2018 Best New Year’s Eve Restaurants in San Francisco / Bay Area

Best New Year’s Eve Restaurants SF

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Francisco / Bay Area

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 San Francisco / Bay Area, presented in alphabetical order.

Put an Italian spin on your New Year’s Eve celebration at A16 Rockridge in Oakland. The prix-fixe menu ($105, plus optional wine pairings) presents dishes like chestnut gnocchi and braised lamb.

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Acquerello in San Francisco will serve a five-course tasting menu ($250, plus optional wine pairings) of sophisticated Italian fare for New Year’s Eve.

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All Spice inhabits a tranquil Victorian house in San Mateo. For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a festive tasting menu ($150) featuring dishes such as dry-aged squab with foie gras mousse, red cabbage veil, cider radishes and blackberries.

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It’s hard not to fall for this glamorous supper club’s charms, including a dramatic, dual-level interior. BIX strikes a very San Francisco balance between playful and impressive. On New Year’s Eve, the Jackson Square restaurant will offer a special menu and a Champagne toast at midnight.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in vintage style. The Scarlet Huntington’s Big 4 Restaurant is a Nob Hill classic that celebrates the era of the four railroad tycoons for whom the San Francisco restaurant is named.

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Ring in the New Year at Chez Panisse, Alice Waters’ groundbreaking Berkeley restaurant. The festivities will include special menus, live music and a Champagne toast at midnight.

Noe Valley’s Contigo will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special Nochevieja Tapas Tasting Menu ($80, plus $45 for wine pairings) of six dishes, highlighting truffles, crab, jamón ibérico, octopus and more. (A vegetarian menu is also available.)

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Indulge in filet mignon at the special New Year’s Eve menu at 5A5 Steak Lounge in San Francisco.

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Foreign Cinema offers an expansive, elegant courtyard (films are projected onto a wall), along with the warmth of a nearby fireplace. On New Year’s Eve, this Mission District restaurant will present a special three-course menu comprising an appetizer, entrée and dessert ($125).

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If you are looking for a San Francisco restaurant with distinguished vegetarian food and a beautiful view, cast your eyes toward Greens. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner ($68) on New Year’s Eve.

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Still glimmering since 1997, Jardinière serves as a sort of keyhole into all that’s good and fun about high-caliber California-French dining. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy dishes such as duck agnolotti with foie gras and Wagyu short rib via a four-course menu ($175) at the first seating, or a five-course menu ($245, includes midnight Champagne toast) at the second seating.

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Savor caviar, lobster and more on the New Year’s Eve tasting menu (starting at $225) at La Folie in San Francisco.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with modern Peruvian cuisine and sweeping Bay views at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana in San Francisco.

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Ring in the New Year with French fare at Le Garage Bistro. The restaurant’s setting on the Sausalito waterfront, with palm trees and dozens of boats, makes it feel like a hangout in the South of France.

Octavia restaurant in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood will present a special four-course prix-fixe menu ($100, optional wine pairing $60) for New Year’s Eve. Indulge in dishes like roasted sunchoke and parsnip soup, Périgord truffle risotto and peppermint and chocolate torte.

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Enjoy inspired rustic Italian fare at Oliveto in Oakland. The special New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menufeatures dishes such as roast Piedmontese rib-eye of beef with long-cooked onions, barley and truffle sugo.

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Celebrate the good life at this retro bar and restaurant set in historic Presidio military barracks. Presidio Social Club will offer an à la carte menu for New Year’s Eve with options like spice roasted duck breast, slow roasted prime rib and butternut squash agnolotti.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Prospect, which boasts an opulent setting for equally plush food. A three-course menu ($120) will be offered at the first seating. Enjoy a four-course menu ($165) at the second seating when the festivities include a midnight Champagne toast.

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Experience the California cuisine created at this quintessential, premium-casual neighborhood spot in Hayes Valley via a special New Year’s Eve Chef Picks tasting menu ($115). This is the sole menu offered to celebrate the holiday. Enhance the meal with an optional wine pairing ($95).

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Celebrate the arrival of 2018 at The Sea By Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto. This high-end seafood restaurant will offer a special five-course prix-fixe New Year’s Eve menu ($185) for the holiday with optional wine pairings ($80) to enhance the experience.

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Ring in the New Year at Sutro’s at the Cliff House, an oceanside restaurant featuring a California menu with plenty of seafood and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Top of the Mark, the penthouse lounge at the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, pulls out all the stops for New Year’s Eve ($425, or $475 for window seating). After enjoying a cocktail reception with food stations and hors d’oeuvres, patrons will find a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial at their table to savor with a five-course dinner. More Champagne and views of the fireworks cap off the evening.

Gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge, bold flavors and a whimsical interior make Waterbar a seafood-lover’s dream. On New Year’s Eve, there will be two seatings, an early seating with four courses for $150 and a second seating with five courses for $225 per person, which includes a midnight Champagne toast.

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Whitechapel is a surreal gin joint that’s worth a visit for the vibe alone. On New Year’s Eve, a five-course chef’s tasting menu ($95) with an optional beverage pairing ($50) will be offered, with seating from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests who purchase a dinner ticket can stay to join in the post-9 p.m. festivities, which include party favors and dancing.