Mother’s Day 2018 brunch menus in Toronto

Where to take that special lady for a prix fixe lunch or brunch (mimosas optional) on May 13


Auberge du Pommier

Go upscale with a $70 three-course lunch menu that includes rabbit-foie terrine, ivory salmon, beef tenderloin with short rib tortellini and more. (Menu / reservations)

Borrel

This Danforth Dutch spot is rolling out its first-ever rijstaffel, a communal feast of Indo-Dutch favourites, on Mother’s Day ($65 per person). (Menu / email borreltoronto@gmail.com for reservations)

Cafe Boulud

Daniel Boulud’s bistro at the Four Seasons is offering an $85 per person menu with a broad array of options, including Canadian oysters, steak tartare, Benedicts, pike quenelle in a cognac lobster sauce, and more. Children’s menus also available. (Menu / reservations)

CRAFT

Head downtown for a $28.95 brunch buffet including seafood, salads, and tons of brunch specialties, including benedicts, hot honey fried chicken, mac and cheese, and more. (Menu / reservations)

The Drake Hotel

All of the Drake’s properties are doing $38 prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch ($10/12 for kids). At the Drake Hotel, options include mushroom, ham or smoked salmon bennies and nutella-brulee banana French toast. (Reservations)

Drake 150

The Drake’s downtown property is doing a menu of chai French toast, smoked black cod benny and breakfasts with skillet cornbread. (Menu / reservations)

Drake Commissary

Options at the Drake’s Junction spot include smoked brisket hash, shakshuka and Benedicts with Perth Farms ham. (Reservations)

East Thirty Six

Cocktails aside, East Thirty Six’s a la carte Mother’s Day menu features steak and eggs, a gruyere-bacon jam grilled cheese and croissant Benedicts. (Reservations)

Good Cheese

This Gerrard St. cheesemonger is offering an afternoon of fondue, plus specials on sparkling wine. (Menu / call 416-285-8482 for reservations)

Lbs.

Does mom love lobster, burgers or steak? Then this Yonge St. restaurant (guess what the name stands for) will be right up her alley. An a la carte brunch menu will be offered before noon, with a $45 per person set menu after. (Menu / reservations)

Leña

On top of the standard South American brunch menu at this stylish spot at Saks Fifth Avenue, chef Julie Marteleira will be doing a gulf shrimp cocktail, Benedict with guajillo hollandaise, and a chocolate mousse with passion fruit custard. (Menu / reservations)

Liberty Commons

Moms eat free off the regular brunch and dinner menus at this Liberty Village brewpub, with purchase of a second entree. (Menu / reservations)

Library Bar @ Fairmont Royal York

The Library Bar is offering a massive $89 brunch buffet with a seafood bar, beef wellington and salmon carving station, pasta station and sweets table, as well as a $65 Mother’s Day tea. (Menu / reservations)

Lisa Marie

Quirky breakfast options like s’mores pancakes and a “bacon explosion” benny are available at Matt Basile’s rock’n’roll brunch spot on Queen West. (Reservations)

Maple Leaf Tavern

Screw mimosas — Maple Leaf Tavern is doing a margarita menu for Mother’s Day. (Pomegranate or bell pepper margs, anyone?) Their $20 per person family-style brunch is among the most economical options, featuring grilled bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, grilled tomatoes, scrambled eggs, fresh-baked biscuits and toast. (Reservations)

Miku

Miku’s Mother’s Day menu ($48 per person) will feature a signature peach mimosa on top of flame-seared aburi sushi, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin and more. (Menu / reservations)

Montecito

The Adelaide eatery’s Mother’s Day buffet will feature a raw bar with oysters and tuna crudo, a carving station featuring porchetta and roast beef, eggs and omelettes to order, and more for $58 a person. (Reservations)

Shangri-La Hotel

The Shangri-La features two Mother’s Day options: A brunch buffet ($99) with AAA prime rib, sushi, seafood, dim sum and more, and a springtime Floral High Tea featuring lemon lavender and white chocolate tarts, hibiscus and strawberry mousse, and rose cheesecake ($75). (Email lobbyreservations.slto@shangri-la.com to book high tea or boskreservations.slto@shangri-la.com to book brunch.)

STK

Splash out at this Yorkville steakhouse with a $85 brunch that includes smoked salmon, king crab fish cakes, blueberry pancakes and Moet Rose Champagne specials. (Menu / reservations)

Thoroughbred

At this cozy spot in the Entertainment District, the Mother’s Day menu includes a grilled cheese eggs benny, gingerbread pancakes and asparagus truffle omelettes. Round things out with complimentary “mom-osas”. (Menu / reservations)

Windsor Arms

Is Mom a royal family nut? The Windsor Arms is a safe bet this year’s brunch and afternoon tea menus feature a lemon elderflower cake inspired by the one set to be served at Harry and Meghan’s wedding. The $85 per person ($55 for kids) brunch includes entrées like tempura haddock with lemon caper aioli, a chilled seafood bar and bottomless mimosas, while the $65 afternoon tea includes champagne, plus British-style scones and sandwiches. (Reservations)

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