Last year I did a post all about Mother’s Day Brunch and it was incredibly popular, probably because everyone is doing the same thing, looking for brunch places to take mom, and I complied a small list of suggestions. So I figured I would do it again. I find myself in the same position as I do last year as well, with my mother out of town, so I don’t have to sweat Mother’s Day on Mother’s Day. But I am here to help. Below are some of the best places to take mom.
Yes, the Arboretum again! Why? Because it’s classy that’s why. And outside of getting a plethora of food stations you also get to wander the gardens when you’re done so it’s a nice two-for-one type of suggestion. Plus, if the weather is gorgeous, you can take adorable family pictures.
The caveat? It’s pricey. Adult tickets are $68 while children tickets (ages 5-10) are $30. If this is something you want to do, book it early! It will fill up! They do two seatings, one at 10:30 AM and one at 12:30 PM.
I have not personally eaten at Mignon, but I have seen it suggested. Their Mother’s Day Brunch includes a 3-course meal for the low low cost of $49.95/person. Now, if you’re looking at that menu and thinking that your small child would never eat lamb shank, you’re probably right, but no worries, there is a 2-course children’s menu as well for $24.95/child.
I have to say, I am a fan of set menus for Mother’s Day. Something about buffets make it feel less special and less of an important event.
Located inside the Ritz-Carlton I don’t feel like I need to tell you to expect to pay like you’re staying at the Ritz-Carlton. Fearing’s 3-course brunch menu is amazing, plus, all mother’s get a spa gift to take home. Tickets are $115/adult and $30/child.
Cru Wine Bar
My personal go-to for Mother’s Day Brunch is Cru Wine Bar. It again is a 3-course meal but the cost per ticket is significantly lower than most at $28.95/person plus the convenience of three locations, Allen, Dallas, and Plano.
Now, if you really want to do something out of the box… pick mom up and drive over to Waxahachie to partake in the 36th season of Scarborough Renaissance Festival. “But Basic Brunches, this isn’t a Mother’s Day Brunch!” You’re wrong, they actually host Mother’s Day Brunch both Saturday and Sunday which includes a buffet of baked egg frittatas, smoked ham, roasted potatoes with rosemary and you better believe mimosas. Tickets for this event are $20/person, $10/child. This does not include entry into the Fair itself, but once you’re in you also have a day to make of the entire thing.
Since this is something I have actually enjoyed for many seasons now I can recommend the following to add on to your trip to the past.
Cat & Fiddle Wine Tasting. Flynn Markley is an actual sommelier and he’s extremely knowledgeable in his practice. Every weekend is a different regional theme. Cost of tickets are $30 and there are two seatings at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. I suggest one so you have time to walk it off. Included are six wine tastings, but tastings are full servings of wine, fruit and cheese board, and your own commemorative wine glass. Totally worth it, I do this every time I go.
Wine not your thing? You’re in luck, because there’s also the Dirty Duck Beer Tasting. Same exact setup, six beers, food pairings, and commemorative pint glass. Tickets are cheaper at $25/person and seatings are at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
Don’t want to do any of that? That’s ok, you can just walk around a people watch and drink and eat obnoxiously sized turkey legs.
Sundown at Granada
One of my favorite things about Sundown at Granada is their love of fresh, local ingredients. It’s something you can actually taste in their food. This time around their Brunch Special will consist of blueberry pancakes with Applewood smoked bacon, eggs any style and authentic maple syrup. There is also a healthier 3-course entree special: 1/2 dozen broiled oysters with Migas and chorizo. grilled rock lobsters carbonara with homemade pappardelle, and because there is no Mother’s Day Brunch without dessert, chocolate truffles with dark chocolate ganache, Fleur de Del and Nutella crumble.
If the weather is going to be nice I recommend you sit on the patio or the balcony.