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Another Mother’s Day has officially come and gone!!! For the last several years we have attended the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Chautauqua Athenaeum Hotel. However, last year, I thought it would be fun to try something new. Total fail since we missed what had become a tradition of ours! Our lunch at a Buffalo steakhouse was delicious, but it just wasn’t the over the top fabulousness that we have grown to love at the Athenaeum Hotel!!!
This year, even if it was 40 degrees so we had to bundle up and not wear the most colorful, spring looks in our closets and it may have been raining as well. Boo!! I made it a point to document our experience so those of you googling away next year know that the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Athenaeum is a not miss event!!!
The Athenaeum Hotel is located inside the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. Since it is the Chautauqua off season, you do not need to purchase a day pass to enter the grounds. Just drive right in and head to the Athenaeum. Once at the hotel, enter and look for the Heirloom Dining Room. Since it is off season, when Mother’s Day happens to fall on a sunny day, the grounds of Chautauqua do make for fabulous photo opportunities!! We always take advantage since it’s one of the few times you can enter the grounds without paying for a day pass! So make sure your phone is fully charged for those photos!!!!
I’m not even going to deny it! This Mother’s Day Brunch is definitely on the pricy side. $45.95 for Adults and $14.95 for children. You do get what you pay for though. If the mom in your life loves to feel pampered and loves all thing elegant and fancy, this is the brunch for you. Worth every penny if mom is one who loves to dress up and see hubby in that tie!
The good news is, mom does get a complementary mimosa! You get to choose from Apple, Grapefruit & Traditional Orange. The Athenaeum Hotel does have a full bar, so if a Bloody Mary is more your thing or even a mixed drink or beer, they have it!!! Cheers to mom!!!
This is what everyone always asks me in the comments when I spam my personal Facebook page with my annual Mother’s Day photos! Is the food good?! What do they serve?
The food is definitely phenomenal. We wouldn’t be repeat guests if the food wasn’t out of this world. I’m a proclaimed wannabe chef, so good food is my thing & the Athenaeum delivers every year!!!!
As for what is served? They offer carving stations featuring prime rib, Turkey & ham! I’m not usually a turkey fan, but their turkey really is out of this world. You get to choose from a variety of sides like asparagus, salads, mashed potatoes, stuffing! The Athenaeum also has breakfast stations for those of you wanting to make your own omelets and enjoy a waffles, bacon and sausage. A cheese display, soups and desserts along with breads are also available. So much food it’s sort of overwhelming. Always a good thing when that happens!!
Y’all already know I love the Athenaeum Hotel Mother’s Day Brunch!!! I recommend it to anyone that loves to feel like a princess or enjoys history, old fashioned type of things. The Athenaeum is a historic hotel that has hosted everyone from celebrities to presidents!!! Just being in this hotel gives me this feeling of wow!!!!So many amazing people have walked the hallways of this fabulous establishment and I get to sit and eat brunch there!!!!
The food is also out of this world. If 4-5 star restaurants are your thing, this brunch is for you.
My my only complaint is the fact it’s not exactly kid friendly food wise. My daughter is a picky eater and she ends up eating toast and cupcakes every year. Since it is Mother’s Day, you would think maybe some chicken fingers, pizza slices or maybe hot dogs would be offered, but they aren’t. Thankfully, the child price is only $14.95, so it’s not a total waste. My daughter probably eats that in cupcakes and drinks that in milk alone lol.
How Did You Spend Mother’s Day?
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5/14/2019 12:04:03 pm
What a beautiful place. Very elegant. I too went out for a Mother's Day Brunch. It is good to be with family at a restaurant, also so you don't have to clean...haha
5/14/2019 01:32:00 pm
Wow, such a gorgeous place 😍 I would love to take my family there for a brunch! The photos are beautiful 💕
5/14/2019 02:44:19 pm
This sounds like a fantastic place to go for Mother's Day brunch! The food looks lovely...
This sounds like a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day! But my boys would be like your daughter, looking for the pizza and chicken nuggets. We went to my in-laws and the boys enjoyed the pool while we sat outside, grilled some lunch, and had my favorite dessert of strawberry shortcake!
5/14/2019 03:45:28 pm
The Athenaeum looks like the perfect place to enjoy an incredible mother's day! I love the variety of dishes and the place looks amazing to chill out!
5/14/2019 06:49:16 pm
I'll ensure I check this hotel out next year. Thank you for sharing.
5/15/2019 08:30:37 am
Looks like a lovely Mother's Day brunch! We often have the same problem finding really great food that is also kid-friendly. My kids are not the most adventurous eaters, and it can make the restaurant experience kind of stressful :)
5/16/2019 05:53:26 am
Looks like you had a lovely Mothers day brunch for sure. Love the look of the refreshing glass of Orange juice xx
5/16/2019 05:06:18 pm
What a fab Mother's Day brunch site - I stayed in that hotel ages ago, and it was incredible! I spent my Mother's Day NOT doing the usual cooking/cleaning that take up my Sundays most weeks - my fam did them all!
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