Best Brunches for Mom

Client :  Border Grill Restaurant at Mandalay Bay

The brunch spread at Border Grill

Whether she birthed you or just treated you like she did, pay homage to the well-meaning matriarchs in your life with one of these brunches on Mother’s Day. (And to answer your question, it’s May 11 … on the second Sunday in May like it is every year. Sheesh.)

For Soulful Mamas: The House of Blues Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch is known for its all-you-can-eat, Southern-bent buffet and make-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bars. Three seatings will honor mothers and grands with flowers and special songs by gospel artist Kirk Franklin. ($50 (adults), $27.50 (kids under 11), plus fees, 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., in Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7600;

For Spicy Mamas: Border Grill serves up some sass in more than 20 creative, fresh, all-you-can eat Mexican small plates and fruity bottomless mimosas. ($39.99 per person (add $10 for mimosas), Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7403;


Brunch at Verandah

For The Kid In Yo’ Mama: Verandah’s menu goes fun on Mum’s Day with a kid-at-heart brunch feature: a fresh doughnut machine. (9 a.m.-4 p.m. with the last seating at 3 p.m., in Four Seasons, 702.632.5000;

For Exotic Mamas: Multiple luxurious food stations with Asian-inspired dishes make MOzen Bistro an elegant choice for mums who push the culinary edge all year long. ($68 per person, 12-2:30 p.m., in Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, 888.881.9367;

For Non-Morning Mamas: If brunch isn’t her thing, hit Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab for a mom-worthy dinner party with plenty to pick from. (11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., in The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.792.9222;

For Rock Star Mamas: Culinary Dropout’s weekend menu offers sweets and savories for moms who might be more rebellious than reverent. (10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 702.522.8100;

A version of this story appears in the April 2014 issue of Vegas/Rated. For more from Vegas/Rated, visit, or download the Vegas/Rated app.