Best Place To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In San Francisco

Still not sure where to ring in 2018? These restaurants have you covered. 

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Alba Ray’s

Bringing The Big Easy to the Mission, Alba Ray’s Ragin Cajun New Year’s Eve Party is an all-inclusive evening featuring a constant flow of food, drinks, and dancing. Guests can expect a delicious spread from chef Adam Rosenblum with boudin balls, hush puppies, gumbo shooters, raw and charbroiled oysters, and Cajun shrimp cocktail. A meat carving station will offer smoked ribs, pulled pork, and porchetta. The bar will be slinging sazeracs, hurricanes, and cocktails a’plenty, as well as beer, wine and well drinks.

Epic Steak
Epic Steak

Epic Steak and Waterbar

Parke Ulrich’s sister restaurants on the Embarcadero are hosting similar dinners. At each eatery there are two seatings for dinner. The first starts at 5:30 p.m. and features a four-course menu. The second seating features a five-course menu and starts at 8:15 p.m. at Epic Steak and 7:45 p.m. at Waterbar. Ulrich’s menu at Epic is a surf and turf extravaganza with scallops, Wagyu carpaccio, short ribs, and stuffed turbot. At Waterbar, it’s a seafood heavy spread with salmon miso soup, chilled lobster salad, hamachi, and roasted black bass. At both restaurants when the clock strikes midnight, guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast, festive music, and the best viewing spot of the Ferry Building fireworks.



The gorgeous Spanish eatery, Bellota, is throwing a lively celebration to welcome 2018. Their New Year’s Eve dinner will feature live music, a midnight cava toast, and special tapas that aren’t normally on the menu like scallop ceviche and jamon iberico croquetas.


Petit Marlowe

Anna Weinberg and the Big Night Restaurant Group know how to throw a party, so expect the event at Petit Marlowe to be the dinner of your francophile dreams. Ruinart Champagne will be flowing and the prix-fixe menu is studded with decadent delights like country-style escargot, foie gras terrine, and roast chicken with truffled mushroom jus.


Presidio Social Club

Presidio Social Club will be hosting New Year’s Eve dinner, Sunday, December 31. There will be live music from Big Blu Soul Revue and partygoers can expect classic menu favorites and specials just for the evening, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. On the menu? An assortment of canapés including oysters on the half shell, foie gras toast, and Dungeness crab dip; starters like butternut squash agnolotti and blood orange fennel salad; slow-roasted prime rib and crisp trout for mains—with a variety of sides and desserts to round things out.


MKT at The Four Seasons

At The Four Seasons San Francisco’s restaurant, MKT, there are two dinner seatings at 5 and 8 p.m. The chef is serving a six-course menu of luxe dishes. Think risotto with black truffles, caviar and oysters, and beef with lobster. After the meal head to the bar area for a Beau Joie brut champagne toast, music, and dancing. The Steve Scholz Band will perform live.

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If you’re heading to a house party, but hope to start the festivities earlier in the day, stop by Gibson, the elegant art deco eatery in downtown SF, for Champagne and caviar. From 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, the restaurant is offering one glass of champagne and .5 oz of caviar for just $75 each. The caviar is by the Caviar Company and it’s paired with Gibson’s house-made chicken nuggets, smoked egg, and honey butter potato chips.