Best Mother’s Day Restaurants in Denver

This Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8th, celebrate mom, grandmother, your best friend’s abuela and every mother figure in your life. There are so many great ways to say “thank you” to that special someone, from epic brunch buffets to endless drinks to spending time with plants and kids. Book a reservation at any of these sixteen locations (listed in alphabetical order) and show how much you appreciate everything your mom does.

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Order caviar with potato chips this Mother’s Day.


Annette at Stanley Marketplace
2501 Dallas Street, Aurora

On May 1st, Executive Chef Caroline Glover opened Annette for Sunday lunch for the first time in the restaurant’s history – just in time for Mother’s Day. Not only that, she also offers some Sunday specials, including a pound of peel-and-eat shrimp with cocktail sauce, caviar service with onion cream and potato chips, and Earl Gray sundae with whipped cream, hot fudge, and peanuts and Luxardo cherries. As a bonus, Annette also serves freshly shelled oysters from 4:30 p.m. Make a reservation at Resy.

apple blossom
822 18th street

If mom likes dishes like quiche with white asparagus and spinach; golden potato blinis with crème fraîche and caviar; or a sumptuous croque madame, brunch at Chef Paul C. Reilly’s Apple Blossom is the place to be. From 8am to 2pm, these specials are available along with the restaurant’s regular brunch menu. There will also be a basket of six muffins made by Pastry Chef Jodi Polson for guests to take away or have at the table. Visit Tock to make a reservation or send an email [email protected] to pre-order the muffin basket.

click to enlarge Brunch this Mother's Day at Bar Dough.  - KAYLA JONES

Brunch this Mother’s Day at Bar Dough.

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bar batter
2227 West 32nd Ave

Every mom who dips into Bar Dough this Mother’s Day will be treated to a free “Mom-osa” with her brunch. Order breakfast classics like Eggs Benedict, cinnamon rolls, or a grain bowl with farro, pickled fruit, nuts, roasted pumpkin, and a poached egg. Or go for an Italian brunch with pasta carbonara with poached egg; breakfast pizza with fennel sausage; and polenta with pear butter and sweet cream. There is no wrong answer. Brunch is from 10am to 3pm and reservations are recommended.

The Bookbinding
1817 Hauptstr

Who says Mother’s Day is all about brunch? Instead, take a morning hike and then head to the bookbindery for dinner. Here, chef and owner Linda Hampsten Fox and her team conjure up a special Mother’s Sunday dinner from 5pm. Book in advance for the terrace or the large and airy LoHi restaurant.

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Tuna ozshizushi

Glo noodle house

Glo noodle house
4450 West 38th Ave

Visit a place that not only celebrates mothers but is also named after the chef’s mother. The Glo Noodle House, which pays homage to chef and co-owner Chris Teigland’s mother, Gloria, is having a special seven-course Prix Fixe menu on Mother’s Day. It includes tuna ozshizushi, king crab udon, braised short ribs and shrimp toast. Reserve from 6pm via Tock. The meal is $100 per person, with the option to add a sake pairing for an additional $75.

The infinite monkey set
3200 Larimer St

As a mom, taking care of the kids isn’t a top priority on Mother’s Day — unless those kids are actually baby goats. Let mom relax with a 50-minute yoga class and mimosas on May 8th at 10am or 11am. After the stretch, you’ll have 30 minutes to get up close and personal with the baby goats and time to have a few drinks. Of course, you can also take other delicious wines from the municipal winery home with you. Each ticket to the event includes entry into a raffle, vendor reading and a $15 gift card from Athleta. Tickets cost $49 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Il Posto
2601 Larimer Street

On May 8th from 10am to 2pm, celebrate your mom with a pile of lemon ricotta pancakes, Caesar salad with white anchovies, homemade confection and a glass of Sangria Rosso. None of these items are on the regular brunch menu, so get them while you can. You can choose to dine inside or on the terrace. Reservations are recommended to secure premium brunch times.

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Order a seafood platter for mom.

Jax fish house

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Several locations

On Mother’s Day only, all Jax locations are open for a special brunch from 10am to 2pm. Even better, for just $19, anyone can get bottomless mimosas — not just mom. Make a reservation through OpenTable at a location near you and treat your mom to a plethora of seafood delights, from freshly shucked oysters to lobster rolls and caviar.

La Bouche
1100 East 17th Avenue

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., every mother who dines at this brasserie gets a free mimosa with her main course. Items include vegetarian quiche, quiche lorraine, a charcuterie board, or croque monsieur or madame. La Bouche is also hosting a special dessert pairing featuring a Kir Royal cocktail with a heart-shaped box filled with two tender macarons for $10. Reserve a table through OpenTable.

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Dine outside at Le French.

Le French

Le French Bakery & Cafe
4901 South Newport St

Southside moms don’t have to travel far to enjoy delicious French-Senegalese dishes from owners Aminata and Rougui Dia. This Mother’s Day, the sisters have added even more elegant dishes to the brunch menu, including classic Eggs Benedict, strawberry and champagne cocktails and a special strawberry and crème roulade for dessert. Make a reservation to secure a seat in the café, and enjoy the meal outdoors when the weather is nice.

The original
1600 20th Street

Now it’s time to deal with some Mom-mosas in LoDo. On Friday, May 6th and Sunday, May 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., moms will receive free Bottomless Mimosas with the purchase of a brunch entree. On the drinks side, spice up your sparkling wine with grapefruit, cranberry or classic orange juice. Then order a plate of challah french toast, fried chicken steak, a bacon breakfast sandwich, or a steak and egg breakfast sandwich. There’s something for every type of mom on the menu – make a reservation to secure your spot.

The Red Barber
3770 Walnut Street

Mom helped you grow, so return the favor by treating her to an afternoon of cocktails and plants. From 2pm to 5pm at the Catbird Hotel at Red Barber, the restaurant is hosting Love Grows Here, an event in partnership with Reroot. Enjoy the stunning views while indulging in bottomless mimosas and frozen slushies as you plant and peruse a variety of succulents and houseplants. The drinks have to stay there, but mom can take her plant home. Each ticket costs $45 and can be reserved online.

click to enlarge Clockwise from left: Coffee N' Donuts, Crème Brulee, Strawberry Jack, Texas Praline.  - SLEEP

Clockwise from left: Coffee N’ Donuts, Crème Brulee, Strawberry Jack, Texas Praline.


Snooze, an AM place
Different places

Snooze is a popular spot all year round, and things get even more exciting on Mother’s Day. We’re talking the regular brunch menu, but with special side dishes like strawberry shortcake pancakes and a strawberry martini mimosa. These items are available on both Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th. Skip the line by downloading the Snooze app, which lets you join the waiting list digitally while you’re still in your pajamas.

Stoic & real
1701 Wynkoop Street

Enjoy a seafood tower, smoked trout devil eggs, a lobster roll and some Mother’s Day brunch specials at Union Station Seafood Restaurant from Executive Chef Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch. Chicken and waffles with hot honey sauce served in the kitchen from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; crab cakes Benedict; trout and eggs with hash browns and chimichurri; and avocado toast with smoked char rillette. And if you prefer to have dinner, this menu starts right after brunch at 3:00 p.m

1701 Wynkoop Street

Head to Union Station for Mother’s Day brunch at Ultreia from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The regular menu will be available along with some specials for the big day. These include the piri sausage breakfast sandwich with manchego crema, deviled eggs with crispy serrano jamón; and a homemade pastry basket with orange scone, blueberry muffin, and pastel de nata, a Portuguese egg custard tart. Follow the meal with a homemade brunch cocktail or pitcher of sangria.

click to enlarge Treat yourself to a sumptuous brunch at Urban Farmer.  - THE HIP PHOTO

Treat yourself to a sumptuous brunch at Urban Farmer.

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urban farmer
1659 Wazee Street

Visit the historic Oxford Hotel and enjoy a stunning à la carte brunch buffet at Urban Farmer this Mother’s Day. Adults are $70 per person and $35 for children under 10 years old. Expect to fill your plate with charcuterie, homemade pickles, eggs, fresh oysters, beet-cured salmon, Eggs Benedict, prime rib with horseradish cream and more. Every mom gets a free cocktail, and for an additional $20, guests can add bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.


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