The holidays look a little different this year. None of us dreamed this virus would impact our world so heavily, and while raditional family gatherings can't continue during COVID, you can still have an amazing celebration.
Whether you're catering for eight or daring a night out on the town, we’re here to make your Thanksgiving a highlight of the year. We’ve scoured the best fine dining Miami has to offer to find who's doing dine-in, takeout and catering. Everyone on our list is open on Thanksgiving and each has curated a special holiday menu.
Whether you want turkey or steak, cocktails on a rooftop or dessert at home, these are the 10 best Thanksgiving 2020 dinner options in Miami.
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StripSteak by Michael Mina
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4441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 | Website
Even on Thanksgiving, you can’t go wrong with a steak dinner, and there's nowhere better to satisfy the craving than StripSteak Miami. Founded by famous chef Michael Mina inside the Fontainbleau Hotel, the restaurant will serve a Thanksgiving-themed three-course menu starting at $75. Their full A La Carte Menu is also available.
The Matador Room
2901 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Fl 33140 | Website
The Matador Room is inspired by Miami's rich history and 1950s glamour. World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has reimagined the menu with Caribbean, Spanish, Latin and South American influences. This Thanksgiving, they’re offering an indulgent four-course, family-style Thanksgiving dinner with 12 signature dishes that include appetizers, entrées and desserts. The special is available from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at $130 per adult and $60 per child under 12.
The Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Cwy, Key Biscayne, Fl 33149 | Website
Enjoy your holiday by the Bay at the Rusty Pelican. Enjoy the view, a three-course brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a seasonal a la carte menu with Thanksgiving specials from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. From charcuterie board appetizers, to the lobster and waffles entrée, and even a Thanksgiving pie assortment plate, there's something to please every palate. For adults, the meal is $89 and for children, it’s $35, but don’t forget about their bottomless mimosas, which start at $25.
Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant
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339 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134 | Website
Bellmónt is going all out for Thanksgiving, offering an assortment of holiday meal packages. The traditional Thanksgiving menu includes a whole roasted turkey between 17 and 19 pounds with sides such as turkey gravy, potatoes, green beans and more. You can also customize your own package, should you have a picky eater in the crew. Reservations are available for in-restaurant dining. The $39 per-person traditional Thanksgiving meal includes a turkey breast filled with Spanish-style stuffing made with Spanish sausage, bread, apples, mushrooms, red wine, raisins and cranberries, served with delicious sides and desserts.
Mestizo Gastro Fusion
1076 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154 | Website
Known for their “Shareable Fusion” plates, Mestizo Gastro Fusion will offer a special Thanksgiving menu in addition to their signature menu items such as grilled octopus, New York steak, and pavlova anmitsu dessert. They encourage early reservations, so book your seats now.
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1099 NE 79th Street, Miami, FL 33138 | Website
Want to supplement that turkey with a big plate of pasta? Ferraro’s Kitchen has proudly served delectable Italian food as a family-owned restaurant since 2013 and has plenty of reservations open for Thanksgiving. Be sure to try their Vitello Tonnato veal tenderloin appetizer and their Fiocchi di Pere e Gorgonzola stuffed pasta dish for the perfect Italian Thanksgiving.
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill
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4251 Salzedo St., Coral Gables, FL 33146 | Website
Known for their delicious signature steaks, soups and salads, Perry’s will open early at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Their holiday special consists of an individual Thanksgiving dinner for $45 per person or a family-style dinner for 4 or more to-go for $139. Their full dinner menu will also be available.
777 Brickell Ave. Miami, Fl 33131 | Website
Truluck’s is committed to serving fresh seafood, offering live entertainment and memorable nights for their guests. They're serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast for dine-in or curbside service. The package feeds four-to-six guests and includes a whole turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, and a whole pecan and pumpkin pie. Pre-order curbside service by Friday, Nov. 20th, or make reservations for dine-in today.
Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina
19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180 | Website
Another Michael Mina delight, Bourbon Steak is located in the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa. It's Chef Mina’s “love letter” to the American steakhouse experience. Relax and indulge this Thanksgiving with their three-course menu starting at $105 per guest, with children 12 and under at $45. Reservations are filling up fast, so don’t hesitate to book your dinner today.
Three & No. 3 Social
50 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127 | Website
This restaurant calls itself a “local eatery inspired by the flavors of Florida." It lives up to the name through with dining rooms and rooftops. Enjoy Thanksgiving in the tropics at Three & No. 3 Social, where there will be a seasonal Thanksgiving Menu and cocktails all day.
Photography by: Jay L. Clendenin