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2017 New Year’s Eve Dining

Make early reservations for these premier New Year’s Eve events in L.A.’s Marina. Time your seating to enjoy one of two fireworks shows – the first at 9 p.m. and the second at midnight – that will cast a festive glow over the main channel.

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Beachside Restaurant & Bar

This newly renovated restaurant at Jamaica Bay Inn offers indoor and outdoor seating just steps away from Marina Beach. An exclusive NYE menu offered from 5 p.m. to midnight will include holiday cocktails. Live music is offered on the patio. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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Cafe del Rey

There’s not a bad seat in the house at this romantic waterfront restaurant and lounge with a window wall for viewing the fireworks. A special New Year’s Eve menu has three courses for $90 per person. 4451 Admiralty Way. 310-823-6395.

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Cast & Plow

This waterfront restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, will be serving a four-course dinner for $95 per person; a premium applies to dinner seatings between 9:30 and 10:45, and the cost will be $125 per person. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.

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Dining Cruises

Hornblower Cruises offers the only public dining cruises in the Marina. Make early reservations for sailings on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Check the schedule online for brunch, lunch, and dinner sailings. 13755 Fiji Way. 310-301-3300.

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Killer Cafe

This local favorite is open 24/7 – even on holidays! So if you’re hankering for some fantastic comfort food, seafood, or a brunch complete with a stellar Bloody Mary, swing by this inviting diner. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2250.

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Marina del Rey Hotel

The Marina del Rey Hotel’s annual NYE event will sell out, so get tickets soon. Dance the night away DJ entertainment and live music on the event lawn. Located on the Bali Way peninsula, the hotel offers perfect views of the fireworks sh0ws. Ring in 2018 with a midnight Champagne toast.  SALT Restaurant & Bar will be serving a four-course, family-style menu. Dinner seatings are available by reservation for 5, 7, or 9 p.m. 13534 Bali Way. 424-289-8288.

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Tony P's Dockside Grill

Enjoy music, dancing, and a vast menu with prime views of the fireworks. Reserve your table for after 9 p.m. and you get to keep it for the rest of the night! DJ entertainment in the Tavern will keep you dancing all night. No cover charge for dinner service patrons, or $10 for those coming just to party. Celebrate 2018 with a midnight balloon drop and a champagne toast. 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534.

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Whiskey Red's

Celebrate the New Year with DJ entertainment, dancing, and fireworks. A huge dinner buffet is available 8-11 p.m. including bottomless bubbly. This party is for ages 21+, and prime seating on the waterside patio is $90 per person. Indoor options are $75-$85 per person. 13813 Fiji Way. 310-823-4522.

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