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2015 Orange County New Year’s Eve Dining Guide

Orange County New Year's Eve Dining Guide
Looking for the perfect place to dine on New Year’s Eve in Orange County? We have the scoop on the hottest and coolest places to dine in the OC before ringing in the New Year!


6507 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA 92603

What are you eating this NYE? It is your last meal of 2015 and LUCCA will make sure you end it on a high note. Chef Cathy Pavlos is offering a tantalizing menu filled with incredible specials like Mini Black Canyon Beef Wellington, Lobster Bisque, Clams, the Bronx style, and so much more! The celebration starts early so we can ring in 2015 with the New Yorkers! Hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – so join LUCCA for dinner and then go paint the town. For reservations, (949) 725-1773


2531 Eastbluff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

The team at Provenance is looking to host a no-nonsense, no-fuss and straight up good time from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.! Chef Cathy Pavlos will feature her regular menu alongside incredible specials created just for NYE including a New Zealand Wild John Dory “Asada Style” Platter (trust us, you’re going to love this.)” For reservations, please call: (949) 718-0477


3321 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Ring in the New Year filled with Dirty, Sexy, Happiness at ARC. Bar Chef Koire Rogers will be preparing unparalleled libations, with each beverage intending to deliver a unique experience. Grab a seat by the open fire where Chef Noah von Blöm will be preparing the evenings oven-to-table cuisine. Seating is first come, first serve from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For inquires, (949)-500-5561.


Haven Gastropub
190 S Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866

If you’re looking for a great spot to come ring in the New Year with your friends, Haven’s the place to be. No tickets, no fixed menu, no fuss… Just great food, craft beer and cocktails, and all your friends!

They’ll be open till 2AM on New Year’s Eve and will be serving their entire menu, while offering the option of a 3-course Chef’s Prix-Fixe menu, for those interested, for $45 per guest (not including beverages, tax, or gratuity). Craft beer or wine pairings can be added for $15 per guest. Reservations strongly recommended – call (714) 221-0680.


Prego Ristorante
18420 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612

Dance your way into the New Year at Prego Ristorante! Join us for live music, international DJ, dancing, a great dinner and champagne toast at midnight! The full menu is available until 9 p.m., and a prix-fixed menu is available all night. Reservations are recommended 949-553 1333.


SOL Cocina
251 Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Ring in the New Year in true Baja style without the fuss of leaving Orange County! Paired with Chef Deborah Schneider’s noted Baja-inspired menu, SOL Signature Cocktails are perfect for ringing in 2016, including many specialty margaritas, from the classic House Margarita to the more exotic specialty varieties. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00a.m. For reservations, please call (949) 675-9800.


Fins Poke Fusion
28251 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

For those looking for a fast meal before your night on the town, Fins Poke Fusion is the perfect choice. Guests can enjoy build your own poke bowls and fresh poke tacos from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chefs David and Peter Cho have gained a reputation for serving some of the best fish offered in a fast-casual environment. The perfect meal for those looking for a fresh and fast dining option. (949) 542-7466.


Juliette Kitchen and Bar
1000 Bristol St N #11
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Spend your New Years Eve at Juliette Kitchen and Bar. Executive Chef Daniel Hyatt ‘s menu of small and large plates pairs perfectly with Juliette’s small batch and high-quality wines. Guests can enjoy locally-sourced dishes and innovative cocktails from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For reservations, 949) 752-5854.


Waterman’s Harbor Restaurant
34661 Golden Lantern St
Dana Point, CA 92629

If you are looking to ring in 2016 with spectacular waterfront dining, look no further than Waterman’s Harbor Restaurant in Dana Point. Located in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor with a menu designed by Award Winning Chef John Cuevas, Waterman’s Harbor offers locally-sourced and sustainable dishes. The talented team of mixologists will be preparing incredible hand-crafted cocktails to help ring in the new year properly. Waterman’s Harbor will remain open until 1 a.m. on New Years Eve. For reservations, (949) 764-3474.


The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
2647 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782

3131 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a very special evening to bid 2015 goodbye at both their Newport Beach and Tustin locations. Join them on Thursday December 31 for their Black and White New Year’s Eve Soiree. Guests will be able to enjoy an incredible 3-Course dinner courtesy of the one and only Chef Yvon Goetz along with drinks and music to make for a truly memorable night. Seating times and prices vary by location. First seating at the Tustin location is from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. priced at $59 per guest while second seating is from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. priced at $149 per guest. Guests who choose to spend the evening at their Newport Beach location will have the option of choosing between their first seating from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. priced at $69 per guest and their second seating from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. priced at $149 per guest. Patrons of both locations will also have the pleasure of enoying live music and dancing from 10 p.m. into the new year. To learn more or to make your reservation, call their Tustin location at (714) 258-7600 and their Newport Beach location at (949) 999-6622.


Sapphire Laguna
1200 S Coast Hwy #101
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Make your final meal of 2015 a memorable one with Sapphire Laguna by enjoying the picturesque sights and sounds of Laguna Beach. To commemorate their 9th year celebrating this momentous holiday, Chef Azmin Ghahreman and his culinary team will be hosting a very special New Year’s Eve Dinner on Thursday, December 31 with seating from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Guests will have the pleasure of enjoying various dinner and drink specials throughout the night. Reservations are encouraged. To make yours, please call (949) 715-9888 or [email protected]


7962 East Coast Hwy
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Babette’s will be hosting a very special evening to bid 2015 farewell and to welcome 2016 in style. Join them on December 31 starting at 5 p.m. at their picturesque Newport Coast location for a special New York New Year’s Eve dinner. The price per person is $118 and includes a complementary glass of Veuve Clicquot and an incredible 3-course meal representative of the principles put behind every one of their dishes- organic, local, seasonal and sustainable. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a night full of delicious food, excellent champagne, music and dancing while they watch the ball drop live from Times Square. To make your reservation, visit call (949) 715-9915. To learn more and to view the whole menu, visit


Waterman’s Harbor Restaurant
34661 Golden Lantern Street
Dana Point, CA 92629

If you are looking to ring in 2016 with spectacular waterfront dining, look no further than Waterman’s Harbor Restaurant Dana Point. Award Winning Chef John Cuevas has created an Impromptu New Year’s Eve 5-course menu. Guests can look forward to enjoying a champagne toast, caviar, surf & turf and much more! Act fast, this event has limited seating and is $80 per person, $150 with wine pairings. For reservations, [email protected] or (949) 764-3474.


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