Thanksgiving is next Thursday, November 24, and you have two choices when you want to partake of a juicy bird and all the delicious sides that go with it: Spend hundreds of dollars for groceries and lock yourself in your kitchen for several days prepping a feast, or take the family to a lovely restaurant where professionals roast the turkey to perfection.
Miami restaurants are throwing open their doors to host you for a well-turned-out meal. The only thing you have to do is make a reservation. Here are some of the best deals in town. Note that reservations are strongly suggested, and prices generally do not include tax, tip, and beverages unless noted.
The Doral steakhouse offers a three-course dinner that includes celery root soup or gem salad for a starter. For the main course, choose roasted turkey with chestnut-sausage stuffing, cranberry-grenadine sauce, and rosemary gravy; dry-aged roasted prime rib with confit garlic jus and caramelized onion bread pudding; or striped bass with Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and cranberry. For dessert, choose between velvet chocolate rocky road with vanilla anglaise and hazelnuts; cranberry spiced bread pudding with walnuts and cranberry coulis; or a pumpkin tart with maple ice cream. Dinner costs $75 per adult and $40 for kids under 12.
Thanksgiving dinner includes warm tomato soup with herbed cornbread; turkey sliders with IPA gravy; slow-roasted turkey with pecan Jameson bacon and rosemary stuffing; and pumpkin pie.
The Bazaar by José Andrés
This family-style meal features roasted beet salad with caña de cabra cheese; Joyce Farms heritage turkey truffle breast with turkey leg confit, grilled endive, and giblet gravy; butifarra cornbread stuffing; and desserts such as pumpkin spice chocolate mousse tort with chai tea spiced gelato, roasted pumpkin gel, chocolate soil, and toasted meringue. Dinner costs $95 per person.
Thanksgiving gets a Mediterranean twist at Byblos. Menu items include salmon carpaccio, turkey ballantine dinner with lemon brine and saffron stuffing and pomegranate molasses, roasted pumpkin yogurt and tahini, and strawberry cheesecake qatayef. Dinner costs $65 per person.
The Coral Gables eatery will serve dinner from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The menu features pumpkin ravioli
with infused butter sage, crumbled amarettini, and Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grandma's lentil soup for a first course, followed by a traditional roast turkey meal with stuffing, creamy corn, Brussels sprouts with bacon and California raisins, mashed sweet potatoes, and cranberry relish. Enjoy homemade apple pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Dinner costs $40 per adult and $23 per child.
A two-course dinner is served from 1 to 9 p.m. and includes cider-brined turkey with whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, turkey-leg stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. For dessert, choose either apple pie and pumpkin brûlée. Dinner costs $55 per person.
Feast on organic roasted turkey, walnut-sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, black truffle mashed potatoes, and apple strudel and gelato for $50 per person. The dinner is available at the Sunny Isles Beach and South Beach locations.
Perricone’s Marketplace & Café
Thanksgiving dinner will be served from noon to 9 p.m. and includes fresh oven-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham with house-made stuffing and gravy, mashed sweet and regular potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Dinner costs $29.95; beverages and desserts are not included.
Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
For something casual, try the Bounty, a house-made turkey burger with Thanksgiving touches of cranberry mostarda and truffled turkey gravy. The burger ($22) will be offered Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, November 27.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
Special à la carte offerings include baby arugula-and-kale salad with crisp prosciutto, grapes, candied walnuts, and Gorgonzola dressing ($18); pumpkin soup with mascarpone mousse ($15); braised turkey breast stuffed with focaccia, ground beef, ricotta cheese, and pistachio served with sage mashed potatoes and gravy ($38); traditional risotto with pumpkin, walnut, and Gorgonzola cheese ($28); and oven-roasted leg of lamb with pumpkin mash and truffles ($38). Dessert is butter pecan pie with vanilla ice cream ($10).
The Restaurant at the Raleigh
At the Restaurant at the Raleigh, enjoy a menu of creamy mushroom soup; braised free-range turkey with natural gravy, butter squash purée, sweet-and-sour cranberries, rustic stuffing, green beans, and sweet rolls. For dessert, there's sweet potato pie with butter pecan ice cream. Dinner costs $49 per person.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach offers two Thanksgiving options. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy a brunch buffet at Bistro One LR with traditional favorites. The cost is $110 for adults and $35 for children aged 5 to 12. Thanksgiving dinner at Bistro One includes a traditional menu with all the trimmings. Served from 7 to 10:30 p.m., the dinner costs $65 for adults and $30 for children aged 5 to 12.
This iconic restaurant offers Thanksgiving dinner with a view, starting at 6 p.m. Start with pumpkin soup with lobster or beet salad then choose between maple roast turkey or guava glazed pork. There's dessert, too. The cost is $70 per person.
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Stripsteak by Michael Mina
A family-style dinner includes haricot vert salad with frisée, smoked bacon, truffle-sherry vinaigrette, crisp shallots, and Fuji apple; traditional slow-roasted turkey breast slices and apricot-raisin-stuffed leg with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, fennel-sausage stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and giblet gravy; and a chocolate pecan tart with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Dinner is served from 6 to 11 p.m. and costs $75 per person.
Swine Southern Table & Bar
Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The first course includes Southern favorites such as deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, and turkey-and-goose-liver mousse. The main course is turkey with Grandma's greens, Southern mashed potatoes, and mac 'n' cheese. For dessert, choose from pumpkin rum cake, bourbon pecan pie, and doughnuts. Dinner includes water and sweet tea, and no substitutions are allowed. Dinner costs $55 per person.
Vagabond Kitchen & Bar
Dinner features butternut squash soup with crisp bacon and goat cheese followed by a seared diver scallop with sweet potato purée with roasted almond before the main course of deep-fried turkey breast with dark-meat confit and traditional stuffing. Sides include sweet potato mash with honey and herbs, rose-petal baby carrots with crisp shallots and bacon, and Brussels sprouts with cranberries and butternut squash. Dessert is either pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie. The cost is $45 per person.
The Fontainebleau's brasserie offers a lavish holiday buffet from 1 to 9 p.m. The price is $59 for adults and $29.50 for kids aged 12 or younger.