This year has taught many an important lesson; never take anything for granted. While “good riddance” may very well be the exclamation at midnight, it is still important to do it with family and loved ones. What better way to bid 2020 farewell than with a great meal, good drinks, and fun entertainment. Below find a list of some of the best happenings in Miami on New Year’s Eve listed in geographical order from north to south.Read More
Where to Eat on New Year’s Eve in Miami
Give 2020 a much needed goodbye at these top spots
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Bid 2020 adieu at the St. Regis with a four course priced at $175 for adults and $55 for children. Guests will find favorites on the menu including butternut squash soup, seared diver scallops, braised wagyu short ribs, plus more.
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La Santa Taqueria
Enjoy a disco themed New Year’s Eve at La Santa with a Mexican four-course, family style menu offering two seatings; first seating at 6 p.m. and priced at $85 with optional open bar for an additional $90, and second seating at 9 p.m. priced at $95 with optional open bar for an additional $120. Feast on starters of sandwhichito france de foie, pesto de chile con platano, and arena de cacahuete. Continue on to mains of hamachi tartare tostada, miso glaze sea bass, and wagyu filet. Rounding out the meal is abuela’s arroz con leche de rompope.
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Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Three of the iconic resort’s restaurants — Hakkassan, Scarpetta, and Strip Streak — will be featuring prix fixe dinners for New Year’s Eve priced at $175 for the first seating with three courses (6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and and 7 p.m.), and $250 for second seating with four courses (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in 30 minute increments). Hakkassan’s menu highlights include Peking duck, wok fried wagyu beef, and stir fried Bahamian lobster. Scarpetta’s menu includes tuna tartare, truffle tagliatelle, and branzino, while Strip Streak will feature lamb chops, a 10oz Delmonico, and fire roasted bass, as well as a seafood tower as the opener for the second seating. All meals include appetizer and dessert.
Enjoy dinner and a Las Vegas style cabaret show at Kuba Cabana at CityPlace Doral. There will be two seatings with a three course meal; first seating will be 7 p.m. and priced at $99 and the second seating at 9:45 p.m. for $150. Start the meal with choice of tuna tartare, swordfish carpaccio, croquetas de jamon (ham croquettes), beef or chicken empanadas, or a payaya and burrata salad as an appetizer. Move on to selections of either a guava smoked pollo barbacoa served with sweet plantains and congri (mixed white rice and black beans), short rib over a sweet potato puree, crispy branzino filet with sauteed vegetables, or arroz del mar (seafood rice) with corvina, octopus and squid. Leave room for dessert options of arroz con leche (rice and milk pudding), chocoland, timba (crackers with guava and cheese) or yucca churros.
The Korean eatery will be featuring a 14-hour braised short rib served with steamed buns, sesame leaves, and lettuce leaves with a choice of chimichurri, hoisin, or special red dragon sauce for $60. It will also be offering a bottomless champagne special from 10 p.m. to midnight for $40, along with guest DJs and party favors to be handed out before the ball drops.
Spend New Year’s Eve with optimal bay views at Zuma. It will have two seatings; the first from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the second from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (there will be a minimum purchase $165 required). Additional packages include the signature package which includes one bottle of Louis Roederer per person with an upgrade available to Ruinart rose $55, and the premium package which includes one bottle of Dom Perignon 2006 per person with an upgrade to Veuve Clicquot ‘la grande dame’ rose for $100. Patrons will enjoy a live DJ, photobooth, fireworks, and performers.
George Stone Crab
Stone crab lovers will appreciate George’s New Year’s Eve special where four can dine at home for $167.94. The package includes 6 pounds of medium claws and two servings of its mustard sauce. Orders must be received by 5 p.m. on December 29th.
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Quinto La Huella
The Uruguayan restaurant has a modestly priced package for $95 with four courses. Begin with a choice of lamb lettuce with roasted porcini mushrooms and walnut oil or sea scallop and lobster caipirinha. Continue on to the second and third courses featuring egg pappardelle and oxtail confit and choice of four bone lamb rack, artic seabass, or wagyu short rib. Finish off with either a pineapple baked Alaska or mellow chocolate delight. A menu for children twelve and under is available for $35.
Those craving Italian can enjoy a five course menu for $174 to enjoy indoors or outdoors with two seatings; the first from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the second 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Start off with an amuse bouche of shrimp gazpacho with caviar and lemon air followed by a choice of either lobster paired with green apple, crème fraiche, peas, and smoked trout caviar, or cheese fondue with yolk and mushroom ravioli and topped with Perigord truffle. Next up is a pasta dish with Acquerello rice, bisque, shrimp and lemon confit, plus main options of black grouper with endive, sea colors sauce and sorrel, or beef with burnt eggplant, bell pepper, royal trumpet and truffle sauce. Rounding out the meal is a honey and white chocolate burnt meringue for dessert. Reservations are required as seating is limited.
Looking for an intimate dinner at home? Vecinos is offering a cook at home package for $225 which includes two Caribbean lobster tails (approximately 12 to 14 ounces each), one 26 ounce Porterhouse steak, seasonings for the lobsters and steak, a bottle of Le Mesnil Blanc de Bancs grand cru brut champagne, and 1oz of Kaluga Amur caviar. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on December 29th for guaranteed delivery.
For those looking to end the year with Spanish food, Bulla has a four course menu priced at $60, as well as 25 percent off all bottles. Begin with a prosecco toast and bread basket before digging into appetizer choices of tuna tartare, Serrano ham and Manchego cheese, salmon carpaccio, or albondigas (meatballs). The main courses offered are octopus salad, canelones (cannelonni), and garlic shrimp followed by guest selection of short ribs, fish, or the fan favorite arroz caldoso. Make sure to leave room for dessert offerings of churros, flan, or cheesecake.
Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
The Peruvian eatery will be offering a four-course meal priced at $60. Patrons will be greeted with a prosecco toast and cancha (roasted corn nuts). Tempt the appetite with starters of ceviche de la selba, ceviche mixto, a causa sampler, or a mix of empanadas. Next up, enjoy entree selections of grilled octopus, tostones (fried green plantains), or conchitas (scallops) followed by main courses of either lomo saltado, fish, or churassco tacu tacu. Dessert lovers will enjoy choices of pionono, buenazo, or cheesecake.