Miami Beach has long been the place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in South Florida. This year, please don’t party it up — everyone’s safety depends on it. If you don’t want to ring in the new year at home, you can still celebrate safely at one of these Miami Beach restaurants. Each is serving up delicious dinner packages with outdoor seating and safety protocols in place, so put on your prettiest mask, resolve to keep your distance, and bid a firm farewell to 2020.
This cozy Italian enoteca in Miami Beach will serve a four-course NYE menu including selections like fresh lobster Catalana, filet mignon tartare, homemade tagliolini, and roasted suckling pig. The dinner is priced at $95 per person, and guests have the option to add on a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut for $100. Ferghettina Franciacorta specials will also be available starting at $55.
Details: Sardinia Ristorante is located at 1801 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach. For reservations and more information, call (305) 531-2228.
Villa Azur’s “La Bella Vita!” New Year’s Eve extravaganza will transport guests to the French Riviera, offering a “best of the best” a la carte menu by Chef Carlos Torres during two seatings, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be accompanied by a live pianist, DJ, magician more festive surprises throughout the night in the restaurant’s whimsical courtyard. Bottle packages will be available for those looking to go all out on this special evening. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Details: Villa Azur is located at 309 23rd St, Miami Beach. For reservations and more information, call (305) 763-8688.
The Shelborne South Beach
This iconic Miami Beach hotel will serve up a lavish multicourse meal al fresco overlooking the beautiful Art Deco pool area. Guests can dig in to creamy crab bisque, fresh hand-rolled sushi, tender bay scallop gratin, and more. Dinner will be served from 7-11 p.m. and is priced at $75 per person. After, guests are invited to celebrate the opening of Sweet Beach, a popup by Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
Details: The Shelborne South Beach is located at 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. For reservations or more information, call (305) 531-1271.
Diya Sunset Harbor
Craving some authentic Indian food to celebrate a new year and new beginnings? Head to Diya in Sunset Harbor. They’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a “Mask-erade” on the patio. Starting at 4 p.m., diners will enjoy a three-course dinner, a complimentary glass of champagne, and access to a VIP lounge afterward for $150 per person or $350 per couple (you’ll get a full bottle of champagne if you’re here as a pair).
Details: Diya is located at 1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach. You can make a reservation via Eventbrite. For more information, call (305) 763-8948.
Go Mediterranean at Byblos Miami, offering several dinner packages on December 31. Choose between a seating from 5:30-7 p.m. priced at $75 per person for a three-course dinner and a later seating from 7:30-10 p.m. priced at $225 per person for a four-course dinner. Every two people will receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly. Guests can also pay $75 to enjoy a four-hour open bar at the Sultan’s Garden Masquerade starting at 9 p.m., featuring a DJ, special performances, and live entertainers outdoors in Byblos’s garden.