Thanksgiving 2021: Where to Dine-In and Take-Out in Miami

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important celebrations in the United States; It is all about family and friends, a day of unity to value everything life offers and learn to move forward despite adversity. This year you may want to take a break from all the stress and work required to put together a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for your loved ones. Relax and slow down; these well-known Miami Restaurants below offer prix fixe menus for a well-deserved Thanksgiving Celebration.

ARIETE

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. Contact the restaurant directly for Thanksgiving reservations. www.arietecoconutgrove.com

BOURBON Steak

Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning steakhouse inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa will be offering a three-course Prix fix 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 celebrating 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. A special Kids Menu will also be available for children 12 and under. Thanksgiving dinner will be offered on Thursday, November 25, from 4 pm – 11 pm. BOURBON STEAK is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive inside JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. Reservations are highly encouraged. www.bourbonsteakmia.com

Byblos Miami

The famed Eastern Mediterranean restaurant will feature a generous three-course pre-fixed dinner option, including some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. For the first course, guests can choose from Roasted Red Beets with pistachio, caraway, labneh, and barbari bread, Hamachi with jalapeno labneh, sweet red onion, cucumber and lime, Eggplant Kibbeh with zucchini flower, baharat, chickpea batter, and house yogurt, and their famous Truffle Pide with buffalo mozzarella, halloumi, tartufata. Main Course includes a Harissa Spiced Turkey made with cranberry and pomegranate chutney, brioche pine nut stuffing, and natural jus. Sides include Green Beans, Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Sweet Jeweled Rice and for dessert a choice of Halva Parfait (sesame tuile,
white chocolate mousse, blood orange gelee, pashmak, and Chocolate Mousse (sweet cream, katafi, coffee molasses, chocolate caramel tuile). Byblos’ Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $75 per person. Byblos Miami is located at 1545 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Valet parking is available at the Royal Palm Hotel. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, please visit www.byblosmiami.com.

Corsair Kitchen & Bar

The American eatery overlooking the 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 cream, 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. The Thanksgiving menu will be available Thursday, November 25, from 12 pm until 10 pm. Reservations can be made online through OpenTable. CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. www.jwturnberry.com

Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina

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 5 pm to 10:30 pm, Gianni’s offers a decadent prix fixe Thanksgiving menu, $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. In addition to dinner, the restaurant will also be offering lunch service from 11 am to 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving, featuring its three-course lunch menu for $34 per person and the a la carte menu. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable 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.

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

Say goodbye to pre-made pie dough and hello to the Magic City’s favorite pie emporium. Fireman Derek’s is officially your one-stop shop for all the Thanksgiving treats! Sweet seekers can choose from seasonal favorites such as Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Salted Caramel Pie, Pecan Pie, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Pecan Pie, and more. Preordering will open up online Monday, November 1, and close Sunday, November 21 on the bakery’s website; here, pie purchasers can specify the preferred day/time for pick-up at either the Wynwood or Coconut Grove storefronts. Both shops will also have a limited number of pies available for last-minute purchases through Wednesday, November 24. Both Fireman Derek’s outposts will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2545 N. Miami Avenue, Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway. To order/ship nationwide, please visit www.firemandereks.com.

Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden

Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden, the chic Coconut Grove eatery, offers 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 2 pm – 5 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm. 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; the 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. For more information, visit www.isabellescoconutgrove.com.

Lightkeepers

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 12:30 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. 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 email at LKDiningReservations@RitzCarlton.com. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne. www.lightkeepersmiami.com.

Nikki Beach

Gather together and join Nikki Beach for a special Thanksgiving lunch menu featuring traditional holiday dishes complete with fixings. Enjoy festive fall décor and live melodies by our acoustic guitarist. Nikki Beach welcomes guests to enjoy the comforts of a home-cooked meal at the ideal barefoot luxury beach club setting. Guests are invited to dine on an a la carte menu of dishes like White & Dark Turkey with rosemary, thyme and sage, Chicory Smoked Honey Baked Ham glazed with Virginia honey, Green Bean Casserole, Smoked Gruyere Mac N’ Cheese and a sweet finish of Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. Complement your meal with Nikki Beach’s Miami Harvest specialty cocktail. Thanksgiving at Nikki Beach is offered from noon until 6 pm on Thursday, November 25. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Reservations are required. www.nikkibeach.com

Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, invites 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 10 am to 4 pm is a cornucopia of choices, including a festive platter served family-style featuring Chilled Seafood, Charcuterie assortment, a selection of salad and more. For the second course, guests can 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 is 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 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Diners can choose from Rusty Pelican’s a la carte option with unique menu additions for both children and adults. Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. For more information, please visit www.therustypelican.com.

StripSteak by Michael Mina

The acclaimed modern American steakhouse located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach serves up a family-style Thanksgiving feast for $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) from 5 pm – 11 pm. 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 extraordinary selections from their very own Wine Cellar. StripSteak is located at 4441 Collins Avenue in Fontainebleau, Miami Beach. Reservations are required with 50% seating capacity per Miami-Dade guidelines. For reservations, please visit OpenTable Reservations or fontainebleau.com/thanksgiving.

Toro Toro

Celebrate Thanksgiving family-style at Toro Toro, the steakhouse inside the InterContinental Miami. On Thursday, November 25, from 12 pm to 9 pm, Toro Toro features a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu for $79 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The autumn feast begins with the 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 with root vegetables, mashed potatoes, and broccolini with smoked cheddar fondue. The decadent feast will finish with a variety of dessert options. For an additional $20, guests can indulge in the famous La Bomba dessert. For children ages 12 and under, Toro Toro will offer a kids menu 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 www.torotoromiami.com/menus.

Vida

For a more casual celebration, try Vida’s expansive family-style Thanksgiving Day feast. Available from 1 pm – 9 pm, 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. For reservations, please visit Vida OpenTable or fontainebleau.com/thanksgiving or call (305) 535-3228. Vida is located at Fontainebleau Miami Beach at 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. www.fontainebleau.com

Yardbird Table & Bar

On November 25, Yardbird South Beach is giving us even more reasons to give thanks this year with their full spread offerings of delicious Thanksgiving dishes. TAKE-OUT: The restaurant is offering take-out packages featuring classics such as Herb Roasted Turkey, Mash Potatoes, Sage & Celery Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Bourbon Brown Butter Glazed Yams, Fresh Cranberry Relish, Biscuits and Giblet Gravy. Each package is dependent on party size; 2-4 people ($225), 6-8 people ($430), 10-12 people ($635). An additional a la carte menu will also be offered; Yardbird’s Signature Fried Chicken for the family, including 24 pieces of the world-famous 27-hour brined chicken, mac & cheese, and biscuits for all ($98) and a whole Spiced Pumpkin Pie for dessert ($40). To place your order, please call (305) 538-5220 in advance. DINE-IN: Yardbird offers a specialty-curated, 4-course menu for guests to enjoy in-house. Herb Roasted Turkey Dinner including mash, green bean casserole, cranberry compote, giblet gravy ($36). Yardbird will also offer Lobster Mac & Cheese ($MP), Melted Leek Potato Gratin ($24), Crispy Brussel Sprouts ($10), Biscuit Stuffing ($10), and Green Bean Casserole ($10) as accompaniments. For dessert, guests can indulge in Yardbird’s specialty Spiced Pumpkin Pie ($15), complete with honey whipped cream, salted bourbon caramel, and a gingersnap crumble. To make your reservation, please call (305) 538-5220 in advance. Yardbird Table & Bar is located at 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit: www.runchickenrun.com

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