NYE 2011 - Dining Guide
Where to eat and ring in the New Year with style and a full stomach
Offers a five-course early seating and a six-course late seating. Menu highlights include local burrata and tomato salad, wild striped bass, bone-in beef tenderloin and dry-aged rack of lamb. Reservations from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $95; Reservations from 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., $145, includes one glass of champagne. 1500˚ at the Eden Roc, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-0000.
660 at the Angler’s
Offers 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. seatings featuring bulgogi “carpaccio,” Sebastian Inlet clams “al vapor” and Dr. Pepper braised Short Ribs. 7 p.m., $85 per person; 10 p.m., $115 per person, including champagne toast, music and party favors. 660 at the Angler’s, 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-594-5811.
A Fish Called Avalon
Celebrate with a three-course seating from 5-7 p.m. and a four-course seating beginning at 9 p.m. The menus include shrimp cocktail, pear salad, prime ribeye, macadamia crusted snapper and crispy duck. 5 – 7 p.m., $75; 9 p.m. $150. A Fish Called Avalon, 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-1727.
Angelique Euro Café
Rings in 2011 with live music, sparking wine, party favors and a three or four course prix fixe meal including lobster & crimini mushroom risotto, oxtail consommé and Angus beef filet mignon. Three-course meal, $85; Four-course meal, $100. Angelique Euro Café, 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922.
Celebrates with a five-course wine paired feast. 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. seating, $150 per person; 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. seating, $200 per person and includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per table. Add open bar package (available until midnight), $50 with dinner. Area 31, 270 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-424-5234.
Asia de Cuba
Welcome the New Year with a prix-fixe feast featuring tunapica, calamari salad, Wagyu beef short ribs, an open bar and one bottle of champagne per table. Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; $375 per person. 305-514-1500.
Ring in 2011 with a pre-dinner martini bar, a six-course wine-paired dinner and a champagne bar. $300 per person. BICE at Hotel Victor, 1300 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-779-8888.
Dine on a four-course feast. Following dinner, guests will enjoy music, fireworks and champagne. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $250 per person. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastaisa Ave., Coral Gables; 305-913-3246.
Welcome the New Year with a prix fixe feast. Menu highlights include poached prawn cocktail, BBQ pork montado and lamb lollipop. $65 per person. Bin 18, 1800 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-235-7575.
Blue Door Fish
Greet 2011 with a four-course, seafood-centric meal featuring lobster bisque, Dover sole cake and rack of veal. Wines and champagnes served throughout dinner. $575 per person. Blue Door Fish at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-6400.
Welcome the New Year with a three-course 6pm seating or a six-course 9pm seating. Menu highlights include burrata heirloom tomato sald, ahi tuna tartare, Scottish salmon, American Kobe filet and sticky toffee pudding. $95 6pm seating, $245 9pm seating. Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Turnberry Isle, 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura; 786-279-6600.
China Grill Miami Beach
Dine from 5-6:30 p.m. with an a la carte menu or a four-course prix fixe meal from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. An open bar party runs from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. and includes a DJ, dancing, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. $200 per person, open bar from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. for $75 per person. China Grill Miami Beach, 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-2211
China Grill Ft. Lauderdale
Offers an a la carte menu at 6 p.m., a four-course prix fixe meal from 9-10:30 p.m. and an open bar package from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The prix fixe menu includes signature China Grill dishes and one bottle of champagne per couple. Four-course meal $150 per person, open bar $75 per person ($50 per person with dinner). China Grill Fort Lauderdale, 1881 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-759-9950
Enjoy "light dinner fare" beginning at 5pm then indulge in an open bar from 9-11pm. The countdown to midnight continues with bottle sevice. $50 for dinner, $75 for open bar. Club 50 at the Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-4400.
db Bistro Moderne
Welcomes 2011 with a five-course tasting menu at 8:30 p.m. Highlights include a foie gras terrine, a sea scallop and caviar pairing, roasted turbot and a duo of veal. An a la carte menu is available at 6:30 p.m. $199 per person for dinner. db Bistro Moderne, 355 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-421-8800.
De Rodriguez Ocean
Offers a four course menu beginning at 8:30pm. Menu highlights include ceviche, Kobe meatballs and whole branzino. A la carte menu available before 8:30pm. De Rodriguez Ocean, 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-3763.
Eden South Beach
Woos diners with 5-6 p.m., 7:30-8:30 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. seatings for a five-course tasting menu. 5-6 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m., $75 per person or $100 with wine pairings; 10-11 p.m, $125 per person, includes a bottle of champagne per couple. Eden South Beach, 210 23 St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8760.
Eos at the Viceroy
Celebrate New Years with two three-course meals. Choose between 6-7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.-midnight and feast on crab cakes, pan seared halibut, beef tenderloin and pumpkin cake. 6-7:30 p.m., $65 per adult, $25 additional for wine pairing; 8:30 p.m.-midnight, $125 per person, $50 additional for wine pairing. Eos at the Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-0373.
Essensia at The Palms
Welcome the New Year with 11 “wholesome, pure and fresh” culinary experiences. The 11 experiences include a wild raspberry Bellini welcome cocktail, Maine lobster bisque, Angus beef tenderloin and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple. $175 per person. Essensia at The Palms, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-908-5458.
Celebrate with 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings. Menus include Hawaiian blue prawn risotto-charred artichokes, basil seared Chilean sea bass, “steak and eggs” grilled Creekstone filet mignon and grilled double cut lamb chops. 6 p.m., $95; 9 p.m, $350, includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple. The Forge, 432 41 St., Miami Beach; 305-538-8533.
Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
Offers a German spin on New Year’s Eve with an all-you-can-eat buffet from 7-11 p.m., party favors and live music from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables; 305-774-1883.
Offers an “inspiration” four-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an “anticipation” five-course dinner at 9:30 p.m. The menus include chilled Maine lobster salad, ricotta cavatelli and roasted European Dover sole. 6:30 p.m., $175 per person, $60 optional bar package available; 9:30 p.m., $295, includes champagne toast, $100 optional bar package available. Gotham Steak at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-674-4780.
Offers an “inspiration” four-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an “anticipation” five-course dinner at 9:30 p.m. The menus include baked rock oyster, Indonesian ocean prawn, stewed pork ribs and fried rice. 6:30 p.m., $175 per person, $60 optional bar package available; 9:30 p.m., $295, includes champagne toast, $100 optional bar package available. Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-674-4780.
The restaurant at the JW Marriott Miami rings in 2011 with a buffet featuring salads, seafood and specialty dishes and dancing. $125 per person, $60 per child 5-11. Isabela's at JW Marriott Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-329-3500.
Jaguar Ceviche and Talavera Cocina Mexicana
Each offer special menus featuring holiday classics with a Latin twist paired with sparkling wines. Jaguar Ceviche, 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-444-0216. Talavera Cocina Mexicana, 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-444-2955.
Offering its a la carte menu, a five-course Capodanno Good Luck Menu #1 and a six-course Capodanno Good Luck Menu #2 on New Year’s Eve. Menu highlights include golden soft shell crabs, lobster and crab ravioli and sliced beef tenderloin. Menu #1, $55 per person; Menu #2, $80 per person. Joey’s, 2506 NW Second Ave., Wynwood; 305-438-0488.
Offers a Peruvian spin on New Year’s with a four-course meal featuring crab meat causa, baby octopus, two glasses of wine, one glass of port, a glass of champagne, party favors and a DJ. $100 per person before Dec 15. La Cofradia, 160 Andalucia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-914-1300.
Celebrates with an open bar and Mexican feast including tacos, guacamoles, ceviches and botanas. Five-course menu from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., $50. Five-course menu from 10 p.m. on, $60. Late seating with open bar $110. Mercadito, 3252 NE 1 Ave., Midtown; 786-369-0430.
Offers a five-course menu from 6-11pm. Menu highlights include toro wrapped Kumamoto oysters, white sturgeon caviar, seafood risotto and braised pork shoulder. Michy’s, 6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; $110 per person. 305-759-2001.
Neomis' Grill rings in the New Year with a four-course dinner featuring American sturgeon caviar, lobster bisque, miso glazed black cod and grilled filet mignon. Seatings from 6-8pm and 9pm-midnight. Neomi's Grill at Trump Intl, 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; $95 per person; 305-692-5770.
The Brickell and Coral Gables locations are ringing in 2011 with a black & white party. Enjoy dinner from 9:30 p.m. for $100 per person, includes wine and sparkling wine. Premium open bar, $50 per person. Restrictions may apply on both. Novecento, 1414 Brickell Ave., Miami or 121 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables; 305-403-0900.
ONE Bal Harbour
Offers a three-course dinner at 7 p.m. and a six-course feast at 9 p.m. Menu highlights include lobster and chicken tender coconut soup, rack of lamb and suckling pig with foie gras. 7 p.m., $85 per person; 9 p.m., $150 per person. ONE Bal Harbour, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-455-5400.
Presents an “intergalactic” five-course dinner by Pelican Executive Chef Stefano Zen before a sic-fi themed dance party (think from the early 1950s of sci-fi). Tickets are $295 per person plus tax & gratuity and includes the five-course dinner, one bottle of Champagne per couple, party favors and a live DJ. The Pelican Hotel, 826 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-3373.
Invites guests to celebrate with a prix-fixe menu featuring chicken satay, Chilean sea bass and green prawns. $195 per person, includes on bottle of champagne per couple.
Philippe, 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-0250
Prelude Bistro at the Adrienne Arsht Center invites you to spend New Year’s Eve enjoying a three-course dinner with champagne as you listen to Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson sing. The evening begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $295 for diners or $150 for just the show. Prelude by Barton G, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-357-7900.
Prime One Twelve
Offers seating beginning at 10 p.m. Tickets include one bottle of Cristal per couple, party favors and a DJ. An a la cartemenu is available. $250 per person. Prime One Twelve, 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-8112.
Randazzo’s Little Italy
Enjoy Sinatra classics, “Southern Italian soul food” and a complimentary champagne toast. Menu includes spaghetti with Sunday gravy, seafood risotto, steak Vesuvio and Chicago cheesecake. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $55 per person; 9 p.m., $95 per person. Randazzo’s Little Italy, 385 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-375-0111, ext. 543.
Features a Prix Fixe menu, including a bottle of prosecco per couple, for $95 (not including tax and tip). Opens at 7 p.m. and DJ ERJ begins at 10:30 p.m. For reservations call 305-381-4420. Sabbia, 1053 Brickell Plaza, Miami.
Offers an “inspiration” four-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an “anticipation” five-course dinner at 9:30 p.m. The menus include braised short ribs of beef, spaghetti with tomato and basil and European turbot. 6:30 p.m., $175 per person, $60 optional bar package available; 9:30 p.m., $295, includes champagne toast, $100 optional bar package available. Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-674-4780.
Celebrates New Year’s Eve with a cocktail reception, gala dinner, live performance by Coco Zhao and dance music. $588 adults, $188 kids under 12. The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-520-6400.
Enjoy a three-course meal from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and a six-course feast from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Menu highlights include chanterelle mushroom bisque, Dover sole a la plancha and grilled venison. 6-8 p.m., $100 per person, includes one glass of Veueve Cliquot per person; 9:30-10:30 p.m., $175 per person, includes one glass of Veueve Cliquot per person. Solea at the W Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3111.
Soyka is ringing in 2011 with live jazz, a cabaret-style performance and an a la carte special menu. Holiday dishes include lobster ravioli with champagne cream sauce, lobster tail with truffle-wild mushroom risotto, filet mignon and chocolate souffle. Soyka, 5556 NE 4 Ct, Miami; 305-759-3117.
Ring in 2011 with a family-friendly feast. Spartico at the Mayfair is serving a four-course family-style meal featuring mista mista salad, wild mushoom pizza, wood roasted vegetables and a warm bittersweet chocolate bomb. Adults will receive a glass of champagne, kids a glass of cider. $39 per adult, $20.11 per child. Spartico at Mayfair Hotel, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-779-5100.
Features a special a la carte menu from 5-11 p.m. Steak 954, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8333.
The celebrity steakhouse at the Gansevoort Miami Beach will host a New Year's Eve bash from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. with an open bar from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. There will be passed Hors D'oeuvres from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m and a champagne toast at midnight. NYC headliners DJ Riz and DJ Vitale will spin all night. Tickets start at $275 and VIP table options are available. For tickets, call 212-724-3900 Or visit www.newyearseve.com/stk STK Miami, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Celebrates the New Year with its regular menu as well as a special a la carte holiday menu. Special items include lobster bisque, bacon wrapped dates, truffle butter poached lobster and whole roasted branzino. After 9pm $15 cover charge. Sugarcane, 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0353.
Wish at The Hotel
Seatings 6-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Menus include stuffed squid, butter poached Maine lobster, pan seared beef tenderloin and chocolate trio. 6-7 p.m., $125 per person and includes admission to rooftop party and a bottle of Pommery Pop Champagne; 8-10 p.m., $195 per person and includes admission to rooftop party and a bottle of Pommery Pop Champagne. Wish at The Hotel, 801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-9474.
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