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Thursday, May 9, 2013

8 Great St. Louis Brunch Spots For Mother's Day This Weekend

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At Bixby's Sunday brunch, the smoked salmon shares space on a table with some of its traditional accompaniments. - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • At Bixby's Sunday brunch, the smoked salmon shares space on a table with some of its traditional accompaniments.

Bixby's (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-361-7313) Positioned in a stunning, modern space above the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, Bixby's offers all the elements of a successful brunch experience: a seasonal buffet of food options for the adventurous eater, an al a carte menu for the decisive diner and booze for everyone -- no seriously, the bar selection at Bixby's is serious business, including wine, bloody marys, mimosas, champagne cocktails, blood orange margaritas and a full bar. The buffet at Bixby's isn't too shabby, either: Just some of the options include house-smoked salmon, sausages, a variety of chilled salads, hot entrees, pastries and desserts. If a la carte is more Mom's speed, she can choose from entree options such as a made-to-order omelet, bread pudding, quiche, Belgian waffles or the eggs Benedict special of the day. An added bonus to brunching at Bixby's is after everyone's had their full, a stroll around lovely Forest Park is made that much easier.

Nadoz Café (3701 Lindell Boulevard; 314-446-6800) Brought to us from the fine folks at Steven Becker Fine Dining, Nadoz Café serves delicious European-style treats seven days a week, but on Sundays the Coronado location delivers a special gift to St. Louisans: brunch. Guests can choose treasures from the regular menu, including waffles and omelets, or feast on the buffet. All the perennial brunch faves make appearances, such as bacon, sausage and eggs Benedict. And what goes better with brunch than booze? If Mom protests too much, simply remind her it's a special occasion, because at Nadoz, brunchgoers can imbibe mimosas drinks from the vodka bar. If brunch leaves you too full for dessert, be sure to take one home for later. Everything at Nadoz tastes great from the éclairs to the tarts to the cookies.

Eau Bistro (212 North Kingshighway; 314-454-9000) On the one hand, the brunch found in the Chase Park Plaza features an upscale setting and an exceptional omelet station. On the other, unlimited mimosas. Back to that first hand, which is holding fresh seafood, smoked meats and decadent house-made desserts, sure to delight Mom on her own special holiday. And back to that second hand: It's throwing back unlimited bloody marys. At Eau Bistro, the two hands come together for the finest brunch to be found in our fair city. The buffet, which isn't cheap, provides a top-dollar return on your investment, with selections that include Belgian waffles, caviar, a carving station of sliced meats and an array of pastries. Top off your meal with a choice from the dessert section, which offers up a sweeping variety small plates with different cakes, pies and tarts. Sure, you might be shelling out more than you usually do for Sunday brunch. But c'mon, cheapskate, Mom is worth every penny.

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