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We’ve already compiled one dining guide for those still figuring out where to eat their last meal before ringing in 2013. For the undecided, here are eight more restaurants in the Los Angeles area offering multiple-course and a la carte menus on New Year’s Eve:
Ammo: Hollywood’s Ammo will be offering a prix-fixe dinner on New Year's Eve, accompanied by live music from Max Whipple of local band Deux Sons. Dishes include roasted baby potatoes with caviar, creme fraiche and chives; an arugula salad with persimmons and pomegranates; pan seared halibut with braised baby leeks; and a warm dark chocolate pudding cake. Dinner at Ammo is $75 per person, with wine pairings available for an additional $35 per person. 1155 N. Highland Ave., L.A., (323) 871-2666, www.ammocafe.com.
Bagatelle: The French Mediterranean restaurant in West Hollywood will be serving a New Year’s Eve "brunch." The family-style brunch menu will feature dishes such as short rib hash, Parisian gnocchi, tuna tartare and a truffle-roasted chicken served with Belgian waffles. Bagatelle’s midnight brunch is $75 per person. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. 755 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 659-3900, www.bistrotbagatelle.com.
Barbrix: On New Year’s Eve from 6 p.m. to midnight, Barbrix will be serving chef Don Dickman’s specials in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu. Special menu items include uni-avocado toasts, crispy potato latkes, fettuccine with Dungeness crab and more. Call for reservations. 2442 Hyperion Ave., L.A., (323) 662-2442, www.barbrix.com.
Bodega Wine Bar: New Year’s Eve festivities at Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica include all-you-can food and drink, a live DJ set and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $75 per person in advance and can be bought online. Tickets will also be available at the door for $100 per person. 814 Broadway, Santa Monica, (310) 394-3504, www.bodegawinebar.com.
Cooks County: At Cooks County they're serving a special a la carte menu featuring a fresh seafood platter for two, persimmon glazed duck breast and more. The restaurant will serve dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight and provide party hats and noisemakers for guests ringing in the new year. Call for reservations. 8009 Beverly Blvd., L.A., (323) 653-8009, www.cookscountyrestaurant.com.
Messhall Kitchen: Celebrate at Los Feliz’s historic Brown Derby building for a special New Year’s Eve menu created by chef Nick Erven. Two seatings are available: The first starts at 6 p.m. and features a three-course dinner for $70, and the second starts at 8:30 p.m. and features a four-course dinner and midnight toast for $95 per person. Messhall’s N.Y.E. menu will feature dishes such as oysters on the half shell, celery root soup, grilled shrimp and grits, crispy duck confit, warm cornmeal pound cake and more. Call for reservations. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., L.A., (323) 660-6377, www.messhallkitchen.com.
The Spice Table: The Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant in Little Tokyo will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a five-course tasting menu priced at $85 per person. The Spice Table’s holiday menu will feature a grilled beef salad, crab wonton noodle soup, country fried pork chop and more. Optional beer and wine pairings, included free from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., will be available for an additional $15 per person after 6:30. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. Call for reservations or email email@example.com. 114 S. Central Ave., L.A., (213) 620-1840, www.thespicetable.com. [An earlier version of this story had the wrong price for the beer and wine pairings, and some incorrect menu items]
The Strand House: Manhattan Beach’s The Strand House will celebrate New Year’s Eve with two tasting menus. The first seating, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., costs $85 per person; the second seating, between 8:30 and 10 p.m., costs $125. Menu options include Maine lobster risotto, winter vegetables, a Meyer lemon tart and more. The second seating will include a glass of champagne to toast the new year. Call for reservations. 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 545-7470, www.thestrandhousemb.com.