Miami Beach, Florida is a city that is only nineteen square miles, with restaurants and hotels packed tightly against the warm blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It has been a hotspot in the culinary world for decades, so it’s not too hard to imagine that they would have fantastic brunches. With international flavors inspiring every kitchen in the area, you’re able to find a brunch to please any palate.
The Setai Restaurant
The Setai Restaurant Brunch. Image via mrgoodlife.net
The Setai Restaurant is the featured upscale eatery located within the luxurious Setai Hotel. World-famous Executive Chef Mathias Gervais serves up a brunch inspired by the traditional qualities of Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy, southern France and Provence. Enjoy authentic Italian pastas, fresh seafood, succulent lamb and Indian curries. The Setai is located just a block away from South Beach in a neighborhood full of shopping, popular cultural events and exciting nightlife. Included in the $85 price tag is complimentary Champagne, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and even live jazz music!
Tongue & Cheek
Tongue & Cheek. Image via miami.com
Tongue & Cheek embodies a sophisticated and whimsical restaurant. It has a very relaxed atmosphere where good food is the prime objective and modern décor with a classic essence resides. No doubt these are the reasons they were featured on Bravo TV’s culinary showBest New Restaurant. Some of the more unique and popular offerings of the menu are the fried chicken and cheddar waffles, the lemon ricotta pancakes with lemon curd, or the Key West pink shrimp n’ grits with pickled peppers. Tongue & Cheek is located right off Highway A1A near Ocean Drive, famous for its Art Deco hotels and Versace Mansion. Bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and Mimosas are yours for only an additional $25.
Yardbird Southern Kitchen and Bar
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Image via localeats.com
If you’re in the mood for good ole southern comfort food, Yardbird should be at the top of your list. This gourmet modern restaurant is located just a half block away from bustling Lincoln Road and would be a great place to hit before a day of shopping or lounging at the beach. One of the newer additions to this touristy area, Yardbird has received high praise for its fried chicken, in-house infused bourbons and impeccable customer service. You won’t have to pick between a sweet or savory brunch as this place has it all. Try the Chicken N’ Watermelon’ Waffles for an adventurous twist on a southern classic. It is highly recommended that you make a reservation, as Yardbird tends to fill up quickly on the weekends (aka brunch time!)
The Local House
The Local House. Image via thrillist.com
The Local House is a modern, airy restaurant located on Ocean Drive with indoor and outdoor seating available. With four unique egg’s benedict options, and several other classic American brunch offerings this place is an easy winner. Whether you’re on vacation, or just enjoying a relaxing afternoon, The Local House invites you to imbibe with one of their signature sunrise cocktails. Mimosas, Bellinis, and Bloody Mary’s among others are available to quench your thirst. If alcohol isn’t your thing, coffee and assorted teas are also offered at The Local House. Expect to pay between $10-16 for your main dish, and $4-12 per drink.
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