5 new Miami brunches you need to try now
J'adore Sunday Brunch at Hyde Beach at SLS
The raw bar’s got Jonah crab claws, Alaskan king crab legs, Florida pink shrimp, oysters, and lobsters, as well as a bikini-clad bartender to mix you a Bloody Mary from their roving cocktail cart. Plus, after you're meal you can hit their California Beach House and hang with all the girls by the pool who are just dying to meet you.
Bloody Mary Bar at Terrazza
Sure, their boozy brunch and simultaneous pool party are among the best in Miami, but you know what would make 'em the best thing to ever happen to your Sunday morning Instagram? A $20 all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary bar with corn dogs, bacon, pickled quail eggs, charcuterie, and sauces -- from Worcestershire to Sriracha. Wish granted.
Dim Sum Brunch at Macchialina
Apparently the guys who run Macchialina listened to their Mother -- or everyone’s Mother -- because the Italian Dim Sum brunch they ran on Mother’s Day was such a hit that they’re now offering their little plates of Tuscan chicken wings, ricotta raviolini, and short rib cannelloni every month. Add on $20 bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas and you’ll see why Mom thought it was such a hit.
Mexican Brunch at Rocco’s Tacos
We already teased you with the huevos ahoghada con shortribs at this brand new Las Olas Mexi-brunch, but now you’ll be spending all your Sundays drinking endless Barefoot mimosas or Bloodies for $12 while eating those shortrib eggs, the wet burrito con huevos, or the Benedict Azteca: poached eggs in masa sopes, pork cochinitas, salsa rojo, spinach, and chipotle crema w/ Mexican potatoes.
Samba Brunch at Sushi Samba Coral Gables
Their South Beach big brothers have been doing the brunch thing since, like, the Miami Vice era, so the Gables team decided to get in on the act with stuff like eggs Benedict with honey-soy braised short rib. Plus they've got $25 bottomless Zonin Prosecco and $60 bottomless Pommery. AND you can get all the brunch you can handle for $30.
Cleveland ain't got brunch foods like these, we promise
Oh, you thought you knew all there was to know about SLS? Well now you need to learn yourself on Hyde, the LA superlounge whose infinitely more low-key Miami version basically looks like a swank rec/sun room complete with cushy orange couches, hula girl lamps, a tile-lined patio and pool, plus a foosball table whose players are princesses and punk rockers.
The Shore Club's Italian spot offers poolside dining, so you can booze and catch some rays, while checking out the fine ladies attending the weekend pool parties.
After heading up the Miami outpost of Scarpetta, Chef Michael Pirolo went out on his own with Macchialina Taverna Rustica, an Italian comfort destination on Alton Road. His handmade pastas --topped with baby meatballs and pancetta or tossed with clams, rock shrimp, and tomato -- is something for the books, as are shareable appetizers like local burrata, margherita pizza, and the polenta board with meatballs, sausage, truffled mushrooms, and pickled fruit. The wine selection is slim but highly curated, featuring reds, whites, and sparkling wines from across Italy.
An authentic, made on-site Mexican experience is what you're going to get from this eatery: 225 varieties of tequila are poured with a house sour mix, and genuine Mexican eats are served up, like the chimichanga nationale -- a house-made tortilla stuffed with spicy chicken, red onion, chihuahua cheese, spicy white rice, black beans and salsas.
The second Samba location to hit Miami, SS's slinging Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian fusion so you can feel all sorts of multi-cultural whilst sipping insane cocktails from a British master mixologist.