South Florida New Year's Eve 2013 Dinners: Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Beyond
Look, we're not gonna knock procrastination: It's one of the finest art forms available. But if you're tempted to put off making your New Year's Eve plans until 4:57 p.m. on Monday, December 31, you might as well pack it in and call it a year.
To avoid the danger of a dud of a NYE, check out the options for New Year's Eve parties, dinners, and more in Broward and Palm Beach counties. This list includes everything from super-casual buffets or light bites to lavish five-course feasts prepared by premium chefs. Check out the options and get cracking on those reservations.
Update: Previous listings for Blue Martini included incorrect information. They've since been updated.
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101 Ocean. New Year's Eve 2013 Block Party with champagne toast, live music, and party favors. Mon., Dec. 31, Free. 101 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park, 954-776-8101, 101oceanlbts.com.
American German Club of the Palm Beaches. New Year's Eve dinner and party, with music by Bob Houston Band. Hors d'oeuvres to start the night. Dinner menu includes surf and turf, stuffed baked potato, mixed vegetables, rolls and butter, and cake with coffee. Beer, wine, and soda included. Champagne toast at midnight. Reserved seating only, Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $100, 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, 561-967-6464, americangermanclub.org.
Athena by the Sea. New Year's Eve celebration, surf and turf at the newly remodeled Athena by the Sea. Complete dinner with a champagne toast. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Live band and performances from the Athenian Dancers and exotic belly dancer Zamara. Experience their new liquor system that serves zero-degree vodka, tequila, and ouzo, Mon., Dec. 31, $85, 4400 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 954-771-2900, athenabythesea.net.
B Ocean. Choose from three options with varying culinary offerings and celebratory cocktails. All hotel and dinner guests receive complimentary access to the VIP poolside party with a DJ spinning the latest dance music, a live feed of the ball drop in Times Square, party favors, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and more, Mon., Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m., $69-$199, 999 Fort Lauderdale Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 888-66BHOTELS, boceanfortlauderdale.com.
The Big Easy. Live music by Funkabilly Playboys, special dinner, and champagne toast at midnight, Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $59.95, 1925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-924-3006, thebigeasybarandgrille.com.
Blue Martini. All Blue Martini locations are hosting a special New Year's Eve celebration with live entertainment and champagne specials. For more information visit Blue Martini's NYE guide and select your preferred location.