Whether you love butter, have a couple of ‘expat’ friends or just want to find a great place to celebrate New Year’s Eve, here’s a list for you. French restaurants usually do New Year’s Eve differently (and they actually call it Saint-Sylvestre), with a never-ending party that goes on long after the 12 strokes of midnight.

Georgie

In case you’ve missed the extraordinary Christmas buffet feast at Georgie, you’ve still got time to catch up on December 31st. There will be two seatings ($88 and $188), and a large choice of Chef Wilfrid Hocquet’s creations: Dungeness crab, Hokkaido scallops, porcini linguine, aged Creekstone farm strip loin… Expect a DJ, a midnight toast and more!

Belle Vie

For $75, you’ll get a feast in a typical French bistro: foie gras, smoked salmon, short ribs, truffle Brie, and petit fours. Vincent and the Belle Vie team invite you to “stay with us until midnight for the famous hugs and kisses” (sic.), with music blasting until the first morning of 2018.

Papilles

The Frenchiest hidden gem in LA will be celebrating New Year’s Eve as well! Papilles‘ Michelin-starred chef Claudio Dell’Anno (who comes from Belgium) is preparing a five-course menu for $75: details are still TBD but we are certain it is going to be delightful, and so will the wine.

Petit Trois

Chef Ludo’s bistro Petit Trois is getting ready for a lively evening to celebrate the New Year. The menu hasn’t been announced yet, but we’re secretly hoping for escargots and omelet — not very fancy, but there’s no better omelet on Earth and you know it…

Republique

One of the most beautiful restaurants in LA (Republique used to be Charlie Chaplin’s offices!) will be open and serving their regular dinner menu à la carte with optional specials. This will reassure the few prefix-menu phobics as well as delight all the cassoulet fans.