The season has kicked into gear, and with have come lots of new and exciting brunches and lunch options popping up around town. Our Top 4 picks:
1. Prime Fish is reviving the glory of Nemo’s legendary brunch in the same spot, starting this month. Highlights include classics like curried fish cakes and duck confit hash in addition to new dishes: the lobster omelet, homemade whitefish salad, brioche french toast, and eggs benedict. Guests also can indulge in an omelet and carving station, or enjoy healthy options like homemade granola and tropical fruit. Brunch includes bottomless mimosas, bellinis, prosecco and housemade bloody marys. As an add-on, guests can pick from an a la carte raw bar menu.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
How much: $49, including an entree and select bottomless drinks.
Where: 100 Collins Ave. Miami Beach; 305-532-4550.
2. Golden Fig, the farm-influenced spot on Brickell that used to be OTC, will launch a new weekend brunch beginning Oct. 31, just in time for the start of the cooler months and the onset of chef Thomas Prado’s new fall menu. Shareable snacks ($8-$10), include Homestead avocado toast – a single slice of slightly toasted Zak the Baker bread, topped with a sunny side up egg and sliced avocado. Mains include country ham benedict with slow-poached farm eggs, country ham and creamy hollandaise; three eggs any style with ham or tomato, potatoes and ZTB toast; a simple egg sandwich with a housemade sausage patty, cheddar cheese and farm eggs on pan de mie; steak & eggs; huevos rancheros; and a juicy grass-fed burger from Joyce Farms topped with aged cheddar, housemade pickles, caramelized onions and house golden sauce.
When: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Where: 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-4612.
3. Marion, Brickell’s firty newcomer, will showcase its unique take on lunch, including a prix-fixe menu of a starter, main dish and tarte of the day for $24. The menu includes a watermelon gazpacho and rotisserie chicken with lyonnaise potatoes and tarragon butter. For every sale of the Marion salad ($19, pictured) — with prosciutto San Daniele, cantaloupe, bocconcini, heritage tomatoes, smoked salmon and avocado — $1 will be donated to the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger. The lunch menu also includes bomba rice with saffron, chicken cracker and king prawn, a Riviera club with Iberian ham, tomme de savoie and grilled onions.
When: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Where: 1111 SW First Ave., Miami; 786-717-7512.
4. Alter has announced a new prix-fixe lunch menu modeled after its $29 Miami Spice lunch deal. New additions include risotto with royal shrimp, dill, boursin and preserved lemon, and duck leg confit with pearl onion kimchi, young cabbage, cashew condiment and black garlic. A five-course tasting menu is also available.
When: Noon-2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Where: 223 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-5996.