Miami: 7 restaurants to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas

The great gastronomic offer of Miami includes excellent options for Christmas Eve. (Merinka/iStockphoto/Getty Images) (Merinka/)

Being away from home on vacation doesn’t mean you have to miss Christmas dinner. Miami has plenty of options restaurants where to enjoy an evening that will make you feel like family. And they are also an interesting possibility for locals who do not want to cook or stay to clean after the big event.

From a chic night out to a simple party, the holiday season brings special menus for the Good night and the day of Christmas.

Cafe La Trova

Facade of Cafe La Trova, a popular Miami restaurant and bar.
For Christmas Eve, chef Michelle Bernstein created a three-course Latino experience. (Coffee La Trova)

To celebrate the Saturday December 24 with family and friends, this restaurant in the little havana offers a special atmosphere. Guests will be able to enjoy a special three-course menu in a family style, Latino in general and Cuban in particular, created by the chef Michelle Bernstein. There will be no à la carte option but all the dishes of each step will be served. The drinks, as always, come from the bar Julio Cabrerafeatured in the 21st position of the 50 best in the world.

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Where: 971 SW 8th St, Miami, (786) 615-4379

How much: USD 95 for adults; $30 for children

strawberry moon

Pool of the popular Strawberry Moon restaurant in Miami.
The Mediterranean restaurant by David Grutman and Pharrell Williams in the pool of The Goodtime Hotel will have a Christmas proposal. (Strawberry Moon)

Is there anything more Miami than spending Christmas at a pool party? Instead of your usual weekend event, the Mediterranean restaurant that David Grotman Y Pharrell Williams created within The Goodtime Hotel will have a Christmas menu with poached pear and burrata, herb-roasted short ribs and Dover sole.

Where: 601 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

How much: USD 50 to USD 100 per person

Dirty French

Dirty French Steakhouse
Dirty French Christmas Dinner is perfect for those looking to add a little flare to their holiday festivities. (Dirty French Steakhouse)

For a chic Christmas, this extension on the Florida of new york bistro conforms to expectations. After the hors d’oeuvre—mushroom millefeuille, beef carpaccio, lobster ravioli, or wedge salad—entrée options include filet mignon, grilled chicken, or blackened snapper, all served with sesame spinach and fries. To close, the dessert plate includes opera cake and crème brûlée.

Where: 1200 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

How much: USD 150 per person

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contessa miami

Contessa Miami, an upscale restaurant in Miami's Design District.
This new northern Italian art-deco gem is special occasion dining at its finest. (

this new gem Art Deco north of Italy It is the perfect setting for special occasions. And what occasion is more special than Christmas? Use it as an excuse to splurge and try the menu with all the house hits like Aldo meatballs with grain mustard sauce, ricotta gnudi di pecora, spicy lobster rigatoni and roast turkey. Finish with pumpkin ice cream and Boston cream pie.

Where: 111 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137

How much: USD 150 per person

Red Rooster

Red Rooster Overtown
On Christmas night, head to this Overtown classic for a festive meal.

The Christmas menu of this classic overtown allows guests to select two items from the small portion section, such as cornbread or grilled fruit kale salad. The seven items in the entrée section include mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, and the st augustine Shrimp Perlot made with Florida rock shrimp, chunk crab, and jasmine rice. A dessert tasting, including chocolate cupcakes and sweet potato challah bread pudding, finish off the meal.

Where: 920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

How much: USD 75 for adults, USD 20 for children

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Icebox Cafe

Courtyard of Icebox Cafe, a popular South Florida restaurant.
The Icebox Cafe serves a hearty Christmas menu both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Icebox Cafe)

The Icebox Cafe serves an extensive Christmas menu, both on the eve and on the day of Christmas. The three-course meal consists of crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms, rosemary-roasted chicken breast (with all the traditional fixings like cornbread, chestnut stuffing, prepared spinach, and roasted root vegetables), and a pear-almond tartlet.

Where: 219 NE 3rd St, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

How much: USD 56 per person.

R House Wynwood

A group of drag queens in front of a packed table at R House, the restaurant in Wynwood, Miami, where they offer brunches with performances
A different December 25 begins with brunch at R House Wynwood.

A brunch with drag queens isn’t the most traditional way to spend Christmas noon, but it’s likely to be a memorable one. the usual drag brunch of the establishment presents the show of athena dion and a menu that includes options like a Cuban croissant and fried chicken. Unlimited mimosas, white wine sangria and mojitos accompany some of Miami’s most famous performances and rev up the engines for the big party of New Year which will be offered on the night of the 31st.

Where: 2727 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

How much: $55


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