Brunch is the best part of the weekend, right? But with a slew of new brunch offerings available around town, it’s hard to keep them all straight. So to cut through the clutter, below is a round-up of the best new brunch offerings throughout South Florida to check out on next weekend excursion. (For the long-standing favorites, make sure to check out the essentials map.)Read More
11 Delicious New Brunches to Check Out in South Florida
From all-you-can-eat dim sum meals to champagne-filled feasts, here are the best new spots to check out
Perfectly timed to coincide with Miami’s love of Israeli fare, this Surfside restaurant has created a buzz with its modern, non-kosher renditions of Mediterranean dishes like spiced cauliflower with wild herb tahini, lamb flatbread, and Tel Aviv seafood paella. For brunch, diners can enjoy dishes like fava hummus with soft egg, Israeli shakshuka, Israeli schnitzel with turmeric tahini, and zucchini salad with harissa butter and soft egg.
Chef and restaurateur Jose Mendin teamed up with chef Santo Agnello to open this breezy and bright Italian restaurant in MiMo. Now offering a Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., diners can sample the San Benedicto, the chefs’ take on eggs Benedict eggs served with vodka hollandaise and prosciutto. There’s also cannoli French toast on brioche served with cannoli cream and pistachio and carbonara pizza, all of which go down nicely with cocktails like the Lola Fragola (gin, strawberry, basil, lemon, and egg white), as well as the option for unlimited mimosas, bellinis, or Rossinis for $25.
For a fun take on brunch, head to this Midtown spritz and pizza bar for 2-for-1 Aperol spritzes for $16, bottomless prosecco, pies like mortadella e carciofi (mozzarella, roasted artichokes, mortadella, and pesto), and salads like the Gamberi salad made with grilled shrimp, arugula, radicchio, beets, fennel, onions, and avocado. Available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Lido Bayside Grill
Set inside the Standard Spa and boasting a picture-perfect waterfront view, this trendy Mediterranean restaurant recently introduced brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with twists on classic favorites like the Lido Benedict, which comes with a crab cake and lobster hollandaise along with decadent dishes foie gras creme brulee. Vegetarians will want to try the shakshuka (poached egg with tomato, leek, and pepper stew) or those going gluten-free can opt for the egg and quinoa frittata.
The sleek, high-end Asian restaurant in Downtown Miami has been drawing in crowds for its popular dim sum and sushi options. Now offering a new Sunday brunch option, diners can opt for the Signature menu ($99), which includes endless servings of the restaurant favorites like dim sum, spicy salmon maki, duck fried rice, vegetarian Singapore noodles, and sweet and sour mango chicken paired with Nicholas Feuillate champagne, bloody Mary, and yuzu mimosa (as well as a selection of wine and sake). There’s also a Premium brunch ($189), which, as the name implies, offers unlimited servings of higher-priced dishes like hamachi carpaccio and truffle, premium nigiri selection, prawn fried rice, Branzino cilantro pesto, and 1⁄2 roasted Peking duck. Enjoy Laurent Perrier Rose, wine, sake, and cocktails like Wasabi Martini and Oaxacan Sun.
This newcomer wine bar and restaurant in Coral Gables just introduced its “jazzy brunch” featuring shareable dishes like scrambled egg pizza, French toast with maple-sriracha pork belly, and lobster eggs benedict along with their fan-favorite Vinya burger (smoked gouda, bacon, truffle aioli topped with a fried egg). Available Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am. to 4 p.m., there’s a bottomless champagne option featuring Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut Champagne for $55 per person — all of which pair perfectly with the live jazz performance nurturing Vinya’s signature welcoming feel.
Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden
This Coconut Grove restaurant tucked inside The Ritz Carlton hotel transports diners to a relaxed vacation mode, aided by top-notch brunch cocktails like the sparkling lychee mojito and kiwi jalapeno margarita. Sit in the verdant, shaded courtyard and enjoy dishes like Isabelle’s Benedict, which swaps traditional ham for prosciutto, and quiche Lorraine — a light and creamy interpretation of the classic — are hard to resist. For those with a sweet tooth, the challah French toast skillet is a decadent comfort food that could pass for dessert. The passion fruit creme brulee on the actual dessert list is not to be missed.
Coconut Grove’s trendy, new waterfront spot boasting sweeping views of Biscayne Bay has added weekend brunch to its repertoire, serving dishes like “almost traditional” Benedict (crispy bacon, poached egg, and lemon hollandaise), a lobster and queso omelet, and medianoche French toast with Nutella, caramelized bananas, and rum maple syrup. Offered Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Key Club
In the heart of Coconut Grove, this stylish newcomer serves classic brunch dishes like eggs Benedict, Denver omelet, and steak and eggs. There’s also an everything spice croissant sandwich with a sunny side egg tucked inside or egg white frittata for those looking for something lighter. Sweet tooth diners are well taken care of with a choice of cinnamon toast crunch French toast, cookies and cream pancakes, bourbon sticky buns, and stuffed doughnut holes with raspberry jam. Cocktails like the Aperol-based Full Tilt, Jah-Mama Mary (vodka, miso, and celery), and sangria (with a pitcher option) round the experience out. Available Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chef Wissam Baki adds a Lebanese lens to American brunch classics like eggs Benedict featuring smoked salmon and labneh and pancakes served with orange blossom chantilly, maple syrup, pomegranate orange, and mint. Middle Eastern favorites include shakshouka, hummus, labneh, and baba ghanoush dips and hot mess items like truffle rakakat (Lebanese cheese rolls). Offered Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef Danny Ganem has been impressing diners with his Italian cuisine at this South Miami spot. Now offering brunch, patrons can indulge in dishes like ricotta pear bruschetta (pears, basil, toasted pecans, and aged balsamic vinegar), pepper-crusted beef carpaccio, and a pasta favorite: spaghetti cacio e pepe. Main courses include Aquanaria grilled Branzino, served with warm farro, zucchini, tomatoes, and citrus, and a 7-ounce Delmonico steak with truffle Osso Bucco sauce. Enjoy panettone French toast and Vahlrona chocolate terrine with cherries, for dessert.