Brunch

Where to Brunch on New Year's Day 2020

A beautiful buffet at Jaya at the Setai.
A beautiful buffet at Jaya at the Setai. Photo courtesy of Jaya at the Setai
In just a couple of days, a new decade will dawn. Many people enjoy starting the year with a lavish brunch with family and friends. If you'd rather not spend the day cooking, check out these Miami restaurants with the best brunch buffets this Wednesday, January 1. Cheers to eating well in 2020!
click to enlarge How many pastelitos can you devour? - PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIETE
How many pastelitos can you devour?
Photo courtesy of Ariete

Ariete

3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove
305-640-5862

New Year's Day, chef Michael Beltran will offer brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from a variety of à la carte options, such as guava pancakes, a frita Benedict, and PB&J French toast.
click to enlarge Bottomless sangria is on the menu for New Year's Day at Bulla Doral. - PHOTO COURTESY OF BULLA GASTROBAR
Bottomless sangria is on the menu for New Year's Day at Bulla Doral.
Photo courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar

Bulla Gastrobar Doral

5335 NW 87th Ave., Doral
305-260-6543
bullagastrobar.com

The Doral outpost of Bulla will offer a four-course brunch with a variety of bottomless sangrias to wash it all down. The $60-per-person brunch will begin at 11:30, and the restaurant will remain open through dinner and serve Spanish tapas-inspired dishes all day.
click to enlarge Find a Cuban brunch at Caja Caliente. - PHOTO COURTESY OF CAJA CALIENTE
Find a Cuban brunch at Caja Caliente.
Photo courtesy of Caja Caliente

Caja Caliente

808 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
786-431-1947
caja-caliente.com

The Coral Gables spot with inventive takes on Cuban food will offer a new brunch item for New Year's Day: Abuelo's French toast. The dish features café con leche–soaked brioche crusted with Frosted Flakes. Enjoy this and other favorites, including guava-swirled pancakes, eggs Benedict with mojo hollandaise, and salmon tartare tostadas. Get bottomless mimosas for $20.
click to enlarge Avocado toast and more await at the expansive New Year's Recovery Brunch at Corsair. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JW MARRIOTT MIAMI TURNBERRY RESORT & SPA
Avocado toast and more await at the expansive New Year's Recovery Brunch at Corsair.
Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

Corsair Kitchen & Bar

19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura
786-279-6800
marriott.com

The JW Marriott Miami Turnberry's all-day dining destination, Corsair, will offer a New Year's Eve recovery brunch with views of the resort's championship golf courses. Enjoy a spread at various stations from 11:30 to 3 for $52 per adult and $26 per child aged 5 to 12. For unlimited mimosas and a bloody mary bar, add $8 per person. The hotel will validate valet parking for $10.
click to enlarge This cocktail will give you life New Year's Day. - PHOTO COURTESY OF EL SANTO
This cocktail will give you life New Year's Day.
Photo courtesy of El Santo

El Santo Taqueria

1618 SW Eighth St., Miami
786-401-6427
elsantomiami.com

El Santo doesn't serve typical brunch fare, but many of Miami's revelers will appreciate a hangover cure of savory tacos, guacamole, grilled corn, and other Mexican fare. Stop by the Calle Ocho restaurant for its New Year's Day special: a michelada, either spicy watermelon or verdita, paired with two mojo pork tacos topped with potato sticks and garlic crema for $10. Repeat; then sleep.
click to enlarge Get your New Year's Day brunch on in the Grove at Jaguar. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JAGUAR LATIN AMERICAN KITCHEN
Get your New Year's Day brunch on in the Grove at Jaguar.
Photo courtesy of Jaguar Latin American Kitchen

Jaguar Latin American Kitchen

3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove
305-444-0216
jaguarspot.jaguarhg.com

A Coconut Grove mainstay, Jaguar will serve a Latin American brunch of à la carte items such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros beginning at 11 a.m. Unlimited mimosas will be available for $21, and chef Oscar Del Rivero will also offer specials such as  arroz con marisco with fresh prawns, sea scallops, and octopus with ají amarillo sauce.
The buffet at Jaya. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JAYA AT THE SETAI
The buffet at Jaya.
Photo courtesy of Jaya at the Setai

Jaya at the Setai

2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
855-923-7899
thesetaihotels.com

Whether sitting in the elegant dining room our outside in the open-air courtyard, you'll start 2020 off right at Jaya at the Setai. Enjoy live jazz performances, unlimited champagne, and a variety of buffet stations, including live carving, a raw bar, Indian cuisine, and other fare for $145 per adult and $65 per child 12 and under. Brunch will be served from 11:30 to 3.
click to enlarge Brunch is served with a view at Lightkeepers. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON KEY BISCAYNE
Brunch is served with a view at Lightkeepers.
Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Lightkeepers

455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne
305-365-4156
ritzcarlton.com

Lightkeepers at the the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne will serve a New Year's Day recovery breakfast from 7 to 2  for $55 per adult and $20 per child plus $25 per person for an optional bottomless beverages . The buffet will includes breakfast favorites, freshly baked pastries, a made-to-order omelet station, and other items.
click to enlarge Hangover brunch at the Betsy's Lobby Bar will have flowing frosé and more. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BETSY HOTEL
Hangover brunch at the Betsy's Lobby Bar will have flowing frosé and more.
Photo courtesy of the Betsy Hotel

LT Steak & Seafood

1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
305-673-0044
thebetsyhotel.com

Ocean Drive's historic Betsy Hotel will offer a New Year's Day "hangover brunch" buffet at LT Steak & Seafood. Recover from your New Year's Eve celebration with a tasty spread in the Lobby Bar for $65 per person. Bottomless champagne, frosé, mimosas, or bellinis costs an additional $30.
click to enlarge Enjoy a brunch buffet at the Edition on New Year's Day. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION
Enjoy a brunch buffet at the Edition on New Year's Day.
Photo courtesy of the Miami Beach Edition

Market at Edition

2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
786-257-4600
editionhotels.com

Perfect for late risers, Market's buffet will begin at noon and run all afternoon. For $75 per adult and $35 per child, snag salads, soups, carved meats, raw bar items, plentiful side dishes, and desserts. If you want to go all out, choose an upgrade such as a lavish seafood tower with stone crab claws for $185.
click to enlarge Daybeds and mimosas pair well for Vitamin Sea Brunch at Nikki Beach. - PHOTO COURTESY OF NIKKI BEACH
Daybeds and mimosas pair well for Vitamin Sea Brunch at Nikki Beach.
Photo courtesy of Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach

1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
305-538-1111
nikkibeach.com

If you're looking to lounge on a daybed and feel the sand beneath your feet, head to Nikki Beach for its Vitamin Sea Brunch. Stations will serve sweet items such as Nutella waffles and savory picks such as prime rib, whole roast pork, paella, custom omelets, and pasta. For $39.95 per person from 11 to 4, it's one of the more reasonably priced buffets. Bloody marys, champagne, and mimosas cost $7 each.
click to enlarge Step into the lush garden oasis at Peacock Garden Bistro for a delectable New Year's Day brunch. - PHOTO COURTESY OF PEACOCK GARDEN BISTRO
Step into the lush garden oasis at Peacock Garden Bistro for a delectable New Year's Day brunch.
Photo courtesy of Peacock Garden Bistro

Peacock Garden Bistro

2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove
305-774-3332
peacockgardenrestobar.com

Make your reservations now for one of the most popular and picturesque brunch spots: Peacock Garden Bistro. Beginning at 10 a.m. New Year's Day, the bistro will offer all the hits from its à la carte menu and 16-ounce Mason jar mimosas. Specials include a porterhouse for two with two sides and a bottle of Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon for $100, as well as paella for two with a bottle of Albariño for $72.
click to enlarge The Traymore's brunch buffet incorporates Southeast Asian flavors into a variety of stations. - PHOTO COURTESY OF GATHER + GROW MEDIA
The Traymore's brunch buffet incorporates Southeast Asian flavors into a variety of stations.
Photo courtesy of Gather + Grow Media

Traymore by Michael Schwartz

2445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
305-695-3555
traymoremiamibeach.com

Michael Schwartz's Traymore at the Como Metropolitan in Miami Beach will offer a brunch buffet for $65 per adult and $25 for child under 12. The expansive menu includes items such as raw oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, ceviche, whole roasted suckling pig, steamed whole local snapper, charcuterie, salads, egg roll and dumpling of the day, an omelet station, pastries, and desserts.
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