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Celebrate Easter at home with excellent takeout at delivery from these Miami restaurants

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil

In what fittingly seems like some kind of pandemic miracle, Easter will not be a Covid casualty thanks, in part, to the Miami restaurants that remain open during the lockdown. These places are stepping it up with festive menus and special dishes to celebrate the holiday—think braised lamb and roasted chicken. Plus, lots of dessert options in the form of cakes, cookies and, of course, chocolate bunnies. Even if we can’t dine out this Easter, we can still pick up from our favorite local spot and let the flavors conjure the day’s joyous mood at home.

Icebox Cafe
The Sunset Harbour restaurant offers a number of meals for families of four, some more relevant to the day than others. Choose from shareable dishes like meatloaf with gravy and lasagna, and place your order directly via the restaurant to receive 15 percent off when you spend $50 or more and use the code WELCOMEPROMO.

Glass and Vine
You can’t bring home Glass and Vine’s park view but you can carry out some of its best dishes for your Easter brunch. The special menu for four includes a spinach quiche, churrasco with creamy polenta, brick chicken, a Mediterranean salad, key lime pie for dessert and a bottle of sparkling wine to wash it all down. $80, serves 4.

Root and Bone
Turn your traditional brunch into a full-on Southern spread for the family. Root and Bone’s takeout meal includes savory items like fried chicken, deviled eggs and biscuits, as well as sweets such as waffles and four generous slices of carrot cake. To drink, you’ll have the option of mimosas (a bottle of sparkling wine and orange juice for DIY) and everything but the booze to make your own Bloody Mary. $80, serves 4.

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Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar
Perfect for Easter lunch, Mi’talia’s Italian meal includes a grilled Caesar salad, the choice of braised lamb pasta or a spring vegetable frittata, a large tiramisu for dessert and a bottle of either the white or red house wine to pair. Prosecco and batched Bloody Marys are available at an extra charge. $80, serves 4.

Stiltsville Fish Bar
There’s more to Stiltsville than fish, and the Sunset Harbour restaurant is letting its land menu shine this Easter with brunch centered around a whole bird. To pair, they’ve included sweet jalapeño cornbread, house-made dirty chips, salad and key lime pie. Choose from a bottle of house white, red or sparkling to drink while you celebrate. $80, serves 4.

Stubborn Seed
If you’re used to an elaborate Easter meal, Stubborn Seed is the way to go this holiday. Their dinner for four includes the popular Bell and Evans chicken, beef ragout pappardelle, a bibb lettuce salad and a cookie flight (the best part, honestly). They’re also throwing in a bottle of house red, white or sparkling wine. $160, serves 4.

Eating House
The Coral Gables restaurant recently introduced an all-day brunch but it’s adding a few extras for Easter. Peep lovers, try the marshmallow pancakes ($13) drizzled with a lemon/vanilla syrup. Cinnamon roll french toast ($12) is another sweet option that’s less on the nose but equally tasty. Not into dessert for breakfast? Go for the brunch burger ($16)—an eight-ounce Angus patty topped with applewood smoked bacon, two fried eggs (!), black truffle cream and crispy potatoes.

Cafe Prima Pasta
The Italian restaurant offers two options for family-style meals on Sunday. There’s option A ($120) for folks who want something more gourmet, like chicken marsala and veal piccata, and option B ($99) for people looking to keep it tasty and simple with classics like lasagna. Whichever you choose, a salad, bread and dessert are included. $99–$120, serves 6.

While we’ll miss Meraki’s usual Greek Easter block party downtown, we can still enjoy the restaurant’s Greek delicacies at home. Build your own meal for two or four, which includes Easter soup, spit-roasted lamb and oven-roasted potatoes, plus assorted goodies like extra-virgin olive oil and dyed Easter eggs to complete your “basket.” One thing to note: Greek Easter takes place Sunday, April 19, one week later. $80, serves 2; $160, serves 4.

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Now that you’re not going out, maybe it’s time you treated yourself to a fancy night in. The Miami River hot spot makes it easy to spend a wad with its family meals that’ll run you anywhere from $290 to $475 for four to six servings of filet mignon, lamb and other proteins. Place your order online and have your lowest-interest credit card ready.

Go full on Italian with a four-course meal from Fiola. The Coral Gables restaurant offers kits for two that include eggplant parm, braised lamb shanks and carrots, among the options. Make it a party with Easter-themed cocktails to-go. $90, serves 2.

Looking for an Easter feast with all the trimmings? Head to Coconut Grove’s Ariete for whole yellowtail snapper, braised lamb and vegetable lasagne, among other mains and sides to choose from. Each meal comes with sugar cookies and a decorating kit for the kids to enjoy at home, while the parents crack open their complimentary bottle of cava. Orders can be picked up or delivered, and can be made over the phone (786-615-3747) or via email ( $125, serves 4.

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La Fresa Francesa
Pretend you’re off picnicking somewhere in France this weekend: Hialeah’s La Fresa Francesa serves up a complete meal for five that’s centered on a buttery quiche. Each order comes with a whole pie (choose from quiche lorraine, salmon goat cheese and asparagus and ricotta), an arugula salad and a side of duck-fat potatoes. Place your order over the phone (786-717-6886) and pick it up between 10an and 2pm on Sunday. $65, serves 5.

Grails Miami & Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen
The sister restaurants partner on a brunch kit for two this year. Stop by on Sunday from noon to 8pm to pick up the meal to-go that you build yourself from options such as smoked salmon benedict, the BBQ Grails burger and strawberry choco pancakes. Call the restaurant to order: 786-870-4313. $40, serves 2.

Whether it’s Easter or Passover, the restaurant inside the W does them both prix-fixe–style for takeout. Pick your appetizer, main, sides and dessert from a selection of dishes that includes crab salad, roasted lamb shoulder, scalloped potatoes and honey-glazed carrots. Orders can be made over the phone: 305-938-3112. $45 per person.

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