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Mother Knows Best

Apr 29, 2015

mom_day_header2If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Mother's Day brunch is the most important meal of the year. Downtown restaurants (and museums!) have great options for treating mom to a special day she won't soon forget.  

FYI - Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10.

Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
(513) 287-7001 

Sample an array of breakfast favorites like scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon and sausage plus decadent waffles with toasted pecan butter, strawberry compote and maple syrup and house-baked pastries and assorted desserts. Fresh salads and grilled bruschetta chicken with whipped potatoes will also be available, along with orange juice, freshly brewed coffee and tea and a complimentary mimosa or champagne for mom upon arrival.

After brunch, take mom on an adventure around the world. Experience the beauty and grace of the world's most acrobatic whales as you swim alongside them in the new OMNIMAX® film Humpback Whales. Then explore three world-class museums for a day you and your family will never forget.

Reservations are required. Prices: member adults $25, member child $15; non-member adult $30, non-member child $20, children 2 and under free.

Reservations do not include admission to the museums or film.

175 Joe Nuxhall Way
(513) 241-8600

Savor a special Mother's Day Grand Brunch Buffet featuring hot and cold buffets, meat carving stations, pastry table, and kid-friendly options. Brunch includes your choice of coffee or orange juice. Cost for adults $32.95, children 12 and under are $14.95.

Lindner Café at the Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St.
(513) 352-5140 
11:15 a.m.–3 p.m.

Treat Mom to a delicious brunch prepared by Executive Chef Luke Radkey in the Taft's garden tent. After brunch, visit masterworks by Rembrandt, Reynolds, Turner, Whistler, Hals, and more in the Taft’s historic house. Finish your perfect day in the Museum Shop, where you’ll find exquisite gifts.

Reservations required. $25 Adults (includes lemonade, iced tea, hot tea, and coffee). $10 for children 4 to 12. Free Children 3 and under.

McCormick & Schmick’s
21 East Fifth Street

The Mother's Day brunch features a al carte options including classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and hollandaise, buttermilk pancakes with link sausages, vegetable omelet with asparagus, Portobello mushrooms and gruyere, smoked salmon Benedict with spinach and caper Hollandaise sauce.

Metropole at 21c Museum Hotel 
609 Walnut Street
(513) 578-6660
Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Brunch will be a 3-course, prix fixe brunch for $29.  Executive chef Jared Bennett will treat moms to a delicious brunch with highlights like
Avocado Toast with scrambled eggs, Blue Oven bread and Aleppo pepper; Quinoa Hash with sunny-side up eggs, sweet potatoes and lime crème fraiche; Smoked Trout Sandwich with red onion, radish, cress, tomato jam and green goddess dressing; and sweets like Dark Chocolate Terrine with Mascarpone ice cream, cinnamon crostini and raspberries; Cake Doughnuts with butterscotch and pecans; and Carrot Walnut Cake with Carriage House Farms honey and ricotta. 

Moerlein Lager House
115 Joe Nuxhall Way
(513) 421-2337
Opens at 10 a.m.

The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along the banks of the Ohio River, with a brunch menu featuring French toast, breakfast casserole, and biscuits and gravy. The Bloody Mary bar will also be available.

Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse
925 Riverside Drive
(513) 721-7427
Open 12 – 8 p.m.

Though the world-famous ribs are definitely a hard act to follow, the menu also offers equally out-of-this-world entrées and combos, signature appetizers, soups and salads, and decadent desserts.

Morton's The Steakhouse
Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street
(513) 621-3111

Treat Mom to the best steak anywhere this Mother's Day, or enjoy Morton’s Steak and Lobster Menu featuring a succulent steak and a cold water lobster tail served with drawn butter for only $55.

The Palace
Cincinnatian Hotel, 601 Vine Street
(513) 381-3000 

Mother’s Day Tea
Saturday, May 9, 1 – 3 p.m.

The Afternoon Tea Menu includes a Pot of properly brewed tea. Chef's selection of tea sandwiches, fresh baked scones and tea breads served with Devonshire cream and preserves, as well as a variety of tea cookies, miniature tarts and pastries. Cost is $40 per person.

The Mother's Day Brunch Buffet (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) features omelet and carving stations, Eggs Benedict, salads, smoked salmon, tortellini, chicken piccata, and desserts, with other breakfast and lunch favorites, and a special house-made berry soda. Cost is $49.95 for adults, $39.95 for seniors, and $29.95 for children

505 Vine Street
(513) 381-1300
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Brunch buffet includes omelet and pancake stations, along with breakfast selections like eggs, bacon, and sausage. For dessert, enjoy a sundae statin. Everyone dining with them Mother's Day Weekend -receives a special gift.

The Phoenix
812 Race St
(513) 721-8901
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Mother's Day with a buffet featuring braised shortribs, grilled salmon, four frittata options, soups, including the Phoenix's lobster bisque, salads, and four sides plus Sixteen Bricks bread with butter, jams and jellies. Enjoy a mini dessert bar, too.

Cost is $34 for adults, $15 for youth 13 and under. Includes soft drinks, coffee, and juice.

Red Roost Tavern
Hyatt Regency
151 W. Fifth Street
(513) 354-4025
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring the family for a fabulous brunch with a made-to-order omelet station, Smoked Salmon Benedict, egg white tacos, PEI Mussels Salad, carving stations with country ham, prime rib, and salmon with sides including potato gratin and lemon chili asparagus, plus a dessert stain. Complimentary valet parking, $49 per person, children cost half their age up to 12.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
100 E Freedom Way
(513) 381-0491

This Mother’s Day show Mom how much you appreciate all she does with an unforgettable meal featuring their signature steaks, specialty entrees including Caribbean lobster tail and lamb chops, with 14 side options, and daily house made desserts.

Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant
1000 Elm Street
(513) 421-0110

Enjoy a tantalizing selection of breakfast and lunch favorites, including Lori's Eggbake, cheesy grits, oven roasted potatoes, breakfast meats, carving station, fried chicken, pastas, salads, fresh fruits, assorted pies, pastries and desserts, and more. Music from the The Mike Sharfe Trio.  Cost is $24.95 for adults, $20.95 for seniors, and $16.95 for children 7 to 14.

Reservations Suggested. No Sunday Dinner served.


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