Weekly Nibble: NYE and New Year's Day Happenings Around Miami

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It's been a long year, and we're all ready to celebrate a new beginning. There are so many options and places to go - we've picked out some of our favorites and broke them down into categories: dinner, late night parties, and hangover brunches just to keep it a little easier for you! Thanks for being loyal fans and we hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season! See you next year! 


Blue Ribbon Sushi at The Plymouth Miami Beach

Guests are invited to ring in the New Year New York style with a private dinner party at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill.  The restaurant will host one dinner seating at 9:30 p.m. For $295 per person, guests will enjoy a three-course dinner filled with Blue Ribbon’s signature favorites including Yucca Dumplings, Japanese Kobe Beef Strip Steak and Assorted Sushi and Sashimi, to name a few. The dinner party also includes an open bar all night, a bottle of Champagne for the table and a DJ to enjoy poolside. To reserve contact 305.800.0404 or visit  www.theplymouth.com  

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The Rooftop at E11EVEN

Miami invites guests to ring in the New Year with two options. Priced at $150 per person, guests can enjoy a three-course dinner with a bottle of Champagne per couple in the venue's glass-enclosed restaurant.  The menu will feature options including Oysters Rockefeller, 12 oz. Bone-in Prime NY Strip Steak, Grilled Branzino and Assorted Pastries, to name a few.  In addition, The Rooftop lounge will feature a $50 per person premium open bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight while dancing to the sounds of DJ Wasabi. Guests who booked dinner reservations will also have the option of purchasing the open bar package for $25.  To make reservations, go to www.11miamirooftop.com/nye.


Katsuya South Beach

Located in SLS South Beach, will host a Casino Royale celebration from 6 p.m - 12 a.m. The lavish dining experience prepared by Executive Chef Yoshi Migita and his culinary team will feature an a la carte menu with signature dishes such as Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Miso-Marinated Black Cod and Wagyu Tobanyaki. At midnight, all guests will be provided party favors as well as a glass of champagne for a New Year’s toast. Guests are required to make reservations for the event and there are no set seatings for the night. Reservations can be booked directly with New Year’s Eve coordinator, Christopher Croyle, at christopher.croyle@slshotels.com or by calling 305-455-2995. For more information visit http://www.sbe.com/exclusives/nye-2018/.


Shooters Waterfront

This New Year’s Eve, Shooters Waterfront will offer a four-course prix fixe menu for $99 per person.  The family-friendly evening will be filled with surprises, including a live DJ, fire dancers and much more, that only get better as midnight approaches. Guest may select from Big Eye Tuna Tataki, Pumpkin Maple Bisque, Smoke Ham Croquette, or Carpaccio of Beef Tenderloin for the first course. For the second course choose from Baby Arugula Salad, Shrimp Ceviche, or Red and Golden Beef Salad. If all of that wasn’t enough, for the fourth course select from incredible options such as Quail, Black Grouper, Petite Filet Mignon and Jumbo Shrimp, or Brussels Sprouts Succotash.  For dessert, savor the Desert Duo, made up of decadent Milk Chocolate Dome and Mango-Mascarpone Cheesecake.  Ring in the New Year at Shooters for a memorable night filled with amazing views, great food and endless fun!


Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Downtown’s waterfront stunner, will ring in 2018 with New Year’s Eve: A Night Under the Stars, a special evening of fine dining, spectacular fireworks and exceptional views of Downtown Miami. On Sunday, December 31st, the festivities will start at 9PM, with a rooftop patio celebration showcasing a premium open bar and sounds by resident DJ Kristian Caro, paired with breathtaking views of Downtown Miami’s skyline; a unique midnight fireworks display will round up the evening, on the beautiful rooftop patio and poolside area. General Admission is priced at $50 per person; premium open bar is priced at $150 per person. Foodies, rejoice! Area 31 will celebrate 2018 with a special Chef’s VIP Experience featuring a seafood ice bar, a decadent caviar bar, delectable hot stations such as slow roasted prime rib, roasted pork belly and house-made pastas. Priced at $225 per person, the Chef’s VIP Experience will be offered from 9PM to 11PM and will include an open bar; open bar will be open until 12AM. For tickets and more information, log onto Eventbrite, or call 305-424-5234. Area 31 is located on the sixteenth floor of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way in Downtown Miami.



Meat Market Miami Beach

Meat Market Miami Beach, the contemporary Lincoln Road steakhouse, is inviting guests to celebrate the New Year with a multi course dinner and live DJ entertainment on December 31st . Guests can choose between two decadent packages featuring four-course dinner menus expertly crafted by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. New Year’s Eve Early Package features four courses from 6PM to 8PM for $150 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); Second Package features four courses from 9PM to 1AM for $250 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) and a midnight toast with party favors. Meat Market Miami Beach is located on 915 Lincoln Road. The restaurant will open Noon – midnight on New Year’s Day. Seating is limited; Reservations are required in advance by calling (305) 532-0088.

Late Night Parties

Better Days

Better Days is saying goodbye to 2017 and ringing in 2018 with a tribute to the godfather of centerfolds, Hugh Hefner, and throwing a 70’s inspired Boogie Nights New Year’s Eve party! Enjoy well drinks, beer, and cocktail specials by Maestro Dobel til the early morning of 2018. If you come dressed in theme - like show up in roller skates or rock a handlebar mustache - you’ll enjoy happy hour prices all night long. The best part is there’s no cover. 75 SE 6th St, Miami, FL 33131


Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Located in the heart of South Beach, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila will offer guests the chance to watch the ball drop this New Year’s Eve without a cover charge! Enjoy dancing and partying all night long with Bodega's signature cocktails, tacos (in case you get hungry!) and tequila galore! Expect a complimentary shot of Don Julio 1942 at midnight and music all night long. Added bonus: already have midnight plans? Celebrate NYE early with Bodega's NYE happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and specially priced cocktails and while loading up on tacos. The party won't stop until 5am. Guests may pre-purchase tables. 1220 16th Street, Miami FL 33139

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Monty’s Coconut Grove

Have a lively, stress-free New Year’s Eve at Monty’s Coconut Grove this year.  Dance the night away with friends and family with a live DJ, receive party favors, and cheers with a complimentary champagne toast to ring in 2018.  In theme with Monty’s chill and care-free vibes, they will NOT have a cover charge. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an incredible evening.



$295 Open Bar till 1:00 am with 1 Bottle of Champagne, Black Bean Hummus with Tropical Tuber Chips and Vegetable Crudité, a Pu-Pu Platter featuring Ancho-Guava Glazed Ribs, Marinated Shrimp Skewers, Forbidden Fruit Salad,Ginger Scallion Pancakes with Mongolian BBQ’d Jackfruit, Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce or guests can enjoy Open Bar till 1:00am for $195 without reserved seating.

Hangover Brunches

Pinch Kitchen

To help with the New Year’s Eve hangover, Pinch will be offering a special New Year’s Day Brunch on Monday, January 1st. Brunch will be served from 11:30am to 5:30pm and the restaurant will be closed for dinner. Reservations for the New Year’s Day brunch are required and can be made by calling 305.631.2018 or visiting www.pinchmiami.com.


Icebox Cafe

Go for brown sugar-bourbon baked ham, black eye peas and corn bread alongside eggs any style for $22 a person. Signature bottomless beverages will be available for $23 including bloody Marys, mimosas and rosé. Available from 10am to 4pm.


 Plant Miami (formerly Plant Food + Wine)

On New Year’s Day they are serving their Brunch menu beginning at 11:30 a.m., and will offer specials on their new mocktails, including Granada Fizz* ($10, regularly $12) with pomegranate juice, citrus, mint and Aqua Faba.  *The cocktail version is Granada Gin Fizz $16.


Prime Fish

Celebrate the new year with a decadent brunch spread at a brunch favorite, Prime Fish! The brunch includes bottomless mimosas, bellinis, prosecco, bloody marys and a choice of one a la carte menu item including an array of classic egg dishes. Prime Fish offers guests savory dishes like the Truffle Mac & Cheese to sweet dishes like the Red Velvet cheesecake. All this and more for $59 per person. Brunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139




Lightkeepers is offering a Recovery Breakfast from 7am to 2pm
priced at $39 per adult and $20 per child (excluding tax and gratuity). Menu highlights include brunch favorites like: Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, Bircher Muesli, Hangover Ceviche, Maine Lobster Bocadito, and Pecan Wood Smoked Brisket or Honey Baked Ham from the Josper. Breakfast specialties include Anson Mills Key West Shrimp-n- Grits, Corned Beef Hash, Sweet Corn, Chorizo and Arepa Benedict and Golden Hash Browns. For your sweet tooth, enjoy choice of Pancakes and Waffles or Cinnamon French Toast. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne. Reservations are required and can be made by calling: (305) 365-4156