There is nothing better than waking up any given Sunday Miami morning and going to one of the best known brunches around. It can get a bit pricey, but we are in Miami, you will enjoy atmosphere, good food and may even share the room with a celebrity or two.
Located at the Biltmore Hotel - 1200 Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables - (305) 913-3202. The atmosphere is elegant and the spread is magnificent, from French Champagne to lobster and caviar. Reservations are recommended. The price is $65/person and it is open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
At the Delano Hotel's Blue Door Restaurant - 1685 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach - (305) 674-6400. Here's the best place to sit alongside a celebrity, could be J-Lo or even Madonna. Reservations are required and the price is $62/person. Served from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Located at Nemo's - 100 Collins Avenue in South Beach (area known as SoFi) - (305) 532-4550. This one is my favorite - the food is outrageous (I am salivating as I type) and the atmosphere does not get any better. The price is $29/person. Served from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - UNFORTUNATELY, SINCE WE WROTE THIS ARTICLE, NEMO CLOSED ITS DOORS
In Bizcaya Restaurant at 3300 SW 27th Avenue in Coconut Grove - (305) 644-4680. Surrounded by gorgeous views and opulence, includes free flowing champagne and everything you can imagine. The price is $68/person. Served from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
- Rusty Pelican Sunday Champagne Brunch
Located on Key Biscayne at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway - (305) 361-3818. The Rusty Pelican is not a fancy place but the views are breathtaking - enjoy your champagne and Mimosa brunch overlooking the Miami Skyline with a fabulous spread. The price is $27.95/person, you need reservations and it is served from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Located at Emeril's Miami Beach - Loews Miami Beach Hotel - 1601 Collins Avenue - (305) 695-4550. Start it of with a BAM! What I love about this place is the attention to detail, from the time the server takes your order to the time the dish is delivered to the table. The menu is a-la-carte and although reservations are recommended, walk-ins are welcome. Served from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - SORRY, ANOTHER CLOSED ESTABLISHMENT!
There you have them - my favorite Sunday brunch spots in Miami. One thing they all have in common.... bring an appetite!! Feel free to comment on your experiences and let me know if you have a favorite Sunday Brunch that I did not include.
**photo courtesy of The biltmorehotel.com **
THIS IS A MIAMISM FAVORITE - originally published November 15th, 2008. Feel free to add your favorite Miami Brunch in the comments!!