2019 Best New Year's Eve Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel Area

Where to dine in Monterey/Carmel for New Year's Eve

Looking for a party scene full of revelers? Or, maybe you'd rather spend New Year's Eve in a more romantic space, sharing a midnight Champagne toast with someone special?

We've compiled a list of the top restaurants in Monterey/Carmel to ring in the New Year, presented in alphabetical order. (Click on the name of the restaurant for the complete review.)
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Abalonetti Bar & Grill
12/20
Fish and seafood offered wharf-side, along with steak, pizza and more. See More

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Aubergine
16/20
L'Auberge Carmel's intimate restaurant featuring the beautifully executed cuisine of executive chef Justin Cogley. See More

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The C Restaurant + Bar
13/20
Locally sourced food is turned into flavor-forward dishes at this Cannery Row gem with views of the Bay. See More

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Cafe Fina
14/20
It’s worth dealing with the throngs of tourists on Fisherman's Wharf to enjoy this little gem’s food that marries fresh ingredients and heirloom Italian recipes. See More
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Cibo Ristorante Italiano
13/20
Food and romance from the heart and soul of Sicily served up nightly. See More

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Domenico's on the Wharf
14/20
Watch the sea lions bask in the sun and the lights come up in the harbor at sunset --- but don't miss the food at this locals' favorite. See More

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Esteban

Spanish, Tapas, Small Plates
Esteban
14/20
Don Esteban Munras’ namesake restaurant is an ambassador of small-plate goodness. See More

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Lucia Restaurant & Bar
16/20
The surroundings and finessed service set the stage for an elegant meal you’ll long remember. See More

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Montrio

Continental, Bistro, American
Montrio
14/20
At this old former firehouse, the food rocks and the atmosphere is a party. See More

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Passionfish
13/20
Sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats served nightly in the “Last Hometown.” See More

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