New Year’s Ideas: Go Out on Date to Your Favorite Restaurants

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A romantic date on New Year’s Eve sounds perfect; it’s probably one of the most wonderful ways of welcoming the New Year. Are you planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your loved ones? Are you on the lookout for some New Year’s ideas that would be distinctly memorable and still affordable? Keep reading for some unique ways to celebrate the New Year.

Isn’t it wonderful to have some delicious and comforting food at one of your favorite restaurants? Maybe New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to head to the restaurant of your choice. Are you wondering which restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve? Read further and plan a wonderful get-together with your friends and family.

New Year’s Eve Ideas for a Romantic and Affordable Date

There are wonderful and inexpensive ways to spend time with your date on New Year’s Eve. To start with, you could spend a quiet night at home.

Arrange for a scrumptious dinner and cocktails and arrange the decor (maybe light some candles). You will be away from the crowds and you can get some perfect time together.

Potlucks are fun! You can have your closest friends come over. Arrange for food and drinks and, voila, you are set for New Year’s Eve.

If you are the couple who likes to dress to impress and head out for a night of dancing together, then try and find a local getaway where you can get dolled up, enjoy some drinks, and dance your heart away.

And for the romantic souls, here are some romantic ideas: Head to a cabin in the woods, or maybe enjoy a boat ride under the moonlight and fireworks in the sky.

You may, alternately, plan a romantic ice-skating stint, and glide into the new year. Remember to plan ahead so that you make your New Year’s Eve memorable. Also, if you like,  capture some of your moments on InstaStory as a memento.

Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve in Wichita

Here are some great dine-out options for those living in or visiting Kansas’ largest city. These Wichita restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve 2016.

Bella Vita Bistro
Price: $50
This Italian restaurant will be offering a four-course meal. The restaurant will be open from 5 p.m.

Fireside Grille
Price: $43 and $55
The restaurant will be serving a three-course meal and will have live music by the Odyssey band.

Georges French Bistro
Price: $70
The restaurant will be serving a five-course menu.

Hangar One
Price: $39.99
The restaurant will be hosting a New Year’s party and patrons will get to sample several wines.  9 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Some of the other restaurants that will be open in Wichita are: Legends (Price: $45.95), Olive Tree (Price: $50 adult, $35 for 13 to 19 years, $20 ages under 12), Taste and See, and Wine Dive (Price: $50).

Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve in Miami

If the warm beaches of southern Florida are more your speed, here are some great locales in the colorful city of Miami.

GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill
Price: $175
Enjoy a three-course dinner at an all-night open bar with live music at the restaurant.

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
Price: $90/guest + tax + gratuity
Enjoy a wonderful menu with Live DJ entertainment at the restaurant.

JB’s On The Beach
Price: $30 adult, $15 per child (under 12)

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
The restaurant serves the best authentic, fresh, and affordable Mexican food. Look out for the corn tortillas, guacamole, and Margarita mixed with house-made sour mix.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Price: $68
Enjoy a special three course meal from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Price: $125
Enjoy a seven course-tasting menu or choose from a la carte.

Diplomat Prime – Hollywood
Price: 1st Seating: $200, 2nd Seating: $375
Enjoy the live music and semi prix menu.

Here are some other restaurants that will remain open for New Year’s Eve in Miami: Burt & Max’s Bar and Grille, Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Christy’s, New York Prime Steakhouse, Prohibition Restaurant & Speakeasy

(Price: 1st Seating: $100/ couple, 2nd Seating: $175/ couple, 3rd Seating: $250/ couple), Kathy’s Gazebo Café, DOA Miami Beach, MOJO (Price: $85), Bird & Bone – The Confidante (Price: $85), and more.

Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles

Sing “Auld Lang Syne” at any of these fancy hotspots in Los Angeles.

Price: 1st seating: $95, 2nd seating: $125
Enjoy a New Year Morocccan style party at the restaurant.

Michael’s on Naples
Price: $125, $175 with wine pairing
Enjoy a five course meal prepared by Chef Eric Samaniego.

Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center
Price: $65
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebration at the restaurant.

Saint & Second
Price: $70
Enjoy a four-course dinner menu at the restaurant.

Sabor Cocina Mexicana – Valencia
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with Champagne and specials at the restaurant.

Buca di Beppo – Redondo Beach
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at the restaurant.

Here are some other restaurants that will remain open on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles: Bar Toscana, Chaya Downtown
(Price: $95), Ca Del Sole, Stella Barra Pizzeria – Hollywood, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant – Pasadena, and more.

Ring in the New Year with a romantic date. Enjoy some delicious food at the restaurant of your choice with loved ones, and have a blast on New Year’s Eve.

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