Holidays

Ten Best 2016 New Year's Eve Dinners in Palm Beach County

The one issue every privileged human shares: narrowing down a place to eat. It's so common, on Master of None, Aziz Ansari dedicated a whole scene of scouring the internet in search of the best taco in NYC. The struggle is real, as they say. And it's even worse on holidays. Your regular top ten lists aren't going to cut it on New Year's when restaurants switch over from a la carte menus to pricey prix-fixes and ticketed parties. Don't fret, fine friend; we've got you covered. From reasonable meals to extravagant experiences, here are the ten best places to dine in Palm Beach County to ring in 2016.

10. Meat Market Palm Beach (191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach; 561-354-9800)

Palm Beach is known as an old school rich folks town — the kinda place filled with fancy hedges and men donning blue blazers with pink shorts. Classic steakhouses with red leather booths and lots of wood are a shoe-in. Meat Market is the hip answer to the staid meat-centric restaurants of yesteryear. For New Year's Eve, this sleek Palm Beach eatery is bringing in a DJ for the evening. It's serving its regular menu, then toasting 2016 with complimentary champagne. 

9. Cafe Chardonnay (4533 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-627-2662)


Palm Beach Gardens residents: there's no need to leave town to say goodbye to 2015. With three decades under its belt, this place has been a special occasion go to for generations. Cafe Chardonnay is serving a la carte dishes from 4 to 6:15 p.m., followed by a three-course, prix-fixe menu starting at 6:30 p.m. Each set meal is $95 and comes with a glass of champagne at the end.

8. Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090)

Pistache French Bistro is hosting a posh francophile fete with a live DJ, party favors, and superb views of NYE fireworks over the Intracoastal waterways in downtown West Palm Beach. There are two dinner seatings. The first, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., includes three courses for $75 per person. The second, from 9 p.m. through the night, features a five-course, prix-fixe menu and a complimentary bottle of champagne (per couple) for $175 per person.

7. Jove (2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561-533-3750)


The Four Seasons is known for being a classy place. Manifest some luxury for 2016 by observing the change in annum at the hotel's luxe Italian restaurant, Jove. The $140 per person three-course dinner features prosecco risotto, veal tenderloin and colossal stone crab duo and chocolate hazelnut nougat. For those looking to blow some money, there's an indulgent six-course tasting for $255 per person, including all of the aforementioned selections along with cured salmon, pumpkin cavatelli, and scallop intermezzo. Finish the night at the NYE Party in the Living Room.

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