Miami has always done New Years right. Visitors and residents alike have numerous options for dining and entertainment. New Year's Eve free concerts and fireworks on South Beach, Pitbull hosting fireworks and parties at Bayfront Park, Black & Gold Parties, White & Gold Parties, a special New Year's Eve Yacht Party, countless parties at clubs and The Weeknd performing poolside at The Fontainebleau.
So here are our picks for celebrating New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. And we will continue to add updates as necessary to keep you "up to date...up to the last minute of 2015".
MIAMI BEACH & MIAMI:
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is excited to celebrate 2016 in style with their New Year's Eve & One Year Anniversary party starting at 9:30 p.m. As always there will be no cover at the door! Partygoers looking for something a bit more intimate, Bodega is hosting a private VIP reception earlier in the evening from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. with passed her d'oeuvres curated by Chef Bernie Matz. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila 1220 16th Street Miami Beach, FL
Radio Bar is hosting New Year's Eve where $75 will get you in for an Open Bar from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. featuring sounds by Action Jackson. Table reservations are also available: firstname.lastname@example.org. Radio Bar 814 First Street Miami Beach, FL
Red Ginger is celebrating the New Year in style with a 5-course menu and two seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dinner is priced at $180 for the 6:30 p.m. seating and $220 for the 8:30 p.m. seating. As an added bonus, those booking dinner at Red Ginger will also have VIP access to Radio Bar's New Years Eve celebration that features an open bar from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Please call 786-433-6876 for reservations. Red Ginger 736 First Street Miami Beach, FL
Gianni’s at The Villa is excited to announce two over-the-top events to ring in New Years 2016! Visit The Villa, Casa Casuarina- formerly the Versace Mansion- to celebrate in luxury and style. Gianni’s will be serving mouthwatering five-course meals prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Stewart. Guests can choose between two seatings; at 7pm and 10 pm. The second seating raises the bar as the New Year approaches with New Years count down to midnight surrounded by the glittering gold tiles of the Million Mosaic Pool. The New Year’s Eve Party includes a premium open bar from 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. Dinner is priced at $195 per person for the first seating, and $295 per person for the second seating, not including beverages. Dinner guests can access the party for an additional $99. Admission to the party without dinner reservations is $199 per person. Reservations required, please call 786-485-2200. The Villa, Casa Casuarina 1116 Ocean DriveMiami Beach, FL
Prime Fish- Restaurateur, Myles Chefetz is celebrating 2016 at his popular seafood eatery, Prime Fish with a New Year's Day edition of his famed Nemo brunch. On January 1st guest can enjoy brunch highlights including both an omelet and carving station in addition to legendary classics like Curried Fish Cakes and Duck Confit Hash and lobster omelet, homemade whitefish salad, brioche French toast, and Eggs Benedict. Brunch includes bottomless mimosas, Bellini, Prosecco and Bloody Marys. Brunch Price $49.00 including an entree and select bottomless drinks: Prime Fish 100 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL
SLS South Beach- The SoBe hotspot is hosting New Year’s Eve dinners at both Katsuya and The Bazaar by Jose Andres and a performance by world-renowned artist DJ Cedric at HYDE Beach. Celebrity DJ Cedric Gervais helps ring in the New Year where Hyde Beach will transform into CHATEAU HYDE, reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles for an evening of opulence, dancing, and, of course, champagne! Tickets start at $150 for General Admission and, if purchased in advance, include Open Bar from 9PM - 12AM in addition to passed dishes from Katsuya, SLS South Beach’s famed Japanese restaurant “with a provocative twist” by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi from 9PM - 11PM . The SLS South Beach 1701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
The Bazaar by José Andrés -The world-renowned restaurant from culinary icon José Andrés, The Bazaar, will afford diners with two exquisite and unforgettable dining options on New Year’s Eve: 13-Course Menu at The Bazaar (Available for 6pm seating) - $125pp (not including gratuity/tax) 16-Course Menu at The Bazaar (Available for 9:30pm seating) - $300pp (not including gratuity/tax). The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS 1701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL.
Driftwood Room at Nautilus, The Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, in South Beach invites guests to start the new year the right way with a special New Year's brunch buffet on January 1, 2016. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy a wide selection of cold and hot dishes including cheese and charcuterie, huevos rancheros, and prime rib. In addition to the buffet, guests can make their own cocktails at the Bloody Mary Bar featuring 20 different hot sauces, bacon, shrimp, flavored salts, pickled vegetables and more. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity Children under 12: $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Driftwood Room 1825 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
Bazi: Miami Beach’s newest dining destination featuring the unforgettably bold cuisine of Chef Michael Pirolo, will be offering a one-night-only New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner menu along with bubbly specials from 9:30-11PM, following regular dinner service. Guests will be able to enjoy live music while toasting to the New Year with champagne specials by the bottle including Perrier Jouet NV Brut ($90), Henri Giraud Esprit De Giraud Rose ($125), Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 1999 ($200) and Perrier Jouet Belle Epouque 2012 ($250). Priced at $120 per person and including a champagne toast at midnight. Bazi 1200 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL.
Macchialina: the rustic Italian eatery owned by Chef Michael Pirolo and partner/hospitality veteran Jen Chaefsky, will be offering several luxurious additions to their regular dinner menu to ring in the New Year. Known as a must-try for locals, visitors in the know and critics near and far, holiday menu highlights will include whole fish, osso bucco and a complimentary prosecco toast at midnight. Macchialina 820 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL.
Meat Market: Invites locals and visitors alike to come celebrate the New Year in style with special holiday offerings. Diners can enjoy the sounds of live DJ entertainment and choose between three decadent packages featuring four-course dinner menus expertly crafted by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. New Year’s Eve packages include the Early Package – reservation time options between 6PM – 8PM, four-course dinner menu ($150 per person); Second Package – reservations available from 9PM – close, four-course dinner menu with a champagne toast and party favors at midnight to ring in the New Year ($250 per person); and Champagne Bar Package – bottomless champagne by the glass at the bar from 10PM – 1AM ($50 per person). Any additional food and beverage is not included, and a 20% gratuity will be added to all checks. Meat Market 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach FL
The Dutch: Located in the W Hotel, The Dutch will offer a special New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner menu with two seating options, Early Seating from 7PM – 7:45PM ($165 per person) and Late Seating from 8:30PM – 10:30PM ($250 per person); prices do not include tax and gratuity. The Dutch in the W Hotel 2201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: will offer its signature white truffle menu to guests looking to dine this New Year’s holiday, in addition to the regular a la carte lunch and dinner menus. Diners can enjoy seasonal flavors of Quattro’s truffle-infused dishes. Quattro 1014 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.
The Thompson Miami Beach- Guests can ring in the New Year at one of the property’s acclaimed restaurants - Seagrape or TALDE Miami Beach. At TALDE Miami Beach, Chef/Restaurateur Dale Talde’s newest culinary venture will be offering a five-course dinner priced at $125 per person (exclusive of service charge and tax) with seatings beginning at 8PM and 10PM. Prix fixe menu. The Thompson 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
At Seagrape, Chef Michelle Bernstein will offer two seatings for New Years – a special four-course meal priced at $125 per person (exclusive of service charge and tax) at 6:30PM; and a five-course meal for $150 per person (exclusive of service charge and tax) at 9PM. Delectable menu items include shaved kona kampachi with osetra caviar; squid ink spaghettini with uni butter; grilled wreckfish with saffron broth and lardo; Jackman Ranch New York strip with buttermilk pommes puree, savoy spinach, and bordelaise sauce; and butter poached Maine lobster with scallop mousse, roasted gem lettuce, and vermouth butter.
The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO-presents especially developed menus for the festive period, as part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The Traymore Restaurant and Bar will ring-in the New Year on Thursday, December 31st with two special menus for two seatings – the first at 6:00pm priced at $110 and the second at 9:00pm for $190. Both seating include a Glass of Pommery Apanage Champagne. The Traymore 2445 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
KLIMA -The New Year’s Eve Menu at KLIMA Restaurant and Bar will be available on Thursday, December 31st, between 6:00 pm and 12:30 am at a price of $375 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) for a five-course pre-fixe dinner menu that includes a bottle of Roederer Cristal Champagne per couple. A special selection of wines by the bottle or by the glass will also be available at the regular menu price. KLIMA 210 23rd St ( @Collins Ave) Miami Beach FL.
SUSHISAMBA MIAMI BEACH- Ring in 2016 at Réveillon at SUSHISAMBA’s Brazilian-inspired celebration in white featuring Samba dancers and drummers, DJs spinning all night, a festive, chef-curated Omakase available in addition to an a la carte New Year’s Eve menu and party favors. Toast the night away with the REVEILLION COCKTAIL $15, a light and velvety mix of coconut vodka, lychee, cherry and vanilla spritzed with Prosecco. Two seatings at 7 pm with $75 minimum spend and at 9 pm with $125 minimum .SUSHISAMBA 600 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach FL
The Miami Beach EDITION announces its delicious New Year’s Eve offerings available at Jean Georges’ Market and Matador Room. Hotel guests and visitors alike are invited to ring in the new year in style, with customized menus in two distinct venues. The Matador Room will feature a customized menu presented by Executive Chef Jeremy Ford, guests can savor the New Year with two seatings at a prix-fixe of $295 per person. Market At EDITION will feature its own take on a New Year’s Eve pre-fixe menu, priced at $100 per person. EDITION 2901 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
Fontainebleau Miami Beach has many delicious options for holiday dining New Year’s Eve. Exclusive seasonal menus are available at award-winning restaurants including Michael Mina 74, StripSteak by Michael Mina, Scarpetta, and Hakkasan. And specific prix fix menus ranging from $150 to $295 pp are available for each restaurant at Fontainebleau For more information, visit fontainebleau.com/holidays. For New Year’s Eve reservations, email NYEdining@fontainebleau.com or call 305.695.2414. The Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster Chef Jamie Derosa's new hotspot, Izzy's celebrates it's First Annual New Year's Eve with Pierre-Jouet "Caviar & Dreams" Oysters & Caviar prix fixe dinner at $125 per person Izzy’s 423 Washington Ave. Miami Beach FL.
Dolce Italian- Bravo TV's "Best New Restaurant", will offer a delicious five course dinner menu for New Year's Eve .Two dinner seatings are available from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. – midnight. The prix fixe menu is $150 for adults and $75 for children. After dinner, guests can take their pick and enjoy New Year’s Eve on the Gale Rooftop, inside Rec Room, or inside Regent Cocktail Club, or enjoy all three with a Gale Hotel All Access Pass with open bar option, priced at $250. Dolce Italian Gale South Beach 1690 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Byblos is kicking off 2016 with two New Year’s Eve dinner seatings featuring two separate menus. On December 31st, guests can enjoy a three-course menu during the first dinner seating from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The second seating, between 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., features a four-course menu. The four-course dinner menu includes a bottle of Perrier Jouet to toast the New Year. Guests will also enjoy the sounds of a DJ, who will set the mood as the year comes to a close. The first seating is $125 per person. The second seating is $225 per person. Byblos 1545 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL.
LA MAR by Gaston Acurio - Join La Mar for a lively New Year’s Eve celebration featuring high-energy music by a DJ and an unforgettable three-course menu of flavorful specialties. Dishes include Crispy Jumbo Shrimp, Causa Verde, Wagyu Beef, Lobster and a dessert trio. Price: $150 per person includes Chicha Morada champagne cocktail. AND for New Year's Day enjoy a spectacular Peruvian brunch with gourmet brunch items, Chaufa Aeropuerto for the table, as well as choice of specialty dishes such as Egg-topped Lomo Saltado, served alongside refreshing beverages such as Chicha Morada. $85 per adult includes champagne and unlimited brunch cocktails; $120 per adult includes premium entrées, including unlimited Charles Heidsieck champagne; $35 per child, ages 6–12, complimentary under 6. Mandarin Oriental 500 Brickell Key Drive Miami FL.
Soho Bay will celebrate a successful 2015 this New Year's Eve with a special four-course meal prepared by Chef Ricky Sauri. Guests can choose between two packages, one at $275 per person including the four-course meal and a bottle of Moet Chandon per two people and another at $375 per person including the four-course meal and a bottle of Dom Perignon per two people. Guests will dance the night away with Julio Iglesias, Jr., with live performances by Big Brooklyn Red and sounds by DJ Troubles. And just announced, Pamela Anderson will be on hand to ring in the New Year. For reservations and further information, please call (305) 618-2788. Soho Bay 520 West Ave. Miami Beach FL.
Alter- Miami's hot new restaurant celebrate it's first New Year's Eve with two seatings. Chef Bradley Kilgore has created a special 5 Course Prix-Fixe Menu Early Seating $125 7:00pm Includes a Billecart Salmon Brut Rose NV Champagne flute per person and a 7 Course Prix- Fixe Menu Late Seating $250 per person 9:30pm Includes a bottle of Billecart Salmon Brut Rose NV Champagne per couple. Alter 223 NW 23rd St. in Wynwood. Miami FL
Beaker & Gray: Wynwood’s newly opened hotspot will be offering a New Year’s Eve a la carte dinner menu along with a bubbly toast of cava. Dinner is served nightly and is open late for cocktails. Beaker & Gray 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Miami FL
SUGARCANE raw bar grill -SUGARCANE in Midtown celebrates New Year's Eve with a five-course tasting menu priced at $99++ per person including party favors will feature items such as Pumpkin Soup with Truffle Oil, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Crunchy Tuna Roll, Flap Steak, and Mini Torrejas. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL
Vagabond Restaurant & Bar- Open New Year's Eve, in addition to the regular menu, special a la options created by Chef Alex Chang, including whole roasted duck and dry aged Rib-Eye will be featured at the hip mid Century restaurant on Biscayne. The Vagabond 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL
Fooq's is excited to invite locals and visitors to indulge with special pre fixe holiday menus for New Year's Eve. Choose a 5 course menu priced at $100 pp with $45 wine and champagne pairing available. Regular menu items will also be available as well. Fooq's 1035 N Miami Ave. Miami FL.
Ortanique- This New Year’s Eve join Ortanique on the Mile for a savory a la carte menu including Chef Cindy Hutson's signature dishes like Hawaiian Tuna Tartare, Root Beer Braised Pork Belly and Jerked Chicken Penne Pasta, just to name a few. To top it off, the "Ortanique Martini" with Grey Goose L'Orange, Sorrel Flower and Passion Fruit Juice is the drink of the night. Ortanique on The Mile 278 Miracle Mile. Coral Gables FL.
SUSHISAMBA CORAL GABLES- Celebrate New Year's Eve Omakase priced at $95++ per person including a glass of Heidsieck Monopole Champagne and a five-course tasting menu featuring Hotate Scallop Tiradito, A4 Wagyu Tobanyaki and Sweet Endings. Reservations are encouraged. SUSHISAMBA 180 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables FL
( Information provided by numerous sources and subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm prices and details and make sure you make reservations. )
Wishing you all the best in the New Year!