Miami's Best Thanksgiving Dinners

November 19, 2012 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage


Quattro Gastronomia Italiana will serve a Northern Italian-influenced Thanksgiving dinner

Whether cooking for two or 20, the stress of preparing and hosting a Thanksgiving meal can be draining. Here, we give you five Miami restaurants for a relaxing, gourmet turkey dinner.  

Gotham Steak
Menu: Refined, simple, and delicious, Gotham Steak will serve turkey breast roulade and slow-smoked turkey leg with sweet potato purèe, cranberry compote, Gotham's signature stuffing, and creamy sage jus. Choose from a pumpkin mousse or Key lime cheesecake with coconut sorbet for dessert.
Price: $40 per entrée; $12 per dessert.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4780

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
Menu: Savor the flavors of Northern Italy with prix fixe menu selections like braised turkey breast, lamb, mini gnocchi, Fontina fondue with quail egg, and pancetta croccante with grape tomato and candied walnuts. Choose from a pumpkin tart or zeppole with sweet dipping sauces for dessert.
Price: $55 per person.
1014 Lincoln Road, 305-531-4833

The Rusty Pelican
Menu: Enjoy a three-course prix fixe with family-style fixings at this iconic bayside restaurant. Start with either apple, beet, and candied walnut salad or pumpkin and andouille sausage soup, followed by free-range turkey and gravy or pan-seared Atlantic cod with pumpkin risotto. For the table there’s apple sausage and chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, blue cheese buttermilk biscuits, and sweet potato brûlée with marshmallows. Dessert is a pumpkin tart with crème anglaise or pecan pie with vanilla ice cream.
Price: $49 per person.
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, 305-361-3818

Toro Toro
Menu: The newly opened pan-Latin steakhouse will serve a Thanksgiving feast of smoked swordfish dip, bluefin tuna ceviche, herb-roasted organic turkey, apricot glazed ham, and chorizo cornbread stuffing. Desserts include pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and chocolate croquettes.
Price: $75 per person; $37.50 per child 12 and under.
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-372-4710

Yardbird
Menu: Tuck into a four-course Southern-style feast of stuffed roasted pumpkins with bacon dressing and smoked pecans, black pepper truffled beef brisket, and braised mustard greens, among other Thanksgiving selections. Classics like brined turkey, candied yams, and sweet potato pie have not been overlooked.
Price:$58 per person.  
1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-5220

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