Weekends Are For Brunch!
There’s nothing like the pleasures of lounging for hours with family and friends, sharing great food, sometimes bottomless cocktails, and an atmosphere that otherwise cannot be recreated at home. Some of the best memories are often made at brunch, so why not try these delicious and unique Miami restaurants for a brunch experience you won’t forget.
CHICA Miami, a true celebration of Latin flavors by celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia, serves as one of Miami’s hottest dining and entertainment destinations. Synonymous for CHICA’s success is its Weekend Brunch offerings that serve as a hub for visitors who crave a unique brunch and cocktail experience all under one – very instagramable – roof. Signature dishes including CHICA’s Rum Caramel Sticky Bun, pistachio cream cheese frosting, chile graham crumble; Baja Breakfast Burrito, bacon, scrambled eggs, avocado, house cheese blend, crispy potato, guajillo sauce; Açaí bowl, bananas, honey, almond, granola, coconut, seasonal fruit; and the Eggs Benedict Cazuela, two poached eggs, chorizo, paisa cheese arepa, huancaína sauce. These dishes, plus so many more, make up CHICA’s authentic brunch experience, along with a curated list of thirst-quenching brunch libations perfect for a midday pick-me-up. CHICA is located at 5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami Mimo, FL 33137 www.chicarestaurant.com
Jaya at The Setai, helmed by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, showcases traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoor ovens and offers bold, unique flavors from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, India, China, and Japan. Jaya’s Jazz Brunch continues to offer a lavish buffet of culinary delights, but the numerous stations are now served by restaurant staff. Guests are invited to indulge in limitless Louis Roederer Champagne, Mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s while listening to the sounds of live jazz outdoors in the serene courtyard. Stations include a full raw bar filled with fresh oysters, shrimp, and more, rotisserie, Indian, and Thai specialties, a selection of grilled meats, dim sum, breakfast favorites, charcuterie, and a full dessert table with homemade rotating selections. Sunday Jazz Brunch is offered weekly from 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue inside The Setai, Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.thesetaihotel.com
R House, situated in the heart of Wynwood Arts District, one of Miami’s most culturally askew neighborhoods, R House, is a contemporary restaurant & bar heralded for its soulful menu as it is for its bustling weekend brunch scene. The local gem recently revamped their sought-after Brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM and again at 2:30 PM. Hosted by Athena Dion (Miss Ultimate Miami Drag Queen), the famed R House Brunch features an impressive spread of brunch items to nosh on while enjoying Miami’s most storied Drag performances. Cinnamon sweet French toast, guava syrup, cream cheese, tropical fruit, coconut flakes; Veggie paella bowl, saffron bomba rice, cauliflower, Brussels, butternut squash, wild mushrooms. R Cuban breakfast croissant with mojo pork, serrano ham, swiss cheese, scrambled eggs, and more. Brunch sides are served a la cart Veggie paella, Açai bowl, Sweet chili chicken wings, Truffle parm hand-cut fries, Yuca fries, and Guacamole. R House is located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood 33127. Brunch is served on Saturdays & Sundays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. www.rhousewynwood.com.
Traymore by Michael Schwartz served outdoors on the breezy patio along the iconic Miami Beach Boardwalk or in the main dining room; Traymore offers an a la carte menu from 12-4 pm. Guests can enjoy signature brunch items such as Spicy Moroccan Lamb Meatballs made with harissa tomato sauce, yogurt, toasted garlic, Genuine’s Egg Benedict with pork belly, kimchi, poached egg, hollandaise, and Traymore’s Pastrami with Coopers American cheese, Sauté onions, lettuce, tomato, and “Mayo-ketchup. Enjoy one of the great value beverage packages while listening to live jazz music. Valet parking is always complimentary. Find the brunch menu here. Traymore by Michael Schwartz is located at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach 2445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 www.traymoremiamibeach.com.
Before you hit the beach this weekend, make sure and stop by Yardbird Southern Table & Bar for a brunch that is sure to amaze you! Yardbird Southern Table & Bar invites guests into a classic, yet modern experience with Southern brunch favorites, including Biscuits and Gravy, country gravy, crispy chicken thigh, sunny-side up farmer’s egg; Crab Cake Benedict, buttermilk biscuit, spinach, Kentucky ham, crabmeat hollandaise; Chicken and Waffles, cheddar cheese waffle, spiced watermelon; and Yardbird’s famous Cinnamon Roll, bourbon salted caramel, cream cheese frosting. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is located at 1600 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 www.runchickenrun.com.