New Year’s Eve 2020: 20 restaurants to ring in the New Year in Orange County


Put on your party hat and come with an appetite. Here are 20 restaurants in Orange County to ring in the New Year.


Ocean at Main | LAGUNA BEACH

Enter into the new decade in style at Ocean at Main. Whether you’re looking for a dining destination to enjoy dinner prior to your NYE festivities or are looking for the ultimate celebration, Ocean at Main has you covered. From 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., enjoy an a la carte dinner menu from Michelin-starred Chef Craig Strong. At 10:30 p.m., the restaurant will convert into the ultimate NYE lounge complete with music, dancing, a DJ, and a full bar. Bottle service and private lounge experiences are available. oceanatmain.com

NOVA Kitchen & Bar | GARDEN GROVE

Get ready to party like it’s 1980 at Nova Kitchen & Bar! Gather under their disco ball in your best ’80s look for their inaugural New Year’s Eve soiree, and enjoy a night of live entertainment, photo booth fun, incredible cocktails and a selection of bites from their incredible Pan-Asian menu (Wagyu Sliders, Pork Belly and Sushi Hand Rolls, anyone?). NOVA’s New Year’s Eve Party will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end at 1 p.m., after a Champagne toast! Tickets are $95 per guest and includes a selection of hors d’oeuvres, 2 beverages, Champagne toast, and gift bag to take home. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase Tickets | (714) 696-0888

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar | TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH

It’s a throwback New Year’s Eve at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar as they celebrate the Roaring ‘20s! The restaurant’s Tustin and Newport Beach locations will be offering a choice of two seatings, the first with an a la carte menu and the second with a prix-fixe menu, champagne toast and entertainment into the New Year! Beverages, tax, and gratuity separate. thewineryrestaurants.com |Tustin (714) 258-7600 |Newport Beach (949) 999-6622.

Provenance | NEWPORT BEACH

Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner in the garden at Provenance! What better way to end your year with a meal by Chef Cathy Pavlos, who has earned numerous awards for her incredible cuisine. Craft cocktails, beer, wine and champagne will help you get into the celebratory spirit! Provenance will be open for Dinner Service only on New Year’s Eve with its full menu offered, along with specials. provenanceoc.com |(949) 718-0477

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails | IRVINE

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails is offering New Year’s Eve Dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a limited a la carte menu. Bid farewell to 2019 with a meal that will leave you feeling great! Andrei’s has become known for featuring the freshest local and organically grown produce, as well as naturally raised meats and sustainable seafood in their Conscious Cuisine. Their culinary style, led by Executive Chef Porfirio Gomez, incorporates the cultural diversity of California cuisine, focusing on the flavors and freshness of the Mediterranean. Andrei’s Bar & Lounge will be open until 1 a.m. and guests will get party favors and a complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight. A DJ will be on hand, playing music spanning decades, with a little something for everyone! andreisrestaurant.com

Whitestone Restaurant & Bar | DANA POINT

Ring in the new year at one of Orange County’s hottest new restaurants, Whitestone in Dana Point. Enter into 2020 through a culinary journey featuring the flavors of the Americas, France, Italy, Japan, and more. Executive Chef Tony Celeste’s plates highlight familiar, locally-sourced ingredients in unexpected ways. The restaurant will celebrate New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. until midnight with a DJ and complimentary champagne toast! whitestonerestaurant.com

BELLO | NEWPORT BEACH

Spend New Year’s Eve at BELLO by Sandro Nardone, where guests may enjoy a combination of traditional authentic Italian food and modern dishes in a style similar to that served at the top restaurants in Italy. Chef Sandro will offer his full menu, along with specials that one would find in Italy for a New Year’s celebration! Guests may partake in a seasonal craft cocktail with an Italian twist or an incredible Italian wine offered as part of BELLO’s dynamic bar program. bellobysandronardone.com

ARC Food & Libations | COSTA MESA

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at this American Roast House located at the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa! Chef Noah von Blom presents home made foods using only locally sourced, fresh ingredients and artisan-crafted products that deliver original flavors into every dish and cocktail. The result is hearty, rustic, oven-to-table food made for sharing, complemented by fresh, innovative cocktails. Be sure to stop by The Guild Club for a drink before or after your meal — this noteworthy bar is located next door to ARC! The restaurant will be open for its regular hours, serving its regular menu on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31st. For menus and reservations, visit arcrestaurant.com

Journeyman’s Food + Drink | FULLERTON

Journeyman’s will help you say farewell to 2019 and to the restaurant itself! New Year’s Eve will mark the final night of service for this award-winning restaurant. Indulge in Executive Chef Zach Geerson’s creative tasting menus, which highlight seasonal bounty and incredible culinary technique with modern applications. journeymanfood.com | 714-635-9025

Monarch Beach Resort | DANA POINT

Home to award-winning restaurants including Bourbon Steak Orange County, AVEO Table + Bar, and Monarch Bay Beach Club. Guests can enjoy festive prix-fixe dinners from the Mediterranean-inspired AVEO Table + Bar and its ocean-front restaurant Monarch Bay Beach Club, while the critically acclaimed Bourbon Steak Orange County will be offering a celebratory tasting menu. Beginning at 9p.m., a grand celebration and balloon drop will take place in 33N, the resort’s lobby bar where guests can enjoy an a la carte specialty cocktail menu and bites until midnight as well as a beach house DJ and a step and repeat opportunity. The celebration at 33N is complimentary to hotel and dining guests and $50 for locals without reservations. Champagne packages are available and begin at $250. monarchbeachresort.com

Fable & Spirit | NEWPORT BEACH

Spend New Year’s Eve at Fable & Spirit for a progressive, modern dining experience in a dynamic setting! Executive Chef David Shofner presents an innovative four-course menu that focuses on fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Dishes include Sushi Grade Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare with avocado and serrano sorbet, charred pickled red onion, dehydrated garlic and yuzu; Cold-Smoked Diver Scallop with fennel apple puree, pickled strawberry, jalapeño powder and pistachio crumble; Rosewood American Wagyu Filet Mignon with pommes lyonnaise, roasted nantes carrots and bordelaise sauce; and Fair Hills Fuji Apple Tart with salted caramel, vanilla bean sweet cream and cinnamon gelato. First seating is $90++ per guest and second seating is $120++ per guest, which includes party favors and Champagne toast at midnight! fableandspirit.com

Knife Pleat |(South Coast Plaza) COSTA MESA

Enjoy an elegant New Year’s Eve Lunch by Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault at Knife Pleat. Enjoy modern, seasonal interpretations of classic French techniques by Esnault as à la carte options or a three-course menu, and save room for dessert created by talented French pastry chef Germain Biotteau. Knife Pleat will only be open for lunch service on Tuesday, December 31st from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last seating at 1:45 p.m.). knifepleat.com

Driftwood Kitchen, The Deck on Laguna & Hendrix Restaurant & Bar | LAGUNA BEACH

Ring in 2020 in Laguna Beach at a New Year’s Eve Party with the Laguna Foundation of the Arts at the award-winning Seven-Degrees (891 Laguna Canyon Road). The evening will a memorable final meal of the year with a special spread from Driftwood Kitchen, The Deck on Laguna, and Hendrix Restaurant & Bar, with an open bar for the first hour featuring beer, wine and champagne! Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy live entertainment from Common Sense, set to perform on the main stage, as well as Addie Hamilton in a special VIP level. Tickets prices for New Year’s Eve begin at $159 per person, which a variety of ticket options available. Purchase Tickets

Sapphire Laguna | LAGUNA BEACH

Sapphire is offering a very special New Year’s Eve Dinner — after more than a decade of serving year-end meals, they’re confident guests will bid farewell to 2019 with a satisfied smile! Embark on a journey where comfort cuisine meets exotic innovation. When you dine at Sapphire on New Year’s Eve, you are traveling through the world’s markets with your palate, without needing a passport! Dinner and Craft Cocktail specials begin at 5pm, with a New Year’s Eve toast at midnight! sapphirelaguna.com | (949) 715-9888

Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar | ORANGE

If you’re looking for something special to make your final meal of 2019 memorable, Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar is offering a New Year’s Eve 3-course prix-fixe menu. Executive Chef Craig Brady will offer celebratory dishes, including West Coast Oysters with thomcord grape mignonette, tarragon and horseradish cream foam; Prime Filet with porcini soubise, sauce périgueux, chanterelle, baby carrots and pearl onion; and Spiced Chocolate Pot De Créme with chantilly cream, candied orange zest and chocolate tuille. Haven’s New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu is $75 per guest (excludes tax & gratuity) and is available from 5 p.m. to midnight. A limited a la carte menu also available on New Year’s Eve. havencraftkitchen.com | 714-221-0680

Sushi Roku | NEWPORT BEACH

Spend New Year’s Eve at Sushi Roku on Tuesday, December 31st, when the Fashion Island restaurant will be hosting a Masquerade Party with a special New Year’s A La Carte Menu, half off select bottles of Champagne & Sparkling Wine, live DJ, party favors, and complimentary Bubbly Toast at midnight! Experience the finest, freshest fish from around the globe with the kind of artistry that can only be executed by a seasoned sushi chef to ensure an unparalleled sushi experience. Certified sake sommeliers and mixologists will be on hand to find you the perfect beverages to complement your meal! sushiroku.com | (949) 706-3622

Starfish | LAGUNA BEACH

Starfish is ready to throw the perfect end of decade party! Hosted black jack tables start at 8 p.m. with a reservation required to participate! 007 attire encouraged. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. starfishlaguna.com

Puesto | 2 LOCATIONS IN IRVINE

Make the last meal of your year count! Puesto will offer its full menu during its regular hours on New Year’s Eve. Both Irvine locations will offer a complimentary Champagne Toast at 9 p.m. (as the ball drops in Times Square at midnight)! Sourcing its ingredients from in and around the state, Puesto has reached national acclaim for its Mexico City-style tacos made with non-GMO organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas. eatpuesto.com

The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon | ANAHEIM

Dancing your heart out at The Ranch Saloon’s New Year’s Eve party featuring live music by Arnie Newman’s Country Club Band. Doors open for General Admission at 9:00 p.m. Ticket includes a bubbly toast at midnight! Or enjoy at an elegant preset four course menu ($115 per person) at The Ranch Restaurant. theranch.com

Mozambique | LAGUNA BEACH

Known for live music and bold South African flavors, Mozambique will ring in the New Year with music by Francois Dean and Slapbak. Two seatings options available; 5p.m. to 6:45 p.m. ($79 per person), or 7 p.m. to close ($109 per person). Cheers midnight with a complimentary champagne toast! mozambiqueoc.com


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