2013 NEW YEAR’S EVE GUIDE
USHER OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW.
Fireworks at the Naples PierBeginning around 7:30 p.m. Free.
¦New Year’s Eve on Third Street SouthParty atmosphere all along ThirdStreet South. Free.434-6533; www.thirdstreetsouth.com
¦ Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South – Live entertainment every evening.Free.Dec. 28: Radio Flyer, 8 p.m.-midnightDec. 29: The Derek Trenholm Band, 8p.m.-midnightDec. 30: The Steve Farst Trio, 7-10 p.m.Dec. 31: Jerry Pellegrino, 8 p.m.-midnight
¦ The Crystal Ball - The Southwest Florida Symphony – New Year's Eve Gala and Concert. Enjoy an elegant evening with a Symphony Concert, dinner and dancing.
¦ Philharmonic Center for the Arts – 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.597-1900; www.thephil.orgRing in the New Year at the Phil beginning at 9 p.m. with “The Gershwin Concert Experience,” a multimedia show featuring new arrangements and rarely seenitems from the Gershwin family archives.Concert only tickets start at $79; concertplus reception tickets are from $115.
¦ Fort Myers New Year's Eve Downtown Countown– The 2013 Fort Myers New Year’s Eve Downtown Countdown presented by the River District Alliance is set for Monday, Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. http://www.fortmyersdowntowncountdown.com/
¦ AZN Asian Cuisine – Mercato593-8818; www.aznrestraunt.comServing the regular menu or yourchoice of two fixed menus ($50 or $100per person) until 11 p.m.
¦ Agave Southwestern Grill –2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road598-3473; www.AgaveNaples.comNew Year’s Day buffet brunch from10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a Bloody Maria/Mary and draught beer bar for $32 (plustax and gratuity) per person, or buffetonly for $25 (plus tax and gratuity) perperson.
¦ Bamboo Café –755 12th Ave. S.643-6177; www.bamboocafefrenchhomecooking.comFour-course menu with champagnetoast, party favors, live entertainment.$92 per person. Call for reservations.
¦ Bistro Soleil – 100 Palm St., Marco Island389-0981New Year’s Eve dinner with live entertainment. $55 per person. Call for reservations.
¦ Blue Martini – Mercato591-2583; www.bluemartinilounge.comA Great Gatsby/Roaring ’20s themeis the order of the night with live entertainment starting at 8 p.m. Guests areencouraged to dress in period attire.
¦ Burn by Rocky Patel – 9110 Strada Place653-9013; www.burnbyrockypatel.comCall for New Year’s Eve details andreservations.
¦ Chez Boet – 755 12th Ave. South643-6177; www.ChezBoetNaples.comNew Year’s Eve features a four-courseprix fixe menu with a glass of champagne. Call for reservations.
¦ Cruise Naples – Tin City263-4949; www.CruiseNaplesFlorida.com Fireworks cruise aboard the DoubleSunshine sets sail at 6:30 p.m. $65 foradults, $55 for ages 12 and younger.
¦ Captain Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club – 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island389-6900; www.captbriens.comNew Year’s Eve dinner and show withBert Kreischer. 6 p.m., $65 per person; 9p.m., $95, plus tax and gratuity. Includesdinner and show, with champagne toastat the late show.
¦ The English Pub – 5047 Tamiami Trail E.775-3727; www.naplesenglishpub.comNew Year’s Eve from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Allyou can-eat prime rib and seafood buffet, plus free wine through dinner, partyfavors, dancing, champagne toast at midnight. $29.95. Reservations required.
¦ Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – 8595 U.S. 41 N.598-2424; www.flemingssteakhouse.co mFriday, Dec. 28, through Monday, Dec.31, enjoy special entrees, appetizer anddessert in addition to the regular menu;also, Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut servedfrom magnum bottles all night long eachevening.
¦ Gordon’s on the River – Naples Harbour213-1441Enjoy food, drink, merriment andmusic by the jazz piano and saxophonedue of Doc Booth & Jennifer Mazziottibeginning at 7:30 p.m. $80 per personincludes a caviar and champagne reception followed by a five-course dinner.
¦ Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits – 2700 Immokalee Road431-7928The Gladesmen perform on NewYear’s Eve. $5 cover per person, withfood and drink specials all night.
¦ Shula's @ Hilton Naples – 5111 Tamiami Trail N.Featuring the Beatles Express tributeband, a four-course filet mignon dinner,open bar, champagne toast, party favors,dancing and ball drop for $150 per person. 659-3174 for reservations.Also, Shula’s at the hotel is serving a
special four-course dinner from 5:30 p.m.to midnight for $65 per person, with theregular menu also available. Reservations required. Call 430-4999.
¦ The Little Bar & Restaurant – 205 Harbor Place, GoodlandMarco Island394-5663; www.littlebarrestaurant.com6 p.m., live entertainment with theRaiford Starke Band. Regular menu anda champagne toast at midnight.
¦ M Waterfront Grille – The Village on Venetian Bay263-4421; www.mwaterfrontgrille.com8 p.m.-midnight, live jazz4:30-5:45 p.m., holiday ala carte menu6:15-11 p.m., prix fixe menu with fourcourses for $85 per person.
¦ The Marco Princess – Marco River Marina642-5415; www.themarcoprincess.comChoose from a New Year’s Eve buffet lunch ($33.95), sunset cocktail cruise($48.95) or late-night dinner cruise from8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ($125).
¦ Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard the Indian Princess – From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., passengers can enjoy an adult-only cruise while watching the Fort Myers Beach firework display at the pier.
¦ The Naples Grande Beach Resort – 475 Seagate Drive254-5600; www.naplesgranderesort.com7-11 p.m., New Year’s Eve dinner in theVista Ballroom, $149 per person.
¦ The Naples Princess – 550 Port O Call Way649-2275; www.naplesprincesscruises.comSeveral cruises offered on New Year’sEve for a gala celebration with an openbar, hors d’oeuvres and plated dinner,live entertainment, party favors and achampagne toast at midnight.
¦ Noodles Italian Café & Sushi Bar – 1585 Pine Ridge Road592-0050; www.noodlescafe.comFor New Year’s Eve from 6:30 p.m. to 2a.m., full dinner menu and a champagnetoast at midnight. Live entertainmentand a DJ.
¦ The Real Macaw – 3275 Bayshore Drive732-1188; www.therealmacawnaples.comLive entertainment with Mike Brookshire. Pre fixe menu available. Call forreservations.
¦ The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort – 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road598-6644; www.ritzcarlton.comThe Grill, holiday menu and live entertainment, with seatings from 5-6:30 p.m.($160 per person) and 8-10 p.m. ($250 perperson, includes champagne toast). Callfor reservations
¦ Marco Island's Off The Hook Comedy Club – New Year's Eve is the biggest party night of the year, and this year the biggest party of the year
¦ The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort – 2600 Tiburon Drive598-6644New Year’s Eve: Lemonía is offeringan a la carte menu and champagne toastfrom 6-10 p.m.New Year’s Day: Brunch from 11 a.m.-2p.m. ($99 for adults, $49 for children).
¦ Roy’s – 475 Bayfront Place, Naples261-141626831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs498-7697www.roysrestaurant.comEnjoy a four-course prix fixe menu onNew Year’s Eve. Call for reservations.
¦ Sale e Pepe – Marco Beach Ocean ResortMarco Island393-1600; www.sale-e-pepe.comNew Year’s Eve dinner ($89 per person) New Year’s Day brunch ($45 for adults,$22.50 for ages 3-12)
¦ Movie Night – 1186 Third St. S.434-7258; www.seasaltnaples.comSpecial five-course New Year’s Evecelebration menu, champagne toast andlive entertainment for $175 per person.
¦ Seminole Casino – 506 First St., Immokalee(800) 218-0007$35,000 in prize giveaways throughoutthe night, which has a Casablanca theme;free drinks in the casino from 11:30 p.m.to 12:30 a.m., and a New Year’s countdown, party favors, special menus and amidnight breakfast.
¦ Stoney’s Steakhouse – 403 Bayfront Place435-9353; www.stoneyssteakhouse.comCall for New Year’s Eve menu, seatingtimes and reservations.
¦ Vergina – 700 Fifth Ave. S.659-7008; www.verginarestaurant.com5 p.m., New Year’s Eve first seating,$60; 7:30 p.m., New Year’s Eve secondseating, including champagne toast andparty favors, $120. Live entertainment.Reservations required.