Enjoy Easter brunch, lunch or dinner at one of these favorite South Florida restaurants. Call or log on to their website for reservations now.
Inside the stylish Conrad Miami, dine on the 25th floor and take in the glorious views and a lavish holiday brunch that will impress the pickiest of palettes. The buffet will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a seafood bar, a carving station and the most incredible array of desserts. Prices are $85.00 per adult and kids ages 5 -12 are $24.00.
150 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Fl
For $95, you can partake of a four-course prix fixe menu that includes Fritto Misto alla Toscana (fried prawns, scallops, artichoke and zucchini); tortelli di pera al burro e salvia (a tortelli with pears and goat cheese in butter sage sauce); pan roasted lamb loin; bigne rolls in a hazelnut sauce. If you don’t want the pre-fixe, simply ask for the regular menu. Valet parking is available.
11715 Sherri Lane
At the Palms at Town & Country Mall
This place is so lovely, if you haven’t been, it’s a real treat. The fountain views, the service, the food! What a great place to celebrate. Their Easter Brunch ($32 adults/ $15 children ages 5-12) will include a carving station, Belgian waffles, omelets, fresh seafood and much more. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2201 Collins Avenue
Fans of the Andrew Carmellini’s restaurant in New York know what this venue is all about (and it’s inside the W South Beach Hotel, need we say more?). They’ll be serving up a 3-course menu for $65 that includes appetizers like whipped sheep’s milk ricotta; heirloom tomatoes; local field greens; Peruvian corvina ceviche; or chilled spring asparagus soup. Main course will be “Easter Eggs” of a wide assortment including biscuit benedict; frisee aux lardons; or shrimp & grits. How about expanding your palate with orrechiette or a traditional New England lobster roll? Just save space for their decadent dessert table.
7535 North Kendall Drive in Dadeland Mall
It’s new! It’s so good! Check out the new Terrace Dining area at Dadeland Mall and you’ll find this place tucked in the corner and quickly making a name for itself on the brunch scene. Easter Sunday will be no exception because they’re offering a special brunch menu with fun things like fluffy French toast piled high with apples and cinnamon. With Executive Chef Luke Verkuylen at the helm, you’ll find classic dishes that will keep you coming back for more. Valet available.
804 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., come feast with Chef/Owner Giorgio Rapicavoli on items like Cadbury Crème Egg Waffles and Tang mimosas. There is so much good food happening here, it’s sure to become a family favorite. If you’re not feeling adventurous, stick to their regular brunch items such as Carbonara eggs Benedict but make sure at least someone tries his famous chicken ‘n’ foie-ffles with maple bacon and spicy ranch. Oh my. Kids go crazy for the Cap’n Crunch pancakes. Sunday brunch is from noon – 5 p.m.
The Federal, Food Drinks & Provisions
5132 Biscayne Boulevard
How about $19 for all the mimosas you can drink and a 3-course Easter brunch for $29 (plus tax and gratuity)? Not into champagne? Choose the $25 bottomless bar that includes house wines, Bloody Marys, mojito micheladas, and grown-up slurpees. (Be sure and bring a designated driver if you plan to indulge.) Favorites includes Wabbits and Waffles (rabbit confit and cornmeal waffles); Deviled Eggs with pulled bbq pork, pickled chile, KC sauce; Crawfish and Grits; Smoked Brisket and Eggs; and more. Hours of the Boozy Weekend Brunch are 10:30 am – 3:30 pm both Saturday and Sunday. $3 Valet Parking weekends only.
253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Shepherd’s Pie might not be the first dish that comes to mind when you think of Easter but no one does it better than here and they’ll be serving it up along with an Irish Sherry Trifle on their dessert bar from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Easter Sunday. You’ll also enjoy an omelet station and $5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Adults are $29.95 and kids ages 12 and under are $13.50.
St. Moritz Tower at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1600 Collins Avenue
If you’re a trendy New York chef, what do you do next? Get together with chef friends and open up a hot restaurant inside the Lowes Hotel on Miami Beach. That’s what Josh Pickard, John McDonald and Chef/Partner Josh Capon did! Come taste their success on Easter with a selection of à la carte dishes in addition to their regular menu. Try lamb chops with a middle-eastern spin or a more traditional roasted leg of lamb with Pan Jus, crispy leeks, fava bean-mint salad and spinach-goat cheese orzo. Valet parking is available.
915 Lincoln Road
As if Lincoln Road wasn’t hot enough on its own, Meat Market decidedly spices things up with their succulent steaks and seafood. Lunch options for Easter include certified Piedmontese grass-fed char-grilled New York steak with egg or sweet Maine lobster. Dinner includes roasted Colorado rack of lamb dipped in apricot mustard with brioche and pistachio crust. There are just way too many fabulous Easter creations to mention, including special cocktails.
1014 Lincoln Road
If Northern Italian cuisine is your favorite (isn’t it everyone’s?), meander over and try their “Pasqua” 2014 à la carte menu that will be offered all Easter weekend (Friday-Sunday) for lunch and dinner. To whet your appetite, you can taste Uova ripiene (deviled egg with tuna tartar and Calvisius caviar); Tortelloni di ricotta di pecora e spinacini (tortelli with sheep ricotta, baby spinach butter and sage sauce); or oven-roasted leg of lamb with rosemary fingerling potatoes and baby rainbow carrots. Regular menu also available.
3000 Florida Ave, Coconut Grove
Wake up early to catch the first seating at this Italian favorite inside the Mayfair Hotel & Spa. First seating is 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 am and includes a complete breakfast buffet. From 11:30 am to 2 pm, the second seating kicks into gear where in addition to breakfast, you can savor their signature wood-oven pizzas. Items from their regular menu are also available for a charge and unlimited mimosas are $12. First seating is $20.95 and the second is $25.95.
431 Washington Avenue
Food & Wine awarded this place “Miami’s Best Brunch,” so come see what all the hoopla is about on Easter. You’ll have all day to get here at Easter Brunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They’ll be featuring an à la carte menu that even includes house-made peeps. Listen up families as children under 10 eat free. Nice. And valet parking is only $5.
NE 40th Street in Miami’s Design District
Bring the kids because in addition to the amazing brunch, they’re having an egg hunt for children 10 and under. Sweet and savory brunch offerings will include creamy shrimp and grits; blueberry pancakes; and coconut crusted French toast; Duck Hash is a winner as are their homemade, warm sticky buns and buttermilk biscuits. Quench your Easter thirst with libations like the Spiked Arnold Palmer (with their own lemon-thyme infused vodka) or the Frida Kahlo (smashed cherry tomatoes, tequila, rosemary and chiles). Celebrate, indeed.
1787 Purdy Avenue in the Sunset Harbour area of Miami Beach
305 695 9550
With roots in Puerto Rico, Chef Jose Mendin will share some traditional family favorites like jamon con piña and his media noche sandwich, made with that same jamon con piña and his housemade pork belly. It’s a winner. Many PB favorites will be available as well, with a bit of an Easter twist including house-made Bacon Confit with home fries, poached egg and bourbon jus or Soft Scrambled Eggs with oysters, caviar, crème fraiche and leeks. Brunch will be from noon to 4 pm. Bottomless mimosas ($20) or Bloody Mary’s, sangrias and mimosas ($28) also served.