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Best Miami Restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner 2021

There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than to gather with family and loved ones over delicious food.
Here’s a thought: Skip the madness that comes with having a holiday party and head to one of the city’s local eateries instead of enjoying a select menu of food and beverages.

The ten restaurants in alphabetical order below offer the city’s best Christmas meals. Tax and gratuity are not included in the price. Reservations are highly recommended. Unless otherwise stated, all meals are only available on Christmas Day.

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Cafe La Trova

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Cafe La Trova

971 SW Eightth St., Miami

Celebrate Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) in Little Havana with a prix-fixe menu ($ 85 per person); or special a la carte dishes like tuna crudo with blood orange, serrano chili and shiso ($ 27) and rosemary-cured prime rib with salt-baked baby potatoes ($ 55). Master cantinero Julio Cabrera serves a special Cuban eggnog of signature for the occasion. Dinner will be served on December 24 from 17:00 to 22.00

click to enlarge Cote offers a Christmas party.  - PHOTO BY GARY HE

Cote offers a Christmas party.

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Cote Miami

3900 NE Second Ave., Miami

Cote Miami will pamper guests with a “Feast of the Seven Steaks”, including the restaurant’s finest dishes and seven selected cuts of USDA Prime, American wagyu beef and lamb. The holiday dinner comes with a variety of Korean side dishes, including pickled seasonal vegetables and salads, fresh beetroot salad with ssamm-jang, a tasty egg souffle and Korean angel hair pasta with clear anchovy consumption. For dessert: soft-serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel. A la carte menus will also be available. The party costs $ 142 per person and is served on December 25 from 6 p.m. 17:00 to 23:00

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Rigatoni by Fiola

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1500 San Ignacio Ave., Coral Gables

Fiola is hosting a “Feast of the Seven Fish” on Christmas Eve, December 24th. The Italian-curved dinner will consist of five dishes and a dessert. An amuse-bouche of Taylor Bay scallop will be brought to the table first, followed by options for bluefin tuna crudo or “Key West Pink Salad.” The second course is roasted squid in a wood stove or Manila mussels. Next comes ravioli stuffed with king crab or corzetti with Rhode Island scallops, followed by an entree with grilled marinated swordfish or black cod alla calabrese in fishing style. Finish your meal with almond cakes or a snowball semifreddo. The party costs $ 165 per person and is served on Christmas Eve.

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Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach

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Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach

2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Located inside 1 Hotel Miami Beach, Habitat will offer a Christmas brunch with omelettes and breakfast stations, a raw bar, sushi and seasonal dishes. Brunch costs $ 95 per adult and $ 45 per child ten years older and under and is served on December 25 from 6 p.m.

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Il Mulinos dining room

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The mill

17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach

Il Mulino at the Acqualina Hotel will serve its standard à la carte menu along with special offers of burrata with white asparagus and truffle oil ($ 37), vitello tonnato ($ 32), halibut ($ 65) and braised veal osso bucco with saffron risotto ($ 75) . Available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Novecentos julefest

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The twentieth century

Four Miami-Dade locations, including:
1414 Brickell Ave., Miami

Novecento restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for Christmas. The meal begins with crudite carpaccio or salmon and mango ceviche, followed by a selection of main courses of putanesca de moriscos, sous vide lamb chops, swordfish or Argentine New York Strip, accompanied by french fries. The sweet finish will be a dulce de leche crepe with vanilla ice cream. The meal costs $ 59 and is offered on Christmas Eve starting at 5 p.m.

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Red Rooster Overtown

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Red Rooster Overtown

920 NW Second Ave., Miami

Go to Red Rooster on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to enjoy a prix-fixe menu with options like big-eyed tuna, green tomato carpaccio, wagyu right ribs and red butter-poached lobster. The holiday meal costs USD 125 per person and is served on 24 and 25 December.

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Rusty Pelicans Terrace

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Rusten pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne

Rusty Pelican will be hosting a Christmas Day brunch. Expect dishes like medium-sized Florida rock crab claws with mustard celery salt and aji amarillo and freshly shredded pink moon oysters; and a brunch board with lobster Benedict, New York strip, fried chicken and waffles and fingerling smashed potatoes ($ 125). Special mimosa flavors will be presented, including apple cider pumpkin spice and dragon fruit and watermelon. For dessert, you can enjoy a variety of sweet treats, including café con leche bread pudding and key lime pie. Brunch will be served on December 25 from 10-16

click to enlarge Get your carb fix at Scarpetta.  - PHOTO: MICHAEL PISARRI

Get your carb fix at Scarpetta.

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Scarpetta by Scott Conant

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (in Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel)

Scarpetta’s Christmas dinner offer will be a four-course menu with dishes such as tuna tartare, beef carpaccio, short rib lasagne, spaghetti and veal. Dessert options include a mascarpone fondant or chocolate millefoglie. The menu is priced at $ 95 per person and is available from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Mermaid Lounge at Seawell Fish N ‘Oyster

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Seawell Fish N ‘Oyster

660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach (at Kimpton Angler’s Hotel)

Chef Craig Tooker has put together a festive three-course menu for Christmas. For starters, you can choose between crab and corn bisque or an evergreen salad mixed with port-poached figs and sweet and spicy pecans. Main course options are black cod with saffron fettuccini, smoked chicken with maitake cannelloni and a rather lamb shank, served with spaghetti squash. For dessert, you can enjoy eggnog cream brûlée or white chocolate cheesecake. The menu costs $ 55 per person. For dinner and beverage pairing for each course, the eatery will charge $ 80. Available December 24 and December 25.


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