Where to spend Noche Buena & Christmas

If you’re not cooking.

RESTAURANTS OPEN ON December 24th & 25th

Abuela needs a day off… This year she’s saying, “To hell with cooking! We’re going out for Noche Buena.” Lucky for you, we’ve compiled the restaurants around Miami that are offering special menus and that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

BLT Prime
Neighborhood: Doral

BLT Prime is offering a Christmas Eve & Christmas Day three-course prix fixe tasting menu from Chef Steve Mendez at $98 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Guests can dine on holiday favorites like Pumpkin Maple Bisque with cardamom, crispy leeks and candied ginger; roast duck with Brussels sprouts succotash, mushrooms, corn, tomatoes, wild rice pilaf and amaretto sauce and molten strawberry shortcake with white chocolate, compressed rhubarb, and Greek yogurt sorbet among other options.  This special dinner menu will be available both nights from 5 PM – 10:30 PM along with the regular menu. Reservations: Required and can be placed by calling (305) 591-6606.


Faena Miami Beach
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann will host guests for a multi-course dinner with holiday-inspired dishes like pumpkin ‘al rescoldo’ with fresh burrata, succulent Maine lobster with black truffle hollandaise sauce, slow-cooked ribeye grilled to perfection, and your choice of almond praline yule log or chocolate streusel for dessert. On Christmas Day, gather around at Faena for traditional Argentinian asado buffet. Pile your plate with an array of Francis Mallmann signatures like tender beef empanadas, fresh Madagascar prawns, smoked eggplant salad, fall-off-the-bone short ribs and more before indulging in a tower of decadent desserts handcrafted by Faena’s renowned pastry chefs.

If a unique epicurean experience is more your style, join Pao by Paul Qui for dinner on Christmas Day. Dine in the glow of Damien Hirst’s gilded unicorn and feast on inventive, Filipino-inspired dishes like fresh Kinilaw with rich coconut milk, tender scallop with black truffle dashi, 72-hour Wagyu beef short rib, Chirashi with caviar and wasabi, Miyazaki Wagyu carpaccio with warm bone marrow and more.


Smith and Wollensky
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at this steakhouse. They’re open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and offering their fall/winter dinner menu. They’ll have seasonal menu specials, Holiday “Cellar Steals” by the bottle and some featured holiday wines by the glass.


Vagabond Sushi 
Neighborhood: MiMo District

 

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Vagabond Sushi will be closed on Christmas Eve, but open regular hours starting at 6 pm on Christmas. Buck the traditional Christmas turkey and dive into a global menu of Pan-Asian signatures.  The communal table is perfect for larger parties and sushi platters. Browse the Vagabond Market for delicious items for dinner, wine, sake are available for pre-order for pick up on Christmas Day.

Zuma Miami
Neighborhood: Brickell

 

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Zuma Miami will get in the holiday spirit serving its internationally acclaimed style of modern and contemporary Japanese cuisine for dinner on Christmas Day. Featuring a sophisticated cuisine philosophy that calls for flavorful dishes and world-class branded sake within a fun and vibrant environment, Zuma Miami brings chef Rainer Becker’s vision to life while being at the epitome of the world’s chicest scene-and-be-seen.


Jaya at the Setai
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

On December 24th bright and early, Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach will be kicking off the holiday season with a themed Breakfast Buffet from 7 AM – 11AMpriced at $44 per person, excluding taxes and service charge; an a la carte breakfast menu will also be available. In a delectable continuation of the Christmas festivities, Jaya diners are encouraged to join Executive Chef Vijay Veena for an elaborate, “East meets West” a la carte dinner that will highlight an array of Asian-inspired plates along with American staple dishes. The East meets West dinner will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 6 PM – 10:30 PM. Guests are also encouraged to spend Christmas Day at Jaya for a festive brunch. The lavish brunch buffet will include an impressive culinary spread with traditional and non-traditional selections from the restaurant’s “Festive Menu” as well as several desserts and raw bar selections, displayed on an elaborate ice sculpture. Diners can expect enhanced stations, free-flowing Louis Roederer Champagne and live jazz in the courtyard. The Christmas Brunch is priced at $145 per person and $63 per child (ages 5-12 years old) from 11:30 AM – 3 PM. Valet costs $15 per car with validation. Reservations: Required and can be placed on OpenTable, or by calling (855) 923-7899.

 


Market inside Edition Hotel
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

 

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The airy Italian market will feature holiday favorites like Butternut Squash Soup, Lamb Chop and Yule Log with Candy Cane Ice Cream for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day dinner. For Christmas Eve Bruch from 11AM-3PM for $68 per person, indulge in options like fresh oysters or snow crab, Crispy Spiced French Toast, Lobster Eggs Benedict and Maple Pecan Pie.


La Mar by Gaston Acurio
Neighborhood: Brickell Key

 

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Enjoy a delectable Christmas dinner at La Mar by Gastón Acurio offering family-style specials including roasted Cornish Hen with “a la brasa flavors” filled with dates and nuts, tacu tacu served with sweet potato puree, noodles and green apple salad, pastel de choclo and arroz arabe.


Macchialina
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

This holiday season, Macchialina, Miami Beach’s beloved brick-walled trattoria will be offering an exclusive Christmas Eve tasting menu hand-crafted by Chef Michael Pirolo in addition to the restaurant’s regular a la carte menu. Chef’s five-course tasting menu is $59 per person plus tax and gratuity and will be offered Sunday thru Thursday 6 PM – 11 PM and Friday/Saturday from 6 PM – 11:30 PM with the exception of Christmas Day when the restaurant will be CLOSED. Miami’s most coveted Italian hotspot will also be offering a wine pairing priced at an additional $32 per personReservations: Required and can be placed on OpenTable, or by calling (305) 365-4156 or by emailing info@macchialina.com


Fleming’s
Neighborhood: Brickell

 

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Enjoy prime hand-cut steaks, seasonal chef selections and exceptional wine with those who mean most at Fleming’s. If you’re looking for indulgence this Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. Experience our three-course holiday indulgence menu, featuring our tender Filet Mignon and colossal North Atlantic Lobster Tail, all dressed up for the holidays.


Quinto La Huella
Neighborhood: Brickell City Centre

 

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Be merry with friends and family, and enjoy Quinto la Huella’s All Day Menu on Christmas Day. Guest can indulge in dishes like Uruguayan Bife Angosto, Spaghetti con Langosta with spicy tomato, or Pez Espada with marinated zucchini, tomato and mint. Wine by the glass and signature cocktails will also be available, including the Caipi Mediterranea made with fresh lime, cane sugar, strawberries, grapes and basil or the Chili Parador made with Tequila Reposado, red wine, Thai chili, fresh lime juice and agave.Available Tuesday, December 25th from 6 PM – 11 PM.


CVLTVRA
Neighborhood: Downtown

New restaurant by Argentinian-born celebrity chef and partner Sebastian La Rocca is now open at the ME by Melia hotel on Biscayne Boulevard adjacent to American Airlines Arena. The restaurant concept, a “cocina de mercado,” combines top-quality ingredients from Latin America with techniques mirroring Mediterranean cuisine, creating a true fusion of flavors and flair. CVLTVRA is open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining price $65 per person or $85 with wine pairing, and $32 for children under 12. 


Artisan Beach House 
Neighborhood: Bal Harbour

On Christmas Eve, Artisan Beach House will present a decadent three-course Christmas Eve dinner comprised of festive favorites with a Florida twist from 5 PM – 10 PM.; $95 per person & $25 per child (regular children’s menu). On Christmas Day, enjoy a  bountiful brunch overflowing with festive favorites and coastal treats from 12 PM -4:30 PM; $145 per person; $65 per child. Children ages five and younger eat complimentary.


Mr. Chow 
Neighborhood: South Beach

 

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MR CHOW, located in the W South Beach, will be offering a true Chinese feast on Christmas. Their full menu will be available which is filled with dishes like Chicken Satay, Lobster Shumai and Sweet and Sour Pork. Their legendary Peking Duck will also be available along with their housemade MR CHOW Noodles – which are literally made in front of guests during their noodle shows that take place throughout the night.


Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Neighborhood: Midtown

SUGARCANE raw bar grill will celebrate Christmas with a festive menu special available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, served in addition to our signature All Day menu. Reservations are encouraged.


Ariete
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove

 

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For those in search of a family-friendly dining experience, Ariete will be serving a family style meal on Christmas Day featuring Chef Michael Beltran’s inventive American cuisine with Cuban influences. From 6 PM to 11 PM, diners can indulge in a specially curated menu priced at $60 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The a la carte menu will be available as well as vegetarian options. For those looking to host, The Cave is available for private parties of up to 50 guests with the option of a customized menu. Reservations: Required and can be made by calling (305) 640-5862.


Lightkeepers
Neighborhood: Key Biscayne

 

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Lightkeepers located inside The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is celebrating Christmas to the fullest extent this holiday season. On Christmas Day from 12 PM – 3 PM, indulge in a sumptuous brunch spread for $145 per person and $49 per child (ages 5 through 12; excluding tax and gratuity). A la carte menu will be offered on Christmas Eve from 6 PM – 10 PM and Christmas Day from 6:30 PM – 10 PM.


Corsair Kitchen & Bar 
Neighborhood: Aventura

Located at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, CORSAIR kitchen & bar offers garden-fresh, contemporary creations from the open kitchen of their modern American restaurant. This Christmas, they are offering several dining options for people looking for more flexible dining choices including a brunch buffet and a three-course prix fixe dinner menu featuring a Butternut Squash Bisque, Short Rib Ravioli, Roasted Turkey Breast, Grilled Salmon, and Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin. Brunch is available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 11:30 AM – 3 PM and priced at $52 per person plus tax and gratuity. Dinner is available from 6 PM – 10 PM on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and priced at $58 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: Required and can be made by calling (786) 279-6800


Lolo’s Surf Cantina
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

Enjoy a stress-free Christmas dinner at Lolo’s Surf Cantina. The baja-inspired Mexican restaurant will offer mouth-watering specials such as a seasonal salad with grilled prawns and a 10 oz ribeye made with caramelized onions and chipotle.


Wolfgang Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Miami Brickell

Christmas Eve is better spent overlooking the gorgeous Miami River in the heart of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is offering an a la carte menu with signature highlights including the Seafood Platter, Sizzling Canadian Bacon, Prime NY Sirloin Steak, Chicken Paillard and Lobster Mac & Cheese. For dessert, finish the meal with a slice of Chocolate Mousse Cake or Apple Strudel as a sweet way to end the holiday.


Donna Mare Trattoria
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

 

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Join Donna Mare Trattoria at the Cadillac Hotel and Beach Club as they celebrate their first Christmas ever with a special $65 menu including Tortino Di Polenta, (stuffed with lamb and taleggio and baked stuffed polenta), Cappelletti in Brodo di Gallina and for dessert, a Panetta Crema Di Pistacchi e Cioccolato Fondant. Guests can also order a la carte from 6 PM – Midnight.


Azabu
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

Enjoy an intimate meal this Christmas at AZABU Miami Beach. The Michelin-starred concept is offering a $50 prix-fixe dinner menu for those wanting a unique holiday experience this season. Enjoy Japanese-inspired offerings options such as Wagyu Beef Tataki, Branzino with Umami, Sakura Pork Shiokoji, and Yuzu Keylime Pie — just to name a few. Sake Flights inclusive of three seasonal selected sakes for $22 and Japanese Whisky Flights for $35 will also be available as add-ons to your dining experience.


Sette Osteria
Neighborhood: Wynwood

Celebrate Christmas Italian style at Wynwood’s Sette Osteria. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the authentic Italian restaurant will offer a special three-course, a prix-fixe menu featuring house-made dishes including lobster ravioli, whole boneless roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass, Pappardelle with mushroom ragout, fresh burrata, butternut squash soup and more. To top off the holiday feast, a selection of desserts including a Torta di Mele, Tiramisu, and Tartufo al Cioccolato. The menu is offered at $55 per person on Christmas Eve from 4 PM- 10 PM and on Christmas Day from 12PM – 9 PM.


Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach 
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

 

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Celebrate Christmas Day at Habitat at the 1 Hotel South Beach. Join them as they host Christmas Day brunch including various stations. For $90 per person, guests stations include a bakery corner, garden wall salad, sushi bar, omelet station, Chef carving station, kids buffet, and pastry front. Reservation: (305) 604-1000.


Point Royal 
Neighborhood: Hollywood

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal at the gorgeous Diplomat Beach Resort is opening its doors with a lavish buffet this Christmas Day for brunch. The buffet will feature breakfast staples, such as Farm Egg Omelets and Malted Waffles, in addition to lunchtime favorites like Prime Rib Roast and Shrimp Cocktail. For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert offerings include a Chocolate Yule Log, Roasted Pear Thyme Infused Creme Brulee, Holiday Cookies and much more. No matter what age, this brunch will have something for everyone to enjoy. $75 per person, including bottomless hard cider punch, la Colombe drip coffee or juice; $25 per child under 12.