Don’t panic! You’ve still got time to knock Mother’s Day out of the park. Don’t let this be another year where you throw something together and leave mom feeling unappreciated. Instead, plan ahead and take the lead. If your mom is coming down to the Short North, we can help. At Lykens Companies, we’ve put our heads together (and even consulted Trenae, our resident restaurant guide) to create a list of our favorite brunch spots for Mother’s Day. Take a look and be a Mother’s Day hero!
Here, farm-to-table means flavor-packed, not flavor-lacked. We haven’t had a Katalina’s dish that hasn’t blown us away with its creative takes on Latin-leaning breakfast cuisine. Tucked away in Victorian Village, this cultural staple has been featured the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, and more! Spice up Mother’s Day with a few breakfast tacos and avocado toast. Oh, and don’t forget about their famous pancake balls!
2. Northstar Cafe
Walking into Northstar kind of feels like walking into an Apple Store. There’s something about the environment that mirrors the quality of the product. Sleek, modern, and elegant, Northstar’s eye for design is infused into their dishes, but their primary goal isn’t aesthetic; it’s offering Columbus the most sustainable and locally grown ingredients in delicious dishes. This environment-friendly Columbus chain is pricey enough that it feels like a treat, but affordable enough to treat mom (and dad). While you’re there, be sure to grab one of their giant (yes, giant) cookies.
3. Guild House
Book a reservation at this elegant Short North restaurant. Here, artisan chefs work tirelessly to craft seasonal menus that pull ingredients from responsible local distributors. This Mother’s Day, why not enjoy their Lobster & Eggs or their Smoked Chicken Hash? Or maybe something else on their Brunch Menu will interest you. During your meal, mom will feel like royalty. High ceilings boast rustic exposed beams while unique light fixtures feel as though they were pulled from a far away castle. This is the special experience that mom deserves.
If you need a drink on Mother’s Day, then you might as well take the family to Forno. After all, they have a “Bottomless” Mimosa. Now in reality, that doesn’t do Forno justice; there’s just so much more to it. This Italian inspired eatery sits in the heartbeat of the Short North. With a stone-fire oven churning out dozens of creative pizzas (yes, there’s a Breakfast Pizza), a wide array of dishes (Chicken & Waffles sound good?), and an out-of-this-world drink selection behind the bar, Forno is a fun choice with something for everyone.
5. The Table
This farm-to-table restaurant works hard to find locally sourced ingredients from both local farmers and urban gardeners. For The Table, that means food they can feel proud of—dishes that are as rich in integrity as they are rich in flavor. For you, it means good fresh food. The Table offers Family portions on almost every dish. Since a Mother’s Day brunch is a family event, why not grab a seat at The Table and go for a Family portion of the BLTE?
6. The Pearl
As Cameron Mitchell’s take on the gastropub, The Pearl aims to pair their rich history of using world-class culinary techniques with simple (and sometimes not-so-simple) traditional tavern fare. Here, you can expect the unexpected. Mom will be impressed with this eclectic and delicious brunch menu. While you’re dining here, be sure to tell her all about our partnership with Cameron Mitchell and the forthcoming Budd Dairy Food Hall.
We love each and every option we listed and we know that your mom will love them, too. In reality, the Short North is home to some of the best restaurants in the United States, so you really won’t be able to go wrong.
Do you have a favorite restaurant on this list or know one that we need to try out? Be sure to let us know. Oh, and happy Mother’s Day!