It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is almost here and while we all love a good holiday meal – a day full of Christmas cooking also means someone has to do the dishes. In lieu of crazy kitchen clean up, we’ve got some delicious options for you and your family to still have that merry Christmas meal without all of the hassle.
Mandarin Oriental – La Mar and Azul, 500 Brickell Key Drive Miami, FL 33131
Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the triple Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Miami offers a dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline, and is home to signature Azul restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio restaurant, and the waterfront MO Bar + Lounge.
Azul 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. Azul will feature the kids a la carte menu for children 12 and under.
On Christmas Eve, 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.
Toro Toro, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
Join us for dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with our delicious pre fixe menu. Dinner service from 6 PM-11 PM. Pre-Fixe dinner is $88.75 (inclusive of 18% service charge & 9% tax) Children from 6-12 years old: $44.37 (inclusive of 18% service charge & 9% tax) Children 5 and under eat free.
*Please purchase your ticket and contact our reservations department for desired seating time. Should you wish to seat with another party or have any special requests, also please contact our reservations department at (305)372-4710 or (305)372-4787.
Eating House, 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Chef/Owner Giorgio Rapicavoli, Owner/Operator Alex Casanova and the rest of the crew at the Coral Gables hotspot Eating House, host two special holiday meals to celebrate Christmas 2016: Taking place on Christmas Eve is Mañana Buena, a brunch highlighting typical Noche Buena flavors, and enticing tummies on Christmas Day, is Italian Christmas, an indulgent line-up of delicious homemade pastas for dinner.
Noche Buena (literally translated to good night) is the traditional Spanish/Latin American Christmas Eve celebration in which family and friends gather to feast on roasted pig (lechon) and various sides. Channeling his Argentine roots and Miami upbringing, Rapicavoli created Mañana Buena (literally translated as good morning) to put a fun brunch twist on the widely-known custom. On Saturday, December 24, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Eating House will offer their usual Wakin-N-Bacon brunch dishes, but will also be serving up their Mañana Buena brunch specials including, Porchetta Pan con Lechon, Vaca Frita Buns, Coquito Pancakes and $5.00 guava mimosas.
On Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, from 6 p.m. -10 p.m., Rapicavoli embraces his Italian roots with Italian Christmas – $16 plates of some of the chef’s favorite homemade Italian pastas and sauces that he used to help mom make weekly as a kid, including Pasta Carbonara, Pasta Pomodoro, Rigatoni Amatricana and Gnocchi a la Gorgonzola. The restaurant’s regular al la carte menu will be also be offered.
StripSteak by Michael Mina, 4441 Collins Avenue, [Chateau Lobby], Miami Beach, FL 33140
Fontainebleau’s modern American steakhouse is offering a three-course, holiday-inspired prix-fixe menu priced at $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, available from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Guests will enjoy a first course of roasted baby beets with Acacia honey vinaigrette, candied hazelnuts, blue cheese, balsamic and watercress; followed by the main course, wood grilled filet mignon with Malabar peppercorn, fingerling potato confit and parsley mustard purée. For dessert, diners will enjoy warm apple crumble with eggnog ice cream.
PM Fish and Steak House, 1453 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Spend Christmas Eve indulging in Miami’s highest quality Argentinian cuisine at PM Fish and Steak House located in the flourishing Brickell district. The menu includes select meats, fish and seafood including items like Ceviche, Provoleta Cheese, Chorizo, Soufflé Potatoes, Savory Empanadas, Shrimp Puerto, Rib Chop Madero and Crispy Tuna. For reservations or more information, please call 305.200.5606 or visit OpenTable.com.
The Dutch, 2201 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida, 33139.
The Dutch, inside the W South Beach, is inviting guests to celebrate the holidays in style with Christmas and New Year’s dinners. 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. Guests can spend the evening in the Grove, the Dutch’s lush outdoor playground, enjoying board games, sipping Coquitos ($8); all while enjoying live music by DJ Bre.
Diners can start with snacks that include Sturgeon Caviar with Meyer lemon, crème fraiche and gaufrette and a Butternut Squash Tart with Sichuan blossom, butternut mousse and amaranth. Appetizer choices include Foie Gras and Duck Terrine with Granny Smith apple, mostarda and black truffle jus or Florida Stone Crab Claws with dijon aioli and fresh lemon. For the mid-course, a Robiola Tortellini with Alba white truffle will be served. Main course choices include John Dory with lobster curry, Spot prawns and coriander flowers or Manhattan Steak with red wine short rib, Yukon potato and Hen of the Wood. For dessert, choose from Strawberry Vacherin with toasted almond meringue, basil ice cream and aged balsamic or Manjari Chocolate Crema with espresso caramel, roasted Seckel pear and spiced vanilla ice cream. The menu is also available without champagne options.
PB Station at The Langford, 121 SE 1st Street Miami, FL 33131
PB Station at The Langford Hotel 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).
db Bistro Moderne Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way , Miami, FL 33131
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. Share and taste options including charcuterie, cheese and a raw bar are available as add-ons to the pre-fixe menu. On Christmas Eve the lounge will open at 5:30pm, and dinner service starts at 6:00pm with the last seating at 10:00pm.
Price: Four Course Pre-Fixe Menu $80, $35 for children 12 and under . Share and Taste options available as add-ons to pre-fixe menu
TALDE at The Confidante Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
This Christmas, celebrate with fun, fresh Asian cuisine at Talde. Featuring select favorite menu items including Hot & Sour Soup, Eggrolls, Fried Rice, Kung Pao Beef, Peking Duck, and more, the Christmas meal requires a 2-person minimum at $49 per person.
Novecento, 1414 Brickell Ave Miami, FL 33131
Novecento is an international concept with 12 locations spanning 10 cities and four countries. In South Florida, Novecento has the their Aventura, Brickell and Midtown locations. On Christmas Eve, all three restaurants will featuring a prix fixe menu offering ($82 per person not including tax and gratuity) featuring Vitel Thone with Sous-vide beef, boiled quail egg, parsley, capers; Grilled Beef Tenderloin with creamy mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, shallots, overnite tomato, Malbec demi-glaze; along with a choice of dessert; Christmas Treats; and a half bottle of wine per person. For $35 (not including tax and gratuity), children will be offered a children’s menu featuring a choice of entree such as Ravioles Cuatro Quesos; ice cream; soft drink/juices; and Christmas Treats. On Christmas Day, they will offer the same menu minus the Christmas Treats and one glass of Chandon sparkling wine.