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 buffets. Here, five restaurants with next-level spreads and Champagne for days. Bonus: They’re actually (sort of) affordable.
Celebrity chef José Andrés packs a major punch with a Champagne brunch at his Brickell restaurant, Bazaar Mar. We’re talking crudos, tiraditos and ceviches, as well as crab Benedicts, Nutella pancakes and egg-white tortillas. Let’s not forget the free-flowing Möet, either.
1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-239-1320 or sbe.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). Reservations are suggested.
1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-538-1111 or nikkibeach.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
This Euro-inspired brunch setup will remind you just how desperately you need a getaway to Paris. In the meantime, meat and cheese plates, homemade granola and flaky pastries will have to do. Psst…you get all this for under $25. (Which means more money to spend on cocktails.)
4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-507-7902 or cecconismiamibeach.com
Calling all seafoodies: Indulge in a fish-filled buffet stocked with everything from sushi and oysters to French toast and fresh veggies. Then select an egg-centric entrée from the restaurant’s à la carte menu, followed by a visit (or three) to a dessert stand replete with homemade s’mores and apple-pie bars. Oh, and don’t forget about the unlimited mimosas.
100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8484 or mylesrestaurantgroup.com