TCD’s Mother’s Day Brunch Guide

By - May 8th, 2012 04:00 am
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Mom. (Photo: Chippenziedeutch via Flickr.)

She’s washed mountains of laundry, hand-sewed your Halloween costumes instead of forcing you to wear your older siblings’ hand-me-down getups, attended every extracurricular event from tee-ball games to your first band concert, and packed every lunch with a handwritten note.

Show Mom your appreciation by granting her a day off and treating her to a great brunch. TCD offers a guide to get you started on mimosas, champagne, buffets and chef-prepared courses that will suit any mom’s tastes. Mother’s Day is just around the corner so don’t wait too long to book your reservations!

Allgauer’s in the Park 11600 W. Park Place, Milwaukee
Bring mom in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an extensive brunch buffet featuring a waffle station, made-to-order omelet station, carving station, and a decadent selection of desserts at the sweet table. Cost is $27.95 for adults; $13.95 for children 4-10. Book your reservations online.

Cafe 1505 1505 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon
Celebrate mom with a special reservations-only brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Choose from Cafe 1505 favorites like banana bread french toast or feast on items from the special Mother’s Day menu including homemade quiche, vanilla french toast with fresh berries, and unique twists on the traditional eggs Benedict. Call 262-241-7076 for reservations.

Cafe at the Hilton 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
The buffet-style brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. features a pastry chef’s table, waffle station, freshly cracked omelets made-to-order, and a carving station with maple-rubbed Virginia ham and prime rib with natural au jus. Cost is $24.95 for adults; $12.95 for children 4-12. Call 414-271-7250 for reservations.

The Edelweiss II. (Photo: Accidental Hedonist via flickr)

Edelweiss 205 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee
Take mom on a scenic cruise of Milwaukee sites while enjoying your mid-day meal.  Brunch is a three-course, seated meal including champagne, orange juice, French toast, vegetable frittata, bacon, sausage, muffins, and fresh fruit cobbler.  Cost is $42 per adult and $21 per child.  The 2-hour tours depart at 12 p.m.  Use the link above to book your tickets online.

Milwaukee Ballet and the Marcus Center for Performing Arts 929 N. Water St. Milwaukee
Join them this Mothers’ Day for a special Neverland family adventure before the eagerly anticipated return of Milwaukee Ballet’s Peter Pan. Enjoy a scrumptious plated breakfast, Tinkerbell treats, Darling Children crafts, shadow dances, and much more. 11:30-1:00 Bradley Pavillion. $40 Adult & $20 Child (12 & under). Reservations required. Catered by Sazamas Fine CateringFor reservations and information call 414-902-2114 or email

Flemings 15665 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield
Treat mom to a 3-course brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular menu selection will also be available throughout the day. As an added bonus, mom will receive a $25 Dining Card for a future evening out. Cost is $34.95 per person.  Reservations can be made online.

Hubbard Park Lodge 3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood
Take in the beautiful Milwaukee River park setting of the Hubbard Park Lodge while enjoying a brunch buffet featuring made-to-order omelets and other breakfast selections, turkey and pork loin at the carving station, salads, pasta, peel & eat shrimp, and dessert.  Cost is $26.95 for adults; $11.95 for children under 12; and free for children 2 and under. Call 414-332-4207 to make your reservations.

Kil@wat 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee
Kil@wat, in the InterContinental Hotel, is hosting an extravagant brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring delicious plated entrees and an array of specialty drinks.  Mom will be treated to a rose and a complimentary bottomless glass of sparkling wine, mimosa, or Bloody Mary.  Entrees start at $13 per person.  Call 414-291-4793 for reservations.

Metro Cafe 411 E. Mason St., Milwaukee
Located inside the Hotel Metro, the Metro Cafe’s Bountiful Brunch Buffet will feature unique items like seafood Newburg and lemon pepper tilapia, as well as classics like made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon, and an artisanal cheese board from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost is $29 for adults; $14 for children 4-11; and free for children 3 and under.  Call 414-225-3268 to make your reservation.

Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee
The museum will host a butterfly-themed Mother’s Day.  All moms get free admission, plus a free lunch at the Museum Cafe and a seedling or seed packet from Shady Lane Greenhouses.  Check out tips for growing your own butterfly garden, make butterfly crafts, and decorate cookies!

Motor Restaurant 401 W. Canal St., Milwaukee
Many of Milwaukee’s cool moms will be headed to the Rock ‘n Roll Brunch at Motor Restaurant in the Harley Davidson Museum on Sunday.  This brunch boasts an all-you-can-eat buffet with kids’ tables, live music, and a temporary “Mom” tattoo for all guests.  After brunch, moms enjoy free admission to the museum.  Call 414-287-2778 for reservations.

The Pfister 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
A Grand Mother’s Day Brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. This impressive brunch buffet features traditional breakfast favorites and lavish specialties, along with a dessert table. Cost is $49.95 for adults; $16.95 for children 5-12; and free for children 4 and under. Call 414-935-5942 to make a reservation.

Mason Street Grill 425 E. Mason Street Milwaukee
Mother’s Day Special Menu. 1 – 7 p.m. Starting at $35.95, plus tax & gratuity. Treat her to a special three-course menu with options like leg of lamb, black angus blue ribbon prime rib, sweet potato risotto, and Weber’s Carrot Cake. Call 414.298.3131 to make a reservation.

VIA Downer 2625 North Downer Ave., Milwaukee
VIA will have it’s wonderful brunch menu available from 11 to 3 on Mother’s Day. Offerings include crepes, frittate and tradtional fare. VIA’s full lunch menu will be available, as well. They will also have tableside espresso service and two-for-one Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Mom’s Mimosas are free! Menu items as priced. Call 414-501-4510 to make a reservation.

Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe 
101 W. Mitchell St., Milwaukee
If you’re frantically looking up great brunch spots for Mother’s Day at the last minute, Transfer might be your best choice. One of the only restaurants in the city not taking reservations for the big day, Transfer will serve its regular brunch and lunch menu items from 11 to 3. Caveat? Free Mimosas for Mom! Two-for-one Bloody Marys and Mimosas for everyone else. Menu items as priced. Call 414-673-0438 to make a reservation.

Polaris 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee
This special occasion re-opening of the revolving restaurant will include designer omelet and waffle stations, a fresh seafood display, stuffed sole with crab and scallops, chicken saltimbocca, herb and garlic rubbed prime rib, and chipotle and cumin glazed turkey breast.  Creative salads, mouth-watering sides and decadent desserts will also be featured. Cost is $39 for adults; $19 for children 3-12.  Call Bistro 333 at 414-270-6130 for reservations.

Smyth at the Iron Horse Hotel 500 W. Florida St., Milwaukee
The Mother’s Day Mimosa brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. features signatures from the Route 66 Brunch menu including tiramisu pancakes and flannel hash along with a lineup of breakfast favorites from the buffet . Cost is $39 for adults; $19.50 for children 3-10.  Call 414-831-4615 for reservations or book online.

Stonefire Pizza 5320 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin
This is not a brunch, but who can turn down a buffet and day of pampering? Mothers will be treated to complimentary massages in massage chairs, mimosas, chocolate covered strawberries and flowers.  Children will be supervised by Party Hosts while participating in arts and crafts for Mom.  Receipt raffles will be held every hour, with a grand prize gift basket giveaway. Cost is $9.95 for adults; $6.95 children combo 12 and under. Moms receive a complimentary meal with the purchase of any meal.  Call 262-970-8800 for more info.

Trocadero (1758 N. Water St., Milwaukee), Café Hollander (2608 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee and 7677 W. State St., Wauwatosa), Café Centraal (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View)
and Café Benelux (346 N. Broadway, Milwaukee)
Attend brunch at any of these restaurants and Mom gets a rose and a complimentary “mom-osa” or a glass of champagne.

Whole Foods Market 2305 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee
If you’re looking to do Mother’s Day brunch on a budget, you might want to check out Whole Foods’ buffet–all 16 feet of it, stocked with breakfast, lunch, and brunch items for $7.99 per pound.  The buffet will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Call 414-223-15o0 for more information.

Devon Seafood Grill – Bayshore 5715 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale
Masterfully prepared dishes, forward atmosphere and seamless service.  Buffet and made to order brunch featuring made to order omelets and Belgian Waffles. Char-crusted Ahi Tuna, Grilled Asparagus Salad with Walnut Vinegarette, Assorted Smoked Fish, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Vegetable Spring Rolls, English Cucumber & Feta Salad, Assorted Cheeses, Sliced Beef Tenderloin and much more. Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adults $25 & children $13. Dinner served from 3 – 9pm. Call 414.967.9790 for more information.

Fox & Hounds 1298 Freiss Lake Road, Hubertus
A charming log restaurant in the woods, offering a brunch featuring all of your traditional favorites including Sara’s famous desserts. Adults: $19.99,  Ages: 7-10 $13.99, Ages: 3-6 $3.99, Under 3: Free. Call 262-628-1111 for more information.

Davians N56 W16300 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls
The Mother’s Day event is a sit-down brunch. Breakfast and lunch menu items will include mimosa, chef-carved meat, cooked-to-order omelets, a dessert station with a Davians exclusive chocolate-dipping fountain along with a wide array of traditional brunch favorites. Reservations for the Mother’s Day brunch is $26.95 per adult and $12.95 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. Reservations must be made for each event by calling (262) 781-3333.

Piano Blu  179 West Wisconsin Avenue Pewaukee, 53072
With views of Pewaukee Lake, this sit-down brunch offers its diners wonderfully made options such as Lobster Bisque, Bruschetta, Eggs Florentine, Smothered Pancakes, Cinnamon French Toast and a kids menu with chicken tenders and pancakes. Call 262-691-0200 for more information.

Harbor House 550 N. Harbor Dr. Milwaukee
The Harbor House Mother’s Day brunch on Milwaukee’s lakefront runs from 9:30 – 2:30. Featuring a Chilled Seafood and Salad Table including Harbor House Ceviche, Fresh Oysters and Clams, Seafood Salald, Wedge Salad; Breakfast Table with made-to-order Eggs Benedict, Omelets and Belgian Waffles; A Lunch Table including Lobster Pot Pie, Sliced Turkey Breast, Top Sirloin and Atlantic Salmon; and a Dessert Table includes a Key Lime Pie and Warm Fruit Cobbler. Brunch Buffet $44.95 Adults, $19.95 kids 12 & under. Reservations 414-395-4900

Boerner Botanical Gardens 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130
The five-station seasonal menu includes: Breakfast breads, terrines, pastries, domestic and European cheese, fresh fruit, flavored butters and jams, made-to-order omelets, pasta, and waffles, sausage links, smoked bacon, chef made seasonal salads, breakfast potatoes, chef carved meats, smoked salmon, and not to mention a full selection of desserts! Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Mother’s Day Pricing:  $33.95 for Adults and $15.95 for Children 12 to 3 years. Please call 525-5635 to make reservations.

Something going on in your neighborhood that we should know about? Leave a comment and let us know! Happy Mother’s Day!

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