Where To Dine Out On Christmas In Miami 2018

With Christmas Eve and Christmas day just a week away, we’ve rounded up the top spots in the city where you can reserve to dine out with your loved ones for the festive holiday in Miami. 


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Enjoy the gift of an intimate and lavish meal (no cooking required) this Christmas at AZABU Miami Beach. The Michelin-starred concept is offering a $50 prix-fixe dinner menu for those wanting a unique holiday experience this season. Enjoy Japanese-inspired offerings options such as Wagyu Beef Tataki, Branzino with Umami, Sakura Pork Shiokoji, and Yuzu Keylime Pie and more. Sake Flights inclusive of three seasonal selected sakes for $22 and Japanese Whisky Flights for $35 will also be available as add-ons to enhance your dining experience.

Acqualina Resort & Spa 

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From 12-4 p.m. at the beautiful AQ Chop House by Il Mulino, brunch enthusiasts can feast on an artfully presented spread for Christmas featuring carved meats and fish, fresh sushi, homemade pasta stations, seafood (lobster, shrimp, oysters and seafood salad), made-to-order omelets and a buffet of dessert. The all-you-can-eat brunch is $85/person inclusive of unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Mojitos and Prosecco. Children ages three through 13 can dine for $35 and get a chance to take a photo with Santa Claus. Guests can enjoy live music both in the main dining room and on the terrace, as well as a caricaturist for a memorable keepsake. For dinner, regular menus are available at both AQ Chop House by Il Mulino and Il Mulino New York for an Italian-style Christmas feast. 

Jaya at The Setai

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On December 24th bright and early, Jaya at The Setai will be kicking off the holiday season with a themed Breakfast Buffet from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. priced at $44/person. In a delectable continuation of the Christmas festivities, Jaya diners are encouraged to join Executive Chef Vijay Veena for an elaborate, “East meets West” a la carte dinner that will highlight an array of Asian-inspired plates along with American staple dishes. The East meets West dinner will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Additionally, guests are encouraged to spend Christmas Day at Jaya for a festive brunch. The lavish brunch buffet will include an impressive culinary spread with traditional and non-traditional selections from the restaurant’s “Festive Menu” as well as several desserts and raw bar selections, displayed on an elaborate ice sculpture. Diners can expect enhanced stations, free-flowing Louis Roederer Champagne and live jazz in the courtyard. The Christmas Brunch is priced at $145 per person and $63 per child (ages 5-12 years old) from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 


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Enjoy Seaspice’s cozy Christmas Day on Tuesday, December 25 with a swanky Riverside celebration. Seaspice will feature holiday specials as well as the classic a la carte menu, as they bring the spirit of Christmas with live holiday music, traditional holiday cocktails and a visit from Santa Clause himself. The festivities will begin at noon and go on into the sunset with live music and DJ vibes by Axel Beca.

Nautilus South Beach 

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Jingle all the way to Nautilus South Beach as they serve a $75/person Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet including sprawling options like a carving station with a Roasted Whole Pig and onion mojo; Atlantic Salmon with brown butter sauce; Prosciutto, Parmesan & Foie Gras Beef Wellingtons and so much more. And save room for festive desserts like Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake,  Dark Chocolate Walnut Caramel Pie, Cranberry & Blueberry Tart, Tres Leches, Tiramisu, Assorted Mini Fruit Tarts and Keto Cheesecake.  

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

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Head to the beautiful waterfront Wolfgang’s Steakhouse for a traditional, American-style Christmas Eve feast. The famed steakhouse is offering an a la carte menu with signature highlights including the Seafood Platter, Sizzling Canadian Bacon, Prime NY Sirloin Steak, Chicken Paillard and Lobster Mac & Cheese. For dessert, finish the meal with a slice of Chocolate Mousse Cake or Apple Strudel as a sweet way to end the holiday. 

Boulud Sud 

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Also in Downtown Miami, the gorgeous Daniel Boulud eatery, Boulud Sud, will offer an exquisite Christmas Eve prix fixe three-course dining menu. The menu will highlight the flavors of the Mediterranean for the ultimate dining experience. From 5 p.m.- 10 p.m., guests will enjoy the best of sun and sea, with highlights including Octopus A La Plancha, Pumpkin Agnolotti, Roasted Elk Loin, Miami Buche de Noel and much more for $85/person.