Miami and Miami Beach’s top restaurants and lounges are hosting some of our favorite weekend brunches and tastiest happy hours including Zuma at the Epic Hotel overlooking the Miami River Downtown. Join in the fun seaside at the Matador Terrace at the EDITION Hotel where Top Chef Jeremy Ford crafts modern riffs on Latin cuisine and at B Bar where upscale tacos are just $3 Tuesdays. Enjoy the scene Friday nights when Talde rocks a late night noodle party until 4am.
One of Miami’s favorite dining destinations, Zuma at the Epic Hotel brings Chef Ranier Becker’s acclaimed Japanese cuisine to South Florida foodies. The dazzling riverfront restaurant offers buffet brunch service Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am – 3pm including premium sushi and sashimi, robata grilled dishes, a main dish from the menu, a rice hot pot with Japanese veggies for the table and a platter of signature desserts served with exotic fruit, ice cream and sorbet.
Star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Top Chef Jeremy Ford craft modern riffs on Latin cuisine at Matador Terrace at the EDITION Hotel where weekend brunch service from 10am – 4pm includes Glazed Short Rib Tacos, Huevos Rancheros with fresh corn tortillas and a heavenly Roast Turkey Cuban Sandwich pressed on the plancha grill. Add on bottomless Bellini, Bloody Mary or Mimosas for an additional $45 and the steamy summer weather won’t matter much at all!
A breezy Mediterranean eatery near Mary Brickell Village, Marion offers dine in or take out options for lunch and dinner every day but Sunday. Enjoy a $24 buffet lunch Tuesday through Friday including a selection of cheeses and charcuterie, a raw bar and carving stations plus a choice of hot entrees and sides including lasagna, meatballs and artichokes a la Romana. Happy Hour Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm features fresh oysters, garlic shrimp, and goat cheese croquettes plus beer, wine and specialty cocktails all under $10.
Celebrity Chef Dale Talde hosts a late night Happy Hour Noodle Party Fridays at his high energy Pan Asian eatery, Talde at the Confidante (formerly the Thompson Hotel). Enjoy a Hip Hop Midnight Supper featuring Miami’s hottest DJs and a roster of the chef’s noodle and tot dishes (plus $2 off beer, wine and well drinks) until 4am. Choose braised pork Lo Mein, chewy Samosas, chilled Sesame Noodles, and tangy Benton’s Bacon Dumplings priced around ten bucks.
Edge Steak and Bar Chef Aaron Brooks lends his talents to Verde Chef Kaytlin Brakefield’s PAMM Summer Dining Series Thursday August 4. Enjoy an alfresco cocktail reception followed by a seated, family-style, 3-course dinner service including wine pairings for $85 per person. Reservations required. Check out more of Chef Brooks’ talents at Edge’s $24 3-course prix fixe lunch service Monday to Saturday, 11:30 am – 3pm and happy hour bar bites from 4pm -7pm.
Making weeknights extra special, Taco Tuesdays at B Bar Tapas & Grill feature $3 tacos plus $3 beer and shot specials from 5pm until 8pm. Join in the happy hour fun Sundays through Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and Friday and Saturday late night from 11pm until 3am. Chef Guily Booth crafts hard shell tacos with lump crabmeat or sashimi grade tuna and soft tacos with miso shredded beef or fried tuna carnitas with avocado salsa.