If brunching was a sport, Miami would be in the major leagues. Maybe it’s the constant sunshine and summer weather, but we South Floridians just love to spend our Saturdays and Sundays leisurely sipping rose and savoring delicious things. Still new to the whole brunch game? Don’t worry. Even if you haven’t yet started sipping the prosecco, these five Miami brunch spots will definitely make you a believer.
Brunch at Seaspice is an event worth getting excited for. Hosted both Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3:30 p.m., it’s a languid, rose-drenched affair best-enjoyed al fresco. Standouts from the a la carte brunch menu include the Seaspice lobster Benedict, served with potato hash, and chive hollandaise, and the hearty truffle parmesan tagliatelle, prepared with a poached organic egg. If you’re a traditionalist, opt for the shrimp avocado toast — it’s a fan favorite.
Details: 422 NW N River Drive, Miami; for reservations, call 305-440-4200.
Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman
If you haven’t yet tried Los Fuegos’s legendary Sunday Asado brunch, you’re missing out big time. The key thing to remember here is to pace yourself; brunch at Los Fuegos is larger than life. Think stations where you can pile your plate high with salt-crusted salmon, skirt steak, lamb, and prime filet empanadas — not to mention a seafood ice bar loaded with oysters, snow crab claws and more. And we haven’t even gotten to dessert yet.
Details: Brunch is priced at $95 per adult and $45 per child; 3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; for reservations, call 786-655-5600.
The Deck at Island Gardens
Michelin starred chef Alfio Longo is the mastermind behind the incredible Med-inspired menu at The Deck at Island Gardens — and Sunday brunch is the perfect way to experience all the magic of this waterfront hot spot. From noon to 4 p.m., kick back and soak up views of mega yachts gently bobbing atop the clear blue waters of the marina while you tuck into delicious offerings from a lavish buffet. We especially love the build-your-own-omelet station and Chef Longo’s BBQ options at the grill station. Make sure to save room for the roasted hazelnut brownie — it’s divine.
Details: Brunch is priced at $65 per person and includes a welcome mimosa or bellini; 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami; for reservations, call 786-627-4949 or visit here.
LT Steak & Seafood at The Betsy
LT Steak & Seafood is the crowned culinary gem of the iconic Betsy South Beach. The spot is a go-to for romantic date nights, but this month we want to shine the spotlight on their Sunday Jazz Brunch, hosted weekly from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Executive Chef Danny Ganem has curated an a la carte menu of New American cuisine fused with international flavors, like Cuban molletes, crispy black grouper tacos, and a top-rated popover Benedict served with Gruyère cheese and ham. You can pair your meal with tasty libations from the bar, including craft cocktails and traditional brunch sips like bloody Marys and mimosas. It’s all set to the sounds of live jazz by visiting and local performers.
Details: Unlimited mimosas or bellinis are available for $30 per person; 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; for reservations, call 305-531-6100.
Via Emilia Garden
Tucked away in Miami’s chic Midtown neighborhood, this lovely gem feels a world away from the bustle of the city. Check out their Italian brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and make sure you wear your eating pants — priced at just $45, the menu includes unlimited pasta, bottomless mimosas, and antipasti and dessert buffets.
Details: 3500 N Miami Avenue, Miami; for reservations, call 786-359-4990.
By Amanda Mesa, Contributing Writer