Miami New Years Eve Dinner and Party Guide

Miami New Years Eve Dinner and Party Guide

We’ve put together this Miami New Years celebration guide with a few of the hottest restaurants and party venues for local and visiting foodies in Miami to welcome the Miami New Year in deluxe style – from Miami New Years Eve dinner to New Year’s Day brunch. Happy 2016!

Toscana Divino Presents Toscana Royale

Bring in the 2016 in style at Toscana Royale, Toscana Divino’s James Bond Casino Royale inspired New Year’s Eve Dinner.  Try your luck at the roulette table with a professional croupier from Venezia for your chance to win unique gifts.  The evening includes a menu including fine caviar and foie gras.

The Seatings:

The Mi6 Early Dining from 5:30 p.m.  to 7:30 pm will give all guests a chance to win exclusive masks from Venice and unique artistic pieces from Florence.

The Bond Dining from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A vocalist performing classic New Year’s melodies will accompany your dinner, and provide a refined backdrop while you and your friends play at the roulette table.

The Ultimate Casino Royale Party seating from 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. with Dj Corrado Rizza taking us into the fabulous 80’s era with his “I Love the Nightlife” show.

Terra, Mare and Orto are the three dimensions of the unique menu prepared by the Chefs of Toscana Divino. The menu will includes a combination of oysters, foie gras and caviar with local and traditional dishes to arouse your palate with new and rich flavors.

5 Star New Year’s Eve

Going into its third edition, Concept ID’s 5 Star New Year’s Eve is backed by nightlife icon Eric Milon and is also the featured event on the exclusive nightlife app InList by Michael Capponi.

Unlike the usual nightclub venues and standard parties, the power trio has secured Robin Schulz as the headliner and a palatial location on Watson Island for the grand fete. To compliment the luxe details of the event, guests are encouraged to don their most glamorous white and gold ensembles

The event also include a premium New Year’s Eve cocktail dinner, a sophisticated breakfast after the ball drops and a dedicated team of bartenders who will serve select high-end drinks, including vodka, champagne and whisky.

Ensuring guests can partying till dawn, four additional world class DJs will be on deck rotating through the night along with fireworks and fire shows.

Food and Beverage all inclusive (open premium bar from 10 pm to 6 am). For tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/222OmnW

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar

On New Year’s Eve, the successful Mediterranean restaurant located in Midtown Miami invites guests to celebrate the holidays with a delightful prix fixe menu. In addition to the holiday dinner menu, priced at $65 per person, there will be half-priced drinks available at the bar with the purchase of any entrée; party favors and colorful décor; and a complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight for any and all guests present. The five-course New Year’s Eve menu follows:

STARTER:

Champagne Toast & Amuse Bouche -Prosciutto Sausage Empanada, Stracchino Cheese, Salsa Verde

FIRST COURSE:

Grilled King Crab -Citrus Beurre Blanc, Caviar, Dill

Duck Egg Ravioli -Brown Butter, Crispy Sage

SECOND COURSE:

Baby Arugula & Endive -Pickled Grapes, Gorgonzola Dolce, eyer Lemon Vinaigrette

THIRD COURSE:

Grilled Pork Loin -Thyme Scented Potato Puree, Crispy Jamon

Pistachio Crusted Halibut -Vegetable Ratatouille, Olive Oil Emulsion

DESSERT:

Strawberry Pavlova -Champagne-Sauterne Sauce, Basil Cream

On New Year’s Day, Apeiro Miami is offering brunch specialties, in addition to the regular brunch menu, as well as unlimited mimosas or champagne by the glass for $19.

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar is located at 3252 NE 1st Avenue in The Shops at Midtown Miami. To make reservations, please call: 786-800-5389; or visit: www.apeirorestaurants.com.

Bagatelle Miami Beach

On Thursday, December 31, the French bistro introduces two New Years Eve dinner prix fixe packages that include new dishes, along with bottle service.

The first seating, priced at $150 per person, offers Dom Pérignon Welcome Toast and a savory three course meal. Some of the options include  Napoléon de Crabe d’Alaska  -Alaskan King Crab, Hearts Of Palm, Avocado, Jalapeño-Mango Salsa, Trio de Veau  -Roasted Veal Tenderloin, Braised Cheek, Cripsy Sweet Bread, Spinach Subric, Sauce Gribiche, and Croquant Praline & Chocolat  -Hazelnut & Chocolate Fondant, to name a few.

The second seating, priced at $425 per person, offers Veuve Cliquot Welcome Toast and a savory four course meal. Some of the dish options include “Eggxciting” de Caviar Siberian Ossetra Petrossian and Blinis, Risotto à la Truffe Blanche  -Carnaroli Risotto Rice, Porcini Mushrooms, Alba White Truffle, and Parmesan Emulsion,  and Croquant Praline & Chocolat  -Hazelnut & Chocolate Fondant.

Bagatelle Miami is located at 220 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For reservations, call: 305.704.3900, or visit www.bistrotbagatelle.com.

Bazi

Bazi at the Marlin Hotel, featuring the unforgettably bold cuisine of Chef Michael Pirolo, will be offering Chef’s Feast, a one-night-only New Year’s Eve  dinner prix fixe menu along with bubbly specials from 9:30-11:00 pm, following the 6:00-8:00 pm regular dinner service. Guests will be able to enjoy the live music of DJ Tom Laroc while toasting to the New Year with champagne specials by the bottle including Perrier Jouet NV Brut ($90), Henri Giraud Esprit De Giraud Rose ($125), Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 1999 ($200) and Perrier Jouet Belle Epouque 2012 ($250). Priced at $120 per person, the party goes until 2:00 am and the city fireworks will be visible from the patio. Guests can indulge in a champagne toast at midnight after a four-course feast, as follows:

FIRST COURSEserved family style:

Tuna Tataki -Jicama, Creamy Wasabi

Steamed Buns -Short Rib, Pickled Cucumber

Edamame Dumplings -Sweet & Sour Shallots, Velvet Mushrooms, Pea Greens

SECOND COURSE, served family style:

Shrimp Lo Mein -Key West Shrimp, Shaoxing Wine, Snow Peas

Mushroom Noodle -Enoki Mushrooms, Black Truffles

THIRD COURSE, choice of:

Crispy Bazi Duck -Scallion Pancakes, Hoisin Sauce, Chili Oil

Pan Seared Grouper -Blue Crab, Sake & Ginger

Miso Marinated Grass Fed Ribeye -Maitake Mushrooms, Scallions

DESSERT: Assorted Desserts

In addition to the Chef’s Feast, Bazi is also offering an Open Bar from 10:00 pm-1:00 am for those that just want to enjoy the party. Priced at $55 per person, there will be light bites passed in the bar during this time. Bazi is located at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6pm; the bar is open nightly at 5pm. Telephone: 305-695-0101; www.bazimiami.com

Dolce Italian at Gale South Beach

The winner of Bravo TV’s hit reality show Best New Restaurant in 2015, Dolce Italian, will offer a delicious five course dinner menu by Executive Chef Paolo Dorigato. Guests will begin their dinner with chef’s Amuse-Bouches before dining on Roasted Scallops with a Sunchoke Puree. For their entrées, patrons will enjoy a delicate Cannelloni Alla Piemontese, with Veal and Swiss Chard Cannelloni, and a Filetto Rossini, a 6 oz. Filet Migon with seared Foie Gras and Black Truffles. To finish their meal, guests will enjoy Panettone for dessert, with over Crème Anglaise and homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Two dinner seatings are available from 6 pm – 8 pm or 9:30 pm – midnight. The prix fixe menu is $150 for adults and $75 for children.

After dinner, guests can take their pick and enjoy New Year’s Eve on the Gale Rooftop, inside Rec Room, or inside Regent Cocktail Club, or enjoy all three with a Gale Hotel All Access Pass ($250). Upstairs on the Gale Rooftop, guests will enjoy sweeping views of Miami Beach perfect for the oncoming scene of beautiful fireworks. Beginning at 8 pm guests will enjoy an open bar until 1 am, a full dinner buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, and the best vantage point to witness this year’s fireworks. Setting the mood for guests as they welcome the New Year is DJ Crooked who will countdown to midnight.

Downstairs in the Subterranean Rec Room, starting at 8 pm guests will vibe to the cool sounds of SKAM artist PS1 while enjoying an open bar from 8 pm – midnight and champagne toast at the hour. Inside Regent Cocktail Club, guests will enjoy an open bar from 8 pm – midnight, with a live DJ performance, a champagne toast at midnight, and complimentary admission to Rec Room after 12:30 am

Dolce Italian, Gale Rooftop, Rec Room, and Regent Cocktail Club are located in the Gale Hotel South Beach at 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For tickets to each venue, including VIP table reservations, please visit: southbeachnewyears.com

Driftwood Room at Nautilus

Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, in South Beach invites guests to start the new year the right way with a special brunch buffet on January 1, 2016. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy a wide selection of cold, such as Plateau de Fruits de Mers -Sherry Mignonette, Native Oysters, Maya Shrimp, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Cold Water Lobster Cocktail, and hot dishes including huevos rancheros and prime rib. Adults: $75 per person ++. Children under 12: $35 per person ++

In addition to the buffet, guests can make their own cocktails at the Bloody Mary Bar featuring 20 different hot sauces, bacon, shrimp, flavored salts, pickled vegetables and more. Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar: $28

Sample of Menu’s Hot Options:

Truffled Eggs Benedict, Poached Farm Fresh Egg, Black Forrest Ham, Hollandaise, English Muffin

Chili-Rubbed Prime Hanger Steak Huevos Rancheros

Prime Rib Carving Station, Au Jus, Horseradish Crème Fraiche

Omelet Station: Choice of Egg White, Black Forest Ham, Wild Mushrooms, Caramelized Onion, Charred Sweet Peppers, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Spinach, Teenas Pride Cherry Tomatoes

Driftwood Room at Nautilus is located at 1825 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. To make reservations, please call 305.503.5700.

GK Bistronomie

The countdown to 2016 at the fabulous GK Bistronomie starts with a complimentary Wynwood Sahumerio with Absolut Elyx upon arrival. Guests will also enjoy a six-course feast, plus, a toast to the new year with a champagne toast.

The menu will include: Stone Crab & Corvina Roll; Fanny Bay Oysters; Tina & Foie Gras Ceviche; Mushroom & Yuzu Ceviche; Spiny Lobster; Black Angus Striploin and Nutella Mousse.  Six-course menu priced at $150 ++ per person A la carte menu will also be available that evening.

GK Bistronomie is located in the Wynwood Art District, at 218 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For reservations, call: (786) 477-5151, or go to: http://www.opentable.com/gk-bistronomiewww.opentable.com/gk-bistronomie

Hakkasan – Fontainbleau Miami Beach

For New Year’s, Fontainebleau’s modern Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan, will be offering two seatings. A four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, is available from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. The feast begins with a family-style dim sum platter with Alaskan Crabmeat Dumplings, steamed Har Gar with Golden Leaf, steamed Lobster Dumplings and Crystal Black Rice dumplings. The individual appetizer combo includes the Crispy Duck Salad with Mango Scallops and the family style entrées include the charcoal grilled Chilean Sea Bass with Truffle Sauce, pan-fried Wagyu Beef with Black Pepper Sauce, Crispy Lobster with Eggplant and Royal Fried Rice with spicy Conch Meat. For dessert, enjoy a Milk Chocolate Mousse, Black Tea Angel Food Cake and Dark Chocolate Sorbet.

The second holiday dinner seating is from 8:00 pm – 10 pm with an elevated prix-fixe menu for $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The menu includes shared Crispy Tiger Prawns with Mango and Alaska Crab Meat Xiao Long Bao. The individual appetizer is the Peking Duck with Petrossian Caviar. Entrées served family-style include the charcoal grilled Chilean Sea Bass with Truffle Sauce, pan-fried Wagyu Beef with Black Pepper Sauce, Crispy Lobster with Eggplant, stir-fried Asparagus with Mushroom Pioppini and Royal Fried Rice with Abalone and Morel Mushroom. For dessert, guests will enjoy a Milk Chocolate Mousse with Kalamansi Espuma, Black Tea Angel Food Cake and Dark Chocolate Sorbet. A vegetarian menu is also available.

Hakkasan is located inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach at 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit: fontainebleau.com/holidays. For New Year’s Eve reservations, email NYEdining@fontainebleau.com or call: 305-695-2414.

Macchialina

Macchialina, the rustic Italian eatery owned by Chef Michael Pirolo and partner/hospitality veteran Jen Chaefsky, will be offering several luxurious additions to their regular dinner menu to ring in the New Year. Known as a must-try for locals, visitors in the know and critics near and far, holiday menu highlights will include Whole Fish, Osso Bucco and a complimentary prosecco toast at midnight. The restaurant is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. Dinner is served nightly at 6pm. For reservations, please call: 305-534-2124; or visit:  www.macchialina.com

Meat Market Miami

Lincoln Road’s sizzling hot steakhouse, invites locals and visitors alike to come celebrate the New Year in style with special holiday offerings. Diners can enjoy the sounds of live DJ entertainment and choose between three decadent packages featuring four-course dinner menus expertly crafted by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. New Year’s Eve dinner packages include the Early Package – reservation time options between 6pm  8pm, four-course dinner menu ($150 per person); Second Package – reservations available from 9pm – close, four-course dinner menu with a champagne toast and party favors at midnight to ring in the New Year ($250 per person); and Champagne Bar Package – bottomless champagne by the glass at the bar from 10pm – 1am ($50 per person). Any additional food and beverage is not included, and a 20% gratuity will be added to all checks.

Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call: 305-532-0088; or visit: www.opentable.com/meat-market

Nikki Beach Miami

From 8 pm – 5 am, Nikki Beach Miami is celebrating the arrival of the New Year with a majestic Masquerade Ball featuring haute cuisine by Chef Frank Ferreiro and live entertainment including a private fireworks display at midnight.

Multiple celebration options are available including: VIP Table Packages, New Years Eve Dinner Packages and General Admission. General admission tickets start at $75 and dinner service for 2 people including bottle service starts at $650.

APPETIZERS, choice of:

Tempting Tomato Salad -Marinated local farm Heirloom tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and hummus, topped with golden pea shoots

Sensuous Foie Gras -Pan seared foie gras, passion fruit caramel French toast, topped with orange-mango compote

Delicate Lobster Soup -Poached Maine lobster with dry sherry cream, topped with mascarpone cheese and crostini

ENTREES, choice of:

Exquisite Beef Wellington -Mushroom-topped filet mignon wrapped in puff pastry and served with petite tri-color potatoes and red wine reduction

Luscious Lobster Ravioli -Homemade ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster, tossed with farm tomatoes in a brandy scented lobster cream sauce

Delectable Sea Bass -Pan seared Chilean sea bass on a bed of baby bok choy with black beurre blanc sauce

DESSERT

Mouthwatering Trio of Chocolate

Cointreau white chocolate mousse tart, Chocolate crispy ganache with orange candy, Strawberry tart with pastry cream mousse

Nikki Beach Miami is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For tickets, please visit: www.nikkibeachmiamievents.com

Ortanique on the Mile 

This New Year’s Eve join Ortanique on the Mile for a savory a la carte menu including signature dishes like Hawaiian Tuna Tartare, Root Beer Braised Pork Belly and Jerked Chicken Penne Pasta, just to name a few. To top it off, the Ortanique Martini with Grey Goose L’Orange, Sorrel Flower and Passion Fruit Juice is the drink of the night.

Ortanique on the Mile is located 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For reservations, call: 305-446-7710

Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle

The newly opened Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle is located on the famed lush island just a quarter mile off Coconut Grove.  Celebrate at one of South Florida’s most breathtaking waterfront settings with New Year’s Eve packages featuring delicious cuisine prepared by famed Chef Alfredo Alvarez and Chef de Cuisine Abraham Silva. Plus, live music by guest and resident DJs.

Package #1: Main Dining Room, $375++ per person, includes Perrier-Jouet Champagne, red and white wines by the glass, open bar throughout the evening, indoor and outdoor seating and NewYear’s toast. (Menu available upon request.)

Package #2: Taittinger Lounge and Beach Club, Cabana Cocoon Lounge Chairs on the sand or Hampton Daybeds around the pool$250++ per person, includes Taittinger Champagne, open bar and hot/cold canapes and New Year’s toast. (Reserved seating)

Special hotel rate for NYE package buyers is $375 per room with New Year’s Day breakfast included and complimentary mini bar and Illy coffee.

Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle is located at 4 Grove Isle Dr, Miami, FL 33133. For reservations, call: 305- 857-5007

The Forge

Celebrate the arrival of 2016 at this local landmark offering upscale Farm-to-Table fare. Whether seated for dinner or opting for an entertaining bar package, The Forge will no doubt impress with its extravagant decor and high-tech wine bar.

NEW YEAR’S EVE:

At the First Seating at 6 pm, Chef Julia Doyne will prepare a three-course prix fixe new years eve dinner priced at $95++ per person featuring items such as Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Butter Poached Lobster and Flourless Chocolate Cake.

At the Principal Seating at 9 pm, Chef Julia Doyne will prepare a four-course prix fixe dinner priced at $350++ per person including unlimited Verve Clicquot, party favors, DJ and dancing. Menu featuring items such as Creme Fraiche Flan, White Truffle Risotto, Creekstone Farms Filet Mignon and Flourless Chocolate Cake.

BAR PACKAGE 1:

Enjoy performances by Project F along with dancing, DJ and party favors; choice of premium open bar from 10 pm – 1 am, or a bottle of Verve Clicquot per couple; reserved seating at The Forge, and canapés prepared by Chef Julia Doyne priced at $175++ per person.

BAR PACKAGE 2:

Enjoy performances by Project F along with dancing, DJ and party favors and premium open bar from 10 pm – 1 am; priced at $95++ per person (non-seated)

The Forge is located at 432 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For reservations, please call: 305-538-8533, or visit: www.opentable.com/the-forge

The Hall South Beach

At The Hall South Beach, kick-off 2016 by lazily basking in the sun on a flamingo float all while sipping freshly-pressed juices in an Olympic-sized pool. Join their New Year’s Day “Detox & Retox” pool-side celebration, and enjoy:

  • Boozy Popsicles
  • Pool Floatopia – replete with a variety of animal and colorful floats
  • Sunny’s Fresh Pressed Juices  -poolside, with “Spike” options available
  • Bianca Coletti swimwear pop-up shop
  • Pool-side DJ
  • Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s eaterySunny’s, hangover cure menu: aloha tacos, burger, chicken & waffles sandwich, grouper rueben, lobster roll
  • Cabanas available for a $500++ minimum exclusive – for reservations email: thehallsales@jdvhotels.com

$16 entrance fee includes 1 house cocktail and guests can enjoy all the above festivities from noon-6 pm.

The Hall South Beach is located at 1500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Ritz-Carlton – South Beach

Previously known as “Blanc”, or white party, the annual New Year’s Soiree held each December at The Ritz-Carlton – South Beach returns as a gold affair. The Eve of Midas event inspired by all things gold, will take place Thursday December 31st from 8:30 pm to 1 am.

Event-goers will walk on the “gold carpet” to enter the elegant affair, where they will enjoy an all-inclusive package offering an open bar including champagne, dancing, specialty acts, music by DJ Chris Valencia and Malone, and an array of performances throughout the night, for the price of $149 per person.

Produced by AMPM Presents, the team behind this special event carefully selected the entertainment, to transport guests for the evening. The attire suggestion is Miami Gold Chic.

The Ritz-Carlton – South Beach is located at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. For more information on The Eve of Midas New Year’s Affair, please visit: http://ritzcarlton.wantickets.com

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