As 2022 comes to a close, destinations across Miami are waving goodbye to the past year and welcoming 2023 with open arms. From hotel masquerade parties to exclusive multi-course restaurant menus, We’ve compiled some of the hottest places in Miami to be this New Year’s. Whether it’s in Midtown or Miami Beach, there’s a celebration for everyone.
Fontainebleau New Year’s Eve 2023
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the ultimate dining and entertainment destination known for its astounding New Year’s Eve extravaganza’s, is excited to announce this year’s lineup featuring DJ and record producer Marshmello and Grammy-nominated singer Khalid. This December 31st, experience the pulsating performance poolside, while standing on a first-time ever, floating dance floor. A variety of packages and tickets, starting at $299 per person, are being offered, inviting all guests to participate.
Golden Solstice New Year’s Eve at Nikki Beach featuring Private Fireworks Show
Capture the sun’s energy during nightfall at Nikki Beach Miami Beach’s Golden Solstice New Year’s Eve celebration. Nikki Beach offers dinner packages, table packages, and general admission tickets. Celebrate Life and experience radiating entertainment including performances by Nikki Beach’s dance troupe, an extraordinary show, and live music. Ring in 2023 under the night sky with Nikki Beach’s very own fireworks show. It’s all about golden hues and Champagne dreams! GENERAL ADMISSION – $150 and VIP TABLES & BEDS – starting at $1,250. Purchase Tickets and Packages HERE
Kimpton EPIC Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Kimpton EPIC Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – For an unforgettable evening, ring in the New Year perched on the 16th floor of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, this open-air, waterfront rooftop provides incredible unobstructed views of Brickell Bay, Miami River, and Brickell Avenue. General Admission and Premium Open Bar tickets are available for purchase, along with table package options.
Usher in 2023 at Miami’s newest hotspot! Major Food Group’s newly opened Contessa Miami will offer a special four-course menu on December 31st showcasing the very finest meat, fish, and pasta. Signature menu highlights include Contessa’s famed Spicy Lobster Rigatoni, Ribeye Tagliata, Ricotta Gnudi with Black Truffle, and a delectable Torta di Baci or Pistachio Gelato to wrap your meal. Contessa Miami will have two seatings – the first from 6:00PM – 8:30PM and second from 8:30PM – 10:15PM for the countdown celebration. PRICE: $250pp TO BOOK: HERE
Dirty French Steakhouse
Dirty French Steakhouse brings the height of glitz and decadence this New Year’s Eve. Offering a special three-course meal on December 31st, guests can expect house favorite’s such as the Filet au Poivre, World Famous Prime Rib, and Opera Cake. Dirty French Steakhouse will have two seatings – the first from 6:00PM – 8:30PM and second from 8:30PM – 10:15PM for the countdown celebration. A live DJ will bring guests in the second seating into 2023 in unforgettable style. PRICE: $175pp. TO BOOK: HERE
Masquerade NYE Party at Shelborne South Beach
On Saturday, December 31, Shelborne South Beach invites guests to an exclusive masquerade celebration in honor of the New Year.The celebration will include a live DJ, complimentary admission, cabana reservations and a champagne toast once the clock strikes midnight. For $145+, participants can also enjoy an over-the-top dinner buffet at Shelborne Caffe. RSVP: HERE Address: 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
A Midnight Cabaret at The Deck at Island Gardens
Miami’s most treasured waterfront restaurant, The Deck at Island Gardens, is lighting up 2023 this New Year’s Eve! Experience a decadent five-course prix-fixe family-style menu serving up artfully arranged charcuterie, chilled seafood with caviar, oven-roasted meats, dessert shots and more. Dine in cabanas under the stars as glittering decor enhances the festivities, creating a lively atmosphere carried out by live DJs, drummers, saxophonists, stilt dancers, fire dancers and more. Starting at $200, guests can reserve a spot at the most sought-after New Year’s experience at The Deck at Island Gardens by visiting the restaurant’s website for more information. Stay tuned for GA sales online with included Deluxe Bar benefits. Seat options include table tops, the dining room, waterfront tables and cabanas. Walk-ins are welcome, though a minimum price at the door is required after 11 p.m. For more information, contact Events@IslandGardens.com or call 786.627.4949. RSVP: HERE Address: 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
Dive into the Peruvian rainforest this New Year’s Eve at Chotto Matte for a celebratory Nikkei lineup like no other. The Miami Beach destination known for its vibrant atmosphere evoking elements of Lima to Tokyo welcomes guests to four New Year’s Eve events spread throughout the day. Raise a toast at 1 p.m. to enjoy a deluxe selection of brunch dishes and free-flowing champagne to the energetic soundtrack of in-house DJs. When evening rolls around, kick off the night with the Early Dinner Experience ($140 per person) and be the first to dive into an expertly curated set menu and endless live entertainment from DJ Patrick M. Look for exclusive items only available thatday, including Robata Duck Breast with Foie Gras Teriyaki, Lobster Tempura, Grilled Diver Scallops Anticucho, Grilled Eryngii Picante, Truffled Broccoli Arroz Chaufa and more! Too early to party? Guests can arrive for the seating at 8 p.m., the Late Dinner Experience ($165 per person), or the 10 p.m. Last Dinner Experience ($210 per person). Guests that arrive for the last dinner seating will be greeted with a complementary special cocktail, the Yubara Bellini made with Tanqueray gin, cantaloupe, lime, prosecco, bitters, and enjoy the following After Dark, where the festivities transition from the tables to the bar as Chotto Matte counts down to midnight with a lively celebration. Dining guests will have priority access to the bar lounge, with limited walk-in spaces also available. Guests can also choose from a Vegetarian Menu ($135 per person). RSVP: HERE
Address: 1666 Lenox Ave., #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar
Enjoy a celebratory evening in the heart of Midtown at Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar. The Latin-inspired destination known for its international comfort food menu is ringing in the New Year with Negroni’s New Year’s Eve, sponsored by POMMERY. Kick off the festivities with a complimentary welcome drink and glass of champagne upon arrival as a live DJ spins tunes all night long. Both seating options – the first from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the second from 9 p.m. to close – include a special four-course prix-fixe meal by Chef Pablo Latif featuring a diverse array of choices from modern cuisine to the Nikkei sushi bar. The dinner begins with Salmon Nigiri with Truffle, followed by an appetizer of Burrata, Tuna Tataki or Beef Tartare. The main course includes a choice of Corvina Fish, Short Ribs or a Sushi Experience. For dessert, guests can select between Cheesecake or Pavlova. Tickets range from $90-$180 and must be paid in advance. The experience is nonrefundable. Those interested can contact Negroni at 786.510.0075. RSVP by calling 786.510.0075
Address: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami, FL 33127
From the talented minds behind Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar, Italica Midtown is the freshest concept in the area, where traditional Italian fare meets a colorful and contemporary twist., Join Italica for its New Year’s Eve festivities sponsored by POMMERY. For both seatings – the first from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the second from 9 p.m. to close – guests will be greeted with a complimentary welcome drink and a glass of champagne upon arrival. They will then enjoy an exclusive four-course prix-fixe meal prepared by Chef Pablo Latif, featuring multiple selections of his best modern Italian cuisine. Start the dinner with Crostini before choosing an appetizer of Artichokes, Salmon Carpaccio or Broccolini. Move on to the main course with either Corvina Fish, Short Ribs or Gnocchi. For dessert, delight in Coconut Flan or Marquise. Tickets range from $75-$150 and must be purchased in advance. The experience is nonrefundable. Those interested can contact Italica today at 786.850.2600. RSVP by calling 786.850.2600.
Address: 3201 NE First Ave., Miami, FL 33137
Let the countdown to New Year’s Eve begin! Join Miami Beach’s favorite Mediterranean-French supper club Villa Azur for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience flush with glitz and glamor. The ultimate black-tie celebration features a specially curated à la carte menu featuring Wagyu, Tomahawk Steak, Seafood Towers, Caviar and the famous “Pâtes a la Meule,” to name a few. Guests can pair their dinners with liquor, champagne, wine and more. The endless night of temptation also includes enticing live shows, voluptuous dancers, a live musician, beats by Stephan M and more. Don’t miss the pop of champagne at the stroke of midnight, entering 2023 in style in the restaurant’s recently renovated dining room or open-air courtyard that’s sure to transition partygoers from the shores of Miami to the South of France. Email reservations@villaazurmiami.
Address: 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Dreamland NYE Festival Featuring Magic Mike Live Cast
Bringing their talents to a different stage to ring in the new year, the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE: The Tour will be closing 2022 with a special performance at Dreamland NYE. Dreamland, an immersive LGBTQ+ art, music and wellness festival, will be finishing the weekend with their main event, Dreamland New Year’s Eve, which will take place Saturday, December 31, from 10pm to late. In Miami for a limited time only, MAGIC MIKE LIVE is a sexy and thrilling first-class entertainment experience inspired by the hit “Magic Mike” films. Equal parts empowering and exhilarating, the show features the hottest and most talented men in the country performing daring dance routines and specialty acts which they will be bringing to the Dreamland stage. Dreamland New Year’s Eve will also feature performances from Piano House Queen LP Giobbi and DJs Danny Verde, Isaac Escalante and Matt Denton. For tickets, visit https://dreamlandnye.com/.
RSVP: HERE Address: M2 Nightclub: 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Elser Hotel & Residences
The Elser Hotel & Residences is an all-new luxury 49-story tower, 646-room hotel in Downtown Miami. Positioned in Miami’s most magnetic locale, The Elser Miami is a premier venue for entertainment and will offer a lively, dynamic lifestyle for tastemakers of every stripe. This New Year’s Eve, guests can take advantage of the property’s proximity to Bayfront Park and enjoy sweeping views of the fireworks, while being a short walk away from all the NYE nightlife at Bayfront Park. Or, guests can celebrate on the hotel’s iconic 19,000-square-foot sun deck that includes a 132-foot-long pool offering pristine views of FTX Arena, MacArthur Causeway and iconic South Beach. Overhead, there’s a showstopping 16-foot LED screen, which will showcase music videos, movies and sporting events, bringing the area to life. The sun deck also includes eight electric grills, an outdoor bar and an expansive event lawn, serving as the ultimate destination for outdoor celebrations with unparalleled waterfront views.
Address: 398 North East 5th Street Miami, FL 33132
Orno Hangover Brunch at THesis Hotel
This new years day, visit Orno, the ingredient-focused restaurant at THesis Hotel Miami in Coral Gables, is officially open for Sunday brunch. With this launch comes the introduction of a brand-new menu of brunch-inspired dishes specially curated by Orno’s Executive Chef Niven Patel, a four-time James Beard Award nominee and Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020.”Launched in October 2021, Orno is a true farm-to-table restaurant concept heavily focused on fresh, quality ingredients sourced directly from Chef Patel’s backyard farm, Rancho Patel, in nearby Homestead. The new brunch menu will take guests on a gastronomic journey with innovative twists on traditional fare, including the Belgian Waffle ($14), served with Honeycrisp apple and maple crème fraîche, the Ricotta Pancake ($13), topped with Nutella and hazelnut praline; Grilled Wagyu Steak ($26), served with wood-roasted farm eggs, heirloom tomato and chimichurri; Maine Lobster Toast ($30), topped with avocado, farm egg, everything spice and chili oil; and Housemade Pastrami Benedict ($20), served with hollandaise, poached farm egg and latkes. Guests can indulge in a boozy Sunday as bottomless Moet Brut and Rose champagne will be available ($75/person) for up to two hours and fresh orange juice and peach puree will be provided to make your own Mimosas and Bellinis. Orno will also be offering a full brunch cocktail menu including their seasonal cocktail La Roma ($18), mixed with Ilegal Mezcal, Hazelnut Orgeat, Mr. Black and Espresso; 75 Apples ($16), with Wheatley Vodka, St. Germaine, Apples, Rosemary and Cava and Strawberry Rhubarb Spritz ($16), a blend of Strawberry Infused Aperol, Rhubarb Bitters and Cava.
The Restaurant at the Norton
Finish off the last few days of 2022 at The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art with a little mystery and suspense with a four course Murder Mystery Dinner honoring the roaring twenties and artist F. Scott Fitzgerald. On Friday, December 30 at 6:15 p.m. bring your best roaring twenties/Gatsby outfit for an all inclusive dinner party. On the menu is an Amuse Bouche, a smoked salmon rillette and crispy brioche points served with a crème fraîche and caviar; Charred Broccolini Caesar, tossed with baby gem lettuce, charred broccolini, baby heirloom tomato, rosemary croutons, ricotta salata, fried capers, sun dried tomatoes and caesar dressing; a Chicken Francaise, airline chicken breast served with a haricot vert, oven dried tomatoes and a lemon beurre blanc; or Mandarin Oil Madeleines, with an orange compote and a creamy zabaglione. The best dressed will receive a prize of $100. Tickets are priced at $150 per person and can be booked here.
Address: 1450 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401