While Mother’s Day shouldn’t be the only day of the year when you celebrate your mom, it’s the perfect time to order bottomless mimosas for her. Whether you’re looking for a family-style brunch spot or an elegant spread of delicious brunch favorites, Denver boasts more than a few options. Show your gratitude to mom this Mother’s Day by celebrating her over a special meal at one of these tasty Denver restaurants. Remember, you won’t be the only one with that idea — so make reservations early!
Address: 2267 Kearney Street
Bistro Vendôme offers modern twists on classic French cuisine, such as a Monte Cristo with crispy ham and Gruyère cheese and a steak and eggs dish that’s sure to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. The brunch menu features omelets, soufflé pancakes, parfaits, and a crêpe au citron with house-made lemon cream and candied lemons.
For Mother’s Day, the restaurant includes additional brunch specials such as a grilled tiger shrimp salad, a spring ramp quiche with herbed cream cheese, and a cinnamon roll with a floral rose cream cheese frosting. Mimosas come in a wide variety, including white cranberry, grapefruit, pineapple, and classic orange. Other cocktails include bloody marys with local Streeter Flynn vodka, Aperol spritzes, and bellinis.
Address: 1431 Larimer Street
For diners seeking a high-energy dining room with attentive staff, Rioja serves up locally sourced Mediterranean-inspired dishes and friendly service. Their brunch menu features “eye-openers” such as the Rioja Mary that’s crafted with Absolut peppar vodka, as well as mimosas topped with sparkling cava and a selection of juice spritzers priced at the wallet-friendly price of $5.
Starters include the doughnut of the day, as well as a bacon dish made with decadent pork belly with cardamom and a curried garbanzo bean puree. Whether your mother wants to keep it light with a focaccia avocado toast with jalapeño cream and pea shoots or dive into a hearty Colorado lamb burger with spicy aioli, Rioja has a diverse and delicious brunch offering that’s sure to please every palate. The restaurant also offers “The Hangover Cure” which comes with a braised pork belly, crispy fingerling potatoes, scrambled eggs, and oyster mushrooms.
Address: 2227 West 32nd Avenue
Bar Dough serves up inventive Italian dishes that are fit for a celebratory Mother’s Day brunch. The elevated dining room remains cozy, allowing for an intimate family gathering around the woman of the hour. Drinks include bloody marys with housemade pepperoncini mix and 90-minute bottomless Aperol spritzes and mimosas. If mom needs a boost of caffeine to continue the day’s celebrations, espresso martinis are also on the menu.
The brunch menu features Italian-inspired dishes such as a shakshuka, pasta carbonara, and even a breakfast pizza with egg, fennel sausage, and Yukon potato. If you’re wanting a taste of something traditionally found on the brunch menu, consider the flaky biscuits and gravy. On the sweeter side, Bar Dough serves up Dutch baby pancakes with brûléed banana and peanut butter mousse.
PRO Tip: Guests can order a brunch punch for the table, with each cocktail serving 4-6 guests.
Address: 1400 Wewatta, Suite 100
Coohills hosts an annual, all-inclusive Mother’s Day brunch that’s thoughtfully curated by Chef Tom Coohill. The French-influenced menu beautifully accompanies the modern dining room, with an upscale lounge and patio area. For families looking to keep the drinks flowing, $12 bottomless mimosas are offered. If mom likes her drink with a bit more of a kick, order her a double-pour bloody mary.
The brunch features a smoked salmon display, with traditional accompaniments such as chives, red onions, capers, and cream cheese. There is a spread of fresh bread (including freshly baked croissants!) and parfait components, such as homemade granola and yogurt. For more savory bites, Mother’s Day celebrants can dig into the herb-crusted prime rib that’s served with a cherry walnut compote and sous vide eggs Benedict, either Oscar style with hollandaise and crab or the popular wagyu tallow biscuits with a Berkshire pork belly gravy. If you have room for something sweet, Coohills serves light desserts and pastries such as strawberry shortcake and angel food cake.
PRO Tip: Coohills puts on a popular Mother’s Day brunch event. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Address: 1881 Curtis Street
Located inside of the downtown Ritz-Carlton, NFL quarterback John Elway’s high-end chophouse serves up a tasty Mother’s Day brunch. In years prior, they have started the brunch buffet at $125 per adult and $55 for children under the age of 12. Popular additions, such as a photo booth and raffles for complimentary spa treatments help keep guests entertained throughout the meal.
Brunch offerings include a croissant basket that features both chocolate and plain, as well as parmesan truffle fries that are meant to be shared but it’s understandable if you choose not to. Classic eggs Benedict is served with country ham and a homemade hollandaise sauce, as well as a decadent bread pudding French toast with a compote made from caramel, apple, and raisin. There is an extensive sandwich menu, featuring smash burgers, roasted chicken breast sandwiches, and a BLTA with spicy bacon.
PRO Tip: Treat your mom to her favorite brunch cocktail. The bloody marys are made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the mimosas are topped with JP Chenet Blanc de Blancs.
Address: 1401 Curtis Street
The Corner Office is attached to The Curtis Hotel. Diners can park at the hotel and request ticket validation from their server or the greeter, which is good for the first two hours. The Mother’s Day brunch special includes a tenderloin Benedict with poached egg, English muffin, béarnaise, and of course, beef tenderloin that’s cooked until perfectly tender. If mom has a sweet tooth, order the cinnamon rolls with maple bourbon glaze.
The biscuits and gravy are served with homemade sage sausage gravy and buttery layered biscuits. If mom thought the cinnamon roll sounded too decadent, opt for the light and airy beignets with a chocolate ganache. As far as cocktails, The Corner Office serves up champagne drinks and the popular “Unconditional Love ” vodka cocktail, with passionfruit and razzbery. Bottomless mimosas are on the menu for $22 and they include seasonal juices, as well as the tried-and-true orange.
Address: 1817 Central Street
The Bindery combines all the best parts of European bakeries, corner markets, and lively neighborhood eateries. While Mother’s Day may be the busiest brunch day of the year, the operation at The Bindery runs smoothly and efficiently. Don’t be surprised if you turn around and book a dinner reservation later in the month. Brunch hosts special cocktails, such as a build-your-own mimosas with a bottle of cava and your choice of juice. There are several bloody mary variations, such as the mezcal maria and bacon mary. If your mom likes something that packs a punch, try the breakfast Manhattan with bacon-infused scotch and coffee liqueur.
To mark Mother’s Day as a special occasion, start the table off with a half dozen market oysters or an order of gingerbread waffles with bacon and Vermont maple syrup. The La Emmabella is served with truffled honey and butter, as well as crispy duck prosciutto and peppery arugula. The creole shrimp and grits are cooked with tiger prawns and southern seasoning.
Address: 909 17th Street
Panzano offers a Mother’s Day brunch buffet, which starts at $75 per adult and $35 for children under 12. The ever-famous prime rib and Italian smoked ham have been cooked to perfection and are carved to order. There is a raw bar with fresh oysters, as well as crab and shrimp for moms who enjoy seafood. The fried chicken and biscuits are a classic and the build-your-own omelet station allows each guest to customize their plate. The restaurant emphasizes sourcing ingredients regionally and in accordance with the season, meaning guests get to taste the freshest produce and proteins that have been sourced ethically.
On the sweeter side, Panzano serves banana bread French toast and an unforgettable dessert bar to top off the meal. The cocktail bar includes Aperol and Milano spritzes, as well as bloody marys and prosecco bellinis with a choice between peach nectar, orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice.
PRO Tip: Panzano also offers cooking classes throughout the year, including pasta making, butchery, and pastry baking. If your mom enjoyed brunch, consider booking a class for her birthday.
Address: 65 Broadway
For those who missed out on making a reservation somewhere, Punch Bowl Social offers Mother’s Day activities and deals. Both locations in Denver offer free arcade playtime for the children so moms can sit back and relax and sip on a “momosa.” They also host a build-your-own bloody mary bar that allows moms to customize their drink perfectly to their liking.
The brunch buffet features an omelet station, fruit platters, sliders, biscuits and gravy, and a selection of tasty pastries that are sure to delight. In the past, there has been a promotion that comps the Mother’s Day meal for mom if she bowls a strike. Families can enjoy playing games together such as Skee-Ball and ping pong. There is even a private karaoke room to create forever-cherished memories. Table games include giant versions of family classics such as Scrabble, Yahtzee, and Jenga.
Address: 2191 Arapahoe Street
Originally built in 1891, The Paris Hotel has since been renovated into lofts on the upper floors and office and retail space on the ground level. The Lobby was, as the name implies, once the historic lobby of the hotel and has kept some of its charming historic Victorian character. The large patio and European-style garden courtyard invite guests to delve into conversation over delicious southern-inspired comfort dishes.
The award-winning bottomless mimosa and bloody mary program is popular with brunch guests and is limited to 120 minutes. Those looking for something more potent can order one of the signature breakfast shots. Non-alcoholic options include iced chai, kombucha, and fresh juice, as well as coffee and tea. Traditional southern brunch plates include omelets, shrimp and grits, and huevos rancheros, as well as fried chicken and waffles served with your choice of sausage gravy, jalapeño butter, or fried chutney.
PRO Tip: While not required, reservations are strongly encouraged. Call ahead and ensure that you don’t keep your mom waiting for a seat.
Address: 1100 14th Street (inside of Hotel Teatro)
The Nickel hosts a Mother’s Day brunch to compete with the best of them. In years prior, the restaurant has even hired a professional photographer to snap complimentary family photos to commemorate the special day. The brunch menu includes favorites such as chicken and waffles and bottomless mimosas, as well as a pork belly hash and a charcuterie bloody mary bar that allows for customization. White Russians and tequila sunrises are also on the menu.
Diners can opt for lighter fare, such as a selection of meats and cheeses to snack on, as well as ricotta toast with freshly sliced pears and spicy chili honey. The pecan bourbon French toast casserole is sure to entice everyone at the table and the breakfast quesadilla adds a crispy component to the traditional breakfast burrito.
Address: 523 East 17th Avenue
Steuben’s is everything you want a classic cafe to be, with comfortable seating and cozy vibes. Known for their fresh Maine lobster and homemade churned ice cream, Steuben’s has something for the entire family — from the youngest member to the matriarch. To satisfy a sweet craving, try the donut holes with cinnamon sugar, house-made raspberry jam, and vanilla bean anglaise.
Brunch beverages include regular mimosas (try the passionfruit!) and sorbet mimosas, which are made from sparkling wine and a strawberry lemonade sorbet. Irish coffees provide the perfect balance of coffee and Jameson and the spicy Thai bloody mary is mixed using a curry-spiced vodka that provides a kick. Snack on the lox platter with smoked salmon and focaccia while you’re waiting for the mains, which include shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, and a Denver skillet with ham, peppers, and crispy smashed potatoes.