All The Best Christmas Eve And Day Meals In Broward County

December 20, 2018

All The Best Christmas Eve And Day Meals In Broward County

All The Best Christmas Eve And Day Meals in Broward County

Happy holidays, Fort Lauderdale. As you celebrate with family and friends, leave the cooking to the pros with a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner reservation.

Many restaurants across Broward County will serve up holiday-inspired meals, from indulgent brunch spreads to chef’s tasting menus and more. Here are the best Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals in Broward County.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria

On Christmas Eve, enjoy a Mexican-themed chef’s tasting menu ($55) from 6 to 11 p.m. Standouts include short rib in chili garlic oil, seafood chili relleno with poblano bechamel and baked camembert with guava sauce. Lunch and a limited à la carte dinner menu will also be available. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will feature regular lunch and dinner menus along with additional specials starting at 6 p.m. 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-245-3069;

Point Royal

Indulge in a Christmas Day buffet brunch at celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal at the Diplomat Beach Resort. From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., expect a line-up of holiday-inspired breakfast and lunch favorites, from fresh-made omelettes, corned beef hash and malted waffles, to sugar-cured ham, gingerbread biscotti, peppermint-layered cake and roasted pear and thyme-infused crème brûlées. Brunch ($75 for adults, $25 for children under 12) includes bottomless hard cider punch, drip coffee, or juice. 

3555 S Ocean Dr., Hollywood; 954-602-8750;

Point Royal at the Diplomat Beach Resort

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Terra Mare

Dine along the ocean on Christmas Day with a prix-fixe four-course meal at Terra Mare. Offered from 5 p.m. until close, enjoy a menu ($99) of seasonal favorites, including carrot risotto, poached pear salad, roasted chicken and pumpkin cheesecake. 

551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 786-414-5160;

3030 Ocean

Curated by executive chef Adrienne Grenier, 3030 Ocean will serve holiday-inspired plates on Christmas Day, including creamy chestnut soup with roasted mushrooms, slow-smoked duck breast with sweet potato puree, and gingerbread cheesecake with gingersnap crust, sweet cream and candied cranberries.

3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale; 954-765-3030;

chef Adrienne Grenier 3030 Ocean

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Naked Crab

Celebrate Christmas with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet ($65 for adults, $24 for children) at Naked Crab. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect a fully-stocked raw bar, charcuterie and cheeses, omelette and meat carving stations and a large pastry and desserts table. The restaurant will also host a four-course dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas night. ($65).

1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-7090;

ETARU Hallandale

Japanese restaurant ETARU Hallandale will offer brunch on Christmas Day from noon to 4:30 p.m. with special holiday plates including suckling pig and roast beef. Brunch ($75) will include a welcome cocktail, bottomless pours of a selection of beverages, hot and cold starters on the robata counter, choice of one main course and a decadent dessert platter.

111 South Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach; 954-271-3222;

Japanese restaurant ETARU Hallandale

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Coco Asian Bistro & Bar

Chef and owner Mike Ponluang will serve up holiday à la carte specials on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Standouts include grilled jumbo prawns with Thai chili lime sauce, crab meat fried rice, and a papaya salad ($29), barbecue baby back ribs drizzled with chili paste and paired with jasmine rice and stir-fried Daikon radishes ($25), Japanese wagyu A-5 strip steak with oyster mushrooms ($19 per ounce), and house-made mango mousse for dessert. Diners who order one of the specials will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne.  

 1841 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-3541;

Burlock Coast

Inside the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, wine and dine on Christmas Eve at Burlock Coast with a one-night-only prime rib dinner complete with a bottle of champagne from 6 to 10 p.m. ($129 per couple). Highlights include herb-rubbed roast prime rib, family-style truffle whipped potatoes, roasted root vegetables and horseradish cream. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will host a buffet-style brunch from noon to 8 p.m. ($129 for adults, $49 for children) with numerous sweet and savory items, a caviar station and bottomless beverages.

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-302-6430;
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

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