The Coconut Grove restaurant presents “Chinese Christmas at Ariete,” featuring twists on Chinese favorites such as General Tso’s chicken with Thai chili and broccoli; beef and broccoli made with Ariete short rib, charred beef hearts, water chestnuts and wood grilled broccoli; shrimp lo mein with broccoli, snow peas, carrots and sesame; and Kimchi fried rice with carrot and cabbage kimchi, and Duke’s spicy mayo.
4-10 p.m.; $55 per person; (305) 640-5862
One of the latest chic destinations at the Grove offers fresh eats for the holiday such as branzino with celery root, white and green asparagus, fine herbs, and meyer lemon; and petite filet mignon & king crab with bearnaise and baby vegetables. Plus, desserts include eggnog parfait with rum cake and eggnog mousse.
3-9 p.m.; $65 per person; (305) 400-0562
Christmas buffet brunch features made-to-order omelets as well as cheeses and charcuterie, red velvet waffles, fresh fish and carving stations.
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.;$105 per adult and $35 per child; (305) 672-2000
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The Bal Harbour Shops is the luxurious setting for Le Zoo’s Prime Roast Special, with roast beef prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, Bordeaux red wine thyme sauce, potato purée and roasted parsnip.
1 to 8 p.m.; Call for price; (305) 602-9663
Spend Christmas in Downtown with a family-style meal featuring Asian Pear & Burrata Salad with hazelnut, orange and fennel; and Pork Carnitas with boniato, chicharron and furikake. Plus, don’t-miss desserts include Mango Coquito with coconut biscuit, mango compote, coquito mousse and Rumchata glaze; and Strawberry Suspiro with almond biscuit, dulce de leche, vanilla mousse and strawberry glaze.
Call for time; $69 for adults and $35 for children; (305) 372-4710
This Miami mainstay promises food just as inviting as its stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Among the entrée offerings: Whole Roasted Snapper with crispy sticky rice, sautéed broccolini and a caper beurre blanc. Desserts include Lavender Panna Cotta, served with blackberry sand, toasted macadamia brittle and lavender glitter.
Call for time; $85 per person; (305) 361-3818
Have a Japanese-inspired Christmas dinner care of Katsuya’s pre-fixe holiday menu with robata Christmas ham with a pumpkin purée, cedar wood grilled salmon with caper brown butter cream sauce and cauliflower purée, and a mushroom gyoza with ponzu espuma and black winter truffle.
6-11 p.m.; $45 per person; (305) 859-0200