The List: 11 Great 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 11 places around town to take mom out on her special day:
Ella Restaurant and Bar
The pride of New Albany, this Mother’s Day, Ella Restaurant is offering an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet from 10am – 3pm. Guests will be able to choose from items like Cajun Benedict, Bourbon French Toast Casserole, Romesco Grilled Pork Loin, Red Wine Braised Beef Tips & Pearl Onions, and Cheesy Potato Gratin. Adults will pay $32 a person for this lavish spread, while kids 9-12 will pay $15. For children 5-8 years old, brunch will cost $8, and for those 4 and under, the meal will be free. To make your reservation, call 614.855.4600. Ella Restaurant and Bar is located at 266 East Main Street in New Albany. For more info, visit www.ella-restaurant.com.
Columbus Fish Market
Celebrate Mom all weekend long with two special menus offered at Columbus Fish Market’s two locations in Central Ohio. Firstly, a special Chef’s Feature menu with Lobster & Shrimp Stuffed MSC Sea Bass, Stuffed Lobster Tail, and Lobster Mac-N-Cheese. These items will be available à la carte for $29.99 a plate. There will also be three-course versions of any of these courses for $39.99, which adds the choice of salad or soup (Clam Chowder or Seafood Gumbo) and dessert, Crème Brulée or Mini Sharkfin Pie. The Lobster Celebrations menu offers diners the opportunity to pair a classic lobster dish with guest’s choice of soup or salad. Options available are: Salmon with Lobster & Shrimp Oscar for $25.99, Stuffed Lobster Tail & Tenderloin Skewers for $29.99, and Twin Stuffed Lobster Tails for $34.99. Columbus Fish Market will open at 11am on Saturday and Sunday, and will serve these special menus all day. Columbus Fish Market is located at 1245 Olentangy River Road in Grandview, and at 40 Hutchinson Avenue in Crosswoods. To book your table, visit www.mitchellsfishmarket.com.
Nestled in the heart of the Short North, Hubbard Grille will feature a very special menu just for mom this Mother’s Day. Old favorites, like Honey Jalapeño Corn Bread, Short Ribs & Shrimp, and Crispy Brussels Sprouts, will be offered alongside new classics, like Sweet Heat Chicken, Scallops au Poivre, and Saccheti. All items, served à la carte, will cost anywhere from $4-$28. Brunch will run from 11:30am – 2pm. To make a reservation, call 614.291.5000. Hubbard Grille is located at 793 North High Street. For more info, visit www.hubbardgrille.com.
J. Liu Restaurant & Bar
For a more exotic Mother’s Day dining experience, consider J. Liu Restaurant. With 2 location in Central Ohio, one at 50 West Bridge Street in Dublin, and one in Worthington at 6880 North High Street, their brunch buffet will feature both traditional and unexpected dishes like Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Mala Green Beans, Spicy Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib, and Smoked Ham. There will also be an extensive dessert table with items like Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Cream Pie, and Maraschino Macaroons. This buffet will be offered from 10am – 7pm, and will cost adults $29.95 per, seniors $27.95 each, children 4-11 years of age, $17.95, and those under 4, $5. To make a reservation, visit www.jliurestaurant.com.
This Mother’s Day, let Chef Mason Conway treat your mom’s taste buds at Lucé Nuovo, located at 3499 Market Street in Powell. He will be offering both Mother’s Day brunch and dinner to be served à la carte. Guests will be able to choose from dishes like Seared Duck, Lobster with Borsin Risotto & Carmelized Brussel Sprouts, and Hazelnut Truffles. Items at Lucé Nuovo, which specializes in French and Italian cuisine, will cost anywhere from $6-$34, so save your spot today by visiting www.lucenuovo.com. Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 11am – 4pm, followed by dinner service.
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 Street at Easton. Traditional brunch favorites, like Eggs Benedict and Bananas Foster French Toast , will be offered alongside newer classics, like Salmon O’Brien and BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp & Grits. The full dinner menu, with items like Swordfish Casino, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, and Blackened Chicken Fettuccini, will also be available. Dishes at McCormick & Schmick’s typically cost between $5.99-$38.99, and every Mother on her special day will receive a complimentary Chocolate-Covered Strawberry. McCormick & Schmick’s opens at 11am, so to make your reservation, visit www.mccormickandschmicks.com.
The Plaza Restaurant at Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
For one of the most impressive Mother’s Day brunch buffets in the city, consider making your reservation at The Plaza Restaurant, 75 East State Street. This year, Chef Matt Smith is going all out to cater to mom’s every taste. For $39.95 per adult, $19.95 for those ages 5-12, guests will be able to indulge in Prime Certified Black Angus Sirloin Beef Roast, Stuffed Pork Loin, Blue Point Oysters, Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio, Sweet Ricotta-Filled Blintzes, and Spring Tuna Salad, among other offerings. There will also be an International and Domestic Cheese Display featuring Ohio’s Black Swamp Gouda and French Brie, in addition to a dessert table filled with treats like Peanut Butter Brownies and Black & White No-Bakes. This brunch buffet will be offered from 10:30am – 2:30pm, so to book a table, visit www.sheratoncolumbuscapitolsquare.com.
For an Asian twist on Mother’s Day brunch, try China Dynasty, located at 1689 West Lane Avenue in the Shops on Lane. Their buffet runs from 11am – 8pm, and is fun for the whole family, with balloon twister and face painting available for the kids from 12:30pm – 3:30pm, and a free carnation for every mom while supplies last. Diners will enjoy Honey Ginger Garlic Glazed Chicken Wings, Bon-Bon Chicken Salad, Canadian Snow Crab Legs Cocktails, Cantonese Roasted Duck, Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce, and Singapore Rice Noodles, among other offerings, at this buffet. Gourmet Carrot Layer Cake and Coconut Cream Pie are among the dessert option, and every diner will have their choice of soup and non-alcoholic beverage to round out the meal. Adults will pay $20.95 per head for brunch, while those 6-11 will only have to spend $11.95. Children 5 and under eat for free. To book your table at China Dynasty, call 614.486-7126 or visit www.chineserestaurantcolumbusohio.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, is offering a Mother’s Day brunch buffet featuring all the Hellenic classics: Spanakopita, Avgolemono, Mousaka, Lamb Parnasos, Rizogalo, and Baklava, just to name a few. There will also be a make-your-own gyro station. The cost for this brunch is $18.95 for the full spread, $13.95 for Salads, Spreads, and Desserts only. Kids aged 6-10 pay $7.50, and those under 6 eat for free. These prices include a non-alcoholic drink as well. Seating times are as follow: 11am – 12:15pm, 12:15pm – 1:30pm, 1:30pm – 2:45pm, 2:45pm – 4pm, and 4pm – 5:15pm . You must reserve a seating time if you want to eat, so call 614.799.2207 or visit www.annasgreekfood.com to save your seat today.
Celebrate mom this year with the Granville Inn’s traditional Mother’s Day buffet. The spread includes hot and cold buffets items, as well as a carving station where guests can try Roast Pork Loin and Breast of Turkey. Find Chilled Poached Shrimp, Italian Tortellini Salad, and Creamy Herring & Cucumber Salad on the cold buffet, and Pecan & Maple Glazed Southern Fried Chicken, Seafood Pot Pie, and Broccoli & Cauliflower in Red Pepper Butter on the hot side. The cost for adults for this event is $34.95 per, $14.95 for those ages 4-10. Senior citizens pay the special price of $29.95, and those under 4 years old eat for free. To book a table at the Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, call 740.587.3333. Mother’s Day brunch will run from 11am – 3pm. Visit www.granvilleinn.com for more information.
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 Road on the campus of The Ohio State University. They are offering a grand buffet for $27.50 per adult, $13 for those 5-10 years old. The meal is complimentary for those under 5. Find Kielbasa Breakfast Sausage Gravy with Freshly Baked Cheddar-Chive Biscuits and Baked Huevos Rancheros at the Breakfast Station, Beer-Boiled Shrimp and Prince Edward Mussels at the Seafood Bar, Horseradish-Crusted Prime Rib and House-Smoked Pork Belly at The Carvery, and Five Onion Soup Seafood Bouillabaisse and Chicken and Eggplant Napoleons with Roasted Tomato Coulis as part of the entrée selection. There will also be a children’s buffet with items like Turkey Corn Dogs and PBJ Sandwiches. Reservations are required for this brunch, which runs from 10am – 1pm, and also includes a free family photo to remember the day, so call 614.292.6781 or visit www.fawcettcenter.com to save your table today.