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Where to have New Year’s Eve dinner in Miami

The best New Year’s Eve dinners in Miami include lots of fresh stone crab claws, caviar and flowing champagne.

Ashley Brozic
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Ashley Brozic
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If you haven’t yet made it to one of Miami’s best restaurants in 2022, then consider New Year’s Eve your last and possibly most memorable chance. Our city has as many New Year’s Eve dinners as we do fireworks popping off, and the champagne sparkles as much as our night sky does on December 31. Enjoy a magical meal before hitting up Miami’s best New Year’s Eve parties, and then continue the bacchanalia the next day with Miami’s best New Year’s Eve brunches.

RECOMMENDED: Guide to New Year’s Eve in Miami

Time Out Market Miami
  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Running through January 5, Time Out Market's fresh batch of holiday-themed dishes and drink specials has been specially designed to satisfy all your festive cravings. Look out for a boozy Coquito Shake, a smothered Southern Fried Chicken with Cornbread Stuffing and more limited seasonal items. The South Beach food hall will also host two themed Family Brunches (Dec 10, 11) complete with free holiday movie screenings and kid-friendly specials.

 

The best New Year’s Eve dinners in Miami

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • West Coconut Grove
  • price 2 of 4

Michael Beltran’s Michelin-starred Grove favorite is doing a decadent six-course tasting menu for $295. End your year on a sea-focused molecular journey with a shellfish first course, hogfish snapper second course, a bright Miami “winter” salad for the third course, a chorizo-like skate fourth course and either a squab pithivier or aged A5 wagyu ribeye.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Brickell
  • price 4 of 4

Dive into one of Miami’s most elaborately exquisite New Year’s Eve dinner parties. Sexy Fish will be hosting an Oceanic Masquerade, with two different omakase experiences starting at 5pm and full-blown festivities after 9pm. Think premium tasting menu, top-shelf cocktails and Champagne and a “hedonistic music experience” with music by the legendary DJ Seth Troxler. Prices vary and reservations can be made here.

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Avra Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Avra Miami/Troy Campbell

3. Avra Miami

With a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean, Avra Miami is like a little slice of the Mediterranean in Sunny Isles. Get a taste of all 200 Greek Islands at this Acqualina restaurant with two New Year’s Eve seatings: the first at 5pm for $250 and the second at 8:30 for $550 (plus reduced pricing for kids under 12). This includes one bottle of champagne for every four guests. Those at the second seating can party like they’re in Mykonos well past the midnight ball drop.

  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Bal Harbour
  • price 4 of 4

Nothing says “glamor” like the St. Regis, and new executive Chef Adrienne Colameco is preparing a feast to match the resort’s reputation. The first seating is $125 and includes a three-course menu from 6 to 8pm, while the second seating is $255 and includes a four-course menu followed by an extravagant New Year’s Eve party with live music and a complimentary glass of champagne.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Brickell
  • price 4 of 4

LPM is hosting a Cirque du Soleil Soiree with live entertainment, acrobatics and a family-style menu. The 6pm dinner seating is $295 while the second is $395 and goes from 8:30pm all the way to midnight. The later seating includes a Dom Perignon Grand Cuvée toast at midnight. Très excité! Call to reserve at 305-403-9133

  • Restaurants
  • Korean
  • Design District

Miami’s Michelin-starred darling is doing a full on- $225 butcher’s feast for New Year’s Eve. They’vegot a tea made from American wagyu brisket broth, “steak & eggs with filet mignon and caviar, and the main attraction: a Butcher’s Celebration with all the 45+ day aged ribeye, lamb chops, filet mignon and wagyu beef you could dream up for the new year. VIP a la carte menu enhancements will also be available, like King crab, lobster tail, caviar service and more. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Miami Beach
  • price 3 of 4

Celebrate the coming of the new year at one of the most celebrated Chinese restaurants in the world. In lieu of timed seatings, Hakkasan will have prix fixe menu options for both vegetarians (starting at $195) and non-vegetarians (starting at $295) with perfected Cantonese dishes like Peking duck with black truffle, a decadent vegetarian dim sum platter, stir-fried spiny lobster with fried brown rice and charcoal grilled Chilean sea bass with wildflower honey. Here’s a sneak peek of the menu.

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  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • Miami Beach

Like Hakkasan, this Fontainebleau restaurant headed by Michael Mina is a best-in-class way to ring in 2023 and you’re only steps away from the resort’s epic New Year’s Eve bash. StripSteak’s four-course dinner starts at $175 and includes plates like cured hamachi with white chocolate, cauliflower and pomegranate reduction to start, lobster agnolotti as a mid-course and slow roasted New York strip as the main. 

  • Hotels
  • Spa hotels
  • Surfside
  • price 4 of 4

Let's face it: We enjoy a decadent New Year's dinner, but our primary focus is still the party. The Lido Restaurant at the illustrious Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club understands this well. No need for an elaborate 10-course tasting menu tonight. Chef Michael White has pared it down to just four courses highlighting crudos and house-made pastas finished off with a festive dessert by pastry chef Erica Lee. Stay late to mingle, dance to the live band and sip top-shelf champagne in the magical, palm-fringed bar and dining room. $550, children $95

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  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • Brickell Key
  • price 4 of 4

With one of the best views of the Brickell Skyline, the Mandarin Oriental is a magical place to celebrate New Year's Eve. La Mar will offer several luxurious dining options by celebrated chef Diego Oka. The early dinner seating (6 to 8pm, $190) includes one bottle of Prosecco per couple. Later seatings include an upgraded dinner experience and an after-dinner party that will go into the early morning hours. Choose your package here.

So, you want to stay close to your friend’s apartment in Midtown and you’re not looking to break the bank. Spritz your way into the new year at Italica Midtown. Tickets for this four-course prix-fixe Italian dinner range from $75 to $150 and both seatings (6:30 and 9pm) include a complimentary welcome drink or glass of Pommery Champagne. Call to reserve at 786-850-2600

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  • Restaurants
  • Latin American
  • Miami Beach
  • price 4 of 4

With Chef Jean-Georges at the help, this sultry and elegant dining room with a gorgeous beachside terrace has a prix fixe four-course dinner with complementary wine pairings and a dessert experience. The 5:30pm seating is $225 while the 9pm seating is $275. Get there a little earlier to enjoy cocktails at The Edition’s lobby, or some bowling and skating at Basement.

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • East Little Havana
  • price 4 of 4

If you want to dine and party on NYE, we know you've got Seaspice on your mind. Set sail on the Miami River (not literally) to Fantasy Island, the restaurant's full-on NYE dinner party. There will be live music, entertainment and a fresh, globally-influenced feast by Executive Chef Angel Leon.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Asian
  • South Beach
  • price 4 of 4

This is possibly the most expensive dinner ticket on New Year’s Eve, but if you’re looking for the best in fine dining, then it doesn’t get much better than The Setai. For $845 a head ($325 for kids), secure a table at Jaya’s courtyard for a Marrakech-themed bash complete with live entertainment, a five-course menu, cocktails, party favors and more. As the countdown begins, you’ll be poured a fine glass of Louis Roederer's 'Cristal' champagne.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Coral Gables
  • price 3 of 4

Coral Gables’ finest Italian restaurant invites diners to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a spectacular five-course menu. There will be two $295 seatings, and both will feature a menu with options like king crab served with Kaluga caviar, venison ravioli with porcini mushrooms, olive-fed Japanese A5 filet mignon, olive oil poached Dover sole roulade and table-side caviar service for an extra fee.

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  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Allapattah
  • price 3 of 4

New Year’s Eve at Leku is like a night at the museum to remember. Bask in a Basque feast with their New Year’s Eve tasting menu, which features plates like cured salmon and almond gazpacho, Iberian ham tartar, roasted pumpkin fondant, suckling pig or duck breast confit, and a Macallan chocolate tart. Seats are $225 per person and include party favors and midnight toast. Make your reservation here.

  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • South Beach
  • price 3 of 4

Dive into the Peruvian rainforest at Chotto Matte with an exclusive Nikkei New Year’s Eve menu, plenty of Champagne (including a complimentary welcome glass) and live entertainment well into the early hours of 2023. There are two seatings, 7pm and 9pm, where you can feast on dishes like lobster tempura, robata duck breast and Peruvian fried rice made with truffle broccoli.

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  • Restaurants
  • Shenandoah / Silver Bluff
  • price 2 of 4

You want to ring in 2023 with good music, food and cozy vibes? Skip South Beach and head to The Gibson Room’s first-ever New Year’s Eve party. Local Latin soul band Tony and the Kings will be playing all night and your ticket includes an open bar from 10:30 to 2:30am with craft cocktails, house spirits, wine and beer. There’s also a four-course prix fixe menu for an additional price. Purchase your party tickets here

  • Restaurants
  • American creative
  • Design District
  • price 4 of 4

Swan’s Midnight in Paris event returns to Dave Grutman’s and Pharell’s Design District restaurant with two dinner seatings starting at $155 for the 6pm slot and $225 for the 8:30pm. Both seatings include a four-course family-style menu; however, the second also includes a caviar amuse bouche, end-of-the-year party favors and a glass of Moet.

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Joliet
Photograph: Patrick Michael Chin

21. Joliet

The Lost Boy Co. team are opening a new neighborhood seafood bistro, and if you’re looking for a good lower-key but still elegant meal this one’s for you. On New Year’s Eve, Joliet will offer guests two indulgent champagne and seafood tower packages, at $150 and $350, respectively, in addition to its signature a la carte menu.

  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • South Beach

There’s nowhere better to spend New Year’s Eve than on a rooftop, and Serena at Moxy Beach includes delicious eats. Chef Scott Linquist will be whipping up an unpretentious family-style menu that includes cobia aguachile, esquites, short rib tostada and dressed oysters. There are two seatings at different prices, and both include unlimited Veuve Clicquot for an additional $150.

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  • Restaurants
  • Caribbean
  • Downtown
  • price 2 of 4

So you’re going to Bayside New Year’s Eve? Fill your belly at La Cañita first. This Michelle Bernstein restaurant is offering a four-course, family-style menu of Cuban Caribbean cuisine for $120. Of course, there’s always live Latin music, dancing and delicious tropical drinks and mojitos. Make your reservations here.

  • Restaurants
  • Midtown

Like its sister restaurant Italica Midtown, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar will help you end the year with a savory bang while keeping your bank account balanced. Tickets for their New Year’s Eve dinner range from $90 to $180 and include a complimentary welcome cocktail or glass of Pommery Champagne. The dinner begins with salmon nigiri with truffle, continues with an appetizer of burrata, tuna tataki or beef tartare and peaks with your choice of Corvina, short ribs or a sushi experience as the main course. A DJ will make sure you’re dining and dancing well into the new year. Call to reserve at 786-510-0075 

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  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • Wynwood

You don’t have to wait until December 31 to try Uchi’s special New Year’s Eve omakase menu, because it’s available from December 30 through New Year’s Day. It’s crafted for two and will have your tastebuds journeying through several types of snapper nigiri, caviar tanin bune, A5 Strip, and quite a bit more. You could top the meal off with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, or add the special hand roll and Krug Champagne pairing. 

  • Restaurants
  • Latin American
  • Little Haiti / Lemon City
  • price 2 of 4

The best nights are CHICA Nights, especially when they take place on December 31st. CHICA’s New Year’s Eve celebration will include live performances and a prixe fixe menu of Latin dishes by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia. The 7pm seating is $165 while the 9:30 seating is $225. There’s also a premium table option with Champagne bottle service for $450 per person.

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Strawberry Moon
Photograph: Matthew Taylor-Gross

27. Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon might be the Insta-cutest place to celebrate New Year’s Eve, and it’ll also leave you feeling satisfyingly light so you can wear that mini dress confidently. The Mediterranean restaurant has seatings from 9pm to 10:30pm and features a family-style meal for $155 per person. For the table, guests can enjoy dishes like spicy feta and tuna tartar to start, Kansas City bone-in-strip or fresh branzino as a main, and a strawberry champagne sorbet for dessert.

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Miami
  • price 4 of 4

If you celebrate New Year’s Eve near a megayacht, then does that mean you’ll manifest one in 2023? The Deck at Island Gardens is hosting “A Midnight Cabaret” on New Year’s Eve. The party starts with a sit-down dinner under the stars and then carries on with DJs, live music, fire dancers and more as you celebrate NYE with a bayside view. Find more information here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Design District
  • price 4 of 4

With one of the best views of Biscayne Bay in Miami and James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz at the helm, there are few places better than Amara for a New Year’s Eve dinner, especially for large groups. You could book a table for up to 12 and an extra $45 per person gets you a premium waterfront view. The first seating is $150 per person while the second is $300 and includes an extra course, live music and a perfect panorama of fireworks at midnight.

Portate bonito for the new year at Gekkō, Bad Bunny and David Grutman’s Japanese-inspired steakhouse. There are two family-style seatings: 6pm starting at $195 and 9pm starting at $350. Both include dishes like Japanese milk bread, a spicy bluefin tuna roll, wagyu skirt steak and grilled whole lobster. Of course, you could up the ante with premium additions, like the A5 flight for $800.

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Brickell
  • price 4 of 4

Plan early for bird’s nest seating and head to Komodo this New Year’s Eve for their Forbidden City dinner. Best of all, you can skip the Brickell traffic and head upstairs to the venue’s lounge when the clock strikes 12. The 6pm seating starts at $180 while the 8:30 seating starts at $295. Both feature a four-course meal with iconic dishes like the Money Bag dim sum, miso Chilean seabass and Maine lobster.

  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • South of Fifth
  • price 4 of 4

A $1,000 steak is one way to beef up the grand finale of the year, and Papi Steak has even more ways to make your last meal experience of 2022 even more extra. They’re offering two seatings: The 6pm starts at $190 while the 9pm starts at $350. The menu includes wagyu pastrami, a glatt kosher tomahawk, their infamous caviar-topped mono potato and of course, SO MUCH MEAT. While you’re dropping a grand on beef, drop another on their Insta-famous baked Alaska for dessert.

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  • Restaurants
  • price 4 of 4

Villa Azur recently got an aesthetic revamp, just in time for its New Year’s Eve bash. They’ll be having a specialty a la carte menu with wagyu, tomahawk steak, seafood towers, caviar and their infamous "pâtes a la meule,” which you can enjoy alongside live music, dancers and flowing Champagne at midnight.

  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • Brickell
  • price 3 of 4

Not feeling DJs and dancers this year? Have an excellent Peruvian-Japanese experience at Osaka Nikkei. This intimate Brickell restaurant has two seatings ranging from $300 to $350 per person and includes a prix fixe menu with signature items, several new Nikkei-inspired culinary creations and a complimentary bottle of Taittinger NV Cuvee Champagne for two.

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