It's almost New Year's Eve, folks! While some of you have plans to go all out at one of the many NYE parties around town, others may be looking to have a more low-key night. The solution: dinner at one of L.A.'s best restaurants. These restaurants are offering multi-course meals—many with champagne toasts—to keep you fueled well into the new year. Take a look at our list of the best places to have New Year's Eve dinner—and then, you know, you can make those diet resolutions.
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New Year's Eve dinner options
What: Choose from two seatings (6pm & 9pm) at Norah for a NYE dinner featuring an amuse-bouche of pommes Dauphine and followed by chilled Maine lobster, foie gras boudin, agnolotti and wagyu striploin. Each course is accompanied by a wine pairing, including the grand finale: chocolate cremeux.
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What: Join Salt's Cure on New Year's Eve for a three-course meal featuring either a winter bitter green chopped salad or a Japanese sweet potato soup, and either potato dumplings, local halibut or beef tenderloin. Dessert includes the restaurant's famed grapefruit pie or a selection of housemade ice creams (go with the pie!). A selection of add-ons, like wild mushroom mousse or duck leg, is also available.
Price: $50-$75, additional $25-$40 for wine pairing
What: Indulge in a luxurious New Year's Eve soiree high above the city at 71Above, the gorgeous restaurant and lounge atop Downtown's U.S. Bank Tower. The ticket price might be steep, but attendees will experience all the Billecart-Salmon Champagne, red and white wine, and food their heart desires. Food stations include New York steak, poached oysters with uni and caviar, and potato and truffle tart with creme fraiche.
What: Choose from an early (5:30-7:30pm) or late (8:30-10:30pm) seating at Hinoki & the Bird for a Vietnamese-inspired New Year's Eve. Prix-fixed menus range from three courses and a dessert to amuse-bouche, three courses, dessert and sparkling wine. Dishes include papaya salad and grilled quail, plus supplemental options for each course.
What: There are a couple of options available during New Year's Eve at Patina, with seating scheduled around live jazz performances from 4:30-5pm (3-4 courses), 7:30-8pm (8 courses) and 10-11:30pm (à la carte). Standouts from the menu include Maine lobster with roasted endive and Payne Farm Squab with beet, king trumpet mushrooms and Brussel sprouts.
Price: $90-$180, à la carte pricing also available
What: The Cannibal is hosting an old school hip hop house party and open bar on New Year's Eve, including a $85 ticket offering passed hors d'oeuvres, a whole animal feast, two drink tickets and a champagne toast; and a $125 ticket including a full feast, an open bar and a champagne toast.
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What: Downtown's revamped steakhouse is offering a three-course meal for NYE, with highlights including escabeche of yellowtail, curry veloute with scallop and shrimp aumoniere, surf and turf with wood grilled petit filet and butter poached lobster tail, and pan seared European loup de mere.
What: Ring in 2017 with an Old Hollywood theme at Cliff's Edge, where executive chef Michael Bryant is whipping up a retro menu that includes lobster thermidor, prime rib-eye au poivre and cornish game hen coq au vin. Bar director Malina Bickford will also be making celebratory cocktails for the evening—plus, everyone gets a glass of bubbly to toast with.
Price: $95, additional $35 for wine pairing