Eight New Year's Eve 818-Centric Dining Picks
From pubs to restaurants with more sophisticated fare and ambience, these seven restaurants cover the Valley from east to west and include a range of prices and cuisine to welcome 2015! Ring in the New Year at Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak Los Angeles at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. This elegant steakhouse is offering a choice of two […]
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From pubs to restaurants with more sophisticated fare and ambience, these seven restaurants cover the Valley from east to west and include a range of prices and cuisine to welcome 2015!
Ring in the New Year at Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak Los Angeles at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. This elegant steakhouse is offering a choice of two seatings (5 p.m. and 8 p.m.) that include a six-course meal and live jazz. The second seating also features a champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight ($105 to $165 per person). Among the seriously decadent selections: potato blini with salmon and caviar, lobster "louie," filet mignon and a chocolate soup dessert. 818-839-4930
Bow & Truss in North Hollywood is featuring a four-course dinner with Spanish flavor, including a glass of cava, for $50 per person. Among the choices are: tuna tartare, patatas, lentil salad, paella primavera, prime striploin, seared duck breast, swordfish and coconut rice pudding. 818-985-8787
North Hollywood's The Federal Bar has a party going on in the back lounge and the upstairs lounge, along with a four-course dinner menu and one alcoholic beverage or unlimited non-alcoholic drinks for $75 per person. The menu includes: pumpkin cream soup, Chilean sea bass, mushroom pate and blueberry peach cobbler. There are two dinner seatings or a package for drinks and dancing ranging from $25 to $100 per person. 818-980-2555
Chef Paul Shoemaker is offering a sophisticated, three-course winter truffle-tasting menu for $75 per person at Firefly in Studio City that includes: bone marrow ravioli, veal sweetbread fricassee, tuna tartare, diver scallops, Kobe NY steak and Maine lobster, black winter truffle risotto with Maine lobster, and black truffle cheesecake. 818-762-1833
Giardino in Westlake will offer a festive three-course Italian dinner courtesy of executive chef Francesco Pesce in a garden environment with truffle options and choices that include: burrata and beets, cuttlefish on polenta, oxtail ravioli, cannelloni pasta with chicken ragù, braised beef short ribs, grilled rack of lamb, panna cotta and warm chocolate fondue. $60 per person. 805-495-0053
The Local Peasant in Woodland Hills and Sherman Oaks will be party central with music, hats, noise makers, Champagne, TV countdown and, of course, good food and drinks. A special four-course menu will be offered along with limited regular menu items. The prix-fixe will include: raw oysters, poached pear salad, ribeye, butter-poached lobster tail (plus $13) and a flight of four panna cotta for dessert. $48 per person; $90 per couple. There are group options too. Sherman Oaks, 818-501-0234; Woodland Hills, 818-876-0105
It's an all-inclusive New Year's Eve at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank with unlimited pours of California brews, "all-you-care-to-eat" pub food (including vegan choices) and a beer raffle. $75 per person with seating of groups up to 20 available. It’s a ticketed event, so call for more details. 818-253-1710
The Villa in Woodland Hills has a variety of options to bring in the New Year, including an à la carte first seating, a four-course second seating and VIP table with or without dinner, including Champagne or vodka for two to eight people, priced from $75 to $800. General admission with a cocktail is $25. A DJ will get the dancing party going. 818-704-1185
Swanky supper club, anyone?