Countdown Seating for Two: New Year's Eve Dinners

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr Shot by JToddM

Flickr Shot by JToddM

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and you and your honey are getting pressed for time on what to do to celebrate. ‘Cept you two don’t want anything too crazy like having to count down in the middle of a mob at Giant Maximus or Gridlock. Perhaps a six-course dinner topped off with a champagne toast at midnight might be more your scene. And maybe if you’re feeling a little adventurous, some dancing? The following L.A. restaurants, which apparently still have available reservations even at this 11th hour, present lovely ways to count down when you just want it one on one.

Air Conditioned Supper Club’s Exclusive New Year’s Bash promises to heat Venice up. For $85 a person you get any three cockails of your choice, champagne at midnight and food all night long in the AC’s newest and hottest venue. There will also be a live band and dj to keep bodies moving early into the AM. Call (310) 230-5343 or swing by the bar to purchase your tickets as this event is sure to sell out fast if it hasn’t already.

Air Conditioned Supper Club
625 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, California 90291

Cabana Club and Sterling Steakhouse New Year’s Eve is where you want to go if you wanna hit a trendy club after your heavy dinner. These two Hollywood hot spots join together to offer its partyers the best of everything — a four-course dinner, which starts at 8pm, and admission to the club’s NYE bash all for $150. But you need to make dinner reservations by calling (323) 463-0008. However, if you just want to party at the Cabana Club sans dinner pay the $50 general admission and get access to three dj performances, a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast.

Cabana Club/Sterling Steakhouse
1439 Ivar Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90028

O-Bar’s Champagne Masquerade Ball, home of that sinful Sugar Rush Hour, has two sittings but of course you’ll want to go for the second one ($95) which comes with the champagne toast to finish off your four-course meal and 2006. This is a fancy fete as it’s recommended you sport black tie attire and your best Venetian mask. Reserve your seats asap online or call (323) 822-3330 if that online reservation link is still not working.

8279 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90046

Sona’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade offers NYE revellers live music, cuisine, specialty cocktails and a champagne toast as well as top hats for the gentlemen and masquerade masks for the gentlewomen. Second Sitting (9pm for $225 per person): A six-course tasting menu. Wine pairing will be offered for an additional $135 per person. You can make reservations online or by calling (310) 659-7708.

401 N. La Cienega Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90048

White Lotus’ Spectacular Final Farewell is an adieu to not only 2006 but to the trendy 4-year-old nightclub/restaurant. Enjoy your last meal of the year at this “star-studded” affair. For $125 you get three Pan-Asian courses and access to the club for the countdown party where djs will be spinning a mix of hip hop, R&B, house rock and ’80s hits. For dinner reservations call (323) 463-0060; for general admission tickets ($50) go here.

White Lotus
1743 N. Cahuenga
Hollywood, California 90028