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May 1, 2019 – Moms deserve the world… so the least you can do this Mother’s Day is treat her to a decadent brunch or fun interactive cocktail workshop (and maybe pick up the check).

The below restaurants and bars are pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day with deluxe brunch features and buffets, a “Not Your Mama’s Cocktails” class, and a floral centerpiece workshop.


The Twisted Tail, Headhouse Square’s lively Southern-influenced restaurant and bar, is serving a decadent Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with a cornucopia of seasonal brunch items, including multiple chef carving stations with porchetta, spring leg of lamb, omelets and waffles. Guests can also enjoy pastries, bagels, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruit and more. The buffet is available on May 12 from 10 am to 4 pm for $48 per person and $25 for kids (3 to 10 years of age).

509 S. 2nd St.|215.558.2471|


Ocean Prime, one of Philly’s most gorgeous seafood and steakhouses, is celebrating mom with a special à la carte Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:30 am-3 pm on Sunday, May 12th. Guests can toast to mom with a Blood Orange Mimosa ($9) and enjoy delicious dishes such as the French Toast ($15), Crab & Eggs ($19), Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf ($22), among the mix.

124 South 15th St. | 215.563.0163 |


Urban Farmer, Philly’s “rural chic” modern steakhouse, is treating moms to a deluxe Mother’s Day Brunch from 7am-3pm on Sunday, May 12th including Deviled Eggs ($14), Brioche French Toast ($14), Crab Avocado Toast ($20), Croque Madame Sandwich ($17), Spring Lamb Hash ($20), and more. For those looking to indulge, dinner steaks, such as the Ribeye, and New York Strip, are available upon request. Moms can pair their brunch with Urban Farmer’s unique build-your-own Bloody Mary Cart ($16) for the ultimate Mother’s Day treat.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |


Red Owl Tavern, located across the street from Independence Mall, invites moms and their families in next Sunday for a special Mother’s Day brunch, including features such as Avocado Toast ($14) with tomato bruschetta, roasted mushrooms and marinated nectarines; Mixed Berry Baked French Toast ($17) and a Will Mushroom and Leek Quiche ($16), boasting goat cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomato, tarragon. In addition to the brunch features, gests can also enjoy dishes from Red Owl Tavern’s extensive brunch menu, including Crabby Arnold ($19), served with jumbo lump crab cakes, English muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise and herbed potatoes; Beef Cheek Benedict ($17); Egg White Omelet ($16), among the mix.

433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 |


Square 1682, located at the bustling corner of 17th and Sansom Sts, is celebrating moms with $2 Bellinis and $2 Mimosas during brunch on Sunday, May 12th. Moms can pair their breakfast beverages with one of Chef Mack’s delicious brunch entrées, including Huevos Rancheros ($16), Sweet Potato Hash ($16) or the Rittenhouse Omelet ($15). Guests should be sure to snag a seat at one of Square 1682’s many umbrella’d outdoor tables flanking Sansom Street.

121 South 17th St | 215.563.5008 |


Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, is celebrating Mother’s Day with an exclusive “Not Your Mama’s Cocktails” workshop from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7th. Guests will learn how to perfect two mixtures any mom will love, a Not Your Mama’s Cosmo and DIY Dirty Martini, with demonstration and instruction by cocktail specialist Lee Noble. Tickets are $40 and include two cocktails, Q&A about the history and trends of the cocktail world, a mixology demonstration, and hands-on drink making workshop.

116 N 3rd St. | 215.922.2600 |


The Bourse, Old City’s new artisanal food hall, invites mothers to a floral centerpiece workshop with Alice’s Table on Sunday, May 12th from 2-4 pm. Guests will learn the tips and tricks of creating the perfect floral centerpiece while enjoying a complimentary mimosa. Alice’s Table will provide all the tools needed, including an apron, vase, etc. Flowers will be provided by The Bourse vendor, Bonatsos’ Flowers. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here. Although aprons will be provided, guests are encouraged to wear something they don’t mind getting dirty!

111 S Independence Mall E |


CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge, University City’s lively bar and lounge located on the corner of 33rd and Chestnut, is inviting moms to bring their little ones in for brunch and craft time. With three craft kits to choose from, kids can create something special for their moms while the adults relax and sip on mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. The craft kits are complimentary and include a Spring Bug Craft Stick Ornament Craft Kit, a Color Your Own Mom Artist Mug, and a Flower Wreath for Mom Craft Kit.

20 South 33rd Street | 215-398-1874 |

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-Eleanor King