Bust out your linen and your sundresses, because Easter is right around the corner. If you haven’t made plans yet, fear not — we’ve rounded up the best places in Miami to get your brunch on this Sunday. Whether you’re looking to celebrate with family or just sip bubbly with your besties, these spots promise to deliver an Easter experience that’s sweeter than a Cadbury egg.
James Beard Award-winning Chef Norman Van Aken has teamed up with Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith at the new Coral Gables-based restaurant AD LIB. If you’ve not yet been to the modern-American eatery, make a reservation for brunch this Sunday. Must-try dishes that will be served exclusively for Easter include Belgian waffles with warm bananas foster, lemon cross buns served with whipped honey butter, and a festive Easter Bunny Cake — the team’s take on the classic hummingbird cake. Music ensemble Sofilla will provide the tunes.
Details: 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; www.adlibgables.com
In celebration of Easter, Phuc Yea will serve a special holiday-themed cocktail named the 10,000 Dong. It’s a matcha peach sour made with Japanese matcha, Fee Brothers peach bitters, Oxley Gin, Chartreuse Jaune, lemon and lime. It’s comes with a disclaimer — ‘for naughty bunnies only.’
Details: 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.phucyea.com
Seaspice Brasserie and Lounge will transform into an Easter wonderland this Sunday, offering a waterfront brunch from 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. complete with live music, delicious dishes and seating both inside and outside on the patio.
Details: 422 North River Dr., Miami; www.seaspicemiami.com
The Balcony Las Olas
If you live in Broward, The Balcony’s four-course Easter brunch will be very convenient. If you don’t, it’s definitely worth the drive. Served from 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. and priced at $49 per person, the special feast includes your choice of an appetizer, salad, main course (think Chilean Sea Bass, roast chicken or an 8-ounce filet mignon) and beignets for dessert.
Details: 1309 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.thebalconylasolas.com
What’s better than Easter eggs? Alcohol. And Living Room at Faena has just the potion to put an extra spring in your step. Order the Lima Lima — made with pisco, basil syrup, watermelon, fresh lemon and egg whites — and you’ll see what we mean.
Details: 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.faena.com/miami-beach/bar/living-room
Head to any of Yard House’s locations — you’ll find them all across South Florida and Broward — for a casual and delicious Easter brunch serving up modern American brunch favorites, like avocado toast, machaca con huevos, and the famous Yard House Breakfast Burger, and bottomless drink packages including house beers, Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Details: for all locations, visit www.yardhouse.com
At 1 Hotel South Beach, Habitat is a great choice to enjoy brunch on Easter Sunday. Served from noon until 3 p.m. and priced at $80 per person and $45 for children under 12, the delicious spread includes homestyle dishes like local snapper ceviche, doughnuts with spiked chocolate sauce, and brioche French toast. Dine indoors or al fresco on the outdoor terrace.
Details: 2395 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.1hotels.com/south-beach/taste
If you’re looking for Easter brunch options in Coconut Grove, Ariete is a great one. Chef Michael Beltran’s team will whip up a to-die-for Easter brunch buffet with signature brunch offerings like the frita benedict, guava and cream cheese pancakes, breakfast burritos, and a fresh seafood station. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and priced at $39 per person and $25 for children. Adults have the option to upgrade to bottomless mimosas for an additional $10.
Details: 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove; www.arietemiami.com
Fans of James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina need look no further than Bourbon Steak at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa for the ultimate Easter brunch buffet. Guests will get to pile their plates high with delectable options served at a plethora of stations while sipping bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys — all for $90. Children can dine for $39. Did we mention there will be an Easter egg hunt on the property?
Details: 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura; www.jwturnberry.com/aventura-restaurants/bourbon-steak
Executive Chef Michael Beltran (the mastermind behind Ariete) is opening his Cuban-American diner Chug’s just in time for Easter. It’s a great option if you’re planning on hosting an Easter party at home and want to pick up a box of take-home goodies that will impress all your guests. Pastelitos, ham and short rib croquetas, out-of-this-world blueberry and lemon curd pies — check. Just remember you must place your order by Thursday, April 18 for weekend pick-up.
Details: 3444 Main Highway, Coconut Grove; to place your order, call 786-495-6362
If Instagram is your jam, you’ll find a picture-perfect setting for Easter dinner at Gianni’s in the iconic Villa Casuarina, formerly the Versace Mansion. Enjoy dishes from a new menu by Executive Chef Valter Mancini as you sip a 24-karat gold leaf cocktail and snap selfies by the villa’s famous 54-foot long pool tiled with the Versace Medusa logo.
Details: 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; www.vmmiamibeach.com
Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden
Lush and whimsical, Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove is a brunch paradise. Make a reservation for Easter Sunday, and you’ll enjoy a la carte signature dishes like chicken and waffles and Challah French toast, bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas ($22 per person) and sultry sounds by a live jazz duo. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Details: 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove; www.isabellescoconutgrove.com
Jaya at The Setai
Executive Chef Vijay Veen is curating a sumptuous Easter brunch this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., including Far East-inspired flavors and several dessert and raw bar selections. There will also be a deep-sea delicacy station featuring King crab, salt crusted fish and more. The brunch is priced at $145 per person and includes free-flowing Louis Roederer champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys. Children can dine for $65.
Details: 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.thesetaihotel.com/culinary-experiences.php
Hop on over to Nikki Beach and take advantage of the iconic beach club’s Easter brunch with a side of South of France-style joie de vivre. From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., you can indulge in custom omelets, handmade pasta made to order on site, fresh seafood, Nutella waffles, and more, plus a craft Bloody Mary bar. And make sure to try Nikki Beach’s star Easter sip, a rose elderflower cocktail made with lemon juice, pink grapefruit juice, elderflower liqueur, rose vodka and sparkling rose.
Details: 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; www.nikkibeach.com
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
This Easter, Fleming’s will offer a three-course brunch menu for both children (starting at $16) and adults (starting at $30). Highlights for the grown-ups include the steakhouse’s signature Eggs Benedict with sliced filet mignon, crab cake or surf and turf, brioche French toast and salmon Cobb salad, while kids can indulge in mac and cheese and filet mignon, and colossal shrimp tempura, just to name a few. Brunch begins at 10 a.m.
Details: multiple locations, www.flemingssteakhouse.com/reservations
Delano South Beach
This classic Miami Beach hotel will serve up a whimsical Easter brunch at Leynia, complete with meat and seafood stations, a raw bar and sushi, Argentinian stews, and create-your-own waffles and omelets. The brunch is priced at $85 for adults and $35 for children. Delano will also host an Easter egg hunt for children at 1 p.m., and there will even be a bunny petting zoo with an Easter bunny photo booth.
Details: 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.morganshotelgroup.com/delano/delano-south-beach
Everyone’s favorite Italian food hall is ready to celebrate Easter with a lavish Mediterranean brunch buffet throughout its second level restaurant concepts. Get ready for seven food stations, three bars, and entertainment for both kids and adults. Pricing for the brunch is $75 per adult and $35 for kids under the age of 10. For an additional $28, grown-ups can sip on free-flowing Bloody Marys, mimosas and prosecco.
Details: 601 S. Miami Ave., Miami; www.lacentralemiami.com
Cabana Club at Nautilus by Arlo
Executive Chef Richard Fuentes will be whipping up a feast again this year for Cabana Club’s annual Easter brunch. Take a seat in the restaurant’s breezy outdoor terrace and treat yourself to classic brunch dishes like avocado toast, flaky waffles, oysters, charcuterie and truffle mac and cheese, all priced at $65 for adults and $25 for kids. Before you sit down to dine, though, work up an appetite with an old-school egg and spoon race on the property. Prizes include free workout classes.
Details: 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.arlohotels.com
Smith & Wollensky
The classic 5-star Miami Beach institution will open on Easter Sunday to serve an a la carte menu all day long. Highlights include grilled lamb chops with mint and cilantro pesto and the American Wagyu tenderloin prepared with roast cipollini onion, asparagus and foie gras truffle butter. Is your mouth watering yet?
Details: 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.smithandwollensky.com
This Pan-Asian Latin fusion favorite on Las Olas will serve an eclectic brunch spread on Easter Sunday, including guava cream cheese stuffed French toast, tempura fried chicken and waffles, and more. Enjoy it all while you sip on Casa Sensei’s fun boozy cocktails, like Adult Shirley Temples and Mummosas featuring Mumms Champagne.
Details: 1200 E Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale; www.casasensei.com
Seek + Find
Coral Gables’ newest resto-lounge experience, Seek + Find is the perfect neighborhood haven to celebrate Easter Sunday this year. Brunch-goers will get to enjoy bottomless sangria or mimosas for $18, plus a prix fixe 3-course menu available only for the occasion and priced at $45 per person.
Details: 2530 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; www.seekandfindmiami.com
Guests at beautiful Villa Azur can satisfy their sweet tooth cravings with a special Easter dessert available only on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Created by Executive Pastry Chef Abigail Tull, the fresh lime cheesecake egg oozes with a rum roasted pineapple filling and is adorned with silver leaf.
Details: 309 23rd St., Miami Beach; www.villaazurmiami.com
If you’d like to enjoy Easter brunch with a side of spectacular views, head to Rusty Pelican. From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., you’ll be treated to a multi-course brunch menu priced at $88 for adults and $35 for children. Buffet stations range from breakfast classics to sushi and raw seafood — there’s even a paella stop.
Details: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; www.therustypelican.com