**Note: This post has been updated for Mother’s Day 2016**
Mother’s Day 2016 is almost here (hopefully you are not surprised, it’s May 8th)! Time to thank one of the most important people in your life for everything they have done for you.
Some of my favorite things about Mother’s Day are the amazing brunch and dining options in St. Louis, oh, and the mimosas. When looking for a great place to go, you have to get reservations early. Some places sell out months in advance, like the Zoo – already sold out for 2016. So, I thought I would help and give you some options so you can make your reservations now. Here are some of my favorite Mother’s Day eating excursions…
Robust Wine Bar – Both locations, downtown at The MX and Webster, are offering a fabulous RoBrunch for Mother’s Day from 11 am – 3 pm with a few specials including a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Bloody Mary or Mimosa. I absolutely love their food and the atmosphere is incredible – mom will thank you for this one!
Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar – Perfect for the Cardinal fanatic mom! Brunch will be served from 10am – 2pm. $30 for adults, $12 for children, and free for children under 5 and includes free admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum (also includes one free adult beverage from the bar). For reservations call 314.345.9854.
The Anheuser-Busch Biergarten – Located at the Anhueser Busch Brewery in Soulard this RealLifeSTL favorite is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The brunch will feature a special Mother’s Day themed menu and Mom’s first drink is on The Biergarten. In addition to the already 18 Anheuser-Busch products on draft, there will also be Cidre Mimosas and Budweiser-brewed Mary’s. Brunch is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Those under the age of 3 are free. For reservations, guests should call 314.765.0342.
Bixby’s at the Missouri History Museum – A great way to spend mother’s day is to head out for a Champagne Brunch at the history museum. Bixby’s is located on the 2nd floor of the museum and is seating for brunch from 10am to 2pm. Adults are $26.75, kids 4-10 are $14.50, and kids 3 and under are free (price includes tea or coffee). For reservations: 314.361.7313.
Ari’s – Opa! One of my favorite Greek restaurants and a great place for their breakfast buffet. They have locations on Hampton and in South County. The breakfast buffet is open from 8am-1pm (lunch items start at 11am). Breakfast (includes tea or coffee) costs $7.95 for adults and $4.95 for kids (amazing). They will also have mimosa and bloody mary drink specials all day. The buffet will feature an omelet station as well as things like pasta con broccoli, roast beef, chocolate and lemon cake.
LoRusso’s – A delicious Italian-style brunch with a meat carving station will be offered from 10am – 2pm. Adults $25, 12 and under $12.99, under 5 are free. Adults receive a free mimosa or bellini. I would recommend making a reservation for this one – 314.647.6222.
Libertine – The Clayton “neighborhood eatery” will be serving a special Mother’s Day brunch menu from 10am-4pm. Call in advance for reservations at 314.862.2999.
Cielo – Located downtown in the Four Seasons Hotel next to Lumiere. The brunch offers over 70 buffet options (including oysters, clams, crab, prime rib, and more) and beautiful views of the Arch and costs $79 for adults, $20 for children (ages 5-12), and free for children 4 and under. In addition, they’ll have gifts for mom, live music and crafts activities for children. Open from 10am – 3pm, for reservations call 314.881.5759.
Pietro’s – I went here two years ago for Mother’s Day and it was decent. The brunch buffet is from 10am- 2pm. Adults $22.95 and children $10.95. They have a good mix of breakfast items, Italian favorites, and desserts. They also have a fabulous patio if it is nice outside! Make reservations – 314.645.9263.
Bristol Seafood Grill –The Creve Coeur & St. Louis locations are hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch featuring a carving station, a great selection of smoked fish and fresh shrimp, omelet bar, hot and cold sides, carrot cake and other desserts from 8:30am – 3pm. Adults pay $32 and kids $16.
Wildflower: Located in the CWE area, this restaurant is hosting an elaborate Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10am to 3pm. $38.95 for Adults (includes complimentary mimosa) and 14.95 for children (12 and under). Reservations are required. 314.367.9888
Feasting Fox – Located at 4200 Grand Blvd, they offer an All You Can Eat Brunch from 10:30 until 2 PM for $11.99. They also offer bottomless Mimosas and/or Bloody Marys for $11. Brunch is from 10:30am to 2pm.
Eclipse – Located in the loop within the Moonrise Hotel, this one-of-a-kind restaurant will offer a brunch buffet with a wide variety of options from breakfast to seafood, carving station, omelet bar. and more. Adults pay $30 – moms get a free mimosa and kids pay $15 (7 and under are free). The buffet goes from 10am- 3pm. For reservations call 314.726.2222.
Sqwires – This Lafayette Square favorite has 2 Mother’s Day options for you! The Champagne Brunch buffet in the annex has 2 seating times – 10:30 and 1pm. Cost is $39 for adults, $29 for kids 13-20, and $15 for kids 12 and under. The second option is the Ala Carte brunch where you can just order off their menu. They also have a separate bloody mary and mimosa bar available. You must make reservations by calling 314.865.3522.
Triumph Grill – Located on Olive in Mid-town. They are open from 8am – 2pm for Sunday breakfast. They offer delicious menu items including crab benedicts, Tahitian vanilla french toast, and customized omelets.
J. Gibert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood (West County Center) -Celebrate Mom. Get a Mother’s Day 3-course prix-fix menu for $45. Serving 11am-9pm. You can make reservations online or call 314.965.4600.
The Coronado Ballroom – The Coronado will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch with seatings at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm with amazing buffet for $55 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-12 (3 and under are free). Complimentary valet parking is available as well as a special champagne toast. Call for reservations 314.881.4346.
Hendel’s Cafe – Located in Old Town Florissant, will be offering a buffet from 9am – 2pm, $19.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids. Super charming place with great omelets for breakfast. Reservations are required. 314-837-2304
Cafe Madeleine – Located in Tower Grove Park inside the Piper Palm House. Mother’s Day brunch will have three seatings at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Adults are $36, children under 12 are $16, and under 3 are free. Reservations are required by calling 314.575.5658.
612 Kitchen and Cocktails – Located in Kirkwood, this 1920’s inspired cocktail lounge will be offering at cook-to-order brunch from 11am – 2pm with bottomless mimosas. Call for reservations 314.965.2003.
Drunken Fish – With 4 locations in the St. Louis area, Moms will be treated to a free roll or select entree: Starburst Roll, White Tiger Roll, Wonderwoman Roll, Stir-fry Noodles or Fried Rice (Chicken, Steak, or Veggie), or Salmon/Chicken Teriyaki.
The Melting Pot – This University City favorite will be opening at 12pm and offering a special three or four course menu incouding cheese fondue, salad, special entree, and chocolate fondue dessert. Prices starting at $21.95/person. Moms can enjoy a complimentary mimosa. Call 314.725.4141 for reservations.
Balaban’s – A great option to check out if you are planning on brunching in Chesterfield. Brunch menu will include crab claws, smoke shrimp, a carving station, omelette station, and much more. It will be offered from 9am – 2pm and costs $35 for adults (with complimentary adult beverage included), $15 for children under 12, and children under 2 are free. Make reservations by calling 636.449.6700.
On the Illinois side:
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows – Located in Belleville, IL. The Shrine has a Sunday brunch which is offered from 10am-2pm. Great buffet options available all day and a cool place to visit in general. Price is $15.99 for adults and $6.99 for children ages 12 and under. For reservations call 618.394.6237
Eckert’s – Super tasty and you can make a whole day of fun at Eckert’s. Their custard shop opens May 2nd and strawberries will be in season, so get to pickin’! The restaurant is open from 7am – 8:30pm and they are taking reservations. A special Mother’s day menu will be served along with mimosas and Bellini cocktails. Make sure to get your reservation in – 800-745-0513, and don’t forget to try their amazing biscuits and apple butter – delicious!
Fischer’s Restaurant – Also in Belleville on the IL side will be offering 3 options for treating your mom. The breakfast buffet is from 8 am – 11 am and costs $11.99 for adults. The best news about Fischer’s is that it is a huge restaurant so it will be perfect for a last minute option…or maybe planning ahead would be the best plan :). A lunch buffet will also be served from 11:30 – 4. Adults are $19.99 and kids are $10.99. Call 618.233.1131 with questions or for reservations.
Also, don’t forget the gift and card – moms like that. Last year I made fabulous personalized cards for the grandmas and they loved them – and it wasn’t super expensive. If you are feeling crafty, here are some easy DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas for kids that mom will love! Did I miss any great places to visit? Please share your favorites in the comment section below!