Where to Brunch on Mother’s Day

The best gift you can give your mother on May 13 is time together with loved ones without the demands of hosting and serving the get-together. Fortunately, giving Mom a delicious meal prepared and served by some of the country’s best chefs is easily accomplished thanks to the lavish Mother’s Day brunches offered at Louisville’s top restaurants…as long as you make your reservations well in advance! We called up some of our favorite chefs to see what’s on their Mother’s Day menus and have a select set of recommendations for you.

Buck’s Restaurant and bar, 314 E. Main St.

This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to an exceptional brunch at one of Louisville’s best kept secrets. Located in the heart of Old Louisville, Buck’s offers a classic, upscale dining experience that’s perfect for making Mom feel special. This Mother’s Day, Chef Colter Hubsch is offering a pre fixe brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $45 per person. The brunch includes Buck’s signature dish of crispy fish served with a hot, sweet chili sauce, southern favorites including benedictine sandwiches, an all-you-can-eat salad bar and a selection of desserts. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 502.637.5284.

River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, 3015 River road

For a beautiful view of the river in a spacious and elegant dining room, treat Mom to delicious brunch at River House. Chef John Varanese himself will make omelets to order. The breakfast buffet includes all of the standards from bacon to biscuits and gravy, but also features baked frittata, deviled eggs, smoked salmon pasta, bourbon cured salmon, peel and eat shrimp and steak medallions with bourbon mushroom sauce. There’s also a carving station with roasted turkey breast, smoked honey ham and roast beef; salad bar; and danishes and desserts. The brunch buffet is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults: $29.99 Children ages 12 and under: $11.99. Call 502.897.5000 for reservations.

Ruth’s Chris steak house, 6100 Dutchmans Lane

Thank Mom for all she does by treating her to a meal at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, offering a beautiful view of the city from their location on the 16th floor of the historic Kaden Tower. Open at noon on Mother’s Day, they will be serving their full menu, including a mouthwatering selection of steaks and chops, to an array of seafood options including Chilean Sea Bass roasted and served over sweet potato and pineapple hash and topped with citrus coconut butter. In addition to a top notch meal, Ruth’s Chris will be offering moms a special treat just for dining with them. All moms will receive a complimentary $25 credit to use towards a future purchase when dining with them on Mother’s Day weekend. Call 502.479.0026 or visit ruthschris.com to make your reservation today!

Volare italian ristorante, 2300 frankfort ave.

Indulge Mom’s senses in a modern, Italian dining experience for brunch or dinner with locally sourced ingredients, live jazz music and Italian inspired decor. The brunch buffet is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Executive Chef Joshua Moore and Sous Chef Seth Cunningham have planned a decadent spread including Caesar salad, Moore Farm bibb lettuce salad, sausage, applewood smoked bacon, sausage gravy with buttermilk biscuits and an omelet station. Also, Chicken Fra Diavolo in spicy rosemary tomato white wine sauce, Jeptha Creed Blueberry Vodka french toast, pork loin braised in milk with lemon and fresh sage, roasted cauliflower, roasted hand carved baby carrots, broiled Scottish salmon with a fresh dill and citrus white wine sauce, gorgonzola potato gratin, penne alla carceratta, potato gnocchi with pesto cream, fresh fruit and housemade desserts and breakfast pastries. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volare’s dinner menu is available from 5 to 10 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Call 502.894.4446 for reservations.