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If you’re not necessarily in the mood for a large New Year’s Eve Party in Laguna Beach as we see in the year 2016, perhaps you’d prefer a lovely NYE dinner, instead. Many of Laguna’s finest are stepping up to the plate with specialty dinners on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.

NOTE: Please see below this list for New Year’s Day restaurant closures.

Special New Year’s Eve Dining Events

See Mozambique, Skyloft, Starfish, Hotel Laguna/Ocean View Bar & Grill
for specific NYE Parties

Broadway by Amar Santana
Seatings at 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Reservations, (949) 715-8234
4-course Prix Fixe Tasting Menu

370 Common Kitchen
Bar opens 4:30 p.m., restaurant opens at 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Reservations, (949) 494-8686
Regular Menu + Appetizer and Entrée Specials

Loft, Montage 
Two seatings for the evening
Reservations, (949) 715-6420

1st Seating from  5:00pm – 7:00pm
4-Course Holiday Tasting Menu
$125/adults, $40/children ages 4-12
Bistro Menu available in Bistro only, 3:00pm-10:00pm

2nd Seating begins 8:00pm-10:00pm
5-Course Holiday Tasting Menu
$200/adults, $60/children ages 4-12 (tax and gratuity not included)
Complimentary Midnight Toast and party favors with live music from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

11:30 a..m. – 11:30 p.m.
Reservations, (949) 715-3900
Regular Menu + Special Holiday Dishes


Two seatings beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Reservations, (949) 715-7777
Prix Fixe menu, with first seating, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ($69) and second seating 6:00 p.m. – close ($99).  See also NYE Party

Ocean View Bar & Grill (Hotel Laguna)
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Reservations not necessary
Regular breakfast and lunch with last dinner menu serving at 9:00 p.m.
See also NYE Party


Nirvana Grille
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Reservations, (949) 497-0027
Choose from 3-course Prix Fixe ($69/per) or 4-course Prix Fixe menu ($79/per)
Bottomless champagne and white/red wine flights also available.

Selanne Steak Tavern
Two seatings
6 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Reservations, (949)715-9881
1st seating is the 4-course Prix Fixe menu ($105/person), and 2nd seating is 5-course Prix Fixe menu ($145 per/person).
Countdown across the country – 9 p.m. for NYC, 10 p.m. for Chicago, 11:00 p.m. for Denver, and midnight here in Laguna Beach.


5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 5 – 11 pm
Reservations, (844) 491-6787
4-course prix fixe.  Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm -11:00 pm.
$125 per person and includes celebration with party favors.

Studio at the Montage

One seating for the evening.
Reception begins at 8:00 pm with dinner seating at 9:00 pm
Reservations, (949) 715-6420
5-Course Chef’s Tasting Menu
Live Music, dancing and party favors with a champagne toast at midnight
$475/person (includes cocktails and reception as well as wine pairings; tax and gratuity not included)
(Non-alcoholic beverages will be created for guests who do not consume alcohol. This option is offered at the same price of $475/person)

The White House
Open 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Reservations, (949) 494-8088
4-course dinner, $59.95, with seatings at 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. Includes champagne and party favors, live music.

NYE Dining – Regular Menu

These restaurants are open regular hours with their regular menus. Most restaurants here close prior to midnight (between 10 and 11:00 p.m.) unless otherwise noted below:
230 Forest
242 Sushi Cafe
Avila’s El Ranchito
Big Fish Tavern
Brussels Bistro open to usual 1:00 a.m. with live music beginning at 10:30 p.m.
Central Coastal Peruvian open to midnight
The Cliff Restaurant closes at 9:00 p.m. – no live music
The Deck/Driftwood Kitchen – regular menu with live music (Common Sense) to follow
Dizz’s As Is
Gina’s Oak Street (only) open till 9:00 p.m.
K’ya Bistro Bar and Rooftop – midnight champagne toast throughout hotel
La Sirena, both locations, closes early at 3:00 p.m.
Nick’s open to 11:00 p.m.
Sapphire Restaurant open to 10:30 p.m.
Tommy Bahama
Tortilla Republic


Laguna Beach Restaurants
Closed on New Year’s Day

Broadway by Amar Santana
Brussels Bistro
Central Coastal Peruvian
Dizz’s As Is
La Sirena (both locations)
Nirvana Grille
San Shi Go Japanese
Selanne Steak Tavern
Zinc Cafe

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