The next time you’re in the mood for brunch, treat yourself – you deserve it. Enjoy a fancy brunch at one of these five Miami favorites.
La Mar by Gastón Acurio
Located at Mandarin Oriental, Miami in Brickell, La Mar By Gastón Acurio is a lavish way to spend your weekend. The restaurant is home to delicious cuisine that fuses Peruvian and Japanese influences. On Saturdays and Sundays, La Mar pulls out all the stops with an unlimited 2-hour brunch package. Guests can enjoy a limitless buffet of hot and cold dishes like ceviches, causas, sushi, tiraditos, and more. Patrons also get their choice of a main course plus a chaufa aeropuerto to share along with assorted desserts. That’s not all: You also get unlimited brunch cocktails as well as champagne and select beers and wines. Expect to not eat the rest of the day.
La Mar By Gastón Acurio is located at 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
RED South Beach
At South of Fifth’s premier steakhouse, a decadent Sunday brunch awaits. RED South Beach serves up an extravagant feast every Sunday that includes unlimited Telmont champagne (and hot and cold beverages), unlimited brunch tapas and your choice of a main and dessert. Brunch tapas include blue crab ravioli with crab cream, oysters on the half shell, tuna tartare and truffle pasta. Lobster pot pie, king salmon, and chicken and waffles are some of the tasty entrée options up for grabs. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can upgrade your brunch with Osetra caviar and other fun additions.
This Key Biscayne institution needs no introduction. The upscale waterfront restaurant has been the site of countless celebrations and for good reason: amazing food and amazing views. Nothing beats the view on a clear day, especially if you visit for the eatery’s signature a la carte brunch service. Come by early Saturday or Sunday and sit outside for the full experience. While you take in the Key’s sights, indulge in raw bar selections, sushi, and “brunchy” bites like beef birria benedict, Nutella and Belgian chocolate chip pancakes, and French toast.
Can’t make up your mind? Do the Brunch Board for 2, which comes with lobster benedict, New York strip, fried chicken and waffle, and fingerling smash potatoes. Don’t forget to splurge on mix-and-match mimosas with flavors like dragonfruit and watermelon, passionfruit and tarragon, and lavender-activated charcoal lemonade.
Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For more information, visit their official website.
Feeling fancy but don’t want to break the bank? Toscana Divino has you covered with a flavorful and affordable prix-fixe Sunday brunch. For $55 per person, guests can enjoy a 3-course dining experience that will leave you satisfied and smiling. Your brunch begins with a bountiful bread basket and seasonal fruit for the table, followed by your choice of main – of which there are many. Oysters and shrimps, steak and eggs, spaghetti vongole and dry-aged rib eye … the list goes on and on. Finish up with the ricotta cheesecake, zabaglione, or honey waffle, and get ready for a nap afterward.
Over in Downtown Miami, Zuma provides several brunch packages that showcase the restaurant’s exquisite Japanese offerings. Regardless of which food and drink package you opt for, you’ll get one main course along with unlimited access to the sushi bar as well as the cold and hot buffet. And oh yeah, unlimited champagne, cocktails, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic selections. Where the packages differ is the main course. Classic packages include options like baby chicken and salmon teriyaki, while signature and premium packages include more high-end items like roasted lobster, truffle hot pot, and jumbo tiger prawn. Food-only packages and a kid’s brunch option are also available.
Zuma is located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.