We can already tell that 2017 is going to bode well with our inner party animal: the first meal of the year will be Sunday brunch. What better way to cope with the aftermath of a night spent in South Beach than with brunch in Miami? 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.
Best New Year's Day brunch in Miami
If you don't get your fill of pork on Noche Buena, head to the Continental for a Cuban-inspired brunch complete with a pig roast. Pig out on the courtyard—literally—and sip guava mimosas and Havana Club rum cocktails while listening to music. 11am–3pm. $45.
Enjoy a poolside brunch of sorts at the Broken Shaker. Don't expect eggs and bacon from the outdoor cocktail bar (go to sister restaurant 27 for that), which will honor the late-breakfast tradition with lots of champagne instead. Enjoy $5 champagne cocktails or a $20 bottomless option (2–5pm) and while away the hours listening to music by guest DJ Keen One. 11am–4pm. A la carte.
When the previous night consisted of head-thumping EDM, the next morning calls for jazz—like the smooth, relaxing sounds you’ll hear from award-winning performer Zoe Fromer at Mina’s. She’ll sing while you dig into dishes like croque-madame and shakshuka. Bottomless mimosas and sangria are available for $20. 11am–3pm. A la carte.
Get adventurous at your first brunch of the New Year. This and every Sunday, the Viet-Cajun restaurant turns into a dim sum joint, churning out two dozen different small plates—from buns to rolls to Asian takes on American breakfast favorites, like the eggs Benedict with pork shoulder. Dishes arrive fast, hot and are meant for sharing. Food and cocktails are served a la carte but a bottomless mimosa, prosecco or rosé option are available for an additional $22. 11:30am–3:30pm. A la carte.
Maybe starting the year with champagne when you just said goodbye to the previous year with a bucket o’ bubbles isn’t the best idea—but we’re not averse to keeping the party going. For more fun, head to STK Miami where you’ll soak up some of last night’s drinking with cheddar grits and monkey bread slathered with Nutella. Throw in unlimited drinks ($22) and a live DJ and you’ve got yourself a New Year’s Day party. 11am–4pm. A la carte.
If New Year’s Eve was a bust, make sure New Year’s Day goes off with a bang. Do it up with help from the Ritz-Carlton in South Beach, which will be serving a lavish spread featuring an array of gourmet dishes. From duck confit to fresh snapper to truffle potatoes, the hotel has all of their fine-dining bases covered. Noon–3:30pm. $95.
On the first Sunday of each month, hybrid art gallery and restaurant, R House Wynwood, throws an epic brunch party featuring drag performances, unlimited food and bottomless drinks. The divas in residence hail from all over the world, so prepare for Brazilian bombshells and Cuban beauties more sizzling than your side of bacon. 11:30am–4pm. $40.