We know, we know—Miami is expensive. But sometimes we just can’t fight that urge to live large. And there’s no better way to feel #fancy than by treating yourself to one of the city’s lavish brunch spreads. Here, six restaurants with next-level spreads and Champagne for days. Bonus: They’re actually (sort of) affordable.
6 Fancy-Pants Miami Brunches That Are Worth the Splurge
When Grammy Award–winning musician Pharrell Williams announced the opening of his first restaurant and lounge with hospitality whiz David Grutman (OTL, Planta, Komodo), we had high hopes—and with the launch of brunch, we have to say: These guys know what they’re doing. Bagel and lox towers, coconut pancakes and fruity cocktails in a made-for-Instagram space? We really couldn’t ask for more.
90 NE 39th St.; 305-704-0994 or swanbevy.com
The only thing better than Zuma’s miso-marinated black cod? The brunch version, which means you’ll get that plus unlimited visits to a sweet and savory buffet stocked with buttermilk fried chicken, bao buns, sushi and sashimi, and a dessert platter fit for a king. Priced between $95 and $395, you’ve never seen a brunch spread quite like this.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way; 305-577-0277 or zumarestaurant.com
We know you’ve been to Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford’s new Miami Beach restaurant for dinner. But what about brunch? Go for the $35 prix-fixe option (plus an additional $25 for unlimited drinks) and indulge in everything that makes brunch the Best. Meal. Ever. We’re eyeing the chai waffles, snickerdoodle cookies, buttermilk biscuits and pork belly. No food coma has ever been more worth it.
101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-322-5211 or stubbornseed.com
An icon of Miami glitz and glamour, the Biltmore hosts the most famous brunch in the entire city. Once frequented by celebrities and socialites (think Judy Garland, Al Capone, the Vanderbilts and the Roosevelts), the hotel’s lavish courtyard is known for its Sunday brunch overflowing with a few of our favorites: Champagne, caviar, eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles.
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-913-3200 or biltmorehotel.com
St. Regis Bal Harbour
This swanky hotel knows its way around a brunch menu with options like tuna tartare, vanilla waffles, sweet croissants, ricotta cheese blintzes and smoked-salmon bagels. There’s a pretty delightful macaron display situation going on too.
9703 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-993-3300 or stregisbalharbour.com
DIY Bloody Mary bar anyone? At Nikki Beach, lounge on a daybed in the sand while feasting on sushi, made-to-order omelets and freshly baked breads and pastries. Stretch your legs with a walk to the booze station for pours of mimosas and Champagne, or create your own a.m. cocktail instead (i.e., load up on all the hot sauce and olives your heart desires). FYI: Reservations are suggested.
1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-538-1111 or nikkibeach.com