Lent is almost over, which means you can soon go back to bringing carbs, Netflix and any other so-called vice you gave up doing for 40 days. The countdown to Easter is on, and so is the race to book a brunch reservation on what happens to be the busiest brunch day of the year. Mass and mimosas—a match made in heaven. Whether you choose to keep it classy or go full-on bottomless, you’ll need to eat on Easter Sunday (April 4) and Miami restaurants have no shortage of options to get the job done at any budget.
The Overtown restaurant rolls out the specials for Easter, serving a smoked lamb croque madame and hot cross buns, among other dishes, in addition to its popular brunchtime favorites. At 11am, the adjacent creamery holds a free egg hunt for kiddos followed by an afternoon of lawn games and plenty of ice cream samples. (Registration is required to participate). 10am–3pm; á la carte.
Enjoyed Lent’s fish Fridays? Keep the seafood theme going at Burlock Coast, which serves a family-style spread featuring fish dip, salmon and other items from the sea. You’ll get to pick from a selection of appetizers and entrees and get a whole lemon custard pie to share with your crew. Sun noon–5pm; $79, children $49.
The restaurant with the killer Downtown views doles out a couple of tasty Easter specials. Indulge in a loaded french toast topped with a variety of tropical fruit, toasted coconut flakes and velvety Chantilly cream. For the folks who eat their main meal at lunch, look no further than the herb-crusted rack of lamb servied with a side of mashed potatoes and baby carrots. 8am–2pm; á la carte.
Make it a festive celebration with a jazz brunch at this South Beach hotel restaurant. The decadent global spread includes Thai curries, dim sum, tandoori meats and more. Grownups get bottomless Louis Roederer Brut while the kiddos enjoy an egg hunt at 11am with an appearance by the Easter bunny himself to follow. 11:30am–3:30pm; $145, children $65.
One of our favorite brunch spots in Miami, Stiltsville introduces a few Easter specials in honor of the holiday. Try the La Habana casserole with confit dutch potato, smoked bacon and a sunny side up egg, the ahi tuna carpaccio and a whole roasted pompano fish if you’re really feeling fancy. 11am–4pm; á la carte.
The Downtown restaurant serves a Latin-American spread on Easter Sunday. Expect several carving stations doling out lamb and pork chops, plus an impressive raw bar with stone crabs, shrimp, ceviche and more. Dessert is a full-on situation with churro waffles, an assortment of cakes and a chocolate fountain—because why not? Noon–4pm; $79, children $39.
Here’s a fun option if you’re looking to make it an extra-special Easter at home. Zuma Miami is selling luxe picnic baskets packed with everything you need for a memorable setup: cold and hot dishes, place settings, glassware and a bottle of bubbly (either Veuve Clicquot, $298, or Krug ‘Grand Cuvee,’ $398). Dining in? It’s game on for Zuma’s epic brunch, featuring all of the great items you know and love as well as a themed chocolate egg and pastry plate for dessert. 11:30am–3:30pm; $118.
Stop in for a quinoa and broccolini frittata and craveworthy jalapeño cornbread, among other tasty brunch dishes while taking in the view of Peacock Park from your perch on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace. From there, watch as a group of adorable kiddos search for treats during the free egg hunt taking place at 11:30am. (Registration is required). 10am–4pm; á la carte.
Greek Easter isn’t for about another month but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate early. Michael Mina’s Mediterranean spot serves up a traditional Greek special for the day—think roasted lamb with a side of Cretan potatoes, all drizzled in olive oil and oregano. The restaurant is also offering three kokkina avga (red eggs) to crack in a game of tsougrisma, a popular Greek Easter tradition. Noon–3pm; á la carte.
The clubby steakhouse introduces a selection of holiday-themed specials for Easter. Enjoy racks of lamb and king crab deviled eggs in addition to STK’s mouthwatering meats and sides. 11am–3pm; á la carte.
The Italian restaurant is ready to rock Easter with its freshly debuted brunch and holiday specials, such as Scotch egg with roasted asparagus, seared salmon with mushroom ragú and an assortment of its hand-made pastas for a delightful afternoon of carb-loading. 11am–3pm; á la carte.
Boasting one of the best views of Miami Beach, the oceanfront restaurant invites folks to enjoy a laid-back Easter feast. Order up regular favorites like the avocado pizza alongside holiday specials, such as braised lamb shanks and roasted organic carrots. Easter eats will be available all day. Noon–8pm; á la carte.
The Standard’s waterfront restaurant gives you two opportunities to celebrate Easter. Stop by on Saturday and Sunday for weekend specials like green eggs and ham (smoked ham, curly kale, croutons and poached eggs), a New England lobster roll and pappardelle pasta. At various times; á la carte.
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