Christmas Dining in Miami & South Beach

Mandarin Oriental Miami
Mandarin Oriental Miami

db Bistro Moderne – Join a special holiday evening at db Bistro Moderne this Christmas Eve. Executive Chef Jason Pringle offers an a la carte menu with seasonal specials from Nantucket Bay Scallops fregola, chanterelles, and hazelnuts to Festive Salt Roasted Prime Rib, pomme, creamed spinach, and popovers. If it’s sweets you’re dreaming of, Pastry Chef Jerome Maure will be offering up variations of the Classic Bûche de Noël, a French Christmas Eve French tradition. db Bistro Moderne, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami.

Porfirio’s Restaurant – is serving a prix fixe traditional Mexican menu on Christmas Eve with a choice of one appetizer, a first course, a main course and dessert for $65. Appetizers include Yucatan-style Pulled Beef with Pumpkin Seed Oil and Jalapeños Stuffed with Mustard Lobster. For the first course, guests can enjoy Spinach Mille-feuille with Goat Cheese and Tamarind or Cream of Roasted Artichoke and Zapadilla Soup. Main course dishes are Grilled Tenderloin Steak with Mushrooms, Huitlacoche and Asparagus Au Gratin or Fish Filet Stuffed with Poblano Pepper Strips, hazelnuts and Asadero Cheese. Indulge in sweet treats such as Mexican Bread Pudding with Macadamia and Goat Cheese Sherbet or Crispy Napoleon with Mascarpone and Cocoa. Porfirio’s Restaurant 850 Commerce Street, South Beach.

Traymore Restaurant and Bar – Celebrate the holiday season with Chef Jonathan Lane at the Traymore Restaurant and Bar. The 3-course Christmas Eve menu at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar is priced at $75 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). Start with Chestnut Soup, Maine Lobster Dumplings, Apple Chutney or Red Oak Lettuce & Endive Salad, Port Wine Poached Comice Pears, Candied Walnuts & Maytag Blue Cheese. The second course features Grilled Diver Jumbo Scallops, Cauliflower two ways, Capers, Marcona Almonds, Parsley or Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast with Braised Red Cabbage, Shitake Mushrooms & Ginger-Duck Jus or All Natural USDA Slow Roasted Prime Rib with Rosemary Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts & Smoked Bacon Bone-marrow Sauce. For dessert, the Traymore Bûche de Noël. Traymore Restaurant at the Metropolitan by COMO, 2445 Collins Avenue, South Beach.

Fontainebleau – Exclusive seasonal menus are available at several of the award winning restaurants at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, StripSteak will offer a four-course holiday inspired prix-fixe menu, priced at $75 per person available from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy a first course of Lacinato Kale with marcona almonds, cranberries, sunchoke and ginger vinaigrette. Ricotta Cavatelli with duck confit, black trumpet mushrooms and butternut squash follows as the next course. The main course features American Wagyu Flat Iron with parsnip purée, Granny Smith apple and fresh horseradish. Poached Bosc Pear with gingerbread, caramel and eggnog ice cream will finish off the decadent meal. The a la carte menu will also be available.

Indulge in Scarpetta’s four-course prix-fixe menu available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Priced at $75 per person, indulge in Mediterranean Octopus with potatoes, capers and olives as an appetizer followed by Squash Raviolini with sage brown butter and amaretti as the pasta course. The main course is Local Snapper with fregola, shrimp, and a mushroom fennel brodetto followed by a Poached Pear ‘Carpaccio’ with white chocolate mousse, crystallized walnuts and holiday spice gelato for dessert. The restaurant’s a la carte menu will also be offered.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can enjoy a four-course prix-fixe dinner at Michael Mina 74 priced at $75 per person and offered from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m in addition to the a la carte menu. Diners can feast upon Roasted Chestnut and Foie Gras Soup with vanilla brown-buttered parsnip and white chocolate followed by a luscious Lobster Salad with poached Maine lobster, hass avocado, pamplemousse rose and a truffle vinaigrette. The entrée will include duo of Roasted Christmas Birds featuring crispy pan-seared duck breast, goose leg confit croquette and braised cherry and port gastrique. For dessert, enjoy decadent Profiteroles with milk chocolate, pecans and holiday spice ice cream. Fontainebleau Miami Beach 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

The Restaurant at The SetaiThe Restaurant at The Setai welcomes guests seeking a luxurious holiday experience to enjoy two Christmas Eve menus (one vegetarian menu) at $110 per person with offerings such as Champs-Elysées Soup Bay Scallops – Roasted Morel-Herb Butter, Fish Fumet with Noilly Prat; Dover Sole Poached with Garden Nage – Lemon Thyme; Polenta Crispy Poached Egg – Fricassee of Mushrooms, Burgundy Truffle and La Buche De Noel Chestnut & Black Currant and Hazelnut Rum, Chestnut Ice Cream. On Christmas Day, a holiday themed buffet and modern jazz trio will be offered from 11: 30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at $95 per person and will include classical Christmas dishes such as turkey, ham, leg of lamb; an array of seafood including Alaskan King crab legs, snow crab claws, blue point oysters and shrimp; a Mediterranean specialty station and a dessert buffet. The Restaurant at The Setai, 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

Mandarin Oriental Miami – Enjoy a sumptuous Christmas Brunch at La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami for $85 per adult, $35 per child (ages 6-12), complimentary under 6 years old. Brunch includes champagne, Bloody Mary’s, and Pisco Sours plus a variety of buffet stations including ceviche, tiraditos, grilled anticucho skewers & decadent dessert towers. The table may order one specialty dish and a Chaufa Aeropuerto with pan fried rice, shrimp omelet and nikei sauce from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami