Those in South Florida know that Christmas Eve is just as big of a deal as Christmas is this part of the country. Called "Noche Buena" in many circles and families, it's time to celebrate a big meal with those closest to you. But if you aren't in the mood to whip up the Christmas Eve feast this year, there are 10 places around town that are offering up their take on the feast as well.Read More
The 10 Best Bets for Christmas Eve Dinner in Miami
Ring in December 24th at one of these top spots
1. Neomi's Grill
On Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy a festive three-course holiday dinner with options like halibut ceviche, pumpkin and ginger bisque, Christmas “ham” pork belly, carved turkey and a gingerbread key lime pie.
(Available 6 to 10 p.m. for $49 per person.)
2. Scarpetta by Scott Conant
Dine at celeb chef Scott Conant’s popular Italian eatery on Christmas Eve and feat on a four-course, prixe-fixe menu with items like zuppa di mare, lobster and crab tagillatelle, seared branzino and more.
(Available to 6 to 11 p.m. for $75 per person.)
3. Three Restaurant
Norman Van Aken’s new Wynwood spot is getting into the holiday spirit with a four-course Christmas Eve menu with dishes like chilled shrimp, chestnut soup, scallops a la plancha, roasted duck, and pineapple tres leches.
(Available 5:30 to 10 p.m. for $95 per person.)
4. Jaya at The Setai
Dine on a five-course, prixe-fix global-inspired Christmas Eve menu at Jaya. Offering its like an array of dumplings, pumpkin soup, carved turkey, black cod and filet mignon, plus a bouche de noel for dessert.
(Available from 6 to 10:30 p.m. for $110 per person.)
5. Nautilus Cabana Club
The sprawling holiday feast offered at Nautilus includes a welcome glass of champagne, dishes like seafood ceviche, antipasto, oysters, a whole-pig carving station, prime rib, lamb, and a bevvy of desserts like tres leches and blueberry tarts.
(Available from 6 to 11 p.m. for $65 a person.)
6. BLT Steak Miami
Situated at the newly renovated Iberostar Berkley Hotel on South Beach, BLT Steak celebrates Christmas with a three-course prix-fixe menu with options like grilled lamb, root veggies, and dulce de leche.
(Available from 3 to 9 p.m. for $80 per person.)
7. Via Emilia 9
The Miami Beach Italian eatery promises to take its guests on a “culinary journey to the Bologna region” on Christmas Eve with its six-course menu filled with items like aged prosciutto, tagliatelle with wild boar ragu, rabbit in Lambrusco wine, pumpkin pie and Lambrusco eggnog.
(Available 5:30 to 11 p.m. for $70 per person.)
Get a taste of Macchialina’s star dishes during its Christmas Eve feast. Dine on a five-course menu that includes favorites like the broccolini al Cesare, creamy polenta with sausage ragu, the beet mezzaluna, Mediterranean branzino and more.
(Available from 6 to 11 p.m. for $59 per person.)
9. Forte dei Marmi
Chef Antonio Mellino delivers a Christmas spread with specials like foie gras torchon, risotto with red beats, lamb with artichokes and blue cheese, roasted scallops, branzino and a sweet finale of panettone, chocolate zabaglione or something and more.
(Available 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.)
10. Cantina La Veinte
Soak in views of Brickell Key and Biscayne Bay while enjoying a special holiday menu with items like a table-side carved turkey with all the fixins’ like gravy, cranberry sauce, glazed carrots, and a dessert from the dessert station.
(Available starting at 7 p.m. for $45 per person.)