Thanksgiving can be quite the production. Staring with planning the perfect menu for family and friends to executing and serving and then cleaning up while everyone else is in a tryptophan food coma. So, if spending an entire day (or two) cooking isn’t in the books, check out this list of Miami’s best Thanksgiving deals listed in geographical order from north to south.Read More
Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in Miami, 2019
Leave the cooking to the pros
1. CORSAIR kitchen & bar
The JW Turnberry’s resident contemporary American restaurant will offer a three-course Thanksgiving menu from noon to 10 p.m. The options begin with appetizers such as pumpkin soup, seared sea scallops, and sweet potato gnoochi. Continue on to entree selections of roasted turkey breast with stuffing, buttermilk mash, gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce, a stuffed roasted acorn squash, seared Chilean seabass, or pan roasted filet mignon. Last but not least, end the meal with choices of pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies.
Price: $65 per person and $32 for children ages 5 to 12.
2. Le Sirenuse Miami
For those who fancy an early meal, head to swanky Italian eatery La Sirenuse for its Thanksgiving themed brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Give a thankful toast with a complimentary prosecco, bellini, or bloody Mary before digging in. Dishes are served family style along with an à la carte selection featuring turkey breast, roasted sweet potatoes, granola turkey jus, berries, and truffle. Finish the meal off at Le Sirenuse’s Dulcisin Fundo dessert room where all can satisfy that sweet tooth craving.
Price: $160 adults, $75 children.
3. La Placita
Enjoy a Puerto Rican feast for Thanksgiving at chef Jose Mendin’s La Placita. The holiday menu will feature a pavochon with Puerto Rican style roasted turkey, purée de batata (similiar to mashed potatoes), arroz con gandules (pigeon peas and rice) and French beans for $27, as well as a turkey mofongo (deep fried green plantain mash) with gravy and green onions for $18. The regular menu will also be available for those wanting something different.
4. Cecconi's Miami
Soho House’s in-house Italian restaurant is serving up a traditional Thanksgiving buffet filled with all the classics. Dine on roasted turkey with all the fixings plus prime rib roasts and raw bar with stone crabs. For dessert, choose from a selection of desserts including festive pecan pie.
Price: $75 per person. Last seating is at 4 p.m.
5. Ember Miami
Chef Brad Kilgore’s Ember in the Design District is serving a three-course Thanksgiving dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Begin with a pumpkin soup made with bacon, pecan, maple, and pumpkin seed oil, followed by a turkey with cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and smoked neck gravy with sides such as roasted sweet potatoes with oat crumble. The final course isa pie station with sweet potato, apple, pecan, and peanut butter pies with whipped cream, fudge sauce, and dulce de leche condiments.
Price: $65 per person.
6. Bird & Bone
Chef Richard Hales’ southern eatery is offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal beginning with two appetizers: squash bisque, and Fall harvest salad with apple, celery root, pickled and shaved beet, kale, granola, and a walnut vinaigrette. Next up is turkey cooked two ways; tea-brined torchon of breast and thigh with wing confit, candied yams, and cranberries, or stewed in mulled wine with pan gravy. Complimenting the turkey are sides like whipped potato, green bean casserole, and cornbread dressing, with a dessert trio of chocolate pecan tart, Dutch apple cobbler, and pumpkin brûlée for dessert.
Price: $60 per person.
7. Amara at Paraiso
For the first time ever, chef Michael Schwartz’s will be offering several Thanksgiving specials at his waterfront restaurant. Starting with a Thanksgiving eve happy hour from 5:30 p.m to close, and ending with a long weekend (Friday through Sunday) champagne brunch with all-you-can drink (for two hours) Veuve Clicqout yellow label for $42 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Thanksgiving, guests can dine on an à la carte menu with specials like a whole roasted turkey, fried turkey wings, grilled 3lb. Maine lobster with pumpkin seed butter and grilled lemon, and whole roasted calabaza (pumpkin) squash filled with calabaza rice, mushrooms, coconut pesto, and lime. Special Thanksgiving cocktails will also be offered for $14 each.
8. Icebox Cafe
Sunset Harbor’s longstanding American restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving meal at a budget friendly price. Begin with roasted beet soup with chili oil and pumpkin seeds. Next up is a turkey breast roulade filled with wild mushroom and pork sausage stuffing, served with caramelized cipollini onions, lemon Brussels sprouts with tossed pecans, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, and cornbread. Finish with a choice of pie for dessert.
Price: $36 per person.
9. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar
Score a southern-inspired Thanksgiving meal with Yardbird’s turkey dinner including mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry compote, and giblet gravy with additional sides are offered à la carte. Add on appetizers like pear, pomegranate and arugula salad or Charleston she crab soup with pimento cheese straws for $16. End the meal with dessert choices of pecan pie with bourbon ice cream, or spiced pumpkin pie with toasted meringue and peanut brittle for $10, or apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream, Florentine almond cookie bowl and cinnamon twist for $25.
Price: $36 per person for main entrée.
10. Kiki on the River
Enjoy Miami River views at Kiki on the River this Thanksgiving. The prix-fixe turkey dinner starts with a brined and marinated roasted turkey with paired sides of mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean and Brussels sprouts casserole, roasted butternut squash, and a cranberry and pineapple sauce. Since no Thanksgiving meal is complete without dessert, enjoy pumpkin pie with chantilly ice cream.
Price: $49.99 per person.
11. Toro Toro Restaurant
Celebrate Thanksgiving with “Sabor Latino” (Latin flavor) at Toro Toro in downtown Miami. The feast runs all day, offering a buffet of salads, cheeses and charcuterie, seafood, and more. The carving station will offer an ancho chile rubbed turkey, as well as hickory smoked prime rib, and honey glazed ham shawarma. Plenty of Thanksgiving-inspired side dishes are available like sweet potato bravas, herb biscuits, acorn squash soup, chorizo and cornbread stuffing, roasted carrots and mashed potatoes. Finish off with dessert choices including spiced flan, chocolate filled beignets, and apple crumble pie.
Price: $65 for adults, $30 for children.
12. Red, the Steakhouse - Miami Beach
Red’s Thanksgiving menu is full of the holiday’s favorites. Guests can dine on boneless turkey breast with apple and sausage stuffing, sweet potato fondue with marshmallow, green beans with pancetta and pine nuts, creamed corn with bread crumbs, four cheese Mac ‘n cheese, and cranberry orange relish. Finish off the meal with choice of pumpkin or apple pie. For those wanting Red’s regular dinner items, the full menu will also be available.
Price: $69 per person
13. Quinto La Huella
Miami, FL 33131
Dine on Uruguayan flavors with Quinto La Huella’s Thanksgiving menu. Start the meal with haricot vert salad, then move on to the main course of roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy, or an herb crusted rib roast au jus with sides of mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon, sherry and dried cranberries, brown butter sage roasted squash, cauliflower gratin, and pan de campa stuffing with Swiss chard, sausage and pine nuts. Make sure to leave room for the pecan bourbon tart or pumpkin pie for dessert.
Price: $45 per person
With locations in Aventura, Brickell, Key Biscayne, and Doral, odds are Novecento is serving a Thanksgiving meal nearby. Novecento is featuring a three-course meal starting with choices of a kabocha squash soup or spinach, nut, goat cheese, and pear salad. Main selections include slow roasted turkey breast, whole snapper, or flank steak with side choices of mashed potatoes, French bean casserole, or maiz en crema (yellow corn with sour cream and cheddar cheese). Finish off with a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
Price: $49 per person.
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15. Rusty Pelican Miami Restaurant
Spend Thanksgiving dinner taking in views of Biscayne Bay at Rusty Pelican. Its three-course holiday meal begins with choice of creamy squash and chestnut soup, or mixed greens with toasted pistachios, goat cheese, and honey balsamic vinaigrette. The mains offered include maple roasted turkey with cornbread and apple sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, carrots, sweet potatoes; branzino en papillote with baby tomatoes; and a honey glazed pork tenderloin with manchego cheese and rosemary polenta. Round off the meal with a pecan cheesecake topped with salted caramel for a sweet ending.
Price: $75 per person.