Best Brunch: A roundup of perfect places to celebrate Mom

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Your mom has held your hand, done your laundry, fixed countless meals and comforted you when you thought the world was crashing down. Now it's time to pay a little of that back by taking her to a nice Mother's Day brunch, where she can feast on everything from pancakes to bacon to champagne. Because after all, isn’t she worth it?
 
Brunch options are plentiful in Kansas City on an average Sunday, but Mother's Day is when local restaurants really step it up. If you're looking for a place to celebrate mom with good food and drink, here are some suggestions:
 
Brio Tuscan Grille
You can bring a little bit of classic Italian atmosphere to mom by taking her to brunch at Brio, which offers a Tuscan Mother’s Day brunch and lunch items including an omelet station, carving station, children’s buffet and more. Regular brunch items are available off the menu if you can’t resist passing up the Sausage Florentine Crepes or the Eggs Oscar. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $27.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. 
Brio, 500 Nichols Road, Kansas City, Mo., 816.561.5888, brioitalian.com
 
bluestem Restaurant
This Mother’s Day, bluestem is offering progressive American cuisine in an intimate setting that is sure to impress a mom who enjoys quality food. On Saturday, May 12 you can enjoy an afternoon of pastries, teas and assorted tea sandwiches for $25 for adults or $12.50 for children younger than 10. There are two seatings available (11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.). Bluestem also offers a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday featuring their a la carte brunch menu and specialties from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required.  
bluestem, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo., 816.561.1101, bluestemkc.com
 
The Farmhouse
Bright. Lively. Cozy. Chic. If any of these words describe your mom, then The Farmhouse is the place to whisk her away for Mother’s Day brunch for a farm-to-table meal that she will never forget. The Farmhouse offers a regular a la carte brunch menu including small and large plates, and dessert. If you love biscuits and gravy, you must try their homemade sausage gravy. It's to die for and guaranteed to make you the favorite if you take mom here. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and entrees range from $5 to $13. Reservations recommended.
The Farmhouse, 300 Delaware St., Kansas City, Mo., 816.569.6032
eatatthefarmhouse.com
 
Bristol Seafood Grill
Bristol holds nothing back when it comes to celebrating mom. The Mother’s Day brunch buffet is an elaborate spread of everything from breakfast items, lobster mac and cheese, an omelet bar, carving station, waffle bar, bloody mary bar, and a raw bar that includes smoked fish, shrimp, sushi and oysters. Paired with their top-notch service and posh atmosphere, Bristol is sure to impress. The buffet is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $25 for adults and $13 for children younger than 12. Reservations required. 
Bristol, 5400 W. 119th St., Leawood, Kan., 913.663.5777; and 51 E. 14th St., Kansas City, Mo., 816.448.6007, bristolseafoodgrill.com
 
Lidia’s Kansas City
Heading to Lidia’s for Mother’s Day brunch is a must. The Pasta Trio, an all-you-can-eat sampling of three amazing pasta dishes with unlimited refills, is something you will want to add to your bucket list. Lidia’s Mother’s Day brunch offers a prix-fixe, three-course meal — including a menu especially for kids from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — for $24 for adults and $12 for kids. Reservations suggested.
Lidia’s, 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City, Mo., 816.221.3722
lidias-kc.com
 
 
And since Kansas City has too many brunch offerings to describe in detail, here are
a few other fantastic options:
 
Beer Kitchen, 435 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo., 816.389.4180, beerkitchen.com
 
Café Europa, 323 E. 55th St., Kansas City, Mo., 816.523.1212, cafeeuropakc.com
 
715, 715 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kan., 785.856.7150, 715mass.com
 
Renée Kelly’s at Caenen Castle, 12401 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kan., 913.631.4100, reneekellys.com
 
Succotash, 2601 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo., 816.421.2807, succotashkc.com
 
Westport Café and Bar, 419 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo., 816.931.4740, westportcafeandbar.com
 
 

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LuLu's picture

You are right, my mother will never forget her Mother's Day brunch at The Farmhouse, but unfortunately not because it was great. Or even good. But she will recall the "tasteless" biscuits and "weird, bland" gravy. And if you met my sweet sweet mother, you would know she is not hard to please! Visiting from LA (for Mother's Day!), I picked up a copy of Her Magazine at a local coffee shop. I enjoyed the girly style the articles are written in - and when "biscuits and gravy" jumped out of the Brunch article (it's mother's fave), I jumped on my iPhone to make reservations. Only one other time in my 35 year old foodie life have I ever written a negative review. The eggs were cold (and not taken back when waitress was advised), the ham was bland, grey, and cold... But that's not what makes me write. What makes me write is I love the "farm to table" movement and frankly, if this is the PR the farmers are getting, they are in big trouble. I don't know a foodie or a farmer who would not have been appalled at wasting $60 on this. Yikes! Cute magazine though.

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