There are plenty of things to do on Easter in Miami—from egg hunts to photo opps with the Easter Bunny—but one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday is through food. Whether you’re looking to dine at an iconic Villa overlooking a mosaic-filled pool or you’re eager to ball out at one of the top Miami steakhouses. Here are some of the best Miami restaurants for Easter dinner…or brunch.
Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina
Dine in with outdoor seating available
Celebrate Easter in the lap of luxury at Gianni’s, the iconic restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. On Sunday, April 4, Gianni’s will be offering an la carte lunch and dinner in several extravagant dining areas including the Garden Dining Room, the Roman Room decorated with romantic statues, the iconic courtyard, and the terrace overlooking the mosaic-filled pool and garden. Signature dishes on offer include Gianni’s Spaghetti Pomodoro, home-made pasta with San Marzano tomato, basil and olive oil; Truffle Gnocchi, home-made potato gnocchi with white truffle sauce, pecorino romano and freshly shaved truffle; Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass served with sauteed spinach; Australian Lamb Chops served with roasted potatoes and mixed baby vegetables; and T-Bone Porterhouse for two, served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Gianni’s also boasts a fresh Raw Bar selection including Alaskan King Crab, Tuna Tartare and Kusshi Oysters; and signature cocktail and wine pairings. Full menu can be viewed HERE. Lunch is served from 12PM to 4PM; and dinner is served from 5PM to 10:30PM. Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable; by telephone (786) 385-2200; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaya at The Setai
Dine in with outdoor seating available
Jaya at The Setai will be offering an Easter themed version of their beloved jazz brunch on Sunday, April 4. Priced at $145 per person/$65 for children 5-12 years old (excluding tax and gratuity), the brunch features a copious Grand Buffet, with stations including raw bar seafood, sushi station, Asian specialties including Thai curries, Dim Sum, Indian entrees rotisserie and sumptuous desserts including liquid nitrogen ice cream, all served by staff attendants. Free-flowing Louis Roederer Brut is also included for the adults and there will be a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, who will entertain the kids following an 11AM Easter Egg hunt. Brunch will be served from 11:30AM until 3:30PM and reservations are highly recommended. Jaya is located at The Setai, Miami Beach, 2001 Collins Avenue for reservations, please visit Opentable or call (855) 923-7899.
Celebrate Easter at Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, with an unlimited Pan-Latin Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 4 from 12PM to 4PM. The enhanced culinary experience, curated by Executive Chef Jean Delgado, features chef attended action stations for the whole family including Salad and Omelet Stations, chef’s choice Carving Station offering leg of lamb and Tomahawk pork chop, and a Seafood Station offering fresh stone crabs and shrimp cocktail. For the occasion, Toro Toro will also offer Cevicheria Station featuring assorted ceviche; a Rodizio Station offering achiote chicken, smoked brisket, sausages & chorizo, baked eggs and jambalaya rice; and a Churro Waffles Station. The decadent experience finishes with Bananas Foster, Churro Waffles, Carrot Cake and a Chocolate Fountain for dessert and a grand Gummy Bear and Candy display for the kids. Easter brunch will be priced at $79 per person; $39 per child ages 6-12, excluding additional drinks, tax and gratuity. Bottomless Mimosas will also be on offer for $10 per person. Full menu can be viewed – HERE. Advance reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. Telephone (305) 372-4710; www.torotoromiami.com.