Mom deserves an extra special Mother’s Day this year, so ditch the at-home cooking attempts and treat her to a decadent meal instead. From indulgent brunches with a show to multi-course tasting experiences, the following are the top restaurants to visit for Mother’s Day dining in Wisconsin.
Mother’s Day Brunch & Movie
Nothing beats a meal and a show, and with the help of the Majestic Cinema of Brookfield in Waukesha, you can treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch where you and your loved ones can enjoy some bites while you kick back and enjoy the classic film, The Wizard of Oz. The specialty brunch starts at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 14, with the fare lineup including a buffet-style table with waffles and pancakes, egg scrambles, hash browns, bacon, pastries, carving stations, an assortment of salads and more. A variety of coffee and juices will also be available. The movie starts at 11 a.m. sharp. For more information, visit marcustheatres.com.
The Social Mother’s Day Brunch
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., indulge Mom in an elevated brunch courtesy of the farm-to-table restaurant in Milwaukee, The Social American Tavern. The Mother’s Day dining in Wisconsin will feature an assortment of items to enjoy, including a breakfast, brunch and lunch menu. For breakfast, guests can expect to enjoy made-to-order omelets, pancakes, fruit salad and freshly baked pastries, while for lunch, the lineup features heavier items like a lemon-butter chicken piccata, garlic roasted potatoes and slow-braised beef strew. Be sure to save room for dessert and opt for one of the many sweet treats available, including mini cheesecake bites, tiramisu or a broken chocolate cake. Bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys can also be added to the fun brunch for $25 per person. The Social Mother’s Day Brunch is $55 per person and takes place on Sunday, May 14. Reservations are required. For more information, visit opentable.com.
Join Bacchus in Downtown Milwaukee for a special Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The three-course experience will feature items from Executive Chef Nick Wirth and Chef de Cuisine Brent Davis. The first course features a wide selection of light bites, including lump crab cake, salmon lox, a mixed greens salad, avocado toast or wild mushroom soup. The second course features your choice of stuffed French toast, eggs Benedict or wagyu steak and eggs, and for the grand finale, a dessert lineup with options including apple cake, monkey bread, pear frangipane tart and a strawberry parfait. A children’s menu is also available for those moms dining with their little ones. The brunch is $65 per person, with optional add-ons like mimosa service available for $48. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit bartolottas.com.
Set on the shore of Lake Michigan, Harbor House will be hosting a Mother’s Day brunch by the lake with three spectacular courses curated by Executive Chef Michael Genre and Chef de Cuisine Martin Delgadillo. Each course, including appetizers, an entree and dessert, features specialty items like roasted oysters, lobster eggs benedict, seared sea scallops, a blueberry-lemon crumble and an Early Grey crème brûlée, to name a few. A menu created for kids 12 and under is also available. The brunch will take place Sunday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m., and prices are based on your choice of main. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit bartolottas.com.
Lake Park Bistro
One of the premier dining destinations in Milwaukee, Lake Park Bistro will have a specialty three-course brunch menu in honor of Mom and her special day. The meal will take place on Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature signature items like the Quiche Lorraine with tart of egg, bacon, spinach, gruyère cheese, roasted potatoes and a petite salad; the Pain Perdu, crafted with thick-cut brioche French toast, bacon, maple syrup and house-made preserves; and the Coquilles with pan-seared scallops, artichoke mousseline, Bayonne ham, lemon oil and gremolata, to name a few. The Mother’s Day dining in Wisconsin is $55 per person and reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit bartolottas.com.
The Melting Pot
With specialty cheeses, chocolates and the family, Mother’s Day at The Melting Pot will be one to remember. The indulgent dining experience will feature a delectable four-course menu with items like the Sparkling Gruyère Cheese Fondue, a bacon-parmesan ranch salad, two premium entrées to choose from and a Bananas Foster Fondue. The melting experience is $65 per person, $32.50 for mothers and $25 for children under 12. Additional add-ons to elevate the experience can be purchased, including a Champagne toast, roses or wine and a bouquet for the remarkable woman. Mother’s Day at The Melting Pot will occur on Sunday, May 14, and reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit opentable.com.
Eldr + Rime
A reservation is a must at Eldr + Rime this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14. The rustic restaurant is offering a special brunch buffet for the annual holiday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu will feature a raw bar, carving stations, breakfast favorites and holiday staples for $80 per person and $13 for those ages 14 and under. Reservations for the brunch are required. For more information, visit eldrandrime.com.
The Pfister Hotel
Make your Mother’s Day one to remember at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee with an elegant dining experience in The Pfister Hotel Grand Ballroom. The brunch is only available on the memorable holiday, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A prepaid reservation is required for $79 per person. Though the menu will be a surprise, guests can anticipate enjoying a meal as impeccable as the luxury hotel itself. For more information, visit exploretock.com.
Mom deserves nothing but the best this Mother’s Day in Wisconsin, and to ensure she gets it, a visit to The Edgewater Hotel is in order for a brunch experience at its signature dining destination, The Statehouse. The Madison restaurant will offer a special midday meal from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring crab Benedict, with Blue crab, ripe-vine tomato, poached eggs, hollandaise, an English muffin, breakfast potatoes and mixed greens; and lemon-ricotta pancakes crafted with a blueberry compote, whipped butter and local maple syrup. These two specials will be available in addition to its signature brunch menu. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit statehousemadison.com.