Lesley Bargar is the Dining Editor at Los Angeles Magazine. Lots of restaurants are having New Year's Eve specials. She's picked out a few of her favorites:
Melisse - 1104 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, (310) 395-0881
$250 per person for a six-course prix fixe.
Wilshire - 2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, (310) 586-1707
No prix fixe. Instead they are offering a $50 open bar from 10 pm-2 am.
Akasha - 9543 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, (310) 845-1700
$60 per person ($75 for late seating) for a Southern-Style New Year's Eve dinner and Zydeco band.
Rivera - 1050 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, (213) 749-1460
$110 per person for an eight-course prix fixe. Features complimentary champagne.
Drago Centro - 525 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, (213) 228-8998
$85 per person for a five-course tasting menu.