Time to celebrate! We’ve got the scoop on your options for a Naples New Year’s Eve 2018.
EAT & DRINK
21 Spices by Chef Asif
A four-course contemporary Indian menu with a wine pairing option for just $70 ($50 without wine pairings).
Reservations: (239) 919-8830
A high-energy performance by musician Jimmy Keys, whose repertoire spans from Broadway to rock and roll to comedy, accompanies dinner at this spirited Italian trattoria. Call early to nab a table on the patio.
Reservations: (239) 263-1955
A three-course menu with a complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations available at 6, 8 or 10 p.m. $125 per person.
Choose from a four-course prix fixe menu ($175 per person) or early dining a la carte menu from 4-5:45 p.m. (See both menus here.) Live music from The Ex-Bachelors from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Reservations: (239) 213-3357
Choose from a four-course prix fixe menu with family-style sides ($250 per person; see menu here) or three-course early dining prix fixe menu from 4:45-5:45 p.m. ($75 per person; see menu here). Hint for steak lovers: This one’s for you.
Reservations: (239) 659-0007
Say bonne année with a special winter-inspired a la carte menu of the season’s freshest ingredients. Some highlights: lobster and crab salad, foie gras with poached apple and chive, risotto a la truffe blanche and The French “Lux” Brasserie Burger.
Reservations: (239) 315-4019 or online
This contemporary Spanish spot offers a four- or five-course tapas menu for $55 or $75, respectively.
Reservations: (239) 331-3669
Dine decadently with a three-course prix fixe menu that includes a glass of Camus Cabernet and Conundrum Sparkling for $139.
An exquisite a la carte menu featuring veal, venison, Wagyu beef, black and white truffles, Chilean king crab, housemade signature pasta dishes and desserts.
Reservations: (239) 213-2073 or online
The Ritz-Carlton Naples
The Grill at the Ritz Beach Resort hosts the ultimate New Year’s Eve fine dining experience, complete with live musical entertainment and a wine list with more than 1,000 selections from around the world. Seatings from 5-6 p.m. ($199 per person) and 8-9 p.m. ($299 per person).
A New Year’s Eve dinner at The Ritz’s Terrazza is a bit more low-key, with a four-course menu for $65 per person.
Reservations for either: (239) 598-6644
Timeless – An MHK Eatery
A special three-course prix fixe menu of signature Timeless dishes, including Kurobuta pork ribs, steak tartare, Maie lobster bisque, rock crab and brie-stuffed salmon, and coal-fired 12-ounce New York strip with truffle garlic parmesan. (And/or stop in for brunch on New Year’s Day!)
Reservations: (239) 331-4325 or online
Ring in your New Year with a Naples Philharmonic concert, followed by a grand reception, bottomless champagne and dancing to a live band. Festivities begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $79 and up (online)
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.)
Catch the Naples Pier fireworks from the water (6:30 p.m.), or hop aboard later in the evening (9:30 p.m.) for a live DJ, premium open bar, passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Reservations: (239) 649-2275
Off the Hook Comedy Club
A show by comedian Craig Shoemaker with a three- or four-course dinner and champagne toast. Two seatings at 6 or 9 p.m.
Tickets: $70 per person and up
Attending these or any other events around town this Naples New Year’s Eve 2018? Tag your posts on social media with #WeekendInSWFL.