Study up on Mother's Day brunch facts before making your reservations.
If there’s one day to treat your mom, May 12 — Mother’s Day — would be it. The second Sunday in May calls for a bit of pampering, and giving mom the day off from cooking most certainly is a top pampering priority. Whether mom loves to shop, stroll or just hang out with her family, these restaurant picks, one from each of Edina’s most popular destinations: 50th and France, Galleria and Southdale Center, will surely help you treat your terrific mom to a terrific meal on Mother’s Day.
Consider three things when picking the best place to dine: the food, the mood and ambiance. Mother’s Day should be a day to remember … but not for a long wait or a bad meal. Be sure to think about what she’d love before reserving that table — which should be done soon!
McCormick & Schmick’s
With towering chandeliers, gorgeous deep mahogany wood and tons of natural light shining in through the windows, McCormick & Schmick’s is an elegant and sophisticated spot for Mother’s Day. A local destination for just over 10 years in the heart of the Westin Galleria hotel, it’s the perfect spot for wining and dining, followed by a bit of shopping.
While Mother’s Day is one of the restaurant's busiest days of the year, sales manager Kay Johnson says they gear up by opening their private dining room to accommodate more guests. As for the menu, “We do a menu that includes our guests' favorites,” Johnson says. Expect to see an array of brunch items, a taste of Alaskan fare and decadent desserts.
Past Mother’s Day brunch menus have included classic breakfast items, such as quiche and french toast, plus an omelette and crepe station. For dessert, Johnson says the menu will include specialty items that we think mom will love. Past dessert menus have included a vast lineup of delicious favorites, such as chocolate dipped strawberries, fruit tarts and house-made biscotti. Plus, mom can top off her meal with a delicious mimosa, bloody Mary or coffee.
Breakfast 6–10 a.m., Brunch 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Dinner 3–10 p.m. 3203 Galleria; 952.920.1142
Does your mom still savor the nostalgia of dining at America’s first mall? Memories of afternoon brunch followed by a day of shopping? If yes, then head over to the Southdale Center for a day that she is sure to love. With music and a welcoming atmosphere, the Lakeshore Grill is an upbeat and fun spot, that provides some perfect relaxation and refueling when mom (or you) need a break from shopping.
At the Lakeshore Grill, moms can expect to feel right at home. The laid back interior mixed with the deep mahogany seating creates a cozy and warm ambiance that harkens back to a time when going to the mall was a bit of an event. The secluded restaurant also features a wall of caged wine – which only adds further to the homey aura. The drink menu includes over 15 hand-selected wines, as well as a few classic brunch cocktails, such as the bloody Mary, the screwdriver and, mom's Mother’s Day favorite, the mimosa.
Brunch items include delicious classics, such as the Lakeshore french toast served with maple bacon and fresh fruit, as well as fun, decadent favorites including Alaskan salmon eggs Benedict and portobello eggs Benedict. The menu also features a few options for shared plates, which includes things like a hummus platter or walleye strips, as well as more traditional dishes, including their legendary quiche, baked macaroni & cheese and Mrs. Hering’s signature chicken pot pie.
Brunch 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 6601 France Ave. S.; 952.924.6727
Beaujo’s Wine Bar & Bistro
Since Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to recognize the moms in your life for all that they do, from childcare to drop offs and pickups, tasks around the house and keeping everything organized, what better way to catch up with your mom friends than the warm and inviting atmosphere of Beaujo’s Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the heart of Edina at 50th & France.
On Mother’s Day and every day, you can expect to find a cozy space perfect for intimate conversation and celebration. From prosecco on tap to wine flights that provide a taste of the unexpected, small plates, entrees and desserts, Beaujo’s offers a unique dining experience that is the perfect mix of casual and cozy.
So head to Beaujo’s and raise a glass to all the women who work so incredibly hard both inside and outside the home. Any day is a good day to celebrate the moms we hold dear and Mother’s Day is just another opportunity to make it extra special. You know what that means? Wine!
4950 France Avenue S.; 952.922.8974