Philadelphia, PA - Mother’s Day, Champagne toasts, meals that tantalize your taste buds, and even some places where you can enjoy an entire day celebrating; if this sounds appealing, it should.
Once a year the world gathers together to celebrate all the amazing women who are also called “Mom.” To help celebrate the day, here are some places that you can bring her to show her how special she is to you.
The Twisted Tail - Headhouse Square’s restaurant, bar, and live music venue believes that every mom deserves a decadent buffet complete with a bounty of seasonal brunch items. Their brunch includes multiple Chef stations boasting carved prime rib, pork tenderloin, omelets, waffles, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, seafood salad, and more. $48/person; $25 for kids (3-10 years)
Urban Farmer - Philly’s “rural chic” modern steakhouse is treating moms to a deluxe Brunch Buffet from 7am-3pm on Sunday. Their brunch will feature a plentiful spread of cold and hot items, including Urban Farmer Deviled Eggs, Peaches and Crème Muffins, Crab Cake Benedict, and Monkey Bread, as well as cheese and charcuterie, an omelet station, prime rib, and a selection of desserts. $65/adult; $15/kids 12 and under
Bank and Bourbon - Indulge your spectacular mother with a special buffet brunch created by Executive Chef Thomas Harkins, who will be serving some his classic brunch dishes like Ricotta Toast with dried fruit compote, Frittata with leeks, bacon, white cheddar and garlic aioli. There will also be new spring favorites like Roasted Carrots with baby kale, pistachios, and chilis, and Roasted Lancaster Chicken with salsa verde. Brunch will be served from 8:30am to 2:00pm for $40 per adult and $12 per child (ages 12 & under), plus tax and gratuity.
Sofitel Philadelphia - This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an unforgettable brunch at Sofitel Philadelphia, featuring seasonal dishes the whole family can enjoy along with Carving Stations, Raw Bar and a Kids Table. For $65 per person, and half price for children under 12, guests can enjoy a taste of everything. Sunday, May 13, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Ocean Prime - One of Philly’s most gorgeous seafood and steakhouses is celebrating mom with a special à la carte Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:30 am-3 pm. Guests can raise a glass to toast their mother with a Blood Orange Mimosa ($9) and enjoy delicious dishes such as the French Toast ($15), Crab & Eggs ($19), and Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf ($22), among the mix.
And if the celebration is more spirited, here are some suggestions where you and your mother can enjoy a bouquet of specialty cocktails:
While at Ocean Prime for brunch, why not celebrate Mother’s Day their Black Orchid cocktail, served with Belvedere Black Raspberry, St. Germain Elderflower, white cranberry juice, lemon simple syrup, topped with a spherical ice cube showing off an edible orchid inside.
Rex 1516 - Philly’s go-to restaurant for elevated Southern cuisine, is paying homage to hip-hop's favorite female rapper with the Cardi P, a delightfully herbal cocktail with a spicy finish, served with rum, lime juice, sparkling wine, cardamom black pepper syrup, and garnished with lime peel and edible flowers.
Red Owl Tavern - Located across the street from Independence Mall, Red Owl Tavern’s lead bartender, Kyle Darrow, is paying homage to the traditional sour cocktail with the Flower Sour. The cocktail he created is a gorgeous purple libation, boasting Butterfly Pea Flower infused gin, lavender honey, lemon juice, rosewater and egg white, garnished with lavender.
Burg’s Hideaway Lounge - Point Breeze’s hidden oasis is transporting Philadelphians to a tropical beach somewhere in the south pacific with their Grapefruit Paloma. It is the first dressed canned cocktail in Philly, boasting Grapefruit Austin Eastciders, tequila, curaçao, lime, garnished with mint and an edible orchid flower. I have had this cocktail, and for anyone who likes their drink sweet, but not too sweet—this one is perfect for you.
The Twisted Tail - Hopefully the warm weather is here to stay, and to celebrate it, they have a cocktail perfect for you and your Mother to bring some spice while you are there. They created Spring Fever, a refreshing, herbaceous cocktail with a hint of smoke and pepper, made with tequila, cachaça, grilled lemon, honey, ginger, basil, garnished with purple basil flowers and cracked pepper.
The Bar at Bluebird Distilling - Phoenixville’s grain-to-glass craft distillery, is toasting to spring with Strange Clouds, made with Bluebird Distilling’s award-winning American Wheat Whiskey, blackberry-lavender syrup (blackberries, white sugar, organic dried culinary lavender), fresh lime juice, orange blossom water, and egg white, garnished with an orange peel.
If you were looking to find a place to bring your mother to that would easily liaison into another event to make her special day more memorable, why not bring her somewhere where the next stop is only steps away?
Valley Forge Casino’s Revolution Chop House - You can give mom the ultimate brunch experience with a prix fixe menu featuring hot and cold dishes such as a raw bar, Maryland Benedict, Ricotta Pancakes, Eggplant & Heirloom Tomatoes and more. The mother in your life will surely feel loved, as every dish that the Chef creates is delicious and plated to impress. $45 per person from 9:30a.m.-2p.m.
Jose Garces’ Olón at Tropicana Atlantic City - Award-winning chef Jose Garces is serving a sumptuous Sunday brunch menu available on Easter from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy four food stations, especialidades such as Ora King Salmon, Steak and Eggs, and Chicken and Waffles while enjoying the bottomless mimosas and refreshments from the fresh juice bar for $49 per person. Or if you prefer, Olón has the option to build your own Bloody Mary for only $7!
For any mom who is looking for an extra special mother’s day celebration, Nibble+squeak has curated a brunch to celebrate moms and their pipsqueaks. This one-of-a-kind dining club understands the need to balance a nice meal out with your children in the company of other mothers. Nibble+squeak’s mission is to get parents out doing the things they loved pre-kids.
The Garden Restaurant at the Barnes Foundation - Nibble+squeak will celebrate the amazing women in our lives by hosting special Mother’s Day brunch events across the country, including Philadelphia. Honor mom with an incredible an incredible four course brunch ($69), or a brunch that includes a Mimosa & Bloody Mary Bar ($89), and children under 8 years old eat free! The Barnes Foundation also partnered with Nibble+squeak and is offering discounted Barnes Gallery tickets on Sunday, May 13th, 10:30am - 12:30pm. For reservations and to purchase tickets, click here.
This Mother’s Day, May 13th, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will be opening early at 10AM to celebrate moms with a three-course brunch menu, featuring delicious classics like Fleming’s Signature Surf & Turf Eggs Benedict and Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast. For those looking to enjoy their dinner favorites, the main menu will also be available all day along with a children’s menu. To make a Mother’s Day reservation, visit FlemingsSteakhouse.com.