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December 16, 2020

Best Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2021 in Miami

It's time to finally bid 2020 farewell and welcome 2021. Sending off 2020 has been everyone's dream so far, and it’s not a bad idea if we all want to make the New Year’s Eve an unforgettable one. As an aftereffect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, celebrations may be more subdued than usual in Miami this EVE. Nevertheless, the Magic City still has quite a lot of options for a remarkable sendoff.

But, from places to go for free fireworks to rooftop parties, midnight cruises, bars, restaurants, upscale dinners, and so much more, finding the best spot to celebrate New Year's Eve 2021 in Miami can be daunting. Therefore, before getting overwhelmed by where to go to the point where you decide not to go out at all on the year's most hyped day –

Here is a list of the best places to have great fun alone or with family.

Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina

Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable evening at Gianni’s, the spectacular restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. Gianni’s is offering several New Year’s Eve packages in celebration. Packages are as follows:


First Seating Dinner – From 6PM to 8PM, indulge in an extravagant three-course dinner, priced at $125 per person. The menu by Executive Chef Valter Mancini begins with an Amuse Bouche of Duck Foie Gras. Appetizer selections include a choice of Chilled Stone Crab Claws or Kobe Beef Carpaccio. For the Main Course, guests can choose between Pan Seared Chilean Seabass served with creamed spinach or Filet Mignon, served with Bordelaise sauce, grilled porcini mushrooms, and rosemary roasted potatoes. To finish, Dessert offerings include a choice of Valrhona Chocolate Mousse or White Chocolate Mousse.

Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable; by telephone (786) 385-2200

Location: 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Joia Beach

Celebrate the New Year at Miami’s newest European-inspired waterfront oasis, Joia Beach! Nestled on the breathtaking beachfront key at Jungle Island on Watson Island, the luxury retreat offers the most idyllic backdrop for guests to ring in 2021, overlooking the sparkling blue sea of Biscayne Bay, while enjoying a specially-curated meal and refreshing creative cocktails. 

First Seating Slot:  6PM - 8:30PM

  • $225 pp

  • Includes 3-course prix-fixe menu dining experience

 

Second Seating Slot:  9PM - Close

  • $395 pp

  • Includes 4-course prix-fixe menu dining experience

  • Includes 1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne

For bookings, email reservations@joiabeachclub.com.

Location: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132

Kiki on the River 

Bid Adieu to 2020, and welcome in 2021 with a delectable multi-course menu by Kiki on the River’s Chef Steve Rhee. The menu featuring items such as King Crab Bites, Chilled Jumbo Prawns, Kiki Truffle Heirloom Tomato Salad, Grilled Octopus, Surf and Turf, and a decadent dessert platter featuring gold flake. The perfect setting along the beautiful Miami River in Downtown Miami, guests can enjoy an open air evening while toasting with Möet Brut and Dom Pérignon Vintage. First seating (6-9pm) is $175 per person which includes a bottle of Moet Brut per two guests. The second seating at 930pm is $375 per person and includes a bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage per two guests. 

For bookings, vist www.kikiontheriver.com 

Location: 450 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL

Villa Azur

Embrace glamour under the stars at Villa Azur’s “La Bella Vita!” New Year’s Eve celebration. Experience the sophisticated and lavish atmosphere of the glamorous French Riviera upon entering a sumptuous and refined decor with a live pianist, Dj, casino tables, magician and much more. Villa Azur will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. for an endless evening of dazzling entertainment throughout its spacious courtyard. 

 

Chef Carlos Torres has crafted a best of the best "a la carte" menu for patrons to enjoy, featuring Wagyu, Tomahawk Steak, Seafood Towers, Caviar, and their famous "Pâtes a la Meule." Guests can further enhance their evening by pairing their preferred liquor, champagne or wine with their meal. Two seatings are available, the first seating will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. with children welcome to attend, while the second seating will begin at 9:30 p.m. and continue into the evening. 

 

For full details and pricing for bottle packages, visit the website. Reservations are encouraged. http://villaazurmiami.com/

Location: 309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, Florida; 33139

ARIETE

This New Year’s Eve, join Chef/Owner Michael Beltran for the final Versos Sencillos tasting menu of 2020. Chef Beltran’s twelve-course tasting menu that has been a hit since it first launched earlier this year. The special menu, which includes a glass of bubbly, is priced at $225 per person with an optional wine pairing available for an additional $125 or $190 per person, and an optional cocktail pairing available for $95 or $55 (spirit free). Dishes include three Amuse offerings; a local fish ceviche with strawberry and tomato jus, tomato leaf powder, and veil of tomato; savory potato doughnut with foie gras mousse, bitter coffee mousse, and shaved white truffles; sofrito guinea hen with fricasse jus; and pork tenderloin with braised pork cheeks, sherried chestnuts, local calabaza, and mushroom espuma, and more. Dessert, prepared by pastry guru Chef Devin Braddock, will be a surprise.


First seating is from 7PM to 8PM;

Second seating is from 8PM to 9:30PM.

 

Guests who stick around for the later seating can count down to the New Year and watch the ball drop. There is very limited seating available. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable or by calling (305) 640-5862. https://arietemiami.com/.

Location 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove

Traymore by Michael Schwartz 

Traymore by Michael Schwartz invites guests to enjoy a delectable three course menu that includes items such as Wok-Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Porcetta, Braised Short Ribes, and topped off with dessert items such as Chocolate Cake Roll, and Tapioca Pudding. The three course dinner menu first seating (6pm) is priced at $95 per adult and second seating (9pm) at $120, and guests can dine in the dining room or outside on the terrace along the Miami Beach Boardwalk. 

For more information please visit www.traymoremiamibeach.com. Traymore by Michael Schwartz always offers complimentary valet.

Location 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33140

Nikki Beach's New Year's Perrier-Jouët "Love Wild" Cocktail

Nikki Beach Miami Beach is ringing in 2021 with an intimate, socially-distant and open air Neon Jungle New Year’s Eve celebration. Designed to compliment an elevated dining experience under the stars, Nikki Beach is offering the “Love Wild” champagne cocktail.  

 

Ring in 20201 at Nikki Beach Miami Beach during an intimate Neon Jungle New Year’s Eve celebration (doors open at 6pm). Enjoy an elevated dining experience under the stars in a designated area  for your group. The ambiance will feature festive decor comprised of lush greenery, vibrant florals and elegant touches of neon lighting. Guests can purchase dinner packages which feature a decadent four course meal with Perrier-Jouet, or VIP packages at tables or daybeds to cheers under the stars. 

Nikki Beach’s “Love Wild” ($20)
1Ž2 oz Bourbon
1Ž2 oz St Germain liqueur 
1 oz Grand Marnier
Splash of mandarin juice
Topped with Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut 

Location: 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Byblos 

Miami Beach’s famed Mediterranean hotspot, Byblos Miami, is inviting guests to join their Sultan’s Garden Masquerade during this very special New Year’s Eve celebration. Elevate your New Year’s dining experience by opting into one of Byblos’ dinner seatings, followed by some late-night revelry in the outdoor Garden. 

 

1st Seating Reservation Availability:  5:30PM – 7PM

Indoor & outdoor dining availability

  • $75 per person

  • Includes 3-course prix-fixe menu dining experience, plus a bottle of bubbly for every 2 ppl

 

2nd Seating Reservation Availability:  7:30PM – 10PM

Indoor & outdoor dining availability

  • $225 per person

  • Includes 4-course prix-fixe menu dining experience, plus a bottle of champagne for every 2 ppl

 

Sultan’s Garden Masquerade:  9PM – Close

Live entertainment, DJ, special performances, outdoor satellite bar, passed party favors for all

All festivities to be taken place outside in Byblos’ decorated ‘Garden’ area

  • $75 per person wristbands

    • Includes 4-hour open bar in the outdoor Garden  

  • Garden Table service available as well

 

For all inquiries email info@byblosmiami.com, or call 786.864.2990.

 

Location: 1545 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Azabu Miami Beach

  • New Year's Eve 6-Course Menu for $95 per person

  • A la carte menu available

  • Bottle of Louis Roederer $100

  • Oysters $6/ea: Yuzu Salsa

  • Tuna Tataki Salad $18: Seared Tuna, Spicy Lemon Dressing

  • King Kampashi $25: Serrano, ponzu

  • Wagyu Beef Gyoza $25: Japanese Sweet Potato Puree

  • Wagyu Striploin $45: Porcini Mushroom Risotto, Red Miso Demi-glace

  • Shibuya Toast $14: Japanese Milk Bread, Strawberries, Blueberries, Vanilla & Matcha Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Assorted Mochi Bites and Pocky Stix

  • Add a Premium Sashimi Platter for $28 pp

The Den

  • Special New Years Eve Omakase Menu 

    • Chef Xiao Lin from Sushi Azabu NYC will be serving the NYE menu

Location: 161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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