Last Minute New Year’s Eve Plans


If you haven’t tried the amazing Avocado Grill (pictured) in West Palm Beach, New Year’s Eve could be your chance. They will have two seatings. The first will last from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include a three-course meal for $47 per person. The second seating is from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and consists of a prix-fixe menu for $119 per person, including a glass of Veuve-Clicquot and a vegetarian/vegan option.

When headed to Fort Lauderdale to ring in 2016, remember the new Tony D’s restaurant (3300 NE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954/440-2151) that just opened in November is having a bubbly celebration. On New Year’s Eve, Tony D’s will give each table of diners a complimentary bottle of sparkling vino, along with a Champagne toast at midnight. The dishes are Italian-American, including pastas, pizzas, steaks (pictured) and seafood.

3030 Ocean (3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954/765-3030) will offer a four-course prix-fixe dinner on New Year’s Eve, for $115 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity.

A little farther south, the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305/695-2414) is throwing a New Year’s Eve bash at its restaurants: Michael Mina 74, StripSteak by Michael Mina, Scarpetta, Hakkasan, Vida and Blade. Your choices include prix-fixe meals at StripSteak (where a vegetarian menu is also offered), Scarpetta, Michael Mina 74 and Hakkasan. Vida has a dinner buffet.

Seagrape, with Chef Michelle Bernstein, has two seatings for New Year’s Eve, in this restaurant at the Thompson Miami Beach hotel (4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305/397-8309). At 6:30 p.m., there will be a four-course meal for $125 per person, and at 9 p.m., a five-course meal for $150 per person. The other restaurant there, TALDE Miami Beach, will have a five-course New Year’s Eve dinner with two seatings at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., for $125 per person.