Miami New Year's Eve Dinners: 1500 Degrees to Acqualina to the Betsy UPDATED
Egg & Dart. NYE Dinner at Egg & Dart: A Greek-style, four-course meal with a free champagne toast at midnight and a bottle of Greek wine for every party of four. Enjoy dancing, drinking, eating, and maybe even some plate-breaking! RSVP by calling the restaurant. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $75. 4029 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-431-1022, egganddartmiami.com.
A Fish Called Avalon. New Year's Eve Celebration: Enjoy Ocean Drive's famed midnight fireworks display right from your table accompanied with a four-course meal, live music, and a complimentary champagne toast. Reservations recommended. Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $185. 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-532-1727, afishcalledavalon.com.
The Forge.Indulge in the sparkle and light of the annual New Year's Eve celebration at The Forge with three different exclusive packages to choose from. For the early birds, the restaurant is offering a three-course dinner by Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso from 6 - 8 p.m. priced at $95 per person. For those looking to stay and enjoy the crowd and space, the restaurant is offering a four-course dinner with music and dancing by DJ Joe Dert priced at $350 per person. For the night owls, The Forge will be transforming the bar into a late night lounge with a tasting plate with bites, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per pair and a Premium Open Bar until 1 a.m. priced at $85 per person. For reservations, call 305.538.8533.
Gotham Steak Restaurant. Gotham's New Year's Eve Dinner: Enjoy a four- or five-course New Year's Eve dinner with dishes such as applewood-smoked salmon rillettes with crème fraîche, pork belly with green apple, ivory lentils and foie gras, mesquite grilled filet mignon with lobster butter, truffle and white asparagus, and roasted banana and caramel ice cream. Three seatings. 6:30 p.m. four-course meal ($195) and 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. five-course meal ($295). Mon., Dec. 31, 6:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. $195-$295. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4780, fontainebleau.com.
Hakkasan. NYE Dinner: A family-style dinner with dishes including crispy Chilean sea bass with Thai sweet chili sauce, minced pork and Sichuan spicy sauce, and milk chocolate and yuzu in tahini sauce with macadamia nut ice cream. Two seatings at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 31, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. $195-$295. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-1388, fontainebleau.com/web/dining/hakkasan/.
Hilton at Blue Lagoon. New Years Eve 2013: Featuring open bar, buffet stations or formal multi-course dinner, champagne toast, deluxe party favors, reserved tables, laser lights, giant video screen, confetti shoots, music, and more. Renowned DJs to play an international mix of Miami's best dance music. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $60-$135. 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Doral.
The Hoxton. Take a stroll into the past and visit the era that made Miami known as the "Magic City" during this festive New Year's Eve celebration. Well-known Miami band Locos Por Juana will be performing throughout the night providing an authentic Miami countdown to remember. Dress in your premium retro swagger and prepare for a radioactive night of dancing and dining at the recently opened lounge. Choose from three packages available including an option that include a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $85 per person, a package including a three-course meal and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple for $115, or Bottle Service for four people with a table guaranteed with prices beginning at $250. For reservations, call 305.677.8466.
InterContinental West Miami Hotel. New Year's Eve: The InterContinental at Doral Miami will be hosting its 2nd Annual New Year's Eve party. Dance and dine your way into the new year. Admission includes live music and DJ, party favors, dinner, and a glass of champagne. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $39.95-$95.99. 2505 NW 87th Ave., Doral, 305-468-1400.
InterContinental Miami. New Year's Eve Celebration: This New Year's Eve celebration features a four-course plated dinner. Begin with family style appetizers, followed by all you can eat rodizio service for your entrée, and top off the evening with family-style desserts. First seating 7 p.m. (adults $95, children 6-12 $47.50, children 5 and under, free). Second seating 9 p.m. (adults $125, children 6-12 $62.50, children 5 and under, free). Mon., Dec. 31, 7 and 9 p.m. $47.50-$125. New Year's Eve Atrium Celebration: Atrium party with DJ Tavin, champagne, lounge seating, and a view of the fireworks from Miami's skyline. Mon., Dec. 31, 11 p.m. $100. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-577-1000, icmiamihotel.com.
John Martin's Irish Pub. An Irish NYE Party: Forget blow horns, ring in the new year the Irish way with a bagpiper at midnight. Come in earlier for a prix-fixe dinner including filet mignon with wild mushrooms, seared salmon, and a warm honey apple turnover for dessert. Live music all night. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $57.50. 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-445-3777, johnmartins.com.
Kitchen 305. Cleopatra's Ball: Celebrate 2013 with an Egyptian extravaganza. Entertainment provided by belly dancers, DJ's La Trice, Retrokidd, and Amalia Leandro, Egyptian drummers, fire dancers, mini skits throughout the night, Henna tattoos, snake charmers, and other live performances. Mon., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.-3 a.m. $30-$350. 16701 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach, 305-749-2110, newportbeachsideresort.com.
Kukaramakara. NYE Dinner and Party at Kukaramakara: Includes dinner, open bar from 9 p.m.-12 a.m., midnight champagne toast, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages for minors. Stick around for the after party starting after 12:30 a.m. Party packages available. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $30-$80. 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-577-7779, kukaramakara.com.
Macchialina. Festivities will be abound as Macchialina celebrates the end of 2012 and welcomes 2013. The rustic Italian eatery will be offering a five-course tasting menu that includes a complimentary bottle of Antica Fratta, Franciacorta Brut NV. After dinner, or for those who are only interested in the party, the restaurant is offering a $50 open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight that will include specialty beers as well as wines by the glass. Five-course dinner priced at $85 per person. For reservations, call 305.534.2124.
Meat Market. NYE Dinner at Meat Market: Two four-course dinner seatings. Early seating runs from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Second seating starts after 9:30 p.m. and includes a a midnight champagne toast, party favors, and an in-house DJ. Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. $150-$225. 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088, meatmarketmiami.com.
Mercadito Midtown. New Year's Eve: Start your night with an early dinner from 5-6:45 p.m. for the regular dinner menu or from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for the $45 sharing menu. Celebrate the countdown to the new year starting at 9:30 p.m. with a five-course dinner, open bar for an additional $45, party favors and live DJs. Mon., Dec. 31, 5 p.m. $45-$55. 3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 786-369-0430, mercaditorestaurants.com.
One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa. NYE Dinner at One Bal Harbour: Come in for a four-course meal with the option of unlimited champagne, dancing, and music. Seatings at 8 and 10 p.m. Reservations required. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 and 10 p.m. $199-$249. 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-455-5400, oneluxuryhotels.com.
Rick's Bar and Restaurant. New Year's Eve Party: Welcome 2013 with live music, DJ, party favors, and an open bar. Buy the VIP package for $200 and get dinner for two including an appetizer, two main courses, and dessert, and a hotel room so you won't have to worry about driving. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $10-$200. 7707 NW 103rd St., Hialeah, 305-825-1000.