Easter, which falls on Sunday, April 17, this year, wouldn't be the same without a special brunch with family and friends.
Miami restaurants are offering special Easter brunch options, from entire meals of satisfying staples to signature spreads full of bright spring flavors.
Here, listed in alphabetical order, are the best places to enjoy Easter Sunday brunch in the Magic City this year. Unless otherwise noted, all brunches are on Easter Sunday, April 17. Taxes and gratuity are not included in the listed price; reservations are strongly suggested.
Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach
The dining room at Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach Photo courtesy of 1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Guests can enjoy an all-day Easter brunch menu at Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach. The three-course, prix-fixe menu features a variety of dishes like seafood picadillo and roasted leg of lamb, along with a special children’s menu for $26 per person. The restaurant will also feature live DJ entertainment and a violinist duo.
Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $55 per person.
Icebox Cafe's dining room Photo by Juan Fernando
1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
At Icebox Cafe's bright and homey indoor/outdoor areas, guests can savor standout brunch items like latke and egg with ham, applewood-smoked bacon, roasted vegetables, mushrooms, and tomato ($19); lemon ricotta pancakes with a side of bacon ($19), salmon platter with a bagel of choice ($22), and curried chicken breast with jasmine rice and roasted vegetables ($29). Bottomless options of mimosas, bloody marys, or rosé are served for $27 per person.
Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Photo courtesy of NIKKEI OSAKA in Brickell, Miami
Osaka Nikkei is the place to be for Easter; enjoy a unique Nikkei brunch on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., which combines the flavors of Peruvian and Japanese cultures. Exquise foods available at Osaka's brunch include ceviches, tiraditos, nigiris, makimonos, and more typical breakfast items such as Avocado Brasa, Chicharron bao seto, Wagyu burger, and more. Guests can choose to sit outside and enjoy the views of Brickell Bay or inside and appreciate the grandeur of Osaka's architecture. For an extra $65, they can choose an all-inclusive, unlimited beverage menu that includes mimosas, bellinis, fireball yoko, and white or red sangria. There are also a la carte options for Pomery Apenage champagne, Soto Junmai Dai Ginjo sake, and Dassai 45 Nigori sake.
1300 Brickell Bay Drive
Miami Florida 33131
Photo courtesy of JUVIA in Miami Beach
JUVIA, the stunning 10,000 square foot restaurant and lounge on the rooftop of 1111 Lincoln Road's Herzog & de Meuron designed building on South Beach, is the perfect place to celebrate Easter with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. On Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., guests can enjoy a $90 prix-fixe brunch menu that includes an amuse bouche of crudite with ranch dressing; a choice of appetizers such as truffle avocado toast, hamachi sashimi, crunchy garlic tofu, beef tartare, and watermelon and feta cheese salad; a selection of mains such as branzino yuan yaki, snow crab eggs benedict, and more.
Guests can also opt for optional add-ons like a bread box for $15 and 2-hour bottomless mimosas, bellinis, proseccos, and margaritas for $50.
1111 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Ambersweet at The Confidante
Photo courtesy of Ambersweet at The Confidante Miami Beach
Inside The Confidante Miami Beach, Ambersweet offers a fantastic Easter Sunday brunch buffet. Guests can enjoy classics with a twist like Spring Benedict, with prosciutto, asparagus, a rich Hollandaise sauce, or Truffled Eggs, with Truffle Tartuffo and smoky paprika. Ambersweet also has a selection of mimosas to pick from, whether you prefer a standard or a Vodka or Tequila mimosa.
4041 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Le Jardinier's patio Photo courtesy of Le Jardinier
151 NE 41st St., Miami
Le Jardinier will feature a special three-course prix-fixe Sunday brunch menu in celebration of Easter. For the first course, guests may choose from spring rabbit terrine with baby greens, chilled pea soup with mint, or white asparagus with king salmon. The main course options include roast leg of lamb with crispy potatoes, pea coulis, and carrots; and a dish of mushroom cavatelli with spring peas and beans. For dessert, guests will have a choice between mango crémeux, pistachio sablé, dark chocolate and caramel sabayon, or plant-based ice cream.
Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and costs $130.
Red Rooster Overtown
Red Rooster's dining room. Photo courtesy of Red Rooster Overtown
920 NW Second Ave., Miami
This Overtown restaurant by chef Marcus Samuelson offers brunch at the restaurant's indoor dining room or on the lush terrace. On Easter Sunday, guests can select from brunch favorites like C.K.’s chicken and waffles ($17), biscuits and gravy ($26), and spicy avocado toast ($17).
Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rusty Pelican's waterfront dining room Photo courtesy of the Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne
Enjoy waterfront views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline while feasting on Rusty Pelican’s four-course Easter brunch menu. The first course, served family-style, is a festive platter featuring a variety of chilled seafood, charcuterie, and marinated tomato ricotta tartine. Diners will then be offered the option of mixed greens or little gem caesar, followed by a choice of crab cake, steak and eggs, lobster Benedict, wild mushroom pappardelle pasta, or Faroe Island salmon. The sweet ending: a dessert platter with a triple chocolate layer cake, key lime pie, and other treats. Brunch is served from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and costs $92 for adults and $35 for children.
Bottomless mimosas are available for an additional $25 per person.
Photo courtesy of OpenTable.com
1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach
Sardinia in Miami Beach's Sunset Harbor neighborhood will treat guests on Easter Sunday to specials like pappardelle with lamb and asparagus ($28), Sardinian-style baby lamb stew with carrots, potatoes, fennel, and bay leaves ($44); and roasted rack of lamb ($42). Drink specials will include bottles of Zonin prosecco ($40) and Zonin prosecco rosé ($42).
Brunch is served from noon to 4 p.m.
Seawell Fish N' Oyster
Seawell Fish N’ Oyster's outdoor patio Photo courtesy of Kimpton Angler’s Miami Beach
60 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
On Easter Sunday, this seafood-centric eatery in South Beach will serve special dishes in addition to its regular brunch menu. Guests can start their meal with a lobster cobb with tomato, cucumber, cotija, and avocado drizzled with dill dressing ($32); followed by a crab cake benedict accompanied by sautéed spinach and herb hollandaise ($28),; and French toast, strawberries and whipped cream ($17). A selection of rosé bottles will be available for $40 and an option of bottomless spritzers will cost $21.
Brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Surf Club Restaurant
A dish at the Surf Club Photo courtesy of the Surf Club
9011 Collins Ave., Surfside
The Surf Club Restaurant will serve a brunch feast for $125 a person. Curated by chef Thomas Keller, the meal will begin with dishes to share, followed by a choice of fried chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, or lobster rolls, amongst other options.
Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are strongly suggested.
Via Emilia Garden
Via Emilia Garden's outdoor patio Photo courtesy of Via Emilia Garden
3500 N. Miami Ave., Miami
For Easter brunch, chef Wendy Cacciatori will serve an all-day menu of special dishes from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Diners can indulge in prosciutto di parma rolls with spring vegetables ($21), grilled salmon with asparagus ($28), risotto with pears and Gorgonzola ($32), and vegetarian lasagna with seasonal truffle ($32). For dessert: a strawberry jam tart, a cold offering of chocolate salami and mascarpone cheese, and espresso with gelato.
Brunch is served from noon to 3 p.m.
Written by JULIANA ACCIOLY for Miami New Times and published on APRIL 7, 2022 9:00AM