Whether you’re the pious type or just glad it’s finally spring, Easter Sunday is a sure bet for some good eats. A number of restaurants around the city are offering special dishes and menus, including family-style portions, tasting lineups and all-you-can-eat extravaganzas. Check out our picks below.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill: Executive Chef Timon will be offering special Easter specials such as Skillet Vanilla studded sweet Easter bread, jam & butter (8); Roasted peppers Shakshuka organic eggs & crumbled feta (12); Crab Benedict brioche & hollandaise (19); Grilled Lamb Chops yogurt & pomegranate relish (16). 3252 NE 1st Ave. 786.369.0353
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BULLA Gastrobar: Guests can select three dishes from their Huevos; Tapas y Raciones; Platos Familiares and Dulces section with dishes like Cordero y Setas braised lamb, crimini, oyster mushrooms, poached egg and mint oil; Voulevant con Espinacas voulevant, creamed spinach, quail eggs and hollandaise sauce and Churros con Chocolate traditional fried dough, chocolate sauce and dulce de leche. In addition to great food, guests can opt in for bottomless sangrias and mimosas – or both! $27 per person (+$15 per person for bottomless mimosas and sangrias) 2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables. 305.441-0107
Bocce: Chef Nunzio celebrate the Spring Harvest Pasqua as the Italians would with their signature brunch with special entrees such as Parmigiana di Melanzane oven baked eggplant parmigiana; Ricotta Pancake strawberry stew, orange honey; Brasato di Manzo braised short ribs, English pea purée, horseradish. In addition to the fare, the restaurant will offer egg decorating. $34 adults (+$15 unlimited Prosecco) | $15 children (prices include egg decorating, but tax and gratuity additional) 3252 NE 1st Ave Reservations can be made by calling: 786.245.6211; 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio: Chef Diego Oka will serving up the restaurant’s Peruvian-inspired Sunday Brunch from 12-3:30 p.m. featuring dishes such as the Churrasco a Lo Pobre with ribeye angus beef, chimichurri, beans and rice tacu-tacu, egg, and fried banana and the Lomo Saltado and Fried Egg with angus beef, stir fried potatoes, red onions, tomatoes, soy sauce, cilantro, aji Amarillo, rice. Families dining at La Mar are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt on Mandarin Oriental’s private white sand beach from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Easter Bunny will also greet children in our waterfront lobby from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for photos. Regular pricing of USD 85 or USD 120 will remain, with both options still providing unlimited brunch cocktails and champagne. Pricing for children ages 6-12 is USD 35 for buffet only or USD 55 with a kid’s entrée (either from the regular menu or kids menu). Children under 6 are complimentary.
Larios On The Beach: Made-to-order omelets and breakfast sandwiches, Lechon & Eggs (roasted pork with fried yuca, green onions and poached eggs) and Roasted pork benedict with poached eggs and criolla Hollandaise sauce on Cuban bread toast. Enjoy live entertainment, a visit from the Easter bunny & goodies for the kid. A la carte Easter Brunch menu is available on Sunday, April 5, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 305-532-9577 820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
Bongos Cuban Café at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Ropa Vieja Flatbread (crispy flatbread topped with shredded beef, mozzarella cheese, quail eggs and organic honey) made-to-order omelets with Chorizo, Manchego cheese and mushroom. Lechon & Eggs (roasted pork with fried yuca, green onions and poached eggs) Roasted pork benedict with poached eggs and criolla Hollandaise sauce on Cuban bread toast. Enjoy live entertainment, a visit from the Easter bunny & goodies for the kids. A la carte Easter Brunch menu is available on Sunday, April 5, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 954-791-3040 5733 Seminole Way, Hollywood FL 33314
Oak Tavern: Eggs in every form; Baked, fried or scrambled with endless mouth-watering pairings like creamy cheddar grits, maple bacon, sliced tomato or colorful mixed Easter berries. Also kale salad with apple, spiced almonds and frisee, as well as juicy grassfed cheese burgers cooked to perfection. Of course, mimosa’s, belini’s and bloody mary’s will be served for $30. Call (786) 391-1818 for reservations.
Serendipity 3: Bunny Banana Cream Waffles topped with fresh berries and chocolate drizzle, hopping quesadillas with scrambled eggs , bacon, sour cream, quacamole and pico de gallo and of course our Saints and Sinners French Toast Log served with sunny side up eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, fresh berries and whipped cream for only $18! Call (305) 403-2210 for reservations.
Batch: Eggs Benedict, Drunken French Toast and Chicken & Waffles. Guests can enjoy their BOTTOMLESS BUNNY specials where you can drink unlimited mimosas, bellinis and sangria for only $10! 305-808-5555. 30 SW 12th St., Miami.
LOVE IS BLIND: ($17) Indulge in Serrano Ham Croquettes and then move onto dishes such as Chicken and Waffles, Triple Decker Hangover Wrecker or the Big breakfast Calzone.It wouldn’t be brunch without cocktails either! $4 mimosas and sangrias or make your own Bloody Marys! (305) 748-6118. 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146
CORSAIR: (Adults: $45, Children: $22) Easter Brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. with a limited all day menu from 11 a.m. – close. Brunch will feature an omelette station, a dessert station and a variety of pastas and signatures. Turnberry Isle Miami will also have an array of Easter activities for the whole family to enjoy. Cookie and bag decorating will start at 10 a.m. A special Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the Chef Garden Lawn with the Easter Bunny at 11 a.m. Age brackets for the hunt are 3 –5; 6 – 8 and 9+. For reservations: 786.279.6800, 19999 West Country Club., Aventura – Turnberry Isle Miami
Macchialina Taverna Rustica: Buona Pasqua in Miami Beach with Chef Michael Pirolo’s acclaimed Red Sauce Sunday family dinner. Red Sauce Sunday menu – $39 per person, served family style including Braciole, Insalata Mista, Polpettine and Tiramisu. In addition to his a la carte dinner menu, Chef Pirolo will be preparing Tagliatelle with Lamb Ragu ($27). Looking for an early start? An Easter-inspired version of Macchialina’s Italian Dim Sum Brunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Colomba Pasquale bread (Easter Dove Bread) will be offered to all guests, as is Italian tradition on Easter Sunday. Raviolioni with Lamb Ragu will also be added to the dim sum cart. For reservations: 305.534.2125, 820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach
Tongue & Cheek: ($35 per person or two for $65|Children under 12: complimentary) Chef Jamie DeRosa’s extended Easter Brunch will take place from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For the kiddos: Easter baskets, Chocolate Bunnies and Housemade Peeps; for the adults: free coffee from 10 a.m. – noon. Special Easter Brunch menu includes Deviled Eggs with American Caviar, Spring Lamb with Creamy Spring Peas & Maple Glazed Carrots and Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake. For reservations: 305.704.2900 or www.tandcmiami.com. 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen: Special Easter menu will be available all day from 8:30 a.m. – midnight. Menu additions include Huevos Rancheros, Red Sauce Chilaquiles Benedict, Bloody Mary with Serrano-infused Tequila and Apple Walnut Capirotada. Regular menu will also be available. 305.532.4747, 530 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach.
Station 5 Table & Bar ($14 – $27) Le Pain De Francais (French toast) battered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch with vanilla butte
r, red velvet pancakes with a cream cheese glaze and raspberry sorbet, Maryland crab cakes on top of Chesapeake Cheddar Bay waffles drizzled with spicy hollandaise, Duroc pork belly hash with brussel sprouts, potatoes, and chipotle ranch. Bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s also available for $20 per person. 305-668-7405. 5845 Sunset Dr., South Miami, FL 33143.
Biscayne Tavern ($48) Family-friendly brunch buffet with a choice of fresh brewed coffee, tea, juices, mimosas or sparkling wine; a selection of brunch salads, made-to-order omelets, specialty eggs, smoked bacon, sensational sausages, ham croquetas, tequeños, scrambled eggs, French toast, home fried potatoes, assorted muffins, breakfast pastries, toasted bagels, smoked salmon, sliced cheeses, carved honey baked ham or hearty meats; and desserts including a European chocolate fountain with fresh strawberries, fruits and dipping cake or other assorted sweet treats. $25 per child ages 5 to 12, FREE for ages 4 and under. Available Reservations: 305.307.8300. Biscayne Tavern, located in the YVE Hotel, 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Vintro Hotel + Kitchen ($64) Brunch Buffet that includes breakfast meats, scrambled eggs, Caprese salad, Tortilla Española, a “Jewels of the Sea” raw bar, grilled lamb, pork or chicken, fire-grilled corn, pistachio and honey glazed Brussel sprouts, local fruits and berries, classic morning pastries and Vintro’s signature seafood paella. A-la-carte menu items include a made-to-order omelet and Vintro eggs benedict cooked with bacon Hollandaise. Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, red wine and white sangria packages are an additional $30 per person. Complimentary “Adult Easter Egg Hunt.” Available Reservations: 305.704.3680. Vintro Hotel + Kitchen, 2216 Park Avenue, Miami Beach.
American Social Las Olas ($23.95) Brunch buffet featuring made-to-order omelets; freshly-pressed Belgian waffles; salt and pepper prime rib; fried chicken; chilled snow crab legs; house-smoked Atlantic salmon; a choice of two breakfast sausages; hickory smoked bacon; roasted potatoes; warm biscuits and gravy; carved ham; and an assortment of baked goods. Bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas, “Angryosas,” or Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy for $10 per person with the brunch buffet. Stoli Vodka upgrade: additional $5 and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne upgrade: additional $20. Available Reservations: 954.764.7005. American Social Las Olas, 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale.
J&G Grill Chef de Cuisine Dagan Stocks presents an Easter themed à la carte menu, as well as special multiple choice menu with sides for each table. Standout menu items include a Farm Egg En Coccote with Dungeness crab, sweet potato and tasso ham; Roasted Banana & Coconut Pain Perdu with Tahitian vanilla & passion fruit honey and cashew; and Peekytoe Crab Cake Benedict with Florida grapefruit, ginger, cilantro and avocado hollandaise. Special dessert buffet selections will be presented by award-winning Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. Diners may treat themselves to the signature St. Regis Bloody Mary station. Adults $70; Children $35. Reservations: 305-0993-3333
Verde at PAMM Easter specials by Chef Kaytlin Brakefield include House Cured Gravlax with soft poached egg, Zak the Baker rye and dill creme fraiche, Herb Porchetta with dill roasted potatoes and Gruyere Quiche with prosciutto, arugula. Guests can start their meal off with a glass of champagne with options like Moet Chandon ‘Brut Imperial,’ Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label,’ and Perrier Jouet ‘Grand Brut’ with a view of Miami. For an additional charge, guests can enhance their glass of bubbly with Paradise Farms passion fruit or guava. 786.345.5697. 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132.
Steak 954 Special dishes for Easter Brunch created by Executive Chef Nicolay Adinaguev include Scotch Eggs with spicy mustard, house pickled pearl onions and daikon, Lemon and Ricotta Pancakes topped with Meyer lemon curd and fresh local strawberries, House Made Fried Chicken Biscuit with rosemary honey butter and sunny side up eggs and a Lamb Burger with cucumber yogurt, roasted tomatoes, pickled red onion and arugula on a house made onion brioche bun. Children and parents can also treat themselves to dessert at the “build your own” Cookie Bar. 954.414.8333. 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.
Terrazza at Shore Club ($65) Easter brunch buffet will feature a live raw bar, charcuterie and cheese station, salads, assorted pizzas, live carving station, live omelet station, live pasta station, small plates and desserts. Stand out menu items include the Snapper Ceviche, assorted East and West Coast mix of Oysters, whole roasted Prime Rib, Churrasco Skirt Steak served with seasonal vegetables, and Sesame crusted Seared Tuna over French green beans, cherry tomato, with a citrus ponzu sauce. 305-695-3226. 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
La Savina at Mondrian South Beach ($39.95 per person/ $75 includes endless Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar) Easter brunch buffet will feature omelets made to order, a Chef’s Table and hot special plates, including – Seasonal Fruit, Artisan Cheeses, Parfait Station, a classic French Toast, and a selection of house made Quiche. A special a la carte menu offers omelets, pancakes, benedicts, steak and eggs and Branzino a la Plancha, as well as sides and sweets. Endless Veuve Clicquot Mimosas and Belvedere Vodka Bloody Marys. 305-514-1500. 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
db Bistro Moderne ($52) This Easter db Bistro Moderne will offer a special prix fixe menu with exquisite selections from its French inspired cuisine. Guests can take advantage of the creative menu from Chef Jason Pringle that includes Achiote Swordfish, Herb Crusted Chicken, Salt Roasted Leg of Lamb as well as a Bourbon Chocolate Fondant for dessert with caramel sauce, chocolate tuile and coffee ice cream. Price for children 10 and under is $30. For reservations 305.421.8800. 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami.
Big Time Restaurant Group Big Time Restaurant Group invites South Florida to celebrate Easter on , with special menu selections at all of its venues, including: Big City Tavern, City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill, City Oyster and Sushi Bar and all Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar locations. Standout dishes include: Big City Tavern’s Crabcake Eggs Benedict and Banana & Chocolate Chip Pancakes; City Oyster & Sushi Bar’s Lobster & Asparagus Omelet and Biscuits & Gravy; City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill’s Bistro Steak & Eggs and Caramelized Banana & Crème Brulee Stuffed French Toast and Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar’s Wet Burrito con Huevos and Pan Dulce y Compota Manzana. A necessity for any Florida brunch, each of the restaurants offers $12 unlimited Mimosas and Endless Bloody Marys (with the exception of Rocco’s Fort Lauderdale) with the purchase of an entrée. For guests that prefer a later meal, all restaurants are offering an a la carte dinner with Easter specials.
Big City Tavern, 609 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill, 700 South rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach. City Oyster and Sushi Bar, 231 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. Rocco’s Tacos – Fort Lauderdale, 1313 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Rocco’s Tacos – Boca Raton, 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. Rocco’s Tacos – West Palm Beach, 224 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Rocco’s Tacos – Palm Beach Gardens, 5090 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens.