Ten Best Restaurants for New Year's Eve Dinner in Broward County

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2. Valentino Cucina Italiana

What better way to close out the year than at the best of the best? Winner of New Times' Best Restaurant in Broward County 2013, this Fort Lauderdale Italian spot is serving à la carte offerings of its award-winning Italian specialties like butternut squash tortelli and calamari artichoke tart. To make the experience even more memorable than the other 364 days a year, the restaurant is featuring a special "cigars under the stars" event with Moe Sohail from Ultimate Cigars -- it includes an outdoor patio with music, full bar, and hand-rolled cigars. That's how you stay classy right there.

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1. Stache 1920's Drinking Den

Bringing a taste of the '20s to 2014, this downtown Fort Lauderdale speakeasy is hosting an "Old Hollywood" New Year's Eve Ball featuring five-piece big band performances with Bobby Lee Rogers & the Bourbon Boys; live cabaret, burlesque, and vaudeville shows; and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. This modern speakeasy is known for its handcrafted cocktails, and the evening will be a bit light on the eats, but there will be plenty of gourmet bites to complement your libations. Early-bird tickets, from 10 p.m. to midnight, include an open bar with cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres. Tickets start at $50.

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Location Info



Whiskey Tango All American Bar and Grill

1903 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL

Category: Music

Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Oceans 234 Beach, Bar, and Bistro

234 N. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Thasos Greek Taverna

3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant


331 Van Buren St., Hollywood, FL

Category: Restaurant

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2364 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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