10 Tempting New Year's Eve Dinners

By Tamara Palmer  |  December 16, 2013
Credit: Alexander's Steakhouse

Make the last meal of the year count! Consider preparing for — or actually ringing in — 2014 at one of these restaurants working hard to create a memorable New Year's Eve:

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Time: Seatings from 5:30-10:30 PM
Menu highlights: From the five-course menu, Shigoku oyster, Farallon Islands black cod, certified Angus filet; from the seven-course menu, Osetra caviar, Mangalitsa pork terrine, Alaskan king crab, Miyazaki A5 Wagyu beef
Cost: $165 for five courses ($80 wine pairing) or $250 for seven courses ($145 wine pairing)


Time: Seatings at 6, 6:30, 9 and 9:30 PM
Menu highlights: Sashimi and tartare of big eye tuna, fricassee of Maine lobster, grilled New York strip steak with crispy sweetbreads
Cost: $150 for early seatings and $175 for late seatings, with wine pairings for $78

Bourbon & Beef

Time: Seatings at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Menu highlights: Omnivorous and vegetarian three-course dinners. From the omnivorous menu, bone-in giant filet mignon, pan-roasted tropical Hawaiian deep water white fish with lobster and manchego crust; from the vegetarian menu, oven-roasted vegetable tower with butternut squash puree, 50-year-old balsamic glaze and crispy leeks
Cost: $55-75 (5:30 PM), $75-95 (7:30 PM) and $95-$125 (9:30 PM)

Foreign Cinema

Time: Seatings from 6-11 PM
Menu highlights: Polynesian-themed four course dinner and “sexy tiki party” with screening of Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii
Cost: $95


Time: Seatings at 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Menu highlights: Wild mushroom ravioli, collard greens filled with winter vegetables, quinoa and grilled scallion fritters, potato, celery root and cauliflower gratin. Live music by PJay Smik Smak and the Cliffnotes
Cost: $98, with wine pairings for $45; $40 for children


Time: 8:30 PM
Menu highlights: Whole pig roast and open bar, with DJ and dance floor
Cost: $90 via Sosh

Left Bank Larkspur

Time: Seating from 11:30 AM to 11 PM
Menu highlights: Four-course prix fixe (and a la carte menu) with braised beef short rib with Armangnac macerated prunes or lobster risotto
Cost: $64.50


Time: Seatings at 5 PM and 8 PM
Menu highlights: Three-course dinner with housemade boudin blanc sausage, wood oven-roasted Dungeness crab with aioli and chile butter and an assortment of winter treats for dessert; vegetarian option available
Cost: $85, or $115 including post-dinner party at new spot Penrose

Top of the Mark

Time: 7:30 PM
Menu highlights: Six-course dinner with lobster, prime Angus filet of beef with Santa Barbara spot prawns, bottles of Moet Chandon Imperial and live music by Ascencion
Cost: $375, or $425 with window seating


Time: 6 PM for three-course dinner, 8:30 PM for four courses
Menu highlights: Hamachi tartare with white truffle and Meyer lemon, nori-wrapped pork cheeks with uni emulsion and carrot risotto, pan-seared black bass, tea-smoked duck breast. Prime fireworks view during late seating
Cost: $95 for three courses, $145 for four