New Year’s Eve 2012 Dining Guide: Where to eat, drink & toast 2013
94th Aero Squadron
Presents an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar, party favors, midnight champagne toast and live band from 9pm-2am. $65-$125.
94th Aero Squadron: 1395 NW 57 Ave., Doral; 305-264-2143
Presents a four-course, prix-fixe dinner featuring Brussels sprouts ‘Caesar style,’ sunchoke bisque, Kona kampachi sashimi, terrine of rabbit and pasta with Maine scallop and spiny lobster. $90 per person 1500˚ at Eden Roc: 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-5594
660 at the Anglers
Is celebrating with a three-course feast at 6pm ($100 per person) and a five-course meal at 9:30pm ($150 per person). Menu highlights include lobster bisque, rack of lamb, roasted pork loin and seared halibut.
660 at the Anglers: 660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 786-594-5811
Celebrates with an “Evening on the Mediterranean” featuring Mediterranean-inspired food stations and an optional open bar. $295 per person, $225 per person without open bar (includes midnight champagne toast & unlimited soft drinks).
Acqualina: 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-918-8000
Angelique Euro Cafe
Is offering an a la carte New Year’s brunch from Dec 29-Jan 1 featuring pasta carbonara and a red eye hangover burger. The Gables restaurant is also celebrating New Year’s Eve with live music and a four-course feast featuring Florida stone crabs, grilled Maine lobster, black truffle gnocchi and chocolate raspberry Chambord cake. $100 per person, includes two glasses of French sparkling wine or one bottle per couple.
Angelique Euro Cafe: 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922
Bids farewell to 2012 with a seven-course, wine paired tasting menu available from 6-11pm, live music and party favors. $200 per person. The restaurants is also offering a party on the Area 31 terrace from 10pm-1am with open bar, live music and hors d’oeuvres. $75 per person
Area 31: 270 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-424-5234
Asia de Cuba
Offers a four-course tasting menu in the restaurant ($270 per person) and a terrace buffet ($375 per person). Each include a bottle of Laurent Perrier per couple and access to the hotel’s main party with premium open bars.
Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach: 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach; 305-514-1940
B’stro on the Beach
Offers an “elaborate” brunch featuring smoked salmon, roasted pear & blue cheese salad, rib eye au jus and maple glazed ham. $69 per person
B’stro on the Beach: 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-302-5208
B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
Presents a penthouse party featuring a five-course dinner, premium open bar and dancing. Menu highlights include filet mignon, warm lava cake and tempura shrimp. $199 per person.
B Ocean Fort Lauderdale: 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-302-5208
Rings in 2013 with a three-course feast available from 5:30-10pm. The evening features party favors, a midnight toast and dinner items like Maryland crab soup, grilled NY strip and king prawns Saganaki. $39 per person
Banyan Restaurant at Bonaventure Resort & Spa: 250 Racquet Club Dr, Weston; 800-327-8090
Bianca at Delano
Welcomes 2013 with a four-course dinner featuring a Kobe hot rock pizzaiola, butternut squash & ricotta gnocchi, duck confit and a midnight champagne toast. $425 per person. Seatings at 7pm and 9:30pm
Bianca at Delano: 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-5752
Bin No 18
Celebrates 2013 with a four-course menu featuring one bottle of bubbly per couple, pomegranate pork belly, baby hen cream soup, sticky sea bass and lolly lolly lamb chops. $65 per guest. Seatings at 7pm and 9pm.
Bin No 18: 275 NE 18 St, Miami; 786-356-8710
Bistro One LR
Rings in the New Year with a three-course meal available from 6-7:30 and a four-course feast available from 8-10pm. The later seating includes one bottle of champagne, party favors and access to the hotel’s NYE pool party. 6-7:30pm $95 per person, 8-10pm $$295/person
Bistro One LR at Ritz-Carlton South Beach: 1 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 786-276-4000
Closes out 2012 with a prix-fixe dinner available at 8 pm. Menu includes East Coast oysters, seared diver scallop, Hudson Valley foie gras torchon, buttered Maine lobster and a 10 oz chateaubriand. $250 per person, $415 with wine pairings.
BLT Steak at The Betsy: 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-673-0044
Blue Moon Fish Co.
Rings in 2013 with a four-course dinner, live music, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Seatings available form 6-8:30pm ($75 per person) or 9:30-close ($125 per person).
Blue Moon Fish Co. 4405 W Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea; 954-267-9888
Rings in the New Year with a three-course dinner, champagne toast, party favors & fireworks. $150
Bongos Cuban Cafe: 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 786-777-2100
Offers a three-course seating at 6pm and a six-course seating at 9pm. Menu highlights include burrata heirloom tomato salad, ahi tuna tartare, yellowtail snapper and crispy local quail. The restaurant will also provide a complimentary glass of champagne, live band and party favors. $95 per person 6pm, $265 at 9pm.
Bourbon Steak: 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura; 786-279-6600
Cafe Prima Pasta
Rings in the New Year with a sunset special from 5-6pm (50% off dinner and cocktail menus), its regular a la carte menu from 6-9pm and a tasting menu from 9pm-midnight. Tasting menu features tuna tartare, burrata with grilled vegetables, Chilean sea bass, osso bucco and flan. The later seating also includes DJ, laser light show and midnight champagne toast. $95 per person
Cafe Prima Pasta: 414 71 St, Miami Beach; 305-867-0106
Offers a three-course menu Dec 29-Jan 1. Highlights include pumpkin soup, a 16ox angus beef ribeye and halibut. Menu is $35 per person, add $15 per person for tequila cocktail pairings. Additionally, the restaurant is serving guests one complimentary top shelf guacamole with entree purchase Jan 1.
Cantina Laredo: 501 Silks Run, Hallandale; 954-457-7662
Casablanca on the Bay
Presents a cash bar, DJ and three-course dinner featuring oysters, stone Crabs, moros y maduros and one bottle of Pino Grigio Caposaldo, Malbec Alta Vista or Astoria Prosecco per couple. $100 per person
Casablanca on the Bay: 1717 N Bayshore Dr, Coconut Grove; 305-371-4930
Offers a four-course family-friendly meal featuring she crab bisque, ceviche, veal cheek, lamb, black cod and roasted pineapple cheese flan.
Cascata Grill: 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura; 786-279-6800
China Grill Fort Lauderdale
Celebrates with a multi-course feast featuring sea scallop sashimi, spicy beef & scallion dumplings, lobster pancakes, grilled garlic shrimp and duck two ways. $75 per person, $35 additional for classic wine pairing.
China Grill Fort Lauderdale: 1881 SE 17 St, Fort Lauderdale; 954-759-9950
Presents a three-course dinner, a four-hour open bar, party favors and a DJ. $100 per person.
City Hall: 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-764-3130
Crazy About You
Offers a three-course feast from 5-8pm ($49 per person) and a five-course feast at 9-10pm. Menu highlights include serrano ham & cod croquettes, prawn salad, and beef tenderloin medallions.
Crazy About You: 1155 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami; 305-377-4442
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean
Rings in the New Year with a Latin fiesta featuring five buffet stations (salad, parrillad & pork in a caja China) and an open bar. Seatings at 6:30-9pm ($150 per adult, $75 per child 13-17, $50 child under 12) and 9:30pm ($250 per adult, $100 per child 13-20, $50 per child under 13).
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean: 101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-672-6624
Celebrates with a five-course menu available at 6:30 and 7pm ($150 per person) and 9, 9:30 or 10pm ($200 per person). Menu highlights include oysters, caviar, yellowtail crudo, risotto with tallegio and white truffle and prime NY strip. Unlimited wine and champagne available for additional $70 per person.
The Dutch at W South Beach: 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-938-3111
Presents a seven-course meal featuring cured yellowtail, lima bean Parmentier, foie gras mouse, charred vegetables, lightly smoked seabass and Tierra Nueva chocolate. Seatings at 6pm ($95 per person) and 9pm ($110 per person), both include a champagne welcome and the latter includes a midnight toast
Eating House: 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 305-448-6524
Rings in the new year with a five-course tasting menu and midnight champagne toast. Seatings at 6:30 and 9:30pm. $180 per person
Edge at Four Seasons Miami: 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-358-3535
Egg & Dart
Presents a four-course, Greek-style feast featuring a midnight champagne toast, one bottle of Greek wine for every party of four and dancing. $75 per person.
Egg & Dart: 4029 N Miami Ave, Miami; 786-431-1022
Presents a five-course feast featuring sea scallops, taglatelle with butter & black truffle shavings, Pacific sable fish and slow braised North Dakota bison ribs. $95 per person or $130 per person with wine pairings.
Escopazzo: 1311 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-9450
Presents a “Lucky 13” menu dedicated to international foods believed to bring good luck. Highlights include a “Grapes of Luck” welcome cocktail, black eyed pea ragout, kale salad, whole grilled branzini and garlic-ginger crusted filet. The 6pm seating ($95) features a four-course menu while the 9pm seating ($185) includes the full menu and a champagne toast.
Essensia at the Palms Hotel: 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-908-5458
Offers a three-course dinner at 6pm ($95 per person) and a four-course dinner 9pm ($350 per person). Menus include stone crab, truffled prawn risotto, bone-in filet and basil seared Chilean sea bass. The 9pm seating also includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple. Alternately, invest $95 in a tasting plate and enjoy one bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple, party favors and eight small bites.
The Forge: 432 41 St, Miami Beach; 305-538-8533
Rings in 2013 with a four-course feast available at 6:30pm and five-course feasts available at 8:30pm or 9:30pm. Menu highlights include applewood smoked salmon rillettes, pan roasted colossal prawns and mesquite grilled filet mignon. A four-course vegetarian menu also available. 6:30pm seating $195 per person, 8:30pm & 9:30pm seatings $295 per person.
Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau Miami Beach: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 877-326-7412
Celebrates 2013 with a five-course feast featuring a bottle of champagne and a “celebration cake.” $149 per person
Green House Organic Restaurant: 3207 NE 163 St, North Miami Beach; 305-949-6787
Presents specialty a la carte items including colossal stone crabs, a 10oz filet mignon and banana cream pie.
Grille 401: 401 E Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale; 954-767-0222
Presents a four-course feast at 6:30pm and a five-course feast at 9:30pm. Menu highlights include scallop with bacon dressing, smoked ribs, crispy Chilean sea bass, wok-fried prawn and braised diced abalone. 6:30pm seating $195 per person, 9:30 seating $295 per person.
Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 877-326-7412
Celebrates with a premium open bar from 8pm-12am, midnight champagne toast & passed hors d’oeuvres. $80 per person, available 8pm-12am only.
Haven: 1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-987-8885
Offers an a la carte New Year’s Eve celebration from 5:30-10pm. Menu highlights include Oscietra caviar, Brazilian salad, beef wellington and chocolate budini.
Ireland’s Steakhouse at Bonaventure Resort & Spa: 250 Racquet Club Dr, Weston; 954-349-5656
Welcomes 2013 with a serenade by Julio Iglesias, Jr, guest DJs, live karaoke, a premium open bar and “lavish” towers of sushi & sweets. $200 general admission (includes open bar from 9pm-1am). Table packages
Jelsomino: 247 23 St, Miami Beach; 305-673-7757
Rings in 2013 with bagpipers at midnight and a three-course feast. Menu highlights include French onion soup, seafood linguine, filet mignon and honey apple turnovers with vanilla ice cream. $57.50 per adult, includes entertainment & party favors.
JohnMartin’s: 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777
Rings in 2013 with two seatings featuring blue fin toro, Wagyu short rib, steamed Medai “Chino” and Dom Perignon. Vegetarian menu also available. $195-$395
Juvia: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-763-8272
Is paying homage to Cleopatra with an Egyptian-themed celebration featuring belly dancers, drummers, fire breathers, snake charmers, a pop up henna tattoo parlor, DJs, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Invest $65 and enjoy all above plus a four-course tasting menu including seafood crepes, English cucumber & enoki salad and yuzo glazed sea bass. Additional non-dining packages range from $30-$350.
Kitchen 305: 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-749-2110
Celebrates with an Asian-inspired, three-course menu featuring lamb and bitter herb pot stickers, Chinese roast duck and chocolate truffle cheesecake eggrolls. $65 per person, champagne pairings at $35 a bottle.
Lantao at Surfcomber South Beach: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-604-1800
The Local House
Presents a three course menu featuring 1 bottle of proseco for every couple, smoked potato bisque, pan seared duck breast and green tea creme brûlée. Seatings at 6 and 8pm. $75 per person
The Local House: 400 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 786-230-8396
Celebrates with a five-course tasting menu featuring a bottle of Antica Fratta sparkling wine, brocoolini al Cesare, spaghetti with lobster and porchetta alla Romana. The restaurant is also offering a $50 open bar from 9pm-12am.
Macchialina Taverna Rustica: 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach; 305-534-2124
Rings in 2013 with a three-course feast available at 6pm or 8pm ($150 per person) and a four-course feast available beginning at 9pm ($225). Menus feature truffle buffalo tartare, chili fried Texas quail, Kobe filet mignon and wood-grilled Long Island duck breast.
Meat Market: 915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-532-0088
Says adios to 2012 with a five-course sharing menu featuring a glass of sparking wine, ceviche, botana and tacos. Seatings from 7:30-8:30pm ($45 per person) and 9:30pm ($55 per person). A la carte menu also available.
Mercadito: 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0430
Offers a pre fixe menu at 6pm ($75 per person) and 9pm ($100 per person). Highlights include lobster & crab bisque, beet & goat cheese salad, truffle filet, Cuban mojo pork, orange roast chicken and one split of champagne per guest.
Neomi’s Grill at Trump International: 18001 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a four course menu featuring lobster bisque, oysters on the half shell, Florida stone crabs, Mediterranean mussels, Mexican black grouper and pepper crusted NY strip. $85 per person
Oceanaire Seafood Room: 900 South Miami Ave, Miami; 305-372-8862
Salutes 2013 with live music, party favors, a bottle of Cristal per couple and an a la carte dinner menu. $300 per person for party access, dinner not included
Prime 112: 112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-532-8112
Offers a special a la carte menu featuring stuffed truffle polenta, scampi ravioli with oyster sauce and gold leaf, turbot and duck breast with butter foie gras.
Quattro: 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-531-4833
Presents a DJ and themed a la carte food & drink specials, including the “RA”solution Roll, Stroke of Midnight Maki, Edeamame Eve Dip and the Midnight Kiss cocktail.
RA Sushi: 5829 SW 73 St, South Miami; 305-341-0092
Invites guests to create their own five-course meal. Invest $199 per person and select one appetizer, salad, entrée, side and dessert.
Red, the Steakhouse: 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-3688
Is rewarding celebrants with a $10 “get your drink on” food & drink credit for every $100 spent. Valid Jan 1-6, 2013
Rosa Mexicano: 900 S Miami Ave, Brickell and 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
Offers five-course dinners at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. Menu highlights include monkfish liver pate, sea scallops, sushi and sashimi. $99 per person
SAIA at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale: 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-302-5208
Scarpetta celebrates 2013 with a four-course meal at 6:30pm and a give-course meal at 9:30pm. Menu highlights include braised beef short ribs, spaghetti with tomato and basil, European turbot and amedei chocolate cake. $195 per person early seating, $295 per person later seating.
Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 877-326-7412
Celebrates the New Year with a three-course Northern Italian menu featuring pizza al tartufo, spaghetti al caviale, branzino al forno and a midnight champagne toast. $75 per person or $95 for dinner & admission to the Highbar party on the Dream rooftop
Serafina at Dream South Beach: 1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-8455
Hosts a VIP black or white tie dinner and celebration featuring cocktails & canapés in the courtyard; a six-course, wine-paired dinner; live music and Brazilian dancers. $850 per adult, $425 per child 5-12
The Setai: 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-520-6400
Celebrates “Bond style” with a James-bond inspired soiree featuring a DJ, a four-course early seating ($175 per person) and a five-course late seating ($275 per person). Formal attire strongly suggested
STK Miami: 2377 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-604-6988
Is offering a multi-course feast featuring stone crab chowder, foie gras, sea salt & herb roasted turbot, veal tenderloin and bittersweet chocolate tart. Must be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance. $110 for tasting menu, $150 for tasting menu with wine pairings.
Sugarcane: 3250 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0353
Sushi Samba Dromo
Celebrates “Carnaval-style” with a DJ, samba dancers, drummers and a la crate specialty menu items like lobster salad, Wagyu gyoza, yellowtail ginger seviche, seared scallop crudo and Maine lobster ravioli.
Sushi Samba Dromo: 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-673-5337
Features a celebratory, four course menu including a 12oz filet mignon, pistachio encrusted Chilean bass and lobster risotto. Seatings at 6:30-8:30pm ($125 per person) and 9-11pm ($175 per person).
Terrazza at Shore Club: 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Celebrates with a multi-course tasting menu featuring lobster salad, smoked duck breast, pan seared local hog fish and day boat scallops. $80 per person or $150 per person with open bar.
TIKL: 1450 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-372-0620
Presents a four-course meal featuring family-style appetizers and desserts and all-you-can-eat rodizio service. Seatings available from 7-9pm ($95 per adult, $47.50 per child 6-12) or 9pm on ($125 per adult, ($62.50 for child 6-12).
Toro Toro: 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710
Offers a Gatsby themed soiree featuring Sevruga caviar, foie gras ravioli, Kobe ribeye and a midnight champagne toast. $245 per person
Tosca: 210 23 St, Miami Beach; 786-216-7230
Presents a “masked” fine dining experience featuring a burlesque act, a three-couse meal at 6:30pm ($80 per person) and a five-course meal at 9pm ($175 per person). Menus include farfalle all a vodka and Panettone. Masquerade attire encouraged, mask will be provided if needed.
Toscana Divino: 900 S Miami Ave, Miami; 305-523-2100
Trattoria Il Migliore
Offers its regular a la carte menu and complimentary glass of champagne. Seatings at 6, 8 and 10pm.
Trattoria Il Migliore: 2576 NE Miami Gardens Dr, Miami; 305-792-2902
Celebrates with a four-course meal, party favors, live entertainment and a midnight champagne toast. $125 per person.
Truluck’s: 777 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-579-0035
Turnberry Isle Miami
Presents an “Enchanted Garden” New Year’s ball featuring a sit-down dinner, dancing, DJ, dessert bar, open bar and midnight champagne toast. $250 per person.
Turnberry Isle Miami: 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura; 305-933-6590
Celebrates with a six-course feast featuring lobster raviolil, pan seared foie gras terrine, turbot scallopini, beef filet Rossini and truffle macarrons. $485 per person including a bottle of Dom Pérignon for two people, $295 per person without champagne.
Villa Azur: 309 23 St, Miami Beach; 305-763-8688
Celebrates with a specialty a la carte menu. Highlights include South Florida harvested caviar, butter roasted 2lb lobster, oyster stew and chocolate hazelnut mousse cake.
Yardbird: 1600 Lennox Ave, Miami Beach; 305-538-5220