Miamians are humming a brand new tune when it comes to Sunday brunch. Whether you’re getting together with friends or enjoying the company of family, you can kick back with mimosas and your favorite breakfast foods accompanied with live jazz. These six South Florida restaurants are hitting a high note when it comes to their Sunday brunches—the food ain’t bad either.
Run—don’t walk to this hotel eatery's much-acclaimed Sunday jazz brunch located in the award-winning Setai Miami Beach. Serving modern Asian cuisine from India (think fish curry with basmati rice), Thailand, and China (dim sum, anyone?) to name a few, Jaya's al-fresco Sunday brunch (which also offers unlimited bubbly, mimosas, and bloody Mary's) also caters to traditional favorites by setting up an omelet station, waffles station, and a full raw bar. Pro tip: Brunch will be $80 for the rest of year in honor of the hotel’s Landmark Vanderbilt Art Deco building's 80th anniversary. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6000
This modern Parisian bistro is a brasserie, neighborhood hangout, and bakery rolled into one that doesn't lose an ounce of their French sophistication. The best part? Brunch is served all day, every day from 10 am to 5 pm. If you want that extra joie de vivre with your Bakehouse Benedict (finished with chipotle hollandaise) or their Croissant French Toast (did we mention its made with bananas foster and cream cheese glaze?), stop by on the weekend for live jazz from saxophonists Anthony Corrado and Alex Dean for the ultimate treat. 808 First St., Miami Beach, 305-434-8249
Utter the words "Biltmore Brunch," and chances are they'll be met with "oohs and ahhs." Known as one of Miami's most extravagant champagne brunches, Biltmore Hotel hosts Sunday brunch with posh European flair right here in South Florida. Laid out in the hotel’s Spanish/Mediterranean-inspired courtyard, the mood at brunch is set by the sounds of jazz and a Spanish guitar. Diners also get treated to the usual features including a lavish buffet of delicacies (caviar, smoked salmon, shellfish, carved meats, sushi, and more). From 10 am to 4 pm. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 855-311-6903
At Soyka, its all about jazz, baby! Pianist Jose Luis Elcoro adds a touch of elegance to the restaurant’s cozy setting. Here, diners are treated to inventive American dishes like the Spanish Benedict served with Canadian bacon, chorizo, and salsa. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, order Mark’s Chicken Livers with crispy bacon, mashed potatoes, and pickles—a surprise crowd pleaser. Sit piano-side and indulge in unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and bloody Marys. 5556 NE Fourth Ct., Miami, 305-759-3117
Yacht enthusiasts, seafarers, and foodies alike will love Sunday brunch at this upscale nautical-chic dining destination with million-dollar waterfront views in Fort Lauderdale. Laidback and luxurious, The Boatyard Restaurant gets an elevated feel thanks to their rotating schedule of live entertainment, including roving saxophonists, percussionists, and violinists playing alongside the eatery's resident DJ. Take in the sounds alongside a seafood-centric menu featuring only the freshest catches of the day (check out their "hook-to-table" specialties) and the highest quality of meats. Plus, diners can indulge in a build-your-own unlimited Bloody Mary bar, mimosas, and bellinis. From 11:30 am to 11 pm. 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-7400
Thyme at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Start your Sundays with eclectic gypsy jazz beats courtesy of The French Horn Collective at Thyme's brunch located inside Carillon Miami. Their mission is to serve renewable, organic, and ethically-produced food that doesn't skimp on flavor. Their seasonal menu—with nods to American, Latin, European, and Asian influences—includes dishes like the Cuban Benedicto garnished with plantain tostones and avocado hollandaise, and the tofu scramble sure to please the vegetarian palate. Pair your meals with one of the restaurant's popular smoothies or juices for a healthier lean. Afterward, grab a seat in the lounge for an close-up performance from the band. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-7000