It's time to start planning your New Year’s Eve dinner in San Francisco. Gather your family and friends for breathtaking views of the fireworks at local rooftop bars, locally sourced epicurean feasts at SF's best restaurant and endless Champagne (of course). Book yourself into one of these ready-made NYE parties and ring in 2018 with a feast.
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New Year's Eve dinner San Francisco
One of the hottest tickets in the city will be a seat at Brandon Jew's table this New Year's Eve. Celebrate good luck, good fortune and good family with a six-course ticketed menu. If your party is more than six people, consider booking a Lazy Susan table for a family-style meal full of traditional and contemporary dishes.
Price: $125–$150/ person
State Bird will host not one, but two events this NYE. The first is a one-of-a-kind roving supper beginning with bubbles and bites at State Bird, before moving to The Progress for a family-style feast including local and luxury ingredients like smoked squab, Japanese A5 Waygu, quail egg Diablo and more.
Price: $250/ person
State Bird will be open from 10pm–1am for a New Year's Eve countdown and standing reception. Expect great music, passed provisions and cocktails.
Housed in a former military officers building, this stylish restaurant holds true to the passions of Chef Traci Des Jardins. Couples should try to book a seat at the counter, where you can watch the team create the five-course tasting menu including black truffle bomba rice, hibachi roasted lobster tail, beef cheek and chocolate pave dusted with cinnamon and served with sage ice cream.
Price: $125/person, additional $50 for wine pairings
Always a party, Twenty Five Lusk will be open for New Year's Eve dinner with a selection of a la carte items and a prix fixe menu. DJ Frenchy le Freak and bonne vivant Liam Mayclem will be MCing the party. Liam promises to keep his clothes on (at least until midnight).
With dishes made from fresh seafood, expertly curated wine lists and bespoke cocktails (including a martini made with Hangar One Fog Point vodka), this is the perfect perch from which to watch the fireworks over the Embarcadero. The NYE menu includes Maine lobster, King crab, dry aged New York roast and wine selections from Napa, Sonoma and Europe.
Price: $150/person for the first seating and $225/person for the second seating
Epic Steak is going overboard for New Year's Eve, and they just happen to have one of the most magnificent views in the city. The five-course menu includes black trumpet mushroom-stuffed turbot, pepper braised short ribs, Nantucket bay scallops, lobster, Wagyu beef and lamb, finished with your choice of tropical pavlova or salted caramel flan. Two seating are available throughout the night.
Foreign Cinema’s indoor/outdoor restaurant is an epicenter for delicious dining and people watching in the Mission. The restaurant will open at 5:30pm on New Year's Eve with an under-the-sea-themed menu and sea-themed movies playing on the screen. Neighboring Lazlo bar will also be open for a pre-dinner cocktail.
Noe Valley’s Chez Marius will welcome guests for a New Year’s Eve three-course menu celebrating French cuisine. Luxuries like stuffed lobster, with prawns risotto and cognac sauce, and filet mignon with gratin dauphinoise and foie gras sauce, will keep you happy as the evening progresses. Live jazz begins at 7pm and continue until 1am.
For those who love to wonder Ocean Beach on New Year's Eve, begin the evening is the Park Chalet Garden. Starting at noon, the restaurant will offer their regular menu as well as well-priced wine bottles. Beginning at 9pm the Mermen will play in the lounge. Tickets to just the show are $40, and you can order sips & bites as you choose.