Christmas will be here before you know it so it’s time to start making plans for the holidays. Miami has top-notch restaurant offerings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2022 for you and your family to enjoy a nice meal. Have a chic soiree or just get down and party, there’s a spot in Miami to accomodate you with some holiday cheer.
Here’s our (always growing) 2022 guide on where to go for a holiday or Christmas dinner in Miami:
Tis the season! Celebrate the holiday festivities with The Drexel’s special prix-fixe holiday menu! Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Enjoy the house’s Whole Organic Roasted Chicken served with green salad, mashed potatoes, haricot vert, and fruit crumble pie! The special menu will only be available on December 24th & 25th from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM and feeds up to four guests for just $60. To book your table, please visit the link HERE
Dirty French Steakhouse
This Christmas Day, Dirty French Steakhouse will offer a decadent prix-fixe menu showcasing house classics along with a few special additions perfect for Christmas Dinner. Available from 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM, the menu kicks off with the Hors d’oeuvre course which includes a choice of either the Mushroom Millefeuille, Beef Carpaccio, Lobster Ravioli, or Wedge Salad; peaks with the main course including a choice of Prime Filet Mignon, Roasted Chicken, or Blackened Snapper all served with Sesame Spinach and Pommes Frites; and is rounded out with the dessert course including both Opera Cake and Creme Brûlée for the table. To book your table, please visit the link HERE
Major Food Group’s latest Miami venture, Contessa Miami, is serving up a luxurious four-course Italian feast featuring the house signature Meatballs Aldo, Ricotta Gnudi, Roasted Turkey, Spicy Lobster Rigatoni, and plentiful accompaniments; a Porterhouse will be on offer as a supplement. For dessert, enjoy Pumpkin Ice Cream and Contessa’s take on a Boston Cream Pie. Contessa’s Christmas Day menu will be available from 2 PM to 9:30 PM in the heart of the Miami Design District. To book your table, please visit the link HERE
STK South Beach
“Holiday Cheers” Menu
Join STK all season long with a festive “Holiday Cheers” menu, featuring wagyu from around the world with optional A5 miso bacon butter, caviar, and limited time entrees. These specials will include signature offerings such as King Crab & Truffle Gnocchi, Surf & Turf and Butternut Squash Tortellini & Dungeness Crab. The full menu can be found HERE and is available for dine-in only.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I December 23-December 25
Whether you made the good list or naughty list this year, the ONLY place on your list should be STK this Christmas. STK South Beach will welcome guests both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a roasted prime rib special, featuring confit fingerling potatoes, green beans, and port wine shallots, finished with a decadent black truffle madeira sauce. The holiday menu will be priced at $79 per person for dine-in or $154 for a package for two for takeout and delivery, and each additional serving priced at $74. Pre-order begins 12/15. The full menu will also be available. The festive affair begins at 10 a.m. on both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day and comes complete with a live DJ.
After the gifts are open, celebrate Christmas morning in style with a Christmas brunch menu that will include savory dishes like Lobster & Eggs Benedict, made with a gourmet caviar hollandaise or STK’s signature Wagyu Burger BKFT, made with a 7oz. beef patty, bacon, fried egg, and special sauce, all of course paired with morning cocktail staples such as mimosas and bloody marys. Reservations and online ordering can be made HERE.
St. Regis Bal Harbour Unveils “Gold + Glamour” Holiday Culinary Programming
Christmas Eve | December 24: Guests can revel in a tailored offering from Atlantikós on Christmas Eve, and feast on a unique selection of Mediterranean Christmas-Inspired dishes. The elevated expression of Miami’s Glamour takes a spin-off from tradition with a satiable three-course menu and music. Christmas Eve menu highlights include Knife Cut Truffled Carpaccio, Mediterranean Seafood Bisque, Fisherman’s Land Christmas Petite Tenderloin, Slow Cooked Lamb Shank and for dessert, Christmas Toast Cake, featuring a Brulee Christmas Cake with Macerated Dried Fruit, Applewood Candied Bacon and Eggnog Ice Cream.
Adults: $95, Children: $45 | 5:00-10:00 PM
Christmas Day | December 25: After all the presents have been opened, retreat to St. Regis Bal Harbour’s Ocean View Ballroom for a dazzling Sunday brunch with complementary live music overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and dine on signature St. Regis favorites including Carving and Seafood Stations, an Omelet Station and individual Brunch classics such as Panettone French Toast, Double Smoked Nueske Bacon and Lobster Ravioli.
Adults: $135, Children: $60 | 11:30 AM-4:30 PM
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, MILA is a transportive venue bringing an elevated dining experience together with a glamourous and vibrant atmosphere, seamlessly merging into one unique experience. Upscale Mediterranean and Asian-inspired dishes on offer include five spice chicken karaage, a “MediterrAsian” raw bar, wagyu carpaccio, whole grilled maine lobster and more. And don’t skip dessert, with offerings including a molten chocolate lava cake with chocolate fondant, yuzu caramel, almond crumble, mastiha gelato and raspberry gelée. Reservations can be made here.
Celebrate Christmas Eve with the ultimate holiday celebration at CHICA Nights Miami. Guests can enjoy live music, performances and entertainment with a Latin flair all night long while Indulging in vibrant dishes such as the popular Crispy Tuna Tacos and Wagyu Empanadas and signature handcrafted cocktails such as the Chica-Rita made with Espolòn Reposado Tequila. Reservation Link: HERE
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with Santa Claus? On December 10th and December 18th Santa Claus will be visiting Shoma Bazaar to take a picture with your little ones! Purchase a BFF Mini Meal from vendor BFF Burgers or a drink at the bar to receive a ticket to use for a picture with Santa.
For dinner on Christmas Eve and all day long on Christmas Day, feast on Le Zoo’s menu additions, special for the holidays, that include Grilled Oysters au Pastis, Lobster Bernaise and Crepes Suzette.
Get in the holiday spirit, grab your dancing shoes, and head over to Ball & Chain! This iconic landmark will be serving up a new speciality cocktail, the Coquito, just in time for the holidays. Make sure to get a sip of this tasty and classic holiday cocktail, offered at $15.
Available on Friday, December 23rd and Saturday, December 24th, The Key Club’s Christmas in the Grove dinner menu will be offering a la carte starter, main and dessert specials, including Black Truffle Agnolotti ($65), Herb-Crusted Prime Rib ($85), Dover Sole ($95), Lamb Chops ($75) and Dark Chocolate Souffle with Spiced Eggnog Gelato ($17).
Celebrate Christmas in the Garden! This holiday season, Swan Miami whips up a special menu featuring small plates like Chilled Florida Stone Crab Claws and Burrata; main entrees like Roasted Prime Rib and Red Snapper ‘En Croute’, and decadent desserts including Chocolate Yule Log. The menu will be available on Friday, December 23rd and Saturday, December 24, from 6pm-11pm.
For $21, indulge in a creamy blend of eggnog and vanilla ice cream, this shake is served in a white-chocolate dipped mug and decorated with mini candy canes, festive gumdrops and green sugar. Topped with more gumdrops and a gingerbread man, it’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
From Friday, December 23rd until Sunday, December 25th, Strawberry Moon will be offering a special Christmas menu to tis the season with! From small plates such as Poached Pear & Burrata and Pork Belly, and full entrees including Herb Roasted Prime Rib and Dover Sole, guests can expect an unbeatable Christmas menu.
Head to Shoma Bazaar throughout the month of December and indulge in a delightful Holiday Coquito cocktail, with Light rum, coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and almond milk ($7). Additionally, guests can enjoy a few christmas specials from Sweet Manifesto. The Pan De Jamon, savory rolled bread filled with ham and olives, and Torta Negra, a Venezuelan cake with dry fruits with a variety of nuts and spirits.
This holiday season, head to Ambersweet at The Confidante Miami Beach for a delicious holiday brunch buffet. Guests can choose from a variety of starters including a tropical fruit plate, an assortment of muffins and pastries, to delectable entrees including Tres Leches french toast and smoked salmon and tie it all together with desserts such as Christmas Pavlova and Christmas cupcakes.
Enjoy Christmas morning with breathtaking views of the Downtown Miami skyline. Situated on the 15th floor of W Miami, ADDiKT Modern Kitchen offers their new dynamic brunch menu featuring classic dishes with a Miami twist such as their Shrimp & Grits made with jumbo shrimp, smoked cheddar, green peppers, bacon and scallions; Mango and Chia Seed Pudding made with fresh Mango, agave and toasted coconut; and more. The indoor-outdoor Sunday brunch celebration is from 11am-5pm and features, live music from 12:30pm-3:30pm.
This holiday season, LPM Restaurant & Bar Miami will introduce a lineup of five festive cocktails to their already showstopping “Recipes for our Friends” cocktail menu, which is inspired by one of the 20th century’s most versatile artists, Jean Cocteau. Titled “Greetings to our Friends,” the reimagined menu pays homage to the tradition of sharing greeting cards with your loved ones during the holidays, representing the true meaning behind the season – sharing, gathering and expressing gratitude for one another. Each cocktail symbolizes a different type of letter, dedicated to the various people in our lives that hold sentimental value: Tribute (Letter to a Friend), Maman (Letter to his Mom), Jean a Jean (Letter to his Lovers), Homme au Café (Letter to Society), and the Madeleine 1957 (Letter to Life). In addition to the holiday-inspired cocktails, LPM Miami is also offering a white truffle special this holiday season. Shaved table side, the white truffle can be added to several plates including their Burrata, Rigatoni, Potato Gratin, Chicken Foie Gras, and more!
With the Christmas season quickly approaching, Yonutz is offering a variety of holiday favorites to their lineup! This holiday season, indulge in their Christmas Mini Donut Assortment Box (available in boxes of 4, 16, 24, and 48), Christmas Big Donut box (available in half a dozen or a dozen), Christmas Mini Decorating Kit, and the popular Santa’s Milk & Cookies SMASH Milkshake. In addition, in celebration of Hanukkah, Yonutz will be offering Hanukkah-inspired Mini Donut assortments and Hanukkah Jelly Donuts.
Celebrate Christmas Miami’s iconic and historic Rusty Pelican restaurant. Guests can indulge in a four-course brunch or a la carte dinner while enjoying panoramic views of the sparkling Miami skyline starting at $92 per adult and $35 for children. Diners can also indulge in delicious cocktails by adding on the bottomless mimosa special for $30.
Drift at 1 Hotel South Beach
Ring in the Holiday season with these Holiday inspired cocktails featured at Drift inside 1 Hotel South Beach. Guests can enjoy a selection of cocktails including Vixen (Mi Jenta Blanco, fair kumquat, cranberry & mandarin syrup and lemon), Jack Frost (Vanilla infused vodka, godiva chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps) and Puerto Rican” Coquito” (rum trinity, coconut, vanilla and cinnamon)
Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach
Guests and locals can enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at Habitat. Indulge in Habitat’s normal dinner menu with the addition of Christmas specials including a Heriloom Chicken, Wagyu Steak, Hot Chocolate and more.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Sit back and relax this Christmas and let 4 Rivers Smokehouse do the cooking. Indulge in a variety of proteins and sides for parties as large as 20. Wow your family and friends with main course selections of Smoked Turkey, Boneless Ham, Signature Angus Brisket, Smoked Salmon or Prime Rib ranging from $69.99 – $199. In addition to the main selections, fill your plate with the Fixins Package for $67.69, which includes a quart of Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork) and Cranberry Chutney (pint) or A la carte items starting at $10.79, which includes Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork), Collard Greens, Southern Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Cranberry Chutney, Sweet Potato Casserole and Smokehouse Corn. End your meal with a sweet treat from the 4R bakery for $29.99. Choose from a Caramel Apple Pie, a Texas Bourbon Pecan Pie, or a Traditional Pumpkin Pie. Place your Christmas order by Tuesday, December 20th at 5 p.m. for pick up on Saturday, December 24th. To place your order call 844-474-8377 or visit https://www.4rsmokehouse.com/HOLIDAY/.
Fiola’s Celebration of Christmas begins with their annual 5-course Feast of the Seven Fishes ($195 per guest ++). Available Friday, December 23; Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25, this traditional Italian Christmas Eve feast is a culinary experience that highlights the freshest and most delicious seafood, prepared with traditional techniques and innovative touches. Full table participation is required, and a la carte menu is also available. Menu highlights include: Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Crudo with smoked peppers, pickled concorde grape, capers, and red onion; Grilled Blue Crystal Prawn–essence of the sea aioli, confit garlic, and parsley; Lobster Ravioli with ginger, chives, and roe; and Pan Roasted Dover Sole alongside rock shrimp, farrotto, surf clams, preserved lemon, and nasturtium. Address: 1500 San Ignacio Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Gather around the “Blast From The Past: A Nostalgic Holiday Inspired” Festive Tree created by renowned artist Sarah Coleman, and enjoy a prefix 4 course dinner at MATADOR ROOM curated by Michelin Star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten offered from 6PM-11PM ($165pp, $55 for kids). First course begins with a few delectable options such as the Yellowfin Tuna Tartare specially made with Salsa Macha, Avocado, Cucumber and Mint or the Heart of Palm Salad with Heirloom Tomato, Young Coconut, and Avocado. The second and third courses include a few MATADOR ROOM classics like Grilled Maitake Mushroom with Fresh Goat Cheese, and Fresno Vinaigrette or the Winter Vegetable Posole with Black Truffle. For dessert, enjoy a festive Christmas Yule Log made with Chocolate Cake, Toasted Marshmallow Meringue and Almond Bark. Reservations can be made HERE, full menu available HERE.
New Year’s Eve
Ring in 2023 in style at MATADOR ROOM with a selection of dining options showcasing a variety of delicious dishes by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerchten.
Brunch A La Carte
Begin the new year on a right note with Brunch A La Carte at MATADOR TERRACE from 10AM-3PM. The al fresco dining experience utilizes only the freshest local ingredients and merges Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors for the perfect dishes. A few of the must-try brunch items include the Eggs Benedict served with Country Ham and a Citrus-Chili Hollandaise on a White Corn Arepa ($24) or on the sweeter side the Coconut Pancakes with fresh Grapefruit and Lavender Maple Syrup ($20). Full brunch menu available HERE, reservations can be made HERE.
MATADOR ROOM invites you to an elevated dining experience featuring a four-course dinner, complimentary wine pairings, and decadent dessert experience at the Chef Jean-Georges headed spot. Begin the meal with Masa Blini, Lemon Crème Fraiche and Kristal Caviar followed by the first course with meal options such as the Stone Crab with Truffle Mustard Aioli. The second and third courses offer guests delectables like the Octopus prepared with Paprika Crème Fraiche, Guajillo Chili, and Crispy Potatoes or the Char Grilled Sirloin of Beef with Salsa Verde and Sweet Potato Bravas. To end the meal on a sweet note, guests can choose from the fresh Passion Fruit Tres Leches or the Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Pudding. The prefix dinner will be offered at two separate times from 5:30PM-8PM ($225 Adults, $95 Kids) and from 9PM-11:30PM ($275 Adults, $125 Kids). Reservations can be made HERE, full menu available HERE.
Indulge in the new holiday inspired cocktail menu and ring in 2023 on the Bay with an unforgettable evening featuring stunning views of the Magic City.
Enjoy new holiday inspired cocktails at Mondrian South Beach while relaxing at the beautiful bayfront hotel. The Mistletoe Fizz is a twist on classic featuring Tanqueray 10, St. Germain, Rosemary, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Tonic Water. The South Beach Sleigh is an additional new cocktail mixed with Don Julio Blanco, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, fresh Watermelon Juice and Cucumber for a refreshing cocktail while relaxing poolside.
New Year’s Eve
Join Mondrian South Beach for an all-white-attire extravagant Moonlight Rendezvou beginning with a special 3-course prix-fixe dinner at Baia Beach Club. The dinner will be offered at both 6:30PM ($195pp++) including a complimentary Welcome Cocktail and at 9PM ($295pp++) including a complimentary Welcome Cocktail, Midnight Champagne Toast, and Firework Show. Following dinner, enjoy a spectacular poolside soirée featuring live DJ sounds, a midnight champagne toast, and a colorful firework show. Variety VIP packages available HERE.
New Year’s Eve
Escape to Broken Shaker’s backyard oasis this New Year’s and revel in award-winning cocktails and a special complimentary champagne toast at midnight in celebration of 2023! Broken Shaker will be open from 6PM-11PM on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Start the holiday celebrations with Michael Mina’s acclaimed American steakhouse Bourbon Steak at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. Available Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th from 5PM to 11PM, the menu features a choice of appetizer including Chef’s oyster selection, tuna tartare, spicy beef lettuce cups, and more. Indulge in entrees including filet mignon, veal chop, and ahi tuna among others. All are accompanied by a trio of farm fresh side dishes of truffle mac and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, and classic creamed spinach. End the evening with delicious spice cake, apple cranberry cobbler, or a peppermint bar. The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menu is priced at $170 per adult and $80 for children 12 and under. Bourbon Steak Miami is located inside JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 W Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at www.opentable.com/bourbon-
Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden
Celebrate Christmas Eve in an enchanting garden oasis at Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. On Saturday, December 24 from 5PM to 10PM, the chic Coconut Grove eatery’s Christmas Eve in the Garden will offer a holiday-inspired five course menu for $165++ per adult and $65++ per child (ages 5 – 12). The festive menu by Executive Chef Ashley Stanton will begin with Roasted Chestnut Soup made with maple chantilly, smoked bacon lardons, thyme oil and Cognac, followed by Lemon Chili Glazed U-10 Scallop with fennel broth, charred orange, pickled shallot, rosemary and almond crumble. The third course features Beet & Citrus Carpaccio with candy cane and red beets, navel orange, mandarin, four seed brittle, arugula watercress blend, honeyed goat cheese and chili apricot vinaigrette. For the main course, guests will have will have a choice of Spiced Cherry Rubbed Beef Tenderloin served with leek puree, mushroom & cipollini onion, port cherry gel, asparagus and truffled bordelaise; Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Duck Roulade complemented with chestnut apple stuffing, celeriac puree, Haricot Vert bundle, kumquat relish and apple brandy sauce; or Seared Sweet Potato Steak with chili honey roasted baby carrots and fennel, leek puree and lentil ragout. The feast will conclude on a sweet note with a choice of dessert including Mont Blanc Chestnut Sponge with pastry cream and meringue; or Black Forest Chocolate Cake with mascarpone cream and cherries.
In addition, on Sunday, December 25 from 11:30AM to 4:30PM, Isabelle’s is offering a Christmas Day Brunch Buffet for $145++ per adult and $55++ per child (ages 5 – 12). The indulgent brunch will feature a variety of action stations including Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie, Salad Bar, Chilled Seafood & Raw Bar, Omelet & Breakfast Specialties, Holiday-Inspired Entrées, Sweet Treats and a Bottomless Mimosa Bar, just for the occasion. Reservations are required by calling (305) 644-4675 or by email at isabellescoconutgrove@
Jaya at The Setai
East meets West at Jaya at The Setai to create a spectacular holiday dining experience. From 6PM to 11PM on Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25, guests can enjoy an à la carte menu of speciality dishes. Along with the full menu, additional options include Duck Confit Salad ($28) with roasted peaches, truffle honey, and a raspberry sherry vinaigrette, Baked Grouper ($48) with a miso sweet potato puree, baby squash, vanilla brown butter, a 32oz Tomahawk ($225) with truffled mashed potatoes, shishito peppers, peppercorn sauce, and a Chocolate Dome Dessert ($19) of raspberry filling, chocolate ginger cake, caramelized cherries and pistachio ice cream among other dishes. On Christmas Day, indulge in an even more dazzling Christmas Brunch from 11:30AM to 3:30PM. Priced at $135 per adult and $75 child (ages 5-12), the festive twist on the signature brunch will include a holiday bar. Guests can enjoy crafted cocktails and chilled chocolate ganache accompanied by a renowned live jazz quintet. Replete with endless Louis Roederer Champagne and dine on a lavish buffet featuring elevated breakfast classics and Southeast Asian dishes. Jaya is located at The Setai Hotel at 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (855) 923-7899 or visiting thesetaihotel.com.
La Boulangerie Boul’ Mich
La Boulangerie Boul’Mich is a Latin and French family-oriented artisanal bakery and deli servicing South Florida with fresh and high-quality food for over 20 years with six locations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach and continues to grow with the newest location in Doral. Where France and the Americas meet, the menu offers guests an array of offerings perfect for any time of the day including all-day breakfast, an array of freshly baked goods and more. This holiday season, preorder the Pan de Jamon ($29.99) is a traditional Venezuelan holiday bread roll filled with ham, olives and raisins. It is a Christmas table staple in Venezuela and made fresh at La Boulangerie Boul’ Mich every morning. The combination of salty ham and sweet raisins is unique and delicious. See below for all La Boulangerie Boul’Mich locations:
- Key Biscayne – 328 Crandon Blvd, Suite 125, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
- Aventura – 20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
- Coral Way – 1242 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
- Pinecrest – 8283 SW 124th Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156
- Boca Raton – 6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
- Doral – 9690 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178
For more information visit www.laboulangerieusa.com.
Enjoy a relaxing Christmas with your loved ones at Lightkeepers located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. On Saturday, December 24 from 5:30PM to 10:30PM, guests can enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner with a festive a la carte menu while overlooking stunning views of the Atlantic.
In addition, on Sunday, December 25 from 12:30PM to 4PM, Lightkeepers will offer an indulgent Holiday Brunch for $175++ per adult and $59++ per child (ages 5 – 12). Savor the holiday with a variety of offerings including Caviar, Sushi & Chilled Seafood Spread, Carving Stations, Children’s Buffet and Sweet Treats, as well as bottomless beverages. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 365-4186 or via email at LKDiningReservations@
Situated in the heart of Wynwood Arts District, one of Miami’s most culturally askew neighborhoods, R House is a contemporary Latin-inspired restaurant & bar heralded for its soulful menu and bustling weekend Brunch scene. On Christmas Eve, stop by this local gem’s sought-after Brunch. Hosted by Athena Dion (Miss Ultimate Miami Drag Queen), the famed R House Brunch features an impressive spread of Brunch items to nosh on while enjoying Miami’s most storied Drag performances. Priced at $50pp plus tax and gratuity, the family-style menu includes bottomless mimosas, white wine sangria and mojitos. New menu highlights include Cayenne Fried Chicken with spicy cilantro sauce; R Cuban Breakfast Croissant with mojo pork, serrano ham, Swiss cheese, scrambled egg; and Cinnamon Sweet French Toast with guava syrup, cream cheese, tropical fruit, coconut flakes. Additional a la carte offerings include an Acai Bowl, Sweet Chili Chicken Wings; Truffle Parm Hand-Cut Fries; and Guacamole. R House is located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. Brunch is offered in two seatings, at 11:30AM and 2:30PM. Reservations are highly recommended. Telephone: (305) 576-0201; www.rhousewynwood.com
Smorgasburg, the largest open-air food market in America with locations in New York and Los Angeles, launched in Miami in March 2022 and will be open Christmas Eve. Now, the “Disneyland for Food”, which regularly draws thousands of visitors every Saturday, and recently opened on Sundays, in search of a great afternoon of eating, drinking, and meeting up with friends. The weekend market provides guests with a unique gastronomic experience from a diverse group of vendors; most who represent the Miami community at its core including Los Dos Amigos Tacos and Burger Bar by La Traila to small businesses from all over the nation like New York City’s D’Abruzzo NYC, and Malibu, California’s Broad Street Oyster Co. This Christmas Eve, stop by to stroll, taste and shop. Smorgasburg Miami is located at 2600 NW Second Avenue; immediately adjacent to Wynwood Walls and open Saturday and Sunday 12PM-7PM. For more information, visit www.smorgasburgmiami.com or follow @smorgasburgmiami on Instagram.
Celebrate Noche Buena and Christmas with a Pan-Latin holiday feast at Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed restaurant inside the InterContinental Miami. On Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 beginning at 6PM, and Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 from Noon to 11PM, Toro Toro is featuring a prix-fixe Christmas menu, created by Executive Chef Armando Febles, for $99++ per person. The feast begins with choice of appetizer including Crispy Pork Belly with pickled papaya, habanero-mojo vinaigrette and plantain crumble; Hamachi Tiradito complemented by yuzu-rocoto leche de tigre, acevichado aioli and crispy shallots; Truffle Caesar topped with truffle-caesar dressing, parmesan frico and cured egg yolk; and Cucumber & Avocado Gazpacho with piquillo pepper oil, charred corn and garlic chips. The entrée course, which is served family-style, features a choice of protein with options including Half Lamb Rack with Rosemary Herb Crust, Mojo Brined Pork Tomahawk and Sea Bass Al Carbon. For an additional $250, guests can upgrade to the restaurant’s 40 oz Wagyu Tomahawk.The entrée course will be complemented by family-style servings of purple hasselback potatoes, creamed spinach and Hen of the Woods mushrooms with aji amarillo vinaigrette. The decadent feast will finish on a sweet note with dessert selections including Coquito Tres Leches, a macerated vanilla pound cake with homemade coquito and cinnamon ginger crumbs topping, served with mango-lime sorbet; or Buche Noel Toro Toro Style, an almond sponge cake with hazelnut creme and dark chocolate mousse topped with Morello Cherry Caviar. For children ages 3 – 12, Toro Toro will offer a Kids Menu offering Petit Filet Mignon with french fries and Chicken Breast with mashed potatoes and broccoli for $59++ per child. Advance reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami. For more information, visit www.torotoromiami.com/menus; (305) 372-4710.
Burlock Coast invites guests to enjoy a very Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the rustic seaside eatery located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. On Saturday, December 24 from 6PM to 10PM, indulge in a Christmas Eve Dinner for two priced at $129++ per couple. The decadent feast curated by Chef de Cuisine Ryan Fisch will begin with Chopped Salad topped with egg, bacon, tomato, cucumber, Tillamook cheddar and honey mustard dressing; followed by a spectacular 16oz Prime Rib for the main course, served with creamed mushroom and spinach artichoke, Swank Farm vegetables and horseradish cream. Dinner will end on a sweet note with a Christmas Tree Brownie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. A limited a la carte dinner menu will also be available.
On Sunday, December 25 from 5PM to 10PM, Burlock Coast will serve an indulgent Christmas Day Feast for $119++ per adult and $49++ per child (ages 5 – 12). Served family-style, the three-course dinner will begin with Brown Butter Gnocchi with confit duck, shaved parmesan and truffle oil; and Butternut Squash Soup with toasted pumpkin seeds and herb crème fraiche. Guests will enjoy second course entrees of Seared Branzino with kumquat salsa and Braised Short Rib in a cabernet sauce. The main course will be complemented by sides including olive oil whipped potatoes, Swank Farm carrots, grilled Japanese eggplant and roasted cipollini onions. To finish, a festive Yule Log Spekulatius will be served for dessert. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 302-6430 or by emailing email@example.com. Burlock Coast is located at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. www.burlockcoast.com
Yellow Green Farmers Market
Yellow Green Farmers Market (YGFM), South Florida’s one-of-a-kind destination for fresh fruit, vegetables, delicious food and drinks, leisure and retail is perfect for foodies, families, and wellness enthusiasts alike. This one-of-a-kind market and entertainment hotspot is the ultimate destination for those looking to sample, shop, and dine this upcoming holiday season while visiting its new and exciting vendors. Open Christmas Eve from 10AM to 7PM, the market offers patrons a relaxed space to meet with friends and family. Guests can jingle bell rock to carolers as they search for the perfect gift (shop small, support local!) and kick back with some great food and drink in one of the market’s gorgeous tiki huts. More than 250 participating vendors including popular food, beverage, and artisan small businesses are joining the holiday fun with limited-time deals and pricing available in-person only. Take advantage of these special holiday offers and take pride in supporting local businesses at Hollywood’s haven for all of your gift list needs. Capture the moment with a photo opp with the family in front of a “Happy Holidays” display. Yellow Green Farmers Market is located at 3080 Sheridan Street in Hollywood, Florida. Telephone: (954) 513-3990; www.ygfarmersmarket.com.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Sit back and relax this Christmas and let 4 Rivers Smokehouse do the cooking. Indulge in a variety of proteins and sides for parties as large as 20. Wow your family and friends with main course selections of Smoked Turkey, Boneless Ham, Signature Angus Brisket, Smoked Salmon or Prime Rib ranging from $69.99 – $199. In addition to the main selections, fill your plate with the Fixins Package for $67.69, which includes a quart of Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork) and Cranberry Chutney (pint) or A la carte items starting at $10.79, which includes Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork), Collard Greens, Southern Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Cranberry Chutney, Sweet Potato Casserole and Smokehouse Corn. End your meal with a sweet treat from the 4R bakery for $29.99. Choose from a Caramel Apple Pie or Texas Bourbon Pecan Pie. Place your Christmas order by Tuesday, December 20th at 5 p.m. for pick up on Saturday, December 24th. To place your order call 844-474-8377 or visit https://www.4rsmokehouse.com/HOLIDAY/.
Locations: 4 Rivers Smokehouse Locations
Images: 4 Rivers Christmas
BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA’S HOLIDAY BAR POP-UP WITH PATRON
Bodega is partnering with Patron Tequila to create an immersive holiday bar experience featuring a seasonal themed cocktail menu with drinks such as “Un Poquito of Repoquito” with Patron Reposado, “Choco Lit” with Patron Añejo, and “Smoky & Nice” with Patron Blanco. All Bodega Taqueria y Tequila locations (exception of Aventura) will be decked out with holiday decoration galore and the limited-time-only cocktails will be available throughout the month of December, ending the day after Christmas. Bodega will also be partnering with local nonprofit organizations to donate toys during the holiday season. Guests are encouraged to bring a toy which will entitle them to one (1) free holiday cocktail.
- Coconut Grove: 3419 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
- Fort Lauderdale: 21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- South Beach: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
- West Palm Beach: 118 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Gather your close friends and family and celebrate Christmas Eve, “Nochebuena,” with Cafe La Trova on Saturday, Dec. 24. Guests will be treated to a special family-style, three-course menu ($95 pp) featuring contemporary Latin and Cuban-style dishes. The dining experience includes ALL dishes listed per course, served family-style for the whole table to enjoy. Menu highlights include Seafood paella croquettes with saffron aioli; Endive and pear salad; Hamachi crudo; Halibut in white clam and chorizo sauce; Carne Picanha; Cacio e Pepe Risotto; crispy brussel sprouts; and for dessert an arroz con leche de coco and Flan de la flaca. An a la carte menu will not be available. Children 12 and under are $30 per person.
Address: 971 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130
Celebrate with those closest to you at Michelin-starred COTE Miami this Christmas Eve! Enjoy their a la carte menu and Feast of Seven Steaks ($195 pp++), a thoughtfully priced offering that provides guests with a tour of COTE’s finest plates featuring seven selected cuts of COTE’s most notable USDA Prime Tenderloin, Venison Loin, Lamb Chop, 45 Days-aged USDA Prime Ribeye, American Wagyu COTE Steak, A5 Ribeye, and Galbi. Accompaniments include Gogi Cha “Butcher’s Tea” – consomme from American wagyu brisket; Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Truffle Butter; Ban Chan, Janchi Somyun, Korean angel hair with piping hot clear anchovy consommé; and fluffy Savory Egg Soufflé. COTE’s decadent Soft Serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel and a selection of seasonal fruit will leave your meal complete!
Address: 3900 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33137
Fiola’s Celebration of Christmas begins with their annual 5-course Feast of the Seven Fishes ($195 per guest ++). Available Thursday, Dec. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 24. This traditional Italian Christmas feast is a culinary experience that highlights the freshest and most delicious seafood, prepared with traditional techniques and innovative touches. Full table participation is required, and an a la carte menu is also available. Menu highlights include: Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Crudo with smoked peppers, pickled concorde grape, capers, and red onion; Grilled Blue Crystal Prawn–essence of the sea aioli, confit garlic, and parsley; Lobster Ravioli with ginger, chives, and roe; and Pan Roasted Dover Sole alongside rock shrimp, farrotto, surf clams, preserved lemon, and nasturtium. Fiola will be open on Christmas Day from 3 pm to 10 p.m. with a special a la carte menu.
Address: 1500 San Ignacio Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305) 912-2639
Newly opened in Miami Beach, Joliet is an exciting new neighborhood seafood bistro by Chris Hudnall and Randy Alonso of Lost Boy & Co. Just in time for the holidays, the eatery will open on Christmas Eve with its signature seafood-forward a la carte menu curated by Chef Juan Garrido. Guests can expect dishes inspired by the sweet, spicy and soulful flavors that run deep throughout New Orleans cuisine. Highlights include Oysters Juliet, broiled with braised collard green butter; New Orleans-Style BBQ Prawns served with Worcestershire sauce, garlic butter and toasted baguette; Rock Shrimp Po’Boy; Cornmeal Fried Florida Yellowtail and Gumbo made with Chef’s daily flavors, mahogany roux, okra and herbs. A thoughtfully devised cocktail menu, extensive natural wine selection, and beer such as Louisiana-based Abita Andygator will also be available.
Address: 1209 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Reservations: Resy
Join La Mar for a very special Christmas Eve dinner experience offering traditional Peruvian-inspired holiday cuisine by Executive Chef Diego Oka. As part of the gastronomical journey, indulge in a delicious family-style turkey feast and a lavish buffet featuring: various grilled favorites, including Anticucho de Corazón, Anticucho de Pollo, and Anticucho de Camarón, alongside live stations of Seafood Rice, Scallops, and Pan con Chicharrón. Additional items include their signature Whole Fish Nikkei, Ají de Gallina Empanadas, Papas y Choclo, Quinoa Salad, Pasta Salad, and more. Guests are also invited to sip on an array of cocktails served alongside stunning views of Biscayne Bay and city skyline. USD 220 per person*, above 21 years of age, for a two-hour dinner experience with a selection of cocktails. USD 135 per person*, 7 to 20 years of age. Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive
Gather with your loved ones for a magical Christmas Eve meal at Michelin recognized Spanish Basque concept LEKU, located within the Rubell Museum. Savor a la carte menu specials such as Japanese Scallops, Karat Ossetra Caviar ($26); Foie Gras Mousses with Wild Berries ($32); Grilled Whole Turbot in Olive Oil and Toasted Garlic Sauce (MP); Crispy Confit of Suckling Pig, Spoked Piperade ($59); and Apple Tart Tatin with Caramel Salted Ice Cream ($16). Reservations: SevenRooms Address: 1100 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL. 33127
Kick back and eat well at SUGARCANE raw bar grill this holiday season. Enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offerings with a full brunch menu (10:30 am to 4:30 pm) and holiday specials that include Lobster & Shrimp Tamale, Chestnut Soup and Braised Rioja Short Rib Benedict. Move into dinner service (5pm to 12 am) and enjoy a full all-day menu with additional holiday specials including Braised Rioja Short Rib, Pan Seared Duck Breast and Coquito Crème Brulée.
Give the gift of spirit this holiday with a beautiful bottle of SUGARCANE raw bar grill Coquito i. This tasty twist on eggnog features Bacardi Superior, cream of coconut, condensed and evaporated milk, vanilla and cinnamon ($45). A non-alcoholic version is also available ($27).
The modern pan-Asian eatery located on Miami Beach will serve its full a la carte menu featuring Chinese and Japanese fare on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including its house specialty of Peking Duck. Served with cucumber, scallion, chinese pancakes, guests can enjoy a half portion for $39 or whole portion for $75. Address: 1080 Alton Road
Celebrate Christmas with Timpano Las Olas with a Feast of the Seven, an American-Italian tradition. Available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., specials include Grilled Octopus & Grilled Anchovies ($20) with Castelvetrano olive salsa verde and hasselback creamer potatoes; Tortellini Di Mare ($42) lobster, scallop, tomato & fennel brodo; and Stuffed Halibut Roulades ($55) with beet cured scallops, littleneck clams, volute & herb oil. Treat the family with the over-the-top Parm to Table experience with made from scratch fettuccine warmed up in a sizzling pan then tossed with pecorino romano and butter of parma in a parm wheel, then topped with fresh uni and Kaviari caviar and served on a Versace plate. All items are available a la carte along with the regular dinner menu. Be sure to ask your server about the extensive wine list, the rare whiskey program, and unmatched craft cocktails. For group dining, the restaurant also offers a private wine tasting room. For more information, please visit www.timpano las olas.com.
Address: 450 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 462-9119
Reservations: Timpano Reservations
TO-GO & COOK AT HOME
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Seasons greetings from the Magic City’s favorite bake shop! With the return of Winter favorites, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is your one-stop shop for indulgent holiday treats. Beginning Thursday, December 1st, seasonal desserts return to the pie emporium for the month of December including the Cafecito Pie, the bake shop’s signature Salted Caramel Pie with a shot of espresso inside ($38); and the indulgent Apple Cheesecake ($72.99). In addition to seasonal specials, bake shop staples including Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Guavaberry Pie, Carrot Cake and Red Velvet Cheesecake, among others, are also worth savoring this holiday season. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2545 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. Fireman Derek’s – Fort Lauderdale is located at 250 N. Federal Highway, Suite 1. For more information, visit www.firemandereks.com; follow on Instagram: @FDPies. To order/ship nationwide, visit – HERE.
In case you’re skipping the turkey and honey baked ham this year, Phuc Yea will be open Christmas Day offering their full menu for dine in and takeout/delivery via Ubereats. Serving contemporary Vietnamese fusion cuisine, Phuc Yea favorites include the signature PY noodles – a house-made signature egg noodle dish served with garlic butter, oyster sauce and Parmesan cheese $14; no meal is complete without it. To start, edamame hummus drizzled with lemongrass chili oil, served with shrimp rice crackers $14; rolls and bao buns – especially the sweet n’ sour pork bun $14 – to caramelized chicken wings with house-made pickles $14 and the cast iron seared octopus with creamy curried chickpeas, cranberry agrodolce, lemongrass chili sate and herbage $19. To share, options include special Phuc yea pho – Hickory smoked beef short rib, pho spiced beef broth, cooked overnight, herbage, rice noodles, beef meatballs, fresh herbs, onions, beans sprouts, jalapeños, gluten free option available and serves 3-4 people $59. Rounding out your holiday meal and new to the PY menu is the millionaire fried rice – Egg, black truffle, truffle oil, black pepper, chives, quail egg $26; and char siu roasted black cod – house made BBQ sauce, honey, nuoc Cham, soy, lemongrass, citrus $32. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday, 5PM-10PM, ‘til 9PM on Sunday. Sunday brunch is served Noon to 3PM. Abundant street parking is available. Telephone: (305) 602-3710; www.phucyea.com.
This holiday season, Wild Fork – the meat and seafood market known for quality, affordability and variety, takes the guesswork out of gifting with carefully curated culinary options suitable for every foodie on your list. With selections in every price range – from $50 to upwards of $400, Wild Fork has put together seemingly endless choices designed for pescatarians and omnivores – and everyone in between. Blast frozen gift boxes can be shipped anywhere in the continental US within 24-48 hours depending on location. For a full list of locations, gift boxes and to order, please go to Wild Fork Gifting. *Prices are subject to change based on weight. Below are just a few of the delicious choices:
- For the Steak Lover: The Butcher’s Choice inspires awe from the lucky recipient of this premium selection of exquisite cuts of beef. Priced at approximately $394.39* it features over 10 pounds of world class protein (serving 6 – 8 people) including Wagyu Beef Sirloin Medallions, Ribeye, USDA Prime Black Angus Bone-in Beef Cowboy Steak, Prime Beef Ribeye Cap Steak, Prime Beef Ribeye Filet, USDA Prime Beef Outside Skirt Steak, and USDA Choice Black Angus Beef Picanha Steaks.
- For the Captain: You’ll be the catch of the day with the Seafood Grilling gifting option. Priced at $76.65 (serves 4–6 people), treat your crew with a package of Skinless Mahi Mahi Filets, Skinless Sashimi Grade Atlantic Whole Salmon Filets and Gulf White Extra Jumbo Shrimp with shell on.
- For the Land and Sea Lovers: Get the best of both land and sea with the Classic Surf and Turf gift box. Priced at $56.43 (serves 4 people), your recipient will enjoy a USDA Choice Beef Center Cut Filet Mignon, Applewood Smoked Berkshire Thick Uncured Bacon, North Atlantic Lobster Tails and Broccoli & Cheese Gratin.
- Christmas for 4 Bundle (serves 4 people) priced at approximately $98.83 comes with USDA Choice Black Angus Beef Ribeye Roast, Creamed Spinach Family-style, Mashed Red Skin Potatoes Family-style, Ciabatta Twin Demi Baguettes, and Chocolate Lava Cake.
- Not Your Average Surf and Turf Bundle (serves 4 people) priced at approximately $67.41 comes with USDA Choice Black Angus Bone-in Cowboy Steak, Sea Scallops and Cream & Cheese Potato Gratin.
- Round out the meal with Wild Fork’s new family sized Holiday Sides Bundle (serves 4-6) like 4 Cheese Truffle Broccoli Cauliflower, Creamed Spinach, Mashed Sweet Potato Crumble, and Green Bean Casserole and more, each priced near $31.92.
Same day delivery or in-store pick up available for those who order online; or shop in-store at one of South Florida’s nine (9) locations – Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Doral, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, West Kendall and soon to open in Boca Raton. Stores are closed on Christmas Day. Please visit www.wildforkfoods.com for more information and for great recipes.