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Thanksgiving 2012: Miami Restaurant Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Guide

While the rest of Miami hurries to Publix and Fresh Market for last minute shopping lists, the smart people of this good city will stare good and hard at this list -- and with just a quick phone call (or click of the mouse), Thanksgiving dinner will be taken care of without so much as breaking a sweat.

All you have to do is pick out a new outfit.

Without further ado, here is your 2012 Thanksgiving restaurant guide -- for the lazy glutton in all of us.

The Place: The Dutch

The Vittles: Crispy Turducken, root beer sweet potatoes, confit turkey leg stuffing, spiced cranberries and green bean casserole

The Details: Individual or family-style, Thursday, November 22 from noon to 9 p.m. For reservations, call (305) 938-3111 or book online.

The Price: $55 per person.

The Place: Quattro

The Vittles: Three-course menu with choice of antipasti like pancetta croccante served with baby Boston lettuce, crispy pancetta, grape tomato, candied walnuts and blue del Moncenisio dressing. Then, braised turkey breast, T-bone of lamb, or housemade mini gnocchi all accompanied by seasonal side dishes. And for dessert, a pumpkin tart or zeppole with four dipping sauces.

The Details: Thursday, November 22. For reservations, call (305) 531-4833.

The Price: $55 per person.

The Place: Meat Market

The Vittles: Options include fresh Bell and Evans turkey leg roulade stuffed with brioche, Asian pear and lobster served with a spicy aji pumpkin sauce, fresh cranberry gastrique and bok choy, or a Bell and Evans fresh juniper and white cranberry marinated sous vide turkey breast, wood-grilled with sweet potato flan, braised beet greens and vanilla Jack Daniels sauce.

The Details: Thursday, November 22, the crudo bar will be open at 5 p.m., and dinner service will begin at 6 p.m.. For reservations, call (305) 532-0088.

The Price: $12 - $42 a dish.

The Place: Rusty Pelican

The Vittles: Free range Vermont turkey with gravy as well as Ancho Chili Rubbed Beef Top Round, with sides such as roasted shallot mashed potato, apple sausage stuffing and blue cheese buttermilk biscuits. Or pumpkin & andouille sausage soup, free range turkey or pan seared Atlantic cod with a sage-pumpkin risotto paired with a host of side dishes such as sweet potato brulee topped with marshmallows, cranberry sauce with dried apricots, cardamom and port wine.

The Details: Brunch buffet (served upstairs from 10:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) or prix fixe menu (served downstairs). For reservations, call (305) 361-3818.

The Price: Buffet - $75 per person and $30 per child (ages 4 to 11). Prix fixe - $49 per person.

The Place: Toro Toro

The Vittles: Dinner options include, smoked swordfish dip, herb roasted organic turkey, chorizo cornbread stuffing, caramelized sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and chocolate croquettes.

The Details: Thanksgiving Day menu will be available from noon to 9 p.m.. Regular lunch and dinner a la carte menus will also be available. For reservations, call (305) 372-4710 or email MiamiFB.events@ihg.com.

The Price: $75 per person or $115 per person with paired wines. Children under 12 years of age pay half-price ($37.50) and those 5 years of age and under eat free.

 

The Place: (Bistro One LR) at DiLido Beach Club

The Vittles: Brunch includes a turkey carving station, European meats and cheeses, chilled seafood, ceviche and more.

The Details: Dine indoors or al fresco on the terrace overlooking the pool. Brunch will be available Thanksgiving Day from noon to 8 p.m.. For reservations, call (786) 276-4000.

The Price: Adults: $95, Children: $45

The Place: Kitchen 305

The Vittles: All-you-can-eat feast including a carving station of oven-roasted turkey with Gilbert gravy, clove-studded, Smithfield Ham with maple glaze, prime rib with horseradish mouselline, Turkey day trimmings including spicy andouille and oyster corn bread stuffing and toffee candied yams with pecan glaze and apple cured bacon and walnuts, and an assortment of confections.

The Details:Thanksgiving Day from noon to 6 p.m.. Call 305-949-1300 for reservations.

The Price: $35 per person

The Place: Gotham Steak

The Vittles: Turkey breast roulade and slow smoked turkey leg, served with sweet potato puree, Gotham stuffing and creamy sage jus, with a decadent dessert of pumpkin mousse.

The Details: Thanksgiving Day, from 4 - 10 p.m.. Call 877.326.7412 for reservations.

The Price: $40 per person, children get a special menu ($18).

The Place: Scarpetta

The Vittles: Turkey porchetta served with butternut squash and roasted Brussels Sprouts, chestnut calzonicchi with preserved truffles and parsnips, and stuffing with cherry and rosemary will be served. Desserts will include pumpkin semifreddo and pecan crostata.

The Details: Thanksgiving Day, from 4 - 10 p.m.. Call 877.326.7412 for reservations.

The Price: $11 - $33 per dish.

The Place: Vida

The Vittles: French toast and sliced fresh fruits for breakfast, while the sauté station will offer mouthwatering roasted butternut squash bisque, and rotisserie favorites will include choices such as cider brined turkey, pineapples rum glazed country ham and lamb Wellington.

The Details: Lunch on Thanksgiving Day, from noon to 4 p.m., then dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Call 877.326.7412 for reservations.

The Price: $59 per person and $32.50 for children under 10.

 

The Place: Cecconi's

The Vittles: Turkey, Chestnut Risotto, Butternut Squash Soup, Brussels Sprouts with crispy pancetta and honey, and Oscar's Famous Pecan Pie.

The Details: Thursday, November 22, noon to 7 p.m.. For reservations, call 786.507.7902 or email miami@cecconisrestaurant.com

The Price: $65 per adult, $20 per child (beverages, taxes, and gratuity included).

The Place: Bianca at Delano

The Vittles: Tortellini di Tacchino appetizer or the Roasted Turkey Dinner; organic roasted turkey, cashew-apple and raisin stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Sides include Candied Sweet Potatoes and Sage Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Top off with pecan tart, pumpkin pie, and apple tart, with vanilla ice cream and sweet caramel sauce.

The Details: Prix fixe dinner from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.. For reservations, call (305) 674-5752.

The Price: $65 per person

The Place: db Bistro Moderne

The Vittles: Thanksgiving Turkey; roasted breast, braised leg and gravy, cabbage wrapped stuffing, bacon, butternut squash, roasted chestnut, and Pumpkin Agnolotti; crispy pancetta, black trumpet mushroom, baby spinach, sage brown butter, and amaretto crumbs. Savor the sweetness with Caramelized Apple Pie.

The Details: Prix fixe menu, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.. For reservations, call (305) 421-8800.

The Price:$60 per person; $35 children

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