If you’re longing for a family-style dinner, head to Marcus Samuelsson’s Overtown outpost where they’ll be dishing up shareable plates for you and yours from 5 - 10 pm. Guests can pick two small share plates like Krazy Kale Salad or Marcus’ Cornbread. Then order an entrée, sit back, and wait for the family-style feast of sides including green beans, sweet potato casserole, mac ‘n cheese, and St. Augustine shrimp. Red velvet macaroons, German chocolate cupcakes, and sweet potato challah bread pudding finish off the parade.
Cost: $75 per person; $20 for kids.
Marcus Samuelsson’s Overtown hotspot puts a new twist on Thanksgiving dinner, offering its take on some traditional classics. Guests will get a prix fixe menu starting with a Caesar salad or deviled egg toast. Main courses will include a Cajun spiced smoked turkey breast and BBQ pulled smoked turkey legs, served alongside sweet potato casserole filled with spiced pecan granola marshmallow gratin and cayenne cane syrup. It also includes smoked gouda mac ‘n cheese on the side and chocolate bourbon pecan pie or apple cobbler pie ice cream for dessert.
Cost: $75 per adult, $20 per child under 12.
This outpost from beloved chef Marcus Samuelsson has turned Overtown into a dining destination. But the restaurant is far from a big-name celeb waltzing into town and claiming to change the landscape. Beyond the stellar menu, the interior of the former billiards hall is papered in mementos from Overtown’s glory days, and pays serious homage to the people who made the neighborhood great. Most of his staff comes from the area, too, integrating the restaurant into the district’s very fabric.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.