This Mother’s Day, consider treating mom to a special meal. Local spots like Symposia, Joe Muer, Frame, Rugby Grille, and more are offering tasty specials and events you won’t want to miss. For more details, please visit each restaurant’s website.
In addition to the full regular menu, Symposia will also be offering some special features for Mother’s Day including Cavatelli Pescatore — a hand-rolled ricotta pasta with fresh tomato sauce, shrimp, calamari, mussels, lobster claw, white wine, seasoning, and a “touch of chili.” Mom will also get a special split of champagne to take home. Symposia Detroit, 1000 Brush St., Detroit; symposiadetroit.com.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse is hosting a special brunch to celebrate the amazing mothers this year. Favorites from their brunch menu such as Grits ‘N’ Bits Waffle and Huevos Rancheros will be available to eat, along with specials like smoked ribeye and Maine lobster omelet. Grab a classic Mimosa and make a toast to the special ladies in your life. Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor; zingermansroadhouse.com.
Mother’s Day specials at Stella’s Table in White Lake, which is open for brunch and dinner on May 14, includes a special menu for the occasion. Reservations for dine-in service can be made online or by phone. Stella’s Table, 340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake; facebook.com.
Spend Mother’s Day at either Joe Muer Detroit or Joe Muer Bloomfield Hills and enjoy an extravagant brunch. Some featured items include roasted steamship round of beef, plank-roasted whole Loch Duart salmon, chef-carved Dearborn ham, a sushi bar, and decadent desserts. The buffet is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and reservations can be made over the phone. Prices are $79 per person, $30 for children 6 to 12, and there is no charge for children 5 or under. Joe Muer Seafood, multiple locations; joemuer.com.
The Townsend Hotel’s restaurant is offering a four course pre-fixed menu for brunch on Mother’s Day. You can reserve the $125 per-person Mother’s Day brunch online. The menu includes options such as seared scallops, warm lobster salad, key lime tarte, and chocolate caramel crunch. Rugby Grille, 100 Townsend St., Birmingham; rugbygrille.com.
Enjoy a Mother’s Day buffet brunch at Andiamo’s this year. The restaurant’s Mothers’ Day Brunch-to-Go is $49.95 per person, $22 for children ages 5 to 10, and kids under 4 dine free. The brunch will include smoked salmon, applewood smoked bacon, an omelet station, pastas, Andiamo’s Chicken Piccata, and many desserts to choose from. Brunch will be taking place at Andiamo Livonia and Andiamo Warren from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Andiamo Bloomfield will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Andiamo Detroit’s brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Andiamo Fenton’s will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Andiamo locations will be hosting brunch on May 14 and reservations can be made over the phone. Andiamo, multiple locations; andiamoitalia.com.
The special Mother’s Day brunch menu includes shared plates like garlic butter brioche and burrata, two different kinds of salad, and a variety of entrees including an omelet, baked French toast, bacon burger, Atlantic salmon, and Amish chicken. Get garlic herb potatoes, fresh fruit, Detroit breakfast sausage, and more on the side, too. Zana, 210 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; zanabham.com.
If you’re looking for a spin on typical Mother’s Day dining, then consider dining at Frame. The Hazel Park spot will be collaborating with Chef Gabriel Botezan to put on ‘Tapas con Madre: A Spanish Mother’s Day Weekend.’ On May 13, the dinner menu will feature patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo, jamón lbérico, pinchos morunos, and pastel de aceite de oliva with seating times at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The brunch menu on May 14 will have Spanish frittatas, pan con tomato, skillets with chorizo, gazpacho from southern Spain, and a Basque-style bunt cheesecake with seating times at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Diners can also reserve Spanish wines, enjoy house-made sangria, and move to the sound of Flamenco music. Both events are priced at $65 per person and reservations can be made online. Frame, 23839 John R Road #2, Hazel Park; framehazelpark.com.
This Lebanese restaurant located in Detroit is holding a four course pre-fixed menu in celebration of all the amazing ladies out there on Mother’s Day. The meal starts out with a sharable plate of hummus, pita bread, and crudités for the entire table. Guests will be able to indulge in dishes such as grilled filet mignon, grilled lamb chops, Mjaddara, and much more. There are dining slots available from 2-9:15 p.m. The price is $75 per person. Leila, 1245 Griswold St., Detroit; resy.com.
Tonia’s Victorian Rose Mother’s Day High Tea
Tonia’s is hosting high tea to celebrate mom this year. The tea room’s Mother’s Day High Tea takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 13 and May 14. Guests will have unlimited hot beverages, a cup of soup, a salad, and a two-tier tray of tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, and fruit. Tickets are $55 for adults and $38 for children. Attendees can sign up for the tea party online. Tonia’s Victorian Rose Tea Room & More, 118 W Third St., Rochester; toniasvictorianrose.com.
Treat mom to an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes breakfast options like French toast, bacon, and scrambled eggs alongside some of Black Rock’s signature dishes including shrimp, salmon, chicken, and barbecue ribs. The buffet costs $29.99 for adults, $13.99 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids under 4. Black Rock, multiple locations; blackrockrestaurants.com.
Celebrate Mother’s Day Eddie Merlot’s-style with a brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attendees will have a large selection of food to choose from at the breakfast station, made-to-order omelet station, salad station, carving station, seafood station, dessert station, and hot station. Mom, sit back, relax, and enjoy the while sipping on refreshments like Mimosas or a Bloody Mary. Eddie Merlot’s, 37000 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; eddiemerlots.com.
Enjoy a three-course meal this Mother’s Day at J.Baldwin’s from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Guests can pick from dishes like chicken bella, cauliflower steak butternut risotto, portabella raviolis, cedar plank stone fired salmon, and an assortment of other items to enjoy on this special day. You can reserve a table online. Price starts at $39 and a limited kid’s menu is $8. J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, 16981 18 Mile Road., Clinton Twp.; jdbaldwins.com.
This post has been updated for 2023.