With Mother’s Day approaching fast, making plans for the celebration – especially in Toronto – are a must. From bubbles and bagels to a soul food brunch, here’s how to make mom feel special this Sunday.
Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
Susur Lee’s upscale Chinese spot serving up dim sum and Chinois specialities, Luckee is doing two brunch seatings: 11am and 1pm that involve a 4-course, prix fixe menu for $55 per person. Drunken lobster and beef tenderloin are the stars of the show but vegetarian options are available, served with soba salad, dim sum and a dessert platter for mom. Want to skip the brunch crowd? Head here for the 6-course prix fixe at 6pm and 8pm for $75 per person.
Luckee Restaurant, 328 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 935 0400
Restaurant, French, $$$
Honour mom by taking her to Maman – brainchild of Armand Arnal from Michelin star restaurant La Chassagnette — for a 3-course tea party that will transport her to southern France. Think smoked salmon on blinies, croissant pain perdu and chocolate-lavender éclairs all paired with a tea drink for $50 per person. Mom will receive a souvenir – a maman cup with a lavender seed to grow and a maman recipe.
Maman, 100 King St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 216 6767
Restaurant, French, $$$
Café Boulud, Daniel Boulud’s newly renovated French brasserie in the Four Seasons Hotel, is the perfect mom destination. Brunch will be offered from 10-3pm with 3 courses for $75 per person. Entrées include dishes like lemon ricotta pancakes, wine-poached eggs and duck confit hash; fresh juice, coffee and tea are included. This is a mom celebration not to be missed.
Café Boulud, 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 963 6000
What better place to celebrate mom than at Toronto’s historical mansion? Casa Loma, rich with history and boasting a beautiful interior and stunning grounds, makes for the perfect setting for a lovely Mother’s Day brunch. The menu will have salads, a seafood bar, frittatas, pastas, mains and desserts for $60 per person; kids can join for an additional $45. Be sure to make reservations as this castle brunch is bound to book up quickly.
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 923 1171
Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Restaurant, American, $$$
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Mildred‘s, Liberty Village’s go-to brunch spot, is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch that pays homage to mom with a menu of Mildred’s specialties for $27.50 per person. Brunch includes their famous scones and pastries for the table, a choice of one of the brunch faves (like the blueberry buttermilk pancakes or chef’s tart) and fresh squeezed juice. Be sure to pair mom’s brunch with a celebratory caesar; or if brunch isn’t your style, opt for a dinner with mom for $35 per person: a three course meal not to be missed.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, 85 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 588 5695
This Mother’s Day, The Drake is serving up a Mother’s Day 3-course, prix fixe menu fit for a queen for only $34. Indulge in a braised brisket eggs Benedict, mushroom quiche or tomato-poached eggs, choose from a yogurt parfait or the famous *freshly* baked scones, and finish with a surprise dessert (undoubtedly bound to be mouthwatering). Not feeling the luxurious menu? Go for a soul food brunch at The Drake’s Underground, where brunch will be served family style and paired with live bluegrass. Start with some southern baked goods like jalapeño cornbread, indulge in starters like grilled asparagus and roasted cauliflower, then dive into mains like maple glazed chicken thighs or hand carved country ham. Don’t forget to load up on the sides, especially the buttermilk waffles.
The Drake Hotel,1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 531 5042
The Chase Fish & Oyster
Restaurant, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian
Make Mother’s Day unforgettable by bringing mom to George Restaurant, an upscale space serving up ‘Toronto cuisine’ that highlights fresh and local ingredients, and with a stunning secluded courtyard. Enjoy a 3-course à la carte menu featuring dishes like Atlantic cod with cherry tomatoes and spinach or grilled romaine with mango and a lentil relish for $60 per person; plus, kids are only $15! Served from 11am-4pm, reservations recommended.
George Restaurant, 111C Queen St E, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 496 8275
Restaurant, Canadian, $$$
Spoil mom at Momofuku. Daishō, the second floor restaurant at Momofuku, will be serving bubbles and brunch from 11am-2pm, offering unique twists on brunch classics and a bagel feast with an assortment of toppings like spicy lamb sausage, scrambled eggs and trout gravlax for $25 per person. If you’re into getting fancy, head to Shōtō, the third floor of Momofuku, which is offering a Mother’s Day tasting menu from 12pm-2pm. Reservations required.
Momofuku Daishō, 190 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 253 6227
Restaurant, Canadian, Vegetarian, $$$