There’s no “bad’’ time to eat in Miami, but brunch is one of my favorite meals. Seems it’s also a favorite of a lot of South Floridians. So with that in mind, here are a few SoFla hots spots for brunch.
Delano South Beach
This iconic Miami Beach staple is reviving its eponymous Sunday brunch with a limited-time Moët & Chandon sponsored bottomless brunch. Featuring unlimited Moët Chandon Brut Champagne every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can eat such dishes a made-to-order omelets, red velvet waffles, imported cheeses and charcuterie, fresh fish, and carving stations with whole-roasted meats curated by Delano South Beach Executive Chef, Jose Icardi. Brunch starts at $75 per adult, inclusive of the Moët promotion, and $30 per child.
The California-inspired South of Fifth eatery offers guests hotspot, offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Menu highlights include the Spanish Frittata, Steak & Eggs, Quiche Lorraine as well as ‘The Larry David’ bagel to pay homage to Upland’s New York outpost. The dishes are priced a la carte and range from $14 to $29. Bottomless brunch is additionally available for $26 per person with options of bloody marys, mimosas and rosé.
Diez y Seis
My favorite SoBe Mexican restaurant, Diez y Seis, located at the Shore Club, has revived its Sunday brunch with a new layout and affordable price. Taking place every Sunday from 11:30 am to 4 pm, brunch “’a la Mexicana’’ serves a buffet-style meal at just $35/adult (formerly $50 per person) and $20/child. With unlimited visits to the buffet, guests can indulge in seven different food stations including a raw bar setup, tableside guacamole, a taco cart, and an omelette station, among other offerings. Adults also can get bottomless bubbles for an additional $25.
David Grutman’s Swan is embracing the summer spirit (with plenty of spirits) and offering brunch every day of the week. Dubbed “Summer Brunchn,’’ ’ the new summer menu features Swan’s indulgent brunch options seven days a week, available a la carte and as part of the restaurant’s Miami Spice menus available through September 30. The menu features a number of brunch and lunch items from signature Smoked Salmon Tier to Seabass Sashimi, Branzino, and a Croque Madame Pizza, in addition to large format cocktails such as the Weekend Warrior and Rose Garden.
Three, a celebration of elevated cuisine in Wynwood’s energetic neighborhood, has added Punch Brunch, with Saturday/Sunday options such Fried Chicken and Buckwheat Waffles with Aji Dulce syrup, Huevos Rancheros ‘Miami Style’, Avocado Toast, and an array of cocktails served in tea pots, punch bowls and ceramic tiki bowls. The DJ adds to the experience, playing the newest hits with a mix of classics.
Times: Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Photo Credit: Three
BRICKELL / DOWNTOWN
Fi’Lia at SLS Brickell has launched new a la carte menu items featuring Chicken Milanese & Eggs and Eggs Benedict, plus a variety of homemade spreads, including Black Chickpea, Charred Eggplant, Caprese and PB & AH – peanut butter, sliced apple and honey – served over fresh-baked multigrain toast. Menu signature favorites include Smoked Salmon, Steak & Eggs and Truffle Pizza. Guests can sip on free-flowing bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $25. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Deck at Island Gardens
The Deck at Island Gardens has a new Sunday brunch available from 12 pm to 5 pm for a fixed price of $65. The brunch is served in three stages: first comes the assortment of cold platters (salads, crudos, charcuterie, etc.); then it’s the buffet-style hot stations including an omelet bar, a meat and fish carving station; it finishes with an extensive dessert cart and sundae bar. To top it off, anyone who dines for brunch receives a complimentary Bellini or Mimosa. At 3 pm, The Deck’s weekly Sundays on Deck party begins, which includes cocktails, bottle parades, and spinning DJs that goes late into the evening.
Feature Photo: Diez y Seis