Myself and Lilly thoroughly enjoyed our Brunch at the Boerner Botanical Gardens on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The food was outstanding and there was a great variety to choose from. Our waitress was very helpful and kept checking back with us to make sure we were enjoying our food and the overall experience at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. I would highly recommend the Boerner Botanical Gardens to anyone who enjoys great food, a cheerful atmosphere, and just an all around pleasant dinning experience.
My only negative is the price. I believe $23 a person for a brunch is on the expensive side. We haven't been here for over a year with our earlier experiences leaving a lot to be desired on the food quality. That issue seems to have been addressed. Every item I tried was much better than our previous experience. So we will be back again for some special occasion where we can feel the higher price is worth it.
Second year in a row we took the whole family (12people) for the Brunch with Santa. We were very happy again this year. The food was great, service was top notch. The only problem was a nearly 15 minute wait to check in, even though we had made reservations for 11 a.m. well in advance. Figuring the cost, it was an outstanding value. We will definitely come again.
Everything was good. Not great. But nothing was bad or poor. In order to make a Sunday brunch really worth while you need to pay the extra few dollars and go into the gardens for a walk.
Good place for Sunday Brunch. Cost of Brunch is $22.95 and includes choice of beverage, including; Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Champagne, and other standard beverages.
Very friendly staff that was accommodating when we had questions about dairy items. Karen the pastry chef was particularly nice about explaining a special dessert.
Food was just ok. It is served buffet style so typical issues w overwarmed and dried out dishes. Biggest issue was with the Zilli organization who run the catering. We made reservations for 16 for my mother's 70th birthday celebration on Open Table. When we arrived they had our party seated at 3 separate tables. When asked why they split us up the acting manager on duty, Sonja, said they don't make special arrangements unless you pay an additional fee. We explained that we tried numerous times to contact Zilli about our reservation. Despite leaving multiple voice messages and sending an email, no one from Zilli called us back. Sonja's passive-agressive response was "Well if it's that big a deal, we can break down all the tables and set it up again." She clearly had no desire to accommodate us. The room itself has limited windows along one wall, so you don't really get a good view of the "garden." They set up the omelette and desert station along that same wall rather than seat diners closest to the windows. The atmosphere was not special in any way, we could have been in any generic hotel ballroom and
They should have the special buffet all the time. That's way better than the usual one.
as usual our special Father's Day brunch was well done. Food is always tasty, service staff was always polite and willing and everything is always well maintained. I hate going to brunches where the food buffet tables are so grubby.
The food was okay, but nothing special. The service was poor. We had to keep getting servers' attention to get coffee refills and additional beverages. Waited a long time before the check was brought to us, and then waited a long time again before the server came back to pick up our payment. There were no desserts at all.
The food was pretty good. A little disappointed that everything they had on there menu wasn't available like the creme brûlée for dessert. The server we had seemed new so we had a bit of wait time on drinks. The Bloody Mary bar was nice but I didn't care much for the base.
Overall really good options for food and a lot of delicious items.
I can't say enough how awesome and amazing our family dining experience was for Father's Day. It was so so good! I can't wait to return again. Will definitely return soon. I hope they have shrimp cocktail next time too but may have been a special item.
I took my parents for Father's Day brunch. The food was very good, however I felt very rushed to finish up and get out of our seats. My father is 86, my mother 80. They don't do much of anything fast. The chairs were comfortable, setting was nice as well. There weren't many gluten free or vegetarian options. I felt we could have gone someplace else and felt less rushed and it would have been less expensive
the food was OK, but nothing special. I thought the ambiance was just terrible. Located in such a beautiful setting, one would have thought they would make an effort to create a beautiful space. The experience was way overpriced. Very sad to see such a wonderful opportunity so poorly manged.
All great, except wait staff a bit thin. Also, worst bloody Mary I've ever had.
We had a very nice time and everyone enjoyed it. Would do it again. A bit pricy for those who are not big eaters but there is plenty to eat if you desire. Liked the casual atmosphere and service was great. Friendly people.
The food and the service was excellent. There were many people there, so the noise level was high . It was very crowded in the waiting area. Mother's Day is very popular. Would have to come again to see if the noise level and crowd decreases
brunch is always very good. there is always a different selection of foods that are made from scratch., so yummy.
We had a great mother's day brunch! Kid friendly buffet with fancy but affordable food. The flowers in the botanical gardens can be seen from most tables.
This was for Mothers Day. The food was good. The service sucked. The waiter dropped off the bill right after we sat down, before we had even gotten food. When we did go up for food I saw him check to see if we had paid.
We had gone back to get more food and they cleared our table of everything including half of my Bloody Mary. When we walked up with our plates they were shocked. They offered me another drink but I was rather upset by then and said no. I won't go back. I understand wanting to turn tables but this was terrible.