Stephen Starr's Bal Harbour outpost is helmed by Iron Chef alum Makoto Okuwa, whose thrice-weekly shipments of fresh fish ensure his namesake restaurant stays in the top echelon of Japanese restaurants. The impeccable sushi menu is reason enough to stop in, but the rest of Makoto’s offerings like Wagyu Short Rib, Certified Angus Beef Prime Steaks, and knockout Brussels Sprouts make this the best way to reward yourself whenever you're forced to go shopping at Bal Harbour.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable or order take-out and delivery online.
If you’re not eating raw fish, is it really Christmas? Such is the question at Makoto, where you can dine on Peking Salmon with Red Miso Hoisin, Fermented Chili Sauce, and Pancakes off the holiday menu along with all their regular offerings.
Cost: Salmon runs $100 each; a la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.