Where to brunch with a big group in Miami

The restaurants that will have your primos from out-of-town loving Miami

Dec
08
2021

These restaurants to brunch with a big group in Miami have been hand-selected by The Hungry Post and are presented by:

Miami winter season is our favorite time to be out and about. It’s also that time of the year where you have 100 plans that involve the primos visiting from out of town. So naturally, they’ll have to eat and brunch is in order. As you plan your next group outing, check out our favorite spots to brunch with a big group in Miami. These are our go-to restaurants that are open on Saturday and Sunday.

AMARA AT PARAISO


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 3101 NE 7th Ave
CuisineLatin American-inspired
Book your table: HERE
Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Chef Michael Schwartz, an Edgewater local, opened Amara at Paraiso to share Miami’s beauty and his cuisine. Amara brings the Latin flavor with meats and fish cooked on a spit-fire grill accompanied by vegetables, grains, and tasty sauces. They also serve an impressive selection of raw bar items, small snacks, and appetizers. Weekend brunch is served a la carte, with something for everyone. To drink, we recommend the Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit and Rose.

Start your meal with one of the Snacks & Apps—we recommend the Yuca Cheese Puffs, a bite-sized crowd-pleaser topped with parmesan and sea salt. We’re also huge fans of briny Island Creek Oysters, which always taste best by the water. The “Brunch Plates” range from salads to grilled meat and fish dishes, with everything in between. We can’t get enough of the Yellowfin Tuna Tostada, a lighter option with fresh tuna, avocado, and chipotle mayo. If you’re craving something a bit more hearty, try the Amara Brunch Bowl: a base of cilantro rice is smothered in a runny sunny egg, red beans, avocado, sour onion, sweet plantains, and queso frito. Finish your meal with something sweet, such as the Cashew Chocolate Torte with Manjari dark chocolate and cashew caramel.

WINKER’S DINER


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1575 Alton Rd
CuisineAmerican
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Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Winker’s Diner, one of the latest projects from Groot Hospitality, recently opened in the former Firestone Garage. The bold colors and flavors make this the most South Beach diner we’ve seen. The brunch menu is extensive, with all-day favorites available plus classic yet elevated brunch dishes. We can’t wait to try the Cinnamon Roll French Toast, the Pastrami Benedict, and the Lobster Cobb Salad. Celebrate your brunch with If You Like Pina Coladas, with Zacapa 23 rum, coconut, pineapple, and lime, or the A Mule Named Sal with Haig Club Whisky, mezcal, ginger tamarind, lemon, and ginger beer.

AMERICAN SOCIAL


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 690 SW 1st Ct
CuisineAmerican
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Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 3 pm

American Social is always great for groups – with their large space, open patio, and a location slightly off the beaten path near Mary Brickell Village, this is a good bet for finding a table. Go for a table on the riverfront patio with views of boats passing by and docking at the restaurant. Before your meal, enjoy a Hibiscus Mule with Ketel One Family Made Vodka, lime, and hibiscus ginger beer or the Cucumber Fizz with Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint Vodka, St. Germain, sugar, lemon, lime, mint, and cucumber. Start your meal with the Brunch Bites or Social Shareables, ranging from Donut Holes to Buffalo Chicken Fries. The Brunch Plates feature some creative twists on brunch dishes, such as Cinnamon French Toast Crunch and Fruity Pebbles Chicken & Waffles.

MATADOR ROOM


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: The Miami Beach EDITION, 2901 Collins Ave
CuisineLatin American-inspired
Book your table: HERE
Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Once you step inside the Miami Beach Edition, South Beach seems far away. You’re only a few blocks north, but this is an airy, impeccably designed hotel where you can get a drink, eat dinner, dance, go bowling, and ice skate, all under the same roof. But let’s focus on the centerpiece: the Matador Room. The sunken dining room is designed as a glamorous supper club, complete with a dazzling chandelier overhead. While the inside is beautiful, we recommend dining outside on the terrace. The patio is covered in lush greenery and glittering lights, overlooking the pool and the beach beyond. Regardless of where you sit, you will be treated to Latin American tapas from Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The menu features a seasonal selection of large and small plates, organized into creative categories such as “Light & Bright” and “Golden & Crispy”. It also includes a variety of pizzas, tacos, and meat dishes.  The crowd favorite from the “Light & Bright” section is the Sweet Pea Guacamole, a Matador Room classic. This is a take on traditional guacamole, topped with toasted sunflower seeds for a crunchy texture and served with fresh tortilla chips. For dessert, we loved the Tres Leches Cake with playful meringue and fresh strawberry, pineapple, and kiwi for a light yet tangy finish to the meal.

 

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DOLCE ITALIAN


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1690 Collins Ave
CuisineItalian
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Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am – 5 pm

This restaurant has the essential ingredients for brunch: location, bottomless rose, excellent people watching, and delicious food. Located at the corner of 17th Street and Collins, Dolce Italian has an extensive outdoor dining area that is prime for taking in all the sights and the wacky Miami Beach characters. If you prefer to sit inside and check out the pizza oven, that option is available as well. We’ll be enjoying unlimited rose for 2 hours for $35/person with an a la carte selection of late breakfast classics, antipasti, pizza, and pasta. At brunch, order the Sunday Gravy pizza with tomato, onion, meatballs, and fried eggs to keep you going all day long.

ARIETE


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3540 Main Hwy
CuisineNew American
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Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Ariete is always a good idea for groups, with an inviting atmosphere and a diverse, ever-changing menu. Brunch appetizers range from Honey & Thyme Biscuits to Osetra Caviar. If you have a large appetite (or hungover), order the famous Chug’s Burger with American cheese, b&b pickles, and that secret sauce. For dessert, share The O.G, guava, and cream cheese pancake.

 

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STILTSVILLE FISH BAR


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1787 Purdy Ave
CuisineSeafood
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Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Stiltsville is one of our favorite spots for food and drinks on the beach with its waterfront view, casual vibe, and delicious assortment of dishes. Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis have curated a menu focusing on fresh and local seafood and Key West-inspired drinks. The brunch menu has several sections: Chilled & Raw, Small Plates, Brunch Plates, Favorites to Share, and Salads. We love the Stiltsville Tackle Box, an impressive array of raw oysters, shrimp cocktail, lobster salad, and local tuna ceviche served over ice in a whimsical tackle box at the table. We also recommend the Stiltsville Fried Chicken, encrusted with citrus and bay leaf and served with Stiltsville’s own hot sauce and a chilled watermelon salad.

BY SARAH DUNN
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