In Miami, the act of brunching is as commonplace as sleeping—if you’re not partaking, you’re not truly living. Factor in Easter and brunch officially becomes a holy ritual. Don your floral dress and strappy sandals for this Sunday family affair that not only ushers in all the boozy egg hunts and decadent buffets, but the beginning of spring and longer days. These 15 Easter brunches in Miami are upping the ante for the occasion, your reward for being a respectable churchgoer earlier that morning.
The pretty-in-pink Italian hotspot that recently arrived in the heart of Miami’s Design District is offering a special brunch menu this easter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy new menu additions such as a frittata with vegetables and shaved black truffle, a caviar benedict with Royal Ossetra and and a strawberry pistachio tart with white chocolate mousse—only available during Easter. Sofia’s a la carte brunch menu will also be served, including bottomless champagne and rosé packages for $40 per person.
If you haven’t been to Amal Miami yet, what are you waiting for? This Lebanese eatery in The Grove is going all out for Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt from 12 to 1 p.m. and a celebratory brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take your seat at a traditional Lebanese dinner table smothered in dips, salads, hot mezzes, skewers and an assortment of fish and meat entrees. Avocado toast fans will appreciate their Easter-only special, featuring sourdough with labneh, poached egg, zaatar and heirloom tomatoes. For a heartier main, go with the dolma lamb chops made with meat grape leaves and yogurt cucumber, topped off with orange cake for dessert.
Just when you fell in love with Amal, you realize there’s a restaurant and lounge on the roof called Level 6. Look out over Biscayne Bay and lush greenery while feasting on bacon dates, yellow gazpacho made with Maine lobster and a grilled lamb chops dish with morel mushrooms and salsa verde. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., delight in a festive Easter brunch complete with a live DJ, stellar views and bottomless cava, mimosa and bellinis for $40 per person.
Delight in sugary goodness at CHICA’s Easter brunch, which will feature a Fresas Con Crema cinnamon roll dish made with cinnamon brown sugar brioche and topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting. A four-person Whole Duck Carnitas will also be on offer, served with tortillas, salsa verde and a cactus salad.
Brunch in Miami is made that much better when it’s by the water, and Cantina La Veinte is conveniently situated right on Biscayne Bay and the walking paths under Brickell’s Icon Residences. Serving traditional Mexican cuisine in stylish quarters, Cantina La Veinte is spicing up your Sunday with a $65 per person brunch experience that will feature huevos rancheros, huevos al albañil, huevos divorciados, pulpo a las brasas and more Mexican specialties. Order fresh oysters or Alaska King Crab from the raw bar menu if seafood is more your speed. Of course, don’t forget about the star of the dessert show—mouthwatering churros served with cajeta, salt caramel ganache and your choice of vanilla ice cream or mango sorbet.
Michelin-starred Le Jardinier goes hand in hand with a classy brunch. Decked out in deep green hues resembling a bountiful garden, Le Jardinier is the place to be this Easter from 12 to 6 p.m. The three-course prix fixe menu will include dishes like Chilled English Pea Veloute, Asparagus Mimosa, Lobster Benedict and a carrot cake with coconut sorbet for dessert, at $120 per person.
The Strand at Carillon Miami is serving more than just wellness this Sunday. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., feast on a robust a la carte menu that will include starters ranging from a fruit platter to avocado toast and mains ranging from a gravlax salmon benedict to steak and eggs. Indulge in your sweet tooth with your choice of a cinnamon roll, French toast and a house-made waffle.
In the mood for a mature, adults-only Easter brunch? Gather the foodie crew for a Spanish-inspired munch at Mareva 1939, The National Hotel’s indoor-outdoor restaurant tucked away in the back of the lobby. Gaze at Miami Beach’s longest infinity-edge pool while trying your hand in an assortment of tapas, paellas and seafood specials, with the highlight being the Spanish octopus with potato cream and smoked paprika.
Head to 1 Beach Club at 1 Hotel South Beach for the ultimate Miami-style brunch surrounded by sand, bungalows and a tropical outdoor bar. While every Sunday brunch is a special occasion here, it’s going the extra mile for Easter with a Chef’s special Beach Platter that includes a chilled lobster, stone crab and lemon-dill shrimp with condiments and cocktail sauces. Opt for the Art of Flame experience—an open wood fire grill that is served with naan bread and grilled vegetables.
Celebrated chef Antonio Bachour’s new restaurant and café concept Tablé is offering up its Parisian flair for Easter, with some menu highlights being the Berkshire Bistro Ham Benedict, the Crème Brulée French toast and Ora King salmon. The grand finale culminates in The Egg, a coconut mousse, mango cremeux and almond biscuit concoction shaped like an egg under a Kataifi nest. You’ll want to post that on the ‘gram ASAP.
Did someone say jazzy brunch? Jaya at The Setai is where you can enjoy free-flowing Louis Roederer champagne while live jazz graces your ears. Whether you’re seated in the elegant courtyard or in the dining room, you’ll be presented with fresh crepes, pastries and other breakfast classics and a selection of seafood and meats grilled to order, along with an assortment of Asian specialties including Peking Duck. You’ll even get to meet the Easter Bunny as you venture out on a sweets-filled egg hunt. Don’t forget to marvel at the blooming cake collab between Florist Pedro Cruz of Roots & Roots and City Cakes’ Chef Benny Rivera.
Celebrate Easter by the water and the yachts at The Deck at Island Gardens, where you can choose from two different brunch packages—an $85 per person option including one mimosa or bellini and a $145 per person option including bottomless brunch cocktail service for over two hours. The Deck will be displaying an epic buffet brunch featuring a carving station with an Herb Roasted Lamb at the center of the show, while a live band trio plays in the background.
In the spirit of Easter and all things fresh and seasonal, Orno is hosting a true farm-to-table Easter brunch experience sourced directly from five-time James Beard Award nominee Chef Niven Patel’s backyard farm. Enjoy a Belgian Waffle with Honeycrisp apple and maple crème fraiche, a Ricotta Pancake topped with Nutella and hazelnut praline and Grilled Wagyu Steak served with wood-roasted farm eggs, heirloom tomato and chimichurri, plus a slew of other innovative takes on breakfast classics. Get boozy with the bottomless champagne special at $75 per person for up to two hours.
In honor of Greek Easter on April 16, Meraki Greek Bistro in Downtown and Coconut Grove is serving a traditional prix fixe menu that complements its selection of natural Greek wines. You’ll see festive staples like Easter Soup, Greek Kokoretsi, traditional Greek Salad and Split Roasted Lamb on the menu.
Helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Michael Schwartz, Amara at Paraiso promises an idyllic getaway this Easter with its all-encompassing views of Biscayne Bay and sprawling outdoor patio. Specialty Easter menu items will include coal roasted lamb cooked over an outdoor open fire, caviar and arepas, brioche french toast and a "springtime spritz" in honor of the holiday, fused with Latin American style. While the adults feast on their holiday meal, the little ones will get to mingle with the Easter Bunny.
Photography by: Liliboas/Getty Images, Courtesy of Sofia Design District, Brandon Barré, Courtesy of Cantina La Veinte, Katie June Burton / The Bastion Collection, Courtesy of Tablé by Bachour, K Hayden, Courtesy of The Deck at Island Gardens, Courtesy of Amara at Paraiso