Desperately seeking a place to spend NYE? Look no further than our roundup of the best places to eat, drink and dance the night away as you ring in 2016!
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WHERE TO EAT
E.P. & L.P., West Hollywood’s buzzed about Asian eating house and rooftop—celebrates the start of 2016 with an festive 5-course New Year’s Eve dinner ($75/person++; pre-payment required; 7:00pm and 9:30pm seatings only) by Executive Chef Louis Tikaram. Revelers can continue the party on the LP rooftop ($100/person – dinner + rooftop; $50/person – rooftop only) from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am while overlooking the picturesque Hollywood Hills. Upstairs at the intimate LP rooftop party, NYE partygoers will enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, signature housemade Cassava Chips, live entertainment, and a special DJ line-up. You better hurry though: only 50 tickets are available.
603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood
Estrella, the newest opening in the heart of the Sunset Strip from Top chef alum Dakota Weiss, will be featuring two seatings each with prix fixe menus, priced at $90/person and $120/person. Vegan menu highlights will include Roasted Squash, Black Truffle – Sweet Potato Dumpling, and a Candied Crab Apple.
8800 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
On NYE, Bagatelle Los Angeles introduces two special prix fixe packages that include bottle service and new dishes available for New Year’s only. The first seating, priced at $100 per person, is a savory three course meal that offers Homard Poche et Caviar D’Esturgeon (Maine lobster with sturgeon caviar, bellweather farms ricotta, and nueske’s bacon),Risotto Aux Chanterelles et a la Truffe Noir (chanterelle mushroom, butternut squash, cipollini, arugula) and Gateau au Chocolat Chaud et Grand Marnier (warm chocolate cake with caramel budino, whipped crиme fraiche, and tahitian vanilla ganache), to name a few. The second seating, priced at $175 per person, is an exquisite five course meal that offers Heirloom et Petites Betteraves (baby beets, Dom Perignon rosй compressed pear 24k gold vinaigrette, and arugula),Les Pates Papardelle (hand cut pasta with butter poached Maine lobster, radicchio and caviar crema), Cotelette D’Agneau Sonoma(grilled lamb rack, smoked merguez, brussels sprouts and rosemary-pear chutney), Raspberry-Dom Perignon Gelйe (champagne sorbet), and Genoise a la Noix de Doco (coconut sponge / caramelia-gold ganache / rum crиme anglaise), to name a few.
755 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood
Baltaire is pulling out all of the stops with a glamorous Roaring 20s party on December 31from 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m Two dinner seatings will be available, featuring a five-course, prix-fixe menu from Executive Chef Travis Strickland, with signature dishes like 22 oz. Bone In Rib-Eye, Grilled Artichoke with Meyer lemon aioli and smoked sea salt, and Lobster Mac and Cheese, plus modern interpretations of 20s-inspired fare such as a Steak Tartare with crispy garlic and quail egg; and Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The first seating is $175 per person and reservations start from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with a two hour seating window. The second seating is $250 per person with reservations starting from 9-9:45 p.m., including a welcome glass of Champagne, party favors like hats and beaded necklaces, and the table for the remainder of the night. Baltaire will continue the Roaring 20s decadence with Martini and caviar carts, while guests enjoy performances by burlesque dance group Miss May & April Showers, a live band with jazz vocalist Gina Saputo from 6-10 p.m., and a DJ spinning contemporary beats from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Party-goers seeking a more casual experience can also reserve a couch in the Bar and Lounge, with access to bottle service and an à la carte menu. Guests are strongly encouraged to “dress to the nines” in their favorite 20s-inspired attire.
11647 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles
Leona, the raved about Venice eatery helmed by Chef Nyesha Arrington, will be hosting a very exclusive New Years Eve event featuring a specially crafted multi-course dining experience, champagne celebrations, party favors and surprises for just 60 VIP guests. The meal includes a six-course tasting menu from Chef Arrington with wine pairings by Jeremy Garber, along with other surprises, for $250.
123 W Washington Blvd, Venice
Marrying classic Hollywood glam with old Mediterranean charm, Cleo will offer diners a signature four-course prix fixe menu, with seatings at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm for $75/person. Dishes include a selection of patron favorite such as Lentil & Quinoa Falafel with Cilantro & Jalapeno Tahini; Grilled Lamb Chops, with Calabrian Chili & Olive Oil Relish, Dill Greek Yogurt, Crispy Rosemary Garlic Potato, Greens; and Vegetable Tagine, with Castelvetrano Olives, Slivered Almonds, Zhoug, Moroccan Cous Cous; alongside specialty cocktails.
1717 Vine St, Los Angeles
The London West Hollywood’s signature restaurant, will be offering a New Year’s Eve menu. Celebrate the start of 2016 with a feast that combines seasonal flavors and Executive Chef Anthony Keene‘s signature touch to bring an enticing twist to this special day. Toast to family and friends with a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts such as Burrata Cheese with Castelvetrano Olives and White Truffle Cream; Lobster Tortellini with Brown Butter; Wagyu Filet Mignon and Marrow Crust drizzled in a Classic Bйarnaise; Roasted Lamb Chop with Apricot and Cardamom Chutney and more in Boxwood’s sophisticated and stylish atmosphere. Two settings are available from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and 8:30pm – 10:00pm.
1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood
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WHERE TO DRINK & DANCE
Featuring music, dancing, and end-of-year revelry with ticketed packages that include premium open bar until 1am, passed hors d’oeuvres, along with a champagne toast at midnight. If you want to party with a plethora of friends, order up the “Gold Package” — for $950, eight people will recieve a reserved table, a bottle of 50 Blue Vodka and Mixwell mixers as well as two bottles of sparkling wine.
7321 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
Countdown in New Orleans style, featuring a soiree of music and tipples featuring D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers, a festive premium open bar and cocktail list by Dewar’s and Bombay Sapphire (cash bar after midnight), passed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight for all. General admission is $85; for $350, VIP includes four premium open bar tickets, a reserved table and a complimentary bottle of champagne.
1233 Vine Street, Hollywood
Honeycut will be pulling out all the stops this year. Included in all guest admission will be complimentary pink and white sparkling wine. Only 80 general admission tickets will be up for grabs. High rollers should check out the premium package: for $5,000, 40-50 people will be offered two bottles of choice premium liquor plus homemade mixies, 15 bottles of Cremant d’Alsace sparkling wine, 8 bottles of Perrier Jouet Champagne and 100 drink chips. Other (less baller) offerings are available for smaller groups as well, and for $60 general admission, guests are guaranteed entry and can enjoy sparkling wine all night.
819 S Flower St, Los Angeles
Mondrian Los Angeles and Solarium at Skybar, in partnership with Agent Provocateur, will host a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration at the iconic Sunset Strip boutique hotel. Nestled in the clouds of the Hollywood Hills, Mondrian Los Angeles invites guests to ring in the New Year with an evening in Suite’16, featuring a hosted bar, live cabaret shows and bubbly libations. Agent Provocateur is on board to guide guests to dress to the nines, offering exclusive private fitting appointments at Agent Provocateur’s boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
The Bungalow and Brent Bolthouse cordially invite guests to join the New Year’s Eve 2015 Party on Wednesday, December 31st. The popular ocean-side hideaway in Santa Monica, CA is the perfect location to celebrate the old and ring in the new with your friends and loved ones. This year, there will be a DJ spinning tunes on the dance floor and the cocktails will be flowing in the beautiful indoor and outdoor settings that The Bungalow has become known for.
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica