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New Year’s Eve Dining

Make early reservations for these premier New Year’s Eve events in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles. 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 as we ring in 2019.

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Beachside Restaurant & Bar

Savor an exclusive NYE menu offered from 5 to 10 p.m. at this Marina hot spot located steps from the sand at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Live music is offered on the patio from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a lineup of holiday cocktails all night with extended bar hours till 1 a.m. Reservations for full dining are strongly recommended tonight. 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 New Year’s Eve fireworks. A special five-course NYE dinner menu at $90 per person is served 5:30–10:30 p.m., and late diners can stay until midnight for the second fireworks show. New Year’s Day brunch (a la carte and prix fixe) will be served 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., and regular dinner 5:30–10 p.m. 4451 Admiralty Way. 310-823-6395.

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Cast & Plow

This waterfront restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton will offer two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve. Harbor-facing patio and indoor seating showcase prime views of both fireworks shows. First up is a three-course prix fixe meal at $98 per person, with reservations offered between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. The second option is a four-course prix fixe dinner at $120 per person, with reservations offered between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.

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Dining Cruises

Hornblower Cruises offers the only public dining cruises in the Marina. Families flock to the harbor from throughout the greater L.A. area to experience holiday dining on the water, so make extra early reservations for sailings at this time of year. Check the online schedule or call for availability on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day brunch and dinner sailings. This year, there’s also a dessert and cocktail cruise timed with the New Year’s Eve fireworks. 13755 Fiji Way. 855-816-5824.

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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. 310-578-2293.

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Marina del Rey Hotel

The Marina del Rey Hotel’s annual Midnight on the Marina event will sell out, so get tickets soon. Located on the Bali Way peninsula, the hotel offers panoramic views of the fireworks. A lineup of DJs will supply party tunes all night long. Opt for the Bottomless Bubbly or Open Bar ticket packages and you’re set for the night! SALT Restaurant & Bar will be serving a four-course, family-style menu (separate reservations required), available between 5 and 10 p.m. 13534 Bali Way. 424-289-8288.

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Tony P's Dockside Grill

Enjoy music, dancing, and window views of the fireworks. In the restaurant and patio areas, reserve a table for after 9 p.m. and you get to keep it for the rest of the night! In the Tavern, DJ entertainment will keep you dancing till the wee hours. No cover charge for dinner service patrons, and $20 at the door for those coming just to party. Celebrate 2019 with a midnight balloon drop and a champagne toast. 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534.

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