From South Beach to Aventura Festive Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Offerings

Nikki Beach Miami - Restaurant and Beach Club
Photo Credit: Nikki Beach Miami

Providing the perfect outdoor socially-distanced space to share holiday cheer with family and friends,  this year Nikki Beach celebrates Christmas with a Seas’n Greetings Christmas Day Brunch on Monday, December 25th from 11 am to 4 pm. Nikki Beach’s Christmas Day Brunch will feature festive dishes with a live dessert station featuring festive Christmas cookies. Nikki Beach will also deck the halls with Christmas decor throughout to spread Christmas cheer on the sands of South Beach. Savor a festive holiday menu featuring festive favorites and sip on our specialty vanilla cranberry mimosas. $39.95 per person (special holiday pricing) Festive menu featuring  Honey-glazed ham, Carved turkey, Black Angus Prime Beef, 10-Hour Slow Braised Black Angus Brisket, Seafood paella; fresh shrimp, mussels, clams, white fish, Cranberry Kale salad, Holiday-themed dessert station; featuring gingerbread cookies, red velvet layered cake, tres leches, Live crepe station; crêpes prepared à la minute with house-made whipped cream, strawberry compote, dulce de leche and chocolate sauce, Live waffle station; featuring grilled buttermilk waffles, maple syrup, strawberry compote, fresh berries, Nutella, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, Assorted fresh fruit station; strawberries, watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, pineapple, honeydew, banana. Recognized by The City of Miami Beach as a leading example of following all COVID protocols, Nikki Beach requires masks when not dining or drinking and follows all social distancing guidelines. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information please visit

A Fish Called Avalon Ocean Drive
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One of South Beach’s favorite spots, A Fish Called Avalon is offering this year a prix-fixe menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Chef Kal has prepared a wonderful 4-course menu including a choice of Chopped Salad or New England Clam Chowder, Roast Prime Rib Au Jus, Double Baked Potato, Asparagus & Creamy Horseradish Sauce, and Chilled Raspberry Soufflé with Blackberry Puree. Dinner is available from 5 to 10 p.m. for $75 per person. Tax and gratuity not included.  A la carte menu will be also available. A Fish Called Avalon is taking important measures to ensure both guests and staff members are safe by meeting or exceeding guidelines to provide you with the dining experience you have become accustomed to. The open-air, outdoor setting has a unique advantage during these unprecedented times. Indoor seating is also available and all tables are socially distanced. A Fish Called Avalon 700 Ocean Dr. Miami Beach FL 33139
305-532-1727 For more information please visit

Giannis Poolside Dining Area
Photo Credit: Gianni’s At The Former Versace Mansion

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Day in the lap of luxury at Gianni’s, the iconic restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. On Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 from 5 PM to 11 PM, Gianni’s will be offering an a la Carte menu in several extravagant dining areas including the Garden Dining Room, the Roman Room decorated with romantic statues, the iconic courtyard, and the terrace overlooking the mosaic-filled pool and garden. Signature dishes on offer include Gianni’s Spaghetti Pomodoro, home-made pasta with San Marzano tomato, basil and olive oil; Truffle Gnocchi, home-made potato gnocchi with white truffle sauce, pecorino romano and freshly shaved truffle; Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass served with sauteed spinach; Australian Lamb Chops served with roasted potatoes and mixed baby vegetables; and T-Bone Porterhouse for two served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The full menu can be viewed HERE. Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable; by telephone (786) 385-2200; or email

Jaya at The Setai Miami Beach
Photo credit: Jaya at The Setai Miami Beach

Jaya at The Setai, helmed by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, showcases traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoor ovens and offers up bold, unique flavors from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, India, China, and Japan. The restaurant will be offering its wildly popular brunch, typically offered on Sundays, on Christmas Day. The brunch will have an updated format in line with safety regulations recommended by the CDC, health officials, and local government. Jaya’s Christmas Day Jazz Brunch will offer a lavish  Covid-safe buffet of culinary delights. Guests are invited to indulge in limitless Louis Roederer Champagne, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys while listening to the sounds of live jazz outdoors in the serene courtyard. Stations include a full raw bar filled with fresh oysters, shrimp, and more, rotisserie, Indian and Thai specialties, a selection of grilled meats, dim sum, breakfast favorites, charcuterie, and a full dessert table with homemade rotating selections. Brunch will be offered from 11:30 AM to 3 PM and is priced at $145 per person. The restaurant will also be open for dinner offering their a la carte menu. Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue inside The Setai, Miami Beach. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable or by calling (855) 923-7899.

Photo Credit: Traymore by Michael Schwartz

The holiday season is upon us, and while a little different than past years we wanted to include details on the Christmas Day Lunch at Traymore by Michael Schwartz. The three-course menu provides guests several options to choose from for each of the three courses. To start with guests can choose from Andalusian Gazpacho, Spicy Moroccan Lamb Meatballs, or a Local Greens Salad. The main course with no shortcomings, features a Grilled Hanger Steak Frites, Roasted Chicken, Blue Crab Spaghetti or Rigatoni. No meal is complete without a sweet finish such as a delicious Rice Pudding or Hot Chocolate. The prix-fixe menu is $65 per person and can be enjoyed in the indoor dining room or patio with fresh ocean breezes for a worry-free meal with family and friends. For more information please visit Traymore by Michael Schwartz – COMO Metropolitan 2445 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140

Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION
Photo Credit: Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room. Its four-course meal offers restaurant favorites like scallop and black truffle tartare, sweet pea guacamole, charred octopus, whole roasted cauliflower, roasted snapper, lamb chops, and finished with chocolate mousse or a citrus pavlova for $135 per person for adults and $60 per person for children 12 and under. Available from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information please visit   Matador Room – Miami Beach EDITION 2901 Collins Avenue Miami Beach 33140
Malibu Farm Ocean Side
Photo Credit: Malibu Farm Miami Beach
The South Florida outpost of Helene Henderson’s is offering “Christmas at Malibu Farm Miami Beach” – Available December 24-25 | 5:00 pm-11:00 pm Enjoy specials a la carte, or pre-fixe for $109++ Wine pairing option – $35++ Appetizers – $24 Poached Snow Crab Claws | Bloody Mary cocktail sauce Lobster Bisque | Creamy cognac flavor Salads – $25 Buffalo Burrata Salad | Pesto, roasted spiced carrots, mâche lettuce, lemon agave dressing, grilled country bread Vegan Power Four Salad | Power four greens, shaved seasonal vegetables, vegan cashew cheese, baby tomatoes, herb dressing Main Course – $48 Mediterranean Branzino | Olives, Capers, Tomato Olive Oil Emulsion, Creamy Carrot & Faro Risotto Herb Crusted Natural Chicken Breast | Parsnip Puree, Roast Leek Fondue, Wild Mushrooms, Madeira Jus Grilled New York Steak | Parsnip Puree, baby carrots, demi-glaze Sweet Ending – $12 Apple Pie Key Lime Jar. For more information please visit Malibu Farm is located at Eden Roc Miami Beach 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Dine-In or To Go: Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in South Florida
Photo Credit: Bourbon Steak Miami

BOURBON STEAK, Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning steakhouse inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, will be offering a three-course prix fixe on Christmas Day. Priced at $110 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 from the restaurant’s coveted menu. Dinner highlights include prime cuts of meat such as 16 oz. Delmonico Ribeye, 14 oz. Veal Chop, Rack of Lamb, and 14 oz. New York Strip; 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. Supplements at an additional cost for appetizers, entrees, and accompaniments are available including caviar, a 32 oz. Porterhouse, butter-poached Maine Lobster, and more. For dessert, guests may indulge in Chocolate Molten with raspberry gel, feuilletine crumble, raspberry sorbet; Espresso Panna Cotta with toffee praline, gingerbread clusters, caramel cremeux; and Mille Feuille with roasted pineapple, toasted coconut cream, passionfruit gel. Dinner will be offered from 6 PM until 10 PM. Reservations are highly recommended. BOURBON STEAK is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura. Reservations can be made online at or by calling (786) 279-6600.


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