2020 Christmas Restaurant GuideDecember 24, 2020
To say that 2020 has been a trying year would be an understatement. So like so many we can't wait to say goodbye to this horrid year and usher in 2021 with open arms. For those looking to ring in the New Year out of the house, we've put together a wide variety of options for you to choose from.The New Normal Guide outlines the following:
- Restaurants may operate at no more than 50% of its capacity for indoor dining, while also being able to use outdoor space for seating.
- Restaurants can host up to four diners at the same table together while maintaining three feet between each other. However diners from the same household can sit up to six at a table and don't have to observe the three-feet rule.
- Physical distancing and wearing masks (even homemade cloth masks) will be strongly enforced.
- Tables must be spaced three feet apart and can only be 26-32 inches wide.
Gianni's at the Villa Casa Casuarina
Gianni's at The Villa Casa Casuarina - 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE AT GIANNI’S
Say Ciao to 2020 at Gianni’s, the spectacular restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. Gianni’s is offering multiple New Year’s Eve packages Packages are as follows:
First Seating Dinner
– From 6PM to 8PM, indulge in an extravagant three-course dinner, priced at $125 per person. The menu by Executive Chef Valter Mancini begins with an Amuse Bouche of Duck Foie Gras. Appetizer selections include a choice of Chilled Stone Crab Claws or Kobe Beef Carpaccio. For the Main Course, guests can choose between Pan Seared Chilean Seabass served with creamed spinach or Filet Mignon, served with Bordelaise sauce, grilled porcini mushrooms, and rosemary roasted potatoes. To finish, Dessert offerings include a choice of Valrhona Chocolate Mousse or White Chocolate Mousse.Main Seating & Party
– Ring in New Year’s Eve with music by DJ Maxwell Blandford, synchronized swim performances by Aqualillies and a spectacular four-course dinner with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut NZ, priced at $450 per person. Dinner begins with an Amuse Bouche of Duck Foie Gras. Appetizer selections include a choice of Chilled Stone Crab Claws or Kobe Beef Carpaccio. Middle Course pasta offerings include Lobster Fettuccine or Tagliolini. For the Main Course, guests can choose between Pan Seared Chilean Seabass served with creamed spinach or Filet Mignon, served with Bordelaise sauce, grilled porcini mushrooms, and rosemary roasted potatoes. To finish, Dessert offerings include a choice of Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, White Chocolate Mousse or Chef’s Petits Fours. Seatings will be at 8:30PM, 9PM, 9:30PM and 10:30PM.
Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable
; by telephone (786) 385-2200; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: December 31st from 6:00pm - 10:30 pm
Where: 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Contact: (786) 385-2200
Website: Gianni's at The Villa Casa Casuarina
Le Jardinier - 151 NE 41st St #135, Miami, FL 33137
Ring in the New Year al fresco in the Miami Design District at Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli’s Le Jardinier.
Award winning chef Alain Verzeroli’s Le Jardinier, has been a star attraction in South Florida, especially for the more vegetable-forward. The vegetarian restaurant will offer two seatings with tasting menus and a la carte option available. The first seating with reservations from 5PM until 6:30PM will offer a $125 per person, 5-course tasting with a $70 wine pairing option available. Second seating will feature a $175 per person, 6-course tasting menu, including a Champagne toast, with a $120 wine pairing supplement; reservations will begin at 8PM until 10PM. Both seatings will offer a limited a la carte menu in addition to the tasting menus. Standout dishes from both seatings include Kampachi Crudo with citrus, winter radish and beets; Maine Lobster with winter vegetables, broccoli and ginger coulis; Filet de Boeuf with sauce Périgueux and fingerling potatoes; and Cauliflower with crustacean consommé and Russian caviar.
Dessert by Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone will be a “Mont-Blanc'' Tart with cassis compote and rum flavored chiffon. Reservations for New Year’s Eve dinner are highly encouraged and can be made online at www.lejardinier-miami.com, on Resy or by calling the restaurant at (305) 402-9060. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours before December 31 will have a $100 cancellation fee per person. Le Jardinier is located at 151 NE 41st Street, Suite 135 in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza.
When: December 31, 2020 - First Seating: 5pm-6:30 Second Seating: 8pm-10pm
Where: 151 NE 41st St #135, Miami, FL 33137
Website: Le Jardinier
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon NYE - 151 NE 41st St #235, Miami, FL 33137
Ring in 2021 with L’Atelier
The coveted upscale restaurant in the Miami Design District will be offering two seatings for New Year’s Eve. The first seating, with reservations between 5PM and 6:30PM, will feature a 7-course tasting menu priced at $180 per person, as well as a limited a la carte menu. Reservations between 8PM and 10PM, will be offered an elevated version of the Menu du Reveillon tasting menu priced at $250 per person including a glass of Champagne to toast at midnight. Wine pairings are available during both seatings, priced at $125 and $185, respectively.
Menu highlights include Le Crabe Royal with Alaskan King Crab and daïkon ravioli with honey dressing; Le Boeuf petite ribeye and butternut squash tartlet with caramelized onion; Le Turbot wild caught steamed Turbot, caviar cream sauce and leek fondue; and Le Ravioli de Langoustine with black truffle shavings, foie gras emulsion and green cabbage.
Photo-worthy desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone that taste as great as they look will include La Canneberge, cranberry compote served with a green apple sherbet and a calamansi emulsion; and La Foret Noire, black Forest chocolate crémeux with cherries and Kirsch Chantilly. Reservations for New Year’s Eve dinner are highly encouraged and can be made online
, on Resy or by calling the restaurant at (305) 402-9070. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours before December 31 will have a $100 cancellation fee per person. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is located at 151 NE 41st Street, Suite 235 in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza.
When: 5PM and 6:30PM, 7-course tasting menu; Reservations between 8PM and 10PM, will be offered an elevated version of the Menu du Reveillon tasting menu on Thursday, December 31
Where: 151 NE 41st St #235, Miami, FL 33137
Contact: (305) 402-9070
Website: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Ariete - 13540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Welcome 2021 With Open Arms
This New Year’s Eve, join Chef/Owner Michael Beltran for the final Versos Sencillos tasting menu of 2020. Chef Beltran’s twelve-course tasting menu has been a hit since it first launched earlier this year.
The special menu, which includes a glass of bubbly, is priced at $225 per person with an optional wine pairing available for an additional $125 or $190 per person, and an optional cocktail pairing available for $95 or $55 (spirit free).
The offering includes three Amuse offerings; a local fish ceviche with strawberry and tomato jus, tomato leaf powder, and veil of tomato; savory potato doughnut with foie gras mousse, bitter coffee mousse, and shaved white truffles; sofrito guinea hen with fricasse jus; and pork tenderloin with braised pork cheeks, sherried chestnuts, local calabaza, and mushroom espuma, and more.
Pastry Chef Devin Braddock is serving up suspense and promises to surprise guests with his dessert course.
Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. The first seating is from 7PM to 8PM; the second seating is from 8PM to 9:30PM. Guests who stick around for the later seating can count down to the New Year and watch the ball drop. There is very limited seating available. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable or by calling (305) 640-5862.
When: December 31, 2020 - First Seating 7pm - 8pm
Where: 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Contact: (305) 640-5862 or reserve through OpenTable
Katsuya and The Bazaar
Katsuya and The Bazaar by José Andrés- 13540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
New Year’s Eve at Katsuya and The Bazaar by José Andrés
Featuring the dynamic pairing of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya is truly a feast for the senses.
Katsuya South Beach has curated a specialty a la carte menu for you to order all your favorite dishes and cocktails with additional specials such as Smoked Duck & Wagyu Steak with Foie Gras.
For a sit-down dinner, guests can select from Katsuya (min. $90/person at first seating or $150 at the second seating) or The Bazaar by José Andrés (min. $175/person at first seating or $350 at the second seating). The tasting menu at The Bazaar also includes one bottle of Moet Chandon or Dom Perignon depending on the package selected as well as complimentary entrance to Hyde Night Club (flier attached) after midnight and a party favor for those at the second seating. View the menuhere.
When: December 31, 2020 - First Seating 7pm - 8pm
Where: 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Contact: Reserve through the website.
Website: Katsuya and The Bazaar
Lightkeepers - 455 Grand Bay Dr. Key Biscayne, FL 33149
NYE Experience and recovery breakfast
As the year comes to a close the team at Lightkeepers Miami wants to make sure you start your year off right. Lightkeepers Miami is ringing in the 2021 with an unforgettable dinner and New Year’s Eve dining experience along with a much-needed New Year’s Day Recovery Breakfast. On New Year’s Eve from 5:30PM to 9:30PM, indulge in a 4-course dinner, Champagne toast and entertainment featuring a live vocalist priced at $165 per adult and $59 per child (ages 5-12; excludes tax and gratuity).
On New Year’s Day, Lightkeepers is offering a Recovery Breakfast/Brunch with action stations served by the culinary team and bottomless Bellinis, Mimosas, Champagne and Bloody Marys from 7AM to 3PM, priced at $55 per adult and $20 per child (excluding tax and gratuity). Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 365-4185 or (305) 365-4186 or via email at LKDiningReservations@ritzcarlton.com.
When: NYE Experience: December 31, 2020 - 5:30PM to 9:30PM;Recovery Breakfast: January 1, 2021 7am-3pm
Where: 3455 Grand Bay Dr. Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Contact: (305) 402-9060; LKDiningReservations@ritzcarlton.com
WAVE AT 1 BEACH CLUB
WAVE, at 1 Beach Club, - 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
After visiting this spectacular oceanfront retreat at the 1 Hotel, you will be ready to take on whatever 2021 has to offer. Celebrate and relax at 1 Hotel’s 1 Beach Club. Guests and visitors alike are invited to the bohemian-inspired oasis to indulge in specialty brunch dishes such as Broken Eggs, Brunch Cannelloni, Fideua de Calamares, as well as signature items from the grill station and $40 bottomless brunch cocktails. The special holiday brunch menu will be available from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
When: January 1, 2021 , brunch menu will be available from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: WAVE, at 1 Beach Club, 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139