Although November snuck up faster than we’d like to admit, some of Miami’s top restaurants have been planning Thanksgiving for weeks. If you aren’t exactly the cooking type, can’t handle nutty family members congregated in one room, or just want some killer food without doing the dishes, leave it to the pros! Here are some great Thanksgiving dinner options:
1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
1500° is turning up the heat with their special Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet., served from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and priced at $60 per person and $30 per child, excluding tax and gratuity. Entrées include carvings of roasted Bell and Evans turkey with gravy as well as herb roasted beef tenderloin with wild mushroom sauce, with sides such as honey glazed sweet potatoes casserole, corn bread stuffing and traditional cranberry chutney. A delicious homemade dessert station will serve some of the season’s most sought-after sweets such as pumpkin pie, baked apple tart, pecan pie and apple pie. The restaurant is located at 4525 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information and reservations call (305) 674-5594 or visit www.1500degressmiami.com
For diners looking to eat at home on Thanksgiving, but don’t feel like slaving over a hot stove all day, Bulldog BBQ will do the work for you. The restaurant is putting its own unique spin on Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season with their special take-out menu, Thanksgiving in a Box, priced at $35 per person. The box includes delicious maple brined hickory smoked turkey with giblet gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread sage stuffing, sweet potato casserole with crispy marshmallow topping, smoked braised collard greens and apple strudel with warm caramel sauce. The restaurant is located at 15400 Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami, FL 33160. For more information and to place orders, call (305) 940-9655 or visit www.bulldog-bbq.com
City Hall – The Restaurant
Biscayne Boulevard’s down-home, brasserie-style dining destination, is celebrating Thanksgiving with a moderately priced, a la carte style dinner menu. Available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the menu will be comprised of seasonally-inspired specialties from executive chef Tom Azar. The restaurant’s regular dinner menu will also be available. Reservations are strongly suggested. The restaurant is located at 2004 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. For reservations call (305) 764-3130 or visit www.cityhalltherestaurant.com
Located in The Betsy South Beach, BLT Steak will serve a special prix fixeThanksgiving Day Dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., priced at $72 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. BLT Steak will offer dishes traditional to the season, with a choice of starters including wild mushroom risotto, butternut squash soup or roasted beet salad and mainplate selections such as Ashley Farms turkey roulade with cranberry stuffing and Grenadine sauce, roasted prime rib of beef with confit garlic jus and bacon popover or pan roasted grouper with hearts of palm puree and curry brown butter. Sides include Brussels sprouts, green beans, mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese. For dessert, diners can enjoy options such as hazelnut chocolate tart, apple cake and delicious pumpkin pie. Known for its classic American steakhouse fare, BLT Steak’s usual a la carte options will be offered in addition to the Thanksgiving Day menu. The restaurant is located at 1440 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information and reservations call (305) 531-6100 or visit www.thebetsyhotel.com.
Gotham Steak is going all-out for Thanksgiving; serving a special dinner on Thanksgiving Day. From4 p.m. until 10 p.m., a traditionally inspired Thanksgiving meal will be served, including roast turkey breast, slow smoked turkey leg, Yukon potato puree, roasted quince with Alsatian cabbage and pork belly ($32), while a decadent dessert ofwarm apple almond cake with pumpkin coulis and rum raisin ice cream ($12) will more than satisfy your sweet tooth. Aspecial dinner menu will be offered for children 12 & under, with roast turkey breast, mashed potatoes and green beans($18). For more information and reservations call (305) 674-4780 or visit www.fontainebleau.com
Scarpetta is offering a special, Italian inspired Thanksgiving Day buffet dinner, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., priced at $75 per person and $32.50 per child under the age of 12. A carving station will serve an array of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, such as slow cooked turkey breast, leg of lamb, buttermilk chestnut biscuits, stuffing and cranberry sauce. For those who want to enjoy Scarpetta’s acclaimed Italian cuisine, there will be a pasta station with pumpkin tortelli and the restaurant’s signature spaghetti tomato & basil, among others. A wide selection of desserts will include Panettone bread pudding and aduo of chocolate mousse & hazelnut praline. For more information and reservations call (305) 674-4660 or visitwww.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/scarpetta
Liven up your dining experience at Vida on Thanksgiving Day where brunch will be served from noon to 4 p.m., priced at $75per person and $32.50 for children under 10. Brunch lovers will be delighted with the omelet station, French toast and sliced fresh fruits, while the sauté station will offer mouthwatering truffle risotto and marjoram lemon prawns, and rotisserie favorites will include choices such as honey glazed ham roasted pineapple and herb five spice rub turkey. Scrumptious sweet snacks include chocolate truffles, fudge brownies, assorted macaroons and marshmallows.
Vida’s Thanksgiving Day dinner buffet will be served from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is also priced at $75 per person and $32.50 for children under 10. Blade sushi & ceviche bar will offer assorted fresh maki, crab claws, specialty rolls & nigiri and aji Amarillo red snapper ceviche. An array of sides will be served including traditional stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and maple baked yams. For dessert, enjoy a pumpkin or apple pie, bourbon pecan tarts and cranberry apple brioche bread pudding. For more information and reservations call (305) 674-4730 or visit www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/vida
For those who want to break away from the traditional meals of the season, Fontainebleau’s authentic Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan, will also be open for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant will serve their usual dinner menu, including delicious delicacies such as steamed lobster with garlic and chili ($60) and ginger onion sliced roasted duck ($28). Enjoy one of Hakkasan’s many desserts such as white chocolate mousse with passion fruit sorbet ($11). For more information and reservations call (786) 276-1388 or visit www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/hakkasan