The holidays are officially upon us! Between ugly sweater parties and white elephant gift exchanges, we know you have your hands full. Don’t worry, we did all the work for you when it comes to NYE in the OC. Here are our ten picks for things to do in Orange County on New Year’s Eve.
Celebrate the start of the New Year with a four-course French-Riviera inspired menu. Fig & Olive is ringing in the New Year with a White and gold dinner party and soiree. Including live music, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight. The four-course pre-fixe menu is $150. Party goers can also attend the cocktail reception from 9PM-12AM, which includes wine, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. Reservations can be made by calling 212.924.1200
This year’s theme at Mesa is “Reliving Old Hollywood”. An era in which nightlife was sophisticated and flirty. Mesa plans to celebrate in that exact manner this year to welcome 2015 in proper fashion. Enjoy midnight countdown, champagne toast, party favors, roaming photography, a photo booth, specialty menu with champagne and bottle service, live entertainment, and more all included for an early bird ticket price of $40! This is a 21 and over event taking place from 8:00PM-2AM. Tickets are available at www.wantickets.com/mdanye Dinner reservations can be made 714.797.1616
Ring in the New Year at The Cellar with a special four-course dinner. Enjoy a memorable dining experience with family and friends in festive, holiday ambiance, including live entertainment. The final seating will celebrate the new year in classic style culminating with our annual Speakeasy NYE Party! $64.95 per person beginning at 5pm. $80 per person at 8:30pm with Champagne toast at midnight. Limited seating availability. Book your reservations today at 714.525.5682, firstname.lastname@example.org, or book online at www.cellardining.com
Playground 2.0 has an impressive dinner lined up for NYE @2.0. Get ready for a compilation of the chefs favorite 2014 dishes. First round of seating begins at 6PM and the second late seating at 10PM. Food , parings, tax and tip is $200. For reservation call 714.560.4444.
Celebrate 2015’s arrival at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s and toast to the New Year with a five course menu that features festive items like Chef Kim’s Pan Seared Dive Scallop with Sea Urchin Risotto, Citrus, and Crispy Ginger. A champagne toast will be served at midnight. Dinner service begins at 5PM-10:30PM. The five-course is $110, $75 for wine pairings. Dinner Reservations can be made at 714.352.2525
Looking to ring in the New Year with a new craft beer? Haven Gastropub has got you covered. A pre-fixe three course menu, for guests that are interested, will be available for $45. As always, all menu items can be paired with one of our featured beers on tap or one of more than 100 bottled craft beers, as well as Haven’s full bar selection of unique spirits and worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass! Haven will be open from 11am to 2am. For reservations call 714.221.0680.
Watertable Food & Drink presents the roaring 2000’s Gatsby-Style. Full party package includes five-course dinner, live music, dancing, champagne, party favors and more. $175 per person. Dinner reservations available from 8PM to 10PM. Early dinner reservations available from a la carte menu, available 5PM-6:30PM. Cover charge after 10PM is $45 per person. For reservations call 714.845.4776.
Scott’s Restaurant and Bar is teaming up with Segerstrom Center for the Arts for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve bash. The night will begin with valet parking at Scott’s Seafood, followed by a three-course supper prepared by Chef Michael Doctulero, guests will then watch Tony Award winning Kinky Boots at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and the evening will end with complementary reentrance to Scott’s for New Year’s Eve Festivities after the show. Seating starts at 4:30PM, Curtain Call at 7:30PM, and midnight festivities begin at 10PM. Tickets are $225 per person, tax and gratuity included. For reservations call 714.979.2400.
SOCIAL Costa Mesa, one of 2014’s new hot spots will be celebrating this New Year’s Eve with a five-course prix-fixe tasting menu from Executive Chef Jeffrey Boullt. The menu will be offering California cuisine with Southern influences. Guests will enjoy the special menu with a bottle of champagne for $85 per person. Doors open at 7PM. Dinner seating begins at 8PM. For reservations call 949.642.2425
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting not one but two New Year’s Eve events. The Winery Tustin will host a New Year’s Eve Masquerade. A three-course dinner by Executive Chef Yvon Goetz will be available from 5PM-6PM for the first seating of the evening for $59 per person. The second seating will feature a four-course dinner from the chef at 8:30PM-9:45PM for $169 per person. Live entertainment by the five-piece band “Family Style” and dancing will begin at 10PM, playing into the New Year. RSVP is required for this event call 714.258.7600.
The Winery Newport Beach will play host to a New Year’s Eve 20’s Gatsby Party. First seating takes place from 5PM-6PM for the Executive Chefs three-course meal, $59 per person. The second seating and four-course dinner from the chef begins at 8:30PM-9:45PM, $149 per person. Celebrating with a Krug Champagne toast, DJ & dancing begins at 10PM playing into the New Year. Reservations required, call 949.999.6622
Ring in 2015 with a bang at one of these events. You have no excuse not to have an amazing New Year’s Eve. A little party never killed nobody!