Miami’s Best Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Meals at Restaurants 2020

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Christmas is almost here and if you’re looking for a well-deserved break from all the extra cooking you’ve had to do this year, now is the time to reserve your dinner at a local restaurant.

From the Prix-Fixe options to tasting menus and traditional festivals, the restaurants listed below offer you Christmas Eve – and a few more options for Christmas Day. Prices shown do not include taxes or tips.

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Steak starter in bourbon steak

Courtesy photo of Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak from Michael Mina

19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura
786-279-6600
bourbonsteakmia.com

Chef Michael Mina’s steakhouse at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa offers a three-course fixed price on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Guests can choose between a starter, a starter, accompanied by three side dishes fresh from the farm and a dessert. The menu offer includes a shellfish tower; premium cuts of meat such as rib eye, veal chops and rack of lamb; and a sweet ending to Mille Feuille with roasted pineapple, roasted coconut cream and passion fruit gel. The cost is $ 110 per person. Dinner is served from 5pm to 10pm

Cafe La Trova

Cafe La Trova

Photo by Adam Delgiudice

Café La Trova offers a special three-course dinner with nochebuena Latin American and Cuban dishes. On the menu: starters with hamachi crudo and seared scallops, as well as starters with rosemary prime rib, lechón asado and whole boneless snapper. A limited à la carte menu is also available. The bartender Julio Cabrera offers special holiday cocktails, including Cuban eggnog. The cost is $ 65 per person. Dinner will be served on December 24th from 6pm until the end.

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Courtesy photo of the deck in Island Gardens

Head to the deck at Island Gardens for a feast of the seven fish by the water. The Prix Fixe menu has five courses, including chilled marinated calamari and prawns. a fusilli starter, served with red wine braised squid ragout or spaghetti all’aragosta; and a dish of toasted whole branzino, accompanied by toasted fennel and taggiasca olives. There are three wine pairings available. The cost is $ 130 per person. Dinner will be served on December 24th from 6pm until the end. Reservations are required.

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Branzino in the fisherman’s style at Fiola.

Photo by Marcel Boudu

Fabio Trabocchi’s Feast of the Seven Fish begins with a course of fried rare wahoo or tuna with big eyes, followed by a dish of seared rare scallop or Alaskan king crab. Continue with a pasta option with lemon tagliotini or seafood Amalfi risotto and finish with a dish of butter-poached turbot fillet or halibut with a porcini mushroom crust. For dessert, Fiola serves Italian Christmas panettone or a Fiola gingerbread man. The cost is $ 155 per person. A wine pairing option is available for $ 95 per person. Dinner will be served on December 24th from 6pm until the end. Make a reservation at fiolamiami.com.

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Fuego and Mar’s terrace

Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Fuego y Mar in the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
786-276-4301
ritzcarlton.com

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a dinner of staples like butternut squash soup, ceviche mixto, turkey, fried salmon, and apple crostata. The cost is $ 105 for adults and $ 50 for children under 12. Dinner will be served on December 24th from 6pm to 10pm

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IceBox Cafe

Photo by Juan Fernando

Icebox Cafe

1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach
305-538-8448
219 NE Third St., Hallandale Beach
754-777-7255
iceboxcafe.com

Enjoy the festivities with loved ones in the Icebox Cafe with a special three-course menu. The menu includes starters of watercress salad and mushroom capsules filled with lump crab meat, Parmesan and Gruyère, followed by a main course of golden-roasted Cornish chicken filled with cornbread, dried fruits and chestnuts, accompanied by creamed spinach with a dash of nutmeg and roasted baby winter root vegetables. For dessert: a pear and almond tart with whipped cream. The cost is $ 48 per person. Dinner will be served on December 24th from 6pm to 10pm

Jaya in the Setai

Jaya in the Setai

Photo courtesy Jaya at Setai

Jaya offers a special jazz brunch on Christmas Day. The festival will feature a fully stocked raw food bar, as well as Indian and Thai specialties, as well as a selection of grilled meats, dim sum, breakfast favorites, charcuterie and a dessert table with homemade selections. The restaurant is also open for dinner and offers an à la carte menu. The cost is $ 125 per adult and $ 63 per child. Brunch will be served on December 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Joel Robuchon's workshop

Joel Robuchon’s workshop

Photo courtesy of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon / Brustman Carrino PR

The L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon offers two seats for dinner on Christmas Eve. The first, where reservations are possible between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, gives guests the option to order from a special à la carte menu or from an eight-course de Noël menu (USD 145). The second seating between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm offers an elevated version of the tasting menu and costs USD 195 per person. Highlights include Alaskan king crab, crustacean jelly, and celeriac cream. a dish of roasted baby artichoke with chickpeas and turmeric cappuccino; and a main course of langoustine ravioli with black truffle shavings, foie gras emulsion and kale. End your party with a blonde dulcey made from chocolate moelleux and pomegranate coulis. Dinner is served on December 24th.

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Meat risotto in the 20th century.

Photo by Valeria Martens

On Christmas Eve Novecento serves a special three-course menu. Starters are salmon ceviche with fresh salmon-mango-leche de tigre, avocado and micro-coriander as well as burrata, served with rocket, tomato and balsamic glaze. Choose from veal kite, chicken tortellini or poached corvina as a starter. The meal ends with hand-made caramelized dulce de leche crepes with vanilla ice cream. The cost is $ 55. Available at all Novecento locations on December 24th from 5pm to 11pm

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Photo courtesy Toscana Divino

Divine Tuscany

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami

305-371-2767
toscanadivino.com
This Brickell restaurant offers an Italian tasting menu on Christmas Day. Guests enjoy pumpkin soup with truffle whipped cream, followed by risotto alla Milanese, accompanied by rice, Iranian saffron and braised beef. Continue with offerings of lamb chops with braised cabbage candy and a red wine reduction, or king salmon, served with endive and sunchokes. And for dessert: a pear poached in Vin Santo del Chianti with vanilla ice cream. The cost is $ 70. Christmas dinner is served on Christmas Day from 12 noon to 11 p.m.

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