New Year's Eve and Day dining out options


12th Ave Grill New Year’s Eve specials include bone-in ribeye with black truffle and king crab mashed potatoes and “firecracker-crusted” scallops. 732-9469

At Azure on NYE, five courses for $175 start with a manila clam cappuccino with lemon verbena and dashi cream. For entrees, choose from braised short rib with abalone mushroom; poached Kona lobster in a saffron, tomato, kaffir lime bouillabaisse; spiced ahi in a red wine and wasabi sauce. 923-7311

The Beachouse at the Moana offers a NYE four-course dinner from 5:30-7:30 for $100, $185 from 8:30 to 10:30pm, which includes entrance to the Pre-Resolution Party and a dessert buffet. The menus for both seatings offer choices such as a petite filet and lobster tail or veal chop. 921-4600

At Chai’s Island Bistro for NYE, enjoy specials like “The Ultimate Duck Saimin,” with crab and shiitake mushroom ($10), and entrees like lobster and scallop pot pie or an Asian-style braised Kurobota pork osso bucco, each $45 including the dessert bar. 585-0011

Celebrate at Du Vin with a four-course dinner ($50/$70 with wine pairing) including steak tartare, braised pork tenderloin and a chocolate ganache torte with strawberry and champagne compote to finish. 545-1115

NYE at the Halekulani means foie gras custard with sea urchin and caviar, poached Maine lobster, degustation of Wagyu at La Mer ($385) or Alaskan halibut with chorizo onion sauce and sous vide tenderloin with foie gras ravioli at Orchids ($285). 923-2311

At the Kahala, there are many options for NYE: a five-course menu featuring scallops, foie gras and tenderloin at Hoku’s ($120/$170 with wine pairings), a dinner buffet at Plumeria Beach House ($90) and NYE noodles at midnight ($25). For New Year’s Day, choose from brunch at Hoku’s ($80) with traditional ozoni, a raw bar and made-to-order omelets or Plumeria ($70) with oysters on the half shell, prime rib, glazed ham. Plus, start the new year off right at the Bloody Mary bar. 739-8760

Nobu Waikiki celebrates NYE and New Year’s Day with a $150 menu including butter poached lobster with curry foam and a duck trio with blood orange gelee, roasted duck breast and seared foie gras with apple-pear compote. 237-6999

In addition to regular menus, Tiki’s Grill and Bar offers a NYE four-course menu ($59) of lobster corn chowder and truffle honey popover, sea scallop gratin, filet mignon and butter poached lobster, strawberry and champagne profiterole. 923-8454

It’s a BYOB event at Vino’s End of the Year dinner ($56). The menu: fresh oysters, grilled langoustines, roasted duck breast, lamb. 533-4476

At Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, it’s surf ‘n’ turf and a champagne toast for NYE ($69.95). 922-3600