Search

Dine Newport Beach

Tasting Notes Blog

December 22, 2016

New Year’s Eve in Newport Beach

With 2016 coming and going faster than the download time for the new iPhone update, we’re ending this year on a high note and marking the last day of our calendars with the top picks of New Year’s Eve fêtes in Newport Beach. Whether you’re looking to wind down 2016 in a hip lounge with a holiday cocktail or lavishly ring in 2017 with tinsel and bubbly at one of Newport’s many exclusive restaurants, these premium locales are pulling all the stops to help make your year-end celebration one for the books.

10866126_10153188883685984_45845357771895311_oThe Alley Restaurant & Bar
The line between casual fine dining and the relaxed bar environment can be found at The Alley, a local watering hole for over 25 years. Upholding their New Year’s Eve Party tradition, The Alley will be offering a prix fixe menu that will include their famed grass fed Prime Rib at a sizeable 14 oz cut, King Crab Legs with rosemary butter, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. And as usual, a complimentary Veuve Clicquot champagne toast and party favors will be included to ring in the new year with your favorite Alley Family crew. Chin-chin!
Make Reservations Here

Pelican Grill
Known for its coastal Californian fare, Pelican Grill will be offering an exclusive four-course prix fixe menu. $155 per adult will get you a reservation for their 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. seating, but if a wine pairing is calling your name the added indulgence is only $25 more (ticket price excludes tax and service charge.) After dinner make your way to the Lounge for dancing with live music from 9 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. Keep in mind the Lounge will also be serving up an exclusive holiday menu for the evening. Also on that menu, a midnight balloon drop with a complimentary glass Prosecco for attendees.
Make Reservations Here

Great Room Social Lounge
If an extravagantly coursed meal is not what you have in mind for your New Year’s festivities, make your way to Pelican Hill’s The Great Room Social Lounge. Small bites will be available as you sip on speciality cocktails and listen to tunes by live DJ’s from 6 P.M. to midnight. When the clock strikes 12, be sure to look up for the balloon drop and don’t forget the complimentary Prosecco toast. Cover charge is $35 per adult, complimentary for resort guests!
Reservations Not Required

21 oceanfront thanksgiving21 Oceanfront Restaurant
This Newport favorite is dressed to the nines with lovely holiday decor, ready to host another fabulous New Year’s Eve soiree with two seatings available. Seating One goes from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. for $75 per person, with a 3 course menu to choose from over 15 exclusive options. Seating Two will go from 8:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. for $145 per person, and will include four courses, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast! With so much to choose from, the seared Filet Mignon with mushroom bordelaise, truffle potatoes, and eggplant ratatouille definitely takes the cake. Which reminds us! Don’t forget the Mango Pistachio Cheesecake, a perfect way to send another year off in true Newport Beach style.
Make Reservations Here

10439394_819617284760448_3399821806759188715_nOrange Coast Winery
It’s not too late to get creative this year and share your New Year’s Eve with the Orange Coast Winery family. Debbie and Doug, owners of the Newport superior wine establishment, look forward to hosting your group this year with two complimentary drinks from their selection of house wines or craft beers from Temecula to sip as guests listen to live music and enjoy tray-passed hor d’oeuvres, a cheese and charcuterie table, and a dessert with coffee pairing. Ring in the new year with a complimentary champagne toast! General tickets start at $75, while Wine Club Members can enjoy $15 off their ticket price.
Make Reservations Here

Fig & OliveFig & Olive
Enjoy Fig & Olive’s French Riviera cuisine this New Year’s Eve with your choice between two seatings. Seating One will offer an a la carte menu from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., and it’s a kid-friendly affair at that for families to celebrate an evening out together! Seating Two tickets are $100 per person, and include a four-course sit down dinner with prix fixe menu from 8 P.M. to 10 P.M., and will include live music, standing cocktail reception, and a complimentary champagne toast.
Make Reservation Here

15403703_10158174533495227_7819090730445038144_oMastro’s Ocean Club
After another fantastic evening at a Mastro’s establishment, a wise man once said “If you’re gonna do it up, do it here.” Mastro’s Ocean Club’s premium ocean view is just the start to celebrating this New Year’s Eve with flair and extravagance. A First Seating will be offered from 5 P.M. to 6 P.M. for their standard menu, but if you’re looking to up the ante, opt for the Second Seating. At $250 per person, expect a four-course prix fixe menu that is sure to include top drawer selections of steak and seafood alike. The inclusive alcohol is reserved for a champagne toast, so don’t forget to ask for one of those legendary martinis with your meal
Make Reservations Here

a&opatioA&O Kitchen + Bar
Skip the frills and fuss of cover charges, prix fixe’s, and mandatory champagne sippage at Balboa Bay Resort’s premier gastropub. Nibble small bites on the outdoor patio and gaze into the oceanside view to the tunes of local DJ’s all night. Step right up to the bar and enjoy speciality holiday cocktails to toast 2016 per your own volition in this crowd-friendly environment. Ideal for a night of dressing up and Newport merriment without worrying about making reservations beforehand.
Reservations Not Required

aqua-lounge-small-imageAqua Lounge
Celebrate the close of another year in pure style at the ever-luxe Aqua Lounge, nestled within Island Hotel next to Fashion Island. Just be sure to come dressed to impress for this end-of-year Black & White Party and come ready to dance with SoCal local DJ Tirade. The $100-a-head cover charge includes one complimentary cocktail and champagne toast at midnight.
Bottle Service/Lounge Seating (starting at $1,500)
Make Reservations Here

 

View more Holiday Dining Options Here.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Written by Bobby Navarro

Bobby Navarro left a decade of work in the hospitality industry to fully commit to his own event planning and culinary promotions company, 100eats.com . His passion for branding and business keeps him visiting hundreds of restaurants across the country, stemming from his original feat of dining at 100 restaurants in 100 consecutive days. Bobby's love for the hospitality community and similar industries led him to create inspireartisticminds.org , an organization that has given thousands of dollars annually to connecting passionately driven individuals to the things that inspire them.

Related Posts