The Mrs. B Nothing-to-Be-Ashamed-of Runner-Up Award is conferred upon Tudor House Restaurant for its quintet of luscious lemon ricotta pancakes. So soft, so tender, so tasty — moistened with ricotta and flecked with just a hint of lemon. Diners have a choice of lemon curd sauce, cherry confit, or a combination of the two on top. The curd was deliriously delicious with the cakes, making the real — and really good — maple syrup superfluous. The only quibble is that the five flapjacks were small, light, and somewhat insubstantial, especially for $14. In fact, one order of pancakes, coffee, tax, and automatic gratuity tops $20. The coffee was excellent, and our waiter refilled cups with gusto. Service here was amiable and noticeably better than that at the aforementioned establishments. More important, so were the pancakes. Pancakes: $14. Coffee: $4. Total: $18.

And finally, the coveted Mrs. Beeton Flapjack Flip-Off Trophy is proudly presented to City Hall Restaurant for one of the best stacks we've had in years. The piping-hot pancakes were lusciously flavored with sugar, vanilla, and seemingly a good deal of butter. Much more tender than the competition, they did not taste at all like flour, but rather like delicate if pumped-up crêpes (in keeping with this year's theme, they were not fat). Real maple syrup was served alongside, as was a miniskewer of ripe pineapple, a raspberry, and two blueberries. Our waiter was pitch-perfect and thoughtful enough to deliver some of the restaurant's maple-pecan butter (normally used with the nightly bread basket), which paired perfectly. Sunburst patterns of light golden brown hues made these pancakes the prettiest too. Toppings of cinnamon apple, bananas Foster, or mixed berries were available. Lavazza coffee was great. Served only during Sunday brunch. Pancakes: $11. Coffee: $2.75. Total: $13.75.

City Hall's pancake accouterments
City Hall's pancake accouterments
City Hall's buttermilk pancakes
City Hall's buttermilk pancakes

Location Info

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City Hall Restaurant

2004 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Downtown/Overtown

First & First Southern Baking Company

109 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33132

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Downtown/Overtown

Jackson Soul Food

950 NW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Downtown/Overtown

Jerry's Famous Deli

1450 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: South Beach

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137

Category: Restaurant > Contemporary

Region: Central Dade

Sweet Point Bakery & Cafe

3252 Northeast 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

Category: Restaurant > Bakery

Region: Midtown/Wynwood/Design District

Tudor House Restaurant

1111 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: South Beach

Details

City Hall Restaurant: 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-764-3130; cityhalltherestaurant.com. Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

First & First Southern Baking Company: 109 NE First Ave., Miami; 305-577-6446; first&1st.com. Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jackson Soul Food: 950 NW Third Ave., Miami; 305-374-7661. Breakfast and lunch daily 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jerry's Famous Deli: 1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-3244; jerrysfamousdeli.com. Daily 24 hours.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink: 130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550; michaelsgenuine.com. Sunday brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sweet Point Bakery & Café: 3252 NE First Ave, Miami; 786-477-6235; sweetpointbakeryandcafe.com. Breakfast daily beginning at 8 a.m.

Tudor House Restaurant: 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-4747; dreamsouthbeach.com. Breakfast daily 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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