where to dine for a new year’s eve celebration

Whether you’re looking to include an elegant dinner or grab a quick bite at a casual diner, our members are open and ready to serve you during New Year’s Eve. The following members have created a special celebratory atmosphere where guests can enjoy their holiday. Most restaurant specials include Champagne, a festive menu and party favors. 

San Francisco

International Smoke

International Smoke will be offering a special four-course tasting menu. The New Year’s Eve specialty menu includes kampachi sashimi, a trio of smoked pork ribs, cedar-smoked salmon and mandarin orange semifreddo. 

One Market Restaurant

Two seatings will be offered. The first from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the second from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Both seatings will feature a four-course prix-fixe dinner. The second seating includes a midnight Champagne toast, party favors and a perfect view of fireworks right outside of the restaurant.  

Perbacco

Say farewell to 2019 and toast the new year at Perbacco. They will be serving their complete dinner menu with a few seasonal additions. After dinner, stroll over to the Embarcadero for a perfect view of the annual midnight fireworks.

Monterey

Sardine Factory

Celebrate the New Year at Sardine Factory on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. On both days, Sardine Factory will be serving a special four-course prix-fixe dinner menu and a limited a la carte menu featuring lobster bisque and holiday salad with the guest’s choice of an entrée and dessert. 

Sacramento

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Spend your New Year’s Eve night cruising down the Sacramento River. The Hornblower Cruise provides a unique view of the Tower Bridge, I Street Bridge and, of course, the grand fireworks show put on by the City of Sacramento. The cruise is an hour and a half long, and will have a DJ playing 2019’s biggest hits with a complimentary Champagne toast. A bar will also be available to purchase additional food, wine, beer and cocktails. 

The Firehouse Restaurant

For New Year’s Eve, Chef Jay has created a four-course dinner menu specifically for the night with vegan options available. The special menu includes braised pork belly, peppered venison chop, lobster and scallops and strawberry panna cotta. Seatings run from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. 

Paragary’s

Paragary’s has a pre-fixe four-course dinner menu featuring its farm-to-fork specialties with a supplemental course option. The menu includes a festive amuse-bouche, ricotta gnocchi, red wine–braised beef short ribs, sesame-crusted ahi tuna and a bittersweet chocolate tart. 

Los Angeles

Bistango

Bistango is offering New Year’s Eve guests an early bird dinner special. Reservations will begin at 5 p.m. The simple yet festive à la carte menu won’t cost you a pretty penny. Choose ahi tuna tartare with an organic mixed green salad for a lighter dinner or a Caesar salad and Mary’s chicken alla Parmigiana for a heartier meal. 

Boa Steakhouse

Boa Steakhouse at Sunset will be featuring a four-course prix-fixe menu. The specialized menu will have sea urchins and Shigoku oysters, a warm potato with goat cheese terrine, broiled Santa Barbara lobster and a 12-ounce New York Strip. Expect a festive atmosphere provided by a guest DJ, complimentary party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. 

Disney California Adventure Park

For a family event, Disneyland is perfect! Dozens of dining options are available whether you’re looking for an upscale restaurant like Blue Bayou or a something a bit more casual like Cozy Cone Motel. Disneyland can be an all-day escapade on rides, but The New Year’s Eve Fantasy in the Sky Firework Spectacular is the main event. There are two firework showings, at 9:00 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. Find yourself the perfect spot near Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, It’s a Small World or by the Rivers of America. 

Rustic Canyon

Executive Chef Jeremy Fox has prepared a special New Year’s Eve menu. Guests can choose six of those dishes to share family-style. The planned menu includes buckwheat noodles with mushroom broth and truffles, collard green malfatti with guanciale and Calabrian chile and prime New York strip au poivre. 

Spago

Spago is offering reservations between 5 and 6:30 p.m., and 8 and 10 p.m. A three-course menu will be presented with options such as charred octopus ceviche, Dungeness crab salad and risotto with lobster. The second seating includes caviar, a Champagne toast, a DJ and dancing and a breakfast buffet at 1 a.m.

Sushi Roku

Guests will have the option to choose from the regular menu or the New Year’s Eve Omakase menu. Seating is available throughout the evening with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight and a live DJ. 

The Cellar

The Cellar includes an extravagant four-course prix-fixe menu with two seatings available. Live music and a Champagne toast will be complimentary during the later seating. 

Water Grill

After presenting new specialty menu items, Water Grill is hosting a party with live music, an interactive photo booth, a Champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight. The New Year’s Eve party is from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. A ticket purchase includes complimentary shucking and serving from the Raw Bar, dessert bites and two drink tickets toward cocktails. 

San Diego

Bleu Bohème

Celebrate “Réveillon” with Bleu Bohème this New Year’s Eve. A delectable and exclusive three-course menu will be served from 5 to 10 p.m. The varied menu will allow guests to choose between steak, duck leg confit, a rack of lamb and scallops and several starters and desserts. A special cocktail has been curated for the evening: The Clean Slate Martini. 

Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop

Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop is offering their full menu and a few evening specials. Make the dinner part of your entertainment by reserving seats at the Chef’s Counter and watch Chef Victor Jimenez cook a custom meal for you. 

Juniper & Ivy

Celebrate the New Year with unique plates by Chef Anthony Wells. The four-course dinner can be paired with wine or sparkling specials. 2019’s most popular cocktails will be featured and will be available to enjoy on New Year’s Eve along with a complimentary sparkling toast.   

For more details on the LA events, see 2019 Best New Year’s Eve Restaurants in Los Angeles.

Happy New Year!

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