The holidays are fast approaching — let the party-planning begin! Whether you’re looking to host an intimate holiday dinner with close friends and family, or a larger corporate get-together with the entire team, Aventura Mall offers a wide variety of venues suited for any kind of soiree. One of the reasons why they call us the best mall in Miami is that we’re home to some of the top restaurants in Aventura and greater South Florida. So, when it’s time to start coordinating that festive celebration, don’t let the season’s bustle stress you out — we have you covered!
Check out this list of great options for hosting holiday parties:
If you’re looking for delicious comfort food in a casual, lively setting, Tap 42 is the spot for you. The restaurant features a head-spinning list of draft and craft brews, plus entrees and shareable apps that hit the spot. What’s more, they host a killer happy hour and take group reservations for larger parties.
Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar is located on the upper level of the Expansion Wing overlooking the Aventura Slide Tower.
Change up your holiday dinner this year with a Far East-inspired meal at Pubbelly Sushi. From classic and creative rolls to group-friendly starters that range from fan-favorite edamame to short rib and truffle dumplings, Pubbelly’s menu is big on flavor. Happy hour happens daily here, too, making it the perfect stop for something a little less formal than a sit-down dinner (though you can totally do that, as well).
Pubbelly Sushi is located on the lower level of the Expansion Wing near the Apple Store.
One of the hottest Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, Serafina serves up authentic Old World favorites like classic antipasti, traditional pasta, and hits-the-spot entrees. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, too.
Serafina is located on the upper level of the New Wing across from Zara.
Hosting a group of meat lovers? Chef Michael Mina’s International Smoke is famous for its BBQ. You’ll find all your favorites here, plus finger-licking fixings and a three-course tasting menu that’s perfect for those who want a well-rounded and ultra-flavorful experience.
International Smoke is located on the lower level of the Expansion Wing near the Aventura Slide Tower.
Founded by Lima-born chef Juan Chipoco, CVI.CHE 105 is a hit among fans of fresh Peruvian flavors. The menu here features loads of shareable appetizers and incredible customizable ceviches and tiraditos, making it a great option for a holiday lunch or dinner.
CVI.CHE 105 is located on the lower level of the Expansion Wing near the Apple Store.
The recently opened Divieto Ristorante serves upscale Italian dishes in a laid-back setting. They’re famous for their fettuccine alfredo, a top-notch table side experience guaranteed to wow your guests. The pasta comes served inside a Parmigiano Reggiano wheel and is the perfect size for sharing.
Divieto Ristorante is located on the lower level near Nordstrom.
For more information, call 305-935-1110.