Easter is Sunday, April 20, and whether you attend sunrise services, go on a hunt for colored eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, or sleep in, one thing is for certain: You'll need some fuel afterward.
Luckily, many of Miami's best restaurants serve Easter brunch. We're talking elaborate spreads filled with all manner of goodies -- from raw oysters and bloody marys to spring lamb and warm pastries.
Here's a list of offerings. Most prices don't reflect tax and gratuity, and reservations are strongly suggested.
Atrio will serve brunch with a view from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An extensive buffet includes a seafood bar, a carving station, and an array of desserts. Cost is $85 for adults and $24 for kids 5 to 12.
Coral Gables' grand dame puts out quite a spread for brunch. This lavish buffet includes caviar, smoked salmon, shellfish, carved meats, fresh omelets, pastas, sushi, and more. Don't forget the wall of desserts. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last seating is at 2 p.m.) and costs $95 for adults and $42.50 for kids 5 to 12.
Celebrate Cuban-style at Bongos with a brunch that includes a breakfast station, a traditional Cuban station, and a Cuban delights station. Offerings include Cuban eggs Benedict on Cuban bread and a caja china-style lechón campeón. For desert, there's homemade flan. Live entertainment, an appearance by the Eater Bunny, and an Easter egg hunt complete the fun. Cost is $40 for adults, $15 for kids 7 to 12, and free for 5 and younger.
Celebrate in style with a four-course prix fixe ($95) that includes fritto misto alla Toscana, a traditional Italian fried combination of prawns, scallops, artichoke, zucchini and scampi tails; tortelli di pera al burro e salvia, pear and goat cheese tortelli in butter sage sauce; pan-roasted lamb loin in a parsley crust; and beignet rolls in a hazelnut sauce for dessert. The restaurant will also serve its regular dining menu.
Easter brunch with all the fixings, including carving and omelet stations, fresh seafood selections, made-to-order Belgian waffles, and desserts. The Easter brunch menu is offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $32 for adults and $15 for kids 5 to 12.
An Easter Sunday three-course special menu is offered by chef Conor Hanlon for $65. For appetizers, guests can select from whipped sheep's milk ricotta, heirloom tomatoes, local field greens, traditional Peruvian corvina ceviche, and chilled spring asparagus soup. A second-course choice of "Easter eggs" or mains will feature an offering for any palate, including biscuit Benedict, frisée aux lardons, or shrimp 'n' grits. Other tasty options include orrechiette, New England lobster roll, and roast chicken. Stop by acclaimed pastry chef Joshua Gripper's decadent dessert table to experience the third course, featuring fresh pies, cookies, cakes, and sweets. The restaurant will also serve its regular dining menu.
Easter brunch with all the trimmings, including carving stations, seafood, and plenty of desserts. Adults pay $99, and kids 5 to 12 eat for $32.
Easter brunch at John Martin's features Irish favorites such as smoked salmon, assorted cheeses, roast leg of lamb, and shepherd's pie. There will also be fresh fruits, salads, and an omelet station. Dessert selections include an Irish sherry trifle, tiramisu, key lime pie, fresh berries, and other homemade treats. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $29.95 for adults and $13.50 for kids under 12.
Hop to Jungle Island for its Easter Eggstravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch offerings include Virginia ham and petite filet mignon. Kids get their own "Little Hoppers" menu. There will also be an Easter egg hunt. Tickets to Easter Eggstravaganza, which cost $50 for adults and $37 for kids 3 to 10, include park admission, brunch, and tax. Online reservations are required by April 18.
A special Easter menu includes made-to-order omelets, Serrano ham, and Cuban hash. Live entertainment and goodies for the kiddies are also included. Cost is $40 for adults and $15 for kids 7 to 12 (5 and younger eat free).
A special à la carte Easter menu features a grilled lamb chops appetizer served with Mediterranean salad, harissa oil, and tzatziki sauce ($24), and a roast leg of lamb entrée with pan jus, crispy leeks, fava bean-mint salad, and spinach-goat cheese orzo ($34). The regular menu is served in addition to the specials.
A special Easter menu is available all weekend for lunch and dinner. Special appetizers ($18) include uova ripiene -- deviled egg with tuna tartare and Calvisius caviar -- and zuppa di merluzzo e funghi con bagna cauda, which is an Alaskan cod soup with brown beach mushrooms and "bagna càuda." The special pasta is tortelli with sheep's milk ricotta, baby spinach, and butter and sage sauce ($22), and oven-roasted leg of lamb with rosemary fingerling potatoes and baby rainbow carrots ($32) will also be offered. For dessert, try the cherry panna cotta ($10).
Enjoy a waterfront Easter brunch that features several buffet stations. The mega-assortment of offerings include sushi, a raw bar, ceviches, and tartares, omelets, a traditional carvery, breakfast classics, doughnuts, and other sweets. There will be three seatings -- at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. -- and the cost is $75 for adults and $30 for kids. Reservations must be secured with a credit card.
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An all-day Easter Brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The à la carte menu features all of T&C's best goodies -- such as lemon ricotta pancakes ($14), Key West pink shrimp 'n' grits ($16), and fried chicken 'n' waffles ($19) -- and will be enhanced by Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, and house-made peeps. Free coffee will be served from 10 a.m. to noon, and kids under 10 eat free.