Things To Do For New Year's Eve In The Palm Beach Area As We Get Ready To Ring In 2017
With 2016 coming to a close, we can't wait to get started on planning our New Year's Eve festivities.
Whether you enjoy sit-down dinners or parties on rooftops, these Palm Beach-area celebrations are sure to help you kick-start 2017 with memories to last a lifetime.
New Year's Eve Dinners
Enjoy a decadent dinner, with each of the three courses paired with a fine wine. Food options include roasted cauliflower soup, lump crab salad, short rib parpadelle, pan-seared snapper and more. Cap it off with a chocolate coffee cake and, in the spirit of New Year’s, unlimited sparkling wine.
Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; $48
Get your Italian fix with a two-course prix fixe menu, featuring jumbo stuffed shrimp scampi, parmesan-crusted beef medallions, plus crab and shrimp cakes. Whether you opt for a soup, salad or dessert is up to you.
Dec. 31; 149 Soundings Ave., Jupiter; $23.95+
Get the farm-to-table experience with New Year’s Eve specials like a 20-ounce, dry-aged cowboy steak with roasted wild mushrooms, kale and black truffle butter; or butter-poached lobster strozzapreti, served with baby arugula and pea tendrils.
Dec. 31; 4610 PGA Blvd., Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens
End 2016 with a five-course feast by husband-and-wife chefs Jordan Lerman and Stephanie Cohen. Expect charcoal-roasted Swank beets, truffle gnudi, foie gras short rib agnolotti, lobster, New York strip and more. Of course, no New Year’s dinner would be complete without a glass of champagne.
Dec. 31; 330 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; $100 per person
In addition to its regular menu, this Italian hot spot will be offering a special prix fixe dinner that includes a champagne bottle for two and party favors. Plus there will be a toast at midnight.
Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; 207 Clematis St., in West Palm Beach; $75
Start your evening with a la carte specials while enjoying live DJ entertainment. As the countdown to midnight nears, expect champagne and party favors to welcome 2017 in style. Reservations suggested by calling 561.354.9800.
Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach
Come in for a prix fixe, multi-course dinner featuring an abundance of appetizer, main course and dessert selections. Options include crispy Spanish octopus, roasted veal sweetbreads, duck breast, jumbo sea scallops, Florida pompano and more. Come early for a three-course meal, or reserve a spot during the late seating for a four-course dinner that includes a bottle of champagne per couple.
Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (early seating), 9 p.m. (late seating); 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; $85 (early seating), $190 (late seating)
In addition to its regular menu, this Jupiter Beach Resort restaurant will be offering New Year’s specials including pan-seared Chilean sea bass, grilled local pompano and ribeye steak. Choose from delicious desserts, such as Caribbean flan, carrot cake and chocolate ganache.
Dec. 31; 5 N. A1A, Jupiter
Fill up on scrumptious seafood, such as Bluepoint oysters, Maryland crab cake, pretzel-crusted grouper, sesame-seared tuna and more. There will also be lobster, stone crab and a delicious surf and turf dinner of steak and king crab legs.
Dec. 31; 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
Time to indulge in a four-course dinner featuring Wagyu beef carpaccio, a surf and turf plate of steak and lobster tail, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Dec. 31; 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
New Year's Eve Celebrations
Take your New Year’s celebration to another level—literally. The modern Mexican restaurant will host three parties, with the first floor dishing up a prix-fixe, small plate-shared dinner with champagne, Tito’s vodka and more. The second level will feature a nightclub atmosphere with an open bar, and finally, the Cielo Sky Lounge rooftop bar will host a DJ and dancing under the stars.
Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to midnight; 114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; $40+
Hit up this Lake Worth spot for a no-fuss celebration with good food, mixed drinks and live entertainment.
Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; 522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth; no cover
Ring in 2017 by joining in on a new tradition. The inaugural Rock ’n Roll New Year’s Eve will feature champagne, dinner, dancing and live entertainment throughout the resort’s properties, and once the ball drops, guests will be treated to delicious bites in Flagler Hall. If you prefer a quiet sit-down dinner, head to Angle for a five-course pre-set menu. Need entertainment for the kids? Children can enjoy a special resort party with food, activities, snow cones, a balloon drop and a sparkling apple juice toast.
Dec. 31; 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; prices per event vary
Usher in 2017 with live music by Latin reggae/rock group Moska Project, plus more reggae tunes by The Ellemeno Beat. No reservations and no cover.
Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; 960 N. Highway A1A, Jupiter; no cover
Dress up in your New Year’s best for a night of dinner, drinks, music and dancing at the Hilton West Palm Beach. Complimentary valet and no cover.
Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Opt for an evening of culture and laughs with “Forbidden Broadway.” The 10 p.m. performance—featuring rewrites and impressions of shows including “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Book of Mormon,” “Wicked,” and more—will cap off with a champagne toast to ring in the new year.
Dec. 31, 10 p.m.; 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; $39+
Attend a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball, featuring live music, a DJ, entertainment and plenty of dancing. Come dressed in your formal best and enjoy a mask contest, champagne toast, cigar-rolling station and more. For tables, please call 561.602.3538.
Dec. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.; 114 S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach
Bring the kids for a midday New Year’s celebration complete with a dance party, science crafts, firework painting crafts and light bites. Plus, when the clock strikes 12—noon, that is—guests will be able to toast will a dry ice apple cider drink.
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach; Included with cost of admission
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