Where to Dine in Denver for Mother's Day

Here are some of the best brunch and dinner spots to take mom
Brown Palace Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace will be featuring a Dom Perignon brunch.

Ever since you were little she’s kissed your boo-boos, cheered at all your football games, never missed a recital, and has been ready with an encouraging word or sage advice. She’s Mom. Show her how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day by taking her out for one of the best meals in Denver.

The Brown Palace, a historic hotel dating back to 1892, has seen many famous guest including the “unsinkable” Molly Brown, Queen Marie of Romania, the Beatles, and President Theodore Roosevelt. Aside from its historical significance, the Brown is known for its special holiday events. Treat mom to a traditional afternoon tea or the Dom Perignon Champagne Brunch at Ellyngton’s, the hotel restaurant. Prices range from $31-$50.

For a family friendly and upscale experience, head over to the Inverness Hotel for an elaborate brunch buffet. Fun activities for the kids include a face painter and balloon artist. The cost is $55.95 for adults and $25.95 for children ages 6-10.

Lola is known for its selection of over 200 tequilas, but also has a world class Mexican-inspired brunch menu. There’s also a fantastic view of downtown Denver. Enjoy a Mexican mimosa and Lola’s huevos, lobster deviled eggs, or shrimp and grits Benedict. Expect to spend between $8 and $16 per entree.

Impress Mom with brunch at Ya Ya’s Bistro, a highly recognized, James Beard Foundation featured restaurant. The menu includes a combination of American, French, Italian and Greek dishes. Choose between the expansive buffet and traditional breakfast favorites a la carte. The buffet is $24.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 6-12.

Dazzle Jazz offers an all you can eat brunch buffet. With a focus on home style comfort food, everyone out celebrating mom will be pleased with the selection. Enjoy a show from the Paris Takes Jazz Quartet while you enjoy the buffet. Cost is $18.95 adults and $9.50 children 10 and under. Dazzle offers bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys for an additional $10.

Le Central is an unpretentious little restaurant serving up classic French cuisine. They offer both brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day. Try les moles et frites (mussels and fries) – a house specialty. Don’t forget to save room for one of the exceptional French desserts like macaroons or a pot de creme au chocolat: a creamy dark chocolate custard served with pecan biscotti. Prices range from $9 to $18 for brunch and $16 to 23 for dinner.

The Delectable Egg is a local chain that serves breakfast and lunch only, but what they do, they do well. Locals are huge fans of the huevos rancheros, the Denver omelet, and the stuffed French toast. Take a moment to check out the “traveler’s wall” which is covered in photos of loyal customers with Delectable’s menu in exotic locations. Prices range from $7 to $10.

Morton’s is featuring a special steak and seafood three course dinner for $59.99 just for Mother’s Day. The meal features a single-cut filet mignon and a choice of sea scallops, jumbo shrimp Alexander, or jumbo lump crab cakes – a meal that will be sure to delight Mom. Of course, Morton’s regular dinner menu will also be available.

Colorado might be landlocked but, don’t discount Jax Fish House. If Mom is a seafood lover, this is the place to take her. The famed “rawbar” offers up oysters, clams, chilled crabs and lobsters all flown in daily. Prices range from $25 to $30 for an entree.

One of the best restaurant chains in Denver, Maggiano’s offers gigantic portions of Italian-American favorites, including homemade pastas. The best way to eat at Maggiano’s is the family-style, where guests select from a wide range of dishes to form a multi-course meal, and dishes are filled up as many times as you like. The cost is $30 and under per guest depending on which family package you select.

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