How to make sure your 2018 gets off to a great start? You begin the year with New Year's Day brunch in Miami. There's no better way to cope with the aftermath of a night spent in South Beach than with eggs, bacon and other essential Miami breakfast foods. So, if dancing the night away at one of the best New Year’s Eve Miami events is in the plans, make sure New Year’s Day brunch in Miami is also on the schedule. Hangover cures and hair-of-the-dog cocktails await at our top picks.
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Best New Year's Day brunch in Miami
Start the year enjoying one of our favorite winter activities: brunching outdoors. The Coconut Grove restaurant opens its patio for a special Monday edition of its Sunday brunch. Egg-y things, like a runny breakfast sandwich, and sweet things, like its popular coquito French toast, make it feel like the weekend. Glasses of sangria and mimosas are just 10 bucks. 11am–3:30pm; á la carte.
Though generally only available Friday through Sunday, Stiltsville extends their weekend brunch one more day in 2018. The restaurant’s New Year’s Day brunch menu reads like a list of hangover remedies: pork belly and sweet corn pancakes with poached eggs; hummingbird waffle with rum caramel, charred pineapple, pecans and whipped mascarpone topping; and steak and eggs. In case you didn’t drink enough the night before, Stiltsville serves an assortment of refreshing, brunch-y cocktails. 11am–3pm; á la carte.
Perhaps you stayed home on NYE, and New Year’s Day brunch is your shot to celebrate. Live it up at Jaya’s signature jazz brunch, where an extravagant spread of Pan-Asian dishes, ceviche and loads of grilled meats await. The flowing Roederer champagne—unlimited during your meal—make it feel like a party. 11:30am–3pm; $125, children under 12 $63.
New Year’s Day might be the only time you get away with wearing last night’s clothes to brunch at the Ritz: the restaurant’s Recovery Day breakfast starts at 7am. Close out your NYE with a buffet of sweet and savory morning classics such as muesli, arepa eggs Benedict, hash browns and shrimp and grits. Then it’s right to bed you go. 7am–2pm; $39, children $20.
Not all New Year’s Day brunches need to be decadent, diet-ruining disasters. Some, like Plant Miami’s, offer healthy ways to kick-start 2018. In addition to its regular brunch menu, the restaurant offers a special $10 Granada Fizz mocktail (normally $12) made with pomegranate juice, citrus, mint and Aquafaba. 11:30am–4pm; á la carte.
It’s not every day one has the opportunity brunch at Verde (we blame our full-time jobs, not the restaurant’s inconvenient hours of operation), which makes the New Year’s Day option one too good to pass up. While you won’t find Benedicts and omelettes, the extensive menu does have quite a variety of lunch items—burgers, salads, pizzas—as well as seasonal dishes, like a wintery assortment of roasted vegetables (which is also vegan). After brunch, head inside and check out what’s new at PAMM. 11am–5pm; á la carte.
You might want to put your New Year’s diet on hold for this one—Sugar Factory’s brunch is not one to take lightly. Signature items include fried chicken and waffles, Nutella chocolate chip pancakes and strawberry brioche French toast. 8am–midnight; á la carte.
Is saving money part of your 2018 life plan? Brunch at Prime Fish, one of the Prime family’s most affordable meal options, is the perfect way to welcome the new year. Just $59 gets you unlimited mimosas, bellinis, prosecco and Bloody Marys, access to a buffet of salads and other appetizers, your choice of egg-y entrée and dessert. Noon–3pm; $59.