6 Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch Alfresco
May 06, 2014 | by Mallory Evans | Food & Drink News
Want to make her Mother's Day extra special? It's all about setting a scene. Make a reservation at one of these six lush outdoor eateries.
Brunch by the pool comes with unlimited mimosas and Bellinis at Terrazza at Shore Club.
Before having brunch at Terrazza at Shore Club, moms can be treated to a massage in the hotel's elegant garden area. For the main event, Mother's Day fare includes a bountiful raw bar with Alaskan king crab, and small plates like churrasco skirt steak and sesame-crusted seared tuna. The brunch is $65 per person, but all women in attendance can sip unlimited mimosas and Bellinis. 1901 Collins Ave., South Beach, 305-695-3226
Perched on the penthouse floor of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building, Juvia serves French, Japanese, and Peruvian cuisine amid verdant indoor-outdoor environs. Mother's Day brunch is $85 per person and includes endless pours of Laurent-Perrier Champagne, as well as select cocktails. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-763-8272
Moms can enjoy a decadent selection of Italian-inspired dishes and desserts at Midtown's new hot spot, Bocce Bar. Try your hand at the city’s only sanctioned bocce ball court, then sit down to a brunch ($34 per person) complete with raspberry-infused Mamma Mia cocktails and a bouquet of house made marshmallows. 3250 NE 1st Ave., #107, Miami, 786-245-6211
Tuck into squash blossom pizza and warm shrimp salad at Stephen Starr's Verde. (photo: Gary James)
Before you glimpse the captivating exhibitions on display at Downtown’s Perez Art Museum Miami, treat mom to brunch at Verde, the latest venture from Stephen Starr. At $50 per person (add $20 for bottomless mimosas), the prix fixe menu promises seasonal dishes like squash blossom pizza and warm shrimp salad. The dazzling views of Biscayne Bay are complimentary. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-375-8282
Brickell’s db Bistro Moderne honors the season (and Miami moms) with a fresh approach to spring-inspired fare. For $49 per person, a three-course prix fixe features delectable dishes like spring pea salad with crispy egg and ham and pistachio waffles garnished with local strawberries. 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami, 305-421-8800
The vision of a lush Mediterranean estate, 660 at The Angler’s offers a welcome departure from South Beach's hubbub. On the à la carte menu for Mother's Day are dishes like mango scallop ceviche and paella del mar. If kids are in tow, tableside activities like a picture frame craft will keep them content while mom enjoys her brunch. 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-9600
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