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Mother's Day Brunches

Give your mother the day off this Sunday and treat her to brunch at one of Indy’s restaurants that bridge the breakfast/lunch gap in style.

 

Grille 39 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel

11925 N. Meridian St., Carmel, 317-814-2550

Grille 39 will have a Mother’s Day champagne brunch buffet with complimentary bubbles for all moms. The spread will feature numerous food stations, with options including pasta, omelets, stir-fry, and salad. A dessert mountain and live entertainment will top off the meal.

10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

 $36.95; $15.95 for children 12 and under

 

Eddie Merlot’s

3645 E. 96th St., 317-846-8303

A special Mother’s Day brunch buffet will include made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon, shrimp, a beef tenderloin carving station, and spiral-spiced glazed ham. Desserts, like make-your-own brownies and ice-cream sundaes, finish out the meal.

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

$34.95; $14.95 for children 12 and under

 

Barcelona Tapas

201 N. Delaware St., 317-638-8272

This tapas restaurant is serving a Sunday sangria brunch buffet on Mother’s Day. The menu will include made-to-order omelets, Spanish eggs Benedict with grilled chorizo and paprika hollandaise, and carved beef.

10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

$16.95

 

The Loft Restaurant at Traders Point Creamery

9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, 317-733-1700

Along with the restaurant’s normal brunch items, Mother’s Day diners can enjoy the creamery’s soft, pungent Bloomy cheese wrapped in puff pastry, as well as the Sunshine Plate: two eggs over a bed of spring veggies.

9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Entrees range between $12 and $19

 

Nourish Cafe at the IMA

4000 Michigan Rd., 317-923-1331

Nourish will offer an Italian-style strata with grilled portobello mushrooms as well as a trio of bruschetta with tomato and basil, Sicilian seafood salad, quick pickled beet relish, and much more. Brunch will be served in the Deer Zink Pavilion.

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

$38; $16 for children 10 and under

 

Osteria Pronto

10 S. West St., 317-860-5800

Treat Mom to an Italian brunch buffet of fresh pasta, meat-carving stations, pan-seared sea bass, and more.

11 a.m.–3 p.m.

$35; $17.50 for children 6–12; free for children 5 and under

 

Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar

5902 N. College Ave., 317-722-8888

Expect carving stations, barbecued ribs, pasta, smoked salmon, biscuits and gravy, petit fours, and more.

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

$19.99; $1 per year for children 12 and under

 

Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens

2505 Conservatory Dr., 317-327-7275

If you’re looking for something a little different, Garfield Park is offering a Mother’s Day tea party to celebrate the park’s history. Registration required by May 10.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$5


Indianapolis Propylaeum

1410 N. Delaware St., 317-638-7881

Buffet menu items will include pecan-stuffed chicken breasts, carrot souffle, pork tenderloin, and more.

11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

$28, $15 for children 12 and under

 

The Rathskeller

401 E. Michigan St., 317-636-0396

Brunch plates include a choice of quiche, bacon or sausage, french toast casserole, and fresh fruit with yogurt dip.

11 a.m.–3 p.m.

$12.95

 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

8487 Union Chapel Rd., 317-466-0175

The brunch items will include a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. Each mother will also receive a $25 gift card to use at Fleming’s later.

11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

$34.95; $16.95 for children 12 and under

 

Northside Social

6525 N. College Ave., 317-253-0111

The brunch buffet will include potato-crusted bass fillet, Mediterranean linguini, prime-rib hash, biscuits and gravy, and more.

11 a.m.–3 p.m.

$26; $12 children 12 and under

 

Dufour’s in Irvington

5648 E. Washington St., 317-357-1696

This four-course brunch menu has some entrees for breakfast and others for lunch. Choices include blueberry-pecan pancakes, bananas Foster waffles, and turkey Napoleans.

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

$19.95

 

… and a few perennial favorites

While Mother’s Day is a great time to partake in eating breakfast food in the afternoon, many Indianapolis restaurants make delectable brunches every week. Here is a list of establishments that serve up a dedicated Sunday brunch menu.

 

Kelties

110 S. Union St., Westfield, 317-867-3525

Recognized by Open Table as one of America’s Top 100 Restaurants, this Westfield bastion of fine dining—regretfully reported in a previous Dish newsletter as closed, which it is not!—is a longtime favorite for lazy Sunday afternoons. Brunch items include sausage gravy and biscuits, poached prawns, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, and homemade desserts.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

$22.95

 

Black Acre Brewing Company

5632 E. Washington St., 317-207-6266

What pairs nicely with a Sunday-morning meal of fried plantains and huevos rancheros? How about a house-brewed watermelon beer, a nice hefeweizen, or quaffable champagne drinks.

11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Prices vary

 

Mesh on Mass

725 Massachusetts Ave., 317-955-9600

The brunch menu lists mouthwatering options like a Kentucky Hot Brown, sirloin steak and eggs, shrimp and grits with sausage gravy, and orange-ricotta pancakes.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Prices vary

 

Ruth’s Pull up a Chair Cafe (formally Ruth’s Keystone Cafe)

3443 E. 86th St., 317-757-8006

The sweet Norwegian Lefse get a lot of love. But don’t pass up the eggs Benedict.

8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Prices vary

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