Malibuites celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have some wonderful options when ordering cuisine to go. Some venues are featuring special menus, while others are offering their standard fare.

All establishments are only offering to-go food because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Nicolas Eatery, 22333 Pacific Coast Highway, is going all out this year. Its New Year’s Eve menu features fromage ($30) with brie, manchego, bleu cheese and dried fruits, as well as a charcuterie platter ($45), offering Rosette de Lyon ― a cured meat ― Bayonne ham and a country pâté as well as Roe Caviar.

The entrees serve four; choose from lemon herb chicken ($120), honey baked ham ($130) and prime rib with a pepper crust ($150). Each selection includes a choice of four side dishes. Nicolas also invites customers to choose from its family style or standard menus.

For more information, call 424-644-0614.

“We wish Malibu a happy and healthy 2021,” owner Nicolas Fanucci declared.

Marmalade Restaurant in Malibu Village is open 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, offering a beef pot roast feast that serves five ($120), as well as family feasts and three-course dinners, serving two ($49.99) or four ($99.99). Customers can opt for either a mixed green salad or a caesar salad or cups of the restaurant’s many soups.

Entrees include ginger-sesame glazed salmon, grilled herb marinated flat iron steak, garlic shrimp linguine or chicken marsala. To complete the feast, select either tiramisu or New York cheesecake.

For more information, call 310-317-4242.

Broadstreet Oyster Company, also in Malibu Village, is open on New Year’s Eve until 4 p.m. and on New Year’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m, offering a standard menu each day, but also featuring its Seafood Tower ($135; serves four).

“The Seafood Tower offers a generous portion of caviar, stone crab oysters and crudo,” manager Christopher Tomkins said. “It also features two types of kampachi as well as big eye tuna with olive oil and a lemon zest, finished with a Maldon salt.”

Malibu Surfside News asked Tomkins whether he has a New Year’s comment for readers?

“I can’t wait to see what is in store,” he responded with a positive tone.

The new kid on the block, Lucky’s, a steakhouse with its popular flagship Montecito location, is cooking up fabulous fare to ring in the New Year.

Located where Mr. Chow used to be in the Malibu Country Mart, Lucky’s is open 4 to 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and will deliver within a 10-mile radius.

Featured specials include the New Year’s Eve Feast, a surf and turf offering, featuring a 28-ounce prime cut porterhouse or a bone-in, 14-ounce steak and an 8-to-10 ounce lobster. The $225 offering also includes a choice of either a caesar or mixed green salad and an assortment of breads. Most notably, it also provides a selection from Lucky’s signature steak sauces, including the béarnaise sauce with red wine and shallot sauce, the peppercorn cream sauce, the hollandaise sauce or a ragout of mushroom and Maître d‘Hôtel butter with herbs and a tomato and herb sauce akin to a bruschete that is finely chopped but is not quite tantamount to a marinara.

Customers can also purchase bottles of wine for half-off and cocktails to accompany their feast. Order by telephone at 310-317-0099 (a staff person will be available by noon) or go online.

Gravina, 28925 Pacific Coast Highway, is open on 4:30 to 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, offering its regular menu, but will also feature some specials, including Chilean sea bass, pork chops, veal obfusco, tattinzelle with porcini mushrooms and black truffle, lobster ravioli and zucchini stuffed with mozzarella and fried brocollini or zucchini soup.

Curbside pick-up and delivery available.

Order by phone at 310-457-0711.

“I wish everyone better times in the New Year,” Chef Paolo of The Sunset Restaurant, 6800 Westward Beach Road, said. “We will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and we will feature excellent fish selections and pastas, including family style dishes serving four to five people.”

The special menu features crab cakes, eggplant parmesan, kale salad, lobster and crab linguini, penne short ribs, chicken piccata, Scottish salmon and Sicilian cannoli. Check the menu at for prices.

Sunset also will offer its regular menu, including fettuccine scampi alfredo ($23), pumpkin tortelloni ($21) and the amazing crab cake and lobster burger ($24).

For more information, call 310-589-1007.

Kristy’s Village Cafe at Trancas Country Market is open 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve with a brunch menu from 11 to 3. New Year’s Day tours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with brunch served all day.

Call 310-457-1018 for more information and to place am order.

Serving the standards

Moonshadows, 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is offering its full menu. Order by phone at 310-456-3010.

Malibu Farm is open 9 a.m to 6 p.m. both days, and you can order online or at the pier while socially distancing. Telephone orders are not accepted.

Malibu Kitchen, 3900 Cross Creek Road, will adhere to its regular hours, serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner. “As bad as next year could be,” said owner Bill Miller, “I can guarantee it will be better than this year.”

Miller welcomes Malibuites to come in and enjoy his regular fare, including pastries, bagels and lox, sandwiches and deli entrees. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

V’s is offering its regular fare both days, operating from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 to  8:00 p.m. The restaurant, located at 22821 Pacific Coast Highway, offers curbside take-out or delivery by Postmates. Call 310-456-3828.

Ollo and Bui Sushi in the Ralphs Plaza are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days, offering their standard fare. Call 310-317-1444.

Taverna Tony in Malibu Country Mart is offering its regular menu and is open noon to 8 p.m. both days.

For more information, call 310-317-9667.

Tra Di Noi in Malibu Country Mart is also open from noon to 8 p.m. and will offer its traditional menu. Call 310-456-0169.

At The Park at Cross Creek, Real Coconut will offer its standard fare from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 424-644-0535 for takeout or delivery. See for more information.

Across the way, Howdy’s is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, offering takeout and delivery. Order on-site, adhering to social distancing, or call 310-579-7549.

“Come on in and check out our new winter menu which is safe and healthy and includes healthy soups, especially the caldo de pollo, which is my wife’s special recipe,” said owner Howdy Kabrins.

The pescado, he added, “makes everyone healthy, sexy and romantic for the New Year’s holiday.”