The List: 6 More Mother’s Day Brunch Spots in Columbus
Mother’s Day was designed for two things only: celebrating that oh so important woman (women) in your life, and eating out. This year, there’s no shortage of places, for every kind of budget, where Mom is not only celebrated, she’s treated like a queen. Here’s a list of 6 places around town to take mom out on her special day:
Union Café will be offering Mother’s Day Sunday brunch as well. The grand brunch buffet skips the traditional dishes in place of Bloody Marys and mimosas, Belgian Waffle and Omelet stations, shrimp and grits, and more. Union Cafe also a large patio and bar, which makes for a fun, vibrant bar scene. Reservations are recommended.
For more info, visit www.columbusnightlife.com.
Columbus Fish Market
Celebrate Mom all weekend long with a special menu offered at Columbus Fish Market — a restaurant with a self-proclaimed obsession of fresh seafood. Enjoy holiday specials like the restaurant’s Surf & Turf featuring filet mignon and shrimp scampi, the seasonal spring halibut, or other seafood.
The Columbus Fish Market opens at 11 a.m. on Sunday and serves this special menu all day. Columbus Fish Market is located at 1245 Olentangy River Rd. in Grandview. To book your table, visit www.mitchellsfishmarket.com.
J. Liu Restaurant & Bar
For a more exotic Mother’s Day dining experience, consider J. Liu Restaurant. There are two locations in Central Ohio: The restaurant’s Dublin location, at 50 West Bridge St., has a special Mother’s Day menu, while the Worthington location, at 6880 North High St., opens with their normal brunch hours and menu.
At the J. Liu of Dublin, diners are treated to both traditional and unexpected dishes. From salads and pasta, Asian dishes like vegetable lo mein, Crab Rangoon and spring rolls, and traditional brunch items such as seasoned potatoes, french toast and eggs benedict, there’s something to satisfy any mood mom is in for. Sunday buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make a reservation, visit www.jliurestaurant.com.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
This Mother’s Day, treat your life giver to a special meal at McCormick & Schmick’s, located at 3965 New Bond St. at Easton. Main menu and brunch specials include chef’s signature seafood and steak features, plus items like crab cake benedict, grits and bananas foster french toast.
McCormick & Schmick’s also serve a kids menu and gluten sensitive options. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. To make your reservation, visit www.mccormickandschmicks.com.
Anna’s Greek Cuisine
Hailed as one of the best Greek restaurants in the city, Anna’s Greek Cuisine, located at 7370 Sawmill Road, offers a Mother’s Day all-you-can-eat brunch buffet featuring all Hellenic dishes: hummus and pita bread, spanakopita, avgolemono, mousaka, lamb Parnassos, rizogalo (rice pudding) and baklava, just to name a few. Mimosas, Bloody Marys and a full far are also available.
Brunch begins at 11 a.m. and kids under 6 eat for free. To reserve a seating time call 614.799.2207 or visit www.annasgreekfood.com.
The Fawcett Center
Mother’s Day is an ideal opportunity to check out the dining scene at The Fawcett Center, located at 2400 Olentangy River Rd. on the campus of The Ohio State University. They offer a grand buffet that is complimentary for children under 5. There you’ll find: A soup and salad station; chef-attended omelet, pancake and waffle stations; sliced cured meats, pickles, preserves and jams; imported and domestic cheeses with artisanal bread; fruit smoothies and other breakfast-centric food options.
Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Call 614.292.2290 or visit www.fawcettcenter.com for reservations.
A previous version of this list was written by former Columbus Underground reporter Ayana Wilson.