Where to Dine: The Best New Year’s Eve Dinners in Florida



Tuna Trio Tartar (credit: B Hotel)

Tuna Trio Tartar (credit: B Hotel)


Florida Travel News:  Ring in a tasty New Year!

There are plenty of options for a sumptuous New Year dinner:

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Bistro One LR, Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Dine in style this New Year at the Ritz’s oceanfront Bistro One LR.  The first seating has a three-course meal and the second seating has a four-course meal, bottle of champagne and admission to the exclusive NYE open-bar Pool Party that continues till 1 a.m.

  • Seatings: Two Seating’s: 6-7:30 & 8-10 p.m.
  • Cost: $95/person for the first seating and $295/person for the second seating

New Year’s Eve Buffet, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Estero Bay 

Ring in 2013 with a dinner buffet from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m followed by jazz in the the Belvedere Lounge and a champagne toast when the New Year strikes.

  • Cost: $$90/adult and $45/child five to 12.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Ramon Theater

If you’re looking for an interactive evening try a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Ramon Theater. “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus” includes dinner, beverages and your acting talents!

  • Seatings: Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $45/person

Vinoy, St. Pete

Since the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club opened on Dec. 31 in 1925, New Year’s is a twofold birthday celebration as well. The five course tasting menu at Marchand’s unfolds with live jazz entertainment followed by a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.

  • Cost: $120/person

SAIA Sushi, Ft. Lauderdale

Dine southeast-Asian style with a five-course menu along wing ocean views at SAIA sushi. From Ankimo & Caviar to Mini Sushi and Sashimi Platters, there’s a big spread of food to highlight various elements of this ethnic cuisine.

  • Seatings: 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $99/person