We have celebrated Mother's Day in America since Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance in 1914, but the tradition of honoring mothers—at least the deities who represented them—dates back to ancient civilizations. For us, it's simply a day to thank and pamper our moms.
On Sunday, we'll serve moms breakfast in bed and bring them their first cup of coffee of the morning. Moms will receive flowers and plants, cards and jewelry, and we'll treat them to a meal in a nice restaurant.
Chesterfield Patch has prepared a list of great places to take Mom to brunch or dinner. It's not a comprehensive list, so if you have any recommendations, we'd love to hear them. Remember that restaurants will be packed with grateful moms and adoring families, so call for reservations and make sure they can fit you in. Many of them are filling up fast.
1682 Clarkson Rd.
Mother's Day hours: 5 to 9 p.m.
Co-owner and master chef Paul Kulkanjanatorn mans the sushi bar with all your favorites, and the full-service kitchen offers salads, bento boxes and seafood. You'll also find pork, chicken and steak. A special Mother's Day sushi roll is offered. Plus there will be half-priced desserts, including their new and popular banana roll—a banana wrapped in crepe. Moms get complimentary glass of champagne or half-priced drinks.
15601 Olive Blvd.
Mother's Day hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chef Robert Uyemura creates Eurocafe style food that's locally sourced whenever possible. He knows the farmers and grows some of his own vegetables. Even the pork comes from local, non-confinement, heritage pigs who are hormone-free. The restaurant will be serving their regular brunch and dinner.
16125 Chesterfield Parkway W
Mother's Day hours: 10 a.m. seating (A 9 a.m. seating and additional hours will be added if necessary.)
Andria's is offering a slightly expanded version of their regular brunch. You'll find all the traditional brunch offerings, presented in the signature Andria's style. A restaurant spokesman said they'll be packed, so definitely call for reservations and to find out if additional seatings have been added.
377 Chesterfield Center
Mother's Day hours: Noon to 9 p.m.
Stoney River is offering their regular brunch in the cozy lodge-like atmosphere of an upscale, quality steakhouse. You'll find all the traditional brunch favorites, plus some Stoney River signature items.
68 4 Seasons Shopping Center
Mother's Day hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Talayna's is a St. Louis institution. They will serve their regular menu, which includes Italian dishes, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads. Also on the menu are steaks, seafood and premium Italian fare such as veal parmigiana and a New York strip steak and scampi combo.
38 Chesterfield Towne Center
Mother's Day hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Picasso's Bistro is the newest addition to the Chesterfield dining scene. It's located in the space formerly occupied by Trattoria Branica. Owner Melda Dolan and her staff prepare fresh Mediterranean cuisine, and nothing comes from a can. The food is purchased on the day it will be served. Many heart-healthy dishes are available. She uses no butter, but you won't know it. Complimentary bread baked fresh every day with Shepard's Salad—finely chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic and spices to put on the bread—sets the tone of the meal. All moms enjoying brunch on Mother's Day get a 10 percent off coupon good for a future visit.
Charlie Gitto's From the Hill
15525 Olive Blvd.
Mother's Day hours: Starting at 9 a.m.
Charlie Gitto's isn't offering any Mother's Day specials, but they will be serving their great traditional brunch. Everything is served a la carte. Reservations are strongly recommended as they're filling up fast.
Chaucer's - Doubletree Hotel
16625 Swingley Ridge Rd.
Mother's Day hours: seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
If you've ever dined at Chaucer's for a holiday meal, you know about the incredible gourmet fare they offer. Mother's Day will be no different. They have two seatings for brunch and reservations are strongly recommended. Adults pay $29.00 plus tax, with seniors and children paying slightly less.
Correction: The Mother's Day hours for Yia Yia's have been corrected. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This article was last updated at 11:30 a.m.