Holiday Dining in South Florida

Give your kitchen a holiday break and indulge in these South Florida restaurant offerings

City Oyster & Sushi Bar

Craving sushi? Go ahead and indulge during the holidays. The restaurant is open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with specials such as Rock Shrimp Tempura (Creamy Spicy Sauce, Scallions and Straw Mushrooms), Sweet Miso glazed Atlantic Black Cod (Japanese Spinach, Carrots and Shiso Leaf) and Roasted Prime Rib (Asparagus, Yorkshire Pudding, Au Jus and Horseradish Cream).

Address: 213 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach or call (561)- 272-0220



Executive Chef Fabrizo Pintus prepares special a la carte dishes for the holidays such as Costine di Agnello, pan-seared Australian lamb chop, braised broccoli rabe, rosemary jus, roasted Yukon gold potatoes; Pappardelle Gamberi, squid-ink pappardelle pasta, shrimp, asparagus, roasted grape tomatoes, shrimp bisque sauce; and Carpaccio di Salmone, house-cured citrus salmon, orange & grapefruit segments, shaved fennel, toasted almonds. Plus, traditional panettone for dessert, an imported traditional sweet Christmas bread, chocolate and mascarpone cream sauce.

Christmas Eve hours are 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Christmas Day hours are 4:30-9 p.m.

Address: 5560 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Steelpan by Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Have a Caribbean Christmas with a special Christmas Eve menu featuring Surf & Turf of petite filet mignon and butter poached lobster tail; a 7 oz. filet mignon served with boniato potatoes and succotash vegetables; or a Coriander Atlantic Salmon alongside bamboo lemongrass-infused rice, lime-coconut curry sauce, and sautéed baby bock choy.

Christmas Day offers a 2-9 p.m. buffet with items such as cider and honeycomb roasted turkey with cranberry-orange relish, ceviche with toasted coconut, and decadent dessert options including salted caramel apple galette with maple crème anglaise. Price for buffet is $70 per person, kids 12 and under $30.

Address: 999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

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Dinner at Coco

If you’re craving something special this holiday, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has you covered with Christmas Day dinners. Visit

Address: 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek

Fresh Harvest: Egg nog pancakes, lox and cream cheese, brisket, walnut shrimp (11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $42 adults, $17 children)

NYY Steak: Roasted corn and crab chowder, grilled venison chops and caramel apple cake (5-10 p.m. à la carte)

1st Street Deli: Kale salad, pecan-crusted grouper, and peppermint bark cheesecake (11 a.m.-11 p.m.; à la carte)


Christmas at AQ by Il Mulino

The all-you-can-eat Christmas Day brunch offers carved meats and fish, a homemade pasta station, seafood, made-to-order omelets, and a dessert buffet. Cost is $100 per person and $45 for children under 12. Plus, take a picture by the luxe Christmas tree.

Address: 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160


Mastro’s Ocean Club featured picture

Enjoy a holiday on the water at this Intracoastal restaurant featuring Porterhouse 24 oz., Chilean Sea Bass, Florida Grouper, Lobster Mashed Potatoes and Gorgonzola Mac & Cheese. Plus, Signature Warm Butter Cake features a crystallized exterior and warm center topped with homemade cream. Enjoy live entertainment on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Address: 3000 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale


Latkes at The Lincoln Eatery

Try a twist on a Hanukkah tradition at Marble & Rye, The Lincoln Eatery’s modern take on a traditional kosher New York delicatessen. Latkes are available with pastrami or corn beef, drizzled with deli mustard and sauerkraut. In addition to the traditional potato latkes, Marble & Rye will also be offering s’mores latkes with sweet potato, chocolate graham crackers and marshmallows and a jelly doughnut latke with grape jelly, powdered sugar and sweet potato. The Lincoln Eatery is open on Christmas Eve until 6 p.m.

Address: 723 Lincoln Ln N, Miami Beach




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