Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Bay Area

December 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm
post by Emily Wilson

From four-course prix fixe dinners and Champagne toasts at midnight, to deluxe tasting menus and party favors, these Resy restaurants in San Francisco and Napa are offering celebrations you won’t want to miss. Go on, ring in 2018 in style.



Image Courtesy of Hopscotch.

San Francisco & Oakland

‘aina
A six-course Mo’olelo tasting menu that tells the restaurant’s story of Hawai’i, with with optional wine pairings for $40 a person.
Menu Highlights: Kombu cured kanpachi, tea smoked duck, mahi mahi with olena ginger, seared Wagyu beef cheek.
$80 / $100, Book now on Resy.

Bird Dog
A celebratory prix fixe menu served in abundant family-style. Additionally, specialty supplements will be offered, including oysters, caviar, truffles, Japanese Wagyu, and coursed wine pairings.
Menu Highlights: Kanpachi crudo, wood-grilled avocado, persimmon salad, Wagyu shortrib, coffee & donuts.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Chez Panisse
Both the Restaurant and Café will feature special menus, host live music and serve Champagne at midnight.
Book at the Café on Resy (or call 510-548-5049.) Book at the Restaurant on Resy (or call 510-548-5525).

Coqueta
Delight in a special, Spanish Artist Storytelling dinner — complete with traditional fare. The night will start with a reception of tapas and cocktails at Coqueta’s bar, then segue into a set menu dinner in the main cucina. Last but not least: a gorgeous view of fireworks over the San Francisco bay at midnight, thanks to Coqueta’s waterside locale.
Menu Highlights: Passed tapas, pluma, paella.
$145, Book now on Resy.

Hopscotch
A special five-course New Year’s Eve menu, with various choices for each course.
Menu Highlights: Yonsei oysters, goose breast pastrami salad, moules frites with black truffle, rack of lamb and crepinette, maitake mushroom ravioli, poached pear mochi cake.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Izakaya Rintaro
A super deluxe, a la carte menu of classics and special dishes, plus a few traditional Osechi dishes to help bring health (Kuromame), happiness (Kombumaki) and prosperity (Tatsukuri) in the new year, and extra long Toshi Koshi Udon for a long life.
Menu Highlights: Grilled spiny lobster, Skywalker Ranch Wagyu ribeye, sake steamed matsutake, black truffled chicken cheese katsu.
Book now on Resy.

Kin Khao
In celebration of the New Year, savor a prix fixe family-style Thai meal featuring five signature dishes. (Note: Please enter the restaurant through the Ellis and Mason entrance on New Year’s Eve night.)
Menu Highlights: Turnip cake, caviar, pork cracklings, oysters with chili jam, savory fruit salad, vegetables in XO sauce, massaman beef cheek curry, local Dungeness crab curry.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Outerlands
Three-course tasting menu with optional wine parings.
Menu Highlights: Fresh baked pain au levain with house cultured ricotta and sciabica olive oil; asparagus with duck egg, bacon, currants, banyuls, and sherry; pressed lamb shoulder with peas, young onion, lentil fry bread, and lemon.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Petit Crenn
What better way to ring in the New Year, than with Petit Crenn’s stellar holiday offering? Reveillon 2018 is the theme this New Year’s Eve, where revelers will enjoy an exclusive eight-course tasting menu alongside a luxury wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: 
Canapes, caviar, salad, pasta, small fish, big fish, cheese, dessert, and mignardises. White truffle supplement: $75. Barolo supplement: $25.
$250, Book now on Resy.

Petit Marlowe
A five-course “Francophile” menu created by chefs Jennifer Puccio and Emily Luchetti. Exclusive Champagne pairing selections from the house of Dom Ruinart will be poured alongside each course.
$280, Book now on Resy.

Tawla
A New Year’s Eve feast for the senses that promises abundance, opulence and warmth. Executive Chef is preparing a menu that celebrates the season from the bread program, to cold and warm vegetables, seafood and meat mezzes, and large format Ilnas.
Menu Highlights: Three labnehs, cheese borek, fattoush, cirtrus and chicories, charred cauliflower, buffalo rib sofrito.
$69, Book now on Resy.

The Morris
The Morris is offering three-course menus from 5:00-6:30pm, and a five-course feast (with lots of surprises) from 7:00pm onwards.
Menu Highlights: Shrimp toast with grapefruit and avocado, dumpling with chicken and foie gras, crab porridge with lemongrass and carrot, smoked duck with root vegetables, buckwheat doughnuts with whisky créme anglaise.
$85 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Tosca Cafe
Enjoy a four-course set menu within the twinkly ambiance of this San Francisco institution.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Uma Casa
Special, five-course prix fixe menu focused on special Portuguese dishes, prepared by executive chef Telmo Faria and sous chef Nicole Marin. Also on offer: wine pairings for $5o.
Menu Highlights: Roasted beets with farro and squash, crab bisque, duck confit risotto with smoked breast, pan roasted sea bass with sweet potato, chocolate cheesecake.
$85, Book now on Resy.



Image Courtesy of Bottega.

Napa

Bottega
Two, four-course set menu options — Bottega classics or chef’s special, with wine pairings available.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras all cibreo, linguine di pavarotti, ricotta gnocchi della nonna, smoked and braised short rib, house-made Italian doughnuts.
$98 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Two Birds/One Stone
Five-course, family-style prix fixe dinner. The later seatings (at 8:00 and 8:30 pm) will include live music by Terry Savastano, a Champagne toast, and party favors at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Nakamura-san miso soup, platter of raw oysters, sashimi and crudites, black truffle duck confit, foie gras fried rice, salted caramel pudding, Tokyo affogato.
$90 / $125, Book now on Resy.