Bunch is a beloved weekend ritual that brings people together and celebrates the end of a long week. With so many options to choose from in South Florida, below are eight favorites – both new and established to try out. They range from waterfront restaurants to high-end dining–this list has something for everyone, no matter the occasion!
8 Must-Try South Florida Brunches From Broward to Palm Beach
Canyon, Fort Lauderdale
Canyon, Fort Lauderdale’s most beloved restaurant for over 27 years, has launched Saturday South Florida brunches for the first time ever. The new menu features a full cocktail list and beloved dishes associated with the weekend ritual but with a nod to Canyon’s star ingredient: the prickly pear.
The Famous Prickly Pear Margarita, a rite of passage for Fort Lauderdale locals made with an infusion of reposado tequila with prickly pears and a Prickly Pear Parfait made with prickly pear greek yogurt and topped with homemade spiced granola and seasonal fruit. For foodies craving the classics, the menu also includes mimosas, Bloody Mary and Aperol Spritz alongside Corn Bread Chicken & Waffles, Short Rib Tostada and Harvest Hash. Yum!
Rivertail, Fort Lauderdale
Situated along the iconic New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Rivertail embodies the essence of chic waterfront dining and provides the perfect ambiance, delicious dishes, hand-crafted cocktails and bubbles for an unbeatable South Florida brunches.
Under the direction of five-time James Beard-nominated Jose Mendin, Chef Partner at Rivertail, the eatery draws inspiration from international cuisines, combining diverse flavors and offering a unique array of dishes for those with seafood indulgence in mind. The new brunch menu expands on the restaurants favorite and also includes a variety of new items such as Passion Fruit Ceviche with open blue cobia, bay scallops, tiger shrimp, passion fruit, heirloom tomatoes, pearl onions, crispy tostones, Seafood Nachos with blackened tiger shrimp, pickled onions, guacamole, pico de gallo, crab queso, shredded lettuce, and lime crema, Spicy Tuna Toast with yellowfin tuna, spicy aioli on brioche toast with sriracha, and more.
YOT Kitchen & Bar, Fort Lauderdale
YOT Kitchen & Bar is a hidden gem located within the Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center offering panoramic waterfront views with expansive outdoor and indoor seating. Each weekend, the restaurant offers live music and bottomless brunch South Florida inclusive of Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Rosé. Their menu features specialty items such as the Fresh Baked Cinnamon Buns, Blackened Mahi Sandwich, Chicken and Waffles Smoked Fish Dip and more.
Sixty Vines, Boca Raton
Sixty Vines is a restaurant and wine bar that delivers simplistic, flavorful brunch cuisine curated to be paired with their variety of sustainable wines on tap as well as cocktails such as the Havana Cold Brew, SV Aperol Spritz and the Rose 75. Signature menu items include charcuterie boards, seasonal proteins, wood-fired pizzas and innovative pasta dishes all inspired by ingredients found in wine country. One of my favorite restaurants in Boca Center!
Farmer’s Table, Boca Raton & North Palm Beach
Farmer’s Table is the go-to South Florida brunches spot for those looking to enjoy a meal made with clean, high-quality ingredients from local farms and their organic garden. The restaurant offers bottomless brunch on weekends with a variety of menu items ranging from flatbreads, salads, burgers and plant forward sides.
Prezzo, Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens (JUST LAUNCHED Brunch – January 2023)
Prezzo just launched their Sunday brunch South Florida this year, which offers a 2-hour time slot letting guests as many small plates as they’d like, ranging from sweet items such as the Crème Brulee French Toast Bake to healthy items like the Butternut Squash Quinoa Stack. The restaurant also offers a mix-and-match bottomless brunch with the option of Prosecco Zero, mimosas, bellinis, Aperol Spritz, and Bloody Marys.
Isla & Co., West Palm Beach
Tucked away inside Grandview Public Market, Isla & Co. was born from the culture of the Australian hospitality industry, creating an approachable dining destination in an elevated environment. Serving specialty coffee and brunch dishes, Isla & Co. draws influences from Europe and Southeast Asia serving specialty dishes including their Griddled Banana Bread, Sambal Scramble and healthy seasonal bowls and salads and an extensive cocktail list for their South Florida brunches.
Meat Market, Palm Beach
Meat Market is an upscale steakhouse offering a bottomless Veuve Cliquot Sunday brunch (what?!), featuring only the finest cuts of meat, delicate seafood and produce based on seasonality. They also have a rotating chef’s menu, which features “brunchy things” like steak and eggs and cinnamon rolls. Anyone looking to splurge and dine in style must do a Meat Market brunch. It’s an experience!
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