Christmas 2013: Where to eat, drink & celebrate

 

Miami restaurants roll out the red & green carpet for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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Valerie Nahmad Schimel

Miami restaurants roll out the red & green carpet for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Where to eat this Christmas...

15th & Vine
Offers a specialty three-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menu. Menu highlights include rainbow beet salad, pork loin and candy cane cheesecake. $55 per person
15th & Vine: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-503-0373

Area 31
Celebrates Christmas Day with a buffet available from 1-8pm. Menu items include Key West pink shrimp ceviche, braked ham and an array of desserts. $75 per adult, $35 per child.

Area 31 at the Epic Hotel: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami; 305-424-5234

Atrio
Presents a three-course Christmas Eve & Christmas Day dinner. Highlights include celeriac soup, roast turkey and dark chocolate Yule log. $65 per person
Atrio at Conrad Miami: 1395 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-503-6529

3030 Ocean

Offers a three-course meal on Dec 24 and Dec 25. Highlights include roasted chestnut soup, prime rib and peppermint pots-de-crème. $56 per person
3030 Ocean: 3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale; 954-765-3030

Brother Jimmy's
Is offering a "bountiful" Christmas Dinner to go. A single ham is $65 and serves 12-15 people. Stop by before 4pm on Christmas Eve to pick up your meal.
Brother Jimmy's: 900 S Miami Ave, Miami; 786-360-3650

Caffe Abbracci
Offers a specialty Christmas Eve & Christmas Day menu featuring beef tortelloni with truffle oil, branzino and chocolate caramel flan. $40 per person.
Caffe Abbracci: 318 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables; 305-441-0700

Cecconi’s
Offers a  iChristmas Day feast from 12-5pm. $45 per person
Cecconi’s: 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 786-507-7902

Chatham House
Presents  three-course Christmas Eve dinner featuring shrimp cocktail, New York Strip, cedar plank salmon and cheesecake. $39.95 per person
Chatham House: 4331 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; 954-351-0310

Cioppino at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
Presents a four-course Christmas Eve dinner themed around the Italian mantra of “Good food, Good wine and Good Company.” Menu is available from 6-10pm, $115 per adult, $45 per child. The restaurant also presents a Christmas Day brunch featuring action stations, bottomless Prosecco cocktails and over 20 desserts. Seatings at 11am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. $115 per adult, $45 per child
Cioppino at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne; 305-365-4286

db Bistro Moderne
Presents a la carte Christmas Eve specials including smoked sturgeon terrine, foie gras chaud, black bas and a Buche de Noel. Or opt for a three-course menu for $70 per person.
db Bistro Moderne: 225 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami; 305-421-8800

Devon
Offers a three-course Christmas Eve special from 4-10pm. Highlights include baby green salad, 6oz filet and jumbo lump crab cakes. $37 per person
Devon Seafood & Steak: 11715 Sherri Lane, Kendall; 305-275-0226


East End Brasserie

Is celebrating with a festive a la carte farm-to-table dinner available from 2-8pm. Menu includes pan seared sea scallops, port lacquered duck breast, beef tenderloin tournedos and lobster ravioli.East End Brasserie at the Atlantic Hotel: 60 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-567-8020

JW Marriott Miami
Offers a "robust" Christmas Eve feast featuring limoncello lobster bisque, duck confit and spinach ravioli, pan seared red snapper and flour less chocolate dome. $120 per person
JW Marriott Miami: 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami  305-329-3585

Macaroni Grill
Is treating all families dining with children to free cookies  Dec. 23 and 24.
Macaroni Grill: Various locations, visit www.macaronigrill.com

Quattro
Celebrates with a la carte truffle-infused selections like Fontina cheese fondue, “Langhe” tagliolini and beef tenderloin with porcini mushrooms and veal scaloppini.
Quattro: 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-531-4833

Rosa Mexicano

Offers a specialty Christmas Day and Christmas Eve menu. Highlights include hot apple cider & Mexican canela, braised pork shank and sticky pumpkin cake. Menu is available from 12-9pm for $35 per person, dishes also available as specialty a la carte options.
Rosa Mexicano: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-695-1005 or 900 S Miami Ave, Miami; 786-425-1001

The Social Club

Offers a four-course Christmas Day menu featuring crab cake, venison and local snapper. $65 per person. Available noon-11pm.

The Social Club at the Surfcomber: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-604-1800

SushiSamba
Offers a la crate dishes including the Holiday Flip cocktail, roasted cauliflower, duck confit salad and Robata lamb
SushiSamba: 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305- 673-5337 and180 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables; 305-448-4990

Steak 954
Celebrates with specialty a la carte Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dishes including roasted lamp chops, soft polenta and gingerbread soufflé.
Steak 954: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8333

Sugarcane
Offers specialty dishes on Dec 24 and 25. Highlights include a Christmas cocktail (pressed apple cider, spiced rum, cinnamon, hibiscus tea and anise), boudin blanc, roasted suckling pig and pan seared striped sea bass.
Sugarcane: 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0353

Toro Toro
Offers a family-style Christmas Day dinner from 6 – 11pm. Menu highlights include chopped salad, ground lamb anticucho skewers, parmesan crusted sea scallops and tres leches. $50 per person.
Toro Toro: 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710

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