Carlo” with a special prix-fixe menu offered amid themed décor. Start with eggs and caviar à la Casino Royale, indulge in grilled veal chop and end the meal with croustillant pralinée.

First seating 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $110; second seating 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $150, includes midnight toast. 

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Maison Akira

Pasadena, CA

Chef-owner Akira Hirose of Maison Akira in Pasadena produces compelling French cooking with Pacific Rim highlights.

His six-course New Year’s Eve menu ($110, $160 with wine pairing) will boast selections such as eggplant velouté and sautéed Hokkaido scallop; Mediterranean loup de mer on shimeji mushroom ragoût; and Angus beef steak filet with “au poivre” sauce.

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Michael’s

Santa Monica, CA

Looking for an à la carte dining option for New Year’s Eve? Make reservations at Michael’sin Santa Monica and enjoy California cuisine and festive cocktails.

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Otium

Los Angeles, CA

Otium in downtown Los Angeles will get festive on New Year’s Eve with roaming cocktail carts and punch bowls, as well as a chef’s tasting menu ($150, plus $75 for optional wine pairings). The patio will be transformed into a “Bubble Lounge” for the evening.

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Providence

Hancock Park, CA

Chef Michael Cimarusti continues to maintain the reputation of this fine-dining destination for seafood in Los Angeles.

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Redbird

Los Angeles, CA

Redbird is located at the historic Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a special four-course dinner with optional wine pairings and host a party with hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and a midnight Champagne toast.

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SALT Restaurant & Bar

Marina del Rey, CA

Located right on the waterfront, SALT Restaurant & Bar at the Marina del Rey Hotel provides a prime vantage point for the New Year’s Eve fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight. The hotel is also hosting a Midnight on the Marina event.

Chef Mark Gold is preparing a four-course family-style menu ($100) to celebrate the holiday.

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Saddle Peak Lodge

Calabasas, CA

Escape the city and head to Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas to ring in 2018.

From the New Year’s Eve tasting menu ($150), feast on dishes such as spicy white gulf shrimp with sea urchin, grilled elk tenderloin and bread pudding with bananas, huckleberries and Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. A Champagne toast and live music round out the festivities.

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71Above

Los Angeles, CA

Perched on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, 71Above will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a five-course dinner ($125, additional $75 for wine pairing). 

Feast on dishes such as sea bream crudo; agnolotti with kabocha squash, mascarpone and black truffle; and rib-eye steak. 

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The Strand House

Manhattan Beach, CA

The Strand House in Manhattan Beach hosts a “Frost” New Year’s Eve party and offers two seatings for dinner (early seating $100, plus $50 for optional wine pairings; later seating $150, plus $75 for optional wine pairings). Savor fresh egg pasta with truffles, Colorado lamb rack and more.

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TAO

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood hotspot TAO will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a sparkling wine toast at midnight, DJ, entertainment, party favors and early and late dinner seatings.

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Toca Madera

Los Angeles, CA

Toca Madera will celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 Casablanca style. Enjoy live music and entertainment, DJ sets and a midnight sparkling wine toast.

Order from the full dinner menu of organic Mexican shared plates, or opt for the prix-fixe tasting menu from executive chef Ben Diaz ($75 per person).

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Wolf

Los Angeles, CA

Chef Marcel Vigneron’s Wolf restaurant in Los Angeles will host a black-tie celebration for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a six-course dinner ($125, plus beverage pairings for $35)highlighting oysters, foie gras and white truffle risotto, plus a welcome bellini! (A vegetarian menu is also available.)

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