You're a flake! You're busy! You didn't know this type of thing mattered so much to the new girlfriend! If you're reading this, chances are you're in desperate need of a fun dinner plan for tomorrow night and you have thus far neglected to figure one out. Fear not — there are still a number of great L.A. restaurants with bookings available for New Year's Eve. You might have to dine early, or late, or on the other side of town. But we've got you covered.
(Please note that all reservations listed below are available as of this writing, and will likely go quickly ... so act fast!)
Belcampo in Santa Monica is wide open for reservations right now, with tables available at basically any time from 6 to 9:30 p.m. It's serving a $95 prix fixe. 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (424) 744-8008.
Border Grill downtown has reservations any time from 6 to 8 p.m. The Santa Monica location has tables anytime from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Both are serving a four-course menu for $65 that includes a sparkling cocktail. 445 S. Figueroa St., downtown; (213) 486-5171. 1445 Fourth St., Santa Monica; (310) 451-1655.
Bourbon Steak, the fancy steakhouse at the Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, has availability all night. It's offering a three-course menu for $95. 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale; (818) 839-4130.
Catch & Release, Jason Neroni's seafood house in Marina del Rey, still has some early tables available for its New Year's Eve luau. There will be a whole suckling pig and carving station, tiki cocktails and a Champagne toast. 13488 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey; (310) 893-6100.
Charcoal Venice, Josiah Citrin's new restaurant focused on grilled meats, has a few tables left both early and late. You can snag a 6 or 6:30 p.m. table, or a 9:15 or 9:30 p.m. table. No word on what they're serving, but they will charge you a $50 fee if you book and don't show up (or even if you call to cancel after booking). 425 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey; (310) 751-6794.
Craft Los Angeles has tables at 5:30 or 10:30 p.m., which is perhaps a big ask, though this would be a special place to celebrate the new year. They're serving their regular menu. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Century City; (310) 279-4180.
Goldie's has some early (6:15 p.m.) and some very late (11 p.m.) reservations still available. It's serving a $75 set menu with four courses, complimentary Champagne toast and live entertainment. 8422 W. Third St., Beverly Grove; (323) 677-2470.
Gusto has reservations available all night long, except between 7 and 8:30 p.m. It's serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person. 8432 W. Third St., Beverly Grove; (323) 782-1778.
Hinoki & the Bird still has a couple of early tables around 6 p.m. The menu will be à la carte, but it will have some special Buenos Aires–themed dishes as well as drink specials. 10 Century Drive., Century City; (310) 552-1200.
The Hungry Cat in Hollywood is booked solid, BUT the Santa Monica location has reservations available all night long. It's serving a three-course menu for $85 per person. 100 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica; (310) 459-3337.
Patina. If you want to eat at 4:30 or 10:30 p.m., you can still snag a table at Patina. Fancy! There are three options for dining: $72 three-course, $100 four-course or $180 eight-course. Extra fancy! 141 S. Grand Ave., downtown; (213) 972-3331.
Picca has reservations available all night long. The menu is a la carte, but all guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne. 9575 West Pico Blvd., Pico-Robertson. (310) 277-0133.
Pok Pok is wide open all night, with reservations from 6 p.m. on. Regular menu, bar open until 1 a.m. 978 N Broadway., downtown; (213) 613-1831.
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Redbird has tables at 5:30, 5:45, 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. It's offering a five-course menu and complimentary glass of Champagne for $125, with an optional wine pairing for $80 more. 114 E. Second St., downtown; (213) 788-1191.
Rustic Canyon has availability at 6 and 9:30 p.m. Each table chooses eight dishes from the NYE menu, all served family-style. $125 per person, not including tax, beverage and 20 percent service charge. 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 393-7050.
Simbal is serving its regular Southeast Asian menu and has availability all night long. 319 E. Second St., #202, downtown; (213) 626-0244.
The Tasting Kitchen has some tables at 6 and 6:30 and again at 11 p.m. It's serving a five-course dinner for $135 per person. Champagne and pastries for New Year's Day included. 1633 Abbot Kinney Road, Venice; (310) 392-6644.