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10 Can’t Miss Miami Spice 2018 Brunches

Where to get a deal on South Florida’s favorite meal

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Miami Spice — the popular two-month period where food lovers get to dine on three-course menus at the Magic City’s top restaurants for the bargain price of $23 for lunch and $39 — has now added brunch to the mix. Priced at just $23, it makes for the perfect excuse to indulge in excessive amounts of sweet and savory dishes that wrap up just in time for a well-earned siesta. Here are the top 10 contenders.

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1. Corsair Kitchen & Bar

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19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180
(786) 279-6800
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With golf course views and a swanky Aventura hotel locale, it seems a no-brainer to head to the precipice of Dade county for a brunch at the Miami Spice price of $23. Corsair’s brunch buffet has a reputation as one of the best in town and for Miami Spice guests will have access to it as well as a main course from their rotating menu. Dishes include the breakfast skillet made with tater tots, pulled short rib and four cheese sauce; an upgraded mac and cheese made with gnocchi, spinach, tomato, prosciutto; and vanilla brioche French toast with candied pecans and cinnamon whipped cream. (Available Saturdays. Menu here.)

Brunch at Corsair Kitchen & Bar
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2. Phuc Yea

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7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 602-3710
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The Vietnamese-Cajun hotspot spearheaded by Cesar Zapata is serving up Miami Spice brunch with its characteristically Asian twist. Think Vietnamese pastelitos with froasted pork, jicama, mushrooms, corn, and hoisin sauce or breakfast noodles with bacon, lemongrass garlic butter, oyster sauce, parmesan cheese, and egg. Booze comes as an additional add-on: $19 for bottomless mimosas and rosé and $25 guarantees bottomless bourbon Bloody Marys, sangria, mimosas and rosé. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

Breakfast noodles with bacon, lemongrass garlic butter, oyster sauce, parmesan cheese, and egg.
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3. Stiltsville Fish Bar

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1787 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 353-0477
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Run by culinary couple Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, this restaurant offers a seafood filled menu with a laid-back Key West vibe. On Stiltsville’s brunch menu think items like the sweet corn spoon bread (add poached lobster for $13) and shrimp and grits with creole sausage. There’s also “Skinny Mermaid” options for those watching their calorie count, which includes smoked fish dip with house pickles and butter lettuce and avocado salad served with crab cake or the local catch. Lychee panna cotta or chocolate cobbler with passion fruit ice cream end things up just nice. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

Sweet corn spoon bread
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4. Juvia

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1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8272
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Brunch is always better with a view — and Juvia boasts plenty of Magic City views and people-watching during its brunch. For its Miami Spice brunch there’s a choice of one of three salads and main courses include salmon with tomato marmalade, chicken lomo saltado with Peruvian potato cake and a sunny side up egg, or braised beef linguine. Desserts include chocolate mousse with caramelized macadamia and berry gazpacho paired with lychee sorbet. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

Rooftop brunch at Juvia.
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5. Fooq's

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1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
(786) 536-2749
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David Foulquier’s Persian comfort food is an ideal way to celebrate the weekend during Miami Spice. Brunch items include the Middle Eastern egg dish, shakshouka, served here with red peppers and walnuts. Fooq’s will also be serving its popular bucatini carbonara and crispy honey-glazed brussel sprouts with green garlic yogurt, plus end on a sweet note with the date cake. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

Shakshouka with red peppers and walnuts
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6. Seaspice

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422 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 440-4200
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With more than seven entree choices on its menu, diners can visit this swanky Miami River spot every weekend during Miami Spice and almost always try something new. Dishes include a power waffle loaded up with quinoa, flax and hemp seed and topped with macron almonds, hazelnut butter, and açaí yogurt. There’s also a fish sandwich featuring the local catch, and eggs benedict with salmon gravlax, short rib, lobster, or king crab. (Available Saturdays. Menu here.)

Lobster Eggs Benedict
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7. Stubborn Seed

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101 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 322-5211
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Top Chef alum Jeremy Ford’s restaurant is new to Miami Spice this year, and is serving up brunch for Miami Spice with dishes like 18-minute biscuits with onion jam, roasted cauliflower with grilled onions and garlic and sunny side eggs, and chai waffles with whipped espresso cream and spiced syrup. Bonus: its popular warm celery root dish also makes an appearance. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

Warm celery root with crackling maitake and creamy mustard
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8. Upland

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49 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 602-9998
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This California-inspired South of Fifth restaurant offers appetizer choices like tuna tartare, avocado toast, or roasted beets with whipped feta to kick off its Miami Spice brunch. Avocado lovers can keep it going with the avocado omelette entree. Since brunch is all about indulgence, save the calorie burning for the gym and go ahead and carb up with the bucatini cacio e pepe or skirt steak chilaquiles. Wrap it up with the California Dreamsicle, a blood orange-yogurt twist with chocolate crunchies. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

The smooth, cool interior of Upland is perfect for brunch.
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9. Planta South Beach

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850 Commerce St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8513
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This hip new vegan restaurant, opened by Miami nightlife mogul David Grutman, has ardent carnivores embracing the meatless life. For brunch, Planta starts diners off with a choice of chia pudding with pineapple, avocado toast, or banana bread with cinnamon cashew butter and berry jam. Entrees include tofu scramble with zucchini cream, and charred tomatoes, falafel tacos, and banana pancakes, before ending up with the chef’s selection of soft serve. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

Vegan brunch at Planta
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10. Ariete

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3540 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 640-5862
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This Coconut Grove favorite will change out dishes every ten days during Miami Spice but count on some worthy eats like mamey gazpacho with feta and beets, Head cheese croquettas with salsa criolla and kimchi, and fish milanesa with stewed tomato and spicy chimichurri. The one item that has permanent residence on the Spice brunch menu will be the Chug burger, a favorite chef Mike Beltran wanted to make sure was available all the time. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

Character and charm at Ariete
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1. Corsair Kitchen & Bar

19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180
Brunch at Corsair Kitchen & Bar
Cosair Kitchen & Bar [official]

With golf course views and a swanky Aventura hotel locale, it seems a no-brainer to head to the precipice of Dade county for a brunch at the Miami Spice price of $23. Corsair’s brunch buffet has a reputation as one of the best in town and for Miami Spice guests will have access to it as well as a main course from their rotating menu. Dishes include the breakfast skillet made with tater tots, pulled short rib and four cheese sauce; an upgraded mac and cheese made with gnocchi, spinach, tomato, prosciutto; and vanilla brioche French toast with candied pecans and cinnamon whipped cream. (Available Saturdays. Menu here.)

19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180

2. Phuc Yea

7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Breakfast noodles with bacon, lemongrass garlic butter, oyster sauce, parmesan cheese, and egg.
Phuc Yea [official]

The Vietnamese-Cajun hotspot spearheaded by Cesar Zapata is serving up Miami Spice brunch with its characteristically Asian twist. Think Vietnamese pastelitos with froasted pork, jicama, mushrooms, corn, and hoisin sauce or breakfast noodles with bacon, lemongrass garlic butter, oyster sauce, parmesan cheese, and egg. Booze comes as an additional add-on: $19 for bottomless mimosas and rosé and $25 guarantees bottomless bourbon Bloody Marys, sangria, mimosas and rosé. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

3. Stiltsville Fish Bar

1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Sweet corn spoon bread
Stiltsville Fish Bar [official]

Run by culinary couple Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, this restaurant offers a seafood filled menu with a laid-back Key West vibe. On Stiltsville’s brunch menu think items like the sweet corn spoon bread (add poached lobster for $13) and shrimp and grits with creole sausage. There’s also “Skinny Mermaid” options for those watching their calorie count, which includes smoked fish dip with house pickles and butter lettuce and avocado salad served with crab cake or the local catch. Lychee panna cotta or chocolate cobbler with passion fruit ice cream end things up just nice. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

1787 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Juvia

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Rooftop brunch at Juvia.
Juvia [official]

Brunch is always better with a view — and Juvia boasts plenty of Magic City views and people-watching during its brunch. For its Miami Spice brunch there’s a choice of one of three salads and main courses include salmon with tomato marmalade, chicken lomo saltado with Peruvian potato cake and a sunny side up egg, or braised beef linguine. Desserts include chocolate mousse with caramelized macadamia and berry gazpacho paired with lychee sorbet. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Fooq's

1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Shakshouka with red peppers and walnuts
Fooq’s [official]

David Foulquier’s Persian comfort food is an ideal way to celebrate the weekend during Miami Spice. Brunch items include the Middle Eastern egg dish, shakshouka, served here with red peppers and walnuts. Fooq’s will also be serving its popular bucatini carbonara and crispy honey-glazed brussel sprouts with green garlic yogurt, plus end on a sweet note with the date cake. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

6. Seaspice

422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
Lobster Eggs Benedict
Seaspice [official]

With more than seven entree choices on its menu, diners can visit this swanky Miami River spot every weekend during Miami Spice and almost always try something new. Dishes include a power waffle loaded up with quinoa, flax and hemp seed and topped with macron almonds, hazelnut butter, and açaí yogurt. There’s also a fish sandwich featuring the local catch, and eggs benedict with salmon gravlax, short rib, lobster, or king crab. (Available Saturdays. Menu here.)

422 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33128

7. Stubborn Seed

101 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Warm celery root with crackling maitake and creamy mustard
Grove Bay Hospitality/Official

Top Chef alum Jeremy Ford’s restaurant is new to Miami Spice this year, and is serving up brunch for Miami Spice with dishes like 18-minute biscuits with onion jam, roasted cauliflower with grilled onions and garlic and sunny side eggs, and chai waffles with whipped espresso cream and spiced syrup. Bonus: its popular warm celery root dish also makes an appearance. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

101 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Upland

49 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Read Review |
The smooth, cool interior of Upland is perfect for brunch.
Upland [official]

This California-inspired South of Fifth restaurant offers appetizer choices like tuna tartare, avocado toast, or roasted beets with whipped feta to kick off its Miami Spice brunch. Avocado lovers can keep it going with the avocado omelette entree. Since brunch is all about indulgence, save the calorie burning for the gym and go ahead and carb up with the bucatini cacio e pepe or skirt steak chilaquiles. Wrap it up with the California Dreamsicle, a blood orange-yogurt twist with chocolate crunchies. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

49 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Planta South Beach

850 Commerce St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Vegan brunch at Planta
Planta/Instagram

This hip new vegan restaurant, opened by Miami nightlife mogul David Grutman, has ardent carnivores embracing the meatless life. For brunch, Planta starts diners off with a choice of chia pudding with pineapple, avocado toast, or banana bread with cinnamon cashew butter and berry jam. Entrees include tofu scramble with zucchini cream, and charred tomatoes, falafel tacos, and banana pancakes, before ending up with the chef’s selection of soft serve. (Available Saturdays and Sundays. Menu here.)

850 Commerce St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Ariete

3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Character and charm at Ariete
Ariete [official]

This Coconut Grove favorite will change out dishes every ten days during Miami Spice but count on some worthy eats like mamey gazpacho with feta and beets, Head cheese croquettas with salsa criolla and kimchi, and fish milanesa with stewed tomato and spicy chimichurri. The one item that has permanent residence on the Spice brunch menu will be the Chug burger, a favorite chef Mike Beltran wanted to make sure was available all the time. (Available Sundays. Menu here.)

3540 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

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