Brunch is arguably the best meal of the week: booze, breakfast foods and sleeping in past noon. How can it be anything but exquisite? With a variety of options, like banana foster French toast and lobster-topped Benedicts, there’s a bit of everything to choose from. And because you are where you eat, it’s time to read up and eat up.
1/Quinto La Huella
Because this one is for the carnivores. All-you-can-eat flame-grilled meat? Oh yeah. Fresh sushi? Quinto has that too. Rosé all day? Obviously. // Brickell. (786) 805-4646.
Because this egg-cellent menu is all about the Benny, topped with everything from lobster to a perfectly crisp frita. And all entrees are paired with a way-too-easy-to-drink bellini. // Upper East Side. Walk-ins only.
Because there’s dim sum, and then there’s Phuc Yea’s dim sum. On any given Sunday, two-dozen delicious bites roam around the dining room ready to be devoured. Even The Fed’s award-winning Biskits make an appearance. Heads up: bottomless dim sum brunch this Sunday. // Upper East Side. Book now at Phuc Yea.
Because no matter your hangover, Sweet Liberty has your fix. Sure, it may be better known as a bar (actually, Best New American Bar according to Tales of the Cocktail) but come Sunday its kitchen is whipping out dishes like omelets, stuffed French toast, and even burgers, if you’re so inclined. // South Beach. Book now at Sweet Liberty.
Because everyone needs guava-stuffed French toast in their life. Pair with one of many breakfast beers (yes, those exist), and you’ll be winning this whole brunch thing. // Upper East Side. Book now at Pinch Kitchen.
Because hallelujah, the weekend starts tomorrow. No better way to rejoice than with a plate of chicken, biscuits, and tangy fried tomatoes. Wash back with a signature bourbon drink (or two), of course. // South Beach. Book now at Yardbird.
Because pancakes should always be topped with Cap’n Crunch; bacon should always be glazed; and mimosas should always be made with Tang. // Coral Gables. Book now at Eating House.
Because it’s a choose your own adventure at Coya’s new-and-improved morning meal. Start with a cornucopia of Peruvian specialties, like branzino ceviche and crispy chicharrones, then pick a low key, roast chicken or an extravagant grilled lobster and prime rib. Either way, you’ll feel like a god munching away in this Peruvian palace. // Brickell. Book now at Coya.
9/The Local Craft Food & Drink
Because down home eats are the best way to brunch. Diet friendly it is not, but when banana foster-topped French toast, fried chicken and pancakes, and pulled-pork Benedicts are on the menu, it doesn’t really matter. // Coral Gables. Book now at The Local Craft Food & Drink.
Because a world tour is possible in just one brunch. Start in Colombia with a taste of pan de bono, then go to Israel for Elad’s shakshuka. Next, stop in Asia for some kimchi-fried rice-filled bibimbap: and end in America with some gooey sticky buns. // South Beach. Book now at 27 Restaurant.