As the world prepares to pay farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018, the world’s eyes turn to Pasadena. The streets are readied for the famous Rose Parade weeks in advance and New Year’s Day is a crowded scene of epic proportions with people trying to cheer on the floats as well as hit up the Rose Bowl for the big game. But New Year’s Eve is when the party really starts and luckily there are plenty of places to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and decadent dinner. Check out where you can enjoy a meal before you start counting calories as your latest resolution:
Union is open for New Year’s Eve and you’re definitely going to want to make a reservation as soon as you have your plans figured out. One of the most talked about pasta spots in Los Angeles, the restaurant will likely have a special menu put together so that you can enjoy an Italian style feast as your final farewell to the year. The restaurant is closed January 1 and 2, so be prepared to celebrate.
Gale’s is also open on New Year’s Eve. The Italian restaurant is often a favorite for celebrating special occasions and events and what is more special than New Year’s Eve? Book your reservations in advance because the Zagat and critically acclaimed spot is pretty popular with locals as well as visitors.
Celestino is an elegant way to spend New Year’s Eve, courtesy of one of LA’s renowned restaurateur families.
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar is dedicated to New Year’s Eve and offers a special menu if you book in advance.
Over at The Langham, you’ll find great options at The Terrace and The Royce and even special happenings in The Tap Room and Lobby Lounge.
Magnolia House is throwing its annual party. You can get a table with dinner at select seating times or purchase standing room only tickets to dance the night away, courtesy of a DJ. Admission also includes a swag bag and a champagne toast. Check out the details and make a reservation ahead of time.
Other favorites are: Maison Akira for a four-course special dinner before the restaurant closes in time to head home for a midnight toast, The Raymond for five very special courses, and Sushi Roku to be close to the upcoming action.
Happy New Year’s!
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