Time to celebrate! We’ve got the scoop on your options for a Naples New Year’s Eve 2016:EAT
7th Avenue Social
A three-course prix fixe menu with two seatings: 5:30 p.m. ($75 per person) and 8:45 p.m. ($150 per person; includes chocolate-covered Grand Marnier-infused strawberries and a glass of champagne).
Reservations: (239) 231-4553
A four-course menu (featuring grilled fois gras, Korean barbecue salmon, roasted Gulf grouper and a 12-ounce New York strip steak). Seatings from 5-6 p.m. ($75 per person) and 6:30- 11 p.m. ($150 per person). Features live Motown by The Ex-Bachelors.
Reservations: (239) 213-3357
A four-course menu (featuring grilled Spanish octopus, house-made pasta, beef tenderloin, Florida black grouper and balsamic short ribs) for $195 per person. Features entertainment by the Brennan Yetter Jazz Trio from 6-9 p.m.
Reservations: (239) 435-1166
Chops City Grill
From 5-10 p.m., enjoy a four-course menu (featuring oysters “Chopafeller,” jumbo lump crab cakes, 14-ounce New York strip steak and teriyaki glazed sea bass) for $125 per person. Reservations after 9 p.m. include entry to Yabba Island Grill’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party, which features a DJ until 2 a.m.
Reservations: (239) 262-4677
Three-course menu and dancing to Miami-based band Odas for $60 per person.
Reservations: (239) 598-0887 or online
Pazzo! Cucina Italiana
From 5-10 p.m., enjoy a four-course menu (featuring butternut squash ravioli, black grouper, sliced tenderloin and scaloppini of veal) for $99 per person. Reservations after 9 p.m. include entry to Yabba Island Grill’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party, which features a DJ until 2 a.m.
Reservations: (239) 434-8494
The Ritz-Carlton Naples
Lemonía at the Ritz Golf Resort features chilled seafood, house-made charcuterie, assorted cheese, hearty salads and antipasto selections, plus live music and a champagne toast. Seatings from 6-10 p.m.
Reservations: (239) 598-6644
Yabba Island Grill
A three-course menu (featuring sweet and spicy shrimp, beef tenderloin, blackened salmon and grilled swordfish) plus a bottle of champagne per table for $99 per person. Reservations after 8:30 p.m. include entry to Yabba Island Grill’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party, which features a DJ until 2 a.m. Admission to the party only is $10 between 8-10 p.m. and $20 after 10 p.m.
Reservations: (239) 262-5787
Celebrate a Viennese New Year’s Eve with a Naples Philharmonic concert, followed by a sumptuous buffet, bottomless champagne and dancing to a live band. Festivities begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $79 and up
Burn by Rocky Patel
Themed Cirque NYE, Burn’s New Year’s Eve celebration features live entertainment, a DJ and VIP tables available.
Reservations: (239) 653-9013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cavo hosts its first-ever New Year’s Eve party, dubbed the Diamond Ball, with live entertainment, a DJ and VIP tables available. Dinner seatings begin at 6 p.m.
Reservations: (239) 431-8706 or email@example.com
Fireworks at Naples Pier
Nab a spot on the beach near the Naples Pier for the annual fireworks show from 7:30-8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The crowds start gathering in the afternoon, so if you want to be closer to the hub of it all, pack a cooler and plan to get there early to stake out your spot. (If not, there’s no bad views along any stretch of beach downtown.)
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Live music by Larry Coryell, one of the pioneers of jazz rock, buffet, champagne toast and cash bar. Food options include several varieties of risotto, a carving station, raw bar, crab cake station, assorted cheeses, hoisin-glazed beef rib, Florida grouper, red curry coconut seafood bisque and a dessert table. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $169 per person
Reservations: (844) 618-9513. Overnight packages are also available: (844) 707-5697 with code NYE15 or online
Off the Hook Comedy Club
A show by Chelsea Lately star Sarah Colonna with a three-course dinner and champagne toast. After the show, stay for music and dancing until 2 a.m.
Tickets: $65 per person
Taps hosts its Masquerade Ball with three different DJs spinning top 40, hip hop and dance music from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. VIP packages are available starting at $325.
Reservations: (239) 850-3765
Third Street South
Live music from 6-9 p.m. with a snow display at 8:15 p.m.
Attending these or any other events around town this Naples New Year’s Eve 2016? Tag your posts on social media with #WeekendInSWFL.