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Miami’s Best Brunches: January Edit

Miami is best known for its beaches and nightlife, but it’s also home to a burgeoning brunch scene. Whether you like to start your Saturday or Sunday with bottomless Champagne and world-class cuisine, or a

Miami is best known for its beaches and nightlife, but it’s also home to a burgeoning brunch scene. Whether you like to start your Saturday or Sunday with bottomless Champagne and world-class cuisine, or a little live music and breakfast staples that won’t break the bank, Miami has a brunch for you. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, from boozy (and bougie) options to laid-back, low-key alternatives.

Scarpetta by Scott Conant

Chef Scott Conant’s award-winning Italian restaurant Scarpetta recently began hosting brunch on Sundays. Starting at $59 per person, the buffet-style feast features seafood, made-to-order frittatas, Italian cured meats and cheeses, desserts and more. Tomato and basil spaghetti, and duck and foie gras ravioli are served tableside. In addition to the buffet options, guests can also choose from a selection of delicious entrees ranging from lobster Benedict to filet mignon. And those who like bubbles with their brunch will appreciate the option to add on unlimited prosecco, bellinis and mimosas for $25 extra, or unlimited Taittinger Brut Champagne for $50 extra.

4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 877-326-7412.

Jaya at the Setai

Dubbed one of Miami’s most lavish buffets, Jaya’s Sunday Jazz Brunch takes place in the Courtyard every week from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and includes live performers, free-flowing Roederer champagne, and stations offering classic breakfast dishes, Asian-inspired delights, fresh seafood, and decadent desserts. Brunch will set you back $95 per person ($65 for children age 12 and under), but it’s well worth the splurge for a special occasion. 

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 855-923-7899. 

Seawell Fish N’ Oyster

Newly opened in Miami’s North of Fifth neighborhood, Seawell Fish N’ Oyster serves a wonderful weekend brunch Saturdays and Sundays. Brunch starts at 7 a.m. — perfect if you’re an early riser — and features a la carte selections like French toast bread pudding, New England cheddar biscuits, a Wake n’ Bake Bread Bowl, and more. As the day progresses, the fare gets heartier, like dipped fried chicken with country-style mashed potatoes, lobster rolls, and Seawell’s signature burger. For $20, you can add on bottomless mimosas (choose between classic, lime, or mango). 

660 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Seaspice on the Miami River

Seaspice

Want some gorgeous river views with your lobster Benedict? Seaspice is your go-to. Every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 3:30 p.m., the restaurant offers an exclusive a la carte brunch menu featuring hearty deliciousness like truffle parmesan tagliatelle, lobster and short rib Benedicts, and a Wagyu burger topped with smoked Gruyere.

422 NW North River Drive, Miami

Delano Miami Beach

Even locals know Delano South Beach hosts one of the best brunches in Miami. On Sundays from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., $70 will buy you access to an incredible spread of palette-pleasing goodness — think custom omelets, tender roasted meats, a raw bar, and mouthwatering pastries. If you’d like to add bottomless bubbles, you can upgrade to endless mimosas for $20 or Moet & Chandon for $50.

1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Cafe La Trova

January 2020 marked the debut of Cafe La Trova’s new Sunday brunch. Served as a prix fixe meal priced at $55 for adults (including your choice of Prosecco, a daiquiri, or a mojito), this Sunday-Funday feast spotlights buffet stations heaped with Latin-infused dishes by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, live music, exclusive cocktails by Master Cantinero Julio Cabrera, and the option to upgrade to bottomless booze for an additional $22. 

971 SW 8th St, Miami

LT Steak & Seafood

Helmed by Chef Laurent Tourondel, LT Steak & Seafood at The Betsy serves brunch with a side of live jazz every Sunday until 4 p.m. Standouts from the a la carte menu include avocado and green pea toast, The Betsy crabcake, Cuban molletes, crispy black grouper tacos, and The Betsy’s famous popover Benedict. You can pair your meal with a variety of brunch-exclusive cocktails priced between $12 and $14, or upgrade to unlimited mimosas or bellinis for $30 per person. 

1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Dolce Italian

Dolce Italian has been dazzling guests with its handcrafted pizzas and pasta for close to a decade, but now fans have another reason to visit this Collins Avenue gem: a brand new Sunday brunch served a la carte from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The a la carte brunch menu includes traditional breakfast items like eggs Benedict and avocado toast, as well as Italian-inspired fare like ricotta pancakes and Capricciosa pizza. Just make sure you save room for dessert — our favorite item is the Tartufo limoncello. Want to make your brunch boozy? Enjoy bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and rossinis for $25 for up to two hours, or upgrade to bottomless rose for $35.

1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Tanuki

Back due to popular demand, Tanuki announced the return of its fan-favorite Sunday Brunch Feast in December. Served from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., brunch at the Alton Road restaurant includes two prix fixe experiences that range from $45-$55 per person. One includes a 12-piece selection of dim sum and gyoza; the other includes your pick of appetizers or maki, plus an entree. Regardless of which you choose, you’ll enjoy one welcome cocktail, a dessert, and bottomless mimosas, prosecco, or sake. If you prefer, you can upgrade to bottomless champagne for an additional $25. 

1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach

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Nautilus

When it comes to South Beach hotels, Nautilus by Arlo is the definition of Art Deco chic. But its gorgeous design and lively pool scene isn’t the only reason to visit this Miami Beach beauty — the hotel hosts an unbeatable buffet-style brunch every Sunday for just $45 per person, all set to the sounds of live acoustic performers. For an extra $20, you can go bottomless with unlimited rose.

1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-503-5700. 

Bulla Gastrobar

Everyone’s go-to for Spanish style tapas and some of the best sangria in Miami, Bulla Gastrobar serves a three-course brunch on Saturdays and Sundays priced at $28 per person. Hours vary by day and location, but the flavor remains consistent across the board. Must-try staples on the prix fixe menu include Huevos Bulla, served with homemade potato chips, Serrano ham, potato foam, and truffle oil, and the Bulla Burger, served with Piquillo peppers, caramelized onions, tetilla, and smoked paprika fries. For $18 more, you can add on bottomless sangrias and mimosas.

Gables – 2500 Ponce de Leon Boulevard., Coral Gables; Doral – 5335 NW 87th Avenue, C102, Doral

Ariete

Coconut Grove gem Ariete hosts a hearty a la carte brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Guests should save room for some of Chef Michael Beltran’s specialties, including short rib omelet with pickled tomatillo, guava and cream cheese pancakes with coffee crumble, PB&J French toast, and a slew of pastelitos by Sous Chef Giovanni Fesser (also known as “Pastelito Papi”). 

3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grovel

Taurus Beer & Whiskey House

Looking for something local and low-key? You might be surprised to learn Taurus Beer & Whiskey House offers one of the coolest brunches in the Grove. Every weekend from 12-3 p.m., the team serves a la carte brunch dishes like a killer breakfast burrito with cumin lime crema, dulce de leche bread pudding, and Sam’s Biscuits served with housemade jam. For $19, you can enjoy an All You Can Drink menu, featuring cocktails like a bacon rye old fashioned and a jalapeno bloody mary. Mimosas are also available.

3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove

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