Where to Ring in the New Year in Newport Beach
The new year is nearly here, and there’s no better way to ring it in than with a decadent meal! A handful of Newport Beach’s finest restaurants are serving up celebratory spreads that are sure to knock the socks off of 2021. From wine pairings and champagne flights to filet mignon seared to perfection, these multi-course meals are the perfect way to end your year. So put on your NYE best and make a reservation at one of these top-notch restaurants in Newport Beach.
Known for its fresh seafood, smoked cocktails and bayside location, it’s no wonder A+O Restaurant | Bar at Balboa Bay Resort is a hotspot for celebrations. This year, guests have the option to indulge in a Lighthouse Buffet Dinner complete with live entertainment and access to a New Year’s Eve James Bond-themed celebration in the Grand Ballroom (21+ only) or enjoy a four-course plated dinner in the Bay View Room with wine pairings, live entertainment and access to a New Year’s Eve James Bond-themed celebration. For pricing and more information on these happenings, click here!
Sit down to a New Year’s Eve feast in Crystal Cove this year at Marché Moderne’s Bonne Année 2022 event! This celebratory dinner includes an amuse bouche (first course) of Egg au Citron et Asperge, Salmon Gravlax and your choice of second and third course, which include dishes like caviar, octopus salad, dry-aged Angus ribeye, rack of lamb and more. To end the night on a sweet note, choose between desserts like assorted sorbets and macaroons. Guests also have the opportunity to add on caviar service, oysters and wine pairings!
Possibly one of the finest places to dine on the coast of Newport Beach, Mastro’s Ocean Club is offering a decadent four-course dinner and Moët & Chandon champagne toast for $300 per guest. Revel in the crystal-clear ocean view this New Year’s Eve as you dig into signature dishes like lobster bisque soup, Chilean sea bass, sauteed sea scallops, bone-in filet, herb-roasted chicken and more! You’ll also get to choose from their menu of delicious sides, which includes items like creamed corn, gorgonzola mac and cheese, rosemary garlic sauteed mushrooms and garlic mashed potatoes. P.S. Leave room for a bite or two of their classic butter cake!
Looking to spend an evening on the bay? The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering two seatings this year: the first from 4-6 p.m. and the second from 8-9 p.m. The first will feature a three-course dinner for $99 per guest, while the second will include a three-course prix fixe menu, a live DJ, dancing and a festive champagne toast for $190 per guest. For more details or to reserve your table, call (949) 999-6622.
Ring in 2022 at 21 Oceanfront this NYE with live tunes from popular music duo Heidi & Dave! In addition to a festive atmosphere and live entertainment, the restaurant will also serve their full menu in their bar and lounge from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31. Snack on appetizers like caviar, sesame-crusted seared ahi, crab cakes and fried calamari, then move onto mains like cioppino, jumbo prawn linguine, prime ribeye and more. This is a seafood celebration you won’t want to miss!
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger