You can choose to burn hundred of dollars and spend countless hours preparing the ingredients for the turkey, stuffing, and dressing or you can simply treat the entire family to a lovely meal at a restaurant offering traditional and not so traditional Thanksgiving food. Not only will you do away with the mess in the kitchen, but you will not have to worry about leftovers as well. Most restaurants have pre-fixed prices, though a couple also offer a la carte items.
Here are five of the best restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving in Miami.
Bianca at Delano
If you want your Thanksgiving dinner served with a bit of an Italian twist, try your luck at Bianca, located at The Delano in South Beach. Chef Luciano Sautto focuses his menu on modern Italian fare so you can expect to see items on the menu like burrata, prosciutto, and lots of pasta as well as turkey, gravy and potatoes. There will also be steak, Florentine-style, for those who want to skip the poultry all together. As for dessert, expect to see the classic tiramisu next to the selection of autumn pies like pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Dinner will be served starting at 4:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. and will cost $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity.
DB Bistro Moderne
For traditionalists who prefer to have turkey and all the trimmings come Thanksgiving Day, check out the three-course dinner prepared by Chef Jason Pringle at DB Bistro Modern, located in the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.
You can choose from five different appetizer options that include items like pumpkin soup, crab timbale, and foie gras terrine while the main course has four options including the traditional roasted turkey, black grouper “paupiette,” pumpkin agnolotti with lobster, or roasted venison. To finish off, patrons can choose from a few patisserie items or sumptuous chocolate desserts.
Don’t forget to ask for your turkey sandwich to go, which is included in the $65 price tag per person. The restaurant will be open from 1 to 9 p.m.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season in the United States. It’s also the day most people give in to their inhibitions and indulge on scrumptious food served on the dinner table. Though The Dutch will not be serving the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner indulgence this year, the turducken, chef Andrew Carmellini and his team will instead, offer a more traditional cider-brined turkey with sides such as butternut squash or root-beer-whipped sweet potatoes. The restaurant will also have limited items available from their regular menu. The Dutch, located inside the W South Beach, will be open for breakfast and will serve the pre-fixed course starting at 1 p.m. Price will be $55 per person.
For those who want to try something completely different this Thanksgiving, head over to one of the Sushi Samba locations to dine on exotic menu items prepared especially for the occasion. Both Miami Beach and Coral Gables locations will have an a la carte menu which gives patrons a choice to sample braised short rib gyoza with kabocha puree ($14) and/or roasted turkey stuffed with linguica quinoa and crispy Brussel sprouts ($27).
For dessert, give their kabocha cheesecake a shot ($12), made with Japanese whisky caramel, and served with vanilla bean ice cream.
Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Scarpetta might be the most expensive one on this best of list of restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving in Miami but you come to expect that considering you’re dining at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. Besides with a selection of items like smoke foie gras or polenta with truffled mushrooms just from the appetizer course alone, it’s worth every penny. Chef de Cuisine Marlon Rambaran will create a special three-course, pre-fixed Thanksgiving menu for $75 per person, but guests can also order a la carte from its regular dinner menu. The restaurant will be open for dinner from 6-11 p.m.