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5 Last Minute NYE Reservations in San Diego

There's still time to grab a table.

Want to ring in 2017 with a delicious food and a champagne toast but forgot to make a reservation? You may have to make it an early bird dinner or late-night occasion, but fret not - here are five San Diego restaurants with spots still open for your last-minute New Year's Eve dining plans.

Hottest Ticket In Town: Herb & Wood

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Amazingly enough you could still celebrate New Year's Eve at Brian Malarkey’s Kettner Blvd. beauty with tables around 9:30 p.m. currently available at time of publishing. Diners can look forward to a four-course prix fixe feast of seared scallops, a lobster crêpe, and smoked short rib gnocchi, plus delicious desserts from executive pastry chef Adrian Mendoza. Ringing in at $98.23 per person, you can toast the night with a selection of champagnes too, which range in price from $42-$150. 2210 Kettner Blvd. (619) 955-8495 Photo: Lyudmila Zotova

Globally Inspired Prix Fixe: The Hake

For now plenty of seating options await at newly remodeled coastal stunner, The Hake, where chef Aarti Sanghavi has prepared a globally inspired menu for New Year’s Eve diners. Courses include a chilled Maine lobster salad appetizer, and Indian-spiced delicata squash and grilled flank steak entrée. Priced at a very reasonable $75 per person there are optional wine pairings too, or cocktails courtesy of beverage director Joan Villanueva for an additional cost. Reservations will be taken until 9 p.m. 1250 Prospect Street (858) 454-1637 Photo: Lyudmila Zotova

Four-Course Feast: Rovino

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At time of publishing both the 5 and 9 p.m. timeslots were still available for the four-course New Year’s Eve dinner at Little Italy rosticceria concept, Rovino. Priced at $95 per person (5 – 7:30 p.m.) and $125 (9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.), meal highlights include chilled jumbo Gulf Water shrimp to start, followed by a prime tenderloin-of-beef and
 8 Oz. Australian lobster tail entrée. Both seatings include a complimentary glass of wine, while the second seating includes live music, party favors and a Prosecco toast at midnight. 2034 Kettner Blvd (619) 992-5663 Photo: Facebook

Five-Course NYE Menu: The Cork & Craft

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It’s a double celebration at The Cork & Craft! Open for its first New Year’s Eve, recently appointed executive chef Scott Cannon will be serving an impressive five-course menu in honor of both occasions. The meal starts with Osetra caviar on brioche with smoked crème fraîche and dill caviar; next up a lobster bisque composed and served tableside. For entrées, there’s roasted quail or coffee crusted Wagyu sirloin. Priced at $65 per person, at time of publishing there were still several seating times available. 16990 Via Tazon (858) 618-2463 Courtesy Photo

Four-Course New Year’s Eve Menu: The Smoking Goat

There are still some early bird tables (5:45 p.m.) and later seatings (9:15 p.m.) left available for executive chef Fred Phiel’s special four-course New Year’s Eve menu at The Smoking Goat. Priced at $70 per person, a fromage frais tartlet amuse bouche kicks things off while diners can decide between at least three to four different dish options per course. Highlights include escargot to start followed by Cornish hen with baby winter vegetables. For dessert there’s a dark chocolate pot du creme or poached pear with mascarpone mousse. 3408 30th St (619) 955-5295 Courtesy Photo

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