Miami New Year's Eve Dinners: 1500 Degrees to Acqualina to the Betsy UPDATED
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. NYE Dinner at The Ritz: Enjoy a seafood buffet at The Ritz-Carlton's Vizcaya restaurant and then head to the Lazuli Lounge for live music, dancing, and an open bar to ring in the new year. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $85. 3300 Southwest 27th Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680.
Scarpetta. Italian New Year's Eve Dinner: Scarpetta is celebrating the New Year with its delicious Italian dining. Choose from a four- or five-course meal with dishes like creamy polenta with fricassee of truffled mushrooms, European turbot with porcini mushrooms, hazelnuts and sunchokes, and coconut panna cotta with caramelized pineapple. 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, 305-674-4660, fontainebleau.com.
Setai Hotel. 2013 Celebration at the Setai: Experience a sensual, elegant new year's eve at the Setai with a six-course meal, exclusive dessert creations, party favors, entertainment, and a countdown to midnight with a dance party in the Courtyard featuring Brazilian dancers. Reservations required. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $850. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6000, setai.com.
SoBe Live. SoBe Live: NYE 2013 A Night to Remember: This New Years Eve join SoBe Live as we ring in 2013. With a choice of a regular open bar or premium open bar all night long, a gourmet cuisine buffet, a $5,000 balloon drop, music by BET DJ Q45, and celebrity performances. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $75-$6000. 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-725-3353, sobelivesouthbeach.com.
STK Miami. STK NYE: Start the year off with a bang. Formal attire strongly suggested. Two dinner seatings at 6-7:30 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. First seating is a four-course meal with a champagne toast. Second seating is a five-course and includes a champagne toast, party favors, and dancing. Mon., Dec. 31, 6-7:30 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. $175-$275. 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-6988, stkhouse.com.
Strike Miami. Roll Into the New Year: Choose from the ball drop bash which includes four hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, open bar, and a buffet, or just go in for the buffet and four hours of premium bar. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $75-$295. 11401 NW 12th St. Unit E624, Doral, 305-594-0200, enewyearseve.com.
Surfcomber Hotel. New Year's Eve Dinner at Lantao: An Asian-inspired, three-course dinner menu featuring lamb and bitter herb pot stickers with coconut-curry dipping sauce, Chinese roast duck with tamarind vegetable stir-fry, and chocolate truffle cheese cake eggrolls with mixed berry compote with champagne pairings at $35 a bottle. The Social Club lounge will offer an a la carte dinner with handcrafted signature cocktails. Live music from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Reservations required. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $65. 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-7715, surfcomber.com.
Taverna Opa. Taverna Opa NYE: Celebrate New Year's Eve the Greek way with table top dancing, a complete dinner, and open bar. Mon., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. $100. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-673-6730, tavernaoparestaurant.com/BrickellVillage.
Terrazza at Shore Club. Enjoy a celebratory, four course menu prepared by Chef Stefano Riccioletti. Entrée choices include a 12oz Prime Filet Mignon, Pistachio Encrusted Chilean Bass or Lobster Risotto. Antipasti, salad and dessert courses offer equally enticing variety. The menu is available from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for $125 per person or a 9pm to 11pm seating that includes a champagne toast for $175 person. Dinner guests can join the poolside party for a reduced ticket price of $50 per person. Prix-Fixe, $125-$175. Dinner at 6:30pm, Second Seating and Poolside Party at 9pm. To purchase tickets online, visit backofhouse.morganshotelgroup.com.
Tosca. Revel in the spirits of Jay Gatsby during a New Year's Eve soiree that will be true to his extravagant form. The Great Gatsby themed party will feature a decadent menu consisting of the world's finest imported delicacies and the evening will encompass the essence and glamour of the 1920s. Reign in the new year in your finest 1920s attire as you cheers to another year of fun and excitement with a champagne toast at midnight. For reservations, call 786.216.7230.
Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House. NYE Dinner at Truluck's: Enjoy a four-course meal, party favors, live entertainment, and a midnight champagne toast to ring in the new year. Reservations required. Mon., Dec. 31, 5 p.m. $125. 777 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-579-0035, trulucks.com.
Turnberry Isle Miami. Enchanted Garden New Year's Eve Ball: During this enchanted garden celebration, delight in gourmet selections from a lavish reception. Then enjoy a sit-down dinner and dancing. Festivities also include a DJ along with a vocalist, percussionist, and saxophonist, dessert buffet, open bar, and champagne toast at midnight. Specialty wines and cocktails to be served all evening long. Black-tie optional. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 305-933-6590. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to event. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $250. 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, 305-932-6200, fairmont.com/turnberryisle.
Tuyo. NYE Dinner at Tuyo: Two dinner seatings at 6-9 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight. The first seating ($105) includes a three-course meal. The second seating ($195) offers a five-course meal, a champagne toast at midnight, and live music throughout the night. Reservations required. Mon., Dec. 31, 6-9 and 9 p.m.-midnight. $105-$195. 415 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-237-3200, tuyomiami.com.
Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub and Eatery. VIP New Year's Celebration at Waxy's: With DJ Rob-Lo, a dinner buffet and call or premium liquor. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $60-$80. 690 SW 1st Court, Miami, 786-871-7660, waxysmiami.com.
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