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The best New Year's Day brunch in Miami

Check out the best New Year’s Day brunch in Miami, offering tasty hangover cures like dim sum, pasta and pancakes

 Le Zoo
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How to make sure your 2019 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 Miami clubs 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

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vista
Photograph: Courtesy vista
Restaurants, Italian

vista

icon-location-pin Buena Vista

There’s no quitting avocado toast as far as we’re concerned. Take your obsession into 2019 with help from Buena Vista restaurant Vista, which hosts a special Tuesday edition of its Sunday brunch. Besides the beloved avo toast, there are egg dishes, burgers and other breakfast-y items to choose from. Á la carte

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Upland Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Upland Miami
Restaurants, American

Upland Miami

icon-location-pin South of Fifth

One of the nicer options for New Year’s Day brunch is at Upland, where you’ll build your own menu from items like the little gem salad, bucatini cacio e pepe and the Upland cheeseburger (an elevated one at that). An extra $26 gets you bottomless cocktails from 11:30am to 3pm. Á la carte

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Rocco's Tacos
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Restaurants, Mexican

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar

Make your recovery brunch count at Rocco’s, where $70 gets you a bottle of Veuve Clicquot plus tacos, burritos, tortas and other booze-soaking Mexican specialties abound. Specials are available at Rocco’s locations. Á la carte

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Planta
Photograph: Courtesy Planta
Restaurants, Vegan

Planta

icon-location-pin South of Fifth

Planta is making sure you start the year building good habits. Head to the South of Fifth restaurant from 11am to 3pm for 100-percent plant-based eats as well as bottomless cocktails—because real change happens gradually. Á la carte

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Habitat
Photograph: Courtesy Habitat
Restaurants, Spanish

Habitat

icon-location-pin South Beach

Tuck into one of the plush booths at Habitat for a comfy seat and a clear shot of the brunch spread offered on New Year’s Day. On tap on the extended buffet is an omelette station, a sushi bar, assorted pastries and more. $90

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Kings Bowl
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Kings–Miami Doral
Things to do, Games and hobbies

Kings Dining & Entertainment

icon-location-pin Doral

Put in motion your plan for the best year yet, starting off at Kings. The Doral entertainment center opens its 14 bowling lanes as well as its restaurant. Between games, nosh on BBQ pork sliders, Philly tuna bites and more. Á la Carte

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Quinto La Huella at EAST, Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Swire Properties/Michael Weber
Restaurants, Uruguayan

Quinto La Huella

icon-location-pin Brickell

Enjoy Quinto La Huella’s signature Sunday spread on a Tuesday: East, Miami’s Uruguayan hot spot offers its full asado spread on January 1st, complete with bottomless drink options. $55, children under 8 $27.50.

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 Le Zoo
Photograph: Courtesy Le Zoo
Restaurants, French

Le Zoo

icon-location-pin Bal Harbour

Hit the Bal Harbour Shops for tasty French eats on the first of the year. Le Zoo opens from 11am to 4pm on January 1st, serving its classic weekend fare—from crab and avocado salad and escargot to grilled branzino. Á la carte

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Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen
Photograph: Courtesy Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen
Restaurants, American

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen

icon-location-pin Coral Gables

Brunch at the Miracle Mile spot begins at 11:30am and features lunch-y favorites like the candied bacon, the angry meatball and oven roasted chicken wings. It’s perfect for the partiers who slept through breakfast and need something more than eggs to bring them back to life. Á la carte

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Jaya at the Setai
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Jaya
Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Jaya at the Setai

icon-location-pin South Beach

Stayed in on NYE? Go all out the next day at Jaya, which serves a festive buffet of assorted Asian specialties, a selection of raw bar items and more dessert than you should be eating on the first day of the year (just saying). As always, the Louis Roederer will keep you hydrated as the live jazz keeps you entertained. $145, children under 12 $63.

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