Hey, Miami, it's time to bid farewell to 2019. The next decade is upon us, and the Magic City is ready to welcome 2020 with open arms.
Because one of the best ways to set the tone for a successful new year is over a feast of food and drinks, we've rounded up the best local eateries to visit next Tuesday, December 31. Check in at one of the restaurants below and make the last meal of the decade your most memorable.
Prices do not include tax or tip. Reservations are strongly suggested.
Boulud Sud255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami
Celebrate all the possibilities of the New Year at chef Daniel Boulud’s eatery at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Boulud Sud will host two dinner seatings, at 5:30 and 9. Early seating will include a three-course menu of choices such as black truffle risotto beef duo with strip loin and braised short ribs for $85 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $55 per person. The "gala seating” at 9 will be a five-course meal for $175 per person and an optional wine pairing for $75 per person.
Bulla Gastrobar2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
5335 NW 87th Ave., Doral
Gather with loved ones at this Spanish gastrobar for a four-course Noche Vieja prix fixe of churrasco, tuna tartare, salmon carpaccio, and arroz caldoso. Sweet treats include churros con chocolate, flan de coco, and torrijos. Enjoy a 25 percent discount on all bottles of sparkling wine, complimentary paella tastings, and a champagne toast at midnight. Dinner costs $60 per person and will be served from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Caffe Abbracci318 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
In Coral Gables, Nino Pernetti will host his eatery's 31st New Year's Eve countdown. The prix-fixe menu will feature individual dishes of cold Maine lobster stuffed in oven-roasted potato and key lime-mustard sabayon and ravioli ossobuco with demi-glace, zest of orange, and fresh rosemary. For the main course, there's an option of tender filet mignon with Barolo blueberry reduction, pate de foie gras and herbed roasted potatoes, or pan-seared Mediterranean branzino. A sweet ending of sponge cake with marscapone cream, topped with chocolate chips and strawberry coulis will follow, served with coffee and espresso. DJ Arturo from Music Revelation will offer the entertainment. Dinner costs $140 per person and will be served from 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Café Prima Pasta414 71st St., Miami Beach
Ring in the new decade at Café Prima Pasta, where festive decorations and an Italian three-course prix fixe will transport you back to holidays spent at Nonna’s house. Menu highlights include starters of octopus and shrimp, mini fiocchi, and burrata salad; main courses of sea bass, ravioli porcini, and black risotto seafood; and desserts of tiramisu and cannoli. Dinner costs $99 per person and will be served from 5 p.m. to closing.
Doma35 NE 26th St., Miami
Doma's New Year's Eve dinner begins with welcome bites of shikoku oysters with lemon, mignonette, and langoustine, followed by a trio of appetizers of zucchini parmigiana, crispy tiger prawn in kataifi crust with sweet-and-sour dressing, and beef tartare and caviar with Parmesan fondue aioli and blue potato chips. The meal continues with a second course of Florida stone crab risotto with citrus and arugula pesto and a main course of halibut tempura with Sicilian caponata or lamb chops with roasted Brussels sprouts and porcini mushroom jus. For dessert, enjoy mille-feuille with pastry cream, chantilly, and black cherries. Dinner costs $150 per person and will be served from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Hakkasan4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Hakkasan will serve a four-course prix fixe New Year's Eve. Start your meal with baked scallops in garlic truffle sauce with pomelo, steamed golden jade har gow, or Shanghai abalone Xiao long bun with crab roe. Follow that with an appetizer of traditional Peking duck with black caviar. Choose between a main course of stir-fry Bahamas lobster tail with edamame in XO sauce or wok-fried Wagyu beef with black pepper sauce. End the meal with carrot sponge cake with miso mousse, chantilly, and orange cream ice cream, or almond tapioca with exotic fruit and raspberry caviar. Dinner costs $225 to $295 per person and will be served from 6 to 10 p.m.
Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden3300 SW 27th Ave., Miami
At the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, chef Gregory Sgarro will offer a special three-course dinner. Begin the festivities with a complimentary glass of bubbly, paired with an amuse-bouche of cold poached oyster with osetra caviar, cucumber, and espelette pepper. For starters, choose from sunchoke soup with wild mushroom and toasted pine nut; beef tartare with a sunny-side-up quail egg, truffle aioli, carpaccio, and toast; and seasonal salad with curly endive, roasted squash, pomegranate, pepitas, and Dijon mustard. Main courses include petite filet mignon and king crab with béarnaise and fava beans; pan-seared halibut with baby artichoke, fregola, and basil; and crisp boneless duck with lemon honey potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and bacon hash. Dessert will be a selection of pastries — including ones made with ginger snaps, chocolate, and crisp rice cereal — served with hot cocoa. Dinner costs $105 per person and will be served from 5 to 10 p.m.
Katsuya Brickell8 SE Eighth St., Miami
Katsuya Brickell will offer a Japanese-inspired prix fixe. Dishes will be served family-style and include starters of sashimi, tempura, and signature baked crab. For the main course, guests will dine on king crab, black cod, Wagyu gyoza, and short rib. Before making your New Year’s resolution to eat fewer sweets, indulge in Katsuya bread pudding and chocolate miso lava cake for dessert. Dinner costs $197 per couple and $65 per person for a wine-pairing option and will be served from 6 to 11 p.m.
Novikov Miami300 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Novikov is welcoming 2020 with a special feast. The first seating is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and includes a four-course menu of starters such as chu-toro tartare, lobster tempura, and crispy rice truffle mushroom, followed by Peking duck dim sum, spicy prawn moneybags, or a California roll. As a third course, guests can opt for crispy duck foie gras, beef tenderloin, king crab honey truffle robata, or baby bok choy. A dessert platter ends the $150-per-person meal. The same menu will be offered from 9 to 11 p.m. but costs $395 per person and includes a third-course choice of chef’s premium selection of sushi and sashimi or California caviar roll and a bottle of Louis Roederer champagne per couple.
Novotel Miami Brickell1500 SW First Ave., Miami
At this restaurant in the Novotel Miami Brickell, chef Benjamin Meyes will offer a four-course meal to celebrate the new year. Start the evening meal with a charcuterie and cheese board, followed by options of lobster coconut bisque with lobster fritter, hearts of palm carpaccio with olive dust and navel oranges, and risotto rosso with roasted mushrooms and Taleggio cheese. Main courses include petite filt of beef with truffle whipped potatoes, asparagus, and bordelaise sauce; grilled chicken breast veracruzana served with broccolini; or seared yellowfin tuna accompanied by seaweed salad and sesame rice cake. For dessert, choose a key lime tart or "Kit Kat" chocolate — a praline dacquoise with chocolate ganache and dark chocolate Pirouline wafers. Dinner costs $50 per person and will be served from 5 to 10 p.m. The hotel will also host a ticketed Roaring Twenties-themed New Year's Eve party at the rooftop Vista bar with an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a paella station. The party costs $125 per person and runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Stiltsville Fish Bar1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach
Head to Stiltsville for a casual New Year's Eve dinner of seafood specialities. Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis' Sunset Harbour spot will offer a menu including starters such as osetra-topped deviled eggs, Kumamoto oysters, and seared scallops with sea salt–cured foie gras, as well as main courses such as brown butter–poached Maine lobster and poached ricotta gnudi, and black truffle–crusted tuna over white corn truffled grits. Enjoy a Nutella soufflé for dessert. Dinner costs $75 per person and will be served from 5 p.m. to close.
Table 559100 N. Kendall Dr., Miami
Table 55 in Kendall will host a Noche Vieja prix fixe of sustainable American cuisine. The first seating is at 6 p.m. and includes a choice of starters such as roasted squash salad, lobster bisque, yellowtail snapper ceviche, and spinach and radicchio salad. Main courses include bone-in pork loin, rotisserie-style black beauty chicken, juniper-crusted duck breast, braised short rib, and surf and turf. Enjoy a dessert of affogato, a sorbet flight, or chocolate torte with a glass of champagne. Early dinner costs $75 per person. At 9 p.m., the restaurant will serve a six-course supper that includes a glass of champagne and assorted chocolates. The late dinner costs $90 per person.
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Time Out Market Miami1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach
The New Year’s Eve party at Time Out Market will include a live DJ and generous bottomless drink packages. Each package includes a $50 card to spend at any of the 18 eateries and range in price from $95 to $120. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. The party runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Zuma270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami
Zuma will host two seatings for its New Year's Eve dinner. At 6.30 p.m., enjoy chef Daniel Garner's à la carte menu or a $165 five-course special of options such as sea bass sashimi with yuzu, truffle, and salmon roe; Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu; rock shrimp tempura with chili tofu sauce; a chef’s selection of sushi and sashimi; and rib-eye with truffle sauce and fresh wasabi. A premium Zuma dessert platter and cocktails will follow dinner. Beginning at 8:30 p.m., the five-course menu with cocktails costs $225 per person. Fireworks will ring in the New Year, and there will be a live DJ and a light show. At the stroke of midnight, the Zuma team will crack a sake barrel in the main dining room.