Ring in 2021 at South Florida restaurants
Restaurants are rolling out their best to welcome a hopefully brighter year. Check out their specials—plus, a special party from W Fort Lauderdale
Pick a la carte or choose to indulge in a four-course pre-fixe menu before welcoming 2021 with a complimentary toast at midnight. Plus, selected sparkling wine bottles are 25% off. Plus, the next day, enjoy a New Year’s Day brunch filled with bottomless mimosa and sangria.
Menu: Pre-fixe menu includes tartar de atun, gambas al ajillo, short ribs, and churros.
Cost: Pre-fixe menu is $60 per person
Info: Locations at The Falls, Doral, or Coral Gables
Pisco y Nazca
The ceviche gastrobar offers its a la carte menu of Peruvian favorites as well as a course pre-fixe menu for
Menu: Some items one may find on the pre-fix menu include causa sampler, tostones, pescado a lo macho and cheesecake.
Cost: Pre-fixe menu is $60 per person. Guests may also add the pisco flight for an additional $13 per person.
Info: Locations in Kendall and Doral
The waterfront restaurant celebrates 2021 with a DJ, balloon drop at midnight, complimentary Champagne toast and party favor for all guests.
Info: Call 954.566.2855 for reservations
The pan-Asian Latin fusion eatery gives diners al fresco ambience with Las Olas views, accompanied by a five-course meal. The night also features a DJ and specialty party favors.
Menu: Seared Foie Gras, Truffle Edamame, Miso Lamb Chops and even Mongolian Duck. Plus, bottomless bubbles.
Cost: $125+ per person
Bill Hansen Catering
The Miami company offers a special New Year’s Eve menu to enjoy at home.
Menu: Time to indulge with baby beets with goat cheese and orange, wagyu beef carpaccio, caviar cakes, U5 shrimp cocktail, and truffle pizza from Sullivan Street Bakery. Main courses include pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass, Zaatar Lamb Chops, NY Strip Steak and Bi-color roasted corn and rainbow Swiss chard. For dessert, a CBD-infused chocolate hazelnut square with malted milk crema, in addition to Zak The Baker Rye chocolate chip cookies and guava mascarpone tarts.
The restaurant host a socially-distanced party starting with a cocktail reception and appetizers and continuing with a four-course dinner from Chef Michael Schenk. Plus, live DJ and complimentary Champagne toast.
Menu: Garden Soup, Celebration Salad, Petit Herb-Roasted Sirloin Steak & Salmon and Apple Strudel for a sweet finale.
Cost: $125 per person for groups of 6-10
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Let the good times roll with two seatings. The 4-8 p.m. slot features $150 premium open bar per person or $500 for table reservations of eight to 10 people, which includes one bottle of vodka, one bottle of tequila and one bottle of champagne. For 8 p.m.-midnight seating, guests enjoy complimentary appetizers and a complimentary round of shots for everyone on the hour.
The restaurants also offer a take-home taco bar meal that feeds six.
Info: Locations in South Beach and Las Olas
Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton
The hotel at Boca Landing offers dinner and dancing from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. with a three-course prix fixe menu. DJ Tito will offer live entertainment while a midnight champagne toast brings the start of 2021.
Menu: Florida Stone Crabs and Crab-Crusted Black Grouper
Cost: $175 person (+7% tax and 20% service charge for all parties)
Don’t feel like going out? Enjoy a lavish four-course meal at home in the comfort of your home from the Sunrise-based ghost company.
Menu: Entree highlights include Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail ($75); Rack of Lamb with pomegranate and fennel ($63); Braised Red Wine Short Ribs with Parmesan polenta ($57); Roasted Cornish Hens ($55); and Osso Bucco ($54).
Info: Pre-order until Dec.28 for delivery on Dec. 31.
Make the last day of the year memorable at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Guests enjoy a four-course family-style meal with a glass of Champagne from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Or rejuvenate with the New Year’s Day Recovery Breakfast on Jan. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with a $35 bottomless beverage package.
Menu: The menu includes baked brie, shaved prosciutto, housemade jam and focaccia; hamachi sashimi with shaved cucumber, pepper, radish, kumquat-yuzu sauce; ricotta gnudi, wild mushroom, romanesco, onion and uni cream sauce; seared scallops and braised short rib with smashed evoo potatoes, Swank Farm vegetables and truffle butter; and for dessert a triple chocolate mousse bar and chocolate sable.
Cost: $149 per adult and $69 per child ages 5–12
Info: Make reservations at (954) 302-6430 or [email protected]
Chef Michael Beltran presents the last Versos Sencillos tasting menu of 2020, a 12-course tasting menu with a glass of bubbly at the Coconut Grove restaurant.
Menu: Dishes include three Amuse offerings; a local fish ceviche with strawberry and tomato jus, tomato leaf powder, and veil of tomato; savory potato doughnut with foie gras mousse, bitter coffee mousse, and shaved white truffles; sofrito guinea hen with fricasse jus; and pork tenderloin with braised pork cheeks, sherried chestnuts, local calabaza, and mushroom espuma, and more. Dessert, prepared by pastry guru Chef Devin Braddock, will be a surprise.
Cost: $225 per person with an optional wine pairing available for an additional $125 or $190 per person, and an optional cocktail pairing available for $95 or $55
Info: First seating 7-8 p.m.; second seating, 8-9:30 p.m.; call (305) 640-5862 for reservations.
Bonus Item: The Future is Bright at W Fort Lauderdale
The beachfront Fort Lauderdale hotel hosts The Future Is Bright for guests and locals in groups of no more than six people at the Living Room and Living Room Terrace. Guests will enjoy a lively ambiance with DJ Amaris’ pulsating sets while toasting with Veuve Clicquot champagne and enjoying bites from the talented Stephen Starr. At midnight celebrate the bright future ahead with a balloon drop and live NYE telecast.
Info: 6 p.m.-midnight; entry is first-come, first served to ensure social distancing guidelines; click here for info