Miami, the city that never sleeps, is not just famous for its vibrant nightlife but also for its incredible brunch scene. As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, why not kickstart your New Year’s celebration with a brunch experience like no other? Join us as we explore some of Miami’s hottest spots where you can ring in the New Year with delectable dishes, refreshing drinks, and the perfect brunch ambiance.


Detox & Flow at the Balfour Hotel

On Monday, January 1, cure your NYE hangover at The Balfour Hotel with a Detox & Flow brunch event with fitness programming and IV hydration therapy. The special brunch menu, curated by Executive Chef Antony Awak, will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Options include Tuna Toast ($21), made with raw tuna, sesame seeds, yuzu on multigrain toast; Chia Protein Pancakes ($18), topped with sugar-free maple syrup, fresh berries and organic Greek yogurt; and a Quinoa Bowl ($17), with fresh avocado, cucumber, green onion and cherry tomatoes on a bed of watercress;  Watermelon Salad ($18), tossed with watercress, alfalfa sprouts, pepita seeds and spinach dressing; and a Yogurt Parfait ($15), with organic Greek yogurt, sugar-free homemade granola and fresh berries. The menu also includes a selection of green juices and wellness shots. IV Hydration therapy will be available and Viva Move will also lead a 50-minute yoga flow session for $25 per person, which includes entry to the class and access to all hotel amenities (pool/beach chair service, bikes and 40% off food & beverage).


Italica Midtown

At Italica Midtown, the party doesn’t stop on New Year’s Eve! On January 1, dive into Italica’s all-day Holiday Brunch (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with indulgent dishes like the hearty Buongiorno ($8), a delightful combination of mascarpone cheese, house marmalade, Nutella and pistachio on toasted sourdough; Italica French Toast ($13), featuring grilled brioche bread topped with bananas, Nutella and pistachio; and Toast All’Avocado ($13), made with smashed avocado and scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough bread. Keep the good times rolling with the Bottomless Aperol Spritz ($25) or the Bottomless Martini Rossi & Prosecco ($25).


Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar (Midtown)

Diversify your New Year at Midtown’s Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar, which features a Nikkei sushi bar and a menu of fusion dishes from Peru to Tokyo. On January 1 from noon to 4 p.m., indulge in Negroni’s Lunch Lovers prix-fixe lunch menu. This decadent yet wallet-friendly lunch includes one entrée and one soda, broken down by tier. The Classic tier ($16)  includes the Oriental Wok ($16), featuring stir-fried rice with chicken breast and mixed vegetables tossed in an Oriental sauce (also available in a vegetarian option). The Premium tier ($18) features a hangover-busting Truffle Gnocchi, featuring Asiago cheese-stuffed potato gnocchi tossed in a truffled mushroom sauce. The Negroni ($18) tier offers a flavorful Miso Salmon seared with panca sauce, quinoa and sautéed vegetables. Not feeling a soda pairing? Drink upgrades are available: $2 extra for a coffee, espresso, macchiato or Americano and $6 extra for a glass of wine (Obra Prima rosé, Finca del Inca malbec or chardonnay) or bottled beer (Peroni, Corona or Lagunitas). Bring your furry friend to relax on the outdoor patio, or check out the elegant indoor bar, an urban choice in the high-ceiling dining room, which serves deliciously crafted cocktails and homemade negronis, spritzes and tonics.


Pinstripes Aventura

Continue the New Year’s fun at Pinstripes, the newly opened experiential dining and entertainment concept at Esplanade at Aventura. Known for its delicious Italian-American cuisine, 12 bowling lanes and nine indoor and outdoor bocce courts, Pinstripes understands how to host an exciting culinary experience for all. On January 1, head to Pinstripes Aventura to experience sophisticated fun at the Pinstastic Buffet, a delicious buffet offering brunch staples, bottomless mimosas, Aperol spritzes and seasonal sangria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu highlights include the Waffles & Blueberries ($15), topped with whipped lemon ricotta and balsamic blueberry compote, drizzled with sweet maple syrup; Steak & Eggs ($26), spotlighting a peppercorn-crusted rib-eye, olive oil fried eggs, breakfast potatoes and salsa verde; and Florentine Egg White Frittata & Avocado Toast ($19), a perfect blend of spinach, kale, goat cheese, roasted red pepper, grape tomato, arugula, olives and truffle oil. Dance your way into the new year with a live DJ to keep the good vibes going. Better yet, come dressed in your comfiest pajamas and receive a $10 credit for any future visit.


Orno Brunch at THesis Hotel

Kick off the New Year with a New American brunch experience at Orno at THesis Hotel Miami. Orno’s brunch (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) features innovative twists on traditional fare, including Potato Pavé ($19), served with farm egg, bacon, Gruyère and chives; Shakshuka ($21), made with farm egg, Castelvetrano olives, sheep’s milk feta and sourdough; Ricotta 
Pancakes ($17), topped with strawberries and served with Vermont syrup; and Grilled Wagyu Steak ($29), prepared with wood-roasted farm egg, Yukon potatoes and chimichurri. The full brunch cocktail menu includes the Cucumba ($17), tequila mixed with cooling cucumber and a hint of jalapeño spice topped with a cloud of seaspice foam; 24k Magic ($18), Orno’s signature espresso martini with Truman vodka, SelvaRey chocolate rum and Caffè Borghetti coffee; and Strawberry Basil Spritz ($16), a blend of strawberry-infused Aperol, basil and cava. Indulge in a culinary journey at Orno from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring delectable dishes crafted to perfection.


Yardbird Southern Table & Bar: Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, Yardbird is a Southern-inspired eatery that knows how to brunch with flair. Picture this – chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, all served with a side of Miami sunshine. It’s the perfect spot to indulge in comfort food and start your New Year’s Day on a delicious note.


Cecconi’s Miami Beach: If you’re looking for a brunch spot with European charm, Cecconi’s in the Soho Beach House is the place to be. With its garden setting and a menu inspired by classic Italian cuisine, Cecconi’s offers a sophisticated yet laid-back atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely brunch with friends or family as you toast to the coming year.


Nikki Beach Miami: For those who want to celebrate New Year’s with a touch of glam, Nikki Beach in Miami Beach has you covered. Known for its lively beach club atmosphere, Nikki Beach offers a Champagne brunch experience that includes live music, waterfront views, and a menu that caters to all tastes. It’s a party with a side of brunch – Miami style.


Miami’s brunch scene is as diverse and exciting as the city itself. As you gear up to ring in the New Year, consider starting the celebration with a brunch experience that reflects the energy and flavors of this dynamic city. From Southern comfort to innovative gastronomy, Miami’s hot spots offer a variety of choices to ensure your New Year’s brunch is not only delicious but also a memorable part of your celebration. Cheers to a flavorful start to 2024!