Good riddance, 2020. Many of us can’t wait for 2021 to get here, and we won’t have to wait too long. Where will you be celebrating the New Year? These local restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve and/or New Year’s Day, offering everything from regular dining service to prix-fixe extravaganzas. Cheers!
Glass & Vine
Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Glass & Vine in Coconut Grove has all your holiday needs covered. On NYE, the globally inspired eatery will serve up an assortment of specials to ring in the New Year. If you choose to celebrate the big night elsewhere, Glass & Vine will be offering a New Year’s Day brunch to help nurse the hangover.
To make your reservation, click here.
Ironside Culinary Campus
Indulge in a decadent tasting menu at Ironside Culinary Campus on New Year’s Eve. The menu includes offerings like local grouper “al cartoccio,” 36-hour slow-cooked beef short ribs, and a homemade smoked red beet potato gnocchi with Venetian duck ragu. Guests can also expect live jazz, kids entertainment, party favors, and much more. Seatings are available from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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On New Year’s Eve, KYU is serving a chef tasting menu with up to 12 dishes (including dessert). Expect the usual favorites along with special dishes to celebrate the holiday. Two seatings are being offered: before 8 p.m. and after 8 p.m. A children’s menu is available as well. KYU will also be open on New Year’s Day for regular dinner service.
To make your reservation, call 786-577-0150.
The Lobster Shack
For a more casual way to welcome 2021, head over to either of The Lobster Shack’s convenient two locations on South Beach. Both Lincoln Road and South Pointe outposts will be open on NYE and New Year’s Day for lobster rolls, king crab, and more delicious seafood.
Reserve a spot at Lincoln Road’s rooftop venue MILA for an NYE to remember. Doors at open at 6 p.m. and guests will be treated to a prix-fixe menu of MILA’s “MeditterAsian” delights. Items include toro ossetra caviar sushi, torched truffle salmon sushi, and miso-marinated Chilean seabass. The restaurant will also be open on New Year’s Day for dinner service.
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Aventura’s Ornos Estiatorio is offering a Greek feast for NYE. The $105-per-person extravaganza includes options such as grilled halloumi, grilled octopus, surf and turf, and baklava. The feast also includes a raw bar tasting of east coast oysters, salmon tartar, seabass ceviche, tuna sashimi and sea urchin. Guests will also get a gift box for the road.
Riviera Foccaceria Italiana
Midtown’s Riviera Foccaceria Italiana will be closed on New Year’s Eve, but open on New Year’s Day. Foodies can kick off 2021 with Riviera’s tasty Italian cuisine, including carpaccio, pastas, and the incredibly addictive focaccia. For more recommendations, check out our feature.
Bid adieu to 2020 with one of the best views in the city on New Year’s Eve. At Seaspice, guests will enjoy a carefully curated menu by Executive Chef Angel Leon with a beautiful waterfront setting. Selections include raw bar platters with jumbo shrimp, lobster, and king crab; French steak tartare; chestnut tortellini, and tropical baked Alaska. There is only one seating: 7 p.m. To make your reservation, click here.
In Brickell, Toscana Divino is celebrating NYE with a five-course prix-fixe menu priced at $174 per person (tax and gratuity included). Two seatings are available: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The menu features items like an amuse-bouche of shrimp gazpacho with caviar and lemon air; cheese fondue with yolk and mushroom ravioli topped with Perigord truffle; pasta with acquerello rice, bisque, shrimp, and lemon confit; and black grouper with endive, sea colors sauce, and sorrel.
There will also be live music, party favors and other surprises. To make your reservation, click here.