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The Best Miami Restaurants Open on Christmas 2021

Christmas is around the corner. Where are you celebrating? If you don’t feel like cooking for the holiday, 305 has options that will be open to host you and your loved ones with delicious food and cheers. Here are some of the best Miami restaurants open on Christmas. Happy holidays!

Ambersweet at The Confidante Miami Beach

Offering a sophisticated but approachable Christmas Brunch menu with eclectic dishes, Ambersweet inside The Confidante Miami Beach provides a unique dining experience that celebrates the region’s vibrant history and culture.  

For $65 per person, guests can choose from an assortment of freshly baked pastries, viennoiserie, sliced deli and breads; French toast; glazed ham; breakfast quiche; Alaskan smoked salmon and choice of bagel and complimentary accouterments; sushi from the raw bar display; sliced turkey breast, and much more. All Christmas Brunches come with a selection of fruit juices, coffee, eggnog, and hot cocoa.

Ambersweet is located at 4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140. For more information, visit their official website

CJ’s Crab Shack

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - Cj's Crab Shack

For a low-key Christmas meal, look no further than CJ’s Crab Shack. The Ocean Drive staple will be open to serve up tasty crab and other seafood delights. Bolstered by a refreshing—and stiff—cocktail list, you’ll have a very merry Christmas indeed. Highlights include the snow crab dinner, fish and chips, and steak and lobster. 

CJ’s Crab Shack is located at 600 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.

Hiyakawa  

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - Hiyakawa

In the mood for a Christmas feast? Hiyakawa has you covered with a bevy of a la carte and omakase options. The upscale Japanese eatery will delight all the senses with some of the freshest fish in town. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for—and you’re paying for the best sushi. 

Hiyakawa is located at 2700 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website

Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden

This year, go all out with Christmas brunch at Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden. The chic Coconut Grove restaurant is serving up a decadent buffet with $35 bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Build-Your-Own-Mimosas, and live music. 

Offered from 11 am to 3 pm, brunch options include a salad station, cheese & charcuterie, seafood station, omelet and breakfast station, holiday-inspired entrees and sides, and a dessert station. Cost is $135 per adult and $55 per child; tax and gratuity not included.

Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133. For more information, visit their official website.

La Placita

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - La Placita

MiMO’s beloved Puerto Rican eatery will be offering all of your favorite dishes this Christmas. There are no wrong choices here—everything is packed with flavor. Opt for smaller bites like the empanadillas and fried cheese or go big with whole fried snapper, churrasco, chicken Milanese, and more. Whatever you do, wash it down with a Medalla or one of the restaurant’s delectable drinks. 

La Placita is located at 6789 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, visit their official website.

Lobster Shack

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - Lobster Shack

With two convenient locations on South Beach, locals won’t have to travel far for some awesome lobster rolls. Lobster Shack offers not just the classic iteration but several variations, too, like the Cajun lobster roll and spicy lobster roll. Cutting carbs? Just get the live Maine lobster. Not everything is focused on the crustacean; Lobster Shack also serves up an assortment of shrimp and fish dishes—there’s something for everyone. Two words: full bar. 

Lobster Shack has locations on Lincoln Road and South of Fifth. For more information, visit their official website.

Pubbelly Sushi

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - Pubbelly Sushi

If you were hoping to grab some Pubbelly Sushi on Christmas Day, we have good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad news out of the way: Both the Aventura and Brickell locations will be closed. The good news: Miami Beach and Dadeland will be open regular hours. So you may have to travel a little further to get your tuna pizza, rock shrimp tempura, and miso black cod, but they’re worth the drive. 

Pubbelly Sushi has multiple locations across Miami. For more information, visit their official website.

RED South Beach

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - RED South Beach

Few places do steak as well as RED South Beach. The Miami Beach institution is THE place for meat—end of discussion. But did you know they offer way more than just steak? From tasty raw bar selections to decadent pastas, Red has it all. A word of advice: the more, the merrier. You’ll want to order everything—and then some. 

RED South Beach is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.

The Doral Yard

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - The Doral Yard

Make your way to The Doral Yard for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer. The community hangout will be open on Christmas starting at 6 pm, so you can grab dinner at vendors like Yip (Asian cuisine), Un Pollo (Venezuelan cuisine), and Della Bowls (vegan cuisine). That’s just a taste of the food lineup that awaits you here. Come hungry—there’s a lot to eat. 

The Doral Yard is located at 8455 NW 53rd Street, Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166. For more information, visit their official website.

The Wagyu Bar

Miami restaurants open on Christmas - 2021 - The Wagyu Bar

Over on Coral Way, The Wagyu Bar will be open to serve up some amazing steaks. The laidback steakhouse ensures guests enjoy quality selections at a reasonable price point. Filet mignon, ribeye, picanha, New York strip … there’s no shortage of cuts available. If you fall in love with your dish, you can buy the steak just a few doors down at Meat N’ Bone to take home and cook later. It’s a win-win for customers. 

The Wagyu Bar is located at 2257 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145. For more information, visit their official website.

Toscana Divino

Visit Toscana Divino in Brickell for Christmas, and you’ll find a carefully curated prix-fixe menu of holiday specials. Available for lunch and dinner, guests will be able to indulge in potato gnocchi, roast beef in red wine sauce, panettone, and more for $115+ per person. Get your reservations ASAP—reservations are sure to fill up. 

Toscana Divino is located at 900 South Miami Avenue, #185, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.

TUR Kitchen

Enjoy dinner with the entire family on Christmas Day with TUR’s new winter menu and featured specials from 6 pm-11 pm. The Mediterranean-inspired eatery in Coral Gables will not only be offering a la carte options, but also a seven-course tasting menu ($145 per person ++) with the option to add on a sommelier wine pairing ($95).

TUR Kitchen is located at 259 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information, visit their official website.

While indeed some restaurants listed on our website are in paid partnership with Dish Miami, not all are. Read more about how we choose the restaurants we write about here.

Geoffrey Anderson
Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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