7 Spots For A Haute Thanksgiving in Miami

Don’t want to cook this Thanksgiving? Head to one of these haute Miami haunts — they promise a trendy twist on an American classic that’s sure to become a new tradition in no time.

Bianca at Delano

Bianca at Delano

If you’re in the mood for a different kind of Thanksgiving this year, head to Bianca at Delano and kick-off the Pilgrim celebration with a Vaudeville-meets-drag experience like you’ve never had before. With legendary drag queen, Adora, and friends performing, music by DJ Smeejay and a delectable prix-fixe feast by Chef Jason Bamford, this event invites guests to watch a risqué Burlesque show and munch on autumn squash, a traditional turkey dinner, Delmonico rib eye, warm apple crostata with cinnamon caramel chards, maple pecan gelato, and more. Bianca at Delano is located at 1685 Collins Avenue. Dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 25th at 9 PM, with the show following at 9:30 PM. Tickets for the event are priced at $65 per person.

National Hotel


For a Thanksgiving feast with a South Beach kick, head to Miami Beach’s National Hotel for a three-course meal with all the traditional favorites. Start with a tasty bowl of butternut squash soup, and move on to sweet butter-basted farm-raised turkey with all the trimmings, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, yams and cornbread muffins. End the night with a bourbon pecan and chocolate pie “a la mode,” and we promise you’ll find plenty to be thankful for this year. The National Hotel is located at 1677 Collins Avenue. Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 26th, and is priced at $29 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (305) 532-2311. 

Oltremare Ristorante


This year, treat yourself to a coastal Thanksgiving with panoramic views of Florida Keys luxury. Sitting right on the shores of Islamorada, Amara Cay Resort’s Oltremare Ristorante – led by Executive Chef Evan Percoco – will offer a family-style Thanksgiving with classic American fare, fresh seafood, shaved Brussels sprouts, turkey-stuffed ravioli, brined and roasted turkey breast, pancetta and polenta spoon bread, puree of butternut squash, fig sticky pudding, tiramisu and more. Oltremare Ristorante is located at 80001 Overseas Highway. Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 26th, and is priced at $49 for adults and $29 for all children under 12. For more information, call (305) 664-0073. 

15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar 

15th and vine

This Thanksgiving, take a load off and let 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar do all the cooking. Offering a family-style dinner overlooking unforgettable views of Biscayne Bay, this holiday feast will include a Viceroy twist on Thanksgiving favorites, like: roasted beet and Calabaza ensalada, jerk roasted turkey roulade, sweet potato gnocchi, carnitas, roasted Brussels sprouts, fried yuca, mofongo dressing, Florida citrus compote, Iron Beer jus and cheesy biscuits. Still hungry? Probably not. But we know you won’t want to skip out on dessert – it includes homemade pumpkin flan garnished with spiced pumpkin seeds and apple pie streusel with Devonshire sweet cream. 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar is located at 485 Brickell Avenue. Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 26th, from 5:30 PM to 10 PM, and is priced at $55 per adult and $25 per child. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling (305) 307-5413.

Red, the Steakhouse


Red, the Steakhouse – in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood – is usually known for its meaty slabs of Certified Angus Beef steak. However, this Thanksgiving, Executive Chef Peter Vauthy will work his magic on turkey and sides; putting a gourmet spin on Thanksgiving classics that will have your mouth watering in no time. If you’re ready for a feast, head to Red and indulge in sweet potato fondue with house marshmallow, apple-sausage stuffing, roasted organic turkey, cranberry orange relish, pumpkin and apple pie, and more. Pair your meal with one of the restaurant’s 500+ wine selections, and immediately make a reservation to come back again. Red, the Steakhouse is located at 119 Washington Avenue. The restaurant will open for dinner service at 5 PM, and will include both these holiday specials and a full a la carte menu. To make a reservation, call (305) 534-3688.

Essensia Restaurant + Lounge


Ready for a farm-to-table feast? So are we. This “Turkey Day,” head over to Essensia Restaurant + Lounge, at The Palms Hotel & Spa, and enjoy a seasonal menu of fall favorites whipped up by Chef Venoy Rogers himself. From free-range organic turkey with a sage honey glaze, wild mushroom gravy, and braised fall greens; to grilled Berkshire ham with bourbon apricot mustard, pumpkin apple soup and nutmeg crème fraiche, this is one Thanksgiving you (and your taste buds) certainly won’t forget. Essensia Restaurant + Lounge is located at 3025 Collins Avenue. For reservations, please call (305) 908-5458.

The Dutch


This Thursday, head to the W South Beach and indulge in a home-style Thanksgiving feast at the one-and-only The Dutch. Created by Chef de Cuisine Adonay Tafur and Executive Pastry Chef Josh Gripper, this prix-fixe menu will include a haute twist on holiday favorites like cider-brined turkey, whipped Yukon potatoes, butternut squash with Brussels sprouts and rutabaga, traditional turkey leg stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. End the evening on a sweet note when you order pumpkin brulee with cinnamon Chantilly and rum raisin ice cream, warm apple pie with salted caramel and vanilla ice cream, or a slice of pecan pie with cranberry compote and maple ice cream – whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed. The Dutch is located at 2201 Collins Avenue. Dinner is priced at $55 per person, excluding drinks. Reservations are required and can be made here.