Living in Miami means that a lavish brunch is part of your ongoing weekend routine. Whether you’re looking for a bottomless boozy brunch, a posh meal with a view and a scene, downright good food–or a little bit of everything–Miami has got you covered. While brunch is part of almost every restaurant’s weekend menu in the city, we’ve taken a look at the top players and rounded up a list of the very best. A Saturday or Sunday at one of these spots is guaranteed to get your weekend fix of fun and food. Here’s a look at our haute 5 picks:
The downtown Japanese hotspot has become famous for its grand weekend brunch, complete with an all-you-can-eat buffet and bottomless drinks menu that will keep you there all day long without even realizing. It's the perfect place to dine with a view, and also get the best of the Zuma menu. While the spot is usually a bit pricey, the brunch menu costs $95 for the traditional menu, which comes with a choice of Salmon or Spicy Beef Tenderloin, the signature Mushroom Risotto hot pot as well as the buffet and sushi bar, drinks and elaborate dessert platter.
Epic Hotel 270 Biscayne Blvd Way Miami, FL 33131
2 The Deck at Island Gardens
The Deck arrived to the Miami scene last year and made a name for itself with its legendary Sunday Ibiza-style day-to-night parties credited to nightlife aficionados Michael Capponi and Eric Milon. While it's always drawn in a crowd for its unbeatable view of Miami's most awe-inspiring megayachts and live DJ sets, it also now offers an extraordinary menu from famed Chef Alfredo Alvarez. You can expect to see table-side presentations, Mediterranean brunch selections, gourmet desserts and more all day and night long as drummers, dancers and partygoers enjoy the lively scene amidst the waterfront cabanas.
888 MacArthur Causeway Miami, FL 33132
3 Bakehouse Brasserie
The quaint SoFi gem is Menin Hospitality's newest debut on the Miami scene offering up a menu that satisfies all of your sweet and savory cravings. Brunch is their specialty, and they feature a lengthy list that is hard to choose from with a gorgeous ambiance and live piano music. Must-try dishes include the fresh salmon crudo for something light, the avocado toast, and of course the famous Croissant French Toast--which is covered in cream cheese frosting and filled with banana foster on the inside. Opt for the bottomless brunch and be sure to try the signature Bloody Mary, generously sized--the glass is so high it will reach your face, decorated with a mini croquette and ham and cheese at the top.
808 1st St, Miami Beach FL 33139
4 Cecconi'sWorld Red Eye
Of course, the ultimate scene-to-be-seen is the exclusive Soho Beach House's Cecconi's Saturday and Sunday brunch. Dress to impress and head over to the cozy restaurant courtyard to indulge in five-star Italian cuisine from a gourmet buffet. Highlights include a very cheesy Cacio e Pepe pasta bowl, cured meats, and the spot's famed pizza.
4385 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140
5 Nautilus Cabana Club
The new dining concept at the Nautilus Hotel just launched, replacing the former Driftwood Room, bringing to Miami its own take on a Mediterranean Beach Club with a vibrant menu and delicious cocktails. The famous "Rosé Sundays" brunch will remain at the spot, this time better than ever, with gourmet Mediterranean dishes like Mussels Marocain, eggs benedict, the Nauti Burger, and of course, plenty of rosé, for $55/person.
1825 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL 33139