Whether you’re helping your best friend host a baby shower or you’re the one expecting, mom and baby deserve the very best. Consider these eight spots for an unforgettable celebration.
With multiple locations across the county, you’re never too far away from a Bulla Gastrobar. The menu at this Spanish eatery is built on sharing, so it’s perfect for large celebrations like a baby shower. Highlights on the menu include the fish fritters, bistro steak, crispy potato cubes, and braised oxtail. Private dining is also available if you’d prefer a more exclusive ambiance.
Bulla has locations throughout Miami. For more information, visit their official website.
Not to be confused with “Bulla,” Wynwood’s Buya is all about Asian cuisine. The neighborhood hotspot is also beloved for its delicious shareable plates, making it the perfect spot for baby showers large and small. Outdoor and indoor seating is available for enjoying bites like the short rib ramen, pork belly, karaage chicken and tiger prawn. For non-pregnant guests, there’s a wide array of sake, sake cocktails and beers to be had.
For a more casual baby shower, head on over to Miami Beach’s Lobster Shack. We know what you’re thinking: Mom shouldn’t have any shellfish. And while that’s true, there’s much more to Lobster Shack than meets the eye. Tacos and other cooked items are plentiful and cheap, and the drink selection is impressive (for those who can drink). The enormous outdoor seating area makes it ideal for baby showers and just about any celebration.
Caribbean cuisine abounds at Mamey in Coral Gables. The island flavors here will whisk you away to a tropical paradise. The menu is big but rest assured that there are no wrong choices here. That said, there are some musts: the coconut shrimp, the white truffle and brie grilled cheese and the peri peri chicken are always winners. The chocolate mousse bar is also a great dessert if you want something other than baby shower cake. If it’s a nice day, consider moving to the rooftop bar for a more scenic experience.
Mamey is located at 1350 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146. For more information, visit their official website.
Who doesn’t love pasta? Midtown Miami’s Riviera Focacceria offers no shortage of Italian specialties that will make for a spectacular baby shower. Whether you opt for the pastas here or one of the succulent meat or fish options—the snapper is a favorite—be sure to order the namesake focaccia con formaggio. The cheese-stuffed dough is what dreams are made of, and they’re big so they’re easy to share.
If you’re seeking a baby shower with a view, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better one than Rusty Pelican. The Key Biscayne institution is known for its waterfront location, making it ideal for outdoor baby showers. The menu here is also diverse: You’ll find everything from empanadas and ceviche to surf and turf, roasted chicken, and loaded twice-baked potatoes. There’s something for everyone at Rusty Pelican.
Rusy Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For more information, visit the official website.
The Doral Yard
A lot of space is crucial to a successful baby shower, and The Doral Yard has that in spades. The neighborhood hangout features a ton of indoor and outdoor seating so you can set up accordingly. There’s a nice mix of food vendors with everything from Venezuelan and Latin-fusion cuisine to dumplings and vegan bowls; you won’t have to worry about picky eaters. Did we mention there’s a full bar?
The Doral Yard is located at 8455 NW 53rd Street, Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166. For more information, visit their official website.
Spare no expense at Brickell’s Toscana Divino, the area’s go-to spot for Italian cuisine. The popular eatery boasts a hearty selection of pastas and specialties that are sure to impress everyone at the party. Highlights include the pici senesi with braised duck leg ragu, the mushroom risotto, and the classic cacio e pepe. The big draw here for drinkers is the extensive wine list – hundreds upon hundreds of bottles are available. Trust us when we say you won’t want to leave.