Celebrate New Year’s Eve at special events and dinners – in person or virtually – across the Bay Area. Here is just a selection. (All events are December 31, unless otherwise stated).
Abacá culinary experiences on New Year’s Eve: Three Seats, Kimpton Alton Hotel, 2700 Jones St., San Francisco. It is celebrated with a taste menu shows the taste of the Philippines and the abundance of Californian cuisine. Three seats: 5pm with 10 courses ($ 95), 7pm with 12 courses ($ 125) and 9pm with 14 courses ($ 150). A champagne toast and s’mores on the terrace are offered at midnight. www.restaurantabaca.com/events
Alexander’s Steakhouse: 448 Brannan St., San Francisco. This steakhouse will serve a decadent six-course tasting menu that includes hamachi shots, followed by Wagyu tartare, kampachi crudo, white truffle spaghetti, lobster, filet and dessert. $ 250. alexanderssteakhouse.com
Cavallo Point Lodge: 17: 00-21: 00 Murray Circle Restaurant, 602 Murray Cir, Sausalito. Holiday fire-fixed price course the menu contains your choice of starters, such as maple glazed Sonoma duck breast, baked Alaska halibut and winter squash and vegetable stew pie. $ 170. Cavallo Point: bit.ly/3GAsuZY
Chezchez Chez Vous: This San Francisco aperitivo bar offers plates and items for New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s brunch menu, which starts at noon, includes menu items, champagne and caviar options. https://chezchezinsf.com
Clif Family Winery’s annual RejuVINation Brunch: 11.00-16.00 January 1, 709 Main St., St. Helena. Enjoy espresso drinks, an indulgent brunch menu from Clif Family Food Truck and Clif Family wine pair. $ 5- $ 25. cliffamily.com/events/rejuvination-brunch-2/
Chris Clouse at White Rabbit: 21.00 Dec. 31-22.00 Jan. 1, 3138 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Enjoy an intimate party with music – live and fresh beats – plus beer, wine, cocktails and snacks that can be shared. whiterabbitsf.com/
Disco Caviar New Year’s Eve at Roger: 5pm, The Ameswell Hotel, 800 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. With Roger classics plus a special New Year’s menu with oysters, caviar and sparkling wine. After dinner, grab one of the signature cocktails and get your groove on with a disco-themed playlist that The Ameswell plays until midnight. Reservations: rogerbarandrestaurant.com/reservations
Dirty Cello at The Bankhead Theater: 20 December 31st, Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St, Livermore. Enjoy a high energy and a unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman. $ 20- $ 58. bit.ly/dirtycellonye
Ornos Station: 17.00-21.30 De. 31. 252 California Street San Francisco. Celebrate Greek island style with a five-course New Year’s Eve menu. Start with caviar service and an amuse-bouche with black truffle spanakopita, snack on tasting cold cuts for the table, and then treat yourself to dishes like turbot crudo, sea urchin hilopita, “kavavia” soup, steak souvlaki and traditional Greek desserts. 205 USD. bit.ly/3IZo2px
First Night Monterey: The family-friendly festivities begin at 3pm with Kids’ Night Out on the lawn on Pacific Street in front of Colton Hall, with two hours of music, art and storytelling. A Twilight Parade goes down Alvarado Street at 17.30 followed by a Festival of the Arts program at. 18.00 with music ranging from pop to rock, hip hop and jazz, interactive art activities and a countdown to midnight final performance. $ 12- $ 29. firstnightmonterey.org/Buttons
Le Colonial: 17.30-22.00 December 31, 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco. Enjoy a special dinner for two ($ 225) that includes two glasses of champagne or a three-course family-style dinner ($ 90); lecolonialsf.com/nye2021.
International NYE Fiesta: 20:00 at the hotel, 50 Eightth St., San Francisco. This festive party offers some of Bay Area’s best latin DJs spinning reggaeton, latin hits, salsa, merengue, rock en español and cumbia. Plus: two first-class bars, party gifts, a balloon drop at midnight and hotel packages that include admission for two and overnight stays. $ 45- $ 700. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3rY0v2i
International Smoke celebrates New Year’s Eve: 17.00-22.00, 301 Mission Street, San Francisco. Chefs Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry present a globally inspired family-style Fuego feast featuring wood-fired steaks, seafood and vegetables. Start your meal with caviar and cornbread, green papaya salad, whole Dungeness crab and premium New York strip, all served with table accessories. $ 120, plus $ 50 for drinks. internationalsmoke.com/locations/san-francisco
Izzy’s San Francisco: 3345 Steiner St., San Francisco. Enjoy a holiday-inspired, three-course family-style mixed grill with steaks, seafood, sides and Baked Alaska. $ 90. Izzyssteaks.com
Left wide New Year’s Eve: Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur, San Jose and Menlo Park, Meso Modern Mediterranean in San Jose and LB Steak in San Ramon and San Jose celebrate New Year’s Eve with special menus for dining, pick-up or delivery. Find details on Left Bank four-course holiday meal ($ 92) at leftbank.com, LB Steaks holiday menu at lbsteak.com, and Meso Modern Mediterranean’s six-course holiday dinner ($ 85) at mesorestaurant.com.
New Year’s Eve at Jack O’Neill: Dream Inn Santa Cruz, 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Enjoy a 4-course dinner that includes celeriac, toast from lamb or lobster and champagne, as well as live music. $ 110, including Champagne. Reservations required. Open table: bit.ly/31MKgup
Octavia: 17.00-21.30, 1701 Octavia St., San Francisco. Enjoy one multi-course menu, which i.a. black truffle and comte tartelet, caviar, wild nettle spaghetti, New York steak and chocolate semifreddo. $ 140. Open table: bit.ly/3yuMPNp
Osechi Ryori Tasting Menu at Nisei: 17.00-21.00 2316 Polk St., San Francisco. Osechi ryori is traditional Japanese New Year food with special festive meanings. The wine tasting menu is $ 275 per person, wine pairings are $ 162 per person. exploretock.com/nisei
PABU Izakaya New Year’s Eve: 16-21, 101 California St., San Francisco. Chefs Ken Tominaga and Michael Mina will offer a six-course tasting menu that showcases Japanese cuisine and includes Kusshi oysters, Kabocha squash soup, sashimi and dry-aged rib eye. $ 115, with sake pairings available. michaelmina.net/restaurants/pabu/san-francisco
Quattro Restaurant, Four Seasons: 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto. The New Year celebration (17.30-21.00) includes a three-course meal including beet-cured salmon, Chilean sea bass and other dishes. $ 130, $ 190 with welcome drink and wine pairing. A New Year’s brunch (10.30am – 2.30pm) includes endless appetizers, a selection of main courses and a dessert buffet. $ 90 or $ 125 with Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar. Open table: bit.ly/3nrkGmz
Skebar: 219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Enjoy a four-course wine paired menu ($ 95), live jazz and a midnight toast. spoonbar.com
Taken at Harmon Guest House: 227 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. The annual Bubbles and Bites party includes a flight of four sparkling wines and oysters, crab cakes and brie quince crostini. 49 USD. harmonguesthouse.com/the-rooftop
Speakeasy Virtual New Year’s Eve: this lLive-streamed cabaret shows include dancers, singers and aerialists, live and DJ music and close interaction with Speakeasy characters. $ 75- $ 299. www.thespeakeasysf.com/virtual-nye-2021