By: Alexa Shabinsky By: Alexa Shabinsky | December 13, 2021 | Food & Drink
With the holidays right around the corner, there is no better time to make your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day plans. A crucial element of all holidays is food, and there is no shortage of delicious cuisine to try in Miami this holiday season. We have put together a list of restaurants offering specials for Christmas and Christmas Eve this year, making sure dining is at the top of your to-do list!
9700 Collins Ave. / Website
One of Miami’s most beloved French restaurants is excited to celebrate Christmas dinner with its diners. The regular dinner menu will be available, while also offering a few delicious holidays specials. This year’s Christmas specials include a King Crab Risotto, Prime Rib of Beef with pommes purée and Wild Mushrooms tossed in a sauce vin rouge and Buche de Noel. These are all delicious and warm additions to Le Zoo’s fantastic offerings, which are only available on December 25.
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1677 Collins Ave. / Website
Celebrate the holidays Spanish-style at Mareva 1939. The restaurant is offering a flavorful Christmas Eve dinner, served family-style. The meal is priced at $80 per person and includes delicious favorites such as Spanish Cheese Platter, Pan Con Tomate, Baby Kale with valdeon cheese, pear, Marcona almonds and a sherry vinaigrette, Spanish Octopus served with potato cream, smoked paprika, and arbequina olive oil, Patatas Bravas and Honey-Spiced Duck Breast.
5556 NE 4th Ct. / Website
CHICA is excited to celebrate Christmas with its exciting holiday menu additions. The hot-spot is offering a few entree specials for the holiday including Lobster Croquette Mac and Cheese with tasso mornay and Calabrian oil, Wagyu Picanha Anticucho for two with crispy bok-choy, charred pineapple, farofa and Criolla and a Veal Shank Barbacoa for two, served with marrow, heirloom blue corn tortillas and chili jus. These specials are available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, making sure you have a delicious, homemade-inspired meal to celebrate with.
1600 Lenox Ave. / Website
There is nothing better than Southern comfort food during the holidays. One of Miami’s favorites, Yardbird Table & Bar is offering a wide selection of holiday specials. On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, specials include Baked Oysters on a half shell, with Andouille sausage, cornbread and parsley, Canterbury Royale Grade White Sturgeon Caviar with Chefs Accompaniments, Seared Jumbo Scallops, Herb Crusted Prime Rib and of course, their Signature Lobster Mac and Cheese.
9700 Collins Ave. / Website
No one says no to sushi, even on Christmas! Makoto is offering all of its most famed dishes for this year’s holiday, alongside a flavorful addition for the celebration. The Christmas special for the evening is a Peking Salmon with their red miso hoisin, fermented chili sauce and pancakes. This unique Peking Salmon is incorporating all of the restaurant’s most star flavors into an amazing dish.
19565 Biscayne Blvd. / Website
Chef Michael Mina is putting a Greek spin on Christmas Eve dinner this year. The restaurant is offering a 5-course set menu, with a variety of delicious and fresh Mediterranean dishes. The courses include a dip offering, followed by a choice of seafood or pumpkin soup. After those light bites, there will be a choice of salads, followed by either a filet mignon kebab, black bass or classic roasted leg of lamb. The meal will conclude with a delicious, classic dessert of Walnut Baklava or Crema Sokolata. The set menu is priced at $89 per person and will be a great way to start the holiday week.
1636 Meridian Ave. / Website
MILA is bringing even more flavors to its amazing menu for Christmas this year. The restaurant is offering an amazing special to make the day even more memorable. The special dish is a Hirame made with dill, mustard seed and fig vinegar, alongside a heaping serving of caviar. Not only is this dish beautiful, but it is absolutely delicious. This special is in addition to MILA’s vast MediterrAsian menu.
1500 San Ignacio Ave. / Website
Fiola is offering the ultimate cozy Christmas feast this year. The Christmas Eve offerings include a five-course plus dessert Italian-inspired holiday dinner, priced at $165 per person. The celebrations continue on Christmas Day with a la carte offerings such as a Delmonico Steak Wellington, Peppercorn Crusted Wagyu Tomahawk, Cornish Hen and Brussel Sprouts.
Photography by: Courtesy MINA Group, MILA Restaurant, CHICHA, Yardbird, STARR Restaurants, Fiola, Zina Perlman