Mothers’ Day 2012… because she’s worth it!

Dawn Griffin Posted by
Misc. May 2012

Regarding Mothers:

Moms are great – and I’m not just saying that because I’m about to be one! This is the one day a year where we take time out to say “Thanks for all you’ve done, mom! Like having me, putting up with me as a child, not sending me to the funny farm as an teen, and helping me grow into an adult that’s supposedly ready to have a child of her own. I wouldn’t be who I am without you and today I want to do something special to show you how much you mean to me!”

Mom’s work so hard and we love them so much! They have definitely earned a day off where they deserve more than not having to cook or clean – they deserve to be pampered. I hope this list of fantastic local brunch destinations gives you some ideas of how you can show the moms in your life how much you love them and how much they’ve earned this special day off!

1. The Boathouse in Forest Park

The Boathouse in Forest Park is great spot to eat al fresca! The restaurant is serving brunch from 10am to 3pm on Mother’s Day. After your meal, float the afternoon away on a paddle boat ride or just let yourself get lost in Forest Park.

Mother’s Day at the Boathouse –

6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

Reservations: (314) 367-2224

2. Eclipse Restaurant

The Eclipse Restaurant at the Moonrise Hotel is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes omelet and carving stations, plus a complimentary mimosa for those 21 and older. The cost is $45 a person, but it’s half price for moms and children younger than 12.

Moonrise Hotel –

6177 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, MO 63112

Reservations: (314) 726-2222

3. Mount Pleasant Winery

It’s worth the drive to Augusta, in St. Charles County, for Mother’s Day brunch at Mount Pleasant Winery. The gourmet buffet features ham, roast beef, pasta and salads. There’s also an omelet station and dozens of tempting desserts. Seatings are at 11am and 1pm. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. After the meal, mom can relax with a glass of wine (or two!) and enjoy the afternoon.

Mount Pleasant Winery –

5634 High Street Augusta, Missouri 63332

Reservations: 800-467-WINE

4. Eckert’s Orchards

If mom loves home cooking, then head to the Country Restaurant at Eckert’s Orchards in Belleville. The restaurant has a special Mother’s Day menu and of course you should take some time to soak in the spring blooms at this locally famous family farm! $10-15

Eckert’s Country Restaurant –

951 South Greenmount Rd Belleville, IL 62220

Reservations: (618) 233-0513, ext. 3

5. Chase Park Plaza

The Chase is offering Mother’s Day Brunch in the Starlight Roof. This is a unique location with great views of Forest Park and the Central West End. The gourmet buffet features seafood, appetizers, pasta, desserts and more. There are seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $58 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 12. The Eau Bistro at the Chase is also serving a gourmet Mother’s Day Brunch.

Brunch at the Starlight Roof –

212-232 N. Kingshighway Blvd St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Reservations: (314) 633-6868

6. Millennium Hotel

The Top of the Riverfront Restaurant at the Millennium Hotel is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buffet includes omelet and waffle stations, seafood, fresh fruit, desserts and more. The cost is $49.95 for adults and and $19.95 for children ages six to 11. Kids five and younger are free.

Top of the Riverfront –

200 South 4th Street, St Louis, MO 63102

Reservations: (314) 241-3191

7. Café Madeleine in Tower Grove Park

Pamper your mother in the oldest standing greenhouse west of the Mississippi located near “the ruins” in Tower Grove Park.. The Piper Palm House provides a beautiful atmosphere amid lush plants and historical statues.

$30 adults, $15 children 4-12; under 3 are Free

Cafe Madeleine –

4256 Magnolia Ave., St Louis, MO, 63110

Phone: (314) 575-5658

8. Bixby’s in the MO History Museum

Bixby’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch will include locally inspired brunch favorites. The MO History museum overlook will feature freshly prepared salads, desserts, hot entrees and a made to order omelet station.

$22.75 adults, $11.95 kids – complimentary champagne for adults!


Missouri History Museum, 2nd Floor – Lindell & DeBaliviere, in Forest Park

Phone: 314.361.7313

9. St Louis Zoo

Treat your mom to a wild Mother’s Day experience with brunch at the Saint Louis Zoo! Complete with carving and waffle stations, breakfast fare, salads, cheeses, chicken, pasta, desserts and more!!

Admission $23/adult (ages 12-and-up) $11/child (ages 2-11) Children under 2 are free. Seatings at 9am, 11am, 1pm

The Living World, lower rotunda – 1 Government Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Pre-paid reservations required – seating is limited. (314) 646-4897.

10. Cielo

Pull into the complimentary valet parking at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, ride up to the eighth floor, and you’re entering a world of carefree sophistication. Score a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows, or better yet, on the Sky Terrace if the weather cooperates—and you’ll be treated to terrific views of the Arch, the Old Cathedral and the great Mississippi waterfront. $48 for ballroom or $78 for Cielo

Cielo on Mothers Day – 999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, Missouri

Reservations: 1.314.881.5759 / Restaurant: 1.314.881.2105

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