Ranch & Coast New Year’s Eve Guide

Whether it’s a delicious dinner, boat cruise, or all-night dance party you crave, we’ve pulled together an array of festive ways to usher in the beginning of a new decade.

Posted on December 20, 2019

 


 

New Year’s Eve Guide

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine at Pendry San Diego will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special prix fixe menu curated by James Beard Smart Catch Leader and Executive Chef Jose “JoJo” Ruiz. The NYE menu will be available for $120.20 per person from 5pm to close. To start, Chef Ruiz will offer an amuse-bouche with a savory bite of his specialty crafted Caviar Sandwich. For an appetizer, guests can select the 1% Carpaccio with seared tuna, lobster, uni, and shiitake mushroom with whisky barrel ponzu and grilled Japanese milk bread; the Truffle Chicken Karaage with nori furikake and truffle aioli; or opt for the Vegetable Pancake with Japanese sweet potato, Napa cabbage, scallions, and shaved truffles. Main course selections include a Spicy Salt and Pepper Snapper Chow Mang, Suckling Porchetta, Asahi Black Braised Short Rib, Half Roasted Duck Duo, or a Vegetable Bento. Save room for dessert to indulge in Matcha Cheesecake Semifreddo made with yuzu grape sorbet, miso brown butter cake, and fresh grapes. lionfishsd.com/reservations

 

Chef Jason Knibb of La Jolla’s Nine-Ten will present a special prix-fixe dinner menu for residents and visitors alike looking for a place to dine before moving on to the many New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place around town. The four-course menu will be offered from 5:30-10pm for $110 per person or $165 per person with wine pairings with each course. 858.964.5400, nine-ten.com

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Nine-Ten

 

With more than 30 years in Rancho Santa Fe, celebrate decades past and new decades to come at Mille Fleurs. Enjoy a special five-course prix fixe menu featuring a starter, three entrees, and a dessert for $135 per person. Toast to the end of the decade with a special bottle of 2006 Henriot “Mellesimé.” 858.756.3085, millefleurs.com

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Mille Fleurs

 

Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley will offer a luxurious eight-course tasting menu at Michelin-starred Addison. Guests will enjoy contemporary French dishes featuring holiday-inspired flavors, as well as seasonal, world-class ingredients. The New Year’s Eve menu is $375 per person with supplemental wine pairings available. 858.314.1900, addisondelmar.com

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Addison

 

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Say farewell to 2019 with a prix fixe five-course meal from renowned Executive Chef Jeff Jackson at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Ring in the New Year while dining on A.R. Valentien’s patio or in the elegant dining room. Seatings from 5-10pm; $135 per person or $185 with wine pairings; $70 for those under 12. lodgetorreypines.com/events-calendar

Toast to the New Year at The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines with a savory three-course meal. Beer or wine pairings, plus incredible vistas of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean complete your delectable meal. Seatings from 5-10pm; $60 per person, $75 with beer pairings and $85 with wine pairings; $35 for children under 12. lodgetorreypines.com/events-calendar

 

Ring in 2020 while cruising Mission Bay aboard the legendary Bahia Belle from 9pm-12:30am. The Bahia’s New Year’s Eve Package includes overnight accommodations for two at the Bahia Resort Hotel and a cruise complete with an appetizer buffet, live DJ, party favors, midnight Champagne toast, and a cash bar. bahiahotel.com

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Bahia Belle

 

Omnia Nightclub San Diego invites guests to usher in a new decade with an unrivaled New Year’s Eve celebration. Partygoers will ring in 2020 in a confetti-filled atmosphere paired with a DJ set by Klingande. omniaclubs.com/san-diego

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Omnia Nightclub San Diego

 

For the ultimate end of the decade celebration, the iconic Mister A’s is the perfect place to ring in 2020. Enjoy a special five-course prix fixe menu for $135 per person highlighting Hudson Valley foie gras, Passmore Ranch caviar with all the fixings, and dry-aged duck. A full vegetarian five-course prix fixe menu will also be offered highlighting seasonal bounty including sunchokes, pears, local beet varietals, and acorn squash. In addition to panoramic views of San Diego’s skyline, special selections of Champagne by the glass or bottle will be available to toast all night long. 619.239.1377, asrestaurant.com

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Mister A’s

 

To welcome in 2020, savor a three-course dinner on New Year’s Eve at L’Auberge Del Mar, starting with an amuse bouche trio of Kumamoto Oysters, Smoked Trout Roe with house potato chips and Sundried Tomato Tartelette with goat cheese mousse. Next, choose either Spot Prawn Soup with parsnip and blood orange, Porcini Risotto with black truffle, or Winter Endives with chicory crumble. Delectable main selections include Sea Scallops with chanterelle mushrooms, Côte de Boeuf with crispy sweetbreads and black garlic jus, Butter Poached Lobster Tail with Alaskan fingerling potato, or Ratatouille Farro Latkes with tarragon vinaigrette. End this lovely holiday repast the with Chocolate Macaron with vanilla crème patisserie, Raspberry Jam Crème Brûlée with chai tea and dark chocolate, or Strawberries and Champagne with Victoria sponge cake and pink Champagne sorbet. Cost is $125 per guest; seatings at 7pm and 9pm. laubergedelmar.com

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L’Auberge Del Mar

 

Ring in 2020 at Hotel del Coronado’s black-and-white chic soiree, Bal Masque. This evening of mystery and decadence starts with cocktails in the Crown Room, followed by a five-course feast, open bar with Veuve Clicquot, and dancing to the Mighty Untouchables in the oceanfront ballroom — a perfect perch to watch the Del’s NYE fireworks. 619.522.8100, hoteldel.com 

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Hotel del Coronado

 

Located at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Serẽa pairs unmatched coastal views with an upscale, sustainable, sea-to-table culinary experience, making it an ideal spot to ring in the new decade with a Roaring 2020’s Dinner Party. Sit seaside and enjoy a meal consisting of lobster croquettes, crispy sunchoke, tuna carpaccio, red snapper, crispy duck and more. Finish off the locally-sourced seafood meal with a chocolate honey citrus cake and a complimentary glass of veuve champagne. The event runs from 5-12pm, and is $175 per person. sereasandiego.com

Serea

 

Spend New Year’s Eve indulging in opulence at downtown hotspot Animae. One of the latest openings from the Puffer Malarkey Collective, Animae will be offering a four-course pre-fixe menu to ensure a delicious start to the New Year. Featured menu items include Misty Point Oysters with Uni, Elderberry and Yuzu, Butter Dumplings with Escargot, Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Lemon, and Cabbage, and Chili Garlic Lobster, Black Garlic Udon, Choy Sum, Bisque, and Espelette. The evening will include two seatings, with a price of $95 and $115 for the first and second seatings, respectively. Reservations for the first seating begin between 5:30pm and 6:45pm, and the second seating kicks off at 8pm and continues until close. The second seating includes a midnight toast. animaesd.com/nye-celebration

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Animae

 

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619 Spirits Distillery & Tasting Room

Ring in the New Year at North Park’s award-winning 619 Spirits Distillery & Tasting Room. The evening begins at 7pm with a silent disco and will include a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. The tasting room will be offering their regular food menu and serving a more elevated bar menu. Following the festivities, the distillery will be open New Year’s Day offering a special menu. Celebrate National Bloody Mary Day on January 1 with 619’s signature Bloody Mary featuring their brand new 619 House Bloody Mary Mix, or the 619 Bloody Mary Jar loaded with a pickle spear, charcuterie stick and candied bacon. 619spirits.com

 

Ring in the New Year at The US Grant’s Grant Grill and Lounge with fine dining, live music and one-of-a-kind beverage offerings. New Year’s Eve dinner options include an early seating pre-celebration 4-course dinner and the late seating 5-course dinner experience with a midnight toast and live music. grantgrill.com

U.S. Grant

 

Dani Bell and the Tarantist

Dance into 2020 at Loews Coronado Bay Resort‘s Soiree on the Bay. The annual celebration will be a night to remember, complete with stunning bay views, culinary delights, and live music by bands of the Redwoods Revue: Birdy Bardot, Cardinal Moon, Dani Bell and the Tarantist, Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth, and The Midnight Pine. Guests will also enjoy a New Year countdown, balloon drop, and Champagne toast at midnight. Kids are welcome to play in the kidzone from 7pm-12am, with activities including movies, video games, a bounce house, and a balloon drop at 9pm. Kids may join the main event for a $35 wristband fee.

 

Little Italy’s Herb & Wood is welcoming 2020 with an ode to the 1920s. The restaurant will turn into a Gatsby-worthy affair for the evening, boasting decor, drinks, and music from the elusive era. The evening will feature a three course pre-fixe meal, champagne toast, and a la carte options at the bar. Reservations between 5:30pm and 6:30pm are priced at $95 per person, while reservations after 6:30pm cost $115 per person. Menu highlights include Veal Loin & Tuna carpaccio with Tonnato Sauce, Pickled Tomato, Calabrian Chili, Caper, and Wild Arugula, Quail with roasted Quince Barbeque, Black Eyed Peas, Swiss Chard, Buttermilk, and Mustard Seed, and Pink Peppercorn Crusted Filet with Whipped Potato, Mushroom Demi, Chanterelles, and Mustard Frill. herbandwood.com/nye-celebration

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Herb & Wood

 

The Puffer Malarkey Collective’s newest addition, Herb & Sea, emanates East Coast meets West Coast, and with that in mind, the Encinitas restaurant will be celebrating NYE with an East Coast Ball Drop. Perfect for those who prefer to be tucked in bed by midnight, the festivities will kick off at 5:30pm and wrap up with a celebration at 9pm as the ball drops on the East Coast. In addition to the accelerated festivities, Herb & Sea will be serving a three-course pre-fixe menu, which includes favorites like Octopus & Artichokes with Lemon, Chili, Saffron Aioli, Endive, Tomato, and Herbs, and Mushroom and Truffle Gemelli with Foraged Mushrooms, Bloomsdale Spinach, ParmBrodo, and Truffle Pesto. herbandsea.com

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Herb & Sea

 

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Oceanside’s Blade 1936 is ringing in the New Year with dinner, drinks, and dancing. The restaurant, which is named for the historic Oceanside Blade-Tribune which occupied the space from 1936 to the 1960s, will feature a four-course pre-fixe menu, DJ, and a Champagne toast. The evening will include three seatings, beginning at 4pm, 6pm, and 9pm, each with a cost of $69 for adults and $50 for children ten and under, and the DJ will begin spinning at 7pm. In addition to the traditional pre-fixe menu, a vegan menu is also available upon request. blade1936.com

 

Both Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach will be kicking off 2020 will live music and the promise of a good time. Moonshine Flats will be ringing in the New Year with The Outliers, while Moonshine Beach is celebrating the start of a new decade with Yankton. Known for their lively performances, both The Outliers and Yankson ensure an energetic start to 2020. Both venues will open their doors at 8pm; tickets for the Outliers show at Moonshine Flats is $30 for GA; $40 day of show. The Yankton show at Moonshine Beach is $20 for GA; $25 day of show. moonshineflats.com, moonshinebeachsd.com

 

Serving upscale Mediterranean and Southern California inspired cuisine, University Heights hot-spot Madison on Park will be serving a New Year’s Eve three-course pre-fixe menu. The menu will highlight dishes including the Tuna Tartare, Madison’s famous double-cut sesame Crusted Pork Chop, Filet Mignon, and gluten-free Vegan Ravioli. The dinner will be $65 and will include a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight; wine and cocktail pairings are an additional $19. Desserts include Raspberry Mascarpone Cake and Chocolate Marquise Cake. The first seating is from 5-7pm; the second seating is from 8-11pm. madisononpark.com

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Madison on Park

Celebrate the end of 2019 in the historic Gaslamp district with dinner at The Oceanaire, complete with fresh surf and turf specialties by Chef Daniel Barron. Wine and bubble deals include a bottle of Caymus Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for $149 and Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet or Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne for $99 per bottle. On New Year’s Day, the raw bar will feature all-day $1 chef select oysters and more wine/bubble deals that will jumpstart 2020. 619.858.2277, theoceanaire.com

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Oceanaire

 

Start off the final evening of 2019 with dinner and drinks at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, where you can choose from their wide selection of delicious, freshly-prepared comfort food dishes as you overlook the lights of the Point Loma Marina. With their modern bar program (complete with seasonal craft cocktails, local brews, and a robust selection of rare and top-shelf whiskeys), Jimmy’s is the ideal spot to get the New Year’s party started. 619.226.2103, j-fat.com/locations/san-diego

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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

 

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Prior to heading out to your New Year’s party or local bar, fuel up on tacos and cocktails at Lola 55. Their selection of fresh Baja-inspired tacos will prep you for a night of celebrating, but won’t put you in a food coma. If you really want to start early, Lola 55 offers $4 margaritas, Modelos, and house wine during happy hour from 2-6 pm. Open on New Year’s Eve until 9pm. lola55.com

 

Celebrate a new beginning at Rancho Bernardo Inn’s Great Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve Soiree, featuring music by the Ryan Hiller Band, balloon drop, party favors, light hors d’oeuvres, and desserts throughout the evening. Plus, a full open bar featuring Moet & Chandon. $125 advance purchase; $150 week of event. ranchobernardoinn.com

Clink your glasses while taking in an unbeatable view of the San Diego skyline at the city’s only dedicated rooftop restaurant, Rustic Root. Beginning at 8pm, guests can indulge in a premier hosted bar, a tantalizing selection of snacks, and a variety of appetizers while mingling with friends. Additionally, party-goers can enjoy interactive activations, entertainment, bottomless Champagne, and fun party favors to take home to commemorate their evening spent celebrating the start of 2020. rusticroot.com

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will offer a sparkling New Year’s Eve soiree at Veladora complete with an expertly-prepared four-course dinner, hand crafted cocktails and more. Dance the night away beneath the stars as a live band cheers you on, with plenty of bubbly beverages for all to toast as midnight nears. ranchovalencia.com

Veladora at Rancho Valencia

 

This New Year’s Eve, Harrah’s Resort SoCal will transform into the ultimate “through the decades” affair. Throughout the day on December 31, guests will experience strolling entertainment within the casino, pop-up food stations and other celebratory surprises including ’20s flappers, ’40s-inspired Rosie the Riveters, ’50s Marilyn Monroe stage shows, ’70s disco stilt walkers, an ’80s dance troupe, a ’90s hiphop dance troupe, and more. The annual Mayor’s Millions drawings will be happening as well with hourly drawings for $100,000 taking place from 2-11pm at the property’s promotion center. When it’s time for the big countdown, the resort will celebrate with a balloon drop that will take over the casino. harrahssocal.com

Harrah’s Resort SoCal

 

The new decade calls for a special dinner at one of San Diego’s most celebrated new restaurants of 2019, Jeune et Jolie, which is serving a special rendition of their “Carte Blanche” tasting menu for $90 per person. Toast through the festive night with biodynamic wines, craft cocktails, absinthe, and special celebratory bubbles at midnight. But that is not all, keep celebrating into the new decade with brunch New Year’s day starting at 10am. 760.637.5266, jeune-jolie.com

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Jeune et Jolie

 

For those wanting an all-night affair, Campfire brings the party. Despite the kitchen closing before midnight, the bar will be open serving craft libations, spirits, and natural domestic wines all night long into 2020. If just one night at Campfire wasn’t enough, then the second round is waiting for you at brunch starting at 10am. So, grab your most adventurous bunch and party into the night and morning at this local Carlsbad post. 760.637.5121, thisiscampfire.com

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Campfire

 

Take a trip to the Italian coast with an evening at Il Dandy this New Year’s Eve with a special chef’s five-course prix fixe available during two seatings. Start the eve at Il Dandy during their first seating with open reservations from 4:30-6pm for $85 per person. Or opt for dinner and a midnight toast during their second seating with open reservations between from 8-10pm for $120 per person, prosecco toast included. For an extra special celebration, book Arama, the intimate six-seat restaurant within a restaurant that’s nestled beside the kitchen of Il Dandy. For this special occasion, Arama is offering a premium New Year’s tasting menu from Michelin-starred Calabrian Chef Antonio Abbruzzino for $450 per person. 619.310.5669

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Il Dandy

 

San Diegans can pop over to Temecula’s Ponte Vineyard Inn for an extended weekend stay and enjoy festive NYE happenings. Savor a three-course a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu, available from 5-8pm at The Restaurant at Ponte. Menu items include mussels, Mediterranean Salad, and crispy pan-seared salmon. If a prix-fixe experience is more your speed, spend New Year’s Eve at Bouquet at Ponte Vineyard Inn. Priced at $50-65 per person, the menu features beet salad packed with roasted red and yellow beets, medjool dates, goat cheese, and tomatoes tossed in pink peppercorn vinaigrette; Chilean-seared sea bass served with fava bean succotash, smoked trout caviar, and lemon oil; and red wine-poached pear with a custard center, topped with beverno sauce and shortbread cookie, as well as other dishes crafted for the occasion. pontevineyardinn.com

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Ponte Vineyard Inn

 

Felice Anno Nuovo! Coronado’s Primavera Ristorante offers a prix fixe “La Viglia di Capodanno” feast priced at $85 per person. A specialty cocktail, The Countdown, will also be available for the celebration, made with Ketel One vodka, Chambord, simple syrup and Champagne. To start, guests may choose between Manhattan-style shrimp and clam chowder; baby spinach salad; carpaccio di manzo; or steamed mussels, littleneck clamsLinguiça, and fennel served in white wine and butter broth. Entrée options include pan-seared wild scallops, pistachio-crusted lamb chops, grilled branzino and shrimp with fresh pomodoro sauce; and house-made gnocchi with toasted pine nut pesto and brie cheese with sautéed root vegetables. Guests may opt to add a 6 oz. Canadian cold-water lobster tail to any entrée dish, or choose bacon-wrapped Angus filet mignon served with Tuscan scalloped potatoes and green peppercorn sauce. Dessert offerings include amaretto, vanilla bean, and espresso panna cotta served with almond biscotti; cheesecake al tiramisu, and limoncello mousse topped with mascarpone crème fraiche and fresh seasonal berries. 619.435.0454, primavera1st.com

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Primavera Ristorante

 

Havana 1920, GBOD Hospitality Group’s intimate Cuban restaurant, will kick off 2020 with a four-course prix fixe menu. Priced at $129 per couple, the dinner will include a choice of red, white or sparkling wine and will commence with a trio of empanadas. The second course will include the choice between the Havana salad and the soup selection of the day. The entrée course will include the choice between skirt steak with shrimp al Ajillo, shrimp sautéed in white wine, garlic and fresh lemon juice, served with rice and black beans; or vegetarian paella, a spin on the traditional saffron rice dish served with asparagus, mushrooms, bell peppers, sweet plantains and Caribbean avocados. The meal will conclude with wild berry rum cheesecake for dessert. The complete dinner menu will also be available. 619.369.1920, havana1920.com

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Havana 1920

 

Indulge in a Greek-inspired four-course prix fixe menu at Mezé Greek Fusion, located in the Gaslamp Quarter. The NYE menu, priced at $129 per couple, will include a choice of red, white, or sparkling wine. The meal will begin with cheese saganaki, pan-seared Kasseri cheese flambéed with brandy served with freshly made pita. The second course will include a choice between avgolemono soup, a traditional egg-lemon soup with chicken, rice and carrots; or village salad with Roma tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, olives and capers. Surf and turf will be the entrée selection: steak fillet served with shrimp, vegetables and rice. The meal will conclude with baklava cheesecake for dessert. 619.550.1600, gaslampmeze.com

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Mezé Greek Fusion

 

Celebrate the eve of 2020 in the spirit of 1920 at Prohibition, the Gaslamp Quarter’s underground speakeasy, with an exclusive supper club dinner beginning at 6:30pm, and a New Year’s Eve party kicking off at 9pm. The five-course cocktail pairing dinner is priced at $150 per person and will feature dishes from each of GBOD Hospitality Group’s four Gaslamp Quarter venues paired with cocktails made with GBOD Single Barrel selections. The meal will begin with tray passed ceviche tostadas paired with GBOD Single Barrel Dobel Añejo Tequila, followed by seasonal soup paired with a GBOD Single Barrel Elijah Craig Bourbon cocktail. The third course will feature shrimp an ouzo saganaki, jumbo shrimp pan-seared with garlic, tomatoes, green onions, and feta cheese flambéed with ouzo served with freshly made pita; served with GBOD imported ouzo. A surf and turf entrée course, featuring steak and scallops, will be paired with a GBOD Single Barrel WhistlePig 10 Year Rye Whiskey cocktail. Dessert will feature wild berry rum cheesecake paired with GBOD Single Barrel The Real McCoy Rum. Prohibition’s New Year’s Eve party will feature a live performance by The Lafayette Blues Jam and includes a complimentary Champagne or “dealer’s choice” toast at midnight. 619.501.1919, prohibitionsd.com

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Prohibition

 

Start the New Year right with a morning stroll along the San Dieguito Lagoon and catch your first brunch of the year at Viewpoint Brewing Co. Serving elevated gastropub fare from perfectly cooked eggs benedict and Scottish eggs to modern classics like churro French toast, fried chicken naan mi, and backyard burger that will satisfy any first meal of the year cravings. Mimosa flights, hard kombucha on draft, and house brewed craft beer will have you cured from the late-night 2020 festivities the night before. Open for brunch New Year’s Day starting at 11am. viewpointbrewing.com

Viewpoint Brewing

 

Omnia: Photo Courtesy of Hakkasan Group     Animae: Photo by Dustin Bailey     619 Spirits: Photo by Chris Brake    Dani Bell & the Tarantist: Photo by Pitstick @fotonoun     Herb & Wood, Lola 55: Photo by Sam Wells     Herb & Sea: Photo by Dustin Bailey     Blade: Photo by Diana Sciacca    Madison on Park: Photo by Haley Hill    Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, Il Dandy: Photo by Lucianna McIntosh