660 at the Anglers
The first seating at the Angler begins at 6:30 p.m. with a live guitarist and a four-course meal for $100. The second seating, beginning at 9:30 p.m., is a bit wilder with a DJ, a welcome drink, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight for $175 per person. The happy ending of these meals? Champagne truffles! If you were wondering what to wear, the color is scheme is black, gold and silver. 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 786-594-5811, theanglersresort.com.
Get a taste of Tokyo and the future in Miami at the Neo Tokyo NYE party where the theme is Harajuku via 2914. The dinner is served family style for $435 per person, dishes include shiro toryufu rizotto and torutuo maguro. 1906 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-8822, baolimiami.com.
Bar Crudo is serving up a very fun and playful NYE menu with N₂O limoncello (sous-vide to the texture of sorbet) and paired with Pop Rocks for dessert to end your meal/year with a bang. This six-course meal will be offered at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for $185 per person, including a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. 40 S Pointe Dr, Miami Beach, 305-763-8508, barcrudomiami.com
Promising something elegant and unique, but anything but the regular; Barton G is sure to be an experience with their a la carte menu. The early seating takes place between 5:30 - 7 p.m. and requires that diners be finished at 9 p.m. At which time the second seating begins. At this later seating a $35 fee will be added per person for a DJ, party favors and requires guests to be over 21. 1427 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-8881, bartongrestaurant.com.
Bianca at Delano South Beach
$625 for three-courses and a champagne toast may seem excessively pricey, but it is the Delano. The dinner's entree is surf and turf, with the surf portion made up of Maine lobster stuffed with king crab and foie gras. 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-5752, biancamiami.com
Café Prima Pasta
Carb loading may be the way to go for your New Year's Eve meal, that way you can train yourself like an athlete and soak up all the future booze you will consume. Café Prima Pasta is offering a special New Year's Eve tasting menu for $95 per person. Pasta dishes include spinach canelones and lobster and asparagus lasagna. 414 71st St., Miami Beach, 305-867-0106, cafeprimapasta.com.
Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
If you are looking for a dinner buffet and the star of an HBO show, head to the Catalina in South Beach. The celebrity host this year is True Blood's Jessica Clark. For just $95 you can indulge in access to an open bar at all three of the hotels venues, a dinner buffet, sushi and raw bar and endless desserts from 8 p.m. to midnight. 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, catalinahotel.com.
Dining at the James Royal Palm on the last night of the year means you can try Chef Hung's Cantonese lobster. The three-course $150 prix-fixe dinner is available from 9:30 p.m. to close. The dessert includes a cookie bucket! 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 786-224-7200, emmgrp.com.
De Rodriguez Cuba
For an Ocean Drive firework view, head to the Hilton Bentley South Beach. "DRod" is offering an open bar, DJs, party favors, a view and a midnight champagne toast. The first seating is at 6 p.m. and is $114 per adult, under 21 is $50 and under 12 is $25. The second seating runs form 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and costs $195 per adult, under 21 is $100, and under 13 is $50. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-672-6624, drodriguezcuba.com.
Gotham Steak, Hakkasan and Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
These three restaurants will be offering four-courses for the first seating, between 6:30-8 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. for $195 per person. Or the second seating offers five-courses at either 8:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. for $295. You can also pre-order your bottle of bubbly at these restaurants ahead of time for a discount. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-2414, fontainebleau.com.
The first seating begins at 6 p.m. with tables available until 8 p.m. and offers a three-course meal for $95 per person. The second seating begins at 8:30 p.m. for a four-course meal, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot bubbly per couple, party favors, noise makers, a DJ and dancing for $350 per person. 432 W 41st St.,
Miami Beach, 305-538-8533, theforge.com.
It is black truffle season and Lorenzo's in South Beach is celebrating with a New Year's Eve menu dedicated to the delicious fungus. Winter black truffles touch every option in this four course meal (yes, even as dessert). This menu will be available after 9 p.m. for $200 per person with optional wine pairings for $75. 1776 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 786-483-1796, lorenzomiami.com.
Red The Steakhouse
Red is offering a five-course dinner for $199 per person with selections that include crab cakes, lobster stufffed with crab and white truffle pappardelle. Dinner begins with canapés and ends with a champagne toast at midnight. 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-3688, redthesteakhouse.com.
Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh
Restaurant Michael Schwartz is serving up two seatings of prix-fixe dinners for the holiday. The first is from 6-8:30 p.m. and include three-courses for $100 and the second is from 9-9:30 p.m. including four-courses for $150. Dishes include a porcini carpaccio and brioche crusted local grouper. 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-612-1163, raleighhotel.com.
If you plan to ring in the new year at the Shore Club with Matisyahu, you can dine at Terrazza beforehand. They are offering an early seating from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for $175 and a late seating from 9-11 p.m. for $255 including a four-course meal and half off tickets to Skybar. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-6772, morganshotelgroup.com.
Tongue & Cheek
In honor of being (tongue and) cheeky, there will a speakeasy style New Year's Eve celebration with prohibition attire (prizes for best costume) and live entertainment. The first seating from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. will feature three-courses for $85. The second seating from 9 p.m. to midnight will offer five-courses for $150 per person. Both seatings include a complimentary champagne toast. If you party too hard with bathtub gin, head over the following day for hangover brunch. 431 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-704-2900, tandcmiami.com.
One of the most expensive events involves dinner, a party and a bottle of Dom Perignon for two for $495 per person. The DJ is coming from St. Tropez, a four-course meal will be served and the party goes from 8 p.m. all the way 'til 5 a.m. the next morning. 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, 305-763-8688, villaazurmiami.com