Feeling festive but not really in the mood to pull out all the stops for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? Palm Beach County’s restaurants have all of the details covered. Celebrate with delightful prix fixe courses, curated menus, and abundant cheer at these area restaurants on Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25), and New Year’s Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31).
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The elegant resto along the Intracoastal in Jupiter will be open on Christmas Day from 12 to 8 p.m. serving up delectable plates to holiday guests. Featuring fare like wild mushroom and roasted chestnut soup; whole Maine lobster stuffed with cornbread, bacon, oyster mushrooms, leeks, Gruyere, and creole mustard; Dijon-crusted roast prime rib; and the seasonal Partridge in a Pear Tree cocktail. Reserve a table here.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse
Available for dine-in or takeout, the celebrated steakhouse will present its regular menu on Christmas Eve from 5 to 8 p.m. Executive chef Tommy Nevill’s dinner highlights include magnificent starters like shrimp cocktail and crab cake with Creole beurre blanc; delectable entrées like prime double cut pork chop and Atlantic salmon with tarragon chimichurri; and indulgent desserts like coconut cream cake and Bailey’s chocolate cake. Reserve a table or place a Christmas Eve to-go order here.
Almond Palm Beach
The team at the beloved Hamptons transplant will bring their decades-long Suckling Pig Roast tradition to Palm Beach on Christmas Eve. This year, the annual celebration will benefit Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing services to homeless and at-risk families across the county.
“We get our hands on a few locally raised suckling pigs, roast them, and serve them with a couple of great winter sides and it’s a win for everyone,” said chef and co-owner Jason Weiner. “We will also have our full dinner menu available for dine in and take out to give everyone something to enjoy.”
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The resort’s Boca Landing restaurant will treat Christmas guests to a festive prix fixe dinner seating from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 25, featuring elevated staples like beef tartare, oven roasted duck, and frutti di mare, and dark chocolate torte for dessert. The three-course menu costs $75 for adults and children older than 12 years and is free for children younger than 2 years. A 7 percent tax and 20 percent service charge will be added to all parties. Reserve a table here.
The Ben’s sophisticated portfolio of beloved eateries are offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day prix fixe menus for diners to enjoy. Spruzzo will invite diners to the rooftop for an unlimited raw bar, featuring ceviche classico, King Crab legs, and West Coast oysters, and a BBQ Action Station, on Dec. 24 and 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. Dinner costs $135 for adults and children older than 12 years and $75 for children younger than 12 years.
Downstairs, Proper Grit’s prix fixe menu will take diners on a festive culinary tour with roasted chestnut crème soup with smoked eel and caramelized pumpkin croutons to start; New York strip beef wellington with foie gras duxelles, roasted brussels sprouts, truffle mashed potatoes, béarnaise, and jus; and a delicious pecan tart adorned with whipped crème fraiche to finish. Dinner costs $59 for adults and children older than 12 years and $39 for children younger than 12 years. Reserve a spot here.
The hotel’s family of restaurants will host a Christmas festivity for everyone on Dec. 24 and 25. Relax and reconnect with loved ones at The Breakers’ timeless delight of holiday tea from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve at HMF. Guests are encouraged to don their teatime finest for sandwiches, scones, rose petal jam, and curated teas.
For lunch and dinner, guests can dine alfresco or nestled at a cozy table at Flagler Steakhouse on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The kitchen will exclusively prepare a prix fixe three-course holiday lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Lunch costs $110-$145 for adults and children older than 12 years and $60 for children younger than 12 years; dinner costs $175-$195 for adults and children older than 12 years and $75 for children younger than 12 years.
Over at the Ponce de Leon Ballroom and The Circle, diners can indulge in a Christmas Holiday Buffet on Dec. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. and 12 to 6 p.m., respectively. Featuring festive mainstays like beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, and more, diners will delight in the decadence. Dinner costs $195 for adults and children older than 12 years and $125 for children younger than 12 years.
New Year’s Eve
Farmer’s Table in North Palm Beach
Palm Beach County’s beloved health-conscious dining destination will ring in the New Year with an evening of hedonistic delight. The New Year’s Eve party will begin with a tableside cocktail reception and small plate appetizers, followed by a seated four-course dinner. Executive chef Michael Schenk will prepare Garden Soup, Celebration Salad, petit herb-roasted sirloin steak and salmon, and apple strudel for a sweet finale. Dance the night away with a live DJ before a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets cost $125/person and can be purchased here.
The Palm Beach landmark will continue the fun and host New Year’s Eve festivities across the island. Echo will offer exclusive menu items, Champagne, and holiday cocktails on Dec. 31, from 5 to 10 p.m. HMF will put their spin on the specialty dishes, cocktails, and Champagne offerings from 6 to 10 p.m., which party favors handed out at midnight. Chic outpost Henry’s Palm Beach will host diners from 11 a.m. to midnight with a full menu and unique specials to indulge in. The Italian Restaurant will serve New Year’s Eve fare and a holiday special with a twist from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Flagler Steakhouse and Seafood Bar will both boast a three-course, prix fixe dinner for $350/person and $250/person, respectively.
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The boutique hotel will help guests ring in the New Year with an evening of dining and dancing at Boca Landing. From 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., diners will enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu featuring Florida stone crabs and crab-crusted black grouper, all to the tune of live entertainment by DJ Tito. The night will culminate with a Champagne toast to celebrate the start of 2021. Reservations are required. Dinner costs $175 per person, plus 7 percent tax and 20 service charge.
Internationally acclaimed chef Angelo Elia will prepare a holiday prix fixe menu on Thursday, Dec. 31 at his Boca Raton location. Guests can indulge in four courses ripe with cultural specialties including fettucine porcini, hog snapper livornese, and tiger prawns. Everyone will receive a Champagne flute to toast to the New Year along with party favors.
In addition to indoor seating, Casa D’Angelo will offer tables on the outdoor terrace for alfresco dining. Reservations from 5 to 7:30 p.m. cost $125/person; from 8 p.m. to close cost $150/person. Tax and gratuity are separate.
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Eau Palm Beach
The Manalapan resort’s Grand Ballroom will set the scene for a Supper Club-themed New Year’s Eve soiree to welcome 2021, beginning at 8 p.m. Guests will be treated to table-side cocktail service, hors d’oeuvres, flowing Moët Impérial and Rosé Impérial, and a menu curated by executive chef Neall Bailey, executive sous chef Matthew Gale, banquet chef Dustin Ward, and pastry chef Zachary Detweiller. The feast will feature a seafood raw bar, beef carpaccio, and elderflower and St. Germain sorbet intermezzo, Wagyu filet Rossini, and more. Former The Voice contestant Nick Hagelin will MC the evening’s performances by The Legends of the Voice Band and more.
Meat Market Palm Beach will host Pap Corps’ 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Party. The “Imagine a World Without Cancer” benefit is a key fundraiser for the nonprofit which supports cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Reservations start at $300 and outdoor seating is available. The party will begin with the DJ spinning in the Pommery Lounge while guests enjoy bites prepared by executive chef Sean Brasel alongside hand-crafted cocktails and sommelier-selected wines. Guests will then hit the dance floor as Chris Ferrara and The Common Good take the stage ahead of the signature balloon drop in the main dining room.
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