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Orange County New Year’s Eve Dining 2016

Orange County New Year's Eve Dining Guide

Looking for the perfect place to ring in the New Year in Orange County? We have found the best restaurants in OC to celebrate the start of 2017! Reservations are highly recommended at these premier dining destinations.


Old Vine Cafe
2937 Bristol St. Suite A-102
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 545-1411

Celebrate 2017 at Old Vine Cafe, where on NYE guests will have a choice of three tasting menus, The Original, The Veggie or The Vegan Tasting Menu, created by owner and executive chef, Mark McDonald. Wine pairings will be served with all 4-courses. $95 pp. Reservations required.

Christmas Eve: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Dinner reservations only)
New Years Day: Closed


Coastal Kitchen
34091 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 449-2822

Early birds rejoice! Coastal Kitchen will be ringing in the East Coast new year with a complimentary champagne toast at 9:00 pm. Treat the family to New-American coastal cuisine this year and enjoy farm-fresh salads, sandwiches and Newport Pride Natural steaks.For more information, visit

Christmas Eve: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Whether you hope to celebrate the New Year with a special coursed dinner, family brunch or dancing the night away, Back Bay Bistro and Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort have your plans covered this holiday. The Back Bay Bistro is offering a three or five coursed special dinner for New Year’s Eve as well as an over the top Champagne Brunch on New Year’s Day. The Newport Dunes will once again be the host venue for SMG’s extravagant New Year’s Day bash, Resolution NYE 2017.


Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Back Bay Bistro’s New Year’s Eve dinner offers an early and late seating with a special prix fixe menu to celebrate. The menu boasts a wild mushroom gougére to start, followed by a first course of wild mushroom volute or Maine lobster bisque with cognac cream. A second course presents pan seared Jon Dory with root vegetables. The main course offers a selection of tenderloin of beef Périqueux or a pan seared white fish with chanterelle and tarragon risotto. A decadent dessert includes opera cake with espresso sauce and coffee and tea with a macaroon.

Los Angeles based renowned jazz trumpet player and vocalist, Ilya Serov will entertain guests throughout the evening with his stand out band. The first seating offers a three-course menu from 5 – 7 p.m. for $68 per person and the second seating offers a five-course menu with dancing and a champagne toast from 8 p.m. to midnight for $115 per person.

Dance into the New Year at Newport Dunes for SMG’s RESOLUTION NYE 2017 on Sunday, January 1 from 3 – 8 p.m. Above & Beyond will provide the ultimate seaside New Year’s extravaganza. Tickets are $55-$95 and available via

For reservations and more information on New Year’s celebrations, contact the Bistro at (949) 729-1144 or visit online at or via OpenTable.


The Public House By Evans Brewing Company
138 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 870-0039

The Public House by Evans Brewing Company is ringing in 2017 with live music all night long, prix-fixe menus during both seatings and special champagne & beer flights. For $39 per guest, the 7:00 pm seating includes a 3-course prix-fix menu to be enjoyed with country-rock group, Just Dave Band. The 9:30 pm seating offers a 5-course prix-fix menu and a performance by Los Angeles natives, The Straytones, for $59 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (714) 870-0039.

Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed


Ways & Means Oyster House
21022 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-4300

Enjoy a night in disguise at Ways & Means New Year’s Eve Masquerade Bash this year! Party-goers can enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, food specials & prizes for the best masquerade mask. Reservations for this NYE celebration are highly recommended and require a credit card. For more information visit or call (714) 960-4300.

Christmas Eve: 10:00 am – close
Christmas Day: Closed


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
455 Newport Center Dr
Fashion Island
Newport Beach

New Year’s Menu: December 27-January 3

December 31, 4:00 p.m. to midnight – New Year’s Eve Dining

The holidays are the perfect time for indulging at Fleming’s. A special three-course menu begins with either crab Louie wedge salad or lobster bisque served tableside with sherry. Next, savor a 14 oz. bone-in filet mignon paired with a sweet Australian lobster tail, followed by a choice of dessert from the main menu. Served through Jan. 3.

The New Year’s Eve dinner also offers an “Indulgent Upgrade” for two featuring a choice of crab Louie wedge salad or lobster bisque, a 28 oz. porterhouse with two Australian lobster tails, a choice of sides to share and dessert. Three-course holiday menu, $89 per person. A French 75 cocktail, or flute of JCB Brut champagne or Veuve Clicquot make for the perfect complement.

January 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. – New Year’s Day Dining: Fleming’s Prime Rib Dinner back at a special price!

For guests dining on New Year’s day, join them for a leisurely Sonoma Sunday a la carte brunch. Fleming’s will also be featuring its popular prime rib dinner at a special price. Savor thick-cut prime rib served with au jus, creamy horseradish and Dijon sauces along with a choice of salad, side and dessert. The a la carte menu will also be available.

Three-course prime rib dinner, $34.95 per person; a la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity).


TAPS Fish House & Brewery
13390 Jamboree Rd, Irvine Market Place, 714.619.0404

101 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea Downtown, 714.257.0101

December 31, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to midnight. – New Year’s Eve Dining

Say farewell to 2016 at TAPS Fish House and Brewery. The New Year’s Eve celebration includes a special chef’s pre-fixe menu, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The three-course menu features selections such as rib eye, Chilean sea bass, filet mignon, fresh oysters and a variety of decadent desserts. Wines by the glass, bottles of champagne and after dinner spirits and ports will also be available to pair with your meal. In addition, TAPS Brea will have live music to help in the celebration. Price for New Year’s determined by entrée selection ranging from $56 to $100.

January 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – New Year’s Day Brunch For the first time in 17 years, TAPS will be open New Year’s Day for its renowned Sunday Brunch Buffet. The brunch extravaganza features seafood on ice, prime rib and honey baked ham carving stations, made to order omelets and crepes, pasta dishes, a variety of TAPS signature dishes and other breakfast favorites. Save room for the decadent desert bar and chocolate fountain. Your choice of free flowing champagne and mimosas or two craft beers are also included in the price of brunch. TAPS will not be open for dinner New Year’s Day. Reservations recommended. The complimentary brunch promo (one free brunch with purchase of $100 in gift cards through December 31) will be valid that day.

Sunday Brunch, $38.99 per adult, $12.99 children ages 3-10; beverages priced per selection (tax and gratuity excluded)


Mesa Gala
725 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
Corner of Bristol and Baker

December 31st 9pm to 2am

Hosted craft cocktails
Bites from 9 to 10:30pm
Midnight champagne toast
Party Favors

$75 pre-sale
[email protected]


Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina

WHAT: A New Year’s Day Brunch with Tri-Tip Carving Station

WHEN: Sunday, January 1, 2017

WHERE: $20.99 Adults/$7.99 Kids at these Acapulco locations: Montclair, Moreno
Valley, Northridge, and Sun Valley
$26.99 Adults/$7.99 Kids at these Acapulco locations: Costa Mesa, Downey,
Glendale, Long Beach (Marina Pacifica), and San Pedro


El Torito

WHAT: El Torito is offering a special New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet from 9am-
2pm In addition to the usual brunch offerings, there will be a Special Tri-Tip
and Ham Carving Station and a special price point.

WHEN: Sunday, January 1, 2017

WHERE: All-$20.99 Adults/$7.99 Kids at the following El Torito locations:
Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, Westminster, Torrance, Simi Valley, Placentia,
Stockton, Oceanside, Foster City, Riverside, Sacramento/Arden,
Upland, Yorba Linda and Long Beach (7235)
$25.99 Adults/$7.99 Kids at all other All El Torito locations except Marina Del
Rey, which will be open with the regular menu.


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