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 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) 2021 guide on where to go for a holiday or Christmas dinner in Miami:
A Very Sérêvène Christmas Celebration
Nothing beats a holiday getaway. Join us in Sérêvène for two days of Christmas festivities — featuring a sensational four-course holiday menu by Executive Chef Pawan Pinisetti. We’re hosting a culinary experience with decadent food and drinks, live jazz and a festive celebration of the season at Hotel Greystone. Reserve your table
This Christmas, head to Ariete for an unforgettable holiday dining experience curated by James Beard Awards Best Chef: South 2020 semifinalist Chef Michael Beltran. Priced at $75 per person (excluding tax + gratuity), Ariete’s festive feast features a variety of sumptuous offerings certain to please the entire family. Dishes include black truffle stuffed Green Circle chicken; pork collar ham; yucca served with Calabrian mojo and mustard creme fraiche; roasted local fennel served with apples and Taleggio cheese; and local calabaza in a decadent calabaza caramel, served with ginger crumble. The restaurant’s notable wine list and creative cocktails will be on offer. Christmas Dinner is served on Saturday, December 25 from 6PM-10PM. The eatery will be closed during Brunch. Dinner reservations can be made on OpenTable. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (954) 765-3030; www.arietecoconutgrove.com
The beloved restaurant from chef couple Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer, semifinalists for Best Chef: South in the 2020 James Beard Awards, will be hosting a special Christmas Day brunch in collaboration with El Bagel. Brunch will be offered from 11AM until 3PM inside the restaurant with a limited number of outdoor tables. Outdoors, there will also be space for guests to hang out and enjoy some bubbly and mini bagels with spreads. The full menu, which is sure to include some epic, not-to-be-missed bagel sandwiches and creative spins on brunch favorites, will be revealed closer to Christmas Day. Reservations are strongly encouraged as the popular duo is sure to round up crowds of loyal guests. Reservations will open through RESY 30 days out (11/25). Boia De is located at 5205 Northeast Second Avenue. Telephone: (305) 967-8866. www.boiaderestaurant.com
Hotel AKA Brickell
DINNER, DJ & FIREWORKS WATCH PARTY AT THE NEW HOTEL AKA BRICKELL
AKA’s latest Miami offering, Hotel AKA Brickell is welcoming guests for nightly or week-long stays at the all-glass tower overlooking Miami’s financial district. Formerly known as the Conrad Hotel, this urban retreat will be offering locals and hotel guests a New Year’s Eve activation including an open bar package, live music with a DJ and a special dinner menu and package by the exquisite Nativo Kitchen + Bar, including a bottle of champagne or wine. The year-end celebration will be held at the property’s stunning private event space with incredible water views that’ll showcase the spectacular fireworks at midnight. For bookings and more information, see here.
Buya Izakaya + Yakitori
Stemming from a partnership by Buya Ramen and KYU original creators, Lewis and Haigh; Buya Izakaya + Yakitori is a casual Japanese eatery which opened in fall of 2020. This all-day eatery serves up Japanese Soul food from its open kitchen and is cooking up something extra special in time for New Year’s Eve. Guests are invited to come dine and enjoy shareable dishes like the famous Tempura Beech Mushroom and immerse themselves in Buya’s boozy, social atmosphere adorned with trinkets and a hand-painted graffiti mural. With sake and cocktail ninjas available, Buya is the perfect spot to kick off a night of barhopping and celebrating throughout the night with its special pre-NYE party menu.
CAFÉ LA TROVA
Celebrate Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) at, CAFÉ LA TROVA, Chef Michy’s Little Havana hotspot. Enjoy a prix fixe menu ($85 per person ++), plus a la carte menu items, including signature empanadas and croquetas. Also, Master Cantinero Julio Cabrera will be serving up a special signature Cuban Egg Nog throughout the month of December. Address: 971 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130 – Phone: 786-615-4379
In addition to COTE Miami’s dinner menu, guests will have an opportunity to experience the Christmas Feast ($142 per person ++) on Christmas Eve (closed on Christmas Day)-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 and American Wagyu Beef, and Lamb complemented by an array of Korean accompaniments including pickled seasonal vegetables and salads; fresh Red Leaf Lettuce with Ssaam-jang; fluffy Savory Egg Soufflé, Janchi Somyun, Korean angel hair with piping hot clear anchovy consommé; followed by Soft Serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel for dessert. Address: 3900 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, 33137 – Phone: 305-434-4668
Fi’lia For Christmas
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER | CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Join us Christmas Eve for an Authentic Italian meal with your loved ones at Fi’lia at SLS Brickell. In addition to our offerings, we will be featuring a specialty three course prix fixe menu to entice your taste buds and enhance your holiday.
Location: Fi’lia at SLS Brickell – Reservations: For reservations, contact us at 305-239-1330.
Located in Coral Gables, Fiola Miami is Fabio Trabocchi’s first restaurant venture outside of Washington D.C. and marks Michelin-starred Fiola’s second location. With Miami-native, Executive Chef Daniel Ganem at the helm, the restaurant serves contemporary takes on classic Italian cuisine. The 5,800-square-foot restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating. For Christmas Eve, enjoy a special Feast of the Seven Fishes-an Italian inspired holiday dinner with five-courses plus dessert ($165 per person ++), Link to full menu: https://www.fiolamiami.com/christmas-eve-dinner (Vegetarian options available). On Christmas Day their a la carte menu will be available plus specials including: DELMONICO STEAK WELLINGTON with Foie gras, black trumpet mushrooms, and Prosciutto San Daniele; PEPPERCORN CRUSTED WAGYU TOMAHAWK with Porcini-Armagnac Sauce and Horseradish Crema; CORNISH HEN with Fregola alla Trapenese, Charred Tomatoes, Kumquats, and Almonds; and BRUSSELS SPROUTS with Pancetta, Maple Syrup, and Chestnuts.
For New Year’s Eve, two seatings will be available and includes five-courses, plus dessert.
First Seating: $175 per person ++; Second Seating: $275 per person ++ and includes an optional Caviar upgrade available for $125 per person ++. Link to menu: https://www.fiolamiami.com/new-years-eve (Vegetarian menu available).
Address: 1500 San Ignacio Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146 – Phone: 305-912-2639
Set your alarms early on Christmas Day and head to the newly reopened Chug’s Diner, located in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood. Chef Michael Beltran’s upscale yet approachable Cuban-American diner will open on Saturday, December 25 from 8AM – 3PM. Diners can belly up to the ventanita for a cortadito, croquetas and delicious seasonal pastelitos from Pastelito Papi, or enjoy a sit-down meal out on the patio, at the counter or in the dining room. The full a la carte menu will be available with favorites like the cast iron pancake; lechon hash with mojo onions and fried egg; and the wildly popular frita. Chug’s is located in the heart of Coconut Grove at 3444 Main Highway. Walk-ins only. Telephone: (786) 353-2940; www.chugsdiner.com
Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden
Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden, the chic Coconut Grove eatery, is offering a five-course Christmas Eve Dinner in the Garden featuring live music and a complimentary glass of bubbly. The offering is priced at $165 per adult and $65 per child (ages 5 through 12; excluding tax and gratuity) and available from 5PM – 10PM. Enjoy beginning courses of Cold Smoked Oysters, Vegan Tartare, Roasted Chestnut Soup and a Charred Citrus Carpaccio. Third course options include Pork Belly with braised swiss chard, riesling poached apple, green mustard vinaigrette or Chili Spiced Bourbon Glazed Seared U-10 Scallop with butternut squash, bacon gristle and pomegranate seeds or Caramelized Baby Fennel with fennel puree, confit orange, caraway crumble and herb roasted Marcona almonds. Fourth course options include a Spiced Cherry Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, leek puree, mushroom and cipollini onion, port cherry gel, foie gras bordelaise or Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Duck Roulade with chestnut apple stuffing, celeriac purée, kumquat relish, apple brandy sauce or Citrus Marinated Butternut Squash Steak with kale & quinoa ragout, walnut pesto, vegan sage jus. Dessert choices are Red Wine Cherry & Pistachio Sponge or Chocolate Peppermint “Bûche de Noël.”
Christmas Day Brunch with live music and $35 Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and a Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar will be offered from 11AM – 3PM. Enjoy a la carte offerings like a Seafood Tower, Roasted Beet Salad, Smoked Salmon Board, Duo Turkey Sandwich, Panettone Bread Pudding Skillet, breakfast entrees, desserts and more. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. For a reservation, please visit OpenTable. Telephone: (305) 644-4675; www.isabellescoconutgrove.com.
Jaya at The Setai
Jaya at The Setai, helmed by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, will be offering a la carte dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with holiday-inspired dishes alongside Jaya favorites like dim sum, tandoor & curry and other signature Asian and Indian specialities. Christmas Specials include Seared Foie Gras ($36) with ginger caramel glaze, sautéed apples and toasted brioche; Kushi Oysters ($32) served with ginger cucumber foam, apple and caviar; Lamb Chops ($52) with truffle mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and lamb jus; Roasted Turkey ($48) with sweet potato confit, green beans, cranberry relish and sage gravy; and a Hot Chocolate Cup for dessert with dark chocolate cake, eggnog mousse, milk, dark chocolate and toasted marshmallow.
The restaurant will also be offering its popular Jazz Brunch on Christmas Day and on Sunday, December 26 from 11:30AM until 4PM. Priced at $155 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and $95 (excluding tax and gratuity) per child aged 5-12, brunch will feature limitless Louis Roederer Champagne, Mimosas and Bloody Marys alongside a lavish buffet of culinary delights. Stations served by restaurant staff include a full raw bar filled with fresh oysters, shrimp and more, rotisserie, Indian and Thai specialties, a selection of grilled meats, dim sum, breakfast favorites, charcuterie and full dessert table with homemade rotating selections. Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue inside The Setai, Miami Beach. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable or by calling (855) 923-7899. www.thesetaihotel.com.
La Cocina Coctelería
The mischievous elves at Kush Hospitality Group (KHG) are back for the annual Noche Noche Buena charity celebration held at La Cocina Cocteleria. The event is taking place on Thursday, December 23, KHG’s super-Hialeah watering hole in the Leah Arts District, the night before the night before Christmas eve. The festive evening, kicking off at 6PM, will feature everything that makes Christmas in Miami unlike any other. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, event highlights include a holiday market from local vendors; live plenero music, complimentary plates of lechon asado (while supplies last); domino tables on the bar’s outdoor patio; cigars and more. Instead of Elf on the Shelf ®, there will be 12 days of La Cocina’s mascot, Pata Sucia Patty. In the spirit of giving, the event will include a partnership with local non-profit Shoes for Streets (@shoesforstreets), which will be collecting new and used shoes for the homeless. Anyone donating will receive a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes. The night will end with a complimentary shot of Kush’s signature coquito. La Cocina is located at 1000 East 16 Street in Hialeah. Open Friday and Saturday, 7PM-2AM. Telephone: (305) 887-8863; www.lacocinahialeah.com.
LA MAR BY GASTON ACURIO
Savor a sumptuous Christmas Eve dinner experience offering traditional Peruvian-inspired holiday cuisine at LA MAR BY GASTON ACURIO by Executive Chef Diego Oka. As part of the gastronomical journey, enjoy a delectable family-style fried turkey feast and a lavish buffet featuring: Seafood rice, scallop, and pan con chicharron live stations. Anticucho grilled favorites including Anticucho de corazón, Anticucho de pollo, Anticucho shrimp. Additional items include: quinoa salad, pasta salad, whole fish Nikkei, ají de gallina empanadas, potato and choclo, grilled corn and asparagus. Patrons are also invited to sip on an array of cocktails served alongside stunning views of Biscayne Bay and city skyline. ($165 per person ++ for 21 and over, for a two-hour dinner experience with selection of cocktails; $95 per person ++ for ages 7- 20).
On New Year’s Eve, ring in the 2022 with two seatings available: 6pm to 8pm-$190 per person ++ for 21 and over (includes one bottle of prosecco per couple); and 145 per person ++ for ages 7- 20. 9:30pm to midnight- $420 per person ++ for 21 and over (includes one bottle of Taittinger per couple and a selection of cocktails); $685 per person ++ for 21 and over (includes seafood display and one bottle of Moët Rosé per couple, front row seating by the rail, and a selection of cocktails); and $190 per person ++ for ages 7-20.
Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131 – Phone: 305-913-8358
Enjoy a relaxing Christmas with your loved ones at Lightkeepers located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. On Christmas Eve from 6PM to 10PM, enjoy an extensive a la carte menu. Enjoy cocktails and music steps away at Rumbar from 8PM – 1AM.
On Christmas Day guests will enjoy a Christmas Day Brunch from 12:30PM to 4PM priced at $145 per adult and $49 per child (ages 5 through 12; excluding tax and gratuity). Choose from options like Domestic Artisan Cheeses and Cured Meats; Small Bites; Salads; Chilled Seafood and Raw Bar; Sushi Rolls; Ceviche; Butternut Squash Farro “Risotto”; Grilled Veal Loin; Braised Picnic Pork; Mediterranean Seabass; Carving Station; Breakfast and Omelet Station; Dessert Bar; Kids Corner and so much more. An a la carte dinner will be offered from 6:30PM – 10PM. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 365-4185 or (305) 365-4186 or via email at LKDiningReservations@
Los Felix and Krüs Kitchen – Coconut Grove, FL
Ring in the new year at Coconut Grove’s newest and hottest sister eateries Los Felix and Krüs Kitchen. Enjoy a special prefix menu crafted from co-founder Chef Sebastián Vargas starting at $175pp, live music until 1 a.m., and a specialty natural wine pairing list – for an additional cost – as you toast to the new year! For reservations and more information, see here.
Located in the heart of South Beach, MILA Restaurant transports diners on a culinary journey throughout the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan. To ring in the new year, MILA is offering a two-hour dining experience “izakaya” style, meaning dishes are meant to be shared amongst the table. The MILA team introduces the bold signature flavors of the Mediterranean and Japanese culture, including premium wagyu, black rock lava grilled prime filet, beef short rib ‘kalbi’, foie gras and uni diver scallops, shawarma spiced wagyu gyoza, MediterrAsian makis and more. Their New Year’s Eve first seating between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. will be offered at $250 indoor for a prefix menu and $300 outdoors. For those hoping to countdown to midnight at MILA, a second seating will be available from 9:00 p.m. through the end of the night for $450 inside and the addition of a $350 beverage minimum outside.
MILA is celebrating Christmas with a special dish that embodies their luxurious “MediterrAsian” concept. They are serving “Hirame,” the Japanese term for Summer Flounder, imported from the volcanic South Korean island of Jeju. Flavored with dill for freshness, mustard seed for aroma and nuttiness, and fig vinegar for a bittersweet bite, the light fish is perfectly balanced. Is a dish ever complete without Caviar? The Hirame is topped with fish eggs and bright edible flowers for garnish that make the dish as beautiful as it is delicious.
MR CHOW – Miami Beach
While the restaurant scene continues to undergo major changes and revamps, foodies can count on MR CHOW to continue its reign as one of the area’s most iconic hotspots to not only dine, imbibe and be seen, but to pull out all the stops for New Year’s Eve. This upscale, fashionable eatery for authentic Beijing fare has put together an exclusive three-course menu to celebrate 2022’s Year of the Tiger, stacked with fine delicacies like Chicken Satay, Duck Mignon, Live Lobster and Pork Zebra Dumplings. Rounding out the celebratory atmosphere, patrons can expect a live DJ, balloons, and other novelties to ring in the New Year in style. Priced at $225 and $400 per guest for first and second seating, respectively, a complimentary bottle of wine as chic as the clientele is included with each dinner to help kick off a night of good food and good moods. With the perfect combination of art, fashion, music, and cuisine, it isn’t hard to see why tastemakers and trendsetters alike flock to MR CHOW for a meal and atmosphere that never fails to impress and deliver.
Navé by Chef Michael Beltran has quickly become one of Miami’s premier dining destinations. The restaurant, which features a simple yet sophisticated, contemporary American menu with a heavy focus on seafood, is set in a lush, stunning indoor/outdoor space in one of Coconut Grove’s idyllic tree-lined avenues. The eatery is inviting diners to celebrate Christmas Eve with an over-the-top Feast of The Seven Fishes curated by Chef Michael Beltran. While the menu is still in development, diners can expect Beltran’s fine dining capabilities at play with more rustic, robust American flavors. Navé is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. The restaurant will open regular dinner hours on Christmas Eve: 6PM-11PM. To make a reservation call the restaurant at (786) 615-3747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.navemiami.com/
Tis’ the season for a very PINCHO Christmas as the beloved Miami brand celebrates 7 Days of PINCHO XMAS with stellar giveaways. Beginning Saturday, December 18 through Friday, December 24, fans of the concept can take part in the week-long social media giveaways through Instagram – @PINCHO – for a chance to win free bites, branded swag, gift cards and more. The seven-day giveaway lineup includes Day 1: 20 Vaca Frita Bowls; Day 2: 5 $50 rewards; Day 3: 10 PINCHO hats; Day 4: 2 PINCHO caterings; Day 5: 1 custom designed PINCHO shoe; Day 6: 2 $100 gift cards; and Day 7: 10 VIP tasting experiences. www.pincho.com/
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.
Reunion Ktchn Bar
Get into the Christmas spirit at Reunion Ktchn Bar with a holiday feast set in a trendy, chic atmosphere. On Saturday, December 25, beginning at 4PM, the restaurant is offering an internationally-inspired, five-course holiday prix-fixe priced at $89 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The feast will begin with choice of Mahi Ceviche or Zucchini Carpaccio, followed by Sea Bass St. Jacques served gratineed-style or Citrus Beet Tartar. The third course offers a selection between Crab or Lobster Tortellini and Lunete with black truffle in brown butter and sage. For the main course, guests will enjoy a choice of Moroccan Lamb Shank complemented by couscous, yogurt and pomegranate; or Vegetarian Moroccan Pastilla with phyllo pie. The evening will finish on a sweet note with dessert offerings including French Opera and Greek Yogurt with honey and pistachio. Guests may upgrade their meal with supplements including a curated Wine Pairing for $69, samples of caviar for $199 and a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee, Brut Champagne for $110. The restaurant will also offer a limited kids menu including an entree, soft drink and churros for $25 per child. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked HERE.Reunion Ktchn Bar is located 18167 Biscayne Blvd in Aventura. For more information and holiday dining hours, visit www.reunionkb.com/; Telephone: (305) 931-7401
Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting families to a fabulous Christmas Day feast on December 25. Christmas Brunch served from 10AM to 4PM is a cornucopia of choices including Medium Florida Stone Crabs with mustard celery salt and aji amarillo and freshly-shucked Pink Moon Oysters. The Brunch Board for Two features shareable portions of Lobster Benedict, New York Strip Reserve, Fried Chicken and Waffles, and Fingerling Smash ($125). Guests can get festive with limited-time mimosa flavors including Apple Cider Pumpkin Spice; Passion Fruit & Tarragon; and Dragon Fruit & Watermelon. For dessert, indulge in an assortment of sweet treats including Café Con Leche Bread Pudding, Mini Seasonal Pies, Key Lime Pie and more. Christmas Dinner will be served from 5:30PM to 9:30PM, diners can choose from Rusty Pelican’s seasonal a la carte options with special menu additions for both children and adults. Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. For reservations, please call (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.
Celebrate Christmas family-style with a Pan-Latin Feast at Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed Pan-Latin steakhouse inside the InterContinental Miami. On Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 beginning at 6PM, and Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 from 12PM to 8PM, Toro Toro is featuring a prix-fixe Christmas menu, created by Executive Chef Jean Delgado, for $79++ per person. The feast begins with choice of appetizer including Pork Carnitas Robata with plantain tortillas, confit onions and cilantro sauce; Octopus Tiradito complemented by Botija aioli, jalapeño avocado crema and cilantro oil; Truffle Caesar featuring baby gem lettuce, Manchego crisps and truffle dressing; Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Carpaccio with herb ricotta, pickled red onion and pistachio vinaigrette; and Acorn Squash Fritter served with aji amarillo aioli, parmesan and rosemary. The entrée course, which is served family-style, features a choice of protein with options including Double Bone-In Pork Chop served with aji amarillo mojo sauce; Grilled Tiger Prawns with black garlic gremolata; and Bone-in Short Rib complemented by Kabayaki sauce. For an additional $135, guests can upgrade the protein to the restaurant’s iconic Australian Wagyu Tomahawk. The entrée course will be complemented by family-style servings of coconut basmati rice, roasted maitake mushrooms with ponzu sauce and kimchi Brussels sprouts. The decadent feast will finish with dessert featuring a choice between Black Forest Cake served with cherry compote and chocolate ganache and Piña Colada Rum Cake with ice cream. For children ages 12 and under, Toro Toro will offer a kids menu with a choice of Chicken Fingers with fries, Mac & Cheese or Mini Cheeseburger with fries, for $39. 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.
Enjoy dinner with the entire family on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and Christmas Day with TUR Kitchen’s new Winter menu and featured specials from 6 pm-11 pm on both days. In addition to a la carte items Chef Christian Chirino will be offering a seven-course Tasting Menu ($145 per person ++) with the option to add on a Sommelier Wine Pairing ($95).
Link to full menu: https://www.turkitchen.com/dinner
For New Year’s Eve, guests can select from two seating options: 6 pm ($125 person ++) and 9 pm (includes a complimentary glass of Champagne-$175 per person ++). The four-course prix fixe menu features optional upgrades like caviar and libations pairings. Menu highlights include dishes like Bluefin tuna tartare; Lobster with roasted heirloom tomato and vanilla, shaved lime, fennel, and green olive jus; Duck magret, fig balsamic, asparagus, carrots, and pistacho; Filet mignon, Butternut squash pure, Black truffle, purple potato and purple kohlrabi; and Blackberry tart with fior di latte, orange blossom, and basil.
Address: 259 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 – Phone: 786-483-8014
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits 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 Christmas Eve indulge in a Prime Rib Dinner available from 6PM to 10PM. Priced at $129 for two people, including a bottle of house bubbly or wine, the meal includes a 16oz Prime Rib with Brussels Stoemp, Swank Farm vegetables and horseradish cream and is completed with a decadent Pistachio and Strawberry Bar with white chocolate cream and strawberry fluid gel. A la carte menu is also available.
On Christmas Day enjoy an a la carte brunch from Noon – 4PM with an optional $34 Bottomless Drink Package. A three-course dinner offering is available from 5PM to 10PM, priced at $89 per adult and $49 per child (ages 5 through 12; excluding tax and gratuity). The first course includes a choice of Winter Greens with pomegranate, shaved pears, candied pecans, Humboldt fog cheese and balsamic vinaigrette or Prime Rib Toast with buttery brioche, caramelized shallots, horseradish spread and arugula or Sashimi with cranberry ponzu, shaved jalapeno, orange, microgreens with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Second course offering is a choice of Braised Lamb Shank with leek and gruyere polenta, swiss chard and cipollini onion or Seared Bronzini with Swank Farm carrots, cauliflower puree, greens and kumquat-olive salsa or a 6oz Beef Tenderloin with crispy Brussels, roasted garlic potato puree and cabernet jus. For dessert, a Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with praline cremeux and raspberry. A la carte menu will also be available. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 302-6430 or by emailing burlockcoastrsvp@ritzcarlton.
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Celebrate Christmas Eve and Day with a decadent oceanside feast at Lona Cocina & Tequileria on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Available Friday, December 24 through Sunday, December 26, Lona’s specialty a la carte Christmas menu with a Mexican twist, created by Chef Jorge Gutierrez, features Tamal de Guayaba – Oaxaca cheese, Masa de Guava and banana leaf ($11); Taco de Lechon – roasted pork, pickled carrots, pickled onions and roasted tomatillo sauce ($15); Enchilada de Lechon – roasted pork, Pipian sauce, pumpkin seeds, queso cotija and cilantro ($21); and Especial de Pavo – slow cooked turkey, loaded potato puree with a 74-hour demi glaze ($25). Lona’s full dinner menu will also be available. In addition to the Christmas menu, Lona is also featuring a stellar lineup of festive cocktails, priced at $15 each, including Dreaming of a White Horchata – Abasolo whiskey, Nixta licor, Rumchata and Horchata mix; Ghost of Christmas Past – Ghost tequila, lime juice and agave; and Red-Nosed Reserve – Don Q Gran Reserva, Apple Playa liquor, apple juice, lemon, agave and cinnamon. Reservations can be made on OpenTable. Lona is located at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Discounted valet is available. For more information, visit www.lonarestaurant.com; Telephone: (954) 245-3069
Oceans 234, the hottest seaside restaurant in Deerfield Beach has crafted an elevated Holiday offering that will be available from Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Executive Chef Nicole Fey will be featuring a first-class a la carte menu that includes A5 Wagyu Nigiri with a 2oz Japanese A5 striploin, sushi rice, bourbon barrel aged shoyu, micro wasabi ($40); White Truffle Gnocchi with herbed ricotta gnocchi, white truffle & fontina cream, crispy leeks, fresh white winter truffles ($65); Short Rib Osso Bucco with parmesan polenta, orange glazed carrots, warm ciabatta, bone marrow ($65); Duck Confit with goji berry & port reduction, charred broccolini, sweet potato pave ($50); and White Truffle Shower supplement that can be added to any dish tableside ($80). Oceans 234 is located at 234 North Ocean Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. For reservations please call (954) 428-2539. Holiday hours are Christmas Eve Noon – 11PM; Christmas Day 3PM – 11PM; New Year’s Eve Noon – Midnight and New Year’s Day 11:30AM – 11PM. Regular Hours are Monday – Thursday Noon – 10PM; Friday Noon – 11PM; Saturday 11:30AM – 11PM; Sunday 11:30AM – 10PM. www.oceans234.com
TO GO AND COOK AT HOME
Wild Fork, South Florida’s meat and seafood market, offers Christmas Entertainment Bundles that will make holiday preparation easy and stress free. Home chefs can choose from a variety of options:
- Holiday Bundle 1 priced at approximately $111 – USDA Choice Angus Beef New York Roast and Medium Florida Stone Crab Claws
- Holiday Bundle 2 priced at approximately $152 – USDA Choice Boneless Black Angus Beef Ribeye Roast and Medium Florida Stone Crab Claws
- Holiday Bundle 3 priced at approximately $87 – Grass Fed Mini Lamb Leg Roast, Sea Scallops and Atlantic Lobster Tails
Round out the meal with Wild Fork’s new family sized sides like Sweet Potato Casserole, Maple Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, Green Bean Casserole and more, each priced near $8. Same day delivery or in-store pick up available for those who order online; or shop in-store at one of South Florida’s eight (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.