Where to Eat for Mother’s Day Brunch 2023

BY Valerie Erwin

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14, a mere arm’s reach away. The day we celebrate the women who’ve loved us even when we ate Play-Doh and stuck peas up our noses. So, put on your Sunday best, get mom out of the kitchen, and allow Denver’s finest to show her a good time. Here’s the scoop on the best brunch spots to show mom you turned out alright after all—or for your kids to show you that they turned out just fine. No kids and no mom in town either? No one’s gonna stop you from hitting the buffet so hard your plate starts to look like a seafood tower. Because if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that we all emerged screaming into this world from a woman. She deserves a toast. Here are some of the top spots in town inviting you to make that happen.

A5 Steakhouse

1600 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet 

Ditch the breakfast in bed cliché. This Mother’s Day, A5 Steakhouse is transforming brunch into a buffet-style banquet. Envisage quiche, pastries, and fried chicken being served amid the chinking of cutlery on prime rib. And for the sweet finale? A dessert spread crafted by their in-house pastry maestro. Adults, $85. Kids under 12, half-price. The catch? Secure a reservation through Tock, and your deposit is refunded upon arrival.

Brasserie Brixton

3701 N Williams St, Denver, CO 80205

Paté, Pastries, Plants, and Plant Moms

If you or your mom has a penchant for paté, pastries, and plants, Brasserie Brixton is your bet this Mother’s Day. It’s a plant mom brunch extravaganza, complete with the neighborhood’s finest—Herbal Riot and GetRights pastries and plants—amidst the hustle and bustle of Cole’s quaintest French restaurant. And if that’s not enticing enough, there’s the unorthodox brunch menu featuring sourdough pancakes and duck fat tater tots. Because, why not? Book via Resy.

Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

3563 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80216

Mother’s Day Brunch

Here, mom’s brunch is an all-you-can-eat affair that pairs nicely with your first mimosa or a classic glass of wine If Denver’s weather plays nice, outdoor seating is up for grabs. Which is great and all but not the real draw. That goes to the custom-label wine bottles. That’s right, you can get your favorite family snapshot enshrined on a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Rhone Blend, or Red Wine Blend. Now that’s a toast to remember. Adults, $49. Tots, $15. Book via Tock.

Blanchard Family Wines

1855 Blake St #120, Denver, CO 80202

Mom’s, Mimosas, and Macarons

Fancy an afternoon out this Mother’s Day? Blanchard Family Wines offers the sweetest deal in town—two glasses of wine and two macarons for a mere $29. Throw in a charcuterie plate or a bottle of wine to-go, and you’ve got yourself a Mother’s Day gift package that hits all the right notes. Book via Tock.

The Broadmoor

1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Broadmoor Hall Mother’s Day Brunch 

The Broadmoor, with its signature opulence, is serving up a lavish brunch this Mother’s Day. The Broadmoor Hall will be adorned with an extravagant buffet spread — a cornucopia of pastries, seafood, meats, cheeses, brunch classics, and desserts so delightful, they might just outshine the diamond necklace you got her. At $110 per person ($45 for children), it’s an indulgent experience that mirrors the hotel’s grandeur. Book via OpenTable.

The Brown Palace

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Brunch

This Mother’s Day, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is celebrating moms with an elevated buffet that’s as remarkable as the woman herself. Its brunch, nestled in the historic 5280 Ballroom, offers action stations teeming with the good stuff—from carving stations to omelet stations and all sorts of goodness in between. With prices up to $95 per person, it’s an elegant tribute to mom, served up in a setting that matches her grace and charm. 

Chez Maggy

1616 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day

On the ground floor of the Thompson Hotel, you can treat mom to a specially curated spread and hot entrée by Chef Ludo. For $68, indulge in a buffet featuring Viennoiserie, muffins, salads, fruit, and more, along with an entrée of your choice. accompanied by an entrée of your choice. Choose from French toast, chilaquiles, steak & eggs, burgers, and Chef Ludo’s irresistible onion soup. Reservations via Resy are open.

Citizen Rail

1899 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

If you’re looking to go downtown, and especially if you want to make the day an adventure with a rail ride in, we have the perfect stop for you. Spoil your mom at a contemporary, wood-fired dining room at Denver’s Union Station. From 9am-2pm you can enjoy an array of brunch dishes like build-your-own omelet, chilaquiles, smoked salmon Benedict, and more for $80/adults and $35 for kids 12 and under. Make your reservation today via OpenTable.

Coohills

1400 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202

Chef Tom’s Famous Mother’s Day Brunch

Savor a memorable Mother’s Day at Coohills with Chef Tom’s acclaimed brunch. For $80 per person ($25 for children 4–12, free for children 3 and under), enjoy a spread featuring fresh breads, homemade granola, sous vide eggs Benedict, buttermilk biscuits, spinach and mushroom quiche, carving stations, and more. End on a sweet note with pastries like rhubarb shortcake and roasted rhubarb confit. For a celebratory touch, add $18 for bottomless bubbles. 

EDGE Restaurant

1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Brunch

The grand dame of brunches is back, promising a Mother’s Day feast beyond compare—for $120 per adult and $50 for the wee ones. A spread that boasts a carving station, a comprehensive raw bar with oysters, shrimp, and sushi; made-to-order crepes; inventive brunch classics like hatch green chili shakshuka; and a pantry station, will make you redefine your notion of a “brunch buffet.” Top it off with a pineapple & rhubarb brûlée or a white chocolate raspberry almond cake, and a banquet worthy of royalty. Or skip it and keep piling oysters and shrimp on your plate until it resembles a seafood tower. The world is your oyster, the complimentary bouquet bestowed upon your mom from the onsite blooming flower cart is your pearl.

Elway’s Downtown

1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Brunch 

This Sunday, the brunch at the Ritz is putting on the ritz. For the $125 price of admission, you’ll gain access to a regal brunch buffet complete with a seafood display, carving station, and omelet bar. But be sure to save room for dessert. An ornate desert display overflowing with cookies, macrons, and chocolate fondue is sure to hit mom’s sweet spot. With seating available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., this is a feast that’s designed to linger, to savor, and to celebrate all things maternal.

FIRE Restaurant & Lounge

1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Mother’s Day Brunch 

If you’re looking to add a dash of artistic flair to your Mother’s Day feast, FIRE has you covered. For $75 per adult and $30 for kids, brunch here is an experience in and of itself, with a spread that spans from seafood to pastries. And if you’re looking to raise a toast to the woman of the hour, you can add on bottomless mimosas. Because, as they say, moms and mimosas make a pretty good pair. Book via OpenTable here.

Guard and Grace

1801 California St, Denver, CO 80202

Signature Mother’s Day Brunch

With a menu that’s as extensive as it is impressive, Troy Guard’s flagship restaurant is trotting out a menu that reads like a novella, with chapters dedicated to appetizers, salads, raw bar, and its signature steaks. But it’s the Mother’s Day brunch exclusives that really steal the show: think blackened Colorado Trout swimming in a sea of southern style grits and hot sauce butter as well as classics like Country Ham and Lobster Benedicts and all the signature cuts of steak. But it’s Chef Guard’s TG Loco Moco that might make you question everything you thought you knew about Hawaiian cuisine—a pile-up of grilled meatloaf, fried rice, two eggs, kimchi, onion rings, and shitake mushroom gravy.

Jax Fish House

1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

650 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Mother’s Day Brunch

This is the spot for any mom who knows that brunch without oysters is like a Sunday without sunshine. Their Mother’s Day spread is a love letter to seafood lovers, complete with avocado toast and brûlée grapefruit for the hipster at heart. It’s the kind of place where you can dig into a lobster roll, savor the best burger at a fish house, and wash it all down with a craft cocktail. Now, that’s a Mother’s Day done right. See the special menu here.

The Lake House at Pelican Bay at Cherry Creek

4800 S Dayton St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Mother’s Day Brunch 

Who says Denver can’t do beachfront brunch? The Lake House is rolling out the proverbial sandy carpet for a brunch buffet as expansive as the Cherry Creek Reservoir itself.  Expect some classics (eggs Benedict) and lots of gourmet twists (challah cream brûlée french toast, anyone?). Oh, and a champagne toast for the lady of the day, which should set the mood for a festive family photo in the enchanted forest. Two seatings, twice the fun—go here to book one.

Local Jones

249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206

Mother’s Day 

For the mothers who want a side of sparkle with their fare, Local Jones delivers. This Cherry Creek bistro in the Halcyon hotel is upping the brunch game by pairing bubbles and baubles, thanks to a collaboration with permanent jeweler Link x Lou. It’s a Mother’s Day special that’s equal parts delicious and dazzling. More details on the Local Jones Facebook page here.

Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St #155, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Bubbles & Blooms Brunch 

Mercantile Dining & Provision: Tucked inside the bustling Union Station, Mercantile is serving up a Mother’s Day special with a side of charm. Chef Astranti’s three-course menu and a complimentary glass of bubbles should bring a smile to mom’s face. And if that doesn’t do it, the bundle of flowers surely will. Reservations are fully booked, but walk-ins may strike gold when available. 

Mizuna

225 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Mother’s Day Brunch Al Fresco

If the phrase “five-course tasting menu” doesn’t get your mom’s attention, then maybe “at Chef Frank Bonanno’s signature restaurant concept” will. If these are the types of things that make her ears perk up, she should know that in her honor, Mizuna’s opening its doors for a rare Sunday brunch—and what a brunch it is. From chilaquiles to a pan-roasted filet mignon, this $80 pp feast is fit for the moms who appreciate a little al fresco elegance with a touch of literal flair in the form of waffles with black pepper bourbon flambé sauternes.Via Tock.

Nest Cafe x Rewild @ Nurture

2949 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211

Brunch + Mother’s Day Market 

For those who believe Mother’s Day should be a weekend-long event, Nest Cafe and Rewild have you covered. On Saturday, meander through the Mother’s Day Market and enjoy a modified brunch menu. Then, on Sunday, brace yourselves for the full brunch shebang and specialty drinks. Now that’s a weekend well spent.

The OG

1600 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Brunch

The OG, Denver’s convivial brunch-spot, is amping up the Mother’s Day brunch game with a tempting array of sweet and savory delights, creative libations, and—drumroll please—bottomless mimosas and 20% off all-women-crafted wines. Don’t forget to add a ‘Flowers on the Vine’ arrangement when you book through OpenTable—it’s a classy touch, mom will approve.

STK Steakhouse

1550 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Afternoon Tea 

If you know time as well as the Mad Hatter does, then you wouldn’t talk about wasting it. Call us mad as a hatter, but is there a better way to waste away an afternoon than over a cup of tea and a glass of bubbles? Brunch is grand, but sometimes afternoon tea is what you need. And at STK Steakhouse, Mother’s Day high tea is high on style. Choose your poison—be it prosecco ($69), Moёt Brut ($89), or Veuve Clicquot Rosé ($99)—and sit back as a selection of sandwiches, scones, and desserts roll in. It’s a world that’s

Urban Farmer

1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet 

If a meat carving station and a waffle bar sound like your mom’s cup of tea, then Urban Farmer is where you’ll want to be this Mother’s Day. Its famous brunch buffet is back, complete with prime rib, Colorado leg of lamb, and an option to add bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s. It’s sure to be a treat for the whole family—all you have to do is show up. And bring mom, of course. Reservations? Encouraged. Book via OpenTable

Sloan’s Lake

Sloan’s Lake North Parking Lot

Moms and Mutts Free Pet Photoshoot 

Ok, this one doesn’t really have to do with dining but it’s awesome so we’re telling you about it. We’re not going to use the term “fur babies” because just no. Don’t do that. Bad. What you can (and should) do, however, is take your favorite four-legged companion down to the pier at Sloan’s Lake on Sat., May 13, for a free pet photo shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find all the details on allevents.in

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Valerie Erwin

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