Openings

A Dozen New Year's Eve Scenes For Under $100

In alphabetical order:

8 oz. Burger Bar: New Year's Eve After Party at 1:00 a.m. with DJ. Open all night, weekend brunch debuting 9:00 a.m. New Year's Day. 305.397.8246, No cover, $5 cocktail and beer specials.  

Atrio/Level 25 at the Conrad Hilton: Four course dinner, champagne, open bar all night, and stunning vistas from the 25th floor. $95

Bulldog BBQ: Snacks, fried chicken n'waffles, barbecue meat, fixins, pie, and a glass of bubbly. "Just chow $50, with moonshine $75"

Café Sambal at The Mandarin Oriental: Four course menu with gorgeous panorama of the bay. $75  

Christy's: Three course dinner including prime rib of beef and baked Alaska. Glass of champagne. $60


DiLido Beach Club at Ritz-Carlton South Beach: Full Moon Party under the stars. No food per se, but live entertainment by the ocean, with party favors. No cover charge; $7 "Econo" cocktails

D. Rodriguez Cuba at the Hotel Astor: Four course dinner, DJ. $95 Tapas until midnight in the restaurant lounge. $45

Fratelli Lyon: Limited a-la-carte menu; four course tasting menu with "flight of Italy's finest bubbles" -- plus complimentary $50 gift bottle of spumante for every 2 people dining (to take to the next stop). $85

Joey's: Glass of Prosecco with one of two four-course Capodanno menus. $55/$85

Morton's The Steakhouse: Three course steak and seafood dinner. $49.99

Neomi's Grill: Five course dinner $85. Same dinner for two with bottle of champagne $225

Ruth's Chris Steak House: Surf and turf dinner of six-ounce filet and 8-ounce lobster tail. $39.95

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