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New Year’s Eve Happenings 2021

New Year’s Eve Happenings 2021

Things might look a little different for New Year’s Eve this year, but there are still plenty of ways to ring in 2021 in South Florida while adhering to all CDC recommended safety guidelines. Here are a few options below. 

MIAMI

L’Atelier’s Le Chevreuil – Photo by Credit Michael Pisarri

L’ATELIER DE JOEL ROBUCHON
The coveted upscale restaurant in the Miami Design District will be offering two seatings for New Year’s Eve. Wine pairings are available during both seatings, priced at $125 and $185, respectively. 

  • 1st Seating (5-6:30 p.m.): $180 pp; includes 7-course tasting menu, as well as a limited à la carte menu. Click here to view menu. 
  • 2nd Seating (8-10 p.m.): $250 pp; includes elevated version of the Menu du Reveillon tasting menu, pluss a glass of Champagne to toast at midnight. Click here to view menu.

Reservations are highly encouraged. Click here to reserve or call 305.402.9070. 

LE JARDINIER
Ring in the new year alfresco in the Miami Design District at Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli’s vegetable-forward restaurant. Click here to view menus. Both seatings will also have à la carte options available. 

  • 1st Seating (5-6:30 p.m.): $125 pp; includes 5-course tasting menu with $70 wine pairing option. 
  • 2nd Seating (8-10 p.m.): $175 pp; includes 6-course tasting menu, a Champagne toast, and a $120 wine pairing option. 

Reservations are highly encouraged. Click here to reserve or call 305.402.9060. 

KIKI ON THE RIVER
Bid adieu to 2020 along the Miami River with a delectable multi-course menu by Chef Steve Rhee featuring king crab bites, chilled jumbo prawns, Kiki truffle heirloom tomato salad, grilled octopus, surf and turf, and a decadent dessert platter.

  • 1st Seating (6-9 p.m.): $175 pp; includes bottle of Moet Brut per two guests.
  • 2nd Seating (9:30 p.m.): $375 pp; includes bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage per two guests.

For reservations, contact reservation@kikimiami.com or 786.502.3245.

Joia Beach - Photo by Brinson Renda
Joia Beach – Photo by Brinson Renda

JOIA BEACH
Celebrate the New Year at Miami’s newest European-inspired waterfront oasis at Jungle Island while enjoying a specially-curated meal and refreshing creative cocktails. 

  • 1st Seating (6-8:30 p.m.): $225 pp; includes 3-course prix-fixe menu dining experience.
  • 2nd Seating (9 p.m.-Close): $395 pp; includes 4-course prix-fixe menu dining experience and bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.

For reservations, email reservations@joiabeachclub.com.

ARIETE
Join chef/owner Michael Beltran for the final Versos Sencillos tasting menu of 2020. The 12-course feast, which includes a glass of bubbly, is priced at $225 pp with an optional wine pairing available for an additional $125 or $190 pp and an optional cocktail pairing available for $95 or $55 (spirit-free). 

  • First Seating (7-8 p.m.)
  • 2nd Seating (8-9:30 p.m.): Guests who stick around for the later seating can count down to the New Year and watch the ball drop. 

There is very limited seating available. Click here for reservations or call 305.640.5862.

PHUC YEA
Wanna burn 2020? Phuc Yea is making it happen with a “Burn Bowl Party,” a night filled with blessings, good fortune and prosperity. The Vietnamese hot spot welcomes guests to indulge in feast with live music by DJ La Negra Fabulosa. Enjoy a 4-course, family-style menu ( $65 pp) prepared by owner and executive chef Cesar Zapata and a cocktail pairing menu ($45 pp) curated by owner and spirits expert Ani Meinhold. Each guest will leave with a gift bag filled with items that will keep the good fortune rolling into 2021. Click here for reservations. 

LIGHTKEEPERS
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami’s signature restaurant is ringing in 2021 with an unforgettable dining experience along with a much-needed New Year’s Day Recovery Breakfast. 

  • NYE (5:30-9:30 p.m.): $165 per adult, $59 per child (ages 5-12); includes 4-course dinner, Champagne toast and entertainment featuring a live vocalist priced. 
  • New Year’s Day Recovery Breakfast/Brunch (7 a.m.-3 p.m.): $55 per adult, $20 per child; includes action stations served by the culinary team and bottomless bellinis, mimosas, Champagne and bloody marys. 

Reservations are required. Call 305.365.4185 or email LKDiningReservations@ritzcarlton.com

Bodega
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila South Beach

BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQULA SOUTH BEACH
To ring in the new year, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is offering both daytime and early-evening festivities. 

  • 4-8 p.m.: Premium open bar (4 hours) for $150 pp OR table reservations (8-10 people) for $500 pp (includes bottle of vodka, bottle of tequila and bottle of Champagne). Food service available.
  • 8 p.m.-Midnight: Complimentary passed appetizers 8-9 p.m.; complimentary round of shots for everyone on the hour, every hour
    • Premium open bar: $300 pp (4 hours).
    • Table reservations (4 people): $500 pp; includes bottle of vodka, bottle of tequila and bottle of Champagne.
    • Table reservations (8-10 people): $1,000 pp; includes bottle of vodka, bottle of tequila and bottle of Champagne. 

Purchase tickets at BodegaTaqueria.com. 

BYBLOS MIAMI
Miami Beach’s famed Mediterranean hot spot invites guests to join the Sultan’s Garden Masquerade. Opt into one of Byblos’ dinner seatings (indoor and outdoor dining available) or come for the late-night revelry in the outdoor garden.

  • 1st Seating (5:30-7 p.m.): $75 pp; includes 3-course prix-fixe menu, plus bottle of bubbly per 2 guests.
  • 2nd Seating (7:30-10 p.m.): $225 pp; includes 4-course prix-fixe menu, plus bottle of Champagne per 2 guests.
  • Sultan’s Garden Masquerade (9 p.m.-Close): $75 pp; includes live entertainment, DJ, special performances, outdoor satellite bar, passed party favors. 

For inquiries, email info@byblosmiami.com or call 786.864.2990.

Chotto Matte's Magical Chocolate Ball
Chotto Matte’s Magical Chocolate Ball

CHOTTO MATTE
Enter a world of cosmic dystopia, leaving 2020 behind while entering its bright futuristic “Dystropolis” in the heart of South Beach. The party starts at 4 p.m. and continue late so diners can enjoy futuristic beats, savor signature Nikkei sharing menus and sip cosmic cocktails. Dress code: #ComeAsYouAre with a dash of space-bot cosmic style.

  • Nikkei Menu I: $150 pp; features popular dishes including Nikkei sashimi, lobster ceviche, wagyu and foie gras gyoza, slow-cooked BBQ beef, branzino fillet tempura, salmon and pistachio ice cream. 
  • Nikkei Menu II: $200 pp; includes an array of best-sellers including Nikkei sashimi, king crab spring roll, lobster spicy sesame soy fried rice, wagyu striploin, Dover sole tempura, salmon and Magical Chocolate Ball cake. 

Click here to view menus. Both include a welcome cocktail upon arrival and a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut for the midnight toast. 

  • After 9 p.m.: Bar packages available ranging from $475-$950 pp. 

Call 305.690.0743 for reservations.

NIKKI BEACH
Ring in 20201 during an intimate Neon Jungle New Year’s Eve celebration (doors open at 6 p.m.) featuring an elevated dining experience under the stars in a designated area for your group. Guests can purchase dinner packages, which feature a decadent 4-course meal with Perrier-Jouet, or VIP packages at tables or daybeds. 

Nikki Beach is also offering a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve Teepee Package for up to 6 guests for $10,000. Watch the sun set, then spend the evening under the stars with your own private teepee. Package includes lavish charcuterie platter, Porto Heli Greek platter and sushi presentations; a boho toes-in-sand environment with lush pillows, lanterns, and fresh florals; and 3 bottles of Perrier Jouet and two bottles of other spirits of your choice plus all mixers and juices. 

Click here to book your package or email reservations.miami@nikkibeach.com.

TRAYMORE BY MICHAEL SCHWARTZ
Guests can enjoy a delectable 3-course menu that includes wok-seared yellowfin tuna, grilled porchetta and braised short ribs topped off with dessert items such as the chocolate cake roll and tapioca pudding. Guests can dine in the dining room or outside on the terrace along the Miami Beach Boardwalk. 

  • 1st Seating (6 p.m.): $95 pp
  • 2nd Seating (9 p.m.): $120 pp

FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH
The iconic Fontainebleau is offering guests a number of options to ring in the New Year, designed to fit every budget and desire. 

StripSteak by Michael Mina
Click here to view menu. 

  • 1st Seating (6-7 p.m.): $175 pp; includes 3-course prix fixe menu. 
  • 2nd Seating (7:30-10:30 p.m.): $250 pp; includes 4-course prix-fixe menu.  

Scarpetta by Scott Conant
Click here to view menu. 

  • 1st Seating (6-7 p.m.): $175 pp; includes 3-course prix fixe menu. 
  • 2nd Seating (7:30-10:30 p.m.): $250 pp; includes 4-course prix-fixe menu.

Hakkasan
Click here to view menu.

  • 1st Seating (6-7 p.m.): $175 pp; includes 4-course prix fixe menu.
  • 2nd Seating (7:30-10:30 p.m.): $250 pp; includes 5-course prix-fixe menu. 

Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina
Come for a laid-back, casual experience from 6 p.m. to midnight, when the restaurant will offer a 3-course, prix-fixe dinner for $79 per person. Click here to view menu.

Reservations required. Call 877.326.7412 or email NYEDining@fontainebleau.com

Gianni's at The Villa Casasuarina - Photo by K Hayden
Gianni’s at The Villa Casuarina – Photo by K Hayden

GIANNI’S AT THE VILLA CASUARINA
Ring in the new year with an unforgettable evening at Gianni’s, the spectacular restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion.

  • 1st Seating (6-8 p.m.): $125 pp; includes extravagant 3-course menu by Executive Chef Valter Mancini. 
  • Main Seating & Party (8:30-10:30 p.m.): $250 pp; includes music by DJ Maxwell Blandford, synchronized swim performances by Aqualillies and a spectacular 4-course dinner with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut NZ.
  • Gianni’s Bar Package (Starting at 10 p.m.): $150 pp; includes unlimited premium house wines, Champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Reservations are required. Click here to make reservations or call 786.385.2200 or email info@vmmiamibeach.com

JAYA AT THE SETAI
From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Setai’s signature restaurant, Jaya, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner event inspired by the ancient spice trading routes. The evening will feature five countries, five shows and an extravagant 5-course menu paired with free-flowing Louis Roederer Champagne. Guests will have the choice of sitting in the open-air courtyard($695/adult; $320/children 12 and under) or inside the restaurant ($475/adult; $250/children 12 and under). 

Reservations are highly encouraged. Call 786.577.3818 or email dining@thesetaihotel.com.

KATSUYA & THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS
Those looking to countdown the New Year on Miami Beach can spend the night at SLS South Beach. For a sit-down dinner, guests can select from Katsuya (min. $90/person at first seating or $150 at the second seating) or The Bazaar by José Andrés (min. $175/person at first seating or $350 at the second seating). The tasting menu at The Bazaar also includes one bottle of Moet Chandon or Dom Perignon depending on the package selected as well as complimentary entrance to Hyde Night Club (flier attached) after midnight and a party favor for those at the second seating.

SLS BRICKELL
Those who prefer to stay on the mainland for New Year’s Eve can explore the events at SLS Brickell. Guests can select from a la carte or prix fix ($95) menus at Fi’lia which will feature a DJ and bottle of champagne with the prix fix menu. After dinner, enjoy cocktails at SAAM Lounge with a live Latin band and a champagne toast at midnight.

SLS SOUTH BEACH
Starting at $25,000, SLS South Beach has crafted the ultimate NYE experience in the hotel’s infamous Tower Penthouse – envisioned by singer Lenny Kravitz with more than 1,000 square feet of interior space and a private rooftop terrace. On the big night, guests can expect in-room premium open bar service; décor and party favors; free flowing champagne all night; a photographer to capture the night’s special moments; and a private dinner for up to 10 guests curated by Katsuya. The package also includes three nights of accommodations in the suite. NYE experience is for up to 10 guests; the room has max. four registered overnight guests. 

BROWARD 

BRULOCK COAST SEAFARE & SPIRITS
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale’s signature restaurant is saying good riddance to 2020 in style with two sumptuous tasting menus.

  • NYE (5:30-9:30 p.m.): $149 per adult and $69 per child ages 5–12; includes 4-course family-style feast with a glass of bubbly; a bottomless beverage package can be added for $99 pp. 
  • New Year’s Day Recovery Breakfast (10 a.m.-5 p.m.): Includes a la carte menu and a $35 bottomless beverage package. 

Reservations are required. Call 954.302.6430 or email burlockcoastrsvp@ritzcarlton.com.

Bodega Fort Lauderdale - Photo by Lalani Productions
Bodega Fort Lauderdale – Photo by Lalani Productions

BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA FORT LAUDERDALE
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is offering both daytime and early-evening festivities. 

  • 4-8 p.m.: Premium open bar (4 hours) for $150 pp OR table reservations (8-10 people) for $500 pp (includes bottle of vodka, bottle of tequila and bottle of Champagne). Food service available.
  • 8 p.m.-Midnight: Complimentary passed appetizers 8-9 p.m.; complimentary round of shots for everyone on the hour, every hour.
    • Premium open bar: $300 pp (4 hours).
    • Table reservations (4 people): $500 pp; includes bottle of vodka, bottle of tequila and bottle of Champagne.
    • Table reservations (8-10 people): $1,000 pp; includes bottle of vodka, bottle of tequila and bottle of Champagne. 

Purchase tickets at BodegaTaqueria.com.

LONA COCINA & TEQUILERIA
Ring in the New Year with stunning oceanside views at Lona Cocina & Tequileria on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Starting at 6 p.m., Lona is offering a specialty à la carte menu in addition to its regular dinner menu, served inside the dining room or outdoors on the oceanside terrace. Click here for reservations or call 954.245.3069.

For those who want to close out 2020 at home, Lona is offering a celebration to go with a special menu, bottle of Champagne and party favors for $75 pp. Click here to order. Write “New Year’s Eve” in the message section, and an event specialist will reply via email to confirm your order and pick up details.  

CELEBRATE AT HOME

Wild Fork Holiday Table
Wild Fork Holiday Table

WILD FORK
Stock up on your favorite Champagne or other beverage to toast the occasion and enjoy with surf and turf. Priced at approximately $163, depending on the weight of items, Wild Fork’s New Year’s for Four offers the brand’s signature high-quality products as part of a suggested menu that reflects the celebratory nature of the evening. Same-day delivery or in-store pickup available for those who order online; or shop in-store at one of the eight locations: Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Doral, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and West Kendall. Click here for more info.

MK TAKEAWAYS
Serving made-from-scratch, chef-prepared meals, MK Takeaways is South Florida’s newest ghost kitchen concept. New Year’s meals can be pre-ordered until Monday, Dec. 28, and will be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 31. MK Takeaways’ regular menu will also be available. Click here to view NYE menu. To order, call 954.669.1366.

PALM BEACH

Bartender Pouring Cocktails at 1000 NORTH
Bartender Pouring Cocktails at 1000 NORTH – Photo by Wavelength

1000 NORTH
Say sayonara, ciao, au revoir and adios to 2020 in Jupiter at 1000 NORTH with water views, live music and a 5-course prix-fixe dinner for $75 pp, featuring miso-glazed Chilean sea bass or the porcini-crusted prime filet mignon. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. Click here for reservations or call 561.570.1000.

EAU PALM BEACH
Toast to 2021 where relaxed elegance meets excellence. Join us for a ‘Supper Club’ themed evening in the resort’s elegantly decorated Grand Ballroom. The evening will include an open bar with drinks served table side – no standing in line for your drinks – along with individually served hors d’oeuvres. Champagne will be flowing throughout the evening and will feature Moët Impérial and Rosé Impérial, the iconic champagne created in 1869. An elaborately prepared multi-course gourmet dinner created under the direction of Eau’s culinary team led by Executive Chef Neall Bailey, Executive Sous Chef Matthew Gale, Banquet Chef Dustin Ward and Pastry Chef Zachary Detweiller will be served along side special entertainment by NBC “The Voice” contestant Nick Hagelin as the evening’s MC with performances by “The Legends of the Voice” band which features several musicians and vocalists who performed on “The Voice”. Click here for reservations or call 561.540.4924

MEAT MARKET
We find ourselves in a different place this year with The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. While following The CDC and local guidelines, The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research is proud to to be hosting its 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Party “Imagine” at The Meat Market in Palm Beach, Florida on December 31, 2020 to welcome in 2021!

The party begins at 7:30pm with our DJ spinning the top hits in the Pommery Lounge, enjoying a culinary experience created by Executive Chef Sean Brasel, paired with hand crafted cocktails and sommelier selected wines. The party is just getting started as Chris Ferrara and The Common Good take the stage with live music throughout the night, with an open bar, masked dancing, party hats and countdown to midnight with a balloon drop in the main dining room. This night will be one to remember, all in support of the fight against cancer. Click here for reservations.