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Where to brunch in Miami on Easter

Diez y Seis Easter Brunch
Photograph: Angela Conners Treimer

The Catholic Lenten period is almost over, which means we can all go back to eating carbs, drinking alcohol, binge-watching Game of Thrones and engaging in every other vice we reluctantly gave up doing for 40 days. It also means the most brunchiest time of the year, Easter, is just around the corner. Whether you choose to keep it classy or go full-on bottomless, you’ll need to eat on Easter Sunday (April 21) and Miami restaurants have no shortage of options to get the job done at any budget.

Ad Lib

Led by an all-star team including James Beard Award-winning Chef Norman Van Aken and Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith, Coral Gables’ hip and airy Ad Lib offers a seasonal take on Easter brunch, with dishes like the lemon cross buns, spiced with currant and cinnamon and topped with whipped honey butter and candied orange zest, plus live music by Sofilla.
11am–3pm. Á la carte; 2-hour bottomless drinks $26.

Ariete

Easter Sunday brunch is cool and bright at Chef Michael Beltran’s Coconut Grove foodie spot, Ariete. Signature brunch offerings include drooling emoji-worthy items like a frita benedict made with Sam’s biscuit, chorizo, hollandaise and papitas or the guava and cream cheese pancakes, while a seafood station allows guests to further indulge.
10am–3pm. $39, children $25; bottomless mimosas $10.

Bird & Bone

Famous for his hot chicken and a smattering of traditional southern sides, Chef Richard Hales (best known for Blackbrick Chinese in Midtown) celebrates Easter at Bird & Bone inside the Confidante Miami Beach with a super-charged Sunday brunch featuring a seafood display, Southern glazed ham carving station, maple-glazed Belgium waffles, and more.
11am–3pm. $32-$54; bottomless cocktail options $20-$35.

Bourbon Steak

Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak might be a bit out of the way in the sleepy Turnberry Isle resort it calls home, but like its usual offerings, the Easter brunch is worth traveling for. Made-to-order omelets with farm fresh ingredients and a raw bar with Gulf Coast shrimp, oysters and snow crab claws are among the highlights.
11:30am–2:30pm. $79, children $39; bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys $11.

Diez y Seis

Spice up your Easter Sunday with a poolside, Mexican-inspired brunch by acclaimed Chef Jose Icardi at Diez y Seis inside the iconic Shore Club in South Beach. In addition to a lavish spread of traditional hot and cold brunch stations like a raw bar and omelettes, Diez y Seis brings it all home with guacamole and taco carts plus an entire spread of empanadas.
11:30am–4pm. $55, children $25; bottomless champagne $20.

Habitat

If you’ve been meaning to check out Jose Mendin’s popular breakfast at his super fresh Habitat outpost inside the 1 Hotel South Beach, now’s the perfect opportunity. Offering indoor and al fresco dining in a chic, intimate setting, Habitat is the ideal place to sensibly indulge this Easter, with unfussy classics like avocado toast, snapper ceviche and a customizable omelet station.
noon–3pm. $80, children $45.

Juvia

Walk onto Juvia’s sunny rooftop feeling #blessed: bottomless drinks and a three-course meal are a steal at $75. Plus, brunchgoers get a special Easter egg trio dessert made of chocolate, pistachio and caramel.
11am–4pm. $85.

LightKeepers

If brunch is your religion, Lightkeepers should be where you worship. Tables on tables of breakfast, lunch and in-between options line the waterfront restaurant on Sunday mornings—not to mention the food that comes from its raw bar and Josper oven. Don’t stuff yourself too much: mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys, sangria, draft beer and punch are bottomless.
12:30–4pm. $135, children $45.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

Feeling extra decadent this Easter? Feast on the ocean’s resplendent bounty at Lobster Bar in South Beach’s charming and exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. Nova Scotia lobster morsels are lightly fried and served with Greek honey mustard aioli, while the whole “Lobster Stuffed Lobster” boasts a savory stuffing made with lemon, drawn butter, and creamless corn mash. Top it all off with bubbles and caviar, because #yolo #blessed.
11:30am–3:30pm. $65, children $25; bubbles and caviar $75.

Market at EDITION

The EDITION’s casual Italian market will serve lighter Easter brunch options like fresh oysters from the raw bar, chia seed pudding and organic scrambled eggs, plus an assortment of cured meats and cheeses, pastries and sweet treats. After breakfast, the hotel’s Earth Day celebration features an eco-friendly Easter egg hunt and other family-friendly activities.
noon–8pm. $65, children $40; bottomless bloody mary bar $18.

Maska Indian Kitchen + Bar

Helmed by executive chef Hemant Matu, the Jaipur native who broke boundaries as the country’s first Michelin-starred Indian chef, Midtown Miami hotspot Maska puts its ethnic spin on Easter Sunday with a special tandoori menu, live DJ and a Henna tattoo artist.
noon–3:30pm. $95+ with unlimited Prosecco and signature cocktails; $55+ per child.

MC Kitchen

Brunch at this outstanding Italian restaurant (which has flown under the radar for six years now!) is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Easter brings with it chef Victor Toro’s truffled tater tot waffle topped with a poached egg, a sunny-side-up farm egg pizza and banana chocolate pancakes among its many á la carte offerings. And because no brunch would be complete without cocktails, MC Kitchen slings one of the tastiest Aperol spritzes in town.
11am–5pm; á la carte.  

Phuc Yea

A Viet-Cajun Easter brunch might not have crossed your mind, but master of fusion chef Cesar Zapata has devised mouthwatering menu just for the occasion. Try out inventive takes on festive classics, like the deviled eggs with sriracha cream and Chinese sausage, or funfetti pancakes with condensed milk, sprinkles and passion fruit boba.
11:30am–3:30pm. Á la carte; bottomless mimosas, rosé or punch $30. 

Quinto la Huella

Known for its South American classics cooked over an open flame, Brickell’s Quinto la Huella approaches Easter brunch parrilla-style with a feast featuring steak, chicken and sausage plus an assortment of grilled vegetables, pastas, salads and more. Live music and hourly egg hunts with prizes add to the festive family mood.
noon–4pm. $55, children $27.50; bottomless rosé and mimosas $18.

Root & Bone

This modern and airy Southern joint in South Miami ups the ante on Easter brunch with an array of decadent, downhome specials including a honey roasted carrot and cashew toast, a mint-and-mustard-crusted rack of lamb, and a Neapolitan bunny cake with layers of chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and buttery kataifi basket dotted with mini chocolate Easter eggs.
10am–5pm. $55 or a la carte.

Seaspice

Boasting one of the most luxurious views of Downtown, Seaspice on the Miami River entices the senses in the more than one way this Easter. Brunch at the waterfront brasserie will offer family-style Easter favorites like deviled eggs and caviar, a spring rack of lamb and salt-crusted local whole red snapper, plus live music.
noon–3:30pm. Á la carte; bottomless rosé $35.

Stiltsville Fish Bar

Pan seared sea scallops with pineapple upside down cornbread, candied smoked bacon vinaigrette, and spring pea shoot salad top the list of special Easter brunch offerings at this hip and relaxed seafood-forward eatery in charming Sunset Harbour.
10am–4pm.

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill

Craft beers, Bloody Igors and some of the heartiest eggs Benedict you’ll ever dig into await at this Wynwood restaurant’s Easter celebration. While the kids run around searching for eggs, you’ll kick back with a lamb burger Benedict. At night, the restaurant turns the tables on the grownups offering a fun adult-friendly craft beer hunt.
11am–4pm; á la carte, bottomless mimosas $20.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

The only sinning you should be doing on Easter involves Yardbird and its irresistible fried chicken. For those looking to get into some serious trouble, there’s also the restaurant’s bounty of Southern-inspired brunch dishes such as maple-glazed ham with eggs and the Maine lobster Benedict. 
9am–4pm; á la carte.

Zucca

Upscale, Sicilian-style Italian spot Zucca offers up Easter brunch two ways: sweet or savory. Take your fill of either station or both, featuring French toast, a raw seafood bar, imported meats and cheeses, and handmade pastas and risotto. Or go straight for the holiday specials, like the Torta Pasqualina, a savory spinach and egg pie traditionally served on Easter Sunday.
11:30am–3pm. $65, children $28.

 

  

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