South Dakota: Café Coteau
> City: Brookings
What venue could be more appropriate for celebrating Mom than the colorful, sunlit restaurant at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota? A special Mother’s Day brunch buffet is offered, including numerous egg dishes, breakfast meats, mac and cheese, Mediterranean pasta, salads, chicken salad sandwiches, and a choice of desserts.
Tennessee: Monell’s Germantown
> City: Nashville
The original Monell’s (there are two offshoots) occupies a 1905-vintage Victorian house, complete with transom windows and fireplaces, and murals depicting other historic buildings in the neighborhood. While it doesn’t serve brunch specifically, the restaurant offers an ample country breakfast (scrambled eggs, ham and sausage, biscuits and gravy, cheese grits, fried apples, pancakes, skillet-fried chicken, and more) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sundays, and then immediately picks up with its lunch menu (fried chicken is again the feature) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Texas: Dish Society
> City: Houston
The bar-and-grill atmosphere and ample terrace at this Galleria-area branch of Dish Society (there are four others in the Houston area) make for a relaxed brunch venue. The large menu for the meal ranges from brisket’n’eggs, Nutella French toast, and breakfast tacos to Cobb salad, shrimp and grits, and grilled pesto chicken sandwich.
Utah: Bambara Salt Lake City
> City: Salt Lake City
Arched windows, brass fixtures, and travertine marble surfaces set the scene at this New American bistro. Brunch choices include avocado toast with a tofu scramble, a mushroom and spinach omelette, and short rib hash with applewood-smoked bacon, fingerling potatoes, horseradish crÃ¨me fraÃ®che, and “eggs your way.”
Vermont: The Inn at Shelburne Farms
> City: Shelburne
The brunch menu at this non-profit working farm, inn, and restaurant is short and to the point, with only nine selections. No one will go hungry, though, when those selections include eggs Benedict with ham, braised greens, and home fries; house-churned-buttermilk pancakes with plum coulis and mascarpone; and steel-cut oat risotto with ham, cherry tomatoes, roasted onion, spinach, cheddar, and a poached egg.