Almost every bar and restaurant in the area is apt to hold their own New Years Eve celebration. Here are a few of the more food heavy options on the First Coast.

Dining Dancing & Spirits at the Casa Marina Hotel
Not only can you indulge in their New Years buffet, which seems to have something for everybody, but the price includes an open bar with live entertainment. And, even better, you can book a room there, so you don’t have to drive anywhere after the festivities. The buffet menu includes an antipasto platter, shrimp, carved prime rib roast accompanied by roasted new potatoes, grouper Hemmingway served with cous cous, various pastas, salads, chocolate fountain and much more. ‘Dining, Dancing & Spirits’ begins at 7 pm till 2 am. $100/per person plus tax & gratuity. McGee Entertainment will be playing a selection of dancing and listening music for all ages. Info: or (904) 270-0025. 691 N. 6th Street Jacksonville Beach

The Chef’s Tasting Menu at Ocean 60
A delectable four course meal is what you can get at Ocean 60 for the New Year. Basically it’s a luxe fixed price menu at a not-so-luxe price. You select each course from a number of choices on the menu. For entree course you’ll choose between Juniper Crusted Lamb Chops, Macadamia Crusted Diver Shot Grouper, Kona Coffee Crusted Tenderloin & Amaretto Butter Poached Tiger Prawn, Proscuitto, Sage & Pecorino Stuffed Chicken Breast and Roasted Vegetable & Mozzarella Strudel. $70 per person. The Evening Entertainment in the Martini Room will be Toots Lorraine & The Traffic Sultry Swing & Jazz Style Vocals with a Modern Twist. Reservation and credit card deposit required. Info: or (904) 247-0060 Sixty Ocean Boulevard Atlantic Beach

Roy’s New Year’s Dinner Prix Fixe
Roy’s on Jacksonville Beach is a favorite for special occasion meals. Their four course New Year’s meal promises to delectable. Blue Point mussels, pan seared scallops, filet mignon, lamb and duck are all choices for the meal. Price $50-85, depending on entree section. INFo: ADDY PH WeB

New Years Eve Dinner at Bistro de Leon
It’s new to the New Year in St. Augustine, but it’s a marvelous place to eat no matter what day it is. This particular menu is not four courses. It’s seven! Seven fabulous French courses! Expect escargot, champagne, lamb and much more. Just $69 per person. 12 Cathedral Place St. Augustine Info: or (904) 810-2100