Make Mom's day by taking her to one of these 15 Valley dining spots. There's a brunch for every budget and type of eater, including outdoor buffets for moms who love to soak up the sun and spectacular views from Phoenix's best resorts for moms who love to feel pampered.
Mom will feel spoiled under the canopy in the pecan groves, dining on a farm-to-table brunch like no other. Menu highlights include grilled her chicken with lemon-basil beurre blanc, braised beef short ribs with oven-roasted shallots, brioche French toast with pecan-honey glaze and caramelized bananas, vegetable quiche with chevre, sweet potato salad with cranberries and pecans, and a large assortment of fresh-baked pastries like buttermilk biscuits and carrot cake muffins. All moms will receive a special treat. Reservations must be made online.
A three-course prix-fixe menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., priced at $49 per person. There's plenty to choose from, including chile-seared ahi tuna with jicama corn slaw and house-smoked salmon with red pepper blini and cilantro crème fraiche. For example, Mom can enjoy a warm berry and mascarpone crepe to start, herbed eggs Benedict with wood-grilled beef tenderloin for an entrée, and dragonfruit and coconut budino with strawberries and spiced pecans for dessert. To make reservations for your family, call 480-483-0009.
The champagne will be flowing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or Mom can enjoy the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar for $5. The menu includes burgundy-braised short ribs with caramelized onion mashed potatoes, pork loin with bourbon honey and thyme demi-glace, marinated chicken breast with AZ citrus and herbed butter, and smoked cheddar and chive risotto. There will also be plenty of breakfast favorites like brioche French toast, Schreiner's sausage, omelettes with cheese and foraged mushrooms, fresh-squeezed juices, and a yogurt parfait bar. Adults eat for $34, and ages 4 to 12 enjoy everything for $17. Reservations required; call 602-817-5400.
Talavera will host the resort's holiday brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The spread includes seafood such as oysters on the half shell, smoked salmon, and poached Alaskan halibut; meats including honey-lavender ham, charcuterie, and beef tenderloin with marsala mushroom sauce; and other specialties like lobster-avocado summer rolls, chorizo potato hash, and pistachio-crusted cheesecake. The buffet is $87 per person, $43 for children ages 5 to 12. Proof and Troon North will also be serving Mother's Day menus, and the resort will have a complimentary Mother's Day carnival outdoors from 10 am to noon, including a bounce house, hula hoops, ball games, and cookie decorating. Reservations recommended; call 480-513-5085.
The fabulous brunch buffet in aptly named Carefree will give your mom plenty to indulge in. The generous spread has classics like honey baked ham with port wine sauce, chicken roulade with spinach prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes, made-to-order omelettes, and Belgian waffles with strawberries and all the fixings. But there will also be Southwestern dishes like ancho chile pork tenderloin with sweet tomato bourbon relish and unique salads like asparagus, egg and radish with Santa Fe chipotle slaw and caramelized pecans. The dessert selection will include peach cobbler, key lime pie with Chantilly crème, and strawberry mascarpone cake. Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the buffet is $70 per person, $29 for kids ages 5 to 12. Call 480-488-9009 to make a reservation.
This newly expanded Scottsdale diner is planning an a la carte menu of breakfast favorites like French toast, cowboy steak and eggs, huevos rancheros, potato pancakes, omelettes, and corned beef hash. And to celebrate the holiday -- as well as the restaurant's new liquor license -- mimosas for Mom are just $3. Other breakfast cocktails include the Bloody PERK-Fect Mary with sriracha vodka, michelada, and PERK-fection (Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka, grapefruit juice, basil). Contact 480-998-6026 for more information.
This iconic Paradise Valley restaurant, open since 1937, will be serving a special brunch and dinner. The all-you-can-eat brunch is $55 per person, $18 for children ages 5 to 12. It includes salads like Greek orzo with feta and cucumbers, imported and domestic cheeses, a breakfast station with eggs and cheese blintzes, entrées like seafood paella, a carving station with New York strip, and desserts like triple chocolate cake and berry tarts. There will also be plenty for kids, including chicken tenders, au gratin potatoes, crème brulee French toast, and sticky buns. The three-course dinner, featuring tomato watermelon gazpacho and trout almondine, is $43 per person. Call 480-948-5170 for reservations.
Throughout Mother's Day weekend, The Westin will honor mothers everywhere by collecting donations for Fresh Start; the foundation empowers women to transform their lives with economic self-sufficiency, personal development, and education. Add a tax-deductible donation to the check at any of the resort's three restaurants, including deseo, a fine dining spot specializing in Nuevo Latino cuisine. Dishes include yuca-wrapped mahi mahi with shrimp amaranth and shaved calamari, as well as Kampachi yellowtail ceviche with leche de tigre and piquillo peppers. For Bubbles & Brunch, enjoy white tea smoked salmon, crab legs, fresh-tossed salads, organic cheeses, and more at Nellie Cashman's. Reservations at The Westin Kierland can be made online.
Show Mom how much you love her with a heart-shaped pizza, glass of red or white wine, and chocolate buttermilk cake -- available for just $20. Guests can choose three toppings, including artichoke hearts, charbroiled chicken breast, fresh basil, roasted cashews and slow-roasted pulled pork. Located upstairs at The Boulders' el Pedregal, Brugo's Pizza Co. also serves authentic Italian pastas, cheesy breadsticks, craft beers, and a selection of fresh salads. For more information and reservations, call 480-575-6991.
Lon's will have an indulgent brunch special from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including breathtaking desert views from the dining patio. The four courses include warm brioche monkey bread loaded with caramel and pecans, appetizers like raspberry lemon pancakes and Dungeness crab cakes with gazpacho, entrées including roasted Alaskan halibut with English peas and prosciutto-wrapped veal loin with peach salsa, and desserts like dulce de leche flan with caramelized pineapple and candied macadamia. Brunch is $75 per person, and cocktails like Bloody Marys and Prosecco are $9 each. To book a table, call 602-955-8614.
Mother's Day brunch is only $35 per person at this acclaimed Scottsdale restaurant. From 10 am to 2 pm, Chef Cullen Campbell is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu, plus a special menu for kids priced at $18. Mom can choose from delicious items like grilled beets with cauliflower and whipped goat cheese, burrata with pickled tomatoes and radish sprouts, ham and yam crespelle with eggs, and chicken and biscuit gnocchi with carrots. Desserts by Tracy Dempsey include carrot cake with mascarpone and a Neapolitan budino. For reservations, call 602-358-8666.
All of the Valley's Hilton resorts, including Squaw Peak and Chandler, will have several dining options for a decadent Mother's Day to remember. At Tapatio Cliffs, you can treat Mom to stunning views of the Phoenix skyline and mountains while dining at Different Pointe of View. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an all-you-can-eat spread including a carving station with slow-roasted aged prime rib, roasted lamb top round, and rosemary-scented roasted game hens. Other features including smoked and poached wild salmon, snow crab legs, vanilla waffles, personalized frittatas, and housemade pastries. The holiday feast is $59.95 per adult, $29.95 per child, and kids under 3 eat free. Call 602-866-6350 ext. 7200 for reservations.
The Grande Ballroom will be decked out with flowers as a wonderful setting to thank Mom for all she does with a relaxing brunch, complete with a beautiful rose. The champagne brunch includes succulent meats like blackened New York strip steak with caramelized shallot bordelaise, pecan-stuffed pork loin, seared Atlantic salmon with roasted pineapple chutney, and grilled Mediterranean chicken breast with sautéed artichoke and capers. Other featured items include Belgian waffles, Waldorf salad, iced cinnamon buns, honey cured bacon, sage sausage links, Parmesan potatoes, tortes, and cannolis. The extensive buffet will be $49 per person, $22 for teens, $15 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for those 5 and under. Call 480-951-5170 for reservations.
If you're taking Mom and Grandma out for lunch, don't overlook this Mesa mainstay, which boasts one of the largest theater organs in the world. All three (or more!) generations will enjoy the live music of The Mighty Wurlitzer, which was originally installed in the Denver Theatre in 1927. You'll be able to enjoy classical, pop, rock, and even Disney music while chowing down on an all-you-can-eat buffet of pizzas (including gluten-free options), pasta, salad, cake, and more. Stop by from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; adults eat for $7.75, and ages 3 to 9 can feast for $6.25. Buy tickets in person or online.
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This vegetarian spot in Tempe is offering moms a free virgin mimosa made of fresh squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice, sparkling water, and house-made cherry hibiscus syrup. Starting at 8 a.m., there will be three brunch specials offered along with the regular menu: bananas foster walnut pancakes, berries & hazelnut chocolate French toast with coconut whipped cream, and roasted veggie omelette with hash and sprouted grain toast. All items are vegan and available gluten-free. For more information, call 480-753-4411.