2021 Thanksgiving Rundown

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November 4, 2021

2021 Thanksgiving Rundown

Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting families to a fabulous Thanksgiving Day feast on November 25. Priced at $92 per adult and $35 per child (excluding tax and gratuity) the lavish 3-course Thanksgiving Brunch served from 10AM to 4PM is a cornucopia of choices including a festive platter served family-style featuring Chilled Seafood, Charcuterie assortment, a choice of salad and more. For the second course, guests are able to choose one main entrée including Crab Cake Benedict; Filet & Mignon & Eggs Benedict; Chicken and Waffles; Wild Mushroom Pappardelle Pasta; Pan Roasted Faroe Island Salmon; or Salt-Roasted Turkey with Herbs and Shallot-Dijon Gravy. For dessert, an assortment of sweet treats served family-style including Café Con Leche Bread Pudding, Mini Seasonal Pies, Key Lime Pie and more. Guests can also indulge in Bottomless Brunch Mimosas for $25. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 5:30PM to 9:30PM, diners can choose from Rusty Pelican’s  a la carte options with special menu additions for both children and adults. Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. For reservations, please call (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.

Dates: November 25th
Location: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL
Phone: (305) 361-3818
Website: The Rusty Pelican
Social: @RustyPelicanMiami

Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden, the chic Coconut Grove eatery, is offering a four-course Thanksgiving Day Feast featuring live music and a complimentary glass of bubbly. Priced at $125 per adult and $49 per child (excluding tax and gratuity), seating is available from 2PM - 5PM and 6PM - 9PM. Enjoy a first course of Apple & Butternut Squash Soup with spiced chantilly and roasted macadamias; second course offering is Red & Green Endive with pomegranate, toasted pepitas, kumquats, apple, crumbled goat, pecans and champagne vinaigrette; third course is a Signature Brined Roasted Turkey with yukon & celery root puree, sausage & fennel stuffing, dijon roasted baby vegetables, citrus cranberry confit and sage turkey jus or the Vegetarian Option of Roasted Acorn Squash with pecan rice pilaf, roasted baby vegetables, cranberry confit and a vegetable demi-glace; and Spiced Pumpkin Tart with crème fraiche, cinnamon streusel, pecan tuile and candied cranberry. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Telephone: (305) 644-4675; www.isabellescoconutgrove.com.

Dates: November 25th
Location: 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 644-4675
Website: Isabelle's Grill Room and Garden
Social: @IsabellesCoconutGrove

Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale is ready for Thanksgiving! The waterfront steak and seafood restaurant has launched a brand new Thanksgiving menu filled with an array of your favorites that include herb roasted turkey, almond stuffing and more. If you wanna go off the specialized menu - there are cuts of steak like wagyu and porterhouse, shellfish and raw bar items, caviar, sides and desserts, all perfect for those whose interest lay beyond turkey.

Dates: November 25th
Location: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 414-8333
Website: Steak 954
Social: @Steak954

Another one of Stephen Starr’s South Florida Gems; Le Zoo in Bal Harbour is ready for Thanksgiving! The food at Le Zoo draws inspiration from the beloved sidewalk cafes of Paris and the shores of St. Tropez alike, is built around French cheese, elegant fruits de mer and crowd-pleasing bistro classics, a culinary approach rooted in tradition. And there is no tradition like Thanksgiving, which is why it is going all out! There is a special menu with a beet salad, butternut squash soup, traditional turkey, roasted brussel sprouts and more. For those who are interested in eating from the comfort of their own home - you can order the entire meal to pick up and fool your entire family.

Dates: Preorder, Order before November 22 and pick up November 25 Special Menu, November 25
Location: Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Avenue, #135 Miami Beach, FL 33154
Phone: (305) 602-9663
Website: Le Zoo
Social: @LeZooBalHarbour

David Grutman’s recently launched Winker’s Diner is a day-to-night Miami Beach restaurant offering comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere and they are now taking on Thanksgiving. Staying consistent, they are serving up a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a twist - you can have it delivered straight to your door. The meal includes traditional roasted turkey, yukon mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more! It is available for guests to get delivered through UberEats or pick-up. Oh and don’t forget you can add on a bottle of Moulin De Gassac wine for $36 extra.

Dates: November 25
Location: 1575 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-831-7274
Website: Winker's Diner
Social: @WinkersDiner

Celebrate Thanksgiving in the lap of luxury at Gianni’s, the iconic restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. On Thursday, November 25 from 5PM to 10:30PM, Gianni’s is offering a decadent prix fixe Thanksgiving menu, created by Executive Chef Valter Mancini, for $85 per person. The four-course feast begins with a Potato & Leek Soup appetizer, followed by a choice of Cannelloni Spinach & Ricotta served with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese or Gianni’s Salad with baby arugula, cherry tomato, avocado, onions, cucumber and lemon dressing. The main course features Roasted Turkey Breast complemented by sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce and stuffing. To finish the evening on a sweet note, guests can indulge in a choice of Cherry Coulis with toasted marshmallow and chocolate ganache or Apple Sponge Cake served with baked apple, caramel sauce, rosemary crumble, cinnamon and whipped cream. Gianni’s a la carte dinner menu will also be available and can be found - HERE. In addition to dinner, the restaurant will also be offering lunch service from 11AM to 3:30PM on Thanksgiving featuring its three-course lunch menu for $34 per person and the a la carte menu. To view the lunch menu, visit - HERE.  Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable; by phone (786) 385-2200; or email info@vmmiamibeach.com. Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive at The Villa Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach. For more information, visit www.vmmiamibeach.com/giannis/

Dates: November 25th
Location: 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 786-485-2200
Website: Gianni's
Social: @giannisversacemansion

For a more casual celebration, try Vida's expansive family-style Thanksgiving Day feast. Available from 1PM - 9PM, traditional and seasonal favorites are priced at $65 per person and $29.50 per child under 12 (excluding tax and gratuity). Guests will enjoy warm herb biscuits and cornbread with family-style salads for the table. The main course includes sliced turkey breast and stuffed leg quarter, buttermilk mashed potatoes, country bread stuffing, cranberry-pear relish and smokey giblet gravy for the table with a choice of seasonal alternatives and sides like crushed candied yams, wild rice pilaf or roasted Brussels sprouts. To wrap up, diners will have a choice of Pumpkin Pie with milk chocolate Chantilly and candied pecans or Caramel Apple Pie with cream cheese Bavarian and cinnamon crumble.

Dates: November 25th
Location: 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach
Phone:  305-674-4730
Website: Vida at the Fountaine Bleau
Social: @Dinebleau

Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning steakhouse inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Bourbon Steak, will be offering a three-course prix fixe for Thanksgiving. Priced at $125 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests will have a choice of an appetizer, entree accompanied by a trio of farm fresh side dishes and a dessert. Special on the menu in celebration of the holiday, a Wood-Grilled Free Range Turkey with cornbread-foie gras stuffing, tangerine cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, cider glazed yams and black truffle gravy. Other menu favorites include prime cuts of beef such as ‘Reuben’ Style Bone-in Short Rib, Filet Mignon and Veal Chop; Ice Cold Shellfish Tower with oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab; and Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups with Thai chili & basil, sweet chili sauce and crunchy rice. For dessert, guests may choose from Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon marshmallow, walnut crumble and maple ice cream; German Chocolate Cake with salted caramel, chocolate cremeux and toasted coconut ice cream; and Cranberry Cheesecake Mousse with cranberry compote and ginger-snap crumbles. A special Kids Menu will also be available for children 12 and under. Priced at $45 per child, the menu includes selections such as a traditional Turkey Dinner, Kids Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders and Steak Frites. Kids meals are accompanied by a Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae for dessert. Thanksgiving dinner will be offered on Thursday, November 25 from 4PM – 11PM. BOURBON STEAK is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive inside of JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made through OpenTable or by calling (786) 279-6600. www.bourbonsteakmia.com

Dates: November 25
Location: 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: (786) 279-6600
Website: Bourbon Steak
Social: @BourbonSteakMIA

Corsair Kitchen & BarCORSAIR Kitchen & Bar, the contemporary American eatery overlooking the award-winning golf courses at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, will be offering an all day three-course Thanksgiving menu. Priced at $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the prix-fixe menu gives guests choices for each course. Appetizer choices include Butternut Squash Soup with spiced pumpkin seeds, cranberry crema and extra virgin olive oil; Kale Fall Salad with roasted sweet potato, pomegranate arils, apple, quinoa, feta and walnut emulsion; and Short Rib Ravioli with braised beef, roasted rainbow carrots, parmesan, sage and demi. Hearty and seasonal entree options include Roasted Turkey Breast with dark meat confit, stuffing, roasted garlic mash, green beans, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy; Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash with ancient grains, mushroom, corn, root vegetables, sautéed broccolini and cherry gastrique; Seared Chilean Sea Bass served alongside edamame puree, yellow rice, blistered cherry tomatoes, shishito peppers and bonito flakes; and Pan Roasted Filet Mignon with celeriac puree, sweet potato mash, Brussels sprouts, baby beets and jus. Dessert selections include a trio of pies, giving guests the choice of Pumpkin Pie with toasted meringue and cinnamon cream; Pecan Pie with bourbon-maple cream; or Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream. The Thanksgiving menu will be available Thursday, November 25 from 12PM until 10PM. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made online through OpenTable or by calling (786) 279-6800. CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. www.jwturnberry.com

Dates: November 25th
Location: 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, Fl 33180
Phone: (305) 932-6200
Website: JW Marriot Turnberry
Social: @jwturnberry

Chef Michael Beltran’s acclaimed Coconut Grove eatery Ariete, is offering a special Thanksgiving family-style menu. Priced at $85 per person, the festive menu offers Appetizers such as charcuterie with fall venison sausage, pigs in a blanket, cheese, toasted bread; and seasonal salad. Entrees come with turkey breast and savory sides such as mash and gravy, stuffing, truffle mac & cheese, roasted calabaza, green bean casserole, thigh meat “pot pie”, and cranberry sauce. Decadent desserts include apple pie with streusel; pumpkin cheesecake; pecan pie; Valrhona chocolate pie; and cranberry bread pudding. Thanksgiving reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (305) 640-5862; www.arietecoconutgrove.com

Dates: November 19 - November 25
Location: 3540 Main Hwy Coconut Grove FL 33133
Phone: (786) 615-3747
Website:Ariete Coconut Grove
Social: @ArieteMiami

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day at Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. Action station style dining is priced at $145 per adult and $49 per child (ages 5 to 12), with seatings from 12:30PM to 4PM and 5PM to 8PM. Guests can indulge in over the top selections like Small Bites of Caramelized Acorn Squash, Smokey Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus and Lobster Deviled Eggs; Salads; Chilled Seafood and Raw Bar; Hand Tossed Ceviche; Roasted Butternut Squash Soup; Entrees like Glazed Ham, Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Lamb Rack; a Carving Station and much more. For the early-birds, brunch options include specialties like Handmade Omelets and Eggs cooked to order; From the Griddle items like Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, Waffles, Bacon, and Chicken Sausage; Baked Goods and a special Kids Corner Menu. Reservations can be made by calling (305) 365-4186 or by email at LKDiningReservations@RitzCarlton.com. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne. www.lightkeepersmiami.com.

Dates: November 25th
Location: 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 365-4186
Website: Light Keepers Miami
Social: @LightKeepersMiami

StripSteak by Michael Mina, the acclaimed modern American steakhouse located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is serving up a family style Thanksgiving feast for $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), from 5PM – 11PM. Guests can start with Roasted Delicata Squash Salad and Seared Prawns; the entree is a Herb Brined Turkey Breast with crispy leg confit. Sides include Butter Whipped Golden Mashed Potatoes, Wild Mushroom and Chestnut Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts with herbs, pecans and aged balsamic, and Turkey Gravy and Cranberry Citrus Compote. Dessert options include Spiced Pumpkin Pie or Key Lime Tart. Ask about special selections from their very own Wine Cellar. StripSteak is located at 4441 Collins Avenue in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Reservations required with 50% seating capacity per Miami-Dade guidelines. For reservations, please visit OpenTable Reservations or fontainebleau.com/thanksgiving or call (877) 326-7412.

Dates: November 25th
Location:  4441 Collins Avenue in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL
Phone: (877) 326-7412
Website: StripSteak By Michael Mina
Social: @StripsteakMIA

Celebrate Thanksgiving family-style at Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed Pan-Latin steakhouse inside the InterContinental Miami. On Thursday, November 25 from 12PM to 9PM, Toro Toro is featuring a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu, created by Executive Chef Jean Delgado, for $79 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The autumn feast begins with choice of appetizer including Baby Back Ribs with BBQ bourbon sauce, Arepas filled with figs, goat cheese and avocado; Baby Kale with Piquillo pepper, pecans, plum raising and mango curry dressing; Kabocha Squash Flatbread featuring a mushroom mix and ricotta; and Farro & Butternut Squash with candied walnuts, queso frito and miso soy dressing. The entrée course, which is served family-style, features a choice of protein with options including Roasted Turkey with turkey jus, Bronzini Zarandeado served with beet chimichurri and Pork Carnitas Robata accompanied by confit onion. For an additional $135, guests can upgrade the protein to the restaurant’s iconic Australian Wagyu Tomahawk. The entrée course will be complemented by family-style servings of root vegetables, mashed potatoes and broccolini with smoked cheddar fondue. The decadent feast will finish with dessert featuring a choice between Pumpkin Bread Cake with caramel “tacha” pumpkin, orange blossom milk, spice pepitas and cinnamon ice cream and Spicy Homemade Pecan Pie with cayenne pepper, cumin and vanilla maple ice cream. For an additional $20, guests can indulge in the famous La Bomba dessert, served in a chocolate half sphere and filled with cream cheese mousse, dulce de leche, strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, cookie crumbles, and vanilla and berry sauce. For children ages 12 and under, Toro Toro will offer a kids menu with a choice of Chicken Fingers with fries, Mac & Cheese or Mini Cheeseburger with fries, for $39. Advance reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami. For more information, visit  https://www.torotoromiami.com/menus; (305) 372-4710.

Dates: November 25th
Location: InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 372-4710
Website:Toro Toro
Social: @ToroToroMiami