Where to Dine in Metro Detroit This Mother’s Day  

These metro Detroit spots offer up special menus, tea parties, wine offerings, and more for mom this Mother’s Day.
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This Mother’s Day, consider treating mom to a special meal. Local spots like Madam, Joe Muer, Frame, Eddie Merlot, and more are offering tasty specials and events you won’t want to miss. For more details, please visit each restaurant’s website.

Symposia

Symposia and The Atheneum are taking reservations for a delightful Mother’s Day brunch this year. Enjoy traditional breakfast dishes alongside a cold seafood station, carving station, dessert, and more. Mom gets a complimentary mimosa and valet. Seatings are at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Adults are $44.95 and kids 12 and under are $21.95. Symposia, 1000 Brush St., Detroit; symposiadetroit.com.

Stella’s Table

Mother’s Day specials at Stella’s Table in White Lake, which is open for dinner on May 12, includes a special menu for the occasion with drunken shrimp with sun-dried tomatoes, pan-seared scallops, and dessert. Reservations for dine-in service can be made online or by phone. Stella’s Table, 340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake; facebook.com.

Aurora Italiana

Treat mom to a special brunch that features a mimosa, Bloody Mary, and Bellini bar alongside fresh-to-order omelettes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each table gets a rose. The regular menu is available for dinner along with a special Mother’s Day menu. Standar reservations required for dinner. Adults are $55 a person, kids 4 and up are $35, and kids 3 and under are free. Aurora Italian, 6199 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield; auroraitaliana.com.  

Joe Muer

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, $35 for children 6 to 12, and there is no charge for children 5 or under. Joe Muer Seafood, multiple locations; joemuer.com.

Andiamo

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 chef-carved roasted sirloin, honey-glazed ham, specialty pastas, salads, Andiamo’s Chicken Piccata, and many desserts to choose from. Brunch will be taking place at Andiamo Livonia, Andiamo Bloomfield, and Andiamo Warren from 10 a.m. to 3 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 12 and reservations can be made over the phone. Andiamo, multiple locations; andiamoitalia.com.

Epiphany – Nain Rouge Kitchen

Ephiphany will be offering a wide variety of options for brunch this Mother’s Day. In addition to fresh-squeeze mimosas, find smoked trout pate, avocado toast, mushroom and goat cheese salad, vegetable crude and other appetizers and small plates. They’ll also offer main dishes that range from a classic eggs Benedict to bread pudding French toast. Prices vary by dish. Epiphany, 644 Selden St., Detroitepiphanyrestaurant.com

Frame

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 Chefs Jermond Booze and Amber Beckem to put on a Mother’s Day Soul Sunday Brunch. This event is part of the month-long series, mix.tapeBAR curated by Ryan Patrick Hooper, where attendees dive into the creative interplay of food and music. Each week, the menu is formed around the musical tastes of the chef in residence. From May 8-12, an American soul menu will be paired with classic R&B albums over the decades. On Mother’s Day proper, Frame is offering a unique at-the-table, a la carte dinner experience from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended, and a required $25 deposit will be refunded upon arrival. Frame, 23839 John R. Road, Suite 2, Hazel Park; framehazelpark.com.

Black Rock

Treat mom to an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes breakfast options like French toast sticks, bacon, and scrambled eggs alongside some of Black Rock’s signature dishes including shrimp, Mahi Mahi,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.

Cucina Lab

In honor of Mother’s Day, Cucina Lab is offering specials all weekend long. On Friday and Saturday, experience a five-course fixed menu and create a flower bouquet for $110 a person. On Sunday, there’s a Mother’s Day lunch that features three pasta tastings, appetizers, and desserts for $60 a person. Cucina Lab, 3960 Crooks Road, Suite 200, Troy; cucina-lab.com

Eddie Merlot’s

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.

J.Baldwin’s

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, vegetarian lasagna, crab cake eggs benedict, 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 $41 and a limited kid’s menu is $10. J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, 16981 18 Mile Road., Clinton Township.; jdbaldwins.com.

Madam

Indulge in a spring Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring sweet and savory dishes for every palate including buttermilk pancakes, omelets, spicy chicken sandwiches, seasonal salads, and more. Seating for brunch is available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Madam is also offering a Mother’s Day Butterfly Afternoon Tea at noon and 2:30. Guests will sip tea in the Daxton Hotel’s elegant Parlor spaces, and a culinary team will present a variety of foods like scones, sandwiches, tarts, macarons, cakes, and more. Reservations are required in advance. Madam, 298 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; daxtonhotel.com/events

The Apparatus Room

Head to the Detroit Foundation Hotel for their Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch as part of their Vinyl Brunch series, bringing Detroit-based DJs and a unique brunch menu together. The Detroit Foundation Hotel is partnering with Bon Bon Bon chocolate and Flowers for Dreams for guests to purchase some of the best local gifts Detroit has to offer this Mother’s Day. Enjoy jazz and a meal, too, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Apparatus Room, 250 W. Larned St., Detroit; detroitfoundationhotel.com.

Café Cortina

Café Cortina is offering a special Mother’s Day dining experience with a variety of menu options from lobster to pasta. Choose from mixed wild mushrooms with fresh asiago and truffle oil, a special salad with radicchio, romaine, fennel, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and radishes; roasted boneless prime rib au jus; grilled portabella mushroom with zucchini, carrots, spinach, potatoes, and onion straws; and many more. A choice of dessert is available, as well. Adult meals are $135 and $50 for kids. Café Cortina, 30715 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills; static1.squarespace.com.

This post has been updated for 2024.