Take out and cook or eat in, 21 ideas for Mother’s Day brunch in the Twin Cities
The family brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes entrees like salad, shrimp cocktail, and donuts. Choose breakfast (eggs, hash browns, French toast and eggs Benedict) or lunch (beef brisket, glazed ham, vegetables, risotto, tortigiloni rossa) and, of course, dessert. Cost is $44.95 for adults and $14.95 for children 12 and under.
1571 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, 952-544-7000, baciomn.com.
A carving station with roast beef and turkey, muffins and danishes, cheese and crackers, fruits and vegetables, eggs and French toast — all the favorites are present at this all-you-can-eat buffet — the restaurant’s first — from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $27.99 for adults; children 12 and under $8.99. Call to reserve your spot.
14845 Robert Trail South, Rosemount, 651-448-2220, theclovermn.com.
A gentle way to start Mother’s Day for music-loving moms. Brunch listening to swing jazz with Gypsy Mania Hot Club at 10 a.m. ($15 tickets) or gospel with Robert Robertson at 1 p.m. ($20). There are a range of brunch options a la carte, from tea sandwiches to chilli grilled cheese and pancakes to caramelized bananas with oatmeal and maple syrup and fried eggs with mushrooms. Prices range from $7 for starters to $29 for main courses. If Mom isn’t a morning person, Over the Rhine hits the stage at 7 p.m., so dinner is also an option.
1010 Mail Nicollet, Mpls., 612-332-5299, dakotacooks.com.
Farmers Kitchen + Bar
Prepare a farm-fresh family brunch with scrambled eggs, 8-grain patties and Minnesota maple syrup, smoked bacon and ham, American fries, fresh fruit and a mini basket of muffins. Drinks include juice, drip coffee, or soft drinks, and adults get a free mimosa. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; cost is $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under, children 5 and under are free. Reservations available online.
750 2nd St. S., Mpls., 612-200-9434, Farmerskitchenandbar.com.
Not all moms like to celebrate with brunch. Now open on Sundays, the steakhouse takes reservations for the special Mother’s Day dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations available online.
635 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-404-1100, giannis-steakhouse.com.
Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse
Treat mom to a buffet of freshly baked pastries, shrimp cocktail, omelet and carving station, chicken florentine and more on her special day. The cost is $33.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under; brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW., Mpls., 763-755-1234, kendallstc.com.
Get the best of both culinary worlds at Lexington. The Saint-Paul pillar will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; brunch dishes are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but the dinner menu will be available all day. Reserve your spot online.
1096 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-289-4990, thelexmn.com.
Lucky’s 13 Pub
This local-owned group of restaurants hosts an all-you-can-eat buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with breakfast classics like cheesy hash browns, eggs Benedict, and French toast as well as salads, cheeses, muffins, cinnamon rolls and a sculpture. station with ham, turkey and prime rib. The desserts too. The cost is $27.99 for adults and $8.99 for children 12 and under.
Call one of five area locations – Roseville, 651-330-9257; Mendota 651-452-1311; Bloomington, 952-405-2213; Plymouth, 763-746-0071; and Burnsville, 952-435-3311 — for reservations. Details about luckys13.com.
Take in views of Lake Minnetonka with your brunch, with seating from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eggs Benedict, cookies and gravy, waffle bar, salad, lox, creole shrimp, salmon, green beans, macaroni and cheese and hand carved ham and beef tenderloin are all on the menu. And for dessert? Salted caramel bread pudding, muffins, ice cream cake and carrot cake. Adults $39.95, children 5-11, $19.95. Call for reservations.
685, boul. Excelsior, Excelsior, 952-470-1800, maynards-excelsior.com.
Shopping and sweets? Yes please. Surprise Mom by pre-ordering a Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake or Strawberry Shortcake from B&E featuring Sweets By Diane in the Rosedale Food Lobby ($25). Order by May 5 to pick up that day. And spontaneity is more your style, there will be plenty of cupcakes, cookies, pies, chocolate covered strawberries and many other things to sweeten mum.
1595 highway. 36, Roseville, potluckmn.com.
The St. Paul Hotel and the St. Paul Grill
There are two options for Mother’s Day weekend at this Saintly City landmark. First, the tea. Enjoy afternoon tea while learning how to host one on May 7 at 11 a.m. Julia Frantz, Certified Tea Consultant and Hotel Etiquette Instructor, will share the health benefits and history of tea, how to plan an afternoon tea menu, prepare your home for tea and rules of etiquette while enjoying this delicious cup of tea. The cost is $70.
Then, brunch. On Mother’s Day, the a la carte brunch menu includes bourbon vanilla French toast, Benedict crab cake, scrambled lobster, berry waffles and more, plus complimentary caramel rolls. Served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prices range from $17.95 to $58.95.
350 Market Street, St. Paul, 651-292-9292, saintpaulhotel.com and stpaulgrill.com.
Tattersall River Falls
Lunch turns into a special Mother’s Day brunch in May from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tattersall’s River Falls. A la carte options include Tattersall Rum Wholesome Banana French Toast, Sausage Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Herb Hollandaise Sauce, Cookies and Gravy, Salsa Roja Chilaquiles, Eggs Benedict with Smoked Trout Dip and more. Prices vary.
1777 Paulson Road, River Falls, 534-248-8300, tattersalldistilling.com.
Tria Restaurant & Bar
From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this cozy northern metro spot will serve a special a la carte brunch with entrees including French toast with crème brûlée, lobster brouillade, beef bourguignon, seed salad chicken poppy and more. Prices range from $13.95 to $31.95.
5959 Centerville Road, North Oaks, 651-615-0836, triarestaurant.com.
Tullibee at the Hewing Hotel
A brunch special is served from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with chocolate-covered banana bread and fresh fruit and yogurt served family-style, and a wide range of choices for a main course, from an omelet to asparagus. goat and ramp pesto and lamb burgers at Hewing Benedict with smoked salmon and fried chicken sandwiches. Slices of bacon, chicken breakfast sausages and crispy potatoes are also served with the family. Kids have a choice of silver pancakes, scrambled eggs and sourdough, French toast sticks, and a side of fruit. Bonus: a special artist backdrop for DIY family photos. The cost is $55 for adults, $15 for children under 10.
300 Washington Ave N., MPs, 651-468-0400, hewinghotel.com/tullibee.
It’s all you can eat on Mother’s Day at this suburban neighborhood gathering spot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet will include prime rib, Cajun hash, fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, mac and cheese, salads, breakfast meats, desserts and more. . Adults $26.99; children 12 and under $8.99. Call for reservations.
1755 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan, 651-756-8748, theyankeetavern.com.
TAKE AND COOK
Animal BBQ Co.
Smoked pork tenderloin, asparagus-pea-ricotta frittata, roasted broccoli and farro salad and pavlova with macerated fresh berries are on the menu of chef Jon Wipfli’s kitchen. A bonus: a liter of smoked tomato Bloody Mary mix is also part of the offer. The cost is $120; feeds four to six. Pick up May 7 at Bauhaus Brew Labs.
1315 Tyler St. NE., Mpls., animalsbarbeque.com.
Blue Plate Restaurant Group
A complete meal without work. Get a Spring Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, French Toast, Gouda Hash, Veggie Quiche (Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, Parmesan and Feta Puff Pastry), Oven Roasted Glazed Ham, Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Glaze and Specialty Cookies for Mother’s Day baked by Cookie Basket. The cost is $79.95 and feed four hungry adults. Order by May 4, with pickup May 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Highland Grill, 771 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, highlandgrill.com; Grill Longfellow, 2990 River Pkwy. W., deputies, longfellowgrill.com; Edina Grill, 5028 France Av. S., Edina, edinagrill.com; 3 seater, 12690 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. N., Maple grove, 3squaresrestaurant.com; The Lowry, 2112 Hennepin Av., Mpls., thelowryuptown.com and the Freehouse, 701 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., freehouseemps.com.
Mason Jar Kitchen & Bar
Choose your own heat-and-serve adventure with herb-crusted prime rib or London grill with a creamy marsala wild mushroom demi-glace. The accompaniments are potatoes au gratin with cheese, asparagus, salad (from the garden or Caesar) and rolls. Meals serve six; the cost is $65 (prime rib) or $135 (London grill). There are also add-ons: salmon, shrimp cocktail, smoked Gouda mac and cheese, lime or French silk pie, and more (prices vary). And for a total one-stop purchase, floral centerpieces are also available. Order by 3 p.m. May 5, pick up May 7 or 8.
1565 Cliff Road, Eagan, masonjar.kitchen.
Parisian club dinner
Put a stylish spin on brunch with chef Jamie Malone’s meal kit, featuring spring peas, bacon, parmesan and poached egg carbonara with shokupan rolls, bibb salad with herbs and sherry dressing , monkey bread with Nutella cream, whipped mascarpone with champagne poached berries and shortbread cookies. The cost is $45 per person; Order by May 3 at 10 a.m. for pickup or delivery May 6.
Red Cow/Red Rabbit
Keep things cozy at home with a meal kit that serves five to seven people. Included is a baked egg, Duroc ham, bacon, breakfast sausage, Gouda hash, pecan caramel rolls and fresh fruit ($89). Add extras — including French toast kits and charcuterie boards — or drink kits for an additional fee. Orders by May 4 for curbside pickup at Red Cow’s Uptown on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2626 Hennepin Ave, Mpls., redcowmn.com or redrabbitmn.com.
Chef Dan Schmit is offering a take-out brunch kit for Mother’s Day. Included is a quiche (made with a Viking and Goddess pie crust), four cheddar cheese cookies, asparagus, maple smoked ham, lemon dill cream cheese, greens , a maple red wine vinaigrette. Add half a dozen pastries ($17.24), an extra quiche ($31.25), or strawberry-rhubarb mimosa mix ($11, no bubbles). $118.53, for four to six people. Order before 8 p.m. on May 5.
5401 Ave. Nicollet, Mpls., wiseacreeatery.com.