Where to Celebrate Easter in South Florida

Celebrate Easter in South Florida

The search for Easter eggs and the mid-afternoon breakfasts have become a family tradition on Easter Sunday, and more and more hotels and restaurants are participating in this celebration. Below, we present a list of some establishments where you can enjoy an exquisite brunch and family outing in Miami or Fort Lauderdale on Easter Sunday. Take note!

Miami 

Ariete Coconut Grove
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Ariete

Miami’s very own Chef Michael Beltran invites foodies and imbibers to celebrate Easter Sunday at his popular Coconut Grove eatery Ariete. On Easter, diners can indulge in a festive three-course prix fixe Brunch priced at $59 per person (not including tax + gratuity). For the first course, guests can choose from various smaller dishes like the Truffle Brunch Potatoes – Waxman potatoes, truffle malanga soubise, and a poached egg or Ceviche – wahoo, green tomato leche di tigre, and cucumber. Second-course dishes include Duck & Waffles – crispy duck confit, guava maple, and goat crema along with the Frita Benedict – Sam’s biscuit, chorizo, hollandaise, papitas. Guests can end on a sweet note with Third Course offerings such as Greek Frozen Yogurt with triple berry jam and cornflake granola or Bruleed Pain Perdu served with seasonal jam, pastry cream, and hazelnut. As no brunch is complete without boozy concoctions, guests can sip on seasonal brunch cocktails and wine from Ariete’s impressive wine selection. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Brunch is served Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM. Reservations are required and can be made online at https://arietecoconutgrove.com/reservations/.

Boia De Restaurant Modern intimate eatery in the historic Buena Vista neighborhood of Miami.
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Boia De x Rosie’s Miami

Boia De, the beloved restaurant by chef couple Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer, will be hosting a special Easter Day brunch with Rosie’s Miami. The two local faves will be serving up a not-to-be-missed menu featuring signature dishes from each, such as homemade pasta and fried chicken, as well as other additions including Lamb Tartar, Biscuits, and Gravy Alla Norcina – a creamy sausage + black truffle sauce, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and more. The full menu will be released closer to the holiday. Brunch will be offered on Sunday, April 17, from 10 AM until 3:30 PM at Boia De. Reservations are highly recommended as this duo will surely attract crowds of loyal fans. Guests may reserve a table through RESY. Boia De is located at 5205 Northeast Second Avenue in the Buena Vista neighborhood. www.boiaderestaurant.com 

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

The celebrated restaurant by the late Joël Robuchon will be offering a delectable Easter Sunday Tasting Menu this year from 6 PM-9:30 PM. Priced at $225 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the menu will feature five courses of L’Atelier favorites alongside seasonal dishes. Guests will begin their meal with the restaurant’s signature amuse-bouche Foie Gras Royale layered with parmesan foam and the essence of Maury ″Vieilles Vignes.″ The meal will then continue with LES POIREAUX – leeks in vinaigrette with smoked salmon and eggs mimosa; LE FLÉTAN – wild-caught halibut with squid ink risotto and corn-saffron emulsion; LE RAVIOLI AUX FÈVES – fava bean-ricotta ravioli, English pea, and parmesan cappuccino; and L’AGNEAU DU COLORADO – Colorado lamb saddle, spiced lamb sausage with green chard, crisp celery salad, and hazelnut. For dessert, guests will enjoy LA CAROTTE – Easter Carrot cake served with coconut sorbet. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on RESY or the restaurant’s website. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is located at 151 NE 41st Street Suite 235 in the Miami Design District. www.latelier-miami.com

Nikki Beach Outdoors Sitting Area
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Nikki Beach

Join Nikki Beach on Easter Sunday, April 17, from 11 AM – 4 PM with the quintessential brunch where it’s always sunny to celebrate positive vibes and good times, featuring a bountiful brunch, live entertainment, and yellow decor elements. Guests can expect to see brunch favorites such as an omelet station, crepe station, live paella station, sushi, carving station, and a house-made dessert station. Sip on a Chandon Garden Spritz ($14 cocktail ) with your toes in the sand for a beautiful day with family and friends. Brunch is $75 per person, offered from 11 AM to 4 PM. Chandon Garden Spritz is the blend of exceptional sparkling wine and a unique bitters recipe crafted with locally sourced fresh oranges macerated with dry orange peels, herbs, and spices carefully selected from the finest terroirs in the world. ($100 ready-to-drink bottle). Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach. To make a reservation, please visit OpenTable.

Scarpetta Miami Beach
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Scarpetta Miami

Scarpetta, the award-winning Italian restaurant located inside the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort, will host an Easter dinner for guests to enjoy alongside the ocean and poolside views. Led by James Beard award recipient Scott Conant, Scarpetta’s April 17th menu will include four courses of fine cuisine. For antipasti, choices include tuna tartare, burrata, or insalata verde. Primi piatti options are spaghetti or duck and foie gears ravioli with secondi piatti of branzino, braised short ribs, or chicken. End the meal with a sweet treat of strawberry guava panna cotta, mascarpone espresso fondente, or valrhona chocolate terrina. The dinner is priced at $85 per adult and $42.50 per child (12 years and younger) and will be offered from 2 – 9 PM. Beverages, taxes, and service charges are not included in the price. Scarpetta is located at Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel & Resort, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be herewww.fontainebleau.com 

Isabelle Grill Room and Garden
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The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Celebrate Easter in the heart of Coconut Grove with a decadent Easter Brunch and activities at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. On Sunday, April 17, the luxury boutique resort welcomes guests to enjoy Easter Brunch for $145 per adult, which will feature live music and a complimentary welcome drink and champagne toast. Brunch will feature an array of offerings served from action stations, including The Breakfast Corner offering egg dishes, omelets, French toast, and yogurt parfaits; Cured Meats and Cheese Station; Pasta & Risotto Station; a Carving Station featuring prime cuts of meat; Seafood Raw Bar offering fresh crab claws, shrimp, mussels and caviar; and an Arepa Station. For dessert, guests can indulge in various sweets from an Artisanal Doughnut Wall, Milk and Cookies, Candy Bars, and a Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream station. The brunch price includes non-alcoholic beverages, house wine, bubbly, domestic beer, and Bloody Marys. Perfect for families, Easter at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, offers brunch for $69 per child with a Children’s Station offering macaroni & cheese, mini pizzas, chicken tenders, mini corn dogs, and several sandwiches. Kids will also enjoy exciting activities on the property, including an Easter egg hunt with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny and a kid’s room with crafts and movies. Seatings for brunch are available at 11 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM, and 3:30 PM. Reservations are required and can be placed via email at isabellecoconutgrove@ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue in Coconut Grove. www.ritzcarlton.com/miami/coconut-grove

Fort Lauderdale

Burlock Coast Bar
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Burlock Coast

The rustic seafood eatery Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits invites families to enjoy an Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 17, from Noon to 4 PM. While taking in the captivating ocean views, guests can indulge in decadent a la carte brunch offerings such as Zak’s Brioche French Toast with caramelized peaches and cream; Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich topped with bibb lettuce, pickle, and hot maple sauce; Spicy Farmers Delight Omelet with hot peppers, onion, squash and pepper jack cheese; and Huevos Rancheros with pulled pork, black bean puree, sour cream and ranchero sauce on corn tortillas. For the occasion, the restaurant will also feature a fresh Seafood Tower. For $39++ per person, guests can add on a Bottomless Beverage Package which includes cocktail favorites such as Mimosas, Poinsettia, Rum Punch, Bloody Mary’s, and Campari Spritz. The complete brunch menu can be viewed – HERE. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations: email burlockcoastrsvp@ritzcarlton.com; www.burlockcoast.com.

Lona Oceanside View
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Lona Cocina & Tequileria

Lona Cocina & Tequileria, Fort Lauderdale’s dining destination for bold Mexican cuisine, lively cocktails, and breathtaking ocean views, invites guests to celebrate Easter with an enhanced Beachside Bottomless Sunday Brunch priced at $55 per adult and $45 per child (ages 12 and under). On Sunday, April 17, from 11:30 AM to 3 PM, guests can enjoy an ideal photo backdrop of Fort Lauderdale Beach while indulging in chef-attended brunch stations and bottomless cocktails. In addition to fan-favorite stations, including the Guacamole Bar, Tacos Station, Ceviche Station, Omelet, and Waffle Stations, Lona also features a Queso Dip Bar, Chilaquiles & Huevos Rancheros Station, and a Trompo Station, just for the occasion. Of course, no brunch is complete without refreshing libations, and the brunch price includes bottomless Margaritas, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys. While kids enjoy the Kids Buffet with offerings including quesadillas, chicken tenders, french fries, and a specialty Dessert Bar full of sweets, they can hunt for hidden treat-filled Easter eggs during brunch. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Lona is located at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. www.lonarestaurant.com  

Morea 701 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd CU-3, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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MORÉA

Opened in January 2022, LM Restaurant’s newest concept Moréa is a Mediterranean oceanfront dining oasis on Fort Lauderdale beach. This Easter weekend, enjoy brunch while overlooking the Atlantic ocean on Saturday (4/16) and Sunday (4/17) from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. Diners can expect dishes like Shakshuka ($16); prepared with three poached eggs, crushed tomatoes, capers, onions, grill bread, and parsley; Avocado Toast ($12); made on sourdough Texas toast, shaved radishes, crumbled feta cheese available with add-ons including cured salmon ($7) and a poached egg ($3); and Eggs Florentine ($15); a toasted English muffin topped with sautéed spinach, aji Amarillo hollandaise, and crispy prosciutto. For those looking for something sweet, indulge in the Waffles with Berry Compoté ($17), prepared with Belgian-style waffles, Nutella syrup, and house-made fresh berry compoté. Brunch-goers can imbibe in specialty brunch cocktails, including Mimosas ($10), available with orange, peach, or cranberry juice; Moet Spritz ($10), and Morea Spicy Spritz ($14), prepared with jalapeño, lime juice, agave, Ketel One Botanical, and club soda. Build yourself the perfect Bloody Mary with Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar ($16), offering guests a variety of olives, vegetable garnish, cheese garnish, meat garnish, flavoring, and sauces to choose from. Moréa is located at 701 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard at the Paramount Condominiums. Valet and street parking are available. For more information, visit www.MoreaDining.com.

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