The Strand serves the Thanksgiving meal you read about in cookbooks but can never quite execute yourself. Leave it to the pros who put out black fig ravioli and lemon pepper herb-crusted turkey as part of a four-course plated dinner. Seatings are available at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Dine in. $95, children $45.
If you ask us, Thanksgiving is best spent watching football and hanging with family, not slaving over a hot stove all day. Also, who wants to cook after a night of marathon drinking out at all the Wynwood bars? But our main reason for forgoing a homemade feast on this holiday has to do with the best restaurants in Miami. The city’s top establishments have sweetened the deal with prix-fixe meals, themed courses and festive cocktails that require zero clean-up and little to no effort (read: you’ll have no trouble scoring a seat this holiday season). So, as much as we love grandma’s mashed potatoes or look forward to dad’s smoked turkey each year, how about we give the family chef something else to be thankful for: Thanksgiving dinner reservations.