MMTM’s New Year’s Eve Picks

Miami’s top bars and restaurants are ready to raise a glass to 2017 with prix-fixe dinner specials, festive celebrations, and midnight toasts to celebrate the New Year. Join in the decadent celebration, and check out our top picks for where to eat (and drink) out on New Year’s Eve in the Magic City. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as the city’s top tables will book up fast. Unless you’ve already got plans to hang out with Justin Bieber…

Red, the Steakhouse (South Beach): Get in a good meal before you ring in the New Year at Red, the Steakhouse, located within walking distance of Miami’s hottest nightclubs and bars. With the restaurant offering a 4-course, 5-star meal starting at $199, you can expect to be served all of Chef Peter Vauthy’s classics ranging from Certified Angus Beef Prime Steaks and New Zealand Rack of Lamb to Lobster Fra Diavlo, Free Range Veal Chop and more. Plus, Champagne specials such as Ruinart Blanc de Blanc for $109, Ruinart Rose for $119 and Veuve Yellow Label for $99. The NYE 4-course meal will start after 7:30PM with a full à la carte menu available all evening.


Artisan Beach House (Bal Harbour): Just a tease of what guests can expect when it officially opens in January 2017, Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is hosting its first chic soiree on New Year’s Eve. Channel your inner James Bond/Bond Girl for the “Shaken Not Stirred New Year’s Eve Gala” where guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite 1960s James Bond character and ring in 2017 with the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Haulover Cut, and indulge in a multi-course dinner from Executive Chef Paula DaSilva. Guests can choose from an early dinner package (three-course dinner from 6-8PM for $125 per person), a late dinner (four-course dinner from 8:30PM – close for $250 per person), or dance party tickets (available for $95 per person). All diners are invited to stay for the dance party featuring music from DJ: RB NYC, a live magician, and an extravagant fireworks show. At midnight, guests will be treated to a celebratory glass of champagne to toast the New Year.


Seaspice (Miami River): On December 31st, guests can enjoy exquisite New Year’s Eve offerings all day at Seaspice, including Kaluga Caviar and Kusshi Oysters, Beef Wellington, Black Truffle Florida Lobster, and Seaspice Mignardise. Guests will also have the option to order from Seaspice’s a la carte menu in addition to the holiday menus.

Lekoké Wine & Bites (Little Havana): Year after year, Lekoké hosts one of the best undiscovered New Year’s celebrations in Miami, ringing in new year with passion, good food, great company, and lots of wine. Food offerings include Cuban Lasagna, Fried Chickpeas, Empanadas, Shrimp Cocktail, Koko Sandwiches, and more, all served buffet style. Unlimited drinks include house wine (red and white), draft beer, and Prosecco. To liven the mood, a DJ will be playing party hits while guests will receive complimentary  party favors and a traditional grape countdown at midnight.


Hakkasan (Miami Beach): Fontainebleau’s award-winning modern Chinese restaurant offer an early and late option for diners on NYE. A four-course prix-fixe first seating is available from 6-7:30PM for $195 per person, featuring a menu of Roasted Duck, Seared Scallops, and a family style Dim Sum Platter, and more. The second seating is from 8-10PM with a more elevated menu available for $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The feast begins with Tiger Prawns, Alaska Crab Meat Siew Llong Buns, and Steamed Har Gau with Golden Leaf – served individually. The family style appetizer is an indulgent Peking Duck, followed by family-style entrees that include Charcoal Grill Honey Wine Chilean Sea Bass, Stir-Fry Waygu Beef, Stir-Fry Florida Lobster, Stir-Fry Asparagus, and Royal Fried Rice. For dessert, guests can enjoy Chocolate Coconut Mousse or Crispy Banana Sponge. Vegetarian menus are available for both seatings upon request.

Kuro (Hollywood): This restaurant, located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, is closing out 2016 with an Omakase New Year’s Eve menu. In addition to the regular menu, they will be offering a $150 per person tasting menu that includes Salmon with caviar, uni and root vegetables, Toro with smoked tofu and wasabi, Soba with King crab and black truffle, Monkfish with Wagyu “lardo” and tomato broth, Wagyu with white truffle and sesame kimizu, chef’s choice Sushi, and a Mont Blanc dessert. In addition, guests can pair dinner with a specialty New Year’s cocktail – Jū Nana with champagne, cognac, cranberry and ginger.


Macchialina (South Beach): A special four-course New Year’s Eve feast will be available in addition to its classic dinner menu of rustic Italian favorites. Served family style for $55 per person with an additional wine pairing for $28 per person, will include a variety of restaurant favorites. Additionally, specials such as a succulent Veal Osso Bucco and Whole Roasted Fish will also be available.

Lure Fishbar (South Beach): To ring in the New Year, Lure will be hosting two seating’s – an early seating from 6-8PM priced at $85 per person, and a late seating at 8PM priced at $155 per person. Festivities for the second seating will also include a live DJ, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors.

Meat Market (Miami Beach): This contemporary Lincoln Road steakhouse is inviting guests to celebrate the New Year with a multi course dinner and live DJ entertainment. Guests can choose between two decadent packages featuring four-course dinner menus expertly crafted by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. The Early Package features four courses from 6-8PM for $150 per person and the Late Package features four courses from 9PM – 1AM for $250 per person, including a midnight toast with party favors.

American Social (Brickell & Fort Lauderdale): Celebrate New Year’s Eve with no-pressure, no-cover at both Las Olas and Brickell locations. If hand-crafted cocktails, beer, friends, and music sound like the recipe for a great night, American Social’s “No-Cover New Year’s Eve Bash” is just the (free) ticket. Partygoers can fill up on American comfort food classics, choose from buzzworthy bottle specials, and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Live DJs will also be spinning at both locations.

JWB Prime Steak and Seafood (Hollywood): The Margaritaville resort’s coastal-luxe restaurant concept is offering a special five-course menu for New Year’s Eve for $175 per person. Highlights of the menu created by Executive Chef Andres Teran include Pan Seared Scallops, Bouillabaisse, and Wine-Poached Pears, among others. A wine pairing is available for an additional $50 charge. Diners can enjoy party favors, live entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight. JWB will host two seating options – the first will be an à la carte seating at 6PM and the second will be the prix fixe menu seating from 9PM to 1AM. There will also be a pop-up champagne bar in the resort’s lobby from 5PM to 1AM.

The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar (Miami Beach): The iconic Miami Beach modern steakhouse will be kicking off the new year with prix fixed menus, unlimited Veuve Clicquot, Party Favors, DJ and dancing. The first seating will last from 6-8PM, featuring a 3-course menu priced at $95 per person. The second seating starts at 9PM with a 3-course menu priced at $350 per person featuring dishes such as White Truffle Risotto, Butter Poached Lobster, and New Year’s Celebration Dessert Trio. The restaurant is also offering a bar package for $130 per person that includes reserved seating at The Forge Bar with premium open bar from 10PM to 1AM or one bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne per couple, party favors, and a tasting plate featuring Chilled Shrimp, Ossetra Caviar, and more.

La FERIA by Mercado de San Miguel (Downtown): For New Year’s Eve, La Feria will be offering a Spanish tradition of 12 grapes at midnight with a complimentary glass of champagne, along with a very festive atmosphere, New Year’s Eve props, dancers, live entertainment, and 12 chimes at midnight. La Feria will offer no coverage charge and no reservations are needed – what better way to celebrate? They open at 12PM and will seat on a first come, first serve basis. 

PB Station (Downtown): This exclusive NYE menu has been carefully crafted by Chef Jose Mendin and Executive Chef Guillermo Concha that will have you welcoming in 2017 with a bang.  The first of two seatings will commence at 7PM and will be accompanied with bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial champagne for two. The later seating, at 9:30PM, will guests to a wine pairing dinner and celebratory bottle of Vintage Moët & Chandon champagne for two. The first seating will cost $175 per person, while the second seating will cost $225 per person and include VIP access to Pawn Broker’s White Party.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill (Midtown): SUGARCANE raw bar grill will be offering an a la carte menu with added New Year’s Eve specials by Chef Timon Balloo and live DJ entertainment from 9PM to 1AM. The first seating will have a two-hour limit and reservations can be made up to 8PM, while the second seating will begin at 10PM with a required $85 minimum spend per person. Menu highlights include King Crab Tiradito, Grilled Maine Lobster, Wagyu Short Rib “Kakuni,” and a Panettone Sundae for dessert.

KYU (Wynwood): It’s been less than a year since opening and this Wynwood favorite is toasting to an extraordinary 2016 and looking forward to a fabulous 2017. For their New Year’s celebration KYU will feature an 8-10 course tasting menu of Chef Michael Lewis’ favorites including wood fired specialties, new sashimi style dishes and show stopping veggies. Bookings before 8PM will include a New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu and one glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne for $125 per person, and anyone dining after 8PM will receive a New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu, one bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne, and one 300 mL bottle of Soto Junmai Daiginjo sake per every two guests for $175 per person.

Continental (Miami Beach): Brunch is a must on New Year’s Day, and what better way to celebrate 2017 than with a January 1st Pig Roast at Continental? Stephen Starr’s retro-chic global restaurant will feature a Cuban inspired brunch with a Whole Roasted Pig, live stations, Havana Club rum and additional cocktail specials, and festive tunes for $45. The festivities will take place from 11AM – 3PM in Continental’s courtyard with seating available inside the mid-century modern dining room or outside on the terrace with views of Lake Pancoast and the Helen Mar building.

Pinch Kitchen (Shorecrest): Pinch will be open all day on Saturday, December 31st and host a special New Year’s Eve Party at night in an intimate dinner setting. Three dinner seatings will be available, each offering a prix fixe three-course menu with a champagne toast. The Early Dinner starts at 6PM and the Regular Dinner starts at 8PM, each for $135 per person. The Late Dinner starts at 10PM and costs $145 per person, including party favors. The a la carte menu will also be available on New Year’s Eve from 5-11PM. To help with the next morning’s hangover, Pinch will also be offering a special New Year’s Day Brunch on January 1st from 10:30AM until 4:30PM. 

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