Ten Best Restaurants for New Year's Eve Dinner in Broward County
You may not want to deal with the traffic; you may hate the crowds; you might not have anyone to kiss; midnight could be well past your granny bedtime; or you may just think the whole holiday encourages amateurs to get drunk and act like idiots.
But you don't have to find a wild, debauched party to ring in the new year right. After all, this night is supposed to be about new beginnings and a fresh start, and what better way than with the perfect meal to set the tone for all the meals to come in 2014?
Whether you're planning to indulge in a decadent meal, are looking for a good deal on dinner after all the holiday shopping, or just want something to soak up the liquid portion of the evening, we've got a spot for that.
Whatever your New Year's style or desire, we have a list of the ten best restaurants to visit -- whether for dinner or the entire evening -- to say farewell to 2013. Happy New Year!
10. Cantina Laredo
We are well aware that champagne is supposed to be the official drink of New Year's Eve. But who says you can't throw in a little tequila? Located right in the action of the Village of Gulfstream Park, this modern Mexican spot and tequila bar is featuring a special menu with cocktail pairings to ring in the changing of the year. For $35 per person -- the cocktail pairing is an extra $15 -- guests can enjoy three courses, such as sopa de calabaza (pumpkin soup topped with cranberry-apple pico and roasted pumpkin seeds); fiesta de la parrilla (shrimp, quail, beef, and chicken fajitas); and churros with chocolate raspberry sauce and Grand Marnier cajeta. You'll probably need the primer for your late-night party.
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Switching locations from the restaurant to the bar can be a major pain when you just want to get the party going for the holiday. If you're looking to start the festivities while noshing on some bar bites, this would be your downtown Hollywood place of choice. With no cover charge, drink specials, a champagne toast at midnight, Blue Audio performing live, and a balloon drop with $1,000 in cash and prizes, there are plenty of options and activities that will ensure you ring in the year with a bang.
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