Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants for Houston Moms
Whether you're looking for a spot to take your own mother (or grandmother, or any other mom figure you'd like to celebrate), or you would like to forward this list along to a significant other as a subtle "hint hint," we have 16 ideas for a drool-worthy Mother's Day brunch near Houston. Not interested in dine-in? We have you covered there, too, since many of the restaurants are offering some stellar take-out and delivery options that will have Mom feeling extra special from home. (Though for anyone feeling more ambitious, we do know some great, easy brunch recipes kids can make for Mother's Day!)
Many of these restaurants, 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! For more fun things to do on Mother's Day, check our daily activity calendar.
1. Del Frisco's Grille - The Woodlands
Mother's Day brunch selections at Del Frisco's include a special holiday Mother's Day Prime Pair with steak, lobster, and a featured cocktail, served only on May 8th. Reservations can be booked online or over the phone.
2. Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou - River Oaks
Treat Mom to a Mother's Day meal she won't soon forget at Brenner's on the Bayou. Choose meal options from the restaurant's signature menu and from different brunch features. Let Mom indulge in a brunch mimosa to make the morning even more special, or order food to go and dine from the comfort of Mom's own home. Brunch begins at 11am; reservations are strongly encouraged.
3. Coppa Osteria - Upper Kirby
With fresh ingredients and unique dishes, Coppa Osteria is a slam dunk for Mother's Day, whether you're dining in or picking up a meal. Choose from delectable menu items that includes specialties like warm marinated olives, lobster and crabmeat cannelloni, and housemade pizzas, or pick one of the restaurant's weekly specials. Orders to go can be placed online, as can reservations.
4. Tapester's Grill - Bellaire
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. Mom can also sip on signature brunch cocktails and mimosas over her meal. Sunday brunch begins at 8:30am and ends at 2:30pm.
Photo courtesy of Artisans Restaurant
5. Artisans Restaurant - Downtown
Enjoy brunch by this elegant French restaurant from 11am-3pm on Mother's Day. The five-course menu is $99 (plus tax & gratuity) per person and features seafood crepes, ricotta cheese ravioli, choice of steak or lobster, dessert, and other unique flavors that Mom is sure to love. Make reservations in advance by booking online or over the phone.
After brunch, enjoy exploring the pyramids with the family at Moody Gardens. Photo courtesy of the Gardens
6. Moody Gardens - Galveston
Dine on a delicious brunch buffet at the Moody Gardens Hotel, featuring a buffet, omelet station, seafood tower, and more. Mom could then treat herself to a day getting pampered at the in-house spa and exploring the pyramids with the family. Reservations can be made online or over the phone. Brunch is served from 11am-3:00pm.
7. Truluck's - The Woodlands & Uptown
Treat Mom to a bragworthy lunch that features all the favorites from Truluck's regular menu plus specialties like Seafood Lasagna and Strawberry Shortcake. Mother's Day specials are served from 12pm-9pm, and reservations can be made online.
Photo courtesy of Snooze
8. Snooze - Multiple Houston locations
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, Snooze opens at 6:30am! Find the location closest to you.
9. Vic & Anthony's - Downtown
If you're looking for fancy this Mother's Day, Vic & Anthony's is the place to go. This May 8th, the Houston restaurant is offering a Mother's Day menu featuring a filet and scallops at $95 per person. Reservations can be made online.
10. Backstreet Cafe - Montrose
Lounge at Backstreet Cafe's patio for Mother's Day brunch, which runs from 10am-3pm. The three-course menu is $56 per person and $15 for children. In addition to offering tasty options like squash carrot muffins, heirloom tomato salad, soft shell crab benedict, and flourless chocolate cake, the restaurant is also featuring live jazz music by Bob Chadwick for the holiday.
Photo courtesy of The Aquarium, Facebook
11. The Aquarium - Downtown & Kemah
Take Mom on an underwater dining adventure by indulging in the brunch buffet at The Aquarium. The meal includes a delicious spread of food and activities that are sure to entertain the whole family. Call for reservations.
a'Bouzy's mimosas come with fresh juice and great Champagne. Photo courtesy of a'Bouzy
12. a'Bouzy - Downtown
Feeling bougie this Mother's Day? Then a'Bouzy is your place. The brunch menu at a'Bouzy is serving up some delicious French-inspired appetizers and entrees, like Balsamic Infused Burrata, Brioche French Toast, and Heirloom Tomato Gallete and Egg. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-3.
13. Dish Society - Multiple Houston locations
Enjoy brunch at one of Dish Society's four Houston locations (if you're going with kids, the Katy location would be great because it's located 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. Find the location closest to you.
14. The Toasted Yolk Cafe - Multiple Houston locations
Another great option for casual dining is The Toasted Yolk Cafe. Breakfast begins at 7am with a menu of both comfort classics and unique finds, like churro-style donuts, the "yolkwich" breakfast sandwich, and other specialty egg dishes. Check the list of locations for one near you.
Try the Coffee, Bloody Mary or Mimosa Flights at Fielding's Wood Grill
15. Fielding's Wood Grill - The Woodlands
Fielding's features delicious brunch concoctions like Texas Hash and Monte Cristo French Toast, plus Mother's Day features. Brunch is from 9am to 3pm, and reservations can be made online.
16. Walden Yacht Club - Lake Conroe
Mom can enjoy an elaborate Mother's Day brunch overlooking Lake Conroe at Walden Yacht Club. Brunch starts at 10am and includes favorites like fresh waffles, eggs benedict, omelets, and more. Reservations can be made over the phone or requested online.
Originally published April 26, 2019 and updated since
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