Christmas Eats

Where – and what – to feast on this Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

  • Celebrate Christmas eve & Christmas day at Azul at the Mandarin with a five-course holiday menu and limited a la carte offerings. Highlights include toro tartare, roasted butternut squash soup, pan-fried lemon sole and suckling pig “En Porchetta.” $95, call 305-913-8254 for reservations.
  • Bistro One LR at the Ritz South Beach celebrates the holiday with a Christmas day champagne brunch from 12-4pm. Buffet highlights include prime rib, herb roasted turkey, orange glazed ham and free-flowing champagne. $85 per adult, $45 for kids 12 and under. Call 786-276-4008 for reservations.
  • BLT Steak at the Betsy woos Christmas Eve and Christmas day diners with its regular menu plus holiday-themed Blackboard specials. Highlights include cream of butternut squash soup, diver sea scallop en croute, herb crusted wild venison and pan roasted local black grouper. Call 305-673-0044 for reservations.
  • Christmas Day and Christmas Eve at Café Sambal at the Mandarin feature a three-course prix fixe menu featuring She-Crab soup, duck prosciutto salad and seared jumbo scallop and rock shrimp Newburg. 55 per person, limited a la carte menu also available. Call 305-913-8251 for reservations.
  • Canyon Ranch Grill puts a healthy spin on the holidays with its Christmas Day “Healthy Jazz Brunch.” Dine Oceanside with the Hal Roland trio and feast on organic roasted corn soup, primavera papparedelle, beef churrasco and triple berry coffee cake. All dishes are said to be low in fat, calories and sugar. $55 per person (includes parking & an energy smoothie shot), $15 for kids 12 and under. Call 305-514-7474 for info and reservations.
  • Todd English celebrates Christmas at da Campo Osteria with one glass of wine or Prosecco per adult guest and a family-style meal featuring chestnut ravioli, mushroom and polenta gratin, roast turkey breast, ham roast, potatoes puree and figgy pudding. $60 per adult, $17.50 for kids 12 and under. Call 954-226-5002 for info and reservations.
  • Channel a Mediterranean Christmas Eve or Christmas day courtesy of Eos at the Viceroy’s four course tasting menu. Highlights include roasted scallop and pork belly in a Chablis butter sauce; mushroom risotto with bone marrow, foie gras, quail egg and mushroom foam; and lobster paella. $75 per person, add $35 for wine pairing, call 305-503-0373 for info and reservations.
  • Gibraltar at Grove Isle celebrates the holidays with a Christmas Eve dinner buffet featuring pasta, sushi and raw bar stations in addition to a “traditional holiday feast.” $70 per adult, $35 per child 4-12. Call 305-857-5007 for info and reservations.
  • Gotham Steak welcomes holiday celebrants Christmas Eve and Christmas day with its regular menu plus a few seasonally-inspired dishes like white bean and escarole soup with ham, roasted duck breast and beef Wellington. Call 305-674-4780 for info and reservations.
  • Inspired by the South of France, La Cote at the Fontainebleau greets Christmas Eve and Christmas day with a few special additions to its regular menu. Highlights include roasted boneless turkey with cranberry chutney and cornbread stuffing and a warm bread pudding with eggnog ice cream. Call 305-674-4710 for info and reservations.
  • Have a four-course indoor or al fresco Christmas day feast at La Marea at the Tides. The $95 menu includes paddle fish roe, roasted free range quail and yellow tail snapper. A la carte menu available as well, call 305-604-5070 for reservations.
  • Neomi’s Grill at Trump International celebrates the holidays with a four-course Christmas Eve and Christmas night feast. Menu highlights include a “missel-toe” salad, braised turkey roulade, cherry glazed country ham, and chocolate bouche de noel. Kids will finish the meal with “decorate your own” holiday cupcakes (red velvet cupcakes, individual icing bags & sprinkles). $49 per adult, $20 for kids under 12. Call 305-692-5770 for info and reservations.
  • Scarpetta offers a four-course Italian-influenced holiday feast on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Courses include spaghetti with tomato and basil, roasted black cod with concentrated tomatoes and coconut panna cotta. $75.  Call 305-674-4660 for info and reservations.
  • Solea at the W welcomes the holiday with a three-course meal featuring lobster salad with orange reduction, Catalonian style monkfish and shrimp stew, veal cutlets and cannelloni stuffed with chicken and truffles. $75 per person, call 305-938-3000 for info and reservations.
  • Vida is dishing out a three-course Christmas Eve and Christmas day menu featuring modern American classics like traditional turkey and honey glazed ham. $55 per person. Call 305-674-4730 for info and reservations.