Best Bets for Mother’s Day Dining in MiamiBy Carissa Chesanek
May 5, 2014
Mom has always been there for you growing up, so why not show her your appreciation by wining and dining her the right way in Miami? Here are eight solid dining ideas for Mother's Day.
Why She’ll Love It: This rustic South Beach eatery is cozy enough to have some real conversation with mom, but cool enough that you don't have to put on your Sunday's finest for a reservation.
Must-Try Dish: The restaurant offers its first-ever “Italian style” Dim Sum Brunch featuring bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas ($20) and a dim sum cart featuring à la carte small plates ($3-$6 each) like Sicilian prawns.
820 Alton Rd.; 305-534-2124
Seasalt and Pepper (pictured)
Why She’ll Love It: Lummus Park's stunning new seafood restaurant is one of the prettiest spots in town with its gorgeous water views and airy setting, but it's also the "it" spot for A-listers, which will give mom plenty to gawk at.
Must-Try Dish: The Meli Melo of Tartare ($29) is always a must, but to really win mom over, ask the server about the champagne and caviar special offered exclusively that day.
422 NW North River Dr.; 305-440-4200
Café Prima Pasta
Why She’ll Love It: This low-key Italian joint serves the real deal in terms of hearty, authentic food - and the large portions will ensure mom won't leave this Miami Beach spot hungry.
Must-Try Dish: Besides getting complimentary “mom-mosas,” there are also new à la carte offerings, like lobster fra diavolo ($38), that are sure to make her happy.
414 71st St.; 305-867-0106
Why She’ll Love It: This trendy Upper East Side hot spot will have mom feeling like one of the cool kids, thanks to the chic countryside-style decor and playful American cuisine.
Must-Try Dish: The team here are offering a special Mother's Day brunch ($39 per person) featuring bottomless drinks ($25) and dishes like cookies-and-cream French toast.
5132 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-758-9559
Why She’ll Love It: With its lush gardenesque scenery and quiet, quaint setting, this historic South Beach space is sophisticated but never feels stuffy.
Must-Try Dish: We're sure mom will appreciate the standout seafood-infused brunch dish: paella del mar made with mussels, black tiger shrimp, squid and littleneck clams ($26).
660 Washington Ave.; 305-534-9600
Why She’ll Love It: Downtown's upscale French bistro inside the JW Marriott Marquis provides the perfect posh ambiance paired with delicate fancy plates any mom will admire.
Must-Try Dish: The three-course prix fixe menu ($48 per person) serves some delicious dishes, including the ricotta gnudi made with fennel, hen of the wood and nettle.
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way; 305-421-8800
Why She’ll Love It: Overlooking the hotel's iconic pool while dining outside, mom will not only get a view but will also enjoy a mini massage in the garden before feasting on an elaborate Sunday brunch.
Must-Try Dish: The brunch menu ($65 per person) features an array of small Italian plates, but the raw bar with Alaskan king crab, oysters and shrimp cocktail is what's going to catch mom's eye.
1901 Collins Ave.; 305-695-3226
Why She’ll Love It: Sitting high on Viceroy Miami's 15th floor, this stylish New American venue offers impeccable Biscayne Bay views with an outdoor fire pit that mom will surely enjoy.
Must-Try Dish: The à la carte brunch menu features go-to breakfast staples like spicy black beans ranchero ($16) made with chorizo, poached egg and green tomatillo salsa.
485 Brickell Ave.; 305-503-0373