Whether you're looking for a spot to take your own mother (or grandmother, or any other mom figure in your life you'd like to celebrate), or you would like to forward this list along to the significant other as a mildly subtle "hint hint," we have 15 ideas for a drool-worthy Mother's Day brunch. Many of these spots, which are listed in no particular order, offer lunch and dinner if brunch isn't your thing and range from elegant to casual chic. All of them offer a meal mom is sure to remember!
Del Frisco's Grille - The Woodlands
1900 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste. 500, The Woodlands 77380
Mother's Day brunch selections at Del Frisco's include a special holiday menu filled with indulgent options like Filet Benedict and the restaurant's signature Coconut Cream Pie. On Sunday, May 12th you can make Mom's day even sweeter by ordering her one of Nonna's Pan Cinnamon Rolls. Brunch is served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Book your reservation online or over the phone.
Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou - River Oaks
10911 I-10, Houston 77079
The brunch menu at Brenner's on the Bayou is full of both surprising and traditional dishes, like housemade cinnamon rolls, New Orleans-style beignets, country fried chicken and biscuits, and crab cake benedict. To make the morning even more special, there will be live music in honor of Mom. Brunch begins at 11 a.m.
Artisans Restaurant - Downtown
3201 Louisiana St., Houston 77006
Enjoy brunch by this elegant French restaurant from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The six-course menu is $95 per person and features seafood crepes, scallops, beef tenderloin, pistachio ice cream, and other unique flavors that Mom is sure to love. Make your reservations now by booking online or over the phone.
Moody Gardens - Galveston
One Hope Boulevard, Galveston 77554
Garden Restaurant: 409-683-4238
Moody Gardens Hotel: 409-683-4466
Dine on a delicious brunch buffet at either the Garden Restaurant or the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom, then treat yourself to a day getting pampered at the in-house spa and exploring the pyramids with the family. Reservations can be made over the phone.
Truluck's - The Woodlands & Uptown
1900 Hughes Landing Blvd. Suite 600, The Woodlands 77380
5350 Westheimer, Houston 77056
Treat Mom to a bragworthy lunch of fine dining that features specialties like Trout Amandine and the Mediterranean Seafood Salad coupled with Truluck's signature Mother's Day cocktail, the Mother's Daydream. Mother's Day specials are served from 12-9pm and reservations can be made online.
City Acre Brewing - North Houston
3418 Topping St, Houston 77093
While a brewery might not be your first thought for Mother's Day Brunch, City Acre Brewing is out to prove you wrong. In addition to an elegant brunch Mom is sure to love complete with champagne, she'll also get to take home a potted succulent. Brunch begins at 11 a.m.
Photo courtesy of Snooze
Snooze - Montrose & Katy
3217 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 100, Houston 77006
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. K100, Katy 77494
Snooze may be on the (much more) casual side than our previous suggestions, but its menu is equally unique and delicious. You'll find plenty of egg options, from the breakfast pot pie to Juan's breakfast tacos, as well as benedicts, sandwiches, and more. There are also vegan options available. Snooze doesn't take reservations, so you'll have to take your chance with the crowd. Luckily, they open at 6:30 a.m.!
Peli Peli - Tomball & Galleria
110 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. P, Houston 77070
5085 Westheimer Road, Ste. B2515, Houston 77056
If you've never had the pleasure of dining at Peli Peli before, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the restaurant's unique South African fare. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. Sunday brunch items range from the tantalizing South African deep-fried waffles to pork ribeye eggs benedict and sticky toffee pancakes.
Tapester's Grill - Bellaire
4520 Beechnut St., Houston 77096
Sunday brunch begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. This casual restaurant is great for the whole family, and its menu features favorites like honey buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, stickee waffles, huevos rancheros, and brunch tacos. You can also sip on signature brunch cocktails and mimosas while you dine.
Backstreet Cafe - Montrose
1103 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston
Lounge at Backstreet Cafe's patio for Mother's Day brunch, which runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The three-course menu is $49 per person and $15 for children. In addition to tasty options like lemon blueberry muffins, grilled peach salad, soft shell crab benedict, and Texas peach-blueberry cobbler, the restaurant will also be featuring live Jazz music by Bob Chadwick.
The Aquarium - Downtown & Kemah
410 Bagby St., Houston 77002
#11 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah 77565
Take Mom on an underwater dining adventure when you have a brunch buffet at The Aquarium. The morning includes a delicious spread of food and activities that are sure to entertain the whole family. Reservations can be made over the phone.
Maggiano's Little Italy - The Galleria
2019 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston
Treat Mom to a special Mother's Day Brunch at Maggiano's. The menu is filled with delectable options like creme brulee french toast, baked ziti, a carving station, and signature sweet treats. You can dine from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online here.
Photo courtesy of the Dunlavy
The Kitchen at The Dunlavy - River Oaks
3422 Allen Parkway, Houston 77019
The lavish chandelier-lit dining room overlooking the banks of Buffalo Bayou Park and Lost Lake is the perfect place to indulge Mom. The brunch buffet is $70 per person and $12 for kids ages 12 and under and runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online or over the phone.
Dish Society - Uptown & Katy
5740 San Felipe St., Ste. 100, Houston 77057
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy 77494
Enjoy brunch at one of Dish Society's two locations (if you're going with kids, the Katy location would be great because it's situated near the green space at La Centerra). This farm-to-table eatery boasts clean and local ingredients, and its menu includes a variety of egg dishes as well as indulgent favorites like shrimp and grits and Nutella French toast.
The Toasted Yolk Cafe - Spring & Conroe
15135 I-45, Houston 77090
2129 W. Davis St., Conroe 77304
Another great option for casual dining is The Toasted Yolk Cafe. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and the menu is full of both comfort classics and unique finds, like churro-style donuts, the "yolkwich" breakfast sandwich, and other specialty egg dishes.
Fielding's Wood Grill - The Woodlands
1699 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 77380
Fielding's features delicious brunch concoctions like milk jam drizzled churros and savory oats as well as a smoked salmon benedict and New Orleans-style beignets. Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you can make reservations online.
Walden Yacht Club - Lake Conroe
13101 Mellville Dr., Montgomery 77356
Mom can enjoy an elaborate Mother's Day brunch overlooking Lake Conroe at Walden Yacht Club. Brunch starts at 10:30am and includes favorites like fresh waffles, eggs benedict, breakfast tacos, and more. Reservations can be made over the phone.
Top photo courtesy of Fielding's Wood Grill