Celebrate the end of 2016 with a fancy feast

We’ve survived all that 2016 has thrown at us—so let’s celebrate. Plenty of local restaurants will be open and bustling on New Year’s Eve, offering prix-fixe menus, entertainment and plenty of Champagne. Call ahead to reserve your seats. Cheers to 2017!

Trilogy at Silverspot Cinema

4441 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek; 954.977.9877; silverspot.net

Trilogy hosts its New Year’s Eve Cocktail Soiree. This family-style meal includes crab rangoon, almond-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, pulled pork sliders and other delicacies. Included in the price: a Champagne toast and cocktail. Event is 9:30 p.m.–midnight and $25 a person.

Beauty and the Feast Bar & Kitchen

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.8070

Beauty and the Feast offers two dinner seatings for the night to cater to those who prefer quieter celebrations and those ready to bring on the new year. Early seating from 6 to 9 p.m. offers a three-course dinner with pig roast and small plates ($59 a person). Late seating from 9 p.m. to midnight includes a four-course meal, as well as entertainment, party favors and a midnight toast ($119 a person).

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.; 954.302.6460; ritzcarlton.com

If seafood is more your style, the lobster luau buffet on the pool deck from 7 to 10 p.m. is a good place to be. Price is $175 and up for adults, $49 for children 5–12. The dinner includes live entertainment, a glass of Champagne and access to a party at the Astor Lounge.

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.; 954.302.6460; ritzcarlton.com

Savor one last indulgence before the new year: a five-course tasting menu with filet mignon, black bass and more. Price includes a glass of Champagne, party favors and live entertainment, beginning at $150 a person, from 7 to 10 p.m. Afterward, check out the party at the Astor Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (Party-only price is $30 a person.)

Casa D’Angelo

1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.564.1234; casa-d-angelo.com

Enjoy an Italian dinner with a special holiday menu and Casa D’Angelo’s daily specials. Toast the new year with Champagne, and enjoy party favors, dancing and live music. Reservations start at 5 p.m.

Ciao Cucina and Bar

4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek; 954.601.1234; ciaocucina.com

Enjoy a modern take on traditional Italian favorites with a dinner featuring crag-stuffed shrimp, vegetable lasagna, prosciutto and fontina crostini, prime rib and more. The event includes entertainment from a DJ and circus acts. Price is $69 a person for inside seating and $59 a person for outdoor seating, plus tax and gratuity. Email info@ciaocucina.com for information.


Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; 954.977.6700; casinococo.com/sorrisi

Go with the regular Italian menu or order à la carte specials such as lemon-herb lamb loin or veal chop Valdostana. Dinner available 5–11 p.m.

Fresh Harvest

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; 954.977.6700; casinococo.com/fresh-harvest

Fresh Harvest offers its signature variety with a holiday feast from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Price is $38 a person.

World of Beer

4437 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek; 954.984.0300; worldofbeer.com/Locations/CoconutCreek

Fun reigns supreme at this New Year’s Eve party with food and drink specials all day. Live entertainment starts at 9 p.m., and a Champagne toast rings in the new year.

Ethos Greek Bistro

4437 Lyons Road; Coconut Creek; 754.999.0050; ethosbistro.com

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Greece in a festive atmosphere with a five-course dinner and a midnight toast. Price is $69 a person plus tax and gratuity. Email catering@ethosbistro.com for information.


1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach; 954.785.0226; galuppis.com

Enjoy a live band with your three-course dinner and Champagne toast from this American-fare restaurant. Price is $56.95 a person. Call for reservations.

The Funky Biscuit

303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561.395.2929; funkybiscuit.com

Rock out on New Year’s Eve with the Turnstiles: The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel. Tickets are $75 and include a reserved seat, four-course meal (choices like filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu and salmon) and a Champagne toast at midnight. It all begins at 8 p.m.