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A Guide to Last-Minute Mother’s Day Brunch Reservations in Detroit

Don’t get stuck without a table on Sunday, May 12

The Morrie [Courtesy Photo]

Mother’s Day is less than a week away and reservations are disappearing quickly. Mothers will love you no matter what, but there are no prizes awarded to procrastinators who wait too long to book a table for Sunday brunch. So don’t let the task linger any longer. Here’s a guide to brunch spots around town that still have reservations open on Sunday, May 12 (for now).

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Brunch Reservations

  • Schramm’s Mead (327 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale): Ferndale meadery Schramm’s is teaming up with Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery for a Mother’s Day brunch coordinating with the release of a the Patty Fay cranberry ginger mead. The three-course menu features scones and options like egg and sausage pie with drink pairings. Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 11 and May 12. Tickets are $32 each.
  • Latido (23839 John R Rd. #1, Hazel Park): This Latin American restaurant is serving a brunch buffet with options like empanadas, brioche french toast, black beans and rice, pastries, and applewood smoked bacon paired with brunch beverages like bloody marias, pisco sours, and frozen caipirinhas. The cost is $25 for adults and $12 for kids ages 5 to 12 (children 4 years and under eat free with an adult). For an additional $5, customers can order a build-your-own omelet. Tickets are available on Tock.
  • Big Rock Chophouse (245 S Eton St., Birmingham): Expect a brunch buffet with choices like prime rib, omelets, ham, baked french toast, crab claws, shrimp cocktail, and breakfast potatoes at this Birmingham eatery. The cost is $70 for adults, $20 for children ages 6 to 13, and $15 fo kids 5 years and under. Call 248-647-7774 for a reservation.
  • CAYA Smokehouse Grill (1403 S. Commerce Rd., Wolverine Lake): Choose from options like eggs benedicts, smoked brisket hash, cinnamon rolls, and shrimp cocktail at CAYA in Wolverine Lake. The restaurant is accepting brunch reservations for $26 per adult and $16 for kids under 11. Call 248-438-6741.
  • Fort Street Galley (160 West Fort St., Detroit): This downtown food hall is hosting a jazz brunch on Mother’s Day with music from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. by the Sarah D’Angelo trio. Galley’s three food stalls will be serving options like waffles and chicken wings. There’s also a full bar. No reservations necessary.
  • Hazel, Ravines and Downtown (34977 Woodward Ave., Birmingham): There’s still a handful of reservations available at Hazel, Ravines and Downtown for Mother’s Day brunch. Chef Emmele Herrold’s team is putting together buffet with classic brunch dishes like omelets, pancakes, prime rib, and biscuits and gravy. Customers can also expect a raw bar with fresh seafood and a build-your-own mimosa station. The cost is $44 for adults, $24 kids ages 6 to 12 (Children 5 and younger eat free). Reserve online or by calling 248-671-1714.
  • The Apparatus Room (250 W Larned St., Detroit): This hotel restaurant is serving a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The event is combined with a shopping pop-up featuring vendors like Lipstick Journey and Genusee Eyewear. The cost is $65 for adults and $30 for kids. Call 313-800-5600.
  • Caucus Club (150 W Congress St., Detroit): Revamped downtown chophouse the Caucus Club still has reservations open for its Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Diners can expect items like prime rib, waffles, omelets, grilled salmon, ribs, and more. The cost is $48 for adults and $25 for kids ages 5 to 11. Reserve at OpenTable.
  • Central Kitchen + Bar (660 Woodward Ave., Detroit): Downtown bistro Central Kitchen is serving its traditional brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 with music by DJ Bruce Bailey. Call 313-963-9001.
  • Eastern Market Brewing Company (2515 Riopelle St., Detroit): While it’s not strictly a brunch, Mothers who bring a child (of any age) can get their first beer free at the brewery on Sunday, May 12 from noon to 8 p.m. Consider purchasing a $20 chocolate and beer pairing featuring spring bons from Bon Bon Bon.
  • Peso (2547 Bagley St., Detroit): Head to Hubbard-Richard’s modern Mexican restaurant from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Sunday brunch with a michelada and mimosa bar. Call 313-974-6197 to reserve.
  • BESA (600 Woodward Ave., Detroit): BESA will be offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reserve online at OpenTable.
  • The Morrie (511 S Main St., Royal Oak): The Morrie will be serving their normal brunch and dinner menu starting at 10 a.m. on Mother’s Day with choices like a Nashville hot chicken & waffle stack, breakfast burritos, and Southwest bowls. Call 248-216-1112.
  • Bistro 82 (401 S Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak): For Mother’s Day, Bistro 82 will be serving an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring dishes like seafood hash, roasted vegetable croque madame, Spanish omelets, and blueberry pancakes. Reserve seats online at OpenTable.
  • Pinky’s Rooftop (100 S Main St. 2nd Level, Royal Oak): Cotton candy pink rooftop restaurant Pinky’s is serving brunch from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Call 248-291-6506.
  • Diamond’s Steak & Seafood (100 S Main St., Royal Oak and 101 W Grand River Ave., Howell): Look out for a brunch buffet at both locations of Diamond’s starting at 9:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day. The cost is $35 for adults ($30 in Howell) and $15 for kids 10 and under (children ages 2 and under eat free). Reserve on OpenTable (Howell; Royal Oak).
  • Livernois Tap (567 Livernois St., Ferndale): For moms who like beer, Axle Brewing Company is hosting its regular brunch with options like cubano sandwiches, vegan reubens, steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, and cinnamon rolls with buttermilk icing. A DJ will be on site spinning tunes. Call 248-284-2422.
  • Detroit Fleat (1820 E Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale): Part bar, part food truck park, Detroit Fleat has a little bit of everything going on in Ferndale and is serves brunch regularly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Grab a meal at one of the trucks and head inside for a bloody mary and mimosa bar.

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