Dining Out on Mother’s Day

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007



Don’t know where to go this Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13th? We’ve got some great restaurant choices in Philadelphia and on the Main Line to make Mom feel special! From fancy to laid back, here are a few suggestions that are sure to have what you’re looking for…

333 Belrose
BelroseLogo 333 Belrose will be open on Mother’s Day from 12 noon – 5:00pm. Executive Chef/owner Carlo deMarco will create a special menu just for moms, as well as an expanded children’s menu.

333 Belrose is an inviting and gracious spot for a relaxing lunch or dinner. They feature an innovative menu of American cuisine that changes with each season.

333 Belrose
333 Belrose Lane
Radnor, PA
Phone: 610-293-1000



Bistro St Tropez
Bistro logo Experience an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch and spectacular skyline views at Bistro St Tropez. From 11am – 4pm “the Bistro” will dish up an a la carte Mother’s Day Brunch that features an array of omelettes, French toast, sandwiches, salads and entrees.

Bistro St. Tropez, is a hidden treasure of sorts, tucked away alongside the interior design showrooms of the Marketplace Design Center. The casual yet chic atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a get-together with friends.

Bistro St Tropez
2400 Market Street, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103



Basil Bistro

basil logo Basil Bistro in Paoli will be open on Mother’s Day serving brunch specials from 11:30 – 2:00 and their a la carte menu all day until 8:30pm.

Serving Italian influenced Contemporary American Cuisine, Basil offers a creative menu in a vibrant atmosphere. From pizza and pasta to steaks, chops and seafood, Basil has something for everyone.

Basil Bistro
522 King Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301



Cantina Los Caballitos

Cantina Logo “The Cantina” offers a unique and worthy alternative to the usual Mother’s Day brunch options. Try a taste of their delicious brunch menu, inspired by the exotic and traditional flavors of Mexico. Enjoy a bloody mary composed of one of several house-infused vodkas, such as habenero or garlic-basil or choose among eight different mimosa flavors including guava, blood orange and prickly pear.

Brunch is served 11:00am – 4:00pm. The Cantina will also serve their regular dinner menu beginning at 5:00pm.

“Mexican food goes gastro-pub at this appealing South Philly cantina. The tattooed hipsters come for killer margaritas in the moody orange room, tequila-ficionados find a stellar list of primo shots at the bar, and a talented new chef has upped the kitchen’s burrito ambitions with both a trendy nuevo touch (ceviches) and authentically rustic braised meats (baby goat).” – Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer

Cantina Los Caballitos
1651 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Doc Magrogan’s
Doc's Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House is serving something special for Mother’s Day…All moms get a complimentary mimosa!

In addition, Doc Magrogan’s will serve their Sunday Blues Brunch Buffet from 11:00am – 3:00pm and their A La Carte Dinner Menu from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.

Owner Dave Magrogan, creator of the wildly successful Kildare’s Irish Pub, has done it again with Doc Magrogan’s. Doc Magrogan’s replicates a vintage 1920’s Oyster House with classic photos, antique fixtures, ornate vintage lighting, and 100-year-old floors. The main bar area features a raw bar in the center where oysters are shucked and prepared right before your eyes. Doc’s is a tribute to a romantic time in history as well as a wonderful addition to beautiful, historic West Chester, Pennsylvania.


Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House
117 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380



Kildare’s Irish Pub

Kildare's Logo Kildare’s Irish Pub will serve a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet beginning at 11:00am. The cost is $16.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids. Kildare’s a la carte dinner menu will also be available.

In addition, moms can enjoy a compliemtary Guinness and a chance to win a “day at the spa” for one lucky mother Valued up to $300! Call for more information.

This true Irish Pub has something for everyone and owner Dave Magrogan has captured that essence and distilled it into the experience we call Kildare’s Authentic Irish Pubs!

Kildare’s West Chester
18-22 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Kildare’s King of Prussia
826 Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Kildare’s Manayunk
4417 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127

Kildare’s Media
Granite Run Mall
1145 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063

Kildare’s Headhouse Square
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147




Meridith’s BYOB
color logo Looking for a great option for Mother’s Day brunch or dinner? Look no further than Meridith’s in Berwyn, where they have created two great menus to whet your appetite. This prix fixe brunch is $29.99 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Brunch is served from 8:00am – 3:00pm.

For dinner on Mother’s Day, Meridith’s will also be serving their new Spring Menu. The new menu is offered a la carte and features seasonal dishes. Dinner is served from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Combining old-world European decor with a Tuscan flair, Meridith’s is a comfortable bistro environment. The menu is versatile with poultry, meat, fish and pasta selections and Meridith’s uses only the finest fresh ingredients. All offerings are homemade on site, including fresh baked goods from Meridith’s own ovens.

10 Leopard Road
Berwyn, PA 19312



patou logo You’ll get more than your fill with Patou’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. In a lovely nod to spring enjoy dining al fresco or in the lofty dining room on indulgent dishes like a Lobster Club Sandwich, Algerian Grilled Chicken, Boeuf Bourguignon, Omelettes, French toast, Charcuterie and a huge selection of other brunch favorites. A jazz trio will also be on hand.

Mother’s Day Brunch is served from 11:00am – 4:00pm. The price is $29.95 ($14.95 for children). Tax and gratuity are not included.

Patou is the sultry, slightly wild, younger sibling of Bistro St. Tropez. The 6,000 square-foot space captures the essence and style of the Riviera with its sweeping bar, soaring sky-lit ceilings, spacious airy dining room and kitchen that takes center-stage.

312 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106




nectar log Dine at Nectar in Berwyn on Mother’s Day. Beginning at 11:30am, Nectar will serve brunch specials along with their a la carte menu all day and through dinner. Nectar features the French-Asian cuisine of Executive Chef/Partner Patrick Feury.

In addition to the exotic menu, Nectar’s sushi is second to none. The stunning jaw-dropping design by New York designer David Rockwell, showcases the finest cuisine in the Philadelphia area. The freshest ingredients and classic techniques, combined with a wine list created by our master sommelier, make Nectar a world-class restaurant in your own backyard.

1091 Lancaster Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19312



pasion logo ¡Pasión! will feature a five course Mother’s Day Tasting Menu for $70 ($100 with three matching wines). Their a la carte dinner menu will also be available. Dinner is served 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

¡Pasión! a sensational Nuevo Latino restaurant just off ‘Restaurant Row’ in Center City Philadelphia. Enjoy an authentic Latino dining experience filled with ceviches, croquetas and Chilean Sea Bass. ¡Pasión! features other exciting menu items such as arepas, tamal and authentic Cuban bread with flavored butters. Complete with the music and art from Cuba to Argentina, this 110 seat restaurant and bar features elements that are both rustic and romantic. Stone walls and plantation shuttered windows envelop two of the three dining rooms. The third dining room is surrounded by warm Spanish paneling, prints and stripes in shades of mango, banana and salmon.

211 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102




tango logo Tango in Bryn Mawr will serve their Mother’s Day Brunch Menu from 11:30am – 2:00pm. Dinner and all day menus will be available from 2:00pm until closing

Set along the tracks of the Bryn Mawr train station, Tango serves Latin influenced Contemporary American Cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Al fresco dining and an outdoor bar are perfect for a warm night. Rich tones and textures along with cozy booths and warm lighting “give the illusion of being in a Latin Villa”.

39 Morris Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA




Avalon BYOB
avalon logo Avalon Restaurant is serving a three course brunch on Mother’s Day from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The cost is $29 for adults and $15 for kids under 10 years old. In addition, Avalon’s new Spring Menu will be offered for dinner from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Dine in the moody blue bi-level dining room or on the romantic garden patio, surrounded by fresh flowers and the soothing sounds of water. Either area offers one of the best dining experiences in West Chester. Executive Chef David Kiser has created a modern American menu inspired with global flavors. He uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients from Chester County’s local farmers.

Avalon Restaurant (BYOB)
312 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382


Extra parking is available at the Holy Trinity Church lot opposite the church on Union Street.