Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, is all about pampering moms and motherly figures. While gifts are certainly appreciated, what mom really wants is for you to take her out for a good time. There are several Metro-Detroit restaurants for Mother's Day brunch that will help you celebrate the big event with a special menu or buffet:
Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, and Southfield -- Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina is hosting an Italian-style brunch for mom from 10 AM to 2 PM. Brunch includes specialty Italian breakfast plates, pizzas, small plates, and salads.
Ann Arbor –- The Melange Bistro treats mom to a free meal on her special day. The restaurant is open from 11 AM to 8 PM (one mom per table).
Bloomfield Hills -- The Moose Preserve Bar & Grill traditionally offers a special menu for Mother's Day.
Clinton Township -- J.Baldwin's Restaurant hosts a special menu on Mother's Day. The meal includes a choice of one of 10 entrees including Roast Duck, Chicken Oscar, 4 Grilled Lamb Chops and Roast Prime Rib. Reservations 586-416-3500
Dearborn: The Henry Ford hosts a Mother’s Day Brunch in Lovett Hall, Henry Ford’s private ballroom. The menu includes such items as a Gourmet Devilled Egg Bar, Caesar Salad Bar, German Potato Salad, Local Breads, Carved Loin of Beef, Mushroom Strudel and Truffled Scrambled Eggs. Reservations are required, call 313-982-6001.
Detroit –- RattleSnake Club hosts a special Mother's Day Brunch with seatings by reservation which can be made online. In addition to a Starter & Salad Display with Lemon-Lavender Scones and House-Made Doughnuts, there will be Chef-Presented Stations with dishes like Herb-Crusted Prime Rib of Beef, Pesto-Rubbed Roasted Turkey Breast, made-to-order omelets and Fresh Waffles. The buffet also has brunch, kids and sweets stations. Mimosas and Bloody Mary's are available for an extra cost.
Grosse Pointe Shores –- The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House hosts a Mother's Day Brunch in the Visitor Center Gallery. Cost is dependent on whether or not you include a tour of the house and grounds with your meal.
Livonia –- The Italian-American Banquet & Conference Center of Livonia traditionally hosts a brunch buffet. The buffet includes breakfast, seafood, lunch, carving-board, kids and desserts stations. Reservations must be paid in advance. Call 734-953-9724 x202.
Northville -- Deadwood Bar & Grill traditionally offers a special menu for Mother's Day.
Plymouth –- 5ive Restaurant at the Inn at St. John's hosts a four-course brunch on mom's special day.
Plymouth -- Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center traditionally offers a special brunch for Mother's Day at the Golden Fox Clubhouse. The price varies. The buffet includes several stations: breakfast, seafood, soup and salad, entree, carving-board, and dessert stations. The entree station has seven entrees, including Chicken Florentine Roulade, Bourbon Salmon, Steak Diane and Root Vegetable Lasagna.
Rochester -– The Royal Park Hotel hosts a special Mother's Day Brunch from composed of salads and charcuterie, seafood display, carving, entree and dessert stations. The carving station features Roast Leg of Lamb and Roasted Beef Tenderloin. The entree station features four entrees, including an Asian Stir-Fry, Cheese Tortellini, Herb-Crusted Whitefish and Parmesan-Crusted Chicken. Call for reservations: 248-453-8732.
Wyandotte -– Portofino Italian Restaurant hosts a Mother's Day Buffet.