Are you looking to take Mom out for a special Mother’s Day Brunch in Napa Valley this year but aren’t sure where to go? If so, we’ll tell you what’s going on at some of the best restaurants in Napa Valley on May 8 to help you make a decision (because wow, you’ve got over 30 places to consider). Whether you are looking for a family-style meal, an all-you-can-eat buffet, or if you just prefer to order à la carte, there’s a Mother’s Day Brunch option that’s bound to be perfect.
Many Napa Valley restaurants have wonderful menu options for Sunday Brunch throughout the year, while others are creating a special Mother’s Day Brunch for next weekend. If you’re looking for typical brunch options such as fruit, pancakes, omelets, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, or even chicken and waffles, you’re going to find it.
But, since this is Napa Valley, your menu choices will also include Beignets with Bourbon Caramel Sauce, Bartlett Pear and Strawberry Salad, Green Apple and Wild Berry Pancakes, Croque Monsieur (or Madame), Breakfast Pizza with Chili Sauce and Scrambled Eggs, Petrale Sole Tacos, Achiote Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Cabernet Braised Short Ribs.
Keep reading to learn about your brunch choices this year, and we’re offering links to see the full menus. We strongly suggest you move quickly to make any reservations, because Mom deserves that little extra piece of effort.
Buffet Brunch for Mother’s Day in Napa Valley
If you are looking for a Buffet-style Brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day 2016 in Napa Valley, these options come to mind:
- Brix regularly has a Sunday Buffet Brunch for $42.50 for adults and $21 for children (ages 7-13). Buffet items include House-made Doughnuts, Oysters, House-Smoked Salmon, Eggs Benedict, Sourdough and Walnut Pancakes, Seasonal Garden Vegetable Pizza, Grilled Tri-Tip and Tiramisu. You can see the full menu here. 7377 St. Helena Highway, Napa (707) 944-2749
- Compadres Rio Grille is offering a special Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch for $35 for adults and $15 for children (under age 10) with bottomless Mimosas and the skills of a Caricature Artist in addition to their regular menus. The buffet has over 30 items including Fresh Fruit, Spinach Salad, Shrimp, Chilaquiles, Chile Rellenos, Grilled “Pollo Loco” with Mole Poblano, and Tamales de Dulce. You can see the full menu here. 505 Lincoln Avenue, Napa (707) 253-1111
- Siena (at Meritage Resort and Spa) is presenting their annual Mother’s Day Brunch for $82 per person, $33 for children (ages 4-14). Menu choices include Artisan Cheeses, Breakfast Pastries, Cracked Crab Legs, an Omelet Station, a French Toast station, Seven Pepper Spiced Beef Tenderloin and a Selection of Desserts. You can see the full menu here. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa (707) 251-1950
- Silverado Resort and Spa will hold a special Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch in The Grill for $42 for adults and $20 for children (ages 4-9). Selections include a Charcuterie Selection, Cheese Blintzes, Miso Glazed Salmon, Santa Maria Tri-Tip Sirloin, an Omelet Station and a Mother’s Day Sweet Treat Buffet. The complete menu of options can be found here. 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa (707) 257-5431
Family-Style Brunch for Mother’s Day in Napa Valley
On May 8, FARM (at The Carneros Inn) will be offering a family-style Mother’s Day Brunch for $80 per person, $40 per person for children 4-12, and children under the age of 4 are free. The platters and bowls on your table will contain Kale Chips, Stone Fruits Salad, Local Halibut, Rosemary Honey Glazed Caggiano Ham, and a Mother’s Day Dessert Trio (Chocolate Raspberry Tart, Cheesecake Pop, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Fruit Compote). You can see the full menu here. 4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa (707) 299-4880
Prix Fixe Brunch Menus for Mother’s Day in Napa Valley
A few restaurants are offering special prix fixe meals with a wide variety of course choices for Mother’s Day Brunch this year:
Auberge du Soleil has a Sunday Brunch with a Prix Fixe menu for $65 per guest, starting with House Made Pastries and a beverage (choices include Sparkling Wine, Bellini or Bloody Mary). After that, there are food choices such as Poached Wild Shrimp, Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries and Applewood Smoked Bacon, Maine Lobster Omelet, Duck Confit Hash and Cabernet Braised Short Ribs. You can see the full menu here. 180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford (707) 963-1211
Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery is offering a two-course prix fixe menu at $34 per person, with nine main courses to select from. Menu items include Prosciutto and Brie, Shrimp Louie, Eggs Sardo, Pan Seared Ahi, Baby Back Pork Ribs and an Apple Wood Bacon and Cheddar Burger. You can see the full menu here. 1250 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga (707) 942-4101
Carpe Diem is offering a brunch experience with four courses: Donut Dippers as an Amuse Bouche; Shaved Asparagus Salad or Roasted Cauliflower Soup; Brioche French Toast or Crab Benedict or Wild Mushroom Flatbread; and then an Ice Cream Sandwich for Dessert. You can see the full menu here. 1001 Second Street, Napa (707) 224-0800
Goose & Gander is offering three courses for $55, with the ability to add in a Bottomless Mimosa for $20. Samples of decisions to be made include Little Gem Green Goddess Salad vs. Cucumber Panzanella, Farmed Oro King Salmon vs. Monte Cristo Sandwich, and Berries n’ Cream vs. Basque Cake with Rhubarb, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream (and each course has more than two candidates). You can see the full menu here. 1245 Spring Street, St. Helena (707) 967-8779
Hurley’s is offering a three-course prix fixe menu with 3-6 choices per course for $60 (including a glass of JCB Brut Sparkling Wine, Mimosa, Fresh Squeezed Juice, or Soda). Options include a Fresh Fruit Bowl with Honey Yogurt, Squash Blossom Fritters Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese, Salmon and Grilled Prawn Salad, Wild Mushroom Omelette, Corned Beef Hash and Strawberry Shortcake. Hurley’s will also offer an À La Carte menu and a Kids Menu. You can see the full list of menu choices here. 6518 Washington Street, Yountville (707) 944-2345
La Toque has a three-course prix fixe Brunch for $48 per person (and is offering wine pairing for two of the courses at $24 per person). Over a dozen choices in total including Chilled Delta Asparagus, Dungeness Crab Croquette, Lobster Omelet with Leeks and Fontina Cheese, Short Ribs in a Savory Umeshu Broth, and Freshly Turned Sorbet with Coconut Macaroons on the full menu here. 1314 McKinstrey Street, Napa (707) 257-5157
Other Brunch Options for Mother’s Day in Napa Valley
Many restaurants throughout Napa Valley regularly offer Brunch menus on Sundays and/or will offer a special Mother’s Day menu. Some places to consider (along with some of their recent menu items and a link to their full menus) are:
1313 Main at 1313 Main Street, Napa (707) 258-1313 (Chicken and Waffles, Lobster Benedict, Ricotta Pancakes, Potato Latkes, Steak and Eggs on the menu as well as Mimosas with Orange, Pomegranate or Passion Fruit Juices)
All Seasons Bistro at 1400 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga (707) 942-9111 (Bistro Salad, Eggs Florentine, Poached Eggs with Spring Vegetable Hash, Huevos Rancheros, Waffle with Grand Marnier Strawberries and Lemon Whipped Cream on the menu)
Archetype at 1429 Main Street, St. Helena (707) 968-9200 (Cinnamon Walnut Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, Cheddar Biscuits with Grilled Scallion and Sausage Gravy, Fruit and Granola, Buttermilk Belgian Waffle with Banana Pudding, Mushroom and Ricotta Crepes, Baby Back Ribs Sandwich with Green Apple Slaw on the menu)
Eiko’s at 1385 Napa Town Center, Napa (707) 505-4444 (Grilled Asparagus Salad, Pork Belly Hash, Smoked Salmon Benedict, and Fresh Dim Sum including BBQ Pork Bun, Shrimp and Pork Siu Mei, Pork Xiao Long Bao on the menu)
Evangeline at 1226 Washington Street, Calistoga (707) 341-3131 (Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Warm Camembert with Quince Preserves, Buttermilk Waffle, Lobster Omelette, Shrimp Po’Boy, Tarte Tatin on the menu)
Farmstead at 738 Main Street, St. Helena (707) 963-9181 (Wood Grilled Delta Asparagus, Beignets with Bourbon Caramel Sauce, Beef Hash with Green Garlic , Eggs Benedict, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Pulled Pork Sandwich with Farm Egg on the menu)
Fume Bistro & Bar at 4050 Byway East, Napa (707) 257-1999 (Sunshine Scramble, Salmon Omelette, Shirimp Diavola Pizza, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Buttermilk Pancakes, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Quiche of the Day, Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich on the menu)
The Grill at Meadowood at 900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena (707) 967-1207 (Crispy Globe Artichokes, Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote, Delta Asparagus Flatbread, Avocado Toast, Cobb Salad, Wagyu Burger on the menu)
Harvest Table at One Main Street, St. Helena (707) 967-4695 (Basket of Pastries, Marinated Calimari, Roasted Pear Toast, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Pork Belly Hash, Harvest Table Burger on the menu)
Il Posto Trattoria at 4211 Solano Avenue, Napa (707) 251-8600 (Shirred Eggs with Prosciutto and Asparagus, Eggs Benedict, French Toast with Strawberry and Rhubarb, Ham Hock Hash, Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy on the menu)
Kitchen Door (at Oxbow Public Market) at 610 First Street, Napa (707) 226-1560 (Buttermilk Pancakes, Breakfast Pizza with Chili Sauce and Scrambled Eggs, Kobe Burger with Fried Eggs and Hobbs Smoked Bacon on the menu – and, if you want to BYOB Kitchen Door has free corkage for parties of less than 6 people)
Market Restaurant at 1347 Main Street, St. Helena (707) 963-3799 (Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict, Green Apple and Wild Berry Pancakes, Sesame-Soy Chicken Salad, Lobster Rolls in Rice Paper, Champagne-Battered Fish ‘n’ Chips, Market Burger with Fiscalini Cheddar on the menu)
Napa Valley Bistro at 975 Clinton Street, Napa (707) 666-2383 (Achiote Marinated Chicken Empanadas, Brioche French Toast, Bartlett Pear and Strawberry Salad, Chilaquiles, Rosie’s Organic Fried Chicken, Sonoma Lamb Burger on the menu)
NINEBARK at 813 Main Street, Napa (707) 226-7821 (Nduja Spread with Chili and Goat Cheese, Sourdough Waffles with Sweet Potato Curd, Smoked Avocado and Scrambled Egg Tartine, Fried Oyster Po’Boy, and NINEBARK Burger with Fries on the menu, along with a complimentary “Mom-osa” for Moms for Mother’s Day)
Oenotri at 1425 First Street, Napa (707) 252-1022 (Black Mission Fig Scone, Foie Gras Pizza, Buttermilk Pancakes with Orange Zest, Linguini with Manila Clams, Mortadella Panini on a recent menu although the menu changes weekly)
The Q Restaurant and Bar at 3900D Bel Aire Plaza, Napa (707) 224-6600 (Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfait, Gulf Shrimp & Grits, Pulled Pork Benedict, Fried Chicken & Corn Waffles, Country Biscuits & Five Dot Ranch “Sausage” Gravy on the menu)
Sam’s Social Club at 1712 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga (707) 942-4969 (House-Made Granola, Candy Cap Churros with Cinnamon and Sugar, Beet and Blood Orange Salad, Avocado Toast, Mushroom and Leek Scramble, Albacore Tuna Conserva Sandwich on the menu)
Solbar (at Solage) at 755 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga (877) 684-6146 (Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Black Forest Ham and Cheddar Omelet, Torta Cubano, Petrale Sole Tacos, Fried Chicken with Creamy Apple Coleslaw on the menu)
Tarla Mediterranean Bar and Grill at 1480 First Street, Napa (707) 255-5599 (Greek Yogurt with Granola and Fruit Compote, Garden Omelet, Cured Turkish Pastrami Eggs Benedict, Short Rib Hash, Flank Steak and Poached Eggs with Béarnaise on the menu)
After Brunch, if you’re looking for somewhere else to take Mom, please check our recommendations for wineries in the Napa Valley by clicking on “Favorites By Wine Region” on the Navigation Bar above, and follow the drop-down menus to the area(s) you are most interested in.
Have a great Mother’s Day!