PHILADEPHIA, PA. - As Philly gets ready to celebrate Mother's day this year with the pandemic still hanging around, it's doesn't mean you can't celebrate mom this year in style. Below you will find some ideas of what to do this year in the Philadelphia region and give your mother the day she deserves.
Philadelphia Mother's Day Ideas
AKA Rittenhouse Square/ a.kitchen – Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
During your stay at AKA Rittenhouse Square, take advantage of Chef Eli Collins’ spectacular and varied brunch menu and enjoy brunch en suite from a.kitchen. For $35 per person, choose from a 2-course brunch menu with your choice of one mimosa or bloody mary included per person. They will deliver your meal to you in room-service style. This is a great way to experience a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your private residence. Available every Saturday and Sunday at a time of your choosing between 11 am and 3 pm. Maximum of 4 people. $35 fee does not include tax or 20% gratuity.
The Garden Restaurant - The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Treat mom to brunch among the art at the Barnes Foundation’s light-filled Garden Restaurant. Mother’s Day weekend will feature brunch favorites, including avocado toast, ham & brie served on French bread, a classic burger on a brioche bun with hand-cut fries, lemon roasted chicken, and more. The equally inventive beverage menu features highlights such as the Baklava cocktail made with bourbon, amaretto, pistachio syrup and cream, Irish coffee sweetened with caramel, or the ultimate house-made Bloody Mary with antipasto garnish. Admission to the Barnes Foundation is not required for entry.
Steak 48 – Center City, Philadelphia
For the ultimate Mother’s Day splurge, take your mom out for lunch or dinner at Philadelphia’s most exclusive new restaurant, Steak 48! Typically open for dinner service only, this Mother’s Day, Steak 48 will extend its hours of operation, opening at noon for lunch service in addition to dinner service! Steak 48’s menu boasts a variety of indulgent options, including Fresh Burrata, fresh Seafood Raw Bar options, Prime Steaks & Chops, signature sides including Corn Crème Brulee, Praline Sweet Potato, Creamy Mac & Cheese, and Kennett Square Mushrooms, and ultra-decadent desserts perfect for celebrating the woman who gave you the world.
Art in the Age, Old City's
A one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop boast a genuinely unique cordial, with a blend of savory and sweet flavors, in Art in the Age's Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial. Made with hand-picked blueberries from sister distillery, Tamworth Distilling, and foraged black trumpet mushroom – the only cordial (known to us) made with these rich, smokey edible mushrooms. This makes this one-of-a-kind spirit perfect for gift giving this Mother's Day. Available for online ordering and in-store pick up at Art in the Age's Old City shop.
Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City's
A rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is taking Mother's Day to new heights with High Tea on Sunday, May 9, from 12 – 2 pm. Treat Mom to a fun tea party featuring cocktails, mocktails, chef-inspired finger sandwiches, and sweeping views of the Parkway, priced per person at $40 for the "I'm Not Asking You; I'm Telling You" package or $55 for the "Because I Said So!" package. Reservations are required and can be purchased here, and the event is weather permitting with a 90-minute time limit.
East Passyunk Avenue
Home to over 150 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, it has an array of Mother's Day festivities in place for a day spent pampering Mom. Join Society Hill Dance Academy for flower-themed performances, with the option of socially distanced dancing along, starting at 2 pm on Sunday, May 9. Afterward, head over to The Singing Fountain to catch a live opera performance East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP) at 4 pm. For gift-giving, shop from a vast selection of cookbooks, candles, baking tools, and home décor Occasionette's Mother's Day collection. Check out the respective businesses' websites for more info.
Forsythia, Old City's
A contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse boast an elegant three-course prix fixe Mother's Day brunch menu for $50 per person on Sunday, May 9, from 10 am – 3 pm. First, course options include English Pea Soup and Salad du jour. Second-course options include Avocado Toast and White Fish Tartine. Lastly, third-course options include Quiche, Yeasted Waffles and berries, Pork Belly and Eggs, Smoked Salmon and Potato Rosti, and Forsythia's famous Burger Royale (two smash patties oozing in raclette). This specialty menu is served with house-made Focaccia and Beignets with Nutella and Jam, available for limited indoor and outdoor dining as well as takeaway. Book reservations via Resy today.
Jet Wine Bar
Philadelphia's "global vineyard" has an elaborate Mother's Day brunch planned with featured Guest Chef and Chopped Champion Gregory Headen crafting a specialty menu served a la carte, as well as sparkling wine and cocktail specials on Sunday, May 9, from 11, am – 4 pm. Reservations are required.
New Liberty Distillery, South Kensington
A craft distillery and home to award-winning spirit lines such as the revived heritage Kinsey brand are hosting three spring-themed, socially distanced cocktail classes on Sunday, May 9, 12 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm. Attendees and their Moms will be guided by an expert New Liberty Distillery mixologist through an hour-long class, constructing two tasty tipples crafted with New Liberty Distillery spirits.
Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, the New Jersey Shore
A quintessential resort welcomes Moms and loved ones into their elegant grand main dining room for a prix fixe, coursed brunch served family-style this Mother's Day, on Sunday, May 9, with seating from 10 am. – 1:30 pm. Specialty dishes include Shrimp Cocktail, Spring Leek & Gruyere Quiche, Citrus Brined Pork Loin, Flounder Roulades, and Assorted Mini Macaroons and Chocolate Truffles for dessert, priced at $54.95 for adults and $29.95 for children. For reservations, visit Open Table.
Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, Northern Liberties
the eclectic Northern Liberties eatery has launched its brand-new brunch program just in time for Mother's Day. From 11 am – 3 pm on Sunday, May 9, guests can expect delicious brunch fare such as The Silk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sammy (both served with hand-cut fries), as well as vegan-friendly options including Vegan Berry Fritters, Seitan Wings, and their take on the Impossible Burger. Available for limited indoor dining, expanded outdoor seating at their streetery and garden, and takeaway. Book your reservation via Resy today.
Square 1682, Center City
the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets offers quite the swanky, boozy brunch for Moms and their loved ones this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 9, from 9 am – 2 pm. For $39, imbibing moms will receive a magnum Champagne bottle and choice of orange, peach, or grapefruit juice. A coursed prix fixe brunch from Executive Chef Mack Horebe is also available for $29 per person. Available for indoor dining at a limited capacity. You can make reservations here.
The Twisted Tail, South Street
the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square boast a three-course Mother's Day brunch served family-style, perfect for sharing with Mom this holiday, on Sunday, May 9, from 10 am – 4 pm. The specialty offerings include Beef Tartare, Brioche French Toast, Crab Cake Benedict, and Ricotta Beignets. They are priced at $39 per person, with a children's menu available. Reservations are required and can be booked here.
Urban Farmer, Logan Square
The modern American steakhouse pulls out all the stops for a memorable Mother's Day celebration with a la carte specials available for brunch and dinner service. Specials include the Seafood Tower with chilled oysters, lobster, shrimp, lump crab, salmon tartare, and mussels ($70 / $138), Ricotta Gnocchi ($23), Braised Lamb Shank ($38), Alaskan Halibut ($36), and Stracciatella Semifreddo ($12) for dessert. Available for limited indoor dining and outdoor patio seating on Sunday, May 9 from 9 am – 2 pm for brunch service and 4 pm – 9 pm for dinner service.
Talula’s Garden – Washington Square, Philadelphia
Talula’s Garden will be offering brunch on Mother’s Day from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for dine-in, dine outside, or takeout! With a breath-taking view of Washington Square Park, Talula’s Garden provides the perfect spring-time dining ambiance. Enjoy seasonal farm-to-table fare, including the Spring Harvest Cheese Collection, Spring Ham & Asparagus Benedict, Lemon ‘Pudding’ Cake & more.
The Love – Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
The Love is Rittenhouse’s favorite brunch destination, perfect for daytime out on the town with your mother! The Love will be offering brunch from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm for dine-in, dine outside, or takeout. Celebrate with The Love’s signature country-inspired American cuisine, featuring dishes including Baby Buttermilk Biscuits, Kennett Square Mushroom Omelette, The Love’s signature “take me away” Nashville Hot Chicken, ‘Dirty Chai’ Crème Brulee, and more.
Revolution Chophouse – Valley Forge, PA
Located within Valley Forge Casino, Revolution Chophouse offers the perfect upscale dining experience for the ultimate Mother’s Day dinner feast. Treat your mother to a Prix fixed priced at $65 per person.
Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair at East Market – East Market, Philadelphia
With proven popularity in differing locations throughout Philadelphia, East Market is proud to welcome the Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair to its outside space! Stop by the fair on Saturday, May 8th, from 12 – 4 pm for a selection of locally-made pre-packaged products (think: baked goods, handmade pasta, jewelry, gifts & more) available for purchase from local, women-owned businesses. Plus, enjoy live jazz music throughout the day courtesy of the Luke O’Reilly Trio.
Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair - Mother's Day Edition
After a sold-out success for Easter Weekend, Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair is coming back to Center City for a Mother's Day Weekend pop-up at East Market, 1100 Market Street, on Saturday, May 8, 2021 12 Noon to 4:00 pm. Get all your gifts and goodies for Mom, Grandmom, and the whole family from top local female chefs, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs supporting each other during the pandemic at this one-day outdoor, socially distanced food market. Saturday, May 8, 2021, 12 Noon to 4:00 pm
Lola's Garden - Mother's Day Weekend Brunch
Lola's Garden is in full bloom for Mother's Day Weekend! The Main Line's newest restaurant celebrates Mom with the launch of their new brunch service on Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, from 10:00, am to 3:00 pm. Bring Mom and the entire family for the brand-new brunch with cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Wood and his culinary team. Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 10:00 am to .3:00 pm
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square - Family Style Brunch!
Pamper Mom with the single most luxurious brunch in Philadelphia on Mother's Day! Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square presents a Mother's Day Family Style Brunch in Liberte Lounge with a selection of appetizers, decadent entrees and trimmings, various desserts, and even a Bloody Mary bar. For $75 per person (plus tax/gratuity), each diner will enjoy all of the following served at the table family style. Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
SliCE - Heart Pizzas for Mom
Love is in the pizza this year! Send Mom and Grandmom a "pizza" of your heart this year with a heart-shaped pizza available for delivery or pick-up. Customize your pie with her favorite toppings, or select one of SliCE's signature pie combinations. Heart-shaped pies are the same price as traditional pies. They are available at all SliCE locations - including the Fishtown organic location.
P'unk Burger - Kids Eat Free, No Work for Mom!
P'unk Burger is giving Mom the day off for Mother's Day! Leave the work to Marlo Dilks, Mom of seven daughters, and her team at P'unk Burger as kids eat free all day. One slider meal free for the kids with any purchase of a grown-up size burger or salad. Limit 2 free 1 slider meals per order / address/ table. Indoor and outdoor seating available. No reservations are required.
DePaul's Table: Modern Italian Steakhouse - Mother's Day Brunch, Extended Hours
DePaul's Table will open special and extended hours on Mother's Day for their first annual Mother's Day Brunch from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm with three courses for $38.00 (kids $18). Ardmore's new high-end Modern Italian Steakhouse will open in early May just in time to welcome all the moms for a wonderful brunch. What better way to pamper Mom in every way - from the beautiful decor, the delicious food, the sparkling mimosas, and the finest service. Sunday, May 9, 2021, 11:00am to 2:30pm
Juno - Free Cocktail for Mom!
On Mother's Day, all moms get their first cocktail complimentary at Juno when they come for Mother's Day Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner. Make your reservations now on Resy or by calling. Sunday, May 9, 2021, 11:00 am to Midnight
Amada - Mother's Day Brunch
Treat Mom to brunch at Amada by James Beard award-winning and Iron Chef Jose Garces. For $40 per person. Sunday, May 10, 2021, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
The Olde Bar - Mother's Day Brunch
James Beard award-winning and Iron Chef Jose Garces celebrate Mother's Day with not one but two days of a special Mother's Day Brunch at The Olde Bar, located in Old City District. Mom can dine in the brand-new library-nook-themed dining room with a socially distanced semi-private dining space for her and her family. Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Garces Trading Company - Mother's Day Brunch
Garces Trading Company celebrates Mom with Mother's Day Brunch! Enjoy six courses for a memorable at-home celebration for Mom. Order by May 5 for pick-up or delivery May 7, 8 or 9
Positano Coast - Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner
Treat Mom to a special Mother's Day brunch or dinner at one of the city's most beautiful outdoor patios, streeteries and sidewalk cafes, plus inside dining. Mother's Day brunch runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and featuring bottomless brunch options with a reservation for $24.00 for mimosas and sangria. Plus features for Mother's Day like the Belgium Waffle, Egg White Frittata, Avocado Toast, Crag Omelette, and more. Brunch 11:00am to 3:00pm or Dinner 3:00pm to 9:30pm
Caffe Aldo Lamberti - Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner
Mother's Day is for families, and Caffe Aldo Lamberti will offer a special kids' menu for 10 years and younger for $15 featuring: Cheese Ravioli, Gnocchi Sorrento, Chicken Fingers, and Curly Fries, Penne with Butter and Spaghetti and Meatballs. 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Tio Flores - All Day Mom's Mexican Brunch
Tio Flores on South Street celebrates Mother's Day with Moms & Mexican Brunch with Mezcal, Mezcal Cocktails, Paloma Flights, and much more. Join us for Sunday brunch with Mom! Indoors and outdoors 9 am Close with fun Mexican Mezcal pours, Palomas, and brunch bites. Lots of fun specials to celebrate moms this Mother day.
Hawthornes Beer Cafe and Pivot Coffee
Hawthornes is offering a day Mother's Day Brunch! Sip celebratory Mom's Day Palomas and Mimosas, and show Mom some love with brunch favorites and reservations! Book them here now. Call ahead at 215-627-3012; walk-ins always welcome!
Bridget Foy's - Mother's Day Brunch
Your Mom's favorite for a reason! Make reservations for brunch at Bridget Foys! Enjoy pitchers of peach Bellini or mimosas or bloody Mary's. Offering our regular brunch menu plus additions such as Crab Cake Benedict with spinach & old bay hollandaise. Reservations thru Resy 11 am-3 pm.
Garces invites Mom and the family to celebrate Mother's Day with their full menu and brand-new expanded dining room - with a special Mimosa (Cara Cara Mimosa) for $12.00 featuring Cara Cara oranges, blood orange, and sparkling wine.
The newly opened Tinto Pintxo Wine Shop and Restaurant is now open for Mother's Day! Skip the roses this year and show Mom you love her with a bouquet of her favorite wines, including four special bundles red, white, rose, and bubbly.