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Mother’s Day Brunch Guide

So your dearest mother is in town for Mother’s Day this weekend. Is she fancy, fun, or chill? Whatever her personality, we’ve got a brunch recommendation for you. Best be quick on OpenTable, dear readers; tables are filling up fast.


Fancy Brunches

If you’re looking to impress Mom on her big day, here are your best options.

Perhaps the finest spot in town, Citronelle is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch buffet for $85 a person. Chef Michel Richard’s brunch buffet includes everything from potato leek salad to rack of lamb. And let’s not forget the dessert options, such as chocolate bars, meringue kisses, eclairs, coconut shooters, poached pear tarts … oh gosh, this is to die for.

Policy launched its brunch a few weeks ago, and we’ve been dying to try it, as we absolutely love Chef Brian’s cuisine. For Mother’s Day, they’re hosting a French-themed brunch complete with a bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar.

Washington foodies are all a buzz about new downtown hotspot Lincoln, which is owned the folks over at Hudson. Lincoln launches its brunch on Mother’s Day, so be sure to snap up a reservation ASAP.

And, of course, if you’re looking for a spot that’s sure to impress, head to Acadiana. It’s posh ambiance, phenomenal cuisine, live jazz and three-course prix fix for a mere $29 cannot be beat.


Fun Brunches

If you’d like something a bit more exciting, something with a theme—whether its chocolate, tropical, French, or Cajun, here’s what we suggest.

Coco Sala is offering a multi-course brunch with a spectacular dessert display and champagne cocktails appropriately titled “Chocolate, Champagne, and Flowers for Mom” $50 a person.

Cuba Libre hosts an all-you-can-eat tropical brunch for $25 with an unlimited cocktail menu for $10.

If your mom’s a Francophile, head to Napoleon for its delicious French cuisine and lovely outdoor patio. But, be warned, the service is slow.

Or, take Mom down to the Bayou at the Cajun Experience, an authentic Louisiana restaurant that’s an affordable hidden gem.


Relaxing Brunches

If you’re looking to just relax, show Mom a good time while enjoying some good food without all that pomp and circumstance of dressing up or paying a hefty prix fix price, here’s where you should go.

Art & Soul offers up a funky jazzy atmosphere paired with scrumptious Southern soul food. Mother’s Day Brunch is $50 a person and served 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ulah Bistro is my mother’s favorite brunch spot in town. It’s a reliable go-to spot when all you want is a chill atmosphere and some delicious food.

Ardeo Bardeo has really stepped up its brunch since its remodel. The food is delicious, the ambiance is pleasant, and the service impeccable. On Mother’s Day, there’s a special three-course menu that sounds simply marvelous for $39 with bottomless mimosas or champagne for an additional $10.

Becca and Cori Sue

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