Miami's got a bevy of brunch options for a memorable meal
Call your friends up and book your weekly Sunday brunch date in any one of these local favorite spots.
Brunching in Miami is one of the best ways to cap off your week. After a very late Friday or Saturday night at LIV, brunch is your best friend - and Miami's got a whole lot of new besties for you. From brunches with great water views, those amazing brunches with unlimited mimosas and live music to modern comfort food brunches and even an upscale dim sum brunch experience, there are many late breakfast-friendly spots in Miami that make for memorable meals.
A Modern Southern Comfort Food Brunch
Bird and Bone
Bird and Bone is the first stop to make once that weekend morning sun rises over the water. Located at the Confidante Hotel in Mid Beach, you'll feel right at home with comfortable and open dining both inside and on the patio for beautiful al fresco brunch. Call ahead for reservations so you won't wait a minute more than you have to for these amazing southern comfort food dishes.
Bird and Bone is full of twists on tasty southern American classics that will take you back to those slow and happy weekends of your youth. But don't be mistaken, this isn't your grandma's southern cooking. This is southern on a whole new level from chef Richard Hale, that will keep you coming back every weekend to taste everything from the fresh and slightly spicy homemade pickles to the side of crispy brussels sprouts with sweet, slightly Asian flavors.
A must-try is the perfectly seasoned Chicken and Cornbread Waffles with its crispy skin on the outside that's also tender and juicy on the inside. The waffle itself also has just the right crispiness with a light fluffy middle and slightly sweet kernels of corn scattered throughout. It's tasty without much need for the rich sweet bourbon sauce, but with it you will feel the soul of Tennessee.
Eggs Benedict is a true brunch standard, but here it's got that southern twist with a fried green tomato, prosciutto thin slices of ham and a light, delicious hollandaise that won’t leave you feeling heavy when your plate is inevitably wiped clean. Pair it with the side of cheesy and smoky grits. Not your grandma's grits, nor your late night diner version, these are creamy but still gritty enough to be considered grits and served in a cute little iron skillet.
No matter what incredible brunch dish you decide on, you can also order unlimited mimosas, bellinis and Bloody Marys, but you will really want to stick with the southern theme and get the sangria made with apple cider and apple pie moonshine. Almost too delicious and well worth the extra for unlimited, just make sure you Lyft home or even better - spend the day by the Confidante pool in one of its cozy cabanas.
Bottomless Champagne, Mimosas & More Brunch
DECK Sixteen is a beautiful spot to have brunch right in the heart of Miami Beach at the Hyatt Centric. This unpretentious brunch spot serves a tasty Saturday brunch on the hotel's third-floor indoor-outdoor patio and pool deck, so you'll get the full feel of Miami Beach’s perfect weather while trying flavorful dishes, all with a rooftop pool view. Add to it the live music they play during brunch from such great musicians like the French Horn Collective and you'll be in paradise.
DECK Sixteen in known for it's imaginative Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine where dishes proudly feature sustainable local and seasonal ingredients. You will always get the freshest that leave you feeling good about eating. Presented by renowned Miami chef, William Milian, expect flavors that heighten your senses but not empty your pockets.
From Andalusian Flamenco Eggs to Smoked Salmon Toast with bread from Miami-favorite and loved Zak the Baker to a variety of very tasty frittatas, you will find a dish you’ll fall in love with. Make sure to start your visit with the $15 bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys while you are deciding on which brunch item to order. They also have a variety of signature sangrias if you want to keep with the Mediterranean theme.
Don't leave too soon after brunch, they offer $5 parking validation all day and you are only a two-minute walk to the beach. Take a dip, enjoy the sun and come back for more later. You won't be disappointed.
The Setai offers a Sunday Jazz Brunch with a varied selection of breakfast classics and select Asian dishes. As you sit in the beautiful courtyard, indulge in the Grand Buffet's raw bar, roasted chicken, strip loin and bottomless Louis Roederer champagne, Bloody Marys, bellinis and mimosas paired with refined service. Experience one of the "best" Sunday jazz brunches Miami has to offer any Sunday from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Located in downtown Miami at the lux InterContinental Hotel, Toro Toro offers a twist on the contemporary steakhouse experience artfully blending Pan Latin flavors from acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought his concept all the way from Dubai. Enjoy their bottomless brunch buffet for only $49 per person. Choose from a lavish display of international choices, including small hot and cold plates, a salad bar, pastries and a rodizio carving station with juicy meats served right off the wood grill.
Want to get your drink on? During Toro Toro’s Sunday brunch enjoy unlimited mimosas, Michelada's and Bloody Mary's... perfect for getting over last night's festivities. This Miami chic atmosphere, complemented with leather couches and dark wood, is the perfect tosspot to recover during your Sunday brunch. Toro Toro's brunch is available every Sunday from 11:30 am until 3 pm. Big perk: You also get complimentary parking.
Start with bottomless Bloody Marys or Japanese sangria. Once you've had a drink, move on to the Brunch Baikingo open sushi bar and dive in to some sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls. After you’ve had your fill of sushi, spend some time at the robata counter for soups, salads, and cold or warm dishes. It's now time for your main entrée and you have a choice of Angus skirt steak, barley miso corn-fed baby chicken, salt grilled sea bass, or assorted vegetables. Finish it all off with Zuma's signature dessert platter served with fruits, ice creams, and sorbets.
Classic American Brunch
This legendary Miami champagne brunch is a true classic brunch buffet paradise with endless stations to choose from. You can try as little or as many dishes as you would like and always find perfection. To top things off, this lovely feast sits in a Mediterranean-style courtyard in the historic Biltmore Hotel.
There is a traditional breakfast station with chef created omelets, classic Eggs Benedict with black truffle hollandaise, as well as a variety of breakfast meats and assorted mini quiches. If you want even more meat, then move onto the carving station for the Chef Selection reserve beef with au jus and horseradish mousseline or herb rubbed boneless leg of lamb with fresh mint sauce. There is even a fresh seasonal catch carved to order.
If you want to stay a little on the light side, try the tapas and salad choices like madras curry chicken and mango chutney salad, watermelon with feta cheese, blue crab and avocado salad, or pesto orzo salad with spicy lamb sausage. For the seafood lover, try the chef prepared sushi maki and sashimi. If that’s not enough, pescetarians can enjoy a seafood, caviar, and raw bar that includes domestic and imported roe, blinis and toast points alongside chilled oysters shucked to order, chilled poached gulf shrimp and even split Alaskan king crab legs.
Special call out to the culmination of any food lover's dream: the wall of desserts prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Olivier Rodriguez. Make sure to save room and sample the most extravagant desserts you have ever tried. From the Chocolate Cremeux and Crème Brulee to the light and airy cream puffs, you will keep coming back to try them all. You can't go wrong no matter what you choose.
Rusty Pelican Miami
The Rusty Pelican offers one of the best views of the Downtown Miami skyline, and a delicious brunch to compliment it. Located off the Rickenbacker Causeway, the restaurant offers an a la carte weekend brunch with a sophisticated and modern American twist, featuring a wide selection from their small plates, raw bar and 'brunchy' things menu.
Perfect for parties to share are the sea bass and salmon croquetas, the duck confit, and foie gras with goat cheese empanadas. From the raw bar, choose a selection of oysters, lobster tails, snow crab claws and sushi. Enjoy traditional brunch options, including pancakes with homemade vanilla maple syrup, steak and eggs and Scottish smoked salmon.
If you're looking for a great brunch spot for special occasions, including Easter Sunday and Mother's Day, be sure to book reservations in advance for their extensive buffet brunch held in the upper floor ballroom. The menu consists of a variety of food stations including “The Carvery," “The Raw Bar," “The Ceviche & Tartare” and “Sweet Things." For the kids, there's often a kids buffet, face painting and even balloon artists.
Sit outside on Morgans’ charming porch and enjoy an American classic brunch al fresco, Miami Style . Popular dishes include the raspberry flat cakes, brioche French toast, oatmeal with almond praline, frittata, the house chicken club sandwich, the towering grilled cheese sandwich, bread pudding (flavors change daily) and freshly made chocolate chip cookies. Heads up, if you opt for the chocolate chip cookies be sure to tell your server as early as possible as this requires 20 minutes to bake.
Insider's Tip: The cookies are perfect for a group brunch or a hostess gift for any Sunday afternoon visit.
Dim Sum Brunch
Okay, so, technically it's lunch but anything before 2 p.m. on a Sunday falls squarely into the brunch territory and Hakkasan serves up dim sum in Miami Beach from noon to 3 p.m. This upscale Miami Beach Chinese restaurant at the world renowned Fontainebleau hotel offers a beautiful array of traditional Chinese dim sum dishes alongside a menu Chinese cuisine favorites such as crispy almond pear prawns and sautéed gai lan with rice wine and ginger. Hakkasan’s kitchen incorporates a modern touch and exotic flavor pairings to keep your taste buds alight.
While at Hakkasan, take a peek at their critically acclaimed cocktail menu. It's sure to wow you!
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