Whether you’re still nursing a hangover from ringing in the New Year or simply looking for a stylish spot to snag a weekend meal that lasts all day, here’s a few of Miami’s top boozy hotel brunches.
Restaurant Michael Schwartz @ The Raleigh
When: Sundays 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Best For: A classic South Beach date in a romantic al fresco Art Deco setting.
Menu Highlights: Delight in Chef Michael Schwart’z fresh farm-to-table fare by one of South Beach’s most iconic pools, underneath the shade of seagrape and palm trees. The green eggs and crab are served with jumbo lump crab meat, roasted tomato fondue, sweet corn and basil hollandaise and the steak and eggs any style is served up with chimichurri. For the sweet tooth, the lemon ricotta pancakes are fluffy as clouds with a blueberry Thai basil compote .
Booze Situation: Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar $29, Bottomless Canard-Duchene Brut Champagne $39.
The Bill: A la carte entrees range from $12 – $21. $10 Discounted Valet.
1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-612-1163; raleighhotel.com
EDGE Steak & Bar @ Four Seasons
When: Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Best For: A hungry group of friends or family ready to “pig” out on whole roasted pork
Menu Highlights: Named one of the “Best Brunch Buffets in America” by Travel + Leisure, see what all the fuss is about at this interactive buffet in Brickell. Create your own tacos, enjoy made to order ceviche and freshly shucked oysters and feast on classic a la carte breakfast items, as well as fresh fruit, cheese, charcuterie, BBQ and grilled items. While the selections rotate from week to week, the whole roasted pork always takes center stage.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Mojitos, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s $20
The Bill: $75 adults, $32 children under 12
1435 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-381-3190; edgerestaurantmiami.com
Traymore Restaurant & Bar @ Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach
When: Satudays 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Best For: Artsy couples with an appreciation of jazz
Menu Highlights: Tuck into the glistening white digs of the Traymore Restaurant & Bar at the tranquil Metropolitan by COMO hotel for their Saturday Jazz Brunch, accompanied by a live jazz band. Indulge in a savory crab cake benedict sandwich, lobster and avocado grilled cheese or foie gras and duck sliders. For a truly decadent addition, opt for one of their seafood plateaus.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Mary’s or Gin Punch $20
The Bill: A la carte entrees range from $12 – $18
2445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-695-3600 comohotels.com/metropolitanmiamibeach
Bistro One LR @ The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
When: Sundays, Noon – 3 p.m.
Best For: Visiting friends and family in search of the ocean breeze.
Menu Highlights: The CHampagne and Caviar Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton’s open air, oceanfront buffet ranges from breakfast delights to sushi, carving stations, decadent desserts and, of course, caviar. Feast on Chef de Cuisine Gihen Zitouni’s eggs made to order, oysters and snow crab claws, artisanal cheese and charcuterie, fresh ceviche and prime rib.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Champagne.
The Bill: $75 adults, $35 children 12 and under.
One Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-276-4000; ritzcarlton.com/south_beach
Local House @ Sense Beach House
When: Saturdays & Sundays until 5 p.m.
Best For: Impromptu plans with SoFi friends who want to hit the beach before/after.
Menu Highlights: Head to the Local House and snag a cushy seat on the covered patio overlooking Ocean Drive. For the eggs Benedict lovers, choose from the classic, crab cake, smoked salmon or veggie with tomatoes and sautéed spinach, all with a side of home fries. The braised beef skillet comes with two eggs sunny side up and a goat cheese polenta hash. You can also order from the regular menu with favorites like the goat cheese croquettes with spicy guava sauce.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Mimosas $19.
The Bill: A la carte entrees range from $10 – $16
400 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-230-8396; localhousesofi.com
Zuma @ Epic Hotel
When: Saturdays Noon – 2 p.m., Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Best For: Impressing clients or major celebrations.
Menu Highlights: For a Japanese-inspired brunch, free-flowing bubbly and luxurious environs, look no further than Zuma. Indulge in an all you can eat premium sushi bar and robata grill with rice hot pot and one main dish selection per person. Plus, the piece de resistance, Zuma’s dessert platter served with exotic fruits, sorbets and other delicacies.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Louis Roederer Champagne and cocktails.
The Bill: $95 per person. Upgrades available.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way; Miami; 305-577-0277; zumarestaurant.com
660 Angler’s @ The Angler’s Hotel
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Best For: Casual brunch with friends or a cute date in SoFi.
Menu Highlights: Expect a creative twist on Cuban and pan-Latin cuisine with breakfast options like a chorizo Benedict with creamy spinach or the 660 burrito stuffed with fried eggs, applewood smoked bacon, chorizo, white cheddar and tater tots. Start with an order of pandebonos, a Colombian cheese bread served with whipped guava butter. Saturdays bring brunch with a live acoustic guitarist in 660’s pretty Mediterranean patio.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Bellinis and Bloody Mary’s $25.
The Bill: A la carte entrees range from $12 – $19
660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-9600; anglershotelmiami.com
Fontana @ The Biltmore
When: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (last seating, 2 p.m.)
Best For: Special occasions with the family.
Menu High lights: As far as classic Miami brunches go, the Biltmore is your spot. This Coral Gables landmark offers a lavish buffet in Fontana’s courtyard featuring chef-prepared eggs and omelets, carving stations, charcuterie and cheese boards, sushi, caviar, raw bar, a variety of salads, pasta and dessert. Some of the most tantalizing selections include eggs Benedict with black truffle hollandaise, herb-rubbed boneless leg of lamb, blue crab and avocado salad with fresh mozzarella and chocolate dipped strawberries.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Champagne and Bellinis.
The Bill: $85 for adults, $42.50 for children. $10 more on holiday weekends.
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-913-3200; biltmorehotel.com
15th & Vine @ Viceroy
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Best For: Party people in Brickell hoping to crash the longest pool in Miami post-brunch.
Menu Highlights: From classics like the eggs Benedict to the spicy black bean huevos rancheros to carb-concious entrees like the salmon a la plancha with baby spinach, fennel and orange, 15th & Vine has your brunch bases covered in a dramatic dining room and terrace perched amidst Brickell’s high rises. For those who are decidedly not watching their carbs, the blueberry lemon pancackes with warm maple syrup are a must.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys $15.
The Bill: A la carte entrees $12 – $23.
485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-307-5413; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
L’Echon Brasserie @ Hilton Cabana
When: Sundays, Noon – 3 p.m.
Best For: Serious foodies in search of authentic, local flavors inside a resort setting.
Menu Highlights: Brunch the Pubbelly way! Tuck into this cozy bistro setting in mid beach for an indulgent mid-afternoon meal. With inventive oeufs like the fennel salsiccia made with creamy polenta, pipperade, tomato and two sunny side up eggs to the omelet de canard with caramelized onions and gruyere, arrive hungry. For those craving something on the sweet side, the popcorn pancakes are served with Kronenberg-bacon icecream and the donuts du jour should not be passed up.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Mimosas or Bellinis $20.
The Bill: A la carte entrees $12 – $23.
6261 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-483-1611; pubbellyboys.com/miami/lechon
La Mar by Gastón Acurio @ Mandarin Oriental Miami
When: Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (last seating, 3 p.m.)
Best For: Serious foodies in search of the newest brunch in town.
Menu Highlights: Indulge in a Peruvian-style brunch at this newly launched bacchanal styled after Zuma’s longstanding fete. In addition to your entrée selection and unlimited Champagne, feast on an elaborate buffet that includes cold selections like cebiche, causas, tiraditos, Peruvian-style sushi, and hot selections like empanadas, anticucho skewers, sliders and whole fish. Entrees range from grouper chorillana to lomo saltado with fried egg, all served with chaufa aeropuerto, La Mar’s signature Chinese friend rice. The grand finale comes in a playful dessert tower decked in seasonal macarons, Peruvian chocolate mousse, pie de limon, truffles and more.
Booze Situation: Unlimited Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and classic cocktails.
The Bill: $85 for adults, $35 for children. $20 upgrade available for premium entrée and Charles Heidsieck Champagne.
500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; 305-913-8288; mandarinoriental.com/miami
Terrazza @ Shore Club
When: Sundays, Noon – 4 p.m.
Best For: Pool party girls!
Menu Highlights: The Shore Club’s Ladies Who Brunch party features an Italian twist on the beloved weekend meal with buffet selections like an antipasto station, Italian empanadas with prosciuotto cotto and fontina or four cheeses, a caprese salad with burrata and heirloom tomatoes, pasta varieties and Tuscan beef stew. Afterwards, hit up the famous Shore Thing Sunday Pool Party.
Booze Situation: Bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis included for ladies, $20 for men. DIY Bottomless Bloddy Mary Bar $20.
The Bill: $44 per person.
1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-695-3100; morganshotelgroup.com
Bianca @ Delano
When: Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Best For: Entertaining friends from out of town who want a taste of classic SoBe in style.
Menu Highlights: Enjoy an elevated brunch buffet at Bianca overlooking the Delano’s iconic pool, featuring fresh eggs, waffle station, pasta, imported Italian cheeses and salumi, sushi and lobster, skirt steak, Italian sausage and more from the grill.
Booze Situation: One complimentary glass of Sangria.
The Bill: $75 per person.
1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2000; morganshotelgroup.com
Shayne Benowitz is Miami.com’s hotels editor and travel correspondent. Follow her on Twitter @ShayneBenowitz.