By Mary Thurwachter
You can never go wrong taking Mom out for brunch on Mother’s Day.
But this year, why not give her a pretty water view to go with her eggs Benedict? From elegant dining rooms to more laid-back surroundings reachable by boat or car, there is a restaurant sure to please any mom and her minions.
Waterstone Resort & Marina, 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, 386-5900, waterstoneboca.com
For a spectacular view of the ocean, the Boca Raton Inlet and Lake Boca Raton, take Mom to the Atlantic ballroom (or penthouse ballroom) at the Waterstone Resort & Marina (formerly the Bridge Hotel).
Seating for Mother’s Day “Brunch at the Top” on May 10 begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Brunch costs $69 for adults (includes complimentary champagne and mimosas) and $30 for children. There will be live entertainment by David Fernando with Rumba Latin Jazz. Because seating is limited, a credit card is required to reserve a table.
Latitudes at the Delray Sands Resort, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, 278-2008, delraysandsresort.com
Latitudes restaurant in the Delray Sands Resort (formerly the Highland Beach Holiday Inn) has a brand-new look but the same gorgeous ocean view. Latitudes serves up Sunday Champagne brunch every week from 10:30 to 2, including Mother’s Day. Known for its fresh seafood, the restaurant also delivers French toast, eggs Benedict, an omelet station and a carving station serving succulent slow-roasted meats. It will have bottomless mimosas made with Barefoot Bubbly. Cost: $44.95.
50 Ocean will have a Grey Goose Bloody Mary Bar, as well as views of Delray Beach’s shoreline. Courtesy of Gyorgy Papp
50 Ocean, 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 278-3364, 50ocean.com
Brunch at 50 Ocean, with its chic, Florida contemporary interiors, gives diners panoramic views of the ocean, and the second-story outdoor veranda is picture perfect with fresh ocean breezes and a healthy dose of sunshine. Brunch is from 10 to 4.
An inspired a la carte menu offers tasty options that include traditional items, a few decadent selections, trendy “jar” options and hearty sandwiches sure to satisfy.
The iconic Grey Goose Bloody Mary Bar lets your imagination run wild, with more than 30 embellishments to customize your own “Mary,” or diners can chose a bottomless mimosa.
Caffe Luna Rosa, 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 274-9404, caffelunarosa.com
This seaside restaurant serves up brunch each Sunday and, like all of the restaurants with a water view, expects a crowd for Mother’s Day. Brunch is from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Price depends on what you order; options range from cinnamon raisin swirl French toast to eggs Benedict and a crispy potato pancake to made-to-order omelets to breakfast pizza and a wide range of sides. Bellinis, mimosas and bloody Marys are available, too.
No reservations taken for brunch.
Deck 84, 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 665-8484, rapoportsrg.com
You can make your own bloody Mary or omelet during brunch from 11 to 2 weekends at Deck 84, with its inviting waterway view. The a la carte menu includes quiche, breakfast burritos and smoked Scottish salmon scrambled eggs. The outdoor patio is dog-friendly. Ten boat slips are available for those who arrive by water.
Prime Catch, 700 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach, 737-8822, primecatchboynton.com
Known for its fresh fish and fabulous view of the Intracoastal Waterway, Prime Catch serves Sunday brunch from 11:30 to 3. Diners can begin with fresh Indian River orange juice or Chandon Champagne, move on to sweet potato doughnut holes or banana foster crepe, eggs Benedict, goat cheese frittatas, shrimp omelets or even slow roasted prime rib. Lots of tasty choices. Sit inside or on one of two patios. Prices vary.
Temple Orange at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 533-6000, templeorangerestaurant.com
You’ll find a lovely ocean view and a scrumptious Mother’s Day brunch at Temple Orange at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa from 11:30 to 2:30 on May 10. From a hot buffet and salad bar to smoked and cold seafood and carving station to sushi and dessert, no mom will leave hungry. Cost is $85 for adults and $25 for children 5-12. Valet parking is complimentary.
Old Key Lime House, 300 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, 582-1889, oldkeylimehouse.com
Arrive by boat or car for brunch at the Old Key Lime House overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Lantana. This century-old restaurant has three boating docks, thatched roof patio, tiki bar, table swings and even a gift shop (who knows, you may want to buy Mom a souvenir).
The brunch menu is a la carte, so prices vary depending on what you order. Some choices include steak and (crab) cake, swordfish, egg dishes, pastries and more. Save room for a rumrunner and a slice of Key lime pie.
Brunch is from 11 to 2.
Dune Deck Café, 100 N. Ocean Blvd., Lantana, 582-0472, dunedeckcafe.com
Fun, casual and right on the beach, the Dune Deck Café serves al fresco brunch from 7 to 4:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. Choose from a menu that offers gazpacho, spinach pie, conch fritters, steamed mussels, coconut shrimp and homemade crab cakes. You can create your own omelet, blueberry pancakes or perhaps try filet mignon and eggs among many choices for hungry moms and their families. Payment is cash only.
Brandon’s at the Tideline Resort & Spa, 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 540-6440, tidelineresort.com
Tideline’s restaurant, Brandon’s, will host a buffet-style Mother’s Day brunch from noon to 3 complete with springtime staples from Florida and around the world. An omelet station, Belgian waffle station, smoked bacon and salmon, salad bar, raw bar, sushi rolls and carving station are included. Price is $65 for adults, $24 for children 12 and under. The amazing Atlantic Ocean view at Tideline (formerly the Omphoy) is complimentary.
Graze Restaurant, Four Seasons Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 582-2800, fourseasons.com/palmbeach
At the Four Seasons, Mother’s Day Brunch will take place in the poolside Graze restaurant from 11:30 to 3:30. There’s no dress code, service is impeccable, and food is divine. Price is $115 per person ($45 for kids 12 and under). For 21 and over this price includes unlimited Bellinis and mimosas.
The menu includes chilled watermelon gazpacho, arugula and cold poached salmon bar, chilled seafood and sushi, exotic fruit and yogurt parfaits, artisanal cheeses and Bellinis and mimosas made to order.
Al Fresco, at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, offers ocean and Intracoastal views.
Al Fresco at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, 2345 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 273-4130, alfrescopb.com
Perched on the second story of the Key West-style clubhouse at Palm Beach’s Par 3 golf course, Al Fresco with its wraparound outdoor balcony, offers magnificent views of the ocean and the golf course.
Good food and service make it a good choice anytime, but perhaps the best deal comes with its breakfast buffet, from 7 to 10:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. Price is $15.
The buffet has French toast, pancakes, eggs, fresh fruit, pastries and more. An a la carte menu is available. You’ll really score with Mom with this one. Valet parking available, but not mandatory.