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Check Out South Florida’s Hottest Holiday Menus

Tis the season for holiday cheer, and restaurants throughout South Florida have crafted menus designed to be shared and enjoyed among loved ones. Below, some of the best holiday menus across South Florida hot spots:

Oma on the Go at Uchi Miami

Japanese for “home,” Uchi Miami is giving Miamians the chance to bring a taste of Uchi to their homes this holiday season with a special omakase to-go package. Priced at $175, the multicourse take-home dinner for two includes the best of Uchi’s elevated Japanese cuisine for an Eastern-inspired holiday meal. The package includes Ora King Crudo with winter squash, Zero Sen makimono, Pork Belly, Brussels Sprouts, Seasonal Squash, Broccolini, Uchi Salad and a pint of Uchi’s all-new take-home ice cream in its signature Fried Milk flavor: salted fudge, toasted blondie, dulcey chocolate and cornflakes. Those looking to purchase the meal can order online from Uchi Miami’s website throughout December.

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Address: 252 NE 25th St., Miami, FL 33127

Santa Brunch at Pinstripes Aventura

Embrace the season this December at the newly opened Pinstripes Aventura! The charming Italian-American bistro, bocce and bowling destination is spreading the holiday cheer from December 2-17 with a Santa Brunch (Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). On either day, take a photo with the man in the red suit to enter a raffle and  receive anything from a complimentary dessert, starter or one hour of gaming. You could even be the lucky guest to win a complimentary dinner at the restaurant for 10 people. On Saturdays, indulge in à la carte chef-inspired dishes such as Lobster & Egg Bruschetta ($24), with Maine lobster, shrimp and soft scrambled eggs on a grilled baguette topped with truffle, or the Florentine Egg White Frittata & Avocado Toast ($19), a delicious blend of spinach, kale, goat cheese, roasted red pepper, grape tomato, arugula and olives with a drizzle of truffle oil. On Sundays, enjoy a brunch buffet with signature carving, omelet and waffle stations, chef specialties, breakfast classics and a sweets table boasting a chocolate fountain. Pair it with bottomless mimosas, sangria and Aperol spritzes, or go for the 24-ounce Big Baller Bloody Mary ($22)garnished with a cheeseburger slider and strip of bacon. The brunch spread is $35 for adults, $15 for children (6-12 years old) and free for kids 5 and under! 

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Address: 19505 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3290, Miami, FL 33180

Italica Midtown

Missed weekend brunch this season? No worries! Italica Midtown is hosting its beloved modern Italian brunch on Monday, December 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a holiday present for Miamians. Guests searching for a vibrant holiday brunch for the whole family or a sweet Christmas date can enjoy Buongiorno ($8), French toast with Nutella, pistachio, mascarpone cheese and housemade marmalade; Asiago cheese-stuffed Gnocchi ($28) with short rib; a slew of pizza selections; 2-for-1 cocktails; and bottomless select drin

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Address: 3201 NE First Ave., Miami, FL 33137

IT Italian Trattoria

Stop by Lincoln Road’s newest restaurant, IT Italian Trattoria, on Christmas Day for a traditional Italian feast featuring a selection of pastas, such as Spaghetti Genovese, Rigatoni Tartufo and Radiatori del Capo, from 8 a.m. to midnight. It wouldn’t be Christmas without an indulgent dessert! IT Italian Tratorria’s dessert menu includes three (yes, three) tiramisus. The traditional Tiramisù Coffee is an excellent choice to round out the holiday, but you also can’t go wrong with the more adventurous Tiramisù Pistachio Strawberry or Tiramisù Caramel. 

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Address: 1014 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

PAUL Miami Beach

Lincoln Road’s PAUL Miami Beach will be serving festive and delectable Yule Logs and Kings Cake, a frosted seasonal treat, on Christmas Day. The beloved French bakery and café will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can sip on a Caramel Macchiato or one of the various hot teas as they take in the recently unveiled “R-Evolution™,” Marco Cochrane’s 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound kinetic sculpture, from the café’s outdoor seating section. 

Address: 450 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Spris Pizza

Local hot spot Spris Pizza on Lincoln Road will be open from noon to 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, where guests can order from its extensive selection of pizzas (like a traditional Margherita Pizza or the unique Tonno Pizza topped with mozzarella, grape tomatoes, red and yellow sweet drop peppers, red onions and Italian tuna in oil) and specialty dishes.

Address: 741 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Segafredo L’Originale on Lincoln Road

Segafredo L’Originale, a hangout spot for locals and visitors alike, is serving specialty holiday cocktails to celebrate on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to midnight. Enjoy a Matcha Martini or Pumpkin Spiced Martini alongside fan-favorite dishes like the Segafredo Burger.

Address: 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

La Fuga at Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Celebrate Christmas Eve with “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” at La Fuga, located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach at Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. The Italian-American celebration kicks off holiday festivities with seven courses of fish and seafood led by Executive Chef Michael Mayer, available à la carte or as a prix-fixe menu for $115pp++ (available only for reservations in the main and private dining rooms) that includes the La Fuga Spritz as a welcome drink and one house glass of red or white wine per person. Guests can also experience individual plates from the special holiday menu such as Cioppino al San Francisco ($33), a seafood stew of scallops, mussels, clams, grouper, shrimp, fingerling potato and spicy tomato broth topped with sourdough bread; Insalata di Rucola e Calamari ($10), an arugula salad with radicchio and griddled calamari drizzled with lemon aioli vinaigrette; or Ostrica al Forna ($6), made with Blue Point oysters, spinach, pancetta, garlic, sambuca, cream, ciabatta breadcrumbs and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Address: 2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Quarterdeck Restaurants

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Quarterdeck Seafood Bar & Grill! This beloved neighborhood spot, known for serving delicious American comfort fare, is kick-starting the holiday season with its “Bad Santa” menu from December 1-24. Across all five South Florida locations, guests can indulge in daily specials, including a tempting Full Rack of Baby Back Ribs ($16) every Tuesday and the savory Churrasco Steak ($24), served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables garnished with chimichurri, every Friday. Elevate your holiday cheer even further with spirited sips like The Old Fashioned Holiday, a delicious blend of Knob Creek Smoked Maple whiskey, a sugar cube, Filthy Cherries and chocolate bitters, or the Jack Frost, featuring Espolòn Blanco, coconut purée, triple sec and lime juice.

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Address: 17th Street | Las Olas | Dania | Davie | Plantation (Sawgrass)

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