Being a mother is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the world. So why not reward a mom in your life with a delicious meal on Mother’s Day? There are options to suit every appetite on OpenTable in a city near you, and we’re highlighting a few Mother’s Day 2016 restaurant offers here to give you a better idea of how eateries are rolling out the red carpet for mothers on Sunday, May 8.
Aureole, New York, New York
Choose from the a la carte menu or three refined courses for $49 from 11:45AM-2:15PM at Charlie Palmer’s Michelin-starred Manhattan eatery. Moms can take respite in the relaxing, luxurious setting of Aureole’s dining room and indulge in chef Marcus Gleadow-Ware’s brunch dishes like Lobster Benedict with beef tenderloin, Poached Egg and bearnaise sauce, a Soft Shell Crab BLT with pomme gaufrette, avocado, and sauce remoulade, and mainstays including Roasted Cod with braised fennel, spring beans, and an herb nage. Mothers will receive an individual-sized bottle of Banfi Rosa Regale Rosé to enjoy at home. Make a reservation at Aureole.
Bedford & Co., New York, New York
Give mom the gift of bragging rights on Mother’s Day as you take her to chef John DeLucie’s just launched brunch at Bedford & Co. in the Big Apple. The menu features contemporary American cuisine infused with inspiration from DeLucie’s travels to Argentina. The wood-fired grill gives rise to dishes like Eggs in Purgatory and Rotisserie Chicken Salad, and there are also de rigueur dishes like Avocado Toast, Chicken and Waffles, and made-to-order cinnamon buns! Make a reservation at Bedford & Co.
BOA Steakhouse, West Hollywood, California
Celebrate mom like the celeb she is at hot spot BOA from 11AM-2:30PM. For $60 per person, this lavish buffet includes a selection of BOA’s most beloved dishes, like Mini Goat Cheese Baklava, a raw seafood bar, egg station, a taco bar, and for the first time, a carving station featuring BOA’s signature 40-day dry-aged New York Strip Loin. There’s also a dessert table and special crepe station featuring Vanilla Crepes with Chantilly cream and choice of strawberry chocolate or banana caramel sauce. And mothers will leave with a special gift. Make a reservation at BOA Steakhouse.
The Cecil, New York, New York
Kick things up a notch with live jazz and a big special on Mother’s Day at The Cecil. Jazz and soul singer Emily Braden performs, and chef JJ Johnson is serving a one-day only (available at brunch from 10AM-3:30PM and dinner from 5:30PM-9:30PM), large-format crispy whole duck for $160 that serves four people. Caramelized Kale Sprouts, Pickled Ramps, Housemade Yeast Rolls, and Pineapple Hot Sauce round out the feast. Make a reservation at The Cecil.
Cook Hall, Dallas, Texas
At Cook Hall, many of the plates are shareable but you may not want to, as they’re so tasty. For Mother’s Day brunch from 11AM-3PM, the specials at this gastropub are delicious and affordable, with Brioche French Toast with sorghum smoked paprika, mixed berries confit, and southwestern spiced whipped cream for $15, Coffee Rubbed New York Strip Steak with a fried egg, country-style potato hash, and peppercorn sauce priced at $20, and the aptly named Mama’s Bread Pudding with Godiva chocolate and Grand Marnier crème anglaise for just $8. Make a reservation at Cook Hall.
District, Oakland, California
From 11AM to 2:30PM, head over to District for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and a bottomless Mimosa for $35.00 ($22.00 for just the buffet). Children 10 and under can enjoy the buffet for $10.00. Menu highlights will include Buttermilk Pancakes with Banana Rum Syrup, Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Bourbon Vanilla Brown Sugar, Biscuits and Sawmill Gravy, and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel, and much, much more. Specialty cocktails will also be available. Make a reservation at District.
Esterel at Sofitel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
The Mother’s Day Brunch for $59 per person at Esterel, available from 11AM-4:30PM, features carving and omelette stations, a selection of flatbreads, a cold display featuring a smoked salmon and bagel bar, and a tableside a la carte menu. For dessert, indulge in a chocolate foundation with handmade garnishes, French pastries, seasonal cobblers, and pies. Bonus: All mothers are welcomed with a complimentary glass of Champagne and will be treated to other gifts. Make a reservation at Esterel at Sofitel Beverly Hills.
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails, Hallandale Beach, Florida
Pump up the volume on May 8th with stellar Atlantic Ocean views, a $45 brunch buffet with items like Blueberry Pancakes, Fried Chicken and Waffles, an omelette station, and more, plus beats by DJ YSL. Diners will also receive a complimentary mimosa or bellini. Make a reservation at Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, New York, New York
Noho foodie emporium IBAV has a something-for-every-eater three-course Mother’s Day brunch menu for $50. From 10AM-4PM, choose from fresh dishes including avocado toast, Chia Pudding, Porchetta and Organic Eggs, Soft Shell Crab, and delicious dessert options, such as Warm Rhubarb Crostata and Champagne Granita. Make a reservation at Il Buco Alimentari.
Kingside, New York, New York
Say cheese at Kingside’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet! Start grazing on charcuterie and artisanal cheeses, and move on to a cereal and granola station, cured fish and bagels, signature salads, made-to-order eggs and omelettes, raw bar offerings, and a pasta station, and then choose from a table of delicious desserts. It’s $59 for adults and $12 for children from 11AM-3:30AM. Make a reservation at Kingside.
Kona Grill, Miami, Florida
They heart moms so much at the cool-yet-casual Kona Grill that they’re celebrating Mother’s Day with four days of specials. From Thursday, May 5th to Sunday, May 8th, Kona Grill will offer a Steak Oscar filet (on which crab and asparagus meet hollandaise sauce) for only $29. Plus, moms will $6 pours of bubbly Gruet Brut. Make a reservation at Kona Grill.
KTCHN, New York, New York
Dare to be differently delicious! Take your mom to the Haus of Mimosa Brunch. Anita M. Buffem and Gina Marie Rittale, the comedic songstresses of The Haus of Mimosa, will tickle your funny bone (Think SNL’s Coffee Talk-meets-Glee with punch lines) as you indulge in mimosas and sangria, along with with delectable brunch favorites, including the Fire Island, a hollowed out pineapple filled with creamy Greek yogurt, diced pineapple, strawberries, granola and walnuts, a Classic Eggs Benedict, and Challah French Toast. Shows are at 12:30PM and 2:30PM. PS: You can up your fun factor with bottomless brunch drinks! Make a reservation at KTCHN.
KYU, Miami, Florida
Everyone can get in on the fun at the Wynwood-style Mother’s Day celebration from 11AM-8PM at KYU. Mother’s and grandmothers can sip on rosé and enjoy a variety of KYU’s favorite brunch dishes, priced $8 to $28, including Crispy Kale Eggs Benedict and Buttermilk Pancakes with local fruits. Be sure to save room for the amazing Mom’s Coconut Cak,e based on Lewis’ mother’s own recipe. KYU will also feature a kiddies’ package from which children can decorate planters and pot herbs for their loved ones. Make a reservation at KYU.
The Lambs Club, New York, New York
Chef-owner Geoffrey Zakarain’s The Lambs Club will be offering guests a pre- or post-theatre prix-fixe brunch spread for the holiday, complete with live jazz music featuring coffee, tea, or juice, pastries for the table, and a selection of seasonal spring entrees and sides to share, including a large-format offering of a Whole Roasted Amish Chicken with sautéed ramps, gem lettuce salad, and roasted cauliflower for the table.. Celebrate mom with lovely pre or post-theatre dining and be transported from the hustle and bustle of Broadway to the welcoming oases of the restaurant’s unique art deco décor. Make a reservation at The Lambs Club.
Le P’tit Laurent, San Francisco, California
Le P’tit Laurent Restaurant in San Francisco will be open from 10AM to 2PM serving an a la carte brunch menu that will include onion soup, smoked salmon with salad and dill cream, six escargots from Burgundy with garlic parsley butter, oysters with shallot vinegar, steamed mussels with white wine and garlic, a shrimp and cheese omelette, eggs Benedict with two poached eggs, spinach and ham with Hollandaise sauce; a Croque Madame, and a crepe with banana, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. A bottomless mimosa will also be offered for just $14.00. The a la carte dinner menu, served from 5:30 to 9:30PM, will include specials in the spirit of the occasion. Make a reservation at Le P’tit Laurent Restaurant.
Mastro’s Ocean Club, Malibu, California
Treat mom to a beachside meal at Mastro’s in the ‘bu from 10AM-3PM. Brunch features faves like Maine Lobster Benny, Lox and Bagel, an Egg White Omelette, and satisfying sides including thick-cut Nueske’s bacon and an artisan pastry basket. Toast mom with a Peach Bellini, a Sparkling Sunrise, or a Bloody Maria. Make a reservation at Mastro’s Ocean Club.
Miss Lily’s + Miss Lily’s 7A, New York, New York
See and be seen with mom at the stylish Miss Lily’s restaurants in Manhattan. The three-course includes selections like Scotch Bonnet Grilled Shrimp, Pimento Crusted Prime Rib, and (the totally on-trend) Sticky Toffee Pudding, plus a complimentary One Love Bellini for moms at brunch (from 11AM-4PM) or sparkling wine for moms at dinner (5PM-12AM). Make a reservation at Miss Lily’s and Miss Lily’s 7A.
The Restaurant at The Raleigh, Miami Beach, Florida
Life’s a beach on Sunday when you hit up brunch at the Raleigh Miami Beach. A delicious a la carte brunch awaits, along with a raw bar that includes fresh oysters, king crab legs, poached lobster, and shrimp cocktail. Extra sweet: Every mother will receive a complimentary glass of rosé and end the meal with chocolate-covered strawberries. Make a reservation at The Restaurant at The Raleigh.
Revival Public House, Austin, Texas
Celebrate your family’s favorite mom with a family-style meal with a Southern accent from 11AM-4PM. Executive chef Frank Johnson is preparing his Warm Buttermilk Biscuits with Jalapeno Bacon Gravy alongside regular favorites. For $27.95, celebrants can pick an entrée such as crab florentine quiche, or green chile chicken enchiladas and enjoy a cold buffet featuring a variety of salads, smoked salmon, and more plus a complimentary mimosa. Still thirsty? Wash the indulgent dish down with a Bloody Mary garnished with prosciutto, pickled pepper, celery, and olive), $2 Mimosas and Bellinis, or one of Revival’s dozens of local Texas craft beers on tap for just $3. Available from 11am-4pm on Sundays. Make a reservation at Revival Public House.
Tarallucci E Vino, New York, New York
Enjoy Mother’s Day like your nonni would. Executive chef Cara Hermanson has created specials like Lemon Pancakes with whipped ricotta, fresh blueberries and candied almonds for brunch; Black Pepper Fettuccine with shrimp, garlic, black olives and basil for dinner; and a Torta di Mamma: a sablé tart with strawberries and Nutella for dessert. Don’t forget to order a Cocktail della Mamma (with strawberries and extra booze!). All moms leave with a bag of their famous housemade cookies. Make a reservation at Tarallucci E Vino.
The Terrace Room, Oakland, California
Head down to The Terrace Room in Oakland for the brunch’s biggest hits served buffet-style from 10AM to 3PM for $59. Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Broccoli Rabe Frittata, Tortilla Espanol, a made-to-order Omelet Station, a Prime Rib carving station, a build your own Huevos Ranchero station, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Poached Salmon, a classic Caesar Salad, and Strawberry Shortcake, plus about 15 additional selections. Kids 12 and under eat for $25.00 and those 5 and under dine free. Make a reservation at The Terrace Room.
TRIO Grill, Falls Church, Virginia
You’ll find a Mother’s Day buffet to remember at TRIO. Think foie gras-stuffed Deviled Eggs (!), Crab Cakes Benedict, Smoked Pork Belly, Cauliflower Gratin, Carrot Cake, a carving station, raw bar delights and more for $55 per person, $25 for kids 6-12, and the 6 and under set eat free. Moms will receive a complimentary white carnation a glass of Champagne or a mimosa upon reaching their table. Make a reservation at TRIO Grill.
Tuscan Kitchen, Salem, New Hampshire
Spring into the day with mom at Tuscan’ Kitchen’s Festa della Mama celebration. From 11AM-9PM, tuck into a special spring-centric prix-fixe menu with seasonal dishes such as Arugula Salad with blood orange, red onion, mint, and pistachio vinaigrette and Orecchiette with spring peas, asparagus, prosciutto, and basil pesto. Don’t miss the patio seating options at Burlington and Salem. And, Salem diners, you can burn off your brunch with a fun game of bocce on one of the Tuscan’s four tournament-worthy bocce courts. Make a reservation at Tuscan Kitchen Salem. Make a reservation at Tuscan Kitchen Burlington.
The Vine, New York, New York
This elegant brunch buffet from 11:30AM-3PM will be music to mom’s ears with a live performance by Hilary Gardner (who has been called the secret love child of Peggy Lee and Tom Waits – and if that doesn’t intrigue you, we’re not sure what will) and complimentary Champagne. Dishes include Eggs Benedict with ramp béarnaise, Lemon Soufflé Pancakes, Cedar Planked Salmon and a Milk Chocolate “PB&J” Croquante for $60 per person. And the patio will be open weather permitting. Make a reservation at The Vine.
WaterBar, San Francisco, California
San Francisco’s iconic seafood restaurant will be offering an especially sweet Mother’s Day prix-fixe dessert menu inspired by each pastry staff’s mother. The eclectic dishes highlight the diversity of the pastry team, taking dessert inspirations from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Each unique concoction is named after each staff member’s mother, such as “The Angela,” which is made of coconut and almond milk tapioca, mango sorbet. and candied pecans. Experience it, along with breathtaking Bay Bridge views, as part of a three-course Mother’s Day brunch menu priced at $55 per person from 11:30AM-2:30PM. Make a reservation at WaterBar.
Photo credits: www.mattsimpkinsphotography.com for Tarallucci e Vino; Juan Fernando Ayora (KYU); Claire Hogan (Revival Public House); Michael Grimm (Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria);