Brunch is always a good idea but when it comes to Mother’s Day, you’ve got to up the ante. While Philadelphia is chock full of scrumptious options, not all of your favorite restaurants serve up a special Mother’s Day menu. To help you navigate the sea of of feasting choices, we’ve put together five of our favorites. Show mom that you put a little extra effort this year, even if you forgot until just now.
The Sofitel’s menu has something for everyone in the family, from snow crab claws and charcuterie plates to mini cheeseburger sliders. There’s a bloody mary and mimosa bar for the adults at the table and they’ve even partnered with Robertson’s Flowers so you have a beautiful bouquet waiting for mom when she arrives.
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12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$65 a person & half-price for children under 12
120 S. 17th St, Sofitel.com
Davio’s has made special Mother’s Day additions to their menu that include a few yummy brunch options like spaghettini carbonara and a Maine lobster frittata. If you miss the window for brunch, no need to worry – they’ve included special dinner options for Mother’s Day as well from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
111 S. 17th St, Davios.com
The fine folks at Jazz it up Philly are throwing it back with a special Jazz Brunch at Vesper, featuring Philly crooner Eddie Bruce, backed up by the Tom Adams Trio. Foodwise, diners select two first course options and one dessert. They even give you a complimentary glass of bubbly.
12 noon and 2 p.m. seatings
$50 per person (tax and gratuity not included)
223 S. Syndenham St, Jazzitupphilly.com
Looking for a brunch with a view? R2L has your mom’s name written all over it. Their three course brunch includes everything from signature salads and a raw bar to french toast bread pudding and poached scottish salmon. Reward yourself for being such a thoughtful child with the chocolate hazelnut gâteau for dessert. It’s included.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$75 per guest & $25 for children under 12
50 S. 16th St, R2lrestaurant.com
Ever had brunch on a boat before? Moshulu is docked at Penn's Landing and offers gorgeous views of the Delaware River. For Mother’s Day, they’re serving up a lavish buffet featuring soup, salads, a raw bar, a carving station, lunch entrees, and more.
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$59 per person & $25 for children under 12
401 S. Columbus Blvd, Moshulu.com
So what do you have planned for Mother's Day Brunch? Tell us in the comments below!
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