Holiday Eats: Where to feast on this Christmas
Is offering a Christmas Day buffet from 3-9pm. Menu highlights include a carving station with prime rib & Palmetto Creek Farms ham, artisan meats & cheeses, lamb chops, pasta salads and herb roasted new potatoes. $67 per person, $20 kids 5011
1500° at the Eden Roc: 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-5594
660 at the Anglers
Is celebrating Christmas Eve with a Noche Buena dinner. Menu highlights include a mojito, plantain tostones & croquetas, 18-hour roasted pork and coquito tres leches. $44.95 per adult, $19.95 kids 12 and under.
660 at the Anglers: 660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-9600
Angelique Euro Cafe
If offering a three-course holiday spice lunch ($22) and dinner ($35) through December 30 and an a la carte Jingle Bells brunch Dec 24 & 25 featuring tortillas Catalanas, Parisian Omelets and Norwegian benedict and $14 unlimited mimosas.
Angelique Euro Cafe: 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922
Is celebrating the holiday with a Christmas Day buffet outfitted with a whole pig carving station, confit turkey thigh, smoked fish board, winter squash soup and snapper with coconut rice. Buffet is available from noon-9pm. $95 per person, includes choice of house white or red wine.
Area 31 at the EPIC Hotel: 270 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-424-5234
Welcomes Christmas Eve diners with its regular a la carte menu as well as blackboard specials including celeriac soup, filet mignon and foie gras Rossini with Madeira sauce, roasted leg of lamb, parsnip and bacon lardoons and buche de Noel with chocolate mousse and hazelnut ice cream.
BLT Steak at the Betsy: 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-673-0044
Is offering a four-course Christmas Eve dinner. Dinner is available from 5pm-1am and features oyster & caviar, risotto with asparagus and black truffle, roasted lamb shoulder and grilled lobster tail. $85 per person.
The restaurant is also offering a Boxing Day brunch on Mon, Dec 26 from 11:30am-2pm. The brunch will feature a full English breakfast, ahi tuna tartare, wood-oven baked meatballs, roast wild Alaskan salmon and veal chop Milanese.
Cecconi’s Miami at Soho Beach House: 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-507-7902
Is offering a three-course Christmas Eve feast featuring roasted chestnut soup, spinach goat cheese salad, Colorado lamb “chopblock style,” Virginia honey glazed ham and sweet potato pie. $55 per person
Chophouse Miami: 300 S Biscyane Blvd, Miami; 305-938-9000
City Hall – The Restaurant
Is celebrating the holidays with a seasonally inspired Christmas Day menu available from 5-10pm.
City Hall – The Restaurant: 2004 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-764-3130
Edge, Steak & Bar
Is celebrating the holidays with a three-course Christmas Eve feast from 6:30-11:30pm. Menu highlights include spiny lobster, winter pumpkin bisque, crispy pork belly, turkey dinner and eggnog soufflé. Edge will also serve a Christmas Day brunch buffet from 11am-3pm. Buffet highlights include Asian, omelet and carving stations; candied sweet yams; Andouille sausage; and an array of cured meats and tapas, salads and cheeses.
Christmas Eve dinner: $85 per person; Christmas brunch: $85 per person, $35 for kids under 12
Edge, Steak & Bar: 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-381-3015
Celebrates the holidays with a Christmas Eve prix fixe feast and a performance by the Good News Marching Choir. Menu highlights include roasted beets & shaved apple salad, mini lamb sliders, Ashley Farms chicken breast, pork chop and roasted cherry cheesecake strudel. $48 per person, $19 for kids 10 and under. Dinner available Dec 24 and 25 from 6-10pm, choir performance Dec 24 from 6-7pm.
Essensia at the Palms: 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-908-5458
Is showcasing its holiday spirit with a special seasonal dishes available on Christmas Day. Holiday dishes include seared venison, roast prime rib and gingerbread tart.
Gotham Steak: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-4780
Is offering a take-out holiday special through Dec 31, 2011. Invest $99 and take home a turkey dinner featuring 15lbs of brined & smoked turkey, 6 jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins, one quart mashed potatoes, one quart gravy, choice of pecan or pumpkin pie and choice of two sides include stuffing, whole roasted corn, collard & kale greens and burnt end black eyed peas.
Hogzilla’s Inspired Barbeque: 1555 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-538-7201
Loulou Le Petit Bistro
Offers a special Christmas Eve menu featuring a glass of champagne, chestnut soup, roasted goose and Christmas log. $39.
Loulou Le Petit Bistro: 638 S Miami Ave, Miami; 305-379-1404
Offers a four-course Christmas Eve menu from 5-9pm and Christmas Day buffet brunch from noon-4pm. Dinner menu highlights include spiced fig in a "pear tree" salad, brown sugar-glazed ham and honey brined roasted turkey while brunch features salads, omelets, a carving station and smothered green bean casserole. Christmas Eve: $55 per person, $20 for kids under 12; Christmas Day: 60 per person, $20 per kid under 12
Neomi's Grill at Trump International: 18001 Collins Ave; Sunny Isles Beach; 305-692-5770
Is celebrating Christmas Eve with a three-course menu including one bottle of wine for every two adults.
Novecento Brickell: 1414 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-403-0900
Is serving a special a la carte Christmas menu featuring fontina cheese fondue, capon salad, prosciutto and veal tortellini in beef broth, champagne risotto with scampi and Osetra caviar, and a trio of traditional beef stew, cotechino and veal meatloaf.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-531-4833
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
Is offering a five-course Christmas Eve dinner from 6-10pm featuring a “sustainable menu utilizing seasonal herbs and farm-fresh Florida produce.” A separate five-course children’s menu will also be presented. $69 per adult, $35 for children 12 and under.
The hotel is also offering a Christmas Day brunch from noon to 5pm featuring Mediterranean-inspired fare, a children’s buffet and a live ensemble playing holiday classics. $75 per adult, $35 for children 12 and under.
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove: 2700 Tigertail Ave, Coconut Grove; 786-407-1227
The RItz-Carlton Key Biscayne
Offers a Christmas Eve dinner at Cioppino from 6-10:30pm and Christmas Day buffet lunch & dinner. Christmas Eve dinner higlights include burrata con prosciutto, braised octopus, porcini risotto and 8oz filet. $100 per adult, $30 per child.
The RItz-Carlton Key Biscayne: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne; 305-365-4286.
Is dishing out a la carte holiday specials like nieve de invierno (an eggnog-inspired cocktail), octopus tortilla pie, stuffed pork loin and lamb shoulder.
Rosa Mexicano: 900 S Miami Ave, Miami; 786-425-1001 or 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-695-1005
The Rusty Pelican
Is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve (11am-10pm) and Christmas Day (11am-7pm). Menu highlights include The Pelican salad, wild mushroom cappuccino, oven roasted Vermont turkey and baked salmon roulade. $45 per person
The Rusty Pelican: 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818
Is offering a four-course Christmas Day dinner available from 6-11pm. Selections include raw yellowtail, spaghetti with tomato and basil, 21 day-aged sirloin of beef and coconut panna cotta. $75 per person
Scarpetta: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-4660
Is celebrating the holidays with a special a la carte Christmas Eve & Christmas Day menu. Highlights include pan seared foie gras, parsnip and apple soup, truffle-roasted goose, herb crusted rack of lamb and eggnog parfait.
Sugarcane: 3252 NE 1 Ave, MIami; 786-369-0353
Sushi Samba Dromo
Is celebrating the holidays with special holiday-inspired on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Menu highlights include seared foie gras, Wagyu & cashew stuffed Peruvian turkey roulade and Kurisumasu Keki (Japanese Christmas cake).
Sushi Samba Dromo: 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-673-5337
Is offering a special four-course Christmas Day dinner featuring Wagyu beef carpcaccio, mushroom soup, sugarcane baked ham and whole fish baked in tomatoes. $55 per person. The restaurant is also hosting its regular rosé Sunday brunch from 11am-4pm. Menu highlights include lemon & ricotta hot cakes, fried chicken, the Cuban sandwich and the restaurant's signature "Ugly burger."
Tudor House at the Dream Hotel: 1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-8455