12 best boozy hotel brunches in Miami

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1. Restaurant at The Raleigh

Booze situation: Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar, $29; Bottomless Canard-Duchene Brut Champagne, $39

Best for: A classic South Beach date in a romantic al fresco, Art Deco setting

When: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays

Menu highlights: Delight in fresh, farm-to-table fare around one of South Beach’s most iconic pools, under the shade of palm trees. The green eggs and crab are served with jumbo lump crab meat, roasted tomato fondue, sweet corn and basil Hollandaise. For the sweet tooth, the lemon-ricotta pancakes are fluffy as clouds with a blueberry Thai basil compote.

The bill: $12-$21/dish. Discounted valet: $10.

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2. Traymore Restaurant & Bar @ Metropolitan by COMO

Booze situation: Bottomless Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys or Gin Punch, $20

Best for: Artsy couples who appreciate jazz

When: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays

Menu highlights: Tuck into the glistening white digs of the Traymore for Saturday Jazz Brunch, accompanied by a live band. Indulge in a savory crab-cake Benedict sandwich, lobster and avocado grilled cheese, or foie gras and duck sliders. For a truly decadent addition, opt for a seafood plateau.

The bill: $12-$18/dish

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3. Bistro One LR @ The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Booze situation: Bottomless Champagne

Best for: Visiting friends and family in search of the ocean breeze

When: Noon-3 p.m. Sundays

Menu highlights: The Champagne and Caviar Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton’s oceanfront buffet includes breakfast delights, sushi, carving stations, oysters and, of course, caviar. Feast on chef de cuisine Gihen Zitouni’s charcuterie, fresh ceviche and prime rib.

The bill: $79 adults, $45 children 12 and under

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4. Local House @ Sense Beach House

Booze situation: Bottomless Mimosas, $19

Best for: Impromptu plans with SoFi friends who want to hit the beach before/after

When: Until 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Menu highlights: Head to the Local House and snag a cushy seat on the covered patio overlooking Ocean Drive. For the eggs Benedict lovers, choose from the classic, crab cake, smoked salmon or veggie with tomatoes and sautéed spinach, all with a side of home fries. You can also order from the regular menu with favorites like the goat cheese croquettes with spicy guava sauce.

The bill: $10-$18/dish

 

 

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5. Zuma @ Epic Hotel

Booze situation: Bottomless Louis Roederer Champagne and cocktails

Best for: Impressing clients. Major celebrations.

When: Noon-2 p.m. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays

Menu highlights: For a Japanese-inspired brunch, free-flowing bubbly and luxurious environs, look no further than Zuma. Indulge in an all-you-can-eat premium sushi bar and robata grill with rice hotpot and one main-dish selection per person. Plus, the piece de resistance, Zuma’s dessert platter served with exotic fruits, sorbets and other delicacies.

The bill: $95/person. Upgrades available.

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6. 660 @ The Angler’s

Booze situation: Bottomless Bellinis and Bloody Marys, $25

Best for: Casual brunch with friends. A cute date in SoFi.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Menu highlights: Expect a creative twist on Cuban and pan-Latin cuisine with breakfast options like chorizo Benedict with creamy spinach or the 660 burrito stuffed with fried eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, chorizo, white cheddar and tater tots. Start with an order of pandebonos, a Colombian cheese bread served with whipped guava butter.

The bill: $12-$19/dish

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7. Fontana @ The Biltmore

Booze situation: Bottomless Champagne and Bellinis.

Best for: Special occasions with family

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays (last seating 2 p.m.)

Menu highlights: As far as classic Miami brunches go, the Biltmore is your spot. This Coral Gables landmark offers a lavish buffet in Fontana’s courtyard, featuring chef-prepared eggs, carving stations, charcuterie and cheese boards, sushi, caviar, raw bar, a variety of salads, pastas, and desserts. Some of the most tantalizing selections include eggs Benedict with black truffle Hollandaise, herb-rubbed boneless leg of lamb, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

The bill: $85 for adults, $42.50 for children, $10 more on holiday weekends

 

 

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8. 15th & Vine @ Viceroy

Booze situation: Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys, $15.

Best for: Party people in Brickell hoping to crash the longest pool in Miami

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Menu highlights: From classics spicy black-bean huevos rancheros to carb-conscious salmon a la plancha with baby spinach, fennel and orange, 15th & Vine has your brunch bases covered in a dramatic dining room and terrace perched amid Brickell’s high-rises. Not watching carbs? The blueberry-lemon pancakes with warm maple syrup are a must.

The bill: $12-$23/dish

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9. La Mar by Gastón Acurio @ Mandarin Oriental Miami

Booze situation: Unlimited Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and classic cocktails

Best for: Serious foodies looking for one of the hottest brunches in town

When: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sundays (last seating 3 p.m.)

Menu highlights: Indulge in a Peruvian-style brunch at this newly launched bacchanal styled after Zuma’s longstanding fete. In addition to your entrée selection and unlimited Champagne, feast on an elaborate buffet that includes cold selections like ceviche, causas, tiraditos, Peruvian-style sushi, and hot selections like empanadas, anticucho skewers, sliders and whole fish.

The bill: $85 for adults, $35 for children, $20 upgrade available for premium entrée and Charles Heidsieck Champagne

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10. Terrazza @ Shore Club

Booze situation: Bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis included for ladies, $20 for men, DIY Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar, $20

Best for: Pool party girls!

When: Noon-4 p.m. Sundays

Menu highlights: The Shore Club’s Ladies Who Brunch party features an Italian twist on the beloved weekend meal with buffet selections like an antipasto station, Italian empanadas with prosciutto cotto and fontina or four cheeses, a caprese salad with burrata and heirloom tomatoes, pasta varieties and Tuscan beef stew. Afterward, hit up the famous Shore Thing Sunday Pool Party.

The bill: $44/person

 

 

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11. Bianca @ Delano

Booze situation: One glass of Sangria included

Best for: Entertaining friends from out of town

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays

Menu highlights: Enjoy an elevated brunch buffet at Bianca overlooking the Delano’s iconic pool, featuring fresh eggs, waffle station, pasta, imported Italian cheeses and salumi, sushi and lobster, skirt steak, Italian sausage, and more from the grill.

The bill: $75/person

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12. EDGE Steak & Bar @ Four Seasons

Booze situation: Bottomless Mojitos, Mimosas and Bloody Marys, $20

Best for: A hungry group of friends or family ready to pig out on whole-roasted pork

When: 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sundays

Menu highlights: Named one of the Best Brunch Buffets in America by Travel + Leisure, Edge is worth the fuss with its interactive buffet in Brickell. Create your own tacos, enjoy made-to-order ceviche and freshly shucked oysters, and feast on classic a la carte breakfast items, as well as fresh fruit, cheese and charcuterie. Whole pig roasted in a Miami-made Caja China always takes center stage.

The bill: $75 adults, $32 children under 12

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Shayne Benowitz is Miami.com’s hotels editor. Contact her at shayne@shaynebenowitz.com; follow her on Twitter: @ShayneBenowitz; this story was first published here.

 

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