Where To Celebrate New Year's In Boca, Delray And Beyond For 2016
Say goodbye to 2015, and ring in the new year with family and friends at these Boca-area spots.
Whether you’re into the late-night boozy scene, a fine dining experience or a decadent post-party brunch, there’s something for everyone this year. (Don’t worry, those new year’s resolutions don’t really need to kick in until Jan. 4, right?)
Here's where to celebrate the arrival of 2016.
Ring in the new year with a delicious three-course dinner menu prepared by chef Nick Morfogen. Options on the Dec. 31 menu include Maine lobster beignets, oak-roasted black grouper, Atlantic swordfish, braised beef short rib, grapefruit panna cotta, key lime pie and more. Early seating ($80) begins at 6 p.m., while late seating ($120) begins at 9 p.m. Guests who make reservations for the latter are invited to welcome the new year with live entertainment in the upstairs dining room. The cost includes the meal, party favors and 1/2 bottle of premium champagne per couple.
32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
The Boca Raton Resort and Club will ring in the new year with its third annual Rock The Block celebration on Dec. 31. The night will feature live performances by Robin S, Dev and Naughty by Nature, a carnival for kids and, of course, dinner and drink options. Tickets start at $115.
501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton
This Delray eatery is ready to serve your needs on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Stop by on Dec. 31 for specials including butternut squash hummus and grilled swordfish. After you’re done partying the night away (or, you know, feeling well-rested after a quiet night at home), head to the restaurant on Jan. 1 for brunch items like a lobster and asparagus omelet, $12 unlimited mimosas and endless bloody marys.
213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Opt for a musical New Year’s Eve at Old School Square Crest Theatre with a Donna Summer tribute. The singer’s sister, Mary Gaines Bernard, and her band will headline in “Once Upon A Time - An Intimate Musical Journey.” Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $100. Warning: You will be singing all night long.
51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a meal at Hudson Delray. Guests can choose from the restaurant’s regular menu or indulge in a three-course prix fixe dinner ($60), which includes options such as foie gras, braised short rib, lobster, creme brûlée and more. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 1, the restaurant will be hosting a brunch with free unlimited mimosas and bloody marys with the purchase of an entree.
900 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
For those who want to start 2016 on a healthy note, there will be a free yoga class with live music at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1. Leslie Glickman and her team from Yoga Journey will be leading the session. Last year, more than 1,000 people came out for the fun.
590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Party like it’s 1925 at Delray’s original speakeasy. Located in a back alley behind Caffe Martier, this hidden spot will kick off its inaugural New Year’s Eve celebration at 9 p.m. with a premium open bar and special cocktail menu. There will be a midnight champagne toast and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets start at about $80.
411 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Bring out the kids to 1st Night, a New Year’s Eve celebration that’s fun for the whole family. Entertainment options include a five-hour dance party, movies, a DJ and food trucks. Activities take place around the 100-foot Christmas tree, and fireworks will launch from the tennis center at 9 p.m. and midnight. Buttons and wristbands for entry start at $20 and $15, respectively, when purchased the night of the event.
140 NE 1st St., Delray Beach
We may be ringing in 2016, but this Mizner Park eatery is throwing it back to the roaring ‘20s with a Great Gatsby-inspired New Year’s Eve party. In addition to live entertainment, there will be a prix fixe three-course dinner, with options including shrimp tempura, miso-glazed sea bass, giant shrimp scampi, key lime pie and molten cake. Tickets are $90 per person. Reservations are recommended.
402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
The restaurant will be offering a five-course feast ($75) and with an optional wine flight ($35) on New Year’s Eve. The meal with feature soup, salad, appetizers, filet mignon, lobster tail and more. Reservations are recommended.
301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
This new eatery will be serving up more than its usual 42 craft beers on New Year’s Eve. With the purchase of a $95 ticket, guests can enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and unlimited champagne. Additionally, there will be live music, top-shelf selections and—wait for it—a 1 a.m. brunch buffet to welcome 2016 in style. Party starts at 9 p.m.
5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton
Enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner at Boca Landing with dinner seatings from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. The five-course prix fixe menu ($195 per person) includes two complimentary cocktails and a bottle of champagne per couple. After enjoying the meal, head to the Moulin Rouge After Party in the Atlantic Ballroom, where there will be dancing, a live DJ, a midnight toast and late-night recovery brunch.
999 East Camino Real, Boca Raton