Celebrate New Year’s at some of Palm Beach County’s favorite eateries


Still looking for a good place – or places – to bring in 2017? Here are some of my Palm Beach County favorites and their New Year’s Eve menus:

Spoto’s Oyster Bar, Palm Beach Gardens

Executive chef Dan Bair will be serving up a New Year’s Eve spread, including seasonal, sea-to-table entrees, and surf-and-turf classics. www.spotos.com.

New Year’s Eve dinner menu includes:


Baked Brie Oysters

Champagne cream dill sauce

Clams Casino

Andouille sausage, casino butter, and bacon

Asian Honey Mustard Salmon

Coconut jasmine rice and sautéed Asian vegetables

Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahi

Sweet mashed potatoes, regular mashed potatoes, creamed spinach,  and red beans and rice

Grilled Black Grouper

Sweet mashed potatoes, regular mashed potatoes, creamed spinach,  red beans and rice, and warm garlic butter

Shellfish Tower

12 oysters, 12 clams, four shrimp, and crabmeat cocktail

Toast New Year’s resolutions with a Hot & Cold Marg-tini, a blend of tequila, cucumber liqueur, muddled, fresh cucumbers and jalapeño, and sour mix, garnished with a cucumber wheel.

New Year’s Eve dinner hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

New Year’s Eve lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and New Year’s Day hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Last Supper:  Vic & Angelo’s, Palm Beach Gardens

On New Year’s Eve, Vic & Angelo’s, located in PGA Commons, will feature live entertainment and a decadent, four-course prix fixe menu, including:


Waygu Beef Carpaccio

Spinach salad, shaved parmesan cheese, and truffle aioli


Wedge Salad

Baby iceberg lettuce, applewood-smoked Neuski bacon, grape tomatoes, red onion, gorgonzola dolce, and creamy gorgonzola dressing


 Surf & Turf

8-ounce steak filet and 7-ounce lobster tail accompanied by truffle mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, with red Barolo demi and béarnaise sauce


Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

With a glass of champagne

Guests can also choose from a limited dinner menu, which features signature homemade pasta, fine seafood, and rustic, coal-fired pizzas.

The New Year’s Eve prix fix menu is $85 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Limited dinner menu available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. www.vicandangelos.com

Nocturnal Noshing:

New Year’s Eve Eats at The Cooper

The popular farm-to-table hot spot will offer a menu of sustainable ingredients from Executive Chef Adam Brown.


Shrimp Bisque

Garnished with crispy tempura rock shrimp

Seafood Ceviche

Jumbo shrimp, diver scallops, yellowtail snapper, bell peppers, oranges, avocado, red onion, aji amarillo, lime juice, cilantro, and maiz cancha

Florida “Winter” Harvest Salad

Kai Kai Farm field greens, roasted rainbow carrots, pickled green strawberries, shaved watermelon radish, roasted beets, toasted pepitas, creamy goat cheese, and cider-walnut emulsion

Steak Tartare

Hand-cut bison ribeye, spicy pickled peppers, cornichon mustard vinaigrette,                                        tomato aioli, sunny-side up quail egg, and “old school” sourdough crostini


Crispy Whole Fried Snapper

Kai Kai Farm baby bok choy, Thai basil-steamed jasmine rice, gochujang mayo,                                    and sweet chili glaze

Parsley and Chive-Crusted Lamb Loin

Berbere-spiced roasted rainbow carrots, golden potato, goat cheese and spinach gratin,                       and roasted carrot puree

Butter-Poached Lobster Strozzapreti

Half of a 2-pound lobster, split and deshelled, with Swank Farms baby arugula and pea tendrils, and lobster nage

Dry-Aged Cowboy Steak (20 oz.)

Steak dry-aged with Himalayan pink salt, accompanied by roasted wild mushrooms,                             braised lacinato kale, and black truffle butter

Surf & Turf

Six-ounce filet mignon and U8 shell on prawns, horseradish smashed fingerling potatoes, “Happy Rich” broccoli, housemade steak sauce, and salsa verde.

A regular dinner menu will also be available. www. thecooperrestaurant.com

New Year’s Eve hours are 11:30 a.m. to midnight. New Year’s Day brunch hours are      10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Oceanfront Feasting: 50 Ocean, Delray Beach

Executive Chef Joe Bonavita, Jr. never disappoints. His New Year’s Eve holiday menu (dinner only) includes:


“Buffalo” Chicken 

Crispy chicken thighs, celeriac slaw, and cayenne pepper hot sauce

Florida Wahoo Crudo

Kimchee compressed Swank Farms watermelon, candied Swank Farms peppers, and smoked sea salt

Coconut Lobster

Sweet chili sauce and mango ginger crema

Chilled Shellfish Platter

Chef’s assortment of shrimp, crab, oysters, mussels, and lobster


Hudson Valley Duck

Seared breast, crispy foie gras, rhubarb chutney, and port reduction

Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tomahawk Ribeye

Swank Farms upland cress salad, truffled whole grain mustard jus

Olive Oil-Poached Halibut

Chanterelle mushrooms, crab gratin, sunchoke emulsion, and white truffle

Spiced Pumpkin Ravioli

Butternut squash caponata, sage gremolada, and brown butter

Start or finish your holiday with 50 Ocean’s Coconut Daiquiri, a blend of Bacardi coconut rum, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice, rimmed with honey and toasted coconut.

A regular dinner menu will also be available on New Year’s Eve. www.50ocean.com.

New Year’s Eve brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner hours are 5 p.m. to midnight (last seating at 10 p.m.). New Year’s Day brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner hours are from  5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.



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