Best Mother's Day Brunches! Here's Where to Spoil Mom on Sunday

Best Mother's Day Brunches! Here's Where to Spoil Mom on Sunday

Brunch at The Annie, a Berg Hospitality concept (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

WHETHER YOU WANT come-as-you-are casual or go over-the-top, Houston has any style of ambiance or flavor of cuisine to celebrate Mom — and lots of free mimosas. There’s still time to make ressies for this Sunday, May 14, but you’d better chop, chop (so you won’t have to in the kitchen)!

Adair Concepts

Chicken and waffles at Eloise Nichols (photo by Duc Hoang)

The family-owned restaurant group behind a slew of go-to neighborhood spots is celebrating Mother's Day with easy-breezy style. Stop by Eloise Nichols, Los Tios, Adair Kitchen, Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill, or go al fresco at Betsy’s at Evelyn’s Park. Each offers approachable Sunday brunch menus and all-day $3 “MOMosas.”

Brennan's of Houston

Strawberry shortcake at Brennan's

Jazz, fine Creole fare, and a coveted courtyard… What more could Mom want for Sunday brunch? Perhaps a complimentary mimosa! Start with citrus roasted duck crepe and move on to Gulf flounder Creole. Don’t miss Robin’s lemon meringue pie with limoncello and blueberry coulis for dessert.


Shrimp and grits at Eunice

Airy and chic Eunice welcomes all moms with a complimentary glass of prosecco on Mother’s Day. Cajun-Creole family favorites on the elevated brunch menu include shrimp and gritswith green onion-sausage gravy and Three Sisters Farm eggs, or Drew's smoked chicken and sausage gumbo with okra, tasso, and popcorn rice. Eunice will open early at 10:30am and close at 8pm Sunday.


Jun's fried chicken

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Jūn, located in the Heights, is rolling out its first brunch menu. Top Chef finalist Evelyn Garcia and her biz partner Henry Lu are dishing exciting Asian fusion options. Look for fried chicken with General Tso’s glaze, scallion waffle and habanero maple syrup; soft scramble toast with Chinese sausage; Gulf shrimp aguachile; and eclectic desserts.

Le Colonial

Le Colonial (photo by Neil Burger)

The restaurant’s authentic French-Vietnamese cuisine, stylish palm-lined dining rooms and airy patio create a special setting for celebrations. Enjoy a menu full of shareables and savory bites such as Goi Ga, or Vietnamese chicken and cabbage salad with Texas pink grapefruit and sweet chili garlic vinaigrette; Ca Hoi Nuong, a.k.a. roasted salmon with shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, and coconut lobster broth; and Shaking Beef starring caramelized filet mignon with sweet onions, and watercress drizzled with lime pepper vinaigrette.

Le Jardinier

Le Jardinier Burrata (photo by Emily Chan)

Take Mom to this modern, French-inspired restaurant for artistic fare with a side of fine art from 12pm-7pm on Mother’s Day. The Bastion Collection will have a special four-course menu ($145) with savory highlights like poached shrimp with cucumber herbal yogurt, spring pea ravioli, miso glazed cod, and strawberry cheesecake mousse for dessert. Guests may add offers for the table at an additional price, such as an artisanal cheese plate. Kids may select a la carte from the Mother’s Day menu.

Little Hen

Little Hen

Everything’s coming up roses at this floral-flocked breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea destination in River Oaks District. Rose-petal pancakes, a caviar omelet with smoked salmon, or avocado eggs Benedict will surely melt her heart.

Navy Blue

Navy Blue branzino (photo by Caroline Fontenot)

Indulge in brunch at Aaron Bludorn’s newest concept in the Rice Village. The three-course, pre-fixe menu ($85) starts with hamachi tartare with papaya, coconut and tapioca chips, or burrata tartine with English peas and prosciutto. For mains, choose the dramatically plated branzino with cucumber and skordalia (Greek garlic dip), crab Benedict, or cavatelli pasta with pesto and vegetables. Gratis cinnamon rolls for the table! Reservations can be made on Resy.

NoPo Café, Market & Bar

NoPo avocado toast (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

All Berg Hospitality concepts including this handy café on Post Oak will offer a complimentary bellini or mimosa to Moms on Mother’s Day. Drop in for brunch from 10am-4pm and enjoy classics like stacked avocado toast, crème brulee French toast and egg dishes galore. If dining at home, pre-order cookies or pretty “I love Mom” iced cakes.


Brunch at Postino

Let mom sleep in on Mother’s Day and take her to one of six Postino locations for brunch. Available until 3pm, the brunch menu includes cocktails like the Sherry Mary, a riff on a classic Bloody Mary. Elevated breakfast bites range from Panettone French Toast tothe Morning Remix: fancy scrambled eggs, with crème fraiche, Parmigiana Reggiano, chives, crispy fingerlings and a side of bacon.

State Fare

State Fare's brunch boards (photo by Audrey West)

For Mother’s Day at all three locations (Memorial, Sugar Land, The Woodlands), a special brunch board will be on tap, along with the regular menu of hearty Texas favorites. The board includes strawberry waffles, crab cake Benedict and avocado toast.

The Post Oak Hotel

The five-star Uptown hotel will celebrate Mother’s Day with an over-the-top “Springtime in Paris” brunch where guests will be transported to its version of Rue Cler, Paris’s renowned market street of charming cafes and shops. Visit the butcher’s station for carved lamb and filet mignon or the Poissonnerie for fish dishes like roasted salmon. Move on to the Sushi Bar; the Brasserie for caviar and oysters; the Fromagerie and Charcuterie, and a Creperie, plus desserts. Hit the Bubble Bar for myriad sparkling libations. Brunch is May 14 from 10am-4pm in the Post Oak Ballroom ($160 per adult; $68 for kids age 5-12).


Tony's brunch (photo by Becca Wright)

Only the best for the best! Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring a three-course prix fixe menu ($80 adult; $30 children 12 and under). Caviar and spritz add-ons are on offer. Visit OpenTable for reservations and click here for the full menu. Available May 14 from 11-3PM.

Traveler's Table

Travelers Table (photo by Becca Wright)

Enjoy deliciously exotic brunch specials for dine-in and take-out on Mother’s Day from 10am-2:30pm. Highlights include Japanese Kaki fried oysters, lobster eggs Benedict, smoked salmon omelet and the Mother’s Day Out cocktail topped with sparkling rosé. Visit Resy for reservations.

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