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Where to Dine New Year's Eve in San Diego

By Darlene Horn  |  December 26, 2013

If you find yourself in a bind deciding what to do for the final meal of 2013, fear not. An overwhelming number of options in San Diego fit any price range, taste and celebration style. So whether you’re simply looking for a place to dine, party or bring the kids, here’s a sampling of what’s available.

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge
1015 Orange Ave., Coronado; 619-437-6087

A three-course prix fixe menu at $55 per a person includes complimentary champagne to toast the New Year on both coasts. Menu items include Brandt rib eye, prosciutto-wrapped pork chop and squash soup; the full menu is available online. Call for reservations.

Craft & Commerce
675 W Beech St.; 619-269-2202

The 2nd Annual Black Tie (or Something Sorta Fancy Party) features a four-course prix fixe menu starting at $75 per person for the 6 PM seating and $90 for 9:30 PM. Complimentary champagne is included. Email or call for reservations.

7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla; 858-459-0221

This La Jolla restaurant features a special four-course dinner. Hamachi with crudo, prime filet mignon or lobster tarragon raviolo are just a few of the choices. Tickets are $65 per person; call for reservations.

1503 30th St.; 619-255-0616

A prix fixe menu features four courses at $60 per person. Choices include fresh oysters, roasted cauliflower with beer cheese and bacon and nutella panna cotta. Dinner starts at 5 PM until sold out. Find more information on the restaurant’s Facebook page

ViVa bar+kitchen
409 F St.; (619) 255-2800

The four-course dinner starts with an amuse bouche, followed by a white truffle mushroom risotto, choice of soup or salad and several entrée options like filet mignon or vegetable paella. Flourless lava cake or vanilla bean gelato finish the meal. Dinner is $45 per person; call for reservations.

Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 10th Ave.; 619-531-8869

DJs spinning tunes and complimentary champagne at midnight keep this party simple. If hunger should strike before midnight, try one of their signature pizzas. Entrance is $15. Doors open at 8 PM on a first come, first served basis. For more information visit the website (

Polite Provisions
4696 30th St.; 619-677-3784

A ticket to the Bourbon Blues Ball includes two complimentary cocktails and champagne at midnight. Food service is closed during the event, but Soda & Swine next door is open to the public until 1:30 AM. The party runs 8 PM to 1 AM. Tickets are $60 in advance online or $70 at the door.

The Commons Bar
901 4th Ave.; 619-696-8888

The Commons House Party features a DJ, party favors, Jell-O shots, jungle juice and champagne at midnight. The celebration starts at 9 PM and runs until 2 AM; no cover at the door.

Corvette Diner
2965 Historic Decatur Rd.; 619-696-8888

For a family-friendly New Year's Eve, look no further than Corvette Diner's Rockin’ Eve. Celebrations start at 7 PM with a DJ spinning tunes and a balloon artist on hand. Dine on burgers, shakes and more, and toast to the New Year when the ball drops on the East Coast at 9 PM.