While Christmas is right around the corner and many are scrambling to finish their holiday shopping, I have bigger fish to fry...this is my first New Year's Eve A L O N E. Ugh. What does the girl who has spent the last 14 years with the same date on New Year's Eve do? She looks for something FUN to do!
New Years Eve Where to Eat, Drink & Ring in the New Year
Ring in the new year at your favorite gastropub. Enjoy tunes by guest DJ while you dine on a special Whiskey Pairing Dinner from 7-11 PM.
Parties of six or more will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne with reservation and a $50 credit if you reserve a tap table. New Years Eve wouldn't be complete without bubbly, and Batch has all-you-can-drink champagne for $25. Batch Gastropub: 30 SW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33130; (305)-808-5555
Pléthore et Balthazar
Start off 2016 the right way at Pléthore et Balthazar’s Masquerade NYE Party in South Beach. Guests will enjoy an open bar and complimentary tapas from 9 PM-1 AM alongside a live performance by Ollie Sanders and Giovannetti.
A New Years Eve celebration wouldn’t be complete without fireworks; enjoy P&B’s colorful light show poolside under the stars, or under your own cabana. Pléthore et Balthazar: 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139; (305)-672-6624
Dolores but you can call me Lolita
Dolores but you can call me Lolita celebrates this year with a decadent four-course menu featuring two appetizers, a main course of surf & turf, and Creole bread pudding with a Kentucky bourbon sauce and vanilla bean ice cream as dessert.
The first seating is open from 6-7 PM ($75) and the second is available between 9-10 PMand includes a special midnight champagne toast ($95). Dolores but you can call me Lolita: 1000 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130; (305)-403-3103
Crazy About You…
Commemorate the new year at one of Miami’s most picturesque water-front dining locations with a specialty four-course meal.
The first seating is available between 6-7 PM ($75 per person) and the second seating is between 9-10 PM and includes a midnight champagne toast. Crazy About You…: 1155 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131; (305)-377-4442
Love is Blind
Join Love is Blind for a NYE celebration that includes an exquisite four-course menu featuring Serrano ham croquettes, burrata caprese salad, filet mignon with a mushroom demi-glaze and jumbo garlic shrimp with grilled asparagus and potatoes au-gratin, and a dessert to top it all off.
The first seating is between 6-7 PM ($65) and the second is available between 9-10 PM and includes an exclusive midnight champagne toast ($80). Love is Blind: 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146; (305)-748-6118
Mama Mia celebrates New Years Eve with an exceptional five-course dinner featuring a hot and cold antipasto, penne alla vodka, a choice of four unique entrées, and a dessert.
All packages include the full dinner, a special champagne toast, and party favors. You can choose from: main seating/ full show view ($79.95), lounge seating/partial show view ($59.95), outside café/partial show view ($59.95), and upstairs dining room/audio only ($49.95). Mama Mia: 1818 South Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020; (954)-923-0555
Drunken Dragon, a hidden gem nestled in an understated strip mall, void of any visible signage outside a stealthy crimson-hued “MARKET”, has a nationally acclaimed and local recognition, which has made it a staple for all. South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant will feature the ever popular do-it-yourself method of table-side grilling.
Drunken Dragon will also offer its staple menu. Whether guests roast intensely flavored selections over an energetic flame or indulge in Chef prepared mouth-watering staples via modern family-style dishes such as simmering Bulgogi with fresh sesame leaf wraps; whole fish Branzino wok stir-fry style with Red Thai Chile Sanbal; spicy Dok Boki; Peking Bao; Lobster Roll; D&D Kurobuta Dog; and Krispy Bok Choy, among others, it is sure to be a new year to remember. Patrons who plan to dine and ring in the new year,will indulge in a complimentary glass of champagne. Drunken Dragon: 1424 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139; (305)397-8556
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