Everyone knows that a leisurely and delicious Sunday brunch (especially accompanied by an adult beverage) is one of the quickest ways to a mother’s heart. And now is the time to start making those Mother’s Day brunch reservations before all the best Park City restaurants fill up. Here are some of my favorite places to get treated to Mother’s Day brunch in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the surrounding area.
Mother’s Day brunch in Park City
Windy Ridge Cafe
It doesn’t get much better than the alfresco ambience at Windy Ridge Cafe. You also can’t beat their homemade quiche, flecked with roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, and chives in a buttery crust. And you also can’t leave the premises without trying Pastry Chef Alphine Medina’s sweets, whether it’s a cinnamon bun or banana cream pie served in a single serving jar.
Stein Eriksen Lodge
If there’s still room at the Glitretind Restaurant inside the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, book immediately. This is one of the most fabulous and lavish brunches in Park City. Mom can indulge every possible craving with an omelet and waffle station, eggs Benedict, a medley of salads, fresh sushi, Maine mussels, fruit, crêpes, and an exceptional dessert display. Sunday feast, here you come.
Riverhorse on Main
I’m not sure what I love more about Riverhorse’s brunch: the A.M. cocktails or Chef Seth Adam’s fare itself. The Snowstorm Cafe will put a serious pep in your step with Bailey’s, Frangelico, brandy, coffee, and whipped cream, while the Main Street Peach Mimosa is a true must-try. Complement your beverage with the divine Cheddar Biscuits, a Seafood Cobb Salad, or a Filet and Eggs. For equally delectable breakfast on the go? Swing into Riverhorse Provisions located up the street at 221 Main Street.
Salt Lake City Mother’s Day brunch
Grand America Hotel
One of my favorite staycations in the area is The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Beautifully-appointed rooms, tea service, and both indoor and outdoor pools with beverages and victuals—what more can you ask for? A lot, if it happens to be Mother’s Day. Grand America goes all out with a brunch in the Grand Ballroom, an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Garden Cafe, gifts from the spa, and floral arrangements you can order for the table. Here are all the details on Mother’s Day at Grand America.
This Sandy restaurant sits on 20 gorgeous acres at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The serene scene isn’t the only thing that should lure you and yours; there’s also a three-acre vineyard on site to explore. Open for four decades, La Caille is going all out for Mother’s Day with an array of salads, cheese, pastries, parfaits, a seafood station, a hot breakfast station, a carving station, and a dessert display.
Mother’s Day brunch in other areas
Silver Fork Lodge and Restaurant
Ski season may be over, but you still have a good reason to travel up Big Cottonwood Canyon. The Silver Fork in Brighton serves a breakfast hearty enough to power a long family hike on nearby trails. Open since 1947, the restaurant transports you to a Utah of yesteryear. Not to miss on the menu: Dan’s Corned Beef Hash & Eggs and the Silver Fork Sourdough Cakes made with Silver Fork’s 70-year-old sourdough starter (!), which you can adorn with blueberries, blackberries, nuts, or whipped cream.
Sundance Mountain Resort
There are few places in Utah as scenic as Sundance Resort to take mom for brunch. Sunday Brunch at the Foundry Grill is legendary and runs from 9am-2pm. While Sunday Brunch is always on the extravagant side here, the chefs go even bigger for Mother’s Day. Look forward to a buffet of waffles, pancakes, made-to-order omelets, and desserts, plus full bar service starting at 11am. The fact that most of the summer activities at Sundance don’t kick off until May 19 means you’ll have the trails largely to yourself for some quality family time post-feast.
State Road Restaurant
Only around 20 minutes from Park City, the High Star Ranch in Kamas is a great Mother’s Day destination. Brunch at the State Road Restaurant is ideal for moms who like to have options, they’ll enjoy ordering off a menu vs. buffet style. From an Open Faced Rueben on pumpernickel and Chicken and Waffles, to a Stack O’ Flap Jacks with Uinta huckleberries and bacon, the menu presents difficult decisions. Afterward, go explore the nearby Uinta National Forest or opt for a horseback ride guided by the High Star Ranch wranglers.