Easter is a time for celebration, and what better place than Miami! Rather than spend the whole day in the kitchen cooking, head to one of Miami’s best restaurants for an Easter meal prepared by professional chefs.

Discover the many venues downtown, Miami Beach and throughout Miami that are open for Easter Sunday – April 16, 2017 – and are offering special brunches, lunches, or dinners to celebrate the holiday.

Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is serving guests a scrumptious brunch buffet from 12PM to 3:30PM on Easter Sunday. For $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), diners can choose from an array of delicious buffet options such as Honey Glazed Ham from the Carving Station; Seasonal Soup; cold starters such as Avocado and Tomato Salad or Smoked Salmon with dill and crème fraiche; Artisan Meats and Cheese; Fresh Bread and Pastries; Seasonal Fresh Fruit; Pancakes, Waffles and Omelets made to order and hot bar items such as Black Truffle Mashed Potato and Grilled Corvina with reserved lemons. Of course, no meal is complete without a variety of decadent Homemade Desserts to indulge in – so save some room. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please email [email protected] or call (305) 455-5460. The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami is located at 10295 Collins Avenue. Telephone: (305) 455-5400; http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/bal-harbour.

BLT Prime, located in the heart of Doral, is inviting guests to their elegant dining room this Easter Sunday to enjoy an a la carte Blackboard menu or a three-course prix fixe menu option, for $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The meal starts off with a choice of an English Pea Cappuccino with mint, crisp pancetta and buttermilk ($14) or Forest Mushroom & Spinach Salad with duck egg and chorizo ($15). Main course includes choice of Pan Seared Sea Bass with truffle veloute and confit pearl onions ($36) or Roasted Lamb Loin with bean ragout and roasted garlic jus ($42). To accompany the main dishes, guests have a choice of either White Asparagus with pine nut gremolata ($12) or Fava Beans with vermouth butter and mint ($12). Diners can choose to end the night with a decadent dessert option of either Frozen Amaretto Sabayon with dark chocolate and macerated strawberries ($10) or Salted Caramel Fondant with buttermilk mousse and poached rhubarb ($10). Guests can also take away a Chocolate Bunny Shaped Brownie for something sweet at home. No substitutions please, supplemental charges may apply. BLT Prime is located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue at Trump National Doral. Valet parking is available. For reservations, please call (305) 591-6606 or visit http://bltrestaurants.com/blt-prime/miami/.

Glass and Vine, the garden oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park is inviting families to join them for Easter Brunch, beginning at 10AM, featuring flavorful new menu items like Semolina Pancakes with buttermilk, lemon, vanilla-maple syrup and whipped butter ($12); Coquito French Toast with coconut milk, cinnamon and vanilla-maple syrup ($12); Broccoli Cheeseburger with a buttered bun, cheddar, roasted broccoli and buttermilk ranch ($14; add fries for $3); Huevos Rotos with fried eggs, raw tomato, cured ham and home-style potatoes ($14) and more. Glass and Vine is located at 2820 McFarlane Road. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 3:30PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road. Telephone: (305) 200-5268; http://www.glassandvine.com/.

Lure Fishbar, Miami Beach’s award-winning seafood and sushi hot spot is serving up tasty a la carte specials in addition to their already robust dinner and sushi offerings. This Easter Sunday will feature Grilled Lamb Chops with Campari tomato and Greek yogurt sauce ($26); and Braised Lamb Shank with roasted baby carrots, herbed fingerling potatoes and goat cheese spinach orzo ($31). Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue. Telephone: (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com

Macchialina, Miami Beach’s beloved rustic Italian eatery will be offering delectable season-inspired specials this Easter Sunday including Rabbit Agnolotti with dandelion green pesto ($24) and Pancetta Spiced Lamb Belly with parsnip purée and fava beans ($32). Additional offerings include regular a la carte menu items and their five-course prix fixe tasting menu, for $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), featuring a sampling of some of James Beard Award semi-finalist Chef Mike Pirolo’s signature dishes. Macchialina is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 534-2124.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the upscale Northern Italian eatery on South Beach will be offering mouth-watering Easter specials including antipasti of Uova Ripiene – deviled egg with tuna tartar and Calvisius caviar ($18); Pizza Di Tonno – thin flat bread topped with tuna carpaccio ($24); and Selezione Di Affettati Misti – a selection of Italian cured Meats for two ($42). Primi piatti of Raviolone con Ricotta di Bufala e Spinaci – large ravioli with buffalo ricotta, spinach and butter sage sauce ($26); Agnello al Forno con Patate Novelle – oven roast leg of lamb with roasted potatoes ($32) and Costata di Manzo alla Griglia – 32 oz. Tomahawk and steak fries for two ($79). End the meal on a sweet note, with Pastiera Napoletana – Neapolitan cheese cake ($12). Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. Open Monday – Thursday from Noon to 11PM; Friday – Saturday from Noon to 11:45PM; and Sunday from Noon to 11PM. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com.

The Dutch, award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s modern American bistro, is inviting families to dine with them on Easter Sunday with season-inspired dishes including Smoked Moulard Duck with wild ramps, cracked wheat, apricot and orange ($30) and Strawberry Thyme Pie with a buttermilk ice cream and Marcona almonds ($12). Regular a la carte menu will be available. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Lunch is served Monday – Sunday from Noon to 4PM; Dinner is served Sunday – Wednesday from 6:30PM to 11:30PM and Thursday – Saturday from 6:30PM to Midnight. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at http://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.

The Rusty Pelican, known for its breathtaking views of downtown Miami, is inviting families to an indulgent Easter Sunday Brunch from 10AM to 3:30PM. For $75 per adult and $35 per child (excluding tax and gratuity), guests can enjoy a plethora of buffet options featuring breakfast classics like Banana French Toast and Pancakes with vanilla maple syrup; Sushi; Raw Bar; Ceviche and Tartare; American Caviar; Seafood Paella with Bomba rice, shrimp, lobster, clams, mussels, and garlic parsley olive oil; Fried Chicken and Waffles with sriracha maple syrup; main dishes like Herb Crusted Australian Lamb Chops with a mint demi-glace and Coconut Crusted Atlantic Wild Mahi-Mahi with miso mango-papaya salsa; made-to-order Omelettes and Eggs Benedict; Seasonal Fresh Fruit; and sweet delights such as Pecan Cheesecake and Cinnamon Tres Leches. Plus, kiddies will receive a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself, and get the chance to participate in an egg hunt, face painting and other fun-filled activities. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Lunch and Dinner are served daily and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11AM to 11PM (bar closes at midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 12AM (bar closes at 1AM). Telephone: (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, Fort Lauderdale’s chic seaside eatery, invites friends and families to celebrate Easter Sunday with a cornucopia of buffet items. From Noon to 8PM, guests can choose from an array of buffet options priced at $95 per adult and $49 per child (ages 5 through 12), excluding tax and gratuity. Bottomless beverages are an additional $25 per person. Offerings include a Breakfast Station (available until 3PM); Salad Station; Hammock Hallow Garden Bar; Charcuterie Display; Raw Bar; Sushi and Dim Sum Station; Slab Bacon and Prime Rib at the Carving Stations, and Hot Entrees such as Fresh Catch with corn fondue, fava beans, pancetta and citrus. Children can also enjoy their favorites such as macaroni and cheese or chicken fingers at the Kids Buffet. Guests can finish with a multitude of confections at the Dessert station, featuring treats like Marble Cheesecake and Lavender Crème, or indulge in the richly decadent Molten Lava Cake Station featuring liquid nitrogen ice cream. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Reservations are recommended, please call (954) 302-6460; www.burlockcoast.com.

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, is inviting guests to their award-winning brunch on Easter Sunday featuring unlimited Taittinger Brut La Francaise by the glass. For $89 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests can choose from a variety of delicious food stations including omelet; Belgian waffle; bananas foster; meat-carving; full raw bar; pasta and made-to-order sushi. Other selections include traditional breakfast favorites, a variety of salads, desserts and fresh seasonal fruit. Brunch also features unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, sangria, Bellini’s and spiked freshly squeezed lemonade. Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Brunch is served Sundays from 10AM to 2PM. For reservations, please call (954) 327-7501 or visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

Oceans 234, the premiere seaside restaurant in Deerfield Beach, is serving up some fun and fresh Easter specials for guests to enjoy. Specials on offer will be King Crab Ravioli with lobster-infused lemon garlic truffle butter ($26); Dijon Herb Crusted Lamb with goat cheese and chive mashed potatoes, asparagus, mushroom roasted shallot ragout, and natural lamb jus ($39); Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham with crispy Brussels sprouts, scalloped potatoes and whole grain mustard butter with bacon ($34); and a Brown Butter Dover Sole with spring vegetable medley and rice pilaf ($37). Oceans 234 is located at 234 North Ocean Drive in Deerfield Beach. Oceans 234 is open Monday – Thursday from 11:30AM to 10PM; Friday – Saturday from 11:30AM to 2AM; and Sundays from 10AM to 10PM. For reservations, please call (954) 428-2539 or visit www.oceans234.com.

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