Though there were a bunch of Halloween parties this past weekend, the big one is on Lincoln Road. We've seen it all -- drag queens in full regalia, space aliens, zombies, slutty nurses, and hairy Hooters girls that look more like Tom Selleck than someone named Bambi.
The best way to see this night of ghouls is to find one of the many restaurants on Lincoln Road and watch the action go by as you sit with friends and have a nice dinner. Most restaurants have table minimums or prix fixe menus for the big night and reservations should be made in advance.
The steakhouse is offering a special three-course set menu for outdoor dining by chef Sean Brasel. Appetizers include pumpkin lobster bisque, entrees include filet mignon topped with lobster hollandaise, and dessert is an autumnal trio of cupcakes. Two outdoor seatings are available at 6 or 9 p.m. $75 per person, excluding cocktails, tax, and gratuity. Call 305-532-0088 for reservations.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
A four-course set menu is priced at $65 per person (inside) and $85 per person (outside), excluding drinks, tax, and gratuity. Quattro's menu includes mini arancini with ham and porcini, fresh wild mushrooms, and truffle robiola cheese crostini, followed by a choice of antipasti. Entrees include pumpkin gnocci, followed by dessert. Call 305-531-4833 for reservations.
This Argentinean steak house offers three Halloween seatings featuring a fixed three-course dinner. The first seating (6 to 8 p.m.) is $55; the second seating (8 to 10 p.m.) is $75; and the third seating (10 p.m. to midnight) is $75. All prices are excluding tax, drinks, and gratuities. Call 305-538-1116 for reservations.
Halloween dinner Italian style includes a three-course dinner and bottle of champagne per couple. $75, not including gratuity. Call (305) 674-0350 for reservations.
Family friendly fun that won't break the bank. From 3 - 6 p.m. kids can enter a costume contest for prizes. After dark, $40 gets you a table for four people and a round of frozen treats. Call 305-532-6855 for reservations.
The Cafe at Books & Books
Chef Bernie Matz creates a menu that pleases everyone from carnivores to vegans at Books & Books. Three course dinner with many seasonal choices including pumpkin onion soup, grilled pork chops, black Angus steak, and vegan wild mushroom stir-fry. $59 includes a glass of wine. Gratuities and additional drinks not included. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m., but the restaurant will hold your table until you arrive. Call Rachael at 786-837-1567 for reservations.
Drink boots of beer and munch on brats while lederhosen-clad servers (in costume every day) serve you. No set menu, but a $30 per person minimum is required and you must be seated by 7:30 p.m.
Serendipity 3, the ice cream-centric restaurant is hosting a street party with live D.J.'s and an outdoor bar. $20 per person minimum for a table.
A host of non-stop music from live D.J.'s will entertain sexy witches and angry birds at Segafredo. No cover charge and no reservations, so get there early for a table.
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SushiSamba has no set menu, but a $75 food and drink minimum per person. Three seatings -- 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m.