Whether you want to skip the cooking and eat a top notch Thanksgiving dinner at home or eat out and be served, crave a beautiful view or live entertainment, there are some great options for Miami restaurants for Thanksgiving and one for Fort Lauderdale, too. And then there’s an over the top holiday milkshake offered for the month of November.
Last minute addition: Peking Turkey. Yes, you read correctly. Komodo is transforming its top-selling Peking Duck to fit the holiday and they are offering a 10 oz. Peking Turkey for $45 that will only be available this Thursday. Of course it comes with all the fixings: cucumber, scallion, pancakes, and a special cranberry hoisin jam.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Stephen Starr’s Le Zoo in Bal Harbour Shops with a menu full of traditional favorites with a French-Mediterranean twist. For $65 plus tax and tip, the three-course prix-fixe menu includes a choice of starters with the Salt Baked Beet Salad or Butternut Squash Soup, followed by a Traditional Roast Turkey dinner served with Potato Purée, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Green Bean Casserole and Cranberry Sauce. Dessert options include a choice of the Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie Á La Mode for a sweet conclusion. The restaurant is open from 1PM-8PM. Indoor and outing dining.
Le Zoo, 9700 Collins Ave #135, Miami Beach, T (305)602-9663. https://lezoo.com/
For a holiday meal with an iconic view of Miami’s skyline, a top choice is The Deck at Island Gardens Their offering is “Friendsgiving Dinner with Veuve Clicquot”, available for one night only on Friday, Nov.27 from 5 p.m. to closing. The menu includes roasted butternut squash and arugula salad, cornbread and chestnut stuffed roast turkey, twice baked sweet potato, roasted heirloom carrots and honey vinaigrette green beans plus spiced pumpkin pie. The family style menu is offered for $69 per person plus tax and tip.For guests who purchase this menu, a bottle of 750ml Veuve Clicquot Brut will be offered at $150.
The Deck at Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami T. 786-627-4949; https://www.islandgardens.com/the-deck
Though best known as a steakhouse, Smith and Wollensky is pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving with favorites including roasted butternut squash soup with mushrooms and leeks or mini iceberg wedge with bacon lardons and bleu cheese for starters; herb roasted turkey breast, sausage and cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish and gravy and brussel sprouts for main course; potatoes au gratin; duck fat roasted root vegetables; and a choice of pumpkin pie or apple tart or pecan pie a la mode. The restaurant’s Thanksgiving Special Prix Fixe 3-Course Dinner is $69 per adult / $35 per child under 12 plus tax and tip. A la carte dinner menu is also available. It’s served from Noon to 11 p.m. Reservations are required.
Smith and Wollensky, 1 Washington Avenue at South Pointe Park, South Beach, T.305-673-2800.
Here’s a choice with live entertainment with your turkey —Villa Azur is giving this holiday’s traditional feast a hint of French-Mediterranean flavor as they host a special edition of their Thursday Night Dinner for Thanksgiving. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, chef specials will be available. The Thanksgiving extravaganza welcomes you at the door with greeters and continues all night long with live entertainment featuring a saxophonist and resident DJ Stephan M.
For customers who want to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast in the comfort of their own home, Villa Azur is offering a Thanksgiving take-out menu. For $65, guests can enjoy a Roasted Turkey Breast entrée with truffle turkey jus; sides including Crispy Brussels Sprouts with bacon, cipollini onion confit and sweet mustard sauce; Sweet Potato Mash with pecan and cranberry sauce; and Roasted Haricot Vert with garlic and chive butter. For a sweet finale, guests can enjoy Molasses Pecan Pie served with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel. Guests must pre-order this meal before November 21st by emailing email@example.com or calling 305.763.8688.
Villa Azur, 309 23rd St, Miami Beach
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner your choice of ways — on a balcony overlooking the pools and beach at Acqualina Resort’s Il Mulino New York restaurant for $60 per person plus beverages and tax and gratuity. Or, have it in your suite at the resort. The in-suite Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $125 per person plus tax and gratuity and available for guests who book a one-bedroom oceanfront suite or higher category. The price also includes a choice of red or white wine. Guests must make reservations five days in advance, and there is a minimum of 4 guests to book the suite experience.At Il Mulino advance reservations are also required. The traditional menu includes organic roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, walnut and sausage stuffing, sauteed green beans with roasted almonds, mashed potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake. For more information or reservations, call 305.918.8000 or visit www.acqualinaresort.com.
Acqualina Resort, 17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach.
Looking for a top spot in Fort Lauderdale? This year, Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 offers a Thanksgiving menu full of traditional favorites including an Herb & Citrus Roasted Turkey with traditional stuffing, sauteed haricot verts, loaded sweet potato with marshmallows and candied pecan, turkey gravy, and cranberry chutney for $52 per person. Also offered are a la carte items like a seasonal Roasted Butternut Squash Soup ($12) and various house-made desserts ranging from a Pumpkin Souffle ($12) with warm bourbon toffee sauce, toasted pepita ice cream and Creme Brulee ($12) with heirloom apples compote, and salted brown butter streusel. The restaurant opens at 3 p.m. and last seating is at 9 p.m.
Steak 954, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale https://steak954.com/T.(954) 414-8333
Count on award winning French chef Frederic Joulin of Semilla American and French bistro to come up with a mouth watering menu and well priced. His menu this year includes starters family style — apple edge salad, bacon brie cheese and cranberry en croute or leek and potato soup to start; stuffed organic turkey breast roll with dry apricot, pine nuts and spinach; green bean casserole and mushrooms; mashed potatoes; truffle organic grilled corn; honey glazed roasted sweet potatoes; and pecan and chocolate/hazelnut/marshmallow pie. It’s priced at $96 for 2/3 people; $192 for 4/5; and $288 for 6/8. Curbside pickup or delivery or dine-in and reserve by November 21.
Semilla, 1300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, T.305-674-6522.
Other spots offering Thanksgiving dining include the Surf Club, Bellmont Spanish Restaurant, Swan, Makoto, Ritz Carlton South Beach, and the St.Regis Bal Harbour. Just want to have dessert out? Check out this over the top milkshake from none other than the Sugar Factory. The Gobble Gobble Milkshake is a decadent pumpkin spice ice cream milkshake, decorated with a sweet pumpkin mellowcreme, tasty milk chocolate turkey, Autumn mix sprinkle, and salted caramelized pepitas seeds. Did we mention the creamy slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top? All served in a milk chocolate covered mug! Available from November 1 – November 30.