L.A. Eats: Where to Dine for New Year’s Eve

Deciding where to spend New Year’s Eve can be a chore. It’s often regarded as one of the biggest nights of the year and most people want to welcome in the new year in style. Whether you’re looking for a romantic hotspot to enjoy with your significant other, a place to celebrate with your family, or somewhere for fun with friends, these recommendations of where to dine for New Year’s Eve in Southern California are sure to give you inspiration.

Los Angeles Dining on New Year’s Eve


Location: Downtown Los Angeles

Located in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) Redbird is a popular restaurant all year round. The setting inside a former cathedral adds plenty of ambiance. Redbird also has a choice of indoor and outdoor seating. For New Year’s Eve, they are offering a fixed-price three-course meal with optional wine pairings. Starter options include oysters and beef tartare, while delicious mains include a rack of lamb, beef tenderloin, and lobster.

The Little Door

Location: West Hollywood

Step into The Little Door, on West Hollywood’s West 3rd Street, for cool Mediterranean vibes to see in the new year. Step through the rustic doors to dine underneath the stars in the romantic courtyard. Savor delicious dishes from the prixe fixe menu specially designed to bring good fortune for the year ahead. It’s among the most romantic places to dine for New Year’s Eve in LA.

(abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen

Location: Little Tokyo

A real gem in LA’s Little Tokyo, (abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen offers up plenty of Caribbean characters at any time of the year. For New Year, the restaurant has a special four-course menu, filled with a Jamaican flair, along with live music and plenty of fun.

Westside and Beach Communities Dining on New Year’s Eve

Entertainer Yacht

Location: Marina Del Rey

Who says your New Year dinner needs to take place on dry land? Board the Entertainer Yacht at Marina Del Rey for a fun-filled evening bobbing on the waves. Cruise along the coast as you look forward to the coming year. Book VIP tickets for a four-course dinner menu, plus several hours of open bars, entertainment, dancing, party favors, and a truly superb countdown experience.

Hotel Casa del Mar

Location: Santa Monica

The stylish Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica is a terrific place to dance and dine for New Year’s Eve. Indulge in a delectable three-course meal before enjoying the lively pre-midnight celebrations. Various ticketing options are available, including VIP packages, but basic tickets include three premium drinks in addition to access to the paid bar. Have fun while waiting for the balloon drop at the stroke of 12.


Location: Beverly Hills

A stylish choice for dinner at New Year, Culina is located in the upmarket Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. From 6pm until 11pm you can enjoy a fantastic four-course meal put together by chef Giovanni Spataro. The fixed menu has a choice of tempting Italian dishes, with traditional recipes blended with modern twists.

San Fernando Valley Dining on New Years Eve

Olympia Banquet Hall

Location: Van Nuys

Offering a night of glitz and glam to ring in the new year, Olympia Banquet Hall is located in the Van Nuys neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Tickets include a gourmet dinner, with a mouth-watering selection of 25 different appetizers and nine hot dishes, drinks all night, including champagne, wine, spirits, and soft drinks, and exciting live entertainment.

Burbank Marriott

Location: Burbank

While the Burbank Marriot is offering Silver Pass tickets to its fabulous New Year Gala, why would you miss out on a delicious dinner? Book a Gold Pass ticket to enjoy a high-class buffet meal, accompanied by live swing music, before the energetic countdown party. The dinner menu includes veggie-friendly and gluten-free options. Likewise, the exciting party boasts live music, a DJ, and a Champagne toast with a balloon drop at midnight.

Valley Inn Restaurant and Bar

Location: Sherman Oaks

If you’re looking somewhere to wave farewell to the old year over a tasty meal, Valley Inn Restaurant and Bar is a great choice in Sherman Oaks. A local landmark for more than six decades, you can sink your teeth into hearty American cuisine, accompanied by expertly mixed and poured drinks.

Conejo Valley Dining on New Year’s Eve

Pasta | Bar

Location: Encino

Award-winning Pasta | Bar, located in Encino, combines all the fresh flavors of California with the time-tested traditions of Italian cooking. For New Year, the restaurant is serving a special menu, with dishes made using premier ingredients and an exciting blend of tastes. Likewise, you’ll receive a welcome drink on arrival and can buy more drinks throughout the evening. How about a bottle of fine Italian wine to welcome the new year ahead?

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Location: Ventura Beach

Have a ball with the Dinner and Party package this December 31st at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Doors open at 8pm to start your evening with a delicious dinner, and you can also make full use of the open bar. After dining, dance the night away on the 12th floor, soaking up the splendid ocean vistas.

Moonshadows Malibu

Location: Malibu

Turn this New Year’s Eve into a night to remember at Moonshadows in Malibu. Likewise, our evening will include a toast to the coming year and world-class cuisine starting at $100/person. The evening will also include music and a countdown celebration at midnight with DJ Mick Cole.