Christmas in Miami: Your Holiday Dining Out Guide

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Need plans for Christmas? We have you covered. Whether you’re staying home for the holidays, too lazy to cook or just want to switch things up this holiday season, the following restaurants are offering some great specials to spread holiday cheer on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas.


db Bistro Moderne Miami

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Celebrate Christmas Eve with friends and family at db Bistro Moderne Miami. Executive Chef Jason Pringle offers a four course pre-fixe menu featuring seasonal inspirations such as Nantucket Bay Scallops, Roasted Elk Loin and Suckling Pig.
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.

Complementing the dinner, Sommelier Alan Feldman will offer five bottles of champagne from different producers at $99 each. On Christmas Eve the lounge will open at 5:30pm, and dinner service starts at 6:00pm with the last seating at 10:00pm.

For reservations, call 305-421-8800.


Jaya at The Setai

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On Christmas Eve, December 24, the newly opened Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach will celebrate the holiday with a delicious four-course menu, with a vegetarian menu also available.

Guests will indulge in Executive Chef Mathias Gervais’ conscious Southeast-Asian cuisine, beginning with a choice of Foie Gras, Tuna Tataki, or Kumomoto Oysters. For their second course, guests will enjoy a delicious Pekin Duck Consommé or Wagyu Short Rib Gyoza. For the entrée, there will be a choice of Maine Lobster, Roasted Turkey, or Wagyu Top Sirloin.

To finish the Christmas Eve meal, dessert will include a choice of Tarte Tatin, Red VelvetCake, Almond Bread Pudding, or Chef Mignardises. A four-course vegetarian menu will also be available for guests, and will include Green Papaya Salad, Tom Kha Veg, Tofu Claypot, and Almond Bread Pudding. The menu is $110 per adult and $55 for children.

For reservations, please call 855.923.7899. For more information, visit


Driftwood Room

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Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, in South Beach invites guests to enjoy Christmas with special prix-fixe menus prepared by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Chef de Cuisine Lucas Marino. Driftwood Room will host Christmas Eve dinner on Thursday, December 24 starting at 5 p.m. and Christmas lunch and dinner on Friday, December 25 starting at noon. Cost is $59 per person not including tax or gratuity.

To make reservations, please call 305.503.5700.


Beauty & The Feast

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Friday, December 25, 2015; 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

$49.95* per person; $19.95* for children 12 and under

Eat, drink and be merry with Beauty & the Feast’s special Christmas Day menu. The restaurant will be serving a feast-style meal featuring carving stations, amazing appetizers and decadent desserts.

Call 954-567-8070 for more information.


Pascal’s on Ponce


Coral Gables’ premiere French restaurant, Pascal’s on Ponce, celebrates Christmas Eve andChristmas Day with a special a la carte menu featuring holiday specials from Chef Pascal Oudin. The restaurant will open for lunch only on Christmas Eve and dinner only on Christmas Day.

Call (305) 444-2024 for more information.


Brasserie Central

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Brasserie Central, Coral Gables’ go-to spot for authentic French faire, is honoring the holiday season with an exquisite Christmas menu. The Christmas menu, a delectable four-course feast created by acclaimed Chef Pascal Oudin, is available December 24 – December 30 (the restaurant will close at 6:00 pm on Christmas Day) and is priced at just $41.95 excluding tax and gratuity.

Call  786-536-9386 for more information.


SUGARCANE raw bar grill


SUGARCANE will celebrate with festive a la carte specials (priced between $10-$34) in addition to their signature all day menu. The a la carte specials will include dishes like:
· Fire Roasted Oysters

· Pan Roasted Duck Breast

· Warm Chocolate Flourless Cake

*Reservations are encouraged



sushi samba

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables will feature fusion delights (priced between $13-$32) such as:

· Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras

· Seco de Carne and a Christmas Roll

· Sesame Sour cocktail

*Reservations are encouraged


Bourbon Steak 

BOURBON STEAK Main dining room 2 (1)

For Christmas, Bourbon Steak will be offering an assortment of special offerings to complement the a la carte menu:

Quail Consomme|perigord truffle dumplings ($19)
Smoked Hamachi Crudo | Maine lobster, baby beets & hijiki ($24)
Maine Sea Scallops |caramelized salsify, perigord truffles & beurre rouge ($45)
American Kobe Filet “Rossini” | crispy shallot potato cake, foie gras & pinot reduction ($75)
Triple Chocolate Pecan Tart | citrus chantilly, tongan vanilla ice cream ($14)


Izzy’s Fish & Oyster


On Christmas Eve, guests can expect a “Feast of Seven Fishes” for $85 per person or $150 per couple. A wine supplement is available for an additional $50:


Parker House Rolls with Local Salted Honey Butter | Root Vegetables, Herb Roasted, Melted Shallots, Chestnuts


Alaskan King Crab with Lemon Puree, Spicy Herbs

Dressed Clams, Sauce Vierge, Tomato, Oregano

PEI Mussels“Bruschetta Style” White Balsamic

Oysters on the half shell served with Champagne Mignonette

Madagascar Prawn Chowder with Potato and Melted Leeks

Lobster Tagliolini, Castelevetrano Olives, Parsley, Grana Padano

East Coast Halibut Cheeks, Capers, Brown Butter, White Anchovy


Grandma Celia’s Lemon Meringue Pie


BULLA Gastrobar


On Christmas Eve, Bulla will be open for lunch and dinner offering their regular menu. For guests looking to enjoy their dinner at home, the restaurant will offer an a la carte, to-go menu including Spanish favorites like:

· Jamón De Bellota Ibérico 5j

· A dozen Croquetas De Jamón

· Paella De Mariscos

· Cochinillo Ibérico Asado served with Patatas Panaderas and Salad

o 10 lb. pig for up to 10 guests – $300

o 10+ lb. pig for 10 to 16 guests – $360 (serves 10 to 16 guests)

*Last available reservation at 8:45 p.m.