Food & Drink

Miami's 11 Best New Boozy Brunches

Published On 01/07/2015 Published On 01/07/2015
Chicken and waffle slider at BC Cafe Davie

Hey, you've kept that whole “going to the gym” resolution for a whole week already (!), so it’s time to reward yourself with a delicious carb-filled Boozy Brunch. Lucky for you, we've found 11 brand-new ones where you can drink all you want and numb the pain from that solid week of workouts.


Siena Tavern

The booze: $35 bottomless mimosas or Bloodys, if you’re not into bottle service
Bottle service at brunch. Yep, it’s come to that. So wash down Fabio Viviani’s brunch creations -- such as lobster hash w/ caramelized vegetables, cured pancetta & truffle hollandaise; caramelized waffles; and steak & eggs -- with a bottle of Absolute and a Bloody Mary kit right at your table, or get a bottle of Veuve with OJ for $90.


Traymore Restaurant and Bar

Miami Beach
The booze: $20 unlimited mimosas or Traymore Gin Punch 
Since the Traymore has quickly established itself as a bastion of “serenity now” in techno-fueled South Beach, it makes sense that their new brunch would be set to live jazz. You can relax with your foie gras & duck egg sliders or lobster & avocado grilled cheese and listen to live music from 10:30am-3pm every Saturday.


TK’s at the Villa Mayfair

Coconut Grove
The booze: $14 bottomless mimosas
Do you live for eggs Benedict like Bryan Norcross lives for hurricane season? Then your new go-to brunch spot is TK’s at the Villa Mayfair, which launched Benedict Maniac, with 10 different versions like the portobello Benedict, bacon Benedict, crab cake Benedict, and lox Benedict.



The booze: $25 bottomless Bloody Marias. Something they DEFINITELY don’t have at KFC
In their never-ending quest to one-up Colonel Sanders, the guys behind this upscale South Beach Mexican joint have cooked up a mole with TWENTY herbs and spices, which you can have for brunch along with camarones al chipotle, cochinita pibil, and other Mexi brunch staples for $55. 


B.C. Café

The booze: $12 bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and beer Bloody Marys
Once a month just wasn’t enough for the people of Davie, so BC Café is now serving brunch every Sunday from 10:30am-3:00pm. The menu's highlighted by chicken & waffle sliders topped w/ cheddar; beef bulgogi & kimchi grits; and the breakfast burger w/ bacon, eggs & a potato pancake. Or try a $10 sampler plate of their whole brunch menu.

The Federal

The Federal

The booze: $19 unlimited mimosas
Not content with just having Miami’s essential French toast, Cesar Zapata is launching a whole new Texas-inspired brunch menu with lemon pepper calamari, crawfish-stuffed blue crab, and corn cakes topped w/ caviar. Because nothing says “Texas” like caviar.


Vintro Hotel and Kitchen

South Beach
The booze: $15 unlimited mimosas, Bloodys, or sangria 
If you haven’t enjoyed one of Miami’s best new places to eat outside, their new Mediterranean brunch is the time to do it so you can scoop up all you want from their 14-station buffet that includes seafood paella and grilled lamb, pork & chicken. Or make your own omelette next to the Collins Canal.


Himmarshee Public House

Ft. Lauderdale
The booze: $15 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys
Since such a large percentage of Broward County hangovers seem to get their start here on Saturday nights, it’s only fitting you get your start on a Monday hangover here too. They've introduced a new brunch menu with red velvet pancakes, smoked bacon, sausage & cheddar croquettes, a fried chicken basket, and banana bread French toast, plus other brunch staples to soak up whatever’s in your stomach.

Restaurant Michael Schwartz

Restaurant Michael Schwartz

South Beach
The booze: $39 unlimited Canard-Duchene brut or a Bloody Mary bar
The South Beach outpost of the Michael Schwartz empire is getting into the act with its Bloody Mary bar with horseradish, beef broth, cured ham, bacon, jerky, and 10 other ingredients.


La Mar

The booze: Unlimited Champagne and Pisco Sours are included for $85
There’s so much great stuff on the menu of one of Miami’s best new restaurants of 2014 that it’d cost you a lot of money -- and even more space on your waistline -- to try it all. Better to hit the new Sunday brunch from 11:30am-3:30pm and crush the buffet of cebiches, causas, and a cornucopia of meats from the anticucho grill.


The booze: Plain mimosa with OJ & Mercat cava brut, or the fancy version w/ blood orange juice & Oudinot Champagne
Danny Serfer clearly has a contract with a sunscreen company because after making Miamians wait in the blazing sun for his Sunday brunch at Blue Collar, he’s making us do it again at his new spot, where shellfish dominate the new brunch menu -- including crepe stuffed w/ crab; lobster Benedict; shrimp & crab quiches; and an egg scramble w/ shrimp, asparagus & sausage.

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1. Siena Tavern 404 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

This casual, yet refined, Italian restaurant and tavern serves up some of the best dishes in Miami.

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2. Traymore Restaurant and Bar 2445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

When you meet a bar with 40 different gins, a gin and tonic is not just a gin and tonic. That's what you're going to find at this restaurant and bar in the Metropolitan by COMO hotel. With its art deco decor and seafood menu, plus creations from the master chocolatiers, you're sure to find something you'll like, but let us not forget: 40 different gins.

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3. TK's at the Villa Mayfair 2901 Florida Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)

Everyone's welcome here! Doesn't matter if you're a suit or wearing flip-flops because TK's got international "America" nosh that'll satisfy all your cravings for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour.

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4. Porfirio's 850 Commerce St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

If you're wondering tequila goes best with your quesadilla, don't worry, there a Mezcal Concierge. Yup, there's a guy here whose job it is to tell you which of their 100+ tequilas or mezcals to pair with your food.

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5. B.C. Cafe 4801 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328 (Fort Lauderdale)

This brick-and-mortar annex of food truck monolith BC Taco touts its signature caveman-themed taco menu, shelling out favorites like the Hunter, the T-Rex, the Missing Link, and the Cave-Dweller, which -- though unconfirmed by archaeologists -- are speculated to be visible in prehistoric cave paintings around the world. The BC Café also serves breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sweet potatoes to fuel fellow hunter-gatherers for the long, arduous day ahead. And after a night out around the bonfire, BC Taco is the cave-orhood saving grace for its Hangover Burger, with beef, barbecue pork, mustard, coleslaw, and a sunny-side-up egg.

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6. The Federal Food Drink & Provisions 5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137

The Phuc Yea! crew's homey spot on Biscayne is serving comfort food that you can wash down with 15 wines, beers on tap, and cocktails... just not all at once. Their light, fluffy biscuits have been ranked as some of the best in the country and are just a little sweet with a honey apple cider glaze. This modern American tavern serves up lunch, dinner and boozy brunch, and their Bloody Mary, made with Southwestern-style chipotle, cilantro, horseradish and agave wine, is not one to miss.

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7. Vintro Hotel & Kitchen 2216 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

They've got an extensive raw bar as well as large entrees like lamb chops, forbidden rice with exotic mushrooms and hangar steak frites with salsa verde to share or order all to yourself.

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8. Himmarshee Public House 201 SW 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (Fort Lauderdale)

Occupying a Fort Lauderdale corner is the Himmarshee Public House, a grill and bar whose seemingly innumerably options cross taste boundaries. The food menu encompasses “Snacks & Bites,” “Main Plates,” “Greens,” “Sandwiches and Burgers” and “Sides,” and -- while you’ll be satisfied with the preponderance of dishes -- you won’t want to miss the smoked brisket nachos, the honey truffle fried chicken with skillet corn bread, or the Millionaire Cheese Steak with shaved rib-eye and truffle cheese sauce. The carefully curated beverage program features both local and brand name brews as well as wines and handcrafted cocktails, all of which will put a buzzy spin on the evening.

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9. The Restaurant At The Raleigh 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Stepping into The Restaurant at The Raleigh is something like entering Narnia, sans wardrobe. The restaurant sits on its own terrace, with white-light-wrapped tree branches hanging over wicker chairs and tables like an untamed ceiling. In spite of the fact that it sits in the center of a Miami Beach hotel, this place feels like a genuine departure from the city motion waiting just outside. The menu focuses on modern American cuisine that is just as filling as it is tasty -- things like braised short rib with brussels sprouts, baked Maine lobster, and foie gras sliders. The place is armed with a raw bar and a martini bar, where patrons can gulp fresh oysters and Grey Goose, alike.

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10. La Mar by Gaston Acurio 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131 (Brickell)

Peruvian culinary maestro Gaston Acurio is mixing Andean and Asian flavors into a bold menu that highlights his home country at this chic restaurant inside the Mandarin Oriental. The menu includes made-to-order ceviche; tiraditos, or Peruvian-style sashimi; and causas, a traditional dish of potatoes whipped with seafood, avocado, tobiko, tomato, and egg. The drink selection is equally quintessential Peru, offering various takes on the pisco sour.

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11. Mignonette 210 NE 18th St, Miami, FL 33132

Danny Serfer brings you this shellfish-devoted venture with an oyster heavy menu that’s also filled with lobster deviled eggs, caviar, scallops with polenta, and croissants with lobster butter.



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