For a Christmas dinner that’ll be talked about for years, head to this over-the-top steakhouse for its three-course prix-fixe offering. All Dirty French’s Instagram stars are part of the holiday menu, including the unforgettable mushroom mille feuille as an appetizer, and prime filet mignon or blackened snapper as your main. Everything comes with sesame spinach and pomme frites, and you can even order the infamous opera cake for dessert.
Cost: $150 per person.
No detail goes unnoticed in this new steakhouse from the Carbone folks, from the minute you roll up to the valet to the Chartreuse cart rolling by at dessert. The lounge is as close to visiting Scarface’s Babylon club as you’ll find, with painstaking tropical décor, dim lights, and plenty of shiny metal. The massive dining room is done up in zebra print and copper painted ceilings, complemented by equally decadent French takes on steakhouse classics. The mushroom mille feuille is its grand creation, set atop a corn and curry sauce that’s the season’s most original dish. The collection of prime steaks is hard to resist, though if you’re looking for something different, the chicken and crepes brings a whole bird made with both French and Moroccan influences.
Your family from out of town probably imagines Thanksgiving dinner in Miami involves rolling up to a neon-strewn valet, walking down into a palm-and-brass bar, then eating in a restaurant ripped from the set of Scarface. They’d be pretty close if you took them to Dirty French for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s one of Miami’s best places for groups and the special menu will include a roasted heritage turkey, prime rib, and four sides, plus pecan pie a la mode and crème brulee for dessert.
Cost: $150 per person.
There is absolutely nothing subtle about dinner at Dirty French Steakhouse, where the entire experience feels like eating inside a movie set. The neon-filled valet leads to a red foyer and a bar done up in palm trees and brass—a tribute to the 1980’s glam that made Miami a vicey cultural icon. The main dining rooms are abuzz with tuxedoed waiters and Art Deco design, where boisterous groups pose with magnums of wine and share titanic steaks like the 40-ounce porterhouse and 36-ounce Wagyu Tomahawk. The French-influenced menu is fantastic, though it’s almost secondary to the theatrical experience of eating at Dirty French. If you’re looking for an “it” restaurant for your group celebration, this is absolutely the one.