Miami Thanksgiving 2019 Restaurant Brunch Guide


The Turkey Leg is one of the Thanksgiving brunch offerings at Lightkeepers in the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Photo courtesy of Lightkeepers


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Brunch is always a must in Miami, including Thanksgiving. Break the tradition this year and head to one of the city’s many restaurants for an early feast. Later on, you will run out of dishes to wash up and plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your vacation with loved ones.

Wondering which restaurants in Miami serve Thanksgiving brunch? Here are the tastiest options. The brunches listed below are for Thursday, November 28th, unless otherwise noted. Prices do not include taxes or tips.

Amara's outdoor dining area.

Amara’s outdoor dining area.

Photo courtesy of the Genuine Hospitality Group

Michael Schwartz’s Waterfront Spot in Edgewater is hosting a long weekend champagne brunch for Thanksgiving. The festive lunch is an all-you-can-drink two-hour affair on the Veuve Clicquot yellow label, along with raw bar offerings, ceviche, and seafood plates. Appetizers include jumbo stone crabs ($ 28) and tuna tiradito ($ 18). Mains include short rib hash ($ 28) and grilled rib eye ($ 28). Choose sweet ends from a tray of different desserts. Brunch is served from 11am to 3pm and costs $ 42 per person.

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AQ’s dining room

Photo courtesy of AQ Chop House by Il Mulino

The 5-star Acqualina Resort & Spa offers an all-you-can-eat brunch with breakfast classics, turkey, carved meat, seafood, a variety of dessert options and unlimited cocktails. There will also be live entertainment and a cartoonist. Brunch is served from noon to 4pm and costs $ 95 per person.

Boulud South

Boulud South

255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami

Chef Daniel Boulud’s chic restaurant serves a three-course price with popular classics from Turkey Day with a Mediterranean flair. The meal includes starters of seasoned pumpkin soup and Italian chicory salad, followed by pumpkin agnolotti, fried Mediterranean branzino, and lamb chops. The dessert list includes a seasoned pumpkin cup and pecan tart. The menu also features a special holiday swirl – the hottie – a mix of PiggyBack rye, Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, and lemon. Brunch is served from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and costs $ 65 per person.



Photo courtesy Cecconi

Visit the Italian restaurant at Soho Beach House and enjoy a buffet brunch with a variety of seafood, meats and pastas. The special selection of Thanksgiving dishes includes roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and cake. Brunch is served from noon to 4pm and costs $ 75 per person.

Thanksgiving 2019: Miami Restaurant Brunch Guide (7)


2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Start your vacation with a rich brunch buffet in the Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach. The restaurant offers a buffet of sushi, pasta, salads, an overloaded pastry shop, and a children’s menu. Treat yourself to the main course Salmon Wellington with Citrus Béchamel from the cooking station. Turkey marinated with citrus herbs; and a mujaddara grain platter with basmati rice, lentils, caramelized onions, zhoug, and yogurt.

Brunch is served from noon to 4pm and costs USD 90 per adult and USD 45 per child 12 and under.

Jaya in the Setai

Jaya in the Setai

Photo courtesy Jaya at Setai

Head to the modern Pan-Asian restaurant at Setai for exotic dishes like roasted Hereford Prime New York strip loin, oven-baked ham with honey and cardamom, and roasted leg of lamb. Jaya also offers a raw food bar, a Chinese dim sum menu, Thai specialties such as green curry and pad Thai, and Indian dishes such as buttered chicken and masala fish, and a selection of desserts. A whole roast turkey with traditional side dishes is also on the menu. Brunch is served from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm and costs $ 145 per adult and $ 63 per child, ages 5 to 12.

Light monitor

Light monitor

Photo courtesy of Lightkeepers

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is home to a Thanksgiving feast with holiday-themed favorites, interactive dining stops, a raw food bar, sweet treats, and bottomless beverages. Lightkeepers brunch includes sweetcorn chorizo ​​arepa benedict, cranberry, walnut, and sweet potato hash, pancakes, waffles, artisanal cheeses, and sausages. Look for starters made of braised ribs, roast turkey, and leg of lamb. Brunch is served from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and costs $ 145 per adult and $ 49 per child ages 5 to 12.

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Rusty Pelican’s terrace

Photo courtesy Rusty Pelican

Thanksgiving brunch couples with great water views at Rusty Pelican. Try breakfast plates like French toast with bananas, scrambled eggs with kale and goat cheese, and apple wood smoked bacon and pork sausage. Move on to raw bar options, sushi, ceviche, tartare, and American caviar. In the carving station, legs of lamb with rosemary crust, tomahawk prime rib with garlic crust, misoglazed mahi-mahi and whole turkey smoked with hickory are served. A selection of mini desserts and pastries such as pumpkin pie, carrot cake, pecan cheesecake, apple pie and chocolate mousse round off your meal sweetly. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $ 89 per adult and $ 35 per child.

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Pumpkin Pie at Yardbird.

Photo courtesy of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach

The Yardbird Southern Table & Bar hosts a comfort food feast of roast turkey with mommy’s mash mash, green bean casserole, and offal sauce ($ 36). The menu also includes entrees of Charleston crab soup with allspice and cheese straws ($ 16), lobster mac’n ‘cheese ($ 24), as well as a seasonal cobbler dessert list ($ 25) as well seasoned pumpkin and classic pecan tarts ($ 10 each). Pair it with a turkey leg cocktail made from Wild Turkey 81 bourbon, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, cranberry puree, and sparkling wine ($ 15). The brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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