Well for those who haven't caught their plans for the NYE festivities, we don't want to beat around the bush but show you some of the coolest places doing luxe parties that, maybe, you'd want to be a part of.
A cuddly wine spot in the Mission, 20 Spot offers a very warm and very tight space to enjoy a crisp glass of rose. Best part of this NYE spot is that they are currently taking reservations and walk-in's are completely welcome. We rave about their cheese plates and poke entree's so get into this gig and get yourself their before 8PM. // 3565 20th St, Mission, 20spot.com
Bringing The Big Easy to the Mission, Alba Ray’s Ragin Cajun New Year's Eve Party is an all-inclusive event featuring a constant flow of food, drinks, and dancing until the clock strikes one (or you can't stand anymore). Guests can expect a delicious spread from chef Adam Rosenblum designed to fuel the festivities and cushion the booze. Snack on boudin balls, hush puppies, gumbo shooters, raw and charbroiled oysters, and Cajun shrimp cocktail (veggie options available). A cochon meat carving station will offer smoked ribs, pulled pork and porchetta. Wash it all down with sazeracs, hurricanes, and cocktails a’plenty, as well as beer, wine and well drinks. An all-inclusive ticket ($125) provides unlimited food, drinks, live entertainment from The North Beach Brass Band, as well as tax and gratuity. Eat, drink, dance, kiss 2017 goodbye, and party like its 2018. // Tickets available here; 2293 Mission St, Mission, albarays.com
Ring in 2018 with a very special prix-fixe menu from Executive Chef Rogelio Garcia. They have extended their hours past midnight and will host local music legend Boca do Rio to complement chef’s five-course tasting menu. From oysters and bubbles to truffles and caviar, this will be a night to remember! The Chef’s five-course tasting menu comes in at $125 per person with optional wine pairings $50 per person. // 101 Montgomery Street in the Presidio on the Main Post., Presidio, thecommissarysf.com
Pac Heights' buzzy new bar will be throwing a swanky party on New Year's Eve to celebrate 2017 finally coming to a close. Tickets are available here for $75, and each one includes: two drinks, a sparkling wine toast at midnight, and passed appetizers from 8 p.m.—10 p.m. Fillmore's hottest NYE party will be in full swing from 8pm until 1:30am. // 2301 Fillmore St, Pac Heights, thesnugsf.com
Chef Chris Cosentino rings in 2018 with a special multicourse, prix fixe menu at Cockscomb. Dish highlights include the Jamon Iberico de Bellota with madeleines and membrillo; and Cockscomb Cioppino with shellfish, halibut, tomato, wine, and sourdough bread bowl. The menu's third course allows guests to choose their family-style dish(es) where 2-3 guests can select 1, 4-6 guests select 2, and 7+ guests select 3 with exciting options including the Surf & Turf with pork belly, lobster, clams, and garlic herb butter; and the Quail Tetrazini with foie gras, fideos, and crème fraîche. Seatings are available for 5pm to 6:30pm and 8pm to 9pm. // 564 4th St, SoMa, cockscombsf.com; For reservations, please call 415-974-0700.
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
A vineyard is the perfect setting to celebrate this New Year’s Eve, in Wine Country-style. Executive Chef Mike Ward and his team have created a delicious four-course prix fixe menu ($125) with additional wine pairings available ($45). Menu highlights include Garden Beet Salad with Cocoa Nib Soil, Whipped Goat Cheese, Frisée, Beet Vinaigrette; King Salmon Crudo with Apple - Ginger Consommé, Fermented Wasabi, Citrus, Radish; Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Pommes Purée, Roasted Salsify, Broccoli & Kale Glacée, Red Wine Reduction; Heritage Berkshire Pork Chop with Harissa—Cauliflower, Pickled Hazelnut, Fennel Pollen, Whole Grain Mustard Glaze; and Cranberry Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Fudge, Honey Gelato, Honey Comb. For those who don't seek avid partying, why not live the north bay fantasy. // 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, wentevineyards.com
Media Noche will be open on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day to celebrate, Cuban-style. Their usual menu of pressed Cubanos, rice and bean bowls, and picadillo empanadas will be served until 9pm on New Year's Eve, and again at 11:30am on New Year's Day. It's the perfect place to grab a melty, hearty Cubano before consuming copious amounts of Champagne on NYE, or to rescue yourself from your hangover on New Year's Day. // 3465 19th St, Mission, medianochesf.com
Join one of San Francisco's sexiest restaurants for a special New Year's Eve menu to celebrate 2018. With two seatings available, Hakkasan SF will host a multi-course menu with decadent dishes including the Steam Dim Sum Platter, Wok Seared Tuna in Homemade Soya Sauce, and Stir Fry Boston Lobster with Black Pepper and Honey Sauce. The first seating (before 6:30pm) is offered at $138 per person with the second seating at $188 to include complimentary champagne. // 1 Kearny St, San Francisco, hakkasan.com; to book a reservation, please call 415.829.8148
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