Thanksgiving 2012: Miami Restaurant Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Guide
While the rest of Miami hurries to Publix and Fresh Market for last minute shopping lists, the smart people of this good city will stare good and hard at this list -- and with just a quick phone call (or click of the mouse), Thanksgiving dinner will be taken care of without so much as breaking a sweat.
Let someone else do the cooking this year.
All you have to do is pick out a new outfit.
Without further ado, here is your 2012 Thanksgiving restaurant guide -- for the lazy glutton in all of us.
The Place: The Dutch
The Vittles: Crispy Turducken, root beer sweet potatoes, confit turkey leg stuffing, spiced cranberries and green bean casserole
The Details: Individual or family-style, Thursday, November 22 from noon to 9 p.m. For reservations, call (305) 938-3111 or book online.
The Price: $55 per person.
The Place: Quattro
The Vittles: Three-course menu with choice of antipasti like pancetta croccante served with baby Boston lettuce, crispy pancetta, grape tomato, candied walnuts and blue del Moncenisio dressing. Then, braised turkey breast, T-bone of lamb, or housemade mini gnocchi all accompanied by seasonal side dishes. And for dessert, a pumpkin tart or zeppole with four dipping sauces.
The Details: Thursday, November 22. For reservations, call (305) 531-4833.
The Price: $55 per person.
The Place: Meat Market
The Vittles: Options include fresh Bell and Evans turkey leg roulade stuffed with brioche, Asian pear and lobster served with a spicy aji pumpkin sauce, fresh cranberry gastrique and bok choy, or a Bell and Evans fresh juniper and white cranberry marinated sous vide turkey breast, wood-grilled with sweet potato flan, braised beet greens and vanilla Jack Daniels sauce.
The Details: Thursday, November 22, the crudo bar will be open at 5 p.m., and dinner service will begin at 6 p.m.. For reservations, call (305) 532-0088.
The Price: $12 - $42 a dish.
The Place: Rusty Pelican
The Vittles: Free range Vermont turkey with gravy as well as Ancho Chili Rubbed Beef Top Round, with sides such as roasted shallot mashed potato, apple sausage stuffing and blue cheese buttermilk biscuits. Or pumpkin & andouille sausage soup, free range turkey or pan seared Atlantic cod with a sage-pumpkin risotto paired with a host of side dishes such as sweet potato brulee topped with marshmallows, cranberry sauce with dried apricots, cardamom and port wine.
The Details: Brunch buffet (served upstairs from 10:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) or prix fixe menu (served downstairs). For reservations, call (305) 361-3818.
The Price: Buffet - $75 per person and $30 per child (ages 4 to 11). Prix fixe - $49 per person.
The Place: Toro Toro
The Vittles: Dinner options include, smoked swordfish dip, herb roasted organic turkey, chorizo cornbread stuffing, caramelized sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and chocolate croquettes.
The Details: Thanksgiving Day menu will be available from noon to 9 p.m.. Regular lunch and dinner a la carte menus will also be available. For reservations, call (305) 372-4710 or email MiamiFB.email@example.com.
The Price: $75 per person or $115 per person with paired wines. Children under 12 years of age pay half-price ($37.50) and those 5 years of age and under eat free.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL