Where to eat & drink on New Year's Eve

Dining out on the last day of the year

The day we love to loath is finally here… New Year’s Eve. Don’t get us wrong, in a perfect world we’d like to think we’d enjoy it. However, there are too many expectations, the pressure is on and everyone gets really sensitive. This year we are just going to roll with the punches, not dwell on the past and let whoever wants to cry in the corner, just cry. We’re just going to drink, eat and pretend its a regular old day with family and friends. In light of that attitude, here are our recommendations for where to dine in Miami on New Year’s Eve.

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1. Macchialina


Neighborhood: Miami beach
Address:  820 Alton Road on Miami Beach.
Cuisine: Italian

Macchialina, South Beach’s treasured Italian hotspot, will be offering a four (4) course Chef’s Tasting Menu by James Beard Nominated Chef Michael Pirolo for $95/pp (+ tax and gratuity) There is also a carefully curated wine pairing you can add on for $55/pp. Taking reservations beginning at 6:00pm through 11:00pm. Expect the usual vibe we’ve all grown to love from Macchialina- 90”s hip hop with a splash of disco to close out the decade! Book your table after 9:30pm to count down the New Year and cheers with a complimentary champagne toast. Tuesday December 31st 6PM -11:00pm Open booking – NOT seatings  Dinner is served nightly at 6PM.

2. Quinto La Huella


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address:  788 Brickell Plz
Cuisine: Steakhouse

 

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This New Year’s Eve at Quinto la Huella, dine in decadence while the ball drops with a four-course feast. Priced at $150 per person, the Uruguayan eatery will be hosting two seatings, one at 6PM and one at 9PM. Dive into the first course with your choice of Langoustine Crudo served with smoked tomato consomme and lime or Cured Porcini Mushroom Carpaccio topped with parmigiano accompanied with pangratta. Course two features choice of Maine Lobster Tortellini. For the third course, guests can choose from Wood-Oven Roasted Patagonian Sea Bass accompanied by an olive tapenade and dried tomatoes a Seared Duck Magret with Du Puy lentil and confit leg hash or a Braised Grass-Fed Beef Short Rib with brussels and heirloom carrots. Finish the feast with Apple Caramel Custard Crumble or a Dark Chocolate Nemesis with crispy orange and crèeme fraiche

3. Malibu Farm


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:  4525 Collins Ave
Cuisine: American

A Farm To Table New Year’s Eve Tuesday, December 31 | 7PM-9PM, $150 per person. Malibu Farm Miami Beach, the outpost of the classic California Malibu Farm created by Helene Henderson, will be hosting a farm to table New Year’s Eve and invites you to join them in the celebration. The five course meal is priced at $150 per person and is sure to kickstart your new year the right way! Start of the feast with a Farm Board that includes Swank Farm crudité’s, crab cakes and caviar with a herb mascarpone tart, smoked salmon, radish and Miami smokers salami. Then enjoy a farm Winter Burrata that includes mimmo’s burrata, pesto, roast squash, beets, agave, arugula and grilled country bread. For the third course guest can enjoy Wood Roasted Maine Lobster with ginger beurre blanc, herb pasta and baby heirloom tomatoes. Then guest’s can dive into a Brasstown Grass Fed Tenderloin with perigord truffle, herb butter, crispy potatoes, wild mushrooms and maple vinegar. To end the night on a sweet note guest will be served Panna Cotta with pomegranate sorbet, passion fruit and Florida Strawberry and Plum Streusel with a bourbon sauce and yogurt ice cream.

4. Matador Room


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:  Located in The Miami Beach EDITION
Cuisine: Caribbean

 

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Treat yourself and the rest of the family this New Year’s Eve at Matador Room. A limited a la carte menu will be available for guests looking to dine early from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Guests can also indulge in a four course pre-fixe menu from 9:30PM to close, featuring some of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature dishes and holiday favorites. Savory selections include an Oyster Caviar amuse bouche, Spicy tuna TartareFlorida Stone Crab ClawsMushroom and Pine Nut SaladGrilled Florida Black Grouper TacosRoasted Maine Lobster and Grilled Wagyu Striploin. End  the meal on a sweet note with Dark Chocolate MousseFlorida Citrus Pavlova or a Cookie Platter. Matador Room’s New Year’s Eve pre-fixe dining experience is priced as follows: $245++ per person for the menu only, $590++ per person couple with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne, $790++ per couple with a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Champagne and $115 for children ages 3-11 years old. Ring in the new year with Iive entertainment and four mouth-watering courses at Matador Room! Reservations can be made via Open Table and cancellations less than four days in advance may be subject to a charge of $75 per person.

5. Bartaco


Neighborhood: Aventura
Address:  2906 NE 207th St
Cuisine: Mexican

 

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Bartaco, combines fresh, upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment this New Year’s Eve as they top off 2019 with tacos and raising a dragonfly glass as we say cheers to the new year, bartaco-style. Tacos, tequila, and good vibes await, with a complimentary cava toast at midnight.⠀

6.  Jaya at The Setai


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:  2001 Collins Ave. The Setai Hotel
Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Jaya at the Setai will be ringing in 2020 in style this New Year’s Eve with “Vanderbilt Cabaret” an over-the-top themed, 5-course culinary experience that marries the exotic flavors of Southeast Asia with the luxurious legacy of the Vanderbilt empire. Upon arrival, diners may first indulge in assorted canapes along with free-flowing Louis Roederer Champagne; available all night long. Menu highlights include Foie Gras and Brie – puff pastry, foie gras torchon, mizuna, fresh figs, toasted almonds; and Wagyu Filet Mignon – fondant potatoes, Wagyu fillet mignon, asparagus, baby carrots, truffle jus, grated truffles. Vegetarian options (and other special diet restrictions) are available upon request. For evening entertainment, guests can feast their eyes on a vibrant Latin cabaret concept featuring dancers, stage acts and Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado & Band. Indoor seating is available and priced at $695 per adult and $320 for children (12 and under) plus service charge and taxes. Outdoor courtyard seating is priced at $795 per adult plus service charge and taxes. Reservations are available between 7PM9:30PM

7. Fi’lia South Beach


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:  1610 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cuisine: Italian

 

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Kick the new year off with heaps of delicious food. Starting with a glass of champagne, truffle arancini, cacio e pepe and black truffle. Main course: surf and turf, roasted potatoes, and toscan lentils. $85 pp

8. The Jim and Neesie


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:  3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Cuisine: American

It’s the final countdown to 2020 in the Magic City. Before you hit the streets and dance the night away, or for those looking for a more relaxing evening,  join us at The Jim and Neesie at 7 PM and 9:30 PM for a specially curated New Year’s Eve dining experience. For $125, guests will have the option to choose between two different four-course menus, a bottle of Lovo Prosecco, a screening of The Great Gatsby, and live tunes by the Keith Johns Trio. Prohibition cocktails will also available for $14, along with a limited a la carte menu by Chef Daniel Roy.

9. El Santo Taqueria


Neighborhood: Shenandoah
Address:  1618 SW 8th Street
Cuisine: Mexican

 

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Chef Hugo Mendoza hascreated a multi-course menu of authentic Latin and Peruvian fare to toast the new decade. Featuring Peruvian Lobster Chowder, Scallops, Spicy Shrimp, Wagyu, and a sweet Terrine finish, dine in Calle Ocho’s most celebratory dining room. Guests won’t have to go far to keep the party going after dinner. Behind the covert doors, Don Diablo will host a live performance by reggaeton star Jacob Forever. El Santo offers a first seating for $65 per person, and a second seating at 9pm for $95 per person plus complimentary entry to El Santo.

10. Mama Joon


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 2216 Park Ave Miami Beach
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

 

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This New Year’s Eve at Mama Joon, dine in decadence while the ball drops with a six-course feast. Priced at $130 per person, the Mediterranean inspired eatery will be hosting seatings from 6PM to 11PM. Dive into the first course with a Shallot Labnet with green chickpeas, nigella seed, mint potato chip, radish and cucumber and a Mushroom Salad with pine nut mustard and tarragon dressing for the third course guest can indulge in a Calamari Puttanesca followed by a Roasted Sea Bass with leeks and a truffle potato pure and Lamb Chops with mushroom pecorino and a chefs choice for dessert.

11. Bellini Restaurant & Bar


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 2988 McFarlane Rd
Cuisine: Italian

 

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Spend this New Year’s Eve overlooking sweeping views of Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay by dining at Bellini Restaurant & Bar. With two seating times, guests will have the chance to feast on an italian-style menu with a range of contemporary Italian flavors. Some of these dishes include Tagliardi with short rib ragu, seared branzino, Fritto di scampi with tartare sauce, and Roasted Colorado Lamb. Guests who want to continue celebrating will have the opportunity to buy tickets and ring in the new year while they sip on drinks and dance the night away to live music at the Starlight Ballroom.

12. Peacok Garden Bistro


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 2889 McFarlane Rd
Cuisine: Seafood

 

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Start the new year in Coconut Groves historical garden and popular brunch spot, Peacock Garden Bistro. Tantalize your taste buds with brunch bites like the Crab cakes benedict, or choose from 4 types of omelettes where you can add lobster, or classic toppings like ham, bacon, cheese and vegetables. Craving something sweet, the walnut pancakes and classic french toast will sure hit the spot!  No brunch is complete without mimosas, and Peacock has giant 16 oz mason jar mimosas, both the Tropical Mimosa and Very Berry Mimosas will satisfy your every need. Care for a hearty dish to share they got you covered, on New Year’s Day Peacock will also be serving up, their Peacock Porterhouse for two guests, paired with two sides and a bottle of Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon for $100. Come with the family get the Paella for two is perfect to share paired with a bottle of Albarino for $72. Peacock Garden Bistro welcomes all starting at 10 AM on New Years  Day!  

13. Jaguar Latin American Kitchen


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3067 Grand Ave
Cuisine: Latin American

Welcome 2020 with family and friends at Jaguar Latin American Kitchen in Coconut Grove, guests are invited to indulge in Latin America cuisine all while being surrounded by Jaguar’s charm. On New Year’s Day, patrons can enjoy the A La Carte Brunch Menu featuring homemade Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros or Estrellados to name a few. Care for mimosas?!? Ofcourse its brunch, after all, Jaguar offers unlimited mimosas for $21. In addition to the brunch items Chef Oscar Del Rivero will showcase New Year’s specials throughout the day like an arroz con marisco feast made with house white rice, fresh langoustines, sea scallops, octopus & fresh catch with aji amarillo cream sauce and Chilean merken smokey chile oil. Craving meat? The short rib with mole will be right up your alley, it includes roasted vegetables, special mole from Oaxaca and guajillo mushroom vinaigrette. Lastly, Chef Del Rivero will be serving up a red snapper prepared with cilantro sauce, black garlic aioli and clams. Brunch at Jaguar Latin American Kitchen will have something for all! From 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

14. Caja Caliente


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 808 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Cuisine: Cuban

Caja Caliente, home to the original Cuban tacos, and reinvented Cuban food, will have delights for all to rejoice and celebrate 2020 right! Monica “Mika” Leon, takes pride in bringing recipes passed down from generations by adding her take and twist to each dish, and New Years day brunch will have just that at Caja Caliente. The now staple Coral Gables brunch spot is launching a new brunch item, honoring Mika’s Grandfather with, Abuelo’s French Toast, a brioche bread soaked in cafe con leche overnight, then crusted with Frosted Flakes and topped off with cream cheese syrup, sitting on a bed of cafe con leche buttercream. This sweet delight will pair perfectly with unlimited mimosas ($20) in addition to the new item Caja Caliente will be serving up their now classics like Mika’s Disco Volador Pancakes consisting of 4 guava swirled pancakes filled with whipped cream cheese & pressed into an old school disco volador stacked on top of each other, perfectly topped with condensed milk.  The only Cuban Brunch in Coral Gables welcomes all to indulge all while jamming out to classic nostalgic tunes making it the perfect way to start the first day of the year. Reservations are recommended!

15. Cafe La Trova


Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 971 SW 8th St
Cuisine: Cuban

 

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Café La Trova’s elevated brunch experience will immerse guests in authentic Cuban culture with Master Cantinero Julio Cabrera’s delicious and bottomless cocktails, flavorful Latin-infused dishes by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, and the same signature live music and highly charged atmosphere for which Cafe La Trova has become so well-known.  Brunch will be offered as a prix fixe meal — $55 for adults (including a choice of Prosecco, daiquiri or mojito) and $25 for children (12 and under) — with sprawling buffet stations of appetizers, pastries and desserts; the diner’s choice of main course; as well as a special brunch cocktail menu featuring “bottomless” beverage options for a $22 upgrade.

New Year’s Eve doesn’t get more Miami than celebrating Cuban-style at Cafe La Trova with live La Trova musicians, cocktails by master cantinero Julio Cabrera, contemporary Latin cuisine by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, flowing bubby, late night-DJs, and so much more. Two seatings available plus open bar packages.

16. La Mar by Gaston Acurio


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr
Cuisine: Seafood

 

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Celebrate 2020 with a sumptuous brunch experience offering Peruvian-inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Diego Oka. As part of the gastronomical journey, enjoy a delectable à la carte menu and a lavish buffet featuring: Seafood and freshly grilled market-style anticucho stations, tableside chaufa aeropuerto, choice of main course including pork shank sandwiches, Oyster chalaca, Quinoa tamal live station, lobster a la plancha. Moët & Chandon Rosé.  Patrons are also invited to sip on an array of signature brunch cocktails and indulge in a selection of decadent desserts served alongside stunning views of Biscayne Bay and city skyline. $125, ages 21 & up.

17. Le Sirenuse


Neighborhood: Surfside
Address: 9101 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Italian

 

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Experience dazzling entertainment, musical performances and an outstanding live band for an evening of splendor at Champagne Bar. Enjoy “Carnevale” celebrations where art and imagination reign and toast to 2020 while dancing in a space of opulence, symbolic to the history of The Surf Club and its opening 90 years ago. Wednesday, January 1, 2020, New Year’s Day Brunch at Le Sirenuse – 2:30- 3:30 pm. USD 160 per person, not including tax and gratuity. USD 75 per child (5-11 years old), not including tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are required, email reservations@sirenusemiami.com or call +1 786 482 2280.

18. El Tucán


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1111 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Cuisine: Asian Fusion

 

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Ring in 2020 with a sensational Brazilian Carnival inspired celebration as El Tucán Miami presents Passionata. Come and celebrate the vibrancy and high energy of Brazilian culture in a lush tropical setting while enjoying a decadent three-course meal for $195pp. Go wild with thrilling entertainment, champagne toasting, and Afro-Latin beats by DJ C and a live performance by Lenier.  Don your best dazzling all white ensemble and join us as we say goodbye to 2019 and celebrate prosperity for the new year with a passionate affair. Saúde!

19. La Rue


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3145 Commodore Plaza
Cuisine: Mediterranean

 

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Enjoy ”’ALL inclusive 4 course dinner for $75” + $20 wine pairing. Celebrate the new year at La Rue. Say goodbye to 2019 with our special NYE menu. We will have seatings available: 6:00 or 6:30, 8:00 or 8:30, 10:00 or 10:30.

20. Dōma


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 35 NE 26th St
Cuisine: Italian – Seafood

 

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Priced at $150 pp (tax and gratuity not included). Dinner hours are 6 p.m.- 12 a.m.. Welcome Bite:  Shigoku Oysters with lemon, mignonette and Langoustine. First Course:  (trio of appetizers) Zucchini Parmigiana with zucchini, smoked provolone cheese, parmesan, basil; Crispy Tiger Prawn in Kataifi Crust with sweet and sour dressing; and Beef Tartare & Caviar with oscietra caviar, parmesan cheese fondue aioli, blue potato chips. Second Course:  Florida Stone Crab Risotto with jumbo stone crab meat, citrus and arugula pesto, charred breadcrumb dust. Main Course:  Choice of Halibut Tempura with sicilian caponata, pickled shallots, basil aioli or Lamb Chops with roasted brussels sprouts, porcini mushrooms jus . Dessert:  Millefeuille with pastry cream, chantilly, black cherries.