April 28, 2023 — With Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) just around the corner, it’s time to treat the mother figure in one’s life to a bountiful brunch and extravagant floral arrangements. From expertly-curated prix fixe menus and complimentary cocktails to build-your-own bouquet bars, we’ve got you covered with the most memorable Mother’s Day options in the Philadelphia region and beyond, with locales including At The Table, Forsythia, Occasionette, Royal Boucherie, Square 1682, The Twisted Tail, and Urban Farmer.
At The Table, Wayne’s venerable and award-winning fine-dining BYOB, is celebrating Mother’s Day with an elevated three-course prix fixe brunch available from 11am – 3pm on Sunday, May 14. For $85 per person, guests will enjoy an appetizer, entrée and dessert with highlights including New England Lobster Roll Sliders on brioche with tarragon Dijon vinaigrette and Boston bibb lettuce, Foie-ffles (Foie Gras Waffles) comprised of berry gastrique, pan seared Hudson Valley foie gras, Vermont maple syrup, and pistachio praline, and Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting. Additionally, a mid-course plate of Parisian Black Winter Truffle Gnocchi, a decadent composition of black truffle, carrot & sweet onion puree, and shaved Gruyère, will be available for those interested in a taste of At The Table’s current seasonal tasting menu.
Reservations for Mother’s Day brunch at At The Table are highly encouraged, and can be placed via Open Table.
11 Louella Court, Wayne, PA | 610.964.9700 | www.atthetablebyob.com
Forsythia, Chef Christopher Kearse’s contemporary French restaurant and bar in Old City, is hosting an over-the-top Mother’s Day prix fixe brunch on Sunday, May 14 from 10am – 4pm. Guests to the refined, multicourse affair will enjoy standout dishes such as Green Pea Gazpacho made with Jonah crab, meyer lemon, and puffed quinoa, Tri-Colored Rigatoni ($20 supplement) comprised of morel mushroom, coddled egg, and fava beans, Tuna Niçoise with saffron potato, bagna càuda, and six minute egg, Steak & Eggs ($15 supplement) composed of teres major steak, and Chocolate Olive Oil Cake topped with pistachio, orange curd, and fennel sherbet.
Forsythia’s Mother’s Day brunch is priced at $80 per person, and reservations can be made via Resy.
Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday 5pm – 10pm (dinner); Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 3pm (brunch)
233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 | www.forsythiaphilly.com
Occasionette, the independent, woman-owned and operated, gifts and goods retailer known for insanely creative and inspired gifting, is lending their Mother’s Day expertise to the greater Philadelphia region by hosting a Celebrate Mom Bouquet Bar event on Saturday, May 13 from 6:30 – 7:30pm at the East Passyunk and Collingswood locations. For $55 per person, guests can create their own personalized bouquet by selecting various blooms and ribbons, all while sipping on pours of prosecco, enjoying light bites, and more — ideal for creating a tailored gift for mom, or doing together as a pre-Mother’s Day celebration.
Additionally, Occasionette is also offering preorders on South Stem Bud Vase 4-Packs ($65), each containing four bud vases filled with local spring flowers that can be used together to create a centerpiece or separated for usage all over the house. Designed by local florist South Stems, these unique gifts will be available for preorder online for pickup at any Occasionette location starting Friday, April 28 (available while supplies last).
Hours of operation for all Occasionette shops are Monday through Saturday from 11am – 7pm, and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
1825 East Passyunk Ave, East Passyunk, Philadelphia, PA | 215.465.1704 ext. 2
8521 Germantown Ave, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA | 215.465.1704 ext. 6
724 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ | 215.465.170 ext. 1 | www.occasionette.com
Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively and atmospheric neighborhood restaurant and bar, has the quintessential Parisian all-day brunch planned for moms and loved ones this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) with service from 10am – 6pm. In addition to its already robust selection of morning-inspired dishes such as Quiche with lardons, onion, gruyère, and greens, Mushroom Crêpe, Crème Brûlée French Toast with berry jam and maple syrup, and Croque Madame, Royal Boucherie will offer a host of featured fare fit for the occasion utilizing hyper-indulgent and seasonal ingredients such as lobster, soft shell crab, summer truffles, and more.
As for festive sippers, the talented bar team at Royal Boucherie will be mixing up a selection of featured craft cocktails inspired by their own mothers and mother figures, in honor of the holiday.
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 10pm, Friday and Saturday, 4pm – 11pm, and Sunday, 4pm – 9pm with weekend brunch available Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm
52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313 | https://www.royalboucherie.com/
Square 1682, the modernamerican upbeat kitchen located on the ground level of the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14 from 8am – 2pm featuring their fan-favorite brunch fare as well as a bevy of spirited à la carte options, available for one-day-only. In addition to brunch plates such as Cobbler French Toast ($16) topped with braised peaches and streusel, The Philly Special ($18) made with roast pork, poached eggs, braised greens, English muffin, hollandaise, and breakfast potatoes, and Sweet Potato Hash ($16) prepared with bacon, onions, sweet peppers, and a sunny-side-up — Moms can enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling punch in honor of the joyous occasion.
Reservations are encouraged, and can be made via Open Table.
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8 – 11am (breakfast); Monday through Thursday 11:30am – 2pm, Friday 11:30am – 3pm (lunch); Tuesday through Thursday 5pm – 10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm- 11pm (dinner); Friday and Saturday 3pm – 5pm (mid-day menu); Saturday 8am – 3pm, Sunday 8am – 2pm (brunch).
121 S 17th St | https://square1682.com | 215.563.5008 | IG @square1682
Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s rustic chic modern American steakhouse, is doing the most to celebrate the mother figures in our life with a wide assortment of Mother’s Day brunch and dinner specials courtesy of Executive Chef Sonny Ingui, as well as a featured cocktail. For brunch, guests can choose between a sweet or savory special: Croque Madame ($21) with four cheese béchamel, local ham, brioche, dijon, gruyere, sunny up egg, and a side mixed green salad; and the Stuffed French Toast ($18) with strawberry cream cheese, verjus macerated strawberries, toasted almonds, strawberry chips, and chantilly cream.
Dinner specials boast an abundance of decadent dishes, including the Mom’s Filet and Crab Duet ($68) featuring a 1855 Ranch 5oz filet, jumbo lump crab cake, citrus aioli, and demi glaze; Double Cut Pork Chop ($38) served with bourbon gastrique and bacon jam; Steelhead Trout ($40) from Loch Etive Farms with verjus brined, purple cauliflower purèe, fiddleheads, kumquat marmalade, and braised endive; and more. To pair with the day’s specials, guests can opt for the Loved by You ($17) mixed with rum, Cocchi Rosa, strawberry mint cordial, and sparkling.
Brunch specials are available from 8 am to 3 pm, and dinner specials are available from 4 to 11 pm. Reservations are highly encouraged, and can be made here.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 8am – 9pm, and Sunday, 8am – 3pm
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com
The Twisted Tail, the Southern-inspired restaurant, bar, and live Juke Joint on Headhouse Square known for its extensive array of brown spirits, is inviting guests to treat mom with a three course brunch prix-fixe menu for $45/person, which will be available alongside the usual menu. To start, guests can choose from a wide assortment of appetizers such as Pink Moon Oysters with champagne mignonette; Lioni Burrata with sun-dried tomato, thyme, honey, and grilled bread; Beef Tartare consisting of mustard, cornichons, capers, parmesan, and horseradish; and more. Entree options include well-loved brunch favorites such like Smoked Salmon Benedict topped with a poached egg and mustard hollandaise with fries; Crème Brulee French Toast with fresh berries, maple syrup, and whipped cream; and the Chicken and Waffle served with apple butter and spiced maple syrup. A trio of dessert options complete the experience: Ricotta Beignets, White Chocolate Mousse, and seasonal Macaroons.
Mother figures joining The Twisted Tail for brunch will also receive complimentary flowers and a pastry basket for the table. Reservations are highly encouraged, and can be made here.
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 4 pm –10 pm; Friday 4 pm– 12 am; Saturday 11 am – 12 am; Sunday 10 am –10 pm
509 S. 2nd St. | 215.558.2471 | www.thetwistedtail.com/