Christmas 2012: Where to eat & drink this holiday...
Is offering a Christmas Day buffet from 4 to 8 pm. Buffet highlights include curried steak salad, grilled Dayboat swordfish and roast suckling pig. $65 per person.
Area 31: 270 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-424-5234
Angelique Euro Cafe
Offers a three-course, $35 holiday spice menu now through Dec 30. The restaurant is also serving a Jingle Bells Brunch featuring $14 unlimited mimosas Dec 22-25, and dinner on Dec. 24-25 with scallop risotto and grilled sirloin.
Angelique Euro Cafe: 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922
Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach
Offers a three-course Christmas Eve dinner featuring salt cod croquette and mojo marinated shoulder of pork caja China and a three-course Christmas Day menu featuring stone crabs, coffee-crusted slow roasted prime rib and arroz con leche. $52 per person
Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach: 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach; 305-514-1940
Celebrates with a three-course Christmas Day menu available from 11am-10pm. Highlights includes roasted butternut squash & caramelized apple soup, grilled New York strip, pan roasted organic chicken and peppermint pana cotta. $35 per person
Banyan Restaurant at Bonaventure Resort & Spa: 250 Racquet Club Dr, Weston; 954-616-1234
Bianca at Delano
Offers Italian-inspired a la carte holiday specials including delicata squash salad, gnocchi di zucca, sous vide Colorado lamb chops and Christmas candy cocktail.
Bianca at Delano: 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-5752
Big City Tavern
Offers an a la carte Christmas Eve brunch featuring unlimited mimosas, steak & eggs, crème brulee stuffed French toast and crab cakes eggs Benedict.
Big City Tavern: 609 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale; 954-727-0307
Bistro One LR
Celebrates the holiday with a three-course Christmas Eve dinner from 6-10pm and a Christmas Day buffet brunch from noon-8pm. Brunch highlights include prime rib, turkey, glazed honey ham, unlimited champagne and eggnog punch. Dinner $85 per adult, $45 per child; Brunch $95 per adult, $45 per child
Bistro One LR at Ritz-Carlton South Beach: 1 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 786-276-4000
Celebrates with Christmas Eve holiday blackboard specials like chestnut apple soup, Nantucket bay scallops, braised lamb shank and buche de Noel with candy cane buttercream and vanilla “mushrooms.”
BLT Steak at The Betsy: 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-673-0044
Presents a traditional Christmas Eve “Feast of the Seven Fishes” including Italian seafood salad, shrimp scampi and Baccala.
Casa D’Angelo: 1201 North Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1234
Presents a Christmas Eve dinner ($48 per person) featuring lobster bisque, stuffed squid, seafood bouillabaisse and steak frite. The restaurant celebrates Christmas Day with a buffet from 12-7pm ($65 per adult, $32.50 per child) and a Christmas dinner from 5pm-close ($48 per person). Buffet highlights include carving stations, butternut squash ravioli and seafood display while the dinner features prime rib, yellowtail snapper and apple cardamom almond cake. Reserve dinners at 786-279-6800 and brunch at 305-933-6570
Cascata Grill at Turnberry Isle: 19999 West Country Club Dr, Aventura
db Bistro Moderne
Celebrates with a la carte holiday specials including foie gras chaud, black truffle risotto and rack of venison.
db Bistro Moderne: 255 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-421-8800
Is offering a three-course Christmas Eve dinner. Menu highlights include roasted broccoli & leek soup, Caesar salad, beef rib roast and Cornish game hen. $59 per adult, $19 per child 10 and under
Essensia at the Palms: 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-908-5458
Is offering “seasonal-inspired” dishes on Christmas Day from 6-11pm in the dining room and 6pm-12am in the lounge. Highlights include Australian lamb porterhouse, roast prime rib of beef and gingerbread desserts.
Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau Miami Beach: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-4780
Offers an a la carte Christmas Day dinner from 5:30-10:30pm featuring stone crab cocktail, Ossetra caviar, salmon & seared foie gras, Akaushi Waygu strip and candy cane bark.
Ireland’s Steakhouse at Bonaventure Resort & Spa: 250 Racquet Club Dr, Weston; 954-349-5656
Is hosting a three-course Christmas Eve dinner featuring cream of mushroom soup, roast turkey & ham, mashed potatoes and roast pork loin. $29.50 per adult, $13.95 for kids under 12.
JohnMartin’s: 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777
Presents a three-course Christmas Eve tasting menu ($36 per person) and a Christmas Day buffet from 1-6pm ($35 per person). Dinner highlights include Caprese salad, grilled portabella salad, prime rib and rosemary roasted spring chicken while brunch includes oven-roasted turkey, cranberry & orange terrine and honey glazed maple Smithfield ham.
Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-749-2110
Offers a Christmas Day buffet brunch including omelets, waffles, salad bar, a raw bar, turkey and ham. Available from 11am-4pm, $45 per person, includes two glass of champagne. $22.50 per child 7-12, free kids under 7
La Gloutonnerie: 81 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-503-3811
Presents a pré fixe Christmas Eve dinner from 6-10pm featuring shrimp & artichoke dip, Christmas ham, butter basted turkey and southern bread stuffing. $50 per adult, $20 per child 6-12. On Christmas Day, the restaurant presents a holiday buffet from 2-7pm featuring gourmet salads, Gravlax salmon, rock crab claws, butter basted turkey and prime rib. $60 per adult, $20 per child 6-12.
Neomi’s Grill at Trump International: 18001 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-692-5770
Presents special a la carte Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus featuring stuffed truffle polenta with fontina cheese fondue, scampi ravioli, champagne risotto and duck breast.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-531-4833
Celebrates with a four-course feast available on Christmas Day from 5-10pm. Highlights include raw yellowtail, spaghetti with tomato and basil and Alaska halibut. $75 per person
Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-4660
Celebrates Christmas Eve with a traditional feast of the seven fishes. The specialty a la carte menu features tagliatelle lobster & shrimp, fra diavolo, snapper Angela and shrimp SoLita.
SoLita Las Olas: 1032 East Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale; 954-357-2616
Is offering a special a la carte menu featuring parsnip puree, pan-seared foie gras, rack of rib and salt baked Faroe Island salmon.
Sugarcane: 3250 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0353
Celebrates with a la carte holiday specials including braised lamb belly, Hudson Valley duck tataki and matcha pear millefeuille.
Sushi Samba: 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-673-5337
Offers a Christmas Eve seafood buffet from 6-11pm and a four-course Christmas Day dinner from 6-11pm. Buffet is $55 per adult, $27 per child 6-12 and Christmas Day dinner is $75 per person or $37.50 for kids 6-12.
Toro Toro: 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710
Celebrates with a six-course Christmas Day feast featuring a glass of champagne, truffled foie gras, Norweigan smoked salmon dome, beef wellington filet, roasted scallops and buche de noel. $145 per person
Villa Azur: 309 23 St, Miami Beach; 305-763-8688