Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 11. A great way to celebrate a wife, mom, grandma, etc. is to take them out for a leisurely brunch.

If you haven’t made reservations already, here are some stellar hotel restaurant suggestions for around the US –

Where: Norma’s at LeParkerMeridien in Midtown West, NYC.
W 56th St, New York City,
NY 10019
Why: They only serve breakfast and brunch, and they are great at it. Menu item to try – Crunchy French Toast with Warm Caramel Sauce.
Price: Very reasonable at around $35 per person. Of course, they do offer a $1,000 Lobster Frittata with 10oz of caviar…
Link to menu: Norma’s Mother’s Day Brunch.
Availability: The earlier seating times are still open. Book here, or call 212-708-7460.

Where: The Lobby at The Peninsula Hotel, Chicago, IL
108 E Superior St,
Chicago, IL 60611
Why: For Mother’s Day brunch the eatery is serving the best from each of the Peninsula’s restaurants in one enormous buffet. Menu item to try – Country Pork Terrine with Pate en Croute.
Price: A bit steep at $155 per person, but if you eat enough you could get by with only one meal that day
Link to menu: Tentative Mother’s Day Menu The Lobby
Availability: Yes, but some of the earlier seating times are gone. Book here, or call 312-337-2888.

Where: Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC
1201 24th St NW,
Washington, DC 20037
Why: Diners start with a seasonal three course fixed menu complete with starter and salad, their choice of entree, sides, then dessert. Menu item to try – Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich with Kale, Lamb Merguez Sausage, and Sunny Side Up Egg.
Price: $95 per person for adults, $42 for children 6-12, and free for 5 and unders
Link to menu: Blue Duck Tavern Mother’s Day Brunch
Availability: Yes. Book here, or call 202-419-6755.

Where: Garden Court at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Why: Stunning historic setting, and a buffet featuring fresh seafood. Menu item to try – Daily Harvest Oysters
Price: $125 per person.
Link to menu: Garden Court Mother’s Day Brunch
Availability: Yes, but there is no availability for parties larger than 8. Book by calling 415-546-5089.

Where: Grand Cafe at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Why: Gorgeous hillside & reflecting pool views, and a buffet of fresh local and organic items. Menu item to try – Sticky Bun French Toast with Purple Lavender Maple Syrup
Price: $49 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under
Link to menu: Queen for a Day Grand Cafe Mother’s Day Brunch
Availability: Only the 11am seating is fully booked. Book by using Open Table or call 213-356-4155.

Spending time with Mom is the best, but it certainly is a nice bonus to earn some points while at it!