Celebrate your mom this year by bringing her to Detroit for a special Mother’s Day brunch. Before your day of taking Mom on the town, stop by one of these restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal that, for once, she won’t have to cook. Just make sure you call ahead of time to make reservations, as space is limited at each location. -S.L. Stoddart
Are you looking for something in the surrounding metro area? Check out our list of Best Metro Area Mother’s Day Brunch.
565 East Larned St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Owner Jim Kokas invites your family to enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch prepared by Executive Sous Chef Allen Fisher, Pastry Chef Paul Collis and Executive Chef Tim Gizinsky. Bring mom to enjoy palate pleasers such as Belgian waffles, raspberry stuffed french toast, Norwegian salmon, Canadian whitefish, roasted beef tenderloin and more. Brunch is served from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 10 and under.
71st & 72nd Floor – GM Global Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
If you’re looking for a view to go with your meal, step through the doors of Matt Prentice’s Coach Insignia restaurant, located atop the Renaissance Center. Gaze over breathtaking views of the city and the Detroit River, as you enjoy a menu created by Executive Chef Eric Ward that features made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib, lox and shrimp, fresh salads and more. Brunch is served from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Cost is $35.95 for adults, $15.45 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5.
100 Marquette Dr.
Detroit, MI 48214
Bring Mom to the historic Roostertail, where she can enjoy live entertainment along with a menu prepared by Award Winning Certified Chef Brian DeMeyer. The whole family can enjoy dishes such as fresh salads, Louisiana catfish, roasted Virginia ham, alfredo pasta, chicken picatta and more. Brunch seating times are 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Entertainment for the 1:00 pm seating features the “Motown Sound,” the 3:00 pm seating features “Gospel Praises,” and the 5:00 pm seating features “R&B and Old School.” Cost is $49.95 for adults and $22.95 for children ages 12 and under.
Detroit Seafood Market
1435 Randolph St.
Detroit, MI 48226
For a taste of the ocean, bring Mom to the Detroit Seafood Market, located in the city’s Paradise Valley. Enjoy a menu created by Executive Chef Leonard Vulagi, which features cheese and blueberry blintzes, eggs Benedict, vegetable lasagna, seared salmon, gulf shrimp, lump crab cake and more. Brunch is served from noon until 4:00 pm. Cost is $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 6 to 11.
The Rattlesnake Club
300 River Place Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207
General Manager Bob Sereno is opening the doors of the Rattlesnake Club, located just off the Detroit River, for a celebration of all things Mom. Enjoy a menu created by Founder and Chef Jimmy Schmidt and Executive Chef Chris Franz, which features smoked Scottish salmon, roast prime rib of beef, colossal lump crab cakes, sweet spring pea risotto, chef prepared omelets and more. Brunch is served from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Cost is $39 for adults and $12 for children ages 10 and under.
Top Floor – Motor City Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
High atop the Motor City Casino Hotel, Mom can enjoy a relaxing meal with her family at the award-winning Iridescence restaurant. Gaze over the city’s skyline as you feast on a menu featuring Kobe steak and eggs, Belgium waffles, carved baked ham, Atlantic salmon, duck confit and more. Brunch is served from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Cost is $39 for adults, $20 for children ages 3 to 10 and free for children under 3.
2030 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Spice up your Mother’s Day brunch by bringing Mom to revived Detroit jazz club Cliff Bells. Owners Paul Howard, Scott Lowell and Carolyn Howard restored the restaurant in just six months to recreate the charm it had back when it opened in 1935. Enjoy a festive menu created by Executive Chef Matt Baldridge that features eggs Benedict, vanilla bean french toast, shrimp and grits, flash fried sweet shrimp, Cliff Bells’ signature “Croque Monsierre” (warm bèchamel over ham and gruyère on brioche), and more. Plus, Mom can kick back with bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys. Brunch is served from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Cost varies with each dish.
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