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Best Brunch in South Beach?

mbeaudry Jan 13, 2008 03:02 PM

I'm heading to South Beach over MLK weekend and would love some recommendations-- we'll be 6 people strong and love good food and atmosphere. Any recommendations would be great. We're staying on the 1800 block of Ocean Drive.

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    gingersnap RE: mbeaudry Jan 13, 2008 03:23 PM

    had a great sunday brunch at the ritz. nice setting, around their pool on the ocean. can't recall the price, but i remember all you can drink champagne and/ or mimosas included

    1. netmover RE: mbeaudry Jan 13, 2008 03:35 PM


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        tpigeon RE: mbeaudry Jan 13, 2008 04:32 PM

        Overall, my favorite is the ritz. You are probably staying on collins btw as ocean only goes up to 15th st....

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          pierrem RE: mbeaudry Jan 13, 2008 05:26 PM

          Front Porch cafe is nice for the beach. To get away from the madness try Creek 28 or Talula, both on north ends of South Beach. Miami Beach definitely lacks brunch spots. Don't expect Chicago or NYC type brunches.

          1. netmover RE: mbeaudry Jan 13, 2008 07:08 PM

            oh and BTW, there is no 1800 block of Ocean Drive!!! You may want to double check your reservation...hopefully you didn't get taken for a ride!

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              mikek RE: mbeaudry Jan 14, 2008 04:31 AM

              Clarke's does a nice brunch as well.

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                mbeaudry RE: mikek Jan 15, 2008 10:00 AM

                Thanks all! I goofed on the address and it's the 900 block. Thanks for all the recommendations. No-pray for no rain.

              2. Frodnesor RE: mbeaudry Jan 16, 2008 05:31 AM

                Anyone done the Talula brunch lately? I'd been a couple times and thought it was pretty good (pretty impressive spread of "hot plate" items, plus several more things you can get to order, impressive spread of sweeties), but heard their pastry chef left and have not been back (for brunch) since.

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                  BlueHerons RE: mbeaudry Jan 16, 2008 10:52 AM

                  I love the Sunday Brunch at Nikki Beach!

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                    pierrem RE: mbeaudry Jan 19, 2008 06:03 AM

                    The Setai hotel now was a brunch which is pretty impressive, along the lines of Ritz Carlton. You may want to check out A La Folie on Espanola Way, they specialize in crepes & are tucked away in a very cute area of the beach. I would not get too caught up in going to something like Nikki Beach unless you are going for the scene.

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                      The Chowfather AKA sobe RE: pierrem Jan 19, 2008 06:07 AM


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                        tpigeon RE: pierrem Jan 19, 2008 07:11 AM

                        + 1 on Nikki comment. Sunday is a big party there, and you should be up for that before going.

                        Wear long sleves before going to a la folie. Mosquitos - yes even in winter.

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