Do you need to take Mom out for a special Mother’s Day Brunch on May 11 but aren’t sure where to go? If so, we’ll tell you what is going on at some of the best restaurants in Napa Valley. Many of them offer a Mother’s Day Brunch to help celebrate the special occasion and a few places that aren’t even normally open for brunch are making an exception for Mom.
Keep reading to see what some of your best choices for brunch destinations are this year, and you can follow the links below to see the full menus being offered this Mother’s Day. We strongly suggest you make 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 2014 in Napa Valley, three options come to mind:
Brix has a Sunday Buffet Brunch between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm for $42.50 for adults and $18.50 for children ages 7-13. Buffet items include Artisan Cheeses, Mixed Beet Salad, Oysters, House-Smoked Salmon, Eggs Benedict, Sourdough Pancakes, Seasonal Garden Vegetable Pizza, Garlic-Rubbed Tri-Tip, Chocolate Cupcakes, and Seasonal Fruit Crisp. You can see the full menu here. 7377 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29), Napa (707) 944-2749
Siena (at Meritage Resort and Spa) is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm for $54.95 per person, $15 for children 12 and under. Buffet items include Fresh Fruit, Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Claws, Tomales Bay Oysters, Smoked Trout and Salmon, an Omelet Station, Mascarpone Cheese Blintzes with Warm Strawberry Compote, Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb, and a Deluxe Selection of Designer Cakes and Pastries. You can see the full menu here. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa (707) 251-1950
(FYI, the Meritage Resort and Spa is also hosting their Annual “First Blush” Rosé Celebration that weekend on Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This event will feature over 40 lighter wines from throughout California, including Sparkling Wines, Rosés, Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings, and Pinot Noirs, as well as Beers from Napa Smith Brewery. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Queen of the Valley Hospital’s Cancer Center and their Breast Cancer awareness activities. Tickets are $30 per person, although if you purchase tickets in advance for both the First Blush Celebration and Siena’s Mother’s Day Brunch the discounted combination ticket is $74 per person.)
Silverado Resort and Spa will hold a special Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch in their Ballroom between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm for $60 for adults and $25 for children ages 9 and under. Buffet items include Local Artisan Cheese, a Charcuterie Selection, Crab Cocktails, Hobb’s Bacon and Chicken Apple Sausage, Farm Egg Benedict, Brioche French Toast, Roasted Salmon, Prime Rib, 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 11, FARM (at The Carneros Inn) will be offering a family-style Mother’s Day Brunch between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for $85 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 Clam Chowder, Hearts of Romaine, Crab Benedict, Denver Sole, Prime New York and a Mother’s Day Dessert Trio. 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 handful of restaurants from Napa to Calistoga are offering prix fixe meals for Mother’s Day Brunch this year:
Auberge du Soleil is offering three courses between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, with 2-6 choices per course, at $95 per guest and $35 for children under the age of 12. Menu selections include Potato Gnocchi, Prosciutto San Daniele, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Delta Asparagus Soup, Little Gem Lettuce Salad, Maine Lobster Omelet, Wild Shrimp Risotto and Cabernet Braised Short Ribs. You can can see the full menu here. 180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford (707) 963-1211
Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery is offering three courses between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm at $25 per person, with nine main courses to select from. Menu items include White Grape Gazpacho, Southwest Tostada, Eggs Sardo, Thai Salad with Prawns, Steak Frites, Carrot Cake and Blackberry Crisp. You can see the full menu here. 1250 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga (707) 942-4101
étoile Restaurant (at Domaine Chandon) is offering three courses between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, with 3 choices per course, at $75 per person. Your choices include Spring Vichyssoise, Rabbit Roulade, Pan Roasted Trout, Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Bing Cherry Vacherin and Aged Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake. You can see the full menu here. 1 California Drive, Yountville (800) 736-2892
Hurley’s is offering a three-course prix fixe menu with 3-5 choices per course for $55 (including one glass of your choice of Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs, Mimosa, Fresh Squeezed Juice, or Soda) between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Your 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, Stuffed Brioche French Toast, and Strawberry Shortcake. Hurley’s will also offer an À La Carte menu and a Kids Menu. The menus haven’t been posted to their website yet, but you can see a sneak preview of them here. 6518 Washington Street, Yountville (707) 944-2345
La Toque (at the Westin Verasa) is offering a three-course menu with 3-5 choices per course for $65 per person, or $48 per person for guests under the age of 21 between noon and 2:00 pm. Brunch includes an Aperitif choice of a Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary, or Prosecco. The Mother’s Day Menu hasn’t been finalized yet, but their Easter Brunch menu included Burrata Cheese with Beets and Green Strawberries, Chilled Dutch White Asparagus with Sauce Verte, Dungeness Crab Croquette with Meyer Lemon and Fried Capers, Lobster Omelet, Grilled Portabello Mushroom “Short Stack” with Sauce Béarnaise, and a Milk Chocolate Crème Brulée. Once the Mother’s Day menu is ready, you should be able to find it here. 1314 McKinstry Streeet, Napa (707) 257-5157
Other Brunch Options for Mother’s Day in Napa Valley
Many fine restaurants throughout Napa Valley regularly offer Brunch menus on Sundays and will be open for Mother’s Day 2014 as well. Some places to consider (along with some of their recent menu items and a link to their full menus) are:
Archetype at 1429 Main Street, St. Helena (707) 968-9200 (Cinnamon Walnut Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes, Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet, Dungeness Crab Louie, Cuban Sandwich on the menu)
Fish Story at 790 Main Street, Napa (707) 251-5600 (Terrine of Roasted Beets, Tempura Rock Shrimp, Stuffed French Toast, Scrambled Egg Tartine, Dungeness Crab on the menu)
The Grill at Meadowood at 900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena (707) 967-1207 (Maine Lobster Benedict, Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries, Egg White Omelet with Asparagus, English Peas and Goat Cheese on the menu)
Napa Valley Bistro at 975 Clinton Street, Napa (707) 666-2383 (Blackened Chicken Empanadas, Brioche French Toast, Chesapeake Eggs, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Rosie Organic Fried Chicken, Sonoma Lamb Burger on the menu)
Oenotri at 1425 First Street, Napa (707) 252-1022 (Meyer Lemon Scones, Pizza with Egg and San Marzano Tomato and Sage, Poached Egg with Asparagus and Speck, Mostaccoli with Pork Ragu, Beef Tongue Hash on the menu)
Solbar (at Solage) at 755 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga (877) 684-6146 (Butternut Squash Velouté, Biscuits and Gravy, Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Seared Yellowfin Tuna Burger, Lemon-Herb Chicken Paillard, Petrale Sole Tacos on the menu)
The Thomas at 813 Main Street, Napa (707) 226-7821 (Turkish Eggs, BLAT [Bacon, Lettuce, Avacado, Tomato] Sandwich, French Toast Stuffed with Banana and House Made Nutella, Tea-Smoked Salmon, Burger and Fries on the menu)
Torc at 11402 Main Street, Napa (707) 252-3293 (Citrus Curd Filled Doughnut Holes, Spring Vegetable Salad, Huckleberry Hotcake, Wild Mushroom Benedict, Croque Madame, Free Range Chicken Hash on the menu)
Tra Vigne at 1050 Charter Oak Avenue, St. Helena (707) 963-4444 (Lacinato Kale and Farro Salad, Cold Smoked Trout Salad, Wood Oven Baked Pizza, Grilled Bavette Steak and Eggs, Rigatoni alla Carbonara, Sage Infused Papardelle with Braised Rabbit Ragu 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!