Indulge Mom at These Atlanta Area Mother's Day Brunches
Given the unique set of challenges us moms (and dads) have faced over the past 14 or so months, we might envision Mother's Day 2021 to involve the following: a full day at the spa with massage, facial, and hot stone healing treatments, an elegant gilded chariot to carry us to a limitless (but healthy) brunch complete with specialty cocktails, followed by a leisurely stroll around one of Atlanta's outdoor plazas for some more-than-just window shopping.
But hey, we will settle for brunch with bottomless mimosas. Especially if it's at one of these fine kid-friendly establishments, some of which offer a special acknowledgment and curated menu on Mother's Day.
However you celebrate Mother's Day, we at Mommy Poppins hope you are able to relax and enjoy family, friends and great food.
Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner Specials in the Atlanta Area
Butcher & Brew—Alpharetta
We didn't know the words "gastro" and "sports bar" could appear in the same sentence, but Butcher & Brew aims to please, with freshly made breads, towering burgers, an extensive collection of craft beers, and a generous kids menu. Its location at Halcyon at Forsyth offers a great view of the greenspace, where there's live music on the weekend and plenty of activities for the kids.
Nine Mile Station—Poncey Highlands
This rooftop beer garden sits atop Ponce City Market with views of the city, offering creative pub fare, a tempting brunch menu with signature "brunchtails" that include mimosas, champagne cocktails and bloody Marys. After (or before) brunch, indulge in some carnivalesque games and rides at the Rooftop at Ponce City Market.
Rays on the River—Sandy Springs
The ultimate pampering on Mother's Day: This classic American upscale restaurant known for its prime beef and fresh seafood has an outdoor dining pavilion with bucolic views of the Chattahoochee River. Ray's features a special, family-style Mother's Day menu, and reservations are required in advance.
The General Muir—Sandy Springs
This upscale eatery is inspired by the classic New York Jewish deli, featuring cured-in-house, mile-high pastrami sandwiches, hand-rolled bagels, and other traditional favorites. Located in the center of City Springs, be sure to grab a ball or some other activities for the children to enjoy on the vast greenspace while you relax post-brunch on one of the swinging park benches.
The Select—Sandy Springs
Expect a delightful surprise on Mother's Day at The Select, one of Sandy Springs' finest restaurants. It presents a special brunch menu on Mother's Day and always seems to go above and beyond with service and hospitality. The restaurant also features live music (check their website for details) and outdoor seating.
The Southern Gentleman exudes hospitality, and the menu can't be beat.
The Southern Gentleman—Buckhead
This Southern-inspired gastropub in the center of The Shops of Buckhead brings a Southern take on traditional dishes with an ambiance that exudes the elegance and hospitality of an era gone by. Brunch menu features specialty items such as duck confit eggs Benedict, brioche French toast, shrimp and grits, as well as a tempting list of cocktails and whiskey flights to round out the meal. After brunch, take a leisurely stroll around the upscale Shops of Buckhead amd treat yourself to something special: cosmetics, a new outfit, or even a fresh flower bouquet.
The White Bull—Decatur
This "farm-forward" local eatery defines itself by a rotating menu that reflects seasonal and sustainable local ingredients. It also has a tantalizing list of craft cocktails—playfully referred to as "prescriptions" given by the bartender. Conveniently located in downtown Decatur, where local boutiques, shops, and galleries beckon for a stroll after (or before) brunch.
Savor the ambience at this family-owned Greek restaurant in the heart of downtown Roswell, offering a variety of homestyle Greek specialties for brunch. Think handmade dolmas, generous Greek salads and spanikopita, souvlakis, and moussaka. After a savory brunch, take a leisurely stroll down neighboring Canton Street, which is filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants that exude a European charm.
Photos courtesy of the restaurants
Places featured in this article:
Rays on the River
Southern Gentleman Restaurant & Bar
The General Muir
Butcher & Brew at Halcyon
The White Bull Restaurant
Nine Mile Station