This Mother's Day, treat mom to one of the great brunches around Kansas City, Missouri. Honor her and all the great things she does by telling her to hang up her apron and hang out with you. Whether it's eating at a world-renowned restaurant, dining al fresco, or going the casual route, you'll find it in our list of top places for Mother's Day brunch in Kansas City.
James Beard "Oustanding Restaurant" semifinalist four years in a row (2015–2018), Colby and Megan Garrelts will host a special Mother's Day Tea at their restaurant Bluestem on Saturday, May 12. Choose either the 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. sitting and relax while sipping fine teas and enjoying delightful pastries and assorted tea sandwiches. Reservations required.
Located in downtown Kansas City's Power and Light District, Bristol's extensive spread, top-notch service, and swanky setting are sure to win the heart of any mom. The cold bar selection with everything from smoked salmon, scallop ceviche, and shucked oysters to cheeses and shrimp cocktail makes Bristol a top spot for brunch, whether you are seated indoors or on their outdoor patio. Bristol features a Bloody Mary bar, traditional breakfast items, and hot items such as lobster mac and cheese, shrimp enchiladas, and a carving station.
If you can't make it for brunch, check out its three-course, prix fixe Mother's Day seafood dinner.
You can't go wrong by heading to famed New York City Chef Lidia Bastianich's fabulous restaurant for Mother's Day. A prix fixe, three-course meal includes antipasti, a main course (try her famous pasta tasting trio), and dessert. Gluten-free selections available. The special menu is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Grand Street Cafe is a solid spot to take your mom this Mother's Day for eggs every which way, a pastrami skillet, or heavier items such as pork chops, chicken, and steak. An exciting cocktail such as a bellini martini or a bacon Bloody Mary might just be something mom might like to try. If not, the selection of specialty coffees might be the treat she's looking for.
Grand Street Cafe has two area locations: Grand Avenue in Kansas City and Renner Boulevard in Lenexa, Kansas.
Treat mom to a casual family-style brunch at The Brasserie Restaurant at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The Brasserie is an American-inspired restaurant that offers a buffet with more than 100 items plus a dessert bar.
MetropolitanKC, the signature restaurant of the Marriott Downtown, serves up a grand contemporary American feast with an assortment of options such as prime rib, blue crab eggs Benedict, and oysters Rockefeller. For dessert, choose from crème brûlée, marble tulip cup and framboise mousse, flourless chocolate Decadence, lemon raspberry pave, mocha cake squares, or Kansas City-style cheesecake with fresh berries.
The Classic Cup Café, located in the heart of Country Club Plaza, is one of the best outdoor brunch spots in Kansas City. With a huge outdoor patio and sidewalk seating, the Classic Cup will make you feel as if you're dining al fresco in Europe. Its wonderful Sunday brunch favorites such as the buttermilk griddle cakes and Dutch babies might just make your mom jump for joy if you take her here on Mother's Day.
Located on the cliffs of Briarcliff Village, Trezo Mare has a nice selection for brunch with a sweeping view of the downtown skyline. Choose prime rib or roasted turkey breast from the carving station or have a made-to-order omelet. There's also a seafood bar, continental bar, dessert bar, and kids buffet. Trezo Mare prides itself on buying fresh and local—much of what you eat here is farm-to-restaurant.
If a casual albeit wonderful brunch is what your mom is in the mood for, Tomfooleries is the place to go this Mother's Day. Located at Country Club Plaza, Tomfooleries offers a large brunch with classic breakfast and lunch options with all the fixings plus an assortment of desserts. Tomfooleries claims to have the Midwest's biggest Bloody Mary bar where your mom can create her own Bloody Mary with more than 30 ingredients.