Those in South Florida know that Christmas Eve is just as big of a deal as Christmas is in this part of the country. Called “Noche Buena” in many circles and families, it’s a time to celebrate a big meal with those closest to you. But for those who 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
Where to celebrate the holidays
Go the Greek route on Christmas Eve with a four-course meal with items like chilled prawn, black truffle risotto, branzino, rack of lamb and bread pudding.
(Available starting at 6 to 10:30 p.m. for $95 per person.)
Dine on a three-course prix fixe tasting menu with dishes like pumpkin maple bisque, roast duck with brussel sprouts succotash, and molten strawberry short cake with white chocolate, along with a regular menu that will also be available.
(Available starting at 5-10p.m. for $98 per person.)
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Donna Mare Trattoria
This new eatery inside the Cadillac Hotel and Beach Club celebrates its first Christmas Eve with a three-course menu featuring tortino di polenta stuffed with lamb and taleggio, cappelletti in brodo di gallina and for dessert, and a panetta crema di pistacchi e cioccolato fondent.
(Available starting at 6 p.m. to midnight for $65 per person.)
Norman Van Aken’s Wynwood outpost will offer a four-course menu with items such as scallops, tomato carpaccio, corn soup, cod, and lavender-glazed duck breast, along with a buche de noel for dessert.
(Available starting at 6 to 10:30 p.m. for $85 per person.)
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Habitat at the 1 Hotel South Beach
Feast on a three-course menu available for $85 per person including dishes such as the beet salad, broiled oysters, wagyu beef tartar, herb crusted halibut and more. A kids menu is also available with pasta, Margherita pizza, and grilled chicken breast.
(Available starting at 6 p.m. to midnight for $85 per person.)
Wynwood’s new Italian restaurant will offer a three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring dishes including lobster ravioli, whole boneless roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass, Pappardelle with mushroom ragout, burrata, butternut squash soup and more.
(Available starting at 4-10 p.m. for $55 per person.)
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Get a taste of Macchialina’s star dishes during its Christmas Eve feast. Dine on a five-course menu that includes favorites like the cavatelli Macchialina with meatballs, branzino, porchetta, the beet mezzaluna, and tiramisu.
(Available from 6 to 11:30 p.m. for $59 per person.)
Boulud Sud Miami
Chef Daniel Boulud’s Mediterranean restaurant Boulud Sud Miami will offer a prix fixe three-course menu on Christmas Eve with dishes like octopus a la plancha, pumpkin agnolotti, roasted elk loin, a “Miami” Buche de Noel and more.
(Available starting at 5-10p.m. for $85 per person.)
Azabu Miami Beach
Why not mix it up this Christmas Eve with sushi? Azabu is offerings a Christmas Eve, Japanese-inspired set menu with items like Wagyu beef tataki, branzino, sakura pork shiokoji, and yuzu key lime pie. Plus sake flights and whiskey flights for an additional charge.
(Available starting at 6p.m. for $50 per person.)
Dine on a feast of the seven fishes inspired meal at Fiola, including four courses plus a dessert. Menu items include back scallops, Maine lobster, gnocchi, and of course, panettone.
(Available starting at 6 to 10:30 p.m. for $150 per person.)