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For families who prefer to relax while leaving the cooking to someone else, Thanksgiving in Miami means going over the causeway to the beach to dine at some of the best restaurants in South Florida.
This year, several restaurants will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, along with more seasonally sourced options — all you have to do is pick up the phone and reserve your table.
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Here are a few places you should consider celebrating Thanksgiving this year:
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is offering brunch and dinner at its signature restaurant Bistro One LR. Brunch will be served from noon to 4 p.m. and feature traditional culinary selections along with a carving station.
Guests can also master the art of creating the perfect pumpkin pie by reserving a spot at a special pie-making workshop.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 7 to 10:30 p.m., and will feature a traditional menu complete with all the trimmings, served alongside seasonal cocktails and sommelier-selected fine-wine pairings.
1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786-276-4329
Tom Colicchio’s Beachcraft, with its emphasis on fresh-caught fish and organic ingredients, will offer a Thanksgiving feast again this year, with details to come in late October or early November.
Last year, Beachcraft’s menu included salads, pâté and carrot-cauliflower soup; stuffing, roasted root vegetables, cornbread, potato puree and cranberry sauce; choice of smoked cobia, roast turkey with gravy or sirloin steak; and pumpkin cheesecake or apple pie.
102 24th St., Miami Beach, 786-298-2086
The Bazaar by José Andrés () is offering an exclusive pre-fixe three-course menu for Thanksgiving dinner. While details will be revealed in the near future, reservations are now being accepted from 6 to 10:45 p.m.
1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-2999.
The Forge, one of Miami Beach’s most historic restaurants, is also now taking reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. The landmark establishment dates to the 1920s, but has been reimagined with upscale farm-to-table fare, extravagant decor and a high-tech wine bar featuring 80 wines offered by the glass.
432 W. 41st St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8533.
At The Dutch chefs Andrew Carmellini and Locanda Verde will look to repeat the success of last year’s menu of cider-brined turkey, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, butternut squash, stuffing, cranberry sauce and choice of apple pie, pecan pie or pumpkin brulée for dessert.
Details about this year’s menu and reservations will be available in late October.
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111.
Last year, guests at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana enjoyed Italian-influenced dishes such as pumpkin soup with mascarpone mousse, braised turkey breast stuffed with focaccia, ground beef, ricotta cheese and pistachio and oven-roasted leg of lamb with pumpkin mash and truffles.
This year’s menu isn’t available yet, but the restaurant expects to begin accepting reservations during the second week of October.
1014 Lincoln Road., Miami Beach, 305-531-4833.
StripSteak by Michael Mina () at the FountaineBleau Miami Beach hasn’t released details yet, but last year’s Thanksgiving guests feasted on haricot vert salad; traditional slow-roasted turkey served with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, fennel sausage stuffing, Brussels sprouts and giblet gravy as well as a chocolate pecan tart with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-525-3208
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