Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner from one of these premier San Diego Restaurants! Each of the following will be open on New Year’s Eve with a special Prix Fixe Menu. Book your reservations now, as restaurants are quickly filling up.
333 North Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
333 Pacific, located at the Wyndham Oceanfront Pier Resort in Oceanside, is offering a special 3-course menu for $54.95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Start off with the Amuse Bouche and Champagne Toast. For appetizers, choose from Arugula Salad, Lobster Bisque, or Sweet Chili Calamari. Entrees include an array of meat and seafood concepts, including 8 oz. Filet Mignon, Blackened Salmon, Maine Lobster Tails, and Roast Lamb Sirloin. For dessert, White Chocolate Gran Marnier Raspberry Parfait, Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake, or the Kahlua Chocolate Pot de Crème will be the perfect close.
322 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Acqua Al 2 offers authentic Tuscan cuisine in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp quarter. For New Year’s Eve, a special 3-course pre fixe menu will be available for $60.00. This price is per person and does not include beverages, tax or gratuity. For the first course, start off the night with a choice of Assaggio di Primi Piatti, Minestrone, or Rucola e Pomodoro. Then, choose from second course options like the Filetto al Aceto Balsamico, Persce del Giorno, and Petto de Pollo al Porto. Finish the meal in dessert bliss with delicious items like Tiramisu, Pannacotta, and Cheesecake. The regular menu will also be available for those who prefer a la carte ordering.
12457 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA 92128
If you are looking for fine French flair this holiday, look no further than Bernard’O Restaurant in Rancho Bernardo. This year’s 4-course New Year’s Eve menu is available for only $49.50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Choose one appetizer from Maine Lobster Salad, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, or White Asparagus Veloute. Next, satisfy your sea food cravings with the Pan Seared Scallops. For the third course, select from the John Dory (Artichoke barigoule, cannellini beans, nicoise olives, and herb sauce), Veal Tenderloin, or Beef Tenderloin. The fourth course entails Warm Saint-Andre in Crispy Philo Dough, with fig chutney, organic greens, and a pepper honey drizzle. For dessert, the Chocolate and Tangerine Parfait or Mignardises will leave you wanting more.
2550 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92013
Bertrand at Mister A’s, on the top of a sky scraper in Downtown San Diego, has the perfect city backdrop for your New Year’s Eve celebration.
1st seating runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with no preset menu. There is a $50 corkage fee. Choose from one “Light” appetizer item, one main course, and one dessert. Maine Lobster “Strudel”, Caviar Topped Scrambled Egg, Multicolored Local Farm Beet Salad, Roasted California Rack of Lamb, Sautéed Whole Dover Sole, or Vegetarian Composition are some. For dessert, four options are available including the delicious Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee. Second seating, from 7:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., involves a 5-course prix fixe menu for $115.00. This menu entails many of the same options from the earlier menu and even more!
565 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For a seafood and oyster bar kind of holiday, Blue Point in the Gaslamp is the perfect fit. Their 3-course prix fixe menu is available for $75.00 per person.
Before your meal, the Chef’s Special Amuse Bouche will give your taste buds that initial spark to they need to start the night off right. The first main course, or “Hook”, features seafood delights like Fresh Assorted Oysters on the ½ Shell, classic salads like the Caesar or Farmer’s Salad, and classic carnivore favorites like Braised Filet Mignon Ravioli. The “Line” lets diners choose from 6 delicious entrees, like the Lobster Crusted Dorado, 12 oz. Grilled Prime NY Strip, or Wild Shrimp Spaghetti “Fra Diavolo”. The “Sinker” covers desserts, with options such as Apple Strudel, Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake, Vanilla crème Brulee, or the Housemade Sorbet.
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar Rendezvous, near the Del Mar Racetrack, offers delicious Chinese and Asian Fusion cuisine. Their special 2-course menu is available from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at $42.00 for adults and $22.00 for children. An 18% gratuity is added to all checks. The menu is extremely versatile; first choose from the Dim Sum & Then Some list, with standout selections including Steamed Pork Dumplings, Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi, Spicy Seafood Lemongrass Soup, and Panko Shrimp. The plentiful entrée selection has something for everyone, from Steak Shangri-La, Walnut Shrimp to Mongolian Rack of Lamb. Don’t forget to bring the little ones; the children’s menu has 7 great options for guests ages 12 and under.
570 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Head over to Donovan’s of Downtown for an upscale steakhouse night. Their special 3-course prix fixe menu will be available for $100.00 per person, with an optional wine pairing of Schramsberg Blanc de Noir for $135.00. For the first course, choose from a delicious appetizer or salad. The main course features Australian Cold Water Rock Lobster Tail or Prime Filet Mignon. For the final course, choose one of the delicious dessert options.
The a la carte menu will also be available with appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts ranging from $11.00 to $53.00 per selection. Some standout options include Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Donovan’s Chop House Salad, Prime T-Bone 16 oz. Steak, Herb Crusted Shelton Chicken, Center Cut Veal Chop, and Fresh Atlantic Salmon.
4340 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
Donovan’s of La Jolla, the extremely successful first Donovan’s here in San Diego, is offering a special 3- course menu for $100.00 per person. For only $135.00, an optional wine pairing is also available. The 3-course prix fixe menu starts off with an appetizer or salad for the first course, Australian Cold Water Rock Lobster Tail or Prime Filet Mignon for the main course, and a dessert selection to finish the evening. Appetizers, salads, entrees, sides, and desserts will be available from Shrimp Scampi to Australian Rack of Lamb.
1710 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Firefly at the Dana Hotel in Mission Bay is hosting New Year’s this year with a special prix fixe menu for $65.00 per person, and $95 with an optional wine pairing. The price does not include tax or gratuity. Before your meal, the Chef’s Selection will start off the evening. For the first course, beef, pork, and seafood options like the Beef Carpaccio, Crispy Pork Belly, or Grilled Shrimp Brocette will be available. Next, select from the Lobster Bisque or Shaved Vegetable Salad. The main course features excellent dishes like Lobster Crusted Filet Mignon or Slow Braised Pork Ragu. For dessert, indulge in the Chocolate Trio Poached Pear, or Saint Andre Cream Cheese Plate.
340 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Kick off your New Year’s merriment at the Gaslamp Strip Club, a 21-and over steakhouse. Their prix fixe 3-course menu is $49.94 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. First, choose from the cocktail section, with Champagne Split, Strip Club Signature Martini, House Red or White Wine, or a Non-Alcoholic Beverage. For the first course, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail or Mozzarella Caprese. For the second course, you will be served a delectable Family Style Salad. Choose one main course from a list of 9 tasty seafood, steak, and poultry items like 14 oz. Bone in Ribeye, or 8 oz. Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna. Sassy Sides like Sautéed Corn with Jalapenos and Bacon, and desserts will make this the perfect festive event.
1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
George’s California Modern is offering 3 distinct prix fixe menus this year at their stunning seaside location. The first, the 4-Course Tasting Menu, is available for $75.00 per person. Choose from appetizers, salads, seafood, poultry, beef, and vegetables. Standout selections include Smoked Beef Tongue Carpaccio, Grilled Local Octopus, and Roasted Duck. The 4-Course Vegetarian Menu is $65.00 per person with fresh veggie concepts like Chilled Summer Squash Soup. Guests looking for a serious tasting menu this holiday will love the 8-course menu for $105.00 per person.
835 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
In the heart of the action in Downtown San Diego, George’s on 5th is offering a 4-course prix fixe menu this holiday for $79.00 per person. One complimentary glass of champagne will be offered per guest. First course, select from Dungeness Crab Cakes or Shrimp Cocktail. For the second course, Young Spring Greens or Caesar Salad. The 6 main course options include Linguini with Maine Lobster, USDA Prime Filet Mignon (8 oz. Cut), Stir-Fry Seasonal Vegetables, Free Range Chicken Breast, and Grilled Pork Chop. Four dessert options like White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake will complete your meal.
2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
With views of the city lights and harbor boats, Humphreys on Shelter Island is a great location for your New Year’s Eve. A special 4-courses prix fixe menu will be served starting at 8 p.m. for $119.00 per person. There will be a champagne toast, dancing, and even party favors! Choose from one appetizer, one salad, one entrée, and one dessert. The Herbed Crusted Salmon, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Warm Scharffenberger Chocolate Cake, and Poached Oysters are just some of the many mouth watering options on deck.
1536 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Nestled in the Little Italy district of Downtown San Diego, Indigo Grill is bringing a wide range of Pacific cuisine to their special New Year’s menu. The special 3-course prix fixe menu is set at the price of $59.95 per person. This festive menu involves appetizers, entrees, and a dessert duo with a champagne toast. Grilled Wild Mushroom Salad, Serrano Ham Wrapped White Mexican Prawns, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Rioja-Thyme Short Ribs, and Mexican Chocolate Crème Brulee with Strawberry Sorbet, to name a few.
880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Classic yet sophisticated, Island Prime on the edge of Harbor Island is a top pick for this year’s holiday meal. The 3-course menu is $75.00 per person, or $100.00 with 3 oz. wine pairings. For the Amuse Bouche, the Blue Cheese Tart will open up your taste buds for the evening to come. The first and second courses offer a wide array of options, from 12 oz. Natural Organic Rib Eye, Rosemary & Dijon Crusted Rack of Lamb, to Pan Roasted Day Boat Scallops. Finish off the evening with a delicious dessert like the Bittersweet Chocolate Torte.
4282 Esplanade Court, San Diego, CA 92122
Venture to beautiful Downtown La Jolla this New Year’s for the La Jolla Strip Club’s great 3-course prix fixe menu for only $49.95 per person. Start off with your choice of a cocktail, Champagne Split, Strip Club Signature Martini, House Red or White Wine, and a Non-Alcoholic Beverage. For the first course, choose from Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail or Mozzarella Caprese. For the second course, the Family Style Salad will satisfy your fresh veggie cravings. For the main course, delicious seafood, meat, and poultry options will be available like the 8 oz. Filet Mignon, 20 oz. Porterhouse, or 12 oz. Lobster Tail. Finally, give your sweet tooth a treat with a dessert selection.
Bring your friends and family to The Melting Pot in the Gaslamp Quarter for a truly unique and fun dining experience this New Year's Eve and enjoy the special 5-course meal for $50.00 to $68.00 per person. Select one entrée from Surf and Turf, Lobster Indulgence, Classic, and Vegetarian. Aside from your main course, everyone is served the Shrimp Ceviche, a fondue selection for the second course, a fresh salad, and a chocolate fondue for dessert. Fondues include Tomato Basil, Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Brie Cheese. Others menu items include Cherry Blossom Salad and Red Pepper Stilton Fondue.
6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92091
Rejoice in French cuisine this New Year’s Eve at Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe. The five-course prix fixe menu is available from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $115.00. For the first course, Tuna Carpaccio with Trout Roe or Dungeness Crab Meat Cake will start you off. For the 2nd course, choose from Four Mushroom Bisque or Soup of Chino’s Farm Mustard Greens. Next, Grilled Maine Sea Scallops or Duck Spring Roll with Allspice. The 4th course has options like Fruit Sorbet, Broken Arrow Ranch Antelope Loin, and Loch Etive Salmon “Schnitzel”. For the fifth and final course, Trio of Artisan Cheese or Gratin of Blood Oranges are offered.
The a la carte menu is available from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Choose from appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Options include Tuna Carpaccio with Trout Roe, Sautéed Quail Salad with Endive, Oven-Roasted Duck Breast with Apples, and Baked Chocolate Beggar’s Purse.
4000 Coronado Bay Road, San Diego, CA 92118
Journey to Mistral’s at Loews Resort on Coronado Bay for seaside views this holiday. First seating begins at 5:00 p.m. with 4 courses for $75.00. It also includes a champagne toast, commemorative champagne flutes, and party favors! For the first course, indulge in Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon. Next, the Wild Striped Sea Bass. Then, the delicious Brandt Beef Tenderloin. For dessert, Chocolate Symphony and Mignardises will satisfy you right on through the new year.
Second seating starts at 8:00 p.m. with a 7-course menu for $125.00 per person. A 20% gratuity fee will be added to all checks. A midnight champagne toast with commemorative champagne flute, live musical entertainment, and party favors are offered to rev up the celebration. Oyster, Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon, Blue Prawn, Dover Sole, Brandt Beef Tenderloin, Cranberry-Hibiscus Consomme, and Chocolate Symphony and Mignardises are the headliners of each course.
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
The Prado in beautiful Balboa Park presents contemporary California cuisine. This holiday, Prado is offering a 3-course meal with Amuse Bouche and a champagne toast for $54.95 per person from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Get ready to boogey; dancing begins at 8:00 p.m.! From 8:00 p.m. to Midnight, the same three course meal is offered at $79.95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For the first course, choose from delicious salads, soups and appetizers like the Artisan Charcuterie Plate, Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Red Thai Curry & Pumpkin Soup. For the second course, several seafood, beef, and chicken options are available like the Filet & Crab, Lobster Fettuccini, or Spiced Szechuan Duck Breast. For dessert, select from three delicious items like the irresistible Doughnut Bread Pudding.
875 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Take a trip to downtown La Jolla for leading Asian and French cuisine at Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar. The special 4-course prix fixe menu is $72.00 per person, and includes live music and a champagne toast. Tax and gratuity not included. For the first course, Mt Cook Salmon, Dungeness Crab, and Kona Kampachi will start you off. For the second course, select from Caramelized Maui Onion Bisque or Maine Lobster Arugula Salad. For the third course, Surf & Turf, or Wild Sea Bass Fillet & Main Diver Sea Scallops. For the fourth course, Coconut Brulee or Morello Cherry & Chocolate.
1205 Auto Park Way, San Diego, CA 92029
Vintana Wine & Dine, on the penthouse level of The Centre at Lexus Escondido, is serving up a slice of luxury this New Year’s Eve. The special 3-course menu is set for $65.00 per person. Guests are also encouraged to purchase an entertainment package for an extra $15.00/$25.00 per person. Begin with the Smoked Salmon before reveling in your appetizer selection. Entrees include Prime Rib, Pan Seared Mahi Mahi, Black Pepper Bacon Albacore Tuna, and Everything Crusted Albacore Tuna. For dessert, three options like Island Prime’s Mud Pie will be the perfect complement to any savory meal.
8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
Truluck’s is a sensational seafood destination located in University City. This New Year’s Eve, the special 4-course menu will be available from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $125.00 per person. Select from a seafood Appetizer, like Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Tempura Crab Fingers, then your choice of soup or salad. For your main course, choose from 2 different steaks, 3 crab or lobster dishes, or 6 other seafood classics. Key selections include Sweet and Spicy Local White Bass and Blacked Swordfish Pontchartrain. Finally, choose a scrumptious dessert, such as Sugar-Free Coconut Cream Pie, to share.
With all of these diverse New Year’s Eve menus, there is something enticing for everyone this holiday. Remember, this will be your last meal of 2012, so make it a great one!
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