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New Year's Eve South Florida dining and event guide

Where to celebrate 2020 ending and ringing in the New Year
A bartender at 1000 North in Jupiter pours holiday cocktails.
Posted at 1:02 PM, Dec 30, 2020

JUPITER, Fla. — If you've decided you feel safe enough to go out on New Year's Eve there are dining and entertainment options for everyone. Most establishments are suggesting reservations because of capacity` restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some highlights, for the kids, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is hosting its outdoor "Noon Year's Eve" party which includes an Apple Cider toast at noon. For adults, the Palm Beach County Kennel Club is holding its final greyhound races before the new Amendment 13 law kicks into effect on Saturday which bans the practice. And on South Beach, rapper Nelly will be performing a socially distanced concert at the Fontainebleau.

WPTV NewsChannel 5's Taste & See South Florida has created this city-by-city roundup to help you make your decision, with links to details about each event and restaurant below.


1000 North - Jupiter
The New Year’s Eve dinner at 1000 NORTH is $175 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Begin with the Caviar Chip with king crab remoulade, watercress, and Meyer lemon emulsion. Next, select the Maine Lobster and Hass Avocado Salad or the Sea Urchin Tagliatelle. The Winter Squash Veloute with ham hock, a reggiano Parmesan fritter, and a poached egg offers a Southern interlude. Then, choose between Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass or the Porcini-Crusted Prime Filet Mignon. The celebratory meal is even sweeter with a special dessert.

III Forks - Jupiter
Executive chef Tommy Nevill will present a convivial three-course prix fixe feast including salad, 6-ounce Filet Mignons and 6-ounce Lobster Tails served with whipped potatoes and asparagus, six layers of Chocolate Canache Cake, featuring a wine pairing and loaded with surf-and-turf classics. The menu is available for dine-in or curbside pickup. The first 12 curbside pickup orders will also receive a VIP gift bag plus a set of two 9 oz. plastic Champagne flutes, perfect for toasting new year's resolutions. New Year’s Eve hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Last reservation is 10 p.m. The menu is $250/couple.

Avocado Grill, 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach
Usher in the new year with delicious food, decadent champagne and the best beats. The restaurant will open at 5 p.m. with food specials as well as the full dinner menu. Live music starts at 10 p.m. with DJ JULZ and of course, a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are recommended.

Banko Cantina, 114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach
Ring in 2021 and Dance the Night away with Sounds by Guest DJ G-Rhymes, DJ Andres M, and DJ Knightly at Banko Cantina. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Choose from the general admission at $20 per person or the premium open bar option for $80. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Batch New Southern Kitchen, 223 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
Ring in 2021 at Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap with dinner and an open bar. Enjoy a special NYE menu with both a la carte and prix fixe options before the big countdown. Doors open at 9 p.m. and an open bar is available from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. for $50 per person. A champagne toast will be served at midnight. In order to ensure a safe evening, seating and capacity will be limited.

Conchy Joe's Seafood Restaurant - Jensen Beach
Jam out to live music by the Joey Calderaio Band from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and toast to 2021 when the ball drops.

Deck 84 - Delray Beach
There will be live entertainment on the deck as well as a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

The Goose Pub - Jensen Beach
Champagne toast at midnight, and karaoke all night with KJ Craig.

Kickback Neighborhood Tavern - Wellington
Champagne Toast at Midnight.

Max's Grille - Boca Raton
Chef Mike is creating an a la carte menu. There will be live music by My Weekend Therapy, party favors, and Champagne toast. No cover changes for entertainment all night long. Reservations suggested.

Oak & Ember Steakhouse - Port St. Lucie
A holiday menu served from 3 p.m. - midnight. There will be a complimentary champagne toast for all in attendance at the midnight ball drop. Reservations are suggested.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
3800 Ocean is hosting a three-course dinner. Reservations are recommended for the first seating, which runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $65 per guest. Reservations are required for main seating which runs from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $125 per guest. Entrée choice of sautéed filets of sole, Sage & prosciutto-wrapped veal tenderloin, Pan-roasted scallops, Grilled filet of beef tenderloin, or Toasted farro risotto. Strawberries & Champagne for Dessert. Includes Amuse Bouche, a champagne toast, and mignardise.

Pirates Well - Lake Park
Receive party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Pistache French Bistro, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach
The bistro is offering two separate dinner seatings on Dec. 31 with safe and spacious tables, as well as multiple outdoor options. First seating starts at 5:30 p.m. with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $78 per person. Second seating starts at 8:30 p.m., with a set four-course menu for $150 per person and music by DJ Jean Marc. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations are recommended.

Ray's Hideaway Restaurant & Bar - Royal Palm Beach
DJ, dancing, and drink specials plus a midnight toast.

TideHouse Waterfront Restaurant - Stuart
Being billed as, "Free New Year's Eve Party on the water! Best view in Martin County. Great food and awesome vibes." Starting at 8 p.m.


Ben Autograph HotelMasquerade Ball - West Palm Beach
D.J. Adam Lipson and friends are taking over Spruzzo on The Ben’s rooftop for this ticketed event. Guests can choose to reserve a private two-course dinner and open bar in the ballroom, a poolside cabana with a la carte food items and an elevated bottle experience, water view tables, a fire pit with friends and more. The party starts at 8 p.m.

Blue Pointe - Tequesta
There will be live music with 56 Ace Band at 7 p.m. and a guest DJ at 9 p.m. have drink specials and party favors. Tickets start at $10 (limited availability).

Eau Palm Beach
Supper Club themed New Year’s Eve dinner in their Grand Ballroom. There will be no dance floor. Tables will be spaced far apart to allow guests to dance in the space around their table. UV lights have been installed in the air filtration system. The evening will begin at 8 p.m. and will include an open bar with drinks served table side – no standing in line for your drinks – along with individually served hors d’oeuvres. Champagne will be flowing throughout the evening and will feature Moët Impérial and Rosé Impérial, the iconic champagne created in 1869. Reservations to reserve their space, (561) 540-4924. $575++/person for parties of 6 or less
$425/person for parties of 7 or more (includes VIP seating).

The Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton
Live music from the Turnstiles - The Ultimate Tribute To The Music Of Billy Joel starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.

Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar - Jupiter
New Years Eve Bash with Joe Marcinek and Brock Butler. The musicians join forces for a live soiree into funk, rock, jam, jazz, and soul. The free open-air concert kicks off at 9 p.m. Free Concert!

Nelly Concert - South Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Nelly and enjoy an unforgettable evening on the resort’s legendary oceanfront poolscape! Join us for the hottest New Year's Eve party on Miami Beach as Nelly performs all of his chart-topping hits. A variety of tables are available for sale for this extremely intimate event, which will take place outdoors on the oceanfront Ocean and La Cote lawns. The event starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Tickets start at $2,279 for up to 6 people or $3,499 for up to 10 people (hotel guests get a discount).

Palm Beach Kennel Club - West Palm Beach
The club will feature the last day of racing from noon to midnight. A new Florida law comes into effect on Saturday banning the practice.

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Rafiki Tiki - Riviera Beach
"The Grown & Sexy NYE 2021 Harlem Nights Theme Party." Music by R&B Superlover KJ @ Special Guest DJ, Bottle specials, hookah and cigar friendly, midnight toast, bottle service plus a photo booth. 9 p.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Sandi Brings Hope: Nightly Music & Light Shows - West Palm Beach
All shows are free and begin every 15 minutes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

South Florida Science Center - West Palm Beach
"Noon Year's Eve" is socially distant family event at the South Florida Science Center to help ring in the new year outdoors on the Fisher Family Science Trail. Staying "up" to bring in 2021 will be easy with a midday dance party, science crafts, themed activities, and food. A dry ice apple cider toast at noon will usher in the new year. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Event is included with paid admission and is free for members.

Tuna Port Salerno
They are kicking off the party at 3 p.m. with live music on the Barge, followed by a full stage in the front parking lot. Live music includes Eddie Bustamante, Jupiter Trailer Trash, Southern Blood, DJ Nick. Reservations are suggested