Over the river and through the woods… or more like over the causeway and through the traffic... to delicious restaurants we go! From Miami Beach to Downtown to MiMo and Wynwood some of Miami area’s best restaurants are hosting holiday festivities on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day itself. Be sure to make your reservations early and check ahead to confirm hours and all details.
The Continental- Playing off a fun Japanese tradition of eating fried chicken with champagne and chocolate cake for Christmas, and their global influences, Continental will be offering a Korean Fried Chicken Special. The complete meal will feature a green salad, Continental’s famous Korean Fried Chicken, a glass of bubbly and a slice of Millionaire's Chocolate Cake. The Continental 2301 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 305 604 2000
Juvia- Enjoy Christmas above the city in the penthouse of Juvia with family and friends! Juvia is offering a special Yule dessert (with a variety of flavors to choose from) every day starting Dec. 20 through the 31st. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than indulging in this dessert along with their regular dinner menu. Juvia 1111 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL (305) 763-8272.
Jaya at The Setai- On Christmas Day, Jaya at The Setai will be serving their signature Christmas themed buffet with two seatings at11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Priced at $125 per person and $63 per child, festivities will include live jazz featuring Christmas carols and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Jaya at The Setai 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (855) 923-7899
The Dutch- On Christmas Eve, the $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) dinner will include a traditional Caja China Pig Roast, along with other savory Latin dishes prepared by Executive Chef Adonay Tafur. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139 (305) 938-3111
Macchialina- Will be offering a special four-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for the holidays in addition to its classic dinner menu of rustic Italian favorites. On Christmas Eve, the feast will feature a variety of dishes in each course – served family style –for $55 per person, with an additional wine pairing for $28 per person. Closed Christmas Day. Macchialina 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. at (305) 534-2124. .
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana- is offering guests a special menu, available both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The special a la carte menu will feature seasonal Alba white truffles. Open from Noon to 11:45 pm. Quattro 1014 Lincoln Road. Miami Beach FL (305) 531-4833.
La Moderna- Open on Christmas Day, La Moderna will be offering it’s traditional dish selections to celebrate the holidays - Italian style. Notable dishes representing flavors from the entire country of Italy include a Tagliolino All’ Astice, a savory combination of house-made Tagliolini with half a lobster, cherry tomatoes, thyme and shallots served in one dish. all nestled within the heart of Sunset Harbour’s burgeoning food scene. La Moderna 1874 Bay Rd. Miami Beach FL (786) 717-7274
TALDE at The Confidante Miami Beach- This Christmas, celebrate with fun, fresh Asian cuisine at Talde. Featuring select favorite menu items including Hot & Sour Soup, Egg rolls, Fried Rice, Kung Pao Beef, Peking Duck, and more, the Christmas meal requires a 2-person minimum at $49 per person. TALDE 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 305 424 1234
Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach- Chef Richard Hales brings a family-style, Southern-Inspired meal to you this Christmas. Menu highlights include 3 Jars--Avocado, Egg Salad and Whipped Ricotta--served with Heirloom Corn Chips, Dry Aged Roast Duck with Pepper Watermelon Jam, Sweet Potato Mash with Maple Bourbon Butter, and Fried Apple Hand Pies. Two person minimum, $65 per person. 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL. 305 424 1234
Pao by Paul Qui- On Christmas Eve from 6PM – 12PM the chefs at Pao kick-off the holiday with a Filipino-inspired Noche Buena. The four course, family-style menu evokes Chef Qui’s family recipes, with plates such as Potato Gnocchi with blood sausage and crispy pig ears, or Wild Mushroom Rice served with a choice of duck breast, short rib asado or the daily catch. Pao by Paul Qui Faena Miami Beach 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
Los Fuegos- Francis Mallmann rolled up his sleeves and set the table for a taste of South American flavors at the Christmas Day Asado on 6PM – 11PM. The menu offers dishes such as Lamb a la cruz using a traditional Argentinean preparation in which the meat is and slowly braised over wood then served with a pomegranate gremolata sauce and Salt-Crusted Salmon with basil and caper aioli. Los Fuegos at Faena Miami Beach 3201 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster- Join Izzy's Fish & Oyster on Christmas Eve for our "Feast of the Seven Fishes!" Menu highlights include Chilled Bangs Island Mussels, Linguini with Clams, New England Oysters, Maryland Crab Stuffed Maine Lobster and Lemon Meringue Pie. Cost is $65 per person and $100 per couple; add wine pairing for an additional $25 per person. And don't miss their awesome Day After Christmas Brunch with bottomless Rose as well! Izzys 423 Washington Ave. Miami Beach FL 305.397.8843
db Bistro Moderne Miami -Celebrate Christmas Eve with friends and family at db Bistro Moderne Miami. Executive Chef Clark Bowen offers a four course pre-fixe menu featuring seasonal inspirations such as Lobster Soup, Diver Sea Scallops, Duck Breast, Pork Loin and Pompano. On the sweets side, Pastry Chef Saeko Nemoto will be offering up variations of the Classic Bûche de Noël in addition to other delicious holiday treats. Four Course Pre-Fixe Menu $80, $35 for children 12 and under. db Bistro Moderne Miami 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 421-8800
Azul in the Mandarin Oriental will be offering a 4-course dinner ($125 per person not including tax & gratuity) on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day featuring dishes such as Foie Gras Torchon with bee pollen, kumquat, pomegranate, coffee, popover; and Suckling Pig with swiss chard, apple cider, quince, mustard.
La Mar will feature their a la carte menu and an assortment of special Christmas Eve dishes including Pastel de Choclo ($26) with beef, mushrooms, artichokes, fontina cheese, huancaina sauce; Cordero($55) Colorado rack of lamb, huacatay, tandoori, fingerling potatoes, zucchini, parsnip, seco sauce. On Christmas Day, La Mar will feature their notable Sunday offering. Pricing: $85 per person includes champagne and unlimited brunch; $120 per person includes premium entrees, including unlimited Charles Heidsieck champagne; $35 per child ages 6-12. Tax and gratuity are not included. - 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami / La Mar & Azul 305.913.8288
Beaker & Gray is switching things up this Christmas with Executive Chef Brian Nasajon’s holiday go to’s – Jewish and Chinese cuisine. On Christmas Day, guests will be treated to alternative holiday a la carte offerings including General Tso’s Chicken with pineapple and sweet & sour sauce; Potato Latkes with charred scallion and horseradish cream; Lo Mein with juicy pork rib and stir fry; and Shakshuka with feta cheese and sour dough bread. Beaker & Gray 2637 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (305) 699-2637
PB Station at The Langford- will be celebrating Christmas with their a la carte menu and two special dishes in honor of Christmas Day. Highlights will include Crisp Skin Suckling Pig, "Christmas Ham" Pork Chop with butternut squash, apple butter ($38); and Prime Rib with cheesy mashed potato, cippolini onions & crimini mushroom ragu ($48). Christmas Eve Dinner Hours: 6 p.m. - Midnight / Christmas Day Dinner Hours: 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. 121 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 420-2205
SUGARCANE raw bar grill will celebrate both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with festive a la carte specials by Executive Chef Timon Balloo in addition to their signature all day menu. The a la carte specials will include dishes such as Chestnut Soup with wild mushroom & tortellini ($13); Roasted Kabocha Squash Salad with farmer's cheese pomegranate vinaigrette; and Roman Spiced Porchetta with creamy pumpkin farro ($24). Sugarcane 3252 NE 1st Ave. Miami 786.369.0353
Vagabond Kitchen & Bar- The holidays are quickly approaching and Vagabond Kitchen and Bar will be open for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Chef Roberto Dubois has cooked up a delicious four-course dinner menu for Christmas Eve. Guests can enjoy this meal for $69 per adult and $35 per child under 12. Following this Christmas Eve dinner is Vagabond's Christmas Brunch at $45 per adult and $15 per child. Guests can sip on bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $18 for two hours or by the glass for $9. 7301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138; (786) 409-5635
PINCH Kitchen- For those that don’t want to cook for Christmas Eve this year, Pinch will be offering a Holiday Feast-To-Go. There are two options for the Holiday Feast-To-Go - a stuffed crown roast of lamb ($370.00) or a whole turkey ($250.00). Each option serves six people The last day to place orders for the Holiday Feast-To-Go is Monday December 21st. Orders will be available pick up December 24th up until 4:30 p.m. Pinch will also be open for Brunch from 10:30-4:30 pm both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pinch 8601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138 (305) 631-2018