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Top 5 NYE Restaurants

BY Brooke LaFleur | December 8, 2016 | Feature Features

Ring in the New Year the only way Angelenos know how... with decadent dishes, delightful company and bottles of champagne aplenty. Here, our top five spots to welcome 2017.
Herringbone's local bluefin tuna crudo is one of the many seafood dishes available on the restos NYE menu.

1. Crossroads
Celebrate the ball drop with a five course meal and a Champagne toast at Crossroads—a restaurant known for its bold and visionary vegan menu coupled with stylish decor. Chef Tal Ronnen and Executive Chef Scot Jones will kick off the night with dishes like persimmon bruschetta before the tastefully presented artichoke and oyster mushroom Rockefeller adorns the table. Indulge your tastebuds with biodynamic wines or a cocktail at the exclusive plant-based bar. $75 five-course early seating, $95 six-course late seating, 8284 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.782.9245

2. CUT
New Year’s Eve at CUT by Wolfgang Puck will offer two celebratory seatings ($150 first seating; $275 second seating). Dine in the critically acclaimed Beverly Hills steak restaurant with menu items including Maine diver scallops with black garlic puree and winter citrus, topped off with a Venison “filet mignon” with a elderflower-juniper red wine reduction. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310.276.8500

3. Herringbone Santa Monica
With a lavish space trickled with greenery and a coastal charm, this resto is perfect for a New Year’s celebration by the Pacific. Renowned Chef Brian Malarkey has exercised his talents on the coastal-inspired menu with dishes such as the big eye tuna crisp, King Troll salmon confit and butter poached Maine lobster. $100 per person, 1755 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.971.4460

4. Miro
If you’re after a private dining experience on NYE, look no further than DTLA’s Miro. The eatery’s stylish den accommodates larger groups up to 12, and just for New Year’s chef Gavin Mills will prepare a whole heritage breed pig for sharing ($800 for 12; drinks not included). If you’re after a more intimate evening, Miro will also accommodate smaller groups, and diners can expect to see Mediterranean inspired dishes such as red snapper and lamb tagine ($65 early seating; $95 late seating). Afterwards, the party continues at the restaurant's Basement Bar and The Whiskey Room. 888 Wilshire Blvd, L.A., 213.988.8880

5. Union
Delight in a three course menu and a Prosecco toast as you bid 2016 a fond farewell at Union. This rustic eatery fuses flavors of Northern Italy with a culinary touch of California within Old Town Pasadena. Chef and co-owner Bruce Kalman and co-owner Marie Petulla have curated the NYE menu with dishes such as butternut squash soup, spaghetti alla chit, and mouth watering desserts like Gianduja chocolate budino. $100 per person, 37 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626.795.5841

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