According to the National Restaurant Association, 92 million Americans – 38 percent of the population –will eat out on Mother’s Day. And that number doesn’t include the children joining them.
It makes sense. What mom doesn’t love having her whole family around the table for a meal – especially if she didn’t have to cook it?
Restaurants all around Indy are vying to host these celebrations by featuring special menus, providing gifts or opening early. Here are a few options for Mother’s Day brunch.
It can be difficult to describe the Market Table at The Alexander, a ritzy hotel in Downtown Indianapolis. While it does resemble a traditional buffet, patrons stand face to face with Market Table’s chefs while they cook their food. On Mother’s Day, Market Table at The Alexander takes up it a notch, offering an unforgettable menu with plenty of choices. Yogurts, fruits, salads, meats and local cheeses will be offered as appetizers. Afterwards, traditional breakfast dishes like omelets, bacon, and sausage join lunch choices like rigatoni and duck as entrees. Guests can also treat themselves to one of 16 different flavors of gelato, cake pops or one of several other options for dessert. Market Table may just be the best choice for families with several children. Kids six years and under eat completely free of charge on Mother’s Day. Children between the ages of seven and 12 are $16.00 each, and adults are $38.00
The Omni Severin Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis, located on West Jackson Place, is certainly noteworthy in its own right, but it has a wonderful eatery called 1913 Restaurant that just gives it an extra edge. Known for its farm-fresh ingredients, locally-sourced menu and 1900s-style dishes, 1913 Restaurant would be a great place to take Mom on Mother’s Day. Between 11:30am and 2:30pm, brunch will be served. Breakfast selections like bacon, sausage, pancakes and granola join specialty items like Pan-Seared Chicken, crepes and Spinach Quiche. Visitors can enjoy this wonderful brunch for just $39.00 per person. Kids between the ages of six and 12 are $21.00, and kids five and under can eat for free. Reservations can be made over the phone by calling 317-396-3623.
Considered the best Greek restaurant by many throughout the region, Santorini Greek Kitchen has been recognized for its cuisine by magazines and publications such as Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, NUVO and Indianapolis Woman Magazine. It has even made TheIndyChannel.com’s A-List, an honor shared by few restaurants in the city. This restaurant is a good choice for families with moms who want a little more of an exotic meal. On Mother’s Day, for just $25.00 per person, Santorini Greek Kitchen will offer all the traditional Greek fixings you could ever want in a buffet. Between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm, consider taking Mom down to Santorini Greek Kitchen at the corner of Prospect Street and Laurel Street in Fountain Square.
Sassafras Tea Room
Take a step back and time and join Sassafras Tea Room in Greenwood on Mother’s Day. With fancy tea cups, a homely setting and intricate linen napkins, chargers and stemware, Sassafras Tea Room replicates simpler times. While Sassafras Tea Room may be known best for its selection of exquisite teas, it has an exceptional menu planned for Mother’s Day in 2017. Offerings include homemade waffles, quiche, fruit, sausage and a selection of sweets. Seating times are at 10:00am, 11:100am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm. Regardless of seating time, parties are charged $25.00 per adult and $15.00 per child. Sassafras Tea Room is easily spotted from the road at 229 North Madison Avenue.
Downtown Indianapolis is not short of great options for Mother’s Day with The Capital Grille certainly near the top of the list. On Mother’s Day, for just $49.00, each guest can enjoy selections from a fabulous, fixed, three-course menu, which features pan-seared salmon, filet mignon, lobster frittata and a handful of other delightful dishes. The kids can tag along to this great brunch for just $15.00. Their menu is also fixed, but it features selections that are a little more kid-friendly, including chicken fingers, French toast and scrambled eggs.
Prime 47 is yet another excellent steakhouse in the Indianapolis area, but it is arguably the best in Carmel. Described as a “swanky destination for steakhouse meals,” Prime 47 is the perfect destination for Northsiders looking to treat Mom with a high-class dining experience on Mother’s Day. Normally, Prime 47 does not open until 4:00pm on Sundays. In fact, it is almost never open for the lunch hour. However, on Mother’s Day, Prime 47 will open its doors at 10:00am and serve brunch until 3:00pm. There is no special menu, but this is a unique opportunity to dine at Prime 47 during the lunch hour. Dads, consider making reservations immediately, because this popular Carmel destination will probably be jammed pack on Mother’s Day. Conveniently located in Clay Terrace, the family can take Mom shopping after brunch.
Business professionals in Downtown Indianapolis are probably familiar with the Skyline Club, perhaps the most exclusive private business club in the area. Members can enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch between 10:00am 1:00pm. Brunch starts around $47.00 for adult members, $25.00 for kinds between 17 and 13 years of age, $16.00 for children ages six to 12 and just $7.00 for kids five years old and younger. Non-members can join Skyline Club members for brunch starting around $52.00. This brunch will feature what Skyline Club deems a “Feast for a Queen.”
Indianapolis-area residents might be unfamiliar with Madison’s, but it is undoubtedly a local favorite in Pendleton. Madison’s is noted for its combination of intimate dining, excellent service and delectable dishes. Quick to fill, dads interested in taking Mom to Madison’s should get a reservation as soon as possible. It will be filled wall-to-wall on Mother’s Day. Madison’s will have a buffet on Mother’s Day, and it will feature plenty of different kinds of foods, guaranteed to please anyone. The buffet will have breakfast items like omelets, ham and waffles, but it will also have lunch and dinner items like pasta, seafood, salad and mashed potatoes. The buffet will cost just $21.00 per adult, and kids under the age of five can eat for free. Kids between five and 12 years of age are $12.00. Indianapolis-area residents wanting to try something different should consider making the short drive out to Pendleton. They will be pleased with their decision.
Chateau Thomas Winery out in Plainfield is known first and foremost as a winery. In fact, because of its success, it has expanded into Brown County, where it currently owns a tasting room. It has an exceptional dining venue that opens annually for Mother’s Day brunch. Reservations are required for this brunch, and they can be made by calling 317-837-9463. There are two seatings planned for Mother’s Day this year. The first is at 10:00am, and it runs until noon. Following the first seating, the staff will clear the room and prepare for the second seating, which starts at 1:00pm and ends at 3:00pm. This Mother’s Day option, like Market Table, is also a good option for famili
es with children. Kids five and under eat for free, kids between the ages of six and 12 cost $15.00 each and adults are $35.00. Chateau Thomas Winery’s main facility is located at 6291 Cambridge Way, not too far from Exit 66 on I-70.
Ed Sahm is a local culinary master. His family owns a total of nine different restaurants throughout Central Indiana, and all of them will be serving brunch on Mother’s Day. Sahm’s restaurants serving Mother’s Day brunch can be found on the Northside, in Broad Ripple, in Downtown and in Pendleton. The restaurants are either buffet-style or sit-down. With adults costing as little as $19.99 per person, Sahm’s restaurants are perfect for families with a little smaller budget.. Consider checking out Sahm’s website to find which one of his several restaurants is located near you.
Conner Prairie will be serving breakfast and lunch entrees, salads and desserts via buffet. There is even some buffet selections made just for kids. Attendees to this great Mother’s Day buffet do not have to be a member of Conner Prairie, but members are granted a three-dollar discount for adults, and kids are two dollars off. Non-members are $24.95 each, and their kids ranging in age from two to 12 are $12.95 each. Once secluded, Conner Prairie is now easy to spot, located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers.
The Loft at Trader’s Point Creamery
Zionsville and other Northsiders rave about Traderspoint Creamery, an organic dairy farm located on Moore Road in extreme-southern Zionsville. Formerly a private farm, Traderspoint Creamery opened its doors in recent years to become a local tourist destination. While its selection of dairy products already makes Traderspoint Creamery a special place, The Loft Restaurant, Traderspoint Creamery’s onsite, farm-style restaurant, just gives it a little something extra. The Loft Restaurant has received multiple awards from local publications and organizations like Indianapolis Monthly and Visit Indy. The Loft will be open continuously from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Mother’s Day this year.