Drag brunch or a Michelin star: Try one of these Miami restaurants on Mother’s Day

If you are reading this, chances are you have just realized that Mother’s Day is coming, and you have no plan.

We’re here to help.

Almost every fine dining establishment in Miami and its surrounding cities longs to lure you in, so you can always try your favorite spot. Most restaurants that serve brunch will be serving on Mother’s Day. But here are a few places around town that are offering something out of the ordinary.

We recommend reservations for every spot short of Pollo Tropical (and if you’re going there, make sure Mom gets her own cilantro garlic sauce).

All specials are good only for May 14, and prices do not include tax and gratuity.

Enjoy Mother’s Day by the beach at Ocean Social by Tristen Epps at the Eden Roc Miami Beach.
Enjoy Mother’s Day by the beach at Ocean Social by Tristen Epps at the Eden Roc Miami Beach.

Amal Miami

This Lebanese restaurant in Coconut Grove has added items to its brunch menu just for Mother’s Day, like avocado toast with labneh, sourdough, poached egg, zaatar, heirloom tomatoes ($24); lobster Benedict ($38); dolma lamb chops ($48) and orange cake ($14) for dessert. There’s also a special Mother’s Day cocktail called Pink Kaniya ($16), made with vodka, St. Germain and strawberry puree.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3480 Main Hwy Suite 100, Miami; Amalmiami.com or 786-369-0846

Jose Andrés’ The Bazaar and Katsuya

These two restaurants in the SLS South Beach are teaming up to offer two Mother’s Day brunches for the price of one. That means if you sign on for brunch, you gain entry to both restaurants and can try both sets of specialties, including a raw bar, omelet station, breakfast buffet and carving section, plus the intricate Bazaar signature dishes. There’s also an option for bottomless mimosas and bubbles.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $135 for adults; $65 for kids 5-11; under 5 complimentary; reservations OpenTable

Bourbon Steak

The Mother’s Day prix fixe menu at this Michael Mina spot in Aventura includes such appetizers as tuna sashimi, prime steak tartare, chef’s oyster selection and chopped wedge salad. Entrees include filet mignon, roasted half chicken, miso-glazed Sea bass, or glazed short rib all accompanied by truffle mac and cheese, pomme puree and classic creamed spinach. There’s dessert, too.

6-10 p.m.; JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; $180 per adult, $80 for children 12 and under; 786-279-6600 or www.bourbonsteakmia.com; reservations at OpenTable

Cote Korean Steakhouse

If your mama likes steak, the Mother’s Day Feast at the Michelin-starred meat palace Cote will sweep her off her feet. It includes what Cote calls a “tour” of its best plates, with five selected cuts including USDA Prime, American wagyu and Japanese A5 wagyu (and scallops). Staff will take a Polaroid of Mom stuffing her face with her entourage for a take-home keepsake.

3900 NE Second Ave., Miami; $125 per person; 305-434-4668 or cotemiami.com; reservations at seventables.


The special three-course brunch prix fixe menu at this Coral Gables restaurant includes cobia ceviche, ricotta and lemon pancakes, swordfish Milanese and Delmonica steak and eggs. Dessert choices include Key lime pie, profiteroles and chocolate terrine. Fiola is open in the evening with its regular menu.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1500 San Ignacio Ave, Coral Gables; $135 per person; fiolamiami.com or 305-912-2639; Resy

Ocean Social by Tristen Epps

Eat Mother’s Day brunch by the shore at the Eden Roc Miami Beach with omelet and waffle stations, a salad bar, pizza and pasta station and a homemade bread display. You can also choose items from the “Fruit De Mer” display like shrimp, oysters, crab claws, ceviche and sashimi and hit the Milk and Honey station for carved Jamon Iberico with pan con tomate, cheese and honey or the Caja China Carvery for roast prime ribe of picana or roasted caja china pork.

10:30 a.m.-3:30 pm.; Ocean Social by Tristen Epps, Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $75 per person for adults and $28 for kids 3-10; 786-961-6043 or www.edenrockhotelmiami.com/ocean-social

Off Site

If you’re looking for a place to take the kids while Mom enjoys a spa day — and people, she deserves one — head to this laid-back brewery and kitchen for a one-day-only kids meal special. Kids can choose from a corn dog, beef slider or fish sticks served with the famous fries and a fruit cup. If Mom would rather hang with the fam, bring her, too, and ply her with bottomless spritzers for $15 and swanky caviar with créme fraîche and house potato chips for $50.

Noon-9 p.m.; 8250 NE Second Ave., Miami; $12 for kids meal; offsite.miami or 786-360-4237

R House

Is your mom fierce? If so, take her to Wynwood’s favorite drag spot for a runway contest for moms with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for the winner. Then indulge in brunch, hosted by the queen Athena Dion. Expect new menu items like cayenne fried chicken, a breakfast croissant with mojo pork, Serrano ham, cheese and a scrambled egg and cinnamon French toast. Mother’s Day package means bottomless brunch plus Chef’s Decadent Homemade Chocolate Truffles.

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 2727 NW Second Ave., Miami; $65 Mother’s Day package; www.rhousewynwood.com or 305-576 or 0201

Sofia Design District

A specially curated brunch menu will include a frittata with asparagus, roasted heirloom tomatoes, fontina and shaved black truffle ($28); caviar Benedict ($48) and strawberry pistachio tart with white chocolate mousse, pistachio sponge, strawberries and candied pistachios ($15). Mom also deserves the special marshmallow martini ($20).

11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 140 NE 39th St., Miami; sofiamiamidd.com or 786-220-0225

Vinya Table

Start the celebration a day or two early by taking your mother to a free “Discover Your Wine Style” consultation that includes a tasting and a $10 gift card to use in the retail shop. On Mother’s Day, indulge in a three-course prix fixe menu that includes choices like brie en croute, crispy pork belly or corvina ceviche, plus squash ricotta ravioli, corvina alla vongole and braised short ribs. Moms get a free glass of rosé or can enjoy a make your own mimosas drink special for $35.

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; 266 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; Mother’s Day brunch $75 per person; Discover Your Wine Style consultation 4-7 p.m. May 12 and 13; free; vinyawine.com or 305-203-4229

On Mother’s Day, moms can compete in a runway show at the dragtastic R House in Wynwood.
On Mother’s Day, moms can compete in a runway show at the dragtastic R House in Wynwood.