There’s still time to select a great spot for a Thanksgiving meal. From traditional to eclectic, South Florida (as usual) is offering a bit of everything. So give thanks and check out some of my favorite places from Boca Raton to South Beach.
Atton Brickell Miami
Offering: Atton Brickell Miami is offering the ultimate “Friendsgiving” on Nov. 23. From 12 to 3 p.m., Atton’s rooftop, with views of Brickell’s skyline, is the place for a brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas for only $45.
Offering: On Nov. 25, Bagatelle in Miami will close out the holiday weekend with an epic Thanksgiving-themed brunch that will include Thanksgiving leftovers with the restaurant’s special Turkey Sliders – served with cranapple chutney and sweet potato fries.
Offering: The brand new Italian trattoria at Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club on Miami Beach will be open for it’s first Thanksgiving this year – offering a brunch buffet for $35 from 11am – 3:30pm. Dishes will include Sage and Beer Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, a Roasted Lechon Carving Station from the line, and side choices ranging from Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto, Fall Vegetable Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Dried Cranberries, Sweet Mashed Potatoes, White Cheddar and Vegetable Stuffing.
AZABU Miami Beach
Offering: Open for its first Thanksgiving, the Michelin-starred concept is offering a $50 prix-fixe dinner menu for the holiday. Beginning with a chef’s selection starter of the day, the menu then breaks into a choice of appetizer including Wagyu Beef Tataki; a choice of entree including Branzino with Umami Butter; and a choice of dessert including Masa’s Chocolate Cake. There will also be Sake Flights with three seasonal selected sakes for $22 and Japanese Whisky Flights for $35. One of the best restaurants on South Beach, AZABU will give diners an intimate, luxurious and Japanese-inspired Thanksgiving option.
Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach
Offering: Chef Richard Hales’ Bird & Bone is offering a three-course $50 prix-fixe dinner menu. The menu combines a mix of restaurant favorites and holiday classics, with appetizer options consisting of the Butternut Squash Soup or Waldorf Salad, a festive entree of the Young Slow Roasted Turkey accompanied by Green Bean Casserole, a potato dish and stuffing, and dessert choices ranging from the Pecan Chocolate Tart, Apple Cobbler Tart or Pumpkin Tart. Bird & Bone will also offer select appetizers and entrees priced a-la-carte.
Boulud Sud Miami
Offering: Chef Daniel Boulud’s newest concept is hosting its first Thanksgiving dinner. Guests receive a $75 “celebration menu’’ offering a selection of seasonal dishes inspired by the Coastal Mediterranean. Executed by Chef Clark Bowen and Pastry Chef Saeko Nemoto, highlights on the menu include ‘cinderella’ pumpkin agnolotti, truffle risotto, spiced pumpkin soup, tradition turkey with sweet potato puree, and spiced pumpkin custard.
Offering: Blending home cooked meals with a new world vitality, Miami Habitat will honor its homestyle cuisine by Jose Mendin with a Thanksgiving brunch from 12 – 4 p.m. The brunch buffet will include a Baker Station, Garden Wall Salad Station, Sushi Bar Station, Omelet Station, Chef Station, Chef Line and Pastry Shop. The brunch is $90 per person. Kids are $45 pp and kids with a separate buffet. Outside, diners can visit Habitat’s trailer for Thanksgiving-themed nuts.
Offering: The new Wynwood authentic Italian eatery will offer a $45 three-course Thanksgiving Day menu consisting of traditional holiday favorites and more. Highlights include the Ravioli Della Nonna, a homemade pumpkin ravioli topped generously with amaretti crumbles and butter sage sauce. Guests can go the more traditional route with the Tacchino Al Forno, consisting of a roasted turkey, ciabatta stuffing, pancetta brussel sprouts, spiced sweet potatoes and cranberry chutney.
Prime 112, Prime Italian, Prime Fish
Offering: Opening at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day, Myles Chefetz’s Prime 112, Prime Italian and Prime Fish will each offer signature Thanksgiving Day menus. Highlights will include Kobe Beef & Sausage Stuffing, Southern Fried Turkey Leg with Gravy, Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting and a Slow Roasted Natural Turkey with Cranberries and Gravy. Each restaurant will also offer their regular menus throughout the evening.
Venue: Upland Miami
Upland Miami will celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey feast along with a special a la carte menu. The dinner will include Roasted Turkey Breast and Confit Leg; Turkey Gravy; Roasted Autumn Vegetables; Pork Sausage Stuffing; Cranberry Sauce; Pomme Puree; Parker House Rolls and Pumpkin Pie.
ADDiKT at W Miami
Offering: W Miami – in Miami’s Brickell District – will be offering a $55 three-course Thanksgiving brunch menu at its newly launched restaurant, ADDiKT. Available from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Day, ADDiKT’s menu by Chef Christian Quinones will feature a number of traditional Thanksgiving items with a contemporary twist. Dishes will include Roasted Fig and Pecan Brie frisee salad, orange-brined Pibil Turkey Breast, and the classic Pumpkin Pie. In addition, there will be $25 bottomless mimosas and $35 bottomless champagne.
Offering: Spend Thanksgiving overlooking the Miami River at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. The four-course prix fixe menu with seasonal items such as the Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Essence to start, followed by an Arugula Pear and Apple Salad. The main course consists of a Traditional Roast Turkey served with Vegetable Stuffing, Sweet Mashed Potatoes, String Beans and Cranberry Sauce. Finish the meal with a slice of homemade Pumpkin Pie.
Offering: Located in the W Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Stephen Starr’s El Vez will serve a Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving Plate for $31 per person. The menu will include Spice Rubbed Turkey with Mole Poblano accompanied with Green Chorizo & Squash Blossom Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole and Sweet Potato Pie. El Vez will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the Thanksgiving Plate will be available during dinner.
Offering: Inside the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach, Point Royal by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is offering a Thanksgiving Day brunch buffet that will feature an expansive seasonal spread with everything from a whole deboned roasted turkey to a traditional pumpkin pie. Other standout dishes will include a pepper crusted long bone ribeye, turkey pot pie, duck hash, roasted banana maple pecan cheesecake and much more. The experience is complemented by a center bar focused on fresh juice based cocktails and an extensive wine list. $75 Adults (includes bottomless hard cider punch, coffee or juice) | $25 Children 12 and under.
Offering: Fort Lauderdale’s newest oceanfront eatery, Terra Mare at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, is offering a $75 Thanksgiving menu incorporating seasonal favorites such as Butternut Squash Gnudi, Roasted Turkey, Roast Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Puree. Guests can pair their holiday dinner sweeping panoramic views of Fort Lauderdale Beach and a seasonal cocktail such as the Spiced Pumpkin Martini. Terra Mare offers an indoor dining room and outside patio seating.
Offering: Located at The W Fort Lauderdale, Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 offers a twist on a traditional steakhouse and a Thanksgiving menu to match. The a la carte Thanksgiving menu will be full of traditional favorites from 3 to 9 p.m., including an Herb Roasted Free Range Turkey served with Orange Cranberry Sauce, Italian Sausage Stuffing, Sweet Potato Mash and Marshmallows and Haricot Verts – all for $34. Additional items include a seasonal Roasted Butternut Squash Soup for $12, the Bosc Pear Salad tossed with Gem Lettuce, Cinnamon Toasted Walnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette for $14 and various house-made desserts ranging from a Pumpkin Creme Pie to a Toasted Hazelnut Soufflé.
Crazy Uncle Mike’s
Offering: Boca’s newest brewery, restaurant and live music venue will have its doors open for its first holiday celebration on Thanksgiving Day. Offering an a-la-carte menu for open-close, guests can get seasonal favorites such as sweet potato pancakes with crispy chicken tenders, ham croquettes, mussels, cookies and milk and more from Executive Chef Tara Abrams. Pair it with unique brews curated by Brewmaster Corey Wilson.
Photos: Carma Connected