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13 SF Restaurants Offering New Year’s Specials

Ring in 2022 with food from one of these spots.

Somehow, we blinked, and the VR simulation that was 2021 has come to an end. If you’re looking for a fun way to ring in the new year, how about some truffle tartlets or a prix fixe menu involving caviar and champagne? Lucky for you, it’s all here in this guide. Here are 13 SF restaurants with specials to help you celebrate New Year’s.

The recent rise in Covid cases has caused some SF restaurants and bars to temporarily shut down. Make sure to check in with the restaurant about New Year’s Eve-related reservations and events.

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Octavia

American in Pacific Heights

$$$$

Get Directions  |   415-408-7507  |  Website

Hours: FRIDAY5:00PM to 10:30PM
    Perfect for
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Small Plates

Octavia in Lower Pacific Heights will be serving a family-style dinner on New Year’s Eve ($140). Expect to see black truffle tartlets, caviar, spaghetti with Dungeness crab, and more. Make a reservation here.


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Lily
8.7

Vietnamese in Richmond

    Perfect for
  • Birthdays
  • Date Night
  • Eating At The Bar

For New Year’s Eve, the upscale Vietnamese restaurant is bringing back its infamous “douchebag fried rice”—A5 wagyu, uni, and truffle caviar included. The rice will be part of a festive $160 prix fixe menu that’s available for dine-in. Make a reservation here.


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The Morris
8.5

American in Mission

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Date Night
  • Dining Solo
  • Drinking Good Wine

The upscale American restaurant in the Mission is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner that’s eight courses and filled with “lots of surprises.” The earlier seating at 5pm is $145 per person, and the second at 7:30pm is $175. Email info@themorris-sf.com to reserve a table.


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Penny Roma
8.5

Italian in Mission

    Perfect for
  • Birthdays
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Date Night

If you want to ring in the new year with a five-course Italian feast that includes crab cannelloni and dry-aged strip steak, Penny Roma is here for you. The Mission spot has dinner reservations available online at $104 per person. They’ll also have sparkling wine flights available next door at the Flour + Water Pasta Shop.


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Abacá
8.7

Filipino in Fisherman's Wharf

    Perfect for
  • Birthdays
  • Drinking Good Cocktails
  • Fine Dining
  • Special Occasions

The upscale Filipino restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf will have three different dinner seatings for New Year’s Eve. Prices range from $95-150, depending on the number of courses (they range from 10-14 as the night goes on). The menu includes things like black garlic steam buns with pork tocino or braised beef with black truffles, and, if you stay until midnight, you’ll get champagne and s’mores.


One Market Restaurant

On New Year’s Eve, the American restaurant on the Embarcadero is offering a four-course tasting menu ($125-175) that includes lobster bisque, oysters on the half shell, seared scallops, and mulled wine chocolate cake. Make a reservation here.


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Piccino
7.9

American in Dogpatch

Hours: FRIDAY6:30AM to 10:00PM
    Perfect for
  • Brunch
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Date Night
  • Dining Solo
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Walk-Ins

The Italian-inspired Californian restaurant in Dogpatch is doing a three-course prix fixe menu ($150) for New Year’s Eve. The full details of the menu haven’t been posted, but we do know there is an option to add on a wine pairing, specialty cocktails, and a cheese pairing with dessert.


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Nisei
8.5

Japanese in Russian Hill

    Perfect for
  • Drinking Good Wine
  • Fine Dining
  • Special Occasions

The fine dining restaurant in Russian Hill is doing a New Year’s Eve menu ($275) focused on osechi ryori, or traditional Japanese New Year foods. Expect to see dishes like oxtail ozoni, datemaki with caviar, and king crab with truffle miso. Make a reservation here. You can also swing by Bar Iris, their sister bar next door, for champagne, sake, and caviar before dinner.


International Smoke

$$$$

Get Directions  |   +14157222138  |  Website

The barbecue-focused restaurant in SoMa is serving a “fuego feast” for New Year’s Eve ($120). It’s served family-style, with your choice of an entrée like prime rib or strip steak with whiskey-miso sauce. Make a reservation through their website.


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La Ciccia
8.7

Italian in Noe Valley

    Perfect for
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents

The Sardinian restaurant in Noe Valley has a four-course dinner for New Year’s Eve. For $125 per person, you’ll get things like octopus stew, seared lamb tenderloin tagliata, and saffron panna cotta. Call 415-550-8114 to make a reservation.


Chezchez

The aperitif-focused Mission bar will be open for a New Year’s Day brunch starting at noon, complete with caviar and champagne. Stay tuned on their Instagram for more details.


Nightbird

American in Hayes Valley

$$$$

Get Directions  |   4158297565  |  Website

    Perfect for
  • Corporate Cards

The upscale Hayes Valley restaurant has a New Year’s Eve menu available for $300-325 per person. It’s 11 courses and involves “all the things,” including lobster, truffles, caviar, and champagne. Book a seat here.


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Saison
9.0

American in Soma

Hours: FRIDAY5:30PM to 9:30PM
    Perfect for
  • Business Meals
  • Drinking Good Wine
  • Fine Dining
  • Special Occasions

If you really want to go all out on New Year’s Eve, Saison in SoMa is doing a special tasting menu for $498 per person. Reservations for the fine dining restaurant can be made here—expect lots of caviar and vintage champagne.


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