TERRY ZARIKIAN’S BEST BETS

New Year's Eve 2017



People often ask me where to go to have a good time and eat great food on New Year’s Eve, and I always tell them to stay home, like I do. Drink your favorite champagne and indulge in your most favorite foods, whatever those may be. But if I were to go out and celebrate New Year’s Eve this year in Miami, these are the places I would definitely consider!






Bradley Kilgore's Alter Miami

New Year's Eve Dinner

Alter, as expected, Chef Brad Kilgore will dazzle (I mean it) with his six-course tasting menu along with the sophisticated Lanson Extra Age Brut Champagne. Early seating at 7 p.m. - $175 pp includes a glass of Champagne. Later seating after 9 p.m. - $225 includes a bottle of Champagne per couple. Reservations available online through Resy.

Alter Miami


223 N.W. 23rd Street, Miami
305-573-5996
https://resy.com/cities/mia/alter?date=2017-12-31


Habitat by Chef Jose Mendin

New Year's Eve Dinner

Habitat by Chef Jose Mendin will welcome 2018 with unforgettable New Year's Eve experiences! For their first New Year's celebration: freedom of choice during their first dinner seating at 6 p.m. with a limited a la carte menu for minimum consumption of $125 per person. But, ring in the new year with the evenings second seating from 8:30 p.m. at $225 per person and be prepared to savor a tasting menu served family style. Highlights include Stone Crab Tempura, Toro Sashimi, Wagyu Carpaccio, King Crab Ravioli, Foie, Chocolate & Caviar, Fresh Shucked Scallops, Muscovy Duck Breast, Masami Kobe Beef Striploin. For a sweet finish, indulge in Habitats Celebration Platter. Reserve online via Opentable.


Habitat by Chef Jose Mendin


2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-604-6700
www.habitatmb.com


The Forge

New Year's Eve Dinner

The Forge with fabulous hosts Shareef & Gabrielle Malnik, will once again rock with the always-wonderful DJ Maxwell. Primary seating at 9 p.m. - $350 per person includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a four-course dinner, starting with a chef tasting plate with jumbo shrimp, ossetra caviar and blinis, smoked salmon with everything bagel crumble, and blue fin tuna toro sushi. But thats only the beginning! You will also enjoy white truffle risotto, wagyu beef carpaccio, butter-poached lobster, kona coffee crusted filet mignon and decadent desserts to choose from. There is an early seating at 6 p.m. as well - $95 per person, and several bar package options.


The Forge


432 W. 41st Street, Miami Beach
305-538-8533
www.opentable.com


Norman Van Aken's Three Restaurant

New Year's Eve Dinner

Three Restaurant, one of the most welcoming restaurants to open this year by renowned Chef Norman Van Aken, will feature several culinary and party options. First seating - $95 per person with a three course tasting and glass of champagne; second seating - $195 per person with a four-course tasting menu, welcome canapes and champagne toast. Music by resident DJ Christina Camali. Meanwhile, Ultra Nate will perform upstairs at The Rooftop NO. 3 Social, with different packages/buffet starting at $195 per person.

Three


50 N.W. 24th Street, Suite 101, Wynwood
305-748-4540
www.opentable.com


Kiki on the River

New Year's Eve Dinner

Kiki on the River will celebrate with the popular and prestigious Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon Champagnes and a simple and delicious family-style Greek menu. It features oysters with sea urchin and caviar, Greek spreads, the delicious Kiki Salad and classic Greek tomato salad, a parade of Mediterranean grilled fish and shellfish, and even rack of lamb. First seating at 6 p.m. - $275 with bottle of Moet Ice per couple; second seating after 9 p.m. - $375 with bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage per couple. Countdown by Jacob Forever.


Kiki on the River


450 N.W. North River Drive, Miami
305-43300844 or 786-502-3243
www.opentable.com




Wherever you go and whatever you do on New Year's Eve, I wish you Happy Dining and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Love to all,
Terry