The Setai, Miami Beach - Miami, FL
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Expect a SoBe party with all the festive fixins at this black (or white) tie soiree. Namely, a welcome reception in The Courtyard with gourmet canapes, vino and flowing Taittinger Champagne. For dinner, there will be a six-course gourmet tasting dinner complete with wine pairings. Then, Brazilian dancers and a midnight toast -- just as the DJ and big band entertainment fire up. Need I say more?

Time: 7pm - 2am
Cost: $850 per adult and $425 per child (5-12 years of age) -- but seriously, think babysitter. The kiddies don't need to see you kissing strangers.
Marble Lane at Dream Downtown Hotel - New York, NY
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One New York restaurant is prepared for the aftermath of a strong New Year's Eve performance. Marble Lane at Dream Downtown Hotel (pictured above) is offering a mystifying, carb-infused Hangover Menu this year for New Year's Day. The stars include: a Mac 'n' Cheese Soup ($11), followed by Sake Steamed Mussels ($17) and a Hanger "Over" Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich topped with onions, provolone and cheese wiz ($24). Of course, it all comes after you watch the ball drop from Dream Downtown's penthouse lounge, PH-D, which offers panoramic views of Times Square. Last year, Drake made an appearance -- this year, who knows.
The Continental Mid-Town - Philadelphia, PA
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What better place to bring in the New Year than a place where the chairs swing from the ceilings? DJ Ernesto will be on-hand to drop some serious tracks inside this dramatic two-story backdrop where the regular dinner menu will be in full-effect. A champagne toast, balloon drop and epic Auld Lang Syne could also make this one for the ages. Walk-ins only, no reservations accepted.

Time: 5pm - 2am
Cost: No flat; just pay as you go.
The U.S. Grant - San Diego, CA
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The U.S. Grant grants you access to their "1st Annual New Year's Eve Soiree: The Bivouac!" this Dec. 31. Think of it as a snazzy SoCal alternative to clubbing it all night. Expect spiked punch bowls, music care of DJ Brett Bodley and a whole lot of specialty drink stations designed by Celebrity Mixologist, Jeff Josenhans (as seen on The Food Network).

Time: 9pm - 2am
Cost: $90 + tax for unlimited spiked punch bowls (all night) and the champagne toast at midnight.
The Modern Honolulu - Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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This party will not be the chill Hawaii you know and love. It will, however, be the kind of cra-zay New Year's Eve extravaganza your Facebook feed will love. Guests can ring in the New Year at six different locations of the hotel, which will be filled with complimentary goodies, headline entertainment, special guest DJs, and lots of grey geese. (The party is in fact sponsored by Grey Goose.) Oh yeah -- and fireworks on the pool decks at midnight. Epic.

Time: 7pm - 4am
Cost: $75 for general admission; $125 for VIP admission; $113,000 (not a typo) for the "Over the Top NYE Experience", including a round-trip flight on Apollo Jets from California or Vegas for up to 16 guests, four nights in a penthouse suite and a VIP NYE Experience at Addiction Nightclub.
The Vanderbilt Grace - Newport, RI
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Their New Year's Celebration Package has not just "grace", but style and gourmet substance. You'll start in the bar with canapes and a glass of champagne. Then sit down for a five-course dinner for two at either the critically acclaimed MUSE by Jonathan Cartwright or their more casual option at The Conservatory. Also included in the package is a complimentary "All About The Ladies" nail care special for optimal primping, a New Year's Day brunch and two nights at the hotel (Dec. 30 - Jan.2).

Cost: Rates starting at $905 for MUSE; $835 for The Conservatory. (Including the two-night stay).
LAVO Italian Restaurant & Nightclub - New York, NY
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Celebs Gerard Butler, Kristin Cavallari and Kim Kardashian have already blessed this sexy sibling of Tao in Las Vegas with their presence. That small detail may only add to your storyline should you decide to spend New Year's there. This year, they're offering both an a la carte and pre-fixe dinner with LAVO signature specialties such as their 16-Ounce Kobe Meatball and spinach artichoke brick-oven pizza. A midnight champagne toast and a live DJ will keep the buzz going straight through next year.

Time: 9pm - 1am
Cost: Prix fixe: TBD; A la carte: Regular menu prices.
Public Kitchen & Bar - Hollywood, CA
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Inside the mega-hip Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, chef/owner Tim Goodell will be concocting a six-course prix fixe menu at his Public Kitchen & Bar with a Seafood Tower starring all the shellfish greats -- shrimp, oysters, clams and even a special appearance by a stone crab. Come to dinner and you'll receive wristband entry to the hotel's Saints & Sinners party. Doesn't matter which one you are.

Time: Two seatings: 6pm & 9pm
Cost: $170 per person for 6PM seating; $200 per person for the 9PM seating.
CHAYA - Los Angeles, CA (*Three themed events at various locations)
CHAYA Brasserie - "Hollywood B" - The Beverly Hills mainstay will get its big Hollywood close-up this New Year's Eve with two celebrations: "Hollywood Nights" and "Hollywood Babylon." The former offers a four- or five-course prix fixe menu featuring all sorts of delicious creations from Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe's menu in the main restaurant. The other event, the Hollywood Babylon fete, bestows live entertainment from swing dance performers and the Crown City Bombers. It takes place on the outdoor patio, which gets transformed into "a luxurious alcove reminiscent of far-flung destinations."

Time: First seating: Begins between 5:30-7:30pm; Second seating: 9 - 9:30pm; "Hollywood Babylon" - 9pm - 2am
Cost: First Seating: $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity); Second Seating: $125 (excluding tax and gratuity, but that includes access to the "Hollywood Babylon" party).

CHAYA Downtown - "Roaring 20's" - Relive the glory of Vaudeville, Prohibition and The Great Depression (okay maybe not that one) during this vibrant soiree in the heart of Downtown LA. Live entertainment will be provided by the Honey Child Swing Band as will some classic cuisine from the CHAYA menu -- which quite possibly will include a Kumamoto Oyster and Sea Urchin Shooter and Seared Wagyu Beef Sushi.

Time: All. Night. Long.
Cost: $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) for the prix-fixe menu and a complimentary glass Champagne (sham-pawn-yuh) at midnight.

CHAYA Venice - "Gatsby NYE 2013" - Flashback to a time of jazz, extravagance, glamour and excess at the seaside location of CHAYA. Expect cigar girls, best dressed awards, giveaways and more to help end 2012 on a high note. For dinner, there will be two seatings potentially starring such dishes as 'kurodai' sashimi with sliced truffle and 'Surf 'n' Turf' with Grilled Angus Filet Mignon and Half Maine Lobster.

Time: First seating: Begins between 5 - 7:30pm; Second seating: 9 - 9:30pm;
Cost: First Seating: $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity); Second Seating: $135 (excluding tax and gratuity). Unfortunately, the prices are not from the '20's.


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