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Where to Spoil Mom With a Decadent Feast in Nashville on Mother’s Day

Because lobster benedicts and bottomless mimosas are definitely love languages

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9 this year, and Nashville loves its mamas. Naturally, many people will try to make a reservation for the person who sacrificed countless nights of sleep for them. But on the off-chance Mother’s Day went missing on the iCal, redemption awaits. There’s still time to make plans for an over-the-top meal bursting with buttery lobster benedicts, slices of banana coffee cake, and the unbridled joy that accompanies a symphony of Champagne bottles popping in a rush to refill a bottomless mimosa order. In that spirit, here’s a handy guide to restaurants offering up a meal worthy of the title “mom.”

A number of restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit A Safe Nashville. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Monell's

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Sometimes, there’s really just no place like home. And if that’s the case, Monell’s is packing up family-style helpings of Southern classics at both their Manor and Germantown locations. For $59, mom will be treated to two entrees, five sides, bread, and dessert that include rib roast, turkey and dressing casserole, honey bacon Brussels sprouts, yeast rolls, and more. Each Mother’s Day meal serves up to three people and can be ordered now for pick up on May 8 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Zeppelin Nashville Rooftop Restaurant

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A heated rooftop patio space offers comfy views of Nashville’s skyline at Zeppelin. Cocktails like the Horizon Lines or Gold Rush accompany small plates like steamed mussels, burrata, oysters and chicken salt fries in an eminently cool, sleek space suspended above the Downtown fray. Open on Sunday from 4 to 11 p.m., reservations can be made on Resy or by calling the restaurant directly.

Gray & Dudley

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No need to ‘drag’ mom out for this brunch — the 21c Museum Hotel’s resident restaurant is welcoming drag queen extraordinaire Queen Amanda Sexton to preside over their Mother’s Day festivities. Gray & Dudley will be serving up a three-course brunch during two seatings starting at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and include the food, performance, and tax. Reservations can be made here for groups of 10 or less.

Nicky's Coal Fired

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Spoil your ‘mamma’ with a home-cooked Italian feast from Nicky’s Coal Fired. The scratch-made Italian restaurant and pizzeria will offer its full menu for Mother’s Day. Menu highlights mom are sure to devour include Mama G’s meatballs, the Aces High pizza, and Nana’s ricotta cheesecake. This Nation’s staple will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mother’s Day — reservations are not required.

Café Intermezzo - Nashville

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Honor the flower of motherhood, or “Fleur de Merè,” at Café Intermezzo this year. In addition to its full menu, the European-inspired café will offer special-edition Fleur de Merè tortes, which feature two layers of vanilla cake filled and encased with housemade buttercream frosting. Fleur de Merè Tortes are available in petite (serves 6) and full sizes (serves 12) for $20 and $73, respectively. The café will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations can be made on Resy or by calling the restaurant directly.

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina, a Nashville Steakhouse

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Perched 34 stories above the city, treat mom to 360-degree views of the Nashville skyline during Bourbon Steak’s Mother’s Day brunch. For $85 per person, brunch includes three courses with your choice of several dishes, including lobster and king crab bisque, steak frites, croque madame, and a bourbon banana bread pudding. For an additional charge, you can supplement your meal with shellfish platters, Maine lobster pot pie, caviar, and tuna tartare. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations can be made here.

Listening Room Cafe

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If mom’s more of a live music type, make it a memorable meal-and-a-show at The Listening Room during one of their evening or Saturday brunch performances. Listen to some of Nashville’s most talented singers and songwriters while enjoying biscuits and gravy during brunch or a BBQ platter during dinner. The venue is available Monday through Saturday for 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seatings, or Saturday for 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. slots. Reservations can be made on The Listening Room’s website or by calling the venue directly.

Marsh House

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Diners are invited to indulge in a Mother’s Day brunch served a la carte from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Signatures dishes set to impress mom include the popular cast iron cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting; the ultra-crispy fried oyster benedict; and chocolate peanut butter pancakes. For the seafood fanatics, the restaurant’s “I’m on a Boat!” platter features an actual boat brimming with 24 oysters, 24 mussels, ceviche, crab ravigote, and salmon tartare. Lemon poppyseed scones made by Executive Pastry Chef Kate Siegal will also be available and come with a personal note for mom. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling the restaurant.

White Limozeen

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Gussied up in pops of pinks and florals, The Graduate hotel’s rooftop restaurant sets the scene for a day that checks all of the Mother’s Day boxes. Along with a menu filled with decadent plates of bread pudding French toast and a caviar-with-scrambled-eggs number, guests can pick up a bouquet from Amelia’s Flower Truck from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., shop for earrings and vintage goods with No Guts No Glory Jewelry and The Vintage Social Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and freshen up their mani thanks to the PAINT Nail Bar pop-up available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For mom’s who appreciate a bit of day drinking, Ketel One botanical drink specials are available all day for $12.

STK Steakhouse

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Head to the Gulch for the ultimate Mother’s Day R&R: roses and rosé. STK will offer $9.99 rosé specials for brunch and dinner and a $129 Surf, Turf & Vine Basket. The modern steakhouse will also offer its full brunch and dinner menus, featuring specialty items like lobster and eggs benedict for brunch and shellfish platters for dinner. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling ahead. The restaurant is open for Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anzie Blue

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Nashville’s CBD-centric coffee shop and café will offer $16 quiche specials and $35 mimosa flights, available for both takeout and dine-in. Choose between the Denver, Gardenia, and Goldi Lox quiches, and add a mimosa flight, which includes one bottle of prosecco accompanied by pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and cranberry juices. The café will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mother’s Day.

Sinema’s infamous Sunday brunch is already booked up for Mother’s Day, but you can still beat the crowds and celebrate mom a day early during their bottomless brunch on Saturday, May 8. The Melrose favorite will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving up endless mimosas ($18) and Bloody Mary’s ($15) alongside an all-you-can-devour menu filled with items like fried chicken, lamb hash, and Fruit Pebble French toast for just $35 per person. Reservations are required and are limited to groups of eight or less.

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Deb Paquette is putting her signature touch on mama’s day with a la carte brunch and dinner service. During the day, mom will be treated to crab cakes topped with poached eggs and confit garlic hollandaise s, rhubarb jam-stuffed and French toast cornmeal fried catfish burritos, while the evening brings shrimp, mussels and pork belly pasts, seared lamb loin, and a roasted beet, berry and bacon salad. Brunch service runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while dinner picks up again at 5 p.m. Reservations can be on OpenTable for parties of up to four guests.

North Italia

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Green Hills’ North Italia will be serving a special Mother’s Day brunch on both May 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlighted dishes include grilled beef tenderloin and eggs, smoked salmon avocado toast, and banana coffee cake. Those who prefer to celebrate at home can preorder North Italia’s lasagna Bolognese family pack and mimosa kit starting on May 3.

North Italia is also running a Mother’s Day gift card promotion from April 29 to May 9 that features a $15 bonus eCard if you buy $75 online.

Monell's

Sometimes, there’s really just no place like home. And if that’s the case, Monell’s is packing up family-style helpings of Southern classics at both their Manor and Germantown locations. For $59, mom will be treated to two entrees, five sides, bread, and dessert that include rib roast, turkey and dressing casserole, honey bacon Brussels sprouts, yeast rolls, and more. Each Mother’s Day meal serves up to three people and can be ordered now for pick up on May 8 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Zeppelin Nashville Rooftop Restaurant

A heated rooftop patio space offers comfy views of Nashville’s skyline at Zeppelin. Cocktails like the Horizon Lines or Gold Rush accompany small plates like steamed mussels, burrata, oysters and chicken salt fries in an eminently cool, sleek space suspended above the Downtown fray. Open on Sunday from 4 to 11 p.m., reservations can be made on Resy or by calling the restaurant directly.

Gray & Dudley

No need to ‘drag’ mom out for this brunch — the 21c Museum Hotel’s resident restaurant is welcoming drag queen extraordinaire Queen Amanda Sexton to preside over their Mother’s Day festivities. Gray & Dudley will be serving up a three-course brunch during two seatings starting at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and include the food, performance, and tax. Reservations can be made here for groups of 10 or less.

Nicky's Coal Fired

Spoil your ‘mamma’ with a home-cooked Italian feast from Nicky’s Coal Fired. The scratch-made Italian restaurant and pizzeria will offer its full menu for Mother’s Day. Menu highlights mom are sure to devour include Mama G’s meatballs, the Aces High pizza, and Nana’s ricotta cheesecake. This Nation’s staple will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mother’s Day — reservations are not required.

Café Intermezzo - Nashville

Honor the flower of motherhood, or “Fleur de Merè,” at Café Intermezzo this year. In addition to its full menu, the European-inspired café will offer special-edition Fleur de Merè tortes, which feature two layers of vanilla cake filled and encased with housemade buttercream frosting. Fleur de Merè Tortes are available in petite (serves 6) and full sizes (serves 12) for $20 and $73, respectively. The café will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations can be made on Resy or by calling the restaurant directly.

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina, a Nashville Steakhouse

Perched 34 stories above the city, treat mom to 360-degree views of the Nashville skyline during Bourbon Steak’s Mother’s Day brunch. For $85 per person, brunch includes three courses with your choice of several dishes, including lobster and king crab bisque, steak frites, croque madame, and a bourbon banana bread pudding. For an additional charge, you can supplement your meal with shellfish platters, Maine lobster pot pie, caviar, and tuna tartare. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations can be made here.

Listening Room Cafe

If mom’s more of a live music type, make it a memorable meal-and-a-show at The Listening Room during one of their evening or Saturday brunch performances. Listen to some of Nashville’s most talented singers and songwriters while enjoying biscuits and gravy during brunch or a BBQ platter during dinner. The venue is available Monday through Saturday for 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seatings, or Saturday for 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. slots. Reservations can be made on The Listening Room’s website or by calling the venue directly.

Marsh House

Diners are invited to indulge in a Mother’s Day brunch served a la carte from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Signatures dishes set to impress mom include the popular cast iron cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting; the ultra-crispy fried oyster benedict; and chocolate peanut butter pancakes. For the seafood fanatics, the restaurant’s “I’m on a Boat!” platter features an actual boat brimming with 24 oysters, 24 mussels, ceviche, crab ravigote, and salmon tartare. Lemon poppyseed scones made by Executive Pastry Chef Kate Siegal will also be available and come with a personal note for mom. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling the restaurant.

White Limozeen

Gussied up in pops of pinks and florals, The Graduate hotel’s rooftop restaurant sets the scene for a day that checks all of the Mother’s Day boxes. Along with a menu filled with decadent plates of bread pudding French toast and a caviar-with-scrambled-eggs number, guests can pick up a bouquet from Amelia’s Flower Truck from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., shop for earrings and vintage goods with No Guts No Glory Jewelry and The Vintage Social Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and freshen up their mani thanks to the PAINT Nail Bar pop-up available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For mom’s who appreciate a bit of day drinking, Ketel One botanical drink specials are available all day for $12.

STK Steakhouse

Head to the Gulch for the ultimate Mother’s Day R&R: roses and rosé. STK will offer $9.99 rosé specials for brunch and dinner and a $129 Surf, Turf & Vine Basket. The modern steakhouse will also offer its full brunch and dinner menus, featuring specialty items like lobster and eggs benedict for brunch and shellfish platters for dinner. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling ahead. The restaurant is open for Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anzie Blue

Nashville’s CBD-centric coffee shop and café will offer $16 quiche specials and $35 mimosa flights, available for both takeout and dine-in. Choose between the Denver, Gardenia, and Goldi Lox quiches, and add a mimosa flight, which includes one bottle of prosecco accompanied by pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and cranberry juices. The café will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mother’s Day.

Sinema

Sinema’s infamous Sunday brunch is already booked up for Mother’s Day, but you can still beat the crowds and celebrate mom a day early during their bottomless brunch on Saturday, May 8. The Melrose favorite will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving up endless mimosas ($18) and Bloody Mary’s ($15) alongside an all-you-can-devour menu filled with items like fried chicken, lamb hash, and Fruit Pebble French toast for just $35 per person. Reservations are required and are limited to groups of eight or less.

etc. restaurant

Deb Paquette is putting her signature touch on mama’s day with a la carte brunch and dinner service. During the day, mom will be treated to crab cakes topped with poached eggs and confit garlic hollandaise s, rhubarb jam-stuffed and French toast cornmeal fried catfish burritos, while the evening brings shrimp, mussels and pork belly pasts, seared lamb loin, and a roasted beet, berry and bacon salad. Brunch service runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while dinner picks up again at 5 p.m. Reservations can be on OpenTable for parties of up to four guests.

North Italia

Green Hills’ North Italia will be serving a special Mother’s Day brunch on both May 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlighted dishes include grilled beef tenderloin and eggs, smoked salmon avocado toast, and banana coffee cake. Those who prefer to celebrate at home can preorder North Italia’s lasagna Bolognese family pack and mimosa kit starting on May 3.

North Italia is also running a Mother’s Day gift card promotion from April 29 to May 9 that features a $15 bonus eCard if you buy $75 online.

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