Celebrate Easter at These Miami Dining Destinations

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The Local House: Situated in the quiet South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach, The Local House is exactly what it sounds like — a warm and inviting restaurant that seeks to provide neighbors and friends with a welcoming spot they can proudly call their own. Come and join us for Easter brunch and enjoy and engage in thoughtful conversation over signature morning cocktails such as Summer Air; a mix of Prosecco and Champagne infused with Elderflower, Peach Bitter, and Lavender Bitter or a classic Mimosa. Indulge in the Key Lime French Toast, or go lite and be pleasantly surprised by the Quinoa Avocado Toast.  You’ll feel at home, without ever losing the comfort of it. For more information and reservations please visit www.localhousemiami.com

Market at EDITION: The Miami Beach EDITION’s airy Italian market will feature a special Easter’s Day Breakfast Table from 12-8PM ($65 per person and $40 for children under 13) where guests can indulge in options like fresh oysters from the raw bar, chia seed pudding and organic scrambled eggs, as well as an assortment of cured meats and cheeses, and of course delicious pastries and sweet treats. Top it off with Market’s bottomless Bloody Mary Bar for an additional $18 where you can customize your own cocktail, to complete the occasion. After breakfast guests are invited to attend the hotel’s Earth Day celebration which will include an eco-friendly Easter egg hunt and fun activities for the entire family. Reservations can be made by calling 786-257-4600.  

Quinto la Huella: Celebrate this Easter with friends and family and enjoy a delicious Latin American style brunch buffet at Quinto la Huella’s Sunday Feast. Guests can indulge in a selection of meats from the Parilla including steak, chicken, and sausage as well as an assortment of grilled vegetables, pasta, salads and more. Easter Brunch will feature live entertainment and hourly Easter egg hunts with specials prizes from 12-4pm. The buffet is priced at $55 per person ($27.50 for children under 9). Guests can add unlimited bottomless Rosé and Mimosas for $25 per person. For reservations please call +1 786 805 4646 or email dine@quintolahuella.com.

Nikki Beach: Celebrate Easter at Nikki Beach Miami in a beautiful garden with a special edition of their Amazing Sundays Brunch, featuring interactive gourmet stations, Rose Elderflower Cocktail, live music and entertainment, a pop-up flower shop and floral-themed photo opps for the whole family. Nikki Beach’s brunch is long considered one of the best brunches on South Beach, offering a myriad of stations and dishes ranging from savory prime rib and whole roast pork, to live paella stations teaming with fresh seafood, handmade pasta made to order on site, custom omelets, house pickled vegetables, Nutella waffles, decadent desserts and plus a craft Bloody Mary bar. A South Beach landmark since 1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with their South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers, and iconic white daybeds and teepees that makes Nikki Beach instantly recognizable anywhere in the world. Easter brunch is served 11 AM to 4 PM. 

Ariete: Miami’s very own Chef Michael Beltran is inviting foodies and imbibers to celebrate Easter Sunday at his popular Coconut Grove eatery Ariete. Diners can indulge in a decadent Easter Brunch buffet with signature brunch offerings like the frita benedict made with Sam’s biscuit, chorizo, hollandaise, papitas; breakfast burrito made with scrambled eggs, American cheese and potatoes; guava & cream cheese pancakes; French toast sticks with cinnamon sugar and condensed milk, and much more. Additionally, guests can enjoy fresh seafood from the seafood station. The brunch is priced at $39 per person and $25 for children (12 and under). Upgrade to bottomless mimosas for an additional $10. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Brunch is served Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM. Telephone: (305) 640-5862; https://arietemiami.com/.

BOURBON STEAK: James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina's, modern, American steakhouse at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is offering a special Easter Brunch buffet perfect for the whole family, which includes a bottomless mimosa or Bloody Mary option. A plethora of delicious stations will include the Breakfast Station with an assortment of fruit, parfaits and baked goods; Made-To-Order Omelet Station with farm fresh ingredients and accompanied sides; Raw Bar Station with Gulf Coast shrimp, oysters and snow crab claws; Salad station featuring black olive Caesar, local tomatoes and watermelon and baby kale salads; and an Antipasto Station with sliced charcuterie, artisanal cheese and grilled vegetables. BOURBON STEAK available favorites include a butter-poached wood grilled sirloin carving station, miso-glazed sea bass, glazed beef short ribs, truffle mac & cheese, and crispy Brussels sprouts. Don’t forget to save room for dessert and enjoy an extensive selection of delicious treats from the pastry shop including tres leche, milk chocolate passion fruit mousse, roasted banana cream pie and many, many more. Easter brunch hours are 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM; $79 for adults, $90 with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s and $39 for children (plus tax and gratuity). There will also be an Easter egg hunt on property. It begins at 2 PM for kids under 5 years old and all other ages start at 2:30 PM. For reservations and to book brunch in advance please click HERE.

Chug’s: Just in time for Easter, Chug’s – the highly anticipated Cuban-style dinner by Chef Michael Beltran set to open early April – is offering an assortment of take-home goodies. Diners will be able to enjoy delicious pastelitos by none other than Pastelito Papi, and Chug’s savory ham and short rib croquetas in the comfort of their own homes. Each individual to-go box will be $25 and include six croquetas and six signature pastelitos. Diners can choose from a selection of the popular PB&J, buffalo chicken, and Redland guava pastelito. Also available to take home will be Chug’s signature blueberry and lemon curd pies for $25 each. Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, April 18th for weekend pick-up. Chug’s, located at 3444 Main Highway in Coconut Grove, will be open daily from 7 AM to 8 PM. To place your order, please call (786) 495-6362. 

Gianni’s: Enjoy Easter dinner at Gianni’s in the iconic Villa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion, one of the most iconic restaurants in Miami Beach. The restaurant overlooks a 54-foot long pool lined with 24-karat gold, showcasing the world-famous Versace Medusa logo made of more than one million Italian mosaic tiles. Enjoy dishes from the new menu by Executive Chef Valter Mancini in the open-air courtyard enjoying the ocean breeze before exploring the rest of the mansion which includes a spacious rooftop oasis and an observatory. Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For information and reservations, visit www.vmmiamibeach.com or call (786) 485-2200.

Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden: Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden, Coconut Grove’s chic new restaurant and the latest addition to the South Florida dining scene is offering a la carte brunch and bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas ($22 per person) from 11 AM – 5 PM. Groove to the sounds of a live jazz duo while diving into options like Raw Bar items, which are a perfect starter or a standalone favorite. Refreshing starters and salads include Roasted Beets with Greek yogurt; Jumbo Lump Crab Cake; Beef Carpaccio; and Burrata. Signature brunch dishes include items like Chicken and Waffles; Challah French Toast; classic Eggs Benedict and Lemon Ricotta. Sandwiches and main course offerings include Lobster Roll with celery and mayo on a brioche bun and Tuna Poke Bowl with cucumber, avocado, pickled jalapeño, spicy citrus shoyu, sprouts, brown rice, candied radish, and crispy shallots. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Valet is available at a discounted rate of $7. www.isabellescoconutgrove.com

Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach: Jaya at The Setai is offering diners an extravagant Easter brunch curated by Executive Chef Vijay Veena. The lavish spread will include an impressive, epicurean array featuring traditional and non-traditional selections from the Far East as well as several desserts and raw bar selections. Diners can expect an enhanced carving station featuring a decadent Truffle Roasted Chicken, Roasted Strip Loin, and Caramelized Leg of Lamb with honey and ginger. Also available will be a deep-sea delicacy station featuring King crab, Salt Crusted Fish and more. Guests may also indulge in free-flowing Louis Roederer Champagne, Mimosas and Bloody Marys while listening to the soulful sounds of live jazz music performed by Vinyl Blvd in the courtyard. A special Easter Egg hunt with the Easter Bunny will also be available for the youngest guests to enjoy. The brunch is priced at $145+ per person and $65+ per child (ages 5-12 years old) from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Valet costs $17 per car with validation. Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable, or by calling (855) 923-7899.

Lightkeepers: Lightkeepers located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is offering a lavish Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunts with prizes provided by Lilly Pulitzer! Brunch will feature an array of delectable options, including bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Mary’s, Sangria, house draft beer, and punch. For $135 per adult and $45 per child (excluding tax and gratuity) – including complimentary valet parking – diners can feast on buffet items featuring cold selections like Sliced Fruit; Fresh Salads; Chilled Seafood/Raw Bar; breakfast options and ready-to-make omelets and waffles; bakery items; and Hot entrees just to name a few. There will also be a children’s buffet available. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne. Easter Brunch will be served from 12:30PM-4PM. For reservations, call (305) 365-4186; email LKDiningReservations@ritzcarlton.com; or visit www.lightkeepersmiami.com.

Root & Bone: Beginning at 10 AM on Easter Sunday patrons of this neighborhood restaurant in South Miami can choose from a prix fixe Brunch menu for $55 (excluding tax and gratuity), a la carte menu and specials. Eggs-clusive Easter dishes include: Deviled Easter Egg Hunt – green eggs & ham, pickled pink and fancy caviar; Honey Roasted Carrot & Cashew Toast – open-faced, crunchy and smooth “rabbit food”, pea tendrils and grilled sourdough; Mint & Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb – half rack of spring lamb, sunchoke mash, spring peas and carrot barbeque; Neapolitan Bunny Cake – layers of chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and buttery kataifi basket with mini chocolate Easter eggs. Root & Bone is located at 5958 South Dixie Hwy in South Miami. For reservations, call (786) 785-1001; www.rootnbone.com/miami

Rusty Pelican: Bring the family to enjoy the spectacular views of Biscayne Bay at Rusty Pelican while diving into a feast fit for kings on Easter Sunday. Brunch will be served from 10 AM to 3 PM and will include egg-citing activities for children, like a visit with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, and face painting. The multi-course brunch menu is set at $88 for adults and $35 per child, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Guests can enjoy buffet stations featuring breakfast classics like Banana French Toast, crusted with frosted flakes and Hazelnut Chocolate and Ricotta Pancakes; Sushi; Raw Bar; Ceviche & Tartare; American Caviar; Seasonal Florida Stone Crabs; Seafood Paella; Mac and Cheese; Fried Chicken and Waffles with Sriracha Maple Syrup; and Mains like Seared C.A.B Prime Rib with Wild Mushroom Truffle Demi-Glace Coconut Crusted Atlantic Wild Mahi-Mahi and Miso Mango-Papaya Salsa; made-to-order Omelets and Eggs Benedict; Seasonal Fresh Fruit; and Sweet Things such as Key Lime Pie, Carrot Cake, Pecan Cheese Cake, and Chocolate Mousse. For Dinner, from 6PMto 11 PM, diners can choose from the delicious options on the a la carte menu. Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. For reservations, please call (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com

Stiltsville Fish Bar: Beginning at 10 AM, the Sunset Harbour eatery will be offering a prix fixe menu in addition to a la carte specials or the regular menu for Easter Sunday. Specials include: Deviled Easter Egg Hunt – green eggs and ham, pickled pink, and fancy caviar ($9); Heirloom Carrots & Burrata – spiced honey roasted carrots, lentils, with arugula and carrot top pesto ($15); Pan Seared Sea Scallops – pineapple upside down cornbread, candied smoked bacon vinaigrette, and spring pea shoot salad ($29); Neapolitan Bunny Cake – layers of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, buttery kataifi basket with mini chocolate Easter eggs ($12). Stiltsville Fish Bar is located at 1787 Purdy Avenue on Miami Beach. Telephone: (786) 353-0477; www.stiltsvillefishbar.com 

Stubborn Seed: The South of Fifth hotspot by Chef Jeremy Ford will be opening its doors at 10 AM on Easter Sunday for a very special Brunch service. The three-course prix fixe menu is $55 for adults and $25 for children (not including tax and gratuity). Beginning with First Course, the menu includes Breadbasket of biscuits, toasted sourdough, ricotta, fish dip, and marmalade. Choices for the Second Course: Buttermilk Pancakes; Chai Waffles; Caramelized Cauliflower & Eggs; Roasted Mushrooms & Eggs; Smoked Pork Belly & Crispy Egg; or Philly Cheese Wagyu Steak Eggs Benedict. Sweet endings for the Third Course: Dessert platter of cookies, doughnuts, and sticky buns. Reservations strongly encouraged. Stubborn Seed is located at 101 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach. Telephone: (786) 322-5211; www.stubbornseed.com

The Dutch: From 12PM-4PM, Chef Josh Gripper is serving up an Easter Brunch with a variety of breakfast items and comfort food dishes on an a la carte menu. Appetizers ($17-$22) include a Classic Corvina Ceviche, with sweet potato, corn, and radish; Roasted Beet Salad – Creamy Goat Cheese, and Almond; and a Butter Lettuce salad topped with Florida Avocado and Green Goddess dressing. Select Brunch Dishes ($13-$34) are French Toast with Lemon Cream and Toasted Hazelnut; Apple Duck Hash & Sunny Side Eggs with Red Eye Gravy; Hanger Steak accompanied by Kimchi Fried Rice and Organic Egg; and The Dutch’s famous Double Cheddar Burger topped with Secret Sauce and Pickles. For an extra $25, add on Bottomless libations for 2 Hours – choice of Mimosa; Bellini; Michelada; or Bloody Mary. The Dutch is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences on Miami Beach. Telephone: (305) 938-3111; www.thedutchmiami.com.

Toro Toro: Celebrate Easter Sunday with a family feast at the Pan-Latin steakhouse located inside the InterContinental in the heart of Downtown Miami. Toro Toro is pulling out all stops for this celebratory occasion with a brunch buffet priced at $75 per adult and $35 per child where guests can enjoy decadent displays and action stations offering all your brunch favorites with a twist including seafood, carved meats, salads, desserts and more. After brunch, head up to the 5th-floor plaza level where you’ll meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy family fun with a petting zoo, egg hunt and more. Sunday Brunch is available from 11:30PM-3PM. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. For reservations, call (305) 372-4710. www.torotoromiami.com.

M House: M House, the coastal European eatery in the heart of downtown Coral Gables is launching a lavish Sunday brunch and pop-up bakery in time for Easter. The new a la carte menu will include a variety of American breakfast classics as well as some non-traditional seafood favorites prepared by Executive Chef Abraham Silva. Additionally, the restaurant will feature for the first time, a pop-up bakery offering a selection of artisanal bread and baked goodies prepared fresh in-house. Sunday brunch is available from 11 AM to 4 PM with the pop-up bakery open from 10 AM. M House is located at 2524 Le Jeune Road next to the Aloft Hotel. For reservations, please call (786) 369-5155 or email https://www.mhouserestaurant.com/

VIDA: This Easter, indulge in a variety of decadent brunch options at Vida, located inside the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach. On Sunday, April 21, 2019, Vida will offer an expansive brunch buffet from 12 PM to 4 PM. Priced at $68 for adults and $34 for children, exclusive of tax and gratuity. The lavish buffet will feature a raw bar, carving stations, an indulgent dessert display and more. In addition to brunch, the property will host an annual Easter Egg Hunt at from 12 PM to 2 PM at the kid’s pool. After the hunt, kids are invited to stay and participate in interactive games, crafts, live music and much more. (NOTE: Egg hunt is complementary to families staying in the hotel, visiting Vida for Easter brunch, or guests renting a cabana). Vida is located off the Chateau main lobby. For reservations, please call (305) 674-4730. For more information, visit fontainebleau.com/easter.