The Parish downtown will serve a la carte dinner on New Year's Eve,… (Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles…)
Ring in 2013 with some bubbly and dinner out on the town before those New Year resolutions commence. Here are 26 restaurants offering multiple-course and a la carte menus on New Year’s Eve:
A.O.C.: The wine bar and restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary and ringing in the New Year with a birthday bash on New Year’s Eve. A.O.C.’s holiday menu will feature antipasto, Eastern scallop with cornbread chorizo stuffing, roast suckling pig and a bittersweet chocolate tart with mascarpone to finish. 6:30 and 9 p.m. seatings are available, priced at $95 and $125 per person, respectively. Optional wine pairings will be offered for an additional $40 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant. 8022 W. 3rd St., L.A., (323) 653-6359, www.aocwinebar.com.
Artisan House: A six-course prix fixe menu inspired by La Belle Epoque will be served at Artisan House on New Year’s Eve. The first seating at 6 p.m. is $65 per person and the second at 9 p.m. is $85 per person and includes a specialty cocktail and Champagne toast. Menu items on the prix fixe include oysters on the half shell, French onion soup, baked chevre on toast, braised veal shoulder and for dessert, a dark chocolate mousse infused with lavender or warm strawberry skewers baked with crème de cassis. Call for reservations. 600 S. Main St., L.A., (213) 622-6333, www.artisanhouse.net.
Bestia: Restaurateur Bill Chait and chef Ori Menashe’s new Italian restaurant in downtown L.A.’s Arts District is hosting New Year’s Eve with an la carte menu. Bestia will be taking reservations for two different seatings, at 6 and 9:30 p.m. Menu items include grilled octopus, steamed mussels, agnolotti stuffed with braised beef cheeks, chestnut doughnuts with coffee gelato and more. Call for reservations. 2121 7th Place, L.A., (213) 514-5724, www.bestiala.com.
BierBeisl: Chef Bernhard Mairinger will be serving a traditional Austrian feast for guests on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant’s special four-course prix fixe menu includes marinated duck breast, creamy pumpkin soup, traditional stuffed roasted goose or Vienna turkey schnitzel, and a chocolate mousse trio served with marinated Northwest cherries. In addition, all guests will receive a surprise gift for the New Year. Dinner at BierBeisl is $65 person with optional wine pairings available for an additional $30. Seating is available at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Call for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 9669 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 271-7274, www.bierbeisl-la.com.
Caulfield’s: The bar and dining room’s new chef Stephen Kalt is preparing a special menu for Angelenos on New Year's Eve with seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. In addition to the restaurant’s a la carte menu, a three-course prix fixe will be offered for $105 per person. Dishes include hard shell Maine lobster, filet mignon with lobster gnocchi and more. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival. Call for reservations. 9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 388-6860, www.caulfieldsbeverlyhills.com.
Cecconi's: The Italian restaurant in West Hollywood is hosting a midnight masquerade this New Year’s Eve with a four-course prix fixe available throughout the evening. An early seating will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. for $80 per person followed by a late seating at 9 p.m. for $125 per person. The New Year’s Eve menu includes duck terrine, spiny lobster tortellini, prime beef and more. As midnight nears, the restaurant will feature a champagne toast and live DJ set until 2 a.m. Call for reservations. 8764 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood, (310) 432-2000, www.cecconiswesthollywood.com.
Chaya: Chaya’s three dining establishments in Beverly Hills, downtown L.A. and Venice will be hosting New Year’s Eve festivities. Celebration themes include “Hollywood Nights” at the brasserie in Beverly Hills, “Roaring 20s” at Chaya Downtown and “Gatsby” in Venice. Menus and pricing vary for each location. Call for reservations. 8741 Alden Drive, L.A., (310) 859-8833; 525 S. Flower St., L.A., (213) 236-9577; 110 Navy St., Venice, (310) 396-1179, www.thechaya.com.