If you haven't made reservations yet, stop what you're doing and get on it—by the time you emerge from your Christmas cave it will be too late. Below, a small smattering of NYE options. For a complete list, check out Open Table.
What: Four-course and five-course prix fixe menus with optional wine pairings
When: December 31, 5–11 p.m.
Where: 2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco
Cost: Four-course menu for $75 per person, five-course menu for $90 per person. Optional wine pairings are available for $55 or $70, respectively.
Book: For reservations call 415-771-2216
What: Sardinian family style dinner
When: December 31, one seating for the evening, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: The cost is $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for a multi-course meal and wine.
Book: Reservations can be made by calling 415-550-8114
What: A five-course prix-fixe menu.
When: December 31, three seatings: 5:30–6 p.m., 7:45–8:15pm or 10– 10:30 p.m.
Where: 2401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $70 per person, exclusive of wine, tax and gratuity
Book: Reservations are available on a first come, first serve basis and can only be made by calling the restaurant between the hours of 1-8 p.m., seven days a week at 415-826-7000
What: Delfina will be serving their regular a la carte menu as well as some holiday specials, including homemade cotechino sausage with lentils (for wealth in the New Year) and spaghetti with lobster.
When: December 31, 5:30–11 p.m.
Where: 3621 18th St., San Francisco
Cost: A la carte
Book: For reservations call 415-552-4055
E&O Trading Co.
What: E&O Trading Co. will be offering a select number of their signature dishes as well as some special celebratory small and large plates.
When: New Year’s Eve (same restaurant hours)
Where: 314 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA
Cost: A la carte pricing as per usual
Book: For reservations call 415-693-0303
What: Chef Jennie Lorenzo is serving two menus: a four-course menu (available 5:30–7:30 p.m.) and a five-course tasting menu (from 8–10:00 p.m.) featuring scallops with caviar, mushroom tart with truffles, smoked halibut, roasted duck breast, beef tenderloin and a dessert trio.
When: New Year’s Eve, 5:30–7:30 p.m. or 8–10 p.m.
Where: Hotel Palomar, 12 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: Call for pricing
Book: For reservations call 415-348-1555
Grand Cafe Brasserie & Bar
What: Three-course menu with your choice of entrée: rack of lamb, filet mignon with black truffles and foie gras or lobster-and-crab ravioli. The bar is open all evening serving the regular menu.
When: December 31, seatings available from 5–11 p.m.
Where: 501 Geary (at Taylor), San Francisco, CA
Cost: $68 per person
Book: For reservations call 415-292-0101
What: An a la carte menu plus holiday specials, including dayboat scallops with truffled potato purée and braised lamb shank with lemony soft polenta, carrots and cippolini onions.
When: December 31, serving holiday special until 10 p.m.
Where: 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco
Cost: A la carte menu pricing; after 10 p.m. there will be a $25 charge to enjoy live surf music by the Mermen and a midnight sparkling wine toast.
Book: For reservations call 415-386-8439
What: In the main dining room there will be two seatings—the first offers a three-course prix fixe menu and the second seating offers a four-course prix fixe menu as well as party favors and a midnight champagne toast.
When: December 31, first seating 6:00–7:15 p.m., the second seating 8–10 p.m.
Where: One Mission Street, San Francisco
Cost: $90 per person for first seating, $150 per person for second seating
Book: For reservations call 415-543-6084
Chez Papa Bistrot
What: There will be three seatings, all with prix fixe menus only. The first seating is a three-course meal; the second the last seating are four-course meals. The last seating will include a midnight sparkling wine toast.
When: December 31, first seating 5:30–6:30 p.m., second seating 8:00–8:30 p.m.; and the last seating, 9:30–10:00 p.m..
Where: 1401 18th Street, San Francisco
Cost: $55.00 per person for the first seating. The second and last seating will both be $65.00 per person.
Book: For Reservations call 415-824-8205
Chez Papa Resto
What: Three seatings, all with prix fixe menus only. The price includes party favors and a glass of sparkling wine. Entrée choices for all seatings will include a choice of Mediterranean sea bass with fennel, orange gastrique and a black olive-tangerine vinaigrette; Roasted Atlantic cod with Provençal piperade, cockles, parsley oil and roasted pepper broth; Grilled herb crusted-lamb loin with braised lamb, baby market vegetables and red wine lamb jus; or filet mignon of beef with cèpes, potato and fennel gratin and sauce perigourdine.
When: December 31; first seating, 5:30–6:00 p.m.; second seating, 7:30–8:00 p.m.; last seating, 9:30–10:00 p.m.
Where: 414 Jessie Street, San Francisco
Cost: The first seating will be $65.00 per person for a three-course menu; the second seating and the last seating will be $85.00 per person for a four-course menu
Book: For Reservations call 415-546-4134
What: There will be two seatings, both with prix fixe menus only. The first seating will be a five-course menu; the second seating will be a six-course. For the last seating there will be complimentary party favors and a midnight sparkling wine toast. The prix fixe entrée choice for both seatings will be truffle-crusted veal loin studded with sweetbreads and served with wild mushrooms, fava beans, carrots and a Madeira sauce or Millbrook Farms venison with a parsnip purée and farro risotto.
When: December 31; first seating, 5:30–6:30 p.m., second seating, 8:30–10:00 p.m.
Where: 2316 Polk Street, San Francisco
Cost: The first seating will be a $135.00 per person. The second seating will be a $210.00 six-course menu.
Book: For Reservations call 415-776-5577
What: Le Colonial will be serving the regular dinner menu plus holiday specials such as wok-fried lobster tossed with garlic butter. In the lounge, for which there will be a cover charge, there will be a DJ and complimentary party favors.
When: December 31, 5:30–11 p.m.
Where: 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco
Cost: Lounge tickets $30, $40 at the door, $20 if you dine at Le Colonial. Regular menu with chef specials, no pre-set prices.
Book: For reservations call 415-931-3600
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant
What: Regular a la carte menu plus holiday specials. Complimentary party favors and midnight sparkling wine toast. One of the City’s best views of the annual New Year’s fireworks.
When: December 31, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 900 North Point Street, San Francisco
Cost: regular menu prices
Book: For reservations call 415-929-1730
What: Serving the regular a la carte menu in the main dining room and a special menu in the sake lounge. Everyone receives complimentary party favors and a sparkling wine toast at midnight. A DJ will provide musical entertainment. There will be a $25.00 cover charge in the lounge after 9:30 p.m., except for guests with dinner reservations.
When: December 31, 5:30 to midnight (kitchen serving until 11:00 PM).
Where: 161 Steuart Street, San Francisco
Cost: regular menu prices, $25 cover charge for lounge
Book: For reservations call 415-882-1333
The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton
What: A seven-course prix fixe menu as well as a live band and dancing from 9 p.m. on.
When: December 31. Dinner from 7–9 p.m., dancing until midnight.
Where: 600 Stockton Street, San Francisco
Cost: $500 per adult, inclusive of wine pairing, tax and gratuity; $25 per-guest cover charge, exclusive of tax and gratuity, after 9 p.m.
Book: For reservations call 415-773-6198
What: Two seatings and your choice of a five-course or seven-course prix fixe menu, both paired with wine.
When: December 31; first seating 5:30–6:30 p.m.; second seating 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Where: 648 Bush Street, San Francisco
Cost: $255 per person for five-course menu, $299 per person for seven-course (wines included)
Book: For reservations call 415-989-7154