By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 11, 2024 at 10:01 AM

Fluffy omelets. Extravagant Benedicts. Pillowy pastries. What’s not to love about a delicious brunch? Whether you're looking for a special pre-fixe menu or an upscale buffet, we've got a list of options for Mother’s Day brunch that goes beyond what's usually found on the menu.

Need even more ideas? Check out our Brunch Guide for more amazing local spots to celebrate with Mom.

Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen
6207 W. National Ave, West Allis, (414) 321-5775
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Antigua will be offering a special Mother's Day brunch menu on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Offerings include Lola's empanadas, guava and cream-filled crepes, Rumchata French toast, chilaquiles and more.  Check out the full menu and make your reservations online.

Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 270-4422

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Executive Chef Erik Hansen has created a decadent three-course brunch that's perfect for spoiling mom. Offerings include a Crab & Corn Benedict, Lemon Crusted Chicken Breast and Char-grilled Hanger Steak and more. Plated brunch dishes are also available. View the full menu online. Brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are required.

1818 N. Hubbard St., (414) 395-1300 

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Avli will be launching its new brunch menu just in time for Mother's Day weekend. Offerings include Tsoureki (Greek sweet bread) French Toast, Greek Omelets, Avocado Toast and more. All moms will receive a complimentary glass of rosé during brunch service, with a purchase of any entree. Brunch is available on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made here.

The Bartolotta Restaurants

The Bartolotta Restaurants will offer something different at each location, including three-course brunch menus at Bacchus, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse, Harbor House or Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 . Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club will offer a brunch buffet. Costs vary by venue.  Menus for each venue, as well as reservations, are available online.

4195 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 488-2587

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Treat mom to a lovely brunch at this Shorewood staple featuring, which will be bringing back their Sunday brunch service starting May 5.  Reservations are already disappearing for the morning of May 12, so be sure to secure your spot!  Reservations can be made online.

The Edison
322 N. Broadway, (414) 269-6306

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Treat mom to an upscale brunch at the Edison, which will serve Mother's Day brunch offerings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Options include the Berry Nutty Dutch baby with berries, hazelnuts and hazelnut sauce; a Savory Dutch Baby featuring prosciutto, arugula and a poached egg; and the Lobster Benny with lobster, sabayon and home fries. Additional offerings include Steak Frites with New York strip, herb butter, fried egg and fries; or Green Shakshuka with green tomatoes, chickpeas and a poached egg. Entrees are priced $17-$39. Pair them up with something special from the restaurant's well-appointed list of brunch drinks. Reservations can be made online.

2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 867-9200
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From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 12, guests are invited to enjoy a special Mother's Day brunch buffet at Eldr+Rime featuring a carving station (roast beef and ham), raw bar, sweet stations, breakfast favorites and more. Cost is $80 per person.  Reservations can be made online.

The Italian Community Center 
631 E. Chicago St., (414) 223-2180

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Treat mom to a brunch buffet at the Italian Community Center on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stations will include a Champagne Fountain; Seafood Tower; Appetizers like snow crab claws and country pork pâté; plus stations serving omelets, carved leg of lamb, Italian favorites and desserts. Cost is $79 for adults and $25 for children. Reservations can be made online.

Lebnani House
5051 S. 27th St., (414) 488-8033 

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Lebnani House will be celebrating Mother's Day by offering free dessert (guests' choice of umm ali or lava cake) to every mother who visits on May 12.  Every mother will also receive a celebratory flower to commemorate her day. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Lupi & Iris
777 N. Van Buren St.,  (414) 293-9090 

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Lupi & Iris will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu for brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Cost starts at $60 per person (plus tax and service charge) and $30 for children. View the full menu. Guests an also add on a flower arrangement designed by in-house florist, Daria Aitken-Siegel.  Reservations can be made online.

Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131

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Mason Street Grill recently debuted its new brunch menu, which will be on offer for Mother's Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offerings include pastries and parfaits, Yukon waffles, egg dishes and more. Reservations are required. 

Motor Bar & Restaurant
401 W. Canal St., (414) 287-2778
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Celebrate with mom on the second floor of MOTOR Bar & Restaurant overlooking the Menomonee River. Rumble will host a special brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring a carving station, seafood station, made-to-order omelets, dessert station, kid's station, as well as fresh pastries and more. Moms can enjoy free parking, a freshly cut rose and free admission for mom to the Harley-Davidson Museum (on Mother's Day only). Cost is $54.95 per person. Make your reservations online.

221 N. Broadway, (414) 308-1600
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Onesto will open for a very special Mother's Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Offerings will include an abbreviated Onesto menu, plus brunch selections including French
Toast Bread Pudding featuring maple mascarpone, fresh berries and mint ($15). Special Mom-mosas featuring Prosecco and a choice of pineapple, orange or grapefruit juice will also be available ($12). Reservations can be made online.

The Original
2498 N. Bartlett Ave., (414) 763-4811
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The Original will be offering a special prix fixe menu for Mother's Day featuring dishes like a Crab Cake B.L.T., Mushroom Quiche and Steak and Eggs. The full menu is available online. Seatings are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost is $50 per person (includes non-alcoholic beverages). Reservations can be made online.

The Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222

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Experience a grand brunch buffet in The Pfister's newly renovated Grand Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Offerings include salads, seafood, brunch entrees, a carving station and dessert. Pricing is $89 for adults and $29 for children age 3-11 (kids two and under are free). Reservations are required.

Saffron Modern Indian Dining
223 N. Water St., (414) 539-4980

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Saffron is offering a special three-course pre fixe meal on Mother's Day. The meal is $50 per person and is available for both brunch service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner service from 4:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

1547 N. Jackson St., (414) 276-9608
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While Sanford will not be serving brunch at the restaurant for Mother's Day, they are offering an indulgent heat-and-eat brunch package.  The package serves four people for $255 (plus tax and gratuity) and can be pre-ordered by phone through Wednesday, May 8 (or until sold out) with pick-up on May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To place your order please call Sanford Restaurant at (414) 276-9608 (Tuesday through Saturday after 1 p.m.).

The menu includes slow-roasted prime rib with roast cauliflower, mushrooms, ramps and smoked mushroom butter; sauté of spring vegetables; Yukon potato puree; red wine beef jus; pull-apart rolls and butter; lemon pound cake with blueberry and cherry preserve, ginger lemon syrup.

2499 N. Bartlett Ave., (414) 964-TESS (8377)
While not ordinarily open on Sundays, Tess will be opening for a special brunch service from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (414) 964-8377.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.