Special Report

Best Brunch Spots to Take Your Mom in Every State

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Montana: Seva Kitchen
> City: Billings

The dining room is informal and stylishly contemporary at this community-focused restaurant. The brunch menu offers familiar favorites, like eggs Benedict, corned beef hash with eggs, and a sourdough bagel sandwich (with bacon, eggs, and cheese), along with an occasional surprise like a vegetable and feta omelette enlivened with the Tunisian hot sauce called harissa and a sweet potato hash with house-made bacon and smoked mushrooms.

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Nebraska: Railcar Modern American Kitchen
> City: Omaha

Said to be inspired by Omaha’s past as a major railway crossroads, Railcar is a cozy restaurant with wood accents, vintage chandeliers, and a collection of train posters and other memorabilia. Brunch choices include a Pig 3 Way Quiche (with country sausage, smoked ham, and slab bacon), a farmstead sausage and egg melt, and griddled prime rib with potato pancakes and sunnyside-up eggs.

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Nevada: Mon Ami Gabi
> City: Las Vegas

There’s no shortage of brunch choices in Las Vegas (every hotel has a range of choices, to begin with), but the local outpost of Mon Ami Gabi, a small (five-unit) Chicago-based French bistro chain, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino offers a particularly warm atmosphere — as well as a Mother’s Day brunch that starts at 7 a.m. The menu is small and traditional, featuring corned beef hash with eggs, eggs Benedict, and of course French toast among other things. Gabi’s Bloody Mary is garnished with bacon, hard sausage, Jarlsberg cheese, tomato, and cucumber.

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New Hampshire: The Bacon Barn
> City: Londonderry

This “fun family diner,” located between Nashua and Manchester in the southern portion of the state, doesn’t serve brunch per se, but offers extensive breakfast and lunch menus all day long. Bacon, not surprisingly, is a theme. Five varieties are offered, cooked soft, medium, crispy, or “dead (burnt).” Among the more brunch-style breakfast dishes are country-fried steak with eggs, six different Benedicts, 13 omelettes, and six kinds of pancakes, including bacon-filled cinnamon swirl pancakes with maple cinnamon cream cheese.

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New Jersey: Moran’s
> City: Hoboken

An Irish-accented gastropub run by a one-time bartender at Manhattan’s legendary Four Seasons, Moran’s serves such brunch dishes as corn flake-crusted French toast with fruit and Nutella sauce, “Mom’s Omelette” (with spinach, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes — an obvious Mother’s Day choice), and a full Irish breakfast, including bacon, sausage, black and white pudding, baked beans, grilled tomato, egg, and home fries.

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