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.



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.


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.



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.



… 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.



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.



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