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Our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice winners.

If you’re looking to treat your mother, mom or mommy this Mother’s Day, you have at least four great options right here in Concord, according to our readers.

and tied in , making them co-winners of our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest for best place to go for Mother’s Day brunch.

You can compare the winners’ brunch menus by clicking on the following links: Concord’s Colonial Inn and Serafina Ristorante.

Burlington’s  and Lexington’s also received multiple votes.

Be sure to review the brunch options yourself on our Patch Places page.

We're doing a poll on the Best Staycations in and around Concord next week. Want to nominate a place that should be included in our poll? Send your nomination to John Waller at johndwaller@gmail.com. This will allow us to be sure we don't leave anyone out.

Anne Wagner May 12, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Just had Mother's Day brunch at the Colonial Inn. The price, about $60/person, is outrageous given the pedestrian food and awful ambiance. We were seated at a table that had been crammed into the main dining room and stuck out into the hallway used by everyone heading to the buffet line. The line was so long and chaotic (with people trying to reach the reservations desk pushing their way through the people trying to reach the food) that my husband texted me and asked what I wanted so that I wouldn't have to wait a half-hour to get some food. As for the food itself—what a disappointment! The eggs Benedict were hard and dry and served without Hollandaise sauce (which I had to ask our server to bring me from the kitchen); the stuffed French toast was soggy and sickeningly sweet (Nutella stuffing for $60?!); the omelet station didn't offer mushrooms (really?!). The dessert buffet featured a chocolate bread pudding that looked as though it had been sitting on the table for a week or more (and didn't taste much better), cookies that looked and tasted like supermarket fare, and a peanut-butter-based concoction that was so unappetizing that I gave it a wide berth. The whole mess was disappointing and absolutely not worth the cost.
Rob Whitten May 13, 2013 at 03:03 AM
We had exactly the same poor experience, except we were seated on the patio with wet seats! It's ridiculous that they doubled their standard brunch buffet price and claimed that they expanded their offering, which I found to be incorrect (my favorite smoked salmon and capers disappeared from their buffet on the big day). With so many parking issues and a clearly overbooked venue, waiting was the primary issue. I can stand some price hike and waiting if the food is outstanding, but I've excreted better eggs Benedict. Perhaps you could jump over to the overcooked prime rib? This was a big damper on our mother's day and I will be sure to remind as many people as possible next year to not go! I called afterward to complain since I didn't want to make a scene in front of my wife and the manager actually acted surprised that I was disappointed with the experience. Pathetic. Never again.


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