Meat Market: Lincoln Road’s sizzling hot steakhouse, will offer several à la carte dinner specials on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26. Acclaimed chef Sean Brasel’s sophisticated menu will feature holiday-inspired favorites including a Bell and Evans fresh turkey leg roulade stuffed with sourdough, house-smoked pork belly, and Peruvian corn with a side of fermented pomegranate, cranberry and ginger chutney, sweet corn hush puppies, and braised local greens ($32); a wood-grilled Bell and Evans fresh citrus and vanilla marinated sous vide turkey breast with cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower, and candied bacon & tomato marmalade ($35); and a Mixed Grill of 3, which will allow diners to sample the turkey leg and sous-vide breast, along with an American Bison short rib crusted with walnut praline demi and bone marrow flan ($42). A seasonal Jack Daniels caramel pecan tartlet with candied pumpkin ice cream and vanilla crema ($12) will be available for dessert. Thanksgiving specials will also be available at Meat Market Palm Beach. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088 or book online at http://www.opentable.com/meat-market. Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800 or book online at http://www.opentable.com/meat-market-palm-beach.
Bazi: On Thursday, November 26, enjoy Chef Michael Pirolo’s bold flavors and exciting Asian-inspired dishes from 5 PM – 10 PM. At $55 per person the Thanksgiving feast kicks off with a bowl of turkey won ton soup, followed by gyoza, a popular dish consisting of shrimp & chive dumplings and sweet potato dumplings; the dinner continues with Peking turkey served with wasabi mashed potatoes and scallion pancakes; and for dessert, make room for one of the restaurant’s delicious sweet specials. Bazi is located at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 PM; the bar is open nightly at 5 PM. Telephone: (305) 695-0101.
Quality Meats Miami Beach: One of 2015’s hottest new restaurants, Quality Meats will be open from 4 PM to10PM on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to its regular a la carte dinner menu, a special Thanksgiving dish has been added – herb-roasted heritage turkey, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, spiced sweet potato fries ($42) accompanied with local honey butter, giblet gravy and Quality cranberry sauce. Quality Meats Miami Beach is located at 1501 Collins Avenue, reservations can be made by calling (305) 340-3333.
The Dutch: The Dutch will offer a home-style Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner on Thursday, November 26th, with a specialty menu created by Chef de Cuisine Adonay Tafur and Executive Pastry Chef Josh Gripper. Priced at $55 per person (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity), the meal will feature cider brined turkey, whipped Yukon potatoes, butternut squash with Brussels sprouts and rutabaga, traditional turkey leg stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. No Thanksgiving feast is complete without dessert, so save room for pumpkin brulee with cinnamon Chantilly and rum raisin ice cream; warm apple pie with salted caramel and vanilla ice cream; and pecan pie with cranberry compote and maple ice cream. The Dutch are located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at http://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.
Lure Fishbar: Executive Chef John Iatrellis of Miami Beach’s seafood hotspot, Lure Fishbar, will be serving a delectable Thanksgiving tasting menu for $45 per person (excluding gratuity). The dinner begins with a butternut squash bisque served with toasted pumpkin seeds and crème, followed by a roasted pear and shallot salad topped with endive, bleu cheese, and toasted walnut vinaigrette. For the entrée, guests can enjoy roasted Carolina turkey with all of the fixings served family-style including maple roasted yams, whipped potatoes, wheat berry stuffing, and Italian sausage stuffing. Dessert will include pumpkin panna cotta and tasty pecan squares. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1600 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 PM. Valet parking is available. Telephone: (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: Miami Beach’s go-to dining destination for authentic Northern Italian cuisine, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, will offer a special holiday menu for Thanksgiving, in addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus. Diners can enjoy seasonal flavors of Quattro’s holiday-inspired dishes which will be offered a la carte. Antipasti starters range from crema de Zucca – a richly flavored pumpkin soup with mascarpone mouse and onion chutney to Insalata di arucola – baby arugula and kale salad with crispy prosciutto, grapes, candied walnuts, and Blue Del Moncenisio dressing; while main course choices on deck include tacchino ripieno Alla Piemontese – braised turkey breast stuffed with focaccia, Italian sausage, and pistachio, and served with sage mashed potatoes and homemade gravy; risotto con Zucca – traditional risotto with pumpkin, walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese; and fiorentine d’ Agnello – t-bone of lamb with mint demi-glace, Brussels sprouts, and truffle potato fries. Guests can end the meal with a torta di noci pecan – butter pecan pie topped with Torrone ice cream or monte Blanco traditional – chestnut puree, meringue, and whipped cream. Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Thanksgiving day hours of operation are 4 PM –11 PM. The regular menu will also be available. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or book online at http://www.opentable.com/quattro-south-beach.
Thompson Miami Beach: Just in time for the holidays, guests can celebrate Thanksgiving at TALDE, located within the glamorous Thompson Miami Beach Hotel. Known for its inventive yet approachable Asian-American fare, diners are invited to treat themselves to a delicious $25 holiday special Thanksgiving Ramen for 2, served with creamed spinach wontons, stuffing croquet, pickled cranberries, kizami-nori, young corn, sliced turkey breast, and mushroom gravy tare. Also found within the Thompson is Seagrape, featuring unique Florida-inspired fare in a chic, retro dining room space. The restaurant will be offering a special prix-fixe, family-style dinner for $65 per person (excluding gratuity). Thompson Miami Beach is located at 4041 Collins Avenue. Valet available; locals who experience the property will be validated at a discounted rate of $5 per car. Telephone: (305) 397-8309; thompsonmiamibeach.com.